You don’t have to be a Broncos fan to like this video, but it helps. Watch the latest video by Telluride Ski Resort and Brett Schreckengost and check out just how excited people in Telluride are about our Colorado team heading to the Super Bowl next Sunday.
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Congratulations to Telluride’s Gus Kenworthy, who earned a spot on the Olympic freeskiing team this weekend. Kenworthy and his “kitten mittens” are heading to Sochi, Russia next month to compete in the inaugural freeskiing slopestyle event.
Clear skies and a full moon make for a great night of Nordic skiing. Telluride Nordic Association hosts its annual Full Moon Fiesta tonight, Jan. 14, from 5:30 until 8 p.m. on the Valley Floor.
The event is a progressive dinner in the moonlight, with three tables set up on the Valley Floor. On the menu is hot apple cider, soup and bread, and cookies and brownies. The event is free and it’s a great way to celebrate winter and enjoy some full-moon exercise, terrific food, and great company. For more information call Cindy at 970-708-3786.
For a preview of the festivities, read Telluride Magazine’s story about the party here.
There are only two things people in Telluride will wait in line for: recreational marijuana and powder. Forecasts predict a couple of storms at the end of this week, so the lines in Telluride this weekend will be at the gondolas and the chairlifts, instead of outside of the dispensaries. Recreational marijuana sales were legalized this Jan. 1, putting Telluride and Colorado in the national news spotlight.
Thanks to Telluride Ski Resort and Keith Hill for the video.
My favorite thing about incredible athletes like Gus Kenworthy is how casual they look while performing the most insane tricks. He flips his skis back and forth on the railing of a bridge 30 feet above an icy river, as if it’s no big deal.
This Gus Kenworthy video “Fly,” the first part of a series, is a beautifully edited look at the athlete. Instead of just the glory moments, it also shows him shoveling jumps, hiking up, and even a few bloopers of him falling, as all freeskiers do while they are trying new things. This part of the 2013 video mostly features rails and but Kenworthy promises that the second installment will have more of the big jumps for which he’s notorious.
This is a great time to pause, take a deep breath, and watch Kenworthy before the frenzied competition this week. There are just two more Olympic qualifying events for the Freeskiing team, and Kenworthy is vying for a spot at Sochi in February. People tuning in to watch the Freeskiing events at the Olympics will be missing out on some of the best freeskiing competition, as most of the elite athletes come from the U.S. and the qualifiers promise to be some of the highlights of the year. The competition at Breckenridge this week and at Park City the following week will likely be even more challenging than that on the world stage in Russia.
Gus Kenworthy is a Telluride native and a member of the U.S. Freeskiing team. Freeskiing events have never before been included in the Olympics, and the 2014 games mark their debut. Read more about Gus Kenworthy in the winter/spring issue of Telluride Magazine. The video was filmed and edited by Robin Macdonald and George Knowles, and produced by Nike and Atomic.
Lines formed early outside of local pot dispensaries yesterday, as Telluride and Colorado made history with the first legal recreational marijuana sales in the nation. San Miguel County Commissioner Art Goodtimes, a member of the Green Party, was first in line to make his purchase.
The Denver Post published a photo of the anxious people waiting outside of The Green Room on Jan. 1, and Outside Magazine called Telluride “Colorado’s New Pot Paradise” for the town’s readiness to accommodate the new business.