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Telluride Ski Resort Guide

Telluride, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForSnowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski.
Highest Lift3,740m12,270ft
Resort Height2,660m8,727ft
 Nearest AirportsMontrose and Grand Junction
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The American ski resort of Telluride is in the American Rockies at an altitude of 2,660m8,727ft.


Telluride has direct access to 84 marked pistes, served by a total of 16 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,660m8,727ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,740m12,270ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


Telluride offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.


Telluride is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Telluride.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Locals Las, Lift 9'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Telluride?

The next notable snow forecast is 7cm3in, expected on 26 October, with around 14cm6in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow Forecast by day for Telluride

Ski Area Stats

Telluride Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Cross Country
Total Length
30km19 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Telluride Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,740m12,270ft
Lowest Piste2,660m8,727ft
Resort Altitude (Telluride)2,660m8,727ft
Max Vertical1,080m3,543ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Telluride
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

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Location and Map

Where is Telluride?

This ski resort is in the American Rockies in San Miguel, Colorado.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Telluride is Montrose, 90 minutes drive away.

Grand Junction and Gunnison-Crested Butte airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 16 ski lifts are able to uplift 21,186 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 125 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Telluride open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November (Opens Thanksgiving Day), and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Telluride, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Telluride Tourist Office for the latest.

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