Telluride Ski Resort, not far from Placerville, is a marvelous getaway, surrounded by the impressive mountains of Colorado. Relatively uncrowded, Telluride guarantees its visitors an unforgettable experience. From the small village of Telluride up to the Mountain village and beyond, this magnificent resort opens up endless opportunities to snow sport enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Telluride Ski Resort has everything a vacationer could wish for, topped with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Opened in 1972, Telluride continues to see growth. Skiers and snowboarders enjoy the excitement of 84 trails stretching across an area of 1 700 acres and a total vertical of 3 530 feet. Telluride Ski Resort’s terrain is naturally divided into areas for skiers of various abilities and is categorized as follows: 24% beginner, 38% intermediate and 38% expert. The longest run at Telluride measures 4,6 miles. Sixteen ski lifts, including 2 high-speed gondolas transport people high-up into the winter playground. The main gondola runs from town, to the Mountain village and up the slopes. Getting around couldn’t be easier. Those who are just starting out will benefit greatly by the Telluride Ski & Snowboard School which makes use of up-to-date teaching methods. Three terrain parks provide the young-at-heart with hours of entertainment. Air Garden Expert Terrain Park is well-designed with boxes, rails, jumps and an 18 foot quarter pipe – strictly for the expert rider. Butterfly Intermediate Terrain Park and UTE Park Beginner Terrain Park are less hectic but have some great features. TopAten Nordic and Snowshoe area covers 10 km of trails across alpine forest and lovely meadows. Other great outdoor winter activities to be enjoyed at Telluride include snowmobiling, ice skating, dog sledding, hiking, back-country skiing, mountaineering, rock climbing, horseback riding and glider rides. Thrill Hill is great fun for the entire family to play around on the tubes.
Telluride Ski Resort goes far beyond providing an abundance of outdoor activity, it also caters for all its visitor’s needs with numerous facilities and services. Available amenities at Telluride include ski shops, equipment rental, child care, a medical center, shuttle loops and more. From the beginning to the end of your vacation you can look forward to ski-in/ski-out facilities, that means no driving. Arrive, park your car and enjoy. All this excitement is certain to develop an empty gap in your tummy. When your stomach begins to grumble, head off to one of these great restaurants at Telluride Ski Resort: Gorrono Ranch, That Pizza Place, Allred’s Restaurant, Giuseppe’s, High Camp Warming Hut and Big Billies’. A day of physical exertion is sure to leave you looking forward to a warm shower and a comfortable bed. Accommodation in Telluride is no problem at all. Whether you like luxury condominiums or the charm of the Victorian inns, there is a variety of lodging to choose from without having to travel outside of the resort.
Telluride Ski Resort is without a doubt the winter and summer destination of choice in Colorado. For fun for the entire family, beautiful snowy slopes, a warm atmosphere and so much more, make Telluride your next holiday location.