great ski town

by: abegold - Nov 18, 2010

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 3
  • Terrain Park 3
  • Nightlife 5

    Pros: views from See Forever live up to the name

    Cons: poor natural snow, no more Baked In Telluride!

    Recommended For: Singles, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2007

Full review

The views on top on 'See Forever' are superb, you can see all the way to the LaSalles near Moab and are surround by a U shaped valley with numerous peaks above 13,000'.
Telluride doesn't get as much natural snow as many Colorado resorts, look of El Nino years.
Lodging in town is quality but all are expensive. Skied there at least 15 days over many years.
The Spiral Stairs and Plunge are fun steep bump runs when the snow is deep. To me as a powderhound this place is overgroomed and a little limited in black runs.
Telluride is a great town for entertainment, live music in bars, the Sheridan Hotel and in Town Park, often for free. The resort also has some free shows in the Mountain Village so check dates of entertainment.