There is only one sure cure for the January blues in Telluride: powder. And this week, we got lots of it. Check out this great ski footage by Telluride.com of some fun laps on Lift 9. Enjoy the snow this week! And here’s hoping February shows us lots of love, too.
Archives for January 2013
Eating dinner in the dark might sound a little daunting, but acclaimed mountaineer and motivational speaker Erik Weihenmayer does it every day. At every meal. Weihenmayer has been blind since he was 13 years old, but that hasn’t stopped him from summiting Mount Everest (and the rest of the seven highest summits in the world) and numerous other mountaineering feats.
Weihenmayer is hosting the Dinner in the Dark event, a fundraiser for Telluride Adaptive Sports Program in support of a summer program called the No Barriers Summit. The lights will be out at the Dinner in the Dark, held at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 at Hotel Madeline. The evening starts out with cocktails and guests will have to rely on other senses as they taste and smell a gourmet, three-course meal. Weihenmayer will make a presentation after the meal.
The 2013 No Barriers Summit will combine hands-on clinics, outdoor excursions, films, art, music, keynote addresses, leadership exercises and symposia for 400-600 attendees, many of whom have disabilities. No Barriers is one of Weihenmayer’s outreach organizations and this summer’s event in Telluride will celebrate the power of the human spirit and how it transcends barriers.
Telluride Magazine photographer Brett Schreckengost treats us to a ride in a Cessna 180 Sky Wagon above the San Juans. Schreckengost flew with local pilot and longtime Telluride ski patroller Jeff Campbell, and recorded and edited this great video of the flight.
The best gift Telluriders got over the holidays was some fresh snow. Check out this video by local skier/photographer Brad Foley and local skier Greg Hope, who rides for Wagner, a Telluride company that makes custom boards. It doesn’t get much better than this—at least not until February, when it really starts to dump snow. Enjoy.