Telluride launching spring event

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Colorado - Telluride Ski Resort will debut Mountain Town Get Down on March 28-30, featuring live music in the village along with old favorites such as the bikini slalom and luau at Gorrono Ranch.

Telluride Ski Resort has created the event to support late-season skier visitation, hotel occupancy and village vendor revenue.

The event will kick off with live music at Tomboy Tavern on Friday, March 28. On Saturday, a free concert will take place in the Mountain Village core from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring national touring reggae acts. On Sunday, the Mountain Town Get Down will wrap-up with the annual bikini slalom and luau at Gorrono Ranch.

Telluride Ski Resort built support for the event through individual and group meetings with Mountain Village businesses. The Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association has agreed to support the event with $7,500 to assist in bringing quality production and entertainment to the Saturday concert in the Village.

Telluride's Mountain Town Get Down events are free to the public. The ski resort is moving forward with operational and promotional planning. The Town of Mountain Village has not approved the necessary event permits, but the town and the ski resort are working closely to complete the permits and ensure a safe and positive weekend.