The lovely season of spring is literally right around the corner here in the states, and that has most people looking forward to seeing the brilliantly colored flowers bloom, the trees return to their greenest life, the area birds and other wildlife making a reappearance and some warm and wonderful temperatures. However, avid skiers are less than enthusiastic about the end of the ski season and may be feeling pretty down as they mourn the melting snow and the close of another year of great skiing. But we do have some good news for skiers that may just turn that frown upside down because the Telluride, Colorado, extended ski season means that you can still enjoy skiing for more than a month straight through Sunday, April 7.
Telluride has no idea that spring is nearly here, and as of this writing it is steadily snowing with more than 11” falling in the last 72 hours. The base and summit currently boast a powder snow of 72”, 144 of the 148 trails are open and all 17 of the chairlifts are fully operational and busy hauling happy skiers up the mountain. Many people avoid planning a ski vacation this late in the year because it is assumed that it will be difficult to book a flight at this time, but that isn’t true of Telluride since activities and events go on all year long. There are many year-round flights available to Telluride, and that includes several non-stop flights for your convenience. If you’re happiest when you’re on the slopes, then make plans now to come take advantage of the spring skiing in the Telluride mountains.
Telluride Spring Skiing – Everything is Open
It’s not just the skiing and snowboarding that you can still enjoy in Telluride because the entire town stays open and busy right through the ski season’s closing day. There are plenty of opportunities to ice skate, get in a little sledding, take a snowmobile tour to the nearby hot springs and even build a snowman. You’ll also find that the area’s wide selection of excellent restaurants, bars and stores are all open for business. Several of these establishments will be offering specials in honor of the last day of the skiing season, so come on out and get a taste of everything that Telluride has to offer.
Telluride Spring Skiing – Closing Day Activities
If it fits into your schedule, then you should plan to stay straight through closing day on Sunday, April 7, then you’ll enjoy some special activities that are designed to bid a fond farewell to another successful Telluride ski season. You’ll still be able to ski from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and these are just a couple of the extra planned festivities.
Closing Day Pond Skim
In case you’re not familiar with this entertaining and funny event, a pond skim involves skiers dressing up in some funny costumes and trying to ski or board across the icy pond water. Some helpful tips for participants include going for maximum speed when you hit the water and waxing your skis really well before your turn comes up. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the Gorrono Ranch, and only the first 100 people to register will be allowed to participate. Everyone else is welcome to come watch the antics from the sidelines from noon to 2 p.m. Live music will be provided by DJ Soul Atomic, and alcoholic beverages along with cocoa and other non-alcoholic drinks will be available until 2:45 p.m.
Closing Day Live Music With The Main Squeeze
This powerful group brings an incredible blend of soul, hip-hop and rock to the stage, and you’ re invited to come to the Heritage Plaza in Mountain Village for a concert that is set for 3:15-4:45 p.m. You’ll be treated to a sample of music from their new album, “Without a Sound,” which is scheduled to be released on April 28 of this year.
Telluride Spring Skiing: Come Stay With Us
Here at Exceptional Stays, we still have a few Telluride luxury vacation rentals available now and through the last day of the ski season. The following are just two of our available properties, and you can reserve either rental today by contacting us right away. If neither of these vacation homes quite meets your needs, then please feel free to contact us so that we can show you our other fine options. Our dedicated concierge team is also standing by to help you plan your entire Telluride stay from booking your flight to providing transportation from the airport and reserving your spot at the best restaurants and events in town. Just let us know what we can do to make your Telluride vacation the best ever.
Madeline Penthouse 703
This incredible penthouse condo in Mountain Village offers four bedrooms and four baths across more than 2,500 square feet of luxurious living space. As many as 10 people may expect to enjoy a comfortable stay here, and you’ll all have easy access to all of the fabulous amenities at the Hotel Madeline. These include a full-service spa, a fully equipped gym so that you never miss your daily workout, excellent restaurants with full bars, a heated swimming pool and a relaxing hot tub. Madeline Penthouse 703 features fun and convenient ski-in/ski-out access right onto many of the most popular ski runs, and you’re sure to adore the stunning mountain views from your rental’s large windows. Maid service is available so that you won’t have to worry about missing any time on the slopes just to clean up, and amenities include a ski locker, an elevator to take you up to your penthouse condo, a gourmet kitchen and a steam shower that feels great after a long day on the slopes.
Beautifully situated in the town of Telluride, this lovely penthouse condo can easily house four couples or any combination of up to eight people. There are three bedrooms and 3.5 baths perfectly spaced along a full 2,400 square feet of living space, and you’ll have a very short walk over to the gondola that will take you to all of the ski runs. Skylights let the sunshine in, and guests will enjoy exceptional views of both the mountains and the downtown area. Meribel Penthouse is within walking distance of several popular restaurants, bars, shops and activities, so you’ll have plenty to do when you aren’t busy skiing. A cozy fireplace facing a comfy sofa will warm you after your day on the slopes, and you’ll only need a cup of cocoa for the perfect end to your day. Other amenities include a ski locker, an elevator to whisk you up to the top floor and back down again, parking for two vehicles and a comforting steam shower.