The Ski Area opens Wednesday with Donation Day, a fundraiser for the Telluride Ski & Snowboard Club. Tickets are $25 and all proceeds go to the club’s financial assistance fund. Come support the club and see why Conde Nast Traveler readers just ranked Telluride the #1 Ski Resort in North America! Results were based on terrain, lifts & lines, local ambiance, dining and apres-ski options, with Telluride taking the top slot in four out of five of these categories. Nine of Telluride’s lodging properties were also listed in Conde Nast’s list of Top 50 ski hotels. Additionally, Telluride was also recently named the #5 Resort in Ski Magazine’s 2013 Resort guide, a jump up of 5 places from last year’s ranking. Clearly we’re on a roll!
This enthusiasm for Telluride can also been seen in the recent real estate activity in San Miguel County with dollar volume of sales up over 2011 for the past six months in a row and YTD numbers 22% ahead of last year.
We hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving holiday wherever you are and look forward to seeing you when you are in town. As always, please feel free to stop by the office or contact us online or at 970-728-0213.
Spring has flown by and, with Mountainfilm starting Friday, the summer season is officially here. With it comes a myriad of outdoor activities and Telluride‚s long list of annual summer festivals. This year we have a few new additions worth mentioning.
The USA Pro Cycling Challenge arrives in town August 20 when Telluride serves as the official Stage 1 finish for 135 of the world‚s best bike racers. The race winds through 683 miles of the Colorado Rockies over 7 days, beginning in Durango and ultimately ending in Denver on August 26.
Days later KOTO is hosting its first Ride Festival, a Rock and Roll extravaganza including Big Head Todd, Ben Harper, Los Lobos, North Mississippi All Stars and more. For a complete list of summer festivals see our festival page and, as always, please feel free to stop by the office or contact us online or at 970-728-0213 with any questions you might have, real estate related or other.
Telluride, Colorado (PAF = 89): If you’ve been to Telluride, you understand why it’s on this list. Seeing this town’s main street framed against one of the more magnificent box canyons in the world, the spire of its old courthouse saluting a battalion of serrated San Juan peaks, pays for the plane ticket. As for that plane ride, Telluride has a reputation for being hard to reach. It’s a tag that gets Dave Riley, the CEO of the resort, bristling. “It’s simply not true,” he says. “It’s easier to get in here than a lot of other Colorado resorts, and the drive is better.”
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Best For: Big-lunged skiers and boarders with a taste for fine wine and the mountain high life
Remote and unrelentingly beautiful, Telluride may be the most picturesque ski town in North America, a Victorian-era silver-mining hamlet set deep in a box canyon in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. The steep runs of Telluride Ski Resort spill right into the edge of the town’s National Historic District, where a gondola whisks skiers back up into the area’s almost 4,000 vertical feet of absurdly scenic skiing. Only 12 blocks long and with no stoplights, neon signs, or billboards, this charming town of 2,325 people combines fine wine lists and funky bars with a spirited culture of diehard mountain lovers. The town sits at a gasping 8,793 feet above sea level, and lifts reach to over 12,500 feet, so come prepared to acclimatize.
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