A resort famed for steeps and challenging terrain, Telluride is a sleeper destination for beginners. Most beginners wouldn't put Telluride at the top of their list, but it really should be. The resort offers beginners 23 percent of its 2,000 acres, uber long green runs and a lack of crowds.
Telluride Beginner Terrain
In fact, beginners can even ski in the high alpine. One Telluride green run, Galloping Goose, sits as high as 11,815 feet. Galloping Goose gently descends for 4.6 miles from the top of Prospect Bowl to the bottom of Sunshine Express. This trail offers spectacular views and really low traffic because it isn’t skied by intermediates or experts. The run drops beginner skiers off in front of Big Billie’s Restaurant. In fact, nearly the entire looker’s right side of the mountain is dedicated to long, meandering beginner runs. First-time skiers will appreciate the green-circle skiing off the Chondola, with its short, easy runs.
Telluride Ski School
Whether you’re a first timer, wanting to progress your skills or better familiarize yourself with the Telluride beginner skiing, a lesson with Telluride Ski School is a great way to enhance your on-mountain experience. The Telluride Ski and Ride School utilizes a combination of traditional “American teaching system” and modern, customizable techniques for best results.