The first snow in Telluride this week has created a buzz of winter in the valley. Chairlifts are coming to life as mountain operations spreads out over the resort preparing for the 2021/2022 ski season, snow plows are blinking down the highways, and everyone is digging in their closets for the winter boots and puffy jackets.
Ski passes and lift tickets are for sale at www.tellurideskiresort.com and bookings for winter lodging is starting to fill up in anticipation for the coming months. With some of the highest tourism numbers to date the last two years, we recommend booking everything you can as far in advance as possible. Including things like dinner reservations, ski school lessons, and any other activities the family wants to participate in during your time in Telluride.
To stay completely away from the crowds this winter, there are plenty of adventure outdoor activities to occupy your family’s time. Try a new adventure and see a new part of the San Juan Mountains with a snowmobile tour or cross country skiing. Snowmobiling with Telluride Outside will be an adventure for the whole family in the sprawling forests of Lizard Head or Alta Lakes. Cross country ski rentals can be found at Telluride Parks & Rec for a day or longer stretches of time. Groomed cross-country paths are maintained all winter long on the Valley Floor, in Town Park and Alta Lakes. Stay a magical night at the Observatory with access to backcountry skiing and a built-in chef in the cozy cabin, yours for the night. Or head out to Dunton Hot Springs for a long weekend of soaking in hot springs, lounging in glamping platforms tents and enjoying their famous cuisine. If you’re ready for the ultimate skiing adventure and experience, cross heli-skiing off the bucket list this winter. Telluride Helitrax is the best operation with skis, packs and lunch included in your heli skiing day. In between your laps of giant untouched powder turns, sip on a thermos of hot coffee, soup and sandwiches as the helicopter takes the next group to the rugged peaks of the San Juans and get ready to close out your day with more all-time skiing. The list goes on and on of incredible opportunities to fill your time in Telluride in a safe and memorable way.
Reach out to us for a guide to Telluride this winter, recommendations, or help with bookings and lodging and we’ll see you on the slopes!