Telluride opened in the 1970-71 ski season with with snow cat skiing. Early in the development of the resort, the lifts were based in the current Mountain Village area, there were 5 lifts and skiers would shuttle up to the lifts from the town, take the lifts and ski back down into Telluride. In 1975, with the opening of the Coonskin Lift 7, skiers could take the lift from town to the other lifts father up the mountain.
Telluride currently has 15 lifts and 3 free gonlola’s providing transportation to 3 stations on the mountain.
Ski Area Stats:
Open Acres: 1,932