Due to snowmaking, grooming, patrol activities, and associated snowmobile/snow cat traffic typically occurring on the mountain, public risk management issues will exist at times during this pre-season period. Therefore, to protect the public from avalanche mitigation, snowmaking and grooming hazards that exist from time to time, Telluride Ski Area will be closed to uphill access, starting October 31, 2016.
Uphill access is only permitted on ski trails in the Lift 10 “Sunshine” pod, with the exception of Sundance Ski Trail, during hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Authorized uphill activities include Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, uphill skinning, trail walking, and running. Fat Tire biking is permitted in the same area after the ski operations at 4:30 until 10:00 pm. Uphill access on the rest of the Telluride Ski Resort is prohibited. Users do so at their own risk.