19 Nov 2018
Plans to kick off the exciting 2018-2019 ski season in stunning Telluride, Colorado, has been set for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, and the Telluride Ski Resort has confirmed that the weather has decided to cooperate. The snow has been falling since the middle of October, and as of Monday, Nov. 12, a beautiful four feet of natural snowfall had settled on the slopes. That makes for extremely favorable snowmaking conditions, and skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts will definitely want to plan on being in town for the beginning of an incredible new ski season in the amazing San Juan Mountains.
The fun actually starts a day early on Wednesday, Nov. 21, for those who want to participate in Donation Day. This yearly event takes 100% of the proceeds from the lift ticket sales and donates it to the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club, which provides coaching and training for children in both skiing and snowboarding. Three lifts will be open on Donation Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and lift tickets will be $25 per person. Season passes are not accepted on Donation Day.
- Village Express (Lift 4) Chondola (Lift 1) Gondola (with access from the San Sophia mid-station)
- Village Bypass (from the top of Lift 4 to Lower Boomerang) Lower Boomerang (from the Village Bypass to the base of Lift 4) Upper Misty Maiden South Meadows Peaks Trail
Drop in to the Tomboy Tavern in Mountain Village for a special Opening Celebration on Donation Day from 3 to 4 p.m. You’re welcome to come enjoy free pretzels and beer out on the patio.
Ski and Snowboard School
Opening for the season on Donation Day, this school offers classes for both adults and children, and you may choose private or group lesson. Children as young as 2 ½ are welcome to attend.
More lifts are available on Opening Day, and these will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prices per day are $91 for adults, $50 for children and $73 for senior citizens
- Village Express (Lift 4)
- Chondola (Lift 1)
- Gondola (with access from the San Sophia mid-station)
- Children’s Magic Carpet
- Adult Magic Carpet
- Meadows Learning Center
- Village Bypass (from the top of Lift 4 to Lower Boomerang) Lower Boomerang (from the Village Bypass to the base of Lift 4) Upper Misty Maiden Lower Misty Maiden (from the Gorrono Ranch to the base of Lift 4) South Meadows Meadows Learning Center Peaks Trail
The early season Pocket Park will be open at Gorrono Ranch.
Gondola and Chondola
General transportation hours for both Donation Day and Opening Day as well as the entire season are 6:30 a.m. to midnight all seven days of the week, and those hours will be extended on Fridays and Saturdays beginning on Dec. 14.
Skier Services and Ticket Office Locations
Open on Donation Day, Opening Day and all season long, you may visit the Mountain Village office or the Oak Street office over in Telluride to purchase your lift tickets, learn information about the day’s skiing availability and explore a variety of skier services provided. Both locations are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Season passes may be picked up at the Coonskin location from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. all seven days of the week.
Come Skiing With Us
Here at Exceptional Stays, we have a nice selection of Telluride and Mountain Village vacation rentals that are still available during this time frame and provide you with easy access to the slopes or fun and convenient ski-in/ski-out access. Contact us here today to lock in your Telluride Vacation Rental Reservations for one of our luxury vacation residences with all of the best amenities and services, and we’ll make all of the necessary arrangements for you and your entire family or group to enjoy the Telluride Ski Resort’s exciting Opening Day.