- Telluride has one of the highest vertical drops in North America but lacks large crowds.
- The ski season lasts from late November until early April.
- The town of Telluride has a free bus service that runs to the resort's base area.
Telluride has always been known as one of the most beautiful places to ski in the world. What people didn’t know was that the resort offers one of the highest vertical drops in North America, averages more than 300 inches of fluffy powder every year, and has unrivaled lift-accessed backcountry. Continued terrain expansion has put the inbounds skiable terrain at more than 2,000 acres, and a lack of crowds means you will often have run all to yourself.
Telluride Ski Area is located on the south side of Telluride. The Galloping Goose, a free local bus service, provides transportation to the two chairlifts and gondola every fifteen minutes during peak winter hours.
Telluride is open from late-November to early-April. Lifts run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. but are subject to change after daylights savings day on March 13th.
The Telluride Ski and Snowboard is located at the base of Lift 4 and the gondola in Mountain Village and provides group and private lessons. A childcare center is adjacent to the ski school, and the guest service center is in the Slopeside Locker Center across the plaza. There are several shops with full rental lines at the base areas in Mountain Village and in Telluride. There are seven restaurants on-mountain and many more at the base areas.