Daylight Savings Time has shaken things up at Telluride. Clocks are set ahead one hour March 14, while Tellluride kicks back. The resort shifts daily operating hours to open at 10 a.m. each day and close at 5 p.m.
"We find our guests like the extra hour at the end of the day," said Dave Riley, CEO of the resort. "The hour shift worked great last year, and après ski is a lot of fun soaking up the sun in the late afternoon hours."
One of the hot spots for après ski is the Hop Garden at the base of Village Express (Lift 4) in Mountain Village. Daily specials are from 3-6 p.m. It's a European-style ski bar with a beer garden. More than ten specialty beers are on tap, enjoy outdoor entertainment Thursdays through Sundays, and sink your teeth into a sizzling Skier's Union burger.
Resort restaurants open at regularly scheduled hours, except the upper mountain Giuseppe's, High Camp, and Alpine Vino, shifting 30 minutes later. The gorrono Saloon stays open until 5:30 to serve the later beach crowds.
All lift operations shift to the new schedule. Ticket offices and windows will open and close an hour later, with the Mountain Village Ticket Office open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Ski school private lessons also shift an hour later. Children's group lsesons shift by 15 minutes. Adult group lessons are still 11:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. The Ski & Snowboard School also offers a Spring Special. It's a one-hour lessons from 10-11 a.m. from $125.
Day care hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Telluride closes April 4.
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