Telluride Ski Resort

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Telluride Ski Resort
United States
Phone: 970 728-6900

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About the Ski Resort

Telluride. Some say it was named for Tellurium, a gold-bearing ore. Others call it "To Hell You Ride," emphasizing the boisterousness of the 1880's mining town. Settled in the 1870s as a gold and silver mining camp, Telluride was incorporated in 1878. In 1964 it was deemed a National Historic District.

"Telluride is the perfect blend of pure mountain splendor, historic charm, world-class skiing, and unsurpassable beauty," boast Telluride website.

Surrounded by the largest concentration of 14,000-foot mountains in North America, there's nothing quite like the small town of Telluride. This translates into virtually nonexistent lift lines, and slopes all to yourself: steep ones, easy ones, long ones- a mountain for the whole family.

The Sprite Air Garden Terrain Park is the largest terrain park in the Southwest United States, currently offering more than ten acres of terrain.

With the closest traffic light a good 65 miles away and a permanent population of 1,600, it is easy to find your way around Telluride.

Eighty-five percent of all accommodations are liftside or within walking distance of the gondola's Station Telluride or the Coonskin and Oak Street chairlifts.

The Mountain Village lies over the ridge from Telluride, accessible by skis or snowboard via the ski mountain, or by a 12-minute gondola ride from Station Telluride to Station Mountain Village. Combining European-alpine design with the rustic traditions of the Rockies, the Mountain Village boasts a number of restaurants, shops, boutiques, hotels and unmatched views.

Plan your visit to Telluride today and discover a true Colorado mountain experience!

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: Yes
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 30 km
Snow tubing: Yes

 Easiest:  24 %

 More Difficult:  38 %

 Most Difficult:  38 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  8,725 ft
Summit elevation:  12,260 ft
Vertical drop:  3,535 ft
Skiable area:  1,700 acres
Annual snowfall:  309 in
Snowmaking:  15 %
Number of trails:  84
Number of lifts:  16
Types of lifts:  1 Magic Carpet,
 1 Platter,
 2 Double Chairs,
 2 Triple Chairs,
 7 Hi-Speed Quads,
 1 Gondola (8 people) - 2 Lifts

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Telluride Ski Resort map
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Ski Resort directions

Telluride is located in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, in the Uncompahgre National Forest. The resort is 6 miles from Telluride Airport and 65 miles south of Montrose (airlines serve Telluride and Montrose airports). Telluride is 335 miles (540 km) southwest of Denver, 125 miles (200km) northeast of Durango and 127 miles (203km) southeast of Grand Junction.