Cross Country Skiing in Telluride – Telluride.com

Telluride.com give us the skinny..Ski on the Telluride Nordic scene. A great workout and beautiful scenery is what you’ll get!

Cross-country skiing in Telluride is a great way to experience the outdoors in our beautiful box canyon. Not only is it a great form of low-impact exercise, but it’s also free! There are a great deal of maintained Nordic trails for skiing, snowshoeing, and winter hiking within town limits as well as some that are a short drive away. Check out the Telluride Nordic Association’s website for great resources on trail systems in the area! If you need to rent cross-country or backcountry ski gear, check out Telluride.com’s equipment rental specials through Telluride Sports.

Ajax Peak towers over the town of Telluride, as viewed from the Valley Floor Nordic Trails.

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Last week I went out for a little tour on my telemark skis on the valley floor after work. We have enough sunlight to be out skiing until 5:45 PM or so, and it’s so peaceful and beautiful to be outside around dusk. The valley floor trails wind along the burbling San Miguel River and through a gorgeous forest of Colorado Blue Spruce trees. I didn’t see any elk this time, but this is one of their favorite places to hang out.

Above: the Valley Floor Nordic Trailhead

Above: 13,000 foot peaks in the sunlight over the Town of Telluride

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Photo Credits:

Featured Image: Telluride Nordic Center

Hart Roberts, Telluride.com

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