Off-season Uphill Access—Spring/Summer/Fall
During ski area closing operations, for your safety, there is no mountain access at all through Wednesday, March. 18. After that date, if you choose to uphill ski, it is at your own risk. Backcountry conditions, avalanche danger and other hazards exist — be prepared to self-rescue. The ski area is closed, so there will no ski patrol services or any other emergency response from the ski area. Sledding and snowmobiling is prohibited.
Non-Motorized Uphill Access is allowed within the Telluride Ski Area boundaries. Personal motorized vehicles are prohibited at all times. Mountain Operations remain underway including: plowing of summer access roads, lift maintenance, and mountain maintenance. Uphill Travelers should beware of snowmobiles, snowcats and other heavy machinery, road cuts through ski runs and restricted access in some areas due to construction and maintenance.
IMPORTANT: Please consider the post-season ski area as backcountry. No avalanche control is done nor are first responders immediately available. Travel with a partner, and at your own risk. Be safe, and enjoy the spring. In the event of an emergency call or text 911.
Off-season access remains open until the closure of the Gondola for the Fall Off-Season..
In-season Uphill Access—Winter
Uphill access is only permitted on ski trails in the Lift 10 “Sunshine” pod, with the exception of Sundance Ski Trail, during hours from 8am to 10pm. 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 4:30pm until 10pm. Uphill access on the rest of the Telluride Ski Resort is prohibited. 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.
Well behaved dogs are welcome to accompany their owners from 4:30pm to 10pm following TSG uphill policies. At all times, dogs must be under the control of their handler and shall have a harness, leash, or other tether. Persons with dogs must follow all applicable rules and regulations regarding dogs set forth by the Town of Telluride, the Town of Mountain Village, this resort, and/or the United States Forest Service. Any persons with dogs in violation of this policy will be asked to remove the dog from the resort immediately and may be subject to other penalties. Please refer to our policies for more information on dogs and service animals.
Annual Prospect Basin Closure—May 20th to July 1st
Per Telluride Ski Resort's summer operating plan with the National Forest Service, Prospect Trail and the adjacent Prospect Basin are closed to human entry May 20 through July 1 annually to reduce disturbance to elk during their calving season. During this closure, Prospect Basin is closed to all human traffic and activity.