Telluride is not very famous abroad, but very well-known among Americans. It is a really hot place nowadays and a very glamorous ski resort. It is interlinked with Mountain Village, which is the new part of Telluride, which was initiated during the 1990’s.
Once upon a time, Telluride was known as a gold mining town. Some thirty years ago, the city was virtually deserted and the houses were almost for free. Then some skiers came along and discovered the potential and the first five slopes were established. A contractor then came along and seized the opportunity to build a new ski resort. He hired a famous Frenchman to design a ski resort and the expansion began. It has turned into one of America's most expensive ski resorts and a lift pass is about $ 100 per day. The skiing is really good but do count on that it will cost you.
A lot of celebrities, such as Tom Cruise, hold chalets here.
Skiing in TellurideIn total there are over 100 pistes, of which most are blue-red-black. The vertical drop is about 1,400 meters. In total there are 16 lifts including two cable cars. On top of the mountain there are plenty of smaller peaks with a good vertical drop that you can discover. Further down the mountain side you will find forested areas.
The area is still under expansion.
Travelling to TellurideTelluride is located in Colorado. Get here by flying to e.g. Denver or Salt Lake City. The downside is that you face a seven hour drive.
You can also catch a flight to some regional airports: Telluride Regional Airport (TEX), Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) and Grand Junction - Walker Field Airport (GJT). Several American domestic airlines operate these airports.
In case you want to feel like a star, arrive by private jet and land in Telluride directly.
En route from Denver you also pass by Aspen. Steamboat and Vail are also nearby in case you want to combine more ski resorts.
Ski equipment in Telluride
We offer pre-booking of ski equipment in Telluride in co-operation with Skiset. When booking online you can save up to 50% compared with booking upon arrival.
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