Telluride Ski Resort is “Unmatched in North America”. It’s a big, family-friendly resort located in a charming, alpine location amongst Colorado’s San Juan Mountains.
The town of Telluride sits in a box canyon surrounded by steep, jagged peaks. The ski resort rises up right from town, creating one of the most scenic towns in Colorado. There’s also a separate Mountain Village, which is connected year-round via a free gondola ride, one of the best forms of public transportation in the state!
Telluride is located in an area full big mountains. It’s actually within the largest concentration of 14,000-foot mountains in North America. With more than 2000 skiable acres and an alps-like vertical of over 4400 feet, Telluride has a lot to offer.
All levels and abilities will find trails they love at Telluride. Terrain features include easy greens, long cruisers, moguls, steeps, trees, chutes, ridges, cornices, bowls, cliffs, terrain parks and more. There’s a total of 125 trails.
Beginners will find easy greens funneling into both the Mountain Village and Station Village. Numerous learning areas exist below the tree line. Telluride has a great ski school program, offering all levels of ski and snowboard instruction.
The runs naturally progress in difficulty the further you get from the mountain village. Intermediate skiers will find over 40 blue trails of varying lengths and slopes. Several scenic blues and steep black runs funnel into downtown Telluride.
Experts will appreciate the versatility that Telluride offers: steeps, glades, chutes, cornices, bowls, and more big-time features. The Revelation Bowl opened in 2008, added an additional 400 acres of high-alpine terrain. There is a lot of advanced skiing from along the ridge of Palmyra Peak. You really can’t go wrong anywhere on this mountain.
There is both a Mountain Village and historic downtown Telluride. A free gondola, running from 6:30 am – midnight, connects the two. Mountain Village is a modern ski village with all the amenities you’d expect from a world-class resort. You’ll find luxury hotels, great restaurants, spas, shops, and boutiques within walking distance of each other.
On-mountain, Telluride offers several dining options: Gorrono Ranch Restaurant, Big Billie’s Restaurant, and Giuseppe’s Restaurant. Located atop a mountain ridge at Telluride, Giuseppe’s is the highest restaurant at any Colorado ski resort at 11,890 ft.
The town of Telluride has a long and rich history. Some say it was named for Tellurium, a gold-bearing ore. Others say “To Hell You Ride”, referring to the thriving gold and silver camps set up in the 1870s. Incorporated in 1878, Telluride is an authentic, Old West town with lots of attractions.
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Address: 565 Mountain Village Blvd, Telluride, CO 81435
Season: mid November-early April
- Base Elevation – 8,725 ft
- Lift-Served – 12,570 ft
- Summit – 13,150 ft
- Vertical – 4,425 ft
- Ski Area: 2,000+ acres
- Average Snowfall: 309 in
Trail Maps: Telluride Resort Map (PDF)
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