Telluride, being less commercialized than most resorts, is unpretentious, friendly, and full of surprises. Combining elegant European style with rustic charm, it retains the vestiges of its mining town roots while exuding a modest sophistication.
The beauty, spectacular views, and fabulous skiing make Telluride a unique ski resort and an unforgettable place to visit.
Check out this video about Telluride skiing: VIDEO
Telluride is a ski resort that traverses two box canyons and has grown over the years to 2,000 skiable acres. It receives an average of 309 annual inches of light, dry snow, which blankets 84 trails, bowls, and some of the steepest terrain in North America. With 24% beginner, 38% intermediate and 38% advanced there is plenty of terrain for all levels. Beginners and intermediate skiers can ride to the highest peaks and enjoy terrain and views typically reserved for the experts. And the best part is, this can be enjoyed without the typical crowded ski slopes and long lift lines you find at other ski resorts.
The Town of Telluride & the Mountain Village:
The town of Telluride was founded in 1878 and its history is evident from a stroll down Main Street. Mining was big. At the height of the gold rush, nearly 5,000 people inhabited Telluride, but now there are only about 2,500. The wealth attracted outlaws, such as Butch Cassidy, whose first bank robbery was the San Miguel Valley Bank. Skiing at Telluride began in the early 70’s and with it came the development of the Mountain Village. With an elevation of 9,500 ft, the Mountain Village offers stunning views of the town of Telluride, 800 ft below. A 13 minute free Gondola trip interconnects the two. Both locations have restaurants, shops and bars to enjoy.
Bear Creek Lodge is slope side with a dedicated shuttle service or funicular to slopes. It is possible ski in to the condo property if you have directions..
We are staying in 3 bedroom, 3 bath condos at Bear Creek Lodge located near Mountain Village. Condos include an open dining area with seating for 6 guests and living room with a gas fireplace, 46″ flat-screen TV, balcony facing the mountainside (forest view) and queen sleeper sofa. The living room is open to the kitchen with granite counter tops and a breakfast bar with seating. The master bedroom has a king bed, TV and an ensuite bathroom. The 2nd bedroom has a king bed that can be split into 2 twins, TV and an ensuite bathroom. The 3rd bedroom has a king bed that can be split into 2 twins, TV and bathroom in the hallway with shower/tub combo. Bear Creek Lodge offers free wireless Internet access, free outdoor parking, fitness center, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, outdoor heated pool, sauna and a free shuttle for guest use within the Mountain Village. There is easy ski access in the winter season via a semi-private lift (Funicular) to the Lower Village Bypass run. *Units are approximately 1,700 square feet*
*The outdoor pool hours are from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm and the shuttle matches the opening/closing hours of the Telluride/Mountain Village gondola*
Roundtrip Air via American from Austin to Montrose
Feb 23 AUS/DEN flt1595 7:00AM/8:11AM
Mar 2 MTJ/DFW flt2598 12:15PM/3:20PM
You must be a current Austin Skiers member to join a trip.
NOTE: Prices and air are subject to change
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Trip Chair: Sylvia Blair
Full Trip Price: $1,463
3 of 4 days - $278
4 of 6 days - $371
5 of 7 days - $434
6 of 8 days - $521
80+ Ski for free!
Telluride is now on the EPIC Pass!
If you are skiing for more than 6 days at Vail or at another Austin Skier's 2019 destination like Breckenridge, Hakuba, Japan, and/or Crested Butte, CO you may want to consider buying an EPIC PASS.
A deposit of $200 per person is required to join this trip. Please pay the deposit by check - do not pay online. Make your check payable to Austin Skiers and mail it to the Trip Chair:
Final payment (including lift tickets) is be due on 12/15/18.
If you wish to pay the balance of your trip via credit card tell your trip chair so that an invoice can be generated via Pay Pal. (A 3% fee will be applied.) DO NOT PAY WITH A CREDIT CARD VIA OUR WEBSITE!