Telluride Gay Ski Week Announces 2018 Lineup

Telluride Gay Ski Week Logo

Words by Special Contributor / Community, Event, Recreation

Telluride Gay Ski Week returns in 2018 with a schedule jam-packed with parties, events, dancing, entertainment and, of course, lots of skiing. The event takes place from February 24 to March 3, with events every day in Telluride, Mountain Village and on the Telluride Ski Resort.

Director Rosie Cusack, who took over production of Gay Ski Week three years ago, says the 15th Annual event is shaping up to be one for the books.

“It’s going to be the best one ever,” says Cusack.

That’s because the event has lined up heavy-hitting celebrities, such as 2017 Miss Gay America Suzy Wong, cabaret performer Frankie Grande and comedian Leslie Jordan, to entertain this years crowd. Shows will be sprinkled into a week that also features daily skiing excursions, après ski gatherings, dance parties, all-day spa and pool parties at the Peaks Resort & Spa, live music and the annual White Party. As always, Telluride Gay Ski Week takes place in the run-up to the Telluride AIDS Benefit (TAB), overlapping with several TAB events.

Cusack describes Gay Ski Week as an open and accepting celebration of diversity, expression and skiing in one of the most magical settings in America.

“The event,” she says, “is for anyone who enjoys celebrating community, meeting new people and participating in sports-centric events. You don’t even have to ski to have a good time,” she says. “There is something at Gay Ski Week for everyone.” Telluride Gay Ski Week’s profile is on the rise.“Telluride has become known in the last couple years across the board as the best gay ski week in America,” Cusack says. “One of the things I keep hearing from attendees is ‘It isn’t about quantity, it’s about the quality of the experience,” says Cusack.

The following is a rundown of Gay Ski Week highlights:

Kick off Gay Ski Week with a rousing and ribald evening of song, dance and humor. Featuring Miss Gay America 2017 Suzy Wong, along with former Miss Continental, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Former Miss Gay America, Aurora Sexton and Raja Gemini, winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Three.” With a 21 and over dance party to follow.

“These drag queens have huge star power in the community,” says Cusack.

This evening will kick off with Drag Bingo featuring Suzy Wong in the Show Bar, and the action will move to the main theatre for a cabaret-style show featuring Frankie Grande. Grande is a singer, dancer, actor and social media mogul whose work on Broadway and television has earned worldwide fame.

Austin, Texas-based Middlespoon is the gender-bending love child of DJ Jinx McGee and vocalist Alexander Beatz, who are steering pop music away from hetero-normative traditions. Middlespoon takes on issues like polyamory, patriarchy and transphobia, layering them over whimsical beats that’ll be sure to get bodies onto the dance floor.

This longtime tradition, which follows the Telluride AIDS Benefit’s Sneak Peek Fashion Show, has a reputation as the best dance party of the year in Telluride – the kind that will literally bring the house down.

Jordan, whose television appearances include NBC’s “Will and Grace” and the new television project “Cool Kids,” will present his one-man show “Leslie Jordan: EXPOSED.” The show features an intimate peek into Jordan’s life, flamboyant youth, behind the scenes stories and hilarious anecdotes.

For a full schedule, ticket information, special offers and more, visit: Telluride Gay Ski Week

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Joint Town Council & Design Review Board – Special Work session Regarding Village Center Roofing Requirements and Design Themes

Village Center Roofing Material

Words by Special Contributor / Community, Development, Event

Town Council and The Design Review Board (DRB) in collaboration with Telluride Mountain Village Owner’s Association (TMVOA) will hold a Joint Work session on Thursday, February 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to discuss amendments to the Community Development Code (CDC) Village Center roofing material requirements and Village Center design themes. This work session will be held at Mountain Village Town Hall with a walking tour.

Rob Rydel, Principal with Oz Architecture, will lead the discussion covering topics such as color palette, defining architectural features and design themes. The community will have the opportunity to visually review similar ski mountain communities both nationally and internationally to help guide the discussion.

Rob’s architectural and master planning experience ranges from resort, hospitality and condominium projects as well as some multi-family residential community work. Expert at OZ’s highly collaborative charrette process that clarifies design goals, vision and direction through a consensus-based model, he often demonstrates options and possibilities through elegant hand sketches that bring a project instantly to life. Rob’s international background and education contribute to his enthusiasm for international work and a global design perspective.

Please join us for this community discussion and walking tour of Village Center’s roofing and design themes with Rob Rydel, community members, and staff.

View the agenda – February 22, 2018 Joint Town Council & Design Review Board Special Worksession Agenda or email Planning and Development Services Director, Michelle Haynes, for more information.

 

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2018 Winter Activities and Ski Terrain Updates

Ski Sculpture Telluride Ski Resort

Words by Danielle DeRoberts / Community, Event, Recreation, Transportation

It has been another wonderful holiday season here in Telluride and Mountain Village, Colorado. So many great highlights from 2017 including this must see video from local artist, Ryan Bonneau, capturing the best of 2017 in Telluride, courtesy of Visit Telluride. We are looking forward to an incredible 2018 and have many more updates on Ski Area Terrain and January Activities to share with our community. The terrain at Telluride Ski Resort is looking great as we want to extend another huge thank you to Telluride Ski Resort’s snowmaking and grooming teams for all their hard work as they continue to open more terrain this month.

Please take a look at the latest updates to our Ski Area Terrain, January Activities, Dining and Nightlife options!

Download the January 6 through 13 area calendar provided by Visit Telluride  Mid January Calendar & Guest Activities for your daily planning!

SKI REPORT UPDATES

5 Open Chair Lifts

  • 1, 4, 5 & 6 are open for the season
  • Middle and Lower Misty Maiden
  • 3 Magic Carpets: Beginner, Adult and New Meadows Learning Center Carpet
  • Lift 7 is open for mountain access only (no public downloading)
  • Ski access from the Gondola Mid-Station

Starting Saturday, January 6

  • Ski Access to Telluride (via Telluride Trail to Lookout to Bailout to Telluride Trail)
  • Lifts 8 and 9 to open for the season (skier access only)
  • Lookout opens, top-to-bottom (from See Forever to Lift 9)

Watch for additional terrain to open after the holidays. Keep up to date on terrain information at Telluride Ski Resort Snow Report and by following the town on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Ski Valet Locations

  • Ski Valet at the base of Chair 4 is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
  • Ski Valet at The Peaks Resort is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

SKIER SERVICES, LIFT TICKETS & SEASON PASS OFFICE HOURS 

All locations are open 7 days a week with normal winter hours:

  • Mountain Village: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Coonskin: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Oak Street: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Big Billies: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SKI & SNOWBOARD SCHOOL

JANUARY ACTIVITIES & EVENTS 

Spend the holidays with us, and take in what Mountain Village has to offer during the holidays! With a variety of winter activities and events the Town of Mountain Village will provide you with an unforgettable experience.

For additional information on Telluride and Mountain Village events from December 30 to January 6 visit: Visit Telluride Holiday Events.

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE DINING

All restaurants in Mountain Village are open for the winter including:

  • Altezza, Bean Café, Black Iron Kitchen, Crazy Elk Pizza, La Piazza & La Pizzeria, M Club, Poacher’s Pub, Scratch, Siam’s Talay, Starbucks, Telluride Coffee Company, Tomboy Tavern, Tracks Café, Village Table, and The View. View all dining options in Mountain Village and Telluride.

ON-MOUNTAIN DINING

  • Allred’s, Alpino Vino, Gorrono Ranch, Bon Vivant, Giuseppe’s, and Big Billies are open with normal winter hours.
  • High Camp will open when the Prospect Bowl terrain opens.

TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN TOWN OF TELLURIDE & TOWN OF MOUNTAIN VILLAGE 

  • Taking the Gondola
    To support increased ridership capacity, you may notice some of the new gondola cabins on the line running between Mountain Village and Telluride. Nine new cabins have been added to increase capacity on the Telluride—Mountain Village Gondola by 16% for this winter. Another major upgrade already online is a dual-fuel generator system that’s located at the St. Sophia station that will allow the gondola to run at full speed in the event of a power outage.
  • Gondola Hours: 6:30 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday with extended hours until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Dial-a-Ride Service (Mountain Village Only)

Leave your car at home – Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) encourages members and their guests to sit back, relax, and let this service drive you to where you want to go. This TMVOA member benefit allows for ground transportation anywhere in Mountain Village, and when combined with the gondola, you can travel locally without ever needing to drive your car.

For quick and convenient access to or from the ski slopes or the village core, most members prefer these three locations:

  • Blue Mesa –  Located near Sunset Plaza and the top of lift 1. You can walk directly to the village core from here.
  • Dakota Place –  Located slope-side just above lift 4 along Lower Boomerang. You can ski directly to lift 4 or the village core from here.
  • Town Hall –  Located here is the market, town offices, and gondola terminal to the village core.

Dial-A-Ride Service
Phone:
  (970) 728-8888.
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday & open until 2:30 a.m. on Friday & Saturday.

Through the busy holidays and new year, additional vehicles and personnel have been added to support quick service times and a positive experience for our members and their guests.

CHILD CARE & NURSERY

  • Telluride Ski Resort’s Nursery is offering all winter products and services. Call (970) 728-7531 for information.

TELLURIDE ECO ADVENTURES

  • Eco Adventures is offering all winter products and services. Call (970) 728-7300 for information.

TELLURIDE ADVENTURE CENTER

  • The Telluride Adventures Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (970) 728-7433 for information.

TELLURIDE SKI RESORT LODGING

  • The Inn at Lost Creek, The Peaks Resort & Spa, and Telluride Resort Lodging are all open for the season.
  • New reservations can be booked over the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling Telluride Resort Reservations (855) 517-2906.

THE SPA AT THE PEAKS RESORT

  • The Spa is open during regular winter hours, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call (970) 728-2590 for information.
  • The Spa has added 15 extra family-friendly classes to the fitness schedule from December 22 to January 4. To view a full schedule of classes visit, www.thepeaskresort.com/fitness.

Please check back for more updates through the holiday season!

Photo credit: Night view from Telluride Ski Resort by Ryan Bonneau.

Ski Area Terrain and Holiday Activities

Torchlight Parade

Words by Danielle DeRoberts / Community, Event, Recreation, Transportation

Everyone agrees that there is so much to discover when visiting and living in Telluride and Mountain Village, Colorado. With the holiday spirit in the air, we are excited for the many winter activities that take place this time of year. The terrain at Telluride Ski Resort offers something for everyone, and we extend a huge thank you to Telluride Ski Resort’s snowmaking and grooming teams for all their hard work as they continue to open more terrain for the holidays. Here is a beautiful video of the skiing experience at Telluride Ski Resort.

Please take a look at the latest updates to our Ski Area Terrain, Holiday Activities, Dining and Nightlife options!

Download the Holiday area calendar provided by Visit Telluride Holiday Calendar & Guest Activities for your holiday planning!

 

SKI REPORT UPDATES

5 Open Chair Lifts

  • 1, 4, 5 & 6 are open for the season
  • Middle and Lower Misty Maiden
  • Beginner, Adult and New Meadows Learning Center Carpet
  • Lift 7 is open for mountain access only (no public downloading)
  • Ski access from the Gondola Mid-Station

Early January Terrain Expansion

  • Ski Access to Telluride (via Telluride Trail to Lookout to Bailout to Telluride Trail)- snowmaking is in progress, anticipated opening January 1.
  • Lifts 8 and 9 to open

Watch for additional terrain to open after the holidays. Keep up to date on terrain information at Telluride Ski Resort Snow Report and by following the town on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Ski Valet Locations

  • Ski Valet at the base of Chair 4 is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
  • Ski Valet at The Peaks Resort is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

 

SKIER SERVICES, LIFT TICKETS & SEASON PASS OFFICE HOURS 

All locations are open 7 days a week with normal winter hours:

  • Mountain Village: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Coonskin: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Oak Street: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Big Billies: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

SKI & SNOWBOARD SCHOOL

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES & EVENTS 

Spend the holidays with us, and take in what Mountain Village has to offer during the holidays! With a variety of winter activities and events the Town of Mountain Village will provide you with an unforgettable experience.

 

For additional information on Telluride and Mountain Village events from December 30 to January 6 visit: Visit Telluride Holiday Events.

 

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE DINING

All restaurants in Mountain Village are open for the winter including:

  • Altezza, Bean Café, Black Iron Kitchen, Crazy Elk Pizza, La Piazza & La Pizzeria, M Club, Poacher’s Pub, Scratch, Siam’s Talay, Starbucks, Telluride Coffee Company, Tomboy Tavern, Tracks Café, Village Table, and The View. View all dining options in Mountain Village and Telluride.

 

ON-MOUNTAIN DINING

  • Allred’s, Alpino Vino, Gorrono Ranch, Bon Vivant, Giuseppe’s, and Big Billies are open with normal winter hours.
  • High Camp will open when the Prospect Bowl terrain opens.

 

TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN TOWN OF TELLURIDE & TOWN OF MOUNTAIN VILLAGE 

  • Taking the Gondola
    To support increased ridership capacity, you may notice some of the new gondola cabins on the line running between Mountain Village and Telluride. Nine new cabins have been added to increase capacity on the Telluride—Mountain Village Gondola by 16% for this winter. Another major upgrade already on-line is a dual-fuel generator system that’s located at the St. Sophia station that will allow the gondola to run at full speed in the event of a power outage.
  • Gondola Hours: 6:30 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday with extended hours until 2 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and New Year’s Eve.
  • Additional bus shuttles will run as needed between 3 to 5 p.m. from Blue Mesa to Town of Telluride with 4 stops in Telluride: Shandoka, Oak St., Gondola Station, Post Office and Courthouse.

Dial-a-Ride Service (Mountain Village Only)

Leave your car at home – Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) encourages members and their guests to sit back, relax, and let this service drive you to where you want to go. This TMVOA member benefit allows for ground transportation anywhere in Mountain Village, and when combined with the gondola, you can travel locally without ever needing to drive your car.

For quick and convenient access to or from the ski slopes or the village core, most members prefer these three locations:

  • Blue Mesa –  Located near Sunset Plaza and the top of lift 1. You can walk directly to the village core from here.
  • Dakota Place –  Located slope-side just above lift 4 along Lower Boomerang. You can ski directly to lift 4 or the village core from here.
  • Town Hall –  Located here is the market, town offices, and gondola terminal to the village core.

Dial-a-Ride Service
Phone:
  (970) 728-8888.
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday & open until 2:30 a.m. on Friday & Saturday.

Through the busy holidays and new year, additional vehicles and personnel have been added to support quick service times and a positive experience for our members and their guests.

 

CHILD CARE & NURSERY

  • Telluride Ski Resort’s Nursery is offering all winter products and services. Call (970) 728-7531 for information.

 

ECO ADVENTURES

  • Eco Adventures is offering all winter products and services. Call (970) 728-7300 for information.

 

ADVENTURE CENTER

  • The Telluride Adventures Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (970) 728-7433 for information.

 

TSG LODGING

  • The Inn at Lost Creek, The Peaks Resort & Spa, and Telluride Resort Lodging are all open for the season.
  • New reservations can be booked over the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling Telluride Resort Reservations (855) 517-2906.

 

THE SPA AT THE PEAKS RESORT

  • The Spa is open during normal winter hours, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call (970) 728-2590 for information.
  • The Spa has added 15 extra family-friendly classes to the fitness schedule from December 22 to January 4. To view a full schedule of classes visit, www.thepeaskresort.com/fitness.

 

Please check back for more updates through the holiday season!

 

Photo credit: Ryan Bonneau.

Coffee with a Cop

Coffee with a Cop Blog

Words by Special Contributor / Community, Event

Join the Mountain Village Police Department for Coffee with a Cop, a free event to meet our local officers and discuss community issues over a cup of coffee.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Mountain Village. The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

This event takes place Tuesday, December 12 from 2 p.m  to 4 p.m. at Telluride Coffee Company in Mountain Village’s Heritage Plaza.

For more event information, contact Mountain Village Police Department by email, (970) 728-9281, visit our event page and join our Facebook event!

Opening Day Announcement & Thanksgiving Activities

Donation Day Ski Groomed Trail

Words by Special Contributor / Community, Event, Recreation, Transportation

Telluride Ski Resort has delayed its opening day to Friday, December 1 and is targeting the following dates and activities:

The snowmaking team has worked for weeks to make snow, primarily above 11,000 feet, as temperatures have permitted. The resort’s increased snowmaking capability will allow the system to produce more snow as temperatures continue to drop.

For up-to-date information on snow conditions and Opening Day please visit, Telluride Ski Resort’s Snow Report, their Twitter page or by calling (970) 728-6900.

Thanksgiving Snow Jam

During Thanksgiving holiday weekend, guests can find a variety of activities available in Mountain Village including sledding and a rail park at the base of Chair 4 (Village Express). Activities are free to the public beginning Thursday, November 23 through Sunday, November 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants are required to have a “free activity ticket” and a signed waiver from the Mountain Village Ticket Office, below gondola plaza. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent present to participate. Sleds will be provided.

Thanksgiving Dinner & Restaurant Operations

In addition to on-snow activities, Allred’s and Altezza at the Peaks Resort will open Wednesday, November 22 for the season with special Thanksgiving menus. Reservations are encouraged. For more information call Allred’s, (970) 728-7474 or Altezza, (970) 728-2525.

Tomboy Tavern (Lunch, Apres & Dinner starting Tuesday, November 21), Crazy Elk Pizza (Lunch, Apres & Dinner starting Monday, November 20), and Siam’s Talay (Breakfast & Dinner starting Friday, November 24) will also open for the winter season.

Lodging

The Inn at Lost Creek and Telluride Resort Lodging re-open for guest stays. The Peaks Resort & Spa re-opens for guests arriving on or after Wednesday, November 22

Ski School, Eco Adventures & Child Care

Services are not available during the Thanksgiving holiday and will begin Saturday, December 2 for Opening Day.

Gondola Operations

The gondola will open as scheduled Friday, November 17 between Telluride, Mountain Village and the Gondola Parking Garage. Hours of operation are 7 days a week from 6:30 a.m. to midnight.

The Chondola (Chair 1) will begin operations when the ski resort opens for the season. The Town of Mountain Village will run shuttles between The Meadows / Big Billies, Town Hall / Gondola Parking Garage, Blue Mesa and Village Center. Visit Bus and Dial-A-Ride for schedules.

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Prelude

Holiday Prelude 2017 Blog

Words by Special Contributor / Community, Event

Mountain Village is being transformed once again into the North Pole for this year’s Holiday Prelude celebration on Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17. This year promises a whole day of Holiday Movies, Train Rides, Santa and his workshop, Live Reindeer, Ice Skating and children’s holiday surprises around every corner. Holiday Prelude is a collaborative effort between Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association, Town of Mountain Village, Telluride Ski & Golf Resort, and local merchants to transform Mountain Village into the regional destination for holiday fun and activities.

Throughout the weekend, children of all ages will delight in the decorations and lights galore as Santa’s elves send them up the Gondola to visit Santa’s Workshop at the Telluride Conference Center from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Children can share their Christmas list with Santa, make holiday crafts with the elves, and enjoy Holiday Movies with free hot chocolate and popcorn. This year’s holiday films include Mickey’s Magical Christmas, Polar Express, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The Parents’ Lounge and cash bar will be available for parents who want to put their feet up. In addition, a Curling Demo will be held to demonstrate how the sport is played and help folks learn to curl from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Ice Skating will be available from noon to 4 p.m.,and Sledding (Saturday only) will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Children and adults can expect many surprises on the Train Ride throughout the twinkling Mountain Village. This year the train will be making some very special stops through town to visit the Live Reindeer Petting Area and participating shops will be giving gifts and treats to all children.

On Saturday, the culmination of this year’s event will be a Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa and carolers in Heritage Plaza at 6 p.m. Following the lighting, head back to the ice skating rink because the Telluride Figure Skating Club will be presenting North Pole on Ice. Mountain Village is proud to feature local ice skaters who are excited to show off their skills on the ice. The show is set to begin at 6:15 p.m. After our local pros leave the ice, stick around for the “coolest” Ice Skating Party ever – all set to your favorite tunes.

For those who need to get some last-minute Christmas shopping done, Mountain Village merchants are extending discounts and specials to customers until 9 p.m. Shoppers will receive some of the best discounts of the year, along with raffles, giveaways, food and drink specials, and more. In the true spirit of giving, Franz Klammer Lodge will host an Angel Baskets Charity Drive for donations and will be offering complimentary treats and beverages in their lodge on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Lodging and ski packages are available for those who want to extend the holiday fun. Activities are all free of charge, and for more information, visit Holiday Prelude Event and see below for a full schedule of events.

December 16

December 17

  • Red Gondola photo booth in Heritage Plaza, All day, Free
  • Ice Skating, 12-4 pm, Hotel Madeline Ice Rink, Free
  • Gondola Express to the North Pole, 1-4 pm, Heritage Plaza, Free
  • Santa’s Workshop, Pictures with Santa, holiday movies hot cocoa and popcorn, 1-4 pm, Conference Center, Free
  • Free Train Rides through Heritage Plaza, 1-4 pm

Mountain Munchkins Family Date Night Polar Express

Mountain Munchkins Polar Express 2017 Blog

Words by Special Contributor / Event

Join the Mountain Munchkins on Friday, December 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Family Date Night Polar Express! A fundraiser for the Munchkins Scholarship and Enrichment Program at the Telluride Conference Center. The night includes bouncy castles, craft tables, Santa, BBQ buffet, face painting, a big silent auction and the Polar Express Movie showing at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10.

For more information please visit our Child Care and Preschool page or contact Dawn Katz by email.

Join the Munchkins Facebook event!

Telluride Mountain Technology Symposium

Mountain Technology Symposium Logo Blog

Words by Special Contributor / Event

The 1st annual Mountain Technology Symposium launches in Telluride Sept 29 to Oct 1. This 3-day conference is designed specifically for ski industry technology professionals with a goal of re-defining the ultimate guest experience through technology.

Inaugural Mountain Technology Symposium To Be Hosted In Telluride-

Positioned as a vehicle for collaboration, the Inaugural Mountain Technology Symposium boasts an open environment where industry-leading technology companies and resort professionals in IT and Marketing can gather to network, exchange ideas and work to create new solutions to business challenges. The event is guaranteed to bridge technological innovation and collaboration between resorts and software and service providers.

Created by Telluride Ski & Golf Resort IT Director Benjamin Whiting, and Software Specialist Chris Jaquet, the event fills a niche that has been empty for years. “We noticed other attempts at collaboration within the industry, but those efforts were limited,” Jaquet said. “We knew there needed to be a better platform for collaboration between IT professionals, software companies and service providers in the ski industry niche of travel and tourism. It didn’t exist so we are creating it.”

Mountain Technology Symposium highlights include a keynote address from industry veteran and Telluride & Ski Golf CEO Bill Jensen, thought provoking work sessions, a golf tournament, a vendor/sponsor fair, and a Mountainfilm on Tour show.

“It’s a chance to get together and ask ‘where do we want technology in our industry to be in the next 5- 10 years, how do we go from where we are to there?’ We know others see the benefit to an event like this and have structured it to become an annually recurring event which lives independent of any one resort, software company or platform.” Jaquet said.

Over 70 different resorts and more than 100 guests are expected to attend the conference, the Mountain Technology Symposium is an exciting and unique opportunity that promises to deliver. The organizing committee coordinating the Mountain Technology Symposium is made up of:

  • Chris Jaquet, Software Specialist (Telluride Ski & Golf Resort)
  • Paul Thompson, Director of Information Technology (Mt. Hood Meadows)
  • Martin Cassens, IT Director (Alyeska Resort)
  • Miah Cottrell, IT Director (Tahoe/Donner)
  • Lisa Gentry, Revenue and Yield Director (Jackson Hole Mountain Resort)
  • John Collins, VP Applications (Intrawest Resorts)

To register or for more information visit www.mountainsymposium.com or contact Chris Jaquet: email or  (970) 728-7385

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Music on the Green to Kick off Weekends in Mountain Village

Music on the Green

Words by Bill Kight / Community, Event

This summer, the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) and Beyond the Groove are pleased to present “Music on the Green”, a free concert series taking place Fridays through August 18 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Reflection Plaza, adjacent to the Madeline Hotel and Residence.

“Music on the Green is a great way to start to your weekend,” said Anton Benitez, Executive Director of TMVOA. “Meet with friends, grab a drink and a bite, and enjoy live music in Reflection Plaza.”

The “Music on the Green” line-up features a wide variety of bands and musicians that will start the weekend with a celebration of music and art amid the backdrop of the San Juan Mountains surrounding Mountain Village. The line-up for this summer includes:

  • Edison (July 14) – this Colorado-based indie rock trio features singer/guitarist Sarah Slaton, multi-instrumentalist Dustin Morris and Grammy-nominated guitarist Maxwell Hughes (formerly of The Lumineers). Despite only forming in 2014, Edison has quickly gained a large national fan base thanks to their tireless touring, high-energy live shows and supporting many national touring acts.
  • The Mostest (July 21) – featuring songwriter/guitarist Mark Ranson and virtuoso bassist Patrick Pearsall, as well as a larger collective of musicians that have rotated in and out over the last 11 years. Self-describing their sound as “Heavy Americana”, the band incorporates elements of American folk music and extemporaneous jazz, inspired by artists such as Bob Dylan, the Allman Brothers and the Grateful Dead.
  • The Harmaleighs (July 28) – The Harmaleighs honestly craft poetic, passionate, and powerful songs cut from a pastiche of indie, folk, pop and Americana. Featuring Haley Grant and Kaylee Jasperson, the duo is touring to support their latest EP, Hiraeth, sharing the inspiration received from being on the road and the trials and tribulations of longing for a home.
  • McCarthy Jazz Trio (August 4) – Playing a mix of jazz and blues, and infusing their performances with improvisation that plays to the crowd, the McCarthy Jazz Trio explores the structure of jazz classics with an ever-changing perspective. Consisting of Mike Enriquez, Chris Goplerud and Kevin McCarthy, the Trio takes audiences down a nimble and creative musical journey.
  • Beat Root Revival (August 11) – The duo of Ben Jones and Andrea Magee that make up Beat Root Revival are the first to say their style consists of a lot of different sounds. Influenced by blues, rock and roll, 60’s-style pop and traditional folk, the duo’s vocals fit perfectly together and their passion for the music is evident on-stage.
  • Joe Pug (August 18) – Austin-based Pug is comfortable pushing the limits of what he is comfortable playing, evident on his newest LP “Windfall”. Aiming to go back to basics with minimalist production, Pug has put together a collection of songs that reflect his ambitions as an artist, and reflect his contemporary influences like Josh Ritter, Ryan Adams and M.Ward.

“These free Friday shows on the reflection plaza, next to the Madeline Hotel, offer an intimate experience with top class national acts,” said Denise Mongan of Beyond the Groove Productions. “It is a chance to sit, relax and socialize while enjoying some live music performances in a quiet and small venue.”

“Music on the Green” is the latest addition to family-friendly entertainment options in Mountain Village, complementing the Wednesday night Sunset Concert Series, as well as the new Thursday/Saturday “Movies Under the Stars“, as well as regular shows at Club Red.

For up to date information on all things happening in Mountain Village, visit http://townofmountainvillage.com/events/.

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