This former Colorado mining town is now one of the Western U.S.’s most popular ski and snowboard spots. Hit the slopes at Telluride Ski Resort, open year-round --with over 2,000 acres of skiable land, you’ll find the right hill for you.
In the summer months, Telluride is home to some of the best hikes around. Bridal Veil Falls, Jud Wiebe Trail, and Bear Creek Trail are among the most popular paths to take. Go for a ride along the Ophir Pass or San Juan Skyway for the most stunning views. Telluride Historical Museum is a site worth seeing to learn about the city’s history, starting in Telluride’s gold mining days.
Locals in Telluride love the great outdoors and tend to be laid-back and open-minded.
The best time to visit for the skiing is from December through March, while the best time for summer activities is June through September.
Hit the slopes at Tulluride Mountain village for a thrill like no other. Formally a mining town, the area has been transformed into a popular tourist destination, with over 2,000 acres of skiable land to explore and enjoy. The town sits in a box canyon, meaning that steep forested mountains and cliffs surround it, resulting in some spectacular scenery. Numerous weathered ruins of old mines dot the hills, and it is these features that have made the town so well-known.
When it comes to accommodation options, there are a huge variety of hotel rooms and Tulluride vacation rentals to choose from. The selection includes vacation homes, condos, town homes, lodges and much more. The most popular time to book a vacation rental is December through to March, when the skiing season is in full swing. Alternatively, summer can also be a beautiful time to visit when nature comes to life and offers some spectacular mountain views. With everything from budget-friendly homestays to luxury resorts that have swimming pools or hot tubs, the options are endless.
Tulluride has it all when it comes to lodging, convenience, charm and diversity. When it comes to picking a place to ski, Tulluride ski resort often gets overlooked in favour of some of the bigger resorts, such as Vail, Whistler and Jackson Hole. However, as a world-class skiing destination, the resort is a great place to stay. The ski resort links both the Mountain Village and Town, and there is easy access between the two. A gondola, the first of its kind in American skiing, transports visitors between Tulluride and the Mountain Village every day up until midnight, and is a fantastic way to travel.
When it comes to actually skiing, Tulluride has a balanced assortment of terrain, suitable for all abilities, from beginner to advanced. There is a contained canyon full of double blue trails for the advanced intermediates, and there are also options for intermediate glade skiing. The resort is also home to some of the best mogul runs, such as the Spiral Staircase and Kant-Mak-M.
The Mountain village is pedestrianized and set high above the slopes overlooking the town. It is here that the majority of the Tulluride vacation rentals are located, as well as some of the bigger resorts, spas, golf courses and multi-million homes. The majority of the lodging in Mountain Village is ski-in/ski-out, as is much of the town.
The town is a lot more old-fashioned, with Old West architecture and many of the buildings having been lovingly maintained or restored. New Sheridan Hotel is hard to miss, located on Main Street it oozes cowboy charm. For such a small town, guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining options. From pizza and BBQ joints, to fine-dining options, there's something for all palates.
One of the best things about a Tulluride vacation is that the resort is yet to be fully discovered, meaning it doesn’t get anywhere near as crowded as some of the bigger resorts in America. The tourist board offers great customer service if you ever have any questions, and they can recommend anything from where to eat, to the best hiking trails.
For wintery adventures, Telluride is the ultimate mountain village vacation destination. The Telluride ski resort offers some world-class skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and much more. With all these activities at your front door, there is no better place to experience some adrenaline-fuelled family fun. The resort is easy to reach from the center of town -- by either a free shuttle or a Mountain Village Gondola that soars to a height of 9,500 feet.
The fun doesn’t stop when summer rolls around, Telluride Colorado offers abundant trout fishing and hiking opportunities in the beautiful San Juan mountains. One of the most popular natural wonders is the Bridal Veil Falls, Colorado’s longest free-falling waterfall or the nearby Box Canyon Falls.
The town itself is a former Gold Rush town, and has been a popular vacation destination since the '70s. As well as plenty of Telluride cabin rentals, downtown also has plentiful shopping and dining options. If you're interested in the history of the area, the Telluride Historical Museum is the place to be. No matter your budget, there are a range of vacation rentals to suit your needs, some of which even have a hot tub for relaxing in the evening. From a Telluride lodge, apartment, house, and even glamping, you're sure to find your home-away-from-home.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Telluride. The hottest month in Telluride is April, when temperatures peak at 81 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -2 ˚F. The wettest month in Telluride is October with 8.41 inches of rain, while the driest month is April with 0.17 inches of rain.
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