Telluride

Closed
Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke

Overall

4.6

Telluride makes our top ski resorts list – with elegance and ease. Epic terrain, elegant lodging and dining, extraordinary views of the San Juan mountains, swift lifts, oh and great snow! Telluride dates to 1972, and has really made the map among the best skiers and also skiing movie stars who own huge mountainside mansions for their one ski holiday annually.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Telluride vs
TellurideArapahoe Basin
beginner23 %10 %
intermediate36 %30 %
advanced18 %37 %
expert23 %23 %
total runs147 109
ski area2,000ac 960ac
summit elevation13,150ft 13,050ft
total lifts19 8
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket$99 $100
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall139″ 179″

Telluride Reviews

Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 36 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Dec 01, 2017
GKGavin K.
advanced skier
telluride is said to be the best of colorado. some claim its the best in the nation. the mountain offers 2,000 acres of ridable terrain. lots of steeps and lots of deeps if you can catch a storm.... More
Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 30, 2017
BLBen L.
intermediate snowboarder
If you're a diehard skier or snowboarder and don't want the business of most Colorado resorts then head to Telluride! Incredible terrain and unbelievable powder days! Least crowded resort I've been to in Colorado and the town has a great vibe!... More
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 25, 2017
DDDrew D.
expert skier
I learned to ski on the east coast. I grew my passion for skiing in the rockies, and specifically Telluride. Rising above a quirky and historic old mining town, Telluride resort has something for everyone. From gentle beginner slopes to long, picturesque intermediate run, to expert terrain through the glades, bumps, and trees, T-Ride boasts great... More
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Once you see the canyon Telluride is in you will realize why people travel from everywhere to get here. Everything about the place is quaint, except the terrain. Lots of steeps but also a lot of fun trails for the not so advanced. If you want the extreme experience you can find it very easily and the area is very well avy controlled. Lots of hiking... More
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Nov 20, 2017
ZMZach M.
expert skier
I had the most incredible time skiing at Telluride. Between all of the snow that kept replenishing itself after every day, and the challenging terrain I was able to mix it up while shredding the most amazing powder. ... More
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Nov 20, 2017
ZFZeb F.
advanced skier
It doesn't get much better than Telluride. From the town itself, to the unforgettable terrain that's offered, making the trip to Telluride is always worth the drive. The lift structure is especially exceptional.... More
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 05, 2017
TTyler
intermediate snowboarder
Telluride was an absolutely astonishing experience. The lift lines here are very short because of how secluded the resort is and that kept waiting in lines to a minimum. The park has terrain ranging from gentle slopes to double blacks and terrain parks that were absolutely incredible. The town of telluride was also a beautiful place to done and... More
Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 05, 2017
ETErin T.
expert skier
Na I've only been there once but want to go back and ski it when it had good snow. It is also close to silverton and I want to ski there as well... More
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 07, 2017
BRBrandon R.
Telluride is a gem in Colorado. What essentially is two mountains (cross gondola is sweet) makes for a serious amount of terrain to explore. The town(s) are super cool with one leaning towards resort while the other side has a more cowboy feel.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Oct 05, 2017
ESEddie S.
This is some of the gnarliest terrain in the country, though I wish it would snow a lot more here. We are in a hole where all the snow goes right around. Not too many people skiing the hard stuff either.
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