Telluride Ski Resort installs epic stairway on Gold Hill

Telluride Ski Resort installs epic stairway on Gold Hill

Telluride continues to increase incredible inbounds terrain access

GH stairway-sm Reflecting a European skiing experience found in Chamonix, France, the Telluride Ski Resort airlifted a new bridge and staircase to the left shoulder of Palmyra Peak. Heliqwest, a helicopter company based out of Canada, did the heavy lifting, bringing steel staircases and bridge over the ski resort to its final resting place, the span between Gold Hill Chutes 8 and 9.

“The addition is a continuation of our efforts to provide ski experience which is ‘Unmatched in North America,’” said Dave Riley, CEO of the resort. “This project was extremely technical, and our in-house staff did a phenomenal job in both planning and execution. The Telluride Ski Resort is thrilled to once again expand easy access into epic inbounds terrain.”

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The stairs and bridge were designed and fabricated by 12-year veteran and Lift Master Mechanic, Mark Bosse. With the company since 1997, Bosse custom created, constructed, and brought the project to fruition over a period of several months.

The two sets of stairs measure 48 and 54 feet, and weigh 3304 and 3324 pounds, respectively. The bridge measures 24 feet long and weighs 2750 pounds. All three components measure 30 inches wide, feature hand railings on both sides and serrated grated steel walking surface. Together, the stairway and bridge combine make up 126 linear feet ascending Gold Hill. While the new addition will be under construction to solidify access for a couple of days, the new stairs and bridge will be available for use by Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, weather permitting.

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