Telluride Skiing & Snowboarding
Thanks to its legendary terrain, Telluride is considered one of the best skiing destinations not only in the US, but also in the world. Telluride is home to 2000 acres of terrain which is known for its steep, vertical drops. Almost 50% of Telluride’s trails are advanced/expert which means Telluride is a great destination if you’re looking for a challenge.
It also delivers wide open slopes and a low pressure atmosphere which welcomes beginner snowboarders and skiers. With over two miles of blue and green runs, Ute Park, Sunshine, Prospect Bowls are runs that newbie skiers will love.
Surrounded by the nearby San Juan Mountains, the resort showcases spectacular scenery. Because of it’s remote location, Telluride is known for its lack of lift lines. This makes it a fantastic skiing getaway where you can enjoy a variety of runs all to yourself.
TELLURIDE SKI RESORT MOUNTAIN STATS
- Telluride has a total vertical lift of 3790 feet, and 2000 acres of skiable terrain.
- The ski resort has 17 lifts.
- There are 148 trails in Telluride – 23% beginner, 36% intermediate, 41% advanced/expert.
- Average annual snowfall is 280 inches.
Getting to Telluride
The closest airports to Telluride are regional airports, which means you may have to connect through a larger airport. Telluride Regional Airport is a short 15 minute drive, Montrose-Telluride International Airport is a 1.5 hour drive, and Durango-La Plata Regional Airport is 2.5 hours from Telluride village. Shuttle services from Telluride Express are available at all airports mentioned above, as are car rentals.
Renting Skis in Telluride
Looking for ski or snowboard gear for your Telluride ski trip? Book all of your ski and snowboard equipment online with Black Tie Ski Delivery and get it delivered directly to your hotel or accommodation. Booking on TripOutside gets you an extra 10% off with Black Tie Ski!
TELLURIDE SKI RESORT
Telluride, a town designated a National Historic Landmark, is located approximately 200 miles southwest of Denver, Colorado. Telluride Ski Resort offers incredible views of the nearby San Juan Mountains and is home to more than 2,000 acres of lift-accessible terrain. Telluride’s terrain ranges from beginner to intermediate, with four hike-to terrain areas and multiple terrain parks for advanced and expert skiers. The historic town of Telluride has renowned apres ski at it’s world-class restaurants.
Click here for the interactive Telluride trail map.
TELLURIDE RESORT STATS
|Base Elevation:||8,725 ft|
|Summit Elevation:||13,150 ft|
|Total Acres of Skiable Terrain:||2,000|
|Vertical Drop:||4,425 ft|
|Number of Trails:||148|
|Annual Snowfall:||280 inches|
|Longest Run:||4.6 miles|
Telluride Ski Resort FAQs
Where to Rent Skis in Telluride?
TripOutside features the local Telluride ski shops with the highest reviews on Google/Yelp/TripAdvisor (at least 4.0 star weighted average) to make sure you have the best ski rental experience possible. We partner with the top local outfitters with the best gear for your ski or snowboard vacation.
Is Telluride good for beginners?
Telluride is one of the best ski resorts in Colorado for beginners. This renowned resort has a good balance of both easy and challenging trails, with beginner/intermediate terrain making up 60% of the resort. Telluride has 23% green trails making up 460 acres, both in the base of the mountain and at 11,800 feet.
Is Telluride a good place to ski?
Telluride opened in the 1970s, and has become one of the most famous ski resorts in the Rockies. Over the years, Telluride has gained popularity for both its majestic view of the surrounding Rockies, and an impressive terrain that appeals to everyone from beginner to expert.
Although Telluride is 60% beginner and intermediate, it has its fair share of steep slopes, challenging runs, black diamond trails, and chutes. Adventure is rich here – with a vertical drop of 4,425 feet, you’ll never run short of adrenaline-pumping experiences.
Off the snow, Telluride boasts a lively apres-ski scene that combines great entertainment, cocktails, local brews, impressive local food and more.
Is Telluride expensive to ski?
Compared to other ski resorts in Colorado, Telluride costs come in above average. The total daily cost to ski in Telluride, including ski rental, lift ticket, lunch and accommodation is as follows:
|Resort||Total Daily Cost||Ski Rental||Lift Ticket||Lunch||Accommodation|
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WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TYPES OF Telluride SKI RENTAL PACKAGES (DEMO, PERFORMANCE, SPORT)?
Demo (or premium) packages are for the advanced skier that wants a specific ski or snowboard rental to match their specific riding style or matching the skis to the terrain. These are high-end, high-performance skis and snowboards.
Performance packages are intended for intermediate to beginner levels, typically for groomed terrain and generally have a stiffer, more specialized flex pattern, and may be wider in the waist.
Sport packages are primarily for groomed runs and intended for more beginner level skiers or snowboarders.
**All packages include downhill skis or snowboard, bindings, boots and poles (ski).
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TELLURIDE RENTAL PACKAGE?
Packages include downhill skis or snowboard, bindings, boots and poles (ski).
HOW CAN I SAVE MONEY ON TELLURIDE SKI AND SNOWBOARD RENTALS?
Renting online in advance can save you money. Many outfitters offer online reservation rates that are better than walk-in rates. This helps the shops manage their inventory and plan in advance. It also guarantees availability of equipment. TripOutside also has exclusive discounts for customers booking rental gear online from Black Tie Ski Delivery and other ski rental shops.
CAN I JUST RENT SKIS OR A SNOWBOARD? I DON’T NEED THE FULL PACKAGE.
Yes, most shops also rent just skis or a snowboard.
HOW DOES TELLURIDE SKI RENTAL DELIVERY WORK?
Don’t ever wait in line at the ski shop again! Black Tie Ski Delivery’s hassle-free delivery service will save you time, which means you’ll have more time on the slopes to enjoy with family and friends. They open earlier and stay open later to ensure the best delivery time for guests and to provide slope side assistance when needed.
Fittings are generally done the night before your first day of skiing, this way you can wake up stress-free and have everything you need to hit the slopes for first tracks. Certified ski rental technicians will select and deliver your ski or snowboard equipment to your lodging property at your scheduled delivery time. Their ski technicians will custom fit you with the latest ski and board equipment based on your rental package, ability level, and the current snow conditions. Their delivery vans come fully stocked with lots of options and sizes so they can be sure all of your equipment fits properly.
Returns are just as convenient and easy as delivery. When you are finished with your rentals, Black Tie Ski Delivery will come back to your lodging and retrieve the equipment with no need to intrude on your dining or travel plans.