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BE AWESTRUCK There is something truly magical about a Telluride summer. It can be found at our famous festivals, on our historic main street, on endless trails and in the crisp mountain air. Experience the authentic charm and small-town vibrancy you can only find here.






27 - 30 Mountainfilm

3 Red, White & Blues Concert

5 - 7 Telluride Jazz Festival

4 Firemen’s Fourth of July

11 - 21 Telluride Chamber Music Festival


4 Rundola Race

12 Telluride Top Chef Competition

3 - 5 Telluride Balloon Festival

9 - 10 The Ride Festival

18 - 21 Telluride Mushroom Festival

9 - 12 Telluride WOW Festival

15 Ah Haa Art Auction

26 - 27 Pretty Lights

16 - 19 Telluride Bluegrass Festival

15 Hardrock 100 Endurance Run

23 - 26 Telluride Wine Festival

16 - 17 Art + Architecture


28 - JULY 4 Telluride Plein Air

16 - 23 Shakespeare in the Park

2 - 5 Telluride Film Festival

18 - 24 San Miguel Basin Fair and Rodeo

10 Imogene Pass Run

20 - 23 Americana Music Fest

16 - 18 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

21 - 24 Telluride Yoga Festival

24 Mountains to Desert Ride

23 Telluride 100 Mountain Bike Race

29 - OCT 2 Telluride Festival of Cars & Colors

27 - 31 Telluride Playwrights Festival 29 - 31 Many Hands Fiber Arts Festival

OCTOBER 13 BRAvo Invitational 14 - 16 Telluride Horror Show 29 KOTO Halloween Bash



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WHY I LOVE TELLURIDE 2016 ESSAY CONTEST [ From Erin Spillane, Magazine Editor ]

This Summer, Write Your Telluride Story


Welcome to The Official Guide to Telluride and Mountain Village. Whether you are a first-time guest in our idyllic mountain town or a part- or full-time local who helps keep this community’s big heart beating, I hope you find on these pages stories that will interest, inform and inspire. In fact, storytelling and storytellers loom large in the Summer 2016 issue of The Guide. From the filmmakers and speakers – some courageous, some enlightening, all unforgettable – who present their stories at Telluride Mountainfilm, to the tale of the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program as it celebrates 20 years of bravery, determination and love, this issue tells the stories of incredible people, organizations and events. This time around, we also have unique storytellers: We invited local fifth-graders to take part in an essay contest in which they told us why they love Telluride. Telluride kids are darn good writers whose take on their hometown opened my eyes, warmed my heart and made me laugh out loud. Picking a winner, and second- and third-place essays, was not easy. Our judges eventually tipped their caps to the first-place entry of Ruby McHarg, the second-place essay of Grace Gilhool and the third-place submission of Cesar Romo Sandoval. Ruby’s, Grace’s and Cesar’s essays are included on this and the following page. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Following an epic winter, the summer of 2016 in Telluride promises to be special in many, many ways. With renowned festivals; a thriving arts scene; hiking, biking and water pursuits to keep you moving all day long; a delicious array of restaurants and cafes; and shops and galleries that feature local artists and craftspeople, high fashion, fun and funky treasures and one-ofa-kind finds, Telluride and Mountain Village offer so much, and all in a setting that is magical, jaw-dropping, astonishing. To make the most of your time here, visit us at the Visitor Center in its new highly interactive and visual state-of-the-art space on main street. It opens in mid-June and our destination specialists will be happy to answer questions and help you plan. This summer, I – and every one of us at the Telluride Tourism Board – hope you enjoy everything that this area has to offer as you write your very own Telluride story.


When Telluride Intermediate School teacher Cyndi Jurkowski suggested that The Official Guide to Telluride and Mountain Village hold an essay contest for local fifth graders, we jumped at the chance. We know how talented Telluride’s youngsters are. What we didn’t know was that “talented” barely scratches the surface where these kids are concerned. Fifth-grade students at the Telluride Intermediate School and Telluride Mountain School were invited to write on the topic “Why I Love Telluride.” The essays we received were outstanding – descriptive, persuasive, entertaining and full of joy. Our judges, judging blindly, were tasked with the almost impossible job of winnowing down the 36 essays to the top three, which we take great pride in re-printing below. To our judges, thank you. To all of Telluride’s fifth graders, you guys rock. To the contest winners, congratulations.


Small Valley, Big Heart Telluride is a magical place. From the famous mountains looking over the small town to the glistening snow covering the ski hills, Telluride is always welcoming to any wandering travelers. Every time I step outside my house, I look out and see vivid colors flowing off the mountains onto the many houses and streets. Telluride adds joy and peace to every soul that lives in this small valley. My house is nestled in a little alley where we have a perfect view of the humongous, towering mountains dotted with skiers the size of ants. They look as if they were flying down the creamy white snow like graceful doves. Telluride is a place I love because the neighbors are always kind and as friendly as the warming Telluride sun. Every morning, our kind neighbors help us shovel the driveway if there is snow, but if not, they always give us a good laugh. If you are looking for a coffee or a hot chocolate on a Saturday morning, there are many places to sit and enjoy, like Butcher and Baker. That’s what Telluride is for, enjoying, but not just sitting and relaxing. Telluride is one of the most recreational sports towns! I swim and cross country ski and since everyone is so supportive, I have a bunch of people who like to ski and swim with me! I enjoy skiing and swimming especially when it is with my beloved mom. Finally, Telluride is known for its views. This remote little valley’s spectacular view is photographed, painted and written about! Telluride is packed with absolutely everything you would dream of having in a small town. In my mind, if you were to look up perfect, Telluride would be the first example. a summer / fall 2016 |





I Love Telluride

Wonderful Telluride BY CESAR ROMOTelluride SANDOVAL Wonderful

You’re on vacation, right? I imagine you’re hoping that it will be a GREAT vacation, well I can help. Picture the perfect day in Telluride. Got it? Good. You’re probably thinking that your visualization is the best the day could ever get. However, whatever you’re thinking, I have a better plan. First, you wake up to the sounds of birds chirping outside your window, light is flooding your bedroom. Or not, some people like the shades down. You get out of bed and get dressed. Or not, some people like their pajamas. You are hungry. This isn’t debatable, everyone gets hungry. So, you look up good breakfast places on your iPhone. Hmm. Baked in Telluride, that seems good but you’re not sure. Well, I’ll tell you! B.I.T. is one of my favorite places to go, it is always good! If you don’t like delicious pastries such as croissants, doughnuts, churros, and more then there’s always bacon and egg croissants, potato knishes, cheese and ham, and many more delicious combinations. Pick Baked in Telluride, you won’t regret it. Now, you’re completely up and it’s noon time. All you needed was some coffee and a large jelly doughnut. What are you going to do now? If you are the athletic type and looking to get some great hikes in I suggest Cornet Creek Trail at the top of North Aspen Street. It is a beautiful family hike and leads up to an amazing waterfall. It is short though and if you’re looking for something a little more advanced then I suggest the Jud Wiebe Trail, also at the top of North Aspen Street. It is beautiful yet a bit hotter than Cornet Creek so bring water! Although I would not suggest it for small children or big families, it is one to try for sure. Or not, not everyone likes their feet to hurt. Not a hiker? Okay, I have something for you! If you haven’t rented a car or if you have and just would rather experiment with another mode of transportation, then I recommend the Gondola! It has beautiful views and only takes between 15 to 25 minutes. The Gondola is free and runs partly on solar power. There’s your afternoon! It’s evening and you’re hungry. There is a great Mexican restaurant called La Cocina de Luz, with ice cream! If you are a fan of Italian food then the Bistro is the place for you! Affordable and family-friendly. Italian or Mexican isn’t really your thing? Then, I suggest either Brown Dog Pizza or High Pie. Both are affordable pizzerias that you and your family or friends will love. You eat and eat and eat. “Boy, this is delicious!” you think to yourself. You had a great dinner. Your day has been more than satisfying, a fantasy. Telluride might even be your favorite place ever! Now all you must do is dream about the next, amazing day to come. Or not. But I doubt it. a

The beautiful views, the kind people, and the fun activities. Telluride has it all, even the great animals you might have never seen. There are many reasons why this town is special and why it is great place to live in. I’m glad to be living in a place where the mountains surround a small town and make for a beautiful view. The views in this town are unbelievable. There are so many things to see and you don’t have to go far. Some places are a great part of history like the bank that Butch Cassidy robbed. These places give kids a lot of facts about the past and what it felt like to be alive back then. If you want to learn more about these great places, you can go to the museum. The museum is also a great part of history because it used to be the hospital when people were mining. There are also a lot of fun places to hang out. There is the park, which is a great place to have a picnic or play sports. The pools we have here are beautiful. It always so much fun to go swimming and have a bunch of fun. Last is everywhere because it’s just a lot of fun meeting your friends on the mountain, or on the streets. In this town you never have to be scared about anything because of the kind people that look after you. Everyone knows each other unless you are new here and if you are we always would like to meet you. Pretty much everywhere I go I run into one of my friends or all of my friends. Sometimes I even run into my family members and that’s all because of how small and safe our town is. Now that I think of it we have a big, really big town. If you have ever been to our festival called Bluegrass, you will notice how many people actually live here. In the town there are many interesting people with a lot of stories. Some are random and some are really funny. When you visit here you can never ever run out of things to do. I’m not kidding. I have lived here all my life and I still haven’t done everything there is to do. One activity is Telluride Academy, which is place where kids get to do many fun things like hiking, biking, camping and canoeing. If your parents sign you up, you are going on a fun two- or one-week adventure. You get to meet new kids that come from all over the place. There is also the Ah Haa School which is a place where you get to do a bunch of art. There are a lot of music festivals that have great food, great music, and are a really good place to hang out at. There is the Bluegrass festival, the Blues and Brews festival, the Jazz festival and much more. Telluride is beautiful at the end of the day. People are relaxed and start to go home and spend time with their families. It is just a place that will make you breathless because of all the things to do. When you come here, I hope you think about what I said. a

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The Unique Connection Between Mountain Village & Telluride TWO HEARTS beat as one, they say. Well, here, our two hearts are the two towns of Telluride and Mountain Village. Very different in many ways, but both share a love of community, of the stunning beauty that surrounds us, of the people, the culture and the activities that make this place so special. First, there’s 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.

Perched above Telluride, at 9,545 feet, Mountain Village offers visitors and residents alike a more modern, lux feel in a European-style alpine setting. Incorporated in 1995, Mountain Village boasts luxury hotels, inns and condos, state-of-the-art spas, stylish shops and sophisticated dining options. Guests can hike, bike or golf, all the while surrounded by the towering peaks and stunning vistas of the San Juan Mountains. Linking these two communities is the Gondola, which in 2016 celebrates 20 years in operation. The only transportation system of its kind in North America, the “G” is free, pet friendly and handicap accessible, connecting Telluride and Mountain Village via a 13-minute ride. With breath-taking views and the uniqueness of the experience, we can promise the Gondola is one “commute” you will never forget. a summer / fall 2016 |


Telluride’s Athletic Culture Seeps Deep By Jesse James McTigue

Every place has its thing. There are towns like Nashville, known for music; cities like Paris, with its fashion; and still others like the Willamette Valley and its wine. These places can boast of being home to the best: Nashville claims country singer Blake Shelton; Paris is home to Chanel; and the Willamette Valley redefined Pinot. These micro-cultures filter into their respective communities, and seep into their residents through osmosis. Non-musicians in Nashville are musical; the average Parisian dresses well; and, well, everyone drinks Pinot. Telluride is not these places. It doesn’t boast of any country music stars, haute couture or grape varietals. But, Telluride does have that one thing. That thing that inspires greatness, makes it home to the best and trickles down to every resident. It has that thing that pulses through the community and unites everyone who comes to experience it. Telluride has the mountains. And like Nashville, Paris and the Willamette Valley, Telluride is home to the best, and here that means the best mountain athletes – athletes like Sochi silver medal park and pipe skier Gus Kenworthy, North Face global ski mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill, elite cross country mountain bike racer Ernie Watenpaugh, ultra-mountain distance runner Rhonda Claridge and professional free-ride skier Greg Hope. It was in these mountains that O’Neill trained to be the first woman to climb two 8,000-meter peaks in 24 hours; Kenworthy learned to flip and twist and become the first to medal in two disciplines in the same X-Games since 2005; Watenpaugh started mountain biking, leading him to race world cups; Claridge was to become a common figure on the podium in the nation’s most grueling ultra-mountain running races; and Hope worked to earn a podium finish at the 2016 Red Bull Cold Rush. And, in Telluride, as in other niche places, culture seeps beyond the best and into every resident, so here too, by osmosis, athletes are created. Meandering trails beckon hikers into high-mountain valleys, rowdy single-track teases cyclists and rivers playfully cajole kayakers. Global athlete or not, it’s impossible not to answer their calls and inadvertently turn into a mountain athlete yourself. continued on next page >> RYAN BONNEAU ©


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What is summer in Telluride? It’s the towering majesty of the San Juan Mountains. It’s wildflowers blooming in alpine meadows. It’s glassy, crystal-blue lakes that beckon. It’s a vast network of trails waiting to be explored. Summer in Telluride is whatever you want it to be. Take to one of the numerous trails in, around and above the town and hike or bike to a nearby waterfall or viewpoint. Take an outdoor history lesson among Telluride’s mining trails and ghost towns, which are waiting to be found by hikers, bikers and jeepers, or on horseback. Or take to the sky in a glider or paraglider for an aerial view of the astonishing landscape

below. Just as scenic, and a little more down-to-earth, is the free Gondola – in seconds you can be whisked away for a bird’s eye view of it all. And if you get hungry, pack a picnic to enjoy amid the wildflowers and under the bluebird skies for which Colorado is famous. Choose your adventure – and create memories of your truly spectacular Telluride summer, memories that will last a lifetime. >>

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Telluride’s Favorite Hikes RYAN BONNEAU ©

HORSEBACK / WAGON RIDES Horseback riding in the San Juans is a favorite activity among families that creates lifelong memories. Have an Old West experience by riding through aspen groves and alpine meadows on horseback. Outfitters offer guided daytime outings, half-day trail rides and overnight trips. Or try a wagon ride followed by a gourmet dinner served outdoors. Altogether an unforgettable experience.

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4X4 OFF ROAD Telluride’s mining days carved a string of roads into the San Juan Mountains over 100 years ago. Today, those same routes offer unparalleled access to the high country and its world-famous mining towns. Experienced guides lead tours over mountain passes through ghost towns filled with wildflowers and wildlife. Explore the rugged beauty of the area on one of the many 4x4 tours over Imogene Pass to the old mining camp of Tomboy, up over Ophir Pass to the town of Silverton, or traverse Black Bear Pass, one of the more difficult and notorious routes.



HIKING / RUNNING Trails weaving throughout the mountains afford hikers a quick jaunt to waterfalls or an opportunity to spend the day traversing high-alpine-terrain, uncovering old mining ruins and viewing wildflowers. The trail system in the region has an extensive list of short strolls, day hikes or overnight backpacking adventures into the high country. Both the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village have trails that lead out of town in all directions, where hikers can experience the cool mountain air and unrivaled scenery.

BEAR CREEK >> Telluride’s most popular acclimatization hike – about 4.5 miles roundtrip – is analogous to skiing a green run. Nonetheless, don’t be fooled; starting at South Pine Street, the beautiful double track takes you into Bear Creek Canyon, gaining about 1,050 feet in elevation on its way to a cascading waterfall at the base of the Wasatch Basin – a gateway to longer hikes.

>> Starting at the Cornet Creek Bridge on North Aspen Street, the Wiebe is a 3-mile-long loop that vigorously climbs about 1,200 feet to a summit ridge with panoramic views that encompass not just Telluride far below, but also Bridal Veil Falls and the Telluride Ski Resort. Because it begins and ends in town, the trail acts as the town’s treadmill with locals often using it on lunch breaks and after work.


LAKE HOPE >> This family favorite is about 5.5 miles roundtrip and begins in a forest broken by streams and meadows of wildflowers. Eventually the trail, whose total elevation gain is 1,200 feet, ascends via a series of steep switchbacks for about 40 minutes. Continue through rolling alpine tundra until you arrive at Lake Hope. Access the trailhead by traveling south on Hwy. 145, turning left at Trout Lake. After about a mile, turn left on Forest Road 627. SNEFFELS HIGHLINE >> At 13 miles long and with a hefty elevation gain of 2,274 feet, the Highline is best accessed by getting on the Wiebe at North Aspen, taking the left at the top of the third switchback to Mill Creek and heading north at the sign for Sneffels Highline. The trail ascends through aspens and steeply crisscrosses a scree field before topping out at a 12,000-foot ridge and descending through a valley lush with wildflowers.

Before any hike, consult complete trail descriptions and a map, check the weather and be prepared. Local Susan Kees’ Telluride Hiking Guide is a useful companion.


Telluride’s Best SUP Spots A popular spot for camping, the lakes are on the backside of the ski resort and Palmyra Peak, providing a perfect alpine backdrop. Drive 8 miles south on Hwy. 145; turn left on Forest Road 623. On your drive up, don’t forget to make a pit stop at the historic ghost town of Alta.




As the snow melts, area streams and free-flowing rivers become playgrounds for river rafting and kayaking. The solitude and natural beauty of the canyons can only be explored by floating their streams. The Telluride area offers an array of river sports with vistas that are second to none. Local outfitters take paddlers on half-day or full-day excursions through class II to III+ rapids. There is also kayaking and SUPing (stand up paddleboarding) on the rivers and alpine lakes, all great ways to soak up the sun while getting a workout. If that sounds like too much hard work, grab an inner tube and meander on the San Miguel River from Town Park downstream on a summer’s afternoon.



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Routes and boulders for all abilities in the greater Telluride region include jagged peaks and extensive wall faces that provide a variety of climbing and bouldering opportunities. From classic routes on Ophir Wall to moderate climbs on Pipeline and the ladder/cable system of Telluride’s own Via Ferrata, the ascents are diverse and plentiful. For those learning the sport or seeking instruction, a number of guide services are available. Local maps, information and gear can be found at many sport shops. Look up while hiking to see some of the world’s best climbers scaling the rock faces in the area.

The river is a dynamic place to SUP, especially in the spring when snowmelt speeds up the river’s flow. Later in the summer, however, the section of river along the Valley Floor mellows out.



An incredibly scenic spot with bright blue water set against towering peaks, Trout Lake is located 15 miles south off Hwy. 145. From Trout Lake, drive south on Forest Road 628 to the quaint Priest Lake, well-suited for young paddlers. A remote lake with campsites and top notch trails, an outing at Woods Lake is a wonderful way to spend the day stand up paddling and hiking. Travel 12 miles west on Hwy. 145, turn left on Fall Creek Road, continue for 7.4 miles. WOODS LAKE >>

DOWN VALLEY PARK >> The park is perfect for kids with a small pond, ball fields, a playground and bathrooms. Drive 14 miles west on Hwy. 145, and look for the park on your left. — Elizabeth Guest

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In Person: PAUL NICKLEN Renowed wildlife photographer


Film: OF ANTS & MEN A portrait of the brilliant and influential scientist O.E. Wilson

In Person: SARAH MARQUIS Solo explorer and author

Celebrating the Indomitable Spirit BY KATIE KLINGSPORN

THESE DAYS, finding a true catalyst for change seems nigh impossible. Walk out after a Telluride Mountainfilm screening or symposium, though, and you’ll feel that you’ve just discovered a genuine agent, not just for change, but for upending everything you thought you knew. And Mountainfilm does this in a way that will open your eyes and heart and mind to the crucial topics – some on your radar, others not – facing our world. MOUNTAINFILM Since 1978, one of Telluride’s most beloved festivals has packed into four exhilarating days documentary films, outdoor movies under the stars, pioneering alpinists and incredible tales of adventure, a vibrant gallery walk, free ice cream social, wildly popular book fair and symposia. Above all, Mountainfilm has served as a one-of-a-kind gathering of artists, activists, change-makers, innovators and individuals. A CENTENNIAL WORTH CELEBRATING

Tribute: DOUG TOMPKINS Conservationist and filmmaker

Film: THE GREAT ALONE A chronicle of four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey

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Mountainfilm marks its 38th year as a documentary film festival this Memorial Day weekend, May 27-30. “It’s going to be awesome,” Festival Director David Holbrooke says. “The programming options for our theme, the National Park Service Centennial, have really exceeded our expectations. It’s spot-on for who we are as Mountainfilm, and for who we are as a country. And our programming will reflect national parks, but also so much more.” Mountainfilm is joining the nationwide celebration of the NPS Centennial by dedicating its Moving Mountains Symposium to the topic of America’s Best Idea. The symposium, which takes place in the Telluride Conference Center on May 27, will kick off the festival with speakers such as renowned western writer Terry Tempest Williams, historian and professor Douglas Brinkley and Betty Reid Soskin — at 94, the nation’s oldest currently serving national park ranger. The afternoon, meanwhile, will be devoted to a special Yellowstone session featuring a team of National Geographic contributors. The aim, Holbrooke says, is to go beyond the beauty and back-slapping of the park discussion and delve into meatier issues like minorities in parks, the future of park stewardship and environmental threats. The symposium is only the beginning. Mountainfilm will feature roughly 80 documentaries of all lengths and an array of subject matter. This year’s lineup includes Oscar nominee Josh Fox’s new film How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change; The Great Alone, which chronicles the extraordinary life of four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey; and E.O. Wilson: Of Ants and Men, a portrait of the brilliant and influential scientist E.O. Wilson.



The staff spends much of the year planning and executing its annual Memorial Day weekend festival. But Mountainfilm wants its impact to reach far beyond the canyon walls. So when the festival ends, the organization hits the road with Mountainfilm on Tour. The initiative takes a selection of bestloved festival films on tour to share with audiences around the globe — from Laramie, Wyoming, to New York City, London and Sri Lanka. These shows include fundraising events, college screenings and even festivals. Mountainfilm on Tour presents these shows by partnering with local organizations such as nonprofits, theater operators and schools, and offers playlists that range from adrenaline shorts to environmental films. Reaching young audiences is an integral part of the festival’s mission. That’s where Mountainfilm for Students comes in. The initiative works with its sponsoring hosts to connect with local schools — especially in underserved communities — and offer free education shows. Schools can choose from two playlists —one for kindergarten through fourth grade, and another for students in middle and high school. As a result, auditoriums of kids around the world get a taste of Mountainfilm inspiration. a

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Mountainfilm theaters aren’t reserved just for documentaries, either; presenters will fill stages with adventure tales, climate discussions and incredible stories. Renowned wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen, solo explorer Sarah Marquis and a special tribute to the conservationist Doug Tompkins are all part of the 2016 presentation lineup. Even with all of that, Holbrooke says he’s particularly excited about the out-of-theater programming Mountainfilm has in store. The festival is planning its first ever Virtual Reality Studio — where audiences can experience the immersive new technology of VR — along with special art and athlete installations and a spotlight on the emerging topic of nature as medicine. Says Holbrooke, “One of the things we have tried hard to do is use Telluride as a theater into itself.”

THE LUXURY of seeing Telluride’s fall colors is worth its weight in gold. Which is saying a lot when you consider the amount of golden foliage to be seen in September while cruising along the smooth San Juan mountain roads in, say, the Batmobile from Michael Keaton’s 1989 blockbuster, a 1923 Track T Roadster or a restored 1965 Chevelle Malibu Convertible. Want to keep that carbon footprint, as well as the gas pedal, down? Check out the Porsche 918. It’s a V8 gas/electric hybrid that, along with these others vehicles, will be on display at the second anFESTIVAL OF CARS & COLORS nual Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors, September 30-October 2. A new competitive, yet relaxed, format for the festival will take shape this year with three unique Concours events in Mountain Village, featuring American cars on Friday, September 30; German cars on Saturday, October 1; and Italian cars on Sunday, October 2. If competition isn’t your jam, chill out with John Lennon’s 1965 Phantom V Rolls Royce while listening to live music from the band Spinphony, a pop baroque string quartet. Spinphony will be playing live at the Telluride Regional Airport as well as at private events throughout the weekend. Top Gun actor Tom Cruise had a long association with the area, but if you’re looking for a real Maverick, meet 93-year-old Lt. Colonel James Harvey. Lt. Colonel Harvey was the first-ever Top Gun pilot. He’ll be speaking about some of the many world class warbirds on display at the airport. A four-day festival pass includes access to all locations and all Concours events. As an added bonus it also includes the medallion hunt. The event involves a daily clue that festivalgoers use to embark on a drive in search of a medallion worth $5,000. Think of it as an Easter egg hunt for car enthusiasts. Also for pass-holders is the Million Dollar Highway Road Rally. More Driving Miss Daisy than James Bond, the race takes off casually around the 240-mile San Juan Skyway in a loop back to Telluride. Stop in Durango to have lunch or park in Silverton to enjoy the views. Among the participants will be a secret rally-master. The racer closest to the rally-master’s loop time wins. What do they win? You guessed it: $5,000. The festival also offers free shows on Colorado Avenue in Telluride. Ray Cody, the festival’s organizer, describes it as “a sort of vendor appreciation day.” A local business owner himself, Cody’s event celebrates autumn with what he hopes will become “the finest auto/aviation event in the world.” And why not? With Telluride and its fall colors as a backdrop, Cars and Colors is surely something to fall in love with. a — Kingston Cole summer / fall 2016 |





Wonder, Mystery and Theater

FIRST THURSDAY ART WALK On the first Thursday of every month, the arts come alive in Telluride as part of the Telluride Art Walk. Approximately 18 venues in town host receptions from 5-8 p.m. to highlight their new exhibitions and artists. A free map can be found at all the participating galleries and venues around town, and at the Telluride Arts’ Stronghouse Studios on South Fir Street. And the map isn’t just handy on first Thursdays, because every day is a good day to explore the arts in Telluride.


Singing, Storytelling and Shakespeare Sure community theater companies are, by nature, creative and innovative. But here in Telluride, the thesps at Telluride Theatre take creativity and innovation to dazzling new heights. First, there’s Telluride Theatre Sings! The premise is absolutely brilliant. Featuring the Telluride TELLURIDE THEATRE Theatre Orchestra, the theater group chooses and then covers an album in its entirety, theatricalizing the music for a night of fun. Last year, the talented singers, musicians and dancers got down to the stylings of Michael Jackson’s iconic 1982 album Thriller. This year’s album is a closely guarded secret – you’ll need to head to the Sheridan Opera House on August 20 to find out more. Then there’s the Downlow, a free evening of storytelling where ordinary folks, with support and guidance from the Telluride Theatre pros, bravely share stories from their own lives – some heartbreaking, some hilarious, some truly amazing. Each evening has a different theme (and a different venue, to be announced): “Close Call” on May 30, “It was a Phase” on July 7 and “Taking the Plunge” on September 22. Finally, there’s Shakespeare in the Park, Telluride Theatre’s annual staging of one of the Bard’s best. This year, it’s Romeo & Juliet. Where you be at, Romeo? On the brand spanking new Town Park stage, evenings July 16-19 and July 21-23. – Erin Spillane 38 | summer / fall 2016

It all began 30 years ago on a muddy summer day in Telluride. A newly formed troupe of young actors and instructors went for a hike up Cornet Creek. On the way down, they slid on their butts because the trail was so slick. At the bottom, the actors met a local reporter who wanted to know the group’s name. “We are the Mudd Butts!” they responded. Mudd Butts Mystery Theatre was born. Three decades of wonder and scores of performances later, the Telluride Academy program has grown into a thriving theater program known for its whimsical puppetry and melding of dance, song and acting. Mudd Butts has also grown in an international direction with an arm that takes kids around the world for homestays and theatrical collaboration in places from Brazil to Turkey. Mudd Butts is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a trip to Bali and a Telluride performance of a Mudd Butts-style adaptation of Robin Hood at the Palm Theatre on August 5-6. “We’ll have great visuals by [puppet master] Michael Stasiuk and incredible dance and humor and mystery and all that good stuff we like to do with Mudd Butts,” says Sally Davis, who founded the program with Kim Epifano. Davis and Epifano say Mudd Butts has been a wild and unforgettable ride. “Somehow this thing took hold,” Davis says, “and it’s been such an amazing, creative journey — not just for us but for the kids and adults involved.” – Katie Klingsporn



Local Artist Opens Gallery in the Village When the 2015-2016 ski season opened, so did a new gallery in Mountain Village. Its owner moved to Telluride a few years ago, but has long had ties to the area. For a decade, Adam W. Carlos sold his “Hands of Music” series at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and music events across the country. Now, he embarks on a new journey with his first brick-and-mortar business. Adam W. Carlos Fine Art is located in the Village Core. Carlos is a second-generation artist from Sewanee, Tenn., whose commissioned pencil portraits truthfully represent the character of his subjects. That translates to an “I’m going to cause trouble” glimmer in a child’s eye or the gentle gaze of a beloved pet. “I usually start with what I feel like is the most important part of the subject,” he says. “With portraits, I always start with the eyes and I don’t move forward unless I can recognize the child from just their eyes.” Today, Carlos has cut festival travel and concentrates mostly on portraits and landscapes, such as a recently completed drawing of Wilson Peak beneath an approaching storm. The festival circuit’s loss is clearly the local art scene’s gain. – Cara Pallone

Sweet Summer of Music in Telluride, the Village Music lovers get ready – some sweet, sweet music rolls into Telluride and Mountain Village this summer. Club Red kicks off the season with Lucero frontman Ben Nichols on a solo visit on June 13. Then, July 1, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe dishes up funky soul at the Mountain Village venue. On July 9, the Ride Festival’s sensational headliners, alt-rockers Pearl Jam – wow! – will electrify the Town Park stage with a full, three-plus-hours performance. And, August sees the Box Canyon light up with electro/hip-hop/soul artist Pretty Lights who plays the park stage on August 26 and 27.


Celebrating Silver in the Arts Scene Telluride’s rich mining history is well-known, but its vibrant arts scene has a bit of history too. This year, two stalwarts of the local creative community – the Sheridan Arts Foundation and the Ah Haa School for the Arts – celebrate their 25th anniversaries. There’s a lot to celebrate: both have balanced a quarter century of growth and innovation while staying true to their fundamental missions of exposing, educating and engaging residents and visitors to and in the performing and visual arts. >> The Sheridan Arts Foundation, the nonprofit that owns and operates the Sheridan Opera House, is throwing its birthday party over the Fourth of July weekend as part of the Telluride Plein Air Festival. The SAF is also celebrating the grand re-opening of the Opera House’s bar following its move to the first floor of this historical – and beautiful – building. Party on! >> The Ah Haa School for the Arts will celebrate 25 years as the beating heart of Telluride’s arts scene when it throws a shindig on June 24 with music, food, drinks and a gallery exhibit featuring paintings by Ah Haa founder Daniel Tucker. In true Ah Haa style, the party doesn’t stop there. This year’s Art Auction, on July 15, will commemorate the school’s silver jubilee with a retrospective of artists and auctions past and the auctioning of a pair of Wagner skis designed by filmmaker and photographer extraordinaire, Ben Knight. – Darin Eley

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VINO VIRTUOSO Sommelier Andrew Shaffner


Telluride Ski Resort’s Wine Director Eyes Excellence



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ANDREW SHAFFNER swirls a glass of wine between his fingertips. “This was cultivated in the shadow of Mont Blanc,” he says, going on to tell the wine’s story, from its beginnings in a unique terroir, to the grape’s specific characteristics, to how it was aged. Shaffner, wine director at the Telluride Ski Resort, speaks of wine like he’s reminiscing about a cherished friend. Spend any time talking with Shaffner and it’s clear that he’s passionate about wine. Passion is part of his job description, as a level two sommelier striving to become a Master Sommelier. “Becoming a master is a lifetime goal,” Shaffner says, admitting that it could in fact take nearly a lifetime to achieve the lofty title held by only 250 people in the world. It’s a goal that will also take more than just passion, as he must first become a level three, or advanced, sommelier. He’s already attempted the Advanced Sommelier test four times, which includes an “exceedingly difficult” blind tasting in which testers are required to know the wine’s varietal, its age and even the particular vineyard it comes from – in other words, almost everything there is to know about the wines placed in front of them.



Golf Magazine: Telluride Golf Club Burger a Winner The Black Angus hamburger whipped up by the grill gurus at the Telluride Golf Club’s Halfway House is the favorite of many a golfer so it was no surprise when it landed on Golf Magazine’s list of the top nine best clubhouse burgers in America. Golfing at altitude sends your ball farther than normal. It also means that you’ll work up an appetite getting the little ball into the little hole and taking in the jaw-dropping views surrounding the 18-hole Mountain Village course. Luckily, the folks at the Halfway House let you call ahead to order one of these prize-winning patties so that it’ll be ready for you when you pull up. Delish.

Chefs Compete for a Good Cause Imagine this: You’re a guest at this summer’s Taste of Telluride & Top Chef Competition. The evening – August 12 at the Peaks Resort and Spa – begins at 5:30 p.m. with Telluride’s best chefs competing using random ingredients from a mystery basket to create culinary concoctions for you and a panel of judges. Then, during the Taste of Telluride, you wander from table to table laden with offerings from Telluride’s restaurants, bakeries, chocolatiers and purveyors of wine, beer and spirits. Sounds wonderful, right? Well, it gets even better because the event, which also includes live music and a silent auction, benefits a much-loved Telluride nonprofit, One to One Mentoring, which in turn supports San Miguel County’s young people, helping them achieve their potential socially, emotionally and academically through professionally supported mentor relationships. It’s a delicious win-win – and, don’t worry, we won’t tell if you opt for an elastic waistband.

Tasty Tequilas at Esperanza’s For Esperanza Reyes, the owner of Esperanza’s Mexican restaurant, tequila evokes memories of home and family. And it’s just these memories that make the tequilas she serves so special. Using three different importers, Reyes brings a range of tequilas to Telluride – from top shelf tipples like Don Julio 1942, Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia and Milagro’s Select Barrel Reserve Reposado to everyday labels. Tequila aficionados can sip the liquor in one of Esperanza’s famous margaritas, neat or on the rocks. A tasting can be arranged where a member of staff brings a tray with five specially selected tequilas and explains their characteristics. A thirsty journalist recently arranged a tasting, learning from Esperanza that tequila, by law, can only be produced in the Mexican RYAN BONNEAU / TTB © state of Jalisco and a limited number of other municipalities. She also explained that tequilas are classified according to age: silver or blanco tequilas are aged for up to two months, reposado for two to 12 months and añejo for more than a year. And while tequila might be enjoying its moment among the hipsters, Esperanza says she doesn’t care for fancy labels or trends. “You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a good tequila. I judge my tequilas not by the price, but by the taste and quality.” COMPILED BY ERIN SPILLANE


Cheers to the New Bar Menu For more than 120 years at the New Sheridan Bar, thirsty miners, adventure-seekers, ski bums and hikers have bellied up to the beautifully crafted bar – complete with original mahogany wood paneling – to order the libation of their choice. Now, patrons can also raise their glasses to the reintroduction of food at the main street establishment. From 5:30-10 p.m. daily, the bar offers a menu that includes sandwiches, salads and elk chili, and desserts like crème brûlée.

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ADMIT IT. After a day of hiking, biking and exploring, you were going to book a babysitter and savor one of Telluride or Mountain Village’s fine dining options. Well, hang up the phone and save that grown-ups-only experience for another night. It’s family night and here that means fun, foodie-friendly restaurants. Look on the wall at Tracks Café & Bar and you’ll see the family Another Village favorite for families is Poacher’s Pub. This caphotos of owners Erica and Jeff Jurecki. The pics have pride of place, sual restaurant serves up classic American fare like chili and hot wings, an emphasis on family that translates into the ultimate family-friendly and kids’ faves like Poachers’ hand-dipped chicken tenders and mac restaurant. Says Erica Jurecki, “We were always trying to create a place ‘n’ cheese, along with gluten-free and vegetarian options. There is a where we would want to bring our own family.” Indeed, range of microbrews for grown-ups and video games, this café and bar works for families. First is its sunny board games and a Foosball table for the youngsters. MOUNTAIN VILLAGE vantage point on Heritage Plaza, where adults can sip Poacher’s opens onto Sunset Plaza — adjacent to a preta drink on the patio while kids have the freedom of the ty cool playground — which makes it a great spot for plaza. Then there is the relaxed vibe inside the café with its Foosball tafamilies to enjoy the Sunset Concert series on Wednesday evenings ble and friendly staff. And there is the menu which offers sandwiches, in the summer and then amble over for dinner — or vice versa. salads, flatbread pizzas, chili, Tracks’ signature teriyaki and southwest Also on Sunset Plaza, and another perfect Sunset Concert spot, is bowls and ice cream. Yum. La Pizzeria, offering casual Italian fare at its best. The menu features Also in the Village Core is Crazy Elk Pizza, which serves up Italian-style thin-crust pizza made using triple zero flour, house-made hand-made pizzas, fresh salads and subs. It’s a casual space with a sauce and baked in an authentic brick pizza oven. The Salsiccia BormiFoosball table and video games, and seating that can accommodate na pizza with homemade sausage is a favorite. Other menu highlights families and large groups. Outdoors, there are patios on either side of include insalatas e zuppas, delicious lasagnas and manicotti, and authe restaurant just waiting to be explored on foot or by scooter. Crazy thentic, house-made gelato. The pizzeria is warm and welcoming with Elk recently added a Stubborn soda fountain, where youngsters can blue-checked tablecloths and friendly welcomes from manager Bruno do their own dispensing of craft sodas made with Fair Trade-certified Bello and the waitstaff. In summertime, La Pizzeria throws open its cane sugar and natural flavors like agave vanilla, black cherry, lemon doors to the plaza, where there is outdoor seating. Treat la famiglia to acai berry and traditional cola. La Pizzeria and everyone from the youngest to the oldest will say grazie. >>

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It’s easy to find kid-friendly hiking with destinations like the waterfall at the top of Bear Creek, the Jud Wiebe and the River Trail. Explore the single track that follows the San Miguel River on the Valley Floor or the Keystone Gorge Trail that begins in Lawson Hill. Just remember to bring the right snacks.

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Kiddin’ Around All Summer





Family fun-filled days stretch endlessly and the whole world is out there just waiting to be explored

BIKE – Remember when you first rode a bike? It was the ultimate freedom. Start by ripping around town on the River Trail, then head one of two ways: east to the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls, or west to the Valley Floor and out to Society Turn via the paved bike path or single track that follows the old railroad grade.


The mountains around Telluride are the headwaters of many Colorado River tributaries and home to turquoise lakes and alpine tarns where families can add fishing, tubing, rafting or stand up paddle boarding to their outdoor adventure mix. Kids can fish at the stocked pond in Town Park or float on an inner tube down the San Miguel. Town Park also has a new, upgraded swimming complex with restroom and shower facilities and a heated outdoor pool ideal for perfecting your butterfly or underwater handstands.

Calling All Happy Campers




If you’ve experienced a Telluride summer, then you know festivals. The major music fests like Bluegrass, The Ride, Jazz and Blues & Brews all have kids’ areas with face painting, bouncy houses and more. Some even have kids’ music workshops. The word “festival” is a verb here in Telluride, and to festival is now a family affair.

The Telluride Historical Museum brings history to life this summer with a range of programs for kids including the popular outdoor mining sluice where mini-miners can stake a claim and pan for hidden gems. The annual exhibit, Treasure Maps: Cartography of the American Southwest, uses rare and historic maps to explore the riches, real and imagined, that drove the settlement of this region. History buffs young and old can also enjoy a historical walking tour of the town of Telluride, offered weekly.


Want a one-stop shop for thrills and adventure for the entire family? Visit Telluride Ski and Golf ’s Adventure Center at the base of the Gondola in Mountain Village for guided activities from mountain biking to rafting, rock climbing to horseback riding, paddle boarding to 4x4 tours. Kids – and adults too – can also enjoy the ropes course, water walkers, a mining sluice and bungee trampoline in the Village Core.


Looking for a kid-friendly indoor venue where you can be in the mountains but not on the mountain? Go no further than the Wilkinson Public Library – “like a children’s museum with books,” says one librarian – where all ages will find opportunities to play, explore and learn. With story hours, a cooking club, arts and crafts and an outdoor sports club WPL embraces Telluride’s kids. And vice versa.

HAVE AN AH HAA MOMENT– The Ah Haa School for

the Arts has kept art as central to the town’s core as powder skiing. The school offers four-day, half-day and full-day youth art camps throughout the summer for kids ages 5 to 12, and a variety of classes for teens. Camp themes range from wheel throwing and mosaics to zombie art and print making. BE RAD – Look around: Telluride is pretty extreme, and

so are its kids. Sure, we let them skateboard, but we’ll make them wear a helmet and hire a coach so they do it right. Telluride Skate Camp sessions are held at the world-class skate park in Town Park. Experienced instructors teach kids how to get radical on their boards while showing them that being nice, respectful and supportive are ways to be rad too. ROCK ON! – If music makes your youngster tick, check

out the Rock & Roll Academy’s Summer Rock Camp. Weeklong sessions guide students through the process of being in a band, from choosing music and instruments to giving a concert. The camps are fun and challenging, focusing on the social, emotional and musical aspects of playing in a band.


A sunny summer evening, live music, family-friendly activities and astounding views. Sounds like the perfect evening for kids and grown-ups alike. It’s the Sunset Summer Concert Series, kicking off in Sunset Plaza in Mountain Village at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in late June, July and August.

THE BACKYARD AND BEYOND – For 36 years, Telluride Academy has defined the term “Telluride Summer” for kids. The award-winning non-profit youth organization offers one-week to one-month-long programs for children and teens, ages 5 to 18. Programs include a fascinating array of outdoor activities like hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, science exploration, camping under the stars and more. The Academy’s Artistic Adventures offer students theater, photography, film-making and music programs.


SCIENCE IS COOL IN SUMMER– In Telluride, science is

Riding the Gondola never gets old. From Telluride, unload at the top (Station St. Sophia) where you can visit the Nature Center. From there, take the “G” down to Mountain Village. Look for the bouldering rock, enroll your kids in a program at Eco Adventures, shop and have lunch. The Gondola will be waiting to take the whole family back to Telluride when you’re ready. And it’s free.

so hot it’s cool. The Pinhead Institute sponsors a series of summer science camps for kids. Sessions include all-day camps and mornings-only “Mini Missions”. Kids do everything from LEGO Leagues to Math Camp to – our favorite – launching rockets in Blast Off. There’s also the Punk Science Series, which brings notable STEM experts to town for very cool activity-based lectures. HAVE AN ADVENTURE – Telluride Ski and Golf ’s Eco Adventures offers full-day camps and overnights for ages 5-8 with hiking, playing in the river, fun games, teambuilding activities and nature arts and crafts. Older kids can try the more challenging ecoX – single-day activities like capture the flag, horseback riding, mountaineering and mountain biking. Family yurt overnights are also available.



Hook on a Wall is Hooked on Fun WANDER INTO Hook on a Wall’s charming, quirky Colorado Avenue space and you may find yourself rushing from unusual find to must-have item to that perfect gift with the kind of glee usually reserved for kids in a candy store. Seriously. This unique shop, owned by local Lynn Gumble, is cool, witty and packed with fascinating home décor items, hardware, soaps, greeting cards, chocolate, books and, yep, wall hooks. Lots of wall hooks. The hooks, Gumble says, are a metaphor. “Every store needs a hook to draw people

in. When I was creating the store, I was thinking about this … When you take a blank canvas, like we did with this space, you have to create character.” For Gumble, what informs the character of Hook on a Wall, which first opened its doors in November 2015, is a sense of fun. The place is chock-full of sure-to-be favorites like those eponymous wall hooks that range from elegant to funky to utilitarian, a range of Chocolove bars and Stonewall Kitchen yummies – we love the Whoopie Pie Mix – and an eclectic trove of books, as well as platters decorated with wryly

humorous sayings. All lend themselves to the warm, welcoming vibe at the store. They also indicate that Gumble and her staff have a pretty good sense of humor. Gumble says that laughter often informs her buying decisions when looking out for new store items. She recalls a visit to her sister on the East Coast. “I found some great greeting cards. My sister and I were in hysterics reading them and I ordered them [for Hook on a Wall] before I even left the store.” She adds, “I like to call what we do ‘not-so-serious interior design’ … The shopping experience has to be fun.” – Erin Spillane

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COOL FINDS in telluride

Strolling around Telluride’s unique, independent shops and boutiques we found treasures perfect for everyone from pint-sized fashionistas to four-legged friends to beer connoisseurs. And, remember, finders keepers. METAL WALL ART / GARDENSTORE / $110-$155 COLORADO LOVE PRODUCTS / VARIOUS RETAILERS & PRICES JOANNE STECKER JEWELRY / MIXX / $55+ TELLURIDE TRUFFLES / TELLURIDE TRUFFLE / $3.95+ WINE GLASSES / TWEED / $28 MOUNTAIN DOG LEASH / MOUNTAIN TAILS / $27 CAN YOUR OWN BEER / TELLURIDE BREWING CO. / $7-$16 KID’S VINTAGE T-SHIRT / SCARPE / $45 OSPREY PACKS / VARIOUS RETAILERS & PRICES

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Saying ‘I Do’ With a View Exchange Vows at One of Telluride’s Exceptional Outdoor Locales


Once a farm owned by a Basque family, Gorrono Ranch is a mid-mountain ski lodge at the Telluride Ski Resort that combines rustic beauty with quiet elegance. Sitting serenely among meadowlands, Gorrono Ranch has outdoor decks with magnificent views across the ski area to the Wilsons. There is a main timber lodge with two dining rooms and beautiful stone fireplaces. There are also smaller cabins that can be used as dressing rooms or for wine or whisky tastings.



Perched high above Telluride and surrounded by towering peaks, San Sophia Overlook is a stunning locale for a wedding. The wedding party and guests arrive via the Gondola to a ridge on the Telluride Ski Resort that looks down at the town below and across to the San Sophia Range. Surrounded by majestic spruce trees, the grassy amphitheater has room for up to 250 guests and a wooden deck for the wedding party.



The preserve and adjacent Telluride Town Park give couples the opportunity for an in-town wedding surrounded by stunning natural beauty. The preserve stretches from the trailhead at South Pine Street into Bear Creek Canyon where peaks tower over quiet forests and wildflower-strewn meadows, ultimately leading to the spectacular upper falls. Town Park offers multiple spaces for weddings including the pavilion and a wooded setting near the lower falls. LOCALE SCHMID RANCH, WILSON MESA PHOTO MERRICK CHASE APRÉS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

The peace of a secluded mountain farmstead combines with the breathtaking drama of soaring mountains at Schmid Ranch. The ranch, a historical property homesteaded by the Schmid family in 1882, lies 10 miles west of Telluride. This versatile place offers multiple rustic outbuildings, meadows of wildflowers and groves of stately aspens – a gorgeous blank canvas on which couples can impose celebrations that range from a casual barbecue to an elegant candlelit dinner.

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A store for dogs, cats and their people!

Telluride’s only pet boutique, featuring unique gifts, dog & cat necessities and premium food. Mountain Tails has everything for the discriminating dog and cat: designer collars & accessories, plush beds, fun toys, premium food & treats, unique gifts, and more!

Also offering Custom Dog Photography Stop by the store to see canvases and prints of our previous clients, and check out our website for detailed information. 307 E. Colorado Ave., Telluride At the east end of town near Town Park 970.369.4240

"Science is the great adventure of our time." DEEPAK CHOPRA

ENGAGE, INSPIRE, TRANSFORM Offering educational science experiences for kids of all ages. Pinhead is our region’s leading provider of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education and a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. CAMPS I CLASSES I VISITING SCHOLARS I INTERNSHIPS | TUTORING

Eric Kaag and Jake O’Connor enjoy a break on the trail during TASP’s annual Moab Mania! Off Road Handcycle Camp.




Twenty Years Breaking Down Barriers BY GEOFF HANSON

ASK FOLKS in Telluride to pick the most inspiring, admired and respected of Telluride’s many nonprofits and Telluride Adaptive Sports Program (TASP) would be at the top of most people’s lists. Daniel Fulton is one of those people. Says Fulton, “TASP has given me the courage to know I can still do anything I put my mind to and that anything is possible. It has helped make me feel whole again.” Now 29, Fulton moved to Telluride in 2006 to fulfill his lifelong dream of living and 56 | summer / fall 2016

snowboarding in Colorado. Three years later, he was in a serious accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Fulton was in a coma for almost two months and doctors were skeptical of his cognitive and physical functionality moving forward. As Daniel’s parents, Kathy and Bill Fulton, despaired over their son’s future, TASP reached out to check on Daniel. “They said, ‘if you can ever get Daniel here onto the snow, we have a place for him,” Kathy Fulton recalls. “Just the possibility of getting on a snowboard again became the focus of

Daniel’s entire recovery. Without it, I don’t think he would have had the drive to get better and gotten back the love of life that he has now. TASP gave Daniel his life back.” Fulton started snowboarding with TASP in 2011, holding onto a bar while a skier behind him steered the two of them. Fulton, through TASP, has returned to Telluride with his family every summer and winter since – in the summer he cycles using a recumbent bike, while winter sees him once again carving turns on his snowboard. >>




FULTON’S GOT A LOT of company. TASP provides year-round education and athletic programs for people with disabilities, attracting some 400 participants to Telluride each year to take part in TASP’s close to 3,000 winter and summer activities. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the program, which has been recognized as one of the best of its kind in the United States. TASP Executive Director Courtney Stuecheli has served at the helm of the organization for a decade. “It is an honor to celebrate 20 years with TASP. The folks who got the program off the ground in the nineties were very forward-thinking with their attitude towards disabilities. TASP was really born from a passion to break down barriers. It’s important to recognize the early days to appreciate where and what we’re doing today. Twenty years later, there is more of a no-barriers environment for people living with disabilities. It’s pretty amazing to be a part of the change and to help promote programming that’s pushing boundaries of what the general population considers possible.” Beginning as part of the Telluride Ski and Snowboard School, TASP branched out in 1996 to become an independent non-profit. In 2001, TASP expanded its programs beyond winter sports to offer summer activities like biking, hiking, climbing and fishing. Since 2005, TASP has been a leader in providing recreational therapy for military veterans with disabilities. This year, TASP opened a new facility in the Granita Building in Mountain Village, the Stars, Stripes and Summits Space, which is dedicated to serving the veterans with disabilities who make up roughly 25 percent of TASP’s participants. PART OF THE MAGIC of TASP can be found in its close to 200 volunteers, like Mark Izard and his wife, Janet Humphreys, who have been volunteers for TASP since 2010. Izard testifies to the transformative nature of the program. “At TASP, we work with adults and kids from all over the country. We have many regular clients that are local area residents with disabilities, people on vacation, as well as several veterans’ groups. A few summers ago, Janet and I hiked Bear Creek with a veterans’ group. Many of the guys felt they couldn’t make it, but they challenged each other along the way. That group ended up being the first disabled veteran group to get to the falls. They celebrated at the top with photos and highfives. But, the real difference we can make is through the conversations and encouragement we can give them during the chosen activity.” Izard adds, “We have seen over and over how an amazing adaptive program such as ours can change lives.” a

TASP board member and instructor Sam Siegel with Skyler Ketcham of Montrose rock climbing as part of TASP’s Fabulous Friday program for regional participants.

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THE TRANSFER BUILDING Sandstone Skeleton is Poised for Activity & Preservation BY STEPHEN ELLIOTT

LIKE A CRUMBLING GREEK TEMPLE, the hollow structure at the southwest corner of Pacific Avenue and Fir Street serves as a reminder of a time left behind. The sandstone walls of the Telluride Transfer Company warehouse still stand strong, but, ever since the building’s roof collapsed in 1979, starlight has shone through the portals that once held windows. The warehouse is, along with its neighbor the Stronghouse Building, one of the last vestiges of the town’s warehouse district, where freight came and went at a frenzied pace, the lifeblood of the town’s mining industry. “It’s the last real historic remnant of this entire neighborhood,” Telluride Historical Museum Executive Director Kiernan Lannon says. The Telluride Transfer Company first built a stone building on the property in the 1890s, but that building burned down in 1905, in a blaze that the Telluride Daily Journal called “the fiercest in Telluride’s history.” The company rebuilt in 1906, and the sandstone building served as a livery barn, warehouse and company office until the 1950s, according to the town’s historical records. 58 | summer / fall 2016





Megan McManemin jokes that her involvement is an excuse to visit more often; to hike her favorite trails, see a movie at the Nugget, ski and enjoy a Diggity Doggs hotdog while people watching. Living in Dallas, she adores a good MEGAN MCMANEMIN San Juans winter blizzard. But in reality, McManemin is involved because she’s a dedicated individual who 2010 - present Telluride Foundation Board truly believe in making a difference. 2006 - 2012 She served on the Telluride Academy board of diTelluride Academy Board rectors for several years and is still a regular at AcadFavorite Hike emy events. She has volunteered for Mountainfilm, Silver Lake and she currently serves on the Telluride Foundation Favorite Ski Run board of directors. Whatever I skied “The people who spend time in Telluride and are best that day! dedicated to Telluride are just the most interesting Favorite Restaurant and vibrant out-of-the-box thinkers,” McManemin Pescado says. “It’s really a joy and an honor to be involved in First Visit to Telluride organizations here. It’s a good vibe all around.” Winter 1988 The feeling is mutual. Telluride Foundation President Paul Major describes McManemin as a “deeply analytical person, wrapped in compassion.” He adds, “She is a mix of caring a great deal for the community and the people in the community with a focus on smart and strategic solutions. We are so lucky to have people like Megan call Telluride home.”




When Megan McManemin and her family were preparing to move to Telluride for a year in 2001, she got a gloomy warning from an acquaintance: She was told that when locals found out her family was only in town temporarily, they wouldn’t be welcomed or included. Nothing could have been farther from the truth. “It was a magical year,” McManemin recalls. “We were so welcomed and embraced and included.” That year began a longstanding love affair between the McManemins and their beloved Colorado mountain town, where they now own a home and live part time. To this day, the McManemins remain included and active in the Telluride community. 60 | summer / fall 2016

McManemin, her husband Casey and their three daughters, Ryan, Hayes and Audrey, lived in Telluride from 2001 to 2002. Megan fondly remembers walking the girls to school and being in awe hearing about her oldest daughter’s Ski PE experiences. The first time the McManemins set eyes on Telluride was in 1988, when they visited friends who had been coming here for years. McManemin was the only first-time skier in the group. As they all hopped on Chair 8, she rode the bus over to Mountain Village and rented her skies from a trailer. Times have changed. And so have her skiing skills. “I have improved, but I always think I’m better than I am,” she says, with a chuckle. Her vibrant sense of humor shines through as she explains a hilarious inner dialogue that plays out when she’s on the slopes and watching other skiers (I can do that. Oh, no! No, I can’t!). Over the years, the McManemin girls were involved in Telluride Academy’s Mudd Butt International theater group. Collectively, they traveled to Ireland, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Chile and Turkey. “It opened the world to my kids,” McManemin says. Since the McManemins first arrived in town, a neighbor observed that the family has never been just “takers” of Telluride. McManemin put it this way: “We owe it to our community to get involved. It’s just part of being a good citizen.” a


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THE CENTRAL REGION of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) has chosen Telluride as the location for their annual conference in 2017. The event’s co-chairs are Eric Jorgensen, president and CEO of JX Enterprises, and Brian Adam, president of Olympus Group. Talking to the pair, their enthusiasm for TelYOUNG luride is evident in every sentence. PRESIDENTS’ “I’ve skied all over the world, but my ORGANIZATION family and I left feeling that Telluride was a magical and special place,” Jorgensen says. “It’s not Aspen or Vail – it fits our personality. The history, the mining, the views, the hiking … I could go on and on.” Adam adds, “I have young children, I have my work. When Eric first asked me if I wanted to co-chair, I wasn’t sure. Then he said, ‘It’s going to be out in Telluride’ and I immediately said yes.” Jorgensen and Adam are equally eager about YPO, a global network of 24,000 members – or peers – all of whom are young chief executives. The prestigious organization of chief executives and business leaders is led by its members who are committed to becoming better professionally, personally and in their communities through networking and learning experiences. “You’re with people who are constantly seeking self-improvement,” Jorgensen says. “We are driven to grow our businesses and ourselves and at these conferences we share and grow … We are always pushing each other.” The theme for the 2017 conference is “No Boundaries” and YPO has designed a badge for attendees that incorporates much of what makes Telluride special: a miner’s pickaxe, an elk, trees and, of course, the mountains. Past YPO events have featured speakers ranging from former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Anan to Burmese human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Adam and Jorgensen, however, say they are looking no further than the walls of Telluride’s box canyon for the thought leaders and change agents they want for their conference following recent meetings with locals like Mountainfilm Executive Director David Holbrooke; world-record-holding mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill; and Telluride’s iconic Johnnie Stevens, a former miner, former Telluride Ski Resort chief operating officer and Colorado Ski Hall of Fame member. “They sat down with us, they opened their homes to us, we had dinner with them,” Adam recalls. “All this for a four-day event 18 months from now. It left such a positive impression on us. I just know this conference is going to be a huge success.” a

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Computer Analytics, Gut Instinct and Some Recreation Jury Selection Software Developed in Telluride BY EMILY SHOFF

THANKS TO the Telluride Venture Accelerator, there’s another business gracing our town’s rugged mountains. At first glance, Basit Mustafa’s Voltaire, a software start-up that helps lawyers to expedite jury selection, seems a surprising fit for our small town. After all, we have one courthouse, a handful of lawyers and a juror list that’s smaller than our hockey program. But according to Jesse Johnson, cofounder and CEO of TVA, the organization that helped to give Voltaire its kick start, this promising technology company is the perfect fit for Telluride because it has a global presence, yet hires locally. Additionally, Johnson says, Mustafa has given back to the town, serving as a mentor to TVA and Telluride companies, as well as offering his programming skills to local non-profits and organizations. “Basit is a huge addition to this community and he has set the bar high for what is possible with future TVA Partner companies.” Voltaire’s primary design is to cut “ten hours of lawyer work into 30 seconds,” according to Mustafa who, after serving for years on the board of the American Civil Liberties Union, tired of hearing lawyers complain about how inadequate the current jury selection process was. “People are very good at using their heart to make decisions; they’re not as good at weeding through massive amounts of information in an efficient and objective way.” So he created Voltaire as a solution to that problem, hoping to not only fill an industry niche but also to better the American legal system. “Voltaire helps lawyers make jury selections quickly and intelligently, merging the best of two tools: the gut instincts of people with the vast analytical abilities of computers.”


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But ultimately this smart software company’s goals extend beyond jury selection. In the current model of legal fees, lawyers only make money when they’re in court or in the office, working on a set case. Voltaire’s ability to expand the legal platform would enable lawyers to do more consulting work, increasing billables while ensuring clients and cases get the expertise they need. On a more personal note, Mustafa says he is thrilled to finally call Telluride home. For years, he studied and worked in Boulder, but he describes those mountains as hills. “They’re small mountains,” he says, adding that Telluride, in contrast, is a place where he can do it all — ice climb, rock climb and ultra-run. But sports and the outdoors aren’t the only thing that fuel him in this place. He also admires how this town allows you to constantly re-invent yourself. “Telluride is a place where people trust your past experience and trust that with enough work, you can bring something new and vibrant to town.” Mustafa also likes the balance that Telluride offers in his life. He travels frequently to San Francisco to pitch the software to investors and clients. “I love coming back to the quiet of these mountains. They challenge and inspire me.” Spoken like a true Telluridian. a summer / fall 2016 |





A Perfect Day in Telluride? Let’s Ask the Experts. BY MARTINIQUE DAVIS

IT’S UNIVERSAL, at times, kids everywhere, whatever their surroundings, feel the prickle of ennui creep into their day. Even in a snow-covered winter wonderland like Telluride, parents aren’t immune to children’s grumblings about a dearth of fun. Yet even if the weather outside is frightful, parents needn’t reach for the closest iPad to assuage the dreaded declaration of their kids’ boredom. To get to the heart of what kids really want to do, I went to some experts: My own children, Elodie, 8, and Emmeline, 6, to hear what they had to say about the best ways to spend a winter day in Telluride. NEED WE SAY IT >> Go skiing! Elodie’s top picks for kid-friendly

SKATE AWAY >> The indoor NHL-sized Hanley Rink and nearby outdoor natural ice rink, both in Town Park in Telluride, provide ample ice, while the Mountain Village Ice Rink operated by and adjacent to the Madeline Hotel and Residences is another go-to for young skaters (and is conveniently located adjacent to Dylan’s Candy Bar). Skate rentals are available at the Nordic Center in Town Park, or at the Madeline for the Mountain Village rink. SUPER SLEDDING >> Whether


you like “turny and twisty” like Emmeline, or hitting jumps like Elodie, the Town Park sledding hill’s got you covered. Timberline Ace Hardware always has a good selection of sleds to choose from. If you’re up for an out-of-town adventure, head to the top of Lizard Head Pass for some great “offpiste” runs (and family photo ops). SAVE THE DRAMA >> And go see a play. The

Sheridan Arts Foundation’s Young People’s Theatre stages original, kidfriendly plays starring the community’s up-and-coming young thespians, complete with the added bonus of getting to watch a play in the historic Sheridan Opera House. The Telluride Middle/High School Drama Program also puts on terrific plays and musicals at the Palm Theatre.


runs on the Telluride Ski Resort include the beginner and intermediate terrain parks in Ute Park; Dew Drop on Lift 5; Peek-a-Boo on Lift 4; and Log Pile on Lift 9. She says of the skiing, “Telluride is one of the best places to ski, so you feel pretty special getting to ski here.” Top off a day on the slopes with the “Kid’s Special” hot chocolate at Gorrono Ranch, complete with lots of whipped cream, marshmallows, sprinkles and a lollipop swizzle.

WINTER’S FOR FESTIVALS, TOO >> Clear your calendar for Telluride’s Noel Night in early December (fire truck rides and visits with Santa Claus), Mountain Village’s mid-December Holiday Prelude (a 3-D light show, ice skating performances, train rides and a special Gondola ride to the North Pole) and the Telluride Fire Festival in mid-January (fire dancers and flame-breathing dragons). On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, get bundled up and watch the Torchlight Parade down the ski resort and fireworks in Mountain Village. BAD WEATHER? NO PROBLEM. >> The Wilkinson Public Library is an award-winning, five-star library that has waaaaay more than just books. Weekly kids’ programming includes dance instruction, Crafternoons, kids’ cooking classes, a No School Science program and, of course, story time and a bilingual story time. JUST CHILL >> While the Telluride area boasts plenty of activities and outings

for an action-packed winter day, Elodie and Emmeline remind me that oftentimes a slower pace can be just as much fun. Make a snowman (you can find everything you need at the Free Box) or engage in a friendly snowball fight with neighbors (Zia Sun’s got your perfect snowball maker). Fill a bird feeder and watch which birds come to snack, or contact EcoAdventures for a naturalist-guided snowshoe tour. Or – Emmeline’s favorite – simply pull on some galoshes and head outside to splash in a puddle or play in the snow. a summer / fall 2016 |


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 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 selfguided 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 turn-of-the-century 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 Hongas, the downstairs still contains the original 1860 BrunswichBalke-Collender Company bar, which is carved from walnut with 12-foot French mirrors. The building was renovated in 1983 and again in 2006.

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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, each with their own theme, showcase different aspects of Telluride’s mining era and early days of skiing with a vast collection of photographs and artifacts. 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 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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RENTAL CARS Telluride and Mountain Village Hertz 970.369.4995 COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS With increased air service for summer 2016, Telluride is more accessible than ever. The Telluride/Montrose Airport (MTJ), a scenic 65 miles away, is Telluride’s primary airport offering a variety of direct flights from ten major U.S. hubs in the winter and five hubs during the summer months. This summer, daily nonstop service is offered from Denver (DIA), Houston (IAH) and Chicago (ORD) on United and from Dallas (DFW) on American. Guests can also fly direct from Los Angeles (LAX) on American on Wednesday and Saturday. For more information about summer and winter air service into the destination, go to LOCAL AIRPORTS Telluride Airport (Private Flights)


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REGIONAL AIRPORTS Cortez Municipal Airport 970.565.7458 Durango/La Plata County Airport 970.382.6050 Grand Junction/Walker Field Airport 970.244.9100 PRIVATE FLIGHTS Private flights can be arranged through many national charter companies, including Net Jets and Flex Jet. Schedule locally through Telluride’s professional charter services: Mountain Aviation / Telluride Air Club 970.728.4700 Maya Air/Peak Aero Group 855.359.6292 Telluride Flights 970.728.1011

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Telluride Resort Lodging is the official property management company of Telluride Ski Resort and provides a wide variety of accomodations to create your perfect Telluride vacation. Rental options include luxury private homes, hotel rooms, townhomes, ski-in/ski-out properties, condos and more. Whether you choose to stay in the historic town of Telluride, with its nostalgic western charm, or in Mountain Village, a modern luxury mountain destination, you’re sure to have the experience of a lifetime.

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Hotel & Condominiums 250 West San Juan Avenue, on Telluride’s Gondola Plaza 888.772.2635 or 970.728.9300 “Few places compare to Telluride. And nothing in Telluride compares to the Camel’s Garden.” Camel’s Garden is Telluride’s finest full-service resort property. Located along the river just 15 feet from the Gondola and two blocks from Main Street, Camel’s Garden is in an ideal ski-in/ski-out location. The luxurious rooms, suites and condominiums with balconies, fireplaces, customcrafted furniture, Italian marble bathrooms and oversized tubs give a feeling of ultimate indulgence and well-being. An extraordinary 25-foot hot tub offers spectacular views of the San Juan Mountains. The Camel’s Garden is also home to Atmosphere Day Spa, Oak restaurant, Telluride Sports, and a Telluride Ski Resort ticket office. “One of the world’s most romantic ski hotels.” — London Sunday Times


Telluride’s Boutique Hotel 21 beautifully furnished guest rooms & suites Personalized service from a stellar team Complimentary breakfast COSMOpolitan restaurant on site Perfectly located in the town of Telluride

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Perched at 9,500 feet, the resort offers luxury cabins, deluxe condominiums and suites that provide a comfortable retreat from the ordinary while offering all the services and amenities of a full service hotel.


The View Bar & Grill features traditional tavern cuisine with an upscale flare. Renown among locals for its amazing burgers and giant breakfast burritos, The View has quickly become one of Telluride’s premier hangouts.


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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. 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 in late 2008, the hotel’s 26 guest rooms received a luxurious transformation under the guidance of internationally renowned designer Nina Campbell. Each individually designed room captures the historic charm of Telluride in an atmosphere of warmth and comfort. On-site dining options include the renowned Chop House Restaurant & Wine Bar, 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. 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 “2016 AAA Four Diamond Hotel” rating. The New Sheridan is proud to be on the Register of National Historic Places.


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

Baked in Telluride Pizza, Pasta, Bakery 127 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.4775

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

Bijou Restaurant & Lounge by lumière Organic, Sustainable International Menu 118 Lost Creek Lane, Mountain Village 970.369.0400

ALLRED’S Contemporary American Cuisine Gondola Station St. Sophia 970.728.7474

BLACK IRON KITCHEN & BAR Modern Mountain Cuisine Madeline, Mountain Village 855.389.2929

Telluride’s award-winning restaurant, located at the top of the Gondola, offers an incredibly unique mountaintop experience. Enjoy an innovative dinner menu featuring delectable elk, lamb, steak, seafood and vegan entrees; signature cocktails; breathtaking views; and one of the best wine selections in the country. Dinner 5 to 9 pm. ALTEZZA Locally Sourced Colorado Cuisine Peaks Resort & Spa, Mountain Village 970.728.2525

Telluride’s best après ski lounge and modern mountain cuisine experience. Comfortable for the entire family, Black Iron offers a modern yet casual dining environment with signature “fire-tables” on the outdoor plaza. Local entertainment & flat screen TV’s showcasing the big games. Open 11:30 am - 10:00 pm Brown Bag Deli, Take-Out 126 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5556 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

CRAZY ELK PIZZA Handmade Pizza, Salads, Sandwiches Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7499

From a blend of cultures comes an enduring cuisine that is healthy, fresh and flavorful. Our meats are raised sustainably and many of our ingredients are either certified organic or sourced locally. We work to follow traditional recipes and deliver a product that is as authentic as possible.

Experience good old-fashioned family fun, from the “crazy” interior to the unique varieties of hand-made pizzas, salads and hero sandwiches. The perfect place for a bite to eat, draft beer or glass of wine on the patio. Play a game of darts or let the kids test their arcade game skills. Daily 11:30 am - 9 pm; Happy Hour 3-6 pm.

Cindybread Artisan Bakery Bakery, Deli 168 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.369.1116

Diggity Dogg House Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Breakfast Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.369.0364

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

Esperanza’s Casual Mexican 226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8399

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

Floradora Saloon Burgers, Salads, Sandwiches, Steaks 103 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8884

Cornerhouse Grille American Grill, Sports Bar 131 North Fir, Telluride 970.728.6207

Fly Me to the Moon Saloon Live Music, Cocktails 136 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4100

COSMOPOLITAN Contemporary Seasonal Cuisine 300 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.1292

Ghost Town Coffee, Tea, Smoothies 210 West Colorado, Telluride 970.300.4334

Garden Mule Featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients and unmatched views of the surrounding San Juan Peaks. Drink specials, sunsets and sumptuous cuisine for every palate await at this longtime local favorite. Angler Inn New America-Style 22332 Highway 145, Placerville 970.728.5580 Arroyo Coffee & Wine Bar Wine Bar, Coffee, Gallery 220 East Colorado, Telluride 970.239.2006

High Alpine Coffee Bar Coffee, Baked Goods 224 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4504

From The Butcher & The Baker

Muddle in a shaker: 8 blueberries or fresh cherries 3 basil leaves 1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice Add: 2 oz. Telluride Vodka Ice to fill shaker Shake well & pour into a metal mug over fresh ice, top with spicy ginger beer. Garnish with basil leaf and 2 blueberries

To find one of the best meals in Colorado, you’ll need to drive to Telluride—and it’s totally worth it. Just across the street from the Gondola sits Cosmopolitan Telluride, chef-owner Chad Scothorn’s homage to worldly cuisine and (whenever possible) locally sourced ingredients.

High Pie Pizzeria & Tap Room Pizza, Salads, Calzones, Ice Cream 100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2978 Hongas Japanese American Contemporary (closed for renovations, open mid-summer) 135 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5134


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

Located in the Hotel Columbia. Just steps away from the Gondola. Reservations: or 970.728.1292 Happy hour 5-6 pm: half price sushi, 5$ cosmos. Dining room open 5 pm to close.

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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. Pair a red or white from Telluride’s only nitrogen wine bar with a scrumptious meal for an unforgettable experience.

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

OAK, The New Fat Alley BBQ, Casual American Oak Street, Gondola Plaza, Telluride 970.728.3985

SIAM’S TALAY GRILLE Contemporary Asian Tapas and Seafood Sunset Plaza, Inn at Lost Creek 970.728.6293

Home-cooked food, BBQ, bourbon and beer. Ribs, pulled pork, po’ boy, gumbo, chicken, veggie dishes and much more. Take-out, catering, kids’ menu, outdoor patio, bar and dining room seating.

High-end Thai seafood & tapas similar to Talay’s popular sister restaurant in Telluride, Siam. The extensive menu features a rotating selection of fresh flown-in seafood complimented by unique house-made sauces along with traditional favorite dishes. Located slopeside on Sunset Plaza in Mountain Village.

STEAMIES BURGER BAR A Modern Burger Joint 300 West Colorado, Telluride 844.THE.BUNS

La Marmotte Contemporary French 150 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.6232 La Piazza del Villaggio Authentic Italian Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.8283 La Pizzeria Casual Italian, Wood-Fired Pizza Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.0737 La Tortilla Ria Tortillas 300 South Mahoney, Telluride 970.728.8678

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

Last Dollar Saloon Cocktails 100 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4800

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

Legends Breakfast Buffet Peaks Resort & Spa, Mountain Village 970.728.6800

Poachers Pub American Pub Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.9647

New Sheridan Bar Cocktails, Pool Hall 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4351

Rustico Ristorante Traditional Italian 114 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4046

New Sheridan Parlor & Rooftop Bar Café, Wine Bar, Cocktails 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9100

Shanghai Palace Chinese 126 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0882

NEW SHERIDAN CHOP HOUSE & WINE BAR Upscale American, Steaks, Seafood 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9100

MIXOLOGY Pear Martini From the New Sheridan Chop House

Siam Thai, Thai Fusion 200 South Davis, Telluride 970.728.6886

Steamies serves up American classics with a healthy twist and is a popular ice cream stop. Elevated fast-casual, family friendly & affordable. Play classic board games and enjoy our big screen TV’s and music over cocktails. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, early to late. Veggie and gluten-free options. Dine in/Carry out. Taco del Gnar Creative Taco Shop 123 South Oak, Telluride 970.626.9715

Smugglers Casual American, Brewpub 225 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.5620

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

STARBUCKS Coffee, Tea, Pastries, Paninis Madeline, Mountain Village 970.369.8993

Telluride Brewing Company Locally Brewed Beer 156 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.728.5094 Telluride Coffee Company Coffee, Breakfast, Lunch, Pastries, Snacks Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.369.4400

Genuine service, an inviting atmosphere and a superb cup of expertly roasted and richly brewed coffee every time. Premium Teavana teas, fine pastries, breakfast and lunch paninis, and other delectable treats. Open daily 6:30 am to 6:30 pm.

THE ALPINIST & THE GOAT Fondue, Dessert, Cocktails 204 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5028

Add to a shaker filled with ice: 3 oz. of Grey Goose Pear 1 oz. St. Germaine Liquor 1 oz. Pear Nectar Our menu offers an array of dishes based on new American cuisine with international flavors. Tailored wine list, from delicate whites to robust reds.

Shake vigorously and pour into a chilled honey-webbed martini glass.

Steaming Bean at the Peaks Coffee, Smoothies, Pastries, Sandwiches Peaks Resort & Spa, Mountain Village 970.728.6800

A simple menu of perfectly prepared plates in a casual, alpine setting. Featured items include assorted fondues and hand made desserts. Complete wine list and the Alpinist’s cocktails. Reservations highly recommended.


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ACTIVITIES ADVENTURE GUIDES Adventure Tour Productions Tandem paragliding, photo/video tours 970.729.0078 Bootdoctors/Paragon Biking, hiking, paddleboarding, rafting 800.592.6883 Dave’s Mountain Tours Historic off-road 4x4 adventures 970.728.9749 Eco Adventures Kid’s adventure camps & activities 970.728.7300 Four Corners Whitewater Kayaking, river rafting, paddleboarding 223 East Colorado, Telluride 888.723.8925 Glide Telluride Glider airplane rides 970.708.0862 High Camp Hut Hiking (summer); snowshoeing, Nordic skiing (winter); overnight adventures 970.728.8050 Mountain Trip Adventure guide service 970.369.1153 RIGS, Adventure Co. Rafting, kayaking, fly fishing, paddle boarding, tubing & boat rentals 970.626.4460 Roudy’s Horseback Adventures Horseback riding, winter sleigh rides 970.728.9611 San Juan Balloon Adventures Ultralight flights/paragliding 970.626.5495 San Juan Outdoor Adventure/ Telluride Adventures Hiking, rock climbing, Via Ferrata 866.FUN.TRIDE or 970.728.4101 Telluride Academy Summer camps for youth ages 5-18 970.728.5311 Telluride Adaptive Sports Program A variety of year-round activities for all ages and disabilities 970.728.5010 Telluride Adventure Center Summer activities, ropes course 970.728.7433 Telluride Helitrax (winter only) Helicopter skiing 877.500.8377 or 970.728.8377 Telluride Mountain Guides Guided summer activities 888.586.8365 or 970.728.6481 Telluride Nordic Center (winter only) Nordic skiing - classic and skate 970-728-1144 Telluride Offroad Adventures Off-road/4x4 adventures 970.708.5190


ADVENTURE GUIDES Telluride Outfitters ATV, biking, fishing, rafting Town Hall Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.4475 Telluride Outside/Telluride Angler Fly fishing, jeeping, rafting 800.831.6230 Telluride Paragliding Tandem paragliding 970.708.4247 Telluride Snowkite (winter only) Snowkite instruction 541.490.4401 Telluride Sports Fishing, hiking, horseback riding, jeeping, rafting 150 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4477 ext 211 Telluriders Guided Biking Tours 970.369.9449 CHILD CARE Annie’s Nannies of Telluride 970.728.2991 TELLURIDE SITTERS, LLC   PO Box 2647, Telluride 970.708.0170

Telluride Sitters is the local’s choice for child care needs. Partnering with lodging companies provides premium services. The source for Baby Gear Rentals & Babysitting. Your trusted choice for child care. TRAVELING LITE, LLC   970.318.6543

Specializing in children’s equipment rentals in Telluride since 1996. Providing full size cribs, highchairs, toys, strollers, and more. Coordinating with you or property management to deliver, setup & pick up. | summer / fall 2016

CLASSSES & WORKSHOPS 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 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 Fly Me to the Moon Downtown Telluride 970.728.MOON Michael D. Palm Theatre 721 West Colorado, Telluride 970.369.5669 Nugget Theatre 207 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3030 Sheridan Opera House 110 North Oak, Telluride 970.728.6363

FARMER’S MARKET Borden Farms Every Thursday in summer Spruce Street Park, Telluride Mountain Village Farmer’s Market Every Wednesday in summer Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village Telluride Farmer’s Market Every Friday in summer South Oak Street, Telluride Z’s Orchard Every Saturday in summer Spruce Street Park, Telluride

FITNESS Madeline Studio Madeline Hotel & Residences, Mtn. Village 855.266.9408 Mangala Yoga 333 West Colorado, Telluride 970.239.6200 Pilates Balance      300 South Mahoney Drive, Telluride 970.729.0678 Telluride Crossfit 137 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.728.4622 Telluride Pilates Center      226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5003 Telluride Yoga Center      207 West Colorado, Telluride 970.729.1673 The Fuel Station 300 South Mahoney, Telluride 970.708.1590 The Peaks Resort & Spa    Country Club Drive, Mountain Village 970.728.6800 TOURS Historical Tours of Telluride Historical tours 970.728.6639 John Sir Jesse Herb Walks Nature walks 970.728.0639 Tasting Telluride Food Tour 970.729.8118 Telluride Green Tours Cannabis dispensary tours 970.708.3739 Telluride Sleighs and Wagons Wagon rides, stories and dinner 970.260.2524



KIDS ZONE Mondays 4:30pm – 6:30pm June 20, 27 & July 11, 18, 25 Telluride Conference Center

TSRC TOWN TALKS Tuesdays 5:30pm – 7pm June 21 – August 2 Telluride Conference Center

MARKET ON THE PLAZA Wednesdays 11am – 4pm June 15 – August 17 Heritage Plaza

SUNSET CONCERT SERIES Wednesdays 6pm – 8pm June 15 – August 17 Sunset Plaza

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS Thursdays 8:30pm June 23 – August 11 Reflection Plaza

what’s your fancy? The BEST place

for local and regional gifts! Telluride Naturals has everything from jewelry to candles and to artwork and clothing. We are the BEST place for local and regional gifts. Come in to find your little piece of Telluride to take home with you.

Open Daily 9am–6pm • 866.501.0437 Located in the Franz Klammer

A mix of casual style and trend setting designers for Men and Women

Take home a piece of Telluride

refined casual style

O FFI C I A L TELLU RI D E A PPA REL, SOUVE NIRS & G IFTS Resort Store carries everything from apparel to drinkware and specific souvenirs to gifts all with the Telluride logo. With products constantly changing, you are bound to find your best Telluride logo gift or souvenir from Resort Store!



Across from the pond in Mountain Village

Open Daily 9-6pm • 877.617.5409 Located at the Gondola Plaza

SHOPPING ART GALLERIES Adam W. Carlos Fine Art Heritage Plaza, Ste. 102, Mountain Village 931.636.5023 Arroyo 220 East Colorado, Telluride 970.239.2006

MIXX 307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.797.4040

ELINOFF & CO. Gallerists & Jewelers 204 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5566

Telluride’s one-of-a-kind specialty store featuring Hermes time pieces; jewelry by local & internationally recognized designers; art from the Modern period; and international artists & nationally recognized landscape artists Wayne McKenzie, Kathy Hirsch & Mark Pettit. Gallery 81435 230 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.3930 Gold Mountain Gallery   135 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3460 Kamruz Gallery 398 West Colorado, Telluride 303.442.7790 LUSTRE, an Artisan Gallery 171 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.3355

MIXX projects + atelier is an art gallery, lifestyle boutique, and collaborative space featuring emerging creativity, artisan home products, and inventive jewelry. Our evolving space shows art like a gallery, is a gathering place for happenings, and presents a collection of inspired and functional art. SLATE GRAY GALLERY 209A East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3777

Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery 333 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6868 Schilling Studio Gallery    970.728.1174 (Open by appointment)

Beauty Bar 398 West Colorado, Ste. 1E, Telluride 970.239.6109 Bliss Day Spa & Salon 329 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1020 Breathe Skin & Body 221 East Colorado, Telluride 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 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

Slate Gray is an art gallery and modern space showcasing a collection of home decor, handmade leather goods and artisan jewelry. Featuring fun and functional everyday art mixed with the general finery of timeless gems. Stronghouse Studios 283 South Fir, 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

Expressions of beauty in glass, wood, precious metals and jewels, fiber and canvas. Hand crafted jewelry for your home and art for yourself. Located one block south of Colorado Ave.




BEAUTY AromaSpa, Salon & Boutique   307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9515 Atmosphere Spa  250 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.0630

Between the Covers Books 224 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4504 CLOTHING AROMASPA Salon & Boutique 307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9515 Alpen Schatz Boutique 100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4433 Black Bear Trading Company          226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6556 Cashmere Red     221 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8088 Down To Earth   124 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9316 Heritage Apparel Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7340 Kellie’s 217 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5820 Overland Sheepskin & Leather      100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9700 Paradise Resort Wear 218 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8786 Robins Jeans 109 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5994 SCARPE      250 East Pacific, Telluride 970.728.1513

Knowledgeable licensed aestheticians trained in the art & science of skin health & beauty. Custom facials, peels, makeup, waxing, nails, airbrush tanning, lash/brow tinting, lash extensions & more. Great selection of premium skin care products. 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 The Town Barber 398 West Colorado, Telluride 970.708.0974 YX Salon 135 South Spruce, Telluride 970.708.0270 or 970.708.2308

A Women’s, Men’s & Children’s Boutique Helping women optimize their wardrobes since 1995, Scarpe is now excited to offer unique toys, clothing for men, and modern gift items. With the help of a personal shopper, time spent at Scarpe is retail therapy with a personal touch.


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SHOPPING JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES Dolce Designs   224 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6866 Elinoff & Co.     204 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5566 Hell Bent Leather & Silver   215 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6246 Heritage Apparel Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7340 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 Slate Gray Gallery 209A East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3777 Swanky Buckle Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7511 Telluride Gallery of Fine Art           130 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3300 Telluride Naturals Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7357 Wizard Entertainment   126 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4924 Zia Sun     214 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4031 LIQUOR STORES WINE MINE at Pacific Street Liquors 220 South Davis, Telluride 970-728-WINE

Come see us, we’re more than a store, we’re an experience. Sommellier, wine, spirits, beer, mixers, cigars, gifts, delivery, special event supplies/planning—we make it happen! Happy, knowledgeable and experienced staff.

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 MUSIC Telluride Music Co. 333 West Colorado #2, Telluride 970.728.9592 Wizard Entertainment   126 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4924 OFFICE SUPPLIES High Country Shipping   456 Mtn. Village Blvd., Mountain Village 970.728.1976 Paper Chase 206 Society Drive, Telluride 970.728.0235   Ship It/Copy It   700 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8111   PET SUPPLIES & SERVICES Alpen Schatz Boutique 100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4433 Animal Hospital of Telluride 700 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1082 / 970.708.4359 (after hours) MOUNTAIN TAILS 307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.369.4240

Telluride’s only pet boutique, featuring everything for the discriminating dog and cat owner: designer collars & accessories, plush beds, fun toys, premium food & treats, unique gifts and even custom dog photography!


PET SUPPLIES & SERVICES Soggy Dog Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.708.4270 Telluride Veterinary Clinic   547 1/2 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.4461 Thrive Pet Health 560 Mtn. Village Blvd., Mountain Village 970.708.7218 Tricks & Treats Pet Sitting Service 970.708.5205 PHARMACY Apotheca Integrative Pharmacy 129 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0488 Sunshine Pharmacy   333 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3601

Telluride Golf Pro Shop (summer only) The Peaks, Mountain Village 970.728.2606 Telluride Sports 150 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4477 Camels Garden, Telluride 970.728.3134 Franz Klammer, Mountain Village 970.728.0364 Gondola Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.8944 The Peaks, Mountain Village 970.728.2606 The North Face Gondola Plaza, Mountain Village 970.369.0332 SWEETS DYLAN’S CANDY BAR 568 Mtn Village Blvd, Mountain Village 970.369.0880

SPORTING GOODS Bootdoctors Le Chamonix Bldg., Mountain Village 888.592.8954 236 South Oak, Telluride 970.369.4240 Box Canyon Bicycles 398 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 Eco Adventures FKL Breezeway, Mountain Village 970.728.7300 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

By merging the worlds of art, fashion and pop culture with candy, Dylan’s Candy Bar transports its guests to a modern day version of Willy Wonka’s factory. Dylan’s Candy Bar features a specially curated assortment of candy, chocolate and gifts. Located on Madeline Reflection Plaza in Mountain Village. Telluride Truffle Artisan Chocolate 110 North Fir, 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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Summer 2016 Visitor Guide  

The Official Guide for Telluride and Mountain Village, CO including information about dining, lodging, activities, festivals and events and...

Summer 2016 Visitor Guide  

The Official Guide for Telluride and Mountain Village, CO including information about dining, lodging, activities, festivals and events and...