Skiing & Snowboarding at Telluride Ski Resort

Catching freshies off Palmrya Peak (Photos courtesy of Telluride Ski Resort)
  • Deep powder skiing at Telluride Ski Resort
  • Pow turns looking over Telluride
  • Snowboarders roost at Telluride Ski Resort
  • Snowboard jib in the Telluride terrain park
  • Skiing and boarding in Telluride Colorado
  • Big ski terrain of Telluride
  • High alpine skiing in Telluride CO
  • Skiing deep powder in Telluride Colorado

Rated the #1 ski resort in North America by Conde Nast readers, 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.

The region receives on average more than 300 inches of snow annually and offers more than 2,000 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.

Click here for current terrain, grooming and snow report information.

What's New for Telluride Ski Resort this Season?

Telluride Ski Resort has established itself as the Culinary Mountain Resort of North America. The combination of exquisite and unique dining experiences creates a culture where skiers and riders look forward to lunch and après, planning their ski day accordingly. More than ever our guests are skiing to eat, rather than eating to ski. The stunning views are outmatched only by the inspiring culinary choices. 

  • Big Billie's Restaurant - Renovated with a soda fountain style bar. Perfect for families.
  • Bon Vivant - Perched at the top of Lift 5, Bon Vivant offers outdoor seating with jaw-dropping views and a 40 foot motorized umbrella. Bon Vivant indulges visitors with country French fare including Duck Confit & Elk Sausage Casoulet, Lobster Gnocchi and pastry topped Alpine Wild Mushroom Soup. The cuisine paired with the outdoor setting and views of 13,320’ Palmyra Peak and Gold Hill gives skiers and riders a reason to reenergize at this centrally located must-stop spot.
  • Tomboy Tavern - New in 2012, the warm and historically decorated Tomboy Tavern opened slopeside in Mountain Village. Tomboy is host to over 30 handcrafted Colorado beers on tap to compliment an accessible and comfort themed menu. 

For more about what's new this season check-out this press release

2012/2013 Schedule at Telluride Ski Resort

November 22, 2012 – April 7, 2013

Snow Report

Click here for the snow report, or call 970.728.7425.

Telluride Ski Resort Trail Map

View the interactive Telluride Ski Resort trail map.

Something for All Levels

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.

Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding

To see the daily avalanche forecast for Telluride and the San Juan Mountains, visit the Colorado Avalanche Information Center's website.


We'd love to get your thoughts and feedback on Skiing & Snowboarding at Telluride Ski Resort. Please Leave a comment and share your thoughts.

Could u plz tell me if the...

Could u plz tell me if the ski runs will be opened on Christmas day? Also if u could give me an estimate of the ski rentals prices. Hank you so much for your help. SH

Yes, the runs will be open....

Yes, the runs will be open. The Ski Resort actually opened on Thanksgiving day. Rentals range from $25 to $70 depending on the kind of rentals you want. Please let us know if you have any more questions or give us a call. 888.605.2578

hi I am coming for a week...


I am coming for a week skiing in Telluride from the 22nd to the 29th of Dec. I am a bit worried about the snow situation. Any estimate how many ski lifts/runs will be open by that time? Also do you think the Revelation Bowl will be open by then?

Many thanks and lets hope for lots of snow soon !!!

Hi, Andreas. We actually got...

Hi, Andreas. We actually got 8 inches last night and are predicted to get 20-25 inches by next week. The resort should have a good deal of terrain open by the time you get here. As far as Revelation Bowl, we are not hearing from the resort what they will be opening within the next week. They usually don't release that information until a day or so before. The skiing should be great though with all of the new snowfall.

Do most of the shops and...

Do most of the shops and stores stay open on Christmas Day?

Due to Telluride and Mountain...

Due to Telluride and Mountain Village being big holiday towns because of skiing, pretty much everything stays open on Christmas day with the exception of governmental entities.

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