Ryan Bonneau Photo Blog

March 29, 2011

Skiing Waterfall Chute

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Made it out for a great ski yesterday as we keep getting little storms every 2-3 days.  The photo above is Mike Munno skiing waterfall chute in Bear Creek.  To get this shot I had to hike out on top of the cliff and then hold onto a branch with my left hand as I hang out over the cliff and shoot Mike skiing down the chute, very fun.  We have less then a week of the Telluride Ski Resort being open and it looks like the good skiing should hold through.

March 25, 2011

Sheep mountain sunrise

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I spent the night camping behind Trout lake two nights ago to take some early morning shots and was able to get a few good images before a storm rolled in.

March 24, 2011

Aspen Abstract

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Aspens are one of my favorite subjects to shoot and it seems like there are endless interesting ways and angles to shoot them.  This image is an abstract of a beautiful aspen grove on Wilson mesa.

March 21, 2011

Signs of Spring


It has felt like spring to the Telluride locals now for a few weeks, but recently we are having more signs that confirm the early change of season.  The Geese in the image above have been around for a few days now and are filling the air with the sounds of spring.

March 19, 2011

Skiing Gold Hill

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Rain gave way to snow thursday evening and we woke to 3-5 inches of fresh powder and the mountains looked like winter again.  The image above is Mike Munno getting powder turns down the shoulder of Little Rose on Gold Hill.

March 17, 2011

Wilson Sunset

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A good sunset is much more predictable than a good sunrise in Telluride.  On a cloudy evening if you see a sliver of clear sky on the western horizon you could be in for a great show.  The eastern view is block by the mighty San Juan’s so a good sunrise just sneaks up on you.  The image above is Wilson peak at sunset last night.

March 11, 2011

The Goods

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This is another image from Wednesdays powder fest.  It’s going to get up to 50+ degrees today so our nice new snow is getting sun baked and heavy.  It’s almost looking like it’s time to go ride and climb in the desert.  I’m hoping for one more winter storm before the end of the season…

March 10, 2011

Telluride Powder Skiing


There is nothing better then getting a big storm followed by a sunny warm day in the mountains.  It happens only a few times each season and they tend to be the best days for skiing photography.  The temperature crept up near 50 degrees yesterday but the snow was still soft and light making for some perfect powder skiing.

March 9, 2011

Telluride Valley Floor

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Last night the storm that actually produced some heavy snow for us moved out right at sunset.  This is the San Miguel river running through the valley floor just outside of Telluride.  I tried to get the longest shutter speed that I could manage with the given light (around 20 secs) so I could blur the clouds with there movement a little bit to add some feeling to the scene

March 6, 2011

Skiing Palmyra Peak

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The Telluride Ski Resort now has some of the best hike-to terrain in the country with the highlight of the area being 13,250 Palmyra Peak.  It’s an exciting and long hike to reach the summit but the steep powder turns that await you are well worth it.  When the conditions are good this has to be one of the top inbound runs you are likely to ever ski.  The image above is Mike Munno on his way to the top.

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