Recently the Breckgear.com staffers had themselves a field trip. Normally we wouldn't be caught dead cheating on Breckenridge, but we couldn't resist the chance to go on a little sortee in search of new terrain.
We found ourselves six hours to the southwest in a cowboy town called Telluride. This town, like Breck, is one of the few places in CO that was a town first and then a ski resort. This gives the town a lot more character and historical context. Telluride got its name from people saying "to hell you ride," due to its untamed wild west history, but it has a friendlier demeanor now.
It has certainly got some beautiful views. This is Drew enjoying oneAlthough we had all sorts of terrain to chose from we found we liked the tree riding the best. Steep but open, these trees offered something Breckenridge doesn't and we made the most of it.
By the way if you are there and looking for lunch...we found a winner. Its called Fat Alley. Its about a block from the base of the Gondola.
I'm pretty sure this picture sums up our experience in Telluride.