Stay Properly Hydrated: Acclimatization is often accompanied by fluid loss, so you need to drink lots of fluids to remain properly hydrated (at least 3-4 quarts per day).


We highly recommend that first-time skiers and snowboarders take a lesson with our top-notch Ski & Ride School. Book a Lesson Online to prevent injury.

Lift Tickets

Pre-Purchase lift tickets online 7 days in advance and save up to $100 on a 6-day ticket. Plus, you’ll get to skip the ticket window and go straight to the lifts. Purchase Lift Tickets Online

What To Bring

Appropriate dress can make or break your day on the slopes. It is worth investing in a pair of waterproof ski pants as jeans get wet and do not allow movement.

  • Camel back / water bottle
  • Camera / Video Camera
  • Day pack
  • Exercise clothes
  • Goggles / sunglasses
  • Lip balm
  • Moisturizer
  • Mp3 player
  • Pain relievers
  • Proof of insurance
  • Scarf / hat / gloves
  • Shoes / boots with good traction
  • Ski / snowboard equipment
  • Snowshoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Warm layers (sweatshirts / long sleeve t-shirts)



The Telluride Regional Airport, 6 miles from Telluride, is the closest and is served by the Denver Air Connection (bookable through United) with daily flights to/from Denver.

The Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) is the primary airport for Telluride, and is a scenic 65 miles away. During the winter months, guests can take advantage of nonstop flights from 11 major hubs, and summer offers nonstop service from 5 major U.S. cities. Several transportation companies provide service from Telluride to Montrose. Rental cars are also available at the Montrose Airport, but we recommend the ground transportation option as once you arrive in Telluride a car is unnecessary.

How do I get from Telluride to Mountain Village?

Traveling between Telluride and Mountain Village is a breeze with the FREE Gondola, the first and only free transportation system of its kind in North America.  The gondola is open daily from 6:30 am to midnight (with extended hours on Friday and Saturday night until 2 am).  A lift tickets is required during the winter to get off at the top Station San Sophia.  The Gondola is closed during the off season (see paragraph below).

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