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Telluride Ski Resort Joins Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass

March 5, 2018

Telluride in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains boasts some of ski country’s most incredible and scenic terrain. Beginning next year, Telluride will be part of Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass. (Photo courtesy of Telluride)

BROOMFIELD, Colo.— Vail Resorts, Inc. and Telluride Ski & Golf have just announced that the Telluride Ski Resort will join Vail’s Epic Pass in a long-term alliance beginning with 2018-19 winter season, bringing the total to 46 mountain resorts for skiers and snowboarders. Telluride has been rated the “#1 Ski Resort in North America” five of the last six years by readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Vail Resorts’ 2018-19 season passes go on sale in early March at www.epicpass.com.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Telluride Ski Resort on the Epic Pass for the 2018-19 winter season, offering skiers and snowboarders even greater value and variety with the most popular season pass in the mountain resort industry. Telluride is on the bucket list of skiers and snowboarders around the world and we’re delighted to offer this iconic mountain resort as part of the Epic Pass experience,” said Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts.

“Telluride is excited to join the Epic Pass and a collection of world-class mountain resorts that skiers and snowboarders around the world come back to time and again. This new season pass alliance is more comprehensive and longer term than prior pass alliances and will provide an incredible benefit for both Telluride guests and our resort community. Epic Pass skiers and snowboarders thrive on new, unique one-of-a-kind adventures. We offer an extraordinary big mountain experience, signature hospitality and guest service, and an authentic, welcoming mountain town surrounded by stunning scenery,” said Bill Jensen, CEO of Telluride Ski & Golf.

Colorado’s San Juan Mountains boast some of ski country’s most incredible terrain, and Telluride is its mecca, stashed amongst the highest concentration of 13,000- and 14,000-foot peaks in North America. The breathtaking scenery is undeniably some of the most beautiful in the Rockies. Living up to its reputation for legendary terrain, Telluride has something for everyone. The Plunge, Revelation Bowl and Gold Hill offer plenty of steeps for experts. See

Forever and Prospect Bowl provide ideal terrain for intermediates and the wide open, gentle slopes of The Sunshine Express and The Meadows start beginners off right while enjoying the endless scenery of the San Juans.

Here’s a breakdown of benefits for Epic Pass, Epic 7-Day and Epic 4-Day pass holders, Telluride Season Pass holders and Telluride Ski & Golf Club members with full winter benefits:

  • Epic Pass™: Epic Pass holders will receive seven days of skiing or snowboarding with no blackout dates. Once the seven days have been used, pass holders can get 50 percent off lift tickets at Telluride. Pass holders get the added benefit of going direct to the lift with their pass and avoid the ticket window. The Epic Pass offers full access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; and Perisher in Australia, with no blackout dates. The Epic Pass also provides limited access to Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France; 4 Vallées in Switzerland; Arlberg in Austria and Skirama Dolomiti in Italy.
  • Epic 7-Day Pass: Epic 7-Day Pass holders will receive up to seven days of skiing or  snowboarding at Telluride with no blackout dates as part of their seven total days on the pass. After the seven days, regardless of the resort at which they were redeemed, pass holders can get 20 percent off additional lift tickets at Telluride. Pass holders get the added benefit of going direct to the lift with their pass and avoid the ticket window. The Epic 7-Day Pass features a total of seven days with no blackout dates at Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe and Arapahoe Basin, plus seven additional free days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton or Wilmot Mountain.
  • Epic 4-Day Pass: Epic 4-Day Pass holders will receive up to four days of skiing or snowboarding at Telluride with no blackout dates as part of their four total days on the pass. After the four days, regardless of the resort at which they were redeemed, pass holders can get 20 percent off additional lift tickets at Telluride. Pass holders get the added benefit of going direct to the lift with their pass and avoid the ticket window. The Epic 4-Day pass features a total of four days with no blackout dates at Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe and Arapahoe Basin, plus four additional free days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton or Wilmot Mountain.
  • Telluride Season Pass holders and Telluride Ski & Golf Club Members with full winter benefits: These season pass holders and club members with full winter benefits will receive 50 percent off lift tickets at all Vail Resorts owned mountain resorts.

Telluride Ski & Golf, rated the #1 ski resort in North America five out of the last six years by Condé Nast Traveler, offers visitors an unparalleled combination of world-renowned ski terrain, spectacular scenery, unspoiled character, and signature hospitality. Nestled in the 13,000 and 14,000 foot peaks of Colorado’s majestic San Juan Mountains, the acclaimed resort offers over 2,000 skiing acres with some of the most legendary terrain in the Northern Hemisphere. During the winter, nonstop flights to Montrose-Telluride Regional Airport (MTJ) are available from 10 U.S. cities. For more information visit, www.tellurideskiresort.com.

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 11 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe in Vermont; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. for information, visit www.snow.com.

 

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Telluride Blues & Brews Offers Live Internet Video Stream of Festival, Sept. 12-15

September 11, 2013
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival celebrates 20 years.

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival celebrates 20 years.

Telluride Blues & Brews is again offering a live internet video stream of the entire festival,Sept. 12-15; (for details and schedule visit tellurideblues.com).

The summer music season of Colorado’s Western Slope region is capped off by four days of live tunes and craft libations at this year’s Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. Celebrating 20 years means bringing a standout lineup of national touring acts and a record 56 regional and national microbreweries for the festival and its patrons.

Primarily taking place in the 36 acre venue outfitted for choice live music experiences, Town Park sits adjacent to the downtown Telluride section at the end of the scenic box canyon bordered by high elevation peaks. New amenities this year include an enhanced food selection from 13 vendors, exclusive campground music sessions, an onsite camping gear vendor provided by Project Shelter, and a Main Street parade featuring the Rebirth Brass Band.

This year the iconic Fred Shellman Stage will take on the strong top-to-bottom lineup with headliners The Black Crowes, Jim James and Melissa Etheridge leading the charge. Last year The Black Crowes frontman played a memorable set at Telluride Blues & Brews with side project the Chris Robinson Brotherhood that serves as a testament to what his core band will offer this year, while My Morning Jacket vocalist Jim James will make his first solo appearance in Telluride after a huge summer of sets at the country’s biggest festivals. Melissa Etheridge’s extended 135 minute slot to close the festival on Sunday promises to be another notch in the event’s history of music legends playing at their highest level.

Telluride Blues & Brews never strays too far from its blues roots, and this year Booker T. Jones will be representing the electric blues category with his Hammond B3 mastery at the free kick off party on Thursday night. Booker’s modern counterpart and recent collaborator on Sound The Alarm Gary Clark Jr. will also flex his prodigious and progressive blues guitar chops the following evening on the Main Stage. Also on board for Thursday’s 20th Annual Celebration Show is trance blues stringsmith and Blues & Brews veteran Otis Taylor.

The modern rock landscape finds multi-instrumental soul-stress ZZ Ward, Austin’s retro-rockers Bright Light Social Hour, one-man-band Low Volts, American rock guitarist/pianist John Hiatt, and Telluride favorite Anders Osborne layering the lineup.

Telluride Blues & Brews goes heavy into the cast of funk players this year with England’s The New Mastersounds, the world class Preservation Hall Jazz Band from New Orleans, and the resurrected 70s psychedelic funk of The Relatives. The thriving neo-soul sound will be also be properly represented by Washington’s “hippie with soul” Allen Stone and UK acoustic soul singer/songwriter James Bay.

Between the 170 individual beers offered at the Grand Tasting on Saturday, the five hand selected House of Brews local representatives Aspen Brewing Company, Durango Brewing Company, Ska Brewing Company, Smuggler’s Brewing Company, and Telluride Brewing Company, and the official beer sponsor Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Telluride Blues & Brews stays true to its legacy as a premier beer showcase in a booming microbrewery era.

When the lights go down, the party continues at the four late night Juke Joint venues. Booker T. Jones and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Jim James and Karl Denson claim the Telluride Conference Center. A revamped Fly Me To The Moon Saloon sees The Rebirth Brass Band and The New Mastersounds. The intimate Elks Lodge houses Bright Light Social Hour and Selwyn Birchwood Band. The historic Sheridan Opera House hosts an Allen Stone and ZZ Ward co-bill, Anders Osborne, and then Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe for the Fais do-do closing celebration.

The coveted Saturday single day tickets for the 20th installment of Telluride Blues & Brews have officially sold out, but limited 3-day passes and single day tickets for Friday and Sunday are still available. All limited Juke Joint tickets are still available, as are 4-day camping passes at tellurideblues.com.

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Tickets for Telluride Blues & Brews Festival On Sale Now

March 2, 2013
The Telluride Blues & Brews is a three-day celebration of music and microbrews tucked in the mountains, and surrounded by breathtaking 13,000 foot peaks as a backdrop (photo by Barry Brecheisen).

The Telluride Blues & Brews is a three-day celebration of music and microbrews tucked in the mountains, and surrounded by breathtaking 13,000 foot peaks as a backdrop (photo by Barry Brecheisen).

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year on September 13-15, 2013. Come join us for one of the most scenic and intimate music festivals in the country, taking place in the world-famous resort town of Telluride, Colorado. Tickets for the 20th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival have just gone on sale, March 1.

Telluride Blues & Brews is a three-day celebration of music and microbrews tucked in the mountains, and surrounded by breathtaking 13,000 foot peaks as a backdrop. The festival offers an eclectic mix of live blues, funk, rock, jam band, gospel and soul performances, and some of the best microbreweries in the country, with a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children’s activities, late night jams, and much more.

Tickets for Early Bird, VIP, Juke Joint (night venue), Camping, Campground Vehicle, and RV passes will all go on sale at 10 a.m. (MST). Early Bird, VIP, Campground Vehicle and RV passes are in limited quantities and sell out very quickly. Early Bird 3-Day passes are $145.00 and VIP 3-Day passes are $385.00 each.

For festival information or to purchase tickets visit us online at http://www.tellurideblues.com. To purchase tickets by phone, call toll-free at (866) 515-6166.

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Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Announces Complete 2012 Lineup

May 29, 2012

With three days of continuous live blues, rock, funk, and gospel, and Saturday’s renowned Brews Grand Tasting, the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival is quickly gaining worldwide notoriety as the “Coolest Blues & Brews Festival in the United States.”

Phil Lesh & Friends, Gov’t Mule and The B-52s Headline Amazing Mountain Fall Festival, Sept. 14-16, 2012

The 19th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival featuring Phil Lesh & Friends, Gov’t Mule, and The B-52s announced recently added musical geniuses Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Little Feat, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Anders Osborne, Heartless Bastards, Phil Wiggins & Rev. John Wilkins, Orgone, Kelley Hunt, Pickwick, Monophonics, and Big Jim Adam & John Stilwagen to the festival lineup. Previously released acts will include peformances by The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, MarchFourth Marching Band, Tab Benoit, Little Hurricane and The Lee Boys.

Tickets for the 19th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival are currently on sale now.

“September can’t come fast enough,” said Steve Gumble, President and founder of the Festival. “The Festival weekend will see longtime musical greats with some new emerging acts never to have graced the stage here in Telluride.”

With three days of continuous live blues, rock, funk, and gospel, and Saturday’s renowned Brews Grand Tasting, the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival is quickly gaining worldwide notoriety as the “Coolest Blues & Brews Festival in the United States.”

On Saturday, the premier beer tasting event features more than 150 beers from over 50 accredited national microbreweries, including Telluride Blues & Brews Festival’s official beer sponsor, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Aside from phenomenal beer, music is the main festival focus, and 2012 promises to be the best yet. With a variety of performances and the most talented musicians on the festival circuit today, festival-goers are guaranteed a magical, and amazing experience. There is something for everyone with main stage music all day, the Acoustic Blues Competition, Kids activities, blues with breakfast, and the famous late-night Juke Joint jams.

Three-day passes, Juke Joint tickets, and Camping passes are on sale now. Single day tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday go on sale June 15th. Juke Joint tickets are $25 per night, and feature late night jams at various intimate venues. Festival 4-day Camping passes are $40 per person, with camping located adjacent to the Festival grounds starting Thursday, September 13.

For festival information or to purchase tickets visit tellurideblues.com. To purchase tickets by phone call toll-free at (866) 515-6166. Like on Facebook and follow  on Twitter for up-to-date news and contest ticket giveaways.

Watch the Lineup Announcement video here.

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Tickets for Telluride Blues & Brews Festival On Sale

March 14, 2012

Tickets for the 19th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, to be held September 14-16, 2012, have just gone on sale.

Renowned as one of the most scenic and intimate music festivals in the country, Telluride Blues & Brews is located within the world-famous resort town of Telluride, Colorado, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Blues & Brews is known in Telluride as the ‘locals’ festival, and is a three-day celebration of music and microbrews held in Telluride Town Park, an outdoor music venue with breathtaking 13,000 foot mountains as a backdrop. The festival offers an eclectic mix of live blues, funk, rock, jam band, gospel and soul performances, and some of the best microbreweries in the country, with a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children’s activities, late night jams, and much more.

Tickets for Early Bird, VIP, Juke Joint (night venue), Camping, Campground Vehicle, and RV passes will all go on sale at 10 AM (Mountain Standard Time). Early Bird, VIP, Campground Vehicle and RV passes are in limited quantities and sell out quickly. The Early Bird 3-Day pass is $145 and the VIP 3-Day pass is $385.

For festival information or to purchase tickets visit http://www.tellurideblues.com. To purchase tickets by phone, call  866-515-6166.

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Oldest Heli-skiing Operation in Colorado Celebrates 30th Anniversary at Peaks Resort & Spa in Telluride

December 23, 2011

Imagine stepping out of a helicopter at one of the highest elevations in North America and gliding down the mountain – carving through knee-deep snow. This is the stuff a Powder Hounds’ dreams are made of. This is Helitrax.

Thirty years ago four local backcountry ski partners combined their talents and enthusiasm for ski mountaineering with a generous dose of can-do optimism, and launched Telluride Helitrax. Established in 1982, Telluride Helitrax is Colorado’s original and premiere Heli-Skiing and Snowboarding Guide Service.

“We were a bit ahead of our time,” said Guide and Co-Founder Mark Frankman.” There was no airport, and very few people had ever heard of Telluride – the helicopters and pilots were of the Vietnam and Korean war era.”

Today, the Telluride Helitrax crew are experts at providing small group, customized, backcountry adventures. The professional guides and pilots utilize state of the art helicopters, ski equipment and safety procedures to lead guests through the spectacular San Juan Mountains. Helitrax accesses the highest heli-skiing terrain in North America. Staggering peaks and breathtaking mountain beauty surround the expansive alpine bowls, gladed slopes and classic couloirs.

Director of Telluride Helitrax Joe Shults summarized, “It is a great honor to be part of the legacy that has evolved at Helitrax. We continue to advance our commitment to excellence and are grateful for the privilege of sharing these spectacular mountains with our guests. We’ve done it for 30 years and I look forward to the 30 years to come.”

Helitrax is based slope side at the luxury Peaks Resort and Spa, on the Telluride Ski Resort. Heli-ski guests enjoy discounted accommodations and spa services at The Peaks. The world class Telluride Ski Resort, connected by a free gondola to the historic Town of Telluride nestled in an incredible alpine cirque, is deserving of the accolade, “The Most Beautiful Place You’ll Ever Ski.”

Whether you are a seasoned heli-skier or new to heli-skiing, you can join Telluride Helitrax for an untracked and unforgettable adventure.

To celebrate the 30th birthday of Helitrax, any guest staying at the Peaks Resort and Spa receives $50 off any heli-trip daily. All bookings are based on availability and do not include gratuity. Guest may upgrade to an additional day of heli-skiing for $1049 per day (Normally $1099). Skis, all safety equipment, food and water throughout the day are all included.

For reservations or more information, visit www.thepeaksresort.com or call 877-500-8377 or email powder@helitrax.com.

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Robert Cray, Willie Nelson Among Headliners at 18th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Sept 16-18

May 25, 2011

Robert Cray will be performing at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.

Five-time Grammy winning Robert Cray will be among the musical lineup at the 18th annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival  at Telluride Town Park September 16-18.

The 18th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival will also feature headliners Willie Nelson, The Flaming Lips, and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Additional performances include Zappa Plays Zappa, moe., Marcia Ball, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Mavis Staples, Anders Osborne, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and many more.

Robert Cray leads the Blues Hall of Fame for the Class of 2011. Cray has established himself as one of the most popular artists in blues and has been a dominant force in blues ever since. He helped to reignite the blues on the national scene in the 1980s with his breakthrough album “Strong Persuader” in 1986. His soulful voice, creative guitar work, meaningful songs and dazzling live performances, shows why Cray has earned his rise to international fame and an inductee for the 2011 Blues Hall of Fame. Don’t miss Robert Cray’s intimate performance under the stars in Telluride Town Park.

Renowned as one of the most scenic music festivals in the country, Telluride Blues & Brews is located within the world-famous resort town of Telluride, CO, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.  The Festival is a three-day celebration of music and microbrews held in an outdoor music venue nestled within a box canyon of the San Juan Mountains. A humble wooden stage with towering mountain peaks provides a natural showcase for the Festival’s talent. For Festival-goers, the pristine mountain valley makes the perfect dance floor.

By day, experience live blues, funk, rock, gospel and soul performances, and the best microbrews in the country, a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children’s activities, and much, much more – all within the Festival grounds and only a couple blocks from the heart of Main Street, Telluride. By night, follow the festival music as it flows into town, where late-night juke joints fill indoor venues for after-hours jams, where you never know who’ll show up!

Three-day passes, Juke Joint tickets, and camping passes are currently on sale now. Single day tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday go on sale July 1st.

For Festival information or to purchase tickets online visit http://www.tellurideblues.com or call 1.866.515.6166 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            1.866.515.6166      end_of_the_skype_highlighting today. Tickets can be purchased locally at Telluride Music, located at 123 E. Colorado Ave.

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Kids Fly Free to Telluride this Winter

January 5, 2011

Telluride Central Reservations is welcoming 2011 with a “kids fly free” deal on select American Airlines flights. Pair with Telluride’s $89 Stay and Ski package and be the family hero.

Planning a trip without the kids? Save $100 per ticket booked on select American Airlines flights through April 2. That means airfare can start as low as $148 from Chicago (plus tax and fees) or $246 from New York City (via Chicago, plus tax and fees), making a Telluride getaway even more accessible and affordable this spring.

Kids Fly Free: Make it a family affair in Telluride this winter, and take the kids along for free. Kids fly free on select American Airlines flights from January 5 – February 11, 2011.

  • Promotion applies to inbound travel on: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Promotion applies to outbound travel on: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Children 2–12 years of age fly free. One child free for each adult fare paying ticket. Ages 13 and over will be considered an adult and will pay the applicable adult fare.
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Valid Dates: January 5, 2011-February 11
  • More Details: Book by January 26, 2011
  • The “Kids Fly Free” promotion is available only by calling Telluride Central Reservations (not bookable online): 1-888-605-2578.

$100 Off American Airlines Flights: Receive $100 off select American Airlines flights from or via Chicago on Saturdays for travel from January 1, 2011 – April 2, 2011. This offer is valid for the first 100 tickets purchased.

  • Terms & Conditions:
  • Book by January 31, 2011
  • Valid for travel from January 1, 2011 – April 2, 2011
  • Valid for the first 100 tickets purchased
  • Tickets are non-refundable
  • Promotion valid for flights from or via Chicago (ORD) to Montrose (MTJ) that leave or return on a Saturday
  • Not valid with other air promotions
  • The “$100 Off American Airlines Flights” promotion is available only by calling Telluride Central Reservations (not bookable online): 1-888-605-2578.

Telluride Central Reservations has Stay & Ski packages from $89 per person per night. Enjoy three days of skiing the legendary terrain of Telluride Ski Resort and stay for five nights in one of the many properties in the Telluride Central Reservations’ portfolio. 888-605-2578,  www.visittelluride.com

For more information about Telluride, visit www.visittelluride.com, or go to Facebook at Facebook.com/VisitTelluride.

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