Nordic Skiing

Nordic Skiing in Telluride

One of the best ways to explore the area in winter is on Nordic skis. Telluride boasts miles of trails for you to explore during your Telluride ski vacation. The Telluride Nordic Association is a great resource for all things Nordic.

Below are some of our favorites:

Telluride Valley Floor loop
A 6-km loop of beginner terrain winds along the Valley Floor one mile west of town. This loop may be accessed from the San Miguel River Trail (heading west), or from behind the Shell station on Hwy. 145.

Town Park
Stretch your ski legs on 3 km of circuit track. From here, you can connect with the San Miguel River Trail, which runs through town and eventually arrives at the Valley Floor loop.

Prospect Basin & Magic Meadow  
Accessed from the top of Lift 10, 10 km of groomed tracks await the intermediate and advanced nordic skier. The advanced skier can ski from Magic Meadows past abandoned mining cabins to Alta Lakes. Nordic day and season passes available from the ski area for Lift 10 only.

Telluride Golf Course
Open fairways mark the 6 km of intermediate trails on the scenic golf course in the Mountain Village.

Priest Lake
Eight miles south from Telluride on Hwy. 145, park at the USFS Ranger Station on the left-hand side of the road. This 5- to 10-km groomed track (length depends on who grooms) is recommended for classic skiing because the trails are narrow. Please respect efforts to keep these trails in top shape and leave dogs at home when skiing on maintained tracks.

Nordic Lessons
All types and levels of nordic lessions are availabe season long! Private lessons are available by request. To book lessons, contact the Telluride Nordic Center.

Telluride Nordic Center
At the east end of Town Park in the historic Unruh house. Here you can rent ice skates and classic and skate ski packages for kids and adults. Wax and incidentals available. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. Extended hours when ice rink is open for public skating.

Nordic Rentals
Our partner, Bootdoctors & Paragon Sports, rents both traditional and skate cross country skis. Click here to benefit from our special rental gear offer through Bootdoctors and!

500 E. Colorado Avenue
Telluride,  Colorado  81435
United States