Unmatched in North America
Among the highest concentration of 13, 000 foot peaks in North America, Telluride promises a ski adventure like few other U. S. locations. A National Historic District, this mining town once attracted the likes of Butch Cassidy and the "Wild Bunch" but now hosts skiers from all corners. Observe the inspiring views on the gondola from Telluride to Mountain Village, and learn about the region's natural history and Ute Indians while skiing the mountain with a knowledgeable guide.
*As your guide I will key-in on exactly what you desire in skiing and find it for you.
*As your guide I know this mountain with precision and your skiing time will be maximized. No searching (and wasting precious skiing time) for the right run and conditions
*As your guide I will share stories on the regional geology and colorful local history.
*I also provide (only when asked!) skiing tips and pointers to improve your technique. I use the PMTS method created and taught by Harald Harb.
The day of the skiing we will meet at a pre-designated meeting spot and time (either in Mountain Village or in the Town of Telluride). At that point we will chat as to what you might like to ski. Lift choices are easy. SKI! Lifts rides are a great place to chat and find out about each other. It is the sharing of skiing with new and old friends that makes it all the more special. Depending upon the size of the group and abilities we will find just the right places for you. Lunch and breaks will evolve naturally. Unfortunately, the ski day will end and then it will be goodbye. I am available for multiple days of guiding.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will meet in either the town of Telluride or at Mountain Village
End location: I will drop you off in either the town of Telluride or at Mountain Village at the end of the day.
Duration: 7 hours
You will be staying in either the Town of Telluride or Mountain Village. There is a bus within the town of Telluride called the Galloping Goose. The town and Mountain Village are compact and walking is easy. The Gondola runs 15 (+) hours per day and connects Mountain Village with the Town of Telluride. These will be your methods of getting around the area.
Ski guiding on the mountain with pointers on technique if asked for.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 US dollars - Lunch on the mountains at various restaurants can be expensive. The menus and levels of dining are highly variable
Guests will have to purchase their own lunch(es) and lift ticket(s).
I am not a certified ski instructor (PSIA, for example) but during ski guiding can offer tips and help with your skiing. I use the PMTS method created and taught by Harald Harb.