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“Piece of Switzerland” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Telluride Ski & Golf Club

Telluride Ski & Golf Club
565 Mountain Village Blvd., Telluride, CO 81435
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Owner description: Keeping your eye on the ball and off the towering peaks surrounding the Telluride Golf Club may be your toughest challenge when teeing off at this breathtaking course, perched 9,500 feet above sea level.This par 70, 6,574 yard, 18 hole mountain resort course is surrounded by the highest concentration of 14,000 foot mountains in the United States.While the breathtaking beauty may be a distraction, the altitude works to your advantage as Telluride's air creates less resistance against the golf ball during flight, translating to longer drives and breathtaking beauty.
Southlake, Texas
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“Piece of Switzerland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Magnificent views which reminds one of Zermatt without the Matterhorn. Slopes were well groomed and the man-made snow more than compensated for the lack of natural snowfall. This ski valley is really made for the one-to-two week ski trip...given it does take some time to get there.

Visited January 2013
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Pinetop, AZ
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30 reviews
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“great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

went to Telluride to ski last weekend - snow not that great but for a "groomer" like myself, it was fine - not too many folks there (maybe because of the less than optimal snow cover), plenty of open runs - will definitely ski there again - the little town of Telluride also has lots of places to eat, ranging from inexpensive to very expensive w/r/t pricing - great little getaway....even in summertime the town is downright beautiful!

Visited January 2013
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“Beautiful views atop the Rockies”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Our group had a great time at Telluride. Early January is a great time to go as we arrived after the New Year's crowd had left and before the MLK weekend people arrived. There were noticeably more people skiing on the weekend but on weekdays we practically had the place to ourselves.

NOTE: Telluride has one of the highest base elevations in North America (and perhaps anywhere) so it's very important to constantly hydrate. You'll notice the altitude change as soon as you start walking up even a small flight of stairs. Be aware of the potential for altitude sickness but hydrating frequently will help.

There's a good mix of slope types at Telluride. One thing our group found helpful was that instead of the basic green/blue/black/double black slope signs, the resort actually breaks it down further into green/double green/blue/double blue/black/double black. This lets beginners know what they're in for and allows the intermediates to distinguish bump runs from regular runs.

The snow was a bit thin while we were there but it was pretty early in the season and there was plenty of terrain open. I would have like to have tried some of the bowls but they were pretty much all closed. We had unseasonably cold weather during our stay and as the uppermost lifts are above treeline it got very cold when the wind whipped along the top of the ridge.

I'd love to go back when there is more snow and I can ski more of the terrain.

Visited January 2013
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Park City, Utah
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291 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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“Great Skiing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Love the skiing. No Colorado resort can match the views of the San Juans. Mountain Village is one of the nicest in the state.

Visited December 2012
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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“Great Place to Ski”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Amazing Skiing worth the price. Great Family vacation destination.

Visited February 2012
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