Skiing down Telluride Mountain
Winter Activities

There is nothing quite like waking up to bright sunshine bouncing off snow-capped mountains.  Here in the San Juan range of the Rocky Mountains the list of ways to get outdoors and enjoy our winter wonderland is endless.   The Telluride Ski Resort is known for its steep slopes and deep powder but for every black run, there is a blue or green run to match.   Spend a day learning to ice climb, soar high above Telluride in a glider or challenge yourself on one of the six area Nordic and skate ski parks.

Please see our Staff Picks to go in-depth on just a few of our favorite activities and please contact the concierge staff of the Hotel at 970-728-0660 or concierge@columbiatelluride.com so we can help you plan something truly special.

Skiing and snowboarding on Telluride Mountain

Skiing & Snowboarding

Telluride provides outstanding terrain for any level of skier or snowboarder. Telluride’s 2,000 acres of skiing allows you to choose your own terrain while providing unforgettable views of the entire Telluride region. The ski slopes in Telluride are also known for being uncrowded; you’ll spend more time enjoying your time skiing than waiting in lines. With more than 300 inches of snow each year and 300 days of sunshine and, Telluride has unbeatable conditions that will make your experience in Telluride memorable.

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Cross-Country Skiing

Telluride Cross-Country Skiing provides miles and miles of trails to explore on. The Valley Floor loop is a 3.5 mile beginner loop that can be accessed right from the town of Telluride. There is also a well maintained, 1.5 miles circuit track located in the Town Park. For adventurers, there is also Priest Lake that offers a longer tracker in a more quiet and remote surrounding. Rentals are available at both the Telluride Nordic Center in Town Park and Telluride Sports.

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Ice Skating

Telluride Ice Skating is a unique experience that can be enjoyed during the daytime and nighttime throughout the winter season. Telluride offers both an indoor professional hockey size rink and an outdoor, natural, non-refrigerated rink in the Town Park. Visitors can rent skates at the Telluride Nordic Center. This is a wonderful wintertime activity to do with friends and family.

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Sledding

The most notable area to go sledding on is Firecracker Hill, located in the southern side of Town Park. These hills are long, steep, and funnel out into a long flat field. Be sure to bring a sled with you; you can purchase sleds at the nearby Ace Hardware store. Our concierge can also recommend more tucked away sledding hills around Telluride!

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Dog Sledding

If you love dogs and you want to see the San Juan Mountains from a unique perspective, Dog Sledding in Telluride will be an experience you won’t forget! Enjoy being pulled on a sled by a team of Alaskan huskies through the snow-covered mountains and forests while learning about the sport of dog sledding and racing.

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Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing in Telluride is a great way to explore our unique mountain terrain while enjoying the breathtaking views from every corner you step foot. Snowshoeing is a relaxing activity that can be done alone or with a tour guide. Snowshoe rentals are conveniently located at Paragon & Bootdoctors, a half-a-block away from the Hotel.

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Sleigh Rides

Enjoy dashing through the snow-covered hills and forests while being pulled by Belgian drafts. This wintertime activity is a wonderful way to explore the surrounding landscapes and a great way to learn about Telluride! Don’t worry about being cold, these sleigh rides provide warm blankets to ensure you are comfortable throughout your ride!

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Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling is a perfect way to spend your day-off from skiing or snowboarding. Enjoy driving your own snowmobile up and down through the snow packed hills in the San Juan Mountains. This is a wonderful way to sightsee and explore deeper into the mountains of Telluride!

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We look forward to helping you have the best Telluride vacation possible. Contact us today for more information and reserve a room or suite at our Telluride luxury hotel today.

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