Top Telluride Winter Activities

Between Telluride’s historic downtown and the modern Mountain Village, shoppers and dinners of all predilections will be content. Visitors looking for some much needed R&R have world-class spas to rejuvenate their ski- or snowboard-wear muscles. Those looking to enjoy even more Telluride experiences have a full gamut of outdoor winter options. To learn more click the links below:

Dog sledding | Sleigh rides | Snowmobiling | Cross-country skiing

Telluride dog sledding

Dog sledding is a one-of-a-kind winter sport and Telluride winter visitors have a unique opportunity to experience it amidst the spectacular San Juan Mountains. With snow-capped peaks that dominate the skyline to snow covered mountain meadows, dog sledding in Telluride is a don’t miss activity. Plus, it’s a great activity if you're looking to take a break from skiing; all you need is warm weather clothing and a sense of adventure!

Telluride sleigh rides

Simply put, a winter sleigh ride in Telluride is nothing short of magical. Gaze up at bright, twinkling stars overhead as the sleigh glides effortlessly over fields of white. A full moon lights the path of your Telluride Winter sleigh ride while you sip hot chocolate and enjoy the company of your family and friends.

Telluride snowmobiling

If the excitement of zipping through pristine forests while on snowmobile sounds up your alley, consider a Telluride snowmobiling tour. Grab the throttle and zoom through snow laden trails while try to fight back the huge cheezy grin! Hop on your very own snowmobile and rev'er up because you're about to experience snowmobiling “To-Hell-You-Ride” style.

Telluride cross-country skiing

Wax up the cross-country skis or grab a rental pair and get ready to get some great exercise! There are six cross-country skiing areas in Telluride: Telluride Town Park, the Valley Floor, the golf course in Mountain Village, the top of Chair Ten (TopAten) on the ski area, Trout Lake and Priest Lake. Each area offers different terrain, varied lengths of groomed trail and excellent views.

The Telluride Nordic Center is a non-profit organization and its mission is to spread the joy of cross-country skiing among locals and visitors alike. The Telluride Nordic Center is located in Town Park and hosts groomed Nordic track, provides Nordic lessons and rents skis and ice skates.