or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Telluride CO

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
Fixing to go and work at Telluride Ski Resort. And need a place to stay for the season. Any tips on finding a place, I'll be starting in December. Room or garage Apt will do.
post #2 of 28
Just out of curiosity, I went to:
http://westslope.craigslist.org/search/roo

And typed in "Telluride" in the search box.

Looks tight. Good luck. Check Ridgway if you have a vehicle.
post #3 of 28

If you'll be working for the resort, definitely talk to them about employee housing: Big Billy's is definitely a great location. A lot of people seem to do an hour or more commute to work in Telluride--mostly from Norwood, in my experience, but also Ridgway, Placerville, Montrose, Rico, Dolores, and Cortez. It's inconvenient, to be sure, but you can save some money at least, and there will probably be folks willing to carpool. Maybe talk to your employer about possibilities even if you're not working for the ski area. Good luck!

post #4 of 28

I always wanted to live in Sawpit, myself...

post #5 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by segbrown View Post
 

I always wanted to live in Sawpit, myself...

 

Not sure why, but this made me laugh.  Most of my trips to Telluride involved staying at a friend's place in Placerville, so each drive into town meant going through the wonderful town of Sawpit.

post #6 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lofcaudio View Post
 

 

Not sure why, but this made me laugh.  Most of my trips to Telluride involved staying at a friend's place in Placerville, so each drive into town meant going through the wonderful town of Sawpit.

I guess mostly I just wanted the mailing address, I dunno, always makes me smile too

post #7 of 28
Thread Starter 
Sorry guys for not answering sooner, Billy's is all full and well and my mode of transportation is a motocycle which is useless in the winter! So either in town or someone who will be working in Telluride, in town I can always use my Mountain Bike?
post #8 of 28

OK I'll buy it.

 

How do you get a mountain bike on a motorcycle?

post #9 of 28

A room might be tough, they're going to be filming a Quentin Tarantino movie in Telluride starting in December, all available rooms are going to cast and crew. I would look down valley.

post #10 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Mex View Post

Sorry guys for not answering sooner, Billy's is all full and well and my mode of transportation is a motocycle which is useless in the winter! So either in town or someone who will be working in Telluride, in town I can always use my Mountain Bike?

You can walk to anywhere in town. It's tight, if you don't have housing by now you might be SOL. If you have a good sleeping bag you could build a snow cave. Good luck!

post #11 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by TQA View Post

OK I'll buy it.

How do you get a mountain bike on a motorcycle?



I actually see these IRL every now and then. Never sww them until I moved to the SW.
post #12 of 28
Thread Starter 
post #13 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post

You can walk to anywhere in town. It's tight, if you don't have housing by now you might be SOL. If you have a good sleeping bag you could build a snow cave. Good luck!

I have a four season tent if it comes to that extreme but hopefully there will be a ski bum camp?
post #14 of 28

When I was a ski bum in Lake Tahoe a zillion years ago one of my buddies lived in a snow cave.  Tahoe is warmer than Colorado though.

post #15 of 28
Thread Starter 
S
Quote:
Originally Posted by Money2ski View Post

A room might be tough, they're going to be filming a Quentin Tarantino movie in Telluride starting in December, all available rooms are going to cast and crew. I would look down valley.
[/quote

That's has been in my mind since the beginning so hopefully I can car pool?
post #16 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by crank View Post
 

When I was a ski bum in Lake Tahoe a zillion years ago one of my buddies lived in a snow cave.  Tahoe is warmer than Colorado though.

http://articles.latimes.com/1990-01-08/news/mn-74_1_aspen-high-school/2

post #17 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by crank View Post

When I was a ski bum in Lake Tahoe a zillion years ago one of my buddies lived in a snow cave.  Tahoe is warmer than Colorado though.

That sounds cool I have always been a survivor.
post #18 of 28

 

It's probably a little tight right now, but on the whole it's not nearly as bad as 25 years ago.  

post #19 of 28

 

Took me a while to realize that article was from 1990. Housing in Aspen is still crazy, but you don't generally hear people talking ill of the housing authority, which is how most year-round residents got their home...  I was confused who the article was rounding up for these interviews...

post #20 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by anachronism View Post



I actually see these IRL every now and then. Never sww them until I moved to the SW.


Can you imagine me with a bike, backpack, and a pair of skis on my Motorcycle! Holy dingle berries!!!!!
post #21 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Mex View Post

Can you imagine me with a bike, backpack, and a pair of skis on my Motorcycle! Holy dingle berries!!!!!

I've seen a few also around the Moab UT area but your right only in the SW
post #22 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD View Post

It's probably a little tight right now, but on the whole it's not nearly as bad as 25 years ago.  
Yeah I meant that in the sense of people living in caves in CO, didn't even look at the date!
post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by segbrown View Post

Yeah I meant that in the sense of people living in caves in CO, didn't even look at the date!

I know that most ski towns have a ski bum camp just have to find it!
post #24 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Mex View Post


Can you imagine me with a bike, backpack, and a pair of skis on my Motorcycle! Holy dingle berries!!!!!

 

I have seen ski racks on a motorcycle too, although far less frequently than the above bike mount.

 

After nearly killing myself going face first into a curb hitting a patch of winter road sand in a turn (on a Vespa, no less), I don't think I would ever go for taking a motorcycle to a ski area.  Subdural hematoma's tend to change your thinking on that sort of thing. Still, from time to time I can't help but thinking how cool my P series would look with a sidemount ski rack.

post #25 of 28

If you live down valley you don't need to car pool, there's a bus that goes from Norwood to Telluride and back every morning and evening making stops.Also I know a lot of people who work on the mountain who live in Ophir and Rico.

post #26 of 28
post #27 of 28

Guess they'll have to start paying real, living wages?? 

:dunno

 

 

post #28 of 28

OK I'll buy it.

 

How do you get a mountainbike on a motor bike?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Mex View Post

 

OK I see how.

 

I am officially impressed.

 

Good luck with the accommodation hunt.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion