Why Telluride is Like No Place You Have Ever Skied
A repeat winner of Conde Nast’s Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Ski Resort in North America, Telluride is the real deal. But it isn’t just a great ski resort – Telluride is also unique. What makes this place stand out? Here are our top five reasons:
World Class Skiing
Telluride Ski Resort has something for everyone from the most extreme skier to the expert après aficionado. You’ll cruise groomed runs, crush chutes and hike ridges you never imagined could be in bounds. Park rats can choose from one of three terrain parks, and despite Telluride’s reputation for extreme terrain, 59% of the Mountain is rated beginner or intermediate.
Eclectic Mountain Culture
There are ski resorts and there are ski towns. Telluride is the latter. Here, you can spend days exploring the shops, eclectic cafes, gourmet restaurants, yoga studios, art galleries and day spas that line Main Street. Chairlifts ascend the mountain from town and you’ll see that they are a part of it, rather than an extension of it. You’ll see more bikes than cars, and realize that lift lines are the exception rather than the rule.
Two Unique Towns Connected by a Gondola
A gondola cable ascending the face of a rugged mountain is the quintessential symbol of any ski town – and Telluride is no exception. Except our gondola, or “the G” as it is affectionately called, does not only provide skier access to the mountain, but also free, green, public transportation back and forth from the town of Telluride with its rustic, Wild West, bad-boy vibe to the Mountain Village—its tamer sibling—with its sophisticated, amenity-rich, Alps-inspired refinement.
Adventure Beyond the Mountain
Adventure in Telluride may start on the ski resort, but definitely does not end there. The idea here is to get out in the mountains however you can; from snowshoes to snowmobiles, the options are endless. Free groomed Nordic trails crisscross the Valley Floor in town and climb up and down the snow-covered fairways throughout Mountain Village. Outdoor retailers offer guided snowshoeing and snowmobiling tours or options to pedal fat bikes to the local brewery.
Easy To Get To
There are 15 direct flights to the Telluride/Montrose Airport (MTJ) from 12 different hubs across the U.S. Connect through Denver on United and land at the Telluride Airport (TEX), just 10 minutes from town. With so many direct flights, flying to your favorite mountain resort is ridiculously easy.
Call 1-800-622-0986 to start planning your Telluride winter ski trip or book at visittelluride.com.
Video by Brett Schreckengost
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