Telluride is a high elevation town set in the Southern Rocky Mountains of Colorado. At Telluride ski chalets you’ll be next to one of the best ski resorts in the region. It’s an excellent winter sport destination, as well as an action-packed playground for adventure sports in the summer.
Telluride vacation accommodation is synonymous with winter sport. One of the most distinctive features of the resort is its remoteness; the only practical way in is by plane from one of the two nearby airports. This means there are fewer weekend visitors, which results in smaller lines and less-crowded slopes. So, Telluride really appeals to serious winter sport enthusiasts from both the US and abroad. With 125 in total, there are runs here to suit all levels of ability, and in recent years the total skiable terrain at the resort has been almost doubled, with 2,000 acres on offer here. The longest run is a huge 4.6 miles in length, and the slopes are served by 18 lifts, including two gondolas.
The ski resort is the highlight during the colder months, but when it starts to warm up, you can make for Telluride self-catering ski chalets to experience an outdoor adventure that will live long in the memory. The breathtaking scenery all around lends itself to activities like hiking, mountain-biking and horseback riding. And the local rivers are ideal for a host of sports, including white-water rafting and fly-fishing. In the summer you could also make the most of Telluride Golf Course, a par 71, 18-hole upland course open 5 months a year and surrounded by some truly incredible scenery.
Within driving distance of Telluride self-catering vacation rentals is Colorado’s wine country. Here you’ll find a high concentration of vineyards boasting welcoming wineries open for tours and tasting sessions. Among the key destinations here are Hotchkiss, Palisade, Paonia and Grand Junction. The latter is a hotspot for prehistoric fossils, and is also known for its outoor recreation, with hiking, horseback-riding and wildlife spotting popular.
Due to its very high elevation the resort next to Telluride ski chalets gets almost eight metres of snowfall every year, accompanied by near-constant sub-zero temperatures. Summers on the other hand are quite warm, with ideal weather for being outdoors from around May to late-September.
Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) is just a short way from Telluride vacation rentals, and is reached from the UK by flying British Airways to Denver (DEN) from London Heathrow (LHR) before transferring with Great Lakes Airlines on to this remote mountain town.