Telluride Begins Construction of New Buildings and Lifts


With summer now officially here, it means that ski resorts have started on their summer projects and no resort is going to be busier than Telluride. With three projects just starting to break dirt, it’s sure to be an interesting summer for the Telluride crew. 

The first of these projects is the replacing of Chair 9 (Plunge) with a new high-speed detachable quad. This upgraded lift will be able to increase the amount of people able to get to the top from 1,000 to 1,800 an hour. The thought behind this is that this will help disperse people across the mountain quicker and help fight long lift lines because nobody has time for that.

Telluride just posted that the construction for the new lift has begun with the removal of the chairs and cable from the old Chair 9 lift. They are hoping to have the project complete by December 16th just in time for the Christmas rush. 

The next project they’re working on is the replacement of the Giuseppe restaurant with a new and improved building that should be complete by the summer of 2023. They are currently working on deconstructing the old building and will then begin setting the foundation for the new one.

For anyone was worried about the menu, fear not, the Cajun-Creole theme will stay with a broader menu also being added.

Along with these two projects, Telluride will also be adding 18,000 feet of new snowmaking pipe around the Lift 9 area. Telluride is advising guests of the resort to avoid the Lift 9 zone this summer because of all the heavy construction.

Check out Telluride’s instagram to stay up to date with all the construction happening this summer.

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