Telluride Ski Resort
is located in the majestic San Juan Mountains in Telluride Colorado. Telluride has over 2,000 skiable acres and the largest night skiing operation in Colorado. The Telluride ski season is from November 25, 2011 to April 3, 2011(weather permitting).
Telluride ski resort has a total of 18 lifts with 2 high-speed gondolas, 7 high-speed quads, 1 fixed quad, 2 triples, 2 doubles, 2 surface lifts and 2 magic carpets. The summit elevation is 13,150 feet. There are 125 marked trails with the longest being the Galloping Goose at 4.6 miles. 23% of the runs are beginner, 36% intermediate and 41% advanced/expert. Lift operations open at 9:00 am and close at 4:00 pm from November 24, 2011 to March 10, 2012. From March 11 to April 8 the hours are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Hike To Terrain
Telluride ski resort also offers four “hike to terrain” areas. These areas are off the beaten path and are back country areas. Always be prepared for extreme conditions when in these areas.
Bald Mountain: Accessible by an access gate located on Upper Galloping Goose in the Lift 12 area. The gate closes promptly at 2:00 pm. The estimated hike time is 20-25 minutes.
Black Iron Bowl: Accessible by the Prospect Lift and a short hike out Prospect Ridge. Black Iron Bowl offers 1,000 vertical feet fresh tracks virtually all season. There are numerous places to drop in anywhere between 5 – 45 minutes after hiking in.
Gold Hill Chutes: There are 10 different Chutes that will challenge even the most advanced skiers and boarders on the mountain. Times vary and can close at any time due to conditions. Make sure to check to see if they are open. All chutes are accessible for the Revelation Lift are the estimated time for the hike is 15 – 20 minutes.
Palmyra Peak: Located east of Black Iron Bowl, the vertical drop is close to 2,000 vertical feet from atop the north face of the 13,320 foot Palmyra Peak. The access gate, at the upper edge of Mountain Quail in the Black Iron Bowl, closes at 1:00 pm. The estimated hike time is 1 – 1.5 hours.
No matter what your ability there are plenty of options available Telluride ski resorts. Know your ability level and don’t put yourself in a situation that you really don’t want to be in.
Please Check the Lift Ticket Info provided by Telluride for more information.
Where To Eat
At Telluride Ski Resort there are 7 choices for places to eat, you don’t have to worry about not having something good in your stomach.
Alpino Vino: Italian themed menu at the top of Gold Hill Lift at 12,000 feet.
Hop Garden: Located slope side near the Village Express Lift, they offer craft beers from around the world. Open from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm they have full service indoors and outside!
Contemporary American cuisine at 10,551 feet above sea level at the Station St. Sophia, Gondola. Open to the public for Apres Ski from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and dinner service starts at 5:30 pm.
Giuseppe’s: Comfort foods, sandwiches, soup, chili, snacks, beer, and wine with views all the way to the La Sal Mountains in Utah. Located at the Plunge Lift.
Crazy Elk Pizza: Yep it’s Pizza and it’s the best hand made in the valley. Open daily for lunch and dinner they are located in the Mountain Village core at the base of the Village Express Lift.
Big Billie’s: Mexican-American family food located that the top of the Prospect Bowl at 11, 815 feet.
High Camp Warming Hut: Located at the top of Prospect Bowl you can sit back and enjoy hot drinks, sandwiches, soups, and snacks.
Looking for a romantic dinner? Be sure to check out the Sleigh Ride Dinners from the base of the Village Express lift to the Gorrono Ranch.
Places To Stay
If staying right on the mountain is a little out of your price range then the historic town of
offers a great variety of places to stay. Form hotels to hostals you should be able to find the perfect spot for your vacation.
Telluride ski resort also offers a variety of places to stay right on the mountain
to check them out.
Our favorite choice for finding a place to stay is Home Away. They have rentals all over the world, from single bedroom cabins to condos and houses.
Find a place that you enjoy. Make sure they have the amenities you are looking for. Enjoy your trip and enjoy the snow even more.