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Scenic beauty. Unspoiled character and charm. Legendary terrain. Room to breathe.

Forty-five minutes from the nearest stoplight at the end of a towering canyon sits Telluride, Colorado (elev. 8,750'), a National Historic Landmark surrounded by the highest concentration of 13,000' and 14,000' peaks in the United States. Above the historic mining town of Telluride is a modern mountain village connected by a free pedestrian gondola, the only one of its kind in North America. Meaning: you’ll never have to get in a car for the entirety of your stay.

Unlike any other resort in North America, Telluride's location and size allows guests to revel in a peaceful atmosphere, where lift lines are nearly non-existent and the people are authentic and friendly.

Telluride is more accessible than ever, as more flight options have been added for the 2018-19 winter season. Charlotte Douglas International (CLT) is the latest airport added to the list of direct flights to Montrose-Telluride Regional Airport (MTJ) that brings the total to 15 non-stop flights from 11 major hubs for the 2018-19 winter.


Annual Snowfall:
280 in / 711 cm
Base Elevation:
8,750 ft / 2,667 m
Summit Elevation:
13,150 ft / 4,008 m
Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Season Dates:
Skiable Area:
2,000 acres / 809 hectares
# of trails:
220 acres / 89 hectares
Bowl Skiing
CAT Skiing
Terrain Parks

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Originally named Columbia, the fledgling town had to change its name due to post office confusion with Columbia, California. So in 1887, the town was renamed Telluride, thus beginning its mark as a budding mining town, and eventually, one of the premier skiing and vacation destinations in the US.

The resort’s snow conditions is a skier’s dream come true. Annually, Telluride receives over 280” of snowfall and more than 300 days of sunshine, which is just perfect for the resort’s 148 trails and over 2,000 acres that varies from true beginner to some of the most advanced terrain in Colorado. Additionally, its ideal southern CO location means the temperatures in Telluride are generally a few degrees warmer than the resorts in northern CO, WY and MT.

Telluride’s array of award-winning lodging offers stunning views, top-of-the-line accommodations and spacious design. Their signature dining choices are world-renowned, with acclaimed chefs and wine sommeliers at the helm – particular standout is Alpino Vino, the highest elevation fine-dining restaurant in North America at nearly 12,000 feet.


In 2018, Telluride Ski Resort was ranked the #5 ski resort in North America by Forbes Magazine. Read Story

Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked Telluride Ski Resort the #1 Ski Resort in North America for the fourth time in five years. SKI Magazine readers ranked the resort in the top 10 among western resorts and #1 in Overall Satisfaction. Telluride is also home to numerous award-winning restaurants and lodges.

In 2017, Condé Nast Traveler ranked four Telluride hotels as top hotels and resorts in Colorado: Lumiere Telluride, the Inn at Lost Creek, Madeline Hotel & Residences, and The Peaks Resort & Spa.

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