Posted inBusiness, Health, News, Outdoors

A new strategy in the season ski pass war: medical insurance policies

The season-pass war that has reshaped the resort industry in recent years is getting a new tactic: injury insurance.  Telluride ski area has partnered with Spot, a startup insurance provider to offer $25,000 insurance policies for skiers injured on the mountain. The no-deductible Spot insurance coverage will be included in the price of every lift […]

Posted inBusiness, COVID, News, Outdoors

Colorado ski resorts remain open, but change chairlift rules and dining options to avoid coronavirus spread

UPDATE AT 8:42 P.M. ON SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2020: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis orders all ski resorts to close in extraordinary move Increasing numbers of cases of the new coronavirus in the high country prodded health officials in Summit, Eagle and Pitkin counties to ban gatherings of more than 50 people. But the health orders in […]

Posted inColoradans, Opinion, Opinion Columns, Outdoors

A stumble sidelined Telluride outdoor writer Rob Story for one year. His recovery ended in gravity-fed gratitude.

TELLURIDE — Precisely 12 hours before Telluride Ski Resort opened for the record-setting 2018-19 winter, I stepped awkwardly off an indoor staircase and ruptured my right quadricep tendon.  Even orthopedic surgeons consider the injury gruesome, as the quad muscle rolls up the leg like a window shade. Meanwhile, the tendon keeping the patella in place […]

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Telluride isn’t immune to Colorado’s high country housing problem. But it’s finding a solution in diversification

TELLURIDE — Lance McDonald walks onto the sprawling new deck overlooking his town. “Look at this view,” he says, arms wide as he takes in the pink glow bouncing off the snowy peaks in the box canyon. “How nice would this have been when I first got here?” McDonald moved to Telluride in the late […]