5 Reasons to make Telluride Your Next Ski Holiday

Telluride is a Ski Resort that delivers magnificent scenery, charm and a unique ski holiday experience. Check out 5 reasons why you should make Telluride your next ski holiday destination.

The Views

Situated in an off the beaten track location in a box canyon in Southwest Colorado, USA, here you can have the mountain to yourself with non existent lift lines and amazing views of surrounding peaks of the San Juan Mountains that span the continental Divide and reach heights up to 14,000 feet. Think bluebird powder days and uncrowded slopes.  If you love to ski but hate big crowds then Telluride is the place for you

Powder Skiing

Powder Skiing

The Skiing

With 2000 acres of terrain, plenty of steeps, wide open gentle slopes  for beginners,  impressive bowls,  challenging moguls and three terrain parks,  Telluride offers an abundance of skiing options.  It’s also home to some impressive advanced skiing; hike 60 minutes to the  Palmyra Peak summit at over 4,000 metres high or some stunning views and an exhilarating run down the mountain. If that’s not enough to get your heart pumping then why not join on a Heli-ski adventure and discover untouched powder at some of North America’s highest elevations.  Plus with nearly 8 metres of annual snowfall you can expect some perfect powder conditions. With opening day in late November and  closing day in early April there is plenty of time to experience the Pow!

Advanced ski terrain at Telluride
Hike to Palmyra Peak summit

The Gondola

This amazing destination has two exciting villages to explore and  Telluride came up with a brilliant solution, a free gondola connecting the Mountain Village with  historic town of Telluride.  This is the first and only free public transportation of its kind in the USA where you can enjoy a relaxing 13 minute journey and breathtaking 360 degree views on this ride from town to town.

What was a once a 13 km drive between towns is now a stunning 4 km ride over the majestic Telluride mountains reaching over 3,000 metres at the Summit.  The Gondola has become a must do while visiting Telluride and a great way for skiers and boarders to hit the slopes. There are even pet friendly cabins! Just hop in a cabin marked with a paw print and you and your furry friend will be on your way.

Telluride Gondola
Connecting the Mountain Village with Telluride Village

The off slope adventures!

There are loads of fun winter activities at Telluride to keep you entertained!  Strap yourself in to some snowshoes and explore the sights with a leisurely stroll or an uphill trek, twirl on ice-skating rinks,  explore amazing landscapes on a snowmobile, relax slopeside and listen to some live music or for an extra challenge why not try a fat tire biking adventure!

Relax and listen to live music at Telluride
Enjoy live music

The Après Ski Dining

Renowned as a Foodie haven,  you will find everything here from gourmet restaurants, charming pizzerias to unique on mountain dining experiences at heights of nearly 4,000 metres. Whether in the Mountain Village or the town of Telluride, enjoy local and international cuisine, fine wines and local brews and incredible views.

Apres ski with a view at Telluride ski resort
Après ski with a view

To book a beyond ordinary ski/board experience to Telluride, Colorado, USA including flights, transfers, accommodation, lift passes and activities call the Active Travel Experts at travel&co NZ Toll-Free: 0800 555 035 or click here for our latest offers

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