Telluride

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Telluride
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
beginner14 %10 %
intermediate29 %30 %
advanced26 %37 %
expert31 %23 %
total runs147 109
ski area2,000ac 960ac
summit elevation13,150ft 13,050ft
total lifts16 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
Have your say on Telluride
Very Good!

4 / 5

Sep 11, 2012
GGail
Telluride was a great choice over the holidays because it wasn't as crowded as resorts that are easier/quicker to get to. It has great skiing conditions/slopes, beautiful scenery, and a lot of fun off the slopes for families with teenagers. Our ski in/ski out townhouse was truly a ski in/ski out.
Superb!

5 / 5

Jun 14, 2012
SScott
I have not visited all of the resorts but I can't imagined any resort having the scenery that Telluride has. It also has a great mix or runs for all skill levels. Mtn Village is great for beginner / intermediate.
Superb!

5 / 5

Mar 18, 2012
FFrank
Unique variety of challenging runs yet with easier slopes for everyone. Great attitude of the locals makes it ultra special.
Superb!

5 / 5

Jul 22, 2011
DDave
For me it's the total package. The scenery is just awesome, the skiing is world class and the town of Telluride (not the mountain village) is a real town with great ambiance.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Jun 05, 2011
DDiana
Not only is the terrain diverse and challenging, the mountain is awesome and the views are incaredible. The Telluride experience is one I will repeat year after year.
Superb!

5 / 5

Mar 31, 2011
WWesley
Unbelievable place to visit in the summer time. Haven't been in winter since the park doubled (tripled?) in size, but looks great.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Sep 30, 2010
KKyle
The runs are harder than their color makes you think. Great long runs as well.
Superb!

5 / 5

Jul 18, 2010
DDiana
Not only is the terrain diverse and challenging, the mountain is awesome and the views are incaredible. The Telluride experience is one I will repeat year after year.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Dec 11, 2009
DDoug
Telluride has tons of activities to do and it is the most beautiful I have ever been.
Very Good!

4 / 5

May 10, 2008
NNikki
Telluride is perfect! Also love the seclusion of the town. Whish I lived there.
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