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Telluride/ Mountain Village Resort

Telluride/ Mountain Village ResortTelluride, Colorado

  • Published Monday, November 19, 2012
  • Updated on Friday, August 16, 2013

Unmatched in North America | Unhassled Mountain Experience

Telluride’s slopes and lifts remain uncrowded throughout the season so you can really enjoy your ski vacation.In fact, the mountain is so uncrowded that you’ll often feel like you are on your own private ski slope. The Telluride ski experience offers a genuine mountain experience for all levels of skiers thanks to a mix of quality terrain at all points on the mountain.  From refined groomed runs to challenging moguls, there truly is something for everyone.Even beginners and intermediate skiers can ride the highest peaks and enjoy terrain and views typically reserved for the experts.Find out why Telluride has been called, The most beautiful place you will ever ski. Averaging more than 300 inches of snow and 300 days of sunshine each year, odds are you'll find fantastic conditions on Telluride’s 1,700 skiable acres.  And forget crowds: the trails are never packed, and there is rarely a lift line. Long time favorites include The Plunge for experts, intermediate See Forever, and the 4.6 mile Galloping Goose for beginners. 

Freestylers of all levels can hit one of several terrain parks.  

Today in Telluride and Mountain Village: Clapboard signs and colorful murals decorate Main Street storefronts while alpine elegance surrounds the Mountain Village shops. 

Items from around the world include jewelry from China, India and Japan, furniture from Mexico and Guatemala and rugs from Persia. 

Toys, antiques, and ice climbing gear please the young, the extreme or the sophisticated world traveler. Food aficionados from across the country delight in the chef innovation and quality in this small resort boasting over 60 restaurants,coffee shops and bars.  New approaches in American cuisine, wine cellars to rival those found on either coast and tasting menus prepared by seasoned chefs create the perfect atmosphere to match any mood.  

A Modern European Alpine Village:

Perched at 9,500 feet, Mountain Village is an intimate alpine enclave with luxury hotels and condominiums, stylish boutiques and innovative dining.  Home to the state-of-the-art Telluride Conference Center, and world renowned hotels Lumiere and Capella Telluride, this European-styled alpine village provides unsurpassable scenic ambiance with an emphasis on guest service.  Ski runs meander through the town, giving many homes, condominiums, and hotels direct ski access to the slopes.  All elements combine to create a modern alpine elegance to complement the rustic charm of Telluride. Today, the populations teeters around 2,500 in the town of Telluride and 1,400 year round in Mountain Village.  Sis boots and snowboards have replaced the pick, shovel and hammer.  Few predicted the incredible impact snow would have on this once sleepy town as Telluride is again the desirable, energetic community of a century ago.  Mention Telluride and those who know this authentic mountain gem grin in appreciation of its sheer beauty and charm. 

FACTS:

Terrain: 2,000 + acres
Trails: 125 marked trails, with bowl, tree skiing and hike to trails
Terrain Difficulty: 23% Beginner, 36% Intermediate, 41% Advanced/Expert
Longest Run: 4.6 mile Galloping Goose
Terrain Parks: 4 Parks

Snowfall & Temperatures

Average Snowfall: 309 inches
Average High Temperature: 37
Average Low Temperature: 17

Elevation:

Summit Elevation: Lift-Served 12,570 feet (3,831 m), Maximum 13,150 feet (4,008 m)
Base Elevation: Base 8,725 feet (2,659 m)
Vertical Drop: 4,425 feet (1,349 m)

HOW TO GET THERE:

Plane:
Telluride, Colorado is located in Southwestern Colorado in the beautiful San Juan Mountains.  With direct jet service from 9 major cities across the US and world-wide connections, Telluride is easier than ever to get to.  Travelers are served via Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) and Telluride Regional Airport (TEX).  

MTJ: 1hr 30min (66.79 miles)
TEX: 10min (5.09 miles)

Train:
Grand Junction Train Station (Amtrak) GJT: 2hrs 36min (127.02 miles)

Automobile:
Once you arrive in the mountains, there are several ways for getting form the airport or train station to your new home away from home.  Whether you plan on renting a vehicle or leaving the driving up to someone else, plenty of options are available.  

Shuttle:
Telluride Express
(Private & Full Service)
970.728.6000

Mountain Limo
(Private & Full Service)
970.728.9606

Car Rental:
Budget Rent A Car
1.800.221.2419 or 970.728.4642

National Car Rental
1.800.CAR.RENT (1.800.227.7368)

Hertz
1.800.654.3131 or 970.249.8741

Gondoloa: Free transportation between Telluride and Mountain Village (Ski Area)

Galloping Goose: Free bus transportation throughout the town of Telluride,
Mountain Village and Down Valley

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