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Telluride Winter Recreation Guide

Winter Season Activities

From first time visitors to hardy locals, Telluride, Colorado continues to captivate those in search of adventure. And the surrounding San Juan Mountains are the ultimate outdoor playground. Ski, snowboard, ice skate, ice climb, dog sledding, natural hot springs - the Telluride region has it all. 

“Unmatched in North America” – Skiing at the world class Telluride Ski Resort is something you truly must experience. Whether you are a seasoned skier or someone looking to hone their skills on the groomed trails, a bluebird-sky Colorado day on the slopes is a day not quickly forgotten. The Ski Resort offers an impressive array of terrain for all levels. For expert skiers looking for a thrill, the steep, hike-to trails promise exciting vertical drops with chutes, glades, moguls, and cliffs to boot. Park rats can enjoy challenging features in the different parks all over the mountain. Telluride Ski Resort also has beautifully groomed runs and wide trails at even the highest elevations so all can appreciate our unparalleled natural surroundings. 

Adventures abound in the Telluride region. Give ice climbing a try in nearby Ouray or Nordic skiing along the valley floor. Are you looking to take your skiing to the next level? Silverton Mountain in nearby Silverton, Colorado is the perfect place to get a taste of off-piste, backcountry skiing. 

Use this Telluride.com Winter Recreation Guide to explore Telluride this winter season. Download the complete, comprehensive guide here:  WinterActivitiesGuide1617.docx (1).pdf.  We cannot wait to share this special place with you. 

Ski & Snowboard

 Take advantage of all that Telluride has to offer on skis and snowboards! 

Telluride Ski Resort

Everything you need to know to enjoy mountain life at its finest at the Telluride Ski Resort.

Mountain Facts

Trail Guide

Lift Tickets

Ski & Snowboard Lessons

On-Mountain Dining

Mountain Events

Equipment Rentals

No need to drag gear with you from home – Find everything you need here in town to enjoy all your outdoor activities! Book your rentals with our partner, Paragon Outdoors and Bootdoctors, through telluride.com to benefit from our special offers. 


Explore the wild San Juan Mountains with a professional guide, in a helicopter, and on skis! Please note that backcountry ski and snowboard excursions are for experts only and require specialized safety knowledge and gear.

Telluride Helitrax

San Juan Mountain Huts

Silverton, Colorado

Snow Cat Skiing

Backcountry Education Courses

Backcountry Guides


One of a kind in North America – the Gondola provides free transportation between the town of Telluride and Mountain Village. The 15 minute ride has 365 degree views of the San Juan Mountains and is often referred to by locals as, “the best commute in the country”.

Outdoor Recreation

There is a ton to do in the Telluride region beyond skiing and snowboarding - Try winter fly fishing along the San Miguel River or enjoy a romantic sleigh ride through the snowy forest; relax in the nearby Dunton Hot Springs or keep up your fitness routine with yoga and fitness classes offered in town!

Nordic Skiing

Ice Skating

Telluride Sleigh Rides and Wagons

Sleigh Rides


Dunton Hot Springs

Ice Climbing


Dog Sledding

Horseback Riding



Photography Tours


Fly Fishing

Winter Events

There are a ton of events in Telluride and Mountain Village during the winter holidays and beyond. Check out our Events Calendar to see what’s happening when you’re visiting!

Telluride Local’s Tips

You know you’re a Telluride local when… Every person will have a different answer to this question, but you know you’re on your way when you fall in love with this magical place. Take it from a local – the best happy hours, late night spots, powder stashes, and more!

Telluride,  Colorado  81435
United States