Recognized as one of the top ski destinations in Colorado, Telluride offers more than 2,000 acres of skiable terrain ideal for all ability levels. Having an abundance of terrain will have skiers and snowboarders feeling thrilled that the lifts remain uncrowded throughout the season. Guests who have visited the resort have said Telluride is one of the most beautiful places they have ever visited, as it is located in Colorado’s breathtaking Box Canyon which is surrounded by soaring mountains and natural beauty.
Once an old mining town, Telluride now oozes rich history and charm that is a reflection of its founding days. Glimpses from the past can seen throughout store fronts when walking through the main street.
Where to stay in Telluride
Telluride has accommodation options that suit all travelling styles, from 5 star lodges to clean and comfortable hotel rooms.
If you are looking for ski-in, ski-out accommodation options or wanting quick access to the lifts each morning then we would recommend staying at the base of the mountain in Telluride's Mountain Village. With a range of great hotels, lodges, suites and condos all within walking distance to chairlifts, ski schools and several restaurants and cafes, everything you could want from a ski holiday will be at your fingertips.
Alternatively, if you are looking to stay off mountain then we would recommend staying in Telluride’s Downtown area. Confident skiers and snowboarders will be able to ski into town, however to ski-out you will need to take the gondola and chairlift to the slopes. Compared to Telluride's Mountain Village there are more dinning and shopping options, and still has a great selection of hotels, condos, and lodges.
Skiing and snowboarding at Telluride delivers a fantastic mountain experience for all ability levels, thanks to the mix of quality terrain. From refined groomed runs to challenging moguls, there is something for everyone. Even beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders can ride the highest peaks of Telluride to enjoy the terrain and views.
Telluride averages 300 inches of snow each season, with 300 days of sunshine throughout the year. This means you are more likely to have a clear blue bird day when cruising the mountain. A highlight of Telluride is that the mountain is never too busy or tracked out by other riders, did someone say shorter lift lines?
Telluride is conveniently on the Epic Pass.
Getting around Telluride
Linking the historic town of Telluride and the Mountain Village together is the gondola, which is the only transportation system of its kind in North America. The 13-minute ride eliminates the 13km drive between the two towns. The town of Telluride also offers a free shuttle service that has designated stops that travellers can take advantage of. There is also a Dial-A-Ride service that offers free transportation for guests and resident in and around the Mountain Village, as well as free all-day parking for commuters and visitors at the Carhenge carpark.
Getting to Telluride
Located in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, Telluride is a mountain that is quite easy to access because of the direct flights from nine major cities across the US and world-wide connections. Travellers are served via Montrose Regional Airport and Telluride Reginal Airport. From Montrose Regional Airport it is just over an hour drive to the resort by either car or shuttle/ transfer services.
Top things to do in Telluride in winter
Telluride is known for its world class skiing and snowboarding, but that is not all there is to do there. Whether you are a non-skier or are taking a rest day, there is plenty to keep you occupied. From snowshoeing to dog sledding, there is also a spa to tend to those hard-working muscles.
Dining & Après in Telluride
Finding a good bite to eat or the perfect après spot isn’t hard in Telluride, with many options in both Downtown and the Mountain village. There is a range of fine dining restaurants to grab and go breakfast options.