Two towns in one, Telluride and Mountain Village combine the best of Colorado… quaint history, progressive culture, exciting recreation, breathtaking scenery, fine dining, funky tradition, the luxury resort experience, hip entertainment… all within a (free!) 12-minute gondola ride of each other.
A National Historic Landmark District with Victorian-era architecture, Telluride is nestled in a box canyon at the base of the Telluride Ski Mountain (8,750′), surrounded by 13,000′ peaks. The picturesque San Miguel River and river trail wind through town joining Town Park with the historic train depot. The town is less than one mile long so all accommodations are just a short walk to Main Street shops and restaurants or to the two ski lifts and the year-round gondola accessing the mountain. Rental shops and ticket offices are available at both ski lift bases. The Valley floor and Town Park are popular with cross-country skiers. Town Park has an ice skating rink and sledding hill.
European-style Mountain Village is at 9,450′ and overlooks some of the most magnificent peaks in the San Juans. The center of skiing operations and the children’s ski school, the 92-acre Village core offers ski in/ski out accommodations, lift ticket windows, equipment rentals, restaurants and shops as well as easy access to some of the region’s most spectacular cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails. Also a world-class summer resort, the Village boasts an 18-hole championship golf course and 3,000 acres of National Forest for hiking and biking.