The world-class Telluride Ski Resort, commonly coined “the most beautiful place you’ll ever ski,” is unique for its out-the-front-door access from both Telluride and Mountain Village. Two chair lifts and the Gondola are within walking distance (or a shuttle bus ride) from anywhere in the Town of Telluride, while three chair lifts and the Gondola can be accessed from the Mountain Village Center. In addition, many homes and condominiums are slopeside, offering unrivaled ski-in/ski-out access to several ski runs, and other residential developments feature exclusive private lift service.
Telluride joins The Mountain Collective! The Mountain Collective is an unparalleled collaboration between the world’s best independent resorts including: Alta/Snowbird, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine, Ski Queenstown/Coronet Peak/The Remarkables, Mammoth, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sun Valley, Stowe, Taos, Thredbo and Whistler Blackcomb. We’re new to the group this year along with Revelstoke in British Columbia.
Season Passes are sale now with the option of the new Telluride Season Pass PLUS including Mountain Collective benefits. Click here to learn more.
In 2008, the Telluride ski area opened Revelation Bowl— located directly off the backside of the infamous Gold Hill Chair 14— served by a new, locally manufactured Leitner-Poma quad lift. Situated above treeline, the natural wide-open bowl offers advanced and expert skiing in an unbelievably scenic setting. The Ski Resort has also recently opened hike-to terrain in Black Iron Bowl and the Gold Hill Chutes. Other improvements include high-mountain restaurants Alpino Vino and Bon Vivant, increased snowmaking, and upgrades of existing amenities. Runs range from the steep and thrilling chutes of Gold Hill, to gentle cruisers off breathtaking Prospect Ridge, to wide beginner trails on Lift 10, to the mogul fields of Lift 9. The ski resort is serviced by two high-speed gondolas, seven high-speed quads, one fixed quad, two triples, two doubles, two surface lifts and two magic carpets with the summit of the resort topping out on Revelation at 13,150 feet.
There are also three air garden/terrain parks (for beginner, intermediate and expert jibbers), a Nastar course for speed demons, backcountry terrain on Palmyra Peak for adrenaline junkies, and the Topaten Touring Center for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. The ski area has an excellent ski and snowboard school and boasts several unique on-mountain dining spots like the historic Gorrono Ranch located mid-mountain, Giuseppe’s, an intimate local’s favorite at the top of Lift 9, and Allred’s Restaurant, a fine dining establishment at the summit of the Gondola. On the average, the Telluride Ski Resort receives 309 inches of snow per season, which translates to lots of deep and dry, pure Colorado powder.