Ski Butlers Blog posts for 'telluride'

The only way to Travel in Telluride

Gondolas on mountain resorts have changed the way skiers and snowboarders can access the mountain. It’s brilliant, they diminish the in-line wait time, prevent freezing cold lift rides, get you to the top much faster and not to mention, it’s a great setting to meet new people. While all gondolas serve essentially the same purpose, each gondola does have it’s own story and sense of uniqueness, especially the Telluride gondola.

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My Favorite Lift at Telluride

Prospect Express, aka Lift 12 comes to mind when I think about where the best riding on the mountain is. To get there you have to ride a couple other lifts so you can work your way to the bottom of the lift. Once there you get on to the 4 person express lift that takes you almost all the way to the top of the mountain. The runs right off the lift are great. There are greens, blues, and blacks so anyone can enjoy the riding. 

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Bring an Appetite, a Thirst, and your Camera

If you were to make a list of all the restaurants in Telluride with a nice view you'd basically have to list them all, so let's narrow the scope a bit.  Here are four restaurants, on-mountain, with amazing views.

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Telluride Adaptive Sports Program

Have you ever been riding the lift and seen someone arcing down the hill in a contraption that looks like a race car seat with a ski on the bottom?  That's a mono-skier, and they are probably part of TASP or Telluride Adaptive Sports Program.  Maybe you have come upon skiers with blaze orange vests on, one reading "Blind Ski Guide" and the other saying "Blind Guide".  Incredible!  TASP is constantly making the impossible possible.  Their trained staff and volunteers asses needs of the students, set up appropriate adaptive equipment and provide instruction and/or guiding to allow people to do things most of us would never think possible.  

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