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Greetings AS THE DAYLIGHT HOURS SHRINK and the leaves have long taken their annual flight, we anxiously count the powder days, light and fluffy, blanketing our slopes. Here in Telluride and Mountain Village, the seasons are so very distinct, with their own sense of place and experience. Winter couldn’t be more magical—the snowscapes alone can be an emotional encounter. Welcome, whether you’re here wishing you were nowhere else, or sitting at home considering a winter getaway to one of the iconic alpine destinations in the world. In this issue of our Visitor’s Guide, we again try to give you a feel for some of our fulltime and part-time residents, and the symbols that make up our community. I invite you to spend some time reading about the soul of our two towns, the people—those who are with us and those who have passed. During the past year, we bid a fond and respectful farewell to some long-time locals, and this past summer to an American hero. A modest and unassuming gentleman, we were blessed to have had Neil Armstrong among us. Enjoy the article. Another prominent event we are honoring is the centennial of one of Telluride’s venerable institutions, The Sheridan Opera House. The Sheridan Opera House was built in 1913 as a vaudeville theater and cultural center—100 years later, it continues that very mission. Executive Director Ronnie Palamar promises a year-long celebration, so look for great events and musical acts throughout the season. When Ronnie promises a celebration, you can count on her to deliver. Another treat you’ll find in this edition is a brief profile of Lisa Eidsmo, a fourth-generation local that went away to college and came back to start her marketing career right here at the Telluride Tourism Board. We are lucky to have her historic knowledge, her charismatic attitude and her commitment to the destination. For activities, from Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and ice climbing to hot yoga, Zumba, pilates, fabulous shopping and happy hour for kids, we try to give you ideas for creating incredible experiences—no matter the age, Telluride is unforgettable. For the foodies, we cover the entire spectrum. From haute cuisine to the local kid’s favorite Diggity Dogg, our restaurants, and the people that pour their hearts into them, always produce something special. For the straight facts and figures, flight maps and ski trails, head to the back of the guide. It has all the numbers and details to plot your next adventure. Finally, I had to share a story. We host journalists from around the globe. Last winter we had the pleasure of hosting celebrated food critic, Brad A. Johnson. His description of our hometown has really stuck with me, “They call this old mining town ‘To Hell You Ride,’ but there’s seriously no prettier place on earth than Telluride. This is Colorado at its absolute best. Rugged. Remote. Utterly unpretentious. And with a stronger sense of community than any other ski resort in the state.” That’s Telluride. This winter make it a point to create your own Made-In-Telluride moments. See you on main,

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Features

WINTER • SPRING 2012-2013

Born & Raised in Telluride An Introduction to the Region

The Best of Both Worlds

Telluride & Mountain Village

Telluride Ski Resort

Terrain Map & Information

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Lighting Up the Night

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High Alpine Getaway

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Torchlight Parade

Outdoor Activities

Sheridan Opera House

Celebrating a Centennial

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Food From Farm to Table

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Zumba: More than a Workout

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Happy Hour for Kids

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Gallery 81435: 100% Telluride

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Helping People Celebrate Life

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Cupcake Wars

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Dining & Nightlife

Health & Wellness

Family Activities

Shopping & Retail

Weddings

Groups & Gatherings

Fair Audrey of Telluride Telluride History

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A Reluctant Hero

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Contents Calendar of Events

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Travel Information

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Navigating the Towns

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Accommodations 38-48 Venues 49 Dining & Spirits

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Shopping

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Historic Walking Tour

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Mountain Village Map

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Town of Telluride Map

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Born & Raised

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Marketing Administrator

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“I feel so fortunate to be back here, working in the town I grew up in, in the field I went to school for.”

YOU WOULD THINK THAT AFTER 20 YEARS of looking at something, it would become almost invisible. Or at least you might take it for granted. But not the gorgeous mountainscape that surrounds Telluride; at least not for Lisa Eidsmo, who was born and raised here. Four generations of her family have lived here, and she is from the third generation of native Telluriders. “I still have moments when I drive into town and I think, Wow. This truly is magnificent. Even my mother, who was also born and raised here, still has moments where the sheer beauty amazes her.” Eidsmo is not the only one who gets wowed by the views in Telluride. As the marketing administrator for the Telluride Tourism Board, she helps facilitate the content on the Visit Telluride Facebook page. Photographer Ryan Bonneau shoots the San Juan Mountains landscape in all its glory and when Eidsmo reviews the responses to Bonneau’s photography on Facebook, the positive feedback is overwhelming: hundreds of people click “like” and share the shots on their own Facebook pages. “We get tons of comments, and it’s always something like ‘I love this place,’ or ‘This is the best place in the entire world.’ It gives me goosebumps, and it makes me realize just how fortunate I am to have grown up here and to be back here.” Eidsmo says when she left to study communications at the University of San Diego, she never realized she would be utilizing her degree and her social media and marketing skills in the same place she grew up. But like so many other people, she experienced Telluride’s boomerang effect. Once you have lived here or spent time here, it’s hard to settle for less. Eidsmo says she feels lucky to have been able to start her career here in Telluride, and get a job in her field in a place she loves so much. And, of course, she also gets to ski. “I think one of my favorite things about working within Telluride’s tourism industry has been looking at Telluride through the eyes of a visitor and not just as a local. Seeing people’s enthusiasm for the area and the destination is inspiring, and continues to fuel my desire to help visitors see how truly amazing this place is.”

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The Best of

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CALL THE TELLURIDE AND MOUNTAIN VILLAGE NEXUS what you want: uptown and downtown, chic and bohemian, historic and high-end, Old West and New West. No matter how you look at it, it’s the best of both worlds. Telluride sits in the southwest corner of Colorado, where geology did some of its best work. Fourteen-thousand-foot peaks melt into red-rock mesas surrounded by lush stands of evergreen and aspen. Telluride has a vibrant, historic feel. While it has matured from a booming mine camp to a bustling ski town, the 12-block-by-8-block core of Telluride still looks much like it did in the 1880s, with brick hotels and clapboard storefronts. Telluride is a designated National Historic Landmark District, meaning that all construction must adhere to the Victorian town’s Wild West image and code. Meanwhile, the steep walls of the glacially carved box canyon keep Telluride intimate and easy to stroll. Connected to Telluride by the free gondola, Mountain Village is surrounded by some of the highest, most magnificent peaks in the San Juan Mountains. Incorporated in 1995, the town’s design combines European-alpine architecture with the rustic traditions of the Rockies. Mountain Village offers alpine living in a ski village setting with sophisticated amenities and easy access to outdoor adventure. Perched above the Valley Floor at 9,500 feet, Mountain Village is tantalizingly close to nature, whether it’s Telluride Ski Resort or the Uncompahgre National Forest. Park your car at the Gondola Parking Garage during the day and take a quick gondola ride into the pedestrian-oriented Mountain Village Center.

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Telluride Ski Resort OPERATING SCHEDULE Open November 22, 2012 through April 7, 2013, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. (Schedule shifts one hour forward with spring daylight saving time.) SKI RESORT ACCESS From Telluride:

• Coonskin (Lift 7), located next to the free parking lot, Carhenge, on W. Pacific Street. • Oak Street (Lift 8) or the gondola, both at the south end of Oak Street. From Mountain Village: • Take the gondola from the intercept parking lot on Mountain Village Blvd. • Chondola and Sunshine Express (Lift 10) from the Meadows near the parking lot. • Village Express (Lift 4) or gondola from Heritage Plaza.

LIFT TICKETS • Purchase tickets in Telluride at the Coonskin Base facility (bottom of Lift 7) or at the Oak Street ticket windows (bottom of Oak Street, Lift 8, and the gondola). •  In Mountain Village, purchase tickets and book all lessons at the Mountain Village Ticket Office/Activity Center (below the gondola station in Mountain Village). • Tellurideskiresort.com to purchase tickets and find discounts for multi-day passes. SNOW REPORT Visit tellurideskiresort.com or call 970.728.7425 for daily snow reports.

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SKIABLE ACRES 2,000+ acres VERTICAL DROP 4,425 feet • 3,845 feet lift-served ELEVATION Base: 8,725 feet, Lift-Served: 12,570 feet Maximum: 13,150 feet TOTAL LIFTS/TRAILS 18 lifts/120+ trails 1 three-stage gondola (2 lifts) 7 high-speed quads, 1 fixed grip quad 2 triples, 2 doubles 2 magic carpets for beginners 2 surface lifts LIFT CAPACITY 22,386 skiers per hour LIFT ELEVATIONS Coonskin Lift 7: 8,725 feet (2,660 m) Gondola Station Telluride: 8,750 feet (2,667 m) Gondola Station M. Village: 10,535 feet (3,211 m) Plunge Lift 9: 11,890 feet (3,625 m) Gold Hill Express Lift 14: 12,255 feet (3,738 m) Revelation Lift 15: 12,570 feet (3,831 m)

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“It’s a tradition and a lot of fun.” Larry Hopkins, Torchlight Parade Leader

Telluride Ski Resort

Lighting up the

Night with a Warm Glow THE TRUE SPIRIT OF TELLURIDE comes out on special occasions. Long after the sun sets behind the mountains and the temperature drops, a group of skiers dressed in their warmest gear rides up the gondola, steps out onto the crunchy, frozen snow and gets handed a pair of blazing torches—the highway flares typically used in emergency situations. This occasion is just as likely to stop traffic: the skiers and boarders form a long, human chain and light up the night sky as they snake down the side of the mountain. It is a holiday tradition and as the Torchlight Parade slowly descends, a warm, red glow trails behind them. According to Larry Hopkins, who has been leading the parades since 1985, there is also a warm reception waiting for the skiers in town and Mountain Village. “One of the coolest things is hearing the yelling and screaming coming from people down at the bottom. To me, it’s a celebration.” Hopkins said that the tradition is as old as the resort, with the first Torchlight Parade lighting up the New Year’s Eve in 1972, in celebration of the opening of the ski area. That year, ski patrol carried torches for only about 30 spectators. These days the torches have passed to the hands of ski school instructors, and the parades are held not just on Christmas and New Year’s evenings, but also occasionally as a memorial for a longtime resort employee who has passed away or even to commemorate an event such as the World Cup snowboarding races. Hopkins says it’s an honor to lead the parade. “It’s something special that we get to do for our guests and for the locals in our community. I think it’s a lot of fun—we have a good time. And we get to ski down in the dark.”

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Think Telluride is something special? You’re not the only one. The internationally renowned Telluride Ski Resort is consistently rated one of North America’s top ten ski areas by SKI and SKIING magazines. Part of Telluride’s allure is its beauty; the resort sits amid the highest concentration of 14,000foot peaks in Colorado, and each year is blessed with more than 300 inches of snow and an average of 300 days of sunshine. The picture-perfect resort also boasts some of the world’s finest terrain. Telluride has 2,000-plus skiable acres, including expert chutes, a 13,320-foot in-bounds peak, off-piste runs, above-treeline bowls, challenging moguls, freestyle terrain parks and lots of long, rolling groomers. The resort consists of 23 percent beginner terrain, 36 percent intermediate and 41 percent advanced/expert. The resort’s Revelation Lift reaches 12,570 feet and accesses Revelation Bowl, the ten Gold Hill Chutes and backcountry terrain in Bear Creek; the panoramic views from the top will take your breath away.

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High Alpine Getaway BACKCOUNTRY HUTS AND CABINS are just remote enough that you can get away from everyday life and immerse yourself in the beauty of the outdoors. Huts are a great way to get out into nature while still enjoying a cozy fire, a comfortable bed and a hot meal. You can also access some of the most pristine snow for ski touring, snowmobiling, snowshoeing or just relishing that snowbound feeling of a mountain retreat high up in the wilderness. Bob Kingsley is the newest hut operator in the Telluride area and he says that his Opus hut gives guests the opportunity to penetrate farther into the mountains than if they were venturing in for just a single day. The Opus is perched high above the Ophir valley, on south facing slopes that give it all-day winter sun and 360-degree views that give a sense of the depth of the San Juan Mountains. “Experiencing it from the hut is the only way some of my guests will take MARK M CAMBRIDGE in the mountain environment for long enough to really feel it. People relax at WHO Bob Kingsley the hut, which allows them to soak up WHAT Opus Hut Owner/Operator/Builder their surroundings.” WHY “I searched for the perfect site for 20 years—accessible but remote.” There are a variety of huts and mountain cabins in beautiful spots all over the San Juans. None of these retreats have road access in the winter—you will need to snowmobile, ski tour or snowshoe to your destination, and the journey into the backcountry is half the adventure. Some of the most popular hideaways include: Alta Lakes Observatory, which can be accessed by snowmobile with Telluride Snowmobile Adventures or by touring in from the ski resort into the Alta Lakes Basin; the High Camp Hut, which sits on the edge of a high alpine meadow near Lizard Head Pass with gorgeous views of Sheep Mountain and San Miguel Peak; the San Juan Huts, which is a system of five winter ski cabins that links Telluride to Ouray through high-elevation backcountry ski terrain (the huts can also be rented individually); and the Opus Hut, which is near the top of Ophir Pass and South Lookout Peak. Every hut has its individual charms, such as old-fashioned cookstoves, hot tubs or wood-fired saunas, and they all have fireplaces, kitchens, beds or bunks. But the best part of all these mountain getaways is not what’s inside the hut—it’s the beauty and adventure that surrounds them. The Opus hut can now be booked through Telluride Central Reservations at VisitTelluride.com.

Outdoor Activities Telluride is synonymous with adventure. Take your pick from the long list of fun, outdoor activities this winter. Earn your turns by hiking up and backcountry skiing or snowboarding—plan your own tour or go with an outfitter such as Eco Adventures, Telluride Mountain Guides or San Juan Field School/Telluride Alpinism. Take a glider ride with Telluride Soaring and enjoy the view from high above the mountains, or from ground level, with a snowkite lesson or a snowmobile tour. Enjoy the outdoors by snowshoe, on Nordic skis or on horseback, or take a guided fishing tour with one of the local outfitters. This region also boasts some of the best ice climbing in the country at the Ouray Ice Park and natural routes in Ames or Bridal Veil Falls.

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Centennial Celebration

Opera House

If you want to delve into the arts scene in Telluride, start with the Artwalk, a gallery and studio tour held the first Thursday evening of each month. In addition to the visual arts, Telluride Theatre is a local professional troupe and community theatre group that puts on original plays, classic works of theatre and musicals; Telluride Rock and Roll Academy coaches budding musicians and holds seasonal shows; and Palm Arts teaches performing and media arts and houses a dance academy. Telluride has unique venues: large audiences and multimedia presentations are held at the Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village; the Palm Theatre is an incredible, state-of-the art stage; and the historic Sheridan Opera House is a beautifully renovated, acoustically magical place. You can also catch great live music at the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon or in the intimate coffeehouse setting at the Steaming Bean.

IT’S NOT EVERY DAY THAT THE GRANDE DAME of Telluride turns 100. So when our beloved Sheridan Opera House marks a century of entertainment this 2013, patrons and guests are going to celebrate all year. “We are all really excited about our centennial celebration. We’re going to kick off the festivities with a New Year’s Eve gala and keep celebrating throughout 2013,” says Ronnie Palamar, longtime event director for the Sheridan Opera House. Palamar says the Sheridan Opera House is not just special because of its storied history—it is also a beloved institution where people still get married, see live concerts, and attend movie premieres, plays and festival programs. “We like to think it is the cornerstone of the community.” The building was conceived to be just that, a community cultural asset. The Opera House (then known as The Telluride Opera House) was built by J.A. & Arvid Segerberg in 1913 as a vaudeville theater and cultural center, drawing variety shows, orchestras and touring theater companies to its stage. Shortly after it was built, prohibition took effect (Jan. 1, 1916) and wrung the town dry of its revelry and entertainment. Saloons closed and patronage at the Opera House withered; when the Great Depression hit, the Segerbergs were forced to close the theater doors. The building changed hands many times, hosting everything from boxing matches to high school dances and movies. Cinema helped keep the structure intact and the Opera House in turn helped to give Telluride a reputation as a proving ground for films. Telluride became the first place west of New York to screen Birth of a Nation and other silent films with a live orchestra, and then in 1973, the world renowned Telluride Film Festival was founded. The Film Festival at first leased the Opera House space and eventually purchased and remodeled the historic building to show films. Developers R.N. Williams and J.W. Lloyd bought the building in 1983, adding a new entryway, staircase, conference room and the third floor Vaudeville Bar. Less than a decade later, the building was crumbling and facing possible demolition. In 1991 the non-profit Sheridan Arts Foundation was created by Sandra and Keith Carradine, and together with the Town of Telluride and Colorado Historical Society, the foundation undertook the restoration of the Sheridan Opera House. “We had to undo everything that was done in the 70s,” says Palamar. “It was in such disrepair in the 90s that it couldn’t be designated as a historic theater.” >>

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“We like to think it is the cornerstone of the community.” Ronnie Palamar, Sheridan Opera House event director

Twenty years, $1.5M and several phases of historic renovation and reconstruction later, the Sheridan Opera House is not just a treasured gem on the state’s historic register but also a masterful piece of architecture. From its acoustically magic stage, to its gorgeous antique olio curtain and the ornate, original stenciling that details the proscenium, walls and balcony cove, the Sheridan Opera House is exquisite and unique. While much of the money spent renovating the Opera House went toward safety and infrastructure repairs, funding also went to aesthetics such as reupholstering theater seats and the reproduction of the stenciling. Historians found that the rare and delicate designs were significant because they represented a “missing link” between two different architectural styles in this country, a step in the evolution from Art Nouveau to Art Craftsman, and the Opera House staff was able to secure grant funding to help with the stencil re-creation. You might think that a treasure like the Opera House would be locked up or secured from the general public—but the opposite is true. The non-profit’s behind-the-scenes board of directors, which today is made up of Mark Dalton (President), James Black (Secretary/Treasurer), Dr. Ann Cross, Jim Gallagher and Rex Fuqua, has made its mission to keep the space open as a community asset. “It’s a responsibility we take very seriously,” says Palamar. “The Opera House belongs to the arts foundation, but it is a community space and a lot of people in town take ownership of it.” The Sheridan Opera House is an integral part of all the cultural events in town; the venue hosts festival programs, live music, weddings, corporate events, theatrical productions and movies, and its space is discounted for other area nonprofits to help buoy our regional arts economy. The Sheridan Arts Foundation puts on the Comedy Fest, Wild West Fest for underprivileged urban youth, Telluride Plein Air for artists and Young People’s Theater for Telluride’s young actors. The space is even donated for the local prom. “We try to accommodate everyone,” says Palamar. “It’s a theater, and a theater is meant to be used and enjoyed.”

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Food from Farm

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THE IDEA BEHIND THE FARM-TO-TABLE TREND IS SIMPLE: buying food from nearby growers, rather than from large, industrial purveyors, means fresher food for patrons and also insures the sustainability of local farms. Telluride has embraced the trend and despite the challenges of producing food in our high-elevation, snowy climate, there is a bounty of fresh food sources available to local restaurateurs. Lucas Price, owner of La Cocina de Luz, gets his freerange eggs from a family farm in Hotchkiss, his organic produce from a family outside of Delta, his special organic Maris Piper strain of potatoes meant for fries come from Delta County and his organic Anasazi beans are grown in Dove Creek. Chef Bud Thomas, the executive chef at Rev, is having a custom crop of baby fennel grown at Swingin’ Gato farms in Mancos to top off his braised pork ravioli and roasted fennel dish, among other produce sourced from farms in Mancos, Cortez, Hesperus and Cahone, and select premium local sausage from R&D Specialty Meats in Norwood. The Butcher & The Baker also buys R&D sausage, as well as eggs from Hastings Mesa and kale from a farm in La Sal, Utah, for their sesame garlic kale salad. They order their produce from Palisade and Paonia, through a broker, and their goat cheese from Buena Vista. Chad Glidewell is the executive chef at Honga’s Lotus Petal. He gets rainbow chard, edible flowers and purple kale from Holey Foods outside of Moab, organic basil, tomatoes, radishes and carrots from Culinary Gardens in Ridgway, and eggplant and five different varieties of squash from Palisade. “The local, organic stuff that we’re getting has a richer flavor; it’s crisper, fresh, and it hasn’t been refrigerated at all. We get it four days a week and are using it as fast as we can get it,” says Glidewell. Eric Eckert, owner/operator of Flavor, gets most of his produce from the Telluride Farmers Market wholesale program, his trout from responsible, sustainable farms and is looking into sourcing some of the game that inhabits the region. He is beating this winter’s freeze by tapping Bud Thomas Telluride Hydroponics to grow micro greens and specialty lettuces for A Local Farm-to-Table Chef him indoors, using organic compost and coconut husks. “Normally I’d “The goal is to source as many have to order from a big purveyor,” says Eckert. “We’re lucky to have these ingredients as possible from kind of growers around here. We are fortunate to be able to cultivate relawithin the 100-mile radius.” tionships like this with our growers.”

Dining & Nightlife From simple to stupendous, there are dozens of places to dine out or go for a drink in the area. Local restaurateurs are increasingly trying to find local, organic and sustainable food sources. Some of the beef, lamb, poultry, fish and game you order from the menus comes from nearby ranches in the foothills of the San Juans. Much of the fresh produce is locally and organically grown. The mushrooms from a dish might even be handpicked by your chef on a foray into the mountains. For a complete listing of all the local establishments and what type of fare is offered, see pages 50-51 or VisitTelluride.com.

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AS YOU WALK INTO THE ROOM, with music thumping rhythmically and the sound of footsteps falling in sync, you might expect to see a young dance troupe in leotards and tights. Instead, there are middle-aged moms, kids, teenagers and even a few men, all wearing sweatsuits, yoga pants, t-shirts and huge grins. This is Zumba. “Zumba is for everyone,” says Megan Heller, a Telluride instructor with a huge following. She is tall, blonde and extremely fit, with broad shoulders and an even wider smile. “You don’t have to be coordinated or have a dance background. Move the way you want to move. It’s just fun…it’s a dance party.” Zumba is also a great workout, and it is the fastest growing trend in today’s fitness industry. There are TV shows, DVDs, and classes popping up everywhere. Megan says she first became intrigued by Zumba after taking a class herself. When her instructor left, she encouraged Megan, who learned African dance in college, to get certified. Three years later, Megan is still standing at the front of the class grinning, and some of her students are so addicted they have been coming three days a week since she started. It is a combination of the commitment of these diehards and the fresh energy new students bring to class that keeps Megan enthused about teaching. There was one woman who started coming to Zumba because she was struggling through a difficult period in her life and she needed a distraction. Zumba did more than just distract her—she told Megan how the class had helped her through the hard time. “She said, ‘I feel like I have my spark back.’ We both started crying and I thought, I am going to do this forever.” “People take Zumba for different reasons,” says Megan. She has preschool and firstgrade students that learn creative, free movement, she has adults who come for the workout, to sweat, tone up or lose weight, and she has lots of people, coordinated dancers and those who just want to giggle and have fun, who simply enjoy the outlet of dancing. “For me, it is not just about getting fit or working out,” says Megan. “It brings life in the room. It is a shared experience, and we experience this happiness through dance.”

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Want to stay in shape? You can exercise your options at Telluride and Mountain Village’s two yoga studios, Pilates spaces and a plethora of fitness centers. And a visit here is not complete unless you experience one of our world-class spas. Pamper yourself with a treatment: wraps, scrubs, deep tissue massages, reflexology, acupressure, aromatherapy, manicures, pedicures, facials, oxygen and laser therapy are just some of the things you will find on local spa menus. Order something special— you’re worth it. For a complete list of spas check out VisitTelluride.com/ health-wellness.

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IT’S CALLED HAPPY HOUR FOR A REASON, and that reason is obvious from the huge smiles on all of the young faces gathered around the table. With this popular new program run by Eco Adventures, kids ages 4-12 get their own special Happy Hour. Eco Adventures instructors pick up the kids when ski school ends or after a day of skiing or recreating with the family. The trained staff members help the kids out of their boots, warm them up, serve up a snack and some hot chocolate and then host a 90-minute educational program. “It is designed with both kids and parents in mind,” says Katie Geissler, the program manager. “Kids get some fun after-skiing activities, and parents can take another couple of runs and enjoy après ski.” Eco Adventures specializes in educational programs for kids, and is well stocked with supplies and creative ideas to engage young minds. While many of the Eco Adventures programs take kids outdoors to explore the environment, Kids Happy Hour is held indoors, as a complement to an active day of skiing or playing outside. Young people learn how to make all kinds of things: candles, jewelry, masks, art from recycled material, poems or stories with words cut out of magazines, collages, snowflakes, wind chimes, puzzles, bottle cap magnets, potato stamp art and more. “The best thing about hanging out with kids is how imaginative they are,” says Geissler. “We give them a popsicle stick and a pipe cleaner and they turn it into a masterpiece. That is why our instructors do it—every day, we learn something from these kids.” The art projects, science experiments and fun ways of learning about nature have resonated with the young people who participate. “We’ve had really good feedback. I had one child tell his mom that it was the best day of his life…to hear things like that is inspiring.”

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Telluride has lots of fun activities to keep the kids busy. San Juan Outdoor School/Telluride Alpinism offers outdoor adventure programs for young people and families that include ice climbing, snowshoeing, winter camping and igloo building. Eco Adventures takes kids on educational and fun outings, from building a snow cave to ice skating, tracking winter wildlife and experiments with snow science. Telluride Town Park has a skateboard park and ice skating rinks. Kids can experience the arts scene by learning how to play music at The Rock and Roll Academy, how to dance at the Palm or how to paint, draw or sculpt at the Ah Haa School. They can work out at the climbing gym at Telluride High School or Gravity Works. Wilkinson Public Library Youth Services Desk is the ultimate play station with books, movies and games for kids of all ages. And when it’s time to let the pros take care of the kids while the parents play, daycare and babysitting services include Annie’s Nannies, Telluride Sitters and Mountain Village Nursery.

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Kate Jones

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Telluride Arts Executive Director

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“We believe the more art, the better.”

If you’re looking for that special something, start your treasure hunt in Telluride and Mountain Village. Retailers carry unique and unusual merchandise that you can’t find in big box stores or shopping malls; local artisans and craftsmen make shopping in Telluride an exclusive experience. Just the short list of signature pieces includes freshly made chocolate truffles, vintage Telluride apparel with the retro resort logo, clothing by local designers, handmade jewelry by regional artists, hand-dyed silk scarves and mosaic-ceramic furniture.

YOU CAN’T WALK INTO MOST GALLERIES or shops in Telluride without coming across something created by a local artist or craftsperson—and at Gallery 81435, that’s all that you’ll find. The new fine art gallery across the street from the local artist cooperative Stronghouse Studios and the offices of Telluride Council on the Arts and Humanities (Telluride Arts) showcases exclusively local and regional artwork. “It’s just another venue for regional artists to be able to show their work in a really beautiful setting,” says Kate Jones, executive director of Telluride Arts. The contemporary gallery space has high ceilings, tall windows and warm lighting to accent the pieces inside. Diaphanous, gossamer fabrics wrap a dressmaker’s mannequin, whimsical, ceramic vessels with fluted openings decorate tall stands and landscape paintings make the walls vibrate with life, showing the immense sky and the beauty of the natural world. As with any good gallery, you are immediately lost in your surroundings. The only thing to help you discern that this is a purely local establishment is the name (Gallery 81435 is named for Telluride’s zip code) or the smiling volunteer behind the desk. It is that spirit of volunteerism and cooperation that make this space possible; the showroom floor was donated by an arts patron, the monthly exhibits are curated by a committee, and all the artists help to hang their work, promote the shows and to man the gallery. “We are able take a very small percentage relative to other galleries, because we’re a nonprofit,” says Jones. “We depend on donations and volunteers, which is what makes it possible to be so generous with our artists.” Jones said that other galleries and shops have been supportive of Gallery 81435. The gallery is meant to be a collaborative entity, another whistle-stop on the monthly gallery tour, and one more place to find that perfect piece or gift. “The more galleries we have, the healthier the galleries will be and the healthier our artist community will be,” says Jones. “Our job at Telluride Arts is not just to help foster professional, committed artists, but also to cultivate a dynamic and vibrant arts community.”

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Owner/Operator of Soirée Telluride

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“I have always been a party thrower...I love bringing joy to people’s lives.”

WEDDING AND EVENT PLANNERS such as Wendy Jacobs Hampton of Soirée Telluride can find themselves in strange positions, from squatting beneath a bride in the bathroom to adjust her gown, to walking down Madison Avenue in New York to meet with the Bush and Ralph Lauren families to plan their childrens’ Telluride wedding. The life of an event planner, it would seem, is never boring. But for most people, planning a huge event or a lavish wedding is stressful. Not for Hampton—she says it’s fun. She has owned and operated Soirée Telluride for 13 years and says she loves what she does for a living. “I feel like the luckiest person in the world. It is such a joyful experience helping people celebrate milestones. I am a planner—it’s just my nature—and I love the pieces and the logistics. I have always been a social person who likes connecting with people, and I really enjoy the clients, getting to know them and their stories.” The secret to her success, she reveals with a smile, is her obsessive attention to details. For the Bush-Lauren affair, which was featured in the December issue of Vogue and was Telluride’s equivalent of the royal wedding, she had a timeline that was nine pages long. Every aspect of the event was orchestrated down to the minute. “That’s my key, the baseline of the whole thing,” says Hampton. “Timing and flow. If I have written down that at 4:32 p.m. the bride is walking down the aisle, and at 4:32 p.m. she is walking down the aisle, then I know everything is going to flow.” Despite her concentration on the mechanics of a wedding or event, and even though she has been in the business for a long time, she can still be moved by the emotions and beauty of a celebration. She says once in a while she gets choked up by a great father-ofthe-bride speech or very personal vows, but that the most heart-tugging stories are the people who have faced some hardship, struggle or illness and have survived and are now able to celebrate. “That touches me. I love being able to put on the perfect event and give them exactly what they want.” Let the Telluride Tourism Board help you get exactly what you want on your special occasion—their group sales associates can help you find just the right event planner to complement your style and to make sure everything is perfect at your celebration.

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Telluride is the ultimate place to gather guests, whether your wedding is outside in a cathedral of towering peaks, in an alpine meadow filled with wildflowers or inside an elegant ballroom, historic opera house or mountaintop lodge. It’s easy to round up the necessities for a romantic celebration here—Telluride and Mountain Village are filled with hotel rooms, restaurants, caterers, photographers, florists, bands, DJs, hairdressers, estheticians and wedding planners. Telluride Tourism Board (800.525.3455) is your one-stop resource for group services information. Check out VisitTelluride.com to find the best of everything for your dream wedding.

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Why Telluride? We have everything necessary to host a group in style. The combination of world-class outdoor experiences, a variety of accommodations and meeting spaces, a wide selection of indoor activities and a host of dining and nightlife alternatives—not to mention the views— make this place the natural choice. So sit back and relax, and let Telluride do the entertaining for you. No matter what kind of group it is—a conference, wedding, reception, reunion, retreat, seminar, meeting, family gettogether, team building or incentive trip—we have the perfect location for you. From the spacious, state-of-theart Telluride Conference Center to the intimate charm of an old Victorian parlor, the historic opera house or a mountain lodge, Telluride has something to suit every type of gathering.

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Cupcake Wars and

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Community Service WHEN A NATIONAL ORGANIZATION ASSEMBLES here in Telluride, it doesn’t necessarily mean they will just be attending symposiums, listening to speeches or breaking into discussion groups. Instead, they might be baking and decorating cupcakes, the way the Senior Planners Industry Network did. Not just any cupcakes, mind you—the cupcake. The crème de la crème, the one that would take the proverbial cake for its taste and presentation in the Cupcake War, a friendly, peer-judged competition between the Senior Planners. But the real prize in the Cupcake Wars doesn’t go to the winner; in this case, the spoils (the entry fees) went to an Art Alchemy program that helps kids who witness or are victims of domestic assault and sexual violence. These kinds of group activities, fun events that are based on social responsibility, are growing in popularity. A group of co-workers or colleagues or even a family can get together and participate in something that is not just fun but also meaningful. Telluride Tourism Board collaborates with various activity hosts, non-profits and charities for unique programs like these. “People are searching out destinations which allow for a more enriching and inspirational activity,” says Todd Gehrke, the director of group and conference solutions for Telluride Tourism Board. “This encourages our team to focus on creativity and to partner with local service providers who excel in these areas.” The Cupcake Wars are just one creative way for a group to get together and give something back to the community at the same time. Gehrke and his team have all kinds of unique programs, activities that give the participants a means to help others and strengthen their own network relationships at the same time. It is also a great way to showcase Telluride, says Gehrke. “It could be working together to build a kids’ park, or having a science-related group host an interactive science fair event which supports the curriculum in schools, or even working with the forest service to repair nature trails,” he says. “All provide a great sense of culture and character for participants and organizations, as well as allowing guests to see the true sense of what Telluride stands for.”

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THE STORY OF AUDREY BEGINS with a wayward drifter, James Shane, who came to Telluride in the 1890s, with no money but a lust for gold. Jim intended to secure a grubstake (supplies or money in return for a share of profits), but no one would lend to a man with his un-calloused and well groomed hands. Instead Jim took to playing piano in the Red Light District in return for small wages and a warm bed.   Word soon spread that Jim was also a painter. “Soiled Dove” Audrey Ford took special interest in Jim’s abilities and proposed a business deal: she would pose nude in return for Jim selling the portrait to a local establishment. Jim would earn the money to start prospecting and Audrey would benefit from the advertisement of her beauty displayed in a proper establishment.   But as artist and muse went to work, plans changed. Audrey and Jim fell in love. Jim sold the painting, set off prospecting and even struck gold, but Audrey no longer required the free advertising; she married Jim. Together, they ran a successful business buying and selling claims and built a respectable life in Telluride.  Even after Audrey’s passing in 1936, the genesis of their love—the painting—ensured their story would live on. Audrey got around town—she was hung in nearly every saloon including the Roma and Beer Garden and eventually landed in a private gambling room above Frank Wilson’s Busy Corner Pharmacy. But when the Colorado attorney general cracked down on private gambling, the club closed and Audrey was abandoned.  Over the next twenty years, Audrey grew a mustache (by way of mischievous kids), was shot with a .22, had a ski pole jabbed into her ribs, and was nearly lost to Telluride history. She was headed for the dumpster when once again Audrey was saved from ruin by love. Frank’s granddaughter, Kim Sheek, snatched the portrait and sent the centuryold Audrey to be restored at Rocky Mountain Conservation Center in Denver.  Throughout this winter, Audrey can be seen in all her Lady-of-the-Evening glory as part of the Telluride Historical Museum’s exhibit “Sight and Sound: 125 Years of Art and Music.”   — Cameo Hoyle

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A woman attending Telluride Historical Museum’s pub crawl noticed something unusual. She elbowed the people next to her, whispering and pointing at a woman sleeping on the floor of the Fly Me To the Moon Saloon. Suddenly someone yelled, “Moonbiscuit, your laundry is done.” The sleeping woman popped up and assumed her character, a hippie from 1970s Telluride, when the Saloon was called the Moon Gypsy and featured a laundromat. The crowd was shocked; they knew they were in for a different kind of historical perspective when they signed up for a pub crawl, but they didn’t realize it would also be narrated by live Telluride Theatre actors. Offbeat characters such as “Moonbiscuit” and a banjo player performed a comedy skit that brought the town’s colorful history to life. The patron who first noticed the sleeping actress laughed so hard she was in tears. “She said to me, ‘They don’t do this back home,’” smiles the museum’s Assistant Director Beth Kelly. The Telluride Historical Museum uses all kinds of live, innovative programming to engage tourists and guests. They host fireside chats, historical reenactments, cemetery tours and ski tours with Johnnie Stevens, a lifetime local, member of the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame and the former CEO of the ski resort. “We think it’s a great way to educate people and entertain them at the same time,” says Kelly.

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Summer in Telluride The Fourth of July is a crescendo of sorts, one of the peak holidays in a season full of high notes that starts in early spring and stretches through autumn. Summer in Telluride means festivals, whether it’s music, arts, film or food; there are also races, river running, hiking, climbing, biking and all kinds of outdoor adventures. Summer in Telluride is just as magical as winter, so whether you come to experience the fun and festivities or come to escape to the serenity of the San Juan Mountains, make sure you come. To miss summer is to miss Telluride.

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Palm Arts dance performances at the Palm Theatre.

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Golden Dragon Acrobats

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The premier Chinese acrobatic company performs at the Palm Theatre. Legendary ski filmmaker Warren Miller screens a new movie at the Sheridan Opera House. Skiers descend into Telluride and Mountain Village, carrying torches and forming a bright string of lights.

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Mountainfilm Fundraiser

Mountainfilm in Telluride hosts its annual fundraiser at the Opera House.

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Young People’s Theatre high school actors perform a play at the Sheridan Opera House.

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Chocolate Lovers’ Fling

Sample chocolate confections made by local chefs, dress in theme costumes and dance at this annual benefit for the San Miguel Resource Center, held at the Telluride Conference Center.

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Telluride Theatre

Local theatre company performs an original play at Sheridan Opera House.

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Comedy Fest

The 14th annual Telluride Comedy Festival features famous comedians from The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock performing skits and improv.

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Dawn of Telluride

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Hot Club of San Francisco

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TEDx Telluride Live

Local discussions at the Palm Theatre surround video presentation of TED talks about science and innovation.

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A multi-day event for HIV/AIDS prevention and education, the benefit includes a signature fashion show, art and clothing auctions and a trunk show.

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FLYING IN Getting to Telluride has never been easier, especially because recent airport improvements have expanded the runway to allow for larger aircraft and greater passenger capacities. At 9,070 feet above sea level, the Telluride Regional Airport is one of the world’s highest and most scenic commercial airports. The drive from the airport to Telluride or Mountain Village takes approximately ten minutes. Carriers and services change seasonally. Contact a reservationist to check for direct flights and specials, 800.525.3455. Airports • Telluride Regional Airport 970.728.8600 5 miles from Telluride, 6 miles from Mountain Village • Montrose Regional Airport 970.249.3203 67 miles from Telluride; a 1.5-hour drive, depending on weather Other Regional Airports • Durango/La Plata County Airport 970.247.8143 • Grand Junction/Walker Field Airport 970.244.9100 • Cortez Municipal Airport 970.565.7458 Winter Air Carriers Telluride & Montrose • American • Great Lakes • United/Continental • Allegiant Air

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For more information and for winter travel planning, go to “Plan Your Trip” at VisitTelluride.com. PRIVATE FLIGHTS Private flights can be arranged through one of Telluride’s professional charter services: • Peak Aero Group 877.610.8683 • FlightOne 888.574.5861 • MayaAir 866.629.2247 Private flights can also be arranged through many of the national charter companies, including Net Jets, Flex Jet, and Avanti Air.

VIA THE HIGHWAY Mileage from Telluride Albuquerque, NM 320 Cortez, CO 75 Denver, CO 330 Durango, CO 125 Grand Junction, CO 127 Gunnison, CO 125 Las Vegas, NV 585 Moab, UT 130 Montrose, CO 67 Phoenix, AZ 475 Salt Lake City, UT 366 Santa Fe, NM 280 Current road conditions 877.315.7623 or go to www.cotrip.org. RENTAL CARS Telluride and Mountain Village Hertz 970.369.4995 Alamo/National 800.227.7368 or 970.728.9380 Montrose Regional Airport Avis Budget-Montrose Dollar Hertz National

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TAXIS & SHUTTLES Custom trips and private transfers are available. Advance reservations are recommended. Free public transportation options in Telluride and Mountain Village are described on page 39. These services are available from Telluride and Montrose airports: Alpine Luxury Limo 877.728.8750 or 970.728.8750 Mountain Limo 888.LIMOTXI or 970.728.9606 Telluride Express 888.212.TAXI or 970.728.6000 Telluride Taxi 970.728.6668

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TAKE TO THE SKY: THE GONDOLA The towns of Telluride and Mountain Village are linked by a spectacular 13-minute ride on a free gondola. This popular scenic attraction serves as public transportation as well as providing access to the Mountain Village Bike Park in the summer and ski area in the winter. The gondola has four primary stations where you can board and unload: Station Telluride at Oak Street in the historic town of Telluride; Station St. Sophia, the mid-mountain stop that provides access to the ski resort trails and Allred’s Restaurant & Bar; Station Mountain Village, which is situated in Mountain Village Center; and Station Village Parking, with paid parking for Mountain Village guests. The gondola is handicap, ski, snowboard, bicycle and pet accessible. • 7 a.m. to midnight daily (or 2 a.m. after special events) • Open November 16, 2012 through the end of the ski season. • 970.728.0588 for information FREE RIDES • In the town of Telluride, Galloping Goose shuttle buses loop through town every 30 minutes, starting at 7 a.m. daily. Designated stops are located every few blocks, and the bus will drop off and pick up from any corner on the route. Detailed schedules are posted at bus stops and on the buses. Regional bus transportation is available to Lawson Hill, Down Valley and Norwood. Call 970.728.5700 for 24-hour shuttle information. • In Mountain Village, during the ski season, the Chondola operates daily from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. In spring, summer and fall Mountain Village offers bus service, which also operates daily. • Dial-A-Ride taxi serves riders going to and from most residential homes in Mountain Village. Call 970.728.8888 to schedule a pickup.

PARK IT In Telluride: • Find free daytime parking in the Carhenge Lot, just off West Pacific Avenue at the west end of Telluride, near the base of Lift 7 and at the south end of Mahoney Drive (no overnight parking). • Some side streets allow free two-hour parking (see map). •  In Telluride’s historic downtown, solar-powered parking meters stand mid-block on main and side streets. Fifty cents buys one hour, with a three-hour max. The meters accept credit cards, coins or parking tokens. Parking limits are enforced (Telluride Marshal’s Department, 970.728.3818), 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Parking is free on Sundays and holidays. In Mountain Village: • Parking is available for $7 a day and $25 overnight in the Gondola Parking Garage, payable by credit card. • Paid parking is also available at Heritage Parking Garage below Hotel Madeline (west of hotel off Mountain Village Boulevard), free for the first hour and payable by credit card only thereafter at $2 per hour. • Parking at the Town Hall Plaza parking lot is free, with a one-hour limit from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and without any limit between 5 p.m. and midnight, but there is no overnight parking. • There is also free day parking in the Meadows Run Parking lot, located at the end of Adams Ranch Road—there is no overnight parking without a valid permit. • Paid parking is also available at the North Village Center lot. No overnight parking is allowed. The meters accept credit cards, quarters or the Mountain Village Parking Card (Mountain Village Code Enforcement, 970.729.3455).

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AUBERGE RESIDENCES AT ELEMENT 52 970.728.0701 398 South Davis Street, Telluride www.element52.aubergeresorts.com Step into a rarefied setting of contemporary alpine elegance and exhilarating natural beauty. The Auberge Residences at Element 52 are a unique collection of two- to five-bedroom luxury residences and townhomes nestled at the base of the ski mountain, along the banks of the San Miguel River, and just steps from the charm of historic downtown Telluride, with direct ski-in/ski-out access. Cascading down a gentle hill, 33 magnificent residences seamlessly blend dramatic mountain-inspired architecture and contemporary interior design while paying homage to the natural environment. Offering 1,400 to 5,700 square feet with stylish furnishings, gourmet kitchens, fireplaces, expansive picturesque windows, large exterior decks and all the comforts of home. As a guest of Element 52, you can expect world-renowned Auberge comfort and service throughout our slope-side community. Amenities include a private ski lift, ski concierge, heated soaking pools, a spa and fitness center, a private clubroom with fireside lounge, indoor heated garage, pre-arrival grocery service, private chef arrangements, complimentary local transportation and more. Discover an endless array of outdoor activities from world-class skiing, snowshoeing and sleigh rides in the winter to hiking, biking and river rafting in the summer. Take your next Telluride stay to new peaks at Element 52.

BEAR CREEK LODGE 877.376.9769 (reservations) or 970.369.4900 (information) 135 San Joaquin Road, Mountain Village www.telluridelodging.com Situated among the surrounding Aspen trees and spectacular 13,000 ft. peaks in Telluride, Colorado, Bear Creek Lodge is a full service property ideally suited for your family or group of any size and/or a romantic getaway. Bear Creek Lodge offers the following amenities: • Onsite check in/front desk staff, full concierge service • Large common area great room/lobby with complimentary coffee, tea and hot cider bar • Private lift to ski run that accesses chairs #1 and #10 • 1 indoor hot tub and 2 outdoor hot tubs, heated outdoor swimming pool – full fitness center • Full service spa with steam room and sauna • Kids activity area with Wii, ping pong, foosball, air hockey • Complimentary DVD rentals • Complimentary on site parking • Complimentary wireless high speed internet, business center with 2 computers and printers • Complimentary private shuttle service in Mountain Village which provides access to the free gondola Our oversized 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom condominiums offer fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces, jetted bath tubs and washer and dryers…truly your home away from home!

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CAMEL’S GARDEN RESORT

“Few places compare to Telluride. And nothing in Telluride compares to the Camel’s Garden.” Camel’s Garden is Telluride’s finest full-service resort property. Located just 15 feet from the Gondola and the Oak Street Ski Lift, and two blocks from Main Street, Camel’s Garden is in an ideal skiin/ski-out location. The luxurious rooms, suites and condominiums with balconies, fireplaces, custom-crafted furniture, Italian marble bathrooms and oversized tubs give a feeling of ultimate indulgence and wellbeing. An extraordinary 25-foot hot tub offers spectacular views of the San Juan Mountains. The Camel’s Garden is also home to Atmosphere Day Spa, Oak restaurant, Telluride Sports, and a Telluride Ski Area ticket office. “One of the world’s most romantic ski hotels.” — London Sunday Times

FAIRMONT HERITAGE PLACE Franz Klammer Lodge 888.728.0355 970.728.3318 567 Mountain Village Boulevard, Mountain Village www.fairmont.com/klammerlodge franzklammer@fairmont.com Ideally located in the heart of Mountain Village, the Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge offers luxury two and three bedroom residences. Each beautifully appointed residence offers a fully equipped kitchen, living and dining area, washer and dryer, oversized bathrooms and a private balcony. Enjoy our Himmel Spa, fitness center, and pool, as well as convenient access to skiing with slope-side ski valet and the complimentary gondola connecting the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village. Our personable and dedicated staff will assist with arranging activities prior to your arrival, including complimentary transportation to and from Telluride and Montrose airports, allowing you to enjoy the comfort of a home away from home without the hassles of daily life. In this luxurious sanctuary, we promise to deliver you the memorable vacation experience you can expect from Fairmont.

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Hotel & Condominiums 888.772.2635 or 970.728.9300 250 West San Juan Avenue, Telluride on Telluride’s Gondola Plaza www.camelsgarden.com

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HOTEL COLUMBIA 800.201.9505 or 970.728.0660 301 West San Juan Avenue, Telluride www.columbiatelluride.com Remodeled in 2008, Hotel Columbia is proud to offer guests a modern, yet timeless feel in Telluride’s premier location. Located at the base of the Gondola, the Hotel Columbia provides immediate access to the world-famous Telluride Ski Resort and is within walking distance of all that downtown Telluride has to offer. The redesigned Hotel Columbia features a new layout that provides spacious rooms and suites with multiple bedding options. This new, innovative design provides guests with maximum flexibility for individual and family lifestyles, and the ultimate in guest experiences and luxury. In addition, certain rooms/suites feature a gas-burning fireplace, a balcony, an in-suite hot tub, and a fully equipped kitchenette. All rooms/suites are equipped with complimentary, wireless Internet, an HD TV and an iPod docking station. The Hotel Columbia is also dog friendly and offers lobby-level ski storage and boot dryers. The Cosmopolitan Restaurant and the Hotel Columbia are pleased to offer a complimentary, deluxe-continental breakfast to hotel guests, served every morning in our guest-only dining room. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is waiting to make your stay at the Hotel Columbia a memorable one. We look forward to showing you our spirit of hospitality in the Rocky Mountains.

HOTEL MADELINE TELLURIDE 970.369.0880 568 Mountain Village Boulevard, Mountain Village www.HotelMadelineTelluride.com As one of the leading hotels of the world, Hotel Madeline is the centerpiece of Mountain Village, and just steps away from the gondola and everything Telluride has to offer. Our ideal ski-in, skiout location is the starting point for a day of exploring the mountain or meandering through downtown shops and galleries. Your Madeline experience begins even before your arrival, as our concierge will see that every detail is arranged. Once here, elegant guest rooms, suites and one-to-four-bedroom condominiums await. At the Madeline is the sleek Restaurant REV for creative farm-tofork cuisine. For a nibble, creative cocktails and local brews there is SMAK Bar, and an experience that lives up to its name. After a day of adventure, The Spa at the Hotel Madeline offers restoration from the active mountain lifestyle that Telluride inspires. Learn more and all about our special offers at HotelMadelineTelluride.com

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“Top 50 Ski Hotels in North America” — Condé Nast Traveler Our commitment to old-world comfort and service continues to be our focus as we enter our 23rd year as a celebrated Telluride tradition. Newly renovated, the Ice House displays contemporary elegance, and offers a swimming pool, large hot tub, eucalyptus steam room, Rico’s Bar in the afternoon and a complimentary continental breakfast. Located on the river, one-half block from the gondola and two blocks from main street, the Ice House is the closest hotel to the festival grounds in Town Park and minutes from many of Telluride’s most popular hiking trails. The Ice House has 16 one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums up to 2,000 square feet in size. Condo amenities include full kitchens, washer and dryer, large living and dining areas, walk-in master closet and oversized master bath with jetted tub. Hotel accommodations include suites or standard rooms. Our 10 spacious, luxurious suites have a living room with privacy door, wet bar, queen sofa bed, a full bath in the master bedroom and a half bath in the living room. All rooms have HD flat panel TVs, DVD player, CD player and wireless high-speed Internet.

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INN AT LOST CREEK 888.601.5678 or 970.728.5678 119 Lost Creek Lane, Mountain Village www.InnAtLostCreek.com Fun. Exiting. Cozy. The 32 suites that make up the Inn At Lost Creek enjoy the best slopeside location in Telluride’s exquisite Mountain Village. Each private suite is different in it’s own way, from stone fireplaces, petite kitchens balconies, jetted tubs and steamed showers, it’s the perfect place to relax and get away and get lost. After a day on the mountain or around town, guests enjoy sensational views and casual dining inside or alfresco at our iconic 9545 restaurant and bar. Guests also have access to the Hotel Madeline amenities including everything from pool and fitness to spa treatments. Unless of course you just want to relax in one of the rooftop hot tubs at the Inn At Lost Creek. Discover more at InnAtLostCreek.com

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800.544.3436 or 970.728.6300 310 South Fir Street, Telluride www.icehouselodge.com

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866.530.9466 or 970.369.0400 118 Lost Creek Lane, Mountain Village www.lumieretelluride.com “One of the world’s 9 sexiest winter lodges.” –MSNBC.com Lumière is Telluride Colorado’s most intimate and luxury boutique property located in Mountain Village with ski-in/ski-out access. Beyond the magnificent stone facade you’ll find just 11 hotel rooms and 18, one- through four- bedroom residences. Make lumière your base camp for adventure. Accommodations consist of guest rooms, one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences and two-, three-, and four-bedroom penthouses. All units are consistently designer decorated to the highest standard with hardwood hickory floors, hand-blown glass fixtures, and original artwork. All one-bedroom and larger residences and penthouses feature a gourmet kitchen, washer/dryer, living area with gas fireplace, dining area, balcony with stunning views, surround sound, flat panel televisions, and oversized luxury baths with separate steam shower and deep soaking tub. Each guest room offers a large, luxury bathroom, flat panel television, mini Subzero refrigerator, microwave and sink The little bar at lumière features sushi, tapas, lite bites and signature cocktails in an ultra-chic mountain setting. Comfy chairs and couches surround two fireplaces offering the perfect place to aprés. Complimentary daily European breakfast (winter only), ski valet, concierge, and wireless internet are a few of the signature services offered by lumière.

MOUNTAIN LODGE TELLURIDE 970.369.5000 457 Mountain Village Boulevard, Mountain Village www.mountainlodgetelluride.com A blend of rustic elegance and Western charm, The Mountain Lodge Telluride is your window to the splendor of the San Juan Mountains. Perched at 9500 feet, this ski-in/ski-out resort offers private luxury cabins, deluxe condominiums and lodge rooms that provide a comfortable retreat from the ordinary. Room amenities include gourmet kitchens, jetted tubs, fireplaces, and private balconies. New this year in our Tavern, The Mountain Lodge is pleased to announce the opening of THE VIEW Restaurant and Bar featuring a vaulted lobby with a 50 foot high timbered ceiling and massive stone fireplace. Food service will feature traditional tavern cuisine with an upscale flare. Open for breakfast, après ski, and dinner entrees, The View affords an intimate atmosphere for private parties, large catered affairs, family dinners or romantic evenings in a spectacular setting. Complete catering services are provided for large and small groups. Please call our Reservations department at 866-368-6867 to inquire about our current specials or go to our website; www.MountainLodgeTelluride.com and click on SPECIAL OFFERS.

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877.376.9769 or 970.728.1950 333 South Davis Street, Telluride www.telluridehotels.com The Mountainside Inn continues to offer the largest selection of affordable hotel rooms in Telluride. The majority of hotel rooms feature kitchenettes, but in addition, the property offers a selection of one bedroom condominiums and one large, three bedroom riverside condo. Unlike any other property, the Mountainside Inn allows individuals and groups the option of reserving accommodations at varying price ranges— all at the same property. Amenities include: • Large, riverside outdoor hot tub • On-site lobby and staff • Coin-operated washer/dryer for guest use • Free HBO • Free wireless internet • One block to dining, liquor store, deli • Next to Lift #7 and only 3 blocks to Main Street Telluride A million dollar location at an affordable price!

NEW SHERIDAN HOTEL 800.200.1891 or 970.728.4351 231 West Colorado Avenue, Telluride www.newsheridan.com The New Sheridan Hotel has served as Telluride’s social center since 1895. Located just two blocks from the ski lifts, the hotel’s location in the heart of downtown Telluride provides an ideal base for visitors. During an expansive renovation completed in late 2008, the hotel’s 26 guest rooms received a luxurious transformation under the guidance of internationally renowned designer Nina Campbell. Each individually designed room captures the historic charm of Telluride in an atmosphere of warmth and comfort. On-site dining options include the renowned Chop House Restaurant & Wine Bar, the Parlor, and the historic New Sheridan Bar, which was ranked among the world’s top 10 après ski bars by Forbes Traveler. The New Sheridan is proud to be on the National Historic Register.

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TELLURIDE ALPINE LODGING 877.376.9769 324 W Colorado Avenue, Telluride www.telluridelodging.com Telluride Alpine Lodging offers the largest selection of affordable, moderate and luxury vacation rentals ranging from hotel rooms to private homes. • CondosandprivatehomeslocatedthroughouttheTownof Telluride and Mountain Village — with easy access to the slopes • Luxuryrentalswithhigh-endfinishesandamenities • Reservation specialists to help find the perfect vacation location • Economyhotelrooms • 1,2,3and4bedroomcondominiumsforallsizesoffamilies and groups • Bedandbreakfastaccommodations Checkoutourwebsiteatwww.telluridelodging.comtoseeour current specials.

TELLURIDE RESORT LODGING 800.778.8581 or 970.728.7350 www.tellurideresortlodging.com lodging@tellurideskiresort.com Offering the Best Lodging, Ski, Golf and Spa Packages in Telluride and Mountain Village Telluride Resort Lodging, the official lodging company of the Telluride Ski & Golf Resort, offers the finest year-round accommodations in Telluride and Mountain Village. • V acation rentals range from cozy studios & hotel rooms to six bedroom luxury homes, with a wide variety of properties in the Telluride region to fit every need, style, location, and budget. • T elluride Resort Lodging offers one-stop vacation booking with the best Stay & Ski, Stay & Golf, and Stay & Play packages in Telluride. • T elluride Resort Lodging provides the best full property management services for homeowners, from short term rental management to complete caretaking packages.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

866.468.3501 or 970.369.1188 199 North Cornet Street, Telluride www.thehoteltelluride.com • Awarded “Top 50 Hotels” by Condé Nast • Awarded “World’s Best 500” by Travel & Leisure • Travel & Leisure: “Top 100 Hotels in North America” • Awarded #44 in “Top 50 Ski Hotels” by Condé Nast 2008 The Hotel Telluride is the premier full-service boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown. Guests receive the highest level of personal attention while relaxing in comfortable accommodations. A private balcony to enjoy the spectacular Telluride views, Aveda products, large bathrooms, a 'pillow menu' to customized your pillow choice, featherbed mattress, complimentary wireless internet and complimentary 24-hour coffee service are just a few of the things that make The Hotel Telluride the perfect choice for your mountain vacation. Start your day out in The Nook with a delicious hot full breakfast. The Nook transforms in the evening into a casual dining experience with fresh daily drink and entrée specials, along with good company. Other amenities include: full-service spa treatments, steam shower, work-out facility, and two outdoor hot tubs. The true essence of Telluride is found at The Hotel Telluride. We hope to see you soon.

THE PEAKS RESORT & SPA 1.800.789.2220 or 970.728.6800 136 Country Club Drive, Mountain Village www.ThePeaksResort.com Named as one of the top “50 Best Places to Ski and Stay in North America” and ranked “15th Best Spa in North America” by Condé Nast Traveler, the ski-in/sk-out Peaks Resort & Spa is Telluride’s premiere full-service resort hotel. The property includes 161 beautifully appointed guest rooms including 32 suites, as well as penthouse condominiums and multi-bedroom mountainside residences – all with unmatched mountain views. The resort features its own on-site helipad for heli-boarding and skiing with local outfitter Helitrax and offers fine and casual dining options including Palmyra, The Lift, Legends as well as in-room private dining. The onsite Spa at The Peaks Resort, at 42,000 sq. ft., is the largest spa in Colorado. The Spa features 32 treatment rooms and a variety of relaxing and rejuvenating signature treatments. The Spa also encompasses a full-service salon, fully equipped fitness center including Pilates and yoga studios, certified fitness instructors providing a variety of private and group classes, three-lane lap pool with Telluride's only indoor water slide, indoor climbing wall, gender specific steam rooms, saunas and Roman tubs, and indoor/ outdoor heated pool and hot tubs. The NEW Laser Center at The Peaks is located within the Spa at the Peaks and offers Botox, Restylane, Juvederm and Laser-assisted surgery. Visit http://www.thepeaksresort.com/spa.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

800.611.9893 or 970.728.6601 401 West Pacific Avenue, Telluride www.victorianinntelluride.com The Victorian Inn is a quaint hotel property located one block from the heart of downtown Telluride. It’s also ideally located only one block from the complimentary gondola, connecting the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village. It features 32 newly refurbished, comfortable hotel rooms, kitchenettes, a suite and one separate cozy “guest cottage”. The perfect location for comfort and convenience... All accommodations feature: • One or two queen size beds with a private bath • Free Wi-Fi high speed wireless internet • Mini-refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers, humidifiers Property amenities feature: • Complimentary continental breakfast each morning that includes; low fat yogurt, assorted cereals, oatmeal, apples, fresh baked cinnamon rolls, coffee, orange juice, assorted teas and hot cocoa • Daily maid service • On site check in, lobby and staff • Outdoor hot tub with adjoining dry sauna • Outdoor barbeque grills • Guest laundry facility • All rooms are non-smoking and pets are not allowed The Victorian Inn is a familiar sight in the Town of Telluride. The Inn has served guests for over 20 years. It has earned a reputation for being conveniently located offering clean, comfortable accommodations in one of the best locations in town.

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AUDIO/VISUAL

BAR

SEATED CAPACITY

VENUES

IN-HOUSE CATERING

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STANDING CAPACITY

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SQUARE FOOTAGE

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ADA compliant, on the river

TOWN OF TELLURIDE

SETTING

Ah Haa School for the Arts/Historic Train Depot 970.728.3886

gallery room and large outdoor deck

900

170

80

Aspen Street Inn, The 970.728.5910

dining/sitting

450

65

30

Camel’s Garden 888.772.2635 or 970.728.9300

meeting area

525

50

30

next to gondola

1,700

250

200

stage & outdoor deck

360

25

20

next to gondola

30,000

586

667

alcohol with special permit downtown Telluride

downtown Telluride

historic Swede-Finn Hall

Ice House Lodge 800.544.3436 or 970.728.6300

conference room

Michael D. Palm Theatre 970.369.5669

full-service performing arts center

New Sheridan American Room 800.200.1891 or 970.728.4351

Victorian-style room

500

45

35

Nugget Theater 970.728.3030

theatre

1,674

-

186

quaint, intimate

Sheridan Opera House 970.728.6363

theatre/ballroom/reception space

1,400

265

240

plus a gallery for 140

Telluride Elementary School 970.369.1205

cafeteria gym/auditorium

Telluride Middle/High School 970.369.1205

multi-purpose and music rooms gym

Telluride Town Park Core & Warming Hut 970.728.2173

outdoors, canopy, picnic tables

Town Park Pavilion 970.728.2173

covered ice rink

Wilkinson Public Library 970.728.4519, ext. 20

program room (smaller rooms available)

-

-

100

small raised stage

3,600

500

500

no alcohol or smoking

-

-

125/50

on-site parking

4,000

-

300

no alcohol or smoking

-

-

-

public can’t be excluded

26,000

300

-

available for private events

959

124

88

downtown Telluride

TOWN OF MOUNTAIN VILLAGE & SKI AREA Bear Creek Lodge 970.369.4900

great room

2,000

200

150

wedding packages avail.

Hotel Madeline 866.475.4403 or 970.369.0880

ballroom and Jasper room

3,300

270

150

versatile meeting space

Gorrono Ranch 970.728.7446

mountain ranch

6,000

-

200

Inn at Lost Creek 866.475.4403 or 970.728.5678

executive board room and wedding patio

525

35

20

wireless business center

Mountain Lodge at Telluride 970.369.5000

Summit Room (summer only)

574

60

40

near Tell. Conf. Center

Mt. Emma Room

500

50

35

easy gondola access

Peaks Resort and Spa, The 800.789.2220 or 970.728.6800

no private vehicles

Appaloosa

1,682

225

120

Palmyra Room

2,228

225

120

sunset view

Big Billie Ballroom

2,835

225

170

can divide into 2 rooms

Legends

2,790

250

110

Mt. Wilson Terrace

7,900

350

200

Liberty Bell and Golden Slipper Rooms

sunset view

10 foot ceilings outdoor terrace, great views

551

50

40

Ridge Club’s Great Room, The 970.728.5677

multi-purpose facility plus deck

1,900

175

80

easy gondola access

Telluride Conference Center 970.369.4760

Mountain Village Ballroom

6,069

890

564

22,000 total sq. ft. indoors

Klammer Boardroom

732

60

40

55,000 sq. ft. outdoor plaza

Fallon Room

367

35

20

voice/data circuits

Chipeta Room

312

-

18

voice/data ports

1,189

100

70

optional reception hall

-

-

-

Mezzanine St. Sophia Ceremony Site 970.728.7446

ski area mountain top, outdoor venue

can open to one big room

tent and chair rentals avail.

RUSTIC MOUNTAIN RETREATS Alta Lakes Observatory 404.226.5186

rustic mountain lodge

2,200

75

25

High Camp Hut 970.708.3786

high mountain hut with great views

2,500

35

35

ski or walk 2.5 miles from hwy

Schmid Family Ranch 970.708.1108

rustic setting at base of Wilson Peak

-

-

-

two cabins, summer only

remote lakeside lodge

VENUES

Elks Lodge 970.728.6362

LATE-NIGHT, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

CATERING

BLDS

COCKTAILS

D

Deli/Sandwiches/Salads/Gourmet Take Out

TAKE OUT

Modern Bistro Cuisine

Aemono Market Deli 105 S. Davis 970.728.4748

VEGETARIAN

PRIVATE PARTIES

221 South Oak 221 S. Oak 970.728.9507

TOWN OF TELLURIDE

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FULL DINNER

CUISINE

BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, SNACKS

DINING & SPIRITS

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RESERVATIONS

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RESTAURANTS

Arroyo Gallery & Wine Bar 220 E. Colorado 970.239.2006

Tapas/Desserts/Wine Bar

LS

Baked in Telluride 127 S. Fir 970.728.4775

Bakery/Sandwiches/Pasta/Pizza/Mexican

BLDS

Brown Dog Pizza 110 E. Colorado 970.728.8046

Pizza/Pasta/Subs/Wings/Family Dining

LD

Butcher and The Baker, The 217 E. Colorado 970.728.2899

Handmade Organic Local Cuisine

BLDS

Caravan 123 E. Colorado 970.728.5611

Middle Eastern Food/Ice Cream/Smoothies

BLDS

Cornerhouse Grille 131 N. Fir 970.728.6207

Sports Bar/Restaurant

LDS

Cosmopolitan & Tasting Cellar 300 W. San Juan 970.728.1292

Contemporary American

D

Emilio’s Grill & Bar 226 W. Colorado 970.369.1101

Family Mexican Restaurant

LD

Flavor Telluride 122 S. Oak 970.239.6047

New Orleans-Style Upscale Bistro

BLDS

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Floradora 103 W. Colorado 970.728.8884

Fresh, Housemade Meals

BLDS

Honga’s Lotus Petal 135 E. Colorado 970.728.5134

Asian/Sush/Local/Sustainable

D

La Cocina de Luz 123 E. Colorado 970.728.9355

Mexican/Whole Foods/Espresso Bar

BLDS

La Marmotte 150 W. San Juan 970.728.6232

Contemporary French

LD

Maggie’s Bakery & Cafe 300 W. Colorado 970.728.3334

Bakery/Cafe/Burgers/Pizza/Sandwiches

BLS

The Brown Bag 126 W. Colorado 970.728.5556

Deli/Takeout/Pastries/Sandwiches/Salads

BLS

New Sheridan Chop House & Wine Bar 231 W. Colorado 970.728.9100

Steaks/Seafood/Fine Wine

BLDS

New Sheridan Parlor 231 W. Colorado 970.728.4351

Main Street Cafe and Restaurant

BLDS

Nook, The 199 N. Cornet 970.369.1188

Casual Fare/Tasty Drinks/Good Company

BD

Oak, The New Fat Alley 122 S. Oak 970.728.3985

Southern American BBQ/Veggies

LD

Rustico Ristorante 114 E. Colorado 970.728.4046

Traditional Italian Ristorante

D

Shanghai Palace 126 E. Colorado 970.728.0882

Authentic Chinese

LD

Siam 200 S. Davis 970.728.6886

Authentic Thai and Thai Fusion

D

Smuggler Joe’s Brewpub

Telluride’s Only Brewpub

LDS

225 S. Pine 970.728.0919

● ●

Sweet Life, The 115 W. Colorado 970.728.8789

Burgers/Beer/Ice Cream/Candy/Cupcakes

LDS

Telluride Bistro 142 E. Colorado 970.728.5239

Mediterranean/Italian Bistro/Pasta/Pizza

LD

There... 627 W. Pacific 970.728.1213

Cocktails/Conversation/Edibles

LD

High Alpine Coffee Bar 224 W. Colorado 970.728.4504

Coffee/Espresso/Baked Goods

BS

Fly Me to the Moon 136 E. Colorado

Cocktails/Live Music

Last Dollar Saloon 100 E. Colorado 970.728.4800

A Blue-Collar Bar Since 1978

New Sheridan Historic Bar 231 W. Colorado 970.728.4351

Cocktails

O’Bannon’s Irish Pub 121 S. Fir 970.728.6139

Cocktails

Steaming Bean 221 W. Colorado 970.369.5575

Breakfast/Quick Bites for Lunch

COFFEE HOUSES OR COCKTAILS

DS

● BLS

● ●

FOOD CARTS & GROCERY STORES Ay Caramba 142 E. Colorado

Authentic Mexican Taqueria

LD

Clark’s Market 700 W. Colorado 970.728.3124

Grocery/Deli/Hot Entrees

BLDS

Coffee Cowboy 123 E. Colorado

Coffee/Pastries/Smoothies/Ice Drinks

S

La Tortilla Ria 300 S. Mahoney 970.728.8678

Bakery/Breakfast Burritos/Beverages/Tortillas

BLS

Village Market 157 S. Fir 970.728.4566

Grocery/Sandwiches/Hot Entrees

BLDS

Zest 700 W. Colorado 970.728.8874

Global Cuisine/Prepared Gourmet Foods

LDS

REGIONAL RESTAURANTS Aemono Fine Foods 156 Society Dr. Unit A, Lawson Hill 970.728.2085

Deli/Pizza/Burgers/Take Out/Catering

BLDS

Cindybread Artisan Bakery 168 Society Dr., Lawson Hill 970.369.1116

Bakery/Salads/Sandwiches/Pastries

BLS

Telluride Brewing Company 156 Society Dr., Lawson Hill 970.728.5094

Local Brewing Company

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RESERVATIONS

FULL DINNER

VEGETARIAN

TAKE OUT

COCKTAILS

CATERING

9545 Restaurant & Bar Sunset Plaza 970.728.5678

Southwest American

BLD

Allred’s Gondola Station St. Sophia 970.728.7474

Creative American/Steaks/Seafood

D

SMAK Bar Hotel Madeline 970.369.8949

Rocky Mountain Gastro Pub

LD

TOWN OF MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

CUISINE

CASH ONLY

BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, SNACKS

DINING & SPIRITS

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RESTAURANTS

Pizza/Salads/Soups/Sandwiches

LDS

Diggity’s Dog House Heritage Plaza 970.369.0364

Hot Dogs/Hippie Dogs/Chili Dogs

LS

La Piazza del Villaggio Sunset Plaza 970.728.8283

Authentic Italian

LD

La Pizzeria Sunset Plaza 970.728.0737

Italian Traditional Crispy Crust

LD

Legends The Peaks Resort and Spa 970.728.6800

Comfortable Full Service Breakfast Buffet

B

little bar at lumière

Freshly Prepared Sushi and Signature Cocktails

D

Colorado Farm to Table

BDS

lumière Hotel

970.369.0400

Rev Hotel Madeline 970.369.8989

Palmyra The Peaks Resort and Spa 970.728.6800

Ingredient-Driven Colorado Cuisine

D

Poachers Pub Sunset Plaza 970.728.9647

Classic Pub Fare

LDS

Tomboy Tavern Heritage Plaza 970.728.7467

Beer Garden and Patio

LD

Tracks Café & Bar Heritage Plaza 970.728.0677

Specialty Sandwiches and More

BLS

● ●

SKI RESORT RESTAURANTS Alpino Vino Upper See Forever 970.708.1120

European Wine Bar & Restaurant

LDS

Bon Vivant Top of Lift 5 970.728.7474

French Country Cuisine

LS

Big Billies Base of Lifts 1 & 10 970.728.7557

Casual Fare/Family Food

LS

Gorrono Ranch Mid-Mountain

970.728.7567

● ●

Burgers/Chili/Soups/Salads/Sandwiches

LS

Guiseppe’s Top of Lift 9 970.728.7503

High Alpine Comfort Food

LS

High Camp Warming Hut Top of Lift 12 970.728.7677

Soups/Sandwiches/Snacks

LS

COFFEE HOUSES OR COCKTAILS Gondola Grounds Town Hall Plaza

Coffee

BS

Great Room, The The Peaks Resort and Spa 970.728.6800

American Bistro

S

Lift at the Peaks, The The Peaks Resort and Spa 970.728.6800

Coffee//Smoothies/Salads/Sandwiches

BLS

Telluride Coffee Company Heritage Plaza 970.369.4400

Coffee/Fresh Pastries/Fresh Juices

S

Grocery with Deli

BLDS

GROCERY STORES Market at Mountain Village, The Town Hall Plaza 970.728.6500

© MARLA MERIDITH

DINING & SPIRITS

Crazy Elk Pizza The Beach 970.728.7499

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Allred’s offers an inspired steak & seafood menu, world class wine list, and signature cocktails. Few restaurants rival Allred’s breathtaking views and welcoming atmosphere. Open daily at 3:30pm for happy hour in the bar and nightly dining.

800.525.3455

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“no other telluride restaurant comes close“ –Snow Magazine Magazine –Snow

located at the top of the gondola

allredsrestaurant.com

|

970.728.7474

a dining experience

unlike any other

970.728.7499

Bottom of the Village Express (Lift 4) Mountain Village

PIZZA • SANDWICHES • SOUPS • SALADS Slopeside in the Mtn. Village Core, Crazy Elk is a classic pizzeria — a perfect spot to grab a family-style lunch or dinner

Alpino Vino’s spectacular views, expansive deck and renowned wines, and exquisite menu provide a perfect retreat from the slopes. Also, ride our Snow Coach to an exclusive dinner at the highest wine bar in ski country. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

To book, call Allred’s 970.728.7474

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contemporary Food and ambiance

Les Crèpes Soupes et Salades Les Plâts Principales Les Desserts featuring an extensive drink menu

make your online reservation at www.cosmotelluride.com

In the Hotel Columbia • 970.728.1292

at the top of polar queen express (5)

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Dinner at Palmyra… Experience The Culinary Height of Telluride. this glass-walled restaurant is a local favorite with sumptuous cuisine and unmatched mountain views. palmyra restaurant features fresh, seasonal ingredients and is the ideal setting for an intimate dinner with friends or a place the entire family can enjoy!

t h e

p e a k s

The Palmyra and Great Room Decks THE PLACE To bE for après ski, live music, fireside seating and staggering mountain views of the san Juan peaks. Drink specials, unmatched sunsets and delicious food for every palate are all part of the ambience of this unbelievably beautiful deck setting and longtime local favorite. Live Music • bar Specials • Wine, beer & bubbles Greatest Sunset View in Telluride

970.728.6800 | ThePeaksResort.com

The Good Life O pen for lunch and dinner, SMAK Bar is sleek and sophisticated, always comfortable and inviting and features the town’s most appetizing nibbles and noshes. Add in an ever-smiling and engaging group of servers and you’ve got the best spot on the plaza in Mountain Village. For après ski, families, a date you want to impress or to wind up before a night out, SMAK is as original as its name.

O

ne-of-a-kind experiences await at Restaurant Rev at the Hotel Madeline – the town’s definitive choice for an elegant night out. Begin at the intimate bar and let the night unfold. Amazing cocktails and wines, an inspired farm to table fresh and organic menu and a seductive atmosphere it’s the one ‘can’t miss’ on every visit to Telluride. In the heart of Mountain Village.

BAR HotelMadelineTelluride.com (970) 369-0880

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fine art | fine wine | fine time

TELLURIDE’S GATHERING PLACE

LUNCH & DINNER Starters Edamame Hummus Dip Heirloom Tomato Salad

Classics Grilled Shrimp Tacos Tavern Cheese Burger Pork Schnitzel Sandwich

Mains

gallery & wine bar monthly art shows and events

Local Rootbeer BBQ Baby Back Ribs Cast Iron Seared Colorado Trout Steak Frites

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facebook: arroyo twitter: @arroyotelluride 220 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 970-239-2006 www.arroyotelluride.com

LOCATED IN THE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE CORE

LOOK FOR THE GIANT YELLOW UMBRELLA 970.728.7467 DAILY 11:30AM-10PM

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SHOPPING

SHOPPING ANTIQUES [ TELLURIDE ] Sundance Mercantile 109 West Colorado   ART GALLERIES [ TELLURIDE ] Arroyo 220 East Colorado Elinoff & Co. 204 West Colorado Gallery 81435 230 South Fir Gold Mountain Gallery   135 West Colorado Kamruz Gallery 333 West Colorado Lustre, an Artisan Gallery 171 South Pine Lyceum Arts Gallery & Studio   430 West Colorado Naturescapes Gallery   100 West Colorado Schilling Studio Gallery    398 West Colorado Stronghouse Studios 283 South Fir Telluride Gallery of Fine Art      130 East Colorado Wildcat Studios      224 East Colorado BEAUTY [ TELLURIDE ] AromaSpa, Salon & Boutique   307 East Colorado Atmosphere Spa  250 West San Juan Breathe Skin & Body  221 East Colorado Bliss Day Spa & Salon 329 East Colorado Studio G 226 West Colorado YX Salon - Jen Silver Bell Building YX Salon - Shayla Silver Bell Building The Town Barber 398 West Colorado BEAUTY [ MOUNTAIN VILLAGE ] Alpenglow Beauty  Fairmont Franz Klammer Himmel Pool and Spa Boutique Fairmont Franz Klammer Spa Boutique at The Peaks Resort  136 Country Club Dr. Spa Linnea at Hotel Madeline 568 Mountain Village Blvd. BOOKS [ TELLURIDE ] Between the Covers Books 

970.728.2441

970.239.2006 970.728.5566 970.728.3930 970.728.3460 303.442.7790 970.728.3355 970.708.1331 970.728.6359 970.728.1345 970.728.3930 970.728.3300 970.729.2458

970.728.9515 970.728.0630 970.728.9772 970.728.1020 970.728.8700 970.708.0270 970.708.2308 970.708.0974

970.728.7337 970.728.7113 970.728.6800 970.369.8961

224 West Colorado

970.728.4504

100 West Colorado 100 West Colorado 307 East Colorado 218 West Colorado 226 West Colorado 221 East Colorado 124 East Colorado 109 West Colorado 223 East Colorado 110 South Pine 100 West Colorado

970.728.4433 970.728.4966 970.728.9515 970.728.6556 970.728.0256 970.728.8088 970.728.9316 970.728.2441 970.728.9307 970.728.5820 970.728.9700

 

CLOTHING [ TELLURIDE ] Alpen Schatz  Appaloosa Trading Company AromaSpa, Salon & Boutique          Black Bear Trading Company          Bounty Hunter      Cashmere Red     Down To Earth   Hopscotch Kids Consignment    Jagged Edge   Kellie’s Overland Sheepskin & Leather     

CLOTHING [ TELLURIDE ] Pip’s Fine & Funky Consignment   Scarpe      Shirtworks of Telluride   Telluride Pilates Center      Telluride Thrift Shop    Telluride Trappings & Toggery    Two Skirts    

100 West Colorado 250 East Pacific 126 West Colorado 307 East Colorado 355 West Colorado 109 East Colorado 127 West Colorado

970.728.3663 970.728.1513 970.728.6242 970.728.5003 970.728.1100 970.728.3338 970.728.6828

CLOTHING [ MOUNTAIN VILLAGE ] Heritage Apparel MV Fashion District Swanky Buckle MV Fashion District The North Face Heritage Plaza

970.728.7340 970.728.7511 970.369.0332 

ELECTRONICS/CAMERAS/PHOTOS [ TELLURIDE ] The Hub 220 West Colorado 970.239.4142   ELECTRONICS/CAMERAS/PHOTOS [ MOUNTAIN VILLAGE ] Elevation Imaging The Beach 970.728.8058    

EYEWEAR & EYE CARE [ TELLURIDE ] Alpine Eyecare & Eyewear   398 West Colorado Sunglass HQ     201 West Colorado   FLORISTS [ TELLURIDE ] China Rose Florists & Greenhouse Lawson Hill Business Ctr. Gardenstore 359 East Colorado Old World Flowers & Antiques       210 West Colorado

970.728.4140 970.728.9199

970.728.4169 970.728.1818 970.728.9424

 

FURNISHINGS & HOME DECOR [ TELLURIDE ] Azadi 217 West Colorado Customs House 135 West Pacific Dakota Home Furnishings  220 East Colorado Gardenstore 359 East Colorado Dakota Panhandler  220 East Colorado Lustre, an Artisan Gallery 171 South Pine Picaya   101 West Colorado Sundance Mercantile   109 West Colorado Timberline Ace Hardware   200 East Colorado Tweed Interiors 151 South Pine GIFTS [ TELLURIDE ] Hopscotch Kids Consignment    Sweet Life Telluride Truffle Zia Sun       GIFTS [ MOUNTAIN VILLAGE Telluride Naturals Telluride Resort Store

970.728.4620 970.369.5003 970.728.4204  970.728.1818 970.728.4204 970.728.3355 970.728.0954 970.728.2441 970.728.3640 970.728.8186

109 West Colorado 115 West Colorado 101 North Fir 214 West Colorado

970.728.2441 970.728.8789 970.728.9565 970.728.4031

] Village Core Gondola Plaza

970.728.7357 970.728.7358

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SHOPPING HARDWARE & BUILDING SUPPLIES [ TELLURIDE ] Alpine Lumber  140 Society Dr. Lawson Hill 970.728.4388 EcoSpaces   162 Society Dr. Lawson Hill 970.728.1973 Timberline Ace Hardware   200 East Colorado 970.728.3640 Kitchen & Bath Designs    398 West Colorado 970.249.7200

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Tucked away on Pine Street one block south of Colorado Ave., Lustre is most noticeable to the passerby at night. Dozens of hand painted glass chandeliers by Ulla Darni illuminate the store. Fine inlaid furniture crafted with exotic woods and gem quality stones by John Arenskov, brings the term “conversation piece” to life. Marshall Noice’s vibrant landscapes grace the walls, together with historical tin reliefs and earthy mixed media. Sculptural works and vessels are created by glass, bronze and fiber artists. Complementing jewelry for home with art for self, Lustre showcases several jewelers including art nouveau jewelry by Masriera, Gurhan’s 24K gold collection and naturally colored diamonds by Todd Reed. Lustre’s artists often find inspiration in nature and incorporate the most beautiful natural elements into their creations. Please stop by the gallery for a fuller appreciation of our artists.

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By historic standards, Telluride is a fairly modern town. The first European settlers didn’t arrive until 1876, settling on the Valley Floor, west of the present town’s site. Once gold was discovered, the boom was on. In a short 20-year span, the town grew from a hodgepodge of cabins and shacks to rows of elegant Victorians and stately brick buildings. Businesses on main street were decorated with elaborate façades, many of which remain today. Because of its important contributions to early mining, Telluride was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1964. To protect the town’s character, Telluride established the Historic and Architectural Review Commission (HARC), which reviews new building or remodeling plans before construction begins. The buildings on this self-guided tour have withstood the passage of time, although most have been restored. 1. SAN MIGUEL COUNTY COURTHOUSE In 1886, a courthouse was erected on the south side of West Colorado Avenue. This building burned shortly after construction, but the bricks were saved to build the present courthouse less than a year later on the opposite corner (Colorado Ave. and Oak St.). Recently renovated, it is still used today. 2. NEW SHERIDAN HOTEL & OPERA HOUSE This Telluride landmark was built in 1895. For fine dining, the Continental Room had 16 velvet-curtained booths, equipped with phones so diners could call for service and not be interrupted by waiters. The Sheridan Bar remains much the same with its imported Austrian cherry wood bar. William Jennings Bryan delivered a speech, though not his famous “Cross of Gold,” on a platform in front of the Sheridan. The Opera House, a lovely theater with a Venetian scene painted on its roll curtain by J. Erickson, was added in 1914. 3. ROMA BAR BUILDING Once one of Telluride’s oldest bars, this building contains a period piece downstairs—an 1860 Brunswick-Balke-Collener Company bar of carved walnut with exquisite 12-foot French mirrors on the back bar. The Roma was one of the wildest and most raucous saloons in town. It was renovated in 1983 and again in 2006 to become Honga’s Lotus Petal. 4. ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH This church was built in 1896 on Catholic Hill for $4,800. By 1899, it had 200 members. The wooden figures of the Stations of the Cross were carved in the Tyrol of Austria. In 2005, the interior of St. Patrick’s was remodeled. 5. OLD WAGGONER HOUSE Charles Waggoner, president of the Bank of Telluride (yellow brick building with pillars on main street; see E on map), contrived a scheme purportedly to save his bank in the Wall Street Crash of 1929. By siphoning money from New York banks, he kept most Telluride depositors in the black. Waggoner testified in court, “I would rather see the New York banks lose money than the people of Telluride, most of whom have worked all their lives for the savings that were deposited in my bank.” Waggoner was sentenced to 15 years in prison but was paroled after six years. He never returned to Telluride. 6. TOWN HALL On the corner of Fir Street and Columbia Avenue is Telluride’s first schoolhouse. This one-room building was built in 1883 for the sum of $3,000. The first class held there had 53

students and one teacher. After a new school was built, the town offices occupied the building. The tower for drying fire hoses was added at that time. 7. TELLURIDE HISTORICAL MUSEUM The building itself was built in 1896 by Dr. Hall and served as a hospital for the miners, townspeople and county poor. It was renovated in 2002. An amazing collection of photographs and artifacts reconstructs the colorful days of Telluride’s mining past and early days of skiing. 8. NORTH OAK HOUSE Built in 1900, this house was a survivor of the 1914 flood. A spring cloudburst caused Cornet Creek to turn into a torrent of mud and rocks that swept through town, depositing five feet of mud and debris from the Liberty Bell Mine down to Colorado Avenue. One woman was killed, and the Sheridan Bar was filled with mud halfway to the ceiling. This house has been completely restored to its original condition, enabling it to be on the National Register of Historic Homes. 9. DAVIS HOUSE E. L. Davis built this stately brick house in 1894. Davis was a mining and real estate entrepreneur who held numerous mining claims in the Ingram-Bridal Veil Basin and Bear Creek area. He owned all the land where the former Rio Grande Southern Train Depot now stands, as well as onethird interest in West Telluride. Davis sought to bring business to the town as vice-president of the Telluride Board of Trade. After Davis’ death, the house was sold to Dr. Oshner, who used it as a hospital, particularly during the 1918 flu epidemic. The house was renovated in 1983. 10. L.L. NUNN HOUSE This white Victorian was bought by L.L. Nunn for his Telluride Institute, where “pinheads” from Cornell University came to expand their knowledge of the production of power. Today, Cornell University has a “Telluride House” funded by Nunn’s estate. Next door, on the corner of Aspen Street and West Columbia, is the house in which Nunn lived, which was built in 1887 and remodeled extensively in 1980. 11. RIO GRANDE SOUTHERN RAILWAY DEPOT This area was bustling and noisy after the railroad arrived in 1891. The depot was surrounded by boardinghouses and warehouses, some of which still stand on San Juan Avenue. In 1991, it was restored to accommodate a restaurant. Today, it houses the Ah Haa School for the Arts.

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PICK & GAD: Patrons were treated to music, food, wine and ladies in this brick “parlour house” in Telluride’s red-light district.

G. OLD TOWN JAIL: This stone jail is thought to have been built in 1885 and is now occupied by the Telluride Marshal’s Department. The town’s first calaboose, a wooden structure, was built in 1878 and is now located in Telluride Town Park’s campgrounds. H. PENN TRAM TOWERS: At the turn of the century, the east end of the canyon was laced with the cables of aerial trams that lowered ore from the mines to mills in the valley below. These two towers are from the Pennsylvania Mine’s tramline. I.

IDARADO LEGACY TRAIL: Plaques along this interpretive walk recount the mining legacy of Telluride’s east end. The riverside trail ends at the Pandora Mill site with a stunning view of Bridal Veil Falls.

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Farewell to a Reluctant Hero FAMED ASTRONAUT AND AMERICAN HERO Neil Armstrong was not chosen to be the first man to step on the moon, he liked to point out humbly; it was simply his turn on the flight rotation. It might have been another of the Apollo missions to touch down on the lunar landscape, but ultimately it was Armstrong and the crew of Apollo 11 who made history. Armstrong, who passed away in August at age 82, was exceedingly modest. He earned his position on that flight roster because he was one of an elite corps of test pilots and aerospace engineers, and according to his Telluride friend Ron Allred, he was distinguished among even his peers. “He was a very humble, very modest person. He always gave everyone else credit. But I talked to a number of astronauts that knew him well—they really admired him and would say that he was the best and the brightest, the one you wanted with you on a dangerous mission.” Allred said Armstrong never talked about his exploits unless he was asked. He knew him for years before he heard the story about Armstrong bailing out of the cockpit during one of the 78 combat missions he flew in North Korea. In fact, it was Armstrong’s Gemini 8 co-pilot David Scott, and not Armstrong, who told the harrowing tale of their early space flight. It was a few years prior to the moon landing, and Gemini 8 was the first spacedocking mission. After they latched onto the space station, something went awry with the thrusters and sent the ship spinning wildly. NASA told them to shut off the engines and head back into orbit; luckily they were still in the gravitational pull of the earth or they might have spun off into space. They lost contact with NASA but somehow managed to land safely—setting a record for missing the landing target by the largest margin—in the Pacific Ocean near New Guinea, far from the planned landing in the Atlantic. “He just sat there quietly as David told the story and nodded,” recalls Allred. “He hadn’t even told his wife. His wife said, ‘I don’t know this story.’ That’s the way he was. A reluctant hero.” And it was only when pressed that Armstrong shared the most terrifying details of the Apollo 11 mission. He confessed that it was frightening to land on a completely unknown type of moon surface and to have just one opportunity to lock the moonlander back onto the mother ship, while traveling 3,000 miles per hour. He said it was a feeling unlike any other to have the moonlander

lock back onto the ship’s hull. “He had just one shot at it. I asked him what would have happened if he hadn’t made it, and he said ‘It would have been a bad day of work.’ He always felt that he was just doing his job.” Because of the moon landing, says Allred, he was invited to meet presidents and kings in places all over the world, and as a professor of aerospace engineering he attended scientific conferences in many different countries. He also had a unique perspective of the entire globe that only a few lucky people are ever able to see, from the window of a ship in outer space. But of all the places he saw, it was Telluride that charmed him so much that he and his wife Carol bought a second home here. He served on Telluride Foundation’s board of directors and loved to ski, and was also an especially competitive and avid golfer, says Allred. It was on the greens where Armstrong would reveal his driven nature and the exacting precision that made him successful in his aeronautic career. “He was an excellent golfer, and we had a lot of fun,” smiles Allred. “We’d always wager a dollar, and he took that seriously. He was after your dollar.” Telluride Foundation has set up a Neil Armstrong Scholarship Fund for people wanting to pay tribute to our national hero and part-time neighbor.

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3 5+ years of experience with properties: luxury homes, ranch, recreation, properties throughout the Telluride Region.

xtensive Buyer and Seller relationships from local ranchers to E international business executives.

nowledgeable and conversant in all aspects of real estate K transactions.

dvanced local and national marketing and advertising strategies A using competitive electronic communication and informative and highly searchable websites.

ersonalized attention with detailed focus and follow-through being P paramount to the listing and sales process.

Smart, insightful, passionate and dedicated.

each and connection to clients with significant referral business and R long-lasting professional relationships.

Steve CatSman / marty Stetina Telluride’s Local Source since 1972 970.728.6629 www.catsman.com

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Telluride Visitor Guide Winter 2012-13