Telluride Bluegrass Festival Parking and Transportation Information

Gondola Chondola Summer

Words by Kathrine Warren / Transportation

FESTIVAL TRANSPORTATION

Mountain Village and Telluride are connected by a three-stage gondola system starting at Market Plaza (formerly Town Hall Plaza) in Mountain Village to Village Center, and ending in Telluride at Oak Street Plaza. It takes about 12 minutes to get from one town to the other via Mountain Village Center.

During the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, gondola operating hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday, June 19 through Sunday, June 23. Expect long lines during peak times. Additionally, the Meadows bus loop will run until 3 a.m. these nights with the last departure from Market Plaza to the Meadows at 2:35 a.m. In addition, Dial-A-Ride will remain open until 2:30 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

PARKING INFORMATION

Overnight parking at the Gondola Parking Garage will be free beginning Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Starting at 8 a.m. Thursday parking will be allowed along Mountain Village Boulevard for festivarians.

For visitors needing a ride to their vehicle parked on town roadways, Planet Bluegrass will run a free circulator bus delivering people to their cars or to the closest gondola station.  The bus will run Thursday through Sunday to assist with locating one’s vehicle, signs denoting specific parking zones – A through G – will be erected. Vehicles left on Mountain Village roadways after 12 p.m. Monday, June 24 will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Mountain Village’s Gondola Parking Garage located at 455 Mountain Village Blvd., behind Town Hall and the Mountain Village Market and northwest of the gondola terminal is free to park. Individuals and festivarians without parking permits must park their vehicles where directed by parking staff once the Gondola Parking Garage is full.

The North Village Center pay-to-park surface lot is another parking option though overnight parking is not allowed. Short-term parking will be available for those doing business in Mountain Village; times will be enforced. Alternatively, for those parking, shopping, dining or recreating in Mountain Village, we encourage the utilization of Heritage Parking Garage, located off Mountain Village Boulevard across from Hotel Madeline. Parking is $2 for each hour and $35 maximum in a 24-hour period.

Planet Bluegrass’ FirstGrass concert kicks off summer festival season in Mountain Village

Firstgrass

Words by Kathrine Warren / Event, Transportation

The 46th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival kicks off in picturesque Mountain Village with the annual Firstgrass, a free outdoor concert in Sunset Plaza on Wednesday, June 19.

The genre-defying Jon Stickley Trio plays at 5 p.m. followed by the only-in-Telluride jamgrass supergroup of Ben Kaufmann & Adam Aijala (of Yonder Mountain String Band), Andy Thorn (of Leftover Salmon), and Stephen “Mojo” Mougin (of the Sam Bush Band)!

This free show runs from 5 to 8 p.m. and is made possible by the Town of Mountain Village and Planet Bluegrass.

After the show, stick around to dine in Mountain Village and for those lucky enough to have a ticket for Planet Bluegrass’ evening celebration with Leftover Salmon, head to the Telluride Conference Center as they play to a sold-out crowd. Doors open at 8 p.m. with the show beginning at 9 p.m.

For more information on the festival, visit bluegrass.com/telluride.

FESTIVAL TRANSPORTATION

Mountain Village and Telluride are connected by a three-stage gondola system starting at Market Plaza (formerly Town Hall Plaza) in Mountain Village to Village Center, and ending in Telluride at Oak Street Plaza. It takes about 12 minutes to get from one town to the other via Mountain Village Center.

During the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, gondola operating hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday, June 19 through Sunday, June 23. Expect long lines during peak times. Additionally, the Meadows bus loop will run until 3 a.m. these nights with the last departure from Market Plaza to the Meadows at 2:35 a.m. In addition, Dial-A-Ride will remain open until 2:30 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

PARKING INFORMATION

Overnight parking at the Gondola Parking Garage will be free beginning Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Starting at 8 a.m. Thursday parking will be allowed along Mountain Village Boulevard for festivarians.

For visitors needing a ride to their vehicle parked on town roadways, the Planet Bluegrass bus there will be a free circulator bus delivering people to their cars or to the closest gondola station.  The bus will run Thursday through Sunday to assist with locating one’s vehicle, signs denoting specific parking zones – A through G – will be erected. Vehicles left on Mountain Village roadways after 12 p.m. Monday, June 24 will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Mountain Village’s Gondola Parking Garage located at 455 Mountain Village Blvd., behind Town Hall and the Mountain Village Market and northwest of the gondola terminal is free to park. Individuals and festivarians without parking permits must park their vehicles where directed by parking staff once the Gondola Parking Garage is full.

The North Village Center pay-to-park surface lot is another parking option though overnight parking is not allowed. Short-term parking will be available for those doing business in Mountain Village; times will be enforced. Alternatively, for those parking, shopping, dining or recreating in Mountain Village, we encourage the utilization of Heritage Parking Garage, located off Mountain Village Boulevard across from Hotel Madeline. Parking is $2 for each hour and $35 maximum in a 24-hour period.

COMMON CONSUMPTION AREA

As of June 15, the Common Consumption Area in Sunset and Heritage plazas is in effect from 12-4 p.m. daily. The Common Consumption Area will allow people to purchase alcoholic beverages from participating licensed establishments attached to the Common Consumption Area and move freely with beverages within the defined boundary of the concert area. Only alcohol from the participating establishments is permitted in the Common Consumption area. For a map of the area, please visit the town’s website.

CDOT and San Miguel County celebrate completion of the Telluride Lawson Hill Parking & Transit Center

Words by Kathrine Warren / Transportation

The Colorado Department of Transportation recently celebrated the completion of a transit facility built near Telluride. A ribbon cutting event was held, Wednesday, May 29 at the new Telluride Lawson Hill Parking & Transit Center located along CO Highway 145 near Society Turn Business Center, just west of Telluride.

CDOT and San Miguel County officials say the center is important for local and regional travelers serving as a stop and transfer station for the local Galloping Goose and SMART (San Miguel Authority for Regional Transportation) transit buses as well as Bustang, which provides broader statewide service.

“Not only can locals take advantage of this facility and its amenities when they ride the Galloping Goose and SMART buses, but regional travelers will benefit as well,” said CDOT Southwest Regional Transportation Director, Mike McVaugh. “The Bustang Outrider program offers intrastate connections with bus service from Durango all the way to Grand Junction and many stops beyond in between. This will be a pleasant stop for those traveling the Western Slope route.”

The new regional transportation center, powered by solar panels, also has 120 paved parking spaces, an electric charging station and restrooms. The construction cost is approximately $1.5 million made available by the State of Colorado through Senate Bill 228 transit funding dollars.

The ribbon cutting event was hosted by SMART. Officials with CDOT and local agency partners and project contributors were in attendance including San Miguel County; SMART; Town of Telluride; Telluride Mountain Village; Russell Planning & Engineering; and Stryker & Company Commercial Contractors. To view a video of the event visit CDOT’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/PqKu5AMMAE8.

Significant road work to begin on Highway 145

Road Work Ahead Blog

Words by Special Contributor / Communications, Transportation

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Oldcastle SW Group, Inc., will begin a project next week on CO Highway 145 just northwest (down valley) of Telluride and Mountain Village.

The work, starting on Monday, April 15, 2019, will greatly improve safety for motorists by widening the two-lane highway, adding a southbound, uphill passing lane (toward Telluride) and improving shoulders between mile point (MP) 73.9 at lllium Road (County Road 65L) and MP 75.1 at Deep Creek Road. Passing lanes will provide space and opportunities for faster vehicles to safely pass slower moving traffic. This safety-improvement project was contracted to Oldcastle for $5.4 million.

Crews will excavate the hillside along the northbound lane and widen the roadway to accommodate the new southbound passing lane. The work will involve the following:

  • Construction of a reinforced soil slope and rockery retaining wall
  • Installation of new guardrail
  • Replacement of existing culverts at eight locations across this stretch of improvement from Illium Road to the CDOT Maintenance facility
  • Construction of a concrete box culvert at Deep Creek
  • Super-elevation and crown improvements on the roadway (meaning the roadway’s banked curve will be adjusted and its height will be leveled to improve safety for motorists, by way of cornering ease and increased sight distance)

 

TRAVEL IMPACTS

Through the project’s completion in early December 2019, motorists can expect some single-lane, alternating travel through the work zone, as well as periods of two-way traffic with narrowed, 10-foot lanes. The following are general details regarding travel impacts (for more specific, updated information, please go to the project website, below, and sign up for weekly project emails, or check “road work” on www.cotrip.org):

  • April 15 through early July 2019 – Single-lane, alternating traffic will be directed by flagging personnel from *7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and special event dates, listed below.
  • Early June through late December 2019 – A 10-foot width restriction will be in place 24/7.
  • Early July through late December 2019 – Single-lane, alternating traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic lights at each end of the work zone, Monday through Friday, from *7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Access onto and off of Ilium Road (CR 65L) and Deep Creek Road will be maintained.
  • Access to the Galloping Goose trail system will be maintained.

(*These start/end times will change with daylight hours – please sign up for weekly project updates or check weekly lane closures on www.cotrip.org.)

 

The following periods of work suspension will be in effect for these holidays and special community events:

  • June 19 through 24 – Telluride Bluegrass Festival
  • July 3 through 5 – Independence Day holiday travel
  • July 12 through 14 – The RIDE Festival
  • August 8 through 11 – Telluride Jazz Festival
  • August 30 through September 2 – Labor Day holiday weekend
  • September 13 through 16 – Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
  • November 27 through 29 – Thanksgiving holiday

Be sure to visit the project’s website for updated information.

Mountain Village, SMART partner for spring bus service

Bus and Dial-A-Ride

Words by Kathrine Warren / Transportation

With the upcoming spring shoulder season closure of the gondola, the San Miguel Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) and the Town of Mountain Village announce the spring 2019 off-season bus service between Telluride and Mountain Village.

The free off-season service will run from Monday, April 8, 2019 through Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Changes for this year include an earlier departure from the Meadows to Telluride at 6:25 a.m., and a shorter loop in Telluride that terminates at the San Miguel County Courthouse. The off-season service is funded by SMART and operated by the Town of Mountain Village.

“SMART is excited to partner with the Town of Mountain Village to provide this service and we hope that it serves residents’ and visitors’ needs throughout the off-season,” said SMART Executive Director David Averill.

To download both the full spring bus schedule and the express schedule, please visit townofmountainvillage.com/bus.

The Town of Mountain Village is also hiring for an off-season bus driver. Effective immediately. Please visit our career page for more information.

 

Gondola hours extended for winter weekends

Gondola at sunset

Words by Kathrine Warren / Community, Transportation

To support local businesses and promote safe late-night transportation, this winter the gondola will once again run on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 a.m. until 2 a.m. The new weekend hours will run beginning on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 through April 7, 2019.

The extended hours were made possible through a collaborative and cost-sharing effort by the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA), Town of Mountain Village and Town of Telluride. The gondola will continue regular operating hours of 6:30 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday.

Accordingly, TMVOA has extended Dial-A-Ride in Mountain Village from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday to ensure Town of Mountain Village residents and their guests have safe ground transportation to their homes. Dial-A-Ride will operate until 12:30 a.m. the remaining nights of the week. 

Photo credit: Ryan Bonneau.

2018 Winter Activities and Ski Terrain Updates

Ski Sculpture Telluride Ski Resort

Words by Danielle DeRoberts / Community, Event, Recreation, Transportation

It has been another wonderful holiday season here in Telluride and Mountain Village, Colorado. So many great highlights from 2017 including this must see video from local artist, Ryan Bonneau, capturing the best of 2017 in Telluride, courtesy of Visit Telluride. We are looking forward to an incredible 2018 and have many more updates on Ski Area Terrain and January Activities to share with our community. The terrain at Telluride Ski Resort is looking great as we want to extend another huge thank you to Telluride Ski Resort’s snowmaking and grooming teams for all their hard work as they continue to open more terrain this month.

Please take a look at the latest updates to our Ski Area Terrain, January Activities, Dining and Nightlife options!

Download the January 6 through 13 area calendar provided by Visit Telluride  Mid January Calendar & Guest Activities for your daily planning!

SKI REPORT UPDATES

5 Open Chair Lifts

  • 1, 4, 5 & 6 are open for the season
  • Middle and Lower Misty Maiden
  • 3 Magic Carpets: Beginner, Adult and New Meadows Learning Center Carpet
  • Lift 7 is open for mountain access only (no public downloading)
  • Ski access from the Gondola Mid-Station

Starting Saturday, January 6

  • Ski Access to Telluride (via Telluride Trail to Lookout to Bailout to Telluride Trail)
  • Lifts 8 and 9 to open for the season (skier access only)
  • Lookout opens, top-to-bottom (from See Forever to Lift 9)

Watch for additional terrain to open after the holidays. Keep up to date on terrain information at Telluride Ski Resort Snow Report and by following the town on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Ski Valet Locations

  • Ski Valet at the base of Chair 4 is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
  • Ski Valet at The Peaks Resort is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

SKIER SERVICES, LIFT TICKETS & SEASON PASS OFFICE HOURS 

All locations are open 7 days a week with normal winter hours:

  • Mountain Village: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Coonskin: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Oak Street: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Big Billies: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SKI & SNOWBOARD SCHOOL

JANUARY ACTIVITIES & EVENTS 

Spend the holidays with us, and take in what Mountain Village has to offer during the holidays! With a variety of winter activities and events the Town of Mountain Village will provide you with an unforgettable experience.

For additional information on Telluride and Mountain Village events from December 30 to January 6 visit: Visit Telluride Holiday Events.

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE DINING

All restaurants in Mountain Village are open for the winter including:

  • Altezza, Bean Café, Black Iron Kitchen, Crazy Elk Pizza, La Piazza & La Pizzeria, M Club, Poacher’s Pub, Scratch, Siam’s Talay, Starbucks, Telluride Coffee Company, Tomboy Tavern, Tracks Café, Village Table, and The View. View all dining options in Mountain Village and Telluride.

ON-MOUNTAIN DINING

  • Allred’s, Alpino Vino, Gorrono Ranch, Bon Vivant, Giuseppe’s, and Big Billies are open with normal winter hours.
  • High Camp will open when the Prospect Bowl terrain opens.

TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN TOWN OF TELLURIDE & TOWN OF MOUNTAIN VILLAGE 

  • Taking the Gondola
    To support increased ridership capacity, you may notice some of the new gondola cabins on the line running between Mountain Village and Telluride. Nine new cabins have been added to increase capacity on the Telluride—Mountain Village Gondola by 16% for this winter. Another major upgrade already online is a dual-fuel generator system that’s located at the St. Sophia station that will allow the gondola to run at full speed in the event of a power outage.
  • Gondola Hours: 6:30 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday with extended hours until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Dial-a-Ride Service (Mountain Village Only)

Leave your car at home – Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) encourages members and their guests to sit back, relax, and let this service drive you to where you want to go. This TMVOA member benefit allows for ground transportation anywhere in Mountain Village, and when combined with the gondola, you can travel locally without ever needing to drive your car.

For quick and convenient access to or from the ski slopes or the village core, most members prefer these three locations:

  • Blue Mesa –  Located near Sunset Plaza and the top of lift 1. You can walk directly to the village core from here.
  • Dakota Place –  Located slope-side just above lift 4 along Lower Boomerang. You can ski directly to lift 4 or the village core from here.
  • Town Hall –  Located here is the market, town offices, and gondola terminal to the village core.

Dial-A-Ride Service
Phone:
  (970) 728-8888.
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday & open until 2:30 a.m. on Friday & Saturday.

Through the busy holidays and new year, additional vehicles and personnel have been added to support quick service times and a positive experience for our members and their guests.

CHILD CARE & NURSERY

  • Telluride Ski Resort’s Nursery is offering all winter products and services. Call (970) 728-7531 for information.

TELLURIDE ECO ADVENTURES

  • Eco Adventures is offering all winter products and services. Call (970) 728-7300 for information.

TELLURIDE ADVENTURE CENTER

  • The Telluride Adventures Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (970) 728-7433 for information.

TELLURIDE SKI RESORT LODGING

  • The Inn at Lost Creek, The Peaks Resort & Spa, and Telluride Resort Lodging are all open for the season.
  • New reservations can be booked over the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling Telluride Resort Reservations (855) 517-2906.

THE SPA AT THE PEAKS RESORT

  • The Spa is open during regular winter hours, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call (970) 728-2590 for information.
  • The Spa has added 15 extra family-friendly classes to the fitness schedule from December 22 to January 4. To view a full schedule of classes visit, www.thepeaskresort.com/fitness.

Please check back for more updates through the holiday season!

Photo credit: Night view from Telluride Ski Resort by Ryan Bonneau.

Ski Area Terrain and Holiday Activities

Torchlight Parade

Words by Danielle DeRoberts / Community, Event, Recreation, Transportation

Everyone agrees that there is so much to discover when visiting and living in Telluride and Mountain Village, Colorado. With the holiday spirit in the air, we are excited for the many winter activities that take place this time of year. The terrain at Telluride Ski Resort offers something for everyone, and we extend a huge thank you to Telluride Ski Resort’s snowmaking and grooming teams for all their hard work as they continue to open more terrain for the holidays. Here is a beautiful video of the skiing experience at Telluride Ski Resort.

Please take a look at the latest updates to our Ski Area Terrain, Holiday Activities, Dining and Nightlife options!

Download the Holiday area calendar provided by Visit Telluride Holiday Calendar & Guest Activities for your holiday planning!

 

SKI REPORT UPDATES

5 Open Chair Lifts

  • 1, 4, 5 & 6 are open for the season
  • Middle and Lower Misty Maiden
  • Beginner, Adult and New Meadows Learning Center Carpet
  • Lift 7 is open for mountain access only (no public downloading)
  • Ski access from the Gondola Mid-Station

Early January Terrain Expansion

  • Ski Access to Telluride (via Telluride Trail to Lookout to Bailout to Telluride Trail)- snowmaking is in progress, anticipated opening January 1.
  • Lifts 8 and 9 to open

Watch for additional terrain to open after the holidays. Keep up to date on terrain information at Telluride Ski Resort Snow Report and by following the town on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Ski Valet Locations

  • Ski Valet at the base of Chair 4 is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
  • Ski Valet at The Peaks Resort is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

 

SKIER SERVICES, LIFT TICKETS & SEASON PASS OFFICE HOURS 

All locations are open 7 days a week with normal winter hours:

  • Mountain Village: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Coonskin: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Oak Street: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Big Billies: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

SKI & SNOWBOARD SCHOOL

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES & EVENTS 

Spend the holidays with us, and take in what Mountain Village has to offer during the holidays! With a variety of winter activities and events the Town of Mountain Village will provide you with an unforgettable experience.

 

For additional information on Telluride and Mountain Village events from December 30 to January 6 visit: Visit Telluride Holiday Events.

 

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE DINING

All restaurants in Mountain Village are open for the winter including:

  • Altezza, Bean Café, Black Iron Kitchen, Crazy Elk Pizza, La Piazza & La Pizzeria, M Club, Poacher’s Pub, Scratch, Siam’s Talay, Starbucks, Telluride Coffee Company, Tomboy Tavern, Tracks Café, Village Table, and The View. View all dining options in Mountain Village and Telluride.

 

ON-MOUNTAIN DINING

  • Allred’s, Alpino Vino, Gorrono Ranch, Bon Vivant, Giuseppe’s, and Big Billies are open with normal winter hours.
  • High Camp will open when the Prospect Bowl terrain opens.

 

TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN TOWN OF TELLURIDE & TOWN OF MOUNTAIN VILLAGE 

  • Taking the Gondola
    To support increased ridership capacity, you may notice some of the new gondola cabins on the line running between Mountain Village and Telluride. Nine new cabins have been added to increase capacity on the Telluride—Mountain Village Gondola by 16% for this winter. Another major upgrade already on-line is a dual-fuel generator system that’s located at the St. Sophia station that will allow the gondola to run at full speed in the event of a power outage.
  • Gondola Hours: 6:30 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday with extended hours until 2 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and New Year’s Eve.
  • Additional bus shuttles will run as needed between 3 to 5 p.m. from Blue Mesa to Town of Telluride with 4 stops in Telluride: Shandoka, Oak St., Gondola Station, Post Office and Courthouse.

Dial-a-Ride Service (Mountain Village Only)

Leave your car at home – Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) encourages members and their guests to sit back, relax, and let this service drive you to where you want to go. This TMVOA member benefit allows for ground transportation anywhere in Mountain Village, and when combined with the gondola, you can travel locally without ever needing to drive your car.

For quick and convenient access to or from the ski slopes or the village core, most members prefer these three locations:

  • Blue Mesa –  Located near Sunset Plaza and the top of lift 1. You can walk directly to the village core from here.
  • Dakota Place –  Located slope-side just above lift 4 along Lower Boomerang. You can ski directly to lift 4 or the village core from here.
  • Town Hall –  Located here is the market, town offices, and gondola terminal to the village core.

Dial-a-Ride Service
Phone:
  (970) 728-8888.
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday & open until 2:30 a.m. on Friday & Saturday.

Through the busy holidays and new year, additional vehicles and personnel have been added to support quick service times and a positive experience for our members and their guests.

 

CHILD CARE & NURSERY

  • Telluride Ski Resort’s Nursery is offering all winter products and services. Call (970) 728-7531 for information.

 

ECO ADVENTURES

  • Eco Adventures is offering all winter products and services. Call (970) 728-7300 for information.

 

ADVENTURE CENTER

  • The Telluride Adventures Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (970) 728-7433 for information.

 

TSG LODGING

  • The Inn at Lost Creek, The Peaks Resort & Spa, and Telluride Resort Lodging are all open for the season.
  • New reservations can be booked over the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling Telluride Resort Reservations (855) 517-2906.

 

THE SPA AT THE PEAKS RESORT

  • The Spa is open during normal winter hours, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call (970) 728-2590 for information.
  • The Spa has added 15 extra family-friendly classes to the fitness schedule from December 22 to January 4. To view a full schedule of classes visit, www.thepeaskresort.com/fitness.

 

Please check back for more updates through the holiday season!

 

Photo credit: Ryan Bonneau.

Mountain Village Center to San Sophia Gondola Station Closure Scheduled

Gondola Village Winter

Words by Bill Kight / Community, Transportation

On Thursday, December 14 from 6:30 a.m. to midnight, the Town of Mountain Village will perform scheduled gondola maintenance and close the section of gondola running between Town of Mountain Village and San Sophia Station (mid-station). Gondola operations will resume regular operating hours Friday, December 15 at 6:30 a.m.

Section one of the gondola running between the Town of Telluride and San Sophia Station will remain open during regular operating hours for Telluride Ski Resort’s Skier Access. Additionally, the gondola line between Mountain Village Town Hall and the Village Center will operate as scheduled from 6:30 a.m. to midnight.

During the closure, to help move guests and residents between the two towns, the Mountain Village Transportation Department and the Town of Telluride’s Galloping Goose will provide bus service to supplement gondola service to run until the gondola mainline reopens on Friday morning. Passenger pick-up and drop-off locations include Oak Street Gondola Plaza, the San Miguel County Courthouse, Mountain Village Town Hall and Blue Mesa; buses will run approximately every 20 minutes.

For more information on Mountain Village’s transportation services, visit townofmountainvillage.com/getting-around. For information on Mountain Village, contact Marketing and Business Development Director Bill Kight at (970) 369-6430 or email.

Extended Gondola Hours Continue for the Winter Season

Winter Gondola Ryan Bonneau

Words by Special Contributor / Community, Transportation

To support local businesses and promote safe late-night transportation, this winter the gondola will run on Friday and Saturday from 6:30 a.m. until 2 a.m. The new weekend hours will run beginning on December 15, 2017 through April 8, 2018.

The extended hours were made possible through a collaborative and cost-sharing effort by the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA), Town of Mountain Village and Town of Telluride. The gondola will continue regular operating hours of 6:30 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday.

Accordingly, TMVOA has extended Dial-A-Ride in Mountain Village from 6:45 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday to ensure Town of Mountain Village residents and their guests have safe ground transportation to their homes. 

Photo credit: Ryan Bonneau.

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