As March ushers in the last full month of Telluride’s ski season, our town buzzes with celebration and community spirit. While embracing the fun and festivities, it’s crucial to not sideline our health. Telluride Medical Center reminds everyone to nourish their bodies, stay hydrated, and get enough rest amidst the excitement. 

We encourage you to visit your primary care provider at Telluride Medical Center for routine care or advice on staying healthy during the ski season. Let’s enjoy the slopes safely and keep the party going by taking care of our health. Remember, your well-being is the key to making the most of Telluride’s vibrant ski season. Let’s make it memorable for all the right reasons! 

Here are some local events:

  • The Skidola is an uphill race, using the same Rundola course, starting from the base of the gondola in Telluride, finishing at the top of the ridge that parallels the gondola. Racers gain 1,810 feet of elevation anyway they can ski or snowshoe on snow. The Skidola benefits the PI Avalanche Education Fund at the Mountain Club and is open to anyone who wants to take on the physical challenge.   
  • Each bundle consists of 10 beautiful daffodils grown with love in central Washington state. You can buy them at the community table on Colorado Avenue (corner of Colorado Avenue and Pine Street) March 11-15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (while supplies last). 
  • March 16, 5:30 + 7:30AM, Tellurando Ski Mountaineering Race  
  • The Tellurando Ski Mountaineering Race is a backcountry hiking/climbing ski event where racers challenge each other to hike and ski the most challenging terrain at Telluride. The course will offer single track kick turns, groomer skinning and downhill, challenging downhill tree skiing, and a stunning technical bootpacks. Funds raised go to the Peter Inglis Avalanche Fund. 
  • Come show your support for the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program with an evening at the Plaza Building int he Mountain Village Core. There will be light food, drinks, live music, a guest speaker and a photo booth! Your favorite festive blue attire is suggested.  

Events at Wilkinson Public Library 

Telluride Food Pantry   

Telluride Food Pantry Distribution Details:  

Contact: (970) 708-1947.  

When: Every Thursday, 1:00PM- 6:00PM. Note: Food distribution occurs throughout the year, but not on holidays. If a holiday falls on a Thursday, distribution will shift to the preceding Tuesday.  

Location: Behind the Second Chance Thrift Store, located on W. Colorado and N. Aspen Street.   

How to Receive Food: Eligibility extends to anyone in need living in San Miguel County or the West End of Montrose County. Proof of address may be requested. Recipients are welcome once per week for food allocation. To expedite pick-up, pre-order non-perishable foods at 

For more information or to place online orders, visit the Telluride Food Pantry website.  

Financial Assistance for Behavioral Health Services 

The San Miguel Behavioral Health Solutions Fund offers up to six counseling sessions, reimbursed at a rate of $110 per session, to residents and workers in San Miguel County. This reimbursement is paid directly to the counselor. If a counselor charges more than $110 per session, clients are responsible for paying the difference. This initiative aims to lower the barriers to accessing mental health care and foster a healthier community.  

Additionally, individuals earning less than 400% of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible for an extra six sessions, also reimbursed at $110 per session. We’ve made recent adjustments to hopefully make accessing services more simplified and user friendly for both clients and therapists.  

For detailed information or to arrange a consultation at the Telluride Medical Center, please click here or call us at (970) 728-3848.