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Ski Resort Survey 2017: Best In The West

By Ski Magazine

Telluride Ski Resort consistently ranks among the best when it comes to ski resorts in the United States and this year's Ski Magazine Rankings are no exception. As 8th in the West, Telluride ranks top of the pool in scenery, character, and, most importantly, overall satisfaction. While Telluride boasts some of the most impressive in0bounds extreme terrain in the world, there is ample acreage for beginner and intermedite skiers working to advance their skills every time they hit the slopes. 

Nestled among the 14,000-foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains, Telluride is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Whether you’re on the hill or strolling down historic Main Street, you can’t help but gawk at the 360-degree views. That’s why year after year, Telluride is consistently voted No. 1 for Scenery and Character. Readers just can’t get enough of the “unparalleled beauty,” even if it means braving a longer trek to get here. And it’s true: It takes about 6.5 hours from Denver or 1.5 from Montrose. But the ski town’s “remote” location means untracked snow, fewer crowds, and a respite from the traffic of Colorado’s I-70 resorts. Sure, readers complain that the lift-ticket prices are “a bit steep” and that some chairlifts need an upgrade (we’re looking at you, Plunge lift), but long, intermediate groomers and some of the best expert skiing around make Telluride a perennial favorite. Take advantage of the free, easy-to-use gondola connecting downtown with the ski resort and enjoy the diverse selection of trees, chutes, and bumps (No. 3 for Terrain Variety). Once you’re there, you’ll understand why many readers call Telluride “the best place” they’ve ever skied.

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