Telluride is set in a box canyon, surrounded by 14,000 foot peaks where you will discover miles of uncrowded slopes and diverse terrain. From invitingly easy to incredibly steep, you'll discover more than 3,500 vertical feet of naturally segregated terrain and not a lift line in sight. Steeps and glades, untracked and groomed, open bowls and narrow chutes, big riding and sweet pipes -- no matter your ability, the mountain has terrain for you. Nordic enthusiasts couldn't ask for more than the beauty of Telluride. Groomed cross-country trails can be found in the town park, on the valley floor, on the golf course or atop Lift 10. Call 970-728-1144.
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Telluride Ski Area under fresh snow
At the base of the ski area sits the historic town of Telluride. Telluride is one of the most scenic towns in the Rockies. Brick hotels and clapboard storefronts look just as they did in the 1880s, reminiscent of the rough-and-tumble mining town it once was. Victorian homes in vivid colors line the streets of this designated National Historic District, reflecting the town's authentic charm. Above the old town, at the other end of the gondola, lies the enchanting alpine community of Mountain Village. This ski-in/ski-out community features luxurious slope side accommodations, fireside gathering spots and easy access to the slopes of Telluride mountain.
For more information call Telluride Ski Resort at 888-TELLURIDE or call the Telluride Chamber Resort Association at 800-525-3455.
Directions from Denver: Take Interstate 70 West to Grand Junction, go South on Route 50 to Montrose. Continue South on Route 550 to Ridgway then turn right onto Route 62. Follow this to Route 145 and turn left. Follow the signs into Telluride.Travel time - 7 hours.Flights are available from Denver and Phoenix, into the Telluride airport. Montrose offers flights from Denver, Newark, Houston and Phoenix.
Normal Ski Season:
Late November through Early April .