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Skiing: Colorado > Colorado Ski Areas

Quick Facts


Advanced Terrain: 32%
Average Annual Snowfall: 325 Inches
Base Elevation: 8,725 Feet (2719.8 Meters)
Beginner Terrain: 21%
Double Chairs: 2
Gondolas: 1
Half Pipe: Yes
High-speed Quads: 4
Intermediate Terrain: 47%
Number Of Lifts: 12
Number of Runs: 66
Skiable Acres: 1,050 Acres
Snowboard Park: Yes
Summit Elevation: 12,247 Feet (3817.6 Meters)
Surface Lifts: 2
Triple Chairs: 2
Vertical Rise: 3,522 Feet (1097.9 Meters) 3250 ft. lift served

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General Description

Telluride Ski Area under fresh snow
Copyright: T.R. Youngstrom - Telluride Ski and Golf Company
Telluride Ski Area under fresh snow
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.

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.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Ski Season: Late November through Early April .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Daily Adult Lift Ticket Call for Current Fee Early season and multi-day dis
Daily Child Lift Ticket Call for Current Fee Early season and multi-day dis
Daily Senior Lift Ticket (65-59 yrs.) Call for Current Fee
Kids 5 & under, Seniors 70 & over Call for Current Fee

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Charles Winterscheid (Fort Collins, Co)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: TELLURIDE ROCKS! Gold Hill is some steepest terrain in Colorado. Beautiful mountains in view 360 degrees.
Conditions: Steep, very steep.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cross-country Skiing 30 km cross-country ski network.
ICON Downhill Skiing
ICON Snowboarding
ICON Snowshoeing 30 km cross-country ski network.

More Information

Links to other sites:
Telluride Resort - Official web site


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