Telluride is completely worth any effort it takes to get there. Go, and you won't be dissapointed. Great mountain, wonderful steeps, no crowds, and a perfect little town at the base. It is one of the most beutiful places you will ever ski.
If you go, I would recommend staying in town instead of up at the Mountain Village. Both places have great lift access, but the town has more charm.
Drop me a line if you want some specifics. Have fun!