Telluride, CO

Travel Guide
Telluride Ski Resort showing mountains, snow and snow skiing

Enjoy a vacation full of action and adventure at any time of year on the mountains of a popular ski resort in southwest Colorado.

Pack your cold weather gear for the tall slopes of the Telluride Ski Resort. Here you can ski and snowboard over more than 2,000 acres (809 hectares) of skiable terrain, with runs for all abilities. Even if you’re not a skier, you will find plenty to see and do at any time of year.

Strap on your skis and enjoy the resort’s numerous downhill slopes or ski along cross-country trails on the valley floor. Participate in other cold-weather activities away from the ski runs. Go ice climbing up Bridal Veil Falls, a 365-foot-tall (111-meter) frozen waterfall. Snowmobile along miles of groomed trails or travel through the mountainous terrain on a sleigh ride. Take the children to Firecracker Hill for sledding. For ice skating, go to the large ice rink at Telluride Town Park.

Stay in the town of Telluride, where you’ll find Victorian-era homes, boutiques and restaurants. Alternatively, make Mountain Village your base. It is located at an elevation of 9,500 feet (2,896 meters) and can be reached via the Telluride Gondola. This is a free 13-minute cable car ride.

Telluride’s snow season starts at the end of November and concludes at the beginning of April. The area is also popular throughout spring and summer for its outdoor activities. Hike or bike mountain trails, embark on a difficult four-wheel-drive off-road tour to the ghost town of Tomboy or ride the rapids of the Colorado River. Go fly fishing on the San Miguel River and swing your clubs at Telluride’s mountain resort golf club.

Reach Telluride by flying into Montrose or Telluride regional airports. Then take a shuttle service, taxi or rental car to your accommodation. Although you can get around by rental car, both Telluride and Mountain Village are pedestrian friendly once you arrive. Many visitors use the cable car to travel between the two. You can also make use of the free Galloping Goose bus service to experience the awesome scenery.

Where to stay in Telluride

The Victorian Inn
The Victorian Inn
3.5 out of 5
401 W Pacific Ave, Telluride, CO, 81435
The price is $198 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Telluride. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.8/5 Good! (993 reviews)
"Beautiful room! Convenient to everything. Loved the property."

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

The Victorian Inn
Mountain Lodge Telluride
Mountain Lodge Telluride
4 out of 5
457 Mountain Village Boulevard, Telluride, CO, 81435
The price is $239 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 4-star ski resort in Telluride. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a free ski shuttle. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (997 reviews)
"Awesome view from our balcony of the snow covered mountains. We went in the off season so a lot was closed in town but all in all we had a blast on the hiking trails. We plan on going in the summer season in June next year."

Reviewed on May 1, 2022

Mountain Lodge Telluride
The Hotel Telluride
The Hotel Telluride
4 out of 5
199 North Cornet Street, P.O. Box 1740, Telluride, CO, 81435
The price is $279 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Telluride. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 spa tubs, and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (994 reviews)
"very nice area, great for walking and they have free bikes to use for bike rides"

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

The Hotel Telluride
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Ice House Suites and Condominiums
Ice House Suites and Condominiums
4 out of 5
310 S. Fir St., Telluride, CO, 81435
The price is $450 per night from May 27 to May 28
Stay at this 4-star ski aparthotel in Telluride. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (317 reviews)
"Great location, about 100 yards from the Gondola, and close to anything in the town. Good size room. Pool was pretty good. Nice condo. Full kitchen. Only hiccup was that the microwave wasn't working properly, but overall a great stay. Would book there again."

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Ice House Suites and Condominiums
Bear Creek Lodge
Bear Creek Lodge
3.5 out of 5
135 San Joaquin Road, Telluride, CO, 81435
Stay at this 3.5-star spa condo in Telluride. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 spa tubs, and a full-service spa. Popular attractions Telluride Ski Resort and Market Plaza ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (118 reviews)
"Friendly and helpful staff, amazing location,"

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2021

Bear Creek Lodge
Manitou Lodge by Alpine Lodging Telluride
Manitou Lodge by Alpine Lodging Telluride
3.5 out of 5
333 South Fir Street, Telluride, CO, 81435
Stay at this 3.5-star condo in Telluride. Enjoy free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Telluride Ski Resort and Oak Street Ski Lift are located nearby. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (10 reviews)
"Great location, lots of room"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Manitou Lodge by Alpine Lodging Telluride
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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