Telluride is well-known as one of the coolest ski destinations in the United States. Located in the southern San Juan Mountains of Colorado, the slopes at Telluride boast some of the steepest terrain in Colorado and is surrounded by the highest concentration of 13,000’ and 14,000’ peaks in the United States.
Telluride began as a frontier town and it has stayed true to its roots over the years — making it a uniquely authentic ski destination. Situated a 6½ hour drive from Denver, this town is truly off the beaten track. The resort offers small crowds, local charm, and scenic beauty in spades. It is consistently ranked as one of North America’s top ski areas, by publications like Ski Magazine Conde Nast Traveler.
Telluride Ski Resort includes over 2,000 acres of skiable terrain, accessible from both the town of Telluride and the nearby Mountain Village. Although Telluride has a reputation for its expert-level terrain, the resort also maintains groomed runs and wide trails from even its highest peaks, so that beginner and intermediate skiers can enjoy the spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains.
Whether you're new to heliskiing or a heli-veteran, be prepared for the trip of a lifetime when you book a heliskiing tour. Explore some of the highest elevations in North America, and experience unparalleled snow conditions, dramatically breathtaking views and that famous fluffy Colorado powder.
Telluride Helitrax has been in operation since 1982 and provides single and multi-day heli-ski and snowboard trips, custom heli-ski tours, backcountry ski tours and more.
Experience winter beauty in a new way with snowmobiling. Treat yourself to some spectacular scenery and an exhilarating ride with a snowmobile tour during your ski vacation to Telluride. A snowmobile tour is the perfect day-off activity from skiing or snowboarding.
Snowshoeing is the perfect day-off activity from skiing, and a great way to get out in the mountains and experience the scenery Telluride has to offer. Take a guided group or private tour with San Juan Outdoor School and learn about rich natural and cultural history of the Majestic San Juan mountain range. Telluride Ski Resort also offers group or private tours guided by expert naturalists.
Telluride offers miles of trails for you to explore during your vacation. There are 3 kilometers of groomed tracks in town that connect to nearby trails. At the resort, located at the Top of Lift 10, the TopAten Snowshoe and Nordic Area offers 10 kilometers of groomed, rolling trails that lead nordic skiers and snowshoers through high alpine forests and magical open meadows.
Try this fun alternative way to speed down the hills, or access the mountain if you are a non-skier!
Explore the rugged, wild San Juan Mountains in a setting unlike anything you have ever experienced. Join a guide on a backcountry ski tour and hundreds of miles of pristine and exciting terrain. The tranquil vistas and spectacular views will leave you dreaming of your next trip to the backcountry.
Telluride is a mecca for ice climbers in North America. It's also a great place to get your feet wet (or icy and strapped in a crampon) and experience ice climbing for the first time. Telluride is surrounded by iconic and easily accessible routes and climbs, from single-pitch cragging to mixed testpieces, multi-pitch and alpine routes.
| Mountain Stats
|Vertical:||4,425 feet (1,349 m)|
|Average Snowfall:||280 inches (711 cm)|
|Longest Run:||4.6 miles (7.4km)|
|Total Area:||2,000+ acres (810+ hectares)|
|Resort Altitude:||8,725 feet (2,659 m)|
|Maximum Altitude:||13,150 feet (4,008 m)|
|Express Quad Chairs:||5|
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