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Day Two: Telluride

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You may only do three runs in a full day at Verbier—and that'll be quite all right with you. It takes multiple trams to reach the top of the mountain, and then to access some of the best terrain, it requires a short hike. So it could be an hour into the day before you actually make your first turn. But then you'll sop up 2,000-plus vertical feet, milking each face shot all the way down. Then you'll need to ride a few more lifts to get back to where you started. This photo was taken at the bottom of the Lac de Cleuson.

Telluride 11:47am-12:45P.M. Vertical: 1,100

More fresh snow for us in Telluride. Affectionately known as "the pickles" (because of their green jackets), members of Telluride's marketing team showed us to their signature run, the Plunge. Gene Arzonetti, Kristin Ialeggio, and Pete Skavish lead the way through the huge, soft bumps like they had been there many times before. Trying to show off, I launched myself off a catwalk only to wipe out in a cloud of champagne dust.

The reception was so warm and the snow was so good, it was tough to leave Telluride. We took with us box lunches and the memory of great snow and awesome terrain in this little mountain town.

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