Skiing Telluride, Colorado USA

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Telluride Mountain, facing south-east from the horizontal gondola

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Top of Chairlift 9, Elevation 11,880ft, view of San Juan Mountains

Telluride Mountain offers expert skiers a day long challenge. From steep bumps to great tree skiing, your legs will be burning. Born in Colorado and skiing everywhere Telluride makes the top 5 list in the state.

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Tele-skier making some good turns

If you’re a ski bum there are 3 things that make your day. Fresh snow, steep diverse terrain, and sunny skies For those that skied Telluride on this sunny February day, it was a beautiful display of being in the right place at the right time. The storm that rolled over the South Central Rockies left the mountains with 20 to 30 inches of butter snow.

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San Juan Mountains, the youngest range in the Rockies

If you stay in Ouray, Colorado during the Winter there is a program that offers half priced lift tickets to Telluride. All the hotels participate so just inquire during your visit.

*Feature written and photographed by Phillips, January 2001.  All information provided by Telluride ski resort.



Telluride is a 40 minute drive from Ouray. If flying, the closest airport is Montrose, Colorado, which is a 2 hour drive from Telluride.

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