Non-Stop Flights to Telluride

Newsroom Flight Guide To Mountain Destinations Non-Stop Flights to Telluride

A remote, picturesque mountain town renowned for its breathtaking scenery, Telluride is full of exciting ski terrain, rich history, and world-class skiing. OnTheSnow’s users, for the 2022-23 ski season, rated it no. 1 as the Best All-Mountain Terrain Resort. Surrounded by the rugged San Juan Mountains, Telluride treats skiers and snowboarders to panoramic views of jagged snow-capped peaks as they navigate 2,000 acres of skiable terrain.

Note, however, that Telluride is much more remote than most of Colorado’s ski resorts. Denver is more than six hours away. So this is one ski destination you’ll want to fly into. Let our Telluride flight guide help as you plan your Telluride ski trip.

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Telluride Flight Guide

>About Telluride

Stunning beauty and incredible history collide in Telluride, designated a National Historic Landmark District. Telluride’s charming Victorian architecture and well-preserved streets take visitors back to the late 19th century, capturing the essence of its mining heritage. The town itself is entirely walkable, while access to the Gondola helps bridge the gap between the resort and local culture. Mountain Village is a modern resort community featuring upscale hotels, shops, and restaurants, providing a luxurious complement to the historic charm of Telluride.

Skier skiing below Telluride gondola
©Telluride Ski Resort | Brett Schreckengost

Telluride Ski Resort is recognized internationally for its terrain. It on average receives more than 300 inches of snow per season, and boasts 300 days of sunshine. While there’s so much standout terrain, Revelation Bowl, which opened in 2008, is considered some of its most legendary terrain. Telluride Ski Resort’s combination of views and terrain is truly unparalleled.

Get to Know Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) and Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ)

Getting to Telluride is easier than you think. In the winter, 11 major hubs have direct flights to Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) and the neighboring Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ). Once you touch down at Telluride Regional Airport (TEX), it’s just 10 minutes to Telluride and Mountain Village. One of the highest commercial airports in the United States, Telluride Regional Airport sits at an elevation of 9,078 feet (2,767 meters). The airport’s location amidst the mountains provides passengers with stunning aerial views during takeoff and landing.

Telluride Ski Resort, tram, gondola.
©Ryan Bonneau/Visit Telluride

Montrose, on the other hand, is a scenic 65-mile drive away. Given the legendary landscape of the area, the views make the extra drive worth it, especially if you’re unable to fly into Telluride Regional Airport. From December to March/April, you’ve got direct flights to Montrose (MTJ) from major hubs like Atlanta (ATL), Chicago (ORD), Denver (DEN), Dallas (DFW and DAL), Houston (IAH), and New York.

Several transportation companies provide service from Telluride to Montrose. Although rental cars are available at both airports, it’s not necessary considering the walkability of Telluride and its unique and free public transportation system—the Telluride/Mountain Village Gondola. This system connects the town of Telluride with the Mountain Village and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

Non-Stop Flights to Telluride

Below you’ll find daily non-stop flights to Telluride from a number of U.S. metros. Some of these flights are seasonal, while others can change without much notice. We recommend checking with the airline for specific times and availability as you plan your trip.


Destination Route Dates 
Dallas DFW-MTJ Year-Round 
Denver DEN-TEX Year-Round 
Phoenix PHX-TEX Year-Round 



Destination Route Dates 
Atlanta ATL-MTJ Seasonal 



Destination Route Dates 
Austin AUS-MTJ Seasonal 
Dallas DAL-MTJ Seasonal 
Denver DEN-MTJ Year-Round 



Destination Route Dates 
Chicago  ORD-MTJ Seasonal 
Denver DEN-MTJ, TEX Year-Round 
Houston IAH-MTJ Seasonal 
Los Angeles LAX-MTJ Seasonal 
New York EWR-MTJ Seasonal 
Phoenix PHX-TEX Year-Round 
San Francisco SFO-MTJ Seasonal 

Need to Know Information 

It’s no secret that a ski trip can often take a little bit more planning and preparation. And that’s particularly the case when flying into a destination like Telluride that has a smaller airport and is prone to winter weather. We recommend booking your flights as far in advance as possible. Those weekend flights in and out of Telluride fill up quickly, and especially on holiday weekends. 

Finally, no matter where you’re flying in and out of, we recommend giving yourself some extra time. Winter weather, traffic, and the time to check ski gear and get through security can all be unpredictable. For one less thing to think about, consider shipping your skis or snowboard. 

Header image: ©Telluride Resort

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