Telluride Ski Resort
- Type: Skiing
- Time to Spend: More than Full Day
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When most people talk of Telluride, they're actually referring to this ski resort rather than the village. This massive complex boasts 1,700 acres of skiable terrain in the San Juan Mountains, which features slopes that cater to skiers of all levels. By the numbers, visitors have access to 115 trails, 4,425 feet of vertical drop and 18 lifts. And unlike other Colorado ski areas, the Telluride Ski Resort promises visitors a no-wait experience, even in the midst of the high season. According to the resort's website, the trails are never crowded, and there's hardly ever a lift line.
Recent visitors insist that this is one of the best skiing areas in the country. "The scenery is just as beautiful as I remember it but the skiing and the terrain were fabulous," writes one TripAdvisor user. "I will not be staying away from Telluride for more than two seasons."
Visiting the resort in summer could still be worth your while. Travelers can spend time hiking one of the many trails or wandering through Mountain Village. The resort also boasts a stunning 18-hole golf course.
The Telluride Ski Resort opens up its slopes in November, and the ski season generally lasts until early April. The lifts run every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., although hours are subject to change toward the season's end. For more information on pricing, visit the Telluride Ski Resort website.