2013 summer visitor's guide
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2 0 1 3 F E S T I VA L C A L E N D A R MAY 24 - 27 Mountainfilm in Telluride JULY 3 Red, White & Blues 4 Firemen’s Fourth of July 4 Rundola 11 - 14 Telluride Yoga Festival 12 - 14 Hardrock 100 13 - 14 Ride Fest 17 - 20 Americana Music Festival 18 - 19 Ah Haa Art Auction 20 - 29 San Miguel Basin Fair and Rodeo 23 - 28 Telluride Playwrights Festival SEPTEMBER 7 Imogene Pass Run 13 - 15 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 19 - 22 Telluride WOW Festival 21 Mountains to Desert Ride JUNE 1 - 2 Telluride Balloon Festival 3 - 9 Wild West Fest 8 - 9 Ride the Rockies 20 - 23 Telluride Bluegrass 27 - 30 Telluride Wine Festival 28 - JULY 4 Telluride Plein Air OCTOBER 11 - 13 Telluride Horror Show 26 KOTO Halloween Bash IT’S AN ANNIVERSARY YEAR IN TELLURIDE SHERIDAN OPERA HOUSE 100 yrs FILM FESTIVAL 40 yrs BLUEGRASS 40 yrs CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 40 yrs AUGUST 2 - 4 Telluride Jazz Celebration 8 - 18 Telluride Chamber Music Festival 9 - 11 Many Hands Fiber Arts Festival 15 - 18 Telluride Mushroom Festival IMOGENE PASS RUN 40 yrs MOUNTAINFILM 35 yrs BALLOON FESTIVAL 30 yrs BLUES & BREWS 20 yrs 24 - 25 KOTO Doo-Dah 29 - SEPT 2 Telluride Film Festival With all this love in the air, it’s the perfect time to plan your Telluride getaway. 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In this issue, you’ll find personal profiles of the people who bring life to our region, notable architectural tidbits, travel and destination details and a historical perspective – the people and places that have endured the test of time and those that are making history right now. every summer here promises to be special in so many ways. From the inspiration of Mountainfilm and excitement of Blues & Brews, we look forward to welcoming our visitors and second homeowners back to their summer haven. We are the Telluride Tourism Board. It is our pursuit to market and maintain the quality of the Telluride region’s experience. With the spirit of our heritage and an unyielding sense of community as our foundation, we encourage visitors to experience firsthand, the simplicity, awe-inspiring vistas and unpretentious hospitality of our year-round alpine destination. This year, we toast a number of notable anniversaries that together, offer a wonderful dichotomy of our cultural diversity. Telluride and Mountain Village is an exquisite, destination ski resort community. The snow is pristine and with our Southern-most location, you’ll see more blue bird days than anywhere in North America. And as the snow melts, open café doors welcome the breeze, and alpine meadows burst with their annual fireworks of colors, we all warmly welcome summer back to our beloved mountain towns. Here, the saying goes, “we came for the winter, but stayed for the summer.” There is a deep passion and commitment to culture, intellectual pursuits, the arts and authentic inspiration. From our charismatic mining days to L.L. Nunn, Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse, from the hippie ski town and annual summer festivals to our new Telluride Venture Accelerator and Creative District designation, we celebrate all those who discovered the Neverland of the San Juans. If you’re here for the first time, welcome! If you’re returning, welcome back! 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With clapboard storefronts, brick hotels and turnof-the-century homes, Telluride has preserved its Wild West history and retained its charm and authenticity. Designated a National Historic Landmark District, all construction adheres to the Victorian town’s image and code. Many of the preserved buildings are now home to gourmet restaurants, chic boutiques, and fine art galleries. Perched at 9,545 feet, Mountain Village boasts views of some of the highest, most magnificent peaks in the San Juan Mountains. Incorporated in 1995, the modern Mountain Village offers world-class lodging, shopping, dining and adventure. Guests can explore the expansive trail system on foot or bike, and complete the day with a luxurious spa treatment. There is no need for a car while you are visiting the Telluride region. The two towns are connected by a free, scenic gondola—the only transportation system of its kind in North America. The 13-minute ride is a daily event for residents and visitors alike, giving easy access to historic Telluride and modern Mountain Village. 12 Telluride & Mountain Village Visitor’s Guide summer/fall 2013 summer/fall 2013 Telluride & Mountain Village Visitor’s Guide 13 Summer of Love Telluride Toasts to Milestone Anniversaries Festival-goers line-up along the river trail with their From June 20-23, 2013, during the Summer tarps to secure the best spot for their group. The line Solstice and under a full moon, the Town of Telluride starts as early as the day before, even before that day’s will expand by 11,500 as festivarians head to Town Park music has ended. “It’s a furious frenzy of friendly festieach day to enjoy music from morning until night. varians running toward the stage then wildly unfurling Forty years ago the Fall Creek Boys, a local bluetheir tarps and falling down grass group, launched what on top of them, followed by is now a world-renowned smiles all around,” added Bluegrass festival that sells Syzmanski. out within three hours of The festival is also known going on sale each year. for sustainable efforts to J.B. Matiotti, one of the Ruby Anniversary reduce, reuse and recycle. original festival producers, Over the years, Telluride Bluegrass has embraced some was quoted in the Telluride Times on June 15, 1978, simple environmental solutions, like providing free referencing the first festival: “The thing was – it was so filtered water and waste reduction incentives, while light-hearted. We just went ahead and did it.” In the fulfilling self-imposed mandates at the festival to cut same article his wife Helen was quoted with, “It’s Teldown on plastic bottles and other trash. luride – to musicians, these mountains are magic.” As a music fan listening to the sounds vibrating from By the festival’s fifth anniversary, the crowd soared the stage or a musician staring out at a sea of people to 6,700, which was 2,000 more than the prior year. waiting to hear your music, the energy in Town Park is According to the Telluride Times, “Telluride residents palatable. Fans and musicians converge on Telluride in a indicated that the festival was well organized, well-run, harmonious rhythm that can be felt all over town. and the music was excellent.” Reflecting on one of his favorite memories from a The festival was built around the many artists recent festival, Bryan Eyster, Planet Bluegrass marketing that have defined the Telluride Bluegrass sound. The director, said that when Glen Hansard and the Swell weekend is sprinkled with inspirational sets from Peter Season played “everyone had chills.” Rowan, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Tim The 40th anniversary lineup includes Mumford O’Brien, and of course the “King of Telluride” Sam and Sons, Emmy Lou Harris & Rodney Crowell, The Bush. These artists come together every year for an String Cheese Incident, Punch Brothers, Tim O’Brien, epic set as the Telluride House Band. Trampled by Turtles, Leftover Salmon, Sam Bush Since its very beginning, the festival has embraced Band, Jackson Brown and the Infamous String Dusters, a wide swath of music to create the unique genre of among many more. “Telluride Bluegrass.” The festival has retained its roots “Performers want to play here – Mumford and as it has grown and evolved with hard work from Planet Sons approached us in January because they wanted to Bluegrass, producers of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. come back,” said Eyster. “What’s changed the most, is just how smoothly For those who don’t have tickets, Elks Park the festival runs,” explained Steve Syzmanski, vice provides an intimate and free opportunity to see live president of Planet Bluegrass. “The level of performers performances throughout the festival in a relaxed setting. that grace the stage is really remarkable.” Right of Passage imogene pass run Ruby Anniversary The first known run over Imogene Pass was done by Rick Trujillo on Tuesday, August 6, 1974, when he ran from Ouray via the pass to Telluride, as a training run for the Pikes Peak Marathon, after a day’s work at the Camp Bird mine. A chance encounter with some Telluride people resulted in a formal race being established. On September 29, 1974, six runners participated in the first “Imogene Pass Mountain Marathon.” Rick was the first to cross the finish line, in 2:21:18. The Imogene Pass Run will be held on September 7, 2013. The event has increased tremendously in size and importance from its humble origins in 1974. Where once it was an adventure run for a few pioneers, today the race is immensely popular and the number of registered participants is restricted by necessity, due to safety and logistical reasons. From the original field of six, it has grown to encompass more than 1500 participants. Mountain weather at this time can change rapidly, and participants through the years have encountered a variety of weather conditions. A full spectrum of weather during the race is part of its lure and mystique. Race Director John Jett has been involved with the event for the past 13 years. He alluded to the intensely loyal following of the run – with some runners returning for more than 25 consecutive years. “The Imogene Pass Run is the longest standing athletic event in the region,” explains Jett. “It has become well-known to trail runners nationally and internationally.” To celebrate the 40th anniversary, Imogene Pass Run organizers have announced a t-shirt design contest. Details about the contest are available at ImogeneRun.com. Registration for the run opens on June 1st and typically sells out within hours. 15 bluegrass festival Unbridled Acoustic Adventures Love is in the air this summer, as many of Telluride’s icons celebrate milestone anniversaries. It is no coincidence that three of Telluride’s cherished festivals have hit their 40th year. Forty years ago, as Telluride was transitioning from mining town to ski town, local residents added summer events to the calendar to draw visitors to the area. As a result, the Telluride Film Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Telluride Chamber Music Festival were born, and put Telluride on the map as the “Festival Capital of the Rockies.” Telluride’s hub for arts and culture, the Sheridan Opera House turns 100 on July 3, 2013. In its early years, the beautiful Victorian theatre paved the way for budding artists and entertainers. Today, 14 world-renowned musicians grace the Opera House stage to offer more intimate performances throughout the year. Through its evolution over the past century, the Sheridan Opera House remains a treasured venue in the Telluride community. All summer, visitors and locals will raise their glasses to commemorate years of inspirational films, music and culture. Telluride’s festivals boast diverse genres and cater to different audiences, but one thing remains constant - they thrive due to the passion and support of the community, audience and organizers. Festival goers will get a glimpse into the history of the events and Telluride, while experiencing the best the modern world of arts and expression have to offer. Telluride & Mountain Village Visitor’s Guide summer/fall 2013 summer/fall 2013 Telluride & Mountain Village Visitor’s Guide A Final Note Chamber Music Festival Ruby Anniversary Bringing music to Telluride since 1973, the Telluride Chamber Music Festival creates a spontaneous connection between audience and musicians that lifts the human spirit. Roy Malan, Concert Master of the San Francisco Ballet, and Robin Sutherland, pianist for the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, were visiting friends in Telluride and saw a need for a chamber music festival. Today, the two continue to be involved with the event; Malan is the Artistic Director, and Sutherland will be returning this year for special anniversary performances. The 40th festival will take place from August 8-18, and will include free concerts in the park, as well as performances at the Sheridan Opera House. Warner Paige, President of the Board, has been running the festival for 12 years. Paige ran a retail music store in Indiana, and has always been interested in the classical music genre. He decided to make Telluride home when he attended the ballet and Chamber Music Festival during his first visit. “Once I found Telluride, I stayed,” said Paige. “I love the way the community embraces such a diverse group of events, from Bluegrass to Chamber music.” Highlights for the 40th anniversary include accomplished musician Julian Pollack, a young pianist, who will perform a world premiere piece, and concerts complete with the best known chamber music written. Local Barbara Martin will play the recorder as she did during the very first concert at the Chamber Music Festival in 1973. Local artists will paint violins and auction them off, and kids’ programs will be offered. Festival goers may also see Malan and Sutherland walking around town adorned with sandwich boards, announcing concerts, as they did during the early festival years. Many world-renowned films have premiered here Every Labor Day weekend, thousands of film at the festival including Michael Moore’s Roger and buffs stream into Telluride. This year, the Telluride Me, which launched Moore’s career; and the King’s Film Festival will celebrate its 40th anniversary from Speech, which dominated the Oscars in 2010. Ellen August 29 through September 2. More than a collecPage won an Oscar for her role in Juno that premiered tion of good films, the festival offers a fusion of art and at the festival in 2007. Other notable films include My life, a grand performance piece staged each year for Dinner With Andre (Louis Malle, loyal filmmakers, film aficionados 1981), Stranger Than Paradise and critics. (Jim Jarmusch, 1984), Blue Velvet “Telluride is a place where (David Lynch, 1986), The Civil people who love to see movies War (Ken Burns, 1990), The Crydo just that,” said Steven Poster of ing Game (Neil Jordan, 1992), American Cinemotagrapher. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, The names change, the films 2001), and Brokeback Mountain change, but Telluride remains Ruby Anniversary (Ang Lee, 2005). Stay tuned for the same. The program is not anSneak Peaks, which have recently nounced until Labor Day weekend included Danny Boyle tuning up and is one of the film world’s best Slumdog Millionaire (2009) for its official release, and kept secrets. It’s impossible to see everything, which Ben Affleck presenting Argo (2012). keeps attendees stimulated and engaged. Pick and The Telluride Film Festival, along with the choose what interests you and keep your ears open for Town of Telluride, has announced that a new venue, the buzz. Daily seminars offer a forum for the filmThe Werner Herzog Theatre, is being created to be makers, and a chance for the audience to ask questions included in this year’s festival venues. The theater will and share thoughts. be located in Telluride’s Town Park Pavilion and will The Telluride Film Festival is not a competition, be the festival’s most technologically advanced theater, but a celebration of the best in film – past, present and accommodating 650 pass holders. future, from all around the world. It’s one weekend “The 40th celebration is our chance to thank and immersed in an unabashed carnival of film: viewing, breathing, eating and talking cinema. honor the founders, filmmakers and audiences who have helped us create such a beloved cultural instituThe event includes short films, up-and-coming tion,” said Telluride Film Festival Executive Director works, discussions and seminars. The opening night Julie Huntsinger. “We are inspired everyday by the feed, Labor Day picnic and other unpretentious parcinematic genius that surrounds us and look forward to ties complement the lineup. Movies also play outside sharing the best of that on this very special occasion.” for free at the Abel Gance theater in Elks Park. Telluride film festival The Show summer/fall 2013 Telluride & Mountain Village Visitor’s Guide 17 telluride film festival / ingrid lundahl Up, Up and Away Suds and Tunes Balloon Festival Diamond Anniversary Colorful airborne creations complement the landscape as balloons define Telluride’s skyline from June 1-2 during the 30th Balloon Festival. Each year, the festival draws locals and visitors for a weekend of balloon gazing and the famous Main Street GLO on Friday evening. The Telluride Balloon Festival was brought to life in 1983 when organizers that were involved with the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta decided to take the concept to Telluride. In the ninth year, the festival was at risk of being cancelled when the head organizer left town. Marilyn Branch, the current chair, took over and coordinated the festival in a mere six weeks. Branch’s eagerness and passion to continue the festival stemmed from her extensive ballooning history; she has been ballooning since 1973, and flew as crew in Albuquerque for 22 years. Branch feels that ballooning offers a sense of mystery and romance that make for a truly unique experience. “Balloons floating over our beautiful mountain backdrop provide a magical experience for passengers and spectators,” said Branch. Balloons will inflate and launch from Telluride Town Park at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2. Spectators can view balloons lit up on Main Street during the GLO on Saturday evening starting at 8 p.m. Paul D. deBerjeois, photographer of choice for many of the major balloon festivals, will hold a free photo workshop during the weekend as well. The Balloon Festival is a free event, and perfect for families and people of all ages to enjoy. Blues & brews Festival Platinum Anniverary The 20th Annual Telluride Blues and Brews Festival kicks-off on September 12th for three days. To commemorate twenty years, the festival is planning special shows and will bring back some of the bands from the past, as well as new up and coming artists. “We went from a very local/regional attraction to a national/international attraction. In the first year, we were hoping for 500, and 1000 showed up,” said Steve Gumble, owner and CEO of SBG Productions, producer of the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival. “We knew we had a good recipe.” Now, the festival draws 9000 people for three days of music paired with brews. Festivarians love the experience, and VIP tickets sell out the first day they go on sale, well before the lineup is announced. “It is an honor for people to have blind faith in us like that,” added Gumble. Gumble moved to Telluride fresh out of college with his first blues album, Muddy Waters, in tow, which still proudly hangs behind his desk. After ski youngest person ever to sail solo around the world. For four days over Memorial Day weekend Powerful films about the war on terror, Manhunt each year, festival goers descend on Telluride to expeand Dirty Wars, will be shown. Two films are also set rience art, adventure, culture and the environment. in Africa: Rising from Ashes, about Rwandan bike The 35th Mountainfilm festival runs May 24-27, racers, and God Loves Uganda, about American 2013, with a focus on climate solutions. The event Christians proselytizing in Uganda. attracts filmmakers, photographers, conservationists, “We want to understand the problems, but be part mountaineers and explorers from around the world. of the solution,” explained Holbrooke. “People come “We cannot ignore the issue of climate change. It’s here full of hope that permeates through town. Everynot about climate issues - it’s about solutions. That’s one that comes here is bent positive and exciting,” said on trying to make the world a David Holbrooke, Mountain better place.” Film Festival Director. “We will In 1999, Mountainfilm explore grassroots solutions to grew with the introduction of big aggressive dynamics.” Mountainfilm on Tour, which Filmmaker Lito Tejadatakes festival films to over 70 Flores and local climber and Jade Anniverary locations across the country avid outdoorsman Bill Kees and internationally. Through started the festival in 1979 with a partnership with Outside Television, Mountainfilm three nights of films shown at the Sheridan Opera expanded its audience far beyond the reach of the House featuring mountain sports, mountain cultures festival and the tour. and mountain issues. “Everyone has hope for this festival to have a Today, the festival occupies dozens of venues larger role in the global discourse of what’s happening in Telluride and Mountain Village and fills the two in this world,” added Holbrooke. towns with inspirational thinkers and doers. In addiPeter Kenworthy, a former banker, joined the tion to showcasing leading films and filmmakers, the festival in its seventh year as Executive Director. After festival also includes symposia and panels, gallery exspending a year in China, he wanted to lend his skills to hibits of art and photography, book-signings, breakfast something he felt passionate about. He translated his talks, student programs, music and street parties. skillset and talents to Mountainfilm, where he oversees This year’s lineup ranges from shorts to featurethe business, management and financial aspects of the length films, covering a spectrum of topics from festival. adventure and action sports to pressing environmen“Telluride is so special and has incredible energy,” tal and social issues. Features include The Crash Reel said Kenworthy. “David loves to be out there, he’s very about world champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce, gregarious -- a great ambassador for us. We really comwho sustained a traumatic brain injury, and Maidenplement each other and believe in what we’re doing.” trip about Laura Dekker, who, at sixteen, became the Mountainfilm Be Part of the Solution bumming, he decided that if he was going to stay, he needed to get a real job. His passion for Blues soon combined with suds to form the perfect marriage. Gumble purchased Telluride Liquors in 1991. At that time, he met Jeff Lebesch, the founder of New Belgium Brewing Company who was brewing beer in his basement. Lebesch encouraged him to start a beer festival in Telluride. “It was an overnight success,” said Gumble. “As it grew we needed to take the primary focus away from microbrews, and my love for the Blues seemed like the perfect combination.” “There are a lot of people here who say they were at the first Blues and Brews, said Gumble. “Never in my wildest imagination would it be where it is today,” he reflects. On September 15, 2001, just days after 9/11, the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival opened to an emotional crowd, explained Gumble. “It brought a lot of people together, a lot of friendships were made that are still in existence today.” Musicians love to play on the stage in Town Park. “Playing in Telluride is as special for them as it is for us to host them - that’s the magic of Telluride,” added Gumble. “Bonnie Raitt came and took a break to hang out in Telluride, just to hike for a few days.” Saturday of the festival weekend is reserved for The Grand Tasting with over 50 microbreweries pouring from noon - 3 p.m. Festival goers can listen to live music while sampling close to 150 different beers. The Black Crowes, Jim James, and Melissa Etheridge will headline this year’s festival. Additional musicians booked to play include Gary Clark Jr., John Hiatt, Mickey Hart Band, Anders Osborne, Otis Taylor Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Allen Stone, ZZ Ward, The New Mastersounds, The Bright Light Social Hour, The Relatives, and IBC winner Selwyn Birchwood Band. “When you have BB King on the stage, who has played in 90 different countries and says, ‘I’ve never played anywhere as beautiful as this place.’ that says a lot about Telluride,” added Gumble. 19 18 Telluride & Mountain Village Visitor’s Guide summer/fall 2013 summer/fall 2013 Telluride & Mountain Village Visitor’s Guide September 1 9 - 22, 201 3 P90X ... Total Body Workout ... ZUMBA ... Core Conditioning ... Abs Revealed ... Fe eding your body for ultimate performance ... Pilates ... Transitioning to a Healthier Lifestyle ... Boom Pound Fit Pro Certification ... Yoga ... TRX Super Hero Workout ... Performance at Altitude ... XerciseLab ... Kick my Abs ... Adventure Race ... 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The Opera House is vital to the festivals, as musicians that play in Town Park during the day grace the Opera House stage in the evening, shifting from 10,000 cheering fans to intimate performances in the 285 seat theatre. “It gives you the old school Blues feeling, a more intimate experience,” explains Steve Gumble, Blues and Brews Festival director, when referring to the juke joints the festival holds at the Opera House. In 1913, J.A. and Arvid Segerberg, two brothers managing the New Sheridan Hotel, recognized Telluride’s need for a venue to host events and opened the Segerberg Opera House. Hosting high-class events and musicians including Sarah Berhardt and Lillian Gish, as well as William Jennings Bryant, helped bring national attention to this “jewel box” of a theater. When prohibition took effect in Colorado, Telluride began to suffer culturally and financially. Saloons closed and patronage at the Opera House nearly ended. The Segerbergs were finally forced to close the theater doors completely by the early 1930s when the Great Depression hit. Known during this time as the “Telluride Opera House,” the theater hosted an array of events including the Crown Jewel of telluride boxing matches, high school proms and movies. In 1973, the now world renowned Telluride Film Festival was founded, briefly renting, and eventually purchasing and remodeling the Sheridan Opera House to use as its primary movie theater. By 1991 the Sheridan Opera House was in a severe state of disrepair and threatened by demolition. At that time, the Sheridan Arts Foundation was founded by Sandra and Keith Caradine. Together with the Town of Telluride and the Colorado Historical Society, they initiated the project of restoring the building. The opera house will commemorate the opening of the Segerberg Opera House on July 3, 2013, with a Speakeasy Gala, black tie affair, where the opera house will be transformed into the 1920s Broadway of Telluride. Step back into time with an evening of decadence featuring the Cab Calloway Orchestra, a legacy auction and more. “We are going to replicate what it was at that time,” added Palamar. “There will be a 1913 historic Pierce Arrow automobile on hand along with other artifacts from the era.” tellurideyogacenter bindu • boutique Be sure to visit the located in the studio Upstairs in the Nugget Bldg., Corner of Main St. & Fir Visit our schedule online at: tellurideyoga.com ~ ph: (970) 729-1673 Drop-ins Welcome • We offer many styles anD levels 237 S. Oak St. @ the Telluride Gondola 970.728.0808 I tellurideproperties.com Y O G A FESTIVAL A new festival is born the ride 20 the ride, telluride’s newest music festival, started in 2012 as an addition to the summer festival calendar and to complement the activities surrounding the UsA Pro Challenge. “we wanted to do a show with a rock and roll heart,” said Janice Zink, Koto events coordinator. “the lumineers were the sleeping giants last year, and we were so fortunate to have them in their infancy last summer.” the ride festival brings everything from vintage to emerging performers to telluride for a two-day, three-night event. telluride’s magniﬁcent scenery and intimate music venues make it a special place for those who perform and those who spectate. headlining the 2013 festival July 13-14 in telluride town Park are talking heads frontman, david byrne, big head todd and the monsters, Cake, Anders osborne, steve earle, son volt and more great acts that round out the festival lineup. T E LLUR IDE Y O G A F E S T IVA L JULY 11 - 14, 2013 Telluride & MounTain Village VisiTor’s guide suMMer/fall 2013 TELLURIDEYOGAFESTIVAL.COM outdoor activities Come to Telluride for an Adventure of a Lifetime. When the snow melts in the San Juan Mountains, summer brings meadows of wildflowers, crystal-blue lakes and a vast network of trails scattered along the mountainsides. Enjoy hiking and biking for every level, pack a picnic and take in the bluebird skies for which Colorado is known. View scenery and wildlife on the free gondola to Mountain Village, where you have easy access to outdoor adventure. Discover the history of the area, and explore old mining towns on a hike or 4 x 4 tour. Get a bird’s eye view of all that Telluride has to offer while soaring above on a glider ride or hike. Activities are endless and cater to all members of the family or group. For a complete listing of outfitters turn to page 79 or go to VisitTelluride.com. >> 22 Telluride & Mountain Village Visitor’s Guide summer/fall 2013 summer/fall 2013 Telluride & Mountain Village Visitor’s Guide 23 outdoor activities 4x4 off-road Telluride’s mining days carved a string of roads into the San Juan Mountains over 100 years ago. Today, those same routes offer unparalleled access to the high country and its world-famous gold rush towns. Experienced guides lead tours over mountain passes through old mining ghost towns filled with wildflowers and wildlife. Explore the rugged beauty of the area on one of the many 4x4 tours over Imogene Pass to the old town of Tomboy, up over Ophir Pass to the town of Alta, or over Black Bear Pass on one of the area’s most notorious routes. rock climbing horseback riding Have an old west experience by riding through aspen forests and alpine meadows on horseback. Horseback riding in the San Juan Mountains is a favorite activity among families, and creates lifelong memories. Outfitters offer guided daytime outings, half-day trail rides, chuck wagon dinner rides and overnight trips. Routes and boulders for all abilities in the greater Telluride region include jagged peaks and extensive wall faces that provide a variety of climbing and bouldering opportunities. From classic routes on Ophir Wall to moderate climbs on Pipeline, the climbing is diverse and plentiful. For those learning the sport or seeking instruction, a number of guide services are available. Local maps, information and gear can be found at many sport shops in the area. Look up while hiking, and see some of the world’s best climbers scaling the rock faces in the area. golf river sports As the snow melts, the streams and free-flowing rivers become playgrounds of river rafting and kayaking. The solitude and natural beauty of the canyons can only be explored by floating the rivers in the area. From wild river rapids to a leisurely float, the Telluride area offers an array of river sports with vistas that are second to none. The session starts in late May and runs through August. Local outfitters take paddlers on half-day or full-day excursions through class II - III+ rapids. There is also kayaking and paddle boarding on the rivers and alpine lakes, all great ways to soak up the sun while getting a workout. Playing golf at the Telluride Golf Club is a magnificent experience. The 71-par, 18-hole course meanders along high altitude terrain with spectacular views of the mountain ranges that make up the highest concentration of 14,000foot peaks in the United States. The course has a putting green, practice facilities and four sets of tees for different skill levels, and a well-equipped pro shop with knowledgeable staff. According to science, golf balls fly further at elevation, although the magnificent views and resident wildlife make keeping your eye on the ball not an easy task. town park Telluride Town Park is home to family fun in the heart of Telluride. The park is a hub of activity yearround. In the summer, you’ll find softball fields, a disc golf course, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, swimming pool, kid’s fishing pond, Imagination Station, and more. The hike to Bear Creek Falls starts from the park, and a short walk through the woods behind the softball fields takes nature lovers to the Lower Bear Creek Falls. The park is also the venue for the town’s many festivals and is host to a campground that offers sites along the San Miguel River. 24 fly fishing Fly fishing in the greater Telluride region can challenge fly fishing experts and entertain beginning enthusiasts. Telluride is an angler’s paradise in every season offering a different experience for fishing the rivers and lakes in the area. Many locals will tell you that their favorite time to cast is at dusk when the sun sets over the rivers creating a rainbow glow. From the Dolores River to the easily accessible San Miguel River, there is a fishing adventure for everyone. Local guides know the ins and outs of the area’s rivers and streams offering guided tours and invaluable advice about flies and water complexities. 25 biking The Telluride region provides a striking backdrop for road and mountain bikers, and a variety of terrain for all abilities. Mountain bikers will find challenging trails that explore old mining roads and basins high above the box canyon, moderate trails that link several former railroad tracks throughout the valley and a biking playground at Telluride Ski Resort. Road riding is also popular along the scenic San Juan Skyway. The region offers technical and challenging routes for skilled road riders featuring many mountain passes and substantial elevation gains. hiking / running Trails weave throughout the mountains where hikers can take a quick jaunt to waterfalls or spend the day traversing high alpine terrain to lakes and over peaks to uncover old mining ruins and view wildflowers. The trail system in the region has an extensive list of short strolls, day hikes or overnight backpacking adventures into the high country surrounding Telluride. Both the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village have trails that lead out-of-town in all directions where hikers can experience the cool mountain air and unmatched scenery. Telluride & Mountain Village Visitor’s Guide summer/fall 2013 summer/fall 2013 Telluride & Mountain Village Visitor’s Guide t The Historic Sheridan Opera House t Celebrating 100 Years • Telluride’s premier live music and film venue • Intimate home of the summer festivals • Available for private wedding and party rentals • Celebrating its centennial with a 1920s Speakeasy Gala on July 6 SheridanOperaHouse.com 110 N. Oak St. in Downtown Telluride • 970-728-6363 Telluride’s Crown Jewel is owned and operated by the Sheridan Arts Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to preserving the historic Sheridan Opera House, bringing quality arts and cultural events to Telluride and providing local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through education. ah haa School for the arts aLong the river at the bottom of Townsend Street, Telluride’s historic train depot is now home to the Ah Haa School for the Arts, a multi-functional art space offering a ceramics studio, kids’ art classes, cooking classes, monthly art exhibits and much more. executive Director Judy Kohin and her team strive to make the Ah Haa accessible to visitors and locals alike, offering a multitude of ways for people to find inspiration and be creative. This summer, the Ah Haa hosts Canvas and Cocktails, a drop-in painting class from 6-8 p.m each Thursday. Painting materials are provided, and adult students can bring their own cocktails or bottles of wine. “It’s fabulous in the summer because students can paint outside on the deck and take in the scenery while enjoying a libation,” Kohin said. Those who prefer clay over canvas can take advantage of a drop-in ceramics studio, also every Thursday, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. New this summer is a series of culinary arts classes, offering Monday night wine tastings and Tuesday afternoon cooking classes. Or, take one of Ah Haa’s summer workshops taught by talented local and visiting instructors. Highlights include swing dancing, encaustic painting, plein air oil painting, jewelry, and much more. For more serious artists, Ah Haa offers two intensive programs that bring students from all over the world to Telluride—the Telluride Painting Academy, September-December, and the prestigious American Academy of Bookbinding, with workshops in the spring and fall. Taught by artists at the very top of their fields, these intensive programs allow students to delve much deeper into painting and bookbinding. For a full schedule of the Ah Haa’s year-round offerings visit ahhaa.org or call 970.728.3886. TOmmy HeIn arCHITeCTS celebrating Telluride’s creativity art + architecture Highlights local Talent July 17-21 in earLy 2013, the town of Telluride was named a Prospective Creative District by the state of Colorado. Out of 24 different communities in Colorado that applied, Telluride was one of five given the prestigious designation, and received a grant and technical assistance to enhance the likelihood that they will be certified in the future. Since that announcement, Telluride Arts, an organization committed to nurturing Telluride’s creativity through arts and all aspects of life, has been focused on ways to highlight and celebrate Telluride’s unique creative qualities. enter Art + Architecture Weekend. Last October saw the inaugural event, and due to an overwhelmingly positive response from the community, the weekend was moved to July this year to coincide with other art offerings. From July 17-21 artists, chefs and architects will open their doors to offer visitors and locals a glimpse into the Telluride Creative District’s brightest minds. each day will host an intersection of disciplines, with art, wine, food and design uniquely paired together in homes and restaurants around town. Attendees can expect a weekend of fine art and world class architecture brought to life with live music, wine and cocktails carefully paired with culinary delights, as well as surprise installations and performances. “It’s about promoting the Creative District and this larger concept of what our creative community looks like all together,” said Telluride Arts executive Director Kate Jones. Art + Architecture Weekend focuses around tours offered throughout the day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (July 19-21). Guests are also encouraged to attend the Ah Haa School for the Arts’ Annual Art Auction on July 19, and catch one of Telluride Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park productions of “Twelfth Night”. Friday will feature the Studio Tour, providing a behind-the-scenes look into the workspaces of local artists and designers. Local chefs will display their culinary talent with food and wine pairings at the different stops of the tour. “Local chefs are excited to share their innovative creations, and expand people’s interest in their foods,” Jones explained. The edible creations continue Saturday with the Culinary Tour, which will bring ticket holders to Cosmopolitan, La Marmotte, New Sheridan Chop House, Honga’s and Arroyo. Chefs will be on hand to demonstrate their finely honed craft, and some will offer a rare peek into their kitchens. As an added bonus, local musicians, actors, poets and visual artists will also be performing at each stop along the way. “The Culinary Tour provides a great showcase for the skills and art forms of these chefs,” Jones said. The Art + Architecture Weekend wraps up on Sunday with the Home Tour, inviting guests into some of the private homes and gardens that exemplify Telluride’s local architecture and design talent. Jones describes the weekend as a full-sensory experience. “Art + Architecture Weekend provides people direct access to the best of our local creative community, and a taste of what’s being produced right here in Telluride,” explained Jones. “every part of this weekend is collaborative.” Tickets will be capped at 250 to keep the event very personalized. Weekend and daily tickets are available for sale online at telluridearts.org, as are weekend packages that include admission to the Ah Haa Art Auction (July 19) and Telluride Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park. For more information, please visit telluridearts.org/telluride-art-architecture-weekend. t t workshops in... ceramics • painting • photography • culinary arts mixed media • printmaking • visiting artists and so much more! weekly four and one-day youth art camps ages 4 – 14 art for every age 300 south townsend | telluride | 970.728.3886 www.ahhaa.org suMMer/fall 2013 Telluride & MounTain Village VisiTor’s guide 27 AM Barnwood Salvage 970 596 2407 dining and Spirits Creative and fresh BaRn wOOd and ReClaImed lumBeR Is OuR sPeCIalIty. LARGEST SELECTION IN COLORADO. 100 Industrial Park Rd., Gunnison, CO 81230 | barnwoodamsalvage.com | email@example.com MARY SAMA-BROWN Broker Associate Telluride Real Estate Corp. c 970.708.0602 arroyo Telluride the neWLy opened Arroyo is Telluride’s only combination art gallery and wine bar. Scott MacLaren and Sean Murphy opened Arroyo as a sister gallery to their gallery of the same name in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The two hail from Manhattan, and had the idea to open a gallery/wine bar after becoming thirsty while touring art exhibits. They currently split their time between the two towns and interchange art and exhibits in both locations. Arroyo Telluride is home to an eclectic, ever-evolving collection of southwest-inspired artworks and artifacts, and a wine, spirits and beer menu that offers something for every taste. It has quickly become a favorite of locals and visitors with its unpretentious atmosphere, and diverse collection of photographs, paintings, pottery and sculptures. MacLaren is also a photographer, and his acclaimed images hang-on the walls of the gallery. The two have embraced the community, hosting poetry readings and functions for local non-profits. Arroyo partners with local restaurants and caterers to host special events, from bridal showers to intimate wedding receptions. e firstname.lastname@example.org w www.marysama.com o 970.728.3111 f 970.728.3049 232 West Colorado Avenue, Telluride 81435 Telluride’s Top chef eliza gavin, Chef/owner of 221 south oak PREPARED CONTENDER Telluride chef and owner of 221 South Oak bistro, eliza Gavin, competed against 21 world-class chefs on Bravo TV’s Top Chef Seattle during the tenth season of the emmy and James Beard Award-winning series. “Top Chef gave me the opportunity to do and learn more, feeding off of others’ energy. I definitely have more components to my dishes now; my food is more complex,” Gavin said. Gavin’s Top Chef streak began in August of 2010, when she won the Telluride Top Chef and Taste of Telluride Competition at an annual fundraiser for the San Miguel One to One Mentoring Program. She beat three of Telluride’s premier chefs who competed in 30-minute cook-offs. MODERN BISTRO CUISINE At 221 South Oak bistro, fresh ingredients are artfully prepared in a remodeled historic home on Oak Street in downtown Telluride. In the summer, the restaurant’s two patios are full of diners noshing on local specialties such as pan-fried local squash blossoms stuffed with goat cheese or beet and pear salad. Sunday brunch features homemade muffins and sweet and savory beignets filled with crawfish or crab. “We prepare each dish to order and are happy to accommodate special requests,” said Gavin. MASTER OF INFUSION Gavin will be cooking and learning more this fall when she works with her former contestants again on some new projects they created during the taping of Top Chef. Asked if she would do it again, Gavin reflected, “It was hard because I missed my family tremendously, but I think I would have to because I want to prove I can do it.” LIVE TO LEARN During the taping of Top Chef, she sent a letter to her son every day, and when she’s not at the restaurant, you’ll find her soaking up the sunshine on a hike or bike ride with her family. Gavin hails from Richmond, VA and ran her first kitchen while attending college. After graduating from the university of the South in Tennessee, Gavin moved to New Orleans to expand her culinary career and learn about classic Creole cuisine. She trained at Le Cordon Blue in Paris and is the author of two cookbooks. Gear & Guidance Since 1972 Fly Fishing trips daily — For all ages & Levels Culinary delights abound in Telluride, with quick bites, take-out and gourmet dining for the discerning palate. Chefs in the area weave regional ingredients into their menus found at the Telluride Farmers’ Market or through local growers that supply fresh seasonal produce, eggs and organic meats. Diners find creative, modern dishes as well as favorite staples such as pizza, burgers and tacos. Restaurants open their doors onto sunny patios offering wonderful alfresco dining. enjoy cocktails by the fire or poolside, join the monthly Art Walk and browse area galleries before sitting down for a fantastic meal. Complete the evening by playing pool or taking in some music at local venues. Turn to pages 66-71 for a complete list of bars and restaurants or go to VisitTelluride.com. For details on rafting, mountain biking, hiking, kid’s camp, horseback riding, jeep tours and more, contact Telluride Sports Adventure Desk 970.728.4477 ext. 211 O rv i S | Pata G O n i a | t h e n O rt h Fa c e | e x O F F i c i O | r i O | F i S h P O n d | r e d d i n G tO n Main Street • Telluride 150 West Colorado Avenue 970 • 728 • 4477 sanmiguelanglers.com Smak Bar mary + SlIder suMMer/fall 2013 Telluride & MounTain Village VisiTor’s guide 29 SPECIALTY FOOD STORES take root in Telluride Shopping Telluride and Mountain Village offer a broad range of shopping, from chic to unique. Boutique shops offer popular designer and private-label brands while consignment and thrift stores carry treasures from Telluride’s past. For mountain outings, you’ll find all the gear you need including eye-wear, hiking shoes, accessories and clothing for any alpine adventure. Shopping in Telluride is a one-of-kind experience with a vibrant local artisan and craftsmen community. A short list of signature pieces includes vintage apparel, clothing by local designers, handmade jewelry by local artists, hand-dyed silk scarves and mosaic-ceramic furniture. Niche, fine food stores carry unique wines, cheeses, specialty foods and freshly made chocolates. For a complete list of shops, go to VisitTelluride.com or turn to pages 72-77. oodies of Telluride are rejoicing after three new specialty food stores opened in the downtown area within months of one another. For fine olive oils from far-flung Mediterranean locales, visit Telluride Olive Oil Company. For delicious cheeses and charcuterie from around the world, stop in at Over the Moon. And for hand-crafted high quality teas, spend some time at T Love. Last July, mother and daughter team Maura Coulter and Hallie Coulter Conlin moved in behind the Patagonia store on Fir Street with Over the Moon. The quaint space is filled with gourmet pantry items, an impressive cheese case and cozy tables, with choices including cured meats, imported and domestic cheeses, wines by the glass, Benedetto Cavalieri pastas, duck fat and much more. The Coulter family lived here in the 90s, and after moving away, daughter Hallie came back to Telluride and convinced her mom Maura to return as a partner in a gourmet food store. “I’m from Boston, and I’m used to having something like this in every neighborhood,” Coulter said. At Over the Moon, visitors can pick up a souvenir jar of pickles made in Telluride, sample a vast array of cheeses or order a charcuterie plate to their liking with a glass of wine. In the summer, a small, inviting patio holds diners out the back of the store. When it comes to their bottom line, Over the Moon carries things that the two ladies love and know that other people will love too. “We wanted it to be very different from anything that is in Telluride – we don’t want to duplicate anything that’s already here.” >> F 30 Telluride & MounTain Village VisiTor’s guide suMMer/fall 2013 suMMer/fall 2013 Telluride & MounTain Village VisiTor’s guide 31 A 1 Perfect Balance of Quality Hard Assets & Rewarding Lifestyle. 2 5 3 4 6 1 • 101 Christina’s Way, Aldasoro Ranch Exquisite stone work and finish detail highlight this 4-bed residence with spacious decks, aspens & views. $3,395,000 2 • 118 Polecat, Mountain Village Located on a slopeside lot, this log and stone home features big Sneffel’s views in a rustic atmosphere. $4,695,000 These 74 acres afford superb Wilson Range views, adjacency to national forest with a tranquil pond. $1,095,000 A significant 13-bedroom compound on 28 idyllic acres with elegant interiors plus grand mountain views. $17,900,000 In November, the Telluride Olive Oil Company opened its doors on the west end of main street (398 W. Colorado Ave.). The specialty shop offers almost two dozen different olive oils from California, Greece, Italy and Morocco. The oils are infused with such flavors as Italian herb, roasted garlic, and even bacon and black truffle. Manager Donovan Williamson and his parents already owned a version of the store in Creede, CO., before deciding to open a second branch in Telluride. “We’re big foodies and we travel the world, but we don’t bring home souvenirs - we bring home food,” Williamson said. He calls the space a tasting gallery and wants his customers to try his product before bringing it home. With more than 30 different balsamic flavors, jams made in Durango, Pappardelle Pasta out of Denver, New Mexico salsas, and smoked salts from around the world, the Telluride Olive Oil Company is a chef ’s dream come true. “Everyone that comes in loves interacting [with the food],” Williamson said. “We like to make sure that people can taste everything because we want them walking out of here with something they know they’re going to enjoy. People 32 have really taken a liking to that — locals and tourists alike.” And in January, tea aficionado Jen Riley realized her dreams by opening a quaint tea shop, T Love, right next door to the Olive Oil Company. Riley has had a passion for herbs and teas for more than two decades; this is her fourth tea house. A wall of almost 90 different tea samples is available for customers to smell to pick out the perfect brew for their respite, afternoon or otherwise. “I have created something that is really simple and takes you away,” Riley said of her tea selection. Riley blends teas for personal preferences or ailments and serves customers in old-fashioned tea cups. “People really want to put better things in their bodies.” She also sells an assortment of natural body products, essential oils and tea accessories, including hand-forged Japanese tea pots. She uses top of the line products across the board and strives to incorporate local ingredients in her teas and other products when possible. Just another unique experience that can enhance anyone’s visit. 3 • Plunge Landing, Telluride Designed by award-winning architect, contemporary styled in-town 2&4 bedroom units plus commercial. $4,375,000 4• Little Cone Ranch, Specie Mesa 5• Knightsbridge, Mountain Village Refined 7-bedroom home, luxurious interior, exquisite views, mature landscaping, private drive & ski trail. $9,200,000 6 • 8121 Preserve Drive, The Preserve Telluride & Mountain Village Visitor’s Guide summer/fall 2013 Stephen Cieciuch (Chet-chu), Director | email@example.com | 970.369.5322, Direct | 970.708.2338, Cell 237 South Oak Street @ the Telluride Gondola | Telluride, Colorado 81435 | TellurideAreaRealEstate.com Daily trips. get Moving in Telluride WoW, a new fitness festival, Takes Place september 19-22 residents oF the San Juan Mountains are known for their enthusiasm and love of the outdoors, and the area is home to world-class athletes that train here. Summer festivals draw fans of music, film, arts and culture to the area each year; but, the Telluride Work Out Weekend (WOW) is the first fitness focused festival to merge many disciplines. “We wanted to complement Telluride’s dynamic festival calendar with a fitness focused weekend,” said Rebecca Tudor, festival co-founder. “Whether you want to kick-start a new routine or learn more about fitness or nutrition, this event will offer that for athletes of all abilities.” Rebecca Tudor, a certified Pilates and Gyrotonics instructor who owns Fuel studio and a group fitness studio at the base of Lift 7, attends the IDeA World Fitness Convention every year. Her experience at the P90X CreaTOr TOny HOrTOn IS THe WOW’S FeaTUre PreSenTer conference inspired her to start WOW. Tudor approached Albert Roer, a partner in the Telluride yoga Center, and he was on board immediately, “Whether you want to kickas he had similar ideas for a health-centered event in the area. start a new routine or learn “We started WOW to create a gathering of more about fitness or nutrition, people who want to get active together in the this event will oﬀer that for beautiful San Juan Mountains,” said Roer. Weaving together local and professional exathletes of all abilities.” perts, event organizers hope to draw people from rebecca tudor all over the world who share similar philosophies WoW FestivaL coFounder and a desire to become more knowledgeable about the latest trends in fitness and nutrition. During the event, a host of classes centered on health and wellness will engage participants in disciplines including yoga, Zumba, cycling and Pilates. The weekend lineup will include an adventure race and outdoor education classes, along with a tie-in to the Mountains to Desert Ride, an annual fundraiser for the Just For Kids Foundation that starts in Telluride and ends in Moab, utah. Tony Horton, creator of P90X, is WOW’s featured presenter. Horton will lead students through the popular program that he created to help people reach their fitness goals, prevent plateaus and, stave off boredom from the same workouts. Author and personal trainer Jonathan Ross, a former astronomer and fitness expert for the Discovery Fit & Health Channel, will also be on hand. Matthew Comer, a certified Pilates trainer and educator, will share his love of movement, physical rehabilitation, analysis and dance. Comer received his MS in Dance Therapy, and is also a certified life coach. The latest rage to hit the Hollywood exercise circuit, Pound, will add a new twist to the typical fitness class. The Pound Girls, Cristina Peerenboon and Kirsten Potenza, will lead instruction of their popular workout in which students beat weighted drumsticks to fast-paced hip-hop and rock songs. The high-energy group fitness class is a fun, unique alternative to the usual heart pounding routines. “There’s no shortage of activities in Telluride for all levels,” said Roer. “We want people to leave their stressful lives behind and come to Telluride for a weekend to enjoy workouts surrounded by some of the most amazing scenery found anywhere.” suMMer/fall 2013 Telluride & MounTain Village VisiTor’s guide cross Training with yoga roots erin gehrke, owner studio e. Telluride STRONG FOUNDATION Local fitness enthusiast and yoga instructor erin Gehrke opened Studio e. in Telluride this past winter, featuring hot and Vinyasa yoga classes, indoor cycling and weighted cycling classes. An athlete her entire life, Gehrke started taking yoga as a teenager and couldn’t get enough of it. She says she was lucky to find the right teacher who inspired her. “It resonated with me, and I want to offer that to others,” says Gehrke. health and Wellness In the mountains of Telluride, overall health is a main focus for locals and visitors alike. Join a yoga class before heading out for a hike, or book a treatment at one of the many spas in Telluride and Mountain Village. Pamper yourself with facials, manicures, pedicures, oxygen and laser therapy, wraps, scrubs, reflexology and deep tissue massage. Check out the Farmer’s Market for in-season produce or to grab a fresh organic juice to take on the day’s adventure. enjoy the alternative healing arts and integrative modalities offered with some of the world’s most highly trained specialists and therapists in acupuncture, Reiki and Jin Shin Jyutsu. For a complete list of spas and fitness facilities, go to VisitTelluride.com. Lifetime memories. BALANCE OF FITNESS After earning her Masters in education, she embarked on a career as a teacher – until she had her own children and realized that she wanted to strike a balance between family and her passion. “After I had my first daughter, I knew I wanted a career centered on health and wellness,” said Gehrke. Prior to becoming a popular yoga teacher in Telluride, erin earned her Vinyasa certification in New york in 2006. After that, she honed her skills while working in gyms, doing a broader range of fitness disciplines, including Pilates, mixed martial arts and indoor cycling. She later became certified in spinning and Pilates. MOVE NATURALLY Gehrke’s mantra is “Do what feels right in the moment.” She encourages her students to focus on the moment, which lets them move more naturally rather than forcing a movement. Her classes offer something for every level from the beginner to the professional. everyone can enjoy Vinyasa, a restorative dynamic flow in which movement is synchronized with breathing. Designed specifically for experienced yogis in a heated room, Power Vinyasa is not for the faint-of-heart. It’s a challenging 60-minute flow to upbeat music. The Hot 26 class frees the mind and body while covering the traditional 26 postures in the heated studio. Weighted yoga is a unique blend of yoga postures and weighted repetitions. LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1984 www.tellurideoutside.com F LY F I S H I N G ~ 4- W D TO U R S ~ R A F T I N G MTN. BIKE TOURS ~ PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS 1-800-831-6230 GET ENERGIZED Studio e. also offers spinning that takes you on a simulated ride through the terrain of the Rocky Mountains, and weighted-spinning classes that simulate outdoor cycling with weights for an intense full-body, 60-minute workout. Private instruction is also available for those who prefer more personalized attention. Studio e. and its retail shop is located in downtown Telluride at 230 east Colorado Avenue. Reserve your class online e-telluride.com — mats and towels are provided. 35 TELLURIDE artisan chocolate TRUFFLE Telluride venture accelerator “Creating a cutting edge program that develops and fosters entrepreneurs seemed like a natural next step in the evolution of our forward thinking community.” — Paul Major Maine, designs, manufactures, and sells high-tech ultra-light outdoor gear. Globa. teLLuride is a smaLL, but mighty town of like-minded people from all li, based in Denver is a cloud-based software company that enables hotels to better over the country, many with advanced degrees or successful business histories manage their businesses and increase occupancy. tucked under their ski caps. The beauty of the area and endless outdoor options The companies moved to Telluride in February for six months to receive achave inspired a creative and talented group to make this community their home. cess to leading business mentors and two prominent entrepreneurs-in-residence, The Telluride area has a history of innovation and entrepreneurship: L.L. as well as Telluride’s angel investment community. each received $30,000 in seed Nunn, Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse collaborated on alternating curmoney and $100,000 in free services from companies like Microsoft and Amarent electricity here, making Telluride the first city with electrically lit street lamps zon. The program culminates with a “pitch day” in July where they get 10-minutes that forever changed the delivery of energy. The mining era transformed the rein front of investors to tell their story and share their journey in the hopes of securgion into an economic engine that produced hundreds of millions of dollars in ing funding. activity and employed thousands. The seventies and eighties brought about the The entrepreneurs-in-residence serve as mentors to TVA as well as work on region’s transformation into a world-class skiing and tourism destination. their own ideas. Peter Wheelan, COO & CRO of Blurb.com, an online publishMuch like their predecessors, the people who make up the community today ing company that offers customers the ability to make their own want to stay, make a living and contribute to a thriving economy. The Interbooks, shares his fifteen years of experience as an executive in the net has made it easier to work from publishing industry. Alongside Wheelan is Craig Howe, founder the area, start a business or set up a of RocketXL, a social media agency. Together, Wheelan and Howe satellite office. Living and working lend their extensive business experience to the companies chosen. in the area is now easier than ever, “We’re doing this in an effort to diversify the but it still takes motivation, creativeconomy,” said Major. “Creating successful entreity and opportunity. preneur programs led by highly skilled mentors enter the Telluride Venture Acwill contribute to a more stable economy, and celerator (TVA), a program of the benefit the region.” Telluride Foundation. TVA is a busiMajor and Johnson created a network ness competition for entrepreneurs of entrepreneurs and business executives offering investment, mentoring, to mentor the businesses including: Cheryl business coaching, and incubation to Rosner, former president of Hotels.com; those selected. Jerry Colonna, founder of Flatiron Part“Telluride is known for innovation,” said ners, one of the most successful early-stage Paul Major, President & CeO of the TelluVC funds of the dot-com boom; Richard ride Foundation. “Creating a cutting edge Cornelius, retired partner, Accenture; Ken program that develops and fosters entrepreneurs TVa enTrePreneUr lara yOUnG IS CUrrenTly In THe Gart, partner of The Gart Companies; seemed like a natural next step in the evolution of deSIGn and PrOdUCTIOn PrOCeSS WITH Her HOGGle GOGGle (PaTenT PendInG), a STaTe-OF-THe-arT deSIGn Hass Hassan, founder & CeO, Alfalfa’s our forward thinking community.” WHere a GOGGle BaG TakeS UP reSIdenCe On yOUr Market and board member, Whole Foods; Jesse Johnson, Telluride Foundation board GOGGle STraP . and, Todd Herrick, entrepreneur, owner of member, philanthropist and entrepreneur moved to Highlands Resorts. Telluride after selling his successful business three To foster and connect entrepreneurs already living and working in the area, years ago. He approached Major about the idea of an accelerator, and together TVA started Telluride eXchange. The group meets informally once per month they launched TVA in October of 2012. to mingle and share ideas and learn from mentors from the network through talks Soon after opening up the application process, TVA received over 100 applion specific business functions including marketing, social media and business cations – from locals as well as ten different countries around the world; the team management. conducted a deep review of twenty-five, and whittled it down to four winners. “The primary goal is to inspire entrepreneurship in Telluride. We want people “The companies selected play to Telluride’s strengths – outdoor lifestyle, natto start businesses and stay in Telluride,” added Major. ural foods, heath, water, education, and energy,” said Major. Creating a sustainable community where people live and work is something They include: Hoggle Goggle, founded by Telluride local Lara young, creates that the Telluride community has done for over a century. Telluride Venture Acski and outdoor accessories with function and aesthetics that fill a void in the outcelerator is taking the next step in this evolution, and could be recognized as a door industry. High Desert Farms, based in Dolores, Colorado is a local start-up historically significant program in years to come. natural and organic foods company. Hyperlite Mountain Gear (HMG), based in suMMer/fall 2013 Telluride & MounTain Village VisiTor’s guide SCRATCH & SNIFF (Just kidding ... did you think we were serious?) 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Surrounded by 14,000 foot peaks, the awestriking beauty of Telluride never fails to inspire. Telluride Conference Center offers world class accommodations and state of the art meeting amenities that has attracted everyone from local events to global corporations. Contact us to receive a custom proposal for your next meeting. imagine blind men captaining a ship or a paraplegic scaling a mountain. Just a few decades ago that seemed impossible, but due to constantly changing science, innovation and old-fashioned determination, anything is possible. This summer, modern-day assistive technology pioneers will convene in Telluride for the No Barriers Summit, August 8-11, 2013. This biennial gathering of scientists, inventors, academics, practitioners and people with physical limitations is both informative and inspirational. No Barriers Summit seeks to challenge what is possible and find solutions that allow those who are challenged to achieve their wildest dreams. The four-day summit focuses on discovery and exploration with a combination of hands-on clinics, product demonstrations, outdoor excursions, films, art, music, leadership exercises and symposia. “We are proud to bring the No Barriers Summit to Telluride in 2013,” said Erik Weihenmayer, No Barriers USA board member. “There are few mountain towns that can better represent everything the summit stands for: a sense of adventure, a commitment to innovation and a mutual belief in the power of community.” Weihenmayer lost his vision at the age of 13, but that didn’t stop him from reaching the summit of the world’s highest mountain. In 2011, he was the first blind climber in history to summit Mount Everest; and, at the age of 33 he became one of fewer than 100 individuals to climb the Seven Summits — the highest peaks on each continent. Past No Barriers Summits have enabled paraplegics to participate in outdoor activities, including mountain climbing, kayaking and fly fishing, thanks to advances in technology and assistive devices. Leading scientists and technologists have presented their latest developments in the fields of physical medicine and rehabilitation, and, participants have learned more about accessible tourism and the latest in assistive devices such as neural prostheses and artificial limbs. According to Telluride Tourism Board President and CEO Michael Martelon, when the core value of a conference mission aligns so well with what the community represents, it’s a home run. “We are thrilled that No Barriers has selected Telluride as a strategic partner,” said Martelon. “It’s amazing how much our community has already embraced the event initiatives, and it will be exciting to see what the long-term results are of the collaboration. Based on local participation, the event has grown to include arts and humanities initiatives, which will complement their traditional recreation programming.” The Telluride Adaptive Sports Program, a non-profit dedicated to enriching the lives of people with physical and cognitive disabilities by providing recreational opportunities, partnered with the Telluride Tourism Board and No Barriers Summit to help host this special event. “Telluride Adaptive Sports Program is thrilled to assist in hosting the 2013 No Barriers Conference,” said Courtney Stuecheli, executive director of Telluride Adaptive Sports. “We are excited to provide all of the recreational activities for the attendees, thus continuing to make the beautiful San Juan Mountains accessible to all. It’s the first time the Telluride community has taken on an event of this magnitude for so many individuals living with disabilities. Our board of directors, staff and volunteers are all very much looking forward to showing the participants all the amazing opportunities we have to offer.” The summit will provide private events for participants and daytime recreational clinics. The public can expect an outdoor movie screening in Mountain Village on August 9, and a block party in Telluride the evening of August 10 with music, art, innovation and vendors. One of the many features of the summit is hands-on clinics during which people with disabilities can test out the latest in assistive technology through experiences such as rock climbing, fly fishing, hiking and even downhill mountain biking. “Being a quad amputee, I didn’t really have the intention to kayak. But the Summit staff just rigged something up in about 15 minutes with some adaptive equipment. It blew my mind,” said prior Summit attendee Kyle Maynard, who will speak at Telluride’s 2013 summit. “That’s what No Barriers means to me. Just jumping in and doing it.” For more information about the No Barriers Summit visit nobarriersusa.org/summit/. summer/fall 2013 kyle maynard Kyle Maynard has achieved more in his 27 years than the average person accomplishes in a lifetime. He is a motivational speaker, the author of a New York Times bestseller “No Excuses,” is in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, was named GNC’s World’s Strongest Teen, has climbed to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, and owns a Crossfit gym in Georgia. And did we mention he’s a quadruple amputee? Maynard was born a congenital amputee, but that hasn’t stopped him from pushing his limits and living a rich, full life. Maynard will visit Telluride this summer as a special guest of the No Barriers Summit to tell attendees his special story as a climber, author and adventurer. Maynard first attended the summit in Winter Park, Colorado, in 2011 and was blown away with the technology helping people with disabilities get outdoors