Ski season in Telluride usually opens near the beginning of December and extends through the beginning of April. With five months to take advantage of Telluride’s fresh powder, you can enjoy either a winter or early spring getaway to this top ski destination. Make the most of your Telluride skiing journey by hitting all the top slopes, pausing for mid-day drinks, and capturing photos with Telluride’s fabulous scenery as the backdrop!
Day 1: Warm Up on the Top Beginner Trails
If it’s been a while since you’ve strapped on skis or a snowboard, warm up on some of Telluride’s beginner-friendly runs. Start out at Sunshine Express (Lift 10) which whisks you away to a beginner-friendly area, most of which is groomed daily and is situated away from the more intimidating runs and terrain parks. Double Cabin and Galloping Goose are two popular trails in this area that are great for reigniting your skiing muscle memory. Telluride also operates a ski and snowboard school, and options range from private lessons that can be catered to individuals or small groups to group lessons for both children and adults. Spend day one of your Telluride, CO skiing journey building confidence on the slopes!
Day 2: Challenge Yourself
Once you’ve built up some confidence, venture onto some of Telluride’s best intermediate runs, which make up approximately 35 percent of the trails in Telluride. The Polar Queen Express (Lift 5) area offers the largest selection of intermediate runs. Pause to refuel at Bon Vivant located at the top of the Polar Queen Express, where you can enjoy classic French cuisine and a glass of wine from their sprawling deck. Those who already have plenty of ski experience will find new ways to challenge themselves on Telluride’s double black diamond runs and hike-to-terrain. By far the biggest challenge is Palmyra Peak, which is only accessed by a 1-1.5-hour hike from the top of Prospect Express.
Day 3: Pose for a Photo Op at Telluride’s Top Scenic Spots
One of the most popular Telluride skiing trails is the See Forever Trail, and the name gives hint to the reason why. On this trail it truly does seem as if you can see forever, with vistas extending to Mt. Wilson, Wilson Peak, Mt. Sneffels and on a clear day, the La Sal Mountains in Utah. Some of the best photo op spots are between the start of the trail and where See Forever meets Joint Point, so take your time on this section and be sure to snap plenty of photos!
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