Mountain and Activities
Telluride is nestled among the highest concentration of 14,000’ peaks in North America. The spectacular scenery is undeniably some of the most beautiful in the Rocky Mountains.
The town of Telluride is situated in a box canyon with towering mountains on three sides. The town began as a mining settlement in the 1880’s. The ski area was built in the early 1970’s and the town quickly became a haven for skiers and snowboarders. Today, Telluride’s quaint shopping district and incredible skiing has made it America’s greatest ski town.
About Mountain Village
High above the town of Telluride is another community called Mountain Village. Mountain Village is a modern community in the heart of the ski trail network. This community is the home to the destination’s newest hotels, shopping and restaurants. Many guests to the destination choose to stay in Mountain Village for its modern amenities and easy access to the slopes.
Getting Around the Towns
Getting around is easy regardless of whether you stay in Telluride or Mountain Village. You can ski into both towns from Telluride Ski Resort. Plus, there is a free gondola that runs between the two towns. The gondola operates from 7am to 12am daily. Plus, there is a free shuttle service that can take you throughout Telluride and Mountain Village.
Regardless of where you stay, you’ll never need to drive a car.
Telluride averages more than 300” of snow and 300 days of sunshine per year. The resort offers over 2000 skiable acres in some of the most beautiful scenery in North America. Best of all, Telluride’s massive size and 18 chair lifts means you’ll rarely see a lift a lift.
There is so much to do here when you are not on the slopes. If you are seeking some adventure, the area has outdoor adventures from snowshoe tours to snowmobile excursions. Reservations and a full list of our outdoor activities can be found here.