Although Telluride's ski area is smaller than some, there is great terrain for all standards here that stretches across a dramatic and varied mountain. Beginners will love the gentle greens beneath Mountain Village and across the gentle contours below the Sunshine chair. Blue terrain for intermediates is wonderfully varied, with long, rolling runs through the glades, to more vibrant, jumpy trails from the Palmyra lift. Experts have it all, with some lovely double blacks, winding chutes and steep glades to play in.
Once, the victim of Butch Cassidy's first bank robbery, now, one of Hollywood's favourite haunts. The town's wide streets are lined with original Victorian buildings; now restaurants and upmarket shops. The bars truly come alive for après ski, and as well as dining options in town, you can add the eateries of Mountain Village, a modern satellite just a gondola ride away, to your list too.
Resort Altitude: 2,665m
Resort Skiing: 3,735m
Total Ski Area: 47km
Blue Runs: 11km
Red Runs: 17km
Black Runs: 19km
Cross Country: 30km
Telluride is a beautiful old mining town said to have been robbed by the infamous Butch Cassidy. The wild-west atmosphere makes it a unique town, and the snow here is second to none. Telluride is a truly unique resort, very different to many of the others in Colorado, and offers some brilliant terrain for all standards of skiers across its 2,000 acres.
Offering more than 2,000 acres of varied and unmatched terrain, Telluride has something for all levels of skier. Nearly 60% of the terrain on offer is suited to beginners and intermediates, making it an excellent place for those trying to build confidence on the snow. Advanced and expert skiers will find some of the most legendary groomers, moguls, hike-to and glades in North America in this resort.
Sitting in the San Juan Mountains, this old mining town is a heaven for every style and ability rider. Telluride is one of the best novice resorts in the whole of North America. The Kant-Mak-M and the Spiral offer some challenging steeps. There are some great double black diamonds as well as a natural half pipe. The Air Garden Terrain Park features a number of boxes, rails, tabletops, kickers and a half-pipe and covers an incredible 10 acres.
The ski school in Telluride offers a variety of private and group lessons, as well as snowbiking lessons and mountain guides for learning the mountain with a local expert.
Cubs Camp at the Nursey offers full day and by-the-hour care for infants and toddlers aged two months through to five years.
There is an abundance of eateries available in Telluride, offering a wide variety of cuisine. From casual mountain dining to Asian tapas and seafood, the village is home to something for every palate. On the mountain, the Bon Vivant restaurant and Alpino Vino offer French and Italian food respectively. Giuseppe's offers New Orleans inspired food for a hearty lunch on the slopes.
After a day of carving up the corduroy, there's nothing better than kicking off your boots and indulging in delicious food and drink. Local mountain favourites include Gorrono Ranch, best known for its margaritas and Bon Vivant for champagne. In the town, The New Sheridan Chop House and the Oak are best for beers. The Tomboy Tavern is known for its 'all you've ever dreamed of' Bloody Mary's.
Non-skiers will revel in the number of activities they can partake in, these include; sleigh rides, sledding, dog sledding, fat biking and horseback riding. There are also a large number of shops to be explored for those not skiing or taking a break from the slopes.