New terrain to give Telluride a lift November 26, 2001 Share 1 -- TELLURIDE, Colo. -- Ski resort officials here are heralding the opening of Prospect Bowl. They say it gives visitors a reason to stay for a weeklong vacation instead of the average three-day visit. The area, built at a cost of $14 million, adds 733 acres of ski terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels. Prospect Bowl, which officially opens Dec. 20, is served with three high-speed lifts that carry skiers high atop the San Juan Mountains. "With these new lifts in Prospect Bowl, all lift pods of Telluride's naturally segregated mountain become connected, creating a seamless flow," said Ron Allred, chief executive officer of Telluride Ski & Golf Co., in a statement."Prospect Bowl transforms the Telluride mountain into a weeklong destination," he said. The ski area also is awaiting the start of American Airlines service from Chicago O'Hare to Montrose, Colo., which is a 65-mile drive from Telluride.The service, scheduled to begin Dec. 22, gives Telluride air access from six cities on four carriers: The other service is on American from Dallas, Continental from Newark and Houston, United from Denver and America West from Phoenix.The resort created a package in conjunction with the new service. The Breeze into Telluride plan starts at $689 per person and features four nights' lodging, three days' skiing and roundtrip air from Chicago to Montrose. The offer is valid Jan. 4 to 31 and is based on midweek travel.In other Telluride news, the resort area opened Station Recreation, a natural amusement park with mountain activities, such as tubing, sledding and snowbiking. For more information, call Telluride Central Reservations at (800) 525-3455 or visit www.telluride-ski.com.