Blog :: 08-2018

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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.