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There’s Something About Telluride

Welcome to our winter edition of “The Guide,” our personally crafted version of what makes Telluride a one-of-a-kind, award-winning ski destination.

Our best news this winter is a substantial increase in flights for our winter enthusiasts (big kudos go out to Matt Skinner of Colorado Flights for this increased access). With direct flights from Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Newark, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Phoenix and Denver, it’s easier than ever to get to North America’s number-one ski resort, as voted by the discriminating readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine. This issue has a wonderful lineup of personalities, interesting tidbits and features that allow you to make the most of your visit with us. Our cover story will take you back to the days when avid skiers had to hike to access the bounty of white gold on our mountain. A ski area with lifts and trails only existed as a dream, and a dream


needs a doer, a relentless go-getter to see the journey through. Billy “Senior” Mahoney was our visionary, and we continue to expand on his dream to this day. As dreams go, I think it’s always wise to include gastronomy, and our on-mountain dining is truly second to none. You’ll find an insider’s look at resort eateries that provide the perfect pick-me-up to fuel you from your first to last run. From Giuseppe’s black bean sauté to the signature grilled cheese and organic tomato and gorgonzola soup at Alpino Vino, the mushroom soup and cheese plate at Bon Vivant to Gorrono’s Louisiana alligator ribs, you’ll find that it’s not difficult to eat exceptionally well on our mountain. Beyond Mahoney’s fabulous story, there are

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many dreams that become reality here in the San Juans. The Telluride Venture Accelerator enters its third season, investing both mentoring and financial capital into creative enterprises with the aim of building and strengthening the area’s entrepreneurial community. The area’s locals are grateful and honored to be hosts to Venture’s innovation in action. In addition, this issue includes special stories highlighting one of the biggest perks of growing up in Telluride: Ski PE, which is how Olympic medalist Gus Kenworthy and other notable area skiers first fell in love with the ski way of life. Finally, we salute the new Fire Festival, where fantastic, fiery sculptures will don our streets and plazas this January. We hope you take advantage of all there is to do here, on the snow and off. Maybe we’ll see you on the mountain, but if not there, then on main in Telluride. Let it snow,

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SPECIE WILDERNESS RANCH Specie Wilderness Ranch is a beautiful 548 acre ranch located at the foot of Little Cone. This ranch, comprised of open meadows, rolling hills and aspen forests, features numerous beautiful home sites to create the perfect ranch compound. Bordered for almost a mile by USFS land, Specie Wilderness offers easy access to public lands and untold acres to explore. $6,000,000

ASPEN RIDGE 16 One of the best values for a 4 bedroom condominium in Mountain Village – this beautiful Aspen Ridge town home lives like a custom home with incredible views of the San Sophias and La Sal mountains, impeccable furnishings and finishes, two master suites and is just steps from the ski trail, Mountain Village core and Gondola. $1,895,000

MYSTERY This is a unique one-bedroom Peaks Penthouse. This single-level condominium features high-end finishes and a great design with a full kitchen and comfortable living area. Enjoy all the Peaks amenities including tremendous ski in/ ski out access, on-site golf course, and use of a worldrenowned Golden Door spa. Offered fully furnished and turn-key. $575,000



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Uptown, Downtown Mountain Village and Telluride

No mountain getaway presents such a perfect complement of historic charm and modern luxury as Telluride and Mountain Village. With clapboard storefronts, brick hotels and ornately detailed Victorian homes, Telluride has preserved its Wild West color and authenticity. The town’s National Historic Landmark District designation requires that all new construction must adhere to the area’s turn-of-the-twentieth-century image and character, and many of the preserved buildings now house gourmet restaurants, chic boutiques and fine art galleries. At 9,545 feet on the other side of the ski mountain, the town of Mountain Village boasts views of some of the highest and most magnificent peaks seen in this western arm of the San Juan Mountains. Incorporated in 1995, this contemporary alpine-style community offers luxury lodging, shopping, dining and adventure. Guests will find that the on-mountain location provides easy access to a myriad of snow sports, spas, shops, restaurants and the gondola. And a free gondola at that! As the only transportation system of its kind in North America, the “g” connects the two towns with a 13-minute ride and provides easy access to the best of both worlds. So this winter, leave your car behind and join us in Telluride for the adventure of a lifetime.

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mountain of a man by mary duffy

Billy ‘Senior’ Mahoney “The thing of it is, we was gonna…” That’s how Billy “Senior” Mahoney starts most of his stories. Team player, tireless doer, and lover of all things mountainous, Mahoney was never one to sit in an office and shovel out tasks: He made things happen, and it’s because of this energetic and all-things-are-possible attitude that the Telluride Ski Resort is what it is today. Mahoney is the thread that runs through this town’s mining heritage and into its manifestation of a world-class ski resort. He’s the man who dreamed the impossible dream. 18

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In the days of yore, before the resort and all of its trapgreat vehicle for accessing the high country in winter, and when pings, no one had more desire to see a ski area in Telluride than they “conveniently” had their skis along with them, it made for an Billy Mahoney. He was the child that wished for a new pair of skis exciting descent. Eventually, Mahoney did make it underground for Christmas and the teenager who stared out of his schoolhouse and has always harbored a passion for hard-rock mining: “It’s window, daydreaming of zipping down the north face of Coonskin. a love affair,” he says. “Everybody has their dream of finding the Few realize that Mahoney was not born in Telluride nor—unmother lode.” like most of his cohorts in the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Mahoney joined the Navy at 18 to avoid being drafted. After Fame—was he raised a skier. William H. Mahoney, called “Senior” two years abroad, he returned to Telluride to work in the mines by his friends, was born in Bonanza, Colorado, and marry his high-school sweetheart, Twylla on August 11, 1928, one of six boys. After his Chadwick. (The couple is happily wedded to father lost his job during the Depression, the this day.) Still hooked on skiing, Mahoney’s enHe’d [Mahoney] beg family relocated to the bustling mining town thusiasm for the sport was only dampened by of Telluride in 1932, and Mahoney quickly people to help him until the lack of lifts. “We’d get together and go over caught the fever for both mining and skiing. to the Broomtail [off of West Meadows] and ski he couldn’t beg anymore, As kids, the Mahoney brothers were an down to Ilium, and have a car pick us up and adventurous lot. In the winter there was little then he’d do it himself. “ bring us back,” Mahoney says. “Or take a car and to do, and playing in the snow was a given. go up to Alta and ski down to the highway.” - Telluride local Allan Ranta “We just used old wooden skis that you found “The thing of it is, most people were interaround, strapped them on and went shootin’ ested in uphill transportation,” recounts Madown the hills, anyplace we could,” recalls honey. “I was looking for something that would Mahoney. But without the aid of chairlifts, their days were spent provide me with a place to ski, to enjoy myself, to have recreation.” mostly hiking. When a portable rope tow, powered by a Briggs With the help of the town and equipment from Idarado Min& Stratton engine, was erected in 1937 on the hill behind Town ing Company, an electric rope tow was installed on Grizzly Gulch Park’s beaver pond, the local kids were encouraged to start ski (present-day Kid’s Hill) in 1956. “He’d beg people to help him jumping and racing, and ski fever broke out in Telluride. until he couldn’t beg anymore, then he’d do it himself,” rememAt age 15, Mahoney got a job at the Telluride Mines. Too bers Telluride local, Allan Ranta, of Mahoney. A season pass to the young to work underground, he unloaded ore buckets from the Grizzly Gulch rope tow was $5, but due to safety issues, the tramaerial trams. He and his brothers found those tramways to be a way board eventually closed the makeshift lift. >>

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The Town of Telluride’s Grizzly Gulch rope tow circa 1956

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“We decided we needed to have some more exposure, so we set up snow-cat skiing in Prospect Basin.” Photos left to right: Mahoney and Emile Allais map ski runs in the 1970s. Joe Zoline cuts the ribbon on the ski area’s official opening day, December 23, 1972, with Telluride Town Councilmen and San Miguel County Commissioners looking on. (Mahoney is fourth from the left). Emile Allais (left) and Mahoney (right) dedicate “Allais Alley” to the French ski champion and ski area designer, circa 1970. Mahoney’s hands-on attitude had him cutting trees and clearing runs in summer. photos courtesy of senior mahoney and telluride historical museum©


In 1959, Mahoney and other local citizens hired Pete Seibert, World War II 10th Mountain Division veteran and developer of Vail, to evaluate the Telluride mountain as a ski area. “Pete wrote us a pretty good report, that we had the potential down here,” says Mahoney. The group formed Telluride Ski, Inc., and, after securing land options on Turkey Creek Mesa and obtaining approvals from the Forest Service, stock was issued and offered to the public for purchase. However, it was a hard sell in the remote mining town, and with inadequate financial backing, the development never got off the ground. “A fellow named Joern Gerdts came down from Aspen in the ’60s,” remembers Mahoney. Gerdts, a photographer, and his wife, Louise, bought property in town. As a man who loved skiing perhaps as much as Mahoney, Gerdts—along with local ski coach, Jerry Pessman, and Mahoney—helped to reignite the attempt to establish a ski area in Telluride. Gerdts even managed to get a feature article in Skiing magazine (1967) touting Telluride’s potential. Louise wrote the text, ending it with, “It’s got everything—snow, terrain, climate, the works. Is there a financier in the audience?” But it wasn’t until 1968 that the ski area finally found its champion. Entrepreneur Joseph Zoline came to town and decided a ski area in Telluride would be his next business venture. Additionally, he recognized Mahoney’s dedication and knowledge of the area and offered him the position of mountain manager. Finally realizing his dream of seeing the mountains developed for skiing, Mahoney quit his job as Idarado Mine foreman in 1970 and joined Zoline in the undertaking. The company brought in former world-champion French skier, Emile Allais, to help Mahoney design and contour the slopes. Over the next two years, Mahoney and a skeleton crew cleared ski runs and plotted lift lines. “We decided we needed to have some more exposure, so we set up snow-cat skiing in Prospect Basin [now Bowl],” recounts Mahoney. The Forest Service required that they have a legitimate corporation to

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outdoor activities

beyond the slopes Telluride’s Backyard is the Ultimate Winter Playground For the those who love adrenalin, the prospects are limitless. Test your skiing and snowboarding prowess by helicopter, snowcat, kite or backcountry skiing. For a slower pace, the surrounding National Forests can also be accessed on Nordic skis or snowshoes—the terrain is limitless. You can kick back and let a team of horses pull you across a mountain meadow, or straddle a snowmobile and zip across frozen trails. Don’t forget, ice is nice, especially if you like to ice climb, ice skate or ice fish. Then there are all the fun things you can do in snow if you’re young at heart (see page 32). And if comfort is your pleasure, hop the gondola and catch the scenery on a free ride to Mountain Village, and enjoy the beauty of winter’s softer side. For a complete listing of outfitters, turn to page 76 or go to >> winter 2014-2015

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Nordic Skiing Need a break from the ski area but still want to get out? Nordic terrain 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 Mountain Village golf course, at Trout and Priest Lakes, and at the top of Chair Ten (TopATen) on the ski area. Each area offers various lengths of groomed trail, different terrain and excellent scenery. The Telluride Nordic Center in Telluride Town Park is a great resource for trail conditions, lessons and gear rentals.

Snowmobiling The motor-head in the family doesn’t need to duck a Telluride winter vacation. An extensive network of groomed trails just outside Telluride and Mountain Village create a snowmobiler’s paradise. Or venture out further into the backcountry with local outfitters, who offer half-day and full-day snowmobile tours for all ages and experience levels.

FlyFishing Coming to Telluride in winter doesn’t mean you have to leave your rod and reel behind. Many streams and rivers in the greater Telluride region are prime for fishing year round. Late February to April, the San Miguel River provides excellent fishing opportunities. Flowing through the towns of Ouray and Ridgway, The Uncompahgre River fishes well all winter and offers private water for multi-day experiences. If you are really feeling hardy, you can try your hand at fishing the area’s lakes and reservoirs, where ice fishing can be enjoyed. Local outfitters can guide you on the perfect winter fly-fishing adventure. 24

Snowshoeing When the whole family wants to go for a walk in the woods, don’t let the snow stop you. Snowshoes offer the freedom to explore many snow-covered places. Easy to learn and fun to master, it’s an activity for all ages. Choose between a leisurely sightseeing outing or an uphill trek for the perfect cardio workout. EcoAdventures offers naturalist-guided snowshoe tours on the Telluride Ski Area (TopATen). Guided snowshoe adventures are also available with a number of local outfitters.

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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. Without trudging through snow, you can enjoy the mountain vistas and wide-open spaces, all while embracing the spirit of the Wild West.

Snowbiking Try this fun alternative way to speed down the hills, or access the mountain if you are a non-skier. A knowledgeable snowbike instructor will teach all aspects of riding a bike, with sleds instead of wheels. Rentals and classes are available through EcoAdventures. The class includes your lesson, rental, and a snowbike certification card upon completion of the course.

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

fat tire Biking Fat tire bikes enable cycling enthusiasts to pursue their passion year round— even in snow. Guests can take a tour on the Valley Floor or the uber-fit can explore the Alta Lakes Road. Half-day or full-day rentals and tours are available.

Backcountry Huts Skiing in the San Juan backcountry is a true outdoor adventure. Explore and marvel at some of the country’s most spectacular mountain surroundings while skiing to a hut or lodge, stocked with all the amenities necessary for a comfortable winter’s night stay. Travel to a single hut or tour hut-to-hut in the European tradition. Add hike-to alpine skiing or snow boarding to your hut trip. For more on local Hut Trips, see pages 27-29.

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Ice Skating In Telluride, you can enjoy the quintessential winter activity of ice skating under the stars. Three rinks are available in the area: in Telluride Town Park you’ll find a professional-grade indoor hockey rink as well as an outdoor rink, and in Mountain Village Center you can skate at the Hotel Madeline’s delightful outdoor rink. Ice skate rentals are available at both locations.

Helicopter Skiing Ski and snowboard enthusiasts seeking powder turns outside the ski area boundaries need to look no further than Helitrax, the premiere helicopter ski company in the state of Colorado. In operation since 1982, Helitrax flies in the San Juan Mountains at the highest elevation of any helicopter skiing operation in North America. Skiers using Helitrax will enjoy panoramic scenery and untouched powder. The business offers a variety of heli-ski options: day trips, multi-day outings and custom tours.

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Snowcat Skiing Some call it poor-man’s heli-skiing, but for those who want to stay closer to the earth and still find wild stashes of powder, snowcat skiing is the way to go. Skiers and snowboarders can make fresh tracks on pristine canvases of white during cat skiing adventures. Several outfitters offer snowcat tours in the surrounding area.

Kite Skiing Snowsport enthusiasts wanting an extra challenge can soar across the snow and up or down slopes with the pull of a kite. Known to its practitioners as “snow-kiting,” the sport is done with downhill ski or snowboard equipment and the only thing added…a colorful kite. Kite skiers fly through the meadows at Lizard Head Pass, full of wide-open spaces and gorgeous views. Lessons are available locally.

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Joe Ryan’s huts provide endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts By Martinique Davis

Alpine huts have long offered respite for backcountry travelers; sheltering soldiers, miners, shepherds, and pilgrims in some of the world’s most remote and rugged terrain. As early as the mid-1800s, mountaineers and skiers in Europe used these huts as basecamps for alpine expeditions. North American adventurers joined the trend a few decades later, with hut systems springing up first in Canada and the Northeast and later in Colorado, with the state’s first alpine hut system built near Aspen in the 1950s. Hut-to-hut travel arrived later in the Southern Rockies, yet its popularity has grown thanks to the creation and evolution of the San Juan Hut System, long considered the granddaddy of mountain hut systems in this part of the state. The San Juan Hut System is comprised of a series of huts strewn across the San Juan Mountains and stretches as far south as Durango and Moab, providing a place to “camp” for skiers, snowshoers, mountain bikers, hikers, hunters, and more. “The topography is what brings people here—the allure of the mountains and getting out into them and really experiencing them,” explains Joe Ryan, owner and founder of the San Juan Hut System. Joe’s daughter, Kelly Ryan, grew up around the huts. After college, she followed her father’s footsteps and spent years guiding and ski patrolling in Washington, Alaska, California, Colorado and abroad. In 2012, after roaming the globe, she realized you just can’t beat the San Juans and came home to help her dad run the “family business.” The company’s 16 rustic huts provide the respite new-age adventurers crave, with padded bunks, sleeping bags, fully outfitted kitchens, composting toilets, food and water—offering a well-situated homebase from which to experience these remote wilderness areas. In the winter, five winterized huts provide access to over 60 miles of cross-country trails and almost endless opportunities for backcountry skiing. Sites range from the mellow terrain found around the Blue Lakes and the Burn Hut; while Ridgway, North Pole, and Last Dollar huts are situated in ski terrain better suited for experienced skiers, well-versed in avalanche terrain travel protocol. >>

The North Pole Hut sits below the north face of Hayden Peak (12,987’). (Photo courtesy of Rob Fullerton/San Juan Huts)

Joe Ryan, of San Juan Huts, breaks trail on the terrain above the Last Dollar Hut (10,980’). (Photo courtesy of Kelly Ryan/San Juan Huts)

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When the snow melts, novice and expert mountain bikers can find adventure with the San Juan Huts’ multi-day, hut-to-hut rides, with routes utilizing singletrack and backcountry roads from Telluride to Moab and Durango to Moab. Summer also brings hikers, trail runners, sightseers and hunters (in the fall) to the doorstep of the San Juan backcountry, with the huts around Ridgway, Telluride, and Ouray available for nightly rental. Ryan started building winter huts in Telluride’s backcountry in 1987, after working on ranches across Idaho and traveling throughout the Canadian backcountry—staying in mountain huts all the while. Many challenges arose as Ryan brought his vision to life. Getting permits from the Forest Service was difficult and time consuming, and once in place came the challenge of actually building the huts—which the Forest Service mandated had to be taken down and moved at the end of every winter season. Out of a search to keep the business going in summer, came the concept of creating a hut-tohut bike system, and thus the Telluride to Moab route was born. Then, in 2004, National Geographic Adventure magazine featured a story on the Telluride to Moab bike route, the only destination hut-to-hut bike system in the country. By March of the following season, the bike route was fully booked and Ryan had already turned 2,000 people away. “I knew then that we seemed to have a good recipe for what people liked to do, so we expanded the bike route,” Ryan explains of adding the 215-mile, Durango to Moab route to San Juan Huts’ repertoire. Today, Ryan sees the fruits of his three decades of labor come to life when he speaks with the company’s clients. Bikers, skiers, and other adventurers come back from the trails dirty, tired, and blissful; as he says, hearing their stories is “what it’s all about.” “It’s really rewarding when we see people have a good trip, and that’s really been the driving mechanism behind it for all these years,” Ryan says. a

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Lofty Lodges My breath condensed into crystalline wisps beneath my nose, stinging my eyes and reminding me yet again that it was getting dark. The slant of the slope ahead looked more daunting in the dying light of this December afternoon, yet the mental picture of what awaited me kept my pace brisk. My skis swished through a quarter-inch of hoar ice forming on the cross-country track, each step of the climb bringing us closer to our destination: the Opus Hut and its roaring fire, fully outfitted kitchen and, yes, even a woodstoked sauna. Raucous good times ensued that evening and the next as our group reveled in the splendor of winter in the San Juans. Immersing oneself so fully, and yet very comfortably, in the heart of the wilderness has never been so inviting, thanks to the advent of the “high-end hut.” The mesas and mountains around Telluride boast three such options for deluxe accommodations available for rent throughout the year. These three picturesque San Juan cabins bring together the best of both worlds: the solitude, grandeur and adventure of the backcountry with the creature comforts of deluxe accommodations. The Opus Hut, the newest of the group, sits perched on a high ridge just east of the apex of Ophir Pass between Silverton and Ophir. Owner Bob Kingsley built the two-story structure with comfort in mind, including multiple private bedrooms, two wood-burning stoves, a wood-fired sauna and spectacular views off of its two cantilevered decks. It sleeps 16 and, for an additional fee, occupants can arrange for meal service. The High Camp Hut, built in 2000, offers equally snug accommodations but is more accessible than Opus, located just two-and-a-half miles from Highway 145 near Lizard Head Pass. The dining room has a long wooden table lit by a candle chandelier. Warmed by a potbelly stove, this has been the site of hundreds of unforgettable meals enjoyed amidst the quietude of evergreen forests. With four bedrooms and a loft that provide sleeping accommodations for 14; a fully stocked kitchen and wood-fired sauna; and huge decks with sweeping views of Sheep Mountain and San Miguel Peak, how could skiers have anything other than a truly unique backcountry experience?High Camp’s owner, Cindy Farny, will even haul your gear for an additional fee; catering may also be arranged upon request. the Observatory at Alta Lakes, the granddaddy of high-alpine lodging in the region, is the closest to Telluride and just a short ski from the Telluride Ski Resort. Built in the early 1970s, the Observatory has become an iconic locale for ski groups, weddings and other special gatherings. New owner, Matt Bowling, has put lots of love into the place, updating the kitchen and bathrooms and adding some contemporary touches (it has cell phone reception and there is a television). The stone-inlaid hot tub and sauna are a heavenly experience after a day of skiing the popular backcountry terrain located just steps from the front door. The Observatory has two private bedrooms and a loft that sleep 10 in total, and catering and shuttle service are available upon request. a — Martinique Davis winter 2014-2015

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“There are those moments when we realize that we are so lucky to do this together. It creates a bond that wouldn’t be possible anywhere else.” - Craig Wasserman

Little Rippers Hitting the Slopes for PE By Jesse James McTigue

If you pass by the gondola’s Station Telluride around 8:30 a.m. on any given weekday in January and February, you may notice neatly lined up kids’ skis, sixty or seventy pairs, on the plaza. It looks like an offering to the ski gods…but just wait. At about 8:50, a big yellow school bus, with Telluride R-1 District written in black letters across its sides, pulls up. The bus driver opens the door, and out pour excited school kids. They’re not carrying book bags, nor are they dressed for school; instead, they’re in bright-colored jackets, snow pants, helmets and goggles. They wobble awkwardly down the bus stairs in their stiff ski boots. The plaza is momentarily filled with the organized chaos inherent to schools, and voices, all the same octave and talk at once. The kids find their skis, form a bunched cue in front of the gondola, and are transported—eight at a time—up to Station St. Sophia, where they disperse in small ski groups with an instructor until the school bell rings at the end of the day. This is not a field trip or even a special ski day for Telluride’s schoolchildren: It’s the winter physical education program, locally known as Ski PE, that begins in preschool and is available to students throughout high school. At the public school, the program gives students in kindergarten through sixth grade the opportunity to ski one full day a week for five or six weeks, depending on their age, beginning in late December and ending in mid-February. Once in high school, students ski two afternoons a week, Thursday and Friday, for five weeks. Students who are not a part of the competitive Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club (TSSC) ski with Telluride Ski Resort’s PSIA-certi30

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fied instructors. Those in the club meet their coaches to train in a specialized discipline— alpine racing, freestyle, park and pipe, big mountain or snowboarding—and can add Ski PE to their schedules beyond the five-week standard program. At the independent, ACIS-accredited Telluride Mountain School (TMS), the Ski PE program is an integral part of the outdoor education curriculum and winter sports program. It lasts the entire winter, beginning the second week of December and ending the last Friday of the ski season, and extends beyond the mountain, offering students exposure to Nordic skiing, ice skating, ice climbing, and the high school-age students have the options of avalanche safety and backcountry overnight trips. TMS also offers a winter academy program in which students who live outside of Telluride can stay with a local family and attend the Mountain School to take advantage of the winter sports program or ski or board competitively with TSSC. There is a fee for participating in Ski PE, but the public school and Telluride Ski Resort have worked together to try and make it as affordable as possible. According to Telluride Middle and High School counselor Sara Kimble, the Telluride community helps support those who may not otherwise be able to afford Ski PE. Telluride Ski Resort gives 20 passes to the program, and the money from the ski patrol’s t-shirt sales goes to Ski PE

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scholarships. KOTO, the local radio station, also offers free gear for those in Ski PE at the After-the-SWAP ski gear sale. The public school also offers alternative programs for students. In 2010, the Telluride Medical Center received a generous three-year federal subsidy known as the PEP (Physical Education Program) grant, money awarded for preventive health measures that promote healthy, active lifestyles for kids. This grant allowed the school to offer a combination of fitness options, including yoga, ice skating, Nordic skiing and swimming. It also funded SKART for the elementary and intermediate students, a program allowing kids to ice skate and take art classes through the Ah Haa School for the Arts during Ski PE days. The grant ran out last year and, according to Kimble, the school is still in the process of implementing and funding alternative programs for winter 2015. Craig Wasserman, Director of the Winter Sports Program at TMS, says the teachers rival the students in their excitement for the program. Skiing with the students during Ski PE is actually a job requirement. “It’s hard to tell whether the kids or teachers are more excited,” Wasserman says. “It’s a shared joy. There are those moments when we realize that we are so lucky to do this together. It creates a bond that wouldn’t be possible anywhere else.” a

While students usually have the opportunity to participate in some sort of athletic program in their K-12 years, Telluride schools have a unique offering: Ski PE. The program provides technical instruction and imparts the importance of making time to incorporate play into your life. Wherever these students end up going—a city, college or into the workforce— they bring with them the foundation to pursue a healthy, active lifestyle. However, Ski PE instruction also lays the groundwork for training at a higher level. Some graduates of the program dominate junior competitions, continuing on to create careers for themselves in the ski industry, compete at the World Cup level, and even go to the Olympics. Gus Kenworthy is Telluride’s most famous athlete and the town’s first winter Olympian, having qualified for the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia and winning silver in the men’s freestyle skiing competition. He also garnered attention for using social media to bring awareness to the plight of stray dogs around the Olympic Village. A picture of him sleeping in Sochi covered by puppies is as well known as those of him spinning through the sky while completing an unimaginable number of 360s. Back at home, the media embraced the affable Kenworthy, extolling both his performance and his love for puppies. He appeared on NBC’s TODAY show with Matt Lauer, the Late Show with David Letterman, and CNN’s news show Anderson Cooper 360, among others. >>

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Off Mountain Diversions By Cindy Fusting

Growing up in Telluride, friends and family recall Kenworthy skiing in the terrain park under Lift 4. It didn’t seem like there was anything he couldn’t slide on, spin off of or jump over. He turned pro when he was 16 years old and took a non-traditional path to finish high school, completing some of his courses online and graduating in 2010. Kenworthy currently ranks as the reigning Association of Freeskiing Professionals Overall champion. He skis for Nike, Atomic and Sony, and recently added Monster Energy Drink to his growing list of sponsors. If all goes well, Telluride will again cheer him on in Pyeongchang, South Korea, at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Before graduating from the Telluride Mountain School in 2013, Keaton McCargo had competed in three World Cup mogul competitions and won both the women’s single and dual junior titles at the World Junior Championships in Valmalenco, Italy. Put simply, at age 18, McCargo was the best junior mogul skier in the world. During her senior year in high school, McCargo earned a spot on the US Freestyle Team and, upon graduation, moved to Park City, Utah, to begin instruction at the Olympic Training Center. In her first year post-high school, she repeated her Junior World Title in single moguls at Valmalenco and earned seven top-20 finishes in eight World Cup starts, her best a sixth-place finish in Norway. For the 2015 ski season, McCargo will be joined in Park City by her former Telluride coach, Caleb Martin, who was named as a US Ski Team World Cup mogul coach this summer. Caleb Martin graduated from Telluride High School in 1994 and went on to compete on the World Cup freestyle circuit in 1999, where he was a top-ranked US mogul skier. Martin has been leading the Telluride Freestyle Team for the past 12 years, and under his tutelage the program was named “Best In The World” by the US Ski and Snowboard Association, the nation’s governing body of competitive skiing and snowboarding. Telluride’s Ski PE program promotes a passion for the sport of play, the outdoors and the mountains—all ingredients for grounded, confident adults. As an athletic offering, physical education may be the underdog of many modern curricula, but as Dr. Stuart Brown, ex-Telluride resident and leading researcher on the benefits of play, says, “There is a strong correlation between success and playful activity.” Let’s hear it for No School on Powder Days! a — Jesse James McTigue


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With over 2,000 acres of world-class terrain, the Telluride Ski Resort is undoubtedly a skier’s and boarder’s paradise. Long family days on the mountain will always be cherished, but be sure to save a little time for your kids to experience magical moments of a different kind. Telluride isn’t just about mountain sports. There’s plenty abuzz in the arts and entertainment arena, too, along with surprising offerings for those who simply enjoy playing in snow. Tour through Time — Interactive exhibits and knowledgeable staff make the past come alive at the Telluride Historical Museum. From its time as a revered summer hunting ground for the Ute Indians to the boom and bustle of its mining heyday, Telluride has a colorful and surprising history. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and ages 6–17, and free for children 5 and under. Wintertime hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ice Skating — Rinks can be found under twinkling lights in Mountain Village or beneath a blanket of stars in Telluride’s Town Park. The availability of the free Town Park outdoor rink is weather dependent and usually skateable from mid-December through mid-February. A refrigerated NHL-sized indoor rink in the Town Park Pavilion is open throughout the winter season, with drop-in hockey scrimmages and free daily public skating hours. Bootdoctors manages the Mountain Village rink and offers day passes, lessons and on-site rentals. Nordic Skiing — A perfect activity to share across generations, Nordic skiing opens up new terrain for the whole family. Start with the three kilometers of immaculately groomed trails that wind through Town Park, then set off for the wide-open spaces of the Valley Floor, Mountain Village or Priest Lake. For $25, you can ride Lift 10 to access ten kilometers of rolling trails on the ski area. Guided tours and lessons are available through the Nordic Center in Town Park. Skateboarding — Even in the heart of winter, skateboarding is possible in Telluride! Skateboarders can ride the Gridline-designed skate park located on the west side of Town Park. A half-pipe-style vertical ramp and a double mini-ramp with roller transition and vert wall will keep riders focused, despite distracting views all around. The skate park is free and timer-lit at night. There is also a mini-skate park off East Pacific Street that is great for beginners.

town park facilities The Warming Hut adjacent to the outdoor ice rink and skate park is great for a break from the elements and open for the entire winter season from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For information about lessons and flat-track skiing or snowshoe rentals, stop by the Telluride Nordic Center.

A Worthwhile Walk on Telluride’s Creative Side By Elizabeth Guest

on one particular evening each month, when the chairlifts close and the sun sinks beneath the mountains, the community celebrates the artistic side of Telluride with the First Thursday Art Walk. “It’s casual and social, and it opens the doors to a lot of people who may not feel comfortable walking into a gallery on their own,” says Telluride Arts Executive Director Kate Jones, organizer of the Art Walk and promoter of local art and artists. While Telluride thrives on its snowy ski slopes and old-time Western charm, it also harbors a new wave of avant-garde artists who push the envelope through their mediums. Combined with longtime favorites such as landscape photography, pleinair paintings and wearable art first thursday such as jewelry, the local art art walk scene is diverse. From 5 to 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, art aficionados and curious onlookers cruise the streets. People pop in and out of galleries, some lingering long enough to engage with the exhibiting artists. And although art may be the focus, the event is also about bringing the community together. Introductions are made, friendships kindled, and dialogues started by the creativity presented on walls,

in standing sculptures, or dynamic installations. “It’s a big party, and almost all the venues have drinks, food and a reception of some kind,” says Jones. “It also gets people in touch with the artists themselves, who are often accessible and available for questions on the premise of the exhibits.” And a nice palette of galleries are available. Some are new to the scene, such as Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery with its landscape paintings and Kamruz Gallery with its playful photographs. Others are longtime staples, such as the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art that showcases some of the top artists from around the world. Ah Haa School for the Arts features contributing artists each month at their gallery in the historic Depot Building. So there’s always the guarantee of new exhibits at each Art Walk, as many of the winter 2014-2015

venues—such as Stronghouse Studios and 81435 (both managed by Telluride Arts), Mélange, Ah Haa School and Steaming Bean—exhibit revolving displays. “With new shows going up every month, it keeps things really fresh,” Jones says. Since its start in 2008, the Art Walk has blossomed into a popular and highly anticipated event. The numbers alone attest to the success of Art Walk: In its first year, it consisted of only a handful of galleries, but today there are 19 stops on the tour around town, enough to have you jogging from one place to another during the evening. But it’s your option to choose how much or little you want to see. States Jones, “One of the greatest things about the Art Walk is that it invites people to come into the galleries and not feel any pressure,” such as feeling like you have to purchase something or the sense of intimidation often evoked by the mysteries of the art world. Telluride’s First Thursday Art Walk is for everyone, whether you are an avid collector, a scholar of fauvism, cubism or the Neo-Geo Period, or just someone who appreciates a pretty painting of a mountain landscape. It’s all about checking out the variety of work available in local galleries. Pick up an Art Walk map for a self-guided tour, available at participating venues and the Telluride Arts offices in the Stronghouse Studios + Gallery at 283 South Fir Street. For more visit a

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The motto Gleason learned years ago still rings true in his present life. “Boots are the most important part of the gear equation in skiing,” he says. “They can destroy the pleasure of the sport or improve it dramatically.” At Bootdoctors, every type of foot is welcome: narrow, average or wide; those that demand big toe boxes or deep cuts for anklebones or bunions. The staff ’s knowledge goes far beyond the phalanges: employees understand the skier and his style of skiing. Gleason, a fourth generation Coloradan, was raised in Boulder along with six siblings, and all started skiing at age three. He obtained his master’s degree in business but never envisioned wearing a tie, so when he was hired to run the technical services program for ski-boot company Hanson Industries, it was a welcome opportunity. The Hanson brothers spared no expense on training for Gleason, who learned from top-level podiatrists and experts in the field. He also made connections with other leaders in the industry, including Ernie Blake, the founder of Taos Ski Valley. When Hanson Industries folded in the mid-80s, Blake hired Gleason to manage a ski shop for the New Mexico resort. “By the end of the season, there was a line out the door with people coming to get their boots worked on,” Gleason says. “There were a lot of fit problems in those days.” In 1986, Gleason and his business partner founded their own shop, which they appropriately named “Bootdoctors.” The savvy businessmen included other offerings in their store, such as clothing and equipment. “Boot fitting is what gets people in the store,” Gleason says, “and if you get them in the store, why not have everything?”

happy feet “The quickest way to a skier’s heart is through their feet” is the motto that local boot fitter, Bob Gleason, has lived by since he was in his twenties. Today, Gleason is a leader in the ski-boot industry with sporting goods stores located in the Taos Ski Valley, Telluride and Mountain Village. The shops offer ski, snowboard and bike products as well as services with a custom touch.

Treasure Finds FindersYour Keepers Youwon’t won’tfind findaaPrada, Prada,Williams-Sonoma Williams-Sonomaor oreven evenaaGap Gapstore storefor You for hundreds of miles. What you will find is a collection of hundreds of miles. What you will find is a collection of boutiques, boutiques, shops and galleries showcasing of the sports shopssports and galleries showcasing some of thesome best designs, best designs, art, clothing and equipment in the world. Telluride art, clothing and equipment in the world. Telluride is rightly is rightly as for a bastion for individualism. Inspired by known asknown a bastion individualism. Inspired by the incredible the incredible natural landscape, creativity is rampant in natural landscape, creativity is rampant in the valley, as is a true the valley, is a true respect forand beauty, functionality and shop respect foras beauty, functionality craftsmanship. Local craftsmanship. Local shop owners take pride in offering their be owners take pride in offering their clients something different, something different, be itora garment, snowboard, itclients a garment, snowboard, pillow flower. Telluride’s mainpillow street or flower. Telluride’s main street is lined with a great variety of is lined with a great variety of locally owned retail establishments, locally owned retail establishments, but to find some of the most but to find some of the most extraordinary treasures, be sure to extraordinary treasures, be sure stroll the in side streets orVillage.. check stroll the side streets or check outtothe shops Mountain out the shops in Mountain Village. a


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boot “Doctor” Bob Gleason After running Bootdoctors in New Mexico for 11 years, Gleason moved to Telluride. The life decision was, in part, based on his older daughter’s desire to be a ski racer. He had been conducting boot-fitting and bio-mechanic clinics for Telluride Ski Resort since the ’80s and loved the area. At that time, Mountain Village was just developing, and with the potential obvious, Gleason opened a store there in 1997. In 2010, he and his partners took over the Paragon Sports businesses in Telluride. All of the Bootdoctors operations are truly family-owned and run, with Gleason’s daughters, Galena and Kelli, and wife, Penelope, involved and deeply committed. As for his path to success, Gleason offers this advice: Don’t get in your own way. “Leave the doors, the eyes and the arms open,” he says. “When there’s an opportunity, always look at it and see if it makes sense. See if it feels good.” a ­— Cara Pallone

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Penelope, bob, kelli & galena

To say Penelope and Bob Gleason have a million things going on would not

founded Bootdoctors in 1986. A friend invited Penelope to a and, on this particular cool August morning at a Mountain Village coffee shop, are planning “ski better” workshop. She had bought a pair of boots at a yard the annual Bootdoctors Buzzard Sale for the coming weekend while covering an employee sale and, upon arriving at the who just called in sick. Bob is fielding phone calls while friends and acquaintances stop by the resort, realized they weren’t gotable and interrupt Penelope, who seems genuinely excited to see each person. ing to work. So she found herself in Bootdoctors with a grinning Irishman at her feet. She reThe two may have a lot going on, but were also finalists in the categories of “Best Boot turned every day that trip. “I had the boot-fit guarthey take it in stride. They work in the out- fitting,” “Best Vibe” and “Most Innovative.” “I felt antee and I was going to take advantage of it for the doors industry, after all. As ski-instructor and that was such the compliment and kudos to our week,” she says with a laugh. The two began datfriend Annie Vareille-Savath describes them: staff,” Penelope says. “They work really hard and ing months later but were so busy that they didn’t “They are very involved in the community, caring; we put them through a crazy amount of training marry until 2000. When they’re not running a company, they they’re everywhere! Do they ever sleep?” and clinics.” might be on an epic adventure: skiing in France, The Gleasons aim for their retail sporting They have little turnover at their stores, and the goods stores in Telluride, Mountain Village and Gleasons work hard to be accessible owners. The scuba diving in Central America, sea kayaking in Taos Ski Valley to be the “Cheers of Ski Shops.” As couple’s daughters, Galena and Kelli, also have a Maine. Not “lay-on-the-beach” people, the two Penelope explains, there are three points to their hand in the family business. Galena is the head of also make it a priority to be part of the communibusiness philosophy: be personable and knowl- buying for the Telluride stores and Kelli manages ty. They’ve been known to dress in crazy costumes for fundraisers and events, and they support a edgeable and provide quality. ” the Oak Street store. In 2013, Bootdoctors shops were voted by Penelope recalls when she first met Bob and number of area nonprofits. “We feel that an essenSkiing Business magazine as the top stores with smiles. He was working in the Taos Ski Valley tial part of being in business in Telluride is giving the “Most Knowledgeable Staff ” in the U.S. They where he and business partner, Bob Remiger, back,” concludes Penelope. a

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French-inspired bon vivant sits at the top of polar queen express. ben eng/telluride ski resort

By Martinique Davis

Gourmet fare that rivals the views The Telluride Ski Resort is renowned for its jaw-dropping views and exceptional terrain, and now skiers have discovered there’s even more to experience on the slopes: extraordinary dining at the resort’s on-mountain restaurants. The trend of hot-out-of-the-fryer meals served up in red-checkered paper boats has faded alongside the neon one-piece ski suit, and discerning diners couldn’t be happier. Hungry skiers now have the option of resting their legs and fueling up for the next runs in style, thanks to the resort’s ongoing enthusiasm for its high-altitude haute cuisine. From the chic, white-linen-covered tables of Italian-themed wine bar Alpino Vino to the cozy climes of local-haunt Giuseppe’s and the al fresco flavors of French-inspired Bon Vivant to the still-true-to-Telluride Gorrono Ranch and Tomboy Tavern, the Telluride Ski Resort has decidedly uplifted the feel of dining in ski boots. Thanks to these not-your-average on-mountain dining establishments, visitors to the Telluride Ski Resort will now have more to drool over than just the views and the skiing. >>

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High Altitude Haute Cuisine | ski resort dining

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goronno ranch & the saloon Gorrono Ranch, located mid-mountain and accessed via the Village Express Lift, is perhaps the closest thing Telluride has to a traditional ski-lodge dining experience. Meals are still served on trays and kidfriendly curly fries are a perennial favorite, but the chefs at Gorrono have been known to throw in a few epicurean-inspired dishes (alligator is a favorite) now and then. Live music on the expansive deck and an outdoor fire pit make this restaurant a mandatory stop for skiers wanting to get the most out of their day on the mountain.

Located atop Gold Hill at almost 12,000 feet, Alpino Vino offers a legitimate remedy for those hankering for an exquisite on-mountain meal. Rustic hand-hewn beams and furniture crafted of reclaimed wine barrels, situated around a stone-inlaid, wood-burning fireplace, set the scene for a quaint lunch of such favorites as the antipasto plate, panini sandwiches, and Alpino Vino’s signature grilled cheese and tomato bisque. Its outdoor deck with cushioned couches and cozy tables offers an idyllic locale for sipping from the restaurant’s extensive wine list. Those looking for a truly distinctive experience may reserve a table for dinner, arriving at this snow-covered hamlet via snowcat.

bon vivant Telluride’s newest on-mountain restaurant sits at the top of the Polar Queen Express Lift where it provides outdoor deck dining with a decidedly French flair. The cassoulet could compete with any French bistro’s best, or belly up to the bar for fresh crepes, cappuccinos, specialty cocktails and bottles of wine served chilled in empty howitzer rounds. The Alpine Wild Mushroom soup is the house specialty and is served en croute.

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At the bottom of the Village Express Lift in the Mountain Village core, Tomboy Tavern offers a glimpse into Telluride’s mining past with industrial-themed décor and an eclectic menu that runs the gamut from chicken wings (steeped in a delectable prickly pear sauce) to hearty burgers to regional specialties such as trout and lamb.

giuseppe’s Perched near the apex of the Plunge Lift, this is the perfect stop for those diehard skiers needing a hearty pick-me-up before heading out for more. There’s little space for lingering inside this tiny restaurant, so it’s best suited for those on a mission (Giuseppe’s signature dish, the potato black bean sauté, can keep a person fueled for hours). On sunny days, picnic tables located out front offer an amazing view, all the way to the La Sal Mountains in Utah.

After a day on the slopes, food and libations are the rewards for a day well spent. And Telluride and Mountain Village offer what you crave—whether it’s a quick bite, warm treat, on-mountain fare or a gourmet meal. Recently voted one of the “Best American Cities for Foodies” by Condé Nast readers, chefs in the area weave regional ingredients and locally sourced organic meats, eggs and produce into their menus. You’ll find creative, modern dishes as well as favorite staples such as pizza, burgers and tacos. Enjoy après ski in an historic saloon, cocktails by a warming fire, or join the monthly Art Walk and browse area galleries before sitting down for a fantastic meal. Complete the evening by playing pool or taking in some music at local venues. For a complete list of restaurants and bars, turn to pages 77-81 or check out the Taste of Telluride menu guide insert.

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The Telluride Conference Center has all the things you would expect—oodles of meeting space, boutique hotels and restaurants of every variety. But meetings in Telluride are about challenging the status quo. Go ahead, loosen your tie, remove your high heels and mix-up your typical meeting.


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Join the Club! An Annual Telluride Gathering

“We love the ambiance, the mountain and the way that we’re treated in Telluride.”

By Elizabeth Guest

They come by the busload and make Telluride their weekend home throughout the winter season, courtesy of Alpine Ski Club & Adventure Tours. The club, based out of Phoenix, Arizona, offers ski and snowboard packages for around 2,800 people each year, sending a whopping 900 skiers to Telluride for “Alpine Daze” each January. The 45-year-old organization also has a presence on the mountain, town and village sidewalks, and the local hang-outs with regularly scheduled trips all winter long. “We look at Telluride as our main mountain, and we were one of the first clubs to bring groups there,” says John Henson, who runs Alpine with his partner, Lee Shapiro. “We love the ambiance, the mountain and the way that we’re treated in Telluride.” Almost every weekend, the club has between one and 17 buses traveling here. Henson and Shapiro actually met on an Alpine Ski Trip in 2004. On discovering the former owner’s plans to sell, they made the commitment—to each other and the business—and purchased the club in 2006. “Since our passions include skiing, travel, adventure, trying new things and helping people, owning Alpine Ski Club is ideal,” says Shapiro. “Our motto is to provide fun, affordable and hassle-free ski and snowboard trips.” As a wholesaler, Alpine Ski Club offers corporate trips for companies, schools, religious organizations, ski clubs, groups of friends and wedding packages. Besides Telluride, the club has trips to Durango, Wolf Creek, Vail, Taos and more. Now in its ninth year, it also does an August trip to Chile, the most recent in collaboration with the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program. “With one wheelchair, a few amputees, a blind individual and our other members, it was a most memorable trip for all involved,” says Shapiro. Trip packages are priced reasonably and include transportation, lodging, lift tickets and a sandwich on the way home. In addition, trip captains can guide members on where to ski, eat and shop. The popular “Alpine Daze” trip to Telluride in January is a fun-filled ski and snowboard weekend that also includes a party with a disc jockey, a barbecue on the slopes, and a commemorative t-shirt. “We generally have members ranging from teenagers to seniors on the trips,” says Shapiro. “We have some buses comprised of friends and colleagues as well as people who come by themselves and often match up with other singles.” Shapiro and Henson love Telluride and enjoy sending their members here as much as they do running a business together. When booking, you’re encouraged to talk directly to either Shapiro or Henson to customize your trip. “That way,” Shapiro advises, “we can make sure they get exactly what they want.” a winter 2014-2015

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“The Good Life” [ Mule Teams On Tomboy Road ] With sled driver, Bill Langley, manning the horses for the climb, the couple snuggled tight beneath furs as snowflakes fell. Backus, fresh off the train from California, had never before seen mountains as towering and severe as the staggering San Juans. “…the awesome grandeur burst full force upon us and almost took my precious breath away,” she wrote of her first clear view of the Savage Basin cirque. “Far across the gulch, the jagged heads of giants pierced the leaden sky. Pointing with his whip toward the mighty pinnacles, Bill asked, ‘Ma’am, can ya see that basin a little ways down the slope of the farthest peak, up high there, near the top? Well, there’s a little settlement there where you’re goin’ to live.’” This journey to Tomboy, during which they narrowly avoided an avalanche, barely squeezed by a train of pack mules laden with heavy loads, and worried that their horses would slide off the narrow trail as they crossed ribbons of sheer ice, exemplified the day-to-day challenges of living at a mining camp at 12,500 feet. Those trials and tribulations—running the gamut from fears of miners violently revolting, as they did in Telluride in 1904, to accidents in the mine and illnesses amongst the camp’s children to the simple struggles of keeping a house and learning to cook at 12,500 feet—provided fodder for the book Backus would write entitled Tomboy Bride: A Woman’s Personal Account of Life in Mining Camps of the West.” “I soon overcame the discomfort of cold feet and high altitude, but bread making was the bane of my existence,” Backus wrote of her misadventures in the kitchen, which was stocked only once per month during the long winter with supplies that had to be carried five miles from Telluride on the back of a mule. And although the climate was often unforgiving and each day’s demands great, Backus and her contemporaries carved a life out of their extreme surroundings, welcoming new babies, celebrating holidays and ultimately becoming an integral part of regional history. Before the couple left the high climes of the San Juans for mining opportunities elsewhere, Backus actually delivered the first baby ever born at the Miner’s Hospital in Telluride, which is now the Smithsonian Institute-affiliated Telluride Historical Museum. Today, little remains of the town of Tomboy, save some crumbling stone foundations and scattered piles of wood that once housed a few thousand residents and even the world’s highest YMCA. The stories of the citizens of Tomboy could likely have withered away into oblivion, just as their town has, if not for Backus’s story as represented in a special exhibit at the Telluride Historical Museum. Here, visitors can see a replica of the tiny shack, situated amid “the jagged heads of giants,” where Backus first began her adventures as the one-and-only Tomboy Bride. a photos courtesy of telluride historical museum ©

Telluride Real Estate Market Facts • The average % off asking price for homes sold in Telluride from January 2013 - September 2014 was -8.9%; for condos in Telluride it was -6.6%; for homes in Mountain Village it was -10.6%; for condos in Mountain Village it was -6.3%. • Property taxes in San Miguel County are among the lowest in the US. A $1.5 million improved property in Mountain Village pays approximately $6,200 annually.

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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 passed through the area in the 1700s and 1800s, but it was the mining industry that brought the first European settlers in 1876 when the Sheridan Mine registered its operation in the Marshall Basin above Telluride. The mountains turned out to be loaded with zinc, lead, copper, iron and silver, but once gold was discovered, the boom was on. In a short, 20-year span, the town grew from a hodgepodge of cabins and shacks to rows of elegant Victorians and stately brick buildings. Today, many of the structures still exist, illustrating the rich history of the town while housing modern boutiques and restaurants. Telluride was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1964, the highest level of historic status given by the US Secretary of the Interior. In an effort to protect the character and authenticity of the area, Telluride established the Historic and Architectural Review Commission (HARC), which reviews new building or remodeling plans before construction begins. The Historic Walking Tour is a selfguided walk through the area’s storied past. 1. San Miguel County Courthouse The courthouse was originally built on the south side of West Colorado Avenue in 1886 but burned shortly after construction. The bricks were saved to build the present courthouse less than a year later on the opposite corner (Colorado Ave. and Oak St.). Recently renovated, it is still in use today. 2. New Sheridan Hotel & Opera House Built in 1891, Telluride’s first hotel was destroyed by fire in 1894 and rebuilt in brick in 1895. At the same time, the Sheridan Bar was built, and it is now one of the oldest bars in the West. The bar has remained unchanged since 1895, boasting its original lead glass divider panels, mahogany wood paneling and filigree light fixtures. Patrons are served beverages on the original hand-carved cherry wood bar that was imported from Austria. The New Sheridan was recently accepted as a member of the National Trust for Historic Hotels of America. In 1913, the opera house was added and named the Segerberg Opera House, after builders J.A. and Arvid Segerberg. The building was eventually named the Sheridan Opera House after its neighboring bar and hotel. 3. The Pekkarine Building One of the oldest structures on Colorado Avenue, this building was home to the Pekkarine family. Mr. Pekkarine emigrated to the US from Finland in the late 1800s and opened a boot shop in the basement. On the second floor, he later operated a mercantile store. The Pekkarines lived on the third floor. At the settling of the Pekkarine estate in 1974, valuable turn-of-the-century artifacts were donated to the Telluride Historical Museum. 4. Roma Bar Building The Roma Building was home to one of the town’s oldest and most raucous bars. Now Honga’s Lotus Petal, 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 renovated in 1983 and again in 2006.


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



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commercial Flights Thanks to a 20% increase in air service this winter to the Telluride/ Montrose Airport (MTJ), Telluride is more accessible than ever. The Telluride/Montrose Airport, a scenic 65 miles away, is Telluride’s primary airport offering a variety of direct flights from nine major U.S. cities including Dallas, Phoenix, Newark, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and Atlanta. 

 New flights this year include United’s service from San Francisco (SFO) and American/US Airways’ new nonstop from Phoenix (PHX) to the Telluride/Montrose Airport. Flights from Dallas (DFW) have increased with a daily 76-seat CRJ 900, including first class cabin. Newark flights will run on Sundays in addition to the usual Saturday service. Contact a reservationist to check for flight specials 800.525.3455. local Airport Telluride/Montrose Regional Airport 970.249.3203 67 miles from Telluride; approximately a 1.5-hour drive Winter Air Carriers in Telluride/Montrose Regional Airport Allegiant 702.505.8888 American/ 800.433.7300 US Airways 800.428.4322 Delta 800.221.1212 United 800.864.8331

Taxis & Shuttles Custom trips and private transfers are available; advance reservations are recommended. Free public transportation options in Telluride and Mountain Village are described on page 65. Alpine Luxury Limo 970.728.8750 Mountain Limo 888.546.6894 or 970.728.9606 Telluride Express 970.728.6000 Rental Cars Telluride and Mountain Village Hertz 970.369.4995 Alamo/National 800.227.7368 or 970.728.9380 Montrose Regional Airport Avis 800.331.1212 or 970.240.4802 Budget-Montrose 800.527.0700 or 970.249.6083 Hertz 800.654.3131 or 970.240.8464 National 800.227.7368 or 970.252.8898 Via the Highway Current Road Conditions 877.315.7623 or go to Mileage from Telluride Albuquerque, NM Cortez, CO Denver, CO Durango, CO Grand Junction, CO Gunnison, CO Las Vegas, NV Moab, UT Montrose, CO Phoenix, AZ Salt Lake City, UT Santa Fe, NM

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

THE HOTEL TELLURIDE 199 North Cornet Street, Telluride 866.468.3501 or 970.369.1188

• Awarded “Top 50 Hotels” by Condé Nast • Awarded “World’s Best 500” by Travel & Leisure • “Top 100 Hotels in North America” in Travel & Leisure • Awarded #44 in “Top 50 Ski Hotels” by Condé Nast The Hotel Telluride is the premier full-service boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown. Guests receive the highest level of personal attention while relaxing in comfortable accommodations. A private balcony to enjoy the spectacular Telluride views, Aveda products, large bathrooms, a 'pillow menu' to customized your pillow choice, featherbed mattress, complimentary wireless internet and complimentary 24-hour coffee service are just a few of the things that make The Hotel Telluride the perfect choice for your mountain vacation. Start your day out in The Nook with a delicious hot full breakfast. The Nook transforms in the evening into a casual dining experience with fresh daily drink and entrée specials, along with good company. Other amenities include: full-service spa treatments, steam shower, work-out facility, and two outdoor hot tubs. The true essence of Telluride is found at The Hotel Telluride. We hope to see you soon.


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Telluride’s #1 Ranked Hotel

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Ski In/Ski Out • Siam’s Talay Grille Highly Personalized & Quality Service Ski Concierge Service

310 South Fir Street, Telluride 800.544.3436 or 970.728.6300

Welcome to the NEW Ice House Lodge.

Fully remodeled luxury suites and condominiums in the premier location in Telluride. Located just 100 yards from the Gondola Plaza on the San Miguel River, two blocks from main street and town park make this the perfect location for either your winter or summer vacations. The Ice House Lodge consists of 14 one and two bedroom suites with European-style kitchens as well as 3 luxury penthouse condominiums and 9 condominiums in our adjacent building. Our large spa with pool, hot tub and steam room greet guests after a hard day skiing, hitting the nearby hiking trails or enjoying one of Telluride world renown music festivals. Amazing location and spectacular residences make the Ice House Lodge the perfect location to enjoy everything Telluride has to offer!


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119 Lost Creek Lane, Mountain Village • 970.728.5678

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A blend of rustic elegance and Western charm, Mountain Lodge Telluride is your window to the splendor of the San Juan Mountains. Perched at 9,500 feet, this ski-in/ski-out resort offers private luxury cabins, deluxe condominiums and lodge rooms that provide a comfortable retreat from the ordinary. Room amenities include gourmet kitchens, jetted tubs, fireplaces, and private balconies. Our outdoor heated pool and hot tubs offer spectacular views while relaxing after an invigorating day of alpine adventure. The View Restaurant and Bar features a vaulted lobby with a 50-foot high timbered ceiling and massive stone fireplace. Food service features traditional tavern cuisine with an upscale flare. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner entrees, The View affords an intimate atmosphere for private parties, large catered affairs, family dinners or romantic evenings in a spectacular setting. Complete catering services are provided for large and small groups.


231 West Colorado Avenue, Telluride 800.200.1891 or 970.728.4351 The New Sheridan Hotel has served as Telluride’s social center since 1895. Located just two blocks from the ski lifts, the hotel’s location in the heart of downtown Telluride provides an ideal base for visitors. During an expansive renovation completed in late 2008, the hotel’s 26 guest rooms received a luxurious transformation under the guidance of internationally renowned designer Nina Campbell. Each individually designed room captures the historic charm of Telluride in an atmosphere of warmth and comfort. On-site dining options include the renowned Chop House Restaurant & Wine Bar, the Parlor, and the historic New Sheridan Bar, which was ranked among the world’s top 10 après ski bars by Forbes Traveler. The New Sheridan 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 “2015 AAA Four Diamond Hotel” rating. The New Sheridan is proud to be on the Register of National Historic Places.


457 Mountain Village Boulevard, Mountain Village Please call our Reservations department at 866-368-6867 to inquire about our current specials or go to our website: and click on SPECIAL OFFERS.

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Comfort. Convenience. Affordability.


he Victorian Inn has been serving our guests for almost 40 years and has earned a strong reputation for clean, comfortable, affordable accommodations in one of the best locations in town. Located just 200 steps from Main Street and the Gondola, you’ll be on the slopes in no time at all. Experience the service, amenities and value you deserve. Experience the Victorian Inn!

Serving Telluride for over 20 years, Telluride Alpine Lodging offers the largest selection of vacation rentals with over 300 properties to choose from. • • • • •

Economical hotel rooms steps from the base of Lift #7 Centrally located condominiums near the Gondola Cozy Bear Creek Lodge in Mountain Village Premier penthouses Luxury homes with ski in and ski out access and custom concierge services available • Pet-friendly accommodations

Call or visit us online to reserve today! Be sure to ask about our ski packages & discounted ski rentals.


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TELLURIDE ALPINE LODGING 324 West Colorado Avenue, Telluride • 877. 376. 9769 Classic Two Queen Room


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outfitters adventure guides Bootdoctors/Paragon 800.592.6883 Nordic clinics, fat tire biking, fly fishing

Silverton Powdercats 970.385.7288 Snowcat (backcountry) skiing

Dave’s Mountain Tours* 970.728.9749 Historic off-road 4x4 adventures

Telluride Academy* 970.728.5311 Summer camps for youth ages 5-18

Eco Adventures 970.728.7300 Kid’s adventures and activities

Telluride Adaptive Sports Program 970.728.5010 A variety of year-round activities for all ages and disabilities

Four Corners Whitewater* 223 East Colorado, Telluride 888.723.8925 Kayaking, river rafting, paddleboarding

Gear Rentals Burton Telluride   Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.6138 Black Tie Ski Rentals 970.369.7799 or 877.369.3999 Bootdoctors La Chamonix Bldg., Mountain Village 800.592.8954 236 South Oak, Telluride 970.728.4581 Box Canyon Bicycles 398 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2946 Christy Sports  Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 970.369.4727 Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.1334 Mountain Lodge, Mountain Village 970.369.5267 Eco Adventures FKL Breezeway, Mountain Village 970.728.7300 Gravity Works  205 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4143 Ice Skate Shop & Rentals Reflection Plaza, Mountain Village 970.239.0606 Jagged Edge/Journey Outdoors  223 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9307


Neve Sports Hotel Madeline, Mountain Village 970.728.5722 Paragon Bootdoctors 215 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4525 Ski Butlers Ski Rentals 970.728.2071 Telluride Adventure Center 970.728.7433 Telluride Angler/Telluride Outside 121 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3895 Telluride Golf Pro Shop* Golf Club in The Peaks Mountain Village 970.728.2606

Glide Telluride 970.708.0862 Glider rides

Telluride Helitrax 877.500.8377 or 970.728.8377 Helicopter skiing

Gravity Works 205 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4143 Indoor climbing wall; guided activities

Telluride Historical Museum 970.728.3344 “Ski into History” snowshoe tours

High Camp Hut 970.728.8050 Snowshoeing, Nordic skiing; overnight adventures Historical Tours of Telluride 970.728.6639 Historical tours John Sir Jesse Herb Walks* 970.728.0639 Nature walks Many Ponies Outfit 970.728.6278 or 970.327.0300 Horseback riding Opus Hut 970.708.0092 Backcountry hut RIGS, Adventure Co. 970.626.4460 Fly fishing; summer river activities

Telluride Nordic Center Telluride Town Park, Telluride 970.728.1144

Roudy’s Horseback Adventures 970.728.9611 Horseback riding, winter sleigh rides

Telluride Sports 150 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4477 Camels Garden, Telluride 970.728.3134 Gondola Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.8944 Franz Klammer, Mountain Village 970.728.0364 The Peaks, Mountain Village 970.369.2606

San Juan Balloon Adventures* 970.626.5495 Ultralight flights/paragliding

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Telluride Adventure Center 970.728.7433 Winter activities

San Juan Huts 970.626.3033 Backcountry hut system San Juan Outdoor Adventure Telluride Adventures Telluride Avalanche School 866.FUN.TRIDE or 970.728.4101 Guided activities, avalanche education

Telluride Mountain Guides 888.586.8365 or 970.728.6481 Backcountry skiing, ice climbing, avalanche classes Telluride Nordic Center 970-728-1144 Nordic skiing (classic and skate) Telluride Offroad Adventures* 970.708.5190 Off-road/4x4 adventures Telluride Outside/Telluride Angler 800.831.6230 Fly fishing Telluride Outfitters 970.728.4475 Town Hall Plaza, Mountain Village Snowmobiling, fly fishing, photography tours Telluride Snowkite 541.490.4401 Snowkite instruction Telluride Soaring 970.708.0862 Ultralights flights/paragliding Telluride Sports* 970.728.4477 ext 211 150 West Colorado, Telluride Summer fly fishing Telluride Tandem 970.729.0078 Tandem paragliding

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dining & spirits 221 South Oak Modern Bistro 221 South Oak, Telluride 970.728.9507

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

Caravan Middle Eastern Fare, Smoothies 123 East Colorado, Telluride On the La Cocina de Luz Patio 970.728.5611

Cosmopolitan Contemporary Seasonal Cuisine 300 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.1292

Chief Bagel Jerry Greene provides: pizza, pastry, pasta, salad, sandwich, breakfast, burrito, beer, wine, cookie, cake, rugelach, enchilada, taco, turkey, donut, desert, delivery, wi-fi, multi-cultural community, tradition, fast service, scratch, everyday, forever. Daily, year round 5:30am -10pm

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

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

Big Billie’s Family Dining, Ice Cream Bar Winter Only Base of Lifts 1 & 10, Telluride Ski Resort 970.728.7557

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

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

Aemono Fine Foods Deli, Salads, Take-Out, Catering 105 South Davis, Telluride 970.728.4748 Aemono Fine Foods Deli, Burgers, Pizza, Take-Out, Catering 156 Society Drive, Unit A, Lawson Hill 970.728.2085 Allred’s Exquisite Contemporary American Cuisine Gondola Station St. Sophia 970.728.7474

Located at the top of the Gondola, at 10,551 feet, experience Allred’s signature cocktails, eclectic menu and breathtaking views.

Bon Vivant Classic Country French Cuisine Winter Only Top of Lift 5, Telluride Ski Resort

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

Angler Inn New America-Style 22332 Highway 145, Placerville 970.728.5580

Cornerhouse Grille American Grill, Sports Bar 131 North Fir, Telluride 970.728.6207 Offering unique varieties of handmade pizzas, salads and sub sandwiches, Crazy Elk has something for the entire family. Located in the Mountain Village Core, open for lunch and dinner daily.

While soaking in breathtaking views from the top of Polar Queen Express, enjoy exquisite country French cuisine, top wines, and ski country’s best crepes under the 40foot umbrella at our outdoor restaurant. Perched atop See Forever Run just under 12,000 feet, ski or ride into North America’s highest-elevation restaurant for delicious soups, sandwiches and antipasti plates plus a world-class list of exquisite wines.

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

Brown Bag Deli, Take-Out 126 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5556 Brown Dog Pizza Pizza, Pasta, Subs, Sports Bar 110 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8046

The Cornerhouse has been a favorite of locals and tourists alike since 1991. Come enjoy the breathtaking views from our two decks or watch your favorite team on one of our nine HDTVs. Diggity Doggs Hot Dogs, Burgers Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.708.2066

Esperanza’s Casual Mexican 226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8399 Flavor Telluride New Orleans Style Bistro 122 South Oak, Telluride 970.239.6047 Floradora Saloon Burgers, Salads, Sandwiches, Steaks 103 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8884 Fly Me to the Moon Saloon Live Music, Cocktails 136 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4100

Arroyo Gallery & Wine Bar Wine Bar, Gallery 220 East Colorado, Telluride 970.239.2006


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Small Boutique-Style Hotel with Renovated Rooms Rooms starting at $95

New American-Style Restaurant Focused on Seasonal & Organic Ingredients • Outdoor Patio & Garden with Fire Pit • Lunch + Dinner

Open All Winter 970-728-5580 22332 Hwy 145, Placerville, CO 81430

An elegant Seafood Grille specializing in fresh seasonal fish with contemporary Asian Sauces and Sides



Valet Parking at the Inn at Lost Creek • 970 728 6293

dining & spirits Fondue For You Catering, Home Delivery 970.239.6034

Last Dollar Saloon Cocktails 100 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4800

Gorrono Ranch Burgers, BBQ, Chili Winter Only Mid-Mountain Lift 4, Telluride Ski Resort 970.728.7567

Legends Breakfast Buffet Peaks Resort & Spa, Mountain Village 970.728.6800

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

REV Colorado Farm-to-Table Cuisine Madeline, Mountain Village 970.369.8943

little bar at Lumière Hotel Guiseppe’s New Orleans-Inspired Fare Winter Only Top of Lift 9, Telluride Ski Resort

Sushi, Tapas, Signature Cocktails 118 Lost Creek Lane, Mountain Village 970.369.0400

High Alpine Coffee Bar Coffee, Baked Goods 224 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4504 High Camp Warming Hut Sandwiches, Soups, Snacks Winter Only Top of Lift 12, Telluride Ski Resort High Pie Pizzeria & Tap Room Pizza, Salads, Microbrews, Sports Bar 100 West Colorado, Unit F, Telluride 970.728.2978 Honga’s Lotus Petal Asian Fusion, Sushi 135 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5134 La Cocina de Luz Fresh Mexican 123 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9355

O’Bannon’s Irish Pub Cocktails 121 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.6139 The little bar at lumière in Mountain Village Telluride features tapas, light bites and signature cocktails in an ultra chic, contemporary and hip mountain setting with outdoor seating. Open 3-8 pm daily. Maggie’s Bakery & Cafe Bakery, Casual American Cafe 300 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3334

La Pizzeria Casual Italian, Wood-Fired Pizza Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.0737 La Tortilla Ria Tortillas, Breakfast Burritos 300 South Mahoney, Telluride 970.728.8678

Over the Moon Gourmet Cheese & Wine 200 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2079 Palmyra Locally Sourced Colorado Cuisine Peaks Resort & Spa, Mountain Village 970.728.6800

New Sheridan Chop House & Wine Bar Upscale American, Steaks, Seafood 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9100

La Marmotte Contemporary French 150 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.6232 La Piazza del Villaggio Authentic Italian Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.8283

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

REV Restaurant is Telluride’s 4-Diamond dining experience serving farm-to-table cuisine with a focus on fresh, local products. A world-class wine list compliments every savory flavor. Serving breakfast and dinner. Reservations: Rustico Ristorante Traditional Italian 114 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4046 Shanghai Palace Chinese 126 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0882 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

Featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients and unmatched views of the surrounding San Juan Peaks. Drink specials, sunsets and sumptuous cuisine for every palate await at this longtime local favorite. Feast on creations from classically trained chef Erich Owen. Our menu offers an array of dishes based on new American cuisine with international flavors. Tailored wine list, from delicate whites to robust reds. New Sheridan Bar Cocktails, Pool Hall 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4351 New Sheridan Parlor Café, Wine Bar 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9100

Pescado Sushi, Japanese, Latin-Infused Dishes 115 West Colorado, Telluride 970.239.6025 Poachers Pub American Pub Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.9647 Rabbit Rabbit Lunch Salads 135 East Colorado, Telluride 847.507.9019

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Siam Telluride comes to Mountain Village with Siam’s Talay Grille. Service, authentic seasonings and fresh ingredients coalesce, creating an Asian seafood and tapas experience with all the elements that have made the original Siam one of Telluride’s favorite restaurants. Smugglers Casual American, Brewpub 225 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.5620

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“no other telluride restaurant comes close“ –Snow Magazine

Perched at the top of the gondola, experience Allred’s breathtaking views, an eclectic menu and signature cocktails. Bar opens at 3pm and dinner at 5:30pm.

located at the top of the gondola




> Natural & Organic Foods > Large Selection > Prepared Foods > Free Parking > Adjoining Liquor Store




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ALSO IN RIDGWAY • 490 SHERMAN STREET • 970-626-5811 Telluride & Mountain Village Visitor’s Guide

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shopping Art Galleries Arroyo 220 East Colorado, Telluride 970.239.2006 Elinoff & Co. Gallerists & Jewelers 204 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5566

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

Expressions of beauty in glass, wood, precious metals and jewels, fiber and canvas. Hand crafted jewelry for your home and art for yourself. Located one block south of Colorado Ave. Melange   109 West Colorado, Telluride 315.559.4890 Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery 333 West Colorado, Telluride 970-728-6868

Art Galleries Schilling Studio Gallery    Open by appointment 970.728.1174 Stronghouse Studios 283 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.3930

Beauty Studio G Total Skin Wellness 226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8700

child care Traveling lite, LLC   970.318.6543

Telluride Gallery of Fine Art      130 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3300

Knowledgeable licensed aestheticians trained in the art & science of skin health & beauty. Custom facials, peels, makeup, waxing, nails, airbrush tanning, lash/brow tinting, lash extensions & more. Great selection of premium skin care products. Celebrating its 30th year, Telluride Gallery of Fine Art is the region’s oldest established gallery, showcasing an extensive studio jewelry collection, contemporary American artists, internationally renowned sculptors, painters, photographers, as well as local and regional artists. Beauty Alpenglow Beauty Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7337 AromaSpa, Salon & Boutique   307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9515 Atmosphere Spa  250 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.0630 Bliss Day Spa & Salon 329 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1020 Breathe Skin & Body  221 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9772 Healthy Glow Face & Body 222 West Colorado, Telluride 970.708.7424 Himmel Pool and Spa Boutique Fairmont Franz Klmr., Mountain Village 970.728.7113 Ivy’s Skin Care 227 West Pacific, Ste. B, Telluride 970.403.4546 Spa Boutique at the Peaks Resort 136 Country Club Dr., Mountain Village 970.728.6800 The Spa at Madeline 568 Mtn. Village Blvd., Mountain Village 970.369.8961

The Town Barber 398 West Colorado, Telluride 970.708.0974 YX Salon 135 South Spruce, Telluride 970.708.0270 or 970.708.2308

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

Clothing Alpen Schatz Boutique 100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4433

Books Between the Covers Books 224 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4504  

child care Annie’s Nannies of Telluride 970.728.2991 Telluride Sitters, LLC   PO Box 2647, Telluride 970.708.0170

Alpen Schatz is the #1 importer in the U.S. for fine European fashions & gifts. We carry “Telluride” Alp N Rock shirts, Eisbär Austrian ski hats, German clothing & hats, rustic home furnishings, Telluride gifts, Swiss cowbells & Alpine jewelry. AromaSpa Salon & Boutique 307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9515

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

Aroma, One Stop Shopping. Relaxation, Fashion & Beauty. Featuring deep tissue massage, hair, skin & nail care in our full service spa & salon. Boutique features personal shoppers, SKEA ski wear, yoga/ pilates wear, lingerie, cosmetics, jewelry, accessories, adult toys & travel wear. >>

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a feminine twist on the latest in fashion

970.728.7511 Located in the Mountain Village Core Open Daily

A FEW OF OUR LINES... Equipment, Hudson, Line, Autumn Cashmere, Beck Sonder Gaard, Rovimoss, Bailey 44, Miel Sisters, Henry & Belle, Stella McCartney, Peace Love World, Merritt Charles

Theory Rag & Bone Closed

A store for dogs, cats and their people!

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

refined casual


Our personal shopping experience ensures you’ll find items that you love for years to come.

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

970.728.7340 | Open Daily Across from the pond in Mountain Village

Ted Baker Tom Ford Vince Zadig & Voltaire Nicholas K

shopping Clothing Black Bear Trading Company          226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6556 Cashmere Red     221 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8088 Down To Earth   124 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9316 Eco Adventures FKL Breezeway, Mountain Village 970.728.7300 Heritage Apparel Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7340 Jagged Edge   223 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9307 Kellie’s 110 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.5820 Overland Sheepskin & Leather      100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9700 Paradise Resort Wear 218 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8786

Clothing Scarpe      250 East Pacific, Telluride 970.728.1513

A Women’s, Men’s & Children’s Boutique Helping women optimize their wardrobes since 1995, Scarpe is now excited to offer unique toys, clothing for men, and modern gift items. With the help of a personal shopper, time spent at Scarpe is retail therapy with a personal touch. Sublime      126 West Colorado #102A, Telluride 970.728.7974

Pip’s Fine & Funky Consignment 100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3663

NEW, fun edgy fashion boutique carrying an inspired mix of jewelry, shoes, accessories and clothing for girls and women. We provide a fresh twist for those wanting to stay on trend! Pip’s Consignment carries a wide and eclectic selection of high-quality vintage and new/slightly used items. Located on main street underneath Overland. Shirtworks of Telluride   126 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6242 Studio e Telluride 220 East Colorado, Telluride 970.708.4995 Swanky Buckle Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7511 Telluride Trappings & Toggery    109 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3338

Two Skirts     127 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6828

A women’s specialty store in downtown Telluride featuring apparel, accessories, jewelry, make-up & footwear. Designers include: M Missoni, IRO, Joie, Elizabeth and James, Alice + Olivia, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Paige and Current/Elliot.

dispensaries Alpine Wellness Center   300 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1834 Delilah, LLC   115 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5880 Telluride Bud Company 135 South Spruce, Telluride 970.239.6039 Telluride Green Room    250 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.7999 ELECTRONICS, Cameras & PHOTOS Elevation Imaging The Beach, Mountain Village 970.728.8058 The Hub 220 West Colorado, Telluride 970.239.4142   Eyewear Alpine Eyecare & Eyewear   398 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4140 Sunglass HQ     201 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9199   fitness Studio e Telluride 220 East Colorado, Telluride 970.708.4995 Telluride Crossfit 137 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.728.4622 Telluride Pilates Center      226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5003 Telluride Yoga Center      207 West Colorado, Telluride 970.729.1673 The Fuel Station 300 South Mahoney, Telluride 970.708.1590 Florists China Rose Florists & Greenhouse 158 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.728.4169 Old World Flowers & Antiques       210 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9424

Florists Gardenstore 236 West Colorado #1, Telluride 970.728.1818

Floral boutique. Trend-setting Mountain Botanical style. Everyday and special event design & rental. We even rent our gorgeous store for events and parties. Bringing flowers and beautiful things to the good people of Telluride since 2006. On Elks Park. Furnishings & Home Decor Azadi Rugs 217 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4620 Customs House 135 West Pacific, Telluride 970.369.5003

Telluride’s furniture store. Wide selection of furniture, lighting, rugs, accents & accessories, bath & body, and gifts. Across from the library. Visit our second location at 1075 Sherman, Ridgway, CO. Dakota Home Furnishings & Dakota Panhandler 220 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4204 Lustre, an Artisan Gallery 171 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.3355 Palladin Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7979 Telluride Window Coverings 219 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0022 Tweed Interiors 151 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.8186 >>

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shopping Furnishings & Home Decor Gardenstore 236 West Colorado #1, Telluride 970.728.1818

Fresh cut flowers meet Mountain Contemporary home decor. Furniture, accessories, not to mention the perfect gift. Beautifully fresh and fragrant, the Gardenstore is an uplifting, stylish boutique that refreshes at any season. On Elks Park. Worth the trip! Picaya 101 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0954

Step into Picaya’s diverse world of international, Fair Trade, eco-friendly and local treasures. Explore our jewelry, beads, home décor and new products that nourish your mind, body and spirit! T.Karn Imports 394 West Colorado, Telluride 918.384.2159 Gifts 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 Grocery & markets Clark’s Market 700 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3124 Market at Mountain Village 455 Mtn. Village Blvd, Mountain Village 970.728.6500


Grocery & markets Over the Moon 200 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2079 Telluride Olive Oil Co. 398 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1440 Village Market 157 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.4566

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

Hardware & Building Supplies Alpine Lumber 140 Society Dr., Lawson Hill 970.728.4388 Kitchen & Bath Designs    398 West Colorado, Telluride 970.249.7200 Telluride Window Coverings 219 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0022 Timberline Ace Hardware   200 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3640

Wine Mine at Pacific Street Liquors 220 South Davis, Telluride 970-728-WINE

Jewelry & Accessories Dolce Designs   224 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6866 Elinoff & Co.     204 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5566 Hell Bent Leather & Silver   215 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6246 Heritage Apparel Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7340 Lustre, an Artisan Gallery  171 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.3355 Picaya   101 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0954 Swanky Buckle Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7511 Telluride Gallery of Fine Art           130 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3300 Telluride Naturals Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7357 Wizard Entertainment   126 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4924 Zia Sun     214 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4031

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

Music Telluride Music Co. 333 West Colorado #2, Telluride 970.728.9592 Wizard Entertainment   126 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4924 Office Supplies High Country Shipping   456 Mtn. Village Blvd., Mountain Village 970.728.1976 Ship It/Copy It   700 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8111   Telluride Paper Chase 333 West Colorado, Telluride 970-728-0235 Pet Supplies & services Telluride Veterinary Clinic   547 1/2 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.4461 Tricks & Treats Pet Sitting Service 970.708.5205

Pet Supplies & services Alpen Schatz Boutique 100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4433

Importer of fine European made pet accessories. Classic Swiss dog collars, Hunter of Germany collars, harnesses & leashes, holistic dog food & treats, dog & cat toys, dog books & souvenirs. Mountain Tails 307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.369.4240

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

Pharmacy Apotheca Integrative Pharmacy 129 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0488 Sunshine Pharmacy   236 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3601   Sporting Goods Bootdoctors La Chamonix Bldg., Mountain Village 800.592.8954 236 South Oak, Telluride 970.728.4581 Box Canyon Bicycles 398 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2946 Burton Telluride   Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.6138

shopping Sporting Goods Christy Sports Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.1334 Mountain Lodge, Mountain Village 970.369.5267 Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 970.369.4727 Eco Adventures FKL Breezeway, Mountain Village 970.728.7300 Gravity Works  205 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4143 Ice Skate Shop & Rentals Reflection Plaza, Mountain Village 970.239.0606 Jagged Edge/Journey Outdoors  223 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9307 Neve Sports/Telluride Sports Madeline Hotel, Mountain Village 970.728.5722 Paragon Bootdoctors 215 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4525 Patagonia 200 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4303 Telluride Angler/Telluride Outside 121 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3895 Telluride Golf Pro Shop The Peaks, Mountain Village 970.728.2606 Telluride Sports 150 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4477 Camels Garden, Telluride 970.728.3134 Franz Klammer, Mountain Village 970.728.0364 Gondola Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.8944 The North Face Gondola Plaza, Mountain Village 970.369.0332

Telluride’s only luxury beauty boutique; housing over 35 brands. Massage, facials and cosmetic services are available 7 days a week. TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: 970.728.7337 LOCATED IN THE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE CORE

The BEST place

for local and regional gifts!

thrift shops Second Chance Humane Society 335 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1100 truffles Telluride Truffle Artisan Chocolate 110 North Fir, Telluride Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.9565 TOYS Zia Sun     214 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4031


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Telluride & Mountain Village Visitor’s Guide

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Winter 2014/2015 Visitor Guide  

The Official Visitor's Guide for Telluride and Mountain Village, CO including information about dining, lodging, activities and more. Go to...

Winter 2014/2015 Visitor Guide  

The Official Visitor's Guide for Telluride and Mountain Village, CO including information about dining, lodging, activities and more. Go to...