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Telluride Forbes Global

Telluride Named Top 5 Ski Resort In The West


After a record-setting snowfall last winter, and in anticipation of another legendary ski season, SKI Magazine readers rank Telluride Ski Resort in the top five in the annual reader’s survey.

The Point: Telluride Ski Resort is back in the coveted top 5 ski resort spot in the 29th annual survey and nabs the number one spot for character.

The Details: SKI Magazine readers ranked Telluride number five for best overall resort in the west, after ranking eighth in the annual rankings last year. The resort is also ranked number one for character, and in the top 10 for terrain (3), lodging (5), dining (6), challenge (7), and terrain variety (10). (Additional rankings have yet to be released)

For this winter Telluride continues its ongoing multi-year, multi-million dollar investment in snowmaking upgrades and technology to improve efficiency and reduce carbon footprint. Beginners in Telluride will be greeted by a new 15-acre terrain-based teaching facility and new 300-foot magic carpet. Skiers will also find an expanded grooming fleet to enhance the groomed terrain across the resort.

Last years rankings: Overall resort (8), scenery (1), access (45), service (7), character (3), lodging (5), après (6), variety (4), challenge (7) and grooming (10).

Soundbites: “Am I in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe? Because this is Gnarnia. Seriously, please scatter my ashes here when I die.” – quote from SKI Magazine’s Reader Survey

Links: SKI Magazine 2018 Annual Rankings, Telluride Ski Resort