Skiing at Element 52

Ski Telluride’s legendary terrain

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Telluride pairs unrivalled scenery and Western charm with some of the most diverse terrain in North America. Ski out our back door to what’s been continuously named the Best Ski Resort in America by Condé Nast Traveler. And our Ski Valet makes accessing it all a breeze. Just let us know when you’re ready to hit the slopes, and we’ll lay your skis out our backdoor (tips pointed downhill, of course) for a true ski-out experience.

Alpine, Nordic and Backcountry Skiing

“Telluride really is a skier’s mountain,” says renowned ski-maker Pete Wagner. “Great terrain, and there’s never anyone on it.” Ski 1,700 acres and 84 trails at America’s best Alpine ski resort, where there’s something for everyone, from the Galloping Goose, a beginner’s dream trail, to the Plunge, with its steep bump runs. You can also Nordic ski groomed, rolling trails through alpine forests and wide-open meadows, or explore unchartered territory with cat-skiing or heli-skiing.

Ski untouched powder

Board an Airbus Helicopter for the purest powder experience with access to over 200 square miles of pristine and untracked snow. Telluride Helitrax takes you to some of the highest skiable elevations in North America, where you can ski and board off summits and among high alpine basins, cirques, and couloirs. Enjoy six guided runs totalling approximately 10,000 – 12,000 vertical feet in small, intimate groups of four guests to one guide.

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Situated in historic Telluride, Element 52 is your basecamp for adventure, with ski-in, ski-out access and year-round Colorado backcountry pursuits from hiking through thick aspen groves and fly fishing for prized trout.

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