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Telluride Ski Resort, Southern Colorado’s mining town turned world-class ski resort

Telluride Ski Resort

Tucked in between Montrose and Durango, you’ll find a beautiful place with amazing mountain top views that everyone is able to enjoy.

Telluride Ski Resort located in the Southwestern corner of Colorado was once a booming mining town but slowly turned into a ghost town as the mines ran dry in the 50’s. Eventually snow, and the introduction of skiing to the area, brought the town back to life, and in 1972 Joe Zoeline, an entrepreneur from Beverly Hills, CA, opened up Telluride Ski Resort. Jon Allred and Jim Wells, two Colorado natives, bought the resort and turned it in to a world-class ski resort by adding mountain upgrades and later developing the Mountain Village in 1985.

In 2004, Chuck Horning and partners purchased Telluride and have helped expand the terrain to bring us a bigger and better resort to enjoy during the winter months. Known for its amazing powder, tree skiing, and the steep hills, you’ll want to stick around a few days to scope all the terrain has to offer. With plenty of outstanding resorts with luxury amenities for you to choose from, you may never want to leave once you get there.

Breakdown of some of the facts:

  • 2,000 + acres of skiable terrain
  • 127 total trails
  • Nearly 60% of all terrain is for Beginner/Intermediate ability levels
  • 18 total lifts, including 2 high-speed gondolas and 7 high-speed quads
  • Over 300 inches of annual snowfall
  • A variety of hike-to trails scattered across the resort
  • Terrain park features for skiers and riders of all ability levels
  • 10 kilometers of groomed Nordic skiing and snowshoeing trails

This tiny little resort packs quite a punch with its off mountain offerings as well. Sixty plus restaurants, coffee shops and shops will keep you busy, entertained, and full with delicious food, while you are taking a break from the slopes. With a little bit of everything for everyone, plus spectacular scenic views from almost every part of the resort, Telluride Ski Resort is the perfect place to escape from your daily grind.

Check the snow report HERE and plan your next trip to Telluride Ski Resort today!

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