The popular town and ski resort of Telluride is situated in the southwestern region of Colorado. The community exists in a box canyon surrounded by forested mountains that climb to 14,000 feet. The renowned Bridal Veil Falls lie sat the head of the canyon. Ruined mines and mining operations adorn the hillsides. The town itself is a mere 12 blocks long and eight blocks wide, which makes Telluride easy to navigate. The location welcomes visitors year-round for a variety of activities and attractions. However, winter snow sports have helped the area gain its reputation.
Telluride Ski Resort
The mountains surrounding the resort and community typically see more than 300 inches of snow each year. The resort offers in excess of 2,000 acres on which to travel down the slopes by skis or snowboards. The Plunge and Gold Hill make up 41 percent of the slopes and remain a favorite among advanced skiers and snowboarders. Palmyra, Prospect and Village accommodate intermediate athletes and spans 36 percent of the territory. The Galloping Goose, Prospect, Prospect Bowl and Ute Park feature wide-open spaces for beginner and novice visitors. Three miles on the valley floor provide the ideal area for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking or fat-tire biking.
Backcountry adventures are a common activity among winter sports enthusiasts. The Telluride Avalanche School offers courses to educate skiers on the potential hazards of avalanche occurrence in the backcountry. The course ensures that athletes have the knowledge needed to stay safe. Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Skiiers have the chance to take helicopter trips or enjoy hut-to-hut trips in the San Juan Mountains. Stunning peaceful vistas covered with fresh powder awaits.
Bear Creek Trail
The path extends for 2.5 miles to the upper region of Bear Creek Falls. The trail is popular among fat-tire cyclists, hikers, show shoe enthusiasts and skiers.
Firecracker Hill sits on the southern region of Telluride Town Park and welcomes all who enjoy sledding. Guests are welcome to bring their own equipment, rent them from the Nordic Center or buy them in town.
Enjoy the views that the backcountry provides by taking a dog sledding excursion. Teams of huskies pull the sleds along the snow-covered trails meandering through the mountains and Uncompahgre National Forest.