General Norman Schwarzkopf Opens Telluride's Prospect Bowl
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 www.tellurideskiresort.com .) 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. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X87845847
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