This year, Telluride Ski Resort will mark the end of its winter season with a free concert by nationally acclaimed band G. Love and Special Sauce. After the annual pond skim competition at Gorrono Ranch, the band will take the stage around 3 pm in Mountain Village Core to officially conclude the 2016-2017 ski season. Additionally, Cousin Curtiss will bring his signature high energy performance seen around Telluride all season long to the Mountain Village Core to warm up the crowd earlier in the afternoon.

G. Love has come a long way in the last 23 years since being discovered in a Boston pub by drummer Jeffrey “The Houseman” Clemens. After playing together, they brought in upright bassist James “Jimi Jazz” Prescott, and G. Love and Special Sauce was born. Their self-titled debut featuring the hit “Cold Beverage” wound up going gold, and the band became known for their live shows.

After playing with and without Special Sauce over the years, the trio is back together, creating their down and dirty “trashcan blues” sound with their latest album Love Saves the Day, released last October. Live shows featuring raw grooves and funky rock ‘n’ roll are still a rush for the group, with G. Love proudly describing himself as a road dog who “will be touring until I fall off the stage.”

The official closing day festivities will kick off at Gorrono Ranch with the annual Pond Skim competition, and a dance party with longtime local favorite, DJ Soul Atomic. Entry is free, but limited to the first 100 participants. Costumes are encouraged, and prizes will be awarded for the best skim, best costume and best wipeout from Telluride Ski Resort sponsors including Smith Optics, Osprey and Helly Hansen.

As this season starts winding down, the Resort is already looking towards next year, and has set its operating dates for the 2017 – 2018 season. Opening Day is scheduled for Thursday, November 23, 2017, and Closing Day has been extended one week to Sunday, April 8, 2018.

“With the Easter holiday falling on Sunday, April 1 next year, we anticipate it would be beneficial to extend next season by one week,” said Bill Jensen, CEO of Telluride Ski Resort. “Spring typically offers some of our best conditions, and this will allow visitors to extend their Easter holiday a bit longer and enjoy Telluride during one of the warmest and sunniest parts of our season.”

For the most up-to-date information and schedule on Closing Day activities, visit the Telluride Ski & Golf Resort’s events page at To book your trip to Telluride, visit