Looking forward to Summer in Telluride
The period of time from the ski resort closing in early April until the Mountainfilm Festival over Memorial Day Weekend is known as “off-season”. The gondola closes and many restaurants and shops take a break after the busy ski season. The weather can be glorious-sunny and warm in the high 50’s or it can be snowing (like it is right now-the last Friday in April).
Needless to say, seeing snow fly at the end of April does not provoke the same excitement that it does during ski season. Snowy afternoons make us think about what we are most excited about for this summer in Telluride. Summer in Telluride is magical so it is hard to name just five, but here goes:
Hiking: Step out your door and the possibilities are endless. For a quick jaunt, try Bear Creek or the Jud Wiebe. For a longer trek, Sneffles Highline or Hope Lake are packed with views and if you hit it right, wildflowers in every color of the rainbow.
Festivals: With an action packed line up of festivals and events that includes everything from film to wine to music and even mushrooms, there is never a dull moment during a Telluride summer. Check out the complete summer schedule.
Alfresco Dining: A long day's play in the mountain works up quite an appetite. Enjoy more fresh air and fine fare on one of our many outdoor patios.
Town Park: In summer, Town Park is the heart of Telluride. You will find you’ll find softball fields, a disc golf course, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, kid’s fishing pond, Imagination Station and a new 25-yard, six-lane pool with upgraded changing and shower facilities. The park is also the venue for the town’s many festivals and is host to a campground that offers sites along the San Miguel River.
Sunset: Mother Nature regularly dazzles us with spectacular sunsets during the summer. Check out the fiery sky from the gondola, an outdoor deck or a bench on Main Street.