Two days, 21 inches in Telluride

Telluride currently bears the weight of 21 inches of snow, and I, for one, can’t think of a better place to be stranded. The powder is soft and begging to be carved, so grab your skis and pick up a lift ticket. The Telluride Ski Resort is starting packages at $119 a night next month, making a quick trip out to the slopes even more enticing.

This is the second year in a row that Telluride has had record snowfall in December. For the entire month, more than 100 inches of fresh flakes have fallen. That’s more than eight feet! For the entire season, total snowfall is close to 12 feet. The resort’s CEO, Dave Riley, sweetens the pot, with “new terrain, chairlift, restaurants, howitzers, snowcats, hotels and air service on top of the fantastic start to the season.”

Yes, Dave, we know. We need to get out to Telluride.

Head out west for New Year’s Eve, and you’ll get to enjoy a fireworks display, torch light parade and a countdown on Main Street at the courthouse clock tower.