The last stop on our Colorado Adventure takes us to Telluride. The resort was founded by Joseph T. Zoline who hoped to build a "world class resort" from scratch. Telluride's remoteness, Zoline acknowledged, is also what makes the resort special. Weekend warrior skiiers from the big cities don't get there by car. This makes Telluride a more out of the way, full-service ski resort with exceedingly short lift lines. The Telluride and Montrose Regional Airports now boast non-stop air service from nine cities around the country on six different carriers, making Telluride more accessible than ever. Telluride was also host to the 2009 and 2010 Visa LG Snowboardcross World Cup, and will be hosting the event a third time in 2011.
Telluride Ski Resort (TelSki) was purchased in 1999 by Joe Morita. Telluride was then purchased by a private investment group in 2003, the majority owned by Newport Federal (Chuck Horning, Summerly Horning).
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