Know Before You Go
Telluride Ski Resort’s winter operations (ski lifts and trails) are designed for use by the skiing guests using alpine and cross country skis or snowboards affixed to their feet by a range of binding systems and standardized adaptive ski devices and equipment for individuals with disabilities. Allowed devices will have metal edges and a retention system such as a leash or properly working brakes that must be worn at all times. A person who has a disability is allowed to utilize any equipment that has been designed and manufactured primarily for use by individuals who have disabilities. Examples of such ski equipment include but are not limited to: sit-skis, mono skis, outriggers, and blind bibs. Please see resort policies for ADA, dog, and other policies.
THE FOLLOWING DEVICES ARE ALLOWED FOR THE 2016-17 SEASON:
- Alpine/Telemark skis
- Snowblades/Ski Boards
- Snowdecks with metal edges and a leash
- Ski Bikes on detachable lifts only
- Mono skis
- Ski trikes with metal edges and a leash
THE FOLLOWING DEVICES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE TRAILS AND LIFTS OF TELLURIDE SKI RESORT AT ANY TIME:
- Sleds, Tubes, Saucers and Toboggans
- Body Sleds
- Tandem Skis
- Babies in Backpacks
- Snow Scooters
- Snow Skates
- Fat Tire Bikes (These are allowed after operating hours following uphill policy and only in the area of Sunshine Express Lift)
Telluride Ski Resort reserves the right to change or update this policy at any time and for any reason.
Boundaries and Uphill Policy
CLOSED MEANS CLOSED. IT'S THERE FOR A REASON ... SAVE YOUR SEASON.
We work hard to open our terrain when it is safe. Our mountain operations team will open a trail or portion of the mountain when it is ready for skiing and riding. By entering terrain before it is open, you put yourself and your rescuers at a greater risk for injury or death.
If a trail or portion of the mountain is closed, it could be for any number of reasons:
- Inadequate snow coverage
- Avalanche control work in that area or areas adjacent
- Adverse weather
- Snowcats or other heavy machinery working
- Snowmaking in progress
- Racing in progress
Keep yourself and your loved ones safe. If you see a sign or rope at the top of the trail, the whole trail is closed.
Our ski area boundary is marked in several different ways. If you are planning to exit our boundary, make sure you do so at a backcountry gate.
Uphill access is allowed for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and skinning in the Sunshine (Lift 10) Pod with the exception of Sundance trail from 8 am to 10 pm. Fat bikes are allowed following uphill policy from 4:30 pm to 10 pm. Uphill users may not travel above the top of Sunshine Lift (Lift 10) due to on mountain operations. Uphill users must follow Colorado Skier Safety Act and yield to on mountain vehicles.
Pursuant to the Colorado Skier Safety Act, Telluride Ski Resort assumes no responsibility for the safety and welfare of skiers and snowboarders going beyond the ski area boundary. Avalanche danger and other hazards exist and are unmitigated by the Resort. Individuals are solely responsible for their safety and welfare. Rescue in the backcountry, if available, will be costly and may take time.