Ski Resort

Conditions for Telluride
Feels Like Visibility UV Index Sun Rise Sun Set
Large loading weather spinner
Loading Conditions...
About Telluride

Mountain Stats of Telluride

The Mountain

  • Year Established
  • Summit
  • Base
  • Vertical Drop
  • Winter Season Opening
    Late November
  • Winter Season Closing
    Early April

Snowfall & Weather

  • Average Winter High
  • Average Winter Low
  • Annual Average Snowfall
  • Snow Making


  • Total Skiable Terrain
  • Total Number of Runs
  • Green Runs
  • Double Green Runs
  • Blue Runs
  • Double Blue Runs
  • Black Runs
  • Double Black Runs
  • Longest Run
    Galloping Goose
  • Longest Run Length
  • Nordic Ski Trails
  • Terrain Parks
    Hoot Brown Advanced Terrain Park
    Hoot Brown Intermediate Terrain Park
    Ute Park Terrain Park


  • Total Lifts
  • Uphill Capacity
    22, 386 people per hour
  • Surface Lifts
  • Fixed Grip Double Chairlifts
  • Fixed Grip Triple Chairlifts
  • Fixed Grip Quad Chairlifts
  • High Speed Quad Chairlifts
  • High Speed Eight Person Gondolas


  • Resort Location
    Colorado, United States of America
  • Nearest Town
    Telluride, Colorado
  • Distance to Town
  • Nearest Regional Airport
    Telluride Regional Airport (TEX)
  • Distance to Regional Airport
  • Nearest International Airport
    Denver International Airport (DEN)
  • Distance to International Airport

About the Resort

Forty-five minutes from the nearest stoplight, at the end of a towering canyon, sits Telluride. A National Historic Landmark, Telluride (at an elevation of 8,750 feet2,667 metres) is surrounded by the highest concentration of 13,0003,962 and 14,000 feet4,267 metre peaks in the United States. Above the historic mining town of Telluride is a modern mountain village. A free pedestrian gondola connects the two, the only one of its kind in North America. With roots as a former Victorian mining town, Telluride is now home to one of the premier ski and vacation destinations in North America. Telluride grew into the modern age with a multitude of activities for its visitors. Explore backcountry terrain one day and luxurious spas the next. Enthrall the kids with camps, lessons, and family adventures. Enjoy 18-hole golf in the summer and epic snowsports in winter.

Telluride Ski Resort offers a complete mountain experience for every level of skier thanks to a mix of quality terrain at all points on the mountain. From gentle, groomed runs to demanding moguls, there truly is something for everyone. Challenge lungs and legs on the legendary Gold Hill Chutes and Palmyra Peak, or spark adrenaline by dropping into Revelation Bowl and Black Iron Bowl. For a more relaxed day on the slopes, nearly 60% of the resort’s terrain is rated as beginner and intermediate. Beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders can ride to the highest peaks and enjoy terrain and views typically reserved for the experts. Regardless of ability, with over 2,000 acres809 hectares of skiable terrain and a lift-served drop of nearly 4,000 feet1,219 metres, everybody can find the trails and challenges that appeals to their sense of adventure.

The town of Telluride combines cosmopolitan flair with a nostalgic throwback feel to the gold rush days. Just up the hill sits the town of Mountain Village – a modern twist on the Telluride ski experience. These towns, old and new, are connected by a free pedestrian gondola with gorgeous views. Find lodging steps away from the lifts, stay at ski-in/ski-out properties, or – at the other end of the free gondola – enjoy the timeless charm of old-town Telluride.

This mountain destination offers over 50 restaurants, bars and coffee shops. From romantic bistros and western steakhouses to pizza joints and sushi bars, a delicious option for every taste abounds. For après ski try Tomboy Tavern in Mountain Village, Gorrono Ranch mid-mountain or the turn-of-the-century Sheridan Bar on Main Street. A ride to the top of the gondola for breathtaking views and fare at Telluride Ski Resort’s award-winning flagship restaurant Allred’s promises an evening to remember.

Telluride welcomes visitors with a blend of modern luxury and wild mountain spirit. From beginner-friendly terrain to adrenaline-pumping runs, Telluride Ski Resort caters to all adventure levels. Find legendary terrain, alpine elegance, and historic charm in your home away from home at Telluride Ski Resort.
Latest News at Telluride
Get a Taste of Telluride Hospitality this Summer After an unforgettable winter season, Telluride Ski Resort has turned to the oncoming summer months with a bevy of hospitality experiences, expanded meeting spaces, and signature lineup of festivals. And late spring and summer in Telluride is simply underrated—the hiking trails are clearing, the rivers and lakes are filling up, and the San Juans are turning greener—there’s simply no better time to book your next trip to Telluride.

While ski season is over, the cuisine is as unique as ever, the summer activities are filled with wonder and adventure, and the events remain exceptional and unmatched. Thus far in 2018 Telluride’s trademark lodging properties received numerous accolades, which included prominent rankings from Condé Nast Traveler, USA Today, TripAdvisor and Forbes Travel Guide.

Featured Event

Telluride’s Live Longer Retreat is poised to be a game changer for this summer’s long list of wellness retreats across the country. Telluride Ski Resort and The Peaks Resort & Spa will host a series of wellness retreats (June 3-9, July 15-21, Aug. 19-25, and Sept. 23-29) designed to provide attendees with cutting-edge knowledge and tools to revolutionize your lifestyle, and even preventing or reducing age-related ailments like dementia, heart disease, diabetes, some cancers and obesity. Led by renowned physician Dr. Alan Safdi , the Live Longer Retreat program boasts a prestigious team of wellness, nutrition, bodyworks and fitness experts. The affordable package includes:

6 nights of accommodations at The Peaks Resort & Spa
Daily educational lectures, hikes and activities with Dr. Safdi
Daily personal training, meetings with a dietitian, and much more
Interactive meals and cooking demos
Choice of massage or facial at The Spa at The Peaks Resort
Transfers to and from the airport (MTJ or TEX)
Pre-retreat evaluation and wellness consultation
Post-retreat follow-up and consultation
The Peaks Resort & Spa

The Peaks welcomed a new spa director this year, along with expanded meeting spaces that can accommodate meetings and conferences of various sizes. The Peaks boasts over 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event areas, with facilities that include large ballrooms and event spaces, showcasing views of Mt. Wilson and walking access to Telluride Golf Club. Venues also feature restaurant spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows, a grand terrace and smaller breakout/conference rooms for more intimate meetings.

The largest hotel in Telluride also houses the largest spa in Colorado, so those looking to unwind after a long day of conference meetings can relax in a 42,000-square-foot facility that presents Roman hot tubs, sauna and steam rooms, 30 spa treatment room, yoga and Pilates studios, fitness center and swimming pool, and a meditation room that also has an oxygen bar.

The Inn at Lost Creek

This 32-room luxury boutique hotel celebrated one of its best seasons with awards, earning high rankings from Condé Nast Traveler , Huffington Post , TripAdvisor , and also named as a Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Hotel . Located in the heart of Mountain Village, guests are mere steps away from the iconic gondola, biking and hiking trails, along with direct access to Telluride Golf Club.

Lumière Hotel

Named four-star verified luxury hotel in Forbes Travel Guide, the bar is already set pretty high at Lumière Hotel, and this year they plan to raise it even higher. With the Reimagine Project, each residence will be restyled and redesigned to exude organic, modern chicness. From linens to the dining table, the redesign will harmoniously pair clean lines, a lighter color palette and natural fabrics. Common spaces will also receive an entire facelift, paying homage to this 140-year-old town as spaces and residences will be adorned with mining and skiing elements integral to the fabric of Telluride.

Madeline Hotel & Residences, an Auberge Resort

Recently acquired into the Auberge Resort Collection, Madeline features nearly 4,000 square feet of indoor meeting space. Its signature meeting room, the 3,300-square foot Idarado Ballroom can accommodate up to 270 people and offers a variety of layouts as the space is divisible into three separate meeting rooms and opens up to a pre-function area boasting views of the Reflection Plaza Ice Rink and Telluride Ski Resort. The acclaimed resort also offers DJ parties and broomball, outdoor fire tables and an indoor/outdoor bar, an alpine-inspired spa and salon, a 3,000-square-foot M Lounge that features a game room with pool, shuffleboard and darts, plus yoga and personal training at Madeline Studio. Additionally, The Madeline’s latest star destination is the 4,000-square-foot Sky Terrace with heated outdoor swimming pool, hot tubs, fire pits, al fresco living room and lounge, along with special programming throughout the year.

Telluride Resort Reservations

As the official central reservations of Telluride Ski Resort, the team at Telluride Resort Reservations will work their magic to build the perfect corporate or leisure package tailored to your group and each individual’s needs. TRR agents can also arrange ground transportation, activities and accommodations at any of Telluride’s lodges, hotels and vacation rentals that include: Madeline Hotel & Residences —a recently acquired Auberge Resort, Lumiere Hotel , The Mountain Lodge , Hotel Telluride , Camel’s Garden , Hotel Columbia and more.

Featured Packages

Suite Summer Savings (The Peaks Resort & Spa) — Stay 3 nights or longer and you’ll save 20 percent on all suites. Based on availability and some blackout dates may apply.

Stay & Play Package (Madeline Hotel & Residences) — Book the for five or more nights and you'll receive a credit of up to $1,000 towards incidental charges. Use your credit for a hearty meal at Black Iron Kitchen + Bar , or experience a soothing treatment in the spa.

Soundbites: “Telluride is truly unlike any other ski resort that you’ve ever discovered, let alone one that grants you the kind of wide open spaces you would need for a relaxing retreat or corporate event. From our signature hospitality to the unique experiences we offer, combine all of that with the spectacular beauty of the San Juans, it’s easy to feel like this is your own personal resort.”

— Bill Jensen, Partner and CEO of Telluride Ski Resort
November 30th, 2018
Get a Taste of Telluride Hospitality this Summer
October 24th, 2018
United Airlines Adds Daily Flights from Newark International Airport to Montrose-Telluride (MTJ)
October 16th, 2018
Telluride Ski Resort Partners with Resorts Tapped™ to Launch New Mobile App
September 18th, 2018
U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Announces the Incoming Class of 2018
August 24th, 2018
Boutique Air Coming to Telluride Regional Airport (TEX)
August 6th, 2018
Now on Sale: 2018-19 Season Passes, Lift Tickets and More
July 9th, 2018
Icon Diana Nyad brings Everwalk Initiative to Telluride
June 28th, 2018
New Telluride Bike Park coming June 2019
June 11th, 2018
The Peaks Resort & Spa adds new assistant General Manager
May 11th, 2018
Summer Flight Schedule Update: American Adds Second Daily DFW Flight
March 27th, 2018
The Inn at Lost Creek Named Recommended Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide
March 8th, 2018
Telluride Ski Resort Announces 2018-2019 Winter Season Dates
March 5th, 2018
Another Jump in Summer Air Service for Telluride and Western Colorado
February 26th, 2018
Telluride Resort Lodging Launches New Website
February 9th, 2018
Great Lakes Adds Telluride Flights from Phoenix & Los Angeles
February 6th, 2018
Telluride Ski Resort Welcomes New Spa Director at The Peaks Resort
January 29th, 2018
Telluride Ski Resort Joins the Epic Pass
January 15th, 2018
Telluride Ski Resort To Host Summer Wellness Retreat Series In 2018
December 12th, 2017
Telluride Ski Resort Nabs Condé Nast Travelers’ Top Spot for the Fifth Time
December 5th, 2017
Lumiere Hotel Among the Best Ski Hotels in the U.S.
November 15th, 2017
Opening Day Information for the 2017-2018 Ski Season
November 2nd, 2017
Take Advantage of Early Winter Specials in Telluride
October 24th, 2017
Telluride Ski Resort Welcomes New Director of Group Experiences
October 3rd, 2017
Telluride Named Top 5 Ski Resort In The West
September 12th, 2017
Telluride Expands 2017-18 Winter Flights to MTJ
August 30th, 2017
Jonathan Hanzas Tapped To Lead The Inn at Lost Creek
August 23rd, 2017
Dale Abraham Named To Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers
August 4th, 2017
2017-18 Season Passes Now On Sale
July 12th, 2017
Inaugural Mountain Technology Symposium To Be Hosted In Telluride
July 11th, 2017
American Airlines Adds New Service from Charlotte to Montrose-Telluride (MTJ)
June 28th, 2017
Delta Airlines Adds New ‘Holiday’ Service from Salt Lake City to Montrose-Telluride (MTJ)
June 13th, 2017
Summer Air Service from Phoenix Extends Through Labor Day
June 12th, 2017
Market On The Plaza Is A Summer Mainstay In Mountain Village
May 25th, 2017
The Spa at The Peaks Partners with Naturopathica to Offer Holistic Spa Treatments
May 24th, 2017
Sunset Concert Series returns to Mountain Village this summer
April 27th, 2017
Telluride Ski Resort Announces 2017-2018 Winter Season Dates
March 14th, 2017
Summer Air Continues to Fly Forward in Western Colorado
February 15th, 2017
Telluride Ski Resort April 2nd Closing Day to Feature Free Concert with G. Love and Special Sauce
  1. Overall
  2. Family Friendly
  3. Cuisine
  4. Nightlife
  5. Transit
Reviews of Telluride
Filter Reviews:

Thank you

Your review has been received.

For security purposes, please verify your submission by clicking on the link in the email that we have sent to you.

Thank you

Your review has been received.


There was an error in the submission process.


Tell us about Telluride

- / 5
- / 5
- / 5
- / 5
- / 5
Map of Telluride
Resort Map
Trail Map
Village Map
Activities at Telluride


Webcams of Telluride
Prospect Powcam
Telluride's Blog
Select Category
Select Month
History of Telluride
Telluride was designated a National Historic District for its important contribution to early-day mining.
Bill Mahoney, Sr. becomes Mountain Manager for the Telluride Ski Company. The developer, Joe Zoline, moved to Telluride from Aspen. Billy and Ed Bowers cut trails, clear slopes, and obtain land-use rights, mining claims and water rights for the ski company. The famous French racer/coach and ski technician Emile Allais consults on the design and layout of the mountain.
The Ski area was founded with snowcat skiing for $12.50 a day, including a sack lunch.
Five lifts are constructed. The Telluride Ski school is founded in conjunction with the mountain’s opening. The Telluride Ski Resort officially opens December 22nd.
Coonskin Chairlift opens, providing access to the mountain from the city of Telluride. Prior to that skiers rode a bus from town to a day lodge located where Big Billie’s is today.
The area’s last mining operation, Idarado Mine, closes. Ron Allred and Jim Wells, two Colorado natives, and Benchmark Corporations of Avon, CO, purchase the ski area from Joe Zoline.
The Plunge, Kant-Mak-M and Mammoth are officially created on the front face, along with Pick-N-Gad and O’Reilly’s. Ground breaking between the base of Lift 4 and the top of Lift 1, construction begins in the Mountain Village.
Mountain Village is founded. Infrastructure laid out for a pedestrian-oriented, ski-in, ski-out community. Telluride begins its trademark split grooming of trails, leaving one side bumped out and the other classic corduroy. An adaptive skiing program becomes part of the Telluride Ski School.
Telluride Golf Resort opens with an 18 hole links style course. Mountain Village’s first hotel, the 177-room Doral Resort & Spa, opens.
The Doral Resort & Spa renamed The Peaks Resort & Spa.
1996 marks the grand opening of $19 million gondola/chondola system.
The mountain celebrates Telluride’s 25th Anniversary. Bill Mahoney, Sr. is inducted into the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame.
Three new lifts are added (two high speed detachable quads and one fixed grip triple). Grand opening of $9.5 million Telluride Conference Center.
Allred’s Restaurant opens at 10,551 feet.
Over $3.1 million is invested to increase snowmaking capacity.
Grand opening of Prospect Bowl, adding 733-acres of beginner, intermediate and expert terrain and nearly doubling the size of the resort.
In February, the resort transferred hands to Chuck Horning of Newport Beach, Calif., who still remains the current majority owner.
Mountain Quail opens - new-guided hike-to terrain in Prospect Bowl’s challenging and breathtaking Mountain Quail offers guided skiing and snowboarding within the ski area boundary for the first time. 30-minute hike from the top of Lift 12, 1,100 feet of vertical led by ski patrollers, enabling guests to experience the new terrain in a comfortable and safe environment.
Tempter House opens. Perched at 12,200 feet beside the famous Gold Hill, the Tempter House overlooks the world class Telluride Ski and Golf Resort and the town of Mountain Village. Tempter House is one of the highest elevation homes in North America. Gorrono Ranch sees a major renovation and addition of grill, deck bar and bandshell. September 2007 - Black Iron Bowl opening announced – Eight new runs and 1100 feet of vertical (1500 back to Lift 12) opens for public access this season, adjacent to the challenging and breathtaking Prospect Bowl. The area, including the previously guided-only Mountain Quail, spans from West Lake around to Review and Nice Chute, and sits against the dramatic backdrop of Palmyra Peak offering a backcountry experience within the ski area boundary.
Palmyra Peak and the Gold Hill Chutes 1 & 6-10 open to the public for the first time ever in January. Palmyra Peaks 45 minute hike elevates the ski area to an unprecedented vertical drop – 4,425 feet of terrain – and some of the most stunning skiing and riding on the continent. In November, the Telluride Ski Resort announces the opening of spectacular Revelation Bowl for the 2008-09 winter season. Located on a northeastern aspect that naturally gathers huge amounts of snow and directly off the back side of the famous Gold Hill and Chair 14, Revelation Bowl has long been the envy of those standing atop Gold Hill. Choose ridgelines in either direction from the lift, with steeper pitches and rock features on the far sides of the powder bowl. The center touts an expanse of rolling, advanced terrain with a groomed path for cruising. The resort’s vertical drop is now one of the largest in North America at 4,425 feet, with 3,845 vertical feet lift-served.
Highest elevation restaurant, Alpino Vino, opens. In November, Telluride Ski Resort announces Gold Hill Chutes 2-5 to open for full public access to Gold Hill’s 1-10 chutes.
Outdoor-only French Country restaurant, Bon Vivant, opens.
Wine Director position created. Andrew Shaffner appointed to the position.
Telluride Ski & Golf purchases The Peaks Resort & Spa.
Share from your account
Share from this page
Your email has been sent.