These are the RealVail archived files. Please visit our new site:
MM_XSLTransform error.
Error opening
Telluride made a bold move when it opened Revelation Bowl in 2008.
Telluride made a bold move when it opened Revelation Bowl in 2008.
By Tom Boyd

December 10, 2008 —  Do not visit Telluride without a stroll through its old town, where 100-year-old Colorado history is perhaps more visible than anywhere else in the state. It just so happens that one of the great ski resorts of the nation is also nearby, rising precipitously from the heart of the old town.

Towering peaks shade this box-canyon resort through most of the short winter days, so riding the excellent gondola system to the top of the hill is a good way to get into the Colorado sunshine. From there, experts will want to sample the new Revelation Bowl set to open during the 2008-2009 season, which will offer 400 new acres of classic Telluride-style terrain. The Revelation Bowl terrain has long tempted riders who could look, but not touch, the pristine black-diamond terrain. Even the boldest of skiers stayed away in former days, as the bowl ends in a series of massive cliffs. With a new lift the backside of Telluride is finally open to everyday skiers.

While experts swap stories of stashes lost and found in Prospect Bowl and Revelation Bowl, beginners can revel in the accessibility of chairs 10 and 11. Intermediates can cruise the blues and bumps under chairs 4 and 5, advances riders can hit chairs 6, 9, and 14.

Fun Fact: Allred’s on-mountain restaurant, located at 10,551 feet above sea level, is routinely described as among the best in the state

Average annual snowfall: 309

Price (Adult all day/half day): TBD

Skiable Acres: 2,000+

Lifts: 18 (2 high-speed gondolas, 7 high-speed quad, 1 fixed quad, 2 triple, 2 double, 2 surface, 2 magic carpet)

Terrain park: Yes

Season: Nov. 27 – April 5

Terrain breakdown: 21 percent beginner, 32 percent intermediate, 47 percent advanced/expert

Location: 65 miles from Montrose on highway 145, or 71 miles north of Cortez

Information: or (970) 728-6900 or (800) 778-8581



Comment on article  Comment on "Telluride" using the form below


Comment Form Info  Comment Information
RealVail encourages you to post comments on our articles and blogs. Name and email are required for monitoring purposes. Your email will not be published and will not be distributed to any 3rd-party. Abusive, obscene, profane, threatening, libelous or defamatory comments are prohibited. By posting a comment, you agree to this policy and our terms of use. To report an abusive posting, please contact us.

Please enter the case insensitive letters you see in the left box to prove that you are human and indeed reading this page. This prevents spam and malicious attacks. Click the refresh icon to refresh words.

To comment or contact us, please visit our new site at Snow Report Ticker

more new stories...

more new stories...

more resort guides...