Quiet slopes, non-existent queues and a vast open space waiting to be conquered. But what really stands out about this resort is the ample terrain suitable for beginners. Telluride is something of a novice heaven offering regularly groomed runs that are wide and gentle even at the highest peaks. Beginner trails are well marked and easy-peasy to manoeuvre. And open glades provide for many scenic runs.  

That’s not to say that there isn’t plenty of challenging terrain – there is; 41 percent of the trails are classed as “advanced” or “expert”, and there are some pretty steep lines to ride including the now infamous Black Diamond Run: “The Plunge”.

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