Telski Announces New Bike Park

Telski Announces New Bike Park

On Thursday afternoon, June 28, 2018, Telluride Ski & Golf CEO Bill Jensen delivered an overview of Telski”s million dollar enhancement and expansion of the current Mountain Village Bike Park.

Bill Jensen, Telski CEO

Construction has already begun on the new and improved Telluride Bike Park, due to open on the 3rd Saturday of June, 2019. Gravity Logic out of Whistler, British Columbia, is the designer and construction partner of the new amenity.

The Park features new Freestyle trails and enhancements to the existing Technical trails and Cross-Country trails inside the Telski permit boundaries. At completion the Park will consist of approximately 15 trails or some 17 miles of terrain varied enough to accommodate a wide range of riders.

Key Points:

1. Anticipated opening on the 3rd Saturday in June with daily operation Labor Day, Saturday and Sunday operations through the 2nd Sunday in October, weather permitting.

2. XC trails open at 6:30 am daily and all access will close 30 minutes before sunset. Before 1o am and after 6 pm XC trails will be accessible via the Gondola at San Sofia Station and will not require an access pass.

          • The FREESTYLE & TECHNICAL trails in the Bike Park  (including lift access via Village Express- Lift 4) will be open from 10 am to 6 pm, daily.

3. From 10 am- 6 pm Telluride Ski Resort will provide the following services across the trail network:

          • Bike Patrol & Emergency Response Services

          • Pass sales in Mountain Village and at Oak Street

          • Pass scanning at Village Express and Gondola mid-station

          • Lessons, instruction and guides

4. During operating hours from 10 am to 6 pm, lift access to the Mountain Bike Trail Network will require an access pass.

          • Before 10 am and 6 pm the FREESTYLE and TECHNICAL trails in the Bike Park are closed, but riders can access the XC trails for free.

Single-Day Trail Access Pass:

1. Single-Day Mountain Bike Pass: single-day access to all XC, FREESTYLE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4): $25 National Forest Foundation Donation.

Season Pass Access Products:

1. TSG Winter Pass-holders: Unlimited Mountain Bike Trail Season Pass with access to all XC, FREESTYLE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4): $25 NFF Donation

2. Non-Winter Season: Same access as above: $199, which includes a $25 donation to the NFF.

3. XC Trail Season Pass: unlimited access to XC trails, NO Bike Park, FREESTYLE or TECHNICAL trails, of Village Express (Lift 4) access: $25 NFF Donation,

A q & a session followed the presentation. There were some procedural questions, with thoughtful answers from Jensen and some staff members. From my view it seemed the response from the crowd was very positive. The alliance with the National Forest Foundation was said to be a synergistic relationship that put the project in a good light with the Forest Service.

There was also a plea for riders to stay off the trails while this construction phase is ongoing in order to have mature trails to ride next summer. We did not hear any groans from the audience.

My compliments to Bill Jensen for speaking directly to the community about this major asset for summer visitors and locals alike. We saw this proactive stance last January when Jensen held his breakfast talks and dealt with the rumors that the area was going to shut down. Telski also paid the bar bill today at the Liberty.


Further questions? Contact Scott Pittenger, Director of Mountain Operations at Telluride Ski Resort,

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