Telluride

Closed
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
Average!

3 / 5

Apr 28, 2008
TTony
This place is so rad.
Superb!

5 / 5

Mar 23, 2008
MMark
Nice variety of runs; easy to get around the town at night; ski in/ski out options
Very Good!

4 / 5

Feb 04, 2008
MMartha
It was a tough choice between snow conditions and natural beauty because Telluride has both in abundance. We drove 7.5 hours from Fort Collins, and don't regret one hour of the drive. The town was gorgeous, the local grocery stores were great (we were on a budget) and the Victorian Inn was totally affordable. But best of all -- the snow, the... More
Very Good!

4 / 5

Jul 16, 2007
TThomas
Terrain separation keeps lower skill level skiers away from interaction with higher level skiers - cuts down on the irritation factor for both types.
Superb!

5 / 5

Apr 24, 2006
SSusan
Telluride is a beautiful and still relatively unknow resort, incomparison to other Colorado ski areas. There is a varried terrain and some wonderful cruising as well as extreme areas. A little had to get to but well worth the trip.
Average!

3 / 5

Jul 02, 2004
CCynthia
Not as big as Vail, but the skiing is great.
Other ski resorts in

Colorado

Arapahoe Basin
10% 30% 60%
Aspen Highlands
0% 23% 77%
Aspen Mountain
0% 48% 52%
Beaver Creek
19% 42% 39%
Breckenridge
11% 31% 58%
Buttermilk
35% 39% 26%
Copper Mountain
21% 25% 54%
Crested Butte
26% 57% 17%
Echo Mountain
10% 75% 15%
Eldora
18% 43% 39%
Keystone
14% 29% 57%
Loveland
13% 41% 46%
Monarch Mountain
23% 28% 49%
Powderhorn
20% 50% 30%
Purgatory
20% 45% 35%
Snowmass
10% 43% 47%
Steamboat
14% 42% 44%
Telluride
14% 29% 57%
Vail
18% 29% 53%
Winter Park Resort
24% 37% 39%
Wolf Creek
20% 35% 45%