As the Telluride Mountain Village gondola planning process continues, community input will be invaluable in shaping the future of this one-of-a-kind public transportation system.
In conjunction with the gondola’s 25th anniversary, an online survey has been launched to gather ideas for the gondola’s future and ensure it continues to meet the needs of the region.
Through the survey, you can share what you love about the existing gondola, what upgrades you would like to see, and what cabin and station amenities would improve the rider experience. The survey is just the beginning of an extensive planning process and will be one of many engagement opportunities for the public to share input. The gondola will celebrate its 25th anniversary on March 12, 2022 at the Telluride Conference Center with a night of live music, a gondola photo booth, a champagne toast, appetizers, project information and more fun. Additional details about the event will be available as the date nears.
In November, the Gondola Leadership Committee – comprised of representatives from the Town of Mountain Village, Town of Telluride, San Miguel County, Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA), San Miguel Authority for Regional Transit and Telluride Ski Resort – met to affirm the principles that will guide the planning process. Those guiding principles are:
- Over the past 25 years, the gondola has proven to be a regional asset and amenity.
- All involved parties want to see the gondola continue to operate after 2027.
- Doing nothing is not our answer: We should work together to determine the best path forward and develop a long-term plan.
The Gondola Leadership Committee will reconvene in early 2022 to continue the planning process. The Subcommittee will also meet regularly to review and refine technical information and develop recommendations for the Leadership Committee’s consideration.