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TELLURIDE THE TOWN & MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

VISITOR’S GUIDE

SUMMER-FALL 2012


S U M M E R F E S T I VA L LINEUP

MAY

JULY

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JUNE 1 - 3 Balloon Festival 4 - 9 Wild West Fest 9 - 10 Heritage Festival 21 - 24 Bluegrass Festival 27 - JULY 1 Wine Festival 27 - JULY 8 Musicfest 29 - JULY 5 Plein Air

Red, White & Blues Firemen’s Fourth of July Rundola KOTO Presents Featuring Ziggy Marley and Beats Antique

9 - 15 Playwrights Festival 12 - 15 Yoga Festival 13 - 15 Hardrock 100 18 – 22 Compassion Festival 19 - 21 Ah Haa Art Auction 20 - 22 Rotary 4x4 20 - 28 San Miguel Basin Fair & Rodeo

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

3 KOTO Duck Race

8 Imogene Pass Run

3 – 5 Telluride Jazz Celebration

14 - 16 Blues and Brews Festival

9 - 19 Chamber Music Festival

22 Mountains to Desert Ride

11 - 12 Full Tilt Bike Race 16 - 19 Mushroom Festival 17 - 19 Telluride Festival of the Arts

OCTOBER

20 USA Pro Cycling Challenge

6 Fall Tilt Bike Race

Stage 1 Finish

25 – 26 Rock and Roll Festival 31 - SEPT 3 Film Festival

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12 - 14 Horror Show 27 KOTO Halloween Bash


Greetings AS THE SNOW MELTS, café doors open to the breeze, and alpine meadows burst with their annual fireworks of colors, we all warmly welcome summer back to our two beloved mountain towns. Welcome to Telluride and Mountain Village, where the saying goes, “We came for the winter, but stayed for the summer.” In our 2012 Summer-Fall issue, you’ll find personal profiles of the people who make our towns as colorful as the meticulously tended flower boxes on main street, which is Colorado Avenue if you’re new to town. From the new, iconic Baked in Telluride and the glorious farmers’ markets, to our eclectic shops, prospective creative district and our new season—the “Gold Season” in honor of fall and the Gondola continuing through November 5. Summer 2012 promises to be special in so many ways. From the inspiration of Mountainfilm to the clamor of Bluegrass, we look forward to a record year for welcoming visitors, including Ken Burns and other gifted filmmakers, John Fogerty, Alison Krauss, k.d. lang, and many, many others. July is anchored by the Firemen’s Fourth of July, which truly rivals any small-town celebration anywhere—think Norman Rockwell meets John Wayne and Jerry Garcia, and they get along famously. Follow that up with events like a festival for playwrights, a Ziggy Marley concert, a weekend of yoga, a 100mile trail running race, Ah Haa Art auction and much more. Like the rest of the summer, July will be, as it always is, fun for the whole family. August is shaping up to be a must-visit month, too. The month’s festivals include the sophistication of jazz, chamber music and Festival of the Arts and the playfulness of mushroom. We also welcome two more events to our summer festival lineup: the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and Telluride Rock and Roll Festival. The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is one of the largest cycling events in United States history and will feature the best of the best in professional cycling when it pulls into town for the Stage One finish, August 20. Levi Leipheimer will defend his title as reigning champion, while millions more around the world watch the Telluride finish live on television and online through the Tour Tracker. The month closes with the world-renowned Telluride Film Festival, which ushers in September with what has been described as the “Tiffany’s” of film festivals around the world. Summer greets fall for the Blues and Brews in September and the Gondola keeps us moving through Gold Season, a special time for visitors and locals alike. You may have noticed, we’re dubbing this season the Summer of Love; it’s not so much about 1967 as it is those special moments that seem to sneak up and grab you here in Telluride. We would like nothing more than for you to experience the undeniable energy that is intrinsic to our box canyon. Make it your summer to fall in love with Telluride. See you on main,

Michael Martelon President & CEO, Telluride Tourism Board

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TELLURIDE & MOUNTAIN VILLAGE OFFICIAL VISITOR’S GUIDE This guide is produced in partnership with Telluride Publishing. For a digital version go to

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Features

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An Introduction to the Region

CREATIVE ENDEAVORS

| FARM FRESH | A NEW BAKED | MEETING EXPECTATIONS

TELLURIDE THE TOWN & MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

The Best of Both Worlds Telluride & Mountain Village

Cycling Tour Brakes in Telluride USA Pro Cycling Challenge

VISITOR’S GUIDE

SUMMER-FALL 2012

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Live From Town Park

The Welcome Visitors sign that appears on the Visitor’s Guide cover still hangs on a shack in a back alley in Telluride, a memento of a bygone era and additional inspiration for our Summer of Love 2012.

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The Superb View From Above

SUMMER•FALL 2012

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Finding Your Way

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Discovering Telluride

Festivals & Entertainment

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

Telluride’s Creative Potential Arts & Entertainment

Bakery Rises Again Dining & Nightlife

Skincare From the San Juans Health & Wellness

Unleashing the Power of Play Family Activities

Local Shopping Al Fresco Shopping & Retail

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Experience Telluride As a Team

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Telling Your Love Story

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From Mining Town to Ski Village

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The Gold Season

Contents Calendar of Events..........34-35. Travel Information..............37 Navigating the Towns...........39 Accommodations............40-50 Venues...............................51 Dining & Spirits..............52-57 Shopping .......................58-63 Outfitters and Guides...........65 Historic Walking Tour.......66-67 Mountain Village Map..........68 Town of Telluride Map..........69 Business Directory..............70

Groups & Gatherings

Weddings

The History of Telluride

Autumn in Telluride

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“ Telluride

is the best place to take a vacation. The weather, mountains, cool people in town, the gondola … everything is amazing in Telluride.” — MOLLY EDWARDS

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Discovering

Telluride’s Magic

“ Telluride has the most amazing scenery, great restaurants and you can walk everywhere you need to go. I love that about this town.” — KELLI WILSON JAMES

WHO

Wes Hight

WHAT

Destination Concierge

WHY

“I assist my clients as if I am booking a vacation for myself, or my friends and family.”

IT WAS THE SIREN SONG of mermaids that used to lure ancient mariners, and the melody from the Pied Piper’s flute that made the children line up and follow him, but when Wes Hight was drawn to Telluride from North Carolina, it was the music of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival that enticed him to come. He made the long drive with a friend from college, and in order to arrive in time for Yonder Mountain String Band’s Saturday afternoon set at the bluegrass festival, they had to make a ten-hour push the day before. They pulled into Mountain Village, where they were staying, and hopped on the gondola to Telluride. It was on this inaugural gondola ride that the magnitude of the move hit Hight. “I was thinking, my God, this place is heaven. Absolutely unreal. I had seen the pictures, but I was taken aback by the 14,000-foot snowcapped mountains in every direction you look. It was the height of summer so I was able to take advantage of the hiking, biking, flyfishing, rock climbing…. I knew I’d made the right decision.” Hight hasn’t looked back since, and now he’s putting his marketing degree to work by showcasing Telluride to other newcomers. Hight is a destination concierge for Telluride Tourism Board, a job he loves. “It’s fun being the ‘expert’ here,” says Hight. “I like facilitating people having a great time. I assist my clients as if I am booking a vacation for myself, or my friends and family.” Hight is surprised at how many people only recognize Telluride as a ski resort. Having moved here in the summer, Hight was immediately introduced to the festivals, outdoor sports and cultural events that mark the season. But there are lots of people who venture into Telluride as they drive through the region, who come to the visitor center and ask Hight what there is to do here in the summer. “Summertime is sometimes overlooked because Telluride is so well known for the ski area. There’s just so much to do here besides skiing. There’s a festival every weekend, all of the restaurants are top-notch, and there are countless outdoor activities.” Hight loves telling people where to dine, what the best hike or bike ride is, or a fun spot to grab a drink. He enjoys talking about the vibrant live music scene and always knows what bands are playing at which venues. He is an avid flyfisherman, so he also knows the local rivers and how to fish them. He is happy to tell people where they can fish, but he smiles when I ask him if he reveals his own fishing holes. “There are some secrets I get to keep. I can tell them which river is fishing well and what type of flies to use, but I am not necessarily going to point out where I catch the biggest trout.” 800.525.3455

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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 redrock 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-by8-block core of Telluride still looks much like it did in the 1880s, with brick hotels and clapboard storefronts. Telluride is designated a 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 pedestrianoriented Mountain Village Center.

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USA Pro Cycling Challenge In last year’s first USA Pro Cycling Challenge, 135 of the world’s most elite cyclists competed on the high-altitude, spectacularly scenic Colorado course. The event was an immediate hit with riders and with spectators, and this year’s race promises to be another incredible competition. In 2012, Telluride hosts the finish line for the first stage. The race stages include: •  Monday, Aug. 20 Stage 1 Durango to Telluride

Cycling Tour Brakes

In Telluride SHAWN HUNTER has been in the sports business for the last 20 years,

but never before in his career has he witnessed such a successful play as last summer’s inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge. “I think I’d sum it up by saying that it was a great moment of truth for Colorado. It had an $84 million impact on the state, and the intense national and international media coverage served as a postcard for the state to the entire world.” And the world took notice, as Olympians, Tour de France podium winners and international champions pedaled the incredibly challenging and breathtakingly beautiful Rocky Mountain course. The highest place that cyclists travel on the Tour de France, says Hunter, is the elevation at which Colorado’s USA Pro Cycling Challenge started last year—a little more than 6,000 feet. “The riders will go through more challenging elevations than anywhere else in the world,” says Hunter. “As one of last year’s riders said, ‘we start high, we go higher and we finish high.’ It’s very demanding terrain.” Hunter is the co-chairman and CEO of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. His career in the sports industry encompassed launching the Tour of California, which was at the time the largest cycling event in the US, and the presidency of AEG Sports, which owned more than a dozen sports teams around the world, including the Lakers. But the cycling tour in Colorado was a true slam dunk; here, where stage racing was born, and where the scenic beauty and terrific terrain make for a picture-perfect setting, the sport of cycling once again gained some traction. “I’ve heard it said a lot lately that cycling is the new golf,” laughs Hunter. “Last year there were more American teams in the Tour de France than from any other country. That’s a powerful statement for where the sport is in our country. We feel the momentum.” So does the media, apparently—NBC is going to carry the race, broadcasting 29 hours of coverage, says Hunter. Last year, one million spectators gathered along the roadsides to watch the race, which was broadcast in 161 countries. This year Telluride is proud to be one of the places where ecstatic fans, waving wildly and wearing crazy costumes, will gather to cheer the riders as they finish the first leg of the race on August 20. Telluride is the site of the first stage finish, its dramatic scenery the setting of the first showdown between cycling’s most elite racers. “Why Telluride? It was a tough choice,” answers Hunter. “Twenty-three cities bid to host a stage. But Telluride has a world-class reputation and we thought it would be an important part of the puzzle. And it has a beautiful backdrop in that box canyon for television.”

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•  Tuesday, Aug. 21 Stage 2 Montrose to Crested Butte •  Wednesday, Aug. 22 Stage 3 Gunnison to Aspen •  Thursday, Aug. 23 Stage 4 Aspen to Beaver Creek/Vail Valley •  Friday, Aug. 24 Stage 5 Breckenridge to Colorado Springs •  Saturday, Aug. 25 Stage 6 Golden to Boulder •  Sunday, Aug. 26 Stage 7 Individual Time Trial in Denver

Park It and Stay the Week While you’re in town for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge first stage, don’t miss the exciting events before and after the riders finish. The weekend before is Telluride Mushroom Festival and Telluride Festival of the Arts, and the following weekend is Telluride Rock and Roll Festival—so park your car, stay the week and enjoy the fine food, beautiful art and great music. During the stage finish, parking will be provided along the Spur, which is the four-mile highway that accesses Telluride from its intersection with Colorado Highway 145 at Society Turn. Free shuttle service is available from the Spur and within town, and a paved recreation path runs along the Spur for walking or biking. Parking in Mountain Village is encouraged—Mountain Village is accessible from Highway 145 and connected to Telluride by a free gondola. Overflow parking will also be available in Lawson Hill and a shuttle service will be provided. Throughout the event, Telluride will be best navigated by foot, bike or shuttle, as parking will be scarce and many of the roads will be closed to traffic to accommodate the race. Please plan accordingly and allow sufficient time for parking and access.

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Coming to You

Live from Town Park Festival Fever

WHO

Suzanne Cheavens aka The Electric Angel

WHAT

Live Festival Broadcaster for KOTO

WHY

“It’s just a big carnival.”

SUZANNE CHEAVENS IS BLESSED. Cheavens, aka “Electric Angel” on the local KOTO airwaves, gets to broadcast the summer music festivals and live interviews with the artists that come to town. For some people, attending an outdoor music festival in Telluride, encircled by a natural mountain amphitheatre, is an experience of a lifetime. But Angel gets to do it several times each summer. Effervescent, with glimmering eyes and a permanent smile, Cheavens admits how much she loves broadcasting the festivals. “I live for it.” The festival scene in Telluride is vibrant and colorful. Tarps are spread out on the grass in the town park and some have elaborate set-ups: lawn chairs, wind screens, sunscreens, backpacks and big flags or wind socks in bright hues to help friends locate your spot. The whole park is thrumming with activity: barefoot dancing, hula hooping, Frisbee, hackysack. Families abound and kids tackle the climbing walls and bungee trampolines, wear fairy wings and wield squirt guns. Anything goes when it comes to festival fashion, from summer frocks to wild costumes, attention-grabbing hats, body paint and glitter. You’ll see cowboy boots and flip-flops, down jackets and bikini tops, often on the same day. Cheavens, who also works year-round as KOTO’s music director, relishes the season. “It’s just a big carnival. Festivals are like an explosion of thousands of new people. There is music pouring out of every door and on every corner. It’s a music lover’s paradise.” It’s fun for the performers, too, says Cheavens. Often the artists will have just finished a set on stage when they go to the media tent to be interviewed, and they are still buzzing with energy. “The artists are always really happy to be here. Look at the view! The natural beauty of this place elicits some very inspired performances.” Festivals are very visual events, but Cheavens and her team work hard at making sure the whole picture—not just the live music—translates over the radio. The broadcasts offer an intimate backstage perspective of the festival, and because they are streamed live over the web, they cast a wide net around music aficionados, Facebook friends and Telluride’s extended family of people who have lived here or visited here and fallen in love with the town. Keeping people connected is the business of KOTO, and that collective energy is what makes the festivals such a powerful experience. “The festival community is very large and engaged. It feels like we’re reaching out to an awful lot of people.” 800.525.3455

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Telluride was first called the “Festival Capital of the Rockies” in the 70s, but in 2012, we fit that bill better than ever before. Every weekend is devoted to some type of celebration. Music festivals include Telluride Bluegrass Festival in late June, Telluride Jazz Celebration in early August, Telluride Rock and Roll Festival and Chamber Music Festival in late August and Telluride Blues and Brews Festival in September. Two film festivals bookend the summer season; on Memorial Day weekend cinephiles celebrate films and mountain culture with Mountainfilm in Telluride, and the internationally acclaimed Telluride Film Festival hits the big screens each Labor Day. The colorful Telluride Balloon Rally lifts off in spring, after which the Sheridan Opera House trots out the annual celebration of the spirit of the West, the Wild West Fest. Each June, yogis and yoginis hit the mat for the Telluride Yoga Festival, and visitors can take a step back in time at Heritage Fest. In July, Telluride Compassion Festival celebrates spiritual and emotional evolution, and for some regional flavor, check out the Telluride Mushroom Festival, which sprouts up each August. Visual artists congregate for Telluride Plein-Air in mid-summer and in late August for the Telluride Festival of the Arts. In October Telluride Horror Show is a festival dedicated to horror movies.

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Outdoor Activities Telluride is synonymous with adventure. Take your pick from the long list of fun, outdoor activities this summer. You can experience Telluride by air, with a glider ride, a tandem paragliding flight or a hot air balloon excursion. By land, there is unbeatable hiking, mountain biking and road cycling. The mountaineering here also is exceptional, and there are a host of local guides and outfitters who can show you the ropes. There is great bouldering and climbing all around, including the manmade bouldering site (Mountain Village’s Adventure Rock) and two indoor climbing walls, at the high school and at Telluride Gravity Works. The Telluride Golf Course is world-class, with breathtaking views and elevation; at 9,500 feet the thin air is an advantage when driving the ball. Telluride Town Park has sand volleyball, basketball and tennis courts; Mountain Village has tennis and paddle tennis. Disc Golf is free, with courses in Telluride and Mountain Village, and skateboarders can hit the skate parks in Town Park and at the Youthlink Center. The mountain passes, trails and rugged dirt roads make great terrain for dirtbikes, ATVs and 4X4 vehicles. You can also take in Telluride by water. Flyfishing on the local rivers is world-renowned, on the Gold Medal Waters of the San Miguel, Dolores and Gunnison Rivers, and there are fishing holes all around, at the Kids Pond in Telluride Town Park and Elk Pond in Mountain Village, or the stocked waters of Alta Lakes, Trout Lake, Woods Lake and Miramonte and Ridgway Reservoirs. Rafting, kayaking and Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is phenomenal in the area and there are guides and rentals to help you get afloat.

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The Superb

View From Above

WHO

‘Glider Bob’ Saunders

WHAT

Owner/Pilot of Soaring Telluride

WHY

“As far as the sheer beauty, there’s no place better than Telluride.”

“GLIDER BOB” SAUNDERS HAS A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE on Telluride. That’s because he is usually looking at it from thousands of feet above, through the pane of his cockpit, as his glider plane soars across the sky. “I’ve flown all over the country, but there’s no place like this. There are hundreds of miles of mountains; it’s mesmerizing. As far as the sheer beauty, there’s no place better than Telluride.” Glider Bob’s plane has a motor, so he climbs into the sky above the Telluride valley before he shuts off the engine and it vanishes, folding up in the nose. Then his piloting skills shine, as he finds the invisible columns of rising air called thermals, gently dips one wing and corkscrews upward to an altitude of 18,000 feet or more. His cruising speed is 80 to100 mph as he buzzes over the hikers on the summits of Ballard or Ajax Peaks, waving a greeting. From his perch, the town is a tiny square of civilization amid a vast expanse of wilderness, waterfalls, canyons and lakes that range from the deep indigo of Hope Lake, to the brilliant blue of Columbine Lake or the surreal clarity of Mud Lake, where you can see straight to the bottom. Because he does this every day, Glider Bob is as comfortable in the air as most people are on the ground. But for the first-timer sitting next to him in the cockpit, with the plane’s second set of controls moving in his hands and beneath his feet and a panorama of pristine mountain ridgelines and crystal-blue atmosphere above, this is the thrill of a lifetime. “I’ve never had a dissatisfied customer,” he laughs. “A lot of people say it is the best thing they’ve ever done, or that it feels just like their dreams about flying. Even pilots and people who fly a lot are just blown away by how cool it is, how peaceful, to fly without a motor.” Glider Bob moved his sailplane operation from Durango to Telluride in 1990. He says he likes the compactness of the town, the tight-knit community, the way he can walk everywhere he needs to go. The flying conditions that exist here are unsurpassed: thermals build even during the winter months, and it can be great soaring anytime, early in the day, in the middle of the day, or late in the day. But it’s not just the flying that makes this place special, says Bob. The immense, pristine wilderness that surrounds Telluride and the town’s distinctive historic charm and character make this an extraordinary place to live. He wants to make sure it stays that way, and he is in his sixth year on Telluride Town Council, serving his community and protecting the integrity of his home. “It’s a unique area we have here, in so many ways. The way we keep Telluride looking like Telluride is what sets us apart.” www.VisitTelluride.com

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Finding Your Way

WHEN SUSAN KEES FIRST MOVED TO TELLURIDE

back in the 70s, her idea of being outside was sitting on the grass at UCLA and reading poetry. Now, forty years and three editions of her Telluride Hiking Guide later, she is the local expert on the network of trails in the region. She is 71 years old and extremely fit, and still hikes in the high country surrounding her Telluride home. “I love the smell of the trees, the fresh air, the feel of the wind…to me, it’s uplifting to be out in it.” She came up with the idea for a guidebook while she was writing biographies of the local miners for the Telluride Times-Journal. She interviewed the miners and their families and decided to find the old mines and encampments in the mountains above town that they talked about, taking notes as she went. One of the first places she explored was the Sheridan Crosscut Mine, after talking to her neighbor Mrs. Clemente, a miner’s wife who used WHO Susan Kees to be a cook at the Sheridan. As Kees made the long uphill trek, WHAT Author of Telluride Hiking Guide she marveled at the thought of Mrs. Clemente and other women WHY “I love the smell of the trees, the fresh air, the feel of the wind...to me, it’s uplifting.” from that era teetering around on the trails and over the rugged mine debris in high heels. For almost two decades, she researched the people and the trails and realized in 1988 that she had collected enough information for a book. “Two things inspired me to write the Telluride Hiking Guide: the miners I’d met who shared their stories with me, and the fact that I got lost everywhere.” Kees enjoys helping people find their way—and her advice has not been limited to just the trails. In addition to writing the guidebook, she was a high school teacher and counselor, and a therapist who practiced for more than 15 years in Telluride. She inspired her students by bringing them up to the top of Coonskin Ridge, and has done some of her best informal counseling on the trails. “Getting exercise, being outside, hiking—it’s my antidepressant.” The third edition of her Telluride Hiking Guide, a must-read for visitors, is due out this summer. It is more than just a guidebook for finding the best trail for your hike, bike ride or trail run—it is also full of captivating history and engaging stories that will make you feel acquainted with the town and the network of trails that surround it. Kees is proud to have hiked every step of every trail in the guide, and with this latest edition she has also had to take a step into the digital age, including GPS points, maps, and a website, www.telluridehikingguide.com. Kees said she was surprised by the popularity of her book, but she chalks it up to the “spiritual, magical” quality of this place and the high country that surrounds it. And even though she has fond memories of all the trails she has hiked here, she refuses to play favorites. “Which hike do I like best?” she smiles. “The one I’m on.”

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THERE ARE CERTAIN WEEKENDS when you can barely walk down the street in Telluride without bumping into an artist painting a landscape scene for the Plein Air Festival or a musician plucking his guitar on a stoop. So it was no surprise when this spring the state named Telluride a “Prospective Creative District” and supplied grant money and technical support to cultivate this artistic gem of a community. What caught the eye of the Colorado Creative Industries judges was the same thing that brings throngs of creative talent here year-round. There are numerous galleries, studios and workspaces throughout town, and despite the compactness of the district, just eight blocks by 12 blocks, we have three incredible and unique performance venues: the historic Sheridan Opera House, the gorgeous, state-of-the-art Palm Theatre and the vibrant Telluride Town Park outdoor stage. For special arts events, the town will even shut down traffic on the main street in front of the courthouse for a block party setting. Telluride is rife with creative institutions, for young and old, residents and visitors, accomplished artists and novitiates—we have the Ah Haa School for the Arts, Telluride Dance Academy, Rock and Roll Academy, Telluride Theatre, Stronghouse Studios, Nugget Theatre, American Academy of Bookbinding and a vital arts scene that is shepherded by the organization that oversees the arts in this community, Telluride Arts. “What is unique in such a small community is the way we inspire, incubate and export the arts,” says Kate Jones, executive director of Telluride Arts. “People come here to create and there are so many activities and opportunities to engage in.” Telluride Arts helped many of the local institutions take shape, and it also supplies individual artists with grant funding. Now Telluride Arts will take the lead in the formulation of this Creative District, updating the town’s cultural master plan, mapping the assets in the region and creating an interactive community calendar to act as a hub for arts and special events. “What struck me when I first came to Telluride was the quality and the authenticity of the arts here,” says Jones, who moved from Washington to take the helm of Telluride Arts. “The opportunity for all of these nonprofits and organizations to collaborate and be more cohesive was a desire expressed by virtually everyone I met. This Creative District recognition will help—it has had a galvanizing effect on the arts scene here.”

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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 on the Telluride Town Park stage or in the intimate coffeehouse setting at the Steaming Bean.

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WHO

Jerry Greene

WHAT

Owner/Operator of Baked In Telluride

WHY

“We’re proud of what we’re doing ... we put our heart in it.”

NO ONE WAS HARMED in the fire that razed Baked In Telluride in February of 2010, but people still lamented the loss of their “loved ones.” The bagels, the pizza, the M&M cookies, the macaroons, the tacos, the donuts with sprinkles and other favorites were among the casualties, and a collective cry went up from fans of the bakery asking owner Jerry Greene to rebuild. In its absence, the bakery’s loyal customers realized how important the iconic, decades-old business had become. “It was like attending my own funeral,” says Greene, shaking his head. “I got condolences—and suggestions—all day long.” A neighborhood bakery such as B.I.T. is a community institution, explains Greene, and no one was about to let this one go up in smoke. At the insistence of his clientele, the building rose again, a phoenix from the ashes, in just 15 months. “Take the insurance money and run? I didn’t see that as an option. I had an obligation to my employees and my customers. The people who were most affected were the kids—there was something both heartbreaking and heartwarming in how much it affected the kids.” The rebuilt bakery has a familiar façade, but the interior is more airy and modern, with high ceilings, an open kitchen and a tall, glass pastry case acting as the centerpiece of the dining area. Patrons walk slowly around the case, eyes wide with anticipation. “Mom!” cries one happy child, pointing to the coconut glazed donut in the bottom corner. “Please?” It is the after-school rush, and the bakery is flooded with parents and kids. Even the artwork on the walls includes broad, colorful paintings by the children in Telluride who have toured the bakery with their classes or who frequent the two-for-one donut special after 2 p.m. There is a warm, content feeling that permeates the building that is not just created by the giant, steel ovens. When Greene first came to Telluride in 1975 it was to build another community institution, the local radio station KOTO. Greene was an engineering/psychology graduate from Cornell University who spent much of his college career in the student radio station, but when he came to Telluride, he realized he would not be able to support himself solely by working in community radio. He decided what the town needed was a good bakery. He was not a chef, but something about the formulaic nature of baking appealed to his scientific mind. The idea of a neighborhood bakery appealed to Greene’s civic nature; he is active in town government, and served on council and on various committees and boards. He is still Telluride’s elected Town Meeting Moderator. Greene lectures at the school, donates baked goods and food to various nonprofit events and sponsors an annual footrace, the 13-mile, high-elevation Sneffels Highline Run. (Greene is a distance runner himself, and has completed the Imogene Pass Race a notable 27 times.) He is a beloved local employer who has sponsored his employees in their athletic endeavors and helped integrate the local Latino community. His social outreach is just one ingredient in his recipe for a successful business. “We’re proud of what we’re doing and we put our heart in it. My business model is that I want to see my customers every day. The bakery is a part of people’s life.” 800.525.3455

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Dining & Nightlife There are dozens of places to dine out or go for a drink in the area, from simple to stupendous. 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 grown locally and organically. 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 52-53 or VisitTelluride.com.

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SO YOU THINK the fountain of youth is just a myth? Think again. A natural spring at 9,600 feet in the foothills of the San Juans is the precious water source for some amazing, anti-aging skincare products made locally. The cold, sweet water shimmers gold and blue, says Bunnie Gulick, the creator of ISUN and OM PUR products, because it has a high concentration of Ormus energy. Ormus elements are a special class of mineral metals; their superconductivity increases cellular metabolism, accelerating the skin’s regeneration and repair. The water used in the processing of the skincare lines is not the only local ingredient; Gulick also wild-crafts horsetail herb, nettle, plantain, arnica, geranium, yarrow and other plants from the surrounding mountains to use in her products. “Wild-crafted ingredients sustainably harvested in natural, pristine environments possess the richest nutrient values and the greatest energetic properties,” says Gulick. It is not just the purity of the ingredients, but the way that she uses them, that make ISUN and OM PUR special. Gulick started out as a nutritionist in the 80s before she became a sought-after designer of skincare products. When cosmetic chemists tried to convince her to add her cutting-edge herbal formulas (she was one of the first people to use antioxidants for skincare) in a generic, chemical base, she refused. Instead, she studied the laboratory sciences and became her WHO Bunnie Gulick own chemist, so she wouldn’t have to compromise the qualWHAT Creator of ISUN and OM PUR skincare products ity of her products. Gulick learned unique processes such WHY “Giving back ... is our true path, the essence as how to keep herbs “alive,” with their active components of our integrity and the pure intention that is deeply embedded in every product we create.” slowly diffusing into the oil at low temperatures and in ultrarich concentrations. Gulick is 63 but looks as young and luminous as someone half her age. Her skincare lines have a devoted following, from high-end spas and beauty shelves in Telluride to salons, estheticians and pharmacies as far away as Norway and Japan. ISUN is the top line used by the Peaks Spa to treat their clients. “I had never received compliments about my skin until I started using ISUN. Now I hear words like ‘glowing,’ ‘fresh,’ and ‘healthy,’” says Tricia Avery, the Peaks Spa’s lead esthetician. “But beyond the noticeable differences on the outside, ISUN is a product I can believe in. The philosophy and integrity behind every wild-crafted ingredient has changed my entire perspective on skincare.” Gulick designed skincare lines for companies all over the world, including an Ayurvedic line to support humanitarian projects started by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, before she struck out on her own with ISUN. Today, her company gives loyally to global charities such as Feed The Children and The International Association for Human Values. Altruism is just another part of Gulick’s formula. She operates a highly principled operation, from the way she harvests her ingredients, to the manner in which she captures their essence to help give people the radiant glow for which her products are named. The whole process is a sacred one for Gulick and her staff, and she says it’s important to reciprocate for the gifts we get from nature. “Giving back in all our relationships is our true path, the essence of our integrity, and the pure intention that is deeply embedded in every product we create.”

Health & Wellness 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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Program Director at Telluride Academy

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“Working with kids is an amazing opportunity.”

THE ONLY THING THAT DISTINGUISHES LUKE BROWN from the group of kids surrounding him is that he’s at least a foot taller than they are. Despite being in charge, Brown still shares the same unbuttoned enthusiasm and volcanic energy as the students he leads, and it shows in his wide, boyish grin. “My childhood was spent traveling and adventuring around the backyard, playing hard outdoors. It wasn’t until I started working at Telluride Academy that I realized how blessed I was. I get to share my childhood with 800 kids a year.” Telluride Academy is also blessed to have Luke Brown. Brown grew up in southwest Colorado, in nearby Dolores, and his love of the outdoors was more than just part of a happy childhood—it became a profession. Brown, whose parents were outdoor educators, went on to earn a degree from Colorado State University in natural resources and recreation with a focus on environmental education. He started with the academy as a field instructor, leading programs as diverse as theater performance and trekking the Grand Canyon, but after just three seasons he was hired on year-round as the program director in 2007. “It’s a really good fit, and the Academy is good about letting me work with the groups. It’s the part of the job that I enjoy the most.” Telluride Academy programs, like the kids who participate in them, have a hard time standing still. The instructors all have 15-passenger vans and are completely mobile, says Brown, so they can spend their time exploring the region’s outdoor activities. Discovering new experiences is what the Academy does—whether it’s closer to home, in the mountains and canyon lands of the Southwest, or farther afield. Brown has taken teenagers on the spring international trips to Nicaragua, Northern India, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Chile and Turkey. He says the experience has a profound effect on the young sojourners. “It’s transformative, and you get to see that growth and progression in the way they perceive the world. It’s life-changing.” Brown says he loves seeing the power of play at work. On the first day of an introductory boating week, one of his young charges was terrified of the swim test; by the end of the session he became the most skilled paddler of the whole group. Telluride Academy is about getting kids out there, away from the computer, TV and game screens they are constantly watching and into the real world. The best thing about kids, says Brown, is how they embrace the opportunity to try new things; they are open and enthusiastic about the unknown. “As an adult, being in that environment, you can’t help but feed off that energy. Working with kids is an amazing opportunity and a mutually beneficial experience.” 800.525.3455

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Telluride has plenty of fun activities to keep the kids busy. San Juan Outdoor School and Telluride Academy offer summer programs for young people such as rock climbing, biking, mountaineering, backpacking, camping and nature tours. Eco Adventures takes kids rafting, mountain biking, flyfishing and on other recreational adventures. Telluride Town Park has a skateboard park, basketball court, the Imagination Station playground, a kids’ fishing pond, tennis courts, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and a small outdoor pool. 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 for the Arts. They can work out at the climbing gym at Telluride High School or Gravity Works. The Wilkinson Public Library Youth Services Desk is the ultimate play station for families, with books, movies and games for kids of all ages. And when it’s time to call in the hired guns, 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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Local Shopping

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IT IS HARD TO BE INDOORS on a beautiful summer day, but with the Telluride Farmers Market and Mountain Village Farmers and Artists Market, you don’t have to be—you can shop outside. Telluride’s market is on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on south Oak Street and the gondola plaza, and Mountain Village’s market is on select Wednesdays, concert days and weekends from 2 to 7 p.m. on the Heritage Plaza. The markets make shopping an experience instead of a chore; live music, educational exhibits, cooking demonstrations and the vibrant, communal atmosphere bring the promenade to life. It’s the perfect place to meet friends, grab a bite to eat, pick up your favorite items and look at the newest craftwork, jewelry and clothing. All of the vendors are local and regional, so you can feel good about the produce and meat you buy from places like Indian Ridge in Norwood, the handcrafted wood furniture by local artisan Matt Downer, yarn and wool products spooled from San Juan Alpacas or the bottle of wine you select from Mason La Belle View Winery out of Palisade. “The market provides an avenue to support regional and local businesses that offer homegrown and homemade products,” says Nichole Zangara Riley, the community relations manager for Mountain Village. The markets are a great way to enhance the sense of community and to support regional growers, ranchers, chefs and artisans. It is that community connection between producer and buyer, seller and shopper, which the markets seek to foster. Kris Holstrom is one of the organizers of the market, and she has spent time on both sides of the table. She is the owner of Tomten Farms, and has been a vendor and a shopper. “If you’re in a hurry to shop, it’s going to be tough, because the market is really such a great gathering place. It is a unique and delightful way to interact with your community.”

Shopping 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 such as July Five, handmade jewelry by local artists, hand-dyed silk scarves and mosaic-ceramic furniture.

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YOU CAN REALLY GET TO KNOW your friends and your colleagues when you are encouraged to let your guard down, says Todd Gehrke, Telluride Tourism Board’s director of group and conference solutions. The things that you learn about yourself when you participate in a group activity or a team-building workshop might surprise you. “I didn’t realize that I looked that good in drag,” laughs Gehrke, “until I stood on the stage of the Sheridan Opera House reenacting a Western brothel theatre scene in turn-of-thecentury costume.” The historic reenactment is just one of the myriad activities that Gehrke has tailored for visiting groups. He partners with professional facilitators who use local service providers to create customized activities. The programs focus on different objectives, from leadership development to motivating rewards, but there is one component that is common to all of them: fun. Imagine all of the workers from your office, broken into teams, competing in the Box Canyon Amazing Race, Telluride’s take on the popular reality show. Adventurers visit local landmarks and use their intuition, physical and mental strengths and emotional stamina to complete special tasks and cross the finish line first. Or, visualize your extended relatives getting acquainted at the San Juan Off-Road Rally. This isn’t your typical family reunion; these 4X4 scavenger hunts travel over jeep roads and mountain passes, showcasing the area’s stunning terrain and mining history. Participants use navigational devices and strategy as they race to the various high-elevation spots in this unique challenge. There are other types of experiences: orienteering quests, workshops that teach rock climbing, advanced navigation and survival skills, social responsibility programs where participants rebuild trails, replant trees or perform community service, tandem paragliding or balloon flights to motivate workplace performance, even flyfishing courses that integrate angling skills and professional leadership abilities. “Our goal is to offer potential group partners something different. A spectacular destination experience, integrated with truly effective experiential programs,” says Gehrke. Telluride does more than just offer groups something different—Telluride has things to see and do that are truly one-of-a-kind experiences. It’s not just about hosting group activities in a spectacular setting; it is about engaging our visitors. “The Telluride Group and Conference experience is all about unique venues and community interaction. Today’s group participants are yearning for that sense of true, mountain-town culture.” 800.525.3455

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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 get-together, team building or incentive trip—we have the perfect location for you. From the spacious, state-of-the-art 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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Weddings

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Martinique Davis Prohaska

WHAT

Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant

WHY

“The stories are what I love the most, the little things that make them who they are and what makes them click.”

BEHIND EVERY WEDDING is a great love story, and the secret to a beautiful ceremony is telling that story. Martinique Davis Prohaska is a “celebrant,” someone who officiates weddings and other rites of passage, and it is her job to help brides and grooms create the perfect ceremony. “You put so much effort into all the other elements of a wedding, when really it should be about you and what makes your partnership sacred,” says Prohaska. “How do you acknowledge that? It should be your words, your ceremony.” Prohaska studied for seven months to become a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant at Wellspring Ceremonies. She became interested in becoming an officiant after she and her husband were married by one, she says. They sat down with their celebrant for an interview, they filled out questionnaires, and the questions got them thinking deeply about their relationship. It was sort of like a secular version of sitting down with a priest or a rabbi for pre-marriage counseling, and it resulted in a very personal, spiritual and memorable ceremony. A celebrant can help incorporate different religious or spiritual elements, especially when the bride and groom are from different faiths or ethnic backgrounds. Celebrants are able to help a couple pick and choose the customs and practices that are meaningful and integrate them. Prohaska was intrigued to learn about so many different and beautiful rites and traditions in her celebrant studies: the Greek circling ceremony, where the priest leads the couple around the altar three times, symbolizing the first steps together on their eternal journey; the Native American blanket ceremony where a blanket is draped over the couple, representing the shelter they will be to one another; the Celtic hand-fasting where the pair’s hands are lashed together in a visual example of their commitment; or the Spanish arras, where coins are poured back and forth between the bride and groom, signifying that all that is his will be hers and all that is hers will be his. “Celebrants study the history and tradition of ritual across all faiths, and the universal symbolism of those traditions,” says Prohaska. “Celebrations are important. All cultures mark certain occasions because they are a part of our evolution as humans; they are life transitions.” While penning vows or planning a ceremony might seem like hard work to a bride and groom about to be married, for Prohaska, it’s a labor of love. She is a writer, so interviewing people and telling their story is her specialty. The foundation of the ceremony is that personal story, the tale of how they came together and why they’re getting married. “That’s why I was drawn to this. The stories are what I love the most, the little things that make them who they are and what makes them click. Being able to write a couple’s love story is amazing.” 800.525.3455

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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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THIS SAN JUAN MINING TOWN was first called “Columbia,” but after less than ten years, an order from the United States Postal Service changed all that. With handwriting the way it was, the hassle of deciphering between Columbia, California and Columbia, Colorado was too much. And so it was, that by 1887, letters sent out of this box canyon were labeled: From Telluride. Word traveled fast. These mountains were laden with riches including gold, silver, zinc, lead and copper. With the arrival of the Rio Grande Southern Railroad in 1891, the region flourished with a population swelling to nearly 5,000 residents. Telluride became a melting pot of Finns, Swedes, Irish, Italians, Germans, and many other people from various nations. By 1893 there were even multiple Chinese laundries, a Chinese restaurant and a Chinese bakery, all in business in Telluride. Despite its remoteness, Telluride boasted all the amenities of a thriving community including saloons, gambling, stores, and even a redlight district. The nightlife rivaled that of today: At the turn of the last century there were at least thirty-seven watering holes.  Money and opportunity hung like a carrot on a stick, just out of reach for most. Greed was rampant. A muleskinner named Robert LeRoy Parker was overtaken with the desire to get rich quick. He robbed his first bank here in 1889 and got away with $24,000. People later came to know him as Butch Cassidy. In 1909, after the Trout Lake Dam broke, both roads and rail tracks were washed away. The town was cut off from supplies and the world. When a relief train finally arrived, some were dismayed while others thrilled to welcome the pack of mules that carried nothing but cases of beer. Parson Hogue traveled from Silverton each week to Jimmy Hurley’s saloon on Sundays just to save the poor souls of Telluride. Hurley would cover the gambling tables with sheets, out of respect. After the sermon, however, Parson Hogue would take the collection money and try his hand at doubling the donations at the poker table. Bulkeley Wells, a mine manager, built a house with a hydroelectric power station in its belly, atop Bridal Veil Falls, all to keep pace with the wealthiest family in Ouray. His extravagance was notorious and the beautiful residence, which has since been restored (along with the hydropower plant) by Eric Jacobson, still sits high above the valley today. All this prosperity in Telluride prompted the local booster club to coin the slogan, “Telluride, the town without a bellyache,” boasting to the world that one could not want for anything in this prosperous mining town. There was even a hospital, at the top of Fir Street and the base of Imogene Pass—a prime location for receiving the sick and injured miners, most of whom worked near Tomboy, the mining camp three miles above town. Life was hard for the miners, and many were fatally wounded in industry accidents or in avalanches. Many others died from alcohol-related deaths. The town may not have had a bellyache, but it probably had a throbbing head. Throughout the Prohibition era, isolation served Telluride well; you could get a drink just about anywhere, including the Courthouse. Still, the pace of the town had already begun to slow. Mining wasn’t what it used to be. There were fewer men and more machines doing the work. Both WWI and WWII took their toll on the population and many young people left Telluride for the promise of work and wealth elsewhere. By the 1960s, the community was as tight as ever and the Independence Day celebrations were renowned. But the hospital and even the banks closed, and only 400 locals remained. The saloons, though, carried on. A decade later, when the ski bums and hippies bellied up, they ushered in a new era of history, change and population growth. The year 1972 marked the beginning of the next chapter for Telluride­—its growth into a tourist destination. —Beth Roberts, Telluride Historical Museum www.VisitTelluride.com

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Telluride in the 70s: A Time of Transition

HARD TO IMAGINE what would have happened if Joe Zoline, a corporate lawyer from Chicago, hadn’t struck up a conversation with the stranger seated next to him on one fated flight in the late 1960s. Or if that stranger hadn’t been Joern Gerdts, a photographer from Aspen. Or had Gerdts not told Zoline, upon learning of his hopes to open a ski resort, to check out Telluride. It’s easier to imagine Zoline’s likely reply: “Telluride? Where’s that?” For decades, Telluride’s economy was tied to a waning mining industry. By the time Zoline caught wind of things, there was but one mine operating and a population that had atrophied to 400. When he first heard the word Telluride, an entire city block could have been acquired for $500. When stars align like this, maybe, somewhere, there is a corresponding click, not unlike the sound of a ski boot communing with a binding. Zoline pursued the tip and ventured to what was fast becoming a mining ghost town; Telluride was nearly three hours from the nearest airport, void of a population base, with a lone gas station (which closed at 5 p.m. and never even opened on Sundays) but he saw, miraculously, the potential for an unmatched ski resort. Click goes the universe’s heel into fate’s ski binding. The good people of Telluride suddenly found themselves in lines at the grocery, pharmacy and hardware stores alongside strange, young, longhaired ski enthusiasts. “We heard there weren’t any jobs, so we got here as soon as we could,” jokes George Greenbank, one of the first “long-hairs” to arrive. Greenbank’s pilgrimage, and others like his, forecasted the transition of Telluride from mining town to world-class ski area. After all, “mines don’t last forever,” explains William “Senior” Mahoney, an icon of the transitional decade. Mahoney, now an octogenarian, left his post as mine foreman to serve as the first mountain manager of the ski resort. By December 1972, instead of trams hauling ore carts, chairlifts started ferrying skiers. Telluride Ski Company boasted five lifts, all on the Mountain Village side. Buses delivered skiers from town to the day lodge. The ski company bought the gas station and a very honest marketing campaign was launched to the world: “Yeah, you’ve been to Aspen. Yeah, you’ve been to Sun Valley. But you’ve never been to Telluride.” Despite all the odds, the ski resort, town and decade grew robust with winter skiers and festivals in summer months. The town soon earned the nickname “Festival Capital of the Rockies,” and that decade saw the start of the world renowned Telluride Film Festival, the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride Jazz Celebration and Chamber Music Festival, all of which still exist today. By 1978 the final chapter of Telluride’s mining history closed with the operation of the Idarado Mine. Those hearty souls who closed out the eleventh hour of the mining tradition and those wily hippies who sought to carve out a new kind of town made an odd couple, but their fates were destined to tangle. Today, the goggles fog and the two narratives appear as one singular story, the legacy of which can be heard in every binding click and each loud snap of a fully extended festival tarp. —Beth Roberts, Telluride Historical Museum 800.525.3455

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Commute

with Power. one line unites us all–the gondola line between mountain Village and telluride.

From this line, a lot of good things come. but it takes a large amount of electricity—coal—to make those good things happen. we choose to continue with the good stuff, and choose to be smarter about the way in the future. we choose to invest in renewable, we operate the efficient energy, as part of the green gondola Project, to save you money and hopefully give you peace of mind that status quo will not do.

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The Gold Season

WE’RE GOING TO LET YOU IN ON A LITTLE SECRET … some of us believe the best time of year in Telluride is autumn. Most visitors stream into town for a festival in the summer or to ski and snowboard in the winter, but in some ways, fall is the best of all. The aspen leaves are illuminated in gold, the mountain peaks have a fresh dusting of snow, the days are still warm and the nights are just starting to turn crisp. The weather is perfect, the biking and hiking trails are in great condition and there is a leisurely and lovely pace about our mountain town. Time is suspended for the fall season, as summer unwinds and winter waits in the wings. “It is the gold season. We do have a wonderful Indian summer,” says Willie Wilson, the executive director of Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association, the group that operates the gondola. This year, the gold season is getting greener: the gondola is staying open through virtually all of autumn, so that visitors and residents won’t have to get in their cars to navigate Telluride and Mountain Village. “Running the gondola longer means fewer vehicles traveling up and down Lawson Hill and a reduction in the carbon output for the community,” says Wilson. On October 21, the main line of the gondola that extends from the Oak St. Plaza in Telluride, up over the Coonskin Ridge and St. Sophia Station to Mountain Village and Heritage Plaza, will remain open. The scenic and beautiful alternative mode of transportation will operate from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. through November 5. The Village Parking Gondola line will be closed during that time. “There’s still so much life left in Telluride at that time of year—it made sense to elongate the season. It’s a great time to get away for the weekend, have a fine dining experience, or simply enjoy the outdoors. It’s also the perfect time for a wedding,” says Wilson. Take advantage of the fall season with specials and packages— book your vacation at VisitTelluride.com.

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Elite musicians come to Telluride to perform in four classical music concerts hosted at the Mai Ranch. This year MusicFest presents “Vienna to Budapest.”

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The Playwrights Festival provides a laboratory setting for actors, playwrights and directors to network and nurture new work.

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Joie de Vivre-Cirque d’Ah Haa is the theme of this annual art auction. Enjoy live entertainment and bidding as well as a silent auction to support the local arts school.


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Roy Malan, the festival’s artistic director and concertmaster with the San Francisco Ballet, brings high-caliber classical musicians to town to perform.

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GETTING HERE TRANSPORTATION

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 and 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 Summer Air Carriers Telluride & Montrose • American • Great Lakes • United

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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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GETTING AROUND

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 May 24, 2012 through November 5, 2012 (from Oct. 22 through Nov. 5 gondola service and hours are limited) • 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 three hours 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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Enjoy Telluride’s finest vacation rentals. We offer a selection of handpicked condos, townhouses and private homes that are unique, beautiful and well maintained. Only properties that meet our high standards are offered to our guests, which means you won’t have to search a huge inventory of “not so great” properties to find something you like.

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Ice House Lodge & Condominiums (Telluride) 970.728.6300 or 800.544.3436

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Inn at Lost Creek (Mountain Village) 970.728.5678 or 866.475.4403

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Latitude 38 Vacation Rentals 970.728-8838 or 877.450.8838

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Lumiére Hotel (Mountain Village) 970.369.0400 or 866.530.9466

Manitou Bed & Breakfast (Telluride) 970.728.3388 or 800.376.9769

Mountain Lodge at Telluride (Mountain Village) 866.368.6867 or 970.369.5000

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Telluride Alpine Lodging 970.728.3388 or 888.893.0158 Telluride Mountain Management

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Telluride Rentals 800.970.7541

Telluride Resort Lodging 800.778.8581

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Wildwood Canyon Inn (Telluride) 970.369.1275 or 877.332.1275

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ACCOMMODATIONS IN TELLURIDE 866.SKI.TRP2 (866.754.8772) or 970.728.4831 220 S. Pine Street in the Pick & Gad Building, Telluride www.vacationtelluride.com info@vacationtelluride.com If you are looking for your ideal vacation rental, look no further, you have found it. Our residences in Telluride and Mountain Village provide the best lodging value in the area. Whether you are on a budget or are looking for ultimate luxury lodging, we have just the right place for you. Select from Victorian homes and cozy cottages, uber luxury slope side retreats, one-of-a-kind contemporary luxury penthouses, and classic ski condos. With our T.L.C. (Telluride Local Concierge) team, all the information and services you need to make your Telluride vacation a lasting memory is yours for the asking! Your accommodations will be perfectly appointed and with all the comforts of home. We will make planning your Telluride vacation easy and fun. “Locals, making you feel like one, too!”

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.


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BEAR CREEK LODGE

Nestled among spectacular 13,000 and 14,000 ft. peaks in Telluride, Colorado, Bear Creek Lodge is the ideal vacation property for your entire family or group of any size. Bear Creek offers direct access to hiking and biking trails, and within close proximity to all of Telluride’s summer events. Bear Creek Lodge offers the following amenities: • Onsite check in/front desk staff, full service concierge service • Large common area great room/lobby with free coffee, tea and hot cider bar • Kids activity area with Wii, ping pong, foosball, air hockey • Free DVD rentals, parking • Free wireless high speed internet, business center with 2 computers and printers • Private shuttle service in Mountain Village which gives you access to the free Gondola • 1 indoor hot tub and 2 outdoor hot tubs, heated outdoor pool, fitness center • Full service spa with steam room and sauna • Outdoor fire pit with 2 gas grills Our oversized 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom condominium style units offer fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces, jetted bath tubs, washer and dryer.

CAMEL’S GARDEN RESORT Hotel & Condominiums 888.772.2635 or 970.728.9300 250 West San Juan Avenue, Telluride on Telluride’s Gondola Plaza www.camelsgarden.com “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 along the river just three blocks from festival grounds, 15 feet from the Gondola and two blocks from Main Street, Camel’s Garden is in an ideal 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

ACCOMMODATIONS

877.376.9769 or 970.728.3388 135 San Joaquin Road, Mountain Village www.telluridelodging.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 hiking and biking at 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 bicycle and golf club storage. 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 866.475.4403 or 970.369.0880 568 Mountain Village Boulevard, Mountain Village www.hotelmadelinetelluride.com Named one of the hottest new hotels in the world by Conde Nast Traveler, Hotel Madeline Telluride is the center of Mountain Village, just steps from the complimentary gondola and all the amenities Telluride has to offer. Our ideal location is the starting point for a day of exploring the mountain or meandering through downtown shops. Your experience begins well before arrival as our concierge arranges every vacation detail. Once here, elegant guestrooms, suites and one to four bedroom condominiums outfitted with the most modern amenities welcome you. Oversized couches in the living room are the perfect spot to curl into a good book while enjoying our signature hot cocoa. M’s Restaurant features locally-inspired, yet casual cuisine using the bounties of Colorado. A casual bite, creative cocktails and local brews can be enjoyed in BAR M. After a day of adventure, The Spa at Hotel Madeline offers restoration from the active mountain lifestyle that Telluride inspires. Special offers and packages are available at www.hotelmadelinetelluride.com.


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ICE HOUSE LODGE & CONDOMINIUMS

“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.

Ice House

INN AT LOST CREEK 888.601.5678 or 970.728.5678 119 Lost Creek Lane, Mountain Village www.innatlostcreek.com Top 100 “Best Hotels in the World” – Conde Nast Traveler Located in the core of Telluride’s Mountain Village, The Inn At Lost Creek is small in scale and big in heart. Each of the Inn’s 32 suites is a true mountain feel in its décor with timbers, natural stone, and handcrafted furnishings. In-room comforts include fireplaces, petite kitchens, balconies, in-suite laundry, jetted tubs and steam showers. You will have the best ski-in/ski-out slope side access. After a day on the slopes you may enjoy après ski or a casual dinner at 9545 Restaurant & Bar located slope side. You can also enjoy two roof top hot tubs at The Inn at Lost Creek, as well as a pool, fitness center and relaxing treatments at The Spa at Hotel Madeline Telluride. Special offers and packages are available at www.innatlostcreek.com.

ACCOMMODATIONS

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


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ACCOMMODATIONS

866.530.9466 or 970.369.0400 118 Lost Creek Lane, Mountain Village www.lumieretelluride.com “There is nothing rustic about this indulgent boutique hotel.” – Inside Weddings Located in the heart of Telluride’s Mountain Village, lumiere is Telluride’s most luxurious hotel and residences. Accommodations consist of guest rooms, one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences and two-, three-, and four-bedroom penthouses. All units are consistently designer furnished 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 lumiere offers the perfect place to unwind with freshly prepared sushi and signature cocktails. Plunge pools and hot tubs line the patio of the little bar, perfect for star gazing and taking in the alpenglow. Concierge, wireless internet, daily maidservice, spa services and complimentary SUV service to and from the Telluride airport are just a few of the signature services offered by lumiere telluride.

MOUNTAINSIDE INN 877.376.9769 or 970.728.1950 333 South Davis Street, Telluride www.telluridehotels.com The Mountainside Inn offers the largest selection of affordable hotel rooms in the town of Telluride. The majority of hotel rooms feature kitchenettes, but in addition, the property offers a selection of one bedroom condominiums and a large, riverside 3 bedroom condo. Amenities include: • Onsite check-in/staff • New mattresses, pillows, bedding • Free wireless internet • Coffee makers, hair dryers, humidifiers and fans in each room • Large common outdoor, riverside hot tub • Space available onsite parking • Outdoor riverside barbeque grills with picnic tables • Onsite coin operated washer/dryer • One block to dining, liquor store, deli • 3 blocks to Main Street Telluride and adjacent to the river trail (which takes you to town park – where many music festivals are held). • Pet friendly rooms available

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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.

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 Offering luxury homes, cozy condos to affordable hotel rooms, Telluride Alpine Lodging offers the largest selection of affordable, moderate and luxury vacation rentals in the region. With more than 25 years of combined property management experience, choose from: • A wide variety of hotel rooms, Bed & Breakfasts, condos and private homes – most located near major festival venues. • Locations in the town of Telluride and Mountain Village • Luxury rentals with high-end finishes with concierge services provided • Sales specialists trained to help “match” you with the ideal vacation rental • Budget, moderate to high-priced rentals available – depending on your preferences • Two Bed and Breakfast properties offering continental or full breakfast – complimentary • Pet friendly accommodations available Check our or website at www.telluridelodging.com to see our 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 Conde 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 Conde 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 Named “Best Lodging Value” by Men’s Magazine and Mercedes Momentum Magazine Conveniently located in the heart of Telluride…only one block from the complimentary gondola and one block from historic Main Street. Comfortable and newly refurbished hotel rooms, kitchenettes, a suite and a separate cozy guest cottage. All accommodations feature: • One or two queen size beds with private bath • Free WI-FI high speed wireless internet; • Coffee makers, hair dryers, humidifiers, mini-refrigerators Property amenities feature: • On site check-in, lobby and staff • 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 • Outdoor hot tub with adjoining dry sauna; outdoor barbeque grills; bike racks; guest laundry facility; daily maid service • All rooms are non-smoking and pets are not welcome

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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

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Elks Lodge 970.728.6362

historic Swede-Finn Hall

1,700

250

200

stage & outdoor deck

Ice House Lodge 800.544.3436 or 970.728.6300

conference room

360

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586

667

alcohol with special permit

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full-service performing arts center

New Sheridan American Room 800.200.1891 or 970.728.4351

Victorian-style room

Nugget Theater 970.728.3030

theatre

1,674

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186

quaint, intimate

Sheridan Opera House 970.728.6363

theatre/ballroom/reception space

1,400

265

240

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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

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100

small raised stage

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500

no alcohol or smoking

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125/50

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4,000

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300

no alcohol or smoking

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300

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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

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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

Mt. Emma Room

500

50

35

Appaloosa

1,682

225

120

sunset view

Palmyra Room

2,228

225

120

sunset view

Big Billie Ballroom

2,835

225

170

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Legends

2,790

250

110

Mt. Wilson Terrace

7,900

350

200

Peaks Resort and Spa, The 800.789.2220 or 970.728.6800

Liberty Bell and Golden Slipper Rooms

no private vehicles

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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 Mezzanine St. Sophia Ceremony Site 970.728.7446

ski area mountain top, outdoor venue

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312

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18

voice/data ports

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100

70

optional reception hall

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RUSTIC MOUNTAIN RETREATS Alta Lakes Observatory 404.226.5186

rustic mountain lodge

2,200

75

25

High Camp Hut 970.728.8050

high mountain hut with great views

2,500

35

35

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RESTAURANTS 221 South Oak 221 S. Oak 970.728.9507 Aemono Market Deli 105 S. Davis 970.728.4748

Deli/Sandwiches/Salads/Gourmet Take Out

BLDS

Baked in Telluride 127 S. Fir 970.728.4705

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 La Cocina Plaza 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

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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

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

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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

American Bistro/Steaks/Seafood

BLDS

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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

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Shanghai Palace 126 E. Colorado 970.728.0882

Authentic Chinese

LD

Siam 200 S. Davis 970.728.6886

Authentic Thai and Thai Fusion

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Smuggler Joe’s Brewpub & Grille 225 S. Pine 970.728.0919

American Brewpub/Wings/Steaks

LDS

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 970.728.1214

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 970.728.9653

Cocktails/Live Music

COFFEE HOUSES OR COCKTAILS

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

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Breakfast/Quick Bites for Lunch

BLS

Authentic Mexican Taqueria

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FOOD CARTS & GROCERY STORES Ay Caramba 142 E. Colorado 970.728.5247

Clark’s Market 700 W. Colorado 970.728.3124

Grocery/Deli/Hot Entrees

BLDS

Coffee Cowboy 123 E. Colorado

Coffee/Pastries/Smoothies/Ice Drinks

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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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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

BAR M Hotel Madeline 970.369.8949

Rocky Mountain Gastro Pub

LD

Crazy Elk Pizza The Beach 970.728.7499

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

M's Restaurant Hotel Madeline 970.369.8989

Colorado Farm to Table

BDS

Palmyra The Peaks Resort and Spa 970.728.6800

Ingredient-Driven Colorado Cuisine

D

Poachers Pub Sunset Plaza 970.728.9647

Classic Pub Fare

Tomboy Tavern Heritage Plaza 970.728.7467

Beer Garden and Patio

Tracks Café & Bar Heritage Plaza 970.728.0677

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Specialty Sandwiches and More

BLS

Gondola Grounds Town Hall Plaza 970.519.1302

Coffee

BS

Great Room, The The Peaks Resort and Spa 970.728.6800

American Bistro

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

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GROCERY STORES & FOOD CARTS Danish Pastries and Food

LS

Market at Mountain Village, The Town Hall Plaza 970.728.6500

Grocery with Deli

BLDS

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

ALLRED’S

LUMIERE / CHRIS GILES

Great Dane, The The Beach

DINING & SPIRITS

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Organic & whole food ingredients Fresh-squeezed juices Coffee, espressos & cappuccinos Casual & family friendly

contemporary Food and ambiance

Open daily 8aM–9pM • 728-9355

123 e. cOlOradO ave.

make your online reservation at www.cosmotelluride.com

www.lacocinatelluride.com

In the Hotel Columbia • 970.728.1292

LUNCH & DINNER Tavern Cheese Burger… 10 oz.Fresh Ground Beef, Cheddar on a Toasted Sesame Brioche Bun ............................... 13 Portobello Mushroom Burger… Roasted Red Pepper, Grilled Zucchini, Boursin Cheese, Sprouts .................................. 10 Tomboy Chop Salad… Chopped Romaine, BBQ Chicken, Black Beans, Corn, Jicama, Tomatoes, Ranch .............................. 13 Grilled Ahi Burger… Pineapple Ponzu, Dikon Radish Sprouts, Wasabi Aioli, Brioche Bun .............................................. 13 Edamame Hummus Dip… Rice Crackers,

Fresh Vegetables, Grilled Pita Bread..................................................... 12

Mixed Sausage Grill… Elk, Buffalo, Kurobuto Chorizo, Stone Ground Mustard, Red Onion Marmalade .......................... 15 Grilled Caesar Salad… Garlic Bread Spears, House Made Caesar Dressing, Olive Oil Marinated Tomatoes ......................... 13

TELLURIDE’S GATHERING PLACE LOCATED IN THE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE CORE

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

Crispy Pork Schnitzel Sandwich… Apple Basil Slaw, Honey Mustard, Pretzel Bread .................................................... 12

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FRESH JUICES • ORGANIC SMOOTHIES HAND-MADE ICE CREAM

970-728-5611

La Cocina de Luz Patio, Downtown Telluride 36 YEARS OF TRADITION AND EXCELLENCE Why did I buy this ad when everyone knows Baked in Telluride? I’m talking to you, the tourist who discovers the bakery on the last day of your vacation, wishing it were your first. Dinners are unexcelled for quality or value. B-I-T makes Telluride’s only homemade noodles, featuring rich Alfredo, Piñon basil pesto, and a special pasta of the week. Kids specials include sgetti & meatball and penne & cheese sauce. Mom’s Meatloaf is twice a week; we celebrate Thanksgiving Dinner every Thursday, Thanksgiving day included. Salads are fresh and generous. The Cobb salad is the greatest, featuring our own oven roasted turkey. Sandwiches on bakery bread use the finest of meats. Said one recent customer “Best. Reuben. Ever.” Vegetarian sandwiches feature hummus, artichoke, and/or avocado. Mexican dinners feature enchiladas, tacos, and the Grande Burrito. Bring your kids for the best pizza in town, slice or whole pie, and a family friendly environment. First but not least, you’ll be wowed by the wall of pastries (and bread and bagels). A selection of gluten free products is available, including our signature chocolate covered coconut macaroon, and our latest hit, the amazing almond horn. — Sincerely, Jerry Greene, Chief Bagel

970.728.4775 127 South Fir Street, Telluride 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. year ‘round Summer delivery by arrangement www.bakedintelluride.com

LOCATED ON HERITAGE PLAZA AT HOTEL MADELINE TELLURIDE

568 Mountain Village Blvd. Telluride, CO 81435 970.369.0880 | www.hotelmadelinetelluride.com

DINING & SPIRITS

Shish Kebabs • Falafels • Hummus Tabouli • Spanakopita • Baba Ganouj Greek Salad • Fries


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an elevated dining experience

ARGENTINE GRILLE at the Rico Hotel s

Sumptuous meals created by Chef Eamonn O’Hara using regionally cultivated ingredients. Open for Dinner 5-9 p.m. $15 Early Bird Specials from 5-6 p.m. Enjoy Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hotel rooms from $50 (restrictions may apply).

located at inn at lost creek 119 Lost Creek Lane, Telluride, CO | 970.728.6293 | www.innatlostcreek.com

s 124 S. Highway 145 in downtown Rico

970.967.3000 www.ricohotel.com

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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! The Palmyra and Great Room Decks are THE PLACE to be for live music, fireside seating, and staggering mountain views of the San Juan Peaks.

Dinner at Palmyra at The Peaks is unlike any dining experience in Telluride.

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

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the little bar at lumière

DINING & SPIRITS

THE LITTLE BAR AT LUMIÈRE 970.369.0400 118 Lost Creek Lane Mountain Village Core Mountain Village's hippest gathering spot featuring freshly prepared sushi and signature cocktails served fireside or poolside. Located on the 4th floor of the lumière hotel.

“no other telluride restaurant comes close“ –Snow Magazine

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 5pm for happy hour in the bar and nightly dining. ■

smaller plates

pinot grigio steamed pei mussels chorizo, saffron rice, chipotle broth

olathe corn chowder

english pea puree, sweet pea tendril

tomato panzanella salad

buffalo mozzarella, arugula, heirloom tomatoes

main courses

slow roasted wild salmon

roasted shiitake & portabello mushrooms, baby bok choy, ginger-mushroom broth located at the top of the gondola allredsrestaurant.com | 970.728.7474

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SHOPPING ANTIQUES [ TELLURIDE ] Sundance Mercantile 109 West Colorado   ART GALLERIES [ TELLURIDE ] Elinoff & Co. 204 West Colorado Gallery 81435 230 South Fir Gold Mountain Gallery   135 West Colorado Kamruz Photography 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 BEAUTY [ TELLURIDE ] AromaSpa, Salon & Boutique   191 South Pine 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 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 

224 West Colorado

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970.728.9515 970.728.0630 970.728.9772 970.728.1020 970.728.8700 970.708.0270 970.708.2308

970.728.7337 970.728.7113 970.728.6800 970.369.8961

970.728.4504

 

CLOTHING [ TELLURIDE ] Alpen Schatz  Appaloosa Trading Company Black Bear Trading Company          Bounty Hunter      Cashmere Red     Down To Earth   Hopscotch Kids Consignment    Jagged Edge   Kellie’s Overland Sheepskin & Leather      Pip’s Fine & Funky Consignment   Scarpe      Shirtworks of Telluride   Telluride Pilates Center      Telluride Trappings & Toggery    Two Skirts    

100 West Colorado 129 West 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 100 West Colorado 250 East Pacific 126 West Colorado 307 East Colorado 109 East Colorado 127 West Colorado

970.728.4433 970.728.4966 970.728.6556 970.728.0256 970.728.8088 970.728.9316 970.728.2441 970.728.9307 970.728.5820 970.728.9700 970.728.3663 970.728.1513 970.728.6242 970.728.5003 970.728.3338 970.728.6828

CLOTHING [ MOUNTAIN VILLAGE ] Heritage Apparel Fairmont Franz Klammer 970.728.7340 Swanky Buckle Fairmont Franz Klammer 970.728.7511  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 ] Sweet Life Telluride Truffle Zia Sun       GIFTS [ MOUNTAIN VILLAGE Telluride Naturals Telluride Resort Store

115 West Colorado 101 North Fir 214 West Colorado

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

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] 565 Mountain Village Blvd. 970.728.7357 697 Mountain Village Blvd. 970.728.7358

GROCERY See “Dining & Spirits,” pages 52-53   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


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SHOPPING

JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES [ MOUNTAIN VILLAGE ] Mountain Standard Time   

Fairmont Franz Klammer 970.728.7322

KNITTING & YARN [ TELLURIDE ] Needle Rock Fiberarts 320 West Colorado

970.728.3427

  LIQUOR STORES [ TELLURIDE ] Telluride Bottleworks   129 West San Juan Telluride Liquors    123 East Colorado Wine Mine at Pacific Street Liquors 220 South Davis

970.728.5553 970.728.3380 970.728.6333

LIQUOR STORES [ MOUNTAIN VILLAGE ] Spirits at Mountain Village    455 Mtn. Village Blvd.

970.728.6500

MUSIC & DVD RENTALS [ TELLURIDE ] Wizard Entertainment   126 East Colorado Telluride Music Company   201 East Colorado

970.728.4924 970.728.9592

OFFICE SUPPLIES [ TELLURIDE ] Ship It\Copy It   700 West Colorado Paper Chase   333 West Colorado

970.728.8111   970.728.0235

OFFICE SUPPLIES [ MOUNTAIN VILLAGE ] High Country Shipping   456 Mountain Village Blvd. 970.728.1976

PET SUPPLIES [ TELLURIDE ] Mountain Tails 307 East Colorado 970.369.4240 Telluride Veterinary Clinic   547 1/2 West Pacific 970.728.4461 Whiskers and Tails  226 West Colorado  970.728.3664   PHARMACY [ TELLURIDE ] Apotheca  126 West Colorado 970.728.0488 Sunshine Pharmacy   236 West Colorado 970.728.3601   SPORTING GOODS [ TELLURIDE ] Bootdoctors Oak 236 South Oak 970.728.4581 Easy Rider Mountain Sports 101 North Pine 970.596.3681 Gravity Works  205 East Colorado 970.728.4143 Jagged Edge/ Journey Outdoors  223 East Colorado 970.728.9307 Life Cycles 236 West Colorado 970.728.3668 Paragon Bootdoctors 215 West Colorado 970.728.4525 Patagonia 200 West Colorado 970.728.4303 Telluride Outside & Telluride Angler  121 West Colorado 800.831.6230 Telluride Sports 150 West Colorado 970.728.4477 Telluride Sports Coonskin Plaza 970.728.4228  Telluride Sports Camels Garden 970.728.3134 SPORTING GOODS [ MOUNTAIN VILLAGE ] Alternative Edge   Heritage Plaza Bootdoctors Mountain Village La Chamonix Bldg. Christy Sports  Sunset Plaza Christy Sports Heritage Plaza Eco Adventures 567 Mountain Village Blvd. Telluride Eco Adventures Boulder Breezeway Telluride Sports Gondola Plaza Telluride Sports/Neve Sports Hotel Madeline Telluride Sports Franz Klammer The North Face   Heritage Plaza

970.728.6138 800.592.6883 970.369.4727 970.728.1334 970.728.7300 970.728.7300 970.728.8944 970.728.5722 970.728.0364 970.369.0332

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JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES [ TELLURIDE ] Dolce Designs   226 West Colorado 970.728.6866   Elinoff & Co.     204 West Colorado 970.728.5566 Hell Bent Leather & Silver   215 East Colorado 970.728.6246 Lustre, an Artisan Gallery  171 South Pine 970.728.3355 Picaya   101 West Colorado 970.728.0954 Schilling Studio Gallery 398 West Colorado 970.728.1345 Telluride Gallery of Fine Art           130 East Colorado 970.728.3300 Telluride Legacy   219 East Colorado 970.728.2409 Zia Sun     214 West Colorado 970.728.4031


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Featuring sophisticated timepieces, genuine and semi-precious jewelry and fashion focused sunglasses, Mountain Standard Time is the accessory boutique for the upscale mountain lifestyle.

• N ew, Used & Vintage Stringed Instruments • C.F. Martin, Collings, Godin, Boss & Roland Products Watches by: Hamilton • Michele • Fendi • Tissot Victorinox Swiss Army • ESQ Sunglasses by: Oliver Peoples • Fendi • Seregeti • bolle and soon Tom Ford Jewelry by: Elizabeth and James • Aris Geldis 970.728.7322 Across from Bootdoctors in Mountain Village Core Open Daily

• Music Books, Instruction Material & Accessories • Music CD’s & DVD’s • Lessons & Stringed Instrument Repair 201 E. Colorado Ave. 970.728.9592 Open Daily www.telluridemusic.com

This upscale women’s boutique provides a fresh twist on classic style. Swanky Buckle carries the latest fashions and an expansive collection of handbags, jewelry and accessories for every woman. Cole Haan • Eberjey Eugenia Kim • Goldsign Line • Madison Marcus Nicole Miller Project Alabama Three Dots • Waverly Grey 970.728.7511 Across from Bootdoctors in Mountain Village Core Open Daily

970.728.3355 • 171 South Pine Street, Telluride www.lustregallery.com

Lustre Gallery presents handcrafted art for the home and self that is inspired by a love of nature. 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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WINE ~ SPIRITS ~ BEER More than a store, we’re an experience. 970.728.WINE • 220 S. Davis Street • www.wine-mine.com

INDULGE ... You deserve the best! 1,200 wines - eclectic, cult, vintage, local, bargains plus spirits, beer, mixers, cigars

SIAM

Free wine tasting every Thursday 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Call for details On-site Sommelier • Free delivery Online wine tasting every other Monday at 6:30 p.m.

thetastingschool.com introducing a introducing a revolutionary way to learn about wine. revolutionary way to learn about wine.

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We proudly offer the ability to store your wine in our Wine Mine. Deep in Telluride bedrock, our unique location provides perfect year-round cellaring conditions. Replicating subterranean environments of the best European cellars and caves, our Wine Mine safeguards your gems in secure, indulgent bliss.

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Telluride Trappings

Fine Clothes for Mountain Folk

We are the source for

Retro Vintage Telluride Apparel T-shirts, Hoodies, Sweatpants, Hats and More! WOMEN’S Brands free people • lucky brand • michael stars • johnny was big star jeans • lole • vintage revolution • latico • cp shades frye boots • kenneth cole • ugg • prarie underground • 3 dot MEN’S brands mod-o-doc • carhartt • columbia sportswear • robert graham jeremiah • royal robbins • gramicci • true grit • lucky brand tommy bahama • tori richards • born shoes • skechers

109 East Colorado Ave. Downtown Telluride 970-728-3338 www.TheTellurideToggery.com Open 7 days a week 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

A TELLURIDE TRADITION... WE ARE CELEBRATING 40 YEARS IN BUSINESS!

SHOPPING

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Offering a combination of stylish basics and designer labels, Heritage Apparel has Men’s and Women’s clothing for a look that is casually sophisticated, yet refined.

Kids Camp (ages 5 & up) ecoXtreme (ages 8-14) Outdoor Gear & Accessories

Ted Baker • Rag and Bone • Nicholas K DL 1961 • Levis made and crafted BD Baggies • Closed Giles & Brother • FEED • MK Totem 970.728.7340 Across from Bootdoctors in Mountain Village Core Open Daily

So Much More... Let our friendly & knowledgeable staff help you discover Telluride Located in the Franz Klammer Breezeway in Mountain Village

970.728.7300

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Clothing, shoes, accessories, gifts, and so much more! With the help of an experienced personal shopper and labels from around the world, we can give you a shopping experience unlike any other.

And now we’re not just dressing the ladies, but the men and kids too!

FOR THE WOMEN

ALC • Haute Hippie • Calleen Cordero • Velvet • Mother Denim • AG Jeans Jbrand • Hartford • Vince • Coclico • Hunter Boots • Frye • and more

FOR THE MEN

Converse by John Varvatos • Culturata • Steven Alan • NSF • Hartford AG Jeans • Seven for All Mankind • James Jeans • Autumn Cashmere • and more

AND FOR THE LITTLE ONES ...

... everything from Puzzles, to Banjos and Drums, the Perfect Onesie, and their new favorite Stuffed Animal. With clothing by: Charlie Rocket • Ever After • Petit Bateau • True Religion

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Jagged Edge Journey Desk 223 E. Colorado Ave. Telluride

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John Sir Jesse Herb Walks Telluride

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Kayak Telluride — 4 Corners Whitewater

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Life Cycles 236 West Colorado

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Many Ponies Outfit Norwood

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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.

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