My husband and I love to ski. Bill is a black diamond skier and I am a “cautious intermediate” which pretty much means I stick to the blues and greens. I especially love the runs off of Chair 10 (like Sundance and Galloping Goose). When I want to take it easy and breeze past some gorgeous Colorado homes, I head for that area around Chair 10 which I like to call “Home and Garden.”
Probably the opposite of “Home and Garden” is helicopter skiing which I have never attempted and won’t be trying anytime soon. Helicopter skiing is for experts who want to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience skiing in beautiful, isolated locations with fabulous snow but no ski lifts. The closest experience I will ever have to Heliskiing is watching videos of people (with cameras on their heads) doing it. YouTube has some great footage. Check out the short videos to get a better feel for this exhilarating sport.
Experts take note, Telluride offers helicopter skiing and/or snowboarding. The name of the company is Telluride Helitrax and they have been operating for almost 30 years. They offer single day trips as well as multiple day trips. The single day trip (six runs) costs $999 per person. To my surprise, their web site says they welcome intermediate through expert skiers. Hmm, they didn’t say anything about “cautious intermediates” so I think I’ll stick with “Home and Garden” followed by some hot chocolate, a hot tub, and maybe a nap. Telluride really does have something for everybody.