Everyday is perfect when you’re in Telluride. We’ve carved out a 5-day itinerary that takes you through the hot spots at one of the best ski resorts in the world.
Day 1: Stretch your legs
The myth that it’s difficult to get to Telluride continues to get busted with each passing year. The resort is a mere 65-minute ride from Montrose-Telluride Regional Airport, through a scenic highway that previews the San Juans and paints a portrait of Southwest Colorado. There are nonstop flights to Montrose from many major U.S. cities like Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, Phoenix and more. Even better, United Airlines partner, Boutique Air now offers flights from Denver International Airport to Telluride Regional Airport, a short 10-minute ride to the resort.
There are lodging options abound in Mountain Village. From the expansive amenities of The Peaks Resort & Spa, luxurious accommodations and services of The Madeline Hotel & Residences, and cozy charm of the Inn at Lost Creek, it’s all customizable based on your preferences.
Day 2: Explore 2,000 acres of terrain
With 280 inches of annual snowfall and over 300 days of sunshine—not to mention the incredible acreage and variety of terrain—Telluride offers something for every ability level. Beginners can relish the freedom of learning without ever feeling crowded in The Meadows, especially with a recently installed 320-foot covered surface lift.
Notable runs for beginners include Ute Park and the nearly 5-mile Galloping Goose trail. For intermediates, don’t miss the popular See Forever run, a long ridge with never-ending views that takes you all the way back to Mountain Village. Experts will have a field day with iconic runs like The Plunge and Bushwacker, which boast a whopping 2,100 feet of total bliss. Of course, you won’t get enough of the magic that is Revelation Bowl and Prospect Bowl.
Day 3: Ride the foodie excursion
Discover the taste of Telluride with on-mountain dining that features intimate venues like Alpino Vino—the highest elevation restaurant in North America—and chef-driven restaurants like Bon Vivant and Allred’s. Off-mountain offerings range from fine dining, such as the historic New Sheridan Chophouse and award-winning 221 Oak Street, to local faves like Tacos Del Gnar and Brown Dog Pizza.
And that’s not including the après hotspots around the resort. Stop in for a midday après and choose from an array of curated wine lists offered by Bon Vivant and Alpino Vino, or finish off your day at Tomboy Tavern with its lineup of tasty brews and cocktails.
Day 4: Pick an adventure
Those seeking non-skiing activities can choose from guided snowmobiling, snowbiking, guided snowshoeing, ice climbing, or even a snow camp for kids.
For thrill seekers, Telluride is home to Helitrax, one of the only heli-ski operations in Colorado. With over 200 square miles of high alpine basins and summits, the family-owned operation provides a more intimate experience than you’ll find elsewhere.
Day 5: Leave on a high
It’s your last day, so indulge in one of Telluride’s many spas and amenities, as offered by The Madeline Hotel and The Spa at The Peaks Resort. Enjoy a spectrum of spa services from massages, facials and skincare treatments, to wellness therapeutics like hypnotherapy, physical therapy and acupuncture—plus salon and barber services. You can also sign up for yoga or Pilates fitness classes, or just immerse yourself in scenic outdoor heated pools and hot tubs.