General Norman Schwarzkopf Opens Telluride's Prospect Bowl

Jan 21, 2002, 00:00 ET from Telluride Ski Resort

    TELLURIDE, Colo., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, Jan. 12, nearly
 3500 skiers and snowboarders flanked General Norman Schwarzkopf as he cut the
 ribbon that officially opened Prospect Bowl, Telluride's new 733-acre
 expansion that nearly doubles the size of the mountain.
     "It is my great pleasure to officially open Prospect Bowl in Telluride,
 Colorado," Schwarzkopf said.  The retired general, who guided American troops
 in the Persian Gulf War, is a longtime Telluride enthusiast.  Joining in the
 ribbon cutting ceremony was Telluride owner Joe Morita, the eldest son of the
 late Akio Morita (founder of Sony).  Immediately following, over 100 local
 children clad in red, white and blue skied into Prospect Bowl, cheering,
 clicking their poles and exchanging high-fives.  (For more information on
 Prospect Bowl, visit .)
     Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders followed the children into the bowl
 for a festive barbecue with a spectacular display of fireworks, paragliders,
 and other ski and snowboard stunts.
     Telluride has infused $14 million into Prospect Bowl to create one of the
 most remarkable and unique experiences in ski country.  Three new Doppelmayr
 high-speed quads access a diversity of terrain ideal for skiers and riders of
 all ability levels.  Ute Park Lift (#11), with a ride time of four minutes and
 a 275-foot vertical rise, serves as the beginner training area.  Prospect Lift
 (#12) accesses intermediate and expert terrain with a five-minute ride time
 and a 1,050-foot vertical rise. Topping out at 12,260 feet, Gold Hill Lift
 (#14) covers 1,475 vertical feet in just four minutes and offers intermediate
 and experts breathtaking views and an expanse of incredible bowls, intimate
 glades and steep terrain.  The Lynx (Lift 13) is a surface lift that provides
 an egress out of Prospect Bowl to Lifts 1 & 10.
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SOURCE Telluride Ski Resort