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Skiing is awesome but in most cases getting to the slopes requires a bit of effort.  Pack the gear, load the car, find a place to park, schlep gear to the slopes...you get the (not so pretty) picture. However, Telluride is the exception where a ski trip is as easy as it gets. Here’s why:

No Need for a Car Once You Arrive

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Take a shuttle from the Telluride/Montrose Airport as once you arrive there is no need for a car.  In a town that is 8 blocks long, everything is walking distance. If your legs are tuckered out from a long day on the slopes,  hop on the Galloping Goose, a free shuttle that loops through town every 10 minutes. Traveling between Telluride and Mountain Village? Ride the free gondola which connects the two towns and runs daily from 6:30 a.m. to midnight.

No Lift Lines and Open Slopes  

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Telluride is a destination resort, 6 hours away from a major metropolitan area which means guest are rewarded with uncrowded slopes and no lift lines. It is highly possible that you will not encounter another person on a run.  Don’t worry, you wont be lonely…the mountains keep you company.

Variety of Terrain and Incredible Hike-to Skiing

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Telluride offers something for everyone. Expert skiers and riders will get a thrill out of Telluride’s steeps and exceptional hike to terrain in Black Iron Bowl and the Gold Hill Chutes. Enjoy an inbound backcountry experience with a hike to the top of Palmyra Peak at 13,320. If groomers and more moderate terrain are more your style, fear not. Telluride has some of the best beginner and intermediate terrain in ski country. 

Majority of Accommodations are Ski-in/Ski-out

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The majority of accommodations in town and Mountain Village are ski in ski out and offer a ski valet service so no need to schlep gear to your room.  If accommodations are a few blocks from the lift, simply hop on the Galloping Goose bus. 

Easy Air Access

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Telluride offers 15 direct flights from 12 major U.S. cities to the Telluride/Montrose Airport, a scenic 65 miles away from Telluride. Connect through Denver on Great Lakes/United and land at the Telluride Airport, just 10 minutes from town. Check out the complete flight schedule. 

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