Best Time to Visit Telluride

Let's be real - there's no bad time to come to Telluride. Whether you prefer stunning sunsets and hiking or cruising down fresh powder on the mountain, every season is amazing. The Hotel Columbia, like most hotels in Telluride, does close annually during the offseason, which runs from early April - late May and late October - late November. But don't fret - every other moment the Hotel Columbia is open is a great time to be in Telluride!

    • Snow-covered mountains with sunlight touching the peaks, and forested hills at sunrise or sunset.


    Powder, blue skies and more powder. What else could you want? Telluride is home to the #1 ski resort in North America and is known for its steep inbounds territory and variety of terrain for all ability levels. Even if you're not a skier or snowboarder, there are plenty of dreamy outdoor activities to partake in during the winter. From snowshoeing and snowmobiling to ice climbing and skating, winter is a great time to be at the Hotel Columbia in Telluride!

    • A hiker with poles near an alpine lake and hills under a blue sky.


    If wildflowers and sunshine are more your taste, summer is the perfect time to come to Telluride. From an abundance of hiking trails just outside your door to wild water adventures on rivers and lakes around Telluride, summer is absolutely dreamy in the San Juans. Summer is also great for festivarians - from music festivals to wine and movie fests, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

    • Autumn leaves in the forefront with snowy mountain peaks and clouds in the background.


    Fall in Telluride is full of rich orange and yellow colors, stunning backdrops and plenty of fun events! There's also a buzz in the air about the impending ski season. Temperatures are a little cooler during the day but are full of sunshine - perfect for hiking and Jeeping tours. Don't forget to bring your camera - everyone you know will be jealous of the stunning scenery you get to enjoy.