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estern Slope ski towns like Telluride and Mountain Village are special places to visitors and residents alike. Within them, we find gorgeous scenery; world-class music and other forms of entertainment; non-chain specialty retail stores where we don’t mind spending our hard-earned bucks; and a vast array of dining and drinking establishments located in structures ranging from dives to upscale buildings to historic venues. A Southerner, I left the Slope a couple of years ago after six years of mountain-paradise living. There were reasons for moving back to swamp-and-mosquito territory, but it didn’t take long to come to the realization that western Colorado truly is home.

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Some people who reside in other parts of the country might opine that it’s not “the real world.” Perhaps it’s not, given the low crime rate, clean air and water, friendly faces and a plethora of natural wonders. But, to paraphrase an old AM-radio hit, if loving it is wrong, I don’t want to be right. As the 2017 version of the Winter Guide points out, there’s plenty to experience in the Telluride area. Skiing and snowboarding may be first and foremost on the minds of those who visit the town or live here. But scan the pages of this publication and you’ll find so many things to see and do, you’ll wish you had the time (and money) to tackle it all. From live-music events at the Sheridan Opera House to shopping and din-


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Big hit with local youth Telluride Ski & Snowboard Club continues growth mode Story by Justin Criado

Telluride Ski & Snowboard Club members descend into Revelation Bowl. (Courtesy photo)


ou’re never too young to start an adventure. As executive director of the Telluride Ski & Snowboard Club, Justin Chandler has been helping youth start such journeys on the mountain for

over 20 years. First as a coach and later in his leadership role, Chandler has seen the club grow exponentially. “We’ve more than doubled our participation (since 2003),” Chandler said. “It keeps going up.” Chandler, who was named executive director in 2004, expects 400 total skiers across all age groups and skill levels to participate in one of the club’s programs this season. “It’s great,” Chandler said. “I love the growth.” The club offers youths from age 5 to 18 a chance to explore several disciplines across skiing and snowboarding, including Alpine, Freestyle, Freeride, Big Mountain, Cross Country and Telemark. The increase in participation has meant children are starting earlier and staying with the club longer, specializing in certain disciplines, which hasn’t always been the case, Chandler said. “We’re getting more and more (youth spe-

cializing in a certain area),” he said. “It used to be an anomaly or special. We used to a have a ceremony and everything.” Three club members recently were named to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Rocky Mountain Division Colorado All-Stars team. Skyler Nunn and George McQuinn both were named freestyle all-stars, while Ava Jodlowski was named to the team as an alternate. Nunn currently is the Rocky Mountain Division’s Dual Mogul Champion, and took 17th at the U.S. National Championships. Last year, she won both days of the annual Rocky Mountain Division competition in Telluride. The club hosts an event every year. She said one of the best aspects of competing and winning in Telluride was being able to do it in front of younger club members. “It was super inspiring and humbling to be able to compete in front of all the up-and-coming younger mogul skiers, knowing that they will be the next generation of the Telluride Ski & Snowboard Club, and hopefully helping them foster some of their mogul skiing dreams like other athletes my age once did for me,” Nunn said. Chandler said the commitment to training and being competitive is evident in the area. “There’s a huge drive from parents and kids to succeed,” Chandler said. “We’re trying to really continue and build on that.

“…The more kids you get, the more the kids stick with it. Those kids that are more recreational, it’s great to have peers out there. It makes everyone better.” The Telluride ski club, which started in 1985, is different than other Colorado clubs since it’s a public program, Chandler said. “We’re a public ski program, but we often train five days a week,” he said. “We provide as much as we can.” Chandler said the school district and resort have been great to work with over the years, which creates a conducive environment for club members. “Those kids do extremely well because of the terrain we train on,” he said. Chandler believes the uniqueness and remoteness of Telluride and Mountain Village give the club an advantage, especially when the club does well in competitions. “We’re here doing our thing,” Chandler said. “It’s fun to show up at other places and show everyone what we can do.” The increase in participation and success creates a need for more coaches, he said. The club currently has upwards of 65 coaches. “There are a lot of great coaches in Telluride,” Chandler said. Chandler said the club recently has been able to bring in coaches from around the country — mainly the Northeast — which

has made the program that much more wellrounded. “If we can get them here to get them out (to see the mountain offerings) we usually win that battle,” he said of attracting coaches to Telluride. Chandler commended the sacrifices coaches make to relocate here, and said that type of commitment is part of what makes the club so successful. “(The coaching) keeps getting better every year,” he said. While the popularity and praise of the club is always a point of pride, Chandler said the best part of the process is seeing what former club members become after they leave the slopes; some of them even return to the club to coach. “I’m actually (more) proud of what they become; the type of person they’ve become,” Chandler said. As a competitive ski club, the program requires participants to have at least two years of ski school experience before joining, according to the official website. The club recently added figure skating to its offerings. Payment plans and financial aid are available. For more information about the club’s programs, costs and other offerings, visit

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Cheap, tasty eats in the Telluride area do exist Story by Jessica Kutz A Brown Dog Pizza employee prepares a Detroit-style pie for service after pulling it out of the oven. (Photo by Andre Salvail)


owever, with a little creativity and a beat on where to find the specials, visitors (and locals alike) need not stress out about finding a decent meal at a fair

cost. The local institution Baked in Telluride has been around since 1976. Despite burning down in 2009, it barely skipped a beat, recovering quickly and serving up dishes at a cost bracket that’s affordable to anyone looking for breakfast, lunch or dinner. As owner Jerry Greene put it, “everything is a deal” when you walk into his joint. The display case is full of tasty treats and the menu offers everything from reasonably priced bagel sandwiches, Mexican fare and

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the equivalent of Mom’s home cooking. Daily dinner specials range from spaghetti and meatballs to meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Those looking for the least-expensive item on the menu can get a slice of pizza for around $4 (depending on the number of toppings). Another tip: “The kids menu is for kids of all ages,” Greene said. Which means that patrons can order the spaghetti-and-meatball entree for a little less than $6. According to Greene, that’s a reasonable option for adults, since the kids’ portion is fairly sizable. Although Telluride is characterized by pricey fare, the Lawson Hill area just a few miles from town is known for its reasonable prices. Aemono Fine Foods have been serving fresh food in Telluride and the surrounding


area for over 15 years where they source highquality ingredients and local organic produce from local farmers. The menu includes fresh pizza from Aemono’s pizza oven and an assortment of soups, salads, sandwiches and sweets, including many gluten-free items. Also in Lawson Hill, Cindybread is known for its hot and cold sandwiches — all priced under $10. According to owner Kristen McClinsey, local winter favorites are the Spicy Meatball Italian and the Chicken Parmesan sandwiches. For those looking for a cheap breakfast, Cindybread sells $3 breakfast sandwiches with a double going for $6. McClinsey said for a small up-charge, customers can get breakfast fillings in a fresh croissant. And those who are heading into town and itching to get on the slopes may call in their orders ahead of time. Of course, no ski town would be complete without a pizza joint. Brown Dog Pizza in Telluride is one of a few options. Brown Dog serves up a traditional New York Style pizza but what it’s really known for are Detroit-style pizzas — a deep-dish pizza baked in a square. P.J. Kelley, manager of Brown Dog, offers his take on the best deal. “Getting a small Detroit pizza and splitting it fills up two people really well and goes the furthest.” With small Detroit pizzas ranging in price from $15 to $18, Brown Dog is but one of a few options for a cost-effective dinner in the heart of Telluride. Kelley spoke of another great deal, the lunch special that runs until 3 p.m. It’s “a slice of New York-style pizza with a 10-ounce Tempter IPA for $7,” he said. “And Wednesdays, we do the same thing with a slice of a Detroit pizza.” By the way, the cheapest item on Brown Dog’s menu is the $4 slice of cheese pizza. Located just a few steps away from Brown Dog is High Pie Pizzeria & Taproom, which serves up budget-friendly pizza, salad, appetizers and what some say are the best margaritas in town. The spot is a favorite for families as the restaurant has picnic tables that can accommodate larger groups. The large bar at High Pie has two big-screen televisions, a sports fan’s delight. Robbie O’Dell, a New Orleans native and the owner of Oak, the New Fat Alley, has been filling bellies with his New Orleans-style BBQ for decades. Located at the base of the gondola in Telluride, Oak has a fun après ski scene, with a menu that offers wallet-pleasing dishes such as pulled pork, pulled chicken, po-boys, fried okra, salads and much more. The Cornerhouse Bar and Grille is known as one of the more affordable food-and-bar joints in Telluride. Cornerhouse runs a special every day of the week, ranging from the $7 burger-and-fries combo on weekdays to Taco Tuesdays (tacos start at $1.50 and margaritas are $4). Bartender Jessica Lyles recommends ending the ski day with happy hour. “From 3-6 p.m. every day, we have $5 pitchers of beer

and 50-cent wings, so it’s a good aprés ski thing,” she said. Owner Kenny Rosen recommends that customers combine the specials to get the most bang for their bucks. “If you come during happy hour, the normal special is running. So if you came before 6 p.m. you could get a $5 pitcher of beer and six 50-cent wings, and the $7 burger and fries (on weekdays), and it comes to $15.” Cornerhouse’s daily food specials run until midnight. Steamies Burger Bar is a contemporary burger joint serving up the American classic with a healthy twist. They steam their burgers rather than frying, grilling or charbroiling, which makes for a different type of burger bite. Steamies serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The eatery won Colorado’s Best Burger at a statewide competition in Copper Mountain last summer. One of the newest eateries in town is Taco del Gnar. This Ridgway establishment opened a second location in Telluride over the summer. The straightforward menu allows people to purchase individual tacos or opt for the “din-

ner” menu, which comes with two tacos, a side of beans and “home fries” — tater tots with queso sauce. The dinner menu is $10.50 and the tacos are all around $4. Despite the price, tacos are stuffed with quality ingredients including Portobello mushrooms, Korean shortrib, seared Ahi tuna and Alaskan pollock. When the establishment first opened in Telluride during the summer, the owners sought to assure the public they would not be raising prices due to their proximity to the ski area. At the time, co-owner Chas Blanton said, “Everyone wants to know, ‘Are you going to have Ridgway prices or Telluride prices?’ We are just going to stick with Gnar prices.” Over in Mountain Village, there are a surprising number of budget-dining selections including food carts that offer warm delights that won’t break the bank. Friends with Benny’s offers a variety of egg benedicts made from local farm-fresh ingredients, starting at $7. Diki Wachenstedt is the owner of the Grilled Cheese Cart, located in Heritage Plaza, where she whips up grilled cheese sandwiches that rival any you can find at the high-end restaurants in the area. You

can combine a selection of cheeses, bacon, brie or apricots for under $10 and you’ll be fueled up for the day’s adventure. The Diggity Dogg House is owned by Eric and Audrey Mosher, who started the Diggity Dogg cart in Telluride almost 20 years ago. Diggity offers Chicago-style hot dogs, brats and even a tofu-dog, as well as an assortment of sandwich specials that vary by the day or week. For $7-8, you can get a loaded dog or sandwich and a can of soda. Poachers Pub is a Mountain Village institution with a menu that covers a range of American fare: wings, nachos, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, wraps, mac and cheese and chili. The pub expanded last year with booth-style seating ideal for families to gather for lunch or après skiing. It’s the place to be for late-night revelry in the Mountain Village. Also, Crazy Elk Pizza and Tracks Café, both located in Heritage Plaza, offer a variety of items under $10, including a slice of pizza, salad, nachos and sandwiches along with varied selections of wine and beer.

Above: An employee at Baked in Telluride restocks the display case with freshly baked cookies. Baked in Telluride was established in 1976 and has been churning out baked goods ever since. (Photo by Melissa Plantz)

Opposite: A Taco del Gnar worker prepares gourmet tacos with quality ingredients including Portobello mushrooms, Korean short rib, seared Ahi tuna and Alaskan pollock. (Photo by Melissa Plantz)

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he Sheridan Opera House recently began a new chapter in its more than 100-year history with the opening of the SHOW Bar on the first floor of the performing arts center.

Sheridan Opera House’s act new New SHOW Bar opens on first floor Story by Kathrine Warren

The Opera House SHOW Bar will be open before and after events. (Photo by Gus Guscoria)


he new bar is adjacent to the first-floor box office and lobby and features beer on tap, an authentic Brunswick-style bar from the late-1800s, antique tin ceiling tiles, original theater seats from the upstairs theater and fixtures to match the 103-year-old venue’s historic decor. The project also added an Americans with Disabilities Act compliant lift at the entrance and ADA compliant bathrooms adjacent to the bar. The new bar gives concert-goers a place to hang out — before, during and after shows. “We had a reputation of, the show’s over, the lights come on and ‘get outta here,’ but so many people, they love the music and they’re into it and now this bar will be open after shows,” Ronnie Palamar, the Sheridan Arts Foundation executive director, said. The Sheridan Arts Foundation is the nonprofit organization that owns and operates the Sheridan Opera House and SHOW Bar, and it hopes to be more financially sustainable with the new space. “We’re still a nonprofit and always will be, but hopefully with this, we’ll be less reliant on contributions,” SAF president Steve Palamar said. “The goal of the Sheridan Arts Foundation is to always try to do what’s right for the building. We try to do the best we can keeping with the character of the building, what the building deserves, what we think the town of Telluride deserves.” The SHOW Bar was built by Osborne Builders, and designed by Sefra Maples Interior Design and Consulting with architectural consulting by Peter Lundeen of FUSE architecture + interior. The project required approval from the Town of Telluride’s His-

torical Architectural Review Commission, which is unusual because HARC normally only reviews exterior projects. Due to the Sheridan Opera House’s historic landmark status, the interior project required approval as well. The SOH’s previous bar, the Vaudeville Bar, was tucked away on the third floor of the building and only opened during theater events. The space the new bar now occupies was previously referred to as the Gallery Room and used infrequently as rehearsal space, meetings, dance classes and rentals. “The Gallery Room was perhaps the most under-utilized space in the town of Telluride given its prime location and size,” Palamar said. The bar celebrated its grand opening in early October prior to a sold-out Steve Earle concert and the SAF plans to have it open at least three days a week during the winter and summer seasons. “The public response to our new bar has been exceptionally strong,” he said. “We have had numerous inquiries requiring private rentals for parties and weddings.” The bar will be open whether or not there is programming scheduled in the upstairs theater, although if the theater is rented out for a private event, bar hours may vary. During SAF-produced concerts, the bar will be open to ticket holders an hour before showtime, and then open to the public after shows. For a full schedule, check out The Sheridan Arts Foundation plans to open just the SHOW Bar to host open-mic nights, karaoke, singer/songwriters trivia and other smaller events, depending on the response from the commu-



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nity. Additionally, nonprofits have already reached out to the SAF to host events and fundraisers in the space as well. “There is just so much possibility with this new space,” Ronnie Palamar said. “Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page to see what all we have booked for the winter.” In addition to canned beer, wine and well mixed drinks — like what was on offer at the Opera House before — the SHOW Bar will have specialty cocktails, complete with appropriate names, like the OperaRita, the Crown Jewel and the Miners Old Fashioned. Drinks will range from $6-$12 at the SHOW Bar. By the way, the bar is available for private rentals. Eventually, the SAF hopes to house televisions and a PA system to stream the concert upstairs, which could either serve to entertain concertgoers while they’re getting a drink or allow people to purchase reduced-price tickets to view sold-out shows in the bar. “The beauty of the room offers a nostalgic feeling of small-town tavern during the early mining days and a relaxing spot to enjoy a glass of wine or your favorite cocktail,” Ronnie Palamar said. “We welcome everyone to come by, check out the historic Brunswick bar, and enjoy a drink.”


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Above: Motown legend Smokey Robinson played at the Sheridan Opera House in 2015. (Photo by Westman)

Below: The Opera House SHOW Bar on the first floor of the historic Sheridan Opera House.

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Warding off physical problems during ski season Story by Amy M. Peters Kent Gaylord, M.D., sees patients at Telluride Medical Center. (Photo courtesy of TMC)


oing on vacation to a world-renowned winter ski resort with altitudes ranging from around 9,000 to 13,000 feet can be a fantastic experience. Unless you find yourself sick upon arriving at your destination, that is. Or, even worse, if you get hurt on the first day on the mountain due to a general lack of fitness. And that’s why it’s important for tourists — even locals, for that matter — to prepare in advance for the upcoming winter season. Who wants to miss out on what ought to be a joyous occasion because of a nagging cold or a sprained ankle? Mark Campbell, physical therapist and owner of Peak Performance Therapy, says the best way for locals to prepare for and stay healthy during ski season is by strengthening their bodies. “In addition to a healthy lifestyle — not smoking, having a good diet, not being overweight – take a preseason ski-conditioning program,” Campbell said. “There’s a lot of literature that does show that it helps to avoid injuries.” He cautions, however, that those who are working out to get fit for winter sports should pay attention to the time they spend on it — don’t overdo your training. “Any time you can do some cross-training, it allows you to rest other joints and muscles,” added Campbell. “Avoid doing the same thing every time. Combine skiing with yoga, or with swimming, or with Nordic skiing.”

Campbell also recommends stretching to his patients. “Even if you just stick to the basics of calf stretches, quadriceps and handstrength stretches, I do think they can help with eliminating some injuries,” he said. Alison Palmer, physical therapist and owner of The Alison Palmer Physical Therapy & Wellness Center, agrees that a ski-conditioning program can address all the components that skiing demands of our bodies, including core strength, leg strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, coordination and explosive power. Wendy Borof, a pilates instructor at the Palmer wellness center, sees pilates as a great way to prepare for ski season. “Pilates will focus on exercises not just to build up leg strength, although that is certainly one aspect,” Borof said. “But also, pilates puts a focus on core and back strengthening exercises which will help create a well-rounded base of support to limit injuries.” Alessandra Jacobson, a massage therapist at the same facility, says that massage can be an essential part of pre-season ski prep, helping to loosen and circulate tight muscles after a big day on the slopes. “Stiff and sore muscles will remain so, if not given a way to increase blood supply to those tissues,” Jacobson said. FLU SEASON Beth Kelly, spokesperson for Telluride Medical Center, said ➼



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Ali Palmer performs Functional Manual Therapy on a client. (Courtesy photo).

the peak of influenza season is December through February. Health-care professionals recommend an annual flu vaccination for everyone over six months of age. Michelle Common, owner and pharmacist at Apotheca Integrative Pharmacy, has seen her share of locals’ ailments. She claims it’s primarily weather and dryness that account for prevalent nasal and chest congestion. “We sell a lot of humidifiers (so that people can deal with) the dryness and allergy seasons. To anticipate and prepare for that, people can take antihistamines,” Commons said. She’s a believer in immunity boosts and vitamins, what she calls “proactive maintenance,” including water-soluble Vitamin B and C supplements, EmergenC packs and probiotics. “Customers are using them before they hit the door on the way out,” Common said. Ramie Holmquist, an acupuncturist at Palmer center, suggests that acupuncture and herbal medicine can be an effective way to “proactively bolster your immune system” as well as play a role in getting people back on their feet more quickly if they happen to come down with a cold or the flu. ALTITUDE ISSUES Common adds that high-altitude sickness is the most common ailment afflicting customers. “We have a series of questions we ask and if they fall into that category, we send them directly

Right: Medicines at Apotheca Integrative Pharmacy line the walls. (Photo by Amy M. Peters)

over to Telluride Medical Center,” Common said. Dr. Peter Hackett, director of the Institute for High Altitude Medicine, says that ideally, visitors will acclimate to the high altitude by spending a day or two skiing at a lower altitude resort before traveling to Telluride. “Or arrive in the afternoon and stay in Placerville or Ridgway for the night,” Hackett said. “Just that one night gives you a big advantage.” If a visitor does head directly to Mountain Village in one day, Hackett advises the prescription medication Diamox, which speeds up acclimatization, especially if a visitor has experienced altitude sickness in the past. “If the altitude sickness is mild enough and just feels like a hangover,” he said, “often times, 600 milligrams of ibuprofen is enough to get rid of the headache and make you feel better.” If a visitor is experiencing high-altitude sickness and cannot head to a lower altitude to spend the night, then Hackett recommends sleeping with oxygen overnight (which also requires a doctor’s prescription). Michele Genor, owner of Atmosphere Spa, began offering clients the use of an oxygen condenser a few months ago. It’s especially effective for elderly visitors and people staying in Mountain Village. “For people who are experiencing more minor altitude adjustments,” Genor said, “it really can help.” She recommends at least one-half hour on oxygen; clients then can return daily to reload without having to pay again.

109 Polecat Lane Exciting addition to the Mountain Village market with this mountain modern masterpiece designed by Centre Sky Architects. Excellent usage of the 0.75-acre lot takes advantage of view corridors to the San Sophias while maximizing solar gain. The residence consists of 3 major living space ‘’anchors’’ connected via bridges to create interest and reduce scale - a wonderful home for entertaining or simply relaxing with family. 5 bedrooms and 8,000+/- sq. ft. of livable space consisting of great room, gourmet kitchen, sun room, den/office, rec room, fitness room, ski utility wing and 3-car garage. Ski access is a short, easy walk. $8,700,000

11 Stonegate Drive Seamless on-grade ski-in/out access and big-time views compliment this beautiful 6-bed, 6200 sq. ft. Mountain Village home. Unfurnished $4,900,000

Ski Ranches Vacant Land Cul de sac privacy, open space, dramatic views and quick access to a mecca of hiking and biking trails make Lot 23 a great offering. $585,000

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200 South Sunset Ridge Drive

0.82-acre sunny ski-out lot, abuts large open space. Private bridge takes you across Prospect Creek to a private and flat building site. $825,000

Across from the valley floor, 1.5 miles from town, 4 bedrooms, big views and over 3200 sq. ft. of custom craftsmanship. $435 PSF! $1,400,000

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Great lot in The Timbers subdivision; private and quiet with big views to the San Sophia Range. One of the best entry level vacant lot offerings. $230,000 D A N H E N S C H E L | 9 7 0 . 7 0 8 . 2 1 3 1 | D A N @ D A N H E N S C H E L . CO M

1.5 gently sloping acres which abut open space. Lot 37 offers great views to the San Sophia Range, natural sunlight and easy access. $600,000

35 Skunk Creek Road, SKI RANCHES This spacious residence is great for families, with 2 large living and sleeping areas. Adults and and kids have their own living and entertainment rooms, both with a fireplace. All 5 bedrooms enjoy a private bath. The home boasts beautiful views from the living room, kitchen, bedrooms and hot tub. A heated 3-car garage comes with a dog shower and huge loft offering lots of space for outdoor gear. Located on a 1.29 acre lot, this home represents an extraordinary value with all of the amenities, at a fraction of the price of a home in Town. Offered at $1,697,000.

107 Rocky Road

314 N. Oak

990 E. Columbia

Priced at less than the appraised value, this log and stone home is a great value. Located on a wooded 1.19 acre lot with good ski access to the Bridges Ski Run, this 5-bedroom home includes a loft flex room, generous lower level family room, and views through the aspens. Ideally located adjacent to open space and offered fully furnished. Offered at $2,595,000.

Situated in the coveted residential area of North Oak St, this 4 bdrm, 3 bath home is just a short stroll to downtown Telluride, the gondola and skiing. A renovated kitchen, nice baths with steam shower and jetted tub, a fenced in yard, and views to the ski area and valley set this in-town residence apart from the rest. Offered at $2,295,000

Offering beautiful views of Ajax Mountain and Ingram Falls to the East and Bear Creek to the South, this charming in-town home offers a three level main house with four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms. A detached guest house over the garage offers additional space or rental income. Great location nestled at the end of the road for truly private and quiet living. Offered at $1,785,000

Lot 23, Fall Creek

Knoll Estates Drive



Fisherman’s hideaway! Located at the confluence of the San Miguel River and Fall Creek, this 8.22 acre riverfront parcel is a fisherman’s dream.  Approximately 700 feet of San Miguel River frontage and 350 feet on both sides of Fall Creek make this one of the most unique and desirable properties in the area. Offered at $749,000



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Nice building site in the quiet neighborhood of the Knoll Estates. Property offers great sun exposure and wonderful mountain views of the San Sophia range and more. Good central location with easy access to Hwy 145, skiing and golf. Offered at $339,500

Great deed restricted parcel located on a quiet cul-de-sac street adjacent to open space and free market lots. Offering views and easy access in and out of Aldasoro Ranch, this is the perfect opportunity for locals to build their dream home. Offered at $295,000

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194 San Joaquin Road, MOUNTAIN VILLAGE Exquisitely designed and crafted 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home offering a warm blend of French country inspiration with mountain contemporary. Beautiful finishes throughout including recycled wood and French tile floors, Alder wood cabinets, limestone baths and poured concrete counters. Good location close to ski run and nestled in the woods for privacy. Offered at $2,995,000

113 Highlands Way

107 Aguirre Road

See Forever Village #B202

One of the most extraordinary residences in the region, this 8 bdrm, 8 full and 5 half bath home offers privacy, views, and unparalleled amenities including a 75-foot indoor pool, AMF bowling alley and indoor shooting range. Spectacular outdoor spaces with golf fairway, putting green, a water feature, and a gazebo with hot tub and wet bar. Offered at $18,495,000

Beautiful custom built 5 bedroom home offering quality construction and finishes throughout. Located amongst a mature aspen grove on 4.6 acres with beautiful landscaping, the home features an open floor plan with high ceilings, abundant windows and generous living spaces. Furniture package included. Offered at $3,395,000. 

Enjoy spectacular unobstructed views from this 3 bdrm, 4 full bath residence. Offering an inviting living room plus separate den for additional seating and entertaining, the unit is located in the smaller and more intimate San Sophia Lodge and offers exceptional privacy, yet easy accessibility to the Village core. Offered at $1,995,000



Etta Place Too, Unit 107

22327 Highway 145 PLACERVILLE


Spacious 3 bdrm, 3 bath condo located directly at the base of Lift 7 with premier ski-in/ski-out access and unobstructed views of the box canyon and Ajax Mountain. This unit has just been painted and redecorated. Located on the bus route and within easy walking distance to the market and center of town. Offered at $895,000

An architectural gem, this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is located directly on the banks of the San Miguel River allowing for incredible summer living and yet it is just 15 minutes from the Telluride ski slopes. Uniquely designed with an Asian influence, this incredible residence offers multiple decks, one directly overlooking the river. The home features beautiful hardwood floors and a multitude of windows. A spacious master bedroom opens to a delightful glass roof deck.   Offered at $895,000.

This 1.71 acre lot is in a great location on Touchdown Drive with easy access to both Mountain Village Blvd and Hwy 145. A short walk through the quiet neighborhood takes you to the Galloping Goose Ski Trail for fabulous skiing or summer hiking. Offered at $1,595,000


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Cold Days,hot


A rundown of the town’s best winter events Story by Katie Klingsporn

Above: Fireworks and the torchlight parade illuminate the Telluride Ski Resort on New Year’s Eve. (Photo courtesy of Telluride Ski Resort)


intertime in Telluride is synonymous with world-class skiing, and rightfully so. The ski resort is home to massive views, dreamy glades, awesome sidecountry and uncrowded slopes. But fantastic skiing isn’t all Telluride winter has going for it. Winter in this town is no slouch in the arts and culture department either. Quite the contrary; the season is studded with original theater, stellar live music, entertaining fundraising events, world-class comedy, meaningful talks and good old-fashioned ski-town debauchery. From the impressive talent of homegrown artists during the First Thursday Art Walks to longtime on-mountain traditions like the Red Ball Express fundraiser, international performances at the Palm Theatre or the racy Burlesque show, there is never a shortage of off-slope options. Being that Telluride’s events are too plentiful to list, the Winter Guide staff has winnowed the winter smorgasbord into a highlight reel that’ll appeal to all parts of us: our brains, our eyes, our ears and our hearts. Bundle up and have fun out there.

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December Events

With the excitement of turning lifts and the buzz of holiday events, December is packed to the gills with things to do. It’s also the darkest, and often coldest month of the year. A reliable antidote? The stage lights, dynamic acting and always-innovative storytelling of Telluride Theater. This season, the exceptional homegrown theater company is presenting “Peter and the StarCatcher” just in time to quell the solstice blues: The play runs from Dec. 17-24 at the Sheridan Opera House. The Tony Award-winning play upends the story of Peter Pan by offering an original story of the flying boy that we never could have imagined. Telluride Theater Artistic Director Sasha Sullivan fell in love after seeing “Peter” on Broadway, and knew immediately she wanted to bring it to life in Telluride. The audience, she said, “will see a show unlike any other — hilarious


Right, from top to bottom: Perennial — and hilarious — Comedy Fest guests Seth Morris and Jason Mantzoukas fire up the crowd at the Sheridan Opera House. (Photo courtesy of the Sheridan Arts Foundation)

Don’t forget your onesie for the Closing Day Party and Pond Skim at Telluride Ski Resort. (Photo by Keith Hill) A full-stage party breaks out during the rendition of Mackelmore’s “Downtown” during the 2016 KOTO Lip Sync at the Sheridan Opera House. (Photo Courtesy of KOTO)

Blues rocker Chris Robinson will return to the Sheridan Opera House this winter as part of its live music lineup. (Photo courtesy of the Sheridan Arts Foundation).

comedy, 13 actors playing hundreds of roles, a beautiful story … and they will find out how Peter Pan became Peter Pan.” (Visit for tickets.) Following the Christmas festivities comes the noisemaking, glass-clinking, dance-party countdown of New Year’s Eve. For a luminous light show that paints the ski mountain red, check out the torchlight parade early in the evening. Fireworks will follow by painting the sky. Or if you want to be in the center of the action, head to main street at 11:30 p.m., where the crowd will be counting down the year, dancing and merry making, ski-town style.

Live Music

What is a winter season without a few unforgettable nights of live music? Enter the historic Sheridan Opera House, which is bringing several heavy-hitting musical acts to its well-worn stage this winter. The classic venue will host



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everything from mountain boogie to folky songwriters and doo-wop. Among the hottest tickets: blues rockers Chris Robinson and the Brotherhood (Feb. 10), Americana siren Shawn Colvin (Dec. 27), chamber folk outfit Blind Pilot (Feb. 24), jam favorites Leftover Salmon (March 15) and blues impresarios Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears (Dec. 31). “Our winter season is going to offer something for almost everyone,” said Kathrine Warren, marketing director for the Sheridan Arts Foundation. “We have more than 40 nights of programming scheduled for the season and we’re so excited to share the new Opera House SHOW bar with the community.” Check out for all the info. With early January comes a blessed post-holiday lull and prayers for snow. Later in the month comes the iconic KOTO Lip Sync. The Lip Sync is, plainly, Telluride at its finest. It’s when local talent comes out of the woodwork as the unlikeliest people — teachers, librarians, radio DJs and neighbors — take the stage to impersonate famous musicians in acts that range from wildly creative to unforgettably risqué and downright hilarious. This year’s event will take place on Jan. 20 at the Sheridan Opera House. In addition to the Lip Sync, things heat up a bit in late January with the Telluride Fire Festival, set for Jan. 20-22. Now in its third year, the fest gets its inspiration from Burning Man, the annual art celebration in Nevada. Featuring artist and architect Anton Viditz-Ward and his fire sculptures — along with other Burning Man artists displaying their special brand of fire art — the festival takes place in Mountain Village.  Larger-than-life fire installations will be on display at the top of the mountain by the gondola. In addition to checking out flaming art, attendees can partake in workshops in welding and fire dancing. Musically, the event boasts the Saturday night Fire Ball, featuring live entertainment from Love Tribe, described as a “techno-tribal fusion dance party.” Sounds hot? More information is available at www.telluridefirefestival. org.

Much More

By February, we’re well into our winter routines of skate skiing, lunch laps on the mountains and snow biking. We’re also thinking about love and chocolate. The San Miguel Resource Center’s annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling lets us celebrate both, all while supporting a good cause. The Fling is many things: showcase of confectionary art, creative costume challenge, a chance to indulge in all kinds of chocolate delicacies and serious dance party to burn

all those calories off. But most importantly, it’s a fundraiser for the important work done at the SMRC, where the staff is committed to eliminating violence and sexual assault in San Miguel County. The Fling is scheduled for Feb. 11 at the Telluride Conference Center. After the Fling, it’s time for the funny stuff. The Telluride Comedy Festival brings world-class comedians to the box canyon every Presidents Day Weekend for four nights of outrageous entertainment at the Sheridan Opera House. The Comedy Fest had not announced its lineup as of press time, but to give you an idea of the caliber of talent it brings, consider a couple former guests: Aziz Ansari, Tig Notero Ed Helms, Rob Riggle and Paul Scheer. It’s a rare opportunity for rarefied humor. Speaking of rare, the Telluride AIDS Benefit is a wonderful anomaly in the world of nonprofits. TAB brings high entertainment to town, including its signature event: the edgy, theatrical, vibrant blow-out that is the fashion show. Volunteer models mix with high fashion and intricate choreography for a show so sophisticated it’s hard to believe it comes out of this little town. But the most remarkable thing about this nonprofit is its big heart and bigger mission: TAB raises more than $100,000 each year for prevention programs and client care beneficiaries in places from Colorado to Africa, along with supporting free testing clinics and educational initiatives. TAB Executive Director Michelle Maughan anticipates another knockout year. “People should expect to be highly entertained by 40 talented, gorgeous and giving local volunteer models,” she said. “They’ll also feel good knowing that they are supporting a very important cause by attending.” This year’s Gala Fashion Show is March 4. We can’t get through this list without giving you some brain food. That’s where TEDxTellurideLive comes in. The event at the Palm Theater, which is quickly becoming a popular springtime tradition, beams the illuminating ideas, fresh concepts, and inspiring content of the world-famous TED Conference to the big screen of the Palm. The best part? It’s free. Look for it at the end of April. And finally, some good old-fashioned ski-town shenanigans. You’ll find them all over the Telluride Ski Resort on Closing Day, but they culminate with the Closing Day Party and Pond Skim at Gorrono Ranch, an event that features music, onesies, banana costumes, bare skin, skis, colorful wigs and an icy pond guaranteed to produce at least a couple catastrophic crashes. It’s all the formula you need for a ski-season finale. See it for yourself on April 2. You might even find the courage to skim the pond.

Telluride AIDS Benefit model Kris Kwasniewski strikes a pose at the end of the runway.

(Photo courtesy of the Telluride AIDS Benefit)


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fter a day exploring the mountains, nothing compares to sitting by a fire with family and friends.

Favorite fireplaces

Warm your toes when temperatures dip Story by Maureen Pelisson

The Hotel Madeline is a popular spot for warming the toes by a fire. (Courtesy image)


elluride offers many options for warming your toes by the fire. Authentic wood-burning fireplaces are hard to find in mountain towns as many ski resorts banned the use of wood to heat homes and buildings in the early 1990s due to environmental concerns. But, places where you can enjoy the warmth of a wood fire still exist. The oldest and only wood-burning fireplace at an establishment in the Town of Telluride is at the New Sheridan Bar, part of the New Sheridan Hotel. Walk into the New Sheridan Bar, or the “old bar” as locals refer to it, and sit by the large wood-burning fireplace. It’s like stepping back in time; imagine miners enjoying a cold beverage after a long day in the mines. The bar was built in 1895 and has remained unchanged, boasting its original lead glass divider panels, mahogany wood paneling and filigree light fixtures. It hosts musicians a few nights per week and offers a bar menu with hearty dishes such as elk chili, Caesar salad and an assortment of sandwiches. “This winter, we’re adding infrastructure to our kitchen to be able to expand our new menu

to include bar friendly items such as fries, wings and more,” said Cathie Seward, assistant manager of the New Sheridan. The View Bar & Grill at the Mountain Lodge located on the Double Cabins ski run in Mountain Village has a large floor-to-ceiling, woodburning fireplace built out of local stone. It’s the centerpiece of the restaurant, which is open daily for hotel guests and the public. Named for the incredible views of the San Sophia Range, the View Bar & Grill is situated right by the hotel’s pool and hot tub; guests can swim, take a dip in the jacuzzi and enjoy a beverage by the fire afterward. “We believe we have the best fireplace in all of Telluride and the Mountain Village. It is one of the few real wood-burning ones and is the center focus in The View Bar & Grill,” said Neil Hastings, director of marketing and sales at the Mountain Lodge. The View Bar & Grill hosts après ski every day from 2-5 p.m., offering burgers for $5 and a burger with a beer for $8 along with live music during après ski on the weekends and a variety of sports on its five 85-inch televisions. The ski resort has a plethora of locations where riders can warm up while on the slopes.

Gorrono Saloon, located mid-mountain underneath Chair Four, has a wood burning stove that heats the former Basque sheepherder’s cabin, the original structure from a farm in the 1800s. The saloon seats about 20 on benches covered with sheep skins; rest your feet on stools fashioned from tree stumps and enjoy a selection of Colorado brews. The main lodge at Gorrono Ranch hosts one of the largest woodburning fireplaces in the area. It’s a well-loved spot for families and kids to warm up with a hot chocolate and some of Chuck’s famous chili. For an intimate and gourmet experience, ski to Alpino Vino, the highest restaurant in North America. Located at 12,000 feet, it feels like a slice of Italy in Colorado. Diners take pleasure in the fireplace while enjoying gourmet grilledcheese sandwiches, salads, charcuterie plates and soups accompanied by wines from around the world. The deck at Alpino Vino is a favorite setting on a sunny day where guests stay warm next to heat lamps and cozy sheepskin blankets on couches while watching skiers whiz by and taking in the tremendous views. For a romantic evening and some of the best stargazing around take a snowcat to dinner at Alpino Vino. ➼



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At the end of the day, head to Allred’s for après ski by the fire with one of the best views in the area. If you’re lucky, you’ll find Bob Israel at the piano playing a broad range of music from classical and rock to reggae and blues. The two-sided fireplace provides ambiance for the main dining room as well as the bar. As one trip advisor reviewer noted, “It’s like dining in a snow globe.” When the snow is falling, and the lights of town shine below, it’s a magical experience. Dotted throughout Mountain Village are several fire pits. Reflection Plaza turns into a charming fairytale-like scene when the snow falls; the lights come on, and skaters hit the ice. Adjacent to the ice skating rink and outside of the Hotel Madeline, Starbucks and Dylan’s Candy Bar is a fire pit that is frequented by kids and their parents offering something for everyone including hot chocolate from Starbucks for the kids and adult beverages from the Black Iron Kitchen

and Bar or the M-Club. In Heritage Plaza in Mountain Village is a large fire pit that is popular day and night. The Town of Mountain Village offers fireside chats in the evenings on history in the area with local legends and world-renowned skiers and riders. For an off-the-beaten-path fire pit, walk over to See Forever Plaza, pack a picnic and enjoy the solitude and views of the San Sophia Mountain Range down to the Valley Floor. Several local restaurants offer fireside tables. In the town of Telluride, make a reservation at Rustico Ristorante, the Cosmopolitan and the Nook at Hotel Telluride. In Mountain Village, La Piazza del Villaggio, Bijou at Lumiere, Altezza at the Peaks and Tomboy Tavern. The Last Dollar Saloon in Telluride and Poachers Pub in Mountain Village offer funky alternatives to keep the fire burning into the evening.

Dotted throughout Mountain Village are several fire pits. Reflection Plaza turns into a charming fairytale-like scene when the snow falls; the lights come on, and skaters hit the ice.

Above: The fireplace at The View Bar & Grill, at Mountain Lodge. (Courtesy image) Below: The fire pit at Heritage Plaza in Mountain Village. (Courtesy image)




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Body andsoul


hroughout time, many have considered the mountains to be a sacred place, a destination for finding refuge, solitude or healing.

Alternative medicines, healing practices abound Story by Regan Tuttle


he San Juans have for decades attracted spiritual seekers, and some have described the Box Canyon as a vortex, a whirlwind of highly concentrated spiritual energy. According to Telluride acupuncturist Josh Geetter, who was recently mentioned in the December Vogue magazine, that trend is increasing. Geetter, who with partner Judy Godec owns and operates Medicine Ranch, has seen firsthand droves of out-of-towners on a quest for healing. Geetter said that visitors, especially, are turning, and often for the first time, toward natural and plant-based remedies and alternative practices. Folks from all over the country are finding in Telluride ways to support themselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. They visit Medicine Ranch at the corner of Davis and Pacific to experience Geetter’s locally-harvested herbs, tonics, tinctures and to book acupuncture treatments with him. They also come to get their hands on Godec’s organ-

ic skincare line, Venus and Vetiver. “What we have here is a curation, a collection, of the finest local and worldwide treasured medicines,” Geetter said. “And we are bringing forth ancient medical and beauty arts.” Geetter has been a licensed acupuncturist for the last 15 years. In the Medicine Ranch clinic, he offers both private acupuncture appointments and a more affordable community clinic option for those on a budget, drawing tourists and locals alike. In a session, he might use needles, essential oils, singing bowls, smoke or gemstones, though he said his work is anything but new age; it’s actually very old classical medicine. And the best part? He said it works. In fact, western doctors at the Telluride Medical Center refer some patients to Geetter, and together they treat people holistically. Spiritual seekers have also discovered “Siri Karam” Earthtree, a kundalini yoga teacher dressed in all-white, with big cat-like eyes that seem to peer into one’s soul. She personally studied with Yogi Bhajan, a renown Indian guru who blessed her with her name, meaning

Judy Godec and Josh Getter discuss herbal formulas they are crafting at Medicine Ranch. (Courtesy photo)

“great destiny.” “Great destiny” is also what she, as a healing arts practitioner, is helping her clients to find for themselves. “When we are moving in the direction of our true path, everything opens up, and life feels amazing,” she said. “I work with people where they are and offer tools so they may move forward into their most-expanded self … on their path toward their destiny.” Earthtree said she loves her work in Telluride — teaching movement, mantra and breath-work in group classes. She also offers private coaching sessions with clients and digs into their natal charts through Vedic astrology, another way she helps them to clear blocks and find direction. Recently, she started a blog (sirikaram. com) that focuses on monthly astrology to support her friends and students and to help them make sense of or put into perspective what might be happening in their personal lives. “I feel like a big part of my work is reminding people of who they really are, of their magnificent light and radiance,” she said. ➼



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Above: Balarama Chandra Dass will travel to Telluride again this winter to co-teach with Kristin Taylor. Together, the two are offering workshops on yoga and Ayurveda. (Courtesy photo) Left: Siri Karam Earthree offers kundalini yoga classes and to private clients, private coaching sessions that include Vedic astrology. (Courtesy photo)

In the heart of town, Kristin Taylor is co-owner of Telluride Yoga Center and an instructor with a local following. In the last few years, she’s expanded her teaching to include the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of maintaining a healthy and balanced life. Last year Taylor traveled to India and Thailand and brought back another teacher — Balarama Chandra Das — to help her share the centuries-old wisdom of diet, herbs and other Ayurvedic practices. Taylor said she and “Bala” (as she refers to him) have been working closely together in the last year, combining his eastern expertise on health with her indepth study of yoga on the mat. In

November, they held a workshop together in Telluride and they’ll host another again in February. They have additional yoga-withAyurveda events in the planning stages. “And we will be expanding our retail shop at Telluride Yoga Center to carry particular Ayurvedic products to promote dinacharya (daily ritual) and healthy living,” Taylor said. She said her studio will continue to offer basic yoga classes for beginners and those for the experienced student throughout the winter. Geetter also teaches Qi Gong, an ancient Chinese practice that includes breathing and postures, at Telluride Yoga Center as well. Those that find themselves in

Telluride for ski season will no doubt have access to other practitioners of alternative health and healing if they wish to seek them out. And, the full moon in Telluride is a spiritual event in itself. Many will be blown away this winter by the magnificence of the full moon rising over Ajax Peak at the back of the Telluride canyon. It’s a sight that leaves even locals breathless. Some consider full moons to be energetic power periods, and during those times Geetter and Godec will likely be found on the west side of town, placing their medicine outdoors to be bathed in

the moonlight. It’s a practice they say that makes their handcrafted products even more potent for those who will receive it. They both agree that Telluride is a magnetic place, one that draws people on a path of healing or consciousness. They say that some have found in Telluride what they may not have discovered otherwise. “People from other parts of country are finding natural, alternative medicine and organic products,” Godec said. “Telluride has become a leader and champion of introducing people to that.”

Right: Kristin Taylor, co-owner of Telluride Yoga Center, is happy to again bring Balarama Chandra Das back to Telluride for additional workshops on natural health.

(Courtesy photo)

Below: A variety of remedies awaits customers at Medicine Ranch. (Photo by Regan Tuttle)




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(970) 728-3338 l l Open Daily 9am-9pm

Fine clothes for men, women, and children TELLURIDE DAILY PLANET


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431 West Galena Avenue One of Telluride’s most sizeable residences with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths, 431 E. Galena is tucked into a private neighborhood adjoining 7500 SF of open space for family use and enjoyment. Just a few minute stroll to schools, playgrounds, shopping, restaurants and entertainment, the home is turnkey and newly remodeled. An elevator from the garage level offers easy access to upper levels. Its stone exterior and high quality construction render the property maintenance free. Kitchen, living and dining areas flow seamlessly for family gatherings and are superbly appointed and finished. A timeless home for generations of family and an extraordinary value!. $3,350,000

510 West Depot Avenue Tucked into lush vegetation overlooking the river, with a short stroll to the Gondola, this 6-bedroom residence possesses the quintessential location. $7,785,000

Wintercrown Penthouse Top floor location overlooking the Historic heart of Telluride, views from nearly all living areas are spectacular. 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. $4,550,000

Sound of Music Ranch One of the west’s most scenic ranches, located 13 miles from Telluride and accessed via a year round maintained county road. 1,950 acres. $22,800,000

459 West Dakota Avenue The ultimate in privacy within the Historic Town of Telluride, with an arched footbridge leading to stone terraces stepping up from Cornet Creek. $4,950,000

113 Joaquin Road Designed by award-winning architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, on 3 wooded acres with views; comfortable, contemporary interior. 4 Beds / 4.5 Baths. $6,495,000

100 Eagle’s Rest Circle Eagle’s Rest Lodge is the ultimate family retreat for family with 5 bedrooms & 2 bunk-rooms, with incomparable trailside access and views. $8,300,000

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Gallery Walk

Telluride’s downtown is dotted with studios, galleries



elluride is home to a surprising number of world-class galleries. Over 20 venues host receptions from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month (except November, December and May) to introduce new exhibitions and artists. Free gallery guides are available at participating venues and offer a self-guided tour that can be used at any time to find galleries that are open most days.

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Sculptures by Matthew Adams and paintings by Emily Ballou on display at Telluride Arts' HQ Gallery. (Photo courtesy of Telluride Arts)

Adam Carlos Fine Art

565 Mountain Village Blvd., Suite 102 931-636-5023

Adam specializes in highly detailed, graphite portraiture and landscape drawings and is also known for his Hands of Music series of Bluegrass and Americana musicians and his equestrian and landscape works.

Ah Haa School for the Arts 300 S. Townsend St. 970-728-3886

The Ah Haa School for the Arts is the community’s arts education center, which offers a wide curriculum of classes in drawing, painting, ceramics, fiber arts, cooking and printmaking as well as workshops for children and adults and regular fine arts exhibits.

Black Bear Trading Co 226 W. Colorado Ave. 970-728-6556

Black Bear Trading offers black and white photographs by master photographer Robert J. Franzese, metal sculpture by Colorado sculptor Wayne Brown and paintings by Colorado oil painters Sonia Reid and Valerie Levy Franzese.


224 E. Colorado Ave. 970-728-6866

Dolce offers custom and designer jewelry alongside unique sculptures in all sizes and mediums. Each piece is designed and crafted by hand and has a story to tell.

Elinoff Gallery

204 W. Colorado Ave. 970-728-5566

The Elinoff art collection includes hundreds of lithographs, drawings and etchings in the Impressionist and modern veins. The gallery also carries lines of fine jewelry and watches.

Gallery 81435

230 S. Fir St. 970-728-3930

A project of Telluride Arts, Gallery 81435 is a contemporary art space featuring monthly exhibits by regional artists.

Gold Mountain Gallery 135 W. Colorado Ave. 970-728-3460

This gallery’s ever-changing collection features paintings, antique Persian and Oriental rugs, Navajo jewelry, custom furniture and mountain landscape and beach scene photography.

Stronghouse Studios and Gallery

Kamruz Gallery

398 W. Colorado Ave. 970-708-0135

283 S. Fir St. 970-728-3930

Kamruz Gallery represents local artists and photographers and features photography by Mary Kanez that captures the spirit of Telluride.

The Stronghouse is an artists’ collective that houses studios and is a venue for local artists to show and sell their work in monthly exhibits. Studios are open daily and visitors are welcome.

LDGiles Art & Design

307 East Colorado, Unit 104 (Willow Building)

Telluride Arts HQ Gallery

LDGiles Art&Design, a working studio gallery, displays new and works in progress depicting the wildlife of the San Juan Mountains. The paintings, in oil on canvas, feature colorful, dynamic, free-spirited designs of the region's indigenous animals from Giles' years of experience living close to them.

Lustre, an Artisan Gallery

135 W. Pacific Avenue 970-728-3930

The headquarters for Telluride Arts includes a space for contemporary art and gatherings. The gallery is a bright, light, welcoming space that is home to new exhibits monthly, a small shop, and the offices for the nonprofit organization.

Telluride Gallery of Fine Art

171 S. Pine St. 970-728-3355

Offering finely crafted furniture and decorative sculptures, vessels and wall art as well as hand-painted chandeliers and light fixtures by renowned artist Ulla Darni. The gallery features colored diamonds by Todd Reed, Art Nouveau designs of Masriera and the pure gold elegance of Gurhan.

MiXX Projects + Atelier 307 E. Colorado Ave. 970-797-4040

130 E. Colorado Ave. 970-728-3300

Celebrating its 32nd year, the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art is the region's oldest established gallery and includes works by contemporary American artists, internationally renowned sculptors, painters and photographers, as well as local and regional artists. The gallery also showcases an eclectic and extensive studio jewelry collection.

Tony Newlin Gallery

An art gallery, lifestyle boutique and collaborative space featuring emerging creativity, artisan home products and inventive jewelry. This evolving space shows art like a gallery, is a gathering place and presents a collection of inspired and functional art.

Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery 333 W. Colorado Ave. 970-728-6868

100 W. Colorado Ave. 970-728-8084

Featuring nature and wildlife photography ranging from the mountains and aspen trees around Telluride to the brown bears of Alaska. Images are available in a variety of sizes and finish options. The gallery also showcases the function art of accomplished sculptor Jim Viona. 

Wilkinson Public Library

Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery specializes in original, realist landscape paintings by emerging and established artists who are regionally and nationally known and features plein air artworks of Telluride, the state of Colorado and the Southwest region.

Randy Stephens Photography

100 W. Pacific Ave. 970-728-3930

The Telluride Arts District curates revolving exhibits in five fabulous spaces at the Wilkinson Public Library. All work is for sale through Telluride Arts.

Wizard Emporium

(970) 708-1159

Telluride's newest gallery/studio features the photographic works of Randy Stephens who captures nature, landscape and outdoor portraiture. The gallery is located in the upstairs space above Between the Covers Bookstore.

Slate Gray Gallery

126 E. Colorado Ave. 970-728-4924

Offering artisanal gifts and featuring regionally unique jewelry, fine art, pottery, toys, frames/framing, photographs, vintage and new posters and cards.

209 E. Colorado Ave. 970-728-3777

An art gallery as well as a modern space showcasing custom furniture and home décor, handmade leather goods and artisan jewelry. The gallery also features fun and functional everyday art mixed with classic and timeless gems.



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A seasonal guide to what’s going on


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Opposite: This 40-foot tall art installation by Niel Ringstad was built from scrap wood, and pallets. It burned to the ground during last year's Telluride Fire Festival. (Photo by Nicko Ferguson) Left: One to One Mentoring Cardboard Sled Derby racers get ready. (Photo by Maureen Pelisson). Right: Participants of Women's Ski Week prepare to drop in to Revelation Bowl. (Photo by Nola Svoboda).


ew Orleans jazz bands. Nighttime torchlight parades down the mountain slopes. A Burning Man-esque fire festival. Telluride is so much more than a ski resort.

Whether you’re here to hit the slopes or just looking for a winter wonderland getaway, there’s plenty going on in town to keep you busy during your stay.

Following is a calendar of wintertime events in and around Telluride. It aims to hit the highlights, but isn’t complete. Check the Daily Planet’s calendar, promoters’ websites and posters around town for a full schedule. DEC. 16

Live at The Palm: Hot Club of San Francisco

Palm Theater A swinging gypsy wagon trip to the North Pole featuring many of your favorites and some rare seasonal gems. 6 p.m. DEC. 16

An Evening with Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes

Sheridan Opera House The hilarious duo Jay & Silent Bob are back! Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes, the funny men behind the characters Jay and Silent Bob, perform at 7 p.m., followed by Kevin Smith — writer, comedian, podcaster and film director — solo at 10 p.m. DEC. 17-18

Holiday Prelude

Town of Mountain Village 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

DEC. 17-24

Peter and the Starcatcher

Sheridan Opera House SAF & Telluride Theatre team together to present a Tony-winning play, which is a prequel to Peter Pan. 7 p.m. nightly with closing matinee. DEC. 19

Three Penny Opera

The Palm Theatre Classical musical produced by the Telluride Playwrights Festival. 7 p.m. DEC. 24

Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade Telluride Ski Resort. 6:30 p.m. DEC. 27

2016 Holiday Concert Series: Shawn Colvin

Sheridan Opera House Colvin has been a mainstay of contemporary folk music and is considered one of America's greatest live performers. 8 p.m.

DEC. 28

2016 Holiday Concert Series: The Doo Wop Project Sheridan Opera House Streetcorner singing for a whole new generation. 8 p.m.

DEC. 31

Ah Haa’s New Year’s Gala Ah Haa School An evening of fine art and elegant cuisine to benefit the local art school. Call 970-7283886 to reserve a space. 5:30-10 p.m. DEC. 31

New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks

DEC. 29

2016 Holiday Concert Series: Trout Steak Revival

Telluride Ski Resort. 6:30 p.m.

Sheridan Opera House Trout Steak Revival pushes the envelope on the bluegrass genre while drawing creatively from the many canons of American roots music. 8 p.m.

DEC. 31

New Year’s Eve with Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears

Sheridan Opera House Southern soul meets midwestern blues and vagabond punk. Doors at 9 p.m., show at 10:30 p.m.

DEC. 30

Adam Trent: The Next Generation of Magic

Palm Theater Described as Justin Timberlake meets David Copperfield, this audience-interactive show is part magic, part concert and part stand-up comedy. 6 p.m.

DEC. 31

New Year’s Countdown to 2017


Telluride Main Street, in front of the courthouse. ➼


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Left: A lounger at Gorrono Ranch during Telluride Gay Ski Week. (Courtesy photo) Right: A scene from the film "Monumental: Skiing Our National Parks." (Courtesy of Mountainfilm). JAN. 20

JAN. 5

First Thursday Art Walk


Galleries, studios and venues around town JAN. 11

The Floozies in Concert

KOTO Lip Sync

Sheridan Opera House A long-standing signature event filled with adult humor and laughs featuring the town’s most talented lip-synchers. Prizes! Proceeds benefit KOTO radio. 8 p.m.

Sheridan Opera House, 8 p.m.

JAN. 20-22

Telluride Fire Festival

JAN. 12

Mountain Village and downtown Telluride Free outdoor art and performances each evening, ticketed entertainment and workshops.

The Motet in Concert

Club Red at Telluride Conference Center, 7:30 p.m.

JAN. 21

JAN. 13

Dustbowl Revival in Concert

An Evening with Jackie Greene and Anders Osborne Club Red at Telluride Conference Center, 7:30 p.m.

Sheridan Opera House Known for free-flowing and joyous live shows, combining funk rhythm and a brass section with fast-picking string band players. 9 p.m.

JAN. 14

JAN. 21

Niceness in Concert

Sheridan Opera House Telluride homeboys blend soulful reggae, dancehall, Latin, hip-hop and funk. 9 p.m.

Fly Dance Company

The Palm Theater Labeled an artistic phenomenon, this all-male contemporary dance company crosses street dance with classical choreographic principles. 6 p.m.



FEB. 10-11

A Night with Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Sheridan Opera House SAF presents two nights of psychedelic rock. 9 p.m. FEB. 11

Chocolate Lover’s Fling

Telluride Conference Center Amazing chocolate desserts from local, professional chefs to benefit the San Miguel Resource Center. FEB. 16-19

SAF Comedy Festival

Met Opera: Romeo et Juliette

FEB. 2

An Evening with The Infamous Stringdusters

First Thursday Art Walk

Galleries, studios and venues around town. FEB. 3, 4 & 6

YPT Presents “Footloose” Sheridan Opera House Annual high school musical. 6 p.m.

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Devendra Banhart in Concert

Club Red at Telluride Conference Center. 7 p.m.

Sheridan Opera House The 18th annual event features some of the country’s best comics in stand-up, improv and sketch-comedy performances. 8 p.m.

The Palm Theater Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo are back as opera’s classic lovers in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. 11 a.m.

JAN. 14

FEB. 4

FEB. 22-23

Sheridan Opera House Intricate harmonies and cleverly composed arrangements induces bluegrass traditionalists and newcomers to stomp their feet on common ground. 8 p.m.

Top left: Chicago AfroBeat performs one recent winter at Fly Me To The Moon Saloon. (Courtesy photo) Top right: High fashion on display at the AIDS Benefit Fashion Show. (Courtesy photo) Bottom: Skiers and snowboarders await the much anticipated terrain opening in Telluride Ski Resort's Prospect Bowl. (Photo by Nola Svoboda) FEB. 24

Blind Pilot

Sheridan Opera House Indie-folk band from Portland. 9 p.m. FEB. 24

Telluride AIDS Benefit Student Fashion Show

The Palm Theater Directed, choreographed and starring THS students. 6 p.m.

Telluride AIDS Benefit Gala Fashion Show and After Party


Donavon Frankenreiter in Concert Sheridan Opera House SAF presents acclaimed singer-songwriter. 8 p.m.

A week with scheduled fun on and off the slopes.


FEB. 25

Met Opera: Rusalka

The Palm Theater Dvorák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. 11 a.m. MARCH 2

Telluride AIDS Benefit Sneak Peek Fashion Show

Telluride Conference Center TAB hosts a spirited dress rehearsal for the social event of the winter featuring local models and AIDS activists displaying the latest fashion lines. 8 p.m. MARCH 2

First Thursday Art Walk

Galleries, studios and venues around town.

Leftover Salmon in Concert

Telluride Conference Center TAB hosts the social event of the winter: The Gala Fashion show features local models and AIDS activists displaying the latest lines from Perry Ellis & more in a production that is best described as New York fashion meets Cirque de Soleil. 8 p.m.


Telluride Gay Ski Week

MARCH 15-17


Sheridan Opera House Colorado slamgrass pioneers of aggressive bluegrass and rock and roll. 9 p.m. MARCH 18

DJ Harry Dance Party

Sheridan Opera House Spring Break dance party with Telluride's very own celebrity DJ … Dress up as your favorite rock star! 9 p.m. MARCH 19

Red Ball Express

The Blue Party

Telluride Conference Center A benefit for Telluride adaptive sports. 6 p.m.

Telluride Ski Resort A fundraiser for Telluride Rotary Club in which prizes are determined in a race of large red balls rolled down a ski slope. Time TBD.



Choral Society SpringSing Concert

Turkuaz in Concert

The Palm Theater, 7 p.m.

Sheridan Opera House Blending elements of Pop, R&B and Soul with distinct aggressive funk core. 9 p.m.


Telluride Theater’s Burlesque

Annual risqué vaudeville strip-tease fundraiser in iconic opera house. 9 p.m.


Solas Live in Concert

Sheridan Opera House An incandescent ensemble that has found contemporary relevance in timeless traditions. 8 p.m.


KOTO Street Dance Free, live music on Main Street in Telluride. Rain date: April 1.


Met Opera: La Traviata

Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta. 11 a.m.



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Restaurant Guide Telluride has you covered for budget eats, formal dining and late-night appetite.

Tip: Soak up the sun up the sun and enjoy a refreshing beverage at Bon Vivant. (Photo by Nola Svoboda)


Brown Dog Pizza $$

221 South Oak $$$ 221 S. Oak St. 728-9507 Dinner, Sunday brunch

Innovative fine dining features seafood, steaks, in-season ingredients and decadent desserts. Also offering take-out and catering.

Alpinist & The Goat $$$

204-C W. Colorado Ave., 2nd Floor 728-5028 Dinner, late night

Fondue from many nations: Traditional Swiss, Basque Spanish, Montblanc French and La Cortina Italian.

Baked in Telluride $ 127 S. Fir St. 728-4775 All meals

A Telluride tradition, BIT features to-go items, bakery goods like bagels and donuts as well as pizza, tacos, sandwiches, salads, beer and more.

The Brown Bag $$ 126 W. Colorado Ave. 728-5556 Breakfast, lunch, snacks

Cornerhouse Grille $$

110 E. Colorado Ave. 728-8046 Lunch and dinner

131 N. Fir St. 728-6207 Lunch, dinner, snacks, late-night

A family friendly sports bar with award-winning pizza, sandwiches, salads and bar snacks.

Offering burgers, tacos, sandwiches, wings, drink specials and notorious tater tots.

The Butcher & The Baker $$

Cosmopolitan $$$

This bakery, café and deli offers artisan pastries, sandwiches, coffee drinks, fresh salads, soup, cupcakes and occasional dinner specials.

Upscale contemporary American cuisine for the foodie and connoisseur with happy-hour specials.

217 E. Colorado Ave. 728-2899 Breakfast, Sunday brunch, lunch, dinner

300 W. San Juan Ave. 728-1292 Happy hour, Dinner

Esperanza’s $$

Caravan $$

226 W. Colorado Ave. 728-8399 Lunch and dinner

123 E. Colorado Ave. 728-5611 Lunch, dinner

This traditional cantina, located downstairs on Main Street, serves authentic enchiladas, carne asada, burritos, tortilla soup and seafood dishes with Tex-Mex flair.

This food cart, next to La Cocina de Luz, serves fresh juices, organic smoothies and Middle Eastern fare like falafel platters, greek salad and baba ganoush.

Floradora $$

Coffee Cowboy $ 135 E. Colorado Ave. Snacks, coffee

A quick and easy stop for the coffee seeker on the go, offering snacks and smoothies.

103 W. Colorado Ave. 728-8884 Weekend brunch, lunch and dinner

Comfy Americana cuisine created from scratch with fusion dishes, burgers, salads and soups.

A deli popular with the lunch crowd offers sandwiches, salads and homemade soups.


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The Parlor at New Sheridan Hotel $$$

Ghost Town Grocer $$ 210 W. Colorado Ave. 970-303-4334

A local small grocer for basic whole foods needs, coffee and tea shop with house-made foodstuffs, nut milks, smoothie bowls and toasts.

High Pie Pizzeria and Tap Room $$ 100 W. Colorado Ave. 728-2978 Lunch, dinner

This family friendly pizza parlor and bar emphasizes local, organic, GMO-free ingredients and serves coffee and ice cream in its rear space. The large horseshoe bar features numerous beers on tap.

231 W. Colorado Ave. 728-4351 Brunch and dinner

A sleek, windowed space with a small bar that offers the same menu as the chop house along with a steak and wine special.

A new coffee shop/café featuring Steaming Bean coffee, dinein and take-away breakfast, soups, sandwiches, salads and creative small plates.

Sweet boutique offering crafted chocolates, truffles, hot cocoa and ice creams.

221 W. Colorado Ave. Coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner

RBG $$$

135 E. Colorado Ave.

Recently opened eatery in a historic building with warm memorabilia, offering modern American fare, including burgers, nachos, fish tacos and signature salads with daily happy-hour specials.

Long-standing Mexican restaurant offers fusion dishes, homemade salsa and uses fresh, local ingredients for big flavor.

Rustico Ristorante $$$$ 114 E. Colorado Ave. 728-4046

La Marmotte $$$$

This Italian mainstay offers authentic meat, seafood and pastas in a large, airy atmosphere complemented by a deep wine menu.

Telluride’s premiere French restaurant offers an intimate interior and a quaint bar space with happy-hour specials. Meals are created with local ingredients and complemented by an extensive wine list.

Shanghai Palace $$

150 W. San Juan Ave. 728-6232 Dinner, in-season Friday lunch

126 E. Colorado Ave. 728-0882 Lunch and dinner

New Sheridan Chop House $$$$

Generous servings of classic Chinese dishes liked fried rice, dumplings, Szechuan pork and sesame chicken with a variety of appetizers and a full bar.

Telluride’s historic chop house offers world-class steaks and seafood, extensive wine pairings and desserts in an iconic Main Street venue.

200 S. Davis St. 728-6886 Dinner

Siam $$$

Busy restaurant on the west end of town that offers an extensive Thai menu including pad Thai, tasty noodles and spicy curries.

Oak $$

250 San Juan Ave. (inside Camel’s Garden Hotel) 728-3985 Lunch and dinner

This family friendly, slope-side restaurant offers Southern-style barbeque, fried okra, burgers, soups and salads as well as various beers on tap.

Pescado $$$

Steamie’s Burger Bar $$ 300 W. Colorado Ave. 844-843-2867 All meals

Coffee, egg sandwiches and a breakfast menu in the morning, and burgers, hot dogs, salads and drinks with a novel sauce buffet later in the day.

115 W. Colorado Ave. 239-6025 Dinner

Features traditional Japanese fare like sushi, seafood, rolls, chicken and beef skewers, tempura and Uldon noodles along with mid-week Indian Night specials.

Cozy space off Main Street with classic Italian pizza and pastas along with seafood and steak dishes complemented by a full bar and wide wine selection.

Telluride Truffle $$

123 E. Colorado Ave. 728-9355 All meals

233 W. Colorado Ave. 728-9100 Brunch and dinner

138 E. Colorado Ave. 728-5239 Lunch and dinner

The Phoenix Bean $$

La Cocina de Luz $$


Telluride Bistro $$$

Smugglers $$ 225 S. Pine St. 728-5620 Lunch and dinner

Telluride’s only gastropub offering 16 of its own beers on tap, along with a full bar and a broad menu of American classics.

101 N. Fir Street 728-9565

The Nook $$

199 N. Cornet St. (inside Hotel Telluride) 369-1188 Intimate dining with American cuisine and regular weekly specials.

There $$$

627 W. Pacific Ave. 728-1213 Weekend brunch, dinner

Intimate space with picnic lunches. In-dining menu includes notorious steamed buns, Vietnamese bento boxes, ramen bowls and Asian tapas. Extensive cocktail menu.


Top of the gondola 728-7474 Apres-ski, dinner

High-end steak house with magnificent views along with lowerkey bar space and a menu offering live piano entertainment.

Alpino Vino $$$$ On Mountain 728-7560

Perched atop See Forever ski run, just under 12,000 feet, ski or ride to North America’s highest-elevation restaurant for soups, sandwiches, antipasti plates and a world-class wine list.

Altezza $$$

Peaks Resort and Spa 728-6800 Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Contemporary fine-dining with Italian flair in a windowed dining room with magnificent views of Mountain Village.

Bijou $$$

Lumiere Hotel 369-0400 Apres-ski

Poolside or fireside, Bijou offers wine, cheese and après-ski fare.

Taco del Gnar $$ 123 S. Oak St. 728-7938

One of the newest eateries in town offering a wide variety of specialty tacos, sides and beers.

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Black Iron Kitchen and Bar $$$

Steaming Bean at Mountain Village $

Indoor and outdoor seating around open flames with a mountain chic menu that includes fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.

A coffee shop tucked into a first-floor corner of The Peaks serves locally roasted Steaming Bean coffee along with breakfast sandwiches, smoothies, bagels and frappes.

Crazy Elk Pizza $$

Starbucks $

Hotel Madeline 369-8949 Lunch, après-ski, dinner

Off Heritage Plaza 728-7499 Lunch, snacks, dinner

Peaks Resort and Spa 728-6800 Coffee, morning snacks

Hotel Madeline 369-8993 Breakfast, coffee, snacks

Family friendly, offering pizza, salads and soups.

American coffee chain offers espresso drinks, chai teas, frappucinos, sandwiches and baked goods.

Diggity Dogg’s House $

Telluride Coffee Company $

A popular hot dog joint that offers “hippie” dogs for vegetarians.

Offers coffee and espresso drinks along with pastries, smoothies, tea and more.

Great Room and Great Room Deck $$

Tomboy Tavern $$$

Heritage Plaza 369-0364 Breakfast, lunch, snacks

Peaks Resort and Spa 728-6800 Drinks, bar menu

Relax and enjoy drinks and light fare, lounging on the deck around fireplaces while taking in the enchanting views of Mountain Village.

La Piazza del Villaggio $$$ Blue Mesa Building 728-8283 Lunch, dinner

Melding authentic Italian cuisine with an extensive wine list.

La Pizzeria $$

Blue Mesa Building 728-0737 Lunch, dinner

Offering gourmet Italian-style pizza with appetizers, salads and gelato.

Poacher’s Pub $$ Sunset Plaza 728-9647 Lunch, snacks, dinner

Full bar and bar fare menu offering nachos, wings, sandwiches and signature dishes.

Siam’s Talay Grille $$$ Inn at Lost Creek 728-6293 Dinner

Ambient, upscale Thai seafood restaurant also features popular appetizers from sisterrestaurant Siam in the town of Telluride.

Heritage Plaza 369-4400 Breakfast, coffee, snacks

Heritage Plaza 728-7467 Lunch, dinner

With a big, U-shaped bar, this tavern offers a creative take on burgers and sandwiches along with an extensive cocktail and beer list.

Tracks Café and Bar $$ Heritage Plaza 728-0677 Breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner Offering specialty sandwiches, salads, pastries and a lively bar.

The View Bar and Grill $$

Mountain Lodge 369-5000 Breakfast, lunch, après-ski, dinner Locally-sourced comfort food served fireside in a great room with views of the San Sophia Ridge and four TVs for sports action.

The Village Table $$$ Conference Center Plaza 728-1117 Lunch, dinner


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Family owned restaurant featuring global soul food, paella, to-go lunch sandwiches, Spanish tapas, Mediterranean fare, happyhour specials and warm ambience.

FURTHER AFIELD Aemono Fine Foods and Catering $$


156 Society Dr., Lawson HIll 728-2085 Breakfast, lunch, take-out dinner




Turning out pizza, homemade lasagna, hot and cold sandwiches and catering spreads.



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The Angler Inn $$$

22332 Highway 145, Placerville 728-5580 Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch This Downvalley restaurant and inn offers tavern food — burgers, salads, pizzas and bites menu — 16 draft beers and an espresso/breakfast bar for commuters.

Cindybread $

168 Society Dr., Lawson Hill 369-1116 Breakfast, lunch Fresh-baked bread, cookies, pastries, Steaming Bean coffee and hot and cold made-to-order sandwiches, including breakfast sandwiches.

Sawpit Mercantile

20643 Highway 145, Sawpit 728-9898 Breakfast, lunch

aemono fine foods & catering breakfast . lunch . deli

fresh . seasonal . local . organic

lawson hill pizza kitchen

telluride gourmet deli

Eat-in or take-away breakfast sandwiches as well as pulled pork, pastrami, smoked chicken sandwiches and baby-back ribs.

pizza kitchen calzones pizza . take. n’ bake burgers . fresh cut fries slices . calzones gluten. free options burgers fresh cut fries 156 Society Dr. - A 970.728.2085 lawson

sandwiches .. salads sandwiches salads soups .. carry soups carry out out gluten free free options gluten options 105 South Davis hill 970.728.4748

156 society dr. next to telluride brewing co. 970.728.2085 62

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Iva Kostova Hild 970.708.1297

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Winter Guide 2017



Celebrate Telluride’s historic landmark hotel restored to a modern level of grandeur and experience a new level of Old World service. Proudly featuring the ChopHouse & Wine Bar, Parlor, and Historic New Sheridan Bar.





231 W. COLORADO, TELLURIDE, 970.728.4351


FREE Mesmerizing Fire Dancers, Spectacular Interactive Fire Sculptures

Opening doors & impacting lives since 1960.

Nightly outdoor displays of fire art & performances: 5-8pm.

We have the right loan to fit your financing needs!

Plus, workshops, a gallery reception and the fantastical Fire Ball.

· Jumbo · Investment · VA · First time Home Buyers · Condos · Renovation · Manufactured · Grant Funds

photo by Nicko Ferguson

Fire Ball tickets online: $35, $45 at the door.

Call today for a FREE consultation

Lynn Whipple, SALES MANAGER 970.628.7065 lwhipple@ NMLS# 199718 LMB# 100011022 970.249.8888 · 620 E Main St, Montrose, CO

January 20–22


Company NMLS# 3274. All loans subject to underwriter approval. Terms and conditions apply. Subject to change without notice. Regulated by the Colorado Division of Real Estate.

the blue PARTY PARTY wine,dine & dance

Winter Guide due Nov 24.indd 1

11/14/16 12:49 PM


Friday, March 10th

At the Mountain Village Conference Center


FOOd by: the village table, rustico & la piazza, wine geek food freak, siam and siam’s talay grille aemono, La cocina de luz, roma bar & grill

inspire challenge inspire empower challenge empowerinspire

music by: the anders brothers band

$65 in advance and $70 at the door


Winter Guide 2017



Your vision... our priority.

119 Lodges Lane Mountain Village 7 Bed • 6,517 s.f. • Easy Ski Access $3,578,000

128 Singletree Ridge Mountain Village 5 Bed • 6.5 Bath • Remarkable 270º Views $3,995,000

Cassidy Ridge Unit D401 Mountain Village 4 Bed • Vaulted Ceilings • Views $2,695,000


Lot 359 Snowfield Drive Mountain Village 0.65 Acres • Views • Ski Access $649,000

438 Benchmark Drive Mountain Village 7 Bed • Guest House • Slopeside $7,950,000

West Fork Dolores River Surrounded by National Fores 91 Acres • Riverfront • Fishing $3,195,000

Stephen Cieciuch (Chet-chu) Director | 970.369.5322, Direct | 970.708.2338, Cell 237 South Oak Street @ the Telluride Gondola | Telluride, Colorado 81435 I

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2017 Winter Guide  
2017 Winter Guide