Telluride Ski Resort 2012 - 2013 Operating Schedule
November 22, 2012 - March 10, 2013
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
March 11 - April 7, 2013
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
7 Days a Week
The Telluride Ski Experience offers a genuine mountain experience for all levels of skiers thanks to a mix of quality terrain at all points on the mountain. From refined groomed runs to challenging moguls, there truly is something for everyone. Even beginners and intermediate skiers can ride to the highest peaks and enjoy terrain and views typically reserved for the experts.
Telluride Ski Area Maps:
Bald Mountain is accessible via an access gate located on Upper Galloping Goose in the Lift 12 area. This local's favorite includes both Jacpot and Audrey and is home to some of the best and longest lasting stashes on the mountain. Be sure to look to the south at the summit for a view of the historic mining town of Alta just below.
The gate to Bald Mountain will close promptly at 2:00pm daily in season.
Gold Hill Chutes 6 - 10
To ski these chutes, you have to go through a back country gate at the top of Gold Hill proper (assume personal responsibility), then re-enter the permit area through gates/rope openings into GH 6 - GH 10 (when opened by the patrol). The chutes will not be open continually, so check for current information on the signs before you make the hike. The expert-only chutes go down below the skyline saddle and dump into Palmyra basin below.
The Gold Hill chutes will close promptly at 1:30pm daily in season.
On the heels of Telluride’s opening of Black Iron Bowl to public access, the resort has gained approval for skiing and riding Palmyra Peak this winter. Located east of Black Iron Bowl, this unbelievable hike-to terrain includes well over 200 acres and almost 2,000 vertical feet on the north face of 13,320 foot Palmyra Peak. What can be considered some of the most spectacular in-bounds terrain in the country, the runs Tram Shot, Sunrise and Electric Shock drain into Upper Moraine, and Lower Palmyra Ridge which lead back into Black Iron Bowl. The access gate to Palmyra Peak (located at the upper edge of Mountain Quail) will be closed promptly at 1:00pm in season.
TELLURIDE VOTED #1 TERRAIN PARK IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS 2008
Who has the best terrain parks at any Rocky Mountain ski resort according to visitors to OnTheSnow.com? They're at Telluride, Colo. OnTheSnow.com, which attracts an audited 1.2 million individuals monthly during the winter, gave its visitors the opportunity to write reviews of all North American resorts and rank them in five categories.
The reviewers were clear in their comments about Telluride that went beyond the parks: "The après-ski is also great; not only is the town full of great restaurants but it has every conceivable type of bar, from dive-bar, ski-bum hangouts and saloons, pool bars and brew pubs to cocktail lounges and champagne (and even oxygen) bars…There is every type of skiing from the very beginner to the best over-the-top skier… Fast lifts. You can wear yourself out in half a day…"
Alpino Vino (12,000 feet)
Alpino Vino's spectacular views coupled with comfortable cozy ambience provides a perfect retreat from the slopes.
Dinner at Alpino Vino!
Alpino Vino is offering a nighttime dining experience like no other. Guests will travel to Alpino Vino via an enclosed Snow-Coach, where they will enjoy a five-course Italian themed menu with an optional wine pairing. Alpino Vino is also available for private nighttime events for groups and families with room for up to 26 guests.
Reservations are required for nighttime dining, please call our reservationist at Allred’s Restaurant: 970.728.7474.
Bon Vivant (10,000+ feet)
New at the top of the Polar Queen Express (5), enjoy an experience unique to North America at Bon Vivant.
Views from the massive new deck are rivaled only by the 39 ft umbrella, and the menu features classic country French cuisine, top wines, and ski country’s best crepes and hand crafted hot chocolates.
Allred's Restaurant (10,551 feet)
Telluride's most unique dining experience is Allred's, where culinary excellence, an award winning wine list, exquisite views and impressive ambiance mesh to create a unique dining experience at 10,551 feet above sea level. Allred's Contemporary American cuisine, prepared by Chef Bob Scherner, is available nightly throughout the summer season.
Gorrono Ranch (10,100 feet)
Located under lift 4, Gorrono Ranch serves all American favorites in a casual outdoor setting with breathtaking views of the Wilson Range. Situated mid-mountain on the Misty Maiden run, this historic Basque sheep herding ranch serves up great burgers, chili and other casual fare. Stop by the smokehouse for unbeatable BBQ or relax with a drink on Gorrono's famous beach.
Giuseppe's (11,890 feet)
At the top of Lift 9, this local favorite offers comfort foods, sandwiches, soup, chili, snacks, beer, and wine. Stop by to catch your breath after laps on Kant-mak-em and soak in views that stretch all the way to the La Sal Mountains in Utah.
Crazy Elk Pizza (9,540 feet)
Located at the base of lift 4 in the Mountain Village core, the Crazy Elk offers the best pizza in town with hand rolled honey dough and zesty sauce, made from scratch daily. With an excellent variety of fresh salads and subs, The Crazy Elk has something for the entire family. The comfortable atmosphere is perfect for personal parties or just a quick slice. Thrill Hill tubing and pizza parties are also available during the winter months.
Open 7 days a week from 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Big Billie's ( 9,160 feet)
Located at the base of Lifts 1 and 10, Big Billie's features All-American family food in a casual atmosphere.
High Camp Warming Hut (11,815 feet)
Located at the top of Prospect Bowl, High Camp serves hot drinks, sandwiches and snacks. Relax in the beach chairs for a while and enjoy the breathtaking views of Palmyra Peak.
Sleigh Ride Dinners
Join us on Fridays and Saturdays for an amazing evening under the starlit sky. Diners are met by a snowcat-drawn sleigh at the base of Lift 4 and taken up to Gorrono Ranch. Enjoy a western-style buffet and a drink on the deck around the fire. Sleigh departs from Heritage Plaza in Mountain Village at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
$80 adult, Children 4-12: $40, Children 3 and under free. Plus tax and gratuity.
Every Friday and Saturday evening, Dec 21, 2007 through March 29, 2008.
For more information on sleighride dinners, click here.
Snowshoe & Nordic
TopAten Snowshoe & Nordic Area
Located at the Top of Lift 10, the TopAten Snowshoe and Nordic Area offers 10 kilometers of groomed, rolling trails that lead nordic skiers and snowshoers through high alpine forests and magical open meadows. The serene trails offer breathtaking views of Prospect Bowl, Palmyra Peak and the surrounding San Juan Mountains. Advanced skiers and snowshoers can continue outside the boundary of the ski area to Alta Lakes on National Forest trails. A warming teepee, picnic deck and restrooms are open to the public daily.
To access the TopAten Snowshoe & Nordic Area a "Foot Passenger" lift ticket can be purchased for $20.
Guided Snowshoe Tours
Educational snowshoe tours with a local naturalist are available at 10:00 a.m. daily from the Mountain Village Activity Center. Experience an exhilarating 2 to 3 hour snowshoe hike through the forest at 11,000 feet while learning about Telluride's unique environment. Private tours are also available. Snowshoes and lift ticket to touring area provided, no experience necessary. Tickets for the TopAten Nordic and Snowshoe Area are available at the Mountain Village Activity Center located at the bottom of the gondola stairs. For more information call 970.728.7414.
Additional Nordic Skiing
Telluride and the San Juan Mountains provide the perfect venue for a variety of nordic skiing options. In addition to the lift-served TopAten nordic trails, Telluride Town Park, the Telluride Golf Course, local favorite Trout Lake and the newly acquired Valley Floor offer several kilometer of groomed trail for both skate and classic skiing.
For more information please contact the Telluride Nordic Association
www.TellurideTrails.org | 970.728.1144.
Committed to the Environment
Telluride is often described as one of the most beautiful places in the world, situated within a box canyon and surrounded by majestic Rocky Mountain peaks. Our environment is also our livelihood, and we intend to apply strong moral and ecological ethics to the stewardship of our natural resources, while taking a leadership role in the heightened environmental education and awareness of our guests, community, and employees.
The Telluride Ski & Golf Resort’s environmental work has evolved through the years to cover a broad range of conservation initiatives and educational endeavors. The well-balanced program has won acclaim within the ski industry, including the National Ski Area Association’s Golden Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence, the Regional Forester’s Caring for the Land Stewardship Award, and certification in Audubon International’s acclaimed Cooperative Sanctuary System program for golf courses. Telski collaborates with the United States Forest Service, the surrounding Telluride and Mountain Village communities, as well as San Miguel County, to together find solutions that will sustain the region’s economic, cultural and environmental health.