Telluride Colorado Ski Vacations & Winter Activities

Telluride Colorado
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Although the phenomenal skiing attracts most visitors to Telluride, there is a wide variety of other activities for adrenaline junkies or those looking to slow down and soak it all in.


No Telluride ski vacation is complete without a pass at the resort's challenging terrain and uncrowded groomers. There is also plentiful backcountry touring options in nearby Ophir and Lizard Head Pass.


Great summer hiking trails transform into backcountry hideaways in winter. There are several hikes leaving town and the ski resort maintains trails off of Lift 10.

Nordic Skiing

There are well-maintained Nordic trails in Town Park and the Valley Floor with others only a short drive away.

Hut Trips

The San Juan Hut sytems spreads across the range and shouldn't be missed on a Telluride ski vacation. The hut experience is unlike any other overnight stay you've ever had and the skiing is outstanding.


Nearby Lizard Head Pass is ideal for snowmobiles with rolling terrain and plentiful powder. Several companies operate tours in the Lizard Head Wilderness Area. A nice alternative to the obvious activities on a Telluride ski trip.

Ice Skating

There are two ice rinks in Town Park—one for free skating and an indoor hockey rink—and also a rink in the center of Mountain Village’s business district.

Wildlife Spotting

It's not uncommon to see elk by the hundred in Mountain Village, and nearby wilderness areas are rich with wildlife.


Telluride’s Town Park has a sledding hill on the north side great for kids. The Nordic Center rents sleds.

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