Ute Tribes traverse Telluride Trails

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Advanced skiers, l-r: Clessa Eyetoo, Zane Olguin, K’ai Whiteskunk and Kyle Rima, get ready to take to the slopes of Telluride Ski Resort on Saturday, Dec. 15.
Marissa Olguin gets some encouraging words from her snowboarding instructor.
Darius Aguilar learns the basics of snowboarding as he gets some good words from his instructor.
Marissa O’John takes instruction from her ski instructor and heads down the small beginner hill.
Daymian Aguilar gets his groove as he takes on some powder.
Sunny Flores enjoys some solo time on the slopes of Telluride.
Tanneigha O’John nervously looks to her instructor for direction as she gets ready to take off down the hill.
Kalynn Weaver tries balancing out on the snowboard as instructed with the help of a pro.
Cyrus Naranjo shows his snowboarding moves by doing a 180.
Tallas Cantsee and his dad, Tallas Cantsee enjoy their time on the lift as they head to shred the mountain.
Skiers get familiar with their ski gear at the beginning of ski lessons on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Telluride Ski Resort.
SunUte Community Center’s Recreation Dept. took kids from Ignacio to Telluride Ski Resort where they met up with Towaoc Recreation kids and enjoyed a couple days of skiing and snowboarding.
Daymian Aguilar gets focused and ready as he starts taking on bigger snowboard challenges.
Elijah Weaver steadies himself ready to make that left-hand turn.
Sunny Flores learns quick when it comes to winter fun. The snowboarder gets help from Telluride’s top instructors.
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
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SunUte Community Center took a group of adventurous youth to Telluride, Colo., Dec. 14-16 to take on some new challenges. Skiers and Snowboarders received lessons and were able to make momentous strides while on the slopes of Telluride Ski Resort. While there, the group met up with some fellow kids from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and enjoyed the time spent together on the snow packed mountain.

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