Visit Telluride and Ski Free

Once you are within three meters get your beacon right on the snow surface and begin your fine search. Bracket your readings along two axes to locate the closest reading/strongest signal that you can find and begin probing. Remember that your victim can be buried multiple meters below the snow surface.

TELLURIDE, Colo. Oct. 7, 2004 — October snow is falling in Telluride! Skiers and boarders dreaming of a ski vacation can turn dreams into reality with the new SKI FREE deal. From Nov. 25 - Dec. 19, 2004, lodges including the Mountain Lodge in Mountain Village (866-368-6867), the Mountainside Inn (888-728-1950) and the historic New Sheridan (800-200-1891) hotel offers guests free lift tickets with a two night minimum stay. Snow sports enthusiasts of every age and ability can experience the first powder turns of the season at no cost, making Telluride a ski vacation dream come true.

"Telluride is rockin' in the free ski world, said Pete Woods, vice president of sales and marketing at the Telluride Ski Resort. "There's no better way to kick off the winter season than riding the slopes free.

The historic New Sheridan Hotel, located a block and a half from the gondola, is offering a $74 per person stay which includes a daily lift ticket, full breakfast and all hotel amenities (based on double occupancy). Guests relaxing at the luxurious Mountain Lodge at Telluride Mountain Village will receive up to two lift tickets, per night/per room with rates starting at $179 per night. Ski free when you stay at the Mountainside Inn as single occupancy rates start at $99 nightly and bring a friend for $129 nightly. A two night minimum is required at all lodging locations.

Other participating lodges include:

Abercrombie & Kent Concierge Villas 800-710-2528

Bear Creek Inn 800-338-7064

Elevation Vacations 888-728-8160

Resort Quest Telluride 877-826.8047

Hotel Columbia 800-201-9505

Premier Mountain Resorts 800-750-8750

Camel's Garden Resort Hotel & Condos 888-772-2635

Ice House Lodge & Condos 800-544-3436

Accommodations in Telluride 866-SKI-TRP2

The San Sophia 800-537-4781The resort opens Nov.24, 2004. For More information on SKI FREEpackages visit www.tellurideskiresort.comor call Central Reservations at866-287-5015.