Telluride Ski Resort is an interesting oxymoron, hard to get to, easy to love. And we love its complexity! Telluride is super popular with celebrities for the European style lodging and ambiance and spectacular scenery, but Telluride also offers up friendly ski slopes for families and some very challenging ski terrain for experts and locals. Some of the best on mountain ski hotels are here in the European alpine style village like Fairmont Franz Klammer Lodge, Mountain Lodge Telluride, Lumiere, Hotel Madeline, Hotel Telluride, Peaks Resort with a popular après ski deck drenched in sun – the Great Room at the Peaks resort. Telluride is among our Top Colorado Ski Resorts for a Family Ski Trip
Revelation Bowl is a skiers’ bounty on a powder day from 12,570′. The Gold Hill Chutes 1-10 should keep you busy and breathing hard. But to achieve the highest ranks, you must climb Telluride’s notorious Gold Hill stairs to reach 13,150′ Palmyra Peak accessing hundreds of acres of in-bounds terrain and some very long, steep and deep Telluride skiing, 4,425′ vertical back to town. For Families, Telluride caters to kids with all day and half day kids ski and snowboard programs, conveniently located in the Mountain Village by the Gondola, and day care as well. Lots of family friendly ski terrain, terrain parks and kids’ zones dot the Telluride Mountain trail map and keep you happy for a family Telluride ski trip.
Telluride’s downtown has a strong vein of gold and silver mining – dating back to the 1878 rush. Now there are upscale hotels, like the New Sheridan Hotel, top chef restaurants like 221 Oak and Soupcon, and art galleries and boutiques galore. Telluride has two free gondolas connecting the town to the upper mountain ski village, so you can stay at the spectacular on mountain hotels, and take the gondola to walk around downtown Telluride for evening shopping and dining. Kids will enjoy the very cowboy wild west vibe of town, and the story that Butch Cassidy’s first bank robbery occurred in Telluride.
127 trails, 18 lifts- 2 Gondolas, 2,000 acres plus backcountry
13,320′ summit, 3,845′ vertical, over 300 inches of snow annually
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