Opening Day Announcement & Thanksgiving Activities

Donation Day & Opening Day delayed. Enjoy sledding and a rail park during the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 15, 2017 – Due to unseasonable temperatures and a dry weather pattern across the region, Telluride Ski Resort is delaying its opening, originally scheduled for Thursday, November 24th. The annual Donation Day has also been delayed.

The resort is now targeting the following dates:

  • Donation Day: Friday, December 1st

  • Opening Day: Saturday, December 2nd

The snowmaking team has worked for weeks to make snow, primarily above 11,000 feet, as temperatures have permitted and the resort’s increased snowmaking capability allows the system to produce more snow during snowmaking windows. As temperatures continue to drop, production will increase at lower elevations.

For up-to-date information on snow conditions and Opening Day, visit or our Twitter page at  For more information call (970) 728-6900.

Thanksgiving Snow Jam

This year, during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend guests will find a variety of activities available in Mountain Village including sledding and a rail park at the base of Chair 4. Both activities are free to the public, Thursday – Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants require a free activity ticket and a signed waiver from the Mountain Village ticket office, below gondola plaza. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent present to participate. Sleds will be provided.

Thanksgiving Dinner & Restaurant Operations

In addition to the on-snow activities Allred’s (opening Wednesday November 22nd) and Altezza at The Peaks Resort (opening Wednesday November 22nd) will be open for the season with special Thanksgiving menus. Reservations are encouraged. Call Allred’s, (970) 728-7474, or Altezza, (970) 728-2525, for more information.

Tomboy Tavern (Lunch, Apres, Dinner starting Tuesday November 21st), Crazy Elk Pizza (Lunch, Apres, Dinner starting Monday November 20th) and Siam’s Talay (Breakfast and Dinner starting Friday, November 24th) will also be open for the winter season.


The Inn at Lost Creek and Telluride Resort Lodging are open for guest stays. The Peaks Resort & Spa re-opens for guests arriving on or after Wednesday November 22nd.

Ski School, Eco Adventures & Child Care


No services will be available during the Thanksgiving holiday. Operations will begin on Opening Day.


Gondola Operations

The gondola will open as scheduled Friday, November 17th between Telluride, Mountain Village and the Gondola Parking Garage is open for the season, 7 days a week. Operating hours are 6:30 a.m. to midnight.


The Chondola (Chair 1) will begin operation when the ski resort opens for the season. Until then the Town of Mountain Village will continue running shuttles between The Meadows / Big Billies, Town Hall / Gondola Parking Garage, Blue Mesa and Centrum / Telluride Conference Center.



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