Bracing is the word I would use for the weather over the last few weeks up here in Telluride. We’ve had some good storms in between the clear cold temperatures as well.
The mountain is in good shape and most all runs are open to ski. I went out the other day with my neighbor Johnny who was the chief operating officer for the ski corporation and a native son of Telluride. He told of the early days of the Telluride region’s ‘hard rock’ mining that started back in the 1870’s. He and other locals and their parents all worked for the mining company in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Johnny and local friends were largely responsible for coming up with the idea of a ski hill that was to become Telluride in the early 70’s when the mining was shutting down. He called it a fortuitous set of events that ended up with the creation of the Telluride ski resort of today.
Johnny is full of great stories of the area and its history. Well worth a couple hours of your time. He organizes a tour of the mountain through our local historical museum each Monday. You get a lot of information about the area, even for someone who has lived here for twenty years. He told us that elk were not native to the area and were transplanted here by the railroad in the early twentieth century. The Ute Indians who lived here in the summer mostly hunted Deer not Elk.
Well you live and learn.
Please reach out to me if you think you might have an interest in participating in our upcoming Telluride 5 day Sale home auction in May!
Best to all,