#Telluride Ski Resort
Telluride Ski Resort maintains 1,700 naturally divided skiable acres increasing in difficulty from bunny slopes to expert ski terrain as one rides West to East across the mountain.
The East side of the mountain off Lift 6 and Lift 9 offers a huge 3,140 foot vertical drop from the top of Plunge trail and the double black Little Rose Trail makes for some great powder turns on a bluebird day.
The recent addition accessible via Lift 12, Black Iron Bowl, serves up fresh backcountry tracks to advanced skiers and boarders all season. Skiers and boarders can drop in after a reasonable ten to thirty minute trek along the ridge. The bowl features a 1000 foot drop, open glades, powder fields, steep chutes, and European-style faces. The Mountain Quail couloir, previously available only to guided groups, is now fully accessible, weather permitting. Other new runs available in Black Iron Bowl include Westlake, Lakeview, Review, Dihedral Chute, Dihedral Face, Jello’s Bowl and Nice Chute.
Open groomed runs allow intermediates to cruise between all three sections of the mountain. Lift 5 opens up treed terrain, smaller moguls, and moderate chutes for intermediates seeking a fun challenge. Beginners can check out Telluride Ski and Snowboard School, frolic on Prospect Bowl’s two mile long gentle runs, or glide down the 4.6 mile long Galloping Goose trail (the longest on the mountain) off Lift 12.
- Summit: 12,260 feet
- Base: 8,725 feet
- Vertical Drop: 3,535 feet
- Lifts: 18
- Skiable Area: 1,700 acres
- Annual Snowfall: 309 inches
Telluride Ski Resort Insider Tips
A Casual Day at Telluride Ski Resort with Dave Riley:
I like to head to the top of the mountain in the morning. Try a run from the top of Revelation to the Town of Telluride. 3,845 vertcial feet. You might want to stop by Alpino Vino on the way if you're a late riser and on vacation.
Or, swing by the historic Gorrono Saloon for a hot chocolate. Then, maybe a lap or two on the Apex Chair (6). Okay, maybe a easy run all the way down to the bottom of the Chondola at the Meadows. Of course, a High Camp Warming Hut cookie run, at the top of Prospect Express.
Travel over to the Revelation Observation Deck to take some nice group photos. This deck is a "must see" and is located at the bottom of the Revelation Chair, perched over a thousand-foot cliff with views in every direction. For the fun of it, how about exploring some soft bumps on the west side of Gold Hill.
It's time for a lap down to the Town of Telluride, under the gondola, on Coonskin.
Wrapping up the ski segment for the day, it's back up the gondola for apres ski drinks and appetizers at Allred's - the nicest apres-ski view and dinner restarurant in the area.
Dave Riley, Telluride CEO, apres ski spot...