Mountain Events

Winter Events

November 23 – Donation Day

Donation Day occurs the day before the official opening of the Telluride Ski Resort. All skiers and riders can pay $25 to ride with all proceeds going to the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club. Tickets can be purchased at the base of the Gondola in Telluride and the Mountain Village pass office.

November 24 – Opening Day

December 3 – Fool Moon Party

The first annual Fool Moon Party – a Telluride community event to welcome the winter season with a bonfire, music, games, and a ski giveaway. The party will be at the base of the Coonskin Lift (Lift 7).

December 13-14 – Mountain Village Winter Fest

Celebrate winter with activities in Mountain Village and discounts at local stores.

December 21 – Rail Jam

Skiers and riders will battle it out in the open format Rail Jam. Winners will receive cash and other prizes provided by Paragon Bootdoctors.

December 24 – Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade

Instructors from the Telluride Ski & Snowboard School and Ski Patrollers ski down Misty Maiden in the evening with flares in beautiful formation to ring in the Christmas spirit.

December 25 – Santa on the Hill

Look out for Santa on the slopes! Visit Gorrono Ranch to take a picture with Santa Claus and maybe even ski a run with him!

December 31 - New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade, Fireworks, and Countdown

Telluride Ski & Snowboard School instructors ride down both sides of the mountain carrying lit flares that illuminate the mountain at night. A fireworks display follows the torchlight parade and then the countdown to midnight begins on Main Street in downtown Telluride.

January 24-26 – Women’s Week

Enjoy female focused ski and snowboard instruction coupled with fun events. Call (970) 728-7536 or email for more information.

February 22 – March 03 – Telluride Gay Ski Week

Telluride Gay Ski week its 10th anniversary last season by extending the event for three extra days, making it the longest gay ski week in the country. Ranked as the #1 gay ski week in the United States by, the weeks includes events and parties both on and off the slopes.

March 16 - Fool Moon Relay

Celebrate the March full moon with a relay race in Mountain Village. Teams of four will compete in a relay style race for great prizes! Snowbikes, skiing, snowshoes, and more!

March 22 – Spring Rail Jam

Second Rail Jam of the season! Skiers and riders will battle for winning spots in this open format Rail Jam. Winners will receive cash and other prizes from Paragon Bootdoctors.

March 29 – Bikini Slalom and Luau at Gorrono Ranch

The Bikini Slalom is a Telluride tradition recently resurrected by Telluride Ski Resort’s 40th anniversary celebration. Points are awarded for style, speed, skills, and creativity. Following the race will be a luau at Gorrono Ranch with a live DJ, drink specials, and Hawaiian food.

April 4 – KOTO Pink Flamingo Street Dance

KOTO’s annual Pink Flamingo Street Dance on Main Street in downtown Telluride kicks off closing weekend at the resort. Put on your favorite pink outfit and party on Main Street with live music, food, brews, and the Telluride community!

April 6 – Closing Day, Pond Skim, Party at Gorrono Ranch

Put on your best gaper gear and head to Gorrono’s for the annual Pond Skim. Costumes, a live DJ, and dancing send off another wonderful winter here in Telluride! 

565 Mountain Village Boulevard
Mountain Village,  Colorado  81435
United States