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14 Stonegate Drive

114 Autumn Lane

$4,200,000

$6,750,000


114 Victoria Drive

$6,195,000

222 S Oak Street

$10,200,000

Telluride, the Ultimate Retreat Ken specializes in connecting buyers and sellers while helping them establish a sense of community in the Telluride region. Ken is committed to building lasting relationships, providing the highest level of service and expertise and helping his clients purchase their dream home or sell their current property.

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Compass is a licensed real estate broker in Colorado and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of real estate brokerage.

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Extraordinary Views: Ajax, Bear Creek, Ski Area, Western Sunsets – 5 Bedrooms/4.5 Baths – $6,495,000 Extraordinary Views: Ajax, Bear Creek, Ski Area, Western Sunsets – 5 Bedrooms/4.5 Baths – $6,495,000

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Private Estate – Easy Ski Access – 6 Bedrooms/6.5 Baths – Sunset and Palmyra Views – $5,995,000 Private Estate – Easy Ski Access – 6 Bedrooms/6.5 Baths – Sunset and Palmyra Views – $5,995,000

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Direct Ski-In/Ski-Out – 5 Bedrooms/5.5 Baths – 4,896 Square Feet – Highly Sought-After Rental Property – $2,995,000

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Enjoy perfect ski access & mountain views from this 5+ bed home. 120 Snowfield Drive - Mountain Village $6,600,000

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Rare offering on 25+ acres with exceptional views, 15 min. from Town. 175 Raspberry Patch Road - Raspberry Patch $6,695,000

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Prestigious neighborhood with slopeside ski access & big views. 141 Sundance Lane - Mountain Village $6,750,000

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Steps to ski/golf/gondola with 2 masters, game room, sauna & more. 184 Country Club Drive - Mountain Village $5,950,000

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A subtly opulent refuge that enjoys panoramic views, detailed design elements & luxuries from every living space - a few blocks from downtown. 425 East Galena Avenue - Town of Telluride $9,970,000

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113 Victoria Drive // $8,950,000

Berman Buckskin Ranch // $24,500,000

Upon entry through a massive hand crafted door, the entire San Sophia Range viewscape literally explodes through the floor to ceiling glass of the great room, dining, and chef’s kitchen on the main level. Distressed hardwood flooring and Alder trim and cabinetry accentuate the ultimate mountain lodge ambiance. A massive see-through fireplace warms the great room and main floor master bedroom deck. The home boasts three master suites with ensuite baths and fireplaces, two guest rooms, and a large bunk room.

An incomparable recreational ranch set in one of Colorado’s most scenic settings of the Mt. Wilson massif. The main ranch house, originally designed for director Oliver Stone and re-envisioned by Lyle Berman, a high stakes poker maverick and entrepreneur, is open and inviting with two-story iron buttresses creating an outdoor peaceful setting within the structure. The residence envelops 8 bedrooms including two master suites, 10 bathrooms, a private office wing, media room, formal dining room, spa with sauna, steam bath and exercise equipment. Two galleries run the length of the structure with a great room sporting a massive fireplace, wet bar and opening to expansive outdoor living area with fire pit. One never need leave the ranch to experience the Colorado outdoor lifestyle.

Embrace Telluride’s Adventure, Intrinsic Beauty, SOLD

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209 Wilson Peak Drive // $6,600,000

119 Palmyra Drive // $5,500,000

The Ultimate in Effortless Ski Access. This 5-bedroom residence’s sense of arrival presents architecture that is uniquely contemporary with a blend of curvature and simplistic linear design which blends seamlessly with its mountainous environment. Upon entry, its slate staircase and glass elevator provide the first hint of the superb mountain contemporary finishes found throughout. A frosted glass flooring from a hallway above streams light to the entry level.

Seamless Ski Access best describes this estate’s location, both departing and arriving on grade from Bridges Ski Trail to its ski room with equipment storage and boot warmers. Recently re-modeled with a mountain contemporary flair, 119 Palmyra is the ultimate retreat for generations of family that comfortably sleeps seventeen within six spacious bedrooms and bunkrooms. Expansive mountainous views from the great room explode at entry through floor-to ceiling windows spilling sunlight upon a two-and-a-half-story great room replete with a steel and glass fireplace.

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113 Joaquin Road // $6,150,000

Peaks Penthouse // $3,750,000

The residence’s architect, Hugh Newell Jacobsen, has a reputation for ‘’spaces that that feel at once familiar and inventive.’’ The architecture of this exquisite home is distinguished by the sparse detail of geometric, pavilion-like forms and simple roof lines that enhance the vibrant and comfortable spaces within. Situated on nearly 3 acres of lushly wooded property with end-of-the-road privacy, the residence frames views of surrounding peaks and possesses warm solar exposure. Expansive patios and decking flow seamlessly to the exterior. A perfect mix of both art and architecture for generations of family enjoyment

Atop the full-service Peaks Resort and Spa, this eighth floor, four bedroom, four and a half bath penthouse combine contemporary mountain interior finishes and architecture, with a floorplan that accommodates spacious areas for both entertainment and quiet privacy. Its two-story living area with 10 skylights flows seamlessly from a chef’s kitchen to dining and living spaces with fireplaces on both ends. Floor-to-ceiling window openings capture the breadth of the San Sophia Ridge. The grand master suite, with en-suite bath, includes his and hers walk-in closets/dressing rooms, jetted tub, steam shower, private deck and sitting area with fireplace.

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16 Trails Edge Lane // $3,525,000

See Forever Village Penthouse // $4,400,000

Nestled in the very private enclave of residences at Trail’s Edge, just a short stroll from the Gondola, Mountain Market and Village Core Amenities, this four bedroom, 4.5 bath residence possesses exquisite mountain contemporary finishes. With an open and free flowing living level bathed in all day sun, 16 Trails Edge is the perfect retreat for generations of family and friends. Accessed by a heated, private road, ski access is virtually a few steps beyond the front door. Its vaulted great room captures the entire viewscape of the San Sophia Ridge with an escape to a spacious exterior deck.

One of very few corner penthouses with double-loaded views of the Wilson Range and Ski Resort in the Mountain Village’s most sought after location at See Forever Village. This spectacular residence is showcased by floor to ceiling window openings, vaulted ceilings, four fireplaces with steel and stone surrounds, two master bedroom suites, Subzero / Wolf appliances, antique Chestnut hardwood flooring, Alder base and case and much more. The master and two other guest suites are located on the main level adjoining a very spacious great room and living, kitchen and dining areas.

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CONTENTS GETTING AROUND

19 Two Hearts Beat as One Telluride, Mountain Village & the Gondola connection 81

Flight Map

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Local Transportation, Parking

WELCOME, WELCOME 16

Discover Telluride

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Let’s Tellu-Right

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Be In The Know

Eileen Benjamin

17  Getting Here Air options to your favorite mountain town

107+ Maps

24  Think Big! Innovators and innovation in Telluride

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MOUNTAIN LIFE 31

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Outdoor Activities

 intertime Utopia W Local heli-skiing operator Helitrax

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37  Winter Playground Unforgettable Mountain Village

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THE SCENE Jeff Cricco

42  Finding the Magic The holidays in Telluride 44  Reimagining the Arts Telluride Arts lights the way 47

Arts News

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 ining Deliciously this Winter D Innovative options for eating in or out

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Dining News

52 High Altitude Haute Cuisine Ski resort’s on-mountain restaurants 90

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MOVING FORWARD from where you are, to where you want to be.

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CONTENTS The Official Guide to Telluride & Mountain Village is published twice per year by:

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RETAIL THERAPY 55  Cool Finds For eco warriors 57 Telluride, Delivered Local retailers offer online shopping options 100 Shopping Guide

TELLURIDE TOURISM BOARD VISIT TELLURIDE Telluride, Colorado 855.421.4360 | Telluride.com President & CEO MICHAEL MARTELON Director of Marketing & Public Relations KIERA SKINNER Director of Social & Interactive Media ANNIE CARLSON

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STAY & PLAY

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59 Perfect Couples Local hotels, property manager partner with big names

Director of Operations HOLLIE HANNAHS

84 Accommodation Guide

Financial Administrator BEN KALMAN Staff Photographer RYAN BONNEAU

SAN JUAN CELEBRATIONS 60 Unique & Beautiful An unforgettable winter wedding with unbelievable timing 83

Venues guide

BUSINESS IN THE BOX CANYON 62

Business & Property News

64 E  ncouraging Entrepreneurship Telluride’s new regional loan fund

AROUND TOWN 66 Kids Family Activities 71 Home Is Where the Heart Is Joanne Pike 73 Community New green initiative

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elcome to the winter 2020-2021 issue of the Official Guide to Telluride & Mountain Village, and to our exceptional mountain community. I think it is safe to say that these are unprecedented times, but I also know that the

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DISCOVER TELLURIDE

feature on Helitrax, Colorado’s longest running helicopter ski operation, reveals a respected, as well as cutting-edge, pioneer in the industry still innovating after nearly 40 years, most recently with a carbon offset program. Articles on the

WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA? area’s long history of innovation, as well as resilience, continues to serve us well. In fact, these qualities underpin our commitment to providing our guests with the opportunity to enjoy a winter getaway, while also protecting the health and safety of our local community. With that in mind, let’s be kind and practical and resolve to wear a face covering in public, practice good hand hygiene, observe physical distancing, and to stay home and seek medical attention if feeling unwell. It’ll be an interesting winter, for sure, much like the newest issue of the Guide — an issue that has more than a few stories devoted to innovators and innovative ideas: people, enterprises and thinking that are as big, bold and one-of-a-kind as the majestic San Juan Mountains that surround us. Our cover story, for instance, recounts that long history of innovation in Telluride — a history that stretches from its earliest days as a mining hub right up to the present day. The

local dining, retail and arts scenes show sectors that are vibrant, varied and award-winning. This winter, they are also inventive: entertaining, inspiring and feeding us wonderfully, and safely, in the Covid environment. Another story looks at a regional loan fund that supports local entrepreneurs with bright ideas. Amazing. As I (try to) write this, I am sitting in my office on a sunny autumn day with the northern face of the Telluride Ski Resort — swatches of gold now streaking its luxuriant, green slopes — distracting me from the task at hand. And all the while, my mind continually wanders back to these innovators and innovative ideas. Were they inspired by these mountains? By their staggering beauty? Or, maybe, by the courage and spirit of adventure that seem to have inhabited so many of the wildly creative people who call, and called, this box canyon home? I guess there’s only one way to find out, and that’s to turn the page and start reading. Enjoy!

ALL THE WHILE, MY MIND WANDERS BACK TO THESE INNOVATORS AND INNOVATIVE IDEAS. WERE THEY INSPIRED BY THESE MOUNTAINS?

MICHAEL MARTELON PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Telluride Tourism Board

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

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GETTING HERE

DESTINATION TELLURIDE

Winter air options make it easy to hit the slopes

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traight up? This year has been a rollercoaster, meaning that more than ever the tranquility, laidback vibe and wide-open spaces of Telluride make it the perfect wintertime destination. And while it is often described as off the beaten track, Telluride remains easily accessible by air, with a range of routes planned for snow season 2020-2021 that promise to get you on the slopes in a jiffy. First, some caveats. With new players and routes taking the place of some historic partners, flight options to Telluride will have a different look this winter, and may be adjusted as the season progresses. That said, let’s take a peek at the winter 20202021 options into the two airports that serve Telluride: Telluride/Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ), a wonderfully scenic 75-minute drive away, and Telluride Regional Airport (TEX), just 10 minutes from the Telluride Ski Resort.

United Airlines’ routes will continue to serve Montrose with daily flights from Denver, Houston/Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Chicago/O’Hare International Airport

(ORD), and flights two to five times weekly from Newark International Airport (EWR), San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Denver Air will operate service from DEN to Telluride Regional Airport, including twice-daily during the busier weeks of the season, connecting and bookable through United or at Denver Air. In addition, American Airlines is resuming Saturday flights from Charlotte (CLT), the carrier’s second largest hub. American will also continue to fly two to three times a day from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), daily from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX), weekly from New York/LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and LAX, and daily during busier weeks from

Chicago/O’Hare, all to the Montrose airport. And, two new airlines have joined this season’s air service roster, Southwest and JetBlue, starting in mid-December. JetBlue will operate from Boston/Logan International Airport (BOS) to MTJ on Saturdays and select Wednesdays during the season. Southwest will fly two to three times daily from Denver to MTJ, and on Saturdays and Sundays from Dallas Love Field (DAL), also to Montrose. It is worth noting that the airlines and airports that serve the destination have implemented robust health and safety protocols. Checking ahead for the specifics beforehand is not a bad idea. A good idea? Heading to small, friendly and serene Telluride this winter. Nestled high in the San Juan Mountains and home to the award-winning Telluride Ski Resort, your favorite mountain town promises an unforgettable winter getaway, the perfect antidote to the rollercoaster. telluride.com | 855.421.4360

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WELCOME TO PLANET T Where We Acknowledge There Is No Planet B DO THE SLOPES RIGHT

DO YOU RIGHT

DO THE WORLD RIGHT

Let’s slalomnly swear to have fun and be kind on the slopes.

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

Let’s work together today for a better tomorrow.

Let’s carve the heck out of every diem but refrain from skiing like Butch Cassidy running from the law in slow areas. Let’s come to see and not be seen.

Let’s waste less and enjoy more.

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

Let’s not be trashy and reduce, reuse and recycle. Let’s say no to single-use plastics.

Let’s experience altitude without attitude.

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

DO THE TOWNS RIGHT

Let’s save some water for the mountain.

Let’s stay hydrated with our pure Rocky Mountain water from a reusable water bottle.

Let’s travel like a Telluridian while in Telluride and Mountain Village.

Let’s enjoy the wildlife and natural surroundings without disrupting.

Let’s get a java jolt from coffee in a reusable mug.

Let’s ride the free Gondola, a bike, the eco-friendly Galloping Goose, or walk like a local.

Let’s care more about ourselves then the selfie.

Let’s sip beverages from a metal straw. Let’s offset our travel emissions by purchasing offsets.

Let’s reuse towels and linens and dry them in the clean mountain air. Let’s conserve the City of Light by turning lights off when we leave the room. Let’s unplug our minds, electronics and chargers when not in use.

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elcome to Telluride and Mountain Village. Different in some ways, both share a love of community, the stunning beauty that surrounds us and the people, culture and activities that make this place 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 colorful Victorian houses and charming, carefully preserved streets 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, amidst the Telluride Ski Resort, 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 accommodation, state-of-the-art spas and sophisticated dining options, all the while surrounded by the towering peaks and stunning vistas of the San Juan Mountains. Linking these two communities is the Gondola. 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 breathtaking views and the uniqueness of the experience, we can promise the Gondola is one “commute” you will never forget.

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A TELLURIDE STATION South Oak Street | Telluride 8,750 feet

B SAN SOPHIA STATION Mid-Mountain Access the resort’s trails, Allred’s Restaurant & Bar, Nature Center 10,500 feet

C MOUNTAIN VILLAGE STATION Mountain Village Center 9,545 feet

Due to Covid-19, only associated parties may ride together on the Gondola, so lines might be longer than usual. Please maintain distance between yourself and others while in line. Masks are required in line and in the cabins. For more on Covid-related measures when using the Gondola, see p. 20. For Gondola opening/closing dates and times, please visit townofmountainvillage.com/gondola.

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BE IN THE KNOW

This winter, Covid-19 protocols are in place to keep us safe, well and on the slopes

Welcome to Telluride, where we are committed to the health and safety of our guests and our community. On these pages are key Covid-19 protocols, based on San Miguel County and State of Colorado measures and guidance, as well as the Telluride Ski Resort’s protocols and procedures.

IN GENERAL

ON THE GONDOLA

KEEP YOUR DISTANCE Remember to stay at least 6 feet apart from anyone not in your household.

NO MASK, NO RIDE This applies to everyone 2 years old and over. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering, let operators know. If you don’t have a mask, operators will provide one.

MASK UP Channel your inner Butch Cassidy with a face covering in all indoor spaces and when unable to physically distance outdoors. Be sure to pack masks for you and your travel companions. See telluride.com/COVIDsafety for local shops that stock awesome (and often locally made) masks. PRACTICE GOOD HAND HYGIENE That’s 20 seconds of hand washing, please. You can sing Happy Birthday twice or the chorus to Dolly Parton’s Jolene once. Your choice. Keep a bottle of hand sanitizer, well, handy, although dispensers are stationed around the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village, as well as on the mountain. FEELING UNWELL? Simple: stay home, contact your health care provider and get tested. Visitors should call the Telluride Medical Center at (970) 728-3848 for guidance. MINIMIZE YOUR CONTACTS Small groups are all the rage this season. SMALL-TOWN ETIQUETTE 1 Our community is a happy, laidback place with a big heart. Our local public health and medical professionals are our neighbors and friends. We respect their knowledge and expertise. We know they are working to keep us safe and we listen to them. Please do the same. SMALL-TOWN ETIQUETTE 2 That respect extends to our local business owners and their employees, as well as bus drivers, gondola operators and other worker bees. Please be observant of the rules in local establishments and treat the people who work there with courtesy and kindness.

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CABIN 411 One person or one family party at a time loaded per cabin. Advanced cabin disinfection methods are in constant use. Cabins are disinfected regularly and cabin windows kept open to aid ventilation. LINE MANAGEMENT There are no singles line and markers are present at each station to maintain social distancing while waiting to board. Operators are maintaining a 6-foot distance from passengers. HAND SANITIZER It’s available for passengers at each station. RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT Passengers need to load their own recreational equipment, including skis and snowboards. Familiarize yourself with stowing options before loading and ask an operator for guidance.


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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Have a close look at the pre-arrival guidance from your property manager or hotel staff. Is there still valet parking? Bell service? How will housekeeping, room service and the concierge operate? The local lodging community is ready to help before you even get here.

FACE COVERINGS/MASKS Required in the lift line and when loading/unloading, as well as anywhere outdoors when 6 feet of social distance cannot be maintained, and always indoors, except when eating or drinking. This includes bathrooms and other facilities, as well as food service outlets. Masks (along with hand sanitizer) are available at various locations throughout the resort. SKI SCHOOL All Telluride Ski and Snowboard School lessons require advance reservations and pre-purchase. Instructors will meet guests outdoors and limit indoor interactions. A lesson may be canceled if a guest refuses to follow safety protocols or is experiencing symptoms of Covid-19. For more, visit tellurideskiresort.com/ski-school.

BE CONFIDENT Telluride and Mountain Village property management companies and hoteliers have been at the forefront of implementing cleaning and other standards appropriate for the Covid environment. We’re talking seriously clean, like, squeaky clean.

TICKET SALES Contactless lift ticket and season pass purchases are available through advance purchase only. There are no sameday or in-person ticket purchases this season.

BASE AREAS AND LIFT LINES All staff will wear face coverings in the base area. All high-touch surfaces are disinfected frequently. High-touch items, such as map boxes, tissue boxes and chairlift bar maps, have been removed. In line, ticket checking is done at arm’s length with no contact. Maze queues accommodate social distance and “ghost lanes” are in use at busier lifts. Masks must be worn in line and when loading/unloading. Guests who cannot or will not wear masks may not be permitted to load. Guests will not be required to ride on a chairlift or the Gondola with people outside of their party. Individuals who are not from the same party may ride a chairlift together with a minimum of one seat separating the unrelated individuals or parties.

DINING MINE’S TO GO Takeout is a great option this winter, with many local restaurants offering expanded to-go menus and cocktails, and even cook-at-home kits. The towns of Telluride and Mountain Village have created clever outdoor dining spaces perfect for yummy takeout.

STAY UP TO DATE Download the Telluride Ski Resort app to get the most up-to-date resort information.

PLAN AHEAD Phone in advance to see if reservations are required, if groups and children are permitted and what other measures restaurants have in place for safe in-person dining. Some of your favorite Telluride establishments, for instance, may only be open for takeout this winter. Best to figure that stuff out ahead of time.

For a complete guide to on-mountain dining, see pp. 52-53.

BE AWARE On arrival, familiarize yourself with restaurant signage explaining the in-house rules relating to entering, exiting, mask-wearing, communal items such as condiments, standing in line and more.

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BE FLEXIBLE Sure, you’ve eaten at your favorite area restaurant dozens of times, but that doesn’t mean that things haven’t changed in our new normal. Go with the flow and treat staff respectfully.

Accurate as of press time, protocols may change as the winter season progresses. Check telluride.com/COVIDsafety for updated general protocols and procedures. For on-mountain information, go to tellurideskiresort.com or download the Telluride Ski Resort app. telluride.com | 855.421.4360

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Extraordinary innovation and bold ideas are nothing new in Telluride BY ERIN SPILLANE

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ne evening in July 1949, George Balderston, a physician at the Telluride Miners’ Hospital, was out on the town with friends when a former patient approached and publicly accused Balderston of being a “butcher”. Accounts from the time have it that the outraged Balderston was so insulted that he decided to prove his accuser wrong — by taking out his own appendix. The doctor, it seems, had been keen to remove this somewhat purposeless organ after experiencing abdominal pains, although it appears that he may also have been motivated by a curiosity to know firsthand what it felt like to undergo the procedure using only a local anesthetic. In any case, Balderston took only 45 minutes to perform his (successful) self-appendectomy, which he did without relying on mirrors. He is said to have returned to work two days later. There is no account of whether the good doctor’s feat improved his reputation among his patients, but it is believed to be the first and only of its kind in Colorado. Perhaps his act was unnecessary (there were other doctors in Telluride at the time) and somewhat macabre, but it was so daring and unique >>

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that it made headlines around the world, from Toledo, Ohio, to New South Wales, Australia, to London, England. Balderston wasn’t the first Tellurider to think big, nor was he the last. Throughout its long and colorful history, Telluride has had an outsize share of innovators — folks inspired to think boldly and then act, the results often reverberating far beyond the walls of the box canyon and impacting spheres as diverse as science and business, transportation and the environment, medicine and mountaineering. Their accomplishments stretch from the mining era of the late 1800s, through town’s quieter years of the mid twentieth century, when mining activity in the area was winding down, and onward to Telluride’s rebirth as a year-round mecca for outdoor activity, festivals, the arts and more.

A LIGHTBULB IDEA One of Telluride’s earliest innovators was L.L. Nunn, an entrepreneur who, in the 1890s, owned a share of the Gold King mine just south of the present-day Telluride Ski Resort. Desperate for a cheap, sustainable source of power for his mine, Nunn was aware that some of the other mine owners in the area were using Thomas Edison-championed direct-current electricity. DC was expensive and tricky to transmit over long distances, though. It wasn’t going to work for Nunn’s operation up at Gold King, so he got creative, sending his brother, Paul, a high school science teacher, to the laboratory of George Westinghouse. There, one of Westinghouse’s brilliant young inventors, Nikola Tesla, was busy working on a new format for electricity called alternating current, or AC, that was better suited for transmission over distance. Tesla, who was looking for his AC format to gain some traction in the commercial world, was thrilled to have in the Nunn brothers two people who believed in the viability of AC electricity. Before long, L.L. Nunn had a Westinghouse generator and a Tesla-designed motor set up in the newly constructed Ames Power Plant, in Illium, west of Telluride, 2.6 miles down a tributary of the San Miguel River from his mine. The result? On June 21, 1891, the world’s first long-distance transmission of AC electricity was achieved in tiny, remote Telluride.

PRESERVING BEAR CREEK Sometimes innovation isn’t so much about invention as it is preservation. Take Bear Creek Preserve and Rich Salem. A native of New England, Salem found his way to Telluride in the late 1980s. It was a time when land conservation was fast becoming a top priority for locals, who had set their hearts on securing a 320-acre tract in Bear Creek Canyon, the pristine, stunningly picturesque slot canyon just south of town. Their desperation was fuelled in part by the knowledge that privately owned Bear Creek lay outside town boundaries, meaning that there was nothing then to stop the construction of gated, 12,000-square-foot homes in the lower canyon. In addition, the >>

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then-owners also held the water rights for Bear Creek itself. Enter Salem. Familiar with the nuts and bolts of land conservancy and aware that the private landowners were reluctant to sell to a government entity, Salem quietly entered into discussions of his own. After a little more than a year of confidential negotiations, the owners agreed to sell to Salem, who financed the $4 million purchase with his own money. He also had a clever idea to ensure the long-term preservation of the land: Salem founded the San Miguel Conservation Foundation, using it as a vehicle to set up a conservation easement that, vitally, protected the land from future development. The easement secure, Salem then transferred ownership of the land to the Town. The Bear Creek Preserve, which turned 25 in January 2020, remains one of Telluride’s most enjoyed outdoor spaces, an astonishing example of the power of one person to benefit the lives of many. Happy to have brought about Bear Creek’s preservation? “Absolutely,” Salem says. “The majesty of that area is so spectacular. I still take more from it than I ever gave. I’m happy our community has this asset and that it’s preserved in perpetuity.”

THE ‘G’ Perhaps one bright idea that anyone who has spent time in Telluride is profoundly thankful for is the spark that led to construction of Telluride’s beloved Gondola. For that, we have to thank Ron Allred and Jim Wells. Childhood friends, the pair purchased ownership of the Telluride Ski Resort in the late 1970s. Determined to grow the resort into a world-class destination, Allred and his wife, Joyce, visited ski areas worldwide “to see what they did that made them special”. The couple noticed that the best resorts weren’t overrun by cars, often because they used cable cars, or gondolas, to ferry people about. Allred had a eureka moment: what Telluride needed was a gondola. The gargantuan project was unprecedented — the Gondola, which opened in 1996, remains the only public transportation system of its kind in North America — and required both public support and easy access to financing. The problem for Allred and Wells was that, initially, they had neither. “I think the toughest part was getting the financing [and] Ron will tell you that the toughest part was getting local government approval to build the Gondola,” says Wells. “We got the financing, but it was at a very high interest rate … even then, it involved convincing the bank that we could pay for this transportation system between two towns with real estate transfer assessments collected upon selling each property in Mountain Village.” According to Wells, after two years of successfully making loan payments, the pair were able to replace that expensive initial financing with more reasonable, lower-cost financing. Later still, they were able to get federal government funding toward more gondola cabins to increase the Gondola’s capacity. Today, Telluride’s iconic “G”, which is free and disabled-, strollerand pet-friendly, carries 3 million passengers a year (and has transported more than 50 million since it opened nearly 25 years ago). >>

CONSERVATION CARRIES ON Bear Creek was just the start for the San Miguel Conservation Foundation, which went on to preserve almost 10,000 acres of land in the county, including the Valley Floor Conservation Easement that protects the beautiful and unique 570-acre parcel adjacent to Telluride’s west end. Support the work of SMCF at smcf-landtrust.com.

Inspirational innovators. Opposite page, from top left: A 1949 article about George Balderston from the Sunday Pictorial of London, England; L.L. Nunn and Nunn’s engineers at the Ames Power Plant, dates unknown (both photos courtesy of Telluride Historical Museum, all rights reserved); Bear Creek Canyon in the mid-1990s with a less-developed Telluride Town Park in the foreground. Above: Rich Salem at Lower Bear Creek Falls, summer 1999 (photo by Eileen Benjamin); right: construction work on the Gondola’s San Sophia Station before its opening in 1996 (photo courtesy of Telluride Historical Museum, all rights reserved). telluride.com | 855.421.4360

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According to the Town of Mountain Village, it would take 21 passenger buses operating on the 7.2 miles of road between Telluride and Mountain Village to maintain the Gondola’s capacity of 1,070 people per hour. Over the years, the Gondola has transported multitudes of skiers and boarders, festivarians and mountain bikers, commuters, sightseers and leaf-peepers. It has even hosted a wedding or two. In June, restricted from holding the usual large-scale graduation ceremony, Telluride High School’s Class of 2020 rode the Gondola with their families to the San Sophia mid-station to receive their diplomas. “I would say it is an overwhelming success,” Wells says of the Gondola. “I am very proud.”

MOVING MOUNTAINS Telluriders thinking big is not a thing of the past, either. Local Hilaree Nelson has achieved a number of “firsts” in the world of mountaineering, with each expedition seemingly more innovative than the last. In 2012, for instance, Nelson became the first woman in the world to climb two 8,000-plus-metre peaks in 24 hours, when she scaled Lhotse and its neighbor, Mount Everest. The mother of two has also achieved the first ski descent of Papursa Peak in India, the first female descent of Makalu La couloir in Nepal and is the first to have skied all five of the sacred peaks in the Altai range of Mongolia. In September 2018, Nelson got creative again, this time climbing 27,940-foot Lhotse and then descending the summit on skis, with her climbing and life partner, Jim Morrison — another “first”. It was an expedition that took 18 days from base camp to summit, according to Nelson, who adds that a number of factors came together serendipitously to help make the venture a success, including the decision to climb in the fall, instead of the more typical, and therefore busier, spring. This gave Nelson, Morrison and their support team the route all to themselves. The second factor was snow. “Lhotse has a genuine ski line, a plum drop straight from the top at 28,000 feet to the bottom at 21,000 feet. Thankfully, it was totally filled in. There was way more snow than I could possibly have hoped for. It meant that we could put our skis on at the top and never have to take them off.” The weather helped too, but Nelson’s bold idea required hard work and courage, too. “We were punching through wind crust. We got about 2,500 feet up and got in the couloir and were post-holing to our knees. We got oxygen on at that point and that for sure helped, but it still took several hours. We were under a pretty intense time crunch, because the forecast was changing. The winds were going to pick up by mid-afternoon, which greatly affects temperature, snow conditions, everything, even if it is sunny. By the time we left the summit, which is in the sun, the wind wasn’t too bad. When we started skiing, it was >> ONE INNOVATOR INSPIRES ANOTHER Hilaree Nelson notes that fellow innovator Rich Salem played a role in what inspires her: Bear Creek. “I have spent so much of the last 20 years in Bear Creek, in the summer, in the spring, in the fall, pregnant, after having babies, training for the next thing, healing after my divorce. That place is not only a physical training center for me, it is my spiritual center too.”

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Top: The Gondola on a Colorado bluebird day. Photo by Ryan Bonneau. Above: Hilaree Nelson on Lhotse, Nepal, September 2018. Photo by The North Face/Nick Kalisz. Opposite page: Nelson takes a breather on Lhotse. Photo by Jim Morrison.


windy, but we were protected in the couloir.” With her and Morrison’s descent of the 7,000-foot line that begins just off Lhotse’s rocky, triangular summit, Nelson added to an already lustrous career. Outside magazine has described her as “one of the most accomplished expedition leaders and ski mountaineers in the world” and National Geographic named her one of their Adventurers of the Year for 2018. Inspiration for these incredible achievements? Telluride, Nelson says, both the people who live here and the place itself. She points first to the abundance of locals who on the surface seem ordinary enough, but who often have incredible side gigs as accomplished artists, writers, academics, athletes and more: “You just find so much passion in the people who live here, and that inspires me to keep pushing with my own loves and the things that I want to accomplish.” Her “home office” of Telluride’s backyard isn’t too shabby either. “Yes! This terrain, this geography, this landscape! It’s super rugged, which is perfect for me. Obviously, I have an affinity for high altitude and this place is one of the more unique places in the Lower 48 where you can live high and train high. I get as challenged here as I do on the expeditions.” Adds Nelson, “And, the beauty of this place. When I am away from town for a while, when I come back, I am just blown away by how beautiful it is. It inspires me to go out and be in it and explore it and know it. I consider myself so lucky.”

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ADVENTURES TO REMEMBER

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This winter, try these off-mountain activities in our big, beautiful backyard full of fresh air, wideopen spaces and opportunities for adventure.

HORSEBACK & SLEIGH RIDES

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

You may have come to ski or snowboard the Telluride Ski Resort, but keep a day free for an off-mountain experience to remember. Hop on a snowmobile and explore the relics of Telluride’s mining days. Try snowshoeing to experience mountain terrain in a different way. Or fat tire bike or Nordic ski along the Valley Floor and spot some winter wildlife. For a complete listing of outfitters, turn to page 106 or go to telluride.com.

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SNOW BIKING

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

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KITE SKIING

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

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

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Fat tire bikes enable cycling enthusiasts to pursue their passion year-round, even in snow. Half-day or full-day rentals and tours are available.

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

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FISHING

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

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

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SNOWMOBILING

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

ICE SKATING

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You can enjoy ice skating at any of three rinks. In Telluride Town Park, you’ll find a professional-grade indoor hockey rink as well as an outdoor rink, and in Mountain Village you can skate at the Madeline Hotel and Residences’ delightful outdoor rink. Ice skate rentals are available at both locations. telluride.com | 855.421.4360

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

In continuous operation for over 35 years, Telluride Helitrax is Colorado’s ultimate heli-ski adventure. With access to over 200 square miles of pristine terrain, Helitrax operates at some of the highest elevations in North America and consistently skis off summits and in high-alpine basins and cirques. The family-owned guide service’s proven formula of small groups, exclusive terrain and seasoned staff combine to deliver an unforgettable experience that exceeds expectations while remaining committed to the highest safety standards. For more, see p. 38.

SNOWSHOEING

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

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NORDIC SKIING

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

BACKCOUNTRY HUTS

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very winter, Mountain Village transforms into the ultimate winter playground, and not just for skiers and snowboarders. Sitting at 9,545 feet, Mountain Village is intertwined with the Telluride Ski Resort, which boasts 300-plus inches of annual snowfall on average and over 2,000 skiable acres. Nearly every lodge, condo and hotel, plus a number of private homes, has ski-in-ski-out access, where you can jump on your skis right from your backdoor.

WINTER PLAYGROUND When the snow flies, unforgettable Mountain Village is the place to be BY SAGE MARSHALL

It’s also easy to get around. The Gondola and Chondola provide one of the most unique forms of public transportation in the world. There’s also a free bus service, as well as DialA-Ride, a free service for owners’ association members and their guests. And, no matter where in the Village you are, you’re always close to nature and some pretty spectacular views. On a powder day, there’s no better place to cop fresh turns than from Mountain Village. Need to rent or buy new gear? You’ll be able to get decked out at one of the many Village outfitters, many of which have award-winning boot fitters and techs. Ready for lunch? The Village Center is bustling with quick fare from the famous Place de Crepes food cart or a slice from Crazy Elk pizzeria, as well as swankier sit-down spots like the Village

Table, which serves Mediterranean fare; Italian eatery La Piazza del Villaggio; and Altezza at the Peaks, which offers a stunning, panoramic view of the mountains. While you’re refueling, you can even get a hot wax done on your skis or board by the Wax Guru on Heritage Plaza. Return to the slopes and later unwind at one of Mountain Village’s après-ski spots. Off-mountain, Mountain Village has plenty of options too. Find a new outfit at a highend boutique like Heritage Apparel. Pamper yourself at a local spa day. The Peaks Resort and Spa even offers an impressive — and fun — indoor-outdoor pool with a slide. The Mountain Lodge, Lumiere, Franz Klammer and the Madeline Hotel and Residences also offer the chance for a (heated) outdoor splash. For more adventure, check out Mountain Village’s two ice skating areas. The Village Pond is an unsupervised ice rink next to Bootdoctors, where you can skate, play broomball and learn how to curl. The pond is open during the day, while the Madeline maintains a lighted outdoor rink open until 8 p.m. The hotel also rents hockey and figure skates and hosts special events. Keep an eye out for Frosty the Snowman, who’s been known to spend time at the rink. To get in a mean cardio workout and enjoy the glorious views that abound in Mountain Village, try Nordic skiing, skate skiing, snowshoeing and even fat tire biking — all are possible in the area during snow season and make for a great off-mountain adventure. Mountain Village in winter? Stunningly beautiful, wonderfully varied, totally unforgettable. This winter, activities and amenities may be subject to change. Visit townofmountainvillage. com for the latest.

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Local heli-skiing operator Helitrax opens up mystical backcountry, and goes green BY MARTINIQUE DAVIS

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he serrated horseshoe of high mountain peaks and ridges that wrap around Telluride and Mountain Village delivers a backdrop that is breathtaking to behold; yet the snow-cloaked, high-alpine climes may seem out of reach to the mere mortal skiers consigned to drooling over them from the towns below. Visiting this wintertime utopia on skis is not, however, just a fairy tale. The experienced guides at Helitrax (with help from their trusty Eurocopter S350 B3e helicopter) hold the key to unlocking some of the best high-altitude ski terrain in North America. Longtime area resident Joe Shults has been

guiding for the Telluride-based Helitrax helicopter ski operation for over two decades. He says that the family-owned company’s small size and its highly experienced pool of veteran guides, combined with a nearly 40-year history providing helicopter skiing in the San Juans, allows Helitrax to tailor unforgettable ski adventures. “This corner of the San Juans has a high concentration of really, really good skiing,” Shults says. “That, in combination with our solid terrain knowledge, allows us to tailor experiences for our guests that range from mellow powder runs to more aggressive, dramatic lines.”


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Seemingly mystical slopes of billowy powder are very much within many skiers’ grasp, thanks also to Helitrax’s access to over 200 square miles of terrain stretching from Mount Sneffels and the Upper Camp Bird basin north of Telluride to Savage, Ingram and Bridal Veil basins to the east, and south to the backsides of the peaks surrounding Ophir, as well as Hope Lake and as far as Cascade Creek near the Purgatory Ski Resort. Advanced intermediate and better skiers and snowboarders are guided in groups of four people on an average of six runs totaling an approximate 10,000 to 14,000 vertical feet in a single-day excursion.

Left to right: High above Telluride in Bridal Veil Basin, north of town in the upper Camp Bird Basin and catching some San Juans pow near the San Sophia Ridge.

According to Shults, the helicopter skiing industry has become more accessible overall. “Through the knowledge of guides and helicopter pilots, plus the gear and skis being better, helicopter skiing as an industry has really been opened to a much larger audience in the last 10 or 15 years,” he says. More savvy backcountry skiers can also find a partner in powder-hunting through Helitrax’s other offerings, including heli-assisted guided backcountry ski tours and single-drop backcountry skiing. Skiers can fly into the backcountry, with a Helitrax guide, and access some of the harder-to-reach cirques, couloirs, and alpine

basins around Telluride. “The beauty is that we can get them up to where no one else is skiing that day — to 13,000, 13,500 feet — in about five minutes,” Shults says. Helitrax has also made strides moving the company in greener directions by committing to offsetting their carbon output for all operations for the coming winter season through purchases of carbon credits. The company is also working to create its own carbon offset program through Helitrax owner Todd Herrick’s Gunnison River Farms near Delta, where 6,000 trees have already been planted. telluride.com | 855.421.4360

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ucien L. Nunn, who figures elsewhere in this issue as well, was a man of large ideas. The first person in the world to use the then-new format of alternating-current electricity in a commercial setting, which he achieved in 1891, Nunn built a stately home on Columbia Avenue and installed what was reputed to be the biggest bathtub in town. Nunn founded the First National Bank of Telluride, then the county’s only bank. He was also behind the construction of an imposing building on the northwest corner of North Fir Street and Colorado Avenue to house his new bank. Nowadays called the Nugget Building, the edifice was originally referred to as the First National Bank Building. In keeping with Nunn’s outsized way of doing things, the majestic building included a striking tower on its southeast corner, a square turret topped with a pyramidal roof that rose high above Main Street. According to the building’s entry in the Colorado Cultural Research Survey, Nunn purchased the land for $1,800 and hired prominent Denver architect James Murdoch, who came up with the distinctive Richardsonian Romanesque design. Constructed from native red sandstone and completed in 1892, the structure housed the Telluride Power Company and a jewelry and sewing machine store, as well as the First National Bank of Telluride, successor of the San Miguel Valley Bank, notorious as the first bank Butch Cassidy ever robbed.

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Sometime during the Nugget Building’s long history, most likely due to structural deterioration, Nunn’s tower was dismantled, until now. Katrine and Bill Formby, a couple who split their time between Telluride and Austin and who have owned the building since 1999, have embarked on a construction project that, when complete, will see a tower, finials and a balustrade — identical to the originals — once more atop the Main Street edifice. The complex plan, which involves local firms Finbro Construction, Sante Architects and Pekkala Engineering, began in autumn 2019. Completion is expected by December. The current work is just the latest in a 20-yearlong series of improvements by the Formbys to stabilize the building structurally and restore it to its former grandeur. “By 1999 when the Formbys purchased the building, the condition of the building had radically deteriorated,” explains Amy Cook, the Formbys’ niece and long-time property manager. “Shotcrete had been applied to stabilize the sandstone and the beautiful glass storefronts on Colorado Avenue were replaced with pink and blue plywood. Restoration began and in 2000 the building received the coveted federal Save America’s Treasures grant, one of only 47 issued

Iconic building. Left: The First National Bank Building (now known as the Nugget Building) c. 1910. Above: A check dated May 1910 from a First National Bank account had a sketch of the building, with the original tower, printed on it. Above right: A rendering by Sante Architects of the tower. Right: The Nugget Building mid-restoration decorated for the holidays. Photos and images courtesy of Katrine and Bill Formby. Photo right by Melissa Plantz

nationwide. Two Colorado Historical Society grants followed, which helped add to the Formbys’ personal investment for this restoration project. Upon completion, [they] will have personally spent over $4 million.” According to Cook, the balustrade, tower and finials are “the final missing pieces to finish the restoration of the exterior of the building and return it to its former glory. The building is one of the most important anchors of downtown Telluride, and it is a strongly contributing resource within the Telluride National Historic Landmark District. Katrine and Bill have always felt that the building deserved to be restored and needed its ‘top hat’ put back on.” Says Katrine Formby, “When we purchased the building in 1999, it felt more like the building chose us than that we chose the building. We fell in love with Telluride 30 years ago and the challenge of restoring a beautiful piece of Telluride’s history was a project we thought would be worthwhile for Telluride, as well as for ourselves personally.” Adds Cook, “The building has such an amazing history. We believe it deserves to be grand again. It is a labor of love from the Formbys to the Town of Telluride.”

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this year. Bars and restaurants will likely remain open, providing culinary and social experiences to savor. And, most importantly, the chairlifts and Gondola will continue to ascend the mountain’s rugged face. Snow will fall gently, and frequently, we hope, reminding us why we are here. Instead of filling the holidays busily planning and preparing, let’s spend it alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, fat biking or watching elk lazily wander the Valley Floor. We might splash out on Patagonia instead of Cartier and spend more time outside in the San Juan Mountains, basking in the sunshine. Nightlife will also be outdoors and traditions such as the Christmas Eve Torch Light Parade and New Year’s fireworks may still happen. Or, perhaps we can create new traditions: a sleigh ride to dinner at a yurt or skiing into a remote mountain cabin. Maybe this year, instead of fireworks, we make a quiet fire, enjoy an intimate toast and recite resolutions we can keep. Whatever we choose to do, we’ll notice that the heart of the holidays in

Telluride will not change. The chairlifts and Gondola will still whisk skiers and boarders up the mountain’s rugged face. Skis and snowboards will still be stashed in offices, instead of briefcases, and lunch breaks will take place on the Plunge and Spiral Stairs, instead of over martinis. The views of Wasatch and Bear Creek will still be as spectacular from the top of Gold Hill and the burn in our legs from skiing See Forever top to bottom will feel just as good. The surrounding, stunning San Juans will still make our Christmas wishes come true by demanding that we pay attention, not just to them, but to those with whom we are sharing the magic of this holiday season. Our presence will be our greatest Christmas present. Yes, the holiday season may look different in Telluride, but its soul remains the same — and may be even stronger. For up-to-date information on Noel Night, Holiday Prelude and holiday season events, go to telluride.com.

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he irony of Covid-19 is that, while doing much harm, it has taught us what is most important — health, family, friends and gratitude. It has also taught us to slow down. And, there may be no better time or place to embrace these lessons than during the holidays in Telluride. This year, some traditions will stay the same and others will change. There may not be as many indoor concerts, crowded cocktail parties and packed shops, but the magic of the holidays, the parts we may not have paid enough attention to in the past, will hold fast — and might even make this the best holiday season ever. Shops in the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village will adopt the usual spirit of Noel Night and Holiday Prelude in early December, kicking off the holiday season. Twinkling lights will still adorn Main Street and shop owners will welcome patrons as always, just a few at a time

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REIMAGINING THE ARTS Molly Perrault

Telluride Arts lights the way for a winter of art, theater, music & more BY MARTINIQUE DAVIS

improvements to the Warehouse to enable it to better serve the community. “Over the summer we saw such a great need for positive human connection, and so many people felt so fulfilled being able to be in that space,” Jones says. That trend is anticipated to continue into the winter, with plans for live music, theater and community events to be scheduled in the semi-outdoor space. With added heaters, fire pits and overhead structures to protect from the elements, Jones envisions the space being utilized in a number of ways: From apres-ski live music (with drinks served up at a snow bar) to daytime theatrical performances, to a quiet place to eat takeout surrounded by snow sculptures. “With so many theatres and music venues closed, we feel very lucky that we happen to have a roofless warehouse,” Jones notes. “We feel it’s our calling to upgrade it … to serve our community.” The organization has more than doubled its staff over the last six months, driven in part by community interest in more arts programming. Telluride

Arts has continued to work closely with local governments and other entities to increase funding for live music and art, as well as the creation of graphics and artwork for public health campaigns, and, all the while, the organization’s robust artist grants and resources program — all, Jones says, in an effort to ensure the arts in Telluride can weather these challenging times. Other arts opportunities this winter include the popular First Thursday Art Walk, which has been reimagined to utilize more outdoor venues and viewing spaces. The annual Telluride Fire Festival is slated for Dec. 3-6, with fire performances, fire art installations, workshops and more planned for various outdoor venues throughout Telluride and Mountain Village. Winter art? We can’t wait.

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he arts have long held a position of veneration within the ethos of Telluride, embodied most palpably through the work and programs of Telluride Arts, the local nonprofit arts council. Since its inception in 1971, Telluride Arts has held the torch of creativity for the region, lighting the way for local artists to create, innovate and thrive. Never before has this mission been more important than today, with the Covid-19 pandemic transforming the way people interact and connect. Telluride Arts has faced the challenge of the current era head on, doubling down on its efforts to provide a lens through which the community can relate to art in its myriad iterations. “This winter will continue to provide us with the opportunity to be more innovative,” says Telluride Arts Executive Director Kate Jones (top right photo), describing the organization’s shift in programming for the winter and noting that this winter will highlight the ways in which local art inspires and informs us in different ways. “Challenge is just another opportunity for artists to get creative.” Telluride Arts’ pandemic pivot has turned attention towards the historic Transfer Warehouse, which the organization purchased through grants and fundraising in 2019. The unique structure, located at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and South Fir Street, became the unofficial nucleus of the local arts scene over the summer and fall, hosting book signings, poetry readings, a monthlong dance residency and performance, children’s theater, music and art classes, tiny concerts and a film series. Jones and the Telluride Arts board plan more programming to take place there over the winter and have invested over $50,000 towards

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TOGETHER, LATER Organizers have postponed the community engagement project, Together, until sometime in 2021. The good news is artist Tavares Strachan, along with project partners the Telluride Foundation and Ah Haa School for the Arts, remains committed to the installation, a neon sculpture of the words “We are in this together” on the slopes beneath the Gondola above Station Mountain Village.

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Arborglyphs, or carvings into the bark of living trees, provide records of a past way of life in the San Juan Mountains. In an effort to preserve these fast-disappearing images, the Ah Haa School for the Arts and Telluride Historical Museum are developing an app to locate and record area arborglyphs, which were carved by Hispanic and Basque sheepherders in the 1900s and include images that range from horses to poems and political statements. The app, due to launch later in 2021, will have participants upload photos of the arborglyphs they find.

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After a summer of innovative remote classes and virtual events, the Ah Haa School for the Arts has relocated to North Willow Street and the digs of its sister school, the American Academy of Bookbinding. The innovation continues this winter with take-home art lessons in the Ah Haa To Go program, remote classes, private lessons and more. Ah Haa is also working toward opening the doors of its new, state-of-the-art facility at Pacific Avenue and South Fir Street. Want to help? Visit ahhaa.org/support.

YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE GETS (EVEN MORE) CREATIVE It’s been a challenging time for theaters, but the young thespians from the Sheridan Arts Foundation’s Young People’s Theatre have amped up the creativity and enthusiasm for a series of performances this winter sure to bring fans to their feet. YPT Artistic Director Leah Heidenreich has divided her middle-school actors into three small casts to perform Singin’ in the Rain on Dec. 4 and 5; A Christmas Carol on Dec. 11 and 12; and Annie on Jan. 15 and 16. Meanwhile, Heidenreich’s high school-aged performers will take to the storied Sheridan Opera House stage for Cinderella on Feb. 19 and 20 and Tuck Everlasting on March 26 and 27. Each show begins at 6:00 p.m., with very limited in-person ticket sales, as well as a livestream to give remote audiences the opportunity to view a performance from the comfort of home in exchange for a donation of $10 to Telluride’s much-loved youth theater program.

Heidenreich is full of praise for her crew after a successful summer. “Our annual Summer Spectacular was a great success. We did Shrek and The Wizard of Oz, both with casts of 10 kids [and] livestreamed the shows via Facebook Live.” The shows certainly generated buzz around town, with audiences marvelling at the kids’ ability to turn in stellar performances in tricky circumstances. Says Heidenreich, “We had around 450 people tune in to watch, so the kids were elated.” For her part, SAF Executive Director Ronnie Palamar notes that she looks forward to welcoming people into the historic Sheridan Opera House this season in compliance with all state and county restrictions and guidelines for “intimate concerts, Young People’s Theater musicals, performances, movies and other special events.” In turn, SOH audiences are asked to observe all measures designed to keep them, their fellow audience members, staff and performers safe and healthy. Want to support this beautiful venue, YPT and the Sheridan Arts Foundation? Buy a ticket or donate, including to watch an online performance, at sheridanoperahouse.com. ­— Compiled by Cecelia Taylor and Erin Spillane telluride.com | 855.421.4360

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This winter, the local dining scene is innovative, in and out of the kitchen BY ERIN SPILLANE

LITTLEHOUSE, BIG TASTE Littlehouse might be brand new to Telluride’s dining scene, but the Pacific Avenue eatery is in the experienced hands of owner/chefs Ross Martin and Erich Owen, who, along with their highly regarded executive chef Will Nolan, have been feeding hungry Telluriders deliciously and inventively for years. As of press time, Littlehouse is scheduled to open in early December and promises a high-end epicurean experience with an emphasis on fresh and gourmet, much like a traditional European food market. Littlehouse’s extensive deli counter will feature a variety of salads, cheeses, charcuterie and sandwiches, as well as hot dishes, all for eat in or takeout. The menu is foodie friendly and relies on fresh, sustainably grown ingredients for dishes that pair perfectly with the eclectic wine and beer lists. An uber-talented pair, Owen and Martin also co-own the much-loved National restaurant, just a block away. The appropriately named Littlehouse, which will open for lunch and dinner, occupies the newly constructed small chalet with the large, distinctive glass door situated at 219 West Pacific, behind Village Market. The interior manages to combine a minimalist modern mountain vibe with cozy charm. Martin agrees that Littlehouse is perfect for the times with to-go options suitable for fine dining at home, an elevated graband-go lunch, or stocking the fridge with delish Littlehouse goodies. “We want people to have a wonderful experience, whichever way they choose,” he says. — Erin Spillane

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ver the past several years, local restaurants have embraced sourcing sustainably and regionally grown ingredients and launched other initiatives, like composting. They have developed inventive, delicious dishes that have won national and international awards. And, they have successfully positioned Telluride and Mountain Village as a highly regarded hub, well known for excellent food served in jaw-droppingly beautiful surroundings. So, when 2020 threw the industry a curveball, local restaurateurs rolled up their sleeves once again. The result? An innovative winter dining scene that promises to deliciously feed guests and locals alike, while also emphasizing the safety and wellbeing of both customers and staff. Says Megan Ossola, owner of local favorite The Butcher and The Baker and head of the newly formed Telluride and Mountain Village Restau-

rant and Bar Association, “We are working hard to ensure great experiences for everyone.” MOUNTAIN VILLAGE GETS CREATIVE One of those “great experiences” surely has to be dining in a refurbished Gondola car. Yes, the Town of Mountain Village has created private dining cabins using off-line Gondola cars, as well as dining pavilions and yurts, and dotted them around its spacious plazas, giving customers the option of enjoying takeout in a truly one-of-akind space. Town initiatives have also made the dining pavilions available for restaurants looking to expand seating. Chef/owner John Gerona of uber-popular Village Table is one of the restaurateurs who has acquired a dining pavilion that will sit outside his restaurant to provide additional space, heated and


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lit, for socially distant dining. Gerona — whose establishment is much-loved for its Mediterranean-influenced fare — acknowledges that a challenge for many restaurants this winter is keeping their heads above water financially while limited to a maximum of 50 percent occupancy. To that end, the Village Table, like others, is, in addition to expanding seating, offering a set-price three-course menu that will both simplify ordering and ensure a reasonable spend by diners. Gerona has also devised a new takeout menu, with signature favorites like tapas and paella, to be enjoyed in those fun and funky outdoor dining spaces, or at home. After a bustling summer, Gerona, who invested in an advanced air filtration system for his spacious dining room, says that while winter dining in the Covid era has its challenges, he feels ready. “I think people will still have a great, and interesting, dining experience.” TELLURIDE’S CREATIVE TOO In Telluride, winter options for in-person dining are numerous, albeit with capacity reduced to 50 percent. Ossola notes that not only have local restaurateurs, assisted by local government grants, invested heavily in air filtration systems

and other measures, many have also addressed the reduction in capacity by expanding in wildly creative ways, adding to their outdoor spaces charming heated and lit tents, yurts and greenhouses, as well as seating, fire pits and heaters. Meanwhile, with the Town of Telluride setting aside parking spaces to permit easy, and in some cases curbside, pickup, the takeaway options are looking good. A number of restaurants have expanded their takeout menus, with some offering cook-at-home kits and others even creating drive-through windows for pickup. There are plans afoot for Telluride’s smaller parks, such as Elks Park beside the Visitors’ Center and Spruce Park further east on Colorado Avenue, to have increased snow removal around picnic tables and seating areas, providing fun spots for enjoying takeout in a unique setting. DELISH AT–HOME DINING What if you want to eat at home but still nosh on restaurant-quality fare? First, there are enhanced delivery options for eating at home, with a number of restaurants partnering with delivery services to put a restaurant-quality, multi-course dinner (or breakfast or lunch) on local dining tables.

And then there is Telluride’s cadre of local private chefs and caterers. Mountaintop Catering’s David Hafer, for instance, offers pickup, drop-off and in-home options to clientele. Hafer remarks that as a private chef he has the ability to provide clients with custom meals, including to fit any dietary requirements. Or he and his team can work off of his menu, which has a focus on American comfort food. Hafer adds that he is anticipating a busy winter as diners look for ways to stay in, but eat well. “This winter especially, let’s say people rent a condo or a home here, they’ve got children and they’ve skied all day, maybe they are in a group. They don’t want to eat out. They don’t want to cook. So, we bring it to them. We bring fine dining right to people’s homes — and they love it. They can relax and enjoy time with their family and friends, and still enjoy great food.” For more on eating well and safely this winter, see Know Before You Go on pp. 20-21, visit telluride. com/COVIDsafety and — we can’t emphasize this enough — call the restaurant or check out their website well in advance of when you want to dine. For a full listing of area restaurants, see p. 90 or go to telluride.com/play/dining-nightlife. Details correct as of press time, but are subject to change. telluride.com | 855.421.4360

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The Telluride Brewing Company is well known for its artisanal craft beers. Now, TBC’s many fans have new options. First, in December, the company will open a taqueria and brewpub next to Black Iron Kitchen at the Madeline Hotel and Residences in Mountain Village. In addition, TBC has relocated the tasting rooms of its Lawson Hill brewery, offering access to neighbors Aemono. It’s a set-up that allows customers to sample new beers and bring in food from yummy Aemono. Both locations will offer merchandise and to-go beer for purchase.

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AND MORE HOPPINESS Newly opened Stronghouse Brew Pub is located in a historic stone building on South Fir Street and promises a rotation of craft beers brewed on site, plus a casual menu comprised of alpine comfort food.

This winter, a fresh and fast refuel can be found on Heritage Plaza in Mountain Village with food cart favorites like the Grilled Cheese a la Cart, Place de Crepes, the Food Cart at the Madeline and Wok of Joy.

COCOA BOMB A chocolate sphere filled with cocoa and marshmallows. Just add hot milk. Wow. Telluride Truffle

IRISH COFFEE Grown-ups-only classic with whiskey, Cointreau & coffee liquor, topped with cream, coffee beans & cinnamon stick.

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Aficionados who know their oolong from their Early Grey can celebrate their love of Camellia sinensis, or tea, at Mountain Gate Teahouse and Art Gallery, located behind the Free Box on north Pine Street. The establishment, which opened in July, was founded by Colin Hudon, a clinical herbalist, acupuncturist and practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine who moved to Telluride in 2019. Having lived in Asia and run a tea business, Hudon knows his stuff, and says Mountain Gate is “a place for the local community to gather, connect and share in the ancient practice of tea.”

‘CINNABLISS’ LATTE Traditional espresso-andfrothy-milk combo, served with white chocolate & cinnamon syrup. Coffee Cowboy

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ON THE SLOPES ALPINO VINO

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Traditional northern Italian

Classic country French cuisine

New Orleans-themed

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

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

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

WHERE Below Lift 14 on See Forever

STEPS FROM THE SLOPES Tomboy Tavern Casual American, and this winter featuring a new dinner menu Crazy Elk Pizza Hand-tossed New York-style pizza, sandwiches & salads The Pick Burritos Tracks Sandwiches and signature rice bowls Village Table A delicious Mediterranean fix

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WHERE Top of Polar Queen Express (Lift 5)

WHERE Top of the Plunge Lift (Lift 9)

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


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

Much like its terrain, the Telluride Ski Resort’s on-mountain dining options are varied, exquisite and sure to please a range of tastes. Hungry skiers and boarders can refuel deliciously at slopeside eateries committed to exceptional food in stunning locales.

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Family friendly favorites A magnet for families looking for a menu that will please everyone. An added bonus: nonskiers can take the Chondola from Mountain Village to join in the lunchtime fun. WHERE Bottom of Lifts 1 & 10

GOOD TO KNOW T  he Telluride Ski Resort’s restaurants are at 50 percent capacity this winter to facilitate physical distancing. With indoor dining limited, most have expanded to-go options. Guests might also consider bringing their own food. T  he resort has added outdoor structures for additional seating at Giuseppe’s, Gorrono Ranch, Bon Vivant and High Camp (Lift 10), where guests can eat and warm up. The Telluride Conference Center has been converted into a base lodge facility with storage, seating and graband-go food and beverage throughout the day. Masks are required, except when eating or drinking. All protocols are subject to change, so flexibility is as important as sunscreen this season. Visit tellurideskiresort.com or download the ski resort’s app to stay up to date. telluride.com | 855.421.4360

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hile Covid-19 may have robbed us of many of our cherished Telluride festivals and events this year, it hasn’t taken away our ability to shop from lots of our favorite local stores. With most retailers open for in-person shopping, many local merchants are also offering online options to out-of-town shoppers and to those who prefer to peruse Telluride’s wares from the comfort of their own homes. With a wide range of shops and galleries making some of their most popular and unique products available via the web, there are abundant and distinctive choices available, allowing buyers near and far to bring a piece of Telluride directly to their door. Hook (hooktelluride.com), a warm and whimsical home goods and gifts emporium, has witnessed a significant spike in the demand for stylish, fun and comforting household items in this crazy, Covid environment. Deliciously scented candles, puzzles, sustainably-produced kitchen wares and the like have proven popular during these housebound times. Hook’s beautifully irreverent offerings include lovely furniture (whose couch couldn’t use an upgrade these days?), pithy glassware and of course, an eclectic collection of handy wall hooks. Between the Covers, Telluride’s beloved, creaky-floored independent bookstore, a local staple since 1974, gives readers a chance to shop their full and diverse array of genres, including publications by local authors and essential works on local subjects, on their website, between-the-covers.com. If what you seek isn’t in stock, Between the Covers is linked to bookshop.org, where you can browse a literal warehouse of volumes and your purchase still supports our invaluable local bookseller. “When you take the drop, you become a better version of yourself,” encourages The Drop, our local skateboard shop and skate camp, which houses an actual half-pipe for skating right inside the store and advocates a

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healthy lifestyle of facing our fears. Bring home a uniquely Telluride piece of Drop logo-wear, designed and screen printed on premise by owner Crag Wasserman, available on thedropboardshop. com. Cashmere Red’s snug and sophisticated website, cashmerered.com, offers a brand of self-proclaimed “slow fashion”: enduring, classic pieces that withstand the test of time. In their “Knit-to-Order” collection, shoppers may customize a sweater designed by owner Caci Grinspan, selecting the style and color of a bespoke Scottish cashmere piece knitted in the U.S. in just two weeks’ time, a sustainable process aimed at eliminating waste and maximizing style. Fashion lovers can get another fabulous fix with a stop at Two Skirts (shoptwoskirts.com), a chic and sophisticated Telluride boutique that’s been serving up style in spades since 2001. At Two Skirts, which has a brilliant Instagram page, mountain-glam staples such as denim and sweaters are always on the menu, as well as a tempting selection of cocktail attire, special occasion pieces, shoes, bags and accessories. For those looking for a splash of color to enliven their home on the bleakest of days, look no further than Tweed (tweedinteriors.com). Dive into Tweed’s online store and treat yourself to a curated version of the Telluride shop’s most popular offerings, including original artwork, sumptuous bedding, bold home furnishings, fun clothing items and more. Feeling adventurous? Head over to Jagged Edge Mountain Gear (jagged-edge-telluride.com) and scoop up one of their house-brand products (jackets, backpacks, hats and shirts) that have become synonymous with our local mountain lifestyle. Boasting an enormous selection of camping, climbing, water sports equipment and “more Via Ferrata gear than anyone”, Jagged Edge’s online selection will amply prepare you for your next mountain adventure. Whether you’re able to visit Telluride in-person or virtually this season, your shopping options remain diverse and plentiful, thanks to the resilience and innovation of our local retailers. Indulge in a slice of Telluride from afar and in doing so, support our very special mountain community. A win-win for all of us. To view a complete list of Telluride’s businesses, many of which offer online shopping, visit telluride. com/plan/business-directory or see pp. 100-105. telluride.com | 855.421.4360

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PERFECT COUPLES Local hotels, property management company partner with big names, but retain their authentic ‘Telluride feel’ BY EMILY SHOFF

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s it possible for a local hotel or property management company to keep that “Telluride feel” while partnering with an international brand? Absolutely yes, say those members of Telluride’s lodging community who have connected in recent years with big names, forming partnerships designed to heighten their profiles and enhance marketability, while also maintaining their authenticity and attention to detail. Take for instance, Telluride’s Exceptional Stays. Twenty years ago, owner Christina Casas ran a simple operation renting her condo and a few friends’ places. As her list of available properties expanded, so did her clients’ needs. Explains Casas, “People want the experience of being in a home, but the luxury of a hotel.” By partnering with Marriott International, Casas and her team have enhanced both the quality and the consistency of guests’ stays. “We use the same linens that five-star uses. And there’s a standard set of kitchen utensils to eliminate the hodge-podge feel of entering another’s house and wondering what they might have. We’ve taken out the guesswork.” As to the question of retaining a flavor of Telluride, Casas is quick to reassure clients that while certain things are shared among locations, every house still preserves its unique mountain style.

The same goes for Mountain Village’s Lumière, erty possesses a unique individuality and crafted which announced a partnership with luxury propapproach to luxury that is expressed through erty rental company Inspirato in 2019. “There’s a captivating design that reflects the location.” certain level of quality that all of our 18 residences Auberge’s director of marketing and sales, share,” Clare Afman, managing partner of Lumière, Dana Cooper, notes that this sensibility is persays, pointing out that units boast kitchens kitted haps best demonstrated by the extensive remodel out with Wolf ranges, as well as balconies, in-unit the Madeline has recently undergone. “Our aim washers and driers and hotel-like was to create a center point for amenities such as a 24-hour Mountain Village, a place that concierge and Black Tie Ski Rental feels special and interesting, mix‘IT’S A WIN-WIN valets, who provide in-room boot FOR EVERYONE.’ ing familiar alpine details with fitting and equipment delivery. eclectic, modern elements that Ch r is tin a Casas Afman adds that she, co-owner Sufeel like a nod to the individualsie Schaefer-Russell, and their staff istic nature of Telluride,” Cooper have worked hard to align Inspirato’s style with the says, describing how they redesigned the lobby modern-mountain language of the Lumière’s units, so that it would feel like a mountain chalet. Stayensuring that style elements such as historic phoing true to the locale, she adds, is in line with all tos, locally made furniture and decorative mining Auberge properties whether in Telluride, Napa, artifacts stay. “Partnering with Inspirato gives us a Mexico or Greece. certain level of clout. It’s a natural fit.” All agree that these new unions make for better Similarly, Callie Stanton, director of communi- business for Telluride, while still ensuring locally cations of Auberge Resorts Collection, says that owned or operated accommodations retain what Auberge’s partnership with the Madeline Hotel made them special in the first place. Notes Excepand Residences in Mountain Village and Eletional Stays’ Casas: “It’s silly that we haven’t had ment 52 in the town of Telluride has worked to major hotels here before. Guests will discover showcase the beauty of the mountains, while also Telluride through these larger corporate websites. offering a certain elegance: “Each Auberge propIt’s a win-win for everyone.” telluride.com | 855.421.4360

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SAN JUAN CELEBRATIONS

UNIQUE & BEAUTIFUL In Telluride, an unforgettable winter wedding with unbelievable timing BY KATIE KLINGSPORN

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elissa and Jason Garvin were married on March 7, 2020 atop San Sophia ridge. Sunlight streamed through occasional clouds, the slopes around them were cloaked in snow and though they couldn’t have known it at the time, the world was on the verge of shutting down due to the pandemic. “We got married by the hair of our chinny chin chin,” Jason says. In the case of Melissa and Jason, ignorance of just how close they were to mass closures was bliss. The Garvins and their 38 guests enjoyed an idyllic weekend skiing, snowmobiling and celebrating their love with a ceremony they say was one-of-akind. “It was everything we could have imagined and more,” Jason remarks. 60

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The Fayetteville, Ark., couple, who met a decade ago through a friend of a friend, got engaged in May of 2019 at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Once they decided to tie the knot, the couple — she’s a nurse and he owns a direct-to-consumer online gift business — started thinking about the wedding. They made it a priority to do something distinct. “One thing that we did not want to do was have it where we live because that’s kind of what everyone else does,” Jason explains. “We wanted it to be unique.” They also wanted it to be small enough to be intimate. They looked into options like European castles and did a lot of online research before landing on an idea: “Melissa loves to go skiing, so we

settled on a winter mountain wedding,” Jason says. Telluride was attractive because it’s a place where they could hold the ceremony on the same mountain they skied on, the couple say, and where the lodging is immediately adjacent to the slopes. Neither had been here before. They flew in in August to meet with a wedding team from Telluride Ski and Golf, quickly cementing their decision. “We went to San Sophia and, oh my gosh, the view is just breathtaking,” Melissa says. “I thought it was really pretty, just a really unique place.” When the weekend arrived, they came in early and settled in to their lodging at The Peaks. Guests showed up, and a weekend of playing in the snow and spending time in Telluride ensued. Melissa


SAN JUAN CELEBRATIONS skied, Jason and his friends went snowmobiling with Telluride Outfitters, and they gathered with guests for their rehearsal dinner at Tomboy Tavern. On their wedding day, Kylie Borchers styled Melissa’s hair, then the entire wedding party walked through Mountain Village and boarded the Gondola. Once atop San Sophia (a snowcat delivered Melissa and her bridesmaids), they were married by a dear friend. Temperatures dropped in the late-winter afternoon, but, says Melissa, it was a beautiful day. Later, once they had taken sleighs to their reception at Gorrono Ranch, snow flurries moved in. DJ Ryan Smith spun tunes, guests dug into an elegant vanilla cake by Fig and Bloom and Lisa Marie Wright photographed the event. Following a few days of R&R, Melissa and Jason flew out the following Thursday — the same day that officials cancelled the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament — just in time and with a bundle of memories. Says Jason, “Everybody said it was the most unique, beautiful wedding they had ever been to.”

A Telluride wedding isn’t complete without the stunning backdrop of the San Juan Mountains. Main photo: Jason and Melissa’s wedding ceremony took place at San Sophia Overlook, with the town of Telluride nestled almost 1,800 feet below. Right, below: Gorrono Ranch, where the reception was held, offers a spectacular view of fourteener Wilson Peak to the west.

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A NEW ADVOCATE FOR HOUSING

REALTORS BRING LOCAL KNOWLEDGE, EXPERTISE TO SEARCH & RESCUE For the local realtors who volunteer for San Miguel County Search and Rescue, the satisfaction of giving back to their community is matched by the challenge and interest of taking part in search and rescue in the backcountry above and around Telluride. How challenging and interesting, you ask? How about a volunteer experience where, often as a matter of life or death, you are scaling fourteener Wilson Peak one day and dropping into San Miguel River rapids the next? Both are par for the course for SAR, which has a remit that covers about 1,200 square miles countywide and includes avalanche and backcountry searches, helicopter extractions and swift-water rescues. The group is made up of a handful of sheriff ’s deputies and a large number of volunteers. Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty broker Dan Dockray is one of those volunteers. Now a senior member with nearly 20 years on the SAR team, Dockray signed up in 2001, about a month after moving to Telluride. He said he was partly motivated by a family tradition of volunteering for emergency services back east, where he grew up. That desire to serve dovetailed with certifications Dockray had already achieved, including as a mountain guide and wilderness first responder, plus swift-water rescue, ropes training and an Avalanche Level 1 certification. “When I got to town, I called the then-director, Eric Berg, and he was very welcoming. I had the skill sets they needed. I knew my way around the mountain, I guess, and immediately I was very involved.” Dockray says that he finds search and rescue both satisfying and challenging. “It’s great to show up when all the cards are stacked against the person. And, in the rescue environment, we are problem-solving on a very large scale. It’s very cool.” After serving for 23 years on the Telluride Volunteer Fire Department, including as chief, Scott Bennett joined SAR as an associate member in August 2019, and became a full member in September 2020. Bennett, a Telluride native and broker associate at Telluride Real Estate Brokers, notes that he knew the Search and Rescue guys well, having worked with them extensively throughout his years with the TFPD. “After retiring from fire, I wanted to continue to give back to the community. Being on many calls with the folks from SAR over the years, I had an interest in search and rescue, so I reached out and started to go to trainings.” Bennett echoes Dockray in remarking that he enjoys using his skillset in a new and challenging environment. “Search and Rescue,” he says, “is very cool and very interesting.” Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on local realtors who volunteer in the community.

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On the topic of locals’ housing, David Bruce has joined the Telluride Foundation to manage its Rural Affordable Housing Initiative. The program aims to create more housing for teachers, as well as the wider local workforce. In his new role, Bruce, who recently earned a master’s from Yale in architecture and environmental management, will staff local committees and serve as a liaison between the foundation, developers and the community.

LOOKING TO LAND LOCALS The Trust for Community Housing, a local nonprofit also working to create more workforce housing in the region, has joined forces with Landing Locals, an online marketplace that qualifies potential local tenants and then matches them with property owners interested in placing their properties in the long-term rental market. It’s good news for the wider Telluride community, which, like many mountain towns, suffers from a lack of affordable long-term rentals for locals.

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COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITY

A Telluride Education Foundation initiative seeks to raise funds for local schools — and promote compassion, kindness and gratitude. Money raised will help the schools with pandemic-related needs, like additional staffing, PPE, tech and mental health support. Businesses get a boost too, with some funds earmarked for community dinners, faculty luncheons, wellness packages and gift cards from local establishments. For more, go to tellurideeducation.org/tcc.

TELLURIDE TRUFFLE, LUSTRE ON THE MOVE Telluride’s retail scene has some goings-on. Telluride Truffle has expanded to the Denver area, moving its manufacturing, packaging and shipping to a newly renovated spot on West Alameda Avenue in Lakewood. The striking new space, which includes retail and a commercial kitchen, has large internal windows, giving shoppers a chance to watch the chefs at work. Back home, owner Patty Denny has relocated her Telluride store to 171 S. Pine Street, taking over the large, light-filled space formerly occupied by artisan gallery Lustre. And Lustre? The exquisite gallery has moved its artwork and other treasures to Main Street, where Zia Sun, at 214 W. Colorado Ave., has been remodeled to set aside a separate space for the gallery and its artisan pieces, while continuing to offer toys and gifts to the town of Telluride. It’s a significant move for this fixture on the local arts scene, one that will give its art more exposure.

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ENCOURAGING ENTREPRENEURSHIP The ‘tea’ on Telluride’s new regional loan fund BY SAGE MARSHALL

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fter spending significant time in Asia and running a tea business, Colin Hudon settled in Telluride and quickly noticed an opening among local gathering places for a tea room, so the clinical herbalist, acupuncturist and practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine started Mountain Gate Teahouse and Art Gallery. Sadie Farrington says she knew there was strong interest in Telluride for sustainably and humanely raised local meats and founded Tomboy Butcher Shop, a full-service outlet based in Ilium. Without loans from the Telluride Regional

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initiative of the Telluride Foundation and First Southwest Community Fund, with support from Zoma Foundation, launched in the summer of 2019 to address this gap. Bonnie Watson manages the fund, which lends to most types of small businesses. Watson says she practices “character lending,” which means considering the grit and determination of the entrepreneurs seeking loans, as well as their business plans. This practice especially benefits businesses in rural communities in San Miguel County and the West End, including Norwood, Nucla and Naturita. “We understand the challenges entrepreneurs are facing in rural Colorado and so our fund has to be flexible,” Watson says. “We are helping the individual who realizes the value of a bustling main street in the West End, but may not know how to get started when building and financing a small business like a brewery, bakery or property management firm.” The fund offers attractive and attainable loans at or below market rate to keep its financing accessible to small business owners. It acts as a bridge loan to help business owners receive the financing they need, but more importantly the fund helps small business owners build a healthy working reLoan Fund, neither of these new businesses would lationship with commercial banks that will be able have had access to the financing needed for their to serve all their business needs down the road. businesses to thrive. Commercial banks typically Watson, who comes to the fund from a career only consider lending to companies with proven as a commercial and residential banker, spends a track records, which lot of time providing means they often won’t technical assistance consider small businesses to entrepreneurs. ‘WE UNDERSTAND THE and startups without a CHALLENGES ENTREPRENEURS She’s not alone. certain number of years Though there are no ARE FACING IN RURAL under their belts. The local business-oriCOLORADO.’ $2 million operating ented organizations, BONNIE WATSON capital loan fund, a joint such as a chamber


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of commerce, this doesn’t mean Telluride isn’t business-friendly. “Reach out to the people around you,” Watson says to locals interested in starting or struggling to get their businesses off the ground. “That’s the beauty of the organic network in Telluride and the West End. Entrepreneurs and leaders in the community are willing to help each other.” Looking ahead, Watson says she doesn’t have any specific funding goals for the loan fund besides deploying as much of the $2 million dollars of operating loan capital as possible by lending to regional small businesses and entrepreneurs whenever it can. “Small businesses are such an integral piece to our rural ecosystems. Now, more than ever, technical assistance and flexible capital is a must for small businesses in rural Colorado. The Telluride Regional Loan Fund is here to provide that assistance to make sure we continue to support a thriving economy in the region.”


FAMILY ACTIVITIES

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

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FUN FOR ALL

Away from the slopes, magical adventures await

ICE FOLLIES Skaters can make their way to ice rinks in Telluride Town Park, or at the Madeline Hotel and Residences in Mountain Village. Town Park’s Nordic Center and the Madeline have rentals.

WE LOVE OUR LIBRARY The award-winning Wilkinson Public Library not only houses an impressive collection of books, DVDs, music and magazines, it also loans a lot of cool non-traditional items like snowshoes, a karaoke machine and more. There is also fun kids’ programming.

AND MORE Need more? Try fat tire biking or contact the Ah Haa School for the Arts or Telluride Adventure Center for kid-centric programs. Sometimes, though, the best activity is none at all. Telluride is the perfect place to snuggle up indoors and watch the snow fall.

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FAMILY ACTIVITIES

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

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Experience Telluride’s colorful past at the Telluride Historical Museum where interactive exhibits and exciting programming make history come alive for history buffs young and old.

SNOW SEASON SKATEBOARDING Skateboarders can head to Town Park’s Gridline-designed skate park or the miniskate park on East Pacific, or try the Drop Boardshop and Printlab on South Oak for winter skate camps and private lessons.

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This winter, it’s a good idea to check ahead by phone or by visiting the relevant web site to get up-to-date information. Also, go to telluride.com/ COVIDsafety to obtain current protocols and information.

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ESCAPISM DISCOVERING THE TRUE MEANING OF UNLIMITED ROAMING

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

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Firecracker Hill, at the southern edge of Telluride Town Park, offers sledding to suit any adrenaline level. Rent at sled at the Nordic Center in Town Park, or purchase from Timberline Ace Hardware on Main Street.

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HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

A LOVE FOR SERVICE Joanne Pike’s journey to the mountains and mentoring BY EMILY SHOFF

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aged to pull it off. The day she received her dog, Bella, we threw a wonderful party at a park with cake, balloons and an ice cream truck.” In addition to donating time as a wish-giver, Pike worked as a camp counselor with her elder son at a camp in North Carolina for children with cancer. “It was one of the most meaningful experiences of our lives. To see my own son helping other children with cancer. I think it was then I knew service would always be a part of my life.”

When Pike moved to Telluride, she missed her involvement with Make-A-Wish, prompting her to reach out to One to One Mentoring. “I was so impressed with the One to One organization right from the get-go. Everyone involved is committed to making sure the matches are perfect, and the kids have a tremendous experience,” Pike says, highlighting the nonprofit’s reputation for carefully (and shrewdly) matching mentors and mentees. Pike and her husband recently purchased a second home in Paradise Valley, outside of Scottsdale, Ariz., and explains that although she and her family head there during off-season, Telluride is still their primary home. “This is always the place I want to come back to.”

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oanne Pike never thought she’d end up in Telluride. A Virginia native, she grew up spending summers on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. But when a snow storm kept her and her family on an extended spring break trip in Telluride in 2008, they ended up buying a place at the Peaks Resort and Spa in Mountain Village. “Bobbi Brown had kindly lent us her vacant house while we sorted out return flights,” Pike says of their accidental delay. “There were bikes and a sauna and the weather was gorgeous. I kept saying to my husband, ‘I never want to leave.’ ” For the next several years, the Pikes shuttled back and forth from their home in Raleigh, N.C., but when her husband retired in 2016, they bought a house in Ski Ranches and moved to the area. “It’s where we’d always wanted to be. We wake up every day so grateful that we’re here.” One of Pike’s favorite parts of Telluride is the community. For several years, she has been involved in One to One Mentoring, a youth mentoring nonprofit that connects kids in San Miguel County and the West End of Montrose County with a mentor. For the past two years, Pike has been mentoring a local teen. “It’s such a thrill to watch these kids grow up, to be a part of their lives in a meaningful way.” Pike’s commitment to service stems from her years of work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the organization that provides wishes to children who are facing life-threatening diseases. Pike says that one of her best memories from her work with Make-A-Wish came when she was a wish-giver. “One of the most meaningful wishes I have granted was for a young girl with a seizure disorder that caused her to go blind. She wanted a service dog which can cost up to $44,000, but the average wish is $7,500. Somehow, we man-

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LIVING GREEN, LIKE A LOCAL Initiative highlights environmental and wildlife-friendly measures BY ERIN SPILLANE

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id you know that in Telluride and Mountain Village you can’t let your car idle for more than 30 seconds? That you are required to secure your outdoor trash cans sufficiently to prevent bear break-ins? And that dog-owners must pick up their dog’s poop or face a fine? Yep, all are local ordinances. Now, thanks to a collaboration between the Town of Telluride Ecology Commission, the Town of Mountain Village’s Green Team, San Miguel County and the Telluride Tourism Board, there is a new initiative that aims to raise awareness of and promote compliance with these environmentand wildlife-friendly measures. Titled Live Like a Local, the initiative also advocates a number of cherished local customs, like eschewing single-use plastic bottles for reusable ones (filled with pure, delicious tap water), robust recycling, leave no trace on trails and conscientious water conservation. The campaign relies on a series of well-designed, colorful icons, each with a friendly, but important, message aimed at education and encouraging compliance. ‘THE MAIN GOAL IS FOR Jonathan Greenspan, who is a member of both COMMUNITY MEMBERS the Ecology Commission and the Green Team, AND VISITORS TO SEE points out that these ordinances and practices THIS MESSAGING AS A are a reflection of the community’s priorities. CONSISTENT AND COHESIVE “It’s the one commonality — the beauty of this place, plain and simple. It’s what brought us all WHOLE, AND TO CHANGE here. Protecting that with [Live Like a Local] BEHAVIORS.’ reflects the values of our community, the culture Kie r ste n T albert we want to promote and the behaviors we want to encourage.” While these green practices — and programs to promote them — have been around for a while, Greenspan notes, Live Like a Local represents a fresh, coordinated approach with buy-in from the area’s environmental groups and support from the tourism board, as well as the poster-, sticker- and social media-friendly icons, use of QR codes and follow-up to measure outcomes. Says Ecology Commission chair Kiersten Talbert, “Our intention with this campaign is to streamline and synthesize our messaging. The main goal is for community members and visitors to see this messaging as a consistent and cohesive whole, and to change behaviors.” Education is a priority too. Ecology Commission member Kathy Green, for instance, highlights the ordinance relating to trash cans and dumpsters. Many don’t realize it, but carelessness with trash means danger for bears. The bears get used to eating human food and consequently turn up their noses at foraging for their usual natural foodstuffs. This in turn can cause them to lose their wariness of people, with unhappy potential for property damage and human encounters that >> telluride.com | 855.421.4360

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

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

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

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can lead to the bear being killed. Says Green, “We want to try to educate people so bears aren’t compromised for the rest of the lives. We need to figure out how to coexist with the bears since they were here first.” Greenspan emphasizes that Live Like a Local is the start of a long-term effort based on lots of highly visual reinforcement that he likens to speed-limit signs that appear over and over again on a road: “by the third or fourth sign, you’re going to know what the speed limit is.” He adds, “We’ll be handing out biodegradable stickers, putting up banners in both towns and covering the backs of the [Covid-related] signs coming into town with these icons. We are really sticking these in front of people to reinforce a culture and behavior in all of us to help preserve and enhance our local environment, so everybody — everybody — can enjoy it.


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he Colorado sun glints off the distinctive alpine rooftops and glazes the Sunset Plaza grass the color of amber. It’s dusk in Mountain Village, and Heritage Plaza is full of people sipping Telluride Brewing Company’s Russell Kelly Pale Ales and cocktails mixed with Telluride Distilling Company spirits — both have tasting rooms nearby. Soon, the main courses will arrive and the sun will set, but for the moment, time seems to stand still — golden hour in Telluride’s high-alpine twin. Mountain bikers descend to the base of the Telluride Ski Resort Bike Park before spraying a day’s worth of dirt from their bikes at the cleaning station at the bottom of Lift 4. Rubber disks float and fall on the free Double Cabins Disk Golf Course. Kids and parents alike toss sandbags outside of the Madeline Hotel & Residences. A fly angler casts an elk-hair caddis from the wooden dock at Elk Lake, hoping one last rainbow trout trip sips her fly from the surface before it’s too dark to see. With its wealth of summer activities, Mountain Village is the ideal summer basecamp, and if you haven’t spent time there during the summer, you’re missing out.

The ski resort now has a lift-served downhill next to the Peaks and operated by the Telluride bike park that is currently comprised of 15 trails Golf Club are tennis, pickle ball and paddle and 17 miles of varied terrain. courts. And, not only is Elk Lake a great fishing Of course, these new activities coexist with spot, but water sports enthusiasts can also enjoy tried and true pastimes. the lake from a kayak The disk golf course, or stand up paddlecreated in 2005, is a free board. MOUNTAIN VILLAGE IS THE ski-run-turned-disk-golf The bustling Market IDEAL SUMMER BASECAMP, paradise. Don’t have a on the Plaza is a weekAND IF YOU HAVEN’T SPENT disk? Bootdoctors rents ly farmer’s market held and sells them. Prefer in Heritage Plaza every TIME THERE DURING THE using a golf club? The SUMMER, YOU’RE MISSING OUT. Wednesday through6,739-yard, 18-hole out the summer and Telluride Golf Course offers shoppers bounsits at roughly 9,500 feet above sea level, enabling ties of fresh produce, sustainably raised meat, and golfers to make longer drives because of the original artisan creations. Meanwhile, most days, altitude. Miles of hiking trails crisscross the base free outdoor live music is available on the plazas of the mountain, from the village center to the San that dot the Village Center. Sophia Station and beyond. Mountain Village may be a winter wonderland Adventure Rock is a free bouldering area, at the moment, but come summertime, it also next to the Telluride Conference Center. It’s a makes for the perfect basecamp. perfect spot for beginners to try out climbing in a As of press time, the activities mentioned in this controlled environment, as well as for advanced article were scheduled to operate during summer climbers to test their mettle on the rock’s more 2021, but this is, of course, subject to change. Visit difficult bouldering problems. Nearby, in Heritellurideskiresort.com and townofmountainvillage. tage Plaza is the famed bungee trampoline, while com/events for the latest information.

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Historic Walking Tour The Telluride area boasts a rich history and one of the West’s most iconic Victorian area mining towns. In the 1700s, the Ute Indians used the San Juan Mountains and the San Miguel River banks as summer camps. Explorers and survey parties passed through the area in the 1700s and 1800s, but it was the mining industry that brought the first European settlers in 1876 when the Sheridan Mine registered its operation in the Marshall Basin above Telluride. The mountains turned out to be loaded with zinc, lead, copper, iron and silver, but once gold was discovered, the boom was on. In a short, 20-year span, the town grew from a hodgepodge of cabins and shacks to rows of elegant Victorians and stately brick buildings. Today, many of the structures still exist, illustrating the rich history of the town while housing modern boutiques and restaurants. Telluride was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1964, the highest level of historic status given by the US Secretary of the Interior. In an effort to protect the character and authenticity of the area, Telluride established the Historic and Architectural Review Commission (HARC), which reviews new building or remodeling plans before construction begins. The Historic Walking Tour is a self-guided walk through the area’s storied past. 1. SAN MIGUEL COUNTY COURTHOUSE The courthouse was originally built on the south side of West Colorado Avenue in 1886 but burned shortly after construction. The bricks were saved to build the present courthouse less than a year later on the opposite corner (Colorado Ave. and Oak St.). Recently renovated, it is still in use today. 2. NEW SHERIDAN HOTEL & OPERA HOUSE Built in 1891, Telluride’s first hotel was destroyed by fire in 1894 and rebuilt in brick in 1895. At the same time, the Sheridan Bar was built, and it is now one of the oldest bars in the West. The bar has remained unchanged since 1895, boasting its original lead glass divider panels, mahogany wood paneling and filigree light fixtures. Patrons are served beverages on the original hand-carved cherry wood bar that was imported from Austria. The New Sheridan was recently accepted as a member of the National Trust for Historic Hotels of America. In 1913, the opera house was added and named the Segerberg Opera House, after builders J.A. and Arvid Segerberg. The building was eventually named the Sheridan Opera House after its neighboring bar and hotel. 3. THE PEKKARINE BUILDING One of the oldest structures on Colorado Avenue, this building was home to the Pekkarine family. Mr. Pekkarine emigrated to the US from Finland in the late 1800s and opened a boot shop in the basement. On the second floor, he later operated a mercantile store. The Pekkarines lived on the third floor. At the settling of the Pekkarine estate in 1974, valuable artifacts were donated to the Telluride Historical Museum. 4. ROMA BAR BUILDING The Roma Building was home to one of the town’s oldest and most raucous bars. Now the Roma Bar & Grill, the downstairs still contains the original 1860 Brunswich-Balke-Collender Company bar, which is carved from walnut with 12-foot French mirrors. The building was most recently renovated in 2016.

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5. ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH Reverend J.J. Gibbons, pastor of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, made his first trip to Telluride from Ouray for a baptism, traveling by horseback over the slippery mountain passes. In 1896, he helped build St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Telluride on Catholic Hill for $4,800. By 1899, the church had 200 parishoners. The wooden figures of the Stations of the Cross were carved in the Tyrol area of Austria. In 2005, the interior of St. Patrick’s was remodeled. 6. OLD WAGGONER HOUSE Charles Delos Waggoner, president of the Bank of Telluride (yellow brick building with pillars on main street), contrived a scheme purportedly to save his bank in the Wall Street Crash of 1929. Waggoner, aka “Buck,” siphoned money from New York banks to keep his clients from losing their life savings once the Bank of Telluride could no longer pay its creditors. Waggoner testified in court, “I would rather see the New York banks lose money than the people of Telluride, most of whom have worked all their lives for the savings that were deposited in my bank.” Although rumored to be in Mexico or Canada, he was found in New Castle, Wyoming and had only $400 when he was arrested. Waggoner was sentenced to 15 years in prison but was paroled after six years. 7. TOWN HALL The building was constructed on Fir Street and Columbia Avenue in 1883 as Telluride’s first schoolhouse. The one-room structure held one teacher and 53 students and was built for $3,000. After a new school was built, the town offices occupied the building. 8. TELLURIDE HISTORICAL MUSEUM Built in 1896 and named Hall’s Hospital after its first doctor, the building served as the community hospital treating miners and townspeople until it closed in 1964 due to the diminishing population. It reopened in 1966 as the Telluride Historical Museum and was renovated in 2002. Ten rooms and outdoor exhibitions showcase Telluride’s unique and vibrant history with a vast collection of photographs, artifacts and exhibitions. 9. NORTH OAK HOUSE Built in 1900, this house was a survivor of the 1914 flood that careened down Cornet Creek, sweeping through town and depositing mud and debris from the Liberty Bell Mine down to Colorado Avenue. One woman was killed and the Sheridan Bar was filled with mud halfway to the ceiling. This house has been completely restored to its original condition and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Homes. 10. DAVIS HOUSE E.L. Davis who built this stately brick house in 1894, was a mining and real estate entrepreneur. He held an early interest in the Bullion Lode as well as numerous mining claims in the Ingram-Bridal Veil Basin and Bear Creek area. He owned all the land where the former Rio Grande Southern Train Depot now stands, as well as one-third interest in West Telluride. Davis sought to bring business to the town as vice-president of the Telluride Board of Trade. After Davis’s death, the house was sold to Dr. Oshner, who used it as a hospital, particularly during the 1918 flu epidemic. The house was renovated in 1983.


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Jet Straight to the Slopes DIRECT JET SERVICE TO TELLURIDE

Enjoy the convenience of a full-service airport, just 10 minutes away from downtown Telluride, Mountain Village and the slopes. Now offering daily jet service on Denver Air Connection. To book, go to United.com or DenverAirConnection.com.

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


T R A N S P O R TAT I O N WINTER 2020-21 FLIGHT MAP

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

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970. 728. 8377 970. 728. 4700 970. 343. 4SKY 970. 728. 1011 877. 356. 5823

Moab......................... 132 Salt Lake City.......... 366

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

AIRPORT SHUTTLES & TAXIS Alpine Luxury Limo 970. 728. 8750 Mountain Limo 888. 546. 6894 Telluride Express 888. 212. 8294 RENTAL CARS Telluride and Mountain Village Hertz Montrose Regional Airport Avis Budget Hertz National

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

Albuquerque............ 320 Farmington............... 144 Santa Fe................... 280

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GALLOPING GOOSE BUS LOOP • Loop runs every 15 minutes, 7am to 10pm

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FREE GONDOLA Telluride & Mountain Village are linked by a spectacular 13-minute ride. The Gondola is ADA, ski, snowboard, bicycle, stroller and pet accessible. • November 20, 2020 - April 4, 2021 • Hours are 7 am to midnight* The Gondola has four stations: • TELLURIDE STATION Oak Street in the town of Telluride • SAN SOPHIA STATION Mid-mountain stop providing access to the resort’s trails and Allred’s • MOUNTAIN VILLAGE STATION Mountain Village Center • MARKET PLAZA STATION Gondola Parking Garage For more Gondola info, see pages 19-21 *Schedule is subject to change. For the most current information see > townofmountainvillage.com/gondola


BAR

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Meeting Area

525

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Elks Lodge 970.728.6362

Historic Swede-Finn Hall

1,700

250

200

stage & outdoor deck

Ethos 970.728.0954

Event & Gallery Space on Main Street

1,000

60

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Ice House Lodge 800.544.3436 or 970.728.6300

Conference Room

360

25

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Il Salona 970.728.4046

Event Space

Michael D. Palm Theatre 970.369.5669

Performing Arts Center

New Sheridan American Room 800.200.1891 or 970.728.4351

Victorian-style Room

Nugget Theatre 970.728.3030

Theatre

Sheridan Opera House 970.728.6363

Historic Theatre / Reception Space

Sidework 970.728.5618

Reception Room

Telluride Elementary School 970.369.1205

Cafeteria

Gym / Auditorium

Telluride Middle/High School 970.369.1205

Multi-purpose and Music Rooms

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Telluride Town Park Core & Warming Hut 970.728.2173

Outdoors, Canopy, Picnic Tables

Town Park Pavilion 970.728.2173

Spacious Covered Pavilion

Wilkinson Public Library 970.728.4519, ext. 20

Program Room (small rooms also available)

SPECIAL NOTES

IN-HOUSE CATERING

Camel’s Garden 888.772.2635 or 970.728.9300

TOWN OF TELLURIDE

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3,600

500

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TOWN OF MOUNTAIN VILLAGE Bear Creek Lodge 970.369.4900

Great Room

2,000

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Gorrono Ranch 970.728.7446

Mountain Ranch

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Idarado Ballroom

3,315

270

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Jasper Room

676

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Reflection Plaza

6,240

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Hospitality Suite

1,800

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Mountain Lodge at Telluride 970.369.5000

Summit Room (summer only)

574

60

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Mt. Emma Room

500

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35

easy gondola access

Peaks Resort and Spa 800.789.2220 or 970.728.6800

Appaloosa Lounge

1,682

100

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casual cocktail room

Big Billie Ballroom

2,046

225

140

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Crystal Room

1,600

163

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floor to ceiling windows

Great Room Deck

1,440

125

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Legends Restaurant

2,790

250

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Liberty Bell and Golden Slipper Rooms

50

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Mt. Wilson Terrace

7,900

350

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Palmyra Deck

1,508

150

100

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Palmyra Restaurant

1,980

225

180

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Ridge Club’s Great Room 970.708.1515

Multi-purpose Facility and Deck

1,900

175

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Telluride Conference Center 970.369.8030

Mountain Village Ballroom

6,069

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564

22,000 total sq. ft. indoors

Klammer Boardroom

732

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55,000 sq. ft. outdoor plaza

Fallon Room

367

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voice/data circuits

Chipeta Room

312

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Mezzanine

1,189 100 70 ●

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St. Sophia Ceremony Site 970.728.7446

Top of the Gondola on the Ski Resort

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remote lakeside lodge

RUSTIC MOUNTAIN RETREATS Alta Lakes Observatory 970.239.0027

Rustic Mountain Lodge

2,200

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High Camp Hut 970.728.8050

High Mountain Hut

2,500

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Schmid Family Ranch 970.708.1108

Rustic Setting at base of Wilson Peak

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877.288.9922

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970.728.4274 or 866.728.4274

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Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Mountain Village

888.728.3318

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970.728.6300 or 800.544.3436

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970.369.0880 or 866.475.4403

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Manitou Lodge Telluride

970.728.3388 or 888.728.1950

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866.368.6867 or 970.369.5000

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970.728.1950 or 877.376.9769

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800.789.2220 or 970.728.6800

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River Club Telluride

888.601.4160 or 970.728.3986

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800.789.2220 or 970.728.6800

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Alpine Lodging Telluride / Sea to Ski

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Exceptional Stays by Telluride Rentals

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Invited Home

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970.728.3001 or 800.537.4781

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TELLURIDE’S ONLY SKI-IN/SKI-OUT HOTEL

CONTEMPOR ARY ELEGANCE IN STONE, STEEL & HAND-CR AFTED CHERRY

LUXURY ROOMS, SUITES & CONDOMINIUMS

POOL, SPA, SKI STOR AGE & VALET

Incomparable Location. Exceptional Accommodations.

CAMEL’S GARDEN RESORT HOTEL & CONDOMINIUMS TELLURIDE,

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Authenic Retreat to

Mountain Luxury

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

NEWSHERIDAN.COM

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

Awards & Recognitions

Top 50 Hotels

The New Sheridan Hotel has served as Telluride’s social center since 1895. Located just two blocks from the gondola, the hotel’s location in the heart of downtown Telluride provides an ideal base for visitors. During an expansive renovation completed recently, the hotel’s 26 guest rooms received a luxurious transformation under the guidance of internationally renowned designer Nina Campbell. Each individually designed room captures the historic charm of Telluride in an atmosphere of warmth and comfort. On-site dining options include the renowned Chop House Restaurant & Wine Bar, The Rooftop Bar, The Parlor and the historic New Sheridan Bar, which was ranked among the world’s top 10 après ski bars by Forbes Traveler.

Top 100 Resorts in North America

Top 5 Destinations

970.369.1188

The New Sheridan Hotel was also recognized by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler as one of the Top 5 “Best Places to Ski & Stay in North America” and was awarded the “2020 AAA Four Diamond Hotel” rating. The New Sheridan is proud to be on the Register of National Historic Places.

199 Cornet Street - Telluride, CO 81435

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ADDRESS TELEPHONE WEB

231 West Colorado Ave., Telluride 1.800.200.1891 or 970.728.4351 newsheridan.com

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Telluride’s Most Luxurious Boutique Residences W I T H F I V E - S TA R H OT E L A M E N I T I E S

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

Conde Nast readers choice awards: “ T O P 1 0 C O L O R A D O S K I H O T E L” US Today: “ T O P 6 S K I H O T E L S I N T H E U S A ” Tripadvisor: “A W A R D O F E X C E L L E N C E 7 Y E A R S R U N N I N G ”

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RUSTIC ELEGANCE WESTERN CHARM DELUXE ACCOMMODATIONS LUXURY LOG CABINS COMFORTABLE RETREAT NEWLY RENOVATED YOUR WINDOW TO THE SPENDOR OF THE SAN JUANS www.mountainlodgetelluride.com - 457 Mountain Villlage Blvd - 970.369.5000 telluride.com | 855.421.4360

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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. We create our delicious fare using only organic free range fowl, non-threatened fish species and local ingredients. Pair a red or white from Telluride’s only nitrogen wine bar with a scrumptious meal for an unforgettable experience. Seasonal menu. Items and pricing subject to change.

FAVORITES FROM BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER CLASSIC EGGS BENEDICT / 17 Canadian Bacon, Poached Eggs, Hollandaise Sauce, Roasted New Potatoes

ROCKY MOUNTAIN TROUT SALAD / 19 Spinach, Warm Bacon, Sherry & Mustard Vinaigrette, Grilled Bread & Poached Egg

PRIME NEW YORK STRIP / 69 Haricot Verts, Whipped Idaho Potatoes, Choron Sauce, 15oz Bone-In

FRENCH TOAST / 16 Fresh Berries, Maple Syrup

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

DRY AGED BONE-IN BISON RIBEYE / 72 Roasted Asparagus, Whipped Idaho Potatoes, Green Peppercorn Sauce, 16oz

CHOP HOUSE WAGYU BURGER / 24 Toasted Fresh Baked Bun, Quick Pickles, Ancho Chili Ketchup, French Mustard, Cheese (Blue, Aged White Cheddar, Gruyère)

PASTA PUTTANESCA / 29 Linguine, Capers, Anchovies, Country Olives, Tomatoes, White Wine, Parmesan Cheese

FRENCH ONION SOUP / 14 Carmelized Onions, Gruyére Cheese CAESAR SALAD / 14 Parmigiano Reggiano, White Anchovies, Orange Zest & Crostini MAC & CHEESE / 14 Three Cheeses, Bacon Lardons JUMBO GULF SHRIMP / 24 Peeled, Cocktail Sauce, 1/2 Pound

STEAMED PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND MUSSELS / 26 Shallots, Saffron, Garlic, Fennel, Classic White Wine Sauce, Grilled Baguette

ELK TENDERLOIN / 48 Roasted Marble Potatoes, Braised Kale, Chili Spiced Rubbed, Huckleberry Glaze DRY AGED BERKSHIRE PORK CHOP / 59 Fingerling Potatoes, Crispy Fried Onions, 12oz

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coffee Cowboy Coffee, Baked Goods, Smoothies 123 East Colorado, Telluride 970.708.0294

La Marmotte Contemporary French 150 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.6232

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

Allred’s Contemporary American Cuisine Gondola Station St. Sophia 970.728.7474

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

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

Poachers Pub American Pub Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.9647

Altezza Locally Sourced Indo-European Cuisine Peaks Resort & Spa, Mountain Village 970.728.2525

Cosmopolitan Contemporary Seasonal Cuisine 301 Gus’s Way, Telluride 970.728.1292

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

Rustico Ristorante Traditional Italian 114 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4046

Alpino Vino Fine Wines, Italian Delicacies Upper See Forever, Telluride Ski Resort 970.728.7560

Crazy Elk Pizza Handmade Pizza, Salads, Sandwiches Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7499

Last Dollar Saloon Cocktails 100 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4800

Shake 'n Dog Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.1565

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

El Rhino Taco & Coffee Bar Coffee, Smoothies, Ice Cream, Snacks 456 Mtn. Village Blvd, Mountain Village

Littlehouse European-style Organic Dine-in and Take-out 219 West Pacific, Telluride 970.239.4651

Bean Café at the Peaks Coffee, Smoothies, Pastries, Sandwiches Peaks Resort & Spa, Mountain Village 970.728.6800 Big Billie’s Family Dining, Ice Cream Bar Base of Lifts 1 & 10, Telluride Ski Resort 970.728.7556 Black Iron Kitchen & Bar Modern Mountain Cuisine Madeline Hotel, Mountain Village 970.369.8949 Bon Vivant Classic Country French Cuisine Top of Lift 5, Telluride Ski Resort 970.728.7670 Brown Dog Pizza Pizza, Pasta, Subs, Sports Bar 110 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8046 Caravan Middle Eastern Fare, Smoothies 123 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5611 Cindybread Artisan Bakery Bakery, Deli 168 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.369.1116

Esperanza’s Casual Mexican 226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8399 Floradora Saloon Burgers, Salads, Sandwiches, Steaks 103 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8884 Ghost Town Coffee, Tea, Smoothies 210 West Colorado, Telluride 970.300.4334 Gorrono Ranch Burgers, Sandwiches, Soups, BBQ Mid-Mountain Lift 4, Telluride Ski Resort 970.728.6900 Guiseppe’s New-Orleans-Inspired Fare Top of Lift 9, Telluride Ski Resort High Alpine Coffee Bar Coffee, Baked Goods 224 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4504 High Camp Warming Hut Sandwiches, Soups, Snacks Top of Lift 9, Telluride Ski Resort High Pie Pizzeria & Tap Room Pizza, Salads, Calzones 100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2978

Mountain Gate Teahouse & Gallery Teahouse 101 West Colorado Unit B, Telluride 303.842.4660 M Lounge Cocktails, Small Bites Madeline Hotel, Mountain Village 970.369.8943 New Sheridan Bar Cocktails, Pool Hall 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4351 New Sheridan Chop House & Wine Bar Upscale American, Steaks, Seafood 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9100 New Sheridan Parlor Café, Wine Bar, Cocktails 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9100 Oak, The New Fat Alley BBQ, Casual American Oak Street, Gondola Plaza, Telluride 970.728.3985 O’Bannon’s Irish Pub at the Moon Live Music, Cocktails 136 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6139

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Show Bar at the Sheridan Opera House Cocktails, Private Events 110 North Oak, Telluride 970.728.6363 Siam Thai, Thai Fusion 200 South Davis, Telluride 970.728.6886 Siam’s Talay Grille Contemporary Asian Tapas and Seafood Sunset Plaza, Inn at Lost Creek 970.728.6293 Sidework Contemporary Comfort Food 225 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.5618 Smugglers Casual American, Brewpub 225 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.5620 Snowberry Gelato, Smoothies, Coffee Frank Klammer Breezeway, M. Village Starbucks Coffee, Tea, Pastries, Paninis Madeline Hotel, Mountain Village 970.369.0880 Steamies Burger Bar A Modern Burger Joint 300 West Colorado, Telluride 844.the.buns

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La Cocina de Luz BRE AKFAS T, LUNCH & DINNER

Mexican & Southwestern cuisine with whole foods and contemporary influences, featuring mostly organic and local ingredients with many vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options.

SOFT TACOS BURRITOS TOSTADAS SALADS & WRAPS ENCHILADAS TAMALES CHILE RELLENOS

HUEVOS RANCHEROS BREAKFAST BURRITOS GREEN CHILE OMELET LOCAL CHORIZO PORK SAUSAGE

CHILAQUILES GLUTEN-FREE BLUECORN WAFFLES WHOLEGRAIN BLUEBERRY PANCAKES OATMEAL

KIDS’ MENU FRESH JUICES HAND-MADE ICE CREAM COFFEE DRINKS MARGARITAS, BEER & WINE

FRESH · LOCAL · SUSTAINABLE OPEN DAILY 8AM–9PM 123 E. COLORADO AVE.

970-728-9355 WWW.LACOCINATELLURIDE.COM

Chef Johnny Gerona is a 30 + year Telluride local. His creative and healthy menu emphasizes Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine. OFFERING A 3 COURSE DINNER MENU, WITH OPTIONAL WINE PAIRINGS. We provide casually elegant dinner service nightly. Here is a sampling of our menu.

Tapas House Marinated Olives Spanish Marcona Almonds Patatas Bravas Boquerones – White Anchovies Grilled Artichoke Hearts Salt Cod Croquetas Smokey Paprika Chorizo Albondigas Meatballs Sliced Jamon Serrano, Spanish Ham Spanish Potato and Egg “Tortilla” Pan Seared Quail Salad Roasted Garlic Shrimp BBQ Baby Back Ribs Hummus Dip With Pita Triangles Grilled Calamari Steak Spanish Cheese Plate

Soups and Salads SOUP OF THE DAY CAESAR romaine lettuce, anchovies, Parmigiano Reggiano, croutons, Caesar dressing WARM GOAT CHEESE organic mixed greens, breaded rosemary goat cheese croquettes, tomatoes, pickled red onions, dried figs, peperoncini, balsamic vinaigrette HOUSE SALAD organic greens, apples, Valdeon blue cheese, toasted walnuts, sherry wine vinaigrette Dressing Choices: Caesar, ranch, blue cheese, balsamic, sherry vinaigrette, Russian, oil and vinegar

Entrées FILET STEAK grilled filet with celery root potato gratin, haricot verts, cracked tellicherry pepper, fleur de sel – $8 supplement GRILLED SALMON cucumber coriander mint salad, flageolets beans DUCK RIGATONI PASTA duck sausage, wild mushrooms, truffle oil, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, shallots, fresh herbs, light cream sauce ROASTED CHICKEN breast or leg + thigh, herbs de Montrose, celery root potato gratin, haricot verts, jus WILD SHRIMP PAELLA saffron calaspara rice, wild head on white shrimp, peas, vegetable sofrito, lobster fumet stock ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLES potatoes, turnips, celery root, beets, carrots, onions, chick peas, Moroccan spice BRAISED LAMB SHANK roasted root vegetables GLUTEN FREE AND/OR VEGAN MENU OPTIONS AVAILABLE.

Drinks

Full bar cocktails, wines by the glass, 120 bottle wine list

Homemade Desserts

Spanish chocolate mousse, Berry apple cobbler a la mode Ice cream Napoleon, Espresso drinks, Cordials and liqueurs

The Village Table To Go MOST OF OUR MENU IS AVAILABLE TO GO.

To Go a la carte menu available online. Bottles of wine available To Go!

Open daily @ 4:30 • 970.728.1117 • Reservations recommended • thevillagetablerestaurant.com or opentable.com • 618 Mountain Village Blvd 92

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DINING & SPIRITS The Pick Gourmet Burritos and Bowls Reflection Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.2633

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

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

Tomboy Tavern Colorado Comfort Food Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7467

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

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

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

The Village Market 455 Mtn. Village Blvd, Mountain Village 970.633.4700

Wolf Pig Mobile Bar for Hire 970.596.3364

The National Modern New American 100 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1063

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

Wood Ear Texas Whiskey Bar with Japanese Fusion 135 East Colorado, Telluride 970.852.0469

The Phoenix Bean Espresso, Sandwiches, Small Plates, Wine 221 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4351

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

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE FOOD CARTS Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village: Wok of Joy Thai food Madeline Hotel Food Cart Grilled Cheese a la Cart Place de Crepes

Stronghouse Brewery Brewpub 283 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.2890

The Brew Pub Telluride Brewing Beer, Tasty Good Tacos Madeline Hotel, Mountain Village

Taco del Gnar Creative Taco Shop 123 South Oak, Telluride 970.728.7938

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

Telluride Brewing Company 156 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.728.5094

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

Telluride Coffee Company Coffee, Breakfast, Lunch, Pastries Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.369.4400 Telluride Distilling Company Signature Cocktails Franz Klammer Breezeway, M. Village 970.728.2910 Telluride Truffle Artisan Chocolate Chocolate, Ice Cream, Pastries 171 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.9565 The Alpinist & the Goat Fondue, Dessert, Cocktails 204 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5028

DELICIOUS & SAFE Dine In. Take Out. Order Online.

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

Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and

B REATHTA K IN G

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

reservations 970.728.2525 ThePeaksResort.com Mountain Village

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

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

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

CRAFT BEERS

BARREL-AGED COCKTAILS

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

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Fondue & Raclette with Grilled Vegetables or a Filet House-made Liqueurs, Craft Cocktails Late Night Menu

Dine In or Carry Out. www.AlpinistAndTheGoat.com 204 W. Colorado Ave. 970-728-5028

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

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

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


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COLORADO CRAFTED

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

199 Cornet Street - Telluride, CO 81435

TheHotelTelluride.com

IT'S WHO WE ARE

Telluride's Destination Lodge

EVOLVING AMERICAN WESTERN CUISINE SLOPESIDE ACCESS IN-SUITE DINING PRIVATE CHEF SERVICES AVAILABLE TEQUILA TASTINGS UNIQUE, EXCLUSIVE WEDDING VENUE **WE VOW TO KEEP OUR CUSTOMERS SAFE & HEALTHY AND TAKE ALL PRECAUTIONS INCLUDING INTENSE CLEANING PROCESSES DIRECTED BY THE CDC AND OTHER SANCTIONED RESOURCES THROUGHOUT OUR PROPERTY

located in the Mountain Lodge Telluride

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Elinoff & Co. Gallerists & Jewelers 204 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5566 Gallery 81435 230 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.3930 Gold Mountain Gallery   135 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3460 Kamruz Gallery 100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.708.0135 Lustre, an Artisan Gallery 214 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3355 Mixx 307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.797.4040 Rinkevich Centrum Bldg., Mountain Village Center 415.516.2055 Schilling Studio Gallery    970.728.1174 (Open by appointment) Slate Gray Gallery 209A East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3777 Stronghouse Studios 283 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.3930 Telluride Art Headquarters & Gallery 135 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.3930 Telluride Gallery of Fine Art      130 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3300 Tony Newlin Gallery    100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8084

Pearl Aesthetic Medicine 126 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.7939 Pure Beauty & Wellness Spa / Telluride Salt Cave 333 West Colorado, Telluride 970.239.6144 Salon 7 300 Mahoney, Ste. 13C, Telluride 970.369.0050 Spa Boutique at the Peaks Resort 136 Country Club Dr., Mountain Village 970.728.6800 Studio G Total Skin Wellness 145 West Pacific #1E, Telluride 970.728.8700 The Spa and Salon at Madeline 568 Mtn. Village Blvd., Mountain Village 970.369.8961 YX Salon 135 South Spruce, Telluride 970.708.0270 or 970.708.2308

Society      109 West Colorado, Telluride 970.369.7777 Sublime      126 West Colorado #102A, Telluride 970.728.7974 Telluride Toggery    109 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3338 Two Skirts     127 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6828 Western Rise   100 West Colorado Unit E, Telluride 855.981.7473

BEAUTY AromaSpa, Salon & Boutique   307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9515 Aveda Telluride Spa 250 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.0630 Bliss & Bang Bang Salon 329 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1020 Breathe Skin & Body  Centrum Bldg., Mountain Village 970.728.9772 Healthy Glow Face & Body 100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.708.7424 Himmel Pool and Spa Boutique Fairmont Franz Klmr., Mountain Village 970.728.7113 Moxie Loft 226 West Colorado, Telluride 480.270.2864

BOOKS Between the Covers Books 224 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4504

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

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

ELECTRONICS & PHOTO Digitiqe 220 West Colorado, Telluride 970.239.4142 Elevation Imaging The Beach, Mountain Village 970.728.8058 EYEWEAR Sunglasses HQ & Optical 201 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9119 Telluride Vision 220 East Colorado, Ste. 208, Telluride 970.708.4890 FLORISTS

FURNISHINGS & HOME DECOR Azadi Rugs 217 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4620 Dakota Home Furnishings & Dakota Panhandler 220 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4204 Fine Navajo Weaving 220 East Colorado #1, Telluride 970.728.1443 Hook on a Wall 226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1087 Lustre, an Artisan Gallery 214 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3355 Mixx 307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.797.4040 Sage House 220 East Colorado, Telluride 817.909.3959 Slate Gray Gallery 209A East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3777 Tweed Interiors 151 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.8186 T.Karn Imports 394 West Colorado, Telluride 970.708.4350

GIFTS Ethos 101 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0954 Medicine Ranch 615 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.6084 Paradise Resort Wear 218 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8786 Shirtworks of Telluride   126 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6242 Telluride Naturals Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7357 Telluride Resort Store Gondola Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7358 Zia Sun     214 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4031

China Rose Florists & Greenhouse 158 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.728.4169 Nested 223 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.1019

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Clark’s Market 700 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3124 Ghost Town 210 West Colorado, Telluride 970.300.4334 Over the Moon 200 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2079 The Market at Telluride 157 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.8958 The Village Market 455 Mtn. Village Blvd, Mountain Village 970.633.4700

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

PET Telluride   150 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.2095 Telluride Veterinary Clinic   547 1/2 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.4461 Tricks & Treats Pet Sitting Service 970.708.5205

Telluride Sports 150 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4477 Camels Garden, Telluride 970.728.3134 Fairmont Franz Klmmr., Mountain Village 970.728.0364 Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.8944 The Peaks, Mountain Village 970.728.0339 The Drop Board Shop & Print Lab 123 South Oak, Telluride 970.708.0688 The North Face Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.369.0332

HARDWARE & BUILDING SUPPLIES Alpine Lumber 140 Society Dr., Lawson Hill 970.728.4388 Kitchen & Bath Designs    398 West Colorado, Telluride 970.249.7200 Timberline Ace Hardware   200 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3640

JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES Crossbow Leather     217 East Colorado, Telluride Elinoff & Co.     204 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5566 Hell Bent Leather & Silver   215 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6246 Lustre, an Artisan Gallery  214 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3355 Medicine Ranch 615 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.6084 Mixx 307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.797.4040 Slate Gray Gallery 209A East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3777 Sunglasses HQ & Optical 201 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9119

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

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

OFFICE SUPPLIES Digitiqe 220 West Colorado, Telluride 970.239.4142 Happy Print 307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6525   High Country Shipping   456 Mtn. Village Blvd., Mountain Village 970.728.4792 Paper Chase 206 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.728.0235   Ship It/Copy It   125 West Pacific #2B, Telluride 970.728.8111  

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

SPORTING GOODS Bootdoctors Le Chamonix Bldg., Mountain Village 970.728.8954 236 South Oak, Telluride 970.728.4581 Box Canyon Bicycles 300 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2946 Burton Telluride   Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.6138 Christy Sports  Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.1334 Mountain Lodge, Mountain Village 970.369.5267 Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 970.369.4727 Jagged Edge/Journey Outdoors  223 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9307 Neve Sports/Telluride Sports Madeline Hotel, Mountain Village 970.728.5722 Patagonia 200 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4303 Telluride Angler/Telluride Outside 121 West Colorado, Telluride 800.831.6230

SWEETS Telluride Truffle Artisan Chocolate 171 South Pine, 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

Animal Hospital of Telluride 6785 Park Drive, Ilium 970.728.1082 / 970.708.4359 (after hours) Mobile Unit One Veterinary Service 970.708.1512

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Adventure Tour Productions Tandem paragliding, photo/video tours 970.729.0078 Bootdoctors Winter — fat tire biking, fly fishing, Nordic ski clinics Summer — fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, paddleboarding, rafting 800.592.6883 Circle K Ranch Horseback Riding 970.562.3826 Dave’s Mountain Tours summer only Historic off-road 4x4 adventures 970.728.9749 Four Corners Whitewater Kayaking, paddleboarding, river rafting 888.723.8925 High Camp Hut Overnight adventure hut for hiking, nordic skiing, snowshoeing 970.728.8050 Mountain Trip Adventure guides for rock climbing, backcountry skiing, ice climbing 970.369.1153 Opus Hut Backcountry hut 970.708.0092 RIGS, Adventure Co. Flyfishing, water sports 970.708.0092 Roudy’s Horseback Adventures Horseback riding, winter sleigh rides 970.728.9611 San Juan Balloon Adventures Ultralight flights/paragliding 970.626.5495 San Juan Huts Backcountry hut system 970.626.3033 San Juan Outdoor Adventures/ Telluride Adventures Winter — Backcountry skiing, hut trips, ice climbing, snowshoeing Summer — hiking, hut trips, rock climbing, Via Ferrata 970.728.4101 Telluride Academy Summer camps for youth ages 5-18 970.728.5311 Telluride Adaptive Sports Program Winter and summer activities for all ages and disabilities 970.728.5010 Telluride Adventure Center Winter — fat tire biking, flyfishing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling Summer — 4x4 tours, flyfishing, mountain biking, paddleboarding, rafting 970.728.7433 Telluride Avalanche School winter only Avalanche education 970.728.4101

Telluride Guided Mountain Biking 970.708.7848 Telluride Helitrax Helicopter skiing 877.500.8377 or 970.728.8377 Telluride Mountain Guides Winter — backcountry skiing, ice climbing Summer — climbing 14ers, hiking 970.728.6481 Telluride Nordic Center Nordic skiing - classic and skate 970-728-1144 Telluride Offroad Adventures summer only Off-road / 4x4 adventures 970.708.5190 Telluride Outfitters Winter — snowmobiling Summer — ATV tours, fly fishing, mountain biking, RZR tours, rafting Town Hall Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.4475 Telluride Outside/Telluride Angler Winter — fly fishing, photography tours, snowmobile tours Summer — 4-wheel drive tours, fly fishing, mountain biking, photography tours, rafting 800.831.6230 Telluride Paragliding Tandem paragliding flights 970.708.4247 Telluride Snowkite Snowkite instruction 541.490.4401 Telluride Sports Various summer and winter activities 970.728.4477 ext 211 Telluride Wranglers Horseback Riding 970.759.3183 Wild Hare Snowshoe Tours Backcountry snowshoe tours 970.728.5465

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

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

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

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

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

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