Telluride

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In Telluride you will find unique history, legendary terrain, a colorful town, and spectacular scenery.  

At the end of a box canyon, surrounded by 13,000’ and 14,000’ peaks, sits Telluride, Colorado (elev. 8,750') a National Historic Landmark. Above the charming mining town of Telluride is a modern mountain village. A one-of-a-kind, free, pedestrian gondola connects the two towns, making getting around convenient and an experience in itself. The stunning views of the surrounding mountains are unparalleled. 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.

While Telluride is located in remote southwest Colorado, getting there has never been easier. In addition to increased flight service at Montrose Regional Airport, there is daily commercial service into Telluride (TEX) airport from Denver; visitors can be at the resort and on the slopes in a matter of minutes.

 


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:
       
Snowmaking:
220 acres / 89 hectares
Bowl Skiing
Yes
CAT Skiing
No
Terrain Parks
4

Best Known For

The Telluride area is one of the most iconic mountain destinations in the world. From the days of the Ute Indians, through the mining era, and the arrival of the ski industry, Telluride’s rich history has shaped the authentic mountain character of the town we know today.  

Telluride Ski Resort boasts 2,000 skiable acres offering wide beginner runs, gladed tree skiing, multiple terrain parks, playful groomed blues, open bowls, steeps, chutes, inbounds hike-to, and some of the most advanced terrain in Colorado. No matter your ability, the variety of terrain found in Telluride is equaled only by the spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounding San Juan Mountains.  

Telluride is known for year-round festivals celebrating music, art, and culture. Both the town and Mountain Village are home to top-rated gourmet restaurants, quaint shops, and thriving entertainment venues.  

Telluride’s award-wining accommodations offer the highest level of service, premier ski access, and luxurious amenities.

AWARDS:

USA Today ranks Telluride Ski Resort as ​the #1 ski resort in North America​.

"The combination of charming old buildings, striking scenery and proximity to skiing make Telluride the best ski town in North America." 

Forbes- Top 10 Ski Resorts in North America for 2019 

Perennially a Top 5 resort in the ​Forbes​ resort rankings, ​Telluride jumped to #2 in Chris Steiner's 2019 list​ due in part to reviews such as this: ​"There is a group of top tier ski resort towns in North America—and this pack has an alpha. That alpha is Telluride. First-time visitors marvel at the seemingly vertical canyon walls rising on three sides next to town and wonder, “Why didn’t I come here earlier?” 

Condé Nast Traveler, 2018 Readers' Choice Awards- #1 Ski Resort in North America  

For the 6th time in the past seven years, the readers of Conde Nast Traveler have rated Telluride Ski Resort the #1 Ski Resort in the U.S. and Canada. Read the entire article: ​ America's Best Ski Resorts: Readers' Choice Awards 2018​ ,CNTraveler.com.

Ski Magazine  
In ​SKI Magazine's 2018 Resort Survey​, readers ranked Telluride as the #5 Ski Resort in the West. Here are some other highlights: 

  • Character #1
  • Terrain #3
  • Lodging #5
  • Dining #6

Colorado Ski Country News