Trying to decide which ski resort is completely worth spending your winter vacation? For five out of the past six years, Telluride has been named the #1 Ski Resort in North America in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.
Telluride Ski Resort is considered one of the United State’s ultimate ski towns for a multitude of reasons and we’re going to tell you why.
No resort can match the views of the San Juan mountains and even the best photographs can’t do it justice until you’ve actually been there. You’re surrounded by a snowy box canyon with jagged peaks, which feels like you’re walking around in a 360-degree real-life postcard. For the most stunning landscape of Telluride, catch the free Gondola for a sunset ride.
Winter ski season is well underway at Telluride with 148 trails for every ski level, from bunny slopes for the kids and newbies to trails for the ultra-advanced skier. With bowls, chutes, cliffs and glades, the Telluride Ski Resort boasts more than 2,000 acres of skiable terrain for all abilities. Nineteen lifts and notoriously short lift lines make for an exhilarating day, on some of the longest and easiest slopes to some of the incredible steep inbounds ski runs and backcountry terrain in North America.
This former mining town, replete with a rich and exciting history of the Old West, has a charming split personality. Mountain Village, set midway above the slopes, is hip and contemporary, whereas Town (the downtown historic district) has the classic Old West vibe with top-notch, but unfussy bars, restaurants and stores. With ski-in-ski out, you can spend a day on slopes, which run down to the edge of Town, making for a seamless transition from powder to civilization for après Bloody Mary, lunch or dinner.
If you want an unforgettable experience, Telluride is one of the few U.S. resorts with a daily heli-ski operation, giving you exclusive access to an additional 250 square miles of powder. With small, intimate groups of four guests to one guide, Telluride Helitrax will give you a customized trip with some of the most dramatic skiing you’ve ever experienced in and around high alpine basins, cirques and summits. Go for a single or multi-day heli-ski trip with your family or good friends and have unparalleled big mountain skiing to yourselves.
SilverStar Luxury Properties Telluride is the icing on the cake when it comes to your Telluride experience. After a day of world-class skiing in Colorado, come “home” to the five-star luxury of SilverStar’s properties in three convenient locations: the vacation homes in Mountain Village, the penthouse units within The Peaks Resort, or the in-town homes within easy walking distance to restaurants and shops. All of the rental properties come with high-end amenities and some have ski-in/ski-out convenience via a private lift or private ski trail or let their Concierge handle all of the transportation for you. You can even have your refrigerator stocked with your choice of groceries, so when you get back from a day on the slopes, you can relax under a vaulted timber ceiling with a crackling fire in a massive stone fireplace while spending uninterrupted quality time with friends or family.
There are many reasons to make Telluride your ski-vacation destination. If there are special activities you want to experience during your stay, contact SilverStar Telluride Luxury Properties at 970-728-3001 to ensure your winter vacation is memorable for years to come.