Ski out our back door to a true skier’s haven, known for some of the steepest and most diverse terrain in North America—and sublime weather conditions that include an average annual snowfall of 300 inches and 300 days of sunshine. But what truly sets Telluride Ski Resort apart is that it never seems crowded, with virtually non-existent lift lines. Credit its incredible spread over 2,000 skiable acres, a vertical drop of more than 4,425 feet (that’s 1,400 feet more than Vail), and 148 trails divided roughly evenly among ability levels. There really is something for everyone, with plenty of green beginner runs to Advanced intermediates, along with a wealth of extreme terrain to challenge even the most expert skiers. An added bonus: there’s at least one intermediate run for nearly every single lift, so you won’t have to worry about being in over your head.
- Longest Run: 4.6 miles (7.4km) "Galloping Goose"
- Vertical Drop: 4,425 feet (1,349m)
- Elevation: 8,725 feet (2,659m)
- Lift-served: 12,515 feet (3,815m) Maximum: 13,150 feet (4,008m)
- Lift Capacity: 22,386+ skiers per hour
- Average Annual Snowfall - 280 inches (711cm)