Ski Critics Ranks Telluride as #1 Colorado Ski Resort
We at Ski Critics have ranked Telluride Ski Resort as the #1 Colorado Ski Resort based on the great mountain, modern lift system, famous dry light snow, exceptional on mountain dining, and the show stopper charming downtown for shopping and nightlife. Telluride offers a very wide variety of skiing with a depth of terrain for all levels of skiers. Experts can explore and hike to find amazing backcountry skiing, Advanced skiers can challenge their skills on amazing high angle groomed runs including the famous “Plunge”, Intermediate skiers will find the precise and extensive grooming enables them to traverse the entire mountain, and Beginners enjoy an uncongested sequestered area dedicated to learning how to ski.
Colorado snow is quite unique to anywhere in the West, and even a small dose of fresh powder completely changes the dynamics of the terrain. It’s something about the high elevations and dry snow that seem to draw moisture up from the base layer. When Telluride receives just a few inches of new snow, you’ll get the more of the dynamics of skiing after a full foot of snow has landed. Terms like silky, champagne powder, effortless, and bottomless come to mind when skiing this unique snow.
Beyond the great skiing Telluride has to offer, the town is what really sets this resort apart from all the rest. Resorts like Vail and Whistler have villages to envy, but they’re nothing like the wild west experience you feel at Telluride. Come for the skiing stay for the nightlife.