Nordic Skiing

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Nordic Skiing

(970) 728-7433

Telluride is home to some of the most beautiful cross-country terrain in the United States.

There are six Nordic skiing areas in the vicinity: Telluride Town Park, the Valley Floor, the golf course in Mountain Village, the top of Chair Ten (Top-A-ten) at Telluride Ski Resort, Trout Lake and Priest Lake. Each area offers different terrain, varied lengths of groomed trails, and excellent views.

The Telluride Nordic Association, through charitable donations and fundraising efforts, manages the trails and posts a daily grooming report. Pets are permitted in Mountain Village, Priest Lake and Trout Lake. The Nordic Center in Telluride Town Park offers cross-country rental equipment and lessons.

Private Lessons & Rentals

Ninety minute Group and/or Private Lessons through the Telluride Nordic Association. Lessons are on professionally groomed and maintained trails (Town Park, Priest Lake, or Trout Lake).

Per Person Rates:

  • Group lesson $65
  • Private lesson $85

Rental Rates per Day:

  • Complete Rental Package $24
  • Skis Only $12
  • Boots $16

Top-A-ten Snowshoe & Nordic Area

Located at the Top of Lift 10, the Top-A-ten Snowshoe and Nordic Area offers ten kilometers of groomed, rolling trails that lead Nordic skiers and snowshoers through high alpine forests and magical open meadows. The serene trails offer breathtaking views of Prospect Bowl, Palmyra Peak and the surrounding San Juan Mountains. Advanced skiers and snowshoers can continue outside the boundary of the ski area to Alta Lakes on National Forest trails. Warming yurts, picnic deck and restrooms are open to the public daily.


For daily grooming status, find Boomerang Loop, Magic Meadows Loop and Lynx Loop under the "Sunshine Express" section of the  Snow Report Trails & Grooming  tab. Trails marked with a "G" were groomed within the past 24 hours.

Lynx Loop 3.8
Magic Meadows Loop 4.0
Boomerang Loop 1.8

Visit the  Snow Report  for daily grooming status information.

Additional Nordic Skiing

Telluride and the San Juan Mountains provide the perfect venue for a variety of Nordic skiing options. In addition to the lift-served Top-A-ten Nordic trails, Telluride Town Park, the Telluride Golf Course, local favorites Trout Lake and the Valley Floor offer several kilometer of groomed trail for both skate and classic skiing.   

 Call (970) 728-7433 to book your adventure over the phone.