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Telluride to open Revelation Bowl

post #1 of 15
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From http://www.firsttracksonline.com/ind...ticle&sid=4454:
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Telluride, CO - Telluride Ski Resort will for the first time next winter provide lift access to Revelation Bowl, increasing the Colorado ski area's vertical drop to nearly 4,000 vertical feet, one of the tallest in the U.S. This above-treeline terrain, located directly off the back side of Telluride's Gold Hill and Chair 14, will be served by a new Leitner-Poma quad chairlift.
And from http://blog.tellurideskiresort.com/b...expansion.aspx
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The lift serves 800 vertical feet with a slope length of 1,876 feet. Average gradient of the line is 47%.
Does this mean that the average slope of the bowl is 47%? Holy smokes! Looks tasty :



post #2 of 15
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Originally Posted by simonbda View Post
Does this mean that the average slope of the bowl is 47%? Holy smokes!
47% is only around 25 degrees.
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
Duh! yeah, I got confused. Looks sweet still.
post #4 of 15
It should be sweet. The the tops of the current runs on Gold Hill are always bare from wind scour. Revelation Bowl is where all the snow ends up.
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by mudfoot View Post
It should be sweet. The the tops of the current runs on Gold Hill are always bare from wind scour. Revelation Bowl is where all the snow ends up.
Yeah, that is such a shame, I thought it was particularly bad when we were there in February.

I've stood at the top of Gold Hill and looked longingly over the other side many times.

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post #6 of 15
Just talked to one of my T-ride buddies. The new lift is going to go farther up than I thought. It'll top out above the present Gold Hill lift on the previous hike up to the Bear Creek Gate. The good news is that, in addition to adding new terrain on the back side, it'll reduce the hike to the Gold Hill Chutes from about 40 min. to 10 min.
post #7 of 15
This is so sweet , especially the quick access to the GH Chutes. I hear there's some good powder areas there .
post #8 of 15
here is a pretty cool look at revelation from Google Earth

http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat....#Post1 219145
post #9 of 15
Might be time for a trip to Telluride this year!
post #10 of 15
Do you need to hike to get to this new chair??
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
I don't think so. iirc, you ski down from lift 14 towards the backside.
post #12 of 15

Do we know the difficulty level for the bowl??

wondering if the new revelation bowl is all dbl black or if there might be some element that is just black or maybe even a nice blue.... the pictures look great...
post #13 of 15
no hiking is needed to get to revelation bowl. that terrain is going to be sweet, and i cannot wait for it to open.
post #14 of 15
Hell yes, college trip there in January!
post #15 of 15
The new Revelation lift finally opened yesterday.

http://blog.tellurideskiresort.com/b....aspx#comments


THis is what it was like before the new lift

http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=3l-om8lliC4


Plus an inbounds slide

http://www.telluridewatch.com/pages/...ct-%20=&open=&
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