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Terrain Parks - Telluride

Rider's Guide

Telluride is a very large resort with 16 lifts, including one gondola and seven high-speed quads, that take you to 84 trails. Here you will enjoy 310 inches of magnificent snow on their longest run, which is a jaw-dropping 24,288 feet. Their trails are rated 24 percent for beginners, 38 percent for intermediates, and 38 percent for experts.

Parks and Pipes

The Plunge is aptly named as it gets you more vertical than any other lift and is one of the longest in the country. East and west natural halfpipes on The Plunge are respectively 2,000 feet and 4,000 feet long. If that isn't enough, Bushwhacker has a 1,300 foot natural quarterpipe. Gold Hill and Prospect Bowl are primarily for big-board freeriding. Stella, Magnolia, Prospect Bowl, and Sandia are all good board rides. Air Garden Terrain Park has three separate lines with more than 11 acres and 480 vertical feet of A-frames, tombstones, beams, banks, rails, and funboxes, including a superpipe with 18-foot walls.

Out of Bounds

San Juan Balloon Adventures will get you high above it all in a fantastic hot air balloon rides. Contact Telluride Helitrax and they'll fly you in a helicopter. Telluride Snowmobile Adventures and Dave’s Snowmobile Tours will get you out on the powder on some very fast machines; Winter Moon Sled Dog Adventures will get you to mush your sled with the best; Telluride Outside will take you winter fly fishing; Telluride Horseback Adventures features horseback riding; and Skyline Guest Ranch has good ol' fashioned sleigh ride. You can go snowbiking, tubing, and snowskating at Thrill Hill, or if it's too cold outside, go to Plaza Arcade to play video games, pinball, air hockey and foosball, or the Xbox Arcade to play all your favorite Xbox games.

Hangout & Hookup

Visit the New Sheridan Bar, the best place to taste and feel the Victorian Age Old West. At après ski time follow the locals to Eagle’s Bar and Grille on Colorado Avenue for their huge bar and guzzle-provoking happy-hour specials. Go to The Beach at Gorrono Ranch for amazing microbrews or check out the West End Tavern. The Last Dollar Saloon has fun pool tables and dart board action and the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon has weekend entertainment.