Telluride Ski Holidays

Wow - what a resort! Telluride is a not massive, or easy to get to but, for intrepid skiers, it offers something very special. It’s imperative to book early for Telluride.
James Rivers
Product Manager - USA
Wow - what a resort! Telluride is a not massive, or easy to get to but, for intrepid skiers, it offers something very special. It’s imperative to book early for Telluride.
James Rivers
Product Manager - USA

Summary

3
Beginner
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Intermediate
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Nightlife
  • Village Charm
  • Quick Transfer Time

Set within a rugged area of the Rockies, Telluride has steep chutes and a Wild West vibe. It’s a great option for adventurous skiers.

Known as the Alps of Colorado, this rugged part of the Rockies is truly stunning. The mountains are steep and, although it’s a little harder to reach than other resorts, ski holidays in Telluride are well worth it.

For advanced skiers, this is the best terrain in Colorado, with nerve-wracking chutes and steep powder glades. Long greens flow down to the Mountain Village for beginners and, although the intermediate terrain isn’t extensive, the groomers are divine. For greater scope, Telluride makes an excellent ski safari option, along with Aspen and Crested Bute.

With a backdrop of the San Juan Mountains, the Victorian mining-town has Wild West charm and lots of appeal - the rich and famous often come here to escape. There’s plenty of restaurants, bars and boutiques, with a late-night gondola giving easy access to the slope-side Mountain Village.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Telluride Resort Guide

Make the most of your Telluride ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Season
November to April
Nearest airport
Montrose / Gunnison
Flight time
10 hours + 2 hours
Direct flight
No
Transfer time
1 hour 25 minutes / 2 hours 30 minutes
Transport
Transfer or car hire
Elevation
12,570 ft
Vertical drop
4,425 ft
Avg snowfall
26 ft
Ski area
2,000+ acres
Ski lifts
18
Runs
27
Grade
41% advanced
36% intermediates
23% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Accommodation

For the easiest slope access and best accommodation, we generally recommend staying in the Mountain Village - the gondola runs until midnight, so it’s easy to reach town. From affordable rooms to five-star-plus retreats, there’s a great choice of ski-in ski-out hotels, or self-catering suites.

We’ve stayed at or visited all our Telluride accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Ski-in Ski-out
Located in Telluride's Mountain Village resort, the Mountain Lodge is ideally located midway up Telluride Mountain.
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Ski-in Ski-out
  • Spa
The Peaks in Telluride is one of North America's classic ski hotels

Reviews

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16/03/2016 Rob Creer

Really recommend making the effort to get to Telluride. Skied here as part of a safari and this was our favourite. Very pretty as the mountains here are more 'alpine' as they're a much younger mountain range. Despite it's serious skier reputation, there is a massive area of gentle tree lined motorway greens for families or starters then of course there is some great terrain for the more experienced skier. When we arrived it hadn't snowed for a couple of weeks but due to the altitude and aspect the coverage was still great and the snow condition excellent. The Mountain Village has been very sympathetically done and offers great accommodation and several decent dining options (e.g. the Village Table). There is a free gondola down into town itself (passing a mountain top bar/restaurant, good luck getting a seat for sundowners) landing you right on Oak Street. Telluride has loads of restaurants including several high end ones. Particularly enjoyed the steak at the New Sheridan hotel. The whole town has a preservation order on it now to keep the character. Oh and highly recommend skiing down to Telluride for lunch. The Camel Hotel next to the gondola base is 10 paces from the piste to the bar, more seating, better food and cheaper!

16/03/2015 Michael Bates

Amazing town! Great atmosphere, genuine people, friendly. So much better than Aspen. Ski area good, quite limited for intermediates on piste for more than a few days. Telluride town much better than Mountain village, which was dead after 6pm.

10/03/2014 Brian Cartland

Telluride has been on my bucket list for some time and having skied at most of the major resorts in USA and Canada I can say that it didn't disappoint, I rank it as one of the best resorts alongside Jackson Hole and St.Anton in Europe. Stay at the Peaks and you will think you have gone to heaven!

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