Mountain Lodge Telluride: Premier Group Lodging
Mountain Lodge Telluride is the perfect place for a private group getaway. Hours from any major city, Telluride provides a true mountain escape. Whether your group chooses suites, condominiums or separate cabins, a stay at the lodge will be one they never forget.
Slope to Slope
Telluride Ski Resort features 127 trails, three terrain parks and 18 lifts. The longest run is 4.6 miles. The trails on the mountain are made up of 23% beginner, 36% intermediate and 41% advanced/expert, resulting in enough terrain for all skill levels. Also, because the mountain is secluded, there are no lines for the ski lifts, so your group can enjoy a lot more skiing and snowboarding on a more leisurely level.
The resort offers private and group ski/snowboard lessons for anyone from beginner to expert. There is also a kids’ ski school, which offers lessons to children ranging from 3 to 14 years old.
Group rate lift tickets are available via the lodge as well as free mountain tours. The Mountain Lodge has ski-in/ski-out access, sandwiched in between two ski slopes. This not only ensures a short walking distance from your room to the slopes, but also an easy-to-find meeting location for your group after a day on the mountain.
The Mountain Lodge is Telluride’s premier group hotel, with a rustic, log-cabin environment, as seen in the 50-foot fireplace in the main lobby. The lodge offers condominium-style rooms and suites, providing the same services as a full-service hotel. It is also pet-friendly. All 92 units, many with views of the surrounding San Juan Mountains, feature fireplaces, kitchens and jetted tubs. The Mountain Lodge offers accommodations ranging from Junior Suites, one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums and Luxury Private Cabins adjacent to the ski slope. The property lends itself perfectly to any size group.
Lodge amenities include grocery shopping service, on-site ski rentals, ski lockers, indoor and outdoor heated pools, hot tubs, a fitness center, a massage room, a steam room and full bar and restaurant, The View. Whether you’re dining or just grabbing a cocktail at The View, you can gaze out the 50-foot ceiling-to-floor windows overlooking the mountain range. During the winter, The View is open for breakfast, après-ski and dinner. Catering services are available for groups and families.
Mountain Lodge provides free shuttle service to and from the gondola, which gives you a free 13-minute ride to and from the two towns—Mountain Village and Telluride—that make up the ski area. The lodge also offers free shuttle service to the Mountain Village Market and Mountain Village Core.
Montrose Regional Airport is an hour-and-15 minute drive to Telluride, with direct flights from Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Newark, N.J. during the winter. The Telluride Express shuttle will take your group from the airport to the lodge. An alternative airport is Telluride Regional Airport, only 15 minutes from the lodge.
Telluride is approximately a six-hour drive from Denver and seven hours from the Denver International Airport.
Activities and Entertainment
Mountain Lodge gives your group a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of a congested ski resort. Your group can count on privacy and seclusion—the nearest stoplight is 40 miles away—while still having a range of activities to enjoy.
The lodge is located in the town of Mountain Village, a modern, Alpine-style community located at 9,500 feet mid-mountain on the south side of the ski area. Your group can take a short shuttle ride from the lodge to the gondola, which takes you above the mountain to the town of Telluride, located in a box-canyon surrounded by the San Juan Mountains. Old-town Telluride is a National Historic District that maintains its 1800s-style atmosphere. While in Telluride, your group can explore boutiques, art galleries, bookstores, restaurants and historic buildings. A retreat to Mountain Village is complemented by the rustic charm of Telluride to create “the best of both worlds” for groups visiting this scenic area.
The Mountain Lodge and the two towns work together to provide a variety of activities for your group on the mountain, such as heli-skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, snowshoeing, ice climbing, ice skating, sleigh rides and dog sled tours. If your group needs a break from the slopes, they can enjoy spa treatments, paragliding, hot air balloon rides and a visit to the hot springs.
By Lauren Reiniger