Spring in Telluride

Telluride Ski Resort normally closes its slopes after the first weekend in April… check for exact date.  Immediately following, Telluride locals go on mass exodus, as families depart for a two week spring break, many restaurants and other facilities close their doors for a few weeks of R&R.  This can be a very quiet and peaceful time to visit, but beware of the strange spring weather, which can be muddy, windy, snowy, rainy, cold, or beautiful and sunny in between.  Spring is called “mud season” in Telluride.  It’s a great season to have down time, get great deals on “shoulder-season” sales, and get off-season massage rates from Alessandra Massage (please request upon booking).  The weather starts to shape up toward the end of May, which brings the inspiring, always unforgettable Telluride Mountainfilm Festival, showcasing films of adventure and environment; 2016 Telluride Mountainfilm Festival’s them will be National Parks, and should not be missed if you are in the Telluride region.