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Telluride Ski Resort, Colorado   Resort Information
Season Nov - Early April
Nearest Airport Montrose
Ski Area 220km
Ski Lifts 16
Ski Runs 82
Longest Run 7.5km
Resort Height 2908m
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 4 / 5
Intermediates 4.5 / 5
Experts 4.5 / 5
Families 4 / 5
Nightlife 3.5 / 5
Affordability 3.5 / 5
Non Ski Activities 4 / 5

Ranked one of North America's top ten ski areas by both SKI and Skiing magazines, Telluride Ski Resort is recognized internationally as a premier ski and snowboard destination. Telluride’s terrain is legendary and has always been revered as the best of Colorado. Additionally, the terrain parks in Telluride have been voted the best in the Rocky Mountains.

Telluride Ski Resort is famous for its annual snowfall and offers more than 200km of skiable acres for all ability levels. With 300 days of yearly sunshine and no lift lines, the skiing and snowboarding in Telluride is an epic experience. Telluride Ski Resort opened the new Revelation Bowl in 2008. This spectacular European-style terrain is situated above tree line and offers advanced and expert skiing in an unbelievably scenic setting. All told, the resort has recently expanded by nearly 400 acres, offering the most stunning skiing and riding on the continent.

Telluride Ski Resort's New Terrain Park & Superpipe in  2010

On January 16, 2010, the ski resort opened a new ski and snowboard terrain park and superpipe that is open daily and lighted in the evenings (Thursdays through Sundays). Located on Chair 4, where the Nastar course once ran, the park attracts skiers and snowboarders of all ages to play and watch the action.

Advanced/Expert Skiing and Snowboarding (38%)

Adrenaline junkies beeline to Plunge (Lift 9) to conquer steep bump runs, such as Kant-Mak-M, Spiral Stairs and Mammoth. Some experts opt to ski or ride The Plunge, a classic run known for its breathtaking views of the town of Telluride. This jaw-dropping black diamond descends 3,140 vertical feet from the top of the mountain down to Telluride. Others prefer the steep and deep off Gold Hill (Lift 14), where Little Rose, Dynamo and Electra are popular choices.

Intermediate Skiing and Snowboarding (38%)

While Telluride skiing and snowboarding is renowned for its steeps and bumps, 38 percent of the resort is intermediate terrain. Village (Lift 4), Palmyra (Lift 5) and Prospect (LIft 12) are perfect for intermediates, offering corduroy cruisers, glades, moderate bumps and short chutes. See Forever, Telluride's most popular intermediate trail, is just over three miles long, providing panoramic views all the way to Utah's La Sal Mountains.

Beginner Skiing and Snowboarding (24%)

With wide-open slopes and no lift lines, beginner skiers and snowboarders can learn the tricks of the trade in a friendly, low-pressure atmosphere. Sunshine (Lift 10), Ute Park (Lift 11) and Prospect Bowl (Lift 12) are a beginner and lower intermediate's dream with meandering green and blue runs that span nearly two miles. Beginners also enjoy the Galloping Goose, a 4.6-mile trail that gently works its way from the top of Prospect (Lift 12) down to Mountain Village.

Given that some of the best skiing across the Atlantic is in Telluride, what about the town, you may well ask.Its quite pretty and atmospheric, with surprisingly lively apres ski, emanating from the excellent New Sheridan bar,one of our favourites.Clapboard signs and colorful murals decorate Main Street storefronts while alpine elegance surrounds the Mountain Village shops. To give Telluride a little more uniqueness, there are items from around the world for sale including jewellery from China, India and Japan, furniture from Mexico and Guatemala and rugs from Persia. Toys, antiques, and ice climbing gear please the young, the extreme or the sophisticated world traveller.So shoppers,skiers,boarders,non skiers and those that like to be in a quality resort and be pampered,will be enthralled with Telluride.

Food aficionados from across the country delight in the chef innovations and quality in this small resort boasting over 60 restaurants, coffee shops and bars. New approaches in American cuisine, wine cellars to rival those found on either coast and tasting menus prepared by seasoned chefs create the perfect atmosphere to match any mood and most wallets! From 5 star gourmet to pizzas.Yes Telluride is another Must Ski and See resort, so check it out soon.

Accommodations are from stunning condos and homes through to hotels with just the one or two catered ski chalets that we can offer.We highly recommend the New Sheridan,Icehouse and Peaks to name but 3.

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