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Questions about Telluride, never been?

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Questions about Telluride, never been?

What is the best airport to fly into to go to Telluride and is Telluride a good place to come for ski trip if only have beeing skiing once before?

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1. Re: Questions about Telluride, never been?

My kids and grandkids learned to ski at Telluride, so based on that, I'd say Telluride is fine for beginners. The resort is easy to negotiate, the town is awesome and very walkable, lots of lodging options, and the scenery is darn near unbeatable. There are hardly any lift lines. The downside is that it will usually be more expensive to get there in comparison to the resorts nearer Denver, as there are almost always cheap flights to Denver. Wherever you go, I'd recommend taking a lesson or two to refresh & improve your skills.

IMO the best way to get there is to fly in to Montrose, especially if you can get a direct flight, thus bypassing Denver and reducing layover/connection time. From Baton Rouge, I would imagine you could get your connecting flight in Dallas or Houston. http://www.coloradoflights.org/ The nice thing about flying in to Montrose is that the weather is usually favorable and it is a small airport, easy to negotiate.

From Montrose, it's a very scenic ride via (approx. 1 1/2 hours) shuttle or rental car. Shuttle drivers often plan a stop at a grocery store for those who want to pick up some groceries or supplies. You won't need a car in Telluride, and parking is at a premium, so the shuttle is advised.

You can also fly directly in to Telluride if you connect in Denver. You can connect in Denver to Montrose, as well.

If you happen upon a really good deal on a flight to Grand Junction or Durango, those are options, as well, but there are fewer shuttles and they will cost more.

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2. Re: Questions about Telluride, never been?

Pretty much every thing said above. Telluride does has a small airport ~ the highest commercial airport North America. Flights can be expensive, unless you catch a deal and in winter can be re-routed due to weather. Montrose is where I usually fly in and then drive up. Montrose airport is extremely busy on Saturdays, so keep that in mind when looking at flight times and how early you will need to be there in order to leave. If you fly into Montrose (especially if renting a car) you can stop and grocery shop there before heading up to Telluride ~ less expensive. That of course, is if you are staying in a condo rather than a hotel.

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