Telluride Ski Resort
For the best skiing and the most beautiful scenery in the Rockies, the world famous Telluride Ski Resort remains unmatched anywhere on the planet. With an average of 300 inches of snow and 300 days of sun every year, Telluride is the ideal place for a skiing vacation. With such perfect conditions, it’s no wonder that the Telluride Ski Resort has attracted attention from around the globe.
Open for skiing from November to March, the Telluride Resort has over 2000 acres of perfect white powder. From bunny slopes at the bottom of the mountain to black diamond runs on peaks over 12,500 feet high, the Telluride Resort accommodates skiers of all abilities. The facility continues to grow to meet the needs of all its skiers: over the past 3 seasons alone, the resort has added over 400 acres of new skiable terrain. What’s more, Telluride’s free gondola connecting the town with the Mountain Village allows skiers to avoid the hassles of driving and parking, making for an easy ski in/ski out experience.
But it’s not just the convenience, the great weather, and the promising amounts of powder that keep visitors coming back to Telluride. One of the best parts of a winter vacation here is the sheer lack of traffic on the mountain. That’s right. Despite the fact that Telluride is a world-class resort, it’s never crowded, so the skiing experience isn’t hampered by congested slopes or long lines at the chairlift. That means that alpine enthusiasts can concentrate on skiing instead of navigating their way through throngs of people.
For the days you spend off the slopes, there’s a whole world of events and activities happening off the mountain. The town of Telluride boasts everything from luxurious day spas, forest tromping eco-adventures for kids and families, exclusive shopping, and a slew of festivals and events all year long. There’s also plenty of fine dining, quaint boutiques, and locally run businesses from shops and bakeries to breweries.
If you missed the ski season this year, there’s no need to fret. The outdoor action at the Telluride Resort continues through spring and well into summer. When you’re not too busy rock climbing, river rafting, and mountain biking (or kayaking, golfing, and hang gliding) at Telluride, you’ll find plenty more to do during the warmer months. Some favorites include the Mountainfilm in Telluride Festival in May, which has been featuring independent documentary films from around the world for over three decades; the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in June, complete with live music by local and international artists; and the out of this world Fourth of July Celebration, with parades, picnics, and the most spectacular fireworks show this side of the Rockies. Don’t forget to check out the Yoga Festival, the 3 day-long Wine Festival, and the insanely fit mountain runners who brave the Hardrock 100-mile endurance race, too.
To learn more about the Telluride Ski Resort and summer events, visit the town’s official webpage, where you’ll find everything you need to plan your next ski adventure or amazing summer getaway.