Telluride Prospect Bowl
Prospect Bowl opens up a whole new world to
skiers and riders of all levels. With a backcountry feel, accessible to
all abilities, this is one mountain you won't soon forget.
Now in its third year, Prospect Bowl is still the
biggest news in ski country. Telluride has invested $14 million in capital
expenditures to create one of the most memorable and unique experiences.
Three new Doppelmayr high-speed detachable quad lifts open incredible
terrain and world-class views to skiers of all abilities.
Prospect Bowl links two sides of the mountain.
From serene to extreme, this inviting stash of intimate glades, bowls and
trails bridges the gap between experts and novices. Prospect Bowl adds
friendly cruisers and corduroy groomers, helping beginner and intermediate
skiers and riders break through to the next level. The new terrain coupled
with world-renowned expert runs transforms the mountain from a three-day
resort into a week-long destination.
Flanked by jagged and dramatic peaks on all
sides, skiers and riders who enter Prospect Bowl experience the sensation
of being in the Alps, with peaks close enough to reach out and touch. This
inspirational setting has a hypnotic effect, encouraging guests to leave
the realities of the everyday world behind and simply enjoy the
breathtaking serenity of the mountains. The soothing atmosphere provokes a
renewed sense of discovery, simplicity and balance.
Unlike the typical, boulevard-wide bunny slopes,
Ute Park, the new beginner training area in Prospect Bowl, is nestled at
the bottom of a dramatic bowl with breathtaking mountain backdrops. Gently
rolling groomed and contoured terrain actively assists the learning
process as novice skiers and snowboarders explore areas of the mountain
previously accessible only to accomplished skiers. Powder-covered glades
and rolling terrain delight instead of intimidate, leading to a relaxed
Of course Prospect Bowl also offers experts a
challenging playground with ample opportunity for freshies and face shots.
Topping out at 12,260 feet, the Gold Hill Lift accesses chutes, above-treeline
bowls and heart-stopping steeps which were formerly hike-to terrain. In
the shadow of towering 13,319-foot Palmyra Peak, the Prospect Lift offers
mind-expanding views with terrain to match. Skiers and riders test the
steeps off the lift or earn their turns by hiking up Prospect Ridge or
Bald Mountain. Powder hounds have plenty of opportunity for fresh tracks
as Prospect Bowl receives an abundance of snow due to its elevation and
Prospect Bowl showcases Telluride's authenticity
and colorful history. With trail names from the mining era, Prospect Bowl
offers guests a snapshot of the "days of old." From May Girl to
Magnolia to Little Maude, each trail tells a story of Telluride's rough
and tumble past.
Ute Park honors the first inhabitants of
the Telluride Valley, the Ute Indians. When they discovered Telluride
thousands of years ago, they sensed a powerful spirit and deemed the
valley sacred. This magical feeling of Telluride lives on today in the
mystifying beauty of Prospect Bowl.