Telluride (United States)

Telluride Travel Guide and Trip Resources

Clark Weber

One of America's best ski areas

Telluride is one of America's best ski resort townsHard to get to
127 trails and 18 lifts, spread out between beginner/intermediate/advanced
Hard to get to, so not very crowded even at the height of the skiing season

One look at that picture and you probably know what's up in Telluride: lots and lots of skiing. Telluride Ski Resort starts at an elevation of 8,725 ft (2,659m) and has the highest top at about 13,150 ft (4,008 m). That altitude produces great conditions for snow, and when combined with often sunny weather and 127 trails (of which the majority are for intermediate and advanced skiers) plus 18 lifts, you really get an excellent destination for some serious winter sports.

Better yet, for all that it has to offer those that love the slopes, Telluride is not crowded. This is due to the simple fact that it's not the easiest destination to reach. There are flights in from Denver and Phoenix in winter, but if you're driving here you're going to spend a while on the road (Google Maps tells us that it is over 6 hours from Denver to Telluride by car).

After the ski season ends in April you still have reason to come here: you could go biking, rafting or hiking (try Bear Creek Trail), or come for one of the many festivals that take place here. [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Telluride is a city in United States's region of Colorado. It has a population of 2,303, is situated at an altitude of 8793ft and the best airport to fly into is TEX (Telluride Regional, Telluride)
  • The currency used in United States is the US dollar (USD)

Other cities in the region (Colorado, United States)

Aspen, Denver

Telluride Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

36 37 43 50 61 72 75 73 66 55 43 36

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

1.5 1.7 2 1.9 1.9 1.1 2.5 2.9 2.7 1.9 1.8 1.6

More Telluride travel resources

As often the case, the official website turns out to be one of the more useful ones with an agenda and plenty of useful basic information. For the ski resort (lift tickets and such) you can look here. Other sites with useful info are as always Wikitravel and Lonely Planet. OnTheSnow has the latest snow conditions, while NY Times did its useful 36 hours in piece on the town. HuffPost does a good write-up on the ski resort, and this blog post has us nearly convinced that we need to go and visit ("When it comes to the mountain of Telluride, I found it to be peerless.")

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