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REGULAR READS 16

Discover Telluride

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Outdoor Activities

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Kiddin’ Around

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Calendar

99+ Parting Shot

COVER Tony Demin

20 Truly, Madly, Deeply Telluride’s fun and funky creative side

ON THE MOUNTAIN 33 Q&A with Bill Jensen Ski resort CEO talks all things Telluride 35

 kiing Green S Leading the way in carbon reductions

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RICH HISTORY 41 Ghost Stories Untethered spirits in Telluride 68 Historic Walking Tour

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THE SCENE | ARTS & DINING 42

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Dining & Spirits Guide

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Shopping Guide

STAY & PLAY 55 Telluride Touches Hotels feature local artisans, artists and more 74

Accommodation Guide

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EXPLORE THE VISITORS CENTER Want to make your Telluride experience an unforgettable one? Try the welcoming, informative Visitors Center. Located beside Elks Park and just across Colorado Avenue from the historic New Sheridan Hotel, this interactive space and its knowledgeable and friendly staff are ready to steer you toward a winter adventure, memorable meal or the perfect boutique.

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elcome to the winter 2019-2020 issue of the Official Guide to Telluride and Mountain Village, and a very warm welcome to this happy mountain community that we love so much. We at the Telluride Tourism Board hope that you find everything you need in this current issue of the Guide for a very special time here. Love and happiness. They are words that are very much linked in my mind. After all, the existence of one of these qualities makes the other a lot easier to find, and both are so abundant in our community. They are also interwoven throughout the pages of this magazine. Our cover story, “Truly, Madly, Deeply,” looks at Telluride’s passion for creativity and the arts. It’s a love that brings great joy — and a wicked sense of fun — to the box canyon. And there’s the Q&A with Bill Jensen, CEO of the Telluride Ski Resort. Bill has a love for the mountain that is a reflection of the happy excitement that had been building there ahead of 16

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this season’s opening day. The love that skiers and boarders have for the resort, of which Bill and his team are lovingly diligent stewards, and the happiness the mountain brings to all are evident as Condè Nast Traveler readers again voted Telluride the Best Ski Resort in North America, a sixth win in seven years — extraordinary. One of my favorites in this issue is the story about a pair of ongoing projects in the heart of Telluride: the nearly complete construction of a new home for the Ah Haa School for the Arts and plans to develop the iconic Transfer Warehouse into a new location for Telluride Arts and Telluride’s arts. Get ready for pure happiness when these two iconic, beloved nonprofits throw open the doors of their new spaces and create a remarkable cultural hub. Everywhere you look in this magazine, you’ll see mention of people, places and events that are adored, each bringing a sense of absolute bliss to this community. Now, as our happy 2019 Summer

of Love is winding down, we turn our attention to the arrival of winter. It’s a time when whoops and hollers of joy emanate from the slopes above town all day long; as night falls in this corner of the San Juans, we head indoors to enjoy Telluride’s astonishing creative side, including galleries, theater, music, dining and nightlife. For now though, I am perfectly content to reflect on what it is about Telluride that brings — and has brought over many years — my family and this special community here so much love and happiness, and to wish the same for you and yours. Let it snow!

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GETTING HERE

This winter’s forecast promises a blizzard of new flights, jet service YEAR-ROUND DENVER DEN to MONTROSE MTJ United daily DALLAS DFW to MONTROSE MTJ American daily CHICAGO ORD to MONTROSE MTJ United daily

WINTER 2019-2020 ATLANTA ATL to Montrose MTJ Delta 1-7x weekly December 21 – March 28 CHICAGO ORD to Montrose MTJ American 1-7x weekly December 19 – April 6 DENVER DEN to Telluride TEX Denver Air Connection/United daily November 23 – April 15 HOUSTON IAH to Montrose MTJ United daily December 19 – April 2 LOS ANGELES LAX to Montrose MTJ Allegiant 2x weekly December 18 – March 28 American 1-7x weekly December 18 – April 4 United 2x weekly December 21 – March 29 NEW YORK-LA GUARDIA LGA to Montrose MTJ American Saturdays December 21 – April 4 NEW YORK-NEWARK EWR to Montrose MTJ United 2-7x weekly December 19 – April 2 PHOENIX-SKY HARBOR PHX to Montrose MTJ American daily December 18 – April 6 SALT LAKE CITY SLC to Montrose MTJ Delta daily December 21 – January 5 SAN FRANCISCO SFO to Montrose MTJ United 4-7x weekly December 19 – March 30

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ow has Telluride followed up last winter’s epic snowfall? By making it even easier to hit the snowy slopes of the Telluride Ski Resort this winter. That’s right, the winter 2019-2020 forecast promises a blizzard of air options, making your favorite mountain town among the best resorts for access. Winter flight changes are led by the addition of New York/LaGuardia LGA flights to Montrose MTJ on Saturdays on American Airlines. American will also be increasing their Chicago ORD-Montrose flights to daily in February and March, and running a mainline jet on Dallas DFW-Montrose flights with a 27 percent increase in capacity. “Additional nonstop service into the New York metro, one of the world’s largest ski markets and a top market for Telluride, will continue to increase ease of access for our eastern guests,” Colorado Flights CEO Matt Skinner says. “With 15 nonstop flights from 11 national hubs, the Montrose-Telluride region ranks among the best in mountain destinations for air access.” United’s main addition is the expansion of Chicago flights through fall to winter, with that service on the verge of going daily, year-round. New York/Newark EWR flights will also run daily again during the holiday season and in February and March after a successful start last year. Delta will be adding a day to its Atlanta ATL service, now running four days a week during the core season, taking steps towards daily winter service. Telluride Airport TEX will feature the recently launched Denver Air Connection flights this winter between Denver DEN and Telluride, operated on a 30-seat Dornier Jet with a United Airlines interline relationship. Although Boutique Air will not operate at TEX during the winter months, flight capacity to Telluride will jump by more than 60 percent for the winter season. Winter service to Montrose also includes direct flights from Houston IAH, Los Angeles LAX, Phoenix PHX, Salt Lake City SLC and San Francisco SFO, meaning Montrose and Telluride airports have 15 nonstop flights from 11 major hubs, including six hubs with daily service. Air service for the 2019-2020 winter season will see an increase of 13 percent into the two airports serving the destination. visittelluride.com | 855.421.4360

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Welcome to Planet T, where we acknowledge there is no Planet B. Let’s work together today for a better tomorrow. Let’s waste less and enjoy more. Let’s not be trashy and refuse, reuse and recycle.

DO THE WORLD RIGHT Let’s say no to single-use plastics.

Let’s travel like a Telluridian while in Telluride and Mountain Village. Let’s ride the free Gondola, a bike, the eco-friendly Galloping Goose, or walk like a local.

DO THE TOWNS RIGHT Let’s be good stewards of the box canyon by donating to the town’s Free Box. Let’s reuse towels and linens and dry them in the clean mountain air. Let’s conserve the City of Lights by turning lights off when we leave the room. Let’s unplug our minds, electronics and chargers when not in use.

Let’s stay hydrated with our pure Rocky Mountain water from a reusable water bottle. Let’s get a java jolt from coffee in a reusable mug. Let’s sip beverages from a metal straw.

Let’s take a deep breath, slow down and adjust to T Time (about 10 minutes late).

Let’s offset our travel emissions such as by purchasing offsets through Pinheadinstitute.org.

Let’s keep the mountain pristine by bringing out everything that we brought in.

DO THE BOX CANYON RIGHT Let’s slalomnly swear to have fun and be kind on the slopes. Let’s carve the heck out of every diem but refrain from skiing like Butch Cassidy running from the law in slow areas.

Let’s save some water for the mountain. Let’s enjoy the wildlife and natural surroundings without disrupting. Let’s care more about ourselves then the selfie. Let’s always be careful with fire.

DO THE SLOPES RIGHT Let’s come to see and not be seen. Let’s experience altitude without attitude.

DO YOU RIGHT Let’s always be prepared with sunscreen, layers and water.

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GETTING AROUND

TWO TOWNS, ONE COMMUNITY

TELLURIDE A National Historic Landmark District that gourmet restaurants, chic boutiques and fine-art galleries call home, Telluride proudly displays its mining-town heritage with a wealth of colorful Victorian houses and a charming, carefully preserved Main Street lined with clapboard and brick storefronts. Don’t let the town’s charms fool you, however. Telluride’s heritage is equal parts refinement and Wild West, complete with tales of bank robbers — Butch Cassidy robbed his first bank here — and hardscrabble miners. MOUNTAIN VILLAGE Perched above Telluride at 9,545 feet, this hamlet offers visitors and residents alike a more modern, lux feel in a European-style alpine setting. Celebrating its 25th birthday, Mountain Village boasts luxury hotels, inns and condos, state-of-the-art spas, stylish shops and varied dining options, all surrounded by the towering peaks and stunning vistas of the San Juan Mountains. THE GONDOLA Linking the two towns is the “G”. The only public transportations system of its kind in North America, the Gondola is free, pet friendly and handicap accessible, connecting Telluride and Mountain Village via a 13-minute ride. With breathtaking views and a truly unique experience, we can promise the Gondola is one “commute” you will never forget.

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Telluride’s passion for outdoor adventure is matched by its love of creativity

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Telluride loves spending time outdoors, and why not? After all, it is home to the Telluride Ski Resort and boasts the highest concentration of 13,000- and 14,000-foot peaks in North America. Telluriders, passionate about their backyard, are the kind of hearty folk whose idea of a lunchtime jaunt is hiking up to the top of the ski resort, skis strapped to their backs, for some quick midday turns, or snow-shoeing at 12,000 feet “just to clear out the cobwebs”. Spend any amount of time here and you’ll find world-class skiers and snowboarders, yogis, cyclists, climbers and runners, Olympic medalists and other lovers of adrenaline sitting beside you on the Gondola or ordering from the next table over at your favorite breakfast spot. Those who love the box canyon also love adventure and activity for sure.

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WHAT’S A FASCINATOR? Telluriders looking for a little whimsy without donning a costume often turn to Debbie Madaris (pictured below), a local milliner who designs and makes fascinators. A what, you ask? Halfway between a hairband and a hat, fascinators are headpieces typically fashioned from any combination of feathers, cloth, beads and more. Madaris describes them as “sometimes less formal and weighty than a hat … there are so many levels of these creations.” She added that her clients — locals, part-timers and visitors alike — wear her

Telluride has an arty side — tendency for folks to wear too, though. This passion something, well, different. for creativity and the arts Erin Ries and her partner, sees boots and crampons Chris Myers, frequently dress kicked off and Carhartts and up. In fact, the long-time locals Chris Myers & Erin Ries ski gear stashed in favor of actively encourage it at the a wildly artistic sensibility that finds an outlet in Telluride Fire Festival, which they co-founded and the usual veins of the visual and performing arts, where Ries is event director and Myers serves as but which also expresses itself in small, unique and a board member. A penchant for costumes, says oftentimes funky ways. Ries, is most definitely a Telluride thing. Take, for instance, Telluride’s love of costumes. “People in other places would think you were Dressing up here is, more often than not, an art in nuts,” she explains. “Here, it’s fun to get dressed up and of itself. It’s aided by a social calendar packed and be silly … I am amazed at how many people with events that inspire people here to fling open do it and when I dress up, I feel so embraced. No their costume boxes and get creative. Whether one ever says ‘what’s wrong with you?’ This is such it’s a 1920s-style flapper dress perfect for the Ah a creative community and people here like to go Haa School’s Art Auction; something retro for out in all kinds of crazy outfits.” the KOTO Lip Sync; adding a cobalt fascinator Ries stresses that she and Myers don’t need or azure bow tie for the Telluride Adaptive Sports much of an excuse to dress up and says their Program’s Blue Party; or dressing like a super hero or in 1970s glam on the last day of the ski season, ‘NO ONE EVER SAYS “WHAT’S there’s a fun — and sometimes incredibly funny

WRONG WITH YOU?” THIS IS SUCH A CREATIVE COMMUNITY AND PEOPLE HERE LIKE TO GO OUT IN ALL KINDS OF CRAZY OUTFITS.’

creations at everything from the summer festivals to New Year’s Eve soirees to Gay Ski Week’s White Party to the KOTO End of Season Street Dance. “People seem to drop their inhibitions at this altitude,” she says. “Locals have long since done this, it’s a way to stand out and say ‘Hey,

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countless shows, festivals, 1980s whole groups would recitals and theatrical proarrive dressed in a theme. Do ductions. Her relationship you remember the Go-Go’s with the quirky creativity album cover for Vacation? A of Telluride stretches back group came in one year being to her earliest days here. towed by a boat on water Reeve remembers walking skis — all five of them. It was down Main Street one incredible.” day not too long after her Reeve has managed to arrival and spotting a man Luci Reeve/Ingrid Lundahl weave her creative side into standing outside a store wearing “an old-fashioned a career. For 28 years, she and her husband, Jim theater usher’s costume, with a short tuxedo jacket Bedford, owned Telluride’s independent cinema, and a little round hat. He was holding a tray of jew- the Nugget Theatre, and Reeve still manages it. She elry and I thought, ‘I want to know that person.’ ” is also a projectionist for the Telluride Film FesThe man was Robert Presley, himself a costumer tival; communications director for the Telluride and artist. In 1994, friends of Presley, who was batBluegrass Festival, Telluride Blues & Brews and tling AIDS, organized a fundraiser to help with the the Telluride Jazz Festival; and a theater manager expenses involved in his treatment — an event that for Mountainfilm. would go on to become the wild and wonderful TelReeve suggests that perhaps we find inspiration luride AIDS Benefit. Reeve, a close friend of Presley, in our surroundings. “My hypothesis is that comrecalls TAB’s earliest days, when the event included ing here, just driving into the valley and seeing the a ski race where participants competed in drag. amazing creation of nature, is what inspires us.” “I created the insta-drag booth for the in-drag Maybe she is on to something. Perhaps it is race,” Reeve says. “I would just pull everything out Telluride’s outsized beauty that inspires what is of my closet — boas, feathers, skirts, jewelry and a very creative community whose artistic bent bling — and put it all in a tent and then help [the clearly finds an outlet in numerous and outraracers] dress. The in-drag race was part costume geously funky ways. contest and part you had Evidence of this funkiness to speed down the hill.” was found for many years at Reeve’s work with the start of Tomboy Road, TAB, including as a stage where there was a shed manager and dresser, covered entirely in children’s continues to this day, but toy dolls, entertaining passing she also describes a host hikers (or, depending on their of other local events that sensibility, freaking them out). allow Telluride’s passion Or, how about the way for creativity to run wild. that public art here inevitably “Think of Lip Sync,” she gets a fun twist? Consider the says, referring to local ramuch-loved Sofia, a life-sized dio station KOTO’s annual bronze statue of a schoolgirl fundraiser. “Think of all of that sits beside the bus stop in those wildly creative peofront of the Telluride schools’ ple with their choreogracampus. Sofia is often supphy and the costumes and plemented with extra layers, choosing songs. And there such as a feather boa from the are the KOTO Halloween Free Box, a rainbow scarf for parties. I remember in the Gay Ski Week, or a hat from a Ah Haa Art Auction/David Byars

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costuming runs the gamut from a fun wig (her) and bold cravat (him) for dinner with friends to dressing in full costume for a festival or event. Ries recalls going all out a few years back for the Chocolate Lovers’ Fling, the San Miguel Resource Center’s winter fundraiser. “The theme was ‘dress as your favorite movie character’ and I went as Cruella de Vil. I shaved my own eyebrows and pencilled in new brows just like the character’s.” Ries adds that she tidies the Free Box almost daily and gets both cast-off materials and inspiration from Telluride’s freecycling hub on North Fir Street. “I find many bits and pieces in the Free Box, which I use to make costumes. In fact, I found fake red fur there that I used to make a fake fur coat for Chris one year for the last day of the ski season. Both my sister and I made our own outrageous coats and I made fuzzy, furry beaded bras for us for the last day. It was so fun.” In the nearly 40 years that she has lived here, Luci Reeve has served in a number of roles for

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lost-and-found collection. A more recent addition to Telluride’s creative calendar is The Downlow, which allows amateurs to enjoy time in the spotlight. The concept is intriguing: Telluride Theatre thesps decide on a particular theme — this winter’s, for example, is the holidays — and then recruit everyday people to bravely share stories from their own lives. The results? By turns heartbreaking, hilarious and truly amazing. Even the Town of Telluride’s public trash cans reflect this emphasis on funkiness. The uniquely beautiful steel receptacles around town are bear proof and were designed by local artist Lisa Issenberg, who makes them by hand. All of this isn’t to say that Telluride doesn’t embrace its sporty, outdoorsy side. It certainly does. Maybe, though, it’s this balance between love of activity and creativity that makes Telluride so funky — and so much fun. The next time you’re out in Telluride’s wintertime playground, take a look around. Don’t be surprised if you spot a Superman cape adorning a Gore-Tex parka, earrings made of Free Box artifacts peeping out from under a snowboarder’s helmet or Lip Sync wannabes practicing their duet beside you on the chairlift. It’s just Telluride being Telluride. "Science is the great adventure of our time." DEEPAK CHOPRA

CREATIVE CALENDAR GIVE FULL REIN TO YOUR ARTSY SIDE AT THESE WINTER EVENTS. HOLIDAY ARTS BAZAAR November 29 – December 1

KOTO LIP SYNC January 24

TELLURIDE FIRE FESTIVAL December 5 – 8

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Telluride Theatre’s HOLIDAY CABARET December 20 – 24

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Sheridan Arts Foundation HOLIDAY CONCERT SERIES December 26 – 31 Telluride Theatre’s THE DOWNLOW December 28 Ah Haa School’s NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA December 31

Gay Ski Week WHITE PARTY February 27 Telluride Adaptive Sports Program BLUE PARTY March 6 KOTO End-of-Season STREET DANCE April 3

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Telluride in winter is a wonderland with adventures certain to provide memories of a lifetime.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Sure, you came to ski the Telluride Ski Resort — named the no. 1 ski resort in North America for the sixth time in the last seven years by Condè Nast Traveler readers — but don’t leave without a day off the mountain for an adventure you’ll always remember. Hop on a snowmobile and explore the relics of Telluride’s mining days. Grab a local guide and a pair of snowshoes to experience mountain terrain in a different way. Or fat tire bike or Nordic ski along the snow-clad Valley Floor to see if you can spot an elk or lynx. All are sure-fire

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memory makers. If comfort is your pleasure, board the Gondola and catch the scenery on a free ride between Telluride and Mountain Village. For a complete listing of outfitters, turn to page 81 or go to VisitTelluride.com.

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SNOWMOBILING

Get your motor running on an extensive network of trails that has created a snowmobiler’s paradise. Explore stunning landscapes, as well as ghost towns and relics from Telluride’s mining days. Local outfitters offer half-day or full-day tours for all abilities.

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

HORSEBACK & SLEIGH RIDES

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Slip on your cowboy boots and Stetson and enjoy a sleigh or horseback ride in the winter wonderland of the San Juans. Ride under a cobalt blue sky or bundle up and star gaze during a dinner sleigh ride, all while embracing the spirit of the Wild West.

Need a break from downhill skiing and boarding? Nordic skiing in the area offers a change of scenery and a great workout. Groomed tracks can be found in Telluride Town Park, on the Valley Floor, on the golf course in Mountain Village, at Trout and Priest Lakes and on the ski resort. Each area offers various lengths of groomed trails, different terrain and excellent scenery. The Nordic Center in Town Park is a superb resource for trail conditions, lessons and gear rentals.

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NORDIC SKIING

ICE SKATING

You can enjoy ice skating at any of three rinks. In Telluride Town Park, you’ll find a professional-grade indoor hockey rink as well as an outdoor rink, and in Mountain Village you can skate at the Madeline Hotel and Residences’ delightful outdoor rink. Ice skate rentals are available at both locations.

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Snow sport enthusiasts wanting an extra challenge can soar across the snow and up or down slopes with the pull of a kite. The sport is done with downhill ski or snowboard equipment and a colorful kite. Kite skiers fly through the meadows at Lizard Head Pass, full of wide-open spaces and gorgeous views. Check with a local outfitter for more.

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BACKCOUNTRY HUTS

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Skiing in the backcountry of the spectacular San Juan Mountains is a true outdoor adventure. Explore and marvel at some of the country’s most spectacular off-resort mountain terrain while skiing to a hut or lodge, each stocked with all the amenities necessary for a comfortable winter’s night stay. Travel to a single hut or tour hut to hut in the European tradition. Local outfitters can help you plan the adventure of a lifetime.

SNOW BIKING

Want to discover the ski resort in a unique way? Try snow biking. A knowledgeable instructor will teach all aspects of riding a snow bike, which has skis instead of wheels. Rentals and certification courses are available through the ski resort’s Telluride Adventure Center.

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FISHING

Visiting Telluride in winter doesn’t mean you have to leave your rod and reel behind. Many streams and rivers in the region are prime for fishing year-round. Late February to April, the San Miguel River provides excellent fishing opportunities, while farther afield the Uncompahgre River fishes well all winter. Or try ice fishing on the area’s lakes and reservoirs. Local outfitters can guide you.

SNOWSHOEING

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When the whole family wants to go for a walk in the woods, don’t let the powder stop you. Snowshoes offer the freedom to explore many snow-covered places. Easy to learn and fun to do, snowshoeing is an activity for all ages. Choose between a leisurely sightseeing outing or an uphill trek for the perfect cardio workout. Guided snowshoe adventures are available with a number of local outfitters.

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

FAT TIRE BIKES

HELICOPTER SKIING

Also called fat bikes, they enable cycling enthusiasts to pursue their passion year-round — even in snow.

In continuous operation for over 35 years, Telluride Helitrax is Colorado’s ultimate heli-ski adventure. With access to over 200 square miles of pristine terrain, Helitrax operates at some of the highest elevations in North America and consistently skis off summits and in high-alpine basins and cirques. The family-owned guide service’s proven formula of small groups, exclusive terrain and seasoned staff combine to deliver an unforgettable experience that exceeds expectations while remaining committed to the highest safety standards.

THE VALLEY FLOOR The 3-mile stretch of open space at the entrance to town contains the only trails with a groomed track set just for fat bikers. The social rider can exit at the far west end for a stop at the Telluride Brewing Co., Telluride Distilling Co. or eatery Aemono, all in the Lawson Hill neighborhood, before a mellow pedal back to town.

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ICE CLIMBING

Strap on your crampons and grab your ice axe, the alpine setting of the San Juan Mountains offers world-renowned ice climbing. Regional waterfalls turn to cathedrals of ice once the temperatures hold below freezing. Hiring a local guide is recommended to fully explore winter climbing routes. Lessons are available through outfitters.

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TELLURIDE GOLF COURSE The undulating groomed trails that ribbon over the golf course in Mountain Village are multiuse trails open to dogs, bikes, hikers, snowshoes and Nordic skiers. Enjoy the views of the San Sophia ridge to the north and Wilson range to the west as you catch your breath between the dips and climbs.

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Half-day or full-day rentals and tours are available from local guides.

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SPEC TATOR

Allred’s offers contemporary American cuisine and features one of the best wine selections in the country. Take it all in while admiring the breathtaking view of the town of Telluride from the main dining room.

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IMAGINE AN EVEN BETTER TELLURIDE

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M EM BERSHIP S

Membership with Telluride Ski & Golf Club includes enviable ski privileges, private dining at Telluride’s flagship restaurant Allred’s, unlimited golf with exclusive morning tee times at Telluride Golf Club, unlimited use of The Spa at The Peaks Resort, dedicated Club Concierge, and an eclectic social calendar. For membership information please call 970.728.7302 or visit TellurideSkiandGolfClub.com


Q&A WITH TELLURIDE SKI RESORT CEO

ON THE MOUNTAIN

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JENSEN BY ERIN SPILLANE

Folks at the ski resort frequently talk about “the overall guest experience”. What does that mean?

Telluride Ski & Golf guest experiences focus on quality, connecting with our guests on a personal level and creating a long-standing relationship. We are committed to a quality-versus-volume strategy and work hard to preserve the uniqueness and character that define Telluride. Affordable housing is a hot topic in mountain towns. Can you give an update on what the ski resort is doing to generate more affordable housing?

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n 2018, Telluride Ski Resort CEO Bill Jensen was inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. It was a highlight in a long and distinguished career, 46 years and counting, that has seen Jensen work in every aspect of operations at a number of top resorts in the United States and Canada. Since his arrival in Telluride in 2015, Jensen has been busy, overseeing a repositioning of the resort-managed Peaks Resort & Spa, the completion of a new practice facility at the Telluride Golf Club, expansion of terrain for ski and snowboard instruction, the addition of 50 affordable housing bedrooms in Mountain Village and, significantly, the updating of the ski resort’s master development plan, the first such overhaul in nearly 20 years. Jensen sat down with the Official Guide to Telluride and Mountain Village prior to the start of the 2019-2020 ski season to talk all things Telluride.

Tell us the latest on the master development plan, in particular the work around chair 9.

In 2018, Telluride Ski & Golf decided to enroll in Epic, a multi-resort pass program. Has that gone well?

The master plan update identified four lifts for upgrade/replacement, chairs 4, 7, 9 and 10, and a fifth new lift in Palmyra Basin. Chairs 9 and 10 are priorities. This past summer the resort undertook an extensive forest health project in the chair 9 area, removing approximately 6,000 dead and diseased trees by helicopter, preserving the long-term health of the forest. This project created 44 acres of new gladed terrain that enhances the skiing experience off chair 9.

Telluride Ski & Golf ’s alliance with the Epic pass benefited both the ski resort and the Telluride community. Nearly 70 percent of Epic pass use at the Telluride Ski Resort last winter came from guests from outside the state of Colorado and those out-of-state guests arrived by air, lodged in the Telluride area and skied on average five days. As a result, the EPIC alliance achieved our goal of introducing new winter visitors to Telluride from across North America.

We are targeting the addition of 50 new bedrooms at Illium and Mountain Village in 2020 and with the phased build-out of the Illium project a total of 90 new affordable bedrooms by 2022. Let’s talk about summer for a moment. Telluride Ski & Golf’s new bike park, which had its grand opening last summer, proved a big hit. What does the ski resort have planned for summer 2020?

We finished the installation of a new five-stage zip line canopy tour accessed by chair 4 this summer that will open in June of 2020. Combined with our new bike park, these two activities fulfill the summer programming in the updated master development plan. How are you feeling about the future?

Telluride is well positioned for continued success. The character and authenticity of Telluride is a powerful differentiator and a unique attribute that resonates with both our community and our visitors. For more on Telluride Ski & Golf’s green initiatives, see p.35. visittelluride.com | 855.421.4360

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HELI-SKI CAMP It doesn’t get bigger than this.

Discover the ultimate San Juan big mountain experience. Helitrax, Colorado’s premier heli-ski company, flies right out of the base area of The Peaks Resort & Spa. With your guide and instructor, you’ll get to explore deep, pristine terrain of expansive alpine bowls, gladed slopes, and classic mountain couloirs. A one-of-a-kind experience for advanced skiers with a thirst for big thrills and unlimited powder.

To check out our other specialty camps visit tellurideskiresort.com/ski-school/specialty-camps

Family-Friendly A D V E N T U R E

Give your skis a break and delight in a cool winter activity with your kids. Snowshoe in the San Juan Mountains, take a Snowbike lesson, or enroll your children in Kids Snow Camp—the Adventure Center has the perfect option for everyone.

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ON THE MOUNTAIN

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hile spending a day on the Telluride Ski Resort, issues like carbon dioxide reductions and green initiatives are probably not top of mind, but pay attention and suddenly they are hard to ignore. For instance, there’s the Gondola that you hop on to begin your ski day. What you are riding is not only a chairlift, but a major source of free public transit in the Telluride region that hauls roughly 2.7 million riders a year and drastically slashes car traffic. The Gondola also operates by purchasing renewable energy credits, offsetting your carbon footprint. As you travel over the Lift 4 terrain, you might notice snow-guns creating plumes of snow below you. No clunky old machines, these state-of-theart guns are part of a $7 million project to replace the resort’s snowmaking infrastructure with hyper-efficient equipment that conserves water and energy. See that, below you? The snowcat grooming the track? It’s been de-rated to save fuel, and comes with an idling sensor to save energy. Pull out your trail map. Guess what? It’s made from calcium carbonate, recycled concrete and resin — amazingly, no trees were cut down to print it. And the trail signs guiding you around the mountain? A local ski patroller makes them using eco-friendly cedar. As you make turns down the slopes, odds are you are passing by any of the 40 acres of wetlands the ski resort has restored. And when you stop at one of the on-mountain restaurants for lunch, you won’t find a plastic straw in sight — the resort has ditched them, along with single-use plastic water bottles on its golf course. You get the point. At the Telluride Ski Resort, carbon emissions reduction strategies aren’t loudly trumpeted. Instead, they are quietly woven into every aspect of operations, from the mountain’s major infrastructure to its restaurant activities and office life. “We don’t stand up and wave a flag about it, but it is something that we do think about every day,” says CEO Bill Jensen. In fact, Telluride is one of 45 participants of the National Ski Area Association’s Climate Challenge, a voluntary program dedicated to

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The Telluride Ski Resort is an industry leader in carbon reductions BY KATIE KLINGSPORN

helping participating resorts inventory, target and reduce emissions. The ski resort’s goal is to reduce carbon emissions by 20 percent by 2025, according to Jensen. Since it joined the challenge, the company has seen those reductions hit levels as high as 13 percent, Jensen adds. Some of that was done with low-hanging fruit — the company replaced every single one of its light bulbs with LEDs and transitioned to paperless billing. But it’s also been a matter of replacing equipment with high-efficiency machinery — larger-scale changes that have had huge impacts.

“It really has to do with investments in technology, particularly snowmaking,” Jensen says. With another big snowmaking upgrade on tap this year, Jensen hopes the company will achieve a 15 percent reduction in 2020. After that, it will have five years to reach the final 5 percent and realize its goal. Implementing carbon-reduction strategies is a no-brainer for the company, Jensen explains. “It’s about aligning with the ski resort’s wider community, not only the nearby municipalities like San Miguel County and the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village, but also its customers,” he says. “We have a responsibility to be aligned with our guests and their concerns about the environment. People who come to Telluride care about the environment.” visittelluride.com | 855.421.4360

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SKI SWAP

ON THE MOUNTAIN

Long-standing program sees local patrollers exchange Colorado’s San Juans for the Alps of France

BY MARTINIQUE DAVIS

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swiped the playing card to the edge of the table, then hesitated a hitch of a breath. The glossy thin card, held lightly beneath my fingertips, would tell the future. I flipped the card with a flourish. A queen. And with that, our future was sealed: My ski-patroller husband and I, with our two school-aged daughters, would spend the next winter living and working in Tignes, France as part of its long-standing work exchange program with the Telluride Ski Resort. In the nearly 40 years that the Telluride Ski Patrol has sustained a French exchange program, a simple card draw has remained the process by which the next season’s patroller is chosen to work in the Alps for a ski season. Though the roughly seven other American resorts with similar exchange programs utilize application and interview processes to choose the next worker to send abroad, the Telluride Ski Patrol hasn’t yet given up the romantic card draw tradition. And the “French Trade”, as the program is known, is all about tradition. Gerry Wilcox was the first local patroller to go to France through the exchange, along with his ski patroller wife, Mona, during the season of 1982-83 (after a “draw party” at the old Senate Bar, where he drew a joker for the win). A French ski patroller named Claude Gibello from Serre Chevalier had written letters to resorts across the United States to inquire about starting up a work exchange program, and Telluride was one of the few resorts that responded. At the time, the work exchange program was still in its infancy throughout the industry. Tom

Sokolowski, who has worked for the Telluride Ski Patrol since 1974, recalls a ski patroller named Eric Ryberg from Snowbird, Utah who exchanged jobs with a French ski patroller from Courchevel in the late 70s. As the story goes, the haughty French pisteurs at that resort didn’t take kindly to the American and Ryberg wound up quitting. He found more inviting coworkers at the Grand Monte in Chamonix that season, and the Snowbird ski patrol has been doing an exchange with Chamonix ever since. Mona Wilcox remembers how her husband wrote back to Gibello, describing Telluride as a ski resort that “sure had the most fun team and lots of untracked skiing.” Wilcox reached out to the Snowbird ski patrollers to find out how to put an international work trade together, and that next winter Gibello, who is the namesake of the Claude’s Couloir run beneath the Gold Hill Lift, came to work in Telluride, while the Wilcoxes went to Serre Chevalier.

MONA WILCOX REMEMBERS HOW HER HUSBAND WROTE, DESCRIBING TELLURIDE AS A SKI RESORT THAT ‘SURE HAD THE MOST FUN TEAM AND LOTS OF UNTRACKED SKIING.’ Telluride now exchanges with Tignes and after 30 years the trade between the two resorts is still going strong — thanks to all the French and American patrollers who work to pass the torch from one season to the next. It wasn’t the grandeur of the Alps that stunned us when we arrived last fall, though the sweeping mountain panorama that makes the San Juans seem diminutive in comparison is certainly impressive, nor was it the French ski culture, which blends incredible skiing with après-ski wine and cheese, that wholly won our hearts during the six months we lived there. The most extraordinary part of our trade experience was the feeling of showing up to a foreign ski resort where everybody already knew our names. visittelluride.com | 855.421.4360 37


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MOUNTAIN VILLAGE TURNS 25 As Telluride’s high-alpine twin celebrates a quarter century, those involved in its founding describe how the ‘village up the mountain’ went from concept to reality. BY MARTINIQUE DAVIS

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hen Mountain Village was incorporated as a town 25 years ago this January, there wasn’t a big to-do about what name the town would take. The community on the other side of San Sophia Ridge from Telluride had, after all, been in existence for at least a decade already. “We’d wanted to build a village up on the mountain and we’d started calling it Mountain Village,” recalls Jim Wells, former co-owner of the Telluride Ski Resort and one of the developers of Mountain Village. “I guess it just stuck.” This January marks the 25th anniversary of the adoption of Mountain Village’s Town Rule Charter, which effectively turned the “village up on the mountain” into the Town of Mountain Village. A quarter century later, Mountain Village has in many ways evolved into

the world-class resort community the original developers envisioned. Yet the process of building a celebrated ski town out of a sleepy sheep ranch was certainly not straightforward, as those involved in its evolution attest. The story of Mountain Village’s nascence very closely parallels the ski resort’s development, as the two were born from the same vision; that is, to create a top-notch ski area in this tucked-away corner of the San Juans. “If you’re going to build a ski resort, you have to have a lot of things to support that,” explains Ron Allred, who along with Wells purchased the controlling interest in the Telluride Ski Resort in 1978. A bustling ski resort would need a significant bed base, but Allred didn’t want to alter the quaint, historic character of Telluride with the construction of large new hotels and condominium projects in the box canyon. They also envisioned creating a pedestrian-friendly, Euro-


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Founding a town. Right, top to bottom: Breaking ground in 1984 are (L-R) Jeff Bates of Colorado National Bank; then-ski resort co-owner Ron Allred; Mike Stanford, also of Colorado National Bank; and Bryan Rapp, then-president of the ski resort. A helicopter drops in materials as the Village Center begins to take shape. Looking northward at the soon-to-be Village Center from Misty Maiden. The building that is now home to the Peaks Resort & Spa nears completion. Bottom left, a notice from early materials marketing the new community. Top left, modern-day Mountain Village.

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pean-style base area to serve skier traffic in the winter and provide a civic center for visitors and residents year-round. So, they set their sights on the acreage above Telluride, which had long been used by the Adams, Gorronos and other local ranching families for agricultural purposes. San Miguel County approved the Planned Unit Development of Mountain Village at the end of 1981, and by 1984 both the Mountain Village Metropolitan District and Mountain Village Metropolitan Services (now known as Telluride Mountain Village Owner’s Association) were formed to provide essential services like tax collection, water and sewer, road and public facility

maintenance, and fire and police service. It was the same year the ski company, then called the Telluride Company, hosted a groundbreaking party at what would become the Village Center. But at the time, there still wasn’t even a paved road to the Village Center and the ski area was running much of its operations out of a double-wide trailer. Kathy Mahoney was hired by the Metro District around this time and remembers the organization facing hard-fought battles at nearly every stage of the process to bring Mountain Village into being. “There was definitely a feeling [in Telluride] that developing up there would change everything — and not for the better,” she says. But there was also the attitude of people like her husband, Bill “Junior”, and father-in-law, Bill “Senior” Mahoney, who worked for decades to put Telluride on the ski industry map. Senior Mahoney had worked in the Idarado Mine and had seen firsthand the steady decline of his hometown due to the deterioration of the regional mining industry. He felt, Kathy Mahoney says, that development of the ski resort and Mountain Village would provide a “lifeblood” to locals. The Mahoneys, along with Allred, Wells and other local players, had to be patient waiting for that lifeblood to deliver. Over the next decade, the slow trickle of progress carried momentum, brought with it projects like the construction of the airport, Gondola and the Telluride Conference Center, development of affordable housing and the steady growth of both the ski resort and the Mountain Village community. With the influx of more property owners and residents in the area, by the mid-90s there was movement afoot to incorporate Mountain Village as many believed it had outgrown its role as a “company town”. The Home Rule Charter was drafted, which included a unique and still rare provision that gives non-resident property owners the right to vote. The charter was adopted by Mountain Village voters in January of 1995. The rest, as they say, is history.

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ESCAPISM DISCOVERING THE TRUE MEANING OF UNLIMITED ROAMING

Crisp Colorado summer air and no distractions. Take a break from your devices and crank out some long overdue family time in the TELLURIDE BIKE PARK. With camps and guides available for all abilities, you’ll soon be freeriding through miles of gravity-fed flow trails on manicured, rain-absorbent surfaces, bank turns and arching bridges.

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RICH HISTORY

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hen we are young, ghost stories seem scary, but unreal. Yet, as we age and our connections to the places where we live and the people that we love deepen, so too may our belief in ghosts. Places like Telluride, with its storied history, colorful characters and seductive allure, seem ripe for the loitering of such untethered spirits. It shouldn’t be surprising, then, that more than a few local historians, writers and residents believe that the ghosts of miners, madams and mountaineers — those who occupied this valley long before us — may still be hanging around. In recent years, poet and historian Kierstin Bridger has spent endless hours researching the lives of the Telluride “saloon women” of the 1800s for her collection of poems called Demimonde. As she learned about their lives, Bridger says she came to feel their presence. “When I started writing about them, I’d go hiking and when I looked at the aspens, they’d be wrestling or dancing, like their spirits had come back in a reformed way,” she explains. “I thought ‘so much is buried here both literally and figuratively, like the pasts of these women’. ” Ashley Boling, another local historian, tells a story about the Silver Bell Building, located on the corner of Pacific Avenue and South Spruce Street, that corroborates Bridger’s notions. In the mining era, the Silver Bell housed the town’s largest bordello, saloon and dance hall. Then, in

GHOST STORIES

With its colorful history, Telluride is just the place for the loitering of untethered spirits BY JESSE JAMES MCTIGUE

1986, as Telluride was evolving into a ski town, it Journalist, author and long-time local Rob was sold and restored. Schultheis recalls a late-night cross-country ski The story goes that during the restoration, a with a friend into Bear Creek Canyon. When member of the construction crew was stripping they got to the boulder at the base of Wasatch yellow and white wallpaper from a room. After Trail, he looked up and saw a bright blue light, a day’s work, he locked up and left. When he and then another and another. His friend saw returned the next day, a framed photo of a young them too. woman from what seemed like the 1800s and a “The blue lights kept flashing, as if there was pink strip of wallpaan army of ghosts up per blocked his path. on those cliffs, as if ‘THE BLUE LIGHTS KEPT Suspecting a pracsomeone was signaling,” FLASHING, AS IF THERE WAS tical joke, the man Schultheis says. “Both questioned his crew, of us still remember AN ARMY OF GHOSTS UP ON but without finding an THOSE CLIFFS, AS IF SOMEONE that night like it was explanation. He then yesterday.” WAS SIGNALING.’ took the picture to the The spot Schultheis Telluride Historical Museum, where the woman was looking at is just below the ruins of a buildwas identified as a mining-era saloon woman ing in an area where, over a century ago, more named Ramona. than a dozen miners died in an avalanche. He learned that Ramona had come to TelluPerhaps Lynn Rae Lowe, a Telluride resident ride as a piano player and singer who was forced in the 1980s and 90s, says it best. Lowe describes into prostitution. At 21, she killed herself by a deal she made with the ghost in her historic drinking kerosene. The construction worker left Oak Street home in which she reserved the front the photo with the museum. When he returned parlor for her otherworldly roommate on the a few days later, it was gone. According to Boling, condition that she leave the rest of the house that photo of Ramona has not been seen since, alone. Says Lowe, “Telluride has a lot of energy. although the museum does have a transparency It personifies community and home. People care of her donated in 2013. Over the years, occufor Telluride more than anywhere else. They keep pants of the Silver Bell have gathered a plethora their memories here. It doesn’t surprise me that of stories attributed to Ramona. they come back.” visittelluride.com | 855.421.4360

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A CULTURAL CROSSROADS

Two projects will give the arts in Telluride an exciting new neighborhood BY KATHRINE WARREN

‘WE LOOK FORWARD TO COMPELLING PEOPLE THROUGH THE DOORS OF THIS BEAUTIFUL NEW BUILDING AND HAVING AH HAA BECOME A HUB OF ACTIVITY.’

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he intersection of South Fir Street and Pacific Avenue has undergone an impressive transformation in the past couple years. What once were a partially empty lot of land and the shell of the historic Transfer Warehouse building will soon be a cultural crossroads for Telluride and beyond as both the Ah Haa School for the Arts and Telluride Arts work on exciting new projects. By spring of 2020, Ah Haa will begin moving into the northeast corner of the intersection. The art school partnered with the Town of Telluride to build the new building, which also features 70 spaces of underground public parking, 10 affordable housing units and approximately 10,000 square feet of space to teach art, cooking and other classes, host events and weddings, and much more. The parking and housing portion of the building will wrap up in November, and this winter Ah Haa staff will begin working with their new space. The new building will offer the school an additional 3,000 square feet of space, the ability to expand programming, a larger ceramics studio, dedicated studios for different art mediums, a top-floor community room and deck for lectures, music and events, and much more. This move brings Telluride’s beloved art school from the historic train depot at the bottom of South Townsend Street to a much more centrally located space. The depot building will then be sold to the Telluride Science Research Center, giving that nonprofit a much-needed home base. “Although we’ll miss our beloved depot, being in the center of the Telluride Arts District will provide the kind of exposure we’ve never had before,”

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Ah Haa Assistant Director Jess Newens says. “We look forward to compelling people through the doors of this beautiful new building and having Ah Haa become a hub of activity. We are projected to be able to move into our new building spring 2020, with the intention of starting our summer schedule of programs in June. We definitely plan to

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hold a huge community bash to celebrate.” Meanwhile, Telluride Arts, the organization charged with promoting the local arts culture, and which established the Telluride Arts District and Telluride’s designation as a Colorado Creative District, has been working tirelessly to raise the funds needed to purchase the Transfer

Warehouse, which sits on the southwest corner of this intersection, and transform the structure into a cultural space. Built in 1906, the building has served as a livery barn, warehouse and office for the Telluride Transfer Company. It was used through the 1970s as storage and a filling station until 1979 when its roof collapsed. The structure was braced and protected by the Lifton-Zoline family, which owned the property until Telluride Arts bought it in 2018. In the summer of 2019, Telluride Arts officially acquired the building mortgage-free after the completion of its first phase of fundraising. The capital campaign needed to fund the remainder of the project will continue for the next few years with construction estimated to begin in 2024. “We are the stewards of the Transfer Warehouse,” said Telluride Arts Executive Director Kate Jones. “We have enough money in the bank to put a roof on, windows and doors, which is the minimum we’re required to do on behalf of the Town of Telluride. However, we have negotiated with the town for some additional time so that we can raise the additional funds that are required to build the four-story center envisioned, which we know would serve the community in a much bigger way.” Plans for the building envision three levels of flexible interior space allowing for studios, community events, performances, retail and exhibition space, plus a rooftop bar. Jones adds, “The design is still conceptual and will be honed over the next year.” Stay tuned.

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TERRIFIC TAB At the intersection of art and activism sits the Telluride AIDS Benefit, which this season takes place Feb. 27-March 2. The extraordinary event has raised over $2.4 million since its inception over 25 years ago. TAB will also mark World AIDS Day on Nov. 30 at the Liberty with a dance party and Twenty(by)Telluride, TAB Edition.

WE CAN’T WAIT FOR… THE DOWNLOW: The Holidays

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Everyday people tell their stories with help from Telluride Theatre thesps. DECEMBER 28 Bob Saunders Theatre at the Palm

CELEBRATE WITH ART WALK On the first Thursday of each month from December to April, the Telluride Art Walk celebrates the visual arts as around 20 venues throw open their doors from 5-8 p.m. and host receptions to show their exhibited works in a casual and social setting. Look for the colorful Art Walk banners hung outside participating venues on the event day, or get a free map at the Telluride Arts offices at 135 West Pacific Avenue. A highlight this winter is the December Art Walk, which has linked with the Telluride Fire Festival to showcase the astonishing work of fire artists.

MARVEL YEARS Musician/producer combines electronic beats, soulful guitar. JANUARY 23 Sheridan Opera House

A MUSICAL WONDERLAND

TELLURIDE COMEDY FESTIVAL

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Telluride makes for a remarkable outdoor playground when the snow flies. It’s also a musical winter wonderland, with local venues attracting musicians ranging from established names to indie acts to exciting newbies. In Mountain Village, Club Red, which Ski magazine named as one of the best music venues in ski country, is the place to be. Meanwhile, in Telluride, check out what’s on at the Sheridan Opera House, the Michael D. Palm Theatre, the Liberty, the Last Dollar Saloon and O’Bannon’s Irish Pub. All promise compelling, relevant music.

High-altitude hilarity, featuring stand-up, improv & sketch routines. FEBRUARY 13 – 16 Sheridan Opera House

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THE SCENE | ARTS

HOLIDAY MAGIC BY KATHRINE WARREN

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he holidays in Telluride are exactly how someone like Walt Disney himself would imagine the holidays to be. Snowflakes falling from the sky, festive lights twinkling on houses and trees, people taking care of last-minute gift shopping and families coming together to celebrate the holidays in Colorado’s most picturesque mountain town. The festivities officially kick off on Wednesday, Dec. 4 with Telluride’s beloved Noel Night. On the first Wednesday of each December, local merchants open their doors, fill shoppers’ bellies with food and drinks and offer discounts of all sorts. “Noel Night is one of my favorite nights of the year,” long-time local Courtney Childe Price says. “Not only do we get a jump start on our holiday shopping, but it’s an opportunity to visit with our friends as we visit each store. It really brings the community together.” That same night the beloved ski tree is officially lit for the holidays in Elks Park. The 17-foot structure is made of donated skis and ski poles and remains lit through New Year as a beacon of the holiday spirit in the heart of Telluride.

Dec. 14 and 15, Mountain Village is transformed into the North Pole with the annual Holiday Prelude, full of holiday movies, train rides, visits with Santa, ice skating and more. Mountain Village merchants also offer discounts to incentivize local holiday shopping. “We have so much fun putting on the Holiday Prelude each year,” says Heidi Stenhammer of the Telluride Mountain Village Owner’s Association, which puts the Prelude on with the help of the Telluride Ski Resort and the Town of Mountain Village. “This year’s Prelude will offer many of the same fun activities from previous years, including free ice skating, sledding and the traditional tree lighting ceremony.” All of Telluride’s venues offer holiday-themed programming throughout December, starting with the Michael D. Palm Theatre’s Holiday Concert on Dec. 8. The Palm’s children’s dance program annual winter recital will be Dec. 21 and 22. Telluride Theatre presents a new Holiday Cabaret at the Sheridan Opera House Dec. 20-24 with family-friendly music, performance dance and more.

On Christmas Eve expect to see a stream of glowing red light coming down Telluride Trail with Telluride Ski Resort’s traditional Torchlight Parade. The following week, on New Year’s Eve, a second Torchlight Parade streams down both sides of the ski mountain ending in both Telluride and Mountain Village. Both parades start at 6:30 p.m. and are led by ski patrollers, ski school staff and other locals. Immediately following Christmas, the Sheridan Arts Foundation’s annual Holiday Concert Series takes place Dec. 26-31 at the Sheridan Opera House with a range of musical acts. This year’s series includes Jewel on the Dec. 28 and the New Year’s Eve Gala with funk band the Pimps of Joytime on Dec. 31. And be sure to ring in 2020 with all of Telluride at the annual New Year’s Eve Countdown at the San Miguel County Courthouse. A dance party keeps people warm as the mayor of Telluride leads the countdown into the New Year, capping off a most magical month of holiday cheer in the mountains.

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SWEET SENSATIONS

THE SCENE | DINING

DESSERT FAVORITES CHESS PIE

This rich, sweet southern classic is topped with raspberries + white chocolate pistachio bark. The Cosmopolitan

SPANISH CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

In Telluride, even the journey to exquisite dining can be unforgettable. First, there’s Telluride Sleighs and Wagons. Fifth-generation Tellurider Ashley Story regales visitors with local lore during a horse-drawn sleigh ride at her family’s historic Aldasoro Ranch. This very special starlit journey — which can be family friendly or just the grown-ups — is followed by fine dining in a charming, heated tent where the menu includes Colorado lamb stew, Basque-style tapas and homemade desserts like the Aldasoro family’s flan. Or take the Telluride Ski Resort’s luxuriously outfitted snow cat to Alpino Vino. At 12,000 feet above sea level, warm and inviting Alpino Vino is one of the highest restaurants in North America and combines its stunning location with a simple yet elegant five-course, Italian-themed meal prepared by chef Nicola Peccedi and paired with exceptional wines selected by ski resort sommelier Andrew Shaffner. Try the gently fried goat cheese-stuffed artichoke heart, the handmade veal ravioli with marsala cream and shaved black truffles, or 10-hour braised osso bucco Milanese over polenta. Either way, these Telluride dining options mix starlight and sumptuousness for a one-of-a-kind experience.

NEW TASTING ROOM Not content with simply crafting incredibly smooth and tasty small-batch vodka, schnapps, whiskey and more, the folks at the Telluride Distilling Co. have now opened a tasting room in Mountain Village, making it easy and fun to sample their libations. Open seven days a week from 12 until 10 p.m. throughout the ski season, the distillers’ new digs — which complement their Lawson Hill production facility — are located in the Franz Klammer breezeway on Heritage Plaza. Cheers! 48

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BANANA CREAM CAKE Vanilla cake served with rum caramel, banana mousse + toasted meringue, feuilletine, praline hazelnuts. 221 South Oak

NUTELLA & BERRY CREPE House-made crepe, wild berry compote, Nutella + Chantilly cream. Bon Vivant

“APPLE PIE” PIE Hand-tossed pizza crust with sliced Granny Smith apples, cinnamon crumble, caramel drizzle + powdered sugar. Crazy Elk

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STARLIGHT EXPRESS

Olive oil, sea salt + chocolate make for a light, silky confection. Dusted with chokecherry. The Village Table

BROWN DOG IS BEST Popular site BuzzFeed recently asked community members to vote for the best pizza in their state. Who topped the poll in Colorado? Why, Telluride’s Brown Dog Pizza. The pizzeria’s many fans will not be surprised. After all, Brown Dog has taken home awards before, including the top prize at the Pizza World Championships, held in Italy. Head to the Main Street spot and try the signature Detroit-style square pie or, new to Brown Dog’s menu, gluten-free Detroit-style pizza, using gluten-free flour imported from Italy. Favolosa.


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BASE OF THE SLOPES

ON THE SLOPES BON VIVANT

ALPINO VINO

Classic Country French Cuisine

Traditional Northern Italian

In a setting like nowhere else, Bon Vivant perfectly combines fun and fine dining. Think incredible views, sunshine and stunning cuisine. A signature dish is the alpine wild mushroom soup which has a brie base infused with Courvoisier and served under a puff pastry.

At 12,000 feet above sea level, Alpino Vino is one of the highest restaurants in North America and lives up to this uniqueness by offering simple, elegant food in an inviting atmosphere. Favorites include Chef Nico’s delicious, fresh handmade pastas and the organic tomato and gorgonzola bisque with grilled cheese on locally baked parmesan bread. In the evening, diners are whisked to the restaurant in a luxurious snow cat for a prix fixe Italian wine dinner.

WHERE: Top of Polar Queen Express (Lift 5)

WHERE: Below Lift 14 on See Forever

Much like its terrain, the Telluride Ski Resort’s on-mountain dining options are varied and exquisite. Hungry skiers and boarders can refuel deliciously at slopeside eateries committed to exceptional food in stunning locales or pack a picnic and enjoy the deck overlooking Revelation Bowl.

GIUSEPPE’S New Orleansthemed Fare

Giuseppe’s is a locals’ favorite whose much-loved potato and black bean sauté has been drawing famished skiers and boarders to the spot for years. Nowadays, the mountain-top kitchen continues to serve delicious Big Easy fare best enjoyed at a sunny picnic table where jaw-dropping views compete with the food for a memorable experience. WHERE: Top of the Plunge Lift (Lift 9)

GORRONO RANCH & THE SALOON Casual & Smokehouse Favorites

Go old-school and enjoy the classic ski-lodge menu, including ski resort owner Chuck Horning’s famous chili, smokehouse favorites and the best salad bar on the mountain. The casual menu is matched by the laidback atmosphere enjoyed on the big deck or legendary beach. WHERE: On Misty Maiden and accessed by Village Express (Lift 4)

ALTEZZA Casual mountain dining

Savor breakfast, mid-day and dinner menus that emphasize regionally sourced ingredients in comfort, with genuine hospitality and panoramic views from both the restaurant and outdoor deck. WHERE: The Peaks, beside the Meadows

BIG BILLIE’S Family friendly favorites

A magnet for families looking for a menu that will please everyone. An added bonus: non-skiers can take the chondola from Mountain Village to join in the lunchtime fun. WHERE: Bottom of Lifts 1 and 10

STEPS FROM THE SLOPES Try the ski resort’s Tomboy Tavern for casual American, Crazy Elk Pizza for hand-tossed New Yorkstyle pizza, sandwiches on homemade bread, salads and more, or the Pick for burritos. Nearby, Tracks serves up sandwiches and signature rice bowls, or get a delicious Mediterranean fix at the Village Table, La Piazza or La Pizzeria. A fun grab-and-go spot is Shake N Dog with hot dogs and shakes, while the chili and hot wings at Poacher’s Pub are favorites.

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THE ABCs OF CBD

Tim’s Naturals, Medicine Ranch products are made in Telluride BY SUZANNE CHEAVENS

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he signs in shop windows and on sandwich boards are seemingly everywhere: CBD available here. CBD products range from chocolates to oils, from vape pens to salves. But what is CBD? The letters stand for cannabidiol, which is a compound found in both marijuana and hemp plants. It is non-psychoactive and is shown to be most effective in combating childhood epilepsy syndromes. It is also consumed for treating anxiety, insomnia and chronic pain. In Telluride, we are fortunate to have conscientious purveyors of CBD- infused products, who can vouch for the purity and effectiveness of CBD in an array of salves, tinctures and oils. Josh Geetter is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner. With his partner, Judy Godec, an expert in essential oils and creator of the Venus & Vetiver skincare line, their business, Medicine Ranch, carries a number of CBD-infused products. Geetter is a believer when it comes to CBD. “There are four, hard-science, proven benefits of CBD which I endorse as a medical practitioner,” he says. “Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, calmative and anti-spasmodic. There are a number of soft-science claims in oncology, internal medicine, psychology and more, which I am inclined to support, but I am waiting on more data before fully endorsing. The data is young yet, but is amassing every day.” Jenna Cichanski and Tim Lafferty produce Tim’s Trauma Balm. The pair started experimenting with ingredients in 2015, when massage therapist Lafferty’s hands started bothering him as a result of hours of doing body work. They eventually developed the pain relieving, anti-inflammatory salve that is now the flagship product for their company, Tim’s Naturals. “Our original product was based on high-quality, high-potency essential oils,” Cichanski says, “Through our research and development we

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Pictured above left, Jenna Cichanski and Tim Lafferty, and lower right, Josh Geeter and Judy Godec.

learned about the endocannabinoid system and the effects that CBD has on it. We learned that the product that we were making was a great delivery system for CBD. The combination turned out to be a highly effective, therapeutic product.” The key is finding reliable sources for the high-quality product. “At Medicine Ranch we waited four years after prohibition ended in order to suss out the best quality and most respected providers in the state before we brought it into our clinic and retail,” Geeter says. “We have been utilizing it for approximately 18 months now with great success for patients and customers.” Medicine Ranch includes CBD in a number of their in-house made formulas and report that their CBD capsules are a best-seller.

Cichanski and Lafferty are fixtures on the festival circuit, where they supply attendees with endless tins of Tim’s Trauma Balm, as well as tinctures and capsules. There are many enterprises on the market that, says Cichanski, are in it for the money. “We are doing our best to differentiate ourselves from all of the new companies that seem to be jumping on the bandwagon to make a quick buck,” Cichanski explains. “Our goal is to do and make everything with intent and purpose. We strive to be the company that you wish every company was. We are not profit margin-driven. We are driven by the desire to source the highest-quality ingredients available, which have the lowest impact on the planet as possible, and be socially responsible.” visittelluride.com | 855.421.4360

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FEEL RIGHT AT HOME This winter, experience Telluride’s signature charm and authenticity. Specializing in luxury vacation home experiences, Telluride Resort Lodging and its dedicated concierge staff will design a spectacular getaway your family will always remember.

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STAY & PLAY

TELLURIDE TOUCHES

Hotels feature locally made chocolates, art & more BY ELIZABETH GUEST

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elluride’s hotels have amenities you don’t get in everyday life, like stunning views, elegant and sumptuous comforts and friendly, professional service. They also provide one-of-akind, locally crafted touches that make a stay in Telluride truly unique. Fairmont Franz Klammer Lodge, on Heritage Plaza in Mountain Village, stocks its spa with products from local artisans like Shining Mountain Herbs, Telluride Glow and Tim’s Naturals. The hotel also features the photography of Tellurider Carl Marcus and paintings by artists Bruce Gomez and Robert Weatherford, both instructors at Telluride’s beloved Ah Haa School for the Arts. Lumière with Inspirato is a boutique establishment nestled between Lost Creek Lane and Lower Boomerang on the Telluride Ski Resort. Lumière’s residences and hotel rooms are styled with the custom steel and wood furniture of local craftsman Paul Russell of Aspekt Designs, who incorporates everything from reclaimed chairlift cables to chains from the Durango-Silverton

Railroad in his pieces. The hotel also features Ophir photographer Brett Schreckengost and a rotation of art from Slate Gray Gallery that includes local artists like Kathryn Vinson Tatum. Peaks Resort & Spa, alongside the Meadows ski run in Mountain Village, has local touches like organic Lone Cone Coffee, roasted by third-generation farmers in Montrose, and Baked in Telluride goodies. Meanwhile, the Peaks’ spa stocks local products such as Telluride Glow’s Pure Alpine Oil, perfect for an après facial. Camel’s Garden Hotel, at the base of the Gondola, welcomes guests to their rooms with artisan chocolates from Telluride Truffle. Crafted by long-time local and chocolatier Patty Denny, one bite will send you running to the Telluride Truffle shop on Main Street. Camel’s Garden also displays the art of part-time local Jane Goren. Her colorful reverse-glass paintings on vintage windows hang throughout the hotel and in every guest room. Hotel Columbia, also at the base of the Gon-

dola, offers locally made healthy treats for its canine guests. Yes, every dog who checks in scores a snack from Side by Side Pet Nutrition, a Telluride company that also has a shop on Colorado Avenue. In addition, the Hotel Columbia’s lobby features landscapes of the region on loan from the Telluride Gallery of Fine Arts, while each of its rooms contains a copy of Telluride: The Outlaw Spirit of a Colorado Town, by Ingrid Lundahl, a homegrown writer and photographer. The New Sheridan Hotel has graced West Colorado Avenue for nearly 125 years. Complementing the many original architectural details in the hotel are the vibrant oil paintings of Roger Mason, an artist who has a long and close association with Telluride. Mason can often be seen in front of the hotel, seated at his easel with brush in hand, painting the local scene. Guests also receive complimentary postcards of Mason’s work.

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AT YOUR PEAK

THE PEAKS RESORT & SPA invites you to join us this season for unmatched hospitality, relaxation and an enviable ski-in/ski-out experience. The Spa at The Peaks philosophy is guided by complete wellness designed just for you, with your transformative journey nurtured by the beauty of the San Juan Mountains. Altezza at The Peaks offers casual mountain dining with regionally-sourced ingredients and panoramic sunset views of the Mt. Wilson Range.

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elluride in the summer is a gorgeous option for those planning a destination wedding, but for Florida natives Stephanie and Stan Rowe, winter was the perfect season for a stunning celebration. “After all, we live in summer year-round,” Stephanie explains. And, winter was what first brought Stephanie to these mountains. As a child, she traveled to Telluride every January for her father’s annual medical conferences. She learned to ski here, and she discovered that Telluride’s mountains were their most beautiful in winter. “There’s something about this town,” Stephanie says. “When I stand on Main Street and look up at those snowcapped peaks surrounding me, I’m humbled.” Of course, when it came time for choosing a wedding location, Telluride was first on her list. “Stan and I had been to so many weddings that were all the same,” she says. “I wanted to do something different. Besides, I love the cold — I don’t know why I live in Florida.” Stephanie hired local event planner Wendy Hampton, of Soirée Telluride, to help her with the arrangements. “For me, there was no one else I really considered. I wanted someone with local knowledge, who would help the day be both unique and beautiful. Wendy did just that.” The morning of the wedding, which was scheduled to take place on the final Saturday of

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the ski season on San Sophia Ridge, with a reception afterward at Allred’s restaurant, was a snowy one. As Stephanie arrived at the ceremony — in true style on the back of a snowmobile — the snow and clouds lifted to reveal a bluebird sky, just in time for the bridal BY EMILY SHOFF party’s procession down the aisle. Reflecting on the day’s highlights, Stephanie lists the many details that made the wedding work seamlessly for her and Stan: floral arrangements by Frannie Major Aura of New Leaf Design, Allred’s delicious cuisine and the boots and blankets that were provided for guests at the top of the Gondola. A favorite moment, she adds, was walking up the aisle with Stan just after the ceremony. “I looked out at the crowd, many of whom had never traveled to Telluride before … and it was like everything suddenly clicked into place. Telluride’s just magic that way. It’s a place I’ll return to again and again.”

Telluride wears its wintertime wedding whites

Indeed, the newlyweds visited over Labor Day weekend when they hiked every day, according to Stephanie. Looking ahead, she remarks, they’re both dreaming of the possibility of an eventual move to Colorado. Work choices may probably prevent Telluride from becoming a future home — she’s in medical sales while he’s an attorney — but, she continues, “Who knows? Maybe Denver.” Stephanie’s voice sounds optimistic, though. Perhaps she is already dreaming about a time when she and Stan can spend more time here in Telluride and outside in these mountains.

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FAMILY ACTIVITIES

For families, the Telluride Ski Resort offers a world-class skiing and snowboarding experience. Away from the mountain, though, magical adventures await. Be sure to save time away from the groomers, mogul runs and parks to give these off-mountain memory makers a try.

Want to experience Telluride’s colorful past? Interactive exhibits and exciting programming make history come alive at the Telluride Historical Museum. Learn more about Telluride’s historical buildings with the newest annual exhibit, If These Walls Could Talk: Preservation and Change. Wintertime hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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KIDDIN’ AROUND

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Firecracker Hill, at the southern edge of Telluride Town Park, offers sledding to suit any adrenaline level. Sleds are available for rent at the nearby Nordic Center, or to purchase from Timberline Ace Hardware on Main Street.

NORDIC ADVENTURES

SNOW SEASON SKATEBOARDING

Nordic skiing opens up new outdoor options for the whole family with trails in Town Park, on the Valley Floor and more. The Nordic Center in Town Park offers guided tours and lessons.

Even in winter, skateboarders can ride the Gridline-designed skate park located on the west side of Town Park. The skate park is free and timer-lit at night. There is also a miniskate park on East Pacific Street that is perfect for beginners.

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KIDS’ SNOW CAMP Join the Telluride Ski Resort’s Adventure Center for an engaging alternative to a day of ski school, connecting children ages 5-12 to the environment around them through various activities including animal tracking, snowshoeing, ice skating and — our favorite — snow cave building.


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WE LOVE OUR LIBRARY The award-winning Wilkinson Public Library not only houses an impressive collection of books, DVDs and magazines, but also loans a lot of cool non-traditional items like snowshoes, a karaoke machine, board games, costume play bags and more. There are fun kids’ programs like art projects, cooking classes and story time. Tony Demin

AN ‘AH HAA’ MOMENT Telluride’s beloved Ah Haa School for the Arts can help creative kids find their inner Dali or Frida with private art classes for small groups of budding artists and a Kids’ Night Out evening art camp.

TAKE THE SCENIC ROUTE Hop aboard the free Gondola that connects Telluride and Mountain Village for breathtaking views and the coolest journey ever. This very unique trip is one that you and the kiddos won’t soon forget.

ICE, ICE, BABY Skaters wanting to practice their triple axels and slapshots can make their way to ice rinks in Telluride Town Park, which has indoor and outdoor rinks, or at the Madeline Hotel and Residences in Mountain Village. The Telluride Nordic Center in the park and the Madeline have skate rentals.

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IN BUSINESS

CANINE CUISINE

Side by Side dishes up dog food made with wholesome ingredients BY ELIZABETH GUEST

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harlie once devoured an entire leftover turkey carcass, even the wishbone. My beloved German Shepherd wasn’t thinking about his health but, I later discovered, his one-ingredient meal actually surpassed nutritionally the average pet food we put in the bowls of our pooches. Dog is called man’s best friend by many, so why not feed them like they deserve, asks Marney Prince, who makes pet nutrition her priority. From main meals to tasty treats, her business, Side by Side, showcases a delicious selection of dog food rooted in wholesome ingredients, vitamins and nutrients. “My role is to advocate for animals who can’t speak for themselves,” says Prince, who uses both her background as a veterinary technician and her culinary passion to feed Fido the finest food available. “I know how to create a recipe, but it can’t just taste amazing, it has to be amazing.”

Prince sources whole food ingredients like beef heart, salmon, quinoa, kale, coconut oil, kelp, chia seeds and much more to create various blends of dog food, supplements and snacks. From frozen food like a harvest recipe of pork and rabbit to treats like salmon bites or sweet potato wrapped in chicken, Prince’s purpose is enhancing the everyday and long-term health needs of pets. “I’ve always been into food and the change it can make,” says Prince, who crafts recipes down to precise details like sirloin trimmed down to 1 inch of fat and who offers an online pet assessment to determine the perfect products. “It’s not about being gourmet or custom, it’s about being real.” She adds that as the pet food industry becomes more heavily dominated by over-processed kibble, more and more animals are suffering from behavioral and metabolic ailments. Side by Side bucks this trend by dishing up a variety of deli-

‘MY ROLE IS TO ADVOCATE FOR ANIMALS WHO CAN’T SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.’

cious, healthy dog products that can be delivered nationwide by overnight courier or purchased at Side by Side’s downtown Telluride shop, located in the breezeway beside High Pie Pizzeria at 100 W. Colorado Ave. Some food items don’t require refrigeration and have a lengthy shelf life, meaning visitors can even bring them home in their suitcases. Prince, whose title is chief of innovation, works in an office next to her shop, along with her sweet, brown-mugged Mavis, a 5-year-old rescue dog. “I’m trying to come up with innovative formats to get prices down and get our food into as many mouths as possible,” she explains. “It’s a super challenging opportunity to convince manufacturers that this is the way to go, but there’s no way I’m going to use synthetic vitamins and minerals in my food.” Side by Side CEO Carol Bramson has been pivotal in the success of the company, Price says, as well as the Telluride Venture Accelerator. Side by Side is a 2016 graduate of TVA’s accelerator program. Manufacturing from multiple facilities in the Midwest, Side by Side utilizes eco-friendly packaging and other environmentally aware practices, like opting to use Asian carp that has been fished out of the Mississippi River, where it is an invasive species, in recipes. “We’re trying to position our business [to be] as sustainable as possible,” Prince says, “and help more animals achieve a higher quality of life.”

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HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

COMMUTING TO KENYA How Joanna Brown landed her dream job in her dream country BY EMILY SHOFF

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hen longtime local and former Between the Covers Bookstore owner Joanna Brown traveled to Kenya with her family in 2010, she underestimated the impact it would have on her future. She fell in love with the wildlife there, especially the elephants, and knew she wanted to do work that would impact communities like the ones she’d visited. Yet, it wasn’t until Brown was laid up with a broken leg in 2014 that she started actively seeking such a job. On a lark, she wrote down five goals for a future dream job: wildlife, creativity, nature, giving back and travel. A few weeks later, she was reading through a newsletter for The Nature Conservancy, where she and her husband, Stuart, serve as board members. There, she stumbled upon an advertisement for someone with business and marketing experience who could shape the commercial division of Kenya’s Northern Rangelands Trust. BeadWORKS, as it is now called, was working to create opportunities for women to translate their traditional skills into much-needed income. “It was everything that had been on my list,” Brown recalls. She interviewed for the position

and was told that, if hired, she’d move to Kenya ownership of the business.” for the next year. When BeadWORKS offered Also, at first, men were reluctant to let their her the job, Brown hesitated. She kept expecting wives work. Says Brown, “After seeing the benesomething, either family or some life event to hold fits in their children’s lives, though, the men are her back, but everything pointed towards Kenya, now reaching out to BeadWORKS directly.” including her family, who reminded Joanna of how These days, Brown is able to work more from much she loved travel and conservation. home, living in Kenya for four-week stints and Brown’s first few months in Kenya were not then returning to the States. “Our biggest chalwithout challenges. Her employers placed her in lenge is getting larger orders,” she says, explaining a beautiful but remote house, that she spends a lot of time which required her to drive meeting with wholesalers, try‘I REALIZED IT 15 miles through the open ing to diversify locations where WAS IMPORTANT savannah to and from work BeadWORKS products are TO CHANGE THE — “like my own safari every sold, one of which is Crossbow day” — and, as is customary Leather in Telluride. MINDSET FROM A in many Kenyan homes, there NONPROFIT MODEL TO “In Kenya, women pay for was no running water and most of the expenses assoA SOCIAL, FOR-PROFIT the bathroom was detached ciated with raising children, ENTERPRISE AND FOR from the house. “Invariably, including medical care and THE WOMEN TO TAKE every morning when I’d try to school fees,” Brown says, OWNERSHIP OF THE go use the outhouse, a water adding that having regular, BUSINESS.’ buffalo would be blocking the paid work they can do while trail,” she says. completing household chores Likewise, the work needed at BeadWORKS betters their lives in three essential ways: future was extensive. Everyone was eager to expand generations of girls are better cared for and better market share and empower more women with educated, men see the power of women doing environmentally sustainable work, but, Brown meaningful work and women no longer have to explains, “I realized it was important to change do work that damages the environment. Says the mindset from a nonprofit model to a social, Brown, “Everything is more sustainable when for-profit enterprise and for the women to take women have work like this.” visittelluride.com | 855.421.4360

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SUMMERTIME MOUNTAIN VILLAGE-STYLE

As Mountain Village celebrates its 25th birthday, Mayor Laila Benitez muses on her perfect summer day. Come summertime, where can you find Benitez? In Mountain Village, of course, enjoying all of her most favorite things. FAVORITE SUMMER HIKE OR BIKING TRAIL See Forever Trail FAVORITE AL FRESCO DINING SPOT Village Table. Their seafood paella is amazing. FAVORITE SUMMER TREAT Coffee gelato from Snowberry FAVORITE FESTIVAL Original Thinkers, a new and exciting gathering in Mountain Village FAVORITE PLACE FOR GREAT SUMMERTIME VIEWS The deck at the Peaks Resort & Spa TELLURIDE & MOUNTAIN VILLAGE IN SUMMER MEANS... Hiking to the office with my pup, fresh, local cherries from the Market on the Plaza and hanging out with friends at the Sunset Concerts and Music on the Green. F  or more on Mountain Village’s quarter century as Telluride’s high-alpine twin, see p. 38.

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November 22

Gondola Opens

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Donation Day Telluride Ski Resort

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Opening Day Telluride Ski Resort

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Timeless Warren Miller ski film, SOH

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TAB World AIDS Day Party The Liberty; p. 45

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Telluride Historical Museum Opening Day

December 4

Noel Night Downtown Telluride; p. 47

December 5

Art Walk Telluride galleries with Fire Festival artists; p. 45

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Telluride Fire Festival

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Tessa Lark and Michael Thurber Holiday Concert Violin and bass duo, Palm Theatre; p. 47

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SoDown Dance/electronic, SOH

December 13

Rock and Roll Academy Winter Concert SOH

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WinterSing Choral Society Concert, Christ Church

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JoJo Hermann & Jerry Joseph Blues/rock, SOH

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December 17

Winterland Teton Gravity Research ski film, SOH

December 20-24

Telluride Theatre Holiday Cabaret SOH; p. 47

December 21

Wizard of Oz Dance performance, Palm Theatre

December 24

Torchlight Parade Telluride Ski Resort; p. 47

December 27

KT Tunstall Acoustic pop/rock, SOH

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Telluride Theatre's The Downlow Palm Theatre; p. 45

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Jewel Acoustic pop/folk, SOH; p. 47

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Mary Wilson of the Supremes Soul/R&B, SOH

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Adam Trent Next Generation of Magic Palm Theatre

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Emancipator Electronic, SOH

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Torchlight Parade & Fireworks Telluride Ski Resort; p. 47

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NYE with Pimps of Joytime Soul/funk, SOH; p. 47

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New Year’s Countdown Courthouse, Colorado Ave.; p. 47

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New Year’s Gala Ah Haa School for the Arts

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Mind Blown at the Madeline Fridays & Saturdays, Madeline Hotel & Residences (no performance Jan. 10-11; Feb. 21, 28; March 6-7; April 3) Kids’ Night Out Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dec. 17 through April 2, Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party Dec. 31, Telluride Ski Resort Art Happy Hour First Friday of the month, Dec. 6 though March 6, wine, nibbles and art, Ah Haa School for the Arts SOH = Sheridan Opera House

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Papadosio Electronic rock, SOH

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Girl's Night Out Male revue, SOH

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Telluride Theatre Burlesque 10 Year Celebration, SOH

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Marvel Years Dance/electronic, SOH; p. 45

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Les Misérables Young Peoples’ Theater, SOH

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Break Science Dance/electronic, SOH

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Trout Steak Revival Bluegrass, SOH

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TAB Student Fashion Show Palm Theatre

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Donavon Frankenreiter Soft rock, SOH

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Telluride Gay Ski Week

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Telluride Choral Society Fundraiser The Liberty

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TAB Sneak Peek Fashion Show Conference Center

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Historic Walking Tour The Telluride area boasts a rich history and one of the West’s most iconic Victorian area mining towns. In the 1700s, the Ute Indians used the San Juan Mountains and the San Miguel River banks as summer camps. Explorers and survey parties passed through the area in the 1700s and 1800s, but it was the mining industry that brought the first European settlers in 1876 when the Sheridan Mine registered its operation in the Marshall Basin above Telluride. The mountains turned out to be loaded with zinc, lead, copper, iron and silver, but 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. Today, many of the structures still exist, illustrating the rich history of the town while housing modern boutiques and restaurants. Telluride was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1964, the highest level of historic status given by the US Secretary of the Interior. In an effort to protect the character and authenticity of the area, Telluride established the Historic and Architectural Review Commission (HARC), which reviews new building or remodeling plans before construction begins. The Historic Walking Tour is a self-guided walk through the area’s storied past. 1. SAN MIGUEL COUNTY COURTHOUSE The courthouse was originally built on the south side of West Colorado Avenue in 1886 but burned shortly after construction. 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 in use today. 2. NEW SHERIDAN HOTEL & OPERA HOUSE Built in 1891, Telluride’s first hotel was destroyed by fire in 1894 and rebuilt in brick in 1895. At the same time, the Sheridan Bar was built, and it is now one of the oldest bars in the West. The bar has remained unchanged since 1895, boasting its original lead glass divider panels, mahogany wood paneling and filigree light fixtures. Patrons are served beverages on the original hand-carved cherry wood bar that was imported from Austria. The New Sheridan was recently accepted as a member of the National Trust for Historic Hotels of America. In 1913, the opera house was added and named the Segerberg Opera House, after builders J.A. and Arvid Segerberg. The building was eventually named the Sheridan Opera House after its neighboring bar and hotel. 3. THE PEKKARINE BUILDING One of the oldest structures on Colorado Avenue, this building was home to the Pekkarine family. Mr. Pekkarine emigrated to the US from Finland in the late 1800s and opened a boot shop in the basement. On the second floor, he later operated a mercantile store. The Pekkarines lived on the third floor. At the settling of the Pekkarine estate in 1974, valuable artifacts were donated to the Telluride Historical Museum. 4. ROMA BAR BUILDING The Roma Building was home to one of the town’s oldest and most raucous bars. Now the Roma Bar & Grill, the downstairs still contains the original 1860 Brunswich-Balke-Collender Company bar, which is carved from walnut with 12-foot French mirrors. The building was most recently renovated in 2016.

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5. ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH Reverend J.J. Gibbons, pastor of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church-made his first trip to Telluride from Ouray for a baptism, traveling by horseback over the slippery mountain passes. In 1896, he helped build St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Telluride on Catholic Hill for $4,800. By 1899, the church had 200 parishoners. The wooden figures of the Stations of the Cross were carved in the Tyrol area of Austria. In 2005, the interior of St. Patrick’s was remodeled. 6. OLD WAGGONER HOUSE Charles Delos Waggoner, president of the Bank of Telluride (yellow brick building with pillars on main street), contrived a scheme purportedly to save his bank in the Wall Street Crash of 1929. Waggoner, aka “Buck,” siphoned money from New York banks to keep his clients from losing their life savings once the Bank of Telluride could no longer pay its creditors. 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.” Although rumored to be in Mexico or Canada, he was found in New Castle, Wyoming and had only $400 when he was arrested. Waggoner was sentenced to 15 years in prison but was paroled after six years. 7. TOWN HALL The building was constructed on Fir Street and Columbia Avenue in 1883 as Telluride’s first schoolhouse. The one-room structure held one teacher and 53 students and was built for $3,000. After a new school was built, the town offices occupied the building. 8. TELLURIDE HISTORICAL MUSEUM Built in 1896 and named Hall’s Hospital after its first doctor – the building served as the community hospital treating miners and townspeople until it closed in 1964 due to the diminishing population. It reopened in 1966 as the Telluride Historical Museum and was renovated in 2002. Ten rooms and outdoor exhibitions showcase Telluride’s unique and vibrant history with a vast collection of photographs, artifacts and exhibitions. 9. NORTH OAK HOUSE Built in 1900, this house was a survivor of the 1914 flood that careened down Cornet Creek, sweeping through town and depositing 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 and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Homes. 10. DAVIS HOUSE E.L. Davis who built this stately brick house in 1894, was a mining and real estate entrepreneur. He held an early interest in the Bullion Lode as well as 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 one-third interest in West Telluride. Davis sought to bring business to the town as vice-president of the Telluride Board of Trade. After Davis’s 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.


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C. Galloping Goose This curious hybrid of auto and train rode Otto Mears’ famous railroad line in the declining years of the Rio Grande Southern. On rails, the Galloping Goose made its last run in 1953. It is now the moniker for Telluride’s public buses. D. Miner’s Union Built by the Western Federation of Miners in 1901 as a result of a period of labor strikes and protests when unionized miners were denied health care at the local hospital. E. Butch Cassidy Robbery Site By most accounts, Butch Cassidy was a minor player in his first bank robbery of San Miguel Valley Bank in 1889. The old bank burned and was replaced by the Mahr Building in 1892. F. Pick & Gad Located in what was once Telluride’s red-light district, patrons were treated to music, food, wine and ladies in this brick “parlour house” if they wore a coat and tie. 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. These towers were part of the Penn Tram which conveyed ore from mines above Telluride to the mills below. I. Idarado Legacy Trail Plaques along this interpretive walk recount the mining legacy of Telluride’s east end. The trail ends at the Pandora Mill site with a stunning view of Bridal Veil Falls.

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Leaving on a Jet Plane FLY ON A JET RIGHT INTO TELLURIDE

The Telluride Regional Airport (TEX), just 10 minutes from downtown and the slopes, is now offering daily jet service on Denver Air Connection. To book, go to United.com or DenverAirConnection.com.

The Telluride destination is served by two airports, Telluride (TEX) and Montrose (MTJ). TEX now offers daily service on Denver Air from Denver (DEN), bookable through United, and MTJ offers nonstop flights from 11 national hubs on four major carriers.


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LOCAL / REGIONAL AIRPORTS Telluride TEX 970. 728. 8600 Montrose Regional MTJ 970. 249. 3203 Cortez Municipal CEZ 970. 565. 7458 Durango/La Plata Cty DRO 970. 382. 6050 Grand Junction GJT 970. 244. 9100 PRIVATE FLIGHTS Mountain Aviation/ Telluride Air Club Telluride Flights Net Jets

970. 728. 4700 970. 728. 1011 877. 356. 5823

Miles from Telluride Moab........................ 132 Salt Lake City......... 366

Miles from Telluride Cortez..........................75 Denver...................... 330 Durango.................... 125 Grand Junction....... 127 Montrose.....................67

AIRPORT SHUTTLES & TAXIS Alpine Luxury Limo 970. 728. 8750 Angel’s Taxi 970. 778. 8777 Mountain Limo 888. 546. 6894 Telluride Express 888. 212. 8294 RENTAL CARS Telluride and Mountain Village Hertz 970. 369. 4995 Montrose Regional Airport Avis 800. 331. 1212 Budget 800. 527. 0700 Hertz 800. 654. 3131 National 800. 227. 7368

Miles from Telluride Flagstaff....................341 Scottsdale................492 Phoenix.....................475

Current Road Conditions 877.315.7623 or cotrip.org

Miles from Telluride Albuquerque................. 320 Farmington.................... 144 Santa Fe........................ 280

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TOWN OF TELLURIDE PARKING & BUS SERVICE GALLOPING GOOSE BUS LOOP

PARKING In historic downtown Telluride, solar-powered parking meters are mid-block on main and side streets. $1/hr – max 3/hr. Meters accept cards or coins. • Meters are enforced 8am–6pmMonday -Saturday (blue) • Parking is free on Sundays and holidays •  Select side streets allow free 2-hour parking (purple) •  Carhenge Lot free daytime parking 

 • Loop runs every 10 minutes • Designated stops every few blocks •B  us will drop off / pick up from any corner on the route. • Detailed schedules posted at bus stops telluride-co.gov/255/Bus-Schedule

FREE GONDOLA Telluride & Mountain Village are linked by a spectacular 12-minute ride. The Gondola is ADA, ski, snowboard, bicycle, stroller and pet accessible. • Nov. 22, 2019 - April 5, 2020 • Weekdays 6:30am to midnight • Friday & Saturday 6:30am to midnight *Seasonally, beginning 12/13, until 2 am The Gondola has four stations: • TELLURIDE STATION Oak Street in the town of Telluride • SAN SOPHIA STATION  Mid-mountain stop providing access to the resort’s trails and Allred’s • MOUNTAIN VILLAGE STATION Mountain Village Center • MARKET PLAZA STATION Gondola Parking Garage

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TOWN OF MOUNTAIN VILLAGE PARKING & BUS SERVICE Mtn. Village Center Station

PARKING Mtn. Village Center Station

Market Plaza Station

PARKING • North Village Center Parking (A) $2 per hour; free parking after 6pm No overnight parking 2–6:30am. • South Village Center Parking (D) Free 30-minute parking; no time limit after 6pm No overnight parking 2–6:30am. •  Market Plaza Parking Lot (E) Free one-hour parking No overnight parking (2-6:30 am) •  Gondola Parking Garage  (F) Free daytime parking 6:30am–2am  $25 overnight 2–6:30am, valid for 24 hours •  Heritage Parking Garage  (G) (below Madeline Hotel) $2 per hour; $35 max for each 24-hour period  •  Meadows Parking Lot (end of Adams Ranch Road) Free daytime parking 8am–8pm No overnight parking without a permit. No RV's, commercial vehicles or trailers

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE BUS LOOP townofmountainvillage.com/bus • Daily free service DIAL-A-RIDE 970.728.8888 • F  ree taxi service to and from most residential homes; call to schedule

REGIONAL BUS SERVICE Bus transportation is available to Lawson Hill, Down Valley, Rico and Norwood.

All meters are payable by Parkmobile app, debit /credit card only; no cash.

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Michael D. Palm Theatre 970.369.5669

Performing Arts Center

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Victorian-style Room

Nugget Theater 970.728.3030

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Sheridan Opera House 970.728.6363

Historic Theatre / Reception Space

Sidework 970.728.5618

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Telluride Elementary School 970.369.1205

Cafeteria

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Telluride Town Park Core & Warming Hut 970.728.2173

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Wilkinson Public Library 970.728.4519, ext. 20

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2,000

200

150

wedding packages avail.

TOWN OF MOUNTAIN VILLAGE Bear Creek Lodge 970.369.4900

Great Room

Gorrono Ranch 970.728.7446

Mountain Ranch

6,000

-

200

no private vehicles

Madeline Hotel & Residences 866.475.4403 or 970.369.0880

Idarado Ballroom

3,315

270

210

Mountain Village core

Jasper Room

676

45

35

Mountain Village core

Reflection Plaza

6,240

400

200+

outdoor venue

Hospitality Suite

1,800

50+

35+

plus 1,200 sq. ft. deck

Mountain Lodge at Telluride 970.369.5000

Summit Room (summer only)

574

60

40

near Tell. Conf. Center

Mt. Emma Room

500

50

35

easy gondola access

Peaks Resort and Spa 800.789.2220 or 970.728.6800

Appaloosa Lounge

1,682

100

40

casual cocktail room

Big Billie Ballroom

2,046

225

140

can divide into 2 rooms

Crystal Room

1,600

163

100

floor to ceiling windows

Great Room Deck

1,440

125

80

off of the Great Room

Legends Restaurant

2,790

250

160

rustic dining venue

Liberty Bell and Golden Slipper Rooms

50

30

can combine for 1,100 sq. ft.

Mt. Wilson Terrace

7,900

350

200

connects to Crystal/ Legends

Palmyra Deck

1,508

150

100

connects to Palmyra restaurant

Palmyra Restaurant

1,980

225

180

connects to Palmyra deck

Ridge Club’s Great Room 970.708.1515

Multi-purpose Facility and Deck

1,900

175

80

easy gondola access

Telluride Conference Center 970.369.8030

Mountain Village Ballroom

6,069

890

564

22,000 total sq. ft. indoors

Klammer Boardroom

732

60

40

55,000 sq. ft. outdoor plaza

Fallon Room

367

35

20

voice/data circuits

Chipeta Room

312

-

18

voice/data ports

Mezzanine

1,189 100 70 ●

optional reception hall

St. Sophia Ceremony Site 970.728.7446

Top of the Gondola on the Ski Resort

each 551

-

-

-

outdoor venue

RUSTIC MOUNTAIN RETREATS Alta Lakes Observatory 970.239.0027

Rustic Mountain Lodge

2,200

75

25

remote lakeside lodge

High Camp Hut 970.728.8050

High Mountain Hut

2,500

35

35

walk 2.5 miles from hwy.

Schmid Family Ranch 970.708.1108

Rustic Setting at base of Wilson Peak

-

-

-

two cabins, summer only

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LUXURY BOUTIQUE RESIDENCES W I T H F I V E - S TA R H O T E L A M E N I T I E S

Discover a luxurious side of Telluride when you stay at the award-winning hotel, Lumière with Inspirato, nestled at the base of Lift 4 in Mountain Village. Enjoy ski-in, ski-out access before unwinding in our cozy lounge. Our 18 recently remodeled hotel residences make the perfect home base, with ample space, high-end chef’s kitchens and dramatic mountain views.

SKI-IN & SKI-OUT LUXURY

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HANDICAP FACILITIES

PETS

LAUNDRY

BREAKFAST INCLUDED

KITCHEN

970.728.5580

FIREPLACE

Angler Inn Placerville

SWIMMING POOL

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ACCOMMODATIONS

$

$$$$

Auberge Residences at Element 52 Telluride 970.728.0701

20

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Bear Creek Lodge Mountain Village

970.369.4900 or 888.729.0398

31

yes

● ●

■ ● $-$$$$

Camel’s Garden Hotel & Penthouse Condos Telluride

888.772.2635 or 970.728.9300

36 ▲ ■

■ ■

Dunton Townhouse Telluride

877.288.9922

5

Fall Line Condos Telluride

970.728.4274 or 866.728.4274

9 ▲ ● ● ● $-$$

Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Mountain Village

888.728.3318

63 yes ▲

● ●

● $$$$

Hotel Columbia Telluride

970.728.0660 or 800.201.9505

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● $$$$

Hotel Telluride Telluride

970.369.1188 or 866.468.3501

59 ▲

● ▲

● $$$

Ice House Condos & Suites Telluride

970.728.6300 or 800.544.3436

17

Inn at Lost Creek Mountain Village

970.728.5678 or 888.601.5678

32 ▲

● cont ●

● $$-$$$$

Lumiére Hotel Mountain Village

970.369.0400 or 866.530.9466

29 yes ▲ ■

■ full ■

● $$-$$$$

Madeline Hotel & Residences Mountain Village

970.369.0880 or 866.475.4403

110 yes ▲

■ ■

● $$-$$$$

Manitou Lodge Telluride

970.728.3388 or 888.728.1950

11

Mountain Lodge at Telluride Mountain Village

866.368.6867 or 970.369.5000

130 yes ▲

■ ▲ ■

● $$-$$$

Mountainside Inn Telluride

970.728.1950 or 877.376.9769

84 ▲

■ ■ ▲

● $

New Sheridan Hotel Telluride

800.200.1891 or 970.728.4351

26 ▲ ■

● $$

Peaks Resort & Spa Mountain Village

800.789.2220 or 970.728.6800

164 yes ▲

■ ▲ ■

● $-$$$

River Club Telluride

888.601.4160 or 970.728.3986

24 ▲

● ●

● $$-$$$$

See Forever Village at The Peaks Mountain Village

800.789.2220 or 970.728.6800

29

● ● ■

● $$$-$$$$

Victorian Inn Telluride

970.728.6601 or 800.611.9893

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yes

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES Accommodations in Telluride

866.754.8772

Alpine Lodging Telluride / Sea to Ski

970.728.3388 or 877.376.9769 300 ■

Exceptional Stays by Telluride Rentals

800.970.7541 50 ■ ■ ■

■ ■

■ $-$$$$

Invited Home

970.728.8160 or 855.978.7627 65 ■

■ ●

● $-$$$$

Latitude 38 Vacation Rentals

970.728-8838 or 877.450.8838 80 ■

■ ■

● $-$$$$

Property Management of Telluride

970.369.1275 or 877.332.1275 9 ▲

● ■

■ ■ $-$$$$

Silver Star Luxury Properties

970.728.3001 or 800.537.4781

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Lodging in Telluride

888.998.6471 or 970.729.2202

9

▲ ■

Telluride Luxury Rentals

970.728.0461

15 ■

● ●

Telluride Resort Lodging

800.778.8581

55 ■

■ ■ ■ $-$$$$

Welcome to Telluride

970.728.7049

15 ■

■ ■ ■ $-$$$$

■ $-$$$$ ●

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● $$-$$$$

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TELLURIDE’S FINEST LODGING IN TELLURIDE’S PREMIER LOCATION

CONTEMPORARY ELEGANCE IN STONE, STEEL & HAND-CRAFTED CHERRY

LUXURY ROOMS, SUITES & CONDOMINIUMS HOT TUB, SPA, BIKE STORAGE & VALET

Incomparable Location. Exceptional Accommodations.

CAMEL’S GARDEN RESORT HOTEL & CONDOMINIUMS TELLURIDE, COLORADO

(888) 772-2635

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ACCOMMODATIONS

PREMIER BOUTIQUE HOTEL 21 beautifully furnished guest rooms & suites Personalized service from a stellar team Complimentary breakfast & COSMO Restaurant on site A snowball's throw from the Gondola in Telluride Ski lockers and boot warmers

888.340.8660 – ColumbiaTelluride.com 301 West San Juan Avenue, Telluride, CO 81435

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RUSTIC ELEGANCE WESTERN CHARM DELUXE ACCOMMODATIONS RUSTIC ELEGANCE WESTERN LOG CHARM LUXURY CABINS DELUXE ACCOMMODATIONS COMFORTABLE RETREAT

LUXURY LOG CABINS NEWLY RENOVATED COMFORTABLE YOUR WINDOWRETREAT TO THE SPENDOR OF THE SAN JUANS NEWLY RENOVATED YOUR WINDOW TO THE SPENDOR OF THE SANBlvd JUANS www.mountainlodgetelluride.com - 457 Mountain Villlage - 970.369.5000 78

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Authenic Retreat to

Mountain Luxury

Located in the heart of historic downtown, Telluride's premier full-service boutique hotel provides spectacular views in every direction. Start your day with Hotel Telluride's delicious hot breakfast. Lobby dining, by the fireplace, transforms the evening into a casual dining experience. "The Most Comfortable Room in Telluride" offers guests embroidered Harbor Linens, spa robes and slippers, along with fully stocked kitchenettes. All the Beauty of Telluride, Right Outside Your Door

NEWSHERIDAN.COM

THE NEW SHERIDAN HOTEL has shared in the rich history of Telluride, Colorado since 1895. Offering modern amenities paired with historic ambiance, the New Sheridan invites you to experience a new level of old world service.

Awards & Recognitions

Top 50 Hotels

The New Sheridan Hotel has served as Telluride’s social center since 1895. Located just two blocks from the gondola, the hotel’s location in the heart of downtown Telluride provides an ideal base for visitors. During an expansive renovation completed recently, 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 Rooftop Bar, The Parlor and the historic New Sheridan Bar, which was ranked among the world’s top 10 après ski bars by Forbes Traveler.

Top 100 Resorts in North America

Top 5 Destinations

970.369.1188

The New Sheridan Hotel was also recognized by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler as one of the Top 5 “Best Places to Ski & Stay in North America” and was awarded the “2019 AAA Four Diamond Hotel” rating. The New Sheridan is proud to be on the Register of National Historic Places.

199 Cornet Street - Telluride, CO 81435

TheHotelTelluride.com

ADDRESS TELEPHONE WEB

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ACTIVITIES

The Sheridan Arts Foundation’s

2019-2020 Winter Lineup at the historic Sheridan Opera House

november

29

Matchstick’s “Return to Send’er” ski film sponsored by Bootdoctors Warren Miller’s “Timeless” ski film sponsored by Bootdoctors

6-8 12 14 17

“Once Upon a Mattress” middle school theater SoDown dance/electronic JoJo Hermann & Jerry Joseph blues rock Teton Gravity Research’s “Winterland” ski film sponsored by Black Tie Ski Rentals

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December

HOLIDAY CONCERT SERIES

Contact us to become a Holiday Patron!

27 28 29 30 31

KT Tunstall acoustic pop/rock Jewel acoustic pop/folk Mary Wilson of the Supremes soul/R&B Emancipator electronic New Year’s Eve with the Pimps of Joytime

January

3-4 Sunsquabi jamtronica 9 The Whiffenpoofs a cappella from Yale 10-11 Papadosio electronic rock 15 Girls Night Out male revue 23 Marvel Years dance/electronic 31 “Les Misérables” high school theater

February

1, 3 “Les Misérables” high school theater 6 Break Science dance/electronic 7 Trout Steak Revival bluesgrass 9 The Doo Wop Project R&B/doo wop 13-16 21st annual Telluride Comedy Festival comedy 22 Donavon Frankenreiter soft rock 3 10 14 16 3

March

G. Love & Special Sauce alternative pop/rock moe. progressive rock Spafford jam band rock Galactic New Orleans funk

April

Del McCoury Band bluegrass

For late additons to our lineup, tickets and more info, visit www.SheridanOperaHouse.com or call 970.728.6363 ext. 5

Also available for weddings or private rentals!

Visit www.SheridanOperaHouseRentals.com for rental info.

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ACTIVITIES ADVENTURE GUIDES

ADVENTURE GUIDES

CHURCHES

EVENT PLANNERS

Adventure Tour Productions Tandem paragliding, photo/video tours 970.729.0078 Bootdoctors/Paragon Winter — fat tire biking, fly fishing, Nordic ski clinics Summer — fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, paddleboarding, rafting 800.592.6883 Dave’s Mountain Tours (summer only) Historic off-road 4x4 adventures 970.728.9749 Four Corners Whitewater (summer only) Kayaking, paddleboarding, river rafting 888.723.8925 High Camp Hut Overnight adventure hut for hiking, nordic skiing, snowshoeing 970.728.8050 Mountain Trip Adventure guides for rock climbing, backcountry skiing, ice climbing 970.369.1153 Opus Hut Backcountry hut 970.708.0092 RIGS, Adventure Co. Flyfishing, water sports 970.708.0092 Roudy’s Horseback Adventures Horseback riding, winter sleigh rides 970.728.9611 San Juan Balloon Advent. (summer only) Ultralight flights/paragliding 970.626.5495 San Juan Huts Backcountry hut system 970.626.3033 San Juan Outdoor Adventures/ Telluride Adventures Winter — Backcountry skiing, hut trips, ice climbing, snowshoeing Summer — hiking, hut trips, rock climbing, Via Ferrata 970.728.4101 Telluride Academy (summer only) Summer camps for youth ages 5-18 970.728.5311 Telluride Adaptive Sports Program Winter and summer activities for all ages and disabilities 970.728.5010 Telluride Adventure Center Winter — fat tire biking, flyfishing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling Summer — 4x4 tours, flyfishing, mountain biking, paddleboarding, rafting 970.728.7433 Telluride Avalanche School Avalanche education 970.728.4101

Telluride Guided Mountain Biking 970.708.7848 Telluride Helitrax Helicopter skiing 877.500.8377 or 970.728.8377 Telluride Mountain Guides Winter — backcountry skiing, ice climbing Summer — climbing 14ers, hiking 970.728.6481 Telluride Nordic Center Nordic skiing - classic and skate 970-728-1144 Telluride Offroad Advent. Off-road / 4x4 adventures 970.708.5190 Telluride Outfitters Winter — snowmobiling Summer — ATV tours, fly fishing, mountain biking, RZR tours, rafting Town Hall Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.4475 Telluride Outside/Telluride Angler Winter — fly fishing, photography tours, snowmobile tours Summer — 4-wheel drive tours, fly fishing, mountain biking, photography tours, rafting 800.831.6230 Telluride Paragliding Tandem paragliding flights 970.708.4247 Telluride Snowkite (winter only) Snowkite instruction 541.490.4401 Telluride Sports Various summer and winter activities 970.728.4477 ext 211 Wild Hare Snowshoe Tours Backcountry snowshoe tours 970.728.5465

St. Patrick's Catholic Church 301 North Spruce Street, Telluride 970.728.3387 Telluride Christian Fellowship 100 East Columbia Avenue, Telluride 970.728.4864

By Sutton 970.209.3593 Polished Fun 970.596.1974 Realize Colorado 970.471.7529 Simplify 970.708.7429 Soirée Telluride 970.708.0297 Telluride Presents 970.708.0870 Telluride UnVeiled 914.830.3238

CHILD CARE Annie’s Nannies of Telluride 970.728.2991 Telluride Sitters, LLC   PO Box 2647, Telluride 970.708.0170 Traveling Lite, LLC   970.318.6543 CHURCHES Alpine Chapel 122 South Aspen Street Telluride 970.728.3504 Christ Presbyterian Church 434 West Columbia Avenue, Telluride 970.728.4536 St. Michael’s Episcopal Church 301 North Spruce Street, Telluride 970.325.4655

CLASSSES & WORKSHOPS FITNESS Ah Haa School for the Arts Creative classes, camps and workshops 300 South Townsend, Telluride 970.728.3886 Pinhead Institute Science-based educational experiences 300 South Mahoney, Telluride 970.708.7441 Telluride Rock and Roll Academy Lawson Hill, Telluride 970.728.1186 Wilkinson Public Library 100 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.4519 COMMUNITY Telluride Historical Museum 201 West Gregory, Telluride 970.728.3344 Telluride Town Park & Recreation 970.728.2173 Wilkinson Public Library 100 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.4519 ENTERTAINMENT Club Red / Conference Center 580 Mtn Village Blvd, Mountain Village 970.369.5120 Michael D. Palm Theatre 721 West Colorado, Telluride 970.369.5669 New Sheridan Bar 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4351 Nugget Theatre 207 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3030 O’Bannon’s Irish Pub at Fly Me to the Moon Saloon 136 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6139 Sheridan Opera House 110 North Oak, Telluride 970.728.6363 The Liberty 121 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.2942 The Phoenix Bean 221 West Colorado, Telluride

8750ALT 317 East Colorado, Telluride 970.387.8750 Fuel Station 205 East Colorado, Telluride 970.708.1590 Kaiut Yoga International 238 E. Colorado, 2nd Floor, Telluride 970.729.2354 Madeline Studio Madeline Hotel & Residences Mountain Village 855.266.9408 Mangala Yoga 333 West Colorado, Telluride 970.239.6200 Pedal Den      307 East Colorado #100, Telluride 970.729.0810 Pilates Balance      300 South Mahoney, Telluride 970.729.0678 Sequence Pilates and Core Align      700 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5003 Studio Telluride Authentic Pilates 135 South Spruce, Telluride 970.728.1747 Telluride Crossfit 137 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.728.4622 Telluride Yoga Center      Madeline Hotel, Mountain Village 970.729.1673 The Peaks Resort & Spa    136 Country Club Drive, Mountain Village 970.728.6800 TOURS Historical Tours of Telluride 970.728.6639 Telluride Green Tours Cannabis dispensary tours 970.708.3739 Telluride Sleighs and Wagons Wagon rides, stories and dinner 970.260.2524

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SAVOR THE

UNPARALLELED CUISINE

WHATEVER YOUR PALATE MAY BE, our tailored menus will serve you. Select from one of our fine establishments and delight in some of the best cuisine in the West. Dine in style at our signature restaurant, the Chop House – world renowned for its dry aged USDA Black Angus. We create our delicious fare using only organic free range fowl, non-threatened fish species and local ingredients. Pair a red or white from Telluride’s only nitrogen wine bar with a scrumptious meal for an unforgettable experience. FAVORITES FROM BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER CLASSIC EGGS BENEDICT / 17 Canadian Bacon, Poached Eggs, Hollandaise Sauce, Roasted New Potatoes

CHEESE CHARCUTERIE BOARD / 38 Combination of Cured Meats & Artisanal Cheeses

FRENCH TOAST / 16 Fresh Berries, Maple Syrup

MAC & CHEESE / 14 Three Cheeses, Bacon Lardons

FRENCH ONION SOUP / 14 Carmelized Onions, Gruyére Cheese

NEW YORK STYLE REUBEN / 17 Corned Beef, Housemade Coleslaw, Russian Dressing, Marble Rye

ROCKY MOUNTAIN TROUT SALAD / 19 Spinach, Warm Bacon, Sherry & Mustard Vinaigrette, Grilled Bread & Poached Egg CAESAR SALAD / 14 Parmigiano Reggiano, White Anchovies, Orange Zest & Crostini

CHOP HOUSE WAGYU BURGER / 24 Toasted Fresh Baked Bun, Quick Pickles, Ancho Chili Ketchup, French Mustard, Cheese (Blue, Aged White Cheddar, Gruyère) DRY AGED BISON RIBEYE / 65 16oz Bone-In

PRIME NEW YORK STRIP / 59 15oz Bone-In VEGETABLE LINGUINE / 28 Sundried Tomatoes, Artichoke Hearts, Spinach, Zucchini, Garlic, Basil, Parmesan Cheese Cream Sauce STEAMED PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND MUSSELS / 26 Shallots, Saffron, Garlic, Fennel, Classic White Wine Sauce, Grilled Baguette ELK TENDERLOIN / 48 Roasted Marble Potatoes, Braised Kale, Chili Spiced Rubbed, Huckleberry Glaze ALASKAN KING CRAB / 29 per half pound

THE NEW SHERIDAN HOTEL has shared in the rich history of Telluride, Colorado since 1891. Offering modern amenities paired with historic ambiance, the New Sheridan invites you to experience a new level of old world service. ADDRESS: 231 West Colorado Ave., Telluride, Colorado 81435 TELEPHONE 1.800.200.1891 or 970.728.4351 • NEW SHERIDAN.COM

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DINING & SPIRITS 221 South Oak Modern Bistro 221 South Oak, Telluride 970.728.9507

Clark’s Market Made to order food, full deli 700 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3124

La Cocina de Luz Fresh Mexican 123 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9355

Over the Moon Gourmet Cheese & Food 200 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2079

Aemono Fine Foods Deli, Burgers, Pizza, Take-Out, Catering 156 Society Drive, Unit A, Lawson Hill 970.728.2085

Coffee Cowboy Coffee, Baked Goods, Smoothies 123 East Colorado, Telluride

La Marmotte Contemporary French 150 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.6232

Pescado Sushi, Japanese, Latin-Infused Dishes 115 West Colorado, Telluride 970.239.6025

La Piazza del Villaggio Authentic Italian Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.8283

Poachers Pub American Pub Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.9647

La Pizzeria Casual Italian, Wood-Fired Pizza Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.0737

Rustico Ristorante Traditional Italian 114 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4046

La Tortilla Ria Tortillas 300 South Mahoney, Telluride 970.728.8678

Shake 'n Dog Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.1565

Allred’s Contemporary American Cuisine Gondola Station St. Sophia 970.728.7474 Altezza Locally Sourced Indo-European Cuisine Peaks Resort & Spa, Mountain Village 970.728.2525 Alpino Vino Fine Wines, Italian Delicacies Upper See Forever, Telluride Ski Resort 970.728.7560 Baked in Telluride Pizza, Pasta, Bakery 127 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.4775 Bean Café at the Peaks Coffee, Smoothies, Pastries, Sandwiches Peaks Resort & Spa, Mountain Village 970.728.6800 Big Billie’s Family Dining, Ice Cream Bar Base of Lifts 1 & 10, Telluride Ski Resort 970.728.7557 Black Iron Kitchen & Bar Modern Mountain Cuisine Madeline Hotel, Mountain Village 855.389.2929 Bon Vivant Classic Country French Cuisine Top of Lift 5, Telluride Ski Resort Brown Dog Pizza Pizza, Pasta, Subs, Sports Bar 110 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8046 Caravan Middle Eastern Fare, Smoothies 123 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5611 Cindybread Artisan Bakery Bakery, Deli 168 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.369.1116

Cornerhouse Grille American Grill, Sports Bar 131 North Fir, Telluride 970.728.6207 Cosmopolitan Contemporary Seasonal Cuisine 300 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.1292 Crazy Elk Pizza Handmade Pizza, Salads, Sandwiches Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7499 Esperanza’s Casual Mexican 226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8399 Floradora Saloon Burgers, Salads, Sandwiches, Steaks 103 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8884 Ghost Town Coffee, Tea, Smoothies 210 West Colorado, Telluride 970.300.4334 Gorrono Ranch Burgers, Sandwiches, Soups, BBQ Mid-Mountain Lift 4, Telluride Ski Resort 970.728.7567 Guiseppe’s New-Orleans-Inspired Fare Top of Lift 12, Telluride Ski Resort High Alpine Coffee Bar Coffee, Baked Goods 224 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4504 High Camp Warming Hut Sandwiches, Soups, Snacks Top of Lift 9, Telluride Ski Resort

High Pie Pizzeria & Tap Room Pizza, Salads, Calzones 100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2978

Last Dollar Saloon Cocktails 100 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4800 Lumiere Hotel Lounge Aprés Ski Bar, Lounge 118 Lost Creek Lane, Mountain Village 970.369.0400 M Lounge Cocktails, Small Bites Madeline Hotel, Mountain Village 970.369.8989 New Sheridan Bar Cocktails, Pool Hall 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4351 New Sheridan Chop House & Wine Bar Upscale American, Steaks, Seafood 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9100 New Sheridan Parlor Café, Wine Bar, Cocktails 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9100 Oak, The New Fat Alley BBQ, Casual American Oak Street, Gondola Plaza, Telluride 970.728.3985 O’Bannon’s Irish Pub at the Moon Live Music, Cocktails 136 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4100

Show Bar at the Sheridan Opera House Cocktails, Private Events 110 North Oak, Telluride 970.728.6363 Siam Thai, Thai Fusion 200 South Davis, Telluride 970.728.6886 Siam’s Talay Grille Contemporary Asian Tapas and Seafood Sunset Plaza, Inn at Lost Creek 970.728.6293 Sidework Contemporary Comfort Food 225 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.5618 Smugglers Casual American, Brewpub 225 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.5620 Snowberry Gelato, Smoothies, Coffee Frank Klammer Breezeway, M. Village 970.519.1389 Starbucks Coffee, Tea, Pastries, Paninis Madeline Hotel, Mountain Village 970.369.8993 Steamies Burger Bar A Modern Burger Joint 300 West Colorado, Telluride 844.the.buns

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Delicious SURROUNDINGS Soak in the dramatic views of Palmyra Peak while enjoying a French country menu paired with world-class French wines for an unforgettable on-mountain experience.

Indulge in a unique European-inspired dining experience that rises above any other.

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At nearly 12,000 feet, enjoy the quaint hßtte ambience and take in breathtaking views of the Wilson Range on the deck of North America’s highest elevation fine-dining restaurant. In evening, make a reservation for a private snowcat ride to enjoy an intimate five-course Italian alpine gourmet dinner and world class wine list.


DINING & SPIRITS Taco del Gnar Creative Taco Shop 123 South Oak, Telluride 970.626.9715

The Butcher & The Baker Café Fresh Gourmet Deli, Bakery, Take-Out 201 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2899

The Tunnel Fine Dining by Reservation 700 West Colorado, Telluride 970.708.3663

Tracks Café & Bar Casual American, Cocktails Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.0677

Telluride Bistro Mediterranean, Italian Bistro 138 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5239

The Great Room American Bistro, Cocktails Peaks Resort & Spa, Mountain Village 970.728.6800

The View Bar & Grill Locally Sourced Comfort Food Mountain Lodge, Mountain Village 970.369.5000

Wolf Pig Mobile Bar for Hire 970.596.3364

Telluride Brewing Company 156 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.728.5094

The Liberty Cocktails, Live Music, DJ 121 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.2942

The Village Table Mediterranean, Spanish Tapas, Catering Centrum Building, Mountain Village 970.728.1117

The National Modern New American 100 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1063

The West End Bistro at Hotel Telluride Casual American, Cocktails Hotel Telluride, Telluride 970.369.1188

The Phoenix Bean Espresso, Sandwiches, Small Plates, Wine 221 West Colorado, Telluride

There... Signature Cocktails, Appetizers 627 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.1213

Telluride Coffee Company Coffee, Breakfast, Lunch, Pastries Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.369.4400 Telluride Distilling Company Franz Klammer Breezeway, M. Village 970.728.29.10 Telluride Truffle Artisan Chocolate Chocolate, Ice Cream, Pastries 100 West Colorado Breezeway, Telluride 970.728.9565 The Alpinist & the Goat Fondue, Dessert, Cocktails 204 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5028

The Pick Gourmet Burritos and Bowls Reflection Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.2633 The Rhino Coffee Bar Coffee, Smoothies, Ice Cream, Snacks 455 Mtn. Village Blvd, Mountain Village

Tomboy Tavern Colorado Comfort Food Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7467

Wood Ear Texas Whiskey Bar with Japanese Fusion 135 East Colorado, Telluride

FOOD CARTS Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village: Dark Horse Live Fire BBQ Diggity Doggs Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village: Place de la Crepes Grilled Cheese a la cart Wok of Joy, Thai food Madeline Hotel Cart Gondola Plaza, Telluride: PhiLam, the egg roll cart Elks Park, Telluride: Diggity Doggs

EATING, DRINKING AND CARRYING ON Say hello to our amazing wine list, locally-sourced food, sustainable fish, and oh… the house made desserts! Plus, Chad, award-winning chef, who speaks fluent Food.

Located in the Hotel Columbia, Just steps from the Gondola. Reservations: cosmotelluride.com or 970.728.1292 or exploretock.com visittelluride.com | 855.421.4360 CosmoHalfPgAd_SmrVisitorsGuide2018.indd 1

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Blending the freshest ingredients with Asian spices and herbs, Siam’s dishes will awaken your taste buds with the exotic flavors of Thai cuisine. A culinary experience enhanced by striking mountain sunsets and a cocktail menu unlike any other in Telluride.

OPEN DAILY FOR BREAKFAST, 7:30–11AM, AND DINNER, 5–9PM. LOCATED IN THE INN AT LOST CREEK VALET PARKING • 970.728.6293

CRAFT BEERS

BARREL-AGED COCKTAILS

OPEN 11AM KITCHEN CLOSES AT 9PM DRINKS UNTIL 10PM LOCATED IN THE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE CORE

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Altezza at The Peaks offers casual mountain dining with regionally-sourced ingredients

Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and

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and panoramic Telluride sunset views. Ski-in/ski-out, take the gondola or stay with us!

reservations 970.728.2525 ThePeaksResort.com Mountain Village

C R A F T E D T O Y O U R TA S T E Whether breakfast or lunch, enjoy hand-rolled burritos and hearty bowls that highlight seasonal ingredients featuring unique homemade salsas and sauces.

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Affaordable Lunch & Late Night

Fondue Served with seasoned bread and apples.

Traditional

All sandwiches are $7.00

Imported European cheeses melted with white wine, garlic and a dash of nutmeg

Served on grilled ciabatta with truffled potato chips

Mont Blanc

Imported European Cheeses and French Brie make a silky finish to the traditional fondue. Finished with Herbs de Provence

Cortina d’Ampezzo

European cheeses with Gorgonzola (Creamy, imported blue cheese from Italy) and garlic. Delicious by itself or try it with our Filet Mignon

Basque

Imported Emmenthal & Manchego (Sheep’s milk cheese) with authentic, chorizo sausage, garlic and spices

Telluride Scrapple

Deliciously aged Irish Cheddar and Swiss Gruyere, crisp bacon and chives make this a Telluride tradition

French Truffle

Imported Gruyere, chardonnay, sauteed forest mushrooms, minced black truffles and white truffle cream

#1 – Tenderloin with teaspoon-sized, Cipollini onions sautéed in balsamic with olive tapenade ($2 supplement) #2 – Organic Fried egg with melted, imported Gruyere cheese #3 – Egg & Potato panoply - Our mashed potato mish-mash with an organic, fried egg. #4 – Croque Monsieur - Thinly sliced imported prosciutto with melted, imported, gruyere cheese #5 – Prosciutto & tomatoes – Thinly sliced Spanish or Italian cured ham with roasted tomatoes #6 – Roasted tomatoes and melted, imported gruyere cheese #7 – Chorizo sausage with fried organic egg Spanish Rioja by the glass, White or Red — $7/6 oz. Full bar and wines are served until 1:00 am. We make our own tonic and many interesting liquors!

All entree’s are meant to be shared

Boards & Raclette Filet Board

6 oz filet mignon,skewered and grilled with our famous mashed potato panoply, grilled vegetables and seasoned bread

Filet Mignon – 6 oz. seared organic, grass fed beef Roasted Tomatoes, Grilled Asparagus & Brussels sprouts Kirschwasser – Traditional, distilled cherry brandy Gluten-Free Ciabatta Organic Mixed Greens Salad with Herbs de Provence Dressing

Cheese Board

2 oz. each of Spanish Manchego, Italian Gorgonzola, Irish Cheddar, a delicious fig spread, Mediterranean olives and seasoned bread

House Special — Raclette for 2

Dessert Chocolate fountain with home made ice creams, fresh fruit, cakes & Madelines dippers

Imported Gruyere Cheese, melted onto a hot stone, with seasoned bread, potato panoply and grilled vegetables

Reservations online at:

AlpinistAndTheGoat.com 204 W. Colorado • 970.728.5028 Call for large parties

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Chef Johnny Gerona is a 30 + year Telluride local. His creative and healthy menu emphasizes Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine. Enjoy our happy hour with great après-ski tapas and bar specials daily. We provide casually elegant dinner service nightly. Here is a sampling of our menu.

Tapas House Marinated Olives Spanish Marcona Almonds Pan Tomate Bread Spanish Potato and Egg “Tortilla” House Roasted Red and Green Bell Peppers Patatas Bravas Boquerones - White Anchovies Grilled Artichoke Hearts Salt Cod Croquetas Smokey Paprika Chorizo Sliced Jamon Serrano, Spanish Ham Salmon Napoleon with Puff Pastry Albondigas Meatballs Calamari Steak Roasted Garlic Shrimp

Soups and Salads

Entrées

CAESAR romaine lettuce, anchovies, Parmigiano Reggiano, croutons, Caesar dressing

RED TROUT power greens grits, brown butter caper Grilled salmon, pomegranate syrup, cucumber coriander mint

MEDITERRANEAN organic mixed greens, olives, Manchego cheese, tomatoes, cucumber, Marcona almonds, dried apricots, balsamic vinaigrette

TRADITIONAL SEAFOOD PAELLA Chicken and chorizo paella

BELGIAN ENDIVE organic mixed greens, Belgian endive, Valdeon blue cheese, tomatoes, radishes, toasted walnuts, apples, sherry wine vinaigrette WARM GOAT CHEESE organic mixed greens, breaded rosemary goat cheese croquettes, tomatoes, roasted bell peppers, pickled red onions, dried figs, balsamic vinaigrette

Homemade Desserts

Chocolate mousse, Ninas’s Flan, Cobbler of the day GLUTEN FREE AND/OR VEGAN MENU OPTIONS AVAILABLE.

VEGAN VEGETABLE PAELLA Pan roasted quail, Jamon, manchego, quince DUCK CONFIT RAVIOLO pan seared breast, celery root gratin STEAK FRITES cracked tellycherry pepper ORGANIC ROASTED CHICKEN haricot, verts thyme jus 8 HOUR BRAISED LAMB SHANK maharajah curry VEGAN VEGETABLE TORRE braised Belgian endive, olive oil poached tomatoes, Moroccan spice

Open daily @ 4:30 • 970.728.1117 • Reservations recommended • thevillagetablerestaurant.com or opentable.com • 618 Mountain Village Blvd

COLORADO CRAFTED

Located at The Hotel Telluride Bring your family and friends and enjoy a delicious meal in a cozy spot by our lobby fireplace. Reservations: 970.369.1188

199 Cornet Street - Telluride, CO 81435

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Earlier 7:30am-11am & Later 11:30am-9pm

Sample Menu Items BREAKFAST BURRITO two eggs, cheddar, bacon, crispy potatoes,hatch valley chilies, black beans, pork green chili, salsa, sour cream

BANANAS FOSTER BELGIUM WAFFLE caramelized bananas, cinnamon, vanilla bean ice cream, rum-caramel

RED CURRY MUSSELS P.E.I black mussels, coconut red curry sauce, cilantro & crostini FRITTO MISTO squid, shrimp, lemon wheels, red bell pepper & green onion, flash fried, served with remoulade

For the Table

PROVENCAL SALMON pan seared salmon in a sauce of garlic, lemon, capers, tomatos and white wine over crispy polenta

GRILLED PORK TENDERLOIN rubbed with garlic & herbs, grilled to order with a bacon-cherry compote & daily sides

CHIPS & QUESO - MAC 'N CHEESE - TRUFFLE FRIES - GRILLED FLATBREAD CAPRESE - CHICKEN WINGS - KOREAN BBQ RIBS - CHARCUTERIE & CHEESE

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OPEN DAILY WEATHER PERMITTING

Casual family-style Margaritas, Beer & Wine Chips & Salsa bar Coffee Drinks & Fresh Juices Hand-made ice cream

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mostly organic & television-free since 1997

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lunch & dinner kids’ menu outdoor patio

M E X I C A N R E S TA U R A N T & C AT E R I N G C O M P A N Y

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Elinoff & Co. Gallerists & Jewelers 204 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5566 Gallery 81435 230 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.3930 Gold Mountain Gallery   135 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3460 Kamruz Gallery 100 West Colorado, Telluride 303.442.7790 Lustre, an Artisan Gallery 171 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.3355 Mixx 307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.797.4040 Rinkevich Centrum Bldg., Mountain Village Center 415.516.2055 Schilling Studio Gallery    970.728.1174 (Open by appointment) Slate Gray Gallery 209A East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3777 Stronghouse Studios 283 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.3930 Telluride Art Headquarters & Gallery 135 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.3930 Telluride Gallery of Fine Art      130 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3300 Tony Newlin Gallery    100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8084

Pure Beauty Studio 221 East Colorado, Ste. J, Telluride 970.708.3787 Salon 7 300 Mahoney, Ste. 13C, Telluride 970.369.0050 Spa Boutique at the Peaks Resort 136 Country Club Dr., Mountain Village 970.728.6800 Studio G Total Skin Wellness 145 West Pacific #1E, Telluride 970.728.8700 The Spa and Salon at Madeline 568 Mtn. Village Blvd., Mountain Village 855.266.9408 The Loft Hair Studio 226 West Colorado, Telluride 704.650.3478 YX Salon 135 South Spruce, Telluride 970.708.0270 or 970.708.2308

Society      109 West Colorado, Telluride 970.369.7777 Sublime      126 West Colorado #102A, Telluride 970.728.7974 Telluride Trappings & Toggery    109 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3338 Two Skirts     127 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6828

BEAUTY AromaSpa, Salon & Boutique   307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9515 Aveda Telluride Spa 250 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.0630 Bliss & Bang Bang Salon 329 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1020 Breathe Skin & Body  Centrum Bldg., Mountain Village 970.728.9772 Healthy Glow Face & Body 222 West Colorado, Telluride 970.708.7424 Himmel Pool and Spa Boutique Fairmont Franz Klmr., Mountain Village 970.728.7113 Ivy’s Skin Care 227 West Pacific, Ste. B, Telluride 970.403.4546

BOOKS Between the Covers Books 224 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4504

CLOTHING AromaSpa Salon & Boutique 307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9515 Black Bear Trading Company          226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6556 Cashmere Red     221 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8088 Down To Earth   236 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9316 Fuel 205 East Colorado, Telluride 970.708.1590 Heritage Apparel Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7340 Overland Sheepskin & Leather      100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9700 Paradise Resort Wear 218 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8786 Scarpe      250 East Pacific, Telluride 970.728.1513 Shirtworks of Telluride   126 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6242

DISPENSARIES Alpine Wellness Center   300 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1834 Delilah, LLC   115 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5880 Green Dragon  119 West Colorado, Telluride 970.442.1422 Telluride Bud Company 135 South Spruce, Telluride 970.239.6039 Telluride Green Room    250 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.7999 *Please visit goodtoknowcolorado.com for info on Colorado marijuana laws.

FURNISHINGS & HOME DECOR Azadi Rugs 217 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4620 Dakota Home Furnishings & Dakota Panhandler 220 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4204 Fine Navajo Weaving 220 East Colorado #1, Telluride 970.708.7368 Hook on a Wall 226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1087 Lustre, an Artisan Gallery 171 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.3355 Mixx 307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.797.4040 Picaya 101 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0954 Sage House 220 East Colorado, Telluride 817.909.3959 Slate Gray Gallery 209A East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3777 Tweed Interiors 151 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.8186 T.Karn Imports 394 West Colorado, Telluride 918.384.2159

ELECTRONICS & PHOTO Digitiq 220 West Colorado, Telluride 970.239.4142 Elevation Imaging The Beach, Mountain Village 970.728.8058

EYEWEAR Sunglasses HQ & Optical 219 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9119 Telluride Vision 220 East Colorado, Ste. 208, Telluride 970.708.4890 FLORISTS China Rose Florists & Greenhouse 158 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.728.4169 Nested Available at Clark's or by custom order 970.728.1019

GIFTS Gargoyle’s Gift Shop 126 West Colorado, #102B, Telluride 970.728.1120 Medicine Ranch 615 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.6084 Paradise Resort Wear 218 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8786 Shirtworks of Telluride   126 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6242 Telluride Naturals Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7357 Telluride Resort Store Gondola Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7358 Zia Sun     214 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4031

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Located in Mountain Village across from BootDoctors

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970.728.7340

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The premier source for all things Telluride

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SPORTING GOODS

Clark’s Market 700 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3124 Ghost Town 210 West Colorado, Telluride 970.300.4334 Over the Moon 200 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2079 The Market at Mountain Village (Closed until Summer 2020) 455 Mtn. Village Blvd, Mountain Village 970.728.6500 The Market at Telluride 157 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.4566

Telluride Gallery of Fine Art           130 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3300 Telluride Naturals Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7357 Zia Sun     214 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4031

PET Telluride   135 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.2095 Side by Side Pet Nutrition   100 West Colorado Breezeway, Telluride 970.818.8719 Telluride Veterinary Clinic   547 1/2 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.4461 Tricks & Treats Pet Sitting Service 970.708.5205

Telluride Golf Pro Shop The Peaks, Mountain Village 970.728.2606 Telluride Sports 150 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4477 Camels Garden, Telluride 970.728.3134 Fairmont Franz Klammer, Mountain Village 970.728.0364 Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.8944 The Peaks, Mountain Village 970.728.2606 The Drop Board Shop & Print Lab 123 South Oak, Telluride 970.708.0688 The North Face Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.369.0332

HARDWARE & BUILDING SUPPLIES Alpine Lumber 140 Society Dr., Lawson Hill 970.728.4388 Kitchen & Bath Designs    398 West Colorado, Telluride 970.249.7200 Timberline Ace Hardware   200 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.364

LIQUOR STORES Spirits at Mountain Village    455 Mtn. Village Blvd., Mountain Village 970.728.6500 Telluride Bottleworks   129 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.5553 Telluride Liquors    123 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3380 Wine Mine at Pacific Street Liquors 220 South Davis, Telluride 970-728-WINE

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Telluride Music Co. 333 West Colorado #2, Telluride 970.728.9592

Bootdoctors Le Chamonix Bldg., Mountain Village 888.592.8954 236 South Oak, Telluride 970.369.4240 Box Canyon Bicycles 300 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2946 Burton Telluride   Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.6138 Christy Sports  Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.1334 Mountain Lodge, Mountain Village 970.369.5267 Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 970.369.4727 Jagged Edge/Journey Outdoors  223 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9307 Neve Sports/Telluride Sports Madeline Hotel, Mountain Village 970.728.5722 Paragon Bootdoctors 215 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4525 Patagonia 200 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4303 Telluride Angler/Telluride Outside 121 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3895

JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES Crossbow Leather     124 East Colorado, Telluride Elinoff & Co.     204 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5566 Hell Bent Leather & Silver   215 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6246 Lustre, an Artisan Gallery  171 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.3355 Medicine Ranch 615 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.6084 Mixx 307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.797.4040 Picaya   101 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0954 Slate Gray Gallery 209A East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3777 Sunglasses HQ & Optical 219 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9119

OFFICE SUPPLIES Digitiq 220 West Colorado, Telluride 970.239.4142 Happy Print 970.728.6525   High Country Shipping   456 Mtn. Village Blvd., Mountain Village 970.728.1976 Paper Chase 970.728.0235   Ship It/Copy It   125 West Pacific #2B, Telluride 970.728.8111  

PET SUPPLIES & SERVICES Animal Hospital of Telluride 700 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1082 / 970.708.4359 (after hours) Mobile Unit One Veterinary Service 970.708.1512

Medicine Ranch (CBD) 615 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.6084 Sunshine Pharmacy   333 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3601 Sunshine Pharmacy   Franz Klammer Breezeway, Mtn Village 970.728.3601

SWEETS Dylan’s Candy Bar Madeline Hotel , Mountain Village 970.369.0880 Telluride Truffle Artisan Chocolate 100 West Colorado Breezeway, Telluride 970.728.9565

THRIFT SHOPS Second Chance Humane Society 335 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1100

TOYS Scarpe      250 East Pacific, Telluride 970.728.1513 Zia Sun     214 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4031

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137 Sundance Lane

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101 Rocky Road

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE | $6,259,000

TELLURIDE | $5,995,000

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE | $5,495,000

7 beds, 7 baths, large lower level family room, caretaker’s unit & great views.

Award-winning, luxury home. Located between two ski lifts & near Gondola.

5-bedroom retreat in the Adirondack Lodge style along Bridges ski run.

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Iva Hild   970.708.1297

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Elkstone 21, Penthouse #401

239 North Aspen Street

7 Stonegate Drive

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE | $5,495,000

TELLURIDE | $3,750,000

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE | $3,745,000

Finest penthouse in the Telluride region. Mountain views & great ski access.

Dutch Colonial Revival home offers rare opportunity to restore a historic gem.

5 beds, 4.5 baths, mountain views. Telski Silver membership included.

Dan Dockray 970.708.0666

Jake McTigue 970.708.1451

Sally Puff Courtney 970.728.3086

Plaza Penthouse #401

101 Albert J Road

503 West Colorado Avenue

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE | $3,600,000

TELLURIDE | $3,600,000

TELLURIDE | $1,795,000

Great location, mountain contemporary interiors, single-level floor plan.

Hand-crafted home designed for magnificent views & all-day sun.

Downtown Telluride, redevelopment opportunity for a single-family home.

Nels Cary 970.729.1404 | Peggy Raible 970.729.2504

Joanne C. Young 970.729.1683

Jake McTigue 970.708.1451

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Bear Creek Lodge #411

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE | $1,390,000,

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE | $859,900

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE | $799,000

The best 2-bedroom configuration in the Madeline.

Coveted large 1-bedroom floor plan in the Madeline.

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Tracy Boyce 970.708.0737

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