Find out why Telluride is considered such a special ski resort

Telluride combines an incredible skiing experience with the Old West charm of when it was a mining village. Here, visitors will find excellent ski runs, wonderful views and ski lifts without any lines. When not on the mountains, the vibe is laid back and authentic with local shops, art galleries, historical architecture and great restaurants.

Mountain Village and the small town of Telluride are so close to the mountain that practically the whole region is ski-in/ski-out. In 1996, when sustainability wasn’t the main focus just yet, the resort started operating its Green gondola. Its route travels between the two villages and it carries about 2.5 million passengers per year, free of charge, which significantly helps lower the amount of carbon dioxide that would be emitted by cars while making the same route.

Telluride is home to the highest concentration of 13,000 and 14,000-foot peaks in North America. The ski runs can be enjoyed by all levels of skiers. The 52 Black Diamond, Double Black Diamond and EX (Extreme) runs challenge experts as beginners ski on runs like Galloping Goose for more than seven kilometers to the base of the mountain.

Besides skiing, activities like ice skating, snowmobile and sleigh rides entertain the whole family.

Explore the best of skiing that Telluride has to offer

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The mountains in Telluride offer excellent runs, incredible views and lifts without any lines

Heli-ski

In Telluride, the untouched powder snow-covered areas and breathtaking views leave even the most experiences skiers speechless. Helitrax is a pioneer in the heli-ski operation in Colorado and offers private tours for those who want an extra dose of adrenaline, and boarding takes places in Mountain Village.

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Gondolas help take skiers up the mountain

Gourmet Mountain

In addition to its delicious Italian menu, the Alpino Vino restaurant is famous for being the “highest” restaurant in all of North America. It sits at over 3,500 meters with stunning views of the Wilson Range. The lunch menu is a la carte and the dinner menu has a tasting menu with five dishes and a fixed price, which includes transportation to the restaurant.

The Bon Vivant also has amazing views and serves French cuisine. It’s worth stopping by, even if it’s just for a drink or a local beer.

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After a long day on the mountain, there is nothing better than enjoying the après-ski

Après-ski

The Tomboy Tavern is a great choice for après-ski is the Tavern tomboy, which has a menu with more than 30 artisan beers produced in Colorado.

Fun for the kids

The Telluride Children’s Center offers classes for children and teenagers aged two and a half to 14 years old. Some packages include classes, lifts and lunch – A practical option for parents and fun for the little ones.

Outside the mountains, the magic show called Mind Blown at the Madeline Hotel is a must-see and the tickets are extremely sought-after, so planning ahead is worth it. Kids can also learn all about the city of Telluride at the Telluride Historical Museum.

Grand Finale

The more experienced skiers love The Plunge ski run where they can reach high speeds in its final stretch, arriving in the city in style.

Our suggestions for accommodation

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Enjoy an incredible winter getaway in Telluride

The Peaks Resort & Spa

In addition to the convenient ski-in/ski-out access, the hotel has spectacular views, a ski valet, fitness center, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The dishes served at the Altezza restaurant are prepared with organic ingredients from local producers. Accommodations range from one-bedroom suites to penthouses with up to four bedrooms with a full kitchen and fireplace.

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The Peaks Resort & Spa

Madeline Hotel And Residences

The Madeline Hotel and Residences Telluride is located in the heart of Mountain Village with ski-in/ski-out access to the mountain. Accommodations range from suites to apartments with up to four rooms. The hotel has two restaurants, a ski valet service, plus a Starbucks and Dylan’s Candy Bar, which the kids love. In fact, the hotel has several attractions for kids and teenagers, such as the spaced called 20-Below and an ice skating rink in front of the lounge.

Madeline Hotel And Residences

Fairmont Heritage Place

The Fairmont’s residences have between two and three rooms with all the luxury and comfort characteristic of the Fairmont properties. It is just steps away from the gondola that leads to the slopes, has games room, a heated outdoor pool and hot tubs. The 24-hour concierge and ski valet offer all the support guests needs on and off the mountains.

Fairmont Heritage Place

Lumière Hotel with Inspirato

The boutique hotel was renovated this year and has accommodations with up to four fully-equipped rooms and kitchens. In addition to ski-in/ski-out access, it offers tailor-made service, with on-site equipment rental, a ski valet to help guests with their skis and concierge to organize personalized adventures. The spa also offers a specific massage to help skiers recover and relax after an intense day on the mountains.

Lumière Hotel with Inspirato

The Auberge Residences at Element 52

A house to call your home in Telluride – with an inviting balcony to a private outdoor après-ski. The condominium is equipped with s sauna, pool and fitness center and is very well located. In addition to the ski-in/ski-out access, it is a few feet away from the gondola and short walk from the historic center.

The Auberge Residences at Element 52

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