Telluride: Fantastic conditions and world-class amenities

(AP Photo/Colorado Ski Country, Nathan Bilow)


(AP Photo/Colorado Ski Country, Nathan Bilow)

The Telluride ski experience offers a genuine mountain experience for all levels of skiers thanks to a mix of quality terrain at all points on the mountain.  From refined groomed runs to challenging moguls, there truly is something for everyone.  Even beginners and intermediate skiers can ride to the highest peaks and enjoy terrain and views typically reserved for the experts.  Find out why Telluride has been called, “The most beautiful place you’ll ever ski.”

Once you get to Telluride, plan to park and forget about your vehicle. This is a small, pedestrian friendly town with everything in walking distance and several modes of public transportation

A whole new town was developed above Telluride called “Mountain Village.” The Town and the Village are connected with a gondola that runs until midnight, and is free to the public.

Telluride’s slopes and lifts remain uncrowded throughout the season — so you can really enjoy your ski vacation.  In fact, the mountain is so uncrowded that you’ll often feel like you are on your own private ski slope.

Averaging more than 300 inches of snow and 300 days of sunshine each year, odds are you’ll find fantastic conditions on Telluride’s 1,700 skiable acres. And forget crowds: the trails are never packed, and there is rarely a lift line.

Long time favorites include The Plunge for experts, intermediate See Forever, and the 4.6 mile Galloping Goose for beginners. Freestylers of all levels can hit one of several terrain parks.

Once you’re done skiing and you’re ready to hit the town, the free Galloping Goose bus does a town loop every 15 minutes (visit for schedule and stops).

For affordable dining consider several local favorites: La Cocina de Luz or Emilio’s for Mexican; The Brown Dog for pizza. The Sweet Life and Diggity Dogs on the mountain are the closest things to kid-friendly fast food. Another option is the Corner House Grill.

Floradora Saloon is a good spot for steak and potatoes and Smugglers Brewpub is known for its handcrafted beer.

The Cowboy Coffee horse trailer in town is a local legend.


In Telluride, you’ll find accommodation with intimate Victorian settings or modern design elements — all just steps away from award-winning restaurants. Head to Mountain Village and discover well-appointed lodging with slopeside access and on-site, full-service spa services.

No two properties in Telluride and Mountain Village are alike. If you’d like local expertise to help decide where to stay, please call Telluride Central Reservations at 888.605.2578.

More Fun

In addition to skiing and snowboarding,  winter is a wonderland for outdoor adventures in and around Telluride. Off the slopes, find your own passion while discovering a variety of unique winter opportunities, including helicopter and Cat skiing, Nordic skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice climbing, horseback and sleigh rides, ice skating, dog sledding and winter fly fishing.

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