Telluride offers two unique basecamps for your ski vacation. Both the historic, colorful downtown area and the Mountain Village offer a large variety of lodging options. Vacationers who place authenticity at the forefront of their ski vacation must haves will clearly want to stay in downtown Telluride, while those who crave the latest conveniences and amenities will likely prefer staying at the contemporary Mountain Village accommodations. No matter which environment you choose to base your vacation out of, you can easily get to and from each area thanks to the complimentary Gondola, which runs until 12 a.m. daily.
Staying in downtown Telluride places visitors walking distance to the many award-winning restaurants and lively nightlife hot spots. It’s an ideal location if you’re looking to experience the local scene—as most locals live in town—and peruse the charming mining-era town by day or night. Walking around downtown Telluride as snow gently blankets the streets and antique streetlights is like stepping back in time.
Situated At 9,500 feet mid-mountain on the south side of the ski resort, the Mountain Village beckons luxury-seekers with it’s many high-end hotels and condos, stylish boutiques, innovative dining, world-class Golden Door Spa, championship golf course, and state of the art conference center.