75points

Telluride

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Telluride review: 56 facts and highlights

Telluride
Telluride
75
points

Why is Telluride better than the average?

  • Ski slopes
    127vs60.8
  • Mountain height
    1351metersvs1140.23meters
  • Distance from airport
    11.4kmvs107.39km
  • Hotels and hostels
    50vs18.75
  • Base elevation
    2659metersvs1405.75meters
  • Summit height above sealevel
    4010metersvs2585.7meters
  • Longest run
    7.4kmvs6.68km
  • Seasonal snowfall
    330inchesvs313.71inches

Key facts and figures

General info

1.mountain height

1351meters

The height of the mountain is the difference in height between the lowest and highest point. Tall mountains can offer longer pistes, better views, and often better snowfall.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

2.distance from airport

11.4km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

3.base elevation

2659meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

4.summit height above sealevel

4010meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

5.Winter olympics host
Telluride

The resort has played host to the winter olympics. This means it is likely to have a range of professional slopes, other winter sports, and finally, good facilities and well developed transport links.

For example

Ski Portillo

6.has lake/s
Telluride

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

127

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Telluride

In resorts which allow off piste-skiing, you can ski anywhere which is great for adventurous types. However, there are hazards such cliff edges, avalanches or simply getting lost and suffering exhaustion.

3.skiable area

8.1km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.

Best

Champéry

650km

4.Has a ski school
Telluride

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

5.The resort has open cross country skiing
Telluride

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.

6.ski pass daily

109$

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.

Best

Sansicario

0$

Leisure

1.restaurants

11

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.restaurants on the slopes

4

Rather than having to trek back to the base of the mountain, it is a lot more convenient to have restaurants and bars on the slopes.

Best

Ellmau

70

3.Has ice climbing areas
Telluride

Ice climbing is a great sport for adrenalin seekers. It entails climbing frozen cliff edges/waterfalls using tools such as ice axes in order to grip the surface.

4.Has snowmobile circuit
Telluride

A snowmobile tour is a great way to cover large distances in a short time. After lots of physically demanding activities, it can be good way to sit back and let the motor do the work.

5.Has an ice rink
Telluride

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

For example

Sun Valley

6.Has a bobsled track
Telluride

This is a long track, usually made of concrete covered in ice. They are used for bobsledding, and some can be used for other sports such as luge and skeleton.

For example

Kirkwood

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Telluride

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.

2.hotels and hostels

50

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.

Best

Val di Fassa

188

3.Hosts conferences
Telluride

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.

4.Has camping facilities
Telluride

Camping can offer a cheaper alternative to hotels or B&B’s, and can provide a fun outdoors experience - although it might not be ideal in winter!

5.number of kindergartens

2

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Les Arcs

6

6.number of five star hotels

7

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Best

Park City Mountain

9

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

330inches

The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.

Best

Alyeska

650inches

2.snowfall march

34.7inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

3.snowfall december

26.2inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

4.snowfall april

20.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

5.snowfall february

26.9inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

6.snowfall january

24.6inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

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