There’s no shortage of ski towns, but a trip to Telluride makes it easy to see why skiers and snowboarders come back, year after year. Not only is the skiing world-class, but you’re surrounded in every direction by epic mountain views, and you’re always only minutes away from extraordinary dining and hotels.

For the first time, Telluride is just as easy to get to as Tahoe. We’re the only air service offering a premium flight from the Bay Area to Telluride, at one of the highest elevation airports in America. Play all day in the fresh powder, then unwind in one of the many luxurious Telluride ski resorts by night.

5 Reasons Telluride is the Next “It” Ski Destination

Escape from the Crowds

Unlike some of the overcrowded ski resorts, Telluride is still a hidden gem. Even during the height of ski season, you won’t have to wait long for a lift, and may even find yourself alone on some of the best trails. It’s remote location keeps it off-the-beaten path. How to get to Telluride can be tricky, but our nonstop premium flights from Oakland this winter are the fastest and most comfortable way to arrive.

Surreal Mountain Vistas

Telluride is surrounded on all sides by epic 13,000 foot peaks. You’ll find yourself awestruck on a stroll through town, and as you glide down the snowy peaks.

Artistic, Boho Culture

Perhaps the most special thing about Telluride is its counter-culture history, and ongoing vibrant artistic community. You’ll find interesting people from all over the world have gravitated here, making it a hub for art, culture, food, and more.

High Quality Ski Experience

The skiing in Telluride is nearly impossible to beat, from the high quality 300+ inches of yearly snowfall, to the infamously steep advanced trails, and the pleasant sunny weather.

Great Food Scene

For such a small town, Telluride wows visitors with its sophisticated and varied food scene. You’ll find everything from delicious traditional steaks, to Thai-inspired dishes, mouthwatering tacos, craft cocktails, and much more.

5 Best Snow Sports in Telluride

Skiing and Snowboarding

The best reason to visit Telluride, of course, is the 2000+ acres of ski trails for all levels, including many renowned advanced trails.


Easily explore the well groomed trails outside of town and get a peak at the lesser-viewed mountain scenery.

Ice Climbing

This one is for the adventurous! Mix up your ski days with the thrill of climbing up icy waterfalls. Guided ice climbing tours are available for all levels of experience and can be easily arranged by your Telluride hotel.

Ice Skating

With several rinks to choose from, you have plenty of options to glide over the ice in between hot cocoa breaks.

Sleigh Riding

Enjoy a magical evening on a romantic sleigh ride under the stars.

5 Places to Eat and Drink in Telluride

New Sheridan Chop House & Wine Bar

This historic hotel and restaurant opened in 1895 and is a must-visit for fans of classic fine-dining steakhouse fare.


Another classic, must-visit restaurant, Allred’s is situated at the top of the gondola and offers stunning mountain and sunset views to admire as you enjoy your meal.


This casual and quirky bar serves up delicious craft cocktails and tasty creative small plates.

Alpino Vino

At 11,966 feet, Alpino Vino claims the title of the highest fine-dining restaurant in North America. The stunning views are a bonus as you enjoy the gourmet Italian dishes and extensive wine offerings.

221 South Oak

This fine dining restaurant by Top Chef contestant, Eliza Gavin, serves up innovative New American dishes.