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2018/2019 Telluride Ski Resort & Epic Season Passes Now Sale! Here's an Epic Cheat Sheet

  • Only Vail Resorts’ customers with the premium Epic PassEpic 4-Day and Epic 7-Day receive the Telluride benefit: up to 7 days of complimentary access in Telluride.
  • All discount or value Epic products exclude the access benefit in Telluride, including but not limited to the Epic Local Pass, Epic Australia Pass, Summit Value Pass, Tahoe Value Pass.
  • Full Epic Pass holders receive (7) days of ski access in Telluride. Days do not need to be used consecutively. No blackouts or restrictions.
  • Epic 7-Day Pass holders receive a total of (7) days of mountain access of which up to (7) days can be used in Telluride. Days do not need to be used consecutively. No blackouts. i.e. if the Pass holder uses 3 days in Vail, they have up to the remaining 4 days to use in Telluride
  • Epic 4-Day Pass holders receive a total of (4) days of mountain access of which up to (4) days can be used in Telluride. Days do not need to be used consecutively. No blackouts. i.e. if the Pass holder uses 3 days in Vail, they have the remaining 1 day to use in Telluride.
  • All Epic Pass holders with questions about the benefit in Telluride should be referred to Vail Resorts: (970) 754-0005. Hours of operation are 8 am - 6 pm MST daily.


For guests who are trying to do the math to find the most cost-effective options, here are links for Epic Pass, Telluride Season Pass and Lift Ticket Pricing:

New Telluride Mountain Bike Park Coming June 2019

Telluride Ski Resort has started construction of the new Telluride Bike Park with an anticipated opening in June 2019. The park has been designed by, and is being constructed in partnership with Gravity Logic, the Whistler, British Columbia-based industry leader in the design, development and construction of bike parks in North America.

Mountain biking has become a booming global trend. Not only will this park attract more visitors and provide more opportunities and activities for them, it will help stimulate the local economy. Upon its opening in June 2019, the Telluride Bike Park will encompass approximately 15 trails and 17 miles of terrain, designed to appeal to riders and resort guests of a wide variety of ages, skill and interests. The park will also provide lift- serviced access from Mountain Village on the Village Express chairlift (Lift 4).

The terrain will include new Freestyle trails (commonly known as “flow” trails), enhancements to the existing Technical trails (currently managed as the Mountain Village Bike Park), and existing Cross-Country trails within Telluride Ski Resort’s permit boundary (e.g. Prospect Trail, Prospect Loop, Village Trail, Basin Trail, etc.).

In addition, the park will offer lift service, pass sales, guides, clinics and camps from the Telluride Adventure Center in Mountain Village and pass sales location at Oak Street in Telluride.

Additional Facts & Information:

1) Anticipated opening on the 3rd Saturday in June with daily operation through Monday Labor Day.

Saturday, Sunday operations through the 2nd Sunday in October. Weather Permitting.

2) The XC trails will open at 6:30am daily, and all access will close 30 minutes before sunset. Before

10am and after 6pm, XC trails will be accessible via the Gondola at San Sophia Station and will not require an access pass.

The FREESTYLE and TECHNICAL trails in the Bike Park (including lift access via Village Express – Lift 4) will be open from 10am to 6pm, daily.

3) From 10am – 6pm Telluride Ski Resort will provide the following services across the trail network:

Bike Patrol & Emergency Response Services

Pass sales in Mountain Village and at Oak Street

Pass scanning at Village Express and gondola mid-station

Lessons, instructions, and guides

4) During operating hours from 10am to 6pm, lift access to the Mountain Bike Trail Network will require

an access pass.

Before 10am and after 6pm the FREESTYLE and TECHNICAL trails in the Bike Park are closed, but riders can access the XC trails for free.

TSG Employee Access:

Do TSG employees receive any new benefits to the Bike Park? Yes. During the Bike Park operating season active TSG employees will receive a complimentary Unlimited Mountain Bike Trail Season Pass with access to all XC, FREESTYLE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4).

Do TSG employee dependents receive any new benefits to the Bike Park? Yes. As Winter Season Pass-holders dependents of active TSG employees can receive an Unlimited Mountain Bike Trail Season Pass with access to all XC, FREESTYLE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4) by making a $25 NFF Donation. (* See the available “Season Pass Access Products” below.)

Do winter seasonal employees receive any new benefits to the Bike Park? Yes. As Winter Season Pass-holders winter seasonal employees and their dependents can receive an Unlimited Mountain Bike Trail Season Pass with access to all XC, FREESTYLE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4) by making a $25 NFF Donation. (* See the available “Season Pass Access Products” below.)

Single-Day Trail Access Pass:

1. Single-Day Mountain Bike Pass: single-day access to all XC, FREESTYLE and TECHNICAL trails, and

Village Express (Lift 4). $36/day, which includes a $1 donation to NFF.

Season Pass Access Products: *

1) TSG Winter Season Pass-holders: Unlimited Mountain Bike Trail Season Pass with access to all XC,

FREESTYLE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4). $25 NFF Donation.

2) Non-Winter Season Pass-holders: Unlimited Mountain Bike Trail Season Pass with access to all XC,

FREESTYLE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4). $199, which includes a $25 donation to the NFF.

3) XC Trail Season Pass: unlimited access to XC trails, NO Bike Park, FREESTYLE or TECHNICAL trail, or

Village Express (Lift 4) access. $25 NFF Donation.

About the National Forest Foundation:

As the nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) works with the agency and thousands of Americans each year to promote the health and public enjoyment of our 193-million-acre National Forest System. The NFF believes that communities should play a leading role in determining the future of our National Forests and Grasslands. Consequently, they focus their efforts on connecting these communities, and the people who comprise them, to the tools, knowledge, and funding necessary to becoming active and devoted stewards of this incredible public estate.

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) Matching Awards Program (MAP) provides funding for results-oriented on- the-ground projects that enhance forest health and outdoor experiences on National Forests and Grasslands.

 

Telluride Mountainfilm Festival

The Telluride Mountainfilm festival is back for it's 40th year. Hosted every Memorial Day weekend the festival represents the kick-off to the summer season for both locals and visitors alike. Mountainfilm's mission is to use the power of film documentaries and art to inspire people to create a better world. 

This sold-out festival features extreme athletes and environmental activists as they climb, ski, trek and pursue amazing causes in the name of mountain culture. Mountainfilm features a large footprint of theaters and attractions in both Telluride and Mountain Village. 

My favorite way to Mountainfilm are the free outdoor movies in Town Park after dark under the stars surrounded by 14,000 foot peaks and majestic waterfalls. Telluride Mountainfilm is truly unique among the festivals in Telluride and often times is the locals' favorite. 

Please contact me for inside festival information. For more information Click Here

Photo Credit: Melissa Plantz

Telluride Golf Club's Amazing New Practice Facility

The Telluride Golf Club is known as the “most beautiful place you will ever tee”. Sitting at 9,500 feet above sea level, the course is surrounded by 13,000 and 14,000-foot peaks and winds through aspen and pine forests with majestic views of Mt. Wilson and the San Sophia Mountain Range. While playing golf in Telluride you will also see some of the most desirable Mountain Village homes and home sites in the Telluride area. Golf Course properties remain one of the best values in today’s real estate market.

And now, the addition of a world-class golf practice facility has rounded out this incredible summer outdoor experience. Telluride Ski & Golf Resort has invested over a million dollars in a new practice facility which will allow for destination golf lesson camps, equipment demo days, tournament staging and golf instruction on all aspects of the game. In fact, Telluride Director of Golf and Instruction Dale Abraham (PGA) is one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America!

Renowned golf course architect Ken Kavanaugh was brought in to design and oversee the construction of the new facility which began in the Spring of 2016. The members and guests of Telluride Golf Club are raving about the quality of the project which officially opened on August 5, 2017.

Here are some highlights of the new practice facility:

  • Almost 50,000 square feet of tee space on the driving range on 3 levels
  • A 420-yard-long driving range
  • A 5,000-square foot practice putting green
  • A 2,500-squre foot short game practice green with a chipping/pitching area and practice bunker
  • 6 driving range target greens
  • Parking for up to 50 golf carts

The new facility required over 25,000 cubic yards of earth to be moved and is complete with drainage and irrigation. The grasses were topped off with seed, sod and hydro mulch.

Telluride Golf Club is a can’t miss Telluride experience and is perfect for groups, wedding parties, buddie’s trips and ladies golf.

The new golf course practice facility is an exciting addition and the Resort has much more planned in its’ five-year Resort Master Plan which is now in the final approval process with the US Forest Service. Look for more exciting updates to come on lift upgrades, summer activities and more in the near future.

For more information on the Telluride Golf Club and for Club membership information and opportunities please visit tellurideskiandgolfclub.com and we look forward to seeing you on the course! 

Travel to Telluride is Easy and Amazing - Here are my Tips for Telluride Transportation

Telluride has a reputation that it’s a hard place to get to, which some people think is a good and bad thing. I’m going to dispel that notion and give you some tips to have a lot of fun along the way. I don’t think of Telluride as exclusive, I think of it as intentional. Very few people are just passing through, we are 6.5 hours from Denver, 2.5 hours from an Interstate, 65 miles from the nearest fast food restaurant and 42 miles to the nearest stop light. But once you are here, you are here, and because of Telluride’s incredible gondola transportation system, you don’t need a car. More people drive to Telluride in the Summertime than in the winter, where most guests take shuttle transportation from the airport.

Transportation Tips and Ideas:

  • Flying
    • Airports to fly to (in order of convenience):
      • Telluride
        • Private planes and commercial service from Denver on Great Lakes Airlines
      • Montrose
        • Direct Flights from 11 cities in the winter and 5 in the summer
      • Durango, Grand Junction, Cortez
        • Use these airports if you can’t find a good flight option from Telluride or Montrose. These airports are within 2.5 hours from Telluride
      • Ground Transportation:
  • Driving
    • Attractions travelling from the West – Mesa Verde Natl Park, Moab, Zion, Grand Canyon, Durango can all be on the way. 100 miles to Gateway Canyons
    • Attractions travelling from the East – Rocky Mountain National Park, historic ski towns, Glenwood Springs Hot Springs

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The Summer 2017 Telluride Flight Schedule

More people drive to Telluride in the summer than in the Winter, but if you like to take to the skies, Telluride has never been easier to get to than the summer of 2017. The beautiful summers in Telluride offer incredible music festivals, golf, hiking, mountain biking, white water rafting, and fly fishing to name of few popular Telluride activities. My family and I enjoy chasing waterfalls, wildflowers and tasty edible mushroom hikes.

Escape the heat and enjoy our amazing alpine summer with an average high temperature of 73 degrees. I’m pleased to offer you our summer flight schedule. And remember, Durango and Grand Junction airports are also viable to fly into.

To search for flights and fares, click here: http://coloradoflights.org/interactive-map/

From Denver:

  • Daily Flights (3-5x) into Montrose (MTJ)
  • Daily Flights into Telluride (TEX)

From Dallas:

  • Daily into MTJ

From Phoenix:

  • Daily into MTJ

From Houston:

  • Daily into MTJ

From Chicago:

  • Daily into MTJ

Please contact me for additional information about getting to, staying and playing in Telluride. To stay informed, Like my Facebook page at Telluride Real Estate News. How can I assist you today? 

The Telluride Ski & Golf Club

If you are getting ready to buy a home in Telluride, or you already do and are looking for a great way to connect with locals and other homeowners, consider a membership to the private Telluride Ski & Golf Club. The club has over 400 members and is run by Telluride Ski & Golf Resort. The Club offers some incredible social events and amazing value for members in both the summer and winter seasons. Member benefits include two private clubhouses with lockers, showers, complimentary coffee and pastries. There is spa access and privileges at the Peaks Resort & Spa. First Light Friday skiing and amazing golf benefits.

Let’s take a look at these in detail:

Winter Club Member Benefits:

  • 2 Transferrable Season Ski Passes
  • Special Lift Ticket Pricing for Family & Friends
  • Ski Valet Service
  • Member Concierge Services
  • Members only  lunch dining at Allred’s
  • Member Ski Clinics

Summer Club Member Benefits:

  • Complimentary Golf
  • Members Only Tee-Times
  • Bag Storage
  • Tournaments and Events
  • New Telluride Golf Club Practice Facility
  • Golf Shop Special Pricing
  • Instructional Golf Clinics         

Year-Round Member Benefits:

  • Unlimited Spa Access and Guest Passes
  • Complimentary Fitness Classes
  • Special Pricing at Ski Resort Restaurants and Retail
  • Members Clubhouse

My Favorite Club Member Events:

  • First Light Skiing – Ski an hour early and then enjoy brunch at Allred’s
  • The Snowflake Classic – Winter golf tournament on St. Patrick’s Day
  • Mushroom Hikes – Hike and forage for some delicious mushrooms
  • Apres Ski Around Town

Check out the Telluride Ski and Golf Club website: www.tellurideskiandgolfclub.com

Please contact me for additional information and discussion on the Telluride Ski & Golf Club. To stay informed, check out my website at www.telluriderealestates.com and Like my Facebook page at Telluride Real Estate News. How can I assist you today?