Telluride is one of the top ski destinations across the entire U.S. not only is the place the topmost pick for the best ski resort in Colorado area. With towering surrounding fourteeners that make for picturesque views, it’s a truly majestic place, immersed in Wild West history. Telluride serves up everything from beginners slopes to intense off-piste with whooping 2,000 acres of fantastic ski terrain, trails of about 148, and more than 300 inches of velvety powder covering the mountain each year.
Beginners can experience high alpine territory and mountain vistas usually reserved only for experienced riders, With the Prospect Express lift reaching over 11,800 ft, Telluride doesn’t save the best for only advanced skiers and snowboarders. There’s a non-stop run all the way down to the base area from here, a 5-mile green for all to enjoy the Galloping Goose trail. Adventurous experts can hike all the way up to an elevation of 13,320 ft, where Palmyra Peak offers a variety of extreme chutes to fly down so they aren’t left out.
For powder junkies looking for freshness, starting from the highest spot on the mountain served by a lift at 12,515 ft, Where Revelation Bowl is another awesome section of the mountain. Thanks to its shelter from the wind, the snow stays deep up here, and some sections of the bowl are even groomed so if they feel up to the challenge, intermediates can give it a try.
For the accommodations, one is in the main town of Telluride and the other is at Mountain Village built on a natural bench above. There are free gondolas that bridge the base areas and adjacent parking lot. You can also experience nightlife scene so stay there if you want to have more fun as there’s more happening down in the main town. Mountain Village is definitely the place to stay if you’re on a family holiday with young children. Here, you’ll be neighboring to ample beginner runs, cheaper and with excellent facilities for kids.
Telluride is on the other marginal of the state, in the south-west corner, whilst multiple Colorado resorts mount Interstate 70 leading out of Denver. The close airport is at Montrose, a challenging 60-mile drive away excluding the sparse flights that connect to Telluride Regional Airport. It’s a 6 hour trip from downtown Denver, if you’re really yearning for a challenge and don’t mind a road trip. One of its biggest disadvantages perhaps is the difficulty in accessing Telluride, but it is an advantage to those who prefer to stay away from crowds.