After Telluride, Colorado (USA) celebrated a successful World Cup host debut last year (Telluride was recently recognized as the United States Ski & Snowboard Association’s Rookie of the Year as the best new venue for last year’s inaugural event), the LG Snowboard FIS World Cup returns to the winter sport resort in Colorado’s southwest. Telluride will be home to the international snowboarding competition as the 2010 Visa U.S. Snowboardcross Cup hits the Rocky Mountains this December 15 -18. In total, three events are scheduled in about 3,000 metres of altitude. On December 16th, the last Parallel Giant Slalom prior to the up-coming 9th FIS Snowboard World Championships is on the program. The day after, the Snowboard Cross athletes also battle for World Cup points in their last test prior the WCS taking place in La Molina, Spain, next January. The first out of two World Cup stops in the US – a big air will be organised in Denver late January 2011 – wraps up with the season’s sole team snowboard cross event on December 18th.
Telluride Ski Resort offers a genuine mountain experience for all levels of skiers thanks to a mix of quality terrain at all points on the mountain. From refined groomed runs to challenging moguls, there truly is something for everyone. Even beginners and intermediate skiers can ride to the highest peaks and enjoy terrain and views typically reserved for the experts. In Telluride you can find 125 trails (23% of them for Beginners, 36% Intermediate and 41% for Advanced / Expert skiers) and 18 lifts: 2 high-speed gondolas, 7 high-speed quads, 1 fixed quad, 2 triples, 2 doubles, 2 surface lifts and 2 magic carpets.