Telluride Ski Resort Delaying 2016 Opening Day
Unseasonable November Temperatures Postpone Resort Opening
TELLURIDE, Colorado (November 14, 2016) – Due to unseasonable temperatures and dry weather patterns, Telluride Ski Resort is delaying its Opening Day, originally scheduled for Thursday, November 24th. The Resort will confirm a new Opening Day on Monday, November 28th.
“While the long-range forecast points to more favorable temperatures for snowmaking, there aren’t enough snowmaking hours over the next week to 10 days to make the quantity of snow necessary to achieve our planned opening date,” said Bill Jensen, CEO of Telluride Ski & Golf Resort. “We are monitoring the weather forecast on a daily basis to determine a new opening date. With a little help from Mother Nature we will open as soon as we have enough snow to provide a safe and quality experience.”
While the long-term forecast points to colder temperatures and potential weather events, the Resort would need a significant winter storm in order to accelerate our opening timeline. The snowmaking team has worked to make snow when temperatures have permitted since mid-October, and as the overnight temperatures continue to drop, production will increase.