Telluride to add more extreme terrain

18th September 2009, by Chris Gill

If you’re into the steeps, deeps and challenges of North America’s expert terrain, Telluride will have more on offer this winter. The Colorado resort plans to open four more couloirs in its Gold Hill Ridge area.

Gold Hill Chutes Two to Five will join about six other similar couloirs, reached from the west side of the ridge; one of these was opened last season. Gold Hill’s terrain gives extreme skiers the thrills of steep, treeless slopes and vertical drops of around 1,600 feet. Drop off the other side of the ridge though and you’re into Revelation Bowl territory - the 50 acres of advanced and expert terrain that also opened last season and are served by a new chairlift.

While Telluride’s recent improvements have focused on increasing expert terrain, investment has also continued to develop the slopeside lodging and facilities at Mountain Village (above the old town) and on building a new mountain hut. The Alpino Vino is neatly positioned on the summit ridge too, so you have somewhere to head for to sooth the adrenalin rush.

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