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About Telluride

A ski resort has to be doing a lot of things right to make SKI magazine’s shortlist as a top five destination in their annual Resort Guide. And while a Telluride ski vacation might require a bit more effort than visiting most other resorts, driving up the breathtaking box canyon in the San Juan Mountains is a priceless experience. After settling into your accommodations, find easy access to the ski hill and mountain village via Telluride Ski Resort's free gondola.

Besides its remarkably remote positioning, Telluride is surrounded by fourteen thousand foot peaks and is easily one of Colorado’s most gorgeous mountain towns. Rich in mining-era character and stocked with endless stashes, steeps, and deeps to explore thanks to nonexistent crowds, Telluride is a place you’ll never want to leave.

Stay historic, downtown Telluride or the contemporary Mountain Village.

Ski a top elevation of 13,320’ on Palmyra Peak—if you dare!

Travel flying into Montrose for ultimate convenience.


…breathtaking views of the San Juan Mountains.


…200 square miles of heli-skiing tenure with Telluride Helitrax.


…50+ restaurants.


…yourself to a ritual at the Peaks Resort & Spa.


heli skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling—a few examples of Telluride’s many winter activities.

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.

Telluride Heli Trax

  • 6-run packages available
  • 200 square miles of pristine terrain
  • Best for those wanting to tack on a heli day to their Telluride ski vacation

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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 histortic downtown or the quiet atmosphere and comfortable accoutrements of Mountain Village, bouncing between both areas is easy and fun.


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*based on the average of all Overall Experience ratings given in Traveler reviews.