Telluride adding night lights to terrain park

Telluride Ski Resort Chief Executive Officer Dave Riley announced Sunday that the resort will add night riding to its menu of on-snow activities.

A lighted terrain park and superpipe will be developed just above Heritage Plaza at Mountain Village, Riley said. That area already has night lights, allowing riders to use the terrain park and superpipe as late as 8 p.m.

The new additions, in an area formerly known as “Competition Hill” and the former site of the NASTAR course, will be open four nights a week, Thursday through Sunday, Riley said.

The new park will include jumps, rails and along with the superpipe. Work has begun on the park and plans call for it to open around Jan. 14.

Night tickets will cost $25, with night season passes available for $200. People already holding a Telluride season pass can get a night season pass for $150.

Night passes go on sale Monday at the Mountain Village ticket office.

“We’ve been making snow for several weeks in this area and are starting to push out the piles for shaping,” Riley said. “We also recycled snow from the World Cup course off Misty Maiden.”

The announcement comes shortly after the resort reaped some valuable international media coverage for its adept handling of the recent Snowboard World Cup.


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