The winter months may be cold, dreary and boring in many places throughout the world, but that's certainly not the case in stunning Telluride, Colorado. In fact, Telluride is nothing short of a winter paradise, and it's no accident that it's considered one of the premier skiing vacation destinations in the entire world. With more than 300 inches of snowfall every year, 2,000 prime skiing acres and more than 100 trails that range from easy to advanced, Telluride is naturally made for winter fun. It's the perfect place to bring your children to learn to ski, and you'll also have the opportunity to enjoy many other winter activities that include snowboarding, snow tubing, sledding and ice skating. Enthusiastic rock climbers often head to Telluride during the winter to experience ice climbing, and you may also enjoy the ultimate thrill of heliskiing if you're truly up to being dropped out of a helicopter at the top of the mountain. Snowmobiling is popular as well, and many people enjoy taking a snowmobile trip over to the natural hot springs for a warm-up soak.