The Mountain-Village Telluride Gondola celebrated its first ride on December 20th, 1996. Since that date, it has been recognized as the most unique public transportation system of its kind. Transporting nearly 2.5 million people a year from commuters to skiers, visitors to long-time local legends, the Gondola is complete free for all who ride it. Offering unforgettable views of the surround peaks, the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village, the Telluride airport, and even the La Sal mountain range in Utah, you'll never forget your first time on the Gondola.
The incredible 13-minute ride has 360 degree views of the San Juan Mountains and is often referred to by locals as, “the best commute in the country.” The Gondola is open from 7 am through midnight during regular winter and summer seasons for all to enjoy.
Throughout the remainder of the month, post a selfie of you and your friends for a chance to win a Telluride Resort giftcard, a Telluride swag bag, and more. Be sure to enter only on Instagram using #DiscoverTelluride for your chance to win!
Haven't booked your visit to Telluride quite yet? Be sure to buy your lift tickets in advance to save on prices at our on-mountain windows. Use our trip planning guide to discover great lodging options, flights and more. Don't miss out on new direct flights from several major hubs and the option to connect in Denver to flight directly into Telluride Airport (TEX). We look forward to hosting you this season.