The Telluride Nordic Association maintains several kilometers of groomed trails in the town of Telluride. Equipment can be rented at the Nordic Center located in Town Park daily between 10am-4pm. There are several trails in Town Park or venture across town to the Valley Floor. Another beautiful area to explore is Topaten, which is accessed by the Sunshine Express chairlift. If you don’t have a lift ticket you can purchase a daily foot traffic ticket or schedule a tour through the Telluride Adventure Center. Want to make a day of it? Choose a tour to beautiful Priest Lake or Trout Lake, where you can gaze at Sheep Mountain or Lizard Head Peak against a backdrop of a robin blue sky. Nature doesn’t get any better than this!
If you haven’t tried traditional cross-country skiing or would like to try skate skiing there are clinics available. Contact the Telluride Nordic Center at 970-728-1144 for more information or to book tours.