Austin Skiers

(Photo Courtesy of Telluride Ski RESORT)

February 5 - 12, 2022

TSC Winter Shootout!

Breathtaking SceneryFabulous Skiing!!

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. It certainly has been transformed into a high profile destination resort.
(Photo Courtesy of Telluride Ski Resort)

The beauty, spectacular views, and fabulous skiing make Telluride a unique ski resort and an unforgettable place to visit. Condé Nast readers ranked them as the #1 Ski Resort in North America. It is truly a powder-seeker’s nirvana. It's not the easiest Colorado resort to get to, but it keeps out the hordes of people who descend on resorts near Denver. It has a lot of winter activities available that include: Nordic skiing, Fat Bike Rides, Helicopter Skiing, Winter Fly Fishing, Ice Climbing, Horseback & sleigh rides to sledding & More!

Check out this video on the Telluride Ski Resort YouTube video channel: VIDEO. Also, you can download their resort iPhone or Android app for up-to-date snow conditions, lift status, ski map, etc.

The Skiing:
Telluride is a ski resort that traverses two box canyons with incredible views of the San Juan Mountain 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 66 trails, bowls, and some of the steepest terrain in North America. The "Galloping Goose" is the longest run on the mountain -  4.6 miles and is accessible for nearly all levels of ability. It has a vertical drop of 3,845' of what some call thigh burning pleasure.
                                                                                                           (Photo Courtesy of Telluride Ski Resort)

There is plenty of terrain for all levels -
23% beginne
r, 36% intermediate, 21% advanced and 41% expert. 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 base has an elevation of 8,725' rising to the summit at 13,150'. Click here for the 2020-21 Winter Trail Maps. (2021-22 not available yet).

The Town of Telluride & the Mountain Village:

(Photo Courtesy of Telluride Ski Resort)

The town of Telluride located about 330 miles southwest of Denver was founded in 1870 when miners came to dig for copper, zinc and lead. 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.

(Photo Courtesy of Mountain Lodge)

The Lodging:

We are staying in 2 BR/2BA bedroom suites at Mountain Lodge at Telluride located in Mountain Village. 

Two Bedroom Suite With Full Kitchen. Luxurious two bedroom suites feature two bedrooms (one upstairs), two baths, a full kitchen, a dining area, a separate living area, a balcony and a fireplace. King bed in master bedroom. Gas fireplace and balcony. Three LCD HD flat screen TVs. Complimentary wireless Internet. Leather Tempurpedic sleeper sofa in most suites (based on availability). 900 sq ft / sleeps 4-6. Full kitchen with four burner stove and oven. Split-king bed in upstairs bedroom (king or two twins). Two full baths with large tub in the master bath.

Ski-In Ski-Out There's nothing better than waking up in the morning to fresh powder and access to the best ski runs right out your back door. Mountain Lodge is conveniently located between the Double Cabin and Village Bypass ski runs of the Telluride Ski Resort. Christy Sports is located right in the Lodge so you can rent your skis and go! Hotel guests get 20% off rental prices. Hotel recommendations for "do-not-miss-out" runs to take; Self-service ski valet; Complimentary shuttle service to the Gondola; Easy access to Double Cabin ski run; Easy access to the Village Bypass ski run.

For more info on all of the amenities and any other info for Mountain Lodge: