Telluride Ski and Golf – An experience you will never forget!
Ski: A genuine mountain experience for all levels of skiers thanks to a mix of quality terrain at all points on the mountain. From refined groomed runs to challenging moguls, there truly is something for everyone. Even beginners and intermediate skiers can ride to the highest peaks and enjoy terrain and views typically reserved for the experts. For daily snow and grooming reports, call 970-728-7425.Log onto www.tellurideskiresort.com for lift ticket prices and discounts.
Golf: Keeping your eye on the ball and off the towering peaks surrounding the Telluride Golf Course may be your toughest challenge when teeing off at this breathtaking course (perched 9,300 feet above sea level). This par 71, 6,739 yard, 18 hole, mountain resort course is surrounded by the highest concentration of 14,000 foot mountains in the United States. Private instruction and clinics are available daily from PGA professionals. Twilight and sunset rates are available and a full practice range, complete with chipping and putting greens is also available. Our full service pro shop is open daily and offers state of the art clubs and shoes for rent. For more information or to book a tee time, please call 970.728.2606 or visit www.tellurideskiresort.com.
Cross-Country or Skate Skiing – Peaceful Grace on the Snow!
There is nothing better than the tranquility of a few hours of diagonal or skate skiing. There are groomed trails on the Valley Floor, in Town Park, around Lift 10, and Lizard Head Pass. For more information and rentals please call the Nordic Center at 970-728-1144 or visit their website www.telluridetrails.org. Rentals are also available at Paragon Sports Oak Street 970-728-4581.TopAten Snowshoe & Nordic Area – Good for the heart, body, and soul!
Located at the Top of Lift 10, the TopAten Snowshoe and Nordic Area offers 10 kilometers of groomed, rolling trails that lead nordic skiers and snowshoer’s through high alpine forests and magical open meadows. The serene trails offer breathtaking views of Prospect Bowl, Palmyra Peak and the surrounding San Juan Mountains. Advanced skiers and snowshoer’s can continue outside the boundary of the ski area to Alta Lakes on National Forest trails. A warming teepee, picnic deck and restrooms are open to the public daily. To access the TopAten Snowshoe & Nordic Area, “Foot Passenger” lift tickets are available for $20 at the Mountain Village Activity Center located at the bottom of the gondola stairs. For more information call 970-728-7414.
Strap on the Snowshoes – Exhilarating!
Try it, you just might like it! A trip up Boomerang, around Lizard Head Pass, or really anywhere you would like to go…You’ll find it is an amazing workout and a great way to get your blood flowing! For snowshoe rentals see Paragon Oak Street 970-728-4581, Telluride Sports 970-728-4477, or Mountain Village Activity Center 970-728-7414
Guided Snowshoe Tours – Much more than just a hike through the forest!
Educational snowshoe tours with a local naturalist are available at 10:00 a.m. daily from the Mountain Village Activity Center. Experience an exhilarating 2 to 3 hour snowshoe hike through the forest at 11,000 feet while learning about Telluride’s unique environment. Private tours are also available. Snowshoes and lift ticket to touring area provided no experience is necessary. Tickets for the TopAten Nordic and Snowshoe Area are available at the Mountain Village Activity Center located at the bottom of the gondola stairs. For more information call 970-728-7414
Heli-Skiing – For all day freshies!
If the powder on Gold Hill and in Prospect Bowl isn’t enough, contact Telluride Helitrax, the only outfitter in Colorado to offer helicopter skiing for true powder hounds.
With daily, weekly and private trips, Helitrax whisks intermediate and expert skiers up to hidden caches of fresh snow in Telluride’s San Juan Mountains, 800-831-6230 or 970-728-8377.
Snowmobiling – Fast and Fun!
While cruising through white-blanketed meadows and forests, soaking up amazing views as you go, you’ll have the opportunity to take a firsthand look at what established Telluride in the first place: mining. Dave’s Snowmobile Tours and Telluride Snowmobile Adventures offer guests a glimpse of Telluride’s mining legacy while traveling over mountain passes and through deserted ghost towns.
The historic ghost town of Alta Lakes is a favorite destination among guests. After exploring Alta’s old mining sites, enjoy a catered lunch at the Alta Lakes Observatory, a quaint log and stone cabin nestled in the woods.
Contact: Telluride Snowmobile Adventures 970-728-4475 or Dave’s Snowmobile Tours 970-728-7737
Horseback Riding – The Old West Rides On!
Guests who prefer cowboy boots to ski boots should visit Roudy Roudebush at Telluride Horseback 970-728-9611.
Sleigh Rides – The Romance and Nostalgia Remains the Same…
Want to experience the magic of a sleigh or carriage ride? Call Deep Creek Sleigh Rides 970-728-3565.
Sled Dog Rides – The Arctic Experience.
With a dozen dashing sled dogs in the lead, guests can experience a true Alaskan adventure right here in Telluride. Half-day, full-day and overnight sled dog trips are offered through Winter Moon Sled Dog Adventures, 970-729-0058.Glider Rides – On a Wing and a Prayer…
Getting air is the obvious goal for many snow riders, but how about gliding through the air hundreds of feet above the slopes in a glider plane, with only the wind thermals to keep you afloat. Telluride Soaring offers thrills galore with exhilarating sailplane rides throughout the winter from the Telluride Airport, 970-728-5424.
San Juan Huts – The Whole Mountain Experience.
The San Juan Hut System beckons backcountry buffs to brave the 73-km expanse of trails from Telluride to Ouray. With intermediate and expert trails up and over the Snuffles Range, guided trips are available for guests embarking on the full journey or those who just want a dose for a day.
Spaced every 10–15 km, the huts are used for shelter and overnight stays, and are equipped with padded bunks, propane lights, a wood-burning stove, chopped wood and a kitchen, 970-728-6935.
Ice Climbing – Kicking to New Heights…
With Bridal Veil Falls and the Nose right in the backyard, Telluride and Ouray attract ice climbers and mountaineers from all over the world to experience some of the most premier ice climbs in the country. Guides provide guests with thrills to satisfy the most extreme adrenaline junkie, please contact Julie Hudson for more information(970) 729-1430
Visit the Skate Park in Town Park – Skateboarders and Rollerbladers unite!
For the young or simply young at heart, Skateboarders and Rollerbladers can rip to their hearts’ content! The “shredder extraordinaire” can choose from a variety of awesome ramps at the Skate Park including one big half pipe and two smaller mini pipes.
Ice Skating and Ice Hockey at the Hanley Rink – Indoor Ice Rink in Town Park!
For Rink hours and schedule please call Parks & Recreation 970-728-2173. Ice Skates can be rented at the Nordic Center located in Town Park. Please call the Nordic Center for more information at 970-728-1144.
Ice Skating in the Mountain Village- Free Skating all day!
The pond in Mountain Village offers free skating all day. Rentals are available at the Boot Doctor, 970-728-8954.Historic Tours – Relive the days of the Wild Wild West!
Local Ashley Boling gives you the story of the “Old West”, from Opera House Lore to ghost stories and more. Call 970-728-6639.
Hot Springs – You deserve a Soak after all of the Fun you are Having!
Ouray Hot Springs: An hour from Telluride, guests can soak their weary bones in natural hot spring pools. A great place to bring the kids! There are several large outdoor pools varying in temperature with lots of space to soak and play 970-325-4638.
Orvis Hot Springs: Just past Ridgway (45 minutes from Telluride) is the smaller hot springs, where soaking becomes a more down to earth experience. This privately owned hot spring has indoor soaking rooms and a beautiful outdoor pool for stargazing. Bathing suites are optional. Orvis also features modest rooms for the overnight experience. Massage also available 970-626-5324.
Movies – Catch a Flick!
Movies nightly at the Nugget Theatre. Call for the show schedule 970-728-3030 or visit www.nuggettheatre.com
Wilkinson Public Library – Don’t forget to Feed your Mind while you are Here!
An incredible facility housing books for kids of all ages and adults, reference materials and computers with a selection of interactive CD’s and Internet access. Weekly and holiday story readings are held throughout the year. 970-728-6613.
Telluride Historical Museum – Try a blast from the past!
In the early 1900’s, this recently renovated museum was once the Telluride Hospital and currently is home to all the facts and artifacts of Telluride. A great place for authentic gifts and books all about Telluride. Open Tuesday thru Saturday 11-5 pm. 970-728-3344
Tour Guides & Guided Tours
Take a walk in the wild or ride the white waters (and everything in between) with guides that know more than just the right path. No matter what you feel like doing, whether it is hiking, climbing, biking, skiing, 4 wheeling, dirt biking, kayaking, white water rafting, fly fishing, anything you can think of…Please contact one of these fantastic guides to take you there!
- Telluride Mountain Guides 970-728-6481 or 888-586-8365
- Adventure Tour Productions 970-728-1754
- San Juan Outdoor School 970-728-4101
- Telluride Sports Adventure Desk 970-728-4477
- Telluride Outside 800-831-6230 or 970-728-3895
- Dave’s Mountain Tours 970-728-9749
- Rocky Mountain Dirt Bike Adventures 970-728-3333