Telluride Receives The Ultimate Birthday Gift

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TELLURIDE, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2003-News Release) - Birthday wishes do come true! A storm camping out over Telluride this week has dropped nearly a foot and a half of snow since Monday, priming conditions for Telluride's 30th Birthday Blowout Bash, March 1-9. Telluride received two feet in the past week, increasing the mountain's top base to 61 inches and mid-mountain base to 59 inches.

"Telluride is celebrating its birthday in style,Snow falling from the sky making piles and piles,Skiers and riders grinnin' from ear to earWhat a way to celebrate our 30th year!" said Gregg Bagni, marketing guru for the Telluride Ski Resort.

The National Weather Service predicts snow throughout the day with accumulations of up to 6 inches. Snow is expected to fall through early next week, creating stellar conditions during Telluride's 30th birthday celebration. Telluride's eclectic history and ever-present funk come alive during this weeklong event which includes four concerts, a 70's party with Boogie Machine, contests, après-ski revelries, and giveaways. Visit tellurideskiresort.com for a complete schedule of events.

Guests attending Telluride's 30th birthday celebration can take advantage of a special rate at the historic New Sheridan Hotel--30 percent off lodging and half price lift tickets. Room rates start at $91 per night (lift ticket not included in room rate, must be booked by March 1). For reservations, call 800-200-1891 or visit newsheridan.com.

For more information on Telluride's snow conditions, visit tellurideskiresort.com or call 970-728-7425.

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