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Telluride Ski Resort

A ski resort has to be doing a lot of things right to make SKI Magazine’s shortlist as a top five destination in the annual Resort Guide. A Telluride ski vacation requires a bit more effort than visiting most other resorts; getting to the breathtaking box canyon in the San Juan Mountains can take a while. But vacationers are rewarded for their travelling efforts; Telluride is one of Colorado’s most gorgeous mountain towns.  Rich in mining-era character and stocked with endless stashes to explore thanks to nonexistent crowds, Telluride is a place you’ll never want to leave.

Ski Telluride

The Telluride skiing offers something for all ability levels, literally. With 23 percent beginner terrain, 36 percent intermediate terrain and 41 percent expert terrain, every type of skier can enjoy Telluride skiing. Are you looking for long cruising groomed beginner or intermediate runs with stunning panoramic views of the San Juan Mountains? You’ll find them in Telluride. Are you interested in skiing challenging, rock-littered terrain that feels more like the Alps than Colorado? Telluride’s advanced and extreme terrain is bar none! Are you a fan of moguls? There are thousands of vertical feet of bumps to bang around on in Telluride. 

Telluride is a skier’s mountain. The people who call Telluride home and those who return year after year for their ski trip love Telluride Mountain because of the challenging runs easily accessed from the chairlifts, the world-class views that will undoubtedly knock your socks off, and, of course, the atmospheric town. 

Downtown Telluride and Mountain Village

There are two distinct parts of Telluride: Downtown and Mountain Village. Downtown Telluride still retains the feel and charm of a former mining town, it’s a snapshot of days gone by and the locals that live in Telluride work hard to keep it genuine. Mountain Village, over the ridge from downtown, is reminiscent of most contemporary resort villages—modern hotels, shops, and restaurants line the cobblestone walkways (or “breezeways” as the locals call them).

To experience the best of both worlds, you can take the complimentary 15-minute gondola ride that links downtown Telluride with Mountain Village, making the absolute coolest commute in any mountain town. Whether you opt for the charm and action of old-school downtown or the quiet atmosphere and comfortable accoutrements of Mountain Village, bouncing between both areas is easy and fun. 

Start planning your vacation to  Telluride ski resort today and speak or chat with one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists to get tips on the best lodging, activities and more. 

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Customer Reviews (27)

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What the experts are saying

Bryan Donnelly
Bryan Donnelly
Mountain Vacation Specialist
1-800-908-5000 X 3347
4.2
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go to Telluride now

George Schools
09/03/2016

Great if you come to ski

This was our third trip to Telluride. The scenery is stunning, and there is a wide range of ski runs available for all levels. Really enjoy it, even when the snow is not especially good. Noted a greatly expanded choice of dining options in Mountain Village and Telluride, which was nice.
Serge and Isidora Kostic
07/03/2016

Winter wonderland with fantastic skiing, overall experience and destination

Telluride offers sheer variety and quality of skiing at every level that can be appealing to a wide range of skiers. strong intermediate terrains, lots of blue and double blue terrains, beautifully groomed, with or without the trees.
Even thou I am intermediate skier I was able to enjoy mogul runs. Our favorite on-the-slopes restaurant was Gorrono Ranch on the lift no4: cozy barn like design, outdoor live music, warm and inviting with energetic and friendly staff. They have the smokehouse where you can purchase smoked bbq chicken and other very hearty meals such as chili soups, shredded pork sandwich or veggie burger. We also tried Alpino Vino Restaurant: we liked the idea of dining in the restaurant at the highest elevation in north USA but we did not like having to be seated by hostess and formality of the restaurant. The food was ok, heavily Italian, slightly fatty.


Our children were in the ski school (second year) and for them, there was so much terrain to ski and improve their skills on the long green and double green runs for play and practice. They were in love with blue Enchanted Forest slope that features light modules for jumping and trough the woods skiing experience. Our adult favorite slopes were Apex and Plunge (black), Polar Queen and Magnolia (cruisers, double blue). The village offers lots of restaurants, shopping, off-slope and après ski activities. It's truly is a Winter Wonderland. The presence of a onsite town is experience on its own...from the village you can easily get to the town via gondola or ski down into! The town has its own charm and lots to offer. We eat in ShangHai Palace restaurant (somewhat understated, but don't be fooled, the food is fantastic) Chinese.
Larry Green
26/02/2016

Beautiful without the crowds

I think because if where it's located (90 minutes from the closest commercial airport) the crowds are modest, which we loved. The mountain is beautiful with loads of choice to appeal to all levels. Had we been there more than 5 days we might have preferred something a bit bigger. On the downside, the town is small- sort of a shrunken version of Park City. Again, for a few days it's fine but for longer stays it might get a bit boring.
Rick Miller
19/02/2016

Great Mountain

Beautiful mountain and nice old town. We travel a lot and try to ski new places every time, but we'll return to Telluride
Paul Ferszt
18/02/2016

Telluride is an Awesome Resort

The local people and all involved with the running of the resort, hotels, restaurants etc really go out of their way to satisfy the customer. I love the mountain and town and all of the great people. This was my forth trip to Telluride and I will be back next year.
Bruce Riser
26/01/2016

Telluride ski trip

My 2nd trip to Telluride to ski. The skiing was great. I have skied at many resorts in the rocks over the years.
There is nothing to complain about at Telluride. Period. Powder and challenging slides. If you were a beginner there might not be as many slides and a typical Colorado mountain. But for intermediate and advanced it is wonderful.
Richard L
26/01/2016

Amazing mountain (and 18 fresh inches didn't hurt)

Endless challenges on the mountain. No lines even on a holiday weekend.
Only problem is getting there but that's why there are no lines.
Andrea in Bethesda
09/04/2012

I really love Telluride cant wait to go back

I truly loved Telluride. I've been all over to several different ski resorts in the US and Canada and this is probably my favorite.

The people are so friendly, the vibe of the town is so positive, and the terrain for skiing and boarding is unmatched. I cant wait to go back.
Pat in Oak park
20/02/2012

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Telluride is a beautiful location! The skiing was wonderful with a variety of runs for all levels of skiers. If you are in shape & like a challenge, you can hike to Palmyra Peak and ski double black diamonds. Absolutely no waiting at the lifts (skiied a Fri., Sat., & Sun.) and from what the locals say, there is never any waiting.
We stayed in Mountain Village at Bear Creek Lodge and did not need a vehicle as the lodge provided outstanding shuttle service and we used the gondola to get to/from the town of Telluride.
It takes a while to get to Telluride (we flew LAX-DEN-MTJ, 90 min. ride to Telluride from Montrose) but everyone in our group felt it was worth it.
The town offers many great restaurants; we ate at and recommend Honga's Lotus Petal and 221 South Oak St. Bistro. (221 So. Oak offers a full vegetarian menu which is refreshing.)
mark in Seaside park
20/01/2012

Loved Telluride

Once again Abbey from ski.com came thru and booked us an excellent vacation.Telluride is awesome and so is the Mountain Lodge.Telluride reminds me of Vail only half the size, which is nice.Great friendly little town with great service and reasonably priced restaurants.We had good snow but would love to visit when they have major snow...and we will!! Thanks again ski.com !!

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Bryan Donnelly
Bryan Donnelly
Mountain Vacation Specialist
1-800-908-5000
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Telluride is one of the few hidden gems left in Ski Country. It is one of the coolest towns anyone could ever dream up. It is tucked into a box canyon which is basically huge mountains on three sides of you jutting up to the sky. Then a little grid of a town with the only town to town gondola in the United States. People use it to get from Mountain Village to the town of Telluride for work, skiing, whatever. Telluride keeps its charm because it is pretty hard to get to for the most part. You fly to Montrose and drive or shuttle about 90 minutes to Telluride. Or the brave few with cash can fly direct to Telluride’s mountain airport 5 minutes to town. The lodging in Telluride can be had for less than most big time resorts. The skiing there is pretty amazing. From chutes to trees to blue runs that go on forever, I really believe it has it all. The snow we received when our group was there one early February may be clouding my thoughts with snowflakes but they usually seem to get their fair share of the southern Colorado storms out their way. Families will love the mountain village and it’s easy ski in and out access to most of the condos there. The ski school begins up there as well. The dining in town and the Mountain Village ranges mid to high end. If there is a knock on Telluride it is that there is not much for cheap eats. The bakery in town definitely qualifies though. If your tastes are higher, I loved Cosmopolitan when I got to eat there. For nightlife, I think this town is really underrated. From festivals year round to dive bars and local live music. It is really a cool place to go out on the town. My family and I usually take a yearly trip to Telluride in the fall to enjoy the quiet time and see it all over again. We missed it this year but it will be on our radar for the coming months.
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