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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by djl View Post
From Dave Riley's Blog (CEO Telluride Ski + Golf): See comments
Yeah, they also say that they want to do avy control in Bear Creek too! If they actually DO groom it, it will be maybe once a week (like most groomers here). On any powder day, you won't be able to tell that it's there anyway. It makes no sense to have groomed strip accessing the new lift. The terrain that it accesses is all bumps anyway! See forever doesn't count!!
Don't believe all that is written in Daves Blog. I know him... He's a "slick-johnson."
post #32 of 41
A couple of things that I saw yesterday reminded me of this thread. First, I read the article on the last page of Skiing magazine about a Telluride local (Andrew Sawyer) who commited suicide and his ashes were thrown into the San Joaquin chute. Any of you went with the group that day?

The second, last night I saw the blizzard of aahhh's for the first time and the Telluride footage was awesome. I wonder if Rasta Stevie is still there, in the film he talks about how if the town becomes a place like Aspen all the regulars would go away.
post #33 of 41
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Originally Posted by simonbda View Post
A couple of things that I saw yesterday reminded me of this thread. First, I read the article on the last page of Skiing magazine about a Telluride local (Andrew Sawyer) who commited suicide and his ashes were thrown into the San Joaquin chute. Any of you went with the group that day?

The second, last night I saw the blizzard of aahhh's for the first time and the Telluride footage was awesome. I wonder if Rasta Stevie is still there, in the film he talks about how if the town becomes a place like Aspen all the regulars would go away.
Conincidentially, I happened to be doing the hike with some friends on the same day of the memorial. I did not know Andrew Sawyer. We started hiking at 6:30 and were ahead of the group, which I believe was around 30 people, many of which were on the Ophir side climbing the basin behind us when we topped out on the ridge. We skied off the top of San Joaquin Peak on the opposite side from the chute and out Bear Creek (much mellower grade and corn snow). Based on how warm it was I think the later memorial group may have had a lot of post-holing to get to top. From what I heard Andrew was a pretty cool guy.

As for Rasta Stevie, when he left Telluride he hung around Durango for a few years. His girlfriend had a clothing shop on Main Street and he did a Ragge radio show on the college station on Friday nights, so I used to listen to him while waxing skis for the weekend. About a year back they sold out and I believe they moved to Costa Rica. Probably won't see his dredlocks bouncing down the Spiral Stairs this season, but you never know.
post #34 of 41
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As for Rasta Stevie, when he left Telluride he hung around Durango for a few years. His girlfriend had a clothing shop on Main Street and he did a Ragge radio show on the college station on Friday nights, so I used to listen to him while waxing skis for the weekend. About a year back they sold out and I believe they moved to Costa Rica. Probably won't see his dredlocks bouncing down the Spiral Stairs this season, but you never know.
So he did stay true to his word. He seemed like a great character in the movie.

The Telluride webpage now has the trailmaps for the Revelation bowl and Palmyra peak. All the towers are up now.



post #35 of 41
If you want to see how the new lift will shorten the hike to the Gold Hill Chutes you can match up the Backcountry Access point to the left of the top of the Revelation Lift with the same point to right of the cross-hatched area on the other map.
post #36 of 41
Sigh......nostalgia flash: skiing Bear Creek (after hiking from 6, starting at Coon Skin) all the way to the Last Dollar for a beer or more.

(Maybe DCNB can colorfully 'enlighten' us on what 'FDR' sightings truly mean? )
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post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post
Sigh......nostalgia flash: skiing Bear Creek (after hiking from 6, starting at Coon Skin) all the way to the Last Dollar for a beer or more.

(Maybe DCNB can colorfully 'enlighten' us on what 'FDR' sightings truly mean? )
FDR? FDR... HHmmm. Fresh, Deep, Rowdy ?
post #39 of 41
Man - I gotta get to this - the new bowl looks AWESOME!
post #40 of 41
Some footage after last week's dump. There's some revelation bowl skiing at the end of the video, it look really sweet.

post #41 of 41
OMG dude - that looks like January!
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