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46 | TELLURIDE AIDS BENEFIT AT 25 The Work and the Celebration Continue

17 | THE PERFECT COUPLE

49 | THE ARTS SCENE Telluride Arts Turns Up the Heat

20 | LET IT SNOW The Science (and Joy) of Snow in the San Juans

51 | IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK The History and Architecture of Iconic Buildings

25 | Q&A WITH BILL JENSEN CEO on Ski Resort’s Master Development Plan

52 | FUN IS ALL IN THE FAMILY Off-Mountain Memory Makers for the Family

27 | FAMILIAR FACES ON THE MOUNTAIN

55 | CANDLELIGHT & SNOWFLAKES The Perfect Winter Wedding Celebration

15 | FLYING TO YOUR FAVORITE TOWN

31 | OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

57 | STAY & PLAY Telluride’s Extraordinary Ski Valets

39 | COOL FINDS For When It’s Cold Outside

36 | GEAR SHOP WITH A CONSCIENCE Jagged Edge Looks Out for Community

43 | HIGH ALTITUDE HAUTE CUISINE

60 | COMMUNITY STAR Awards, IB Program, Outstanding Citizen 61 | HOME IS WHERE IS THE HEART IS Former White House Chief of Staff Jack Watson

44 | NIGHTLIFE IN TELLURIDE Laid Back Bar Scene, Aprés Ski, Starlight Express

63 | SUMMER IN TELLURIDE Secrets of the Other High Season

40 | BOARD MEETING Telluride’s Creative Charcuterie Boards

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Creativity + Community Welcome to Telluride and to the winter 2017-2018 issue of The Official Guide to Telluride and Mountain Village. We hope you enjoy this 30th anniversary issue of the magazine of the Telluride Tourism Board. Like Telluride itself, this publication has evolved a little over the years, and yet it has stayed true to the task of chronicling the people, ideas, establishments and events that make this tiny mountain town so exceptional. Flipping through issues of The Guide from the past 30 years has brought home to me what a very special community we have: wildly creative, dynamic and unique, but also big hearted, warm and generous. You need only read a handful of the stories in this issue to see what I mean. Take, for instance, the article on the Telluride AIDS Benefit, an event that sits at the intersection of art and activism. Celebrating its silver anniversary this year, 87 ITOR GUIDE 19 >> FIRST VIS riotous, creative TAB sprang 25 years ago from the love that a group of locals had for their ailing friend and has since raised millions for those affected by HIV and AIDS on the Western Slope and beyond. Or consider Telluride Arts, an inventive entity that promotes all things artistic in our community and that spearheaded Telluride’s designation as one of the state’s first certified Creative Districts. It has nurtured artists of all ages and genres for nearly 50 years, serving as a literal and figurative home for many. 14

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And finally, there are articles that examine the uniqueness – and abundance – of snow in the San Juans and new developments on the Telluride Ski Resort, once again Condé Nast Travelers’ No. 1 Ski Resort in North America. Wherever I look, I see fresh ideas, inventiveness and creativity that somehow never forget to give back, that never forget to help keep this town’s big heart beating strong. After all, that’s really the thing about Telluride. It can inspire and entertain, challenge and invigorate, but this community can also wrap visitors and locals alike in a warm, friendly mountain town embrace – and whether you have been in Telluride for 30 years or 30 seconds, once you’re here, you’ll know you are home. a

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GETTING HERE

Flying to Your Favorite Mountain Town

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Non-stop flights that make it easy to hit the slopes

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LAST WINTER was the Telluride Ski Resort’s second snowiest on record and also set a record for flights and air passengers. Winter 2017-2018 promises a flurry of new flights, with another jump in air service and new options, ranking Telluride among the best in mountain resorts for access. Telluride is adding yet again to its list of direct flights, with American running service on Saturdays this winter from its second largest hub, Charlotte, to Montrose Regional Airport. As American continues to expand service to the Telluride region, Dallas will see an added second daily flight over Thanksgiving and third daily flight over the holiday season, complementing daily mainline jet service and twice-daily flights through the bulk of the season. American flights from Phoenix-Sky Harbor will continue to run daily through the winter, along with service from Chicago and Los Angeles. Delta Airlines will operate new flights this winter from Salt Lake City over the holidays, as well as continue to fly three times a week from Atlanta. Core-carrier United Airlines will run an additional daily Denver to Montrose flight, bringing that total to 4-6 per day through the season. United will also continue to operate daily flights from Houston and Chicago, along with two to three flights weekly from New York area airports La Guardia and Newark, along with Los Angeles and San Francisco. Low-cost carrier Allegiant will continue its twice-a-week service into MTJ from Los Angeles. Telluride Regional Airport, just 10 minutes from town and the ski area, is still reveling in the return of commercial flights. TEX will continue to see daily service throughout the year from Denver on United partner Great Lakes Airlines, averaging 10 flights per week. “Telluride continues to lead the charge for air accessibility in the ski industry,” Colorado Flights COO Matt Skinner says. “We rank with the best in mountain airports for direct flight options, and are one of the few to have major network connectivity, a low-cost carrier and flights that land just 10 minutes from the slopes. Both our guests and locals alike will enjoy the multiple options with easy access to and from domestic and international destinations.” For the two airports serving the destination, the added service brings the total to 15 non-stop flights (16 over the holiday season) from 12 major hubs. a UP-TO-DATE AIR SCHEDULE >> VisitTelluride.com/getting-here

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The Unique Connection Between Mountain Village & Telluride

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The twin communities of Telluride and Mountain Village are a match made in heaven. Each offers its own distinct vibe while together the pair share in the stunning natural beauty that makes for the world’s coolest winter playground.

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feet, offers visitors and residents alike a more modern feel in a European-style alpine setting. Incorporated in 1995, Mountain Village boasts luxury accommodation, stateof-the-art spas, stylish shops and sophisticated dining options, with the towering peaks and stunning vistas of the San Juan Mountains as a memorable backdrop.

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The Science (and Joy) of Snow in the San Juans By Erin Spillane

First, they came for gold, but later it was for something else, something equally as precious. The earliest Europeans to clamber, lungs bursting, over the San Juans and into Telluride’s box canyon were here to mine the gold and silver that lay in streams or veined in rock deep underground. More recent arrivals, however, trace a similar route in search of a different type of wealth. Their treasure lies feet-deep in sunny bowls, on steep-angled slopes latticed with cliff bands and in quiet glades. For the last few decades, it hasn’t been gold that has drawn the dreamers, adventurers and thrill-seekers to Telluride. It has been white gold. It has been snow. CONTINUED ON PAGE 22 >>


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The science behind how that snow falls in Telluride has few absolutes, but it seems that our powder days generally start life far out in the Pacific where warm air hooks up with cooler air to form a depression. If we are lucky, that depression hitches a ride on an Atmospheric River, streams of moisture – like the Pineapple Express – that transport water vapor out of the tropics to conveniently located places like the coasts of California and Baja. When this happens, Telluride skiers and boarders can start looking forward to a powder day, and potentially a big powder day. As Joel Gratz from opensnow.com explains, while more storms come in off the northern Pacific, they have to jump the Sierra Nevada to make it to Colorado. So, the northern mountains of the Centennial State – and resorts like Steamboat or Vail, for example – may get more snow events, but rarely more than a foot at a time. Southern resorts like Telluride, on the other hand, don’t always have to take northern California’s hand-me-downs, in particular if the weather comes in from the southwest. “Having that direct 22

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line from the Pacific Ocean,” Gratz says, “means that when Telluride gets a storm, it can be multiple feet [of snow] because there are no big mountain ranges between it and the ocean.” Former Telluride Ski Resort Director of Snow Safety Craig “Sterbie” Sterbenz adds that snowfall happens thanks to something called orographics, which occur when a moist air mass moves over a mountain range. As the air rises and cools, orographic clouds form and produce snow. This works best, Sterbenz says, when the path of the air mass is perpendicular to the mountain range. Like, say, an air mass coming from the Pacific and a northsouth range like the San Juans? “Absolutely,” he says. Sterbenz notes that Telluride sometimes benefits twice from these storms if the tail end of a depression, revolving counter-clockwise, wraps back around from the northwest. “The snow comes up the San Miguel Canyon and, with the cooling temperatures from the north, we get – on top of what we already got – some really good, dry powder. That wrap-around isn’t well forecasted so sometimes it’s a nice surprise.” He also notes that Telluride’s high altitude and proximity to desert mean that what falls generally is light and dry. “In

Telluride, our average moisture density is 6.5 to 7 percent. That means snow that’s light and fluffy.” Light and fluffy white stuff falling overnight in Telluride also means serious excitement starts to build from the moment alarm clocks go off in the morning. For the early risers at the Telluride Ski Patrol and the resort’s Department of Snow Safety, however, the work of making the mountain safe for skiers and boarders is already underway with the gunners heading up the mountain at around 4:30 in the morning and the rest of ski patrol clocking in by 6:30, according to ski patrol Supervisor Tom “Socko” Sokolowski. Are they aware of the powder morning buzz below in town? “We’re really aware of it,” Sokolowski says, “but we can’t let it affect what we do. We move as quickly as we can. It all depends on wind and wind direction, and the snow and the density of the snow. There’s a lot to do. “People often have images of ski patrol skiing neck-deep powder [before the resort opens], but most of those days we’re carrying 20 to 25 pounds’ worth of bombs in a backpack and we’re traversing or slogging through snow, and that’s where the time is. But, basically, we try to get everything open as fast as possible.” For local photographer Melissa Plantz, powder days can lead to a serious conflict: Ski the powder or photograph it? “It’s so beautiful that you want to capture it, but it’s also so beautiful that you want to ski it,” she says, adding that she always brings her camera. “I take one untracked run and then look for opportunities to shoot.” Part of the appeal of a powder day in Telluride, according to Plantz, is separate from the actual skiing: the communal anticipation, the excited chatter in the line for first chair, weighing up elements like wind and the direction of the storm in deciding where the best snow might be, as well as what parts of the mountain might open and in what order. “It’s so fun.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 24 >>


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The all-important job of measuring snowfall relies on sonar devices that sit at the top of Lift 6, near Ski Patrol Headquarters, and at the bottom of Lift 14 in Prospect Bowl. Hourly readings from the devices are uploaded to Telluride Ski Resort computers and also transmitted to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center’s web site.

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films the snow stake in Prospect Bowl. According to Snow Safety Supervisor Jon Tukman: “The cam is a visual reference for the public and catnip for the powder hungry … If the image of the stake is obscured, it means the camera is buried [in snow] and it’s time to turn off the computer and go skiing.”

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All of that builds to the moment when, Plantz says, she finds herself skiing an untouched line, chest-deep in powder. “It’s magic, it’s stunning. It involves all of your senses – visual, physical, the sound of the snow. Your body is on autopilot. The powder goes over your head, it hits your face. That whole multisensory thing, that’s what you want. That’s the feeling.” A ski instructor and former director of the Telluride Ski and Snowboard School, long-time local Annie Savath has been skiing here for 45 years now, and has seen her share of powder mornings. Her most memorable? One that stands out, she says, dates back to 1975. “I remember going up with ski patrol early one morning with the photographer Norm Clasen. Patrol let me ski under what is now Lift 9 – but 9 wasn’t there then – and the snow quality was amazing; it was so consistent. That was very special.” Savath is known as an elegant skier, as well a one of the first female ski school directors in North

America. She’s also a closet snow scientist, echoing Sterbenz that the moisture content of snow in the San Juans is low – which makes for good, light powder. “Being a powder skier, you want to know about it,” she says simply. Freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy grew up in Telluride and recalls a favorite powder morning with

his dad, Peter, who then lived at the top of Oak Street. “The streets hadn’t been plowed yet and we clicked our skis on outside the house and skied [in] the middle of the road all the way down to the bottom of Chair 8. It was early enough that we were some of the first people queuing up for the lift. We took 8 up to 9 and got first tracks down Kant-MakM. We skied all morning and then got chili in a bread bowl and hot chocolates for lunch.” It’s a special memory – powder days in Telluride are like that – for Kenworthy, who has skied all over the world but who still makes it home come wintertime to enjoy his hometown resort. Says the Olympic silver medallist, “Telluride offers unparalleled beauty that no other mountain I’ve skied at can compare to. The terrain is great, of course. It’s one of the best resorts in the world because of the variety of … runs and the crisp dry snow that only that region gets, but for me the thing that stands out the most is the panoramic views. Even after all these years, skiing in Telluride takes my breath away.” a


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New Development Plan on the Horizon for Ski Resort By Katie Klingsporn In his first two winters as CEO of the Telluride Ski Resort, Bill Jensen has overseen improvements to the ski resortowned Peaks Resort and Spa, the completion of a new practice facility on the golf course, a 15-acre ski school beginner terrain-based teaching area, and the refurbishment of 55 bedrooms of affordable housing in Mountain Village. And that’s on top of running a ski resort. What Jensen says he is most excited about, however, has been updating the ski resort’s master development plan, a process that was last undertaken in 1999. The plan, a 10-year vision for improvements, upgrades and developments on the ski resort, was approved by the U.S. Forest Service in autumn 2017 and, as of October, was in a final public comment period. Once implemented, it will change the face of the mountain in significant ways — including replacing the beloved threeperson Lift 9 with a high-speed quad, renovating Giuseppe’s restaurant and building more summer amenities — that Jensen believes will benefit the ski area and the Telluride region. The CEO sat down with The Official Guide to Telluride and Mountain Village to chat about the plan, long-term goals and his thoughts on sustainability.

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Tell us about the master development plan. It’s a plan that outlines what we hope to implement on the mountain over the next five to 10 years. In the first five years of the plan, we asked for replacements of Chairs 4, 9, 10 and 7. We’ve asked for approval to do a rebuild/renovation of Giuseppe’s. And we’ve asked to build a new restaurant at the top of Chair 10. In terms of the Chair 7 piece, we need feedback from the Telluride community on the future of the Coonskin area. If the Lift 7 base evolves into a hospitality base, TSG would look at moving the top terminal of Lift 7 further up the mountain to provide improved access to Chair 9 and Mountain Village terrain. We are looking at snowmaking improvements on the town side of the mountain. Then there is our summer platform, the plan for which includes mountain bike flow trails and a zip line canopy tour with an environmentally guided approach. The whole master development plan is a $70 million plan. The plan for next five years is probably in the $45 million range. What will these changes look like specifically on Chairs 4 and 9? We would remove Chair 4 and relocate it to the Chair 9 line. We plan to do some glading to increase Chair 9’s skiable terrain. We have stated we would commit to a capacity of 1,800 people per hour on Chair 9, which balances the terrain and the uphill lift capacity. We’re going to stay with that

commitment. Then on Chair 4, we would replace it with a high-speed, six-person chair with features such as heated seats. How about the mountain biking flow trails? If the timing works out, we can build the trails in the summer of 2018, and would be operational with lift-served mountain biking in summer of 2019. The ultimate plan is to develop six to eight flow trails all in the Chair 4 lift pod. Last year, we built a pilot section. The bikers absolutely loved it. Vail made waves when it unveiled ambitious sustainability goals. What is the Telluride Ski Resort’s stance on sustainability? We’re very focused on reducing our carbon footprint. Since 2011, we’ve reduced it by 15 percent. After Trump withdrew, we were one of five or six ski areas to sign a petition that we support the Paris Climate Accord’s goal [of achieving a carbon footprint reduction of 25 to 30 percent by 2030]. What’s the ski resort’s overarching goal? Our primary focus is the experience. Our measure of success is consistent high-level experiences for our guests. How are you feeling looking ahead? We are excited and optimistic about the upcoming winter season and the future of both the mountain and the community. visittelluride.com | 855.421.4360

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FAMILIAR FACES By Jesse James McTigue & Marti Davis

Lots of places have a niche industry with specialized jobs dedicated to local tradition. Think of Italy’s winemakers, Silicon Valley’s technology innovators and New York City’s bankers. In Telluride that industry is skiing and the traditional work is on the mountain. Those in it commute by chairlift or the Gondola, wear down instead of suits and work for lifestyle instead of money. Here are a few of the friendly, familiar faces at the Telluride Ski Resort who embrace this culture.

In Telluride, the nerve center of the intricate system that is lift operations, Lift Headquarters – or LHQ – sits perched atop San Sophia Ridge, and that’s where Lift Operations Manager John Young can be found nearly every morning during the ski season. It’s at the daily morning meeting at LHQ that Young (or JY, as he’s called) helps orchestrate the magic that keeps skiers circulating throughout the Telluride Ski Resort. His duties entail assigning JOHN YOUNG the department’s 85 workers to their Lift Operations duty stations (if you hear talk of places FAVORITE RUN like the Swamp or the Dark Side, that’s MILK RUN lift ops-speak for certain lift pods,) but mostly, JY is the guy responsible for keeping the stoke high on the chairlifts. “If you can maintain a positive attitude,” he says, “it’s contagious.” Young started his career at the ski resort in 2009, “bumping chairs” for a ski season, shortly after graduating from the University of Vermont with a horticulture degree. He later worked as guest services assistant manager until taking on his current role in 2013, which he juggles with volunteering for One to One Mentoring, the Ecology Commission and the Telluride AIDS Benefit.

Like many longtime locals, Michigan native Kristen Hughes came to Telluride just for a vacation – while on spring break from Arizona State University in 1991 – and never left. “I called my parents from a payphone at the bottom of Lift 8 – at the time, [it] was just a single-wide trailer selling lift tickets – and told them I wanted to take a year off KRISTEN HUGHES school.” Guest Services

FAVORITE RUN More than a quarter century later, BUSHWACKER it’s Hughes’ enduring love of the town and its mountain that makes her one of the ski resort’s most ebullient, loved and recognizable members of the guest services team.

Working as a mountain host, Hughes’ appreciation for local history and lore shines through. “I really geek out on reinforcing people’s love of Telluride.” For example, she can tell you how trails like Humboldt Draw, Smuggler and Lookout got their names (from old mining claims). When Hughes isn’t helping guests with their skis, recommending a lunch spot or advising on the best runs for all abilities, she is running her company, TREE Realty, snapping photographs or enjoying Telluride’s stellar music scene. visittelluride.com | 855.421.4360

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Few places on the ski resort emanate the rustically emblematic “old Telluride” ambiance quite like the timberframed, wood stove-heated saloon at Gorrono Ranch. And, few faces are as familiar there as that of bartender Rowena Andrew. Andrew has been in Telluride since she moved here from Chamonix, France, in 1987, and has been mixing drinks and servROWENA ANDREW ing beers in the cozy shack for Gorrono Saloon Bartender two decades. In fact, says Andrew, FAVORITE RUN her favorite run is Misty Maiden MISTY MAIDEN partly because the name makes her laugh, but also because it’s part of her daily commute to the saloon. A native of England, Andrew’s love of skiing is what brought her to the box canyon originally – she was the ski resort’s first hostess – but it is the people who have kept her here. “Telluride guests and visitors are a step above,” she says, noting that she’s met a slew of friends and interesting people from behind the bar, some of whom have flown her places to bartend for events or parties, or have tipped her trips to places like Disneyland, where she went with her three kids, ages 15, 14, and 12. An avid backcountry skier who lives in Ophir, Andrew’s interests are fascinatingly eclectic. She is currently learning to weld and is creating her own line of cocktail mixers. 28

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Becoming a ski patroller wasn’t Johnny Gowdy’s plan, but it just might have been his destiny. In the ‘60s, Gowdy’s dad was a patroller in Aspen and had heard there was going to be a new ski area in Telluride, so he came. “He bought a house on North Townsend in 1969,” Gowdy says, “I think he paid $7,000.” Gowdy recalls growing up here JOHNNY GOWDY and going up early on powder Ski Patrol mornings with his father, then FAVORITE RUN skiing with the race and mogul ANDY’S GOLD teams. After high school, he attended the University of Colorado, but “I wanted to get back to Telluride. The traffic in Boulder was driving me crazy.” So, he called Jason Rogers, the assistant director of ski patrol. That was 16 years ago. Now a veteran, Gowdy expresses his gratitude toward the old-timers. “It was people like Gus [ Jim Guest], Socko [Tom Sokolowski], the Wilcoxes [Mona and Jerry] and Nick Kyle who encouraged the youngsters to make being a patroller a lifestyle in a town where it didn’t seem feasible.” “The old-timers told us, ‘If you want to make it work, figure it out,’” recalls Shannon, Gowdy’s wife – who in summer runs a landscaping business with her husband. Adds Gowdy, “They’re the ones who created such a wonderful ski patrol. It’s a family, we take care of each other.”


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If you believe in reincarnation, you might want to be on your best behavior, because maybe – just maybe – you will get to live your next life as a ski patrol dog. It’s a pretty sweet one – just consider Wiley, veteran patroller Erik Aura’s 9-year-old golden Labrador. Wiley’s day begins riding Lift 7 to Middle Earth, the ski patrol shack at the top, where, according to Aura, he gets treats and pets before attending morning meeting. WILEY Next, the pair snowmobile to the Ski Patrol Avalanche Dog Top of the World, the ski patrol FAVORITE RUN shack between Lifts Nine and UPPER SEE FOREVER Six, where Wiley hikes and sleeps by the fire. Wiley does have to work, but for a dog it’s still play. To keep the dogs sharp, they run drills – essentially games of hide and seek in the snow. When Wiley makes a find, Aura explains, “You basically go nuts with love and praise, which is his motivation.” Wiley’s favorite aspect of patrolling? It’s face shots, just like the rest of us. “His favorite thing is running downhill on the slopes at the end, especially in fresh snow,” Aura says. “It’s coming home.”

This winter will be Kuntz’s 41st season teaching skiing in Telluride. Although her long, thick ponytail is speckled with gray, one can still see the 20-year-old who arrived here in 1976 in the depth of her green eyes – especially when the conversation shifts to skiing. “When I moved here, I paid $75 a month in rent on North Oak Street,” Kuntz recalls. “I taught skiing, bartended at the Sheridan and waited tables. We all had so many jobs.” MARTI MARTIN KUNZ In the late 70s and early 80s, Ski & Snowboard School Kuntz raced on the women’s pro FAVORITE RUN tour and became a champion DIEHEDRAL speed skier. Kuntz was clocked at 110 and 129 miles per hour, fast enough for two world records. “All that stuff is in the Telluride [Historical] Museum,” Kuntz says when pressed for details about her competitive career. “It was a long time ago and I don’t relate to it anymore. Now finesse is my game.”

While much has changed since 1976, it’s clear Kuntz’s love for instructing and the mountain haven’t. “Whether it’s stormy or sunny, there is something about being out there that is so delightful.” And retiring? No, Kuntz, says. “The passion comes from seeing people grow and learn to love skiing. I’ve had students for a long time. They grow, they change, they get older too. Their kids grow up and want me to ski with their children. It’s really fun.” visittelluride.com | 855.421.4360

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

BEYOND THE SLOPES

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Telluride’s backyard is the ultimate winter playground and for those who love action, the prospects are limitless. Test your skiing and snowboarding prowess by helicopter, snowcat, kite or backcountry skiing. For a slower pace, access the serene beauty of the outdoors on Nordic skis or snowshoes. You can kick back and let a team of horses pull you across a mountain meadow, or straddle a snowmobile and explore old mining ruins. And then there’s ice: for climbing, skating or fishing. And if comfort is your pleasure, hop the Gondola and catch the scenery on a free ride between Telluride and Mountain Village. For a complete listing of adventure guides, turn to page 99 or go to VisitTelluride.com.

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ICE CLIMBING

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

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SNOWMOBILING

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

KITE SKIING

Snow sport enthusiasts wanting an extra challenge can soar across the snow and up or down slopes with the pull of a kite. Known to its practitioners as “snow-kiting,” the sport is done with downhill ski or snowboard equipment and a colorful kite. Kite skiers fly through the meadows at Lizard Head Pass, full of wide-open spaces and gorgeous views. Lessons are available locally. 32

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HELICOPTER SKIING

Ski and snowboard enthusiasts seeking powder turns outside the ski area boundaries – as well as an unforgettable experience – need 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 some of the highest elevations of any helicopter skiing operation in North America. Skiers and boarders using Helitrax will enjoy panoramic scenery and untouched powder. There are a variety of heli-ski options including day trips, multi-day outings and custom tours on offer.


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FAT TIRE BIKING

Winter recreation stretches beyond alpine skiing and snowboarding in Telluride. You’ve probably noticed the Nordic skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing and snowmobiling, but it just might be the hottest, newest winter toy – the fat bike – that will tempt you most. These bikes, mountain bikes with chubby snow tires, aren’t just for cruising main street on a snowy morning, but are your ticket to a memorable winter adventure. Rent a bike from a local outfitter and head to one of these spots:

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In Telluride, you can enjoy the quintessential winter activity of ice skating at any of the three rinks 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 you can skate at the Madeline Hotel and Residences’ delightful outdoor rink. Ice skate rentals are available at both locations.

THE VALLEY FLOOR >> The 3-mile stretch of open space welcoming visitors to town contains the only trails with a groomed track set just for fat bikers. The social rider can exit the trails at the far west end for a tasty microbrew at Telluride Brewing Company (156 Society Drive, Lawson Hill) before the mellow pedal back to town.

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

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BEAR CREEK >> Located at the end of South Pine Street, this easy summer hiking trail turns into an advanced/intermediate fat bike ride in the winter. Riders are rewarded with the same beautiful waterfall at the top, only this time of year it’s frozen. Although the trail is not groomed, skiers taking advantage of Telluride Ski Resort’s backcountry gate exit via Bear Creek and pack down a nice path.

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ICE SKATING

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 terrain 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 snowboarding to your hut trip. Local outfitters can help you plan the adventure of a lifetime. visittelluride.com | 855.421.4360

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NORDIC SKIING

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

HORSEBACK & SLEIGH RIDES

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

SNOW BIKING

Visiting Telluride in winter doesn’t mean you have to leave your rod and reel behind. Many streams and rivers in the region are prime for fishing year-round. Late February to April, the San Miguel River provides excellent fishing opportunities, while farther afield the Uncompahgre River fishes well all winter. Or try ice fishing on the area’s lakes and reservoirs. Local outfitters can guide you. 34

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

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, snowshoeing is an activity for all ages. Choose between a leisurely sightseeing outing or an uphill trek for the perfect cardio workout. Guided snowshoe adventures are available with a number of local outfitters.


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RETAIL THERAPY

A GEAR SHOP WITH A CONSCIENCE

“My goal for Jagged Edge is to be a healthy, sustainable and community-run business in the long run.” ERIK DALTON, OWNER PHOTOS BY RYAN BONNEAU ©

Jagged Edge Looks Out for Community, Environment and Quality By Katie Klingsporn

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Go to any mountain town worth its salt and you’ll find a gear shop that peddles the accoutrements needed for a buffet of outdoor activities. What’s not guaranteed is that said gear shop comes with a conscience — a sincere interest in what’s best for customers, community and the environment — and a business plan to back it up. Jagged Edge, the independent outdoor retailer on the corner of Willow Street and Colorado Avenue, has been owned and operated by the Dalton family since 2003. The two-storied shop is filled with the kind of equipment any gear junkie would take a shine to: drybags, camp stoves, climbing ropes, sleeping bags, backpacks, ski boots, merino wool under-layers and high-tech outerwear. But look beyond the inventory and you’ll find substance; Jagged Edge employs sustainable practices like rooftop solar, has its own Made-in-America clothing line and walks the talk of mountain town lifestyle with employee benefits like ski trips to Silverton. Erik Dalton, who runs the shop, says he’s motivated by doing what’s best for his customers, but also what’s best for his employees and the Earth. “Our ethos is to be good to our community members. We want to be friendly to everyone who walks in our door. But we also want to be involved with the community, to be a venue in town where people do presentations. And we want to be known as a local shop.”


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Jagged Edge was launched more than 20 years ago as a gear brand by Margaret and Paula Quenemoen, sisters who started out selling handmade headbands from a cart on the streets of Telluride. With durable fabrics and stylish designs, the company blossomed into a bustling operation with manufacturing in Asia, stores across Colorado and a distribution business. But operational issues became too much to overcome, and Jagged Edge was eventually sold to the Daltons. Erik Dalton began working at the shop as a kid fresh out of college who knew admittedly little about retail. Under early managers, he says, he became educated, eventually carving out a niche by carrying high-quality performance brands like Ibex and Osprey and carefully balancing his inventory with the town’s other gear shops. “We don’t play the volume game. If you are really looking for something specialized, that’s the niche we fill.” Dalton also revived the Jagged Edge brand, a task that entailed doggedly re-obtaining the trademark and setting up a production facility in Broomfield that manufactures jackets, hoodies and other garments using American-sourced products. It’s evidence of Dalton’s approach to Jagged Edge: he’s playing the long game. “My goal is for Jagged Edge to be a healthy, sustainable and community-run business in the long run,” he says. “Thirty years from now I want there to be a Jagged Edge on Main Street in Telluride.” a

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The Gear: Fisher Traverse AT Boot

The Gear: DMM Apex Ice Axe

Why I Love It > It’s a light-weight touring boot that performs great on the downhill and is really comfortable on the ascent.

Why I Love It > It’s a super versatile ice tool. I’ve taken mine everywhere from Bridal Veil to Alaska. It makes me happy.

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The Gear: Jagged Edge Journey Hoodie

The Gear: Helinox Camping Cot

Why I Love It > It’s a solid go-to everyday piece for up here. It’s great for a winter layer and commuting by bike in summer; it also ages well and is made in Colorado with materials sourced in the U.S.

Why I Love It > It is more comfortable than my couch and is so easy to travel with because the cot folds down to a very compact size. It’s ideal for car camping, river trips or even a guest bed.

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The Gear: Osprey Atmos 50 Backpack

The Gear: Katadyn Hiker Microfilter

Why I Love It > Unlike packs I’ve had in the past, it doesn’t hurt my body. I took it on a 15-mile trip, and it’s extremely light with a great suspension system.

Why I Love It > I don’t have to pack in water; I can drink water anywhere and it tastes amazing.


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COOL FINDS for when it’s cold outside

With snow falling and temperatures dipping, Telluride and Mountain Village’s funky and independent shops and boutiques have you covered. From slopeside to fireside, you’ll stay cozy with these perfect winter wonderland finds. CASHMERE SWEATER / TWO SKIRTS / $275 FUR-TRIM MITTENS / BOOTDOCTORS / $225 WILD WEST FLANNEL PAJAMAS / TELLURIDE TRAPPINGS & TOGGERY / $89 CHILDREN’S SHEEPSKIN BOOTIES / OVERLAND / $29 DOWN BIVY REVERSIBLE VEST / PATAGONIA / $189 SKIERS’ MUGS / HOOK ON A WALL / $20 SCOTTISH CASHMERE CREAMOLA SCARVES / CASHMERE RED / $135 TELLURIDE THROW / SLATE GRAY GALLERY / $185 WOOL BASE LAYER / TELLURIDE SPORTS / $110 visittelluride.com | 855.421.4360

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THE SCENE | DINING & SPIRITS

DO IT YOURSELF

Stop by Over the Moon, a mother-daughter-owned speciality food shop and choose from their selection of gourmet cheeses, charcuterie and other nibbles. You can pick up a stylish board on which to arrange everything, or they can do it for you. FIND IT

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BOARD MEETING Telluride’s eateries know how to serve up creative charcuterie boards. Here’s a selection of what’s on offer, paired with sumptuous wines. SIDEWORK

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Sidework’s menu has up to 20 different meat, cheese and condiment options for creating your own perfect board. Favorites include the house-cured duck pastrami and homemade burrata cheese, served with a house-made lavash flatbread. Starts at $22

The antipasto platter has Chef Nico Peccedi sourcing unique, small-batch meats and cheeses like Bresaola, a smoked beef delicacy from Northern Italy; Finocchiona, a fennel-cured salami from Tuscany; and Ubriaco, a red wine-infused Italian cow’s milk cheese. $28

PAIR WITH Munich-style lager from Smuggler’s Brewpub, Sidework’s sister establishment next door.

PAIR WITH A crisp, dry Arneis from

Piedmont or a bold classic Brunello di Montalcino from Tuscany.

PAIR WITH Red Sangria, the Village Table’s signature

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NEW SHERIDAN CHOP HOUSE

The popular Cheese & Charcuterie Plate features 5 cheeses, including such delicacies as First Snow, a soft, ripened goat cheese dusted with Poplar ash, alongside meats, Foie Gras mousse, house-pickled vegetables, whole grain mustard, dried fruit compote and crostini. $36

THE VILLAGE TABLE

Owner/chef John Gerona makes ordering easy with the Around the World board featuring one of each of the menu’s 18 tapas, including a heady Valdeon blue cheese and a smoky Spanish paprika chorizo. $165 for all 18 tapas

LA MARMOTTE

PAIR WITH The Domaine de Villaine, Les Montots, Mercurey,

Nestle into a cozy seat and enjoy the Chef’s Choice Charcuterie Plate, which boasts a house-made chicken truffle mousse; or the Artisanal Cheese Board, which highlights three quintessential French cheeses, Morbier, Camembert and Gruyere. $18

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PAIR WITH Alsatian white from the extensive wine list

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HIGH ALTITUDE HAUTE CUISINE BON VIVANT Classic Country French Cuisine In a setting like nowhere else, Bon Vivant throws a deck party every day. Think sunshine, expansive views and good music together with stunning cuisine and carefully chosen French wines. A signature dish is the Alpine Wild Mushroom soup – an alpine mushroom soup with a brie base infused with Courvoisier and served under a puff pastry. Another fave is the cassoulet of French white beans cooked in duck stock and finished with wild boar sausage and a duck leg. It’s fine dining that satisfies. Where Top of Polar Queen Express (Lift 5)

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GIUSEPPE’S New Orleans-themed fare Giuseppe’s has long been a locals’ favorite whose much-loved potato and black bean sauté has been drawing famished skiers and boarders to the spot for years. Nowadays, the tiny mountain-top kitchen also serves up delicious po’ boys, muffalettas, gumbo and a selection of kids’ favorites. It’s all best enjoyed lounging at the sunny picnic area where the jaw-dropping views extend into neighboring Utah and compete with the food to make for a memorable lunchtime experience. Where Top of the Plunge Lift (Lift 9)

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GORRONO RANCH Casual Fare & Smokehouse Go old-school at Gorrono and enjoy classic ski-lodge favorites like burgers and fries, Chuck’s famous chili, pulled pork, rotisserie chicken and the best salad bar on the mountain. The casual menu is matched by the laidback atmosphere enjoyed on the big deck or legendary beach, where live music, a fire pit and cocktails keep the party going. Where On Misty Maiden and accessed by the Village Express (Lift 4) ALPINO VINO Traditional Northern Italian At 12,000 feet above sea level, Alpino Vino is the highest restaurant in North America and lives up to this uniqueness by offering simple, elegant food in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Skiers’ favorites include the antipasto plate and the house speciality, an organic tomato and gorgonzola bisque served with a very special grilled cheese sandwich: locally baked parmesan bread, a Colorado camembert cheese, homemade pesto and arugula leaves. In the evening, diners are whisked to the restaurant in a luxurious snowcat to enjoy a five-course, Italian-themed meal paired with exceptional wines. Where Below Lift 14 on upper See Forever

ALTEZZA Italian with an International Twist Altezza takes advantage of its lofty perch at the Peaks Resort and Spa to offer breathtaking views of the ski resort as well as the Wilson and the San Sophia ranges. The menu is Italian inspired but driven by local and global ingredients. Favorites include a house-made burrata and Goji berry and cocoa nib-encrusted elk tenderloin. Where Beside the Meadows Ski Run ALTEZZA

BIG BILLIES Southwestern and American Family Friendly Favorites This kid-centric restaurant is a magnet for families looking for a menu – think chicken fingers, burgers and tots – that will please hungry youngsters and their grown-ups before the slopes beckon again. An added bonus: non-skiers can take the Chondola down from Mountain Village to join in on the lunchtime fun. Where Bottom of Lifts 1 and 10 visittelluride.com || 855.421.4360 visittelluride.com 855.421.4360

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THE BAR SCENE LAID BACK, JUST LIKE TELLURIDE LIKE TELLURIDE itself, the local bar scene is laid back, casual and centered around substance – music, conversation, cold beers, craft cocktails, pool and Foosball. No glitter, no glam. In fact, when celebrities come to town, they tend to frequent the local establishments because, frankly, no one cares. The who’s who of other ski towns gets lost here because folks are busier reflecting on the day’s adventures and planning tomorrow’s. The bar scene? It’s simple. It’s Telluride. Stepping into the Sheridan Bar is like stepping into the Old West. The establishment opened in 1895 and still sports the same mahogany bar and stamped metal ceilings. It’s rarely empty or quiet and patrons can belly up to the bar, sit on Victorian couches in the front windows, find a quiet spot in the various nooks or play pool or Foosball in the back. Some say most deals in Telluride are made there. Endearingly known as the “the Buck”, the Last Dollar Saloon sits smack-dab in the middle of town. The Buck has been around since 1978 and boasts over 60 beers and a legendary margarita. It’s gritty, friendly and local, with a jukebox in the corner. If the Sheridan has a white-collar 44

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feel, then the Buck’s collar is distinctly flannel, or fleece. Two visitors recently – and nostalgically – noted upon entering, “There is nothing like this left in Aspen.” The Liberty, just off Main Street on South Fir, is Telluride’s newest nightlife hot spot. Formerly O’Bannon’s, the space was completely renovated and opened early in 2017. Its modern vibe, chic but comfy couches, open layout, 30-foot long copper-topped bar and 35-bottle wine and champagne list make it popular among those looking for a fashionable but fun experience. Eclectic There bar on West Pacific feels a little like a neighborhood bar in a big city. Its owner uses words like innovative and inventive to describe the food, drink and overall experience. There specializes in shaking signature drinks with flare and cooking up creative shareables. The bartenders are hip, talented and in charge, giving There a reputation for having a “rad-itude”. The original ski town dive bar, O’Bannon’s, got booted from its digs on South Fir Street over a year ago and now occupies the subterranean space on Main Street that once hosted venerable music venue, the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon. OBs straddles those worlds nicely, still pouring pints of Rolling Rock to the town’s worker bees while hosting a lively music scene including live acts and DJs. a – Jesse James McTigue


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APRÉS SKI THE BEST WAY TO END THE DAY Finish an epic day on the mountain with a cold beer and nachos, or a Moscow Mule and truffle fries. Or maybe a glass of Pinot and a flatbread. Whatever you fancy, there are many ways to après in Telluride. At Allred’s, enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail or carefully selected bottle of wine paired with exquisite appetizers that match the absurdly stunning views of town and the surrounding peaks that light up as the sun sets. Get off the Gondola in Telluride and head to Oak, a locals’ favorite with happy kids outside, still in their ski boots, and happy adults inside, sipping a brew, a margarita or Oak’s signature whisky-bacon shots. Mountain Village après spots include Tomboy Tavern, where you can sit outside under heated lamps or inside at the convivial bar or on a couch by the fire, choose from a plethora of beers on tap or signature cocktails, and order up some nachos, truffle fries or wings. Black Iron Kitchen & Bar at the Hotel Madeline offers a sophisticated menu of cocktails, beers and wines along with modern mountain cuisine enjoyed inside, or outside at fireside tables. For views and live music, there’s the Great Room at the Peaks, where you can sip a craft cocktail or local beer and nibble from delectable small plates, all while watching the sun go down behind the Wilsons through floor-to-ceiling windows. Then there’s Poachers. This unpretentious, welcoming bar attracts lifties, locals and visitors alike, all looking to nosh on favorites like waffle fries and hot wings while choosing from a wide range of microbrews. Or follow the Telluride Ski Resort’s ski and snowboard instructors to Tracks where enjoying PBR tallboys and shot skis, rehashing the day’s adventures on the hill and kicking back and relaxing are the top priorities. a – Jesse James McTigue and Erin Spillane

THE HOLIDAYS | TIDINGS OF JOY Telluride and Mountain Village celebrate the holiday season with a number of joyful, family-friendly events during December’s Holiday Prelude. The celebrations begin on December 6 with Telluride’s Noel Night, as locals and visitors scour downtown shops looking for those perfect holiday gifts. Telluride retailers offer prizes and discounts, and there are appearances by Santa and carollers. Another highlight: the lighting of Telluride’s unique Christmas tree made of recycled skis and a ceremonial ski burn. In Mountain Village, the Holiday Prelude fun takes place on December 16 and 17 and includes a North Pole Express train ride through the Village’s exquisite holiday decorations and lights, Santa’s Village at the Telluride Conference Center, shopping fun, live music, skaters at the Mountain Village Ice Rink at the Madeline and more. a RYAN BONNEAU ©


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A STREET DANCE The idea for the first Telluride AIDS Benefit was born over beers at the Sheridan. Robert Presley, a local costumer battling AIDS, was explaining to his good friend and fellow Tellurider Kandee DeGraw the expenses involved in his treatment. DeGraw suggested a benefit for him. Presley liked the idea but insisted the proceeds go to the Western Colorado AIDS Project (WestCAP) instead. The inaugural event – which took place in the summer and raised $12,000 – included a comedy show, a dance-a-thon on Main Street and a fashion show of Free Box finds and trash-bag dresses designed by Presley. Ron Gilmer, Robert’s partner, cooked dinner for the attendees that night, a commitment he continues to this day as a TAB board member and AIDS activist.

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Winter 2018 brings the 25th annual Telluride AIDS Benefit with art exhibitions, 20xTelluride HIV Edition, the Student Fashion Show and health initiatives, all culminating in the Gala Fashion Show with its live auction and direct-to-beneficiary paddle raise, as well as after-show sample sale. Since its inception, TAB has raised over $2.5 million for beneficiaries who stretch from the Western Slope of Colorado to Africa. Its journey from street dance to juggernaut is remarkable. By Erin Spillane

1997 TAB, made a winter event in 1995 by co-executive directors Greg Craig and Ellen Geldbaugh, now had the Fashion Show as its focus. The show came from a conversation between Presley and Daiva Chesonis, who would serve as artistic director for five years and who shaped it into the gala we know and love today. The art exhibition, led by Bärbel Hacke, was added, local restaurants donated and TAB’s education initiatives had been established by Sandy McLaughlin. Sadly, it was Presley’s last TAB. The much-loved local passed away on August 7, exactly a year before another well-known Tellurider, Michael Palm would succumb to the disease.

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REACHING OUT TAB’s size and influence had increased and its reach extended beyond the box canyon. The event was now an organization with its first paid executive director, Amy Kimberly, and a formal board. The Fashion Show was held for the first time in the Telluride Conference Center. That year, Gilmer presented Presley’s quilt panel at the show before it went to Washington, D.C., to join the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. A delegation from Telluride travelled to Swaziland to find new ways to support people with HIV/AIDS.

The 10th Telluride AIDS Benefit added Thursday evening and a designer trunk show. Telluride High School students launched their own effort to raise awareness among young people with the Student Fashion Show directed and choreographed by THS students. Manzini Youth Care in Swaziland had been added as a beneficiary and, the year before, Alora Gale, a young, well-known AIDS activitst, spoke to students about living as a young person with the disease.


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TAB continues to have steely-eyed determination in combatting HIV/AIDS and supporting those living with this life-altering, potentially fatal disease for which there is no cure. For the friends of Presley who danced on Main Street all those years ago, and all who have supported TAB over the years, the work, and celebration, continue.

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SOPHISTICATED TAB’s sophistication was growing too. The event was now collaborating with Telluride Gay Ski Week, and had a beneficiary reception and a patron party. It also continued to leverage local connections in the worlds of fashion, politics and entertainment, with participation by people like Bobbi Brown and Richard Holbrook. All the while, TAB remained a truly Telluride gig, with a cadre of locals who volunteered – and still volunteer – time, energy and ideas. Stalwarts over the years have included Sue Hobby, Kathleen Morgan, Luci Reeve, John Rosenberg, “Glider” Bob Sanders and Aaron Smith, as well as the volunteer lighting crew from Theatrical Media Services, and many, many others.

NOW GIVING Beneficiaries now included WestCAP, the Children’s Hospital Immunodeficiency Program (CHIP), Manzini Youth Care, the Ethiopian Family Fund and Brother Jeff’s Community Health Initiative in Denver. By 2017, that list would grow to include Generation Ubuntu in South Africa, the University Hospital Foundation Collaborative Care Clinic in Grand Junction, the Moab Free Health Clinic and the Red Ribbon Project in Eagle County. Each year, the Fashion Show features a different beneficiary on stage to talk about their organization’s work.

A memorable event, this year the Fashion Show kicked off with a live performance by Telluride homeowner and singer Jewel, and continued to build on the remarkable fundraising of the previous year when the benefit netted a new high of $182,000. Tributes to Presley, such as Kathleen Morgan’s condom dress, Sasha’s creations and Wearable Art, were now embedded in the fabric of TAB.

With Shawn Rozsa directing the Fashion Show, the 25th Telluride AIDS Benefit will continue to celebrate Robert Presley’s love of art, fashion and beauty, humanity and humor in the face of adversity. Says founder DeGraw: “The beauty was the coming together of people from completely different walks of life, social classes and ideologies to work together raising money. From the first year, hundreds of people have given hundreds of hours to help people that they will never meet.”

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TELLURIDE HISTORICAL MUSEUM 201 WEST GREGORY AVENUE THE HISTORY Before it was a museum, the building was Hall’s Hospital, caring for the Telluride community from its opening in 1896 until, as the town’s population dwindled, it was shuttered in 1964. In the Don’t-Try-This-At-Home category is this story from the hospital’s colorful history: In 1949, a hospital physician, George Balderston, performed an appendectomy on himself. Accounts conflict on whether or not he used a mirror to help him, but apparently the operation took just 45 minutes and a colleague observed the procedure. THE ARCHITECTURE The striking stone building is three-storied with a fenced parapet on the roof. There are two dormers on the third floor beside a triangular pediment centered above the front entrance.

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THE HISTORY In 1895, the expanding town of Telluride was fast outgrowing the original school building built a decade earlier and a new, larger school was constructed. Back then, many of the town’s children travelled to school in a horse-drawn school bus (pictured) and the school’s six teachers were paid $80 a month. THE ARCHITECTURE Now home to the Telluride Elementary School, the brick building has triangular pediments at roof height and Romanesque semi-circle arch details above the windows and main entrance typical of many buildings of the period. The belfry and bell were added in 1902.

NEW SHERIDAN HOTEL 231 WEST COLORADO AVENUE THE HISTORY The “New” Sheridan isn’t so new, dating back to 1891 when the Segerberg brothers, down-on-their luck miners, built the Sheridan Hotel. In 1895, they added the New Sheridan Hotel and Bar. The original burned down, but the New Sheridan still stands today. In 1902, famed orator William Jennings Bryan, who ran for president three times unsuccessfully, drew a rousing crowd when he delivered a speech that covered monetary matters, but was not, contrary to local lore, his renowned Cross of Gold speech. THE ARCHITECTURE Stop by the saloon at the New Sheridan to see the original mahogany bar. Constructed by Austrian artisans, it was then disassembled, shipped by boat to the East Coast and then transported by train and mules to Telluride where it was reassembled in time for the establishment’s grand opening in 1895. visittelluride.com | 855.421.4360 Photos: Telluride Historical Museum ©

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

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Skaters wanting to practice their triple axels and slapshots can make their way to ice rinks in Telluride Town Park, which has indoor and outdoor rinks, or at the Madeline Hotel and Residences in the Mountain Village Core.

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SLED TIME Firecracker Hill, at the southern edge of Telluride Town Park, offers sledding to suit any adrenaline level. Sleds are available for rent at the nearby Nordic center.

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N INTIMATE, candlelit wedding held high on the Telluride Ski Resort surrounded by towering peaks, with snowflakes falling from a velvet night sky and the people they love most in attendance. Sound like the perfect winter wedding? It was. On a snowy January evening, with close family and friends looking on, Daniel and Nancy Munzer of California tied the knot in what has to be one of the most romantic, dramatic of settings: 12,000 feet above sea level beside rustic restaurant Alpino Vino along the See Forever ski run. The ceremony was the highlight of a week of winter wedding revelry that included skiing, a pre-wedding day of leisure at Dunton Hot Springs and a rehearsal dinner at the ski-in, ski-out vacation home rented for the bridal party in Mountain Village. For the couple’s special day itself, they rented the Tempter House which sits on the ridgeline between the snowclad steeps of the ski resort and the stunning expanse of Bear Creek Canyon. It was a snowy day and nothing held back the bridal party who hit the slopes at 9 in the morning, using Tempter between runs to warm up and have a snack. At day’s end, the groomsmen took over Tempter while the bride and her party prepared for the ceremony at Alpino Vino. “We went from skiing to glam squad, which was pretty hilarious,” recounts Nancy, the owner of an edgy boutique in San Francisco and who, true to her fashionista self, wore a couture ivory dress with a dramatic train and plunging neck line. Guests arrived from town via snow cat and were greeted with hot toddies. As night fell, the ceremony took place, followed by cocktails and a five-course meal at Alpino Vino. Afterwards, the couple led the wedding party outdoors for a toast to both of their deceased fathers. It was a special way, Nancy says, to incorporate family members joining the celebra-

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Lumière partners with Black Tie Ski Rental to provide services like private fittings, pre-warmed boots, daily updates on conditions and help getting equipment on and off. The friendly ski valets will bring your skis or board to the nearby slopes each morning and, after an action-packed day on the hill, back to the ski lounge where there are hot drinks for tired powder hounds. PEAKS RESORT & SPA Slopeside on Meadows Ski Run Mountain Village

Hot chocolate and hot cider, as well as boot warmers and the latest snow reports, await at the Peaks, which boasts the area’s longest-serving ski valet, Tamas Paluska. The friendly Hungarian and his team have been easing boots on and off guests for 17 years and pride themselves on a “no touch service”. From arrival to ski locker to slopeside, they handle everything so you don’t have to. FAIRMONT FRANZ KLAMMER Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village

The team at the Klammer has this ski valet thing figured out. Each morning, before you even step into your prewarmed boots and get an up-to-date report on conditions and grooming, you can stock up on sunscreen and Hot Hands glove heaters. Finish the day by refuelling with hot tea and hot chocolate and reminiscing about the day’s adventures.

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The ski valet menu at the Madeline includes complimentary hot chocolate, boot dryers and warmers, as well as waxing and tuning services. A nice bonus: the Madeline’s ski ambassadors tell tales of Telluride’s characterful history while they whisk you up the mountain in search of freshies, pow stashes and memorable runs.

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With the ski valet located directly above Christy Sports, fittings are done without even leaving the building. And guests are encouraged to come down from their rooms in their slippers before stepping into their warm boots and heading out. Return at the end of the day’s S turns and bump runs to find those comfy slippers and a mug of hot mocha waiting. HOTEL COLUMBIA Across from the Oak Street Gondola Plaza, Telluride

At the Hotel Columbia, guests come down off the mountain and hand their gear over to the attentive ski valet staff – Black Tie does it all including in-room fittings and ensuring boots are warm and dry for the next day. Next stop is the lobby where the hotel’s restaurant, the Cosmopolitan, hosts one of Telluride’s most popular happy hours complete with the eatery’s legendary cosmos and sushi. CAMEL’S GARDEN HOTEL Oak Street Gondola Plaza, Telluride

Convenience brushes shoulders with camembert and cabernet. The ski valet service at the Camel’s Garden will have you on the slopes in a jiffy given the hotel’s location on the Gondola Plaza. At the end of the day, hand off your gear. The ever-helpful valets will make sure your boots are dried and warmed and equipment stored overnight while you head to the lobby for après wine and cheese. ELEMENT 52 Beside Telluride Trail Ski Run, Telluride

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Entertaining Telluride since 1913 December 1-3 Seussical the Musical 7 “Rogue Elements” Teton Gravity Research Ski Film 14 Jay and Silent Bob Get Old live comedy 16 Concert TBA 21 “Drop Everything” Matchstick Productions Ski Film 22 Shawn Colvin Grammy winning singer/songwriter 23 “Line of Descent” Warren Miller Ski Film Holiday Concert Series 27 John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 28 Purely Patsy, a Patsy Cline Tribute show 29-30 Elephant Revival indie bluegrass 31 New Year’s Eve with Robert Randolph & The Family Band January 4 Lez Zeppelin all-female Led Zeppelin Tribute Band 6 Concert TBA 11-12 The Floozies electronic funk 19 Trout Steak Revival bluegrass 24-25 Leftover Salmon Colorado jamgrass February 2-5 Mary Poppins the Musical 10-11 Chris Robinson Brotherhood 15-18 19th annual Telluride Comedy Festival 27-28 Infamous Stringdusters high energy bluegrass March 8 Shovels & Rope Americana/rock 9 Martin Sexton & Keller Williams rock 10, 13, Concert TBA 14 & 17 19 Galactic funk/jam Tickets on sale now at Sheridanoperahouse.com! Visit our website for a full schedule!

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START-UP SUCCESS STORIES By Rosston ‘Buster’ Ritter

When you think of Telluride, what comes to mind? Skiing and other winter activities, the natural beauty and fascinating history. But thanks to the Telluride Venture Accelerator, Telluride is also home to a host of start-ups – bright business ideas nurtured in the box canyon. Here are a few TVA-supported ventures that took root in Telluride and are flourishing beyond.

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Visionaries Lara Young, owner and founder; product tester Candice Good; and consultant Michele Kustes The Idea Integrated, protective goggle covers with microfiber cleaning cloth on the inside and colorful, customizable fabric exteriors TVA Support Hoggle Goggle was one of the first incubees, going through TVA’s incubator in 2013 where it received financial support and mentoring. Young, who had a background in non-profit development and strategic planning, remarked that it is a huge effort to bring a new product idea to market; TVA’s support was vital. Lara Young HOGGLE GOGGLE

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The Latest Clients include the Telluride Ski School, which ordered Hoggle Goggle covers for instructors, and the International Freeskiers Association. While much of Hoggle Goggle’s business is web-based, this year Paragon Outdoors will carry the goggle covers in store.

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Visionaries Owners and founders, Tomer and Gracie Alpert

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The Idea An app that allows you to design, write and send cards

The Idea Nutritious pet food made from whole and fresh ingredients that can be customized

TVA Support Although not originally in the incubation program at TVA, Felt caught the attention of the ABC reality TV show Shark Tank and, in the run up to their appearance on the program in 2016, received support from the Venture Accelerator, including fundraising and the co-sponsoring of a Shark Tank event. Since then, Felt has run workshops and mentored for TVA.

TVA Support Side by Side was a graduate of the TVA’s class of 2016 where, according to Zafian, they were introduced to pivotal, influential people. TVA also supported the company in a fiscal and advisory capacity. Zafian adds that the local Small Business Development Center and “the entire Telluride community has given me a great amount of support … without which my dream would have never been realized.”

The Latest Felt has reached over half a million downloads on just the iPhone App platform and currently has eight employees. Since airing on Shark Tank last year, Felt has grown about 20 times over, from providing 1,000 cards per month to about 20,000 per month.

The Latest With help from First SouthWest Bank of Colorado, Side by Side was recently awarded a USDA grant. The company is also expanding its product lines, including supplements and toppers, along with the launch of Tail Mix (think trail mix for dogs).

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The Telluride Foundation has named long-time Telluride resident Wendy Brooks as the 2017 Outstanding Citizen of the Year. Brooks is widely known in the community for founding the Telluride Academy in her back yard in 1981 with six young campers. Today, the awardwinning organization serves over 850 children annually. Perhaps less well known are Brooks’ roles in establishing the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club, the medical center and the airport, and her involvement in the Board of Education and Just For Kids Foundation.

Sustainable Employee Housing Telluride’s latest employee housing development is set to come online in spring 2018. When it is complete, the Virginia Placer project, located on three town-owned parcels in Telluride’s West End, will add an 18-unit apartment building, a 46-bed boarding house and three tiny homes to the list of for-rent options for local employees. The project conforms to the town’s green building code with a focus on smaller, efficient living spaces. – Emily Shoff and Erin Spillane


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Former White House Chief of Staff Jack Watson BY EMILY SHOFF

WHEN I MET with President Jimmy Carter’s former White House Chief of Staff, Jack Watson, two things become quickly apparent. First, I have not budgeted nearly enough time and second, amidst Watson’s many accomplishments (Vanderbilt University Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard Law, Marine Corps captain, all before his tenure in Washington), he is at heart a cowboy. It’s the cowboy boots that give him away. Their warm color and the soft, broken-in leather are identical to Jack’s demeanor as we drift from his passion for history, art and politics to his career as a political advisor and trial lawyer to his take on the current state of affairs in Washington. When I ask him how he ended up in Telluride, that’s where the true cowboy comes out: “I’ve always loved the West. As a boy, I dreamed about JACK WATSON being a cowboy and living on a ranch surrounded Favorite restaurant by mountains,” he tells me in his charming SouthNew Sheridan Chop House ern accent, a boyish grin on his face. “I’ve loved and ridden horses most of my life.” Guilty pleasure country is headed. “The Q&A following my reIt was this interest in horses that drew him Donuts at Baked in Telluride, marks is always my favorite part of these events. especially after 2 p.m. to Telluride. Originally, he and his wife, Beth, That’s when I get to listen and talk with people thought they’d buy land on Wilson Mesa. They Favorite hangouts about what they’re thinking and what most conwere about to close on the property when they Between the Covers, Floradora, cerns them.” had second thoughts. They realized that ultimatethe historic New Sheridan Bar It is this love for people and understanding ly what they loved best about Telluride was TelA Telluride summer means new perspectives that ultimately motivates Watluride. “We love the town and its people and the Afternoon showers and rainbows son. When he’s not in Telluride or Atlanta, he diversity of interests here. People are passionate When I grow up, I want to be tours on his motorbike. (These days, until he finds about art, history, poetry, politics, the environWillie Nelson more people to ride with in Telluride, he’s traded ment, the outdoors.” They settled on a condo in horses for their motorized counterparts.) “One of town instead and haven’t looked back. the things I like most about traveling around on a Since purchasing a home here four years ago, motorcycle are the people I meet in cafes, truck stops and bars, many of whom voted Jack has spoken at numerous events in and around Telluride. for President Trump. Although I disagree with their choice of Trump as president, People are interested to hear his take on things, both as an I understand a lot of the frustrations and motivations behind their vote,” he says. American history buff (especially on American presidents and We trade book titles, his nonfiction for my fiction, and far too soon our time is the presidency), and as someone with years of experience in up, coffee cups drained. He’s not wearing a hat, but I imagine if he were, he’d tip it to Washington. But, increasingly, since the new administration me as we say goodbye. “Until we meet again.” a in January, they want to know about his opinion on where the visittelluride.com | 855.421.4360

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CAME TO SKI. STAYED FOR THE SUMMER. Anyone nodding ‘yes’ to this sentiment knows that June through September is just as glorious as winter. Gushing waterfalls, festivals, wildflower hikes, main street parades, outdoor dining, mountain biking and sunsets that throw buckets of gold against the mountains. Yep. Summer here is hard to beat, and these lesserknown gems will make it all the sweeter. By Katie Klingsporn

Cornet Falls With its box-canyon backdrop, sweeping height and historic power plant, Bridal Veil gets all the glory. But Cornet Falls, which is tucked into a grotto on the north edge of town, is a stunning cascade well worth a visit of its own. There, Cornet Creek tumbles over a ledge, plummeting 80 feet into a tumble of red rocks below and creating billowing curtains of mist. The short, steep hike starts at the northern terminus of Aspen Street. (Stay right before the footbridge.)

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Elks Park Whether it’s the Town Park stage or the Palm Theatre, there’s a reason that the town’s biggest-name venues have pull; they have been graced by legends of music, film and ideas. But there’s an overlooked venue right in the center of town where audiences can also catch once-in-a-lifetime entertainment, and for free. Elks Park becomes an excellent venue for several summer festivals. During Bluegrass, giants of picking perform intimate concerts on a tiny stage; during Mushroom fest, curious fungiphiles examine freshly picked mushroom samples under a tent; and during Telluride Film Festival, Elks Park turns into the Abel Gance Open Air Cinema, a dreamy place to watch movies under the stars or catch a panel discussion by Hollywood A-listers.

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San Miguel River People think of Telluride as a mountain town, and can you blame them? The town is encircled with hiking trails, climbing walls and mountain biking singletrack. But the burbling river that runs through town should not be ignored, especially during the hot days of summer. Grab a stand-up paddleboard, a kayak or inflatable tube for a fun and surprisingly lively float from Town Park to the Valley Floor. Or just take a dip in one of the river’s deep-ish pockets.

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New Sheridan Rooftop Bar For years, the rooftop of Telluride’s iconic hotel was closed to the public. Lucky for us, in 2015 the good folks at the Sheridan decided to share some of the town’s best views by opening their building-top bar. Sunset is prime time to catch up with a friend over a cocktail, and catch an eyeful of mountains.

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La Cocina de Luz It’s mainly known for its delicious Mexican fare, but word to the wise: La Cocina offers a full menu of delicious coffee drinks, including fantastic drip, fancy lattes and addictive golden turmeric teas.

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Jay and Silent Bob Get Old Comedy, SOH

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Drop Everything Matchstick Productions ski film, SOH

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Shawn Colvin Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, SOH

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Line of Descent Warren Miller ski film, SOH

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Torchlight Parade Telluride Ski Resort

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Mountainfilm Annual Film Night SOH

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John McEuen & Friends Nitty Gritty Dirt Band singer-songwriter, SOH

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Everly Brothers Experience Featuring the Zmed Brothers, Club Red

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Elephant Revival, Indie folk music, SOH

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Yonder Mountain String Band Progressive bluegrass tunes, Club Red

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NYE Countdown Courthouse Clock, Telluride’s Main Street

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

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


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C. Galloping Goose This curious hybrid of auto and train rode Otto Mears’ famous railroad line in the declining years of the Rio Grande Southern. On rails, the Galloping Goose made its last run in 1953. It is now the moniker for Telluride’s public buses. D. Miner’s Union Built by the Western Federation of Miners in 1901 as a result of a period of labor strikes and protests when unionized miners were denied health care at the local hospital. E. Butch Cassidy Robbery Site By most accounts, Butch Cassidy was a minor player in his first bank robbery of San Miguel Valley Bank in 1889. The old bank burned and was replaced by the Mahr Building in 1892. F. Pick & Gad Located in what was once Telluride’s red-light district, patrons were treated to music, food, wine and ladies in this brick “parlour house” if they wore a coat and tie. G. Old Town Jail This stone jail is thought to have been built in 1885 and is now occupied by the Telluride Marshal’s Department. The town’s first calaboose, a wooden structure, was built in 1878 and is now located in Telluride Town Park’s campgrounds. H. Penn Tram Towers At the turn of the century, the east end of the canyon was laced with the cables of aerial trams that lowered ore from the mines to mills. These towers were part of the Penn Tram which conveyed ore from mines above Telluride to the mills below. I. Idarado Legacy Trail Plaques along this interpretive walk recount the mining legacy of Telluride’s east end. The trail ends at the Pandora Mill site with a stunning view of Bridal Veil Falls.

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11. L.L. NUNN HOUSE On the corner of Aspen and West Columbia, this white Victorian was bought by L.L. Nunn who financed the world’s first commercial A/C power plant, the Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant. Nunn purchased the home for his Telluride Institute, where “pinheads” from Cornell University came to expand their knowledge of the production of power. Today, Cornell University has a “Telluride House” funded by Nunn’s estate. Next door, on the corner of Aspen Street and West Columbia, is the house in which Nunn lived, which was built in 1887 and remodeled extensively in 1980. 12. RIO GRANDE SOUTHERN RAILWAY DEPOT Prior to the arrival of the railroad in 1891, oxen and mule trains, as well as horses, carried all supplies into and out of the area. The introduction of the railroad created a bustling, noisy area surrounded by boardinghouses and warehouses, some of which still stand on San Juan Avenue. Ore was hauled out of the surrounding mines and became a major revenue generator for the Rio Grande Southern Railroad. The Depot, built of wooden siding and shingles, was restored in 1991 and today houses the Ah Haa School for the Arts. 13. FINN TOWN This area was the center of social life for Scandanavian immigrants. On the south side of Pacific Street, Finn Town Flats (originally a boardinghouse), Finn Hall and the smaller Swede-Finn Hall (pictured, and now an Elks Lodge on the corner of Pacific and Townsend) hosted many parties and gatherings where families brought food, bands played and people danced and socialized. Continuing east, detour briefly up South Oak Street to the Dahl House, a miner’s rooming house built in the 1890s, now a private home. 14. POPCORN ALLEY The Senate, Silver Bell, Cribs and madam’s stone residences make up the restored buildings of Pacific Street’s “sporting district.” The Senate was one of the many places bustling with business between the 1880s and 1930s. The saloon and gaming room closed in 1935. The Silver Bell, built in 1890, suffered a disastrous fire in 1923. It operated as one of Telluride’s many “soda parlours” during Prohibition, and its numerous entrances hint at the other services offered there. It closed in 1959, was restored in 1991 and today houses many businesses. The three small Victorian houses standing in a row on Pacific Street, known as the Cribs, are all that remain of the “female boarding houses” that lined both sides of West Pacific Street all the way to Town Park. The Telluride Housing Authority saved these last cribs by renovating them in 1983. visittelluride.com | 855.421.4360

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

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

REGIONAL MAP

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

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

AIRPORT SHUTTLES & TAXIS Alpine Luxury Limo 970. 728. 8750 Angel’s Taxi 980. 778. 8777 Mountain Limo 888. 546. 6894 Telluride Express 888. 212. 8294 RENTAL CARS Telluride and Mountain Village Hertz 970 369. 4995 Montrose Regional Airport Avis 800. 331. 1212 Budget 800. 527. 0700 Hertz 800. 654. 3131 National 800. 227. 7368

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

Current Road Conditions 877.315.7623 or cotrip.org

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

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TAKE TO THE SKY: THE GONDOLA The towns of Telluride and Mountain Village are linked by a spectacular 13-minute ride on a free gondola. The gondola has four primary stations where you can board and unload: • Station Telluride at Oak Street in the historic town of Telluride • Station St. Sophia, the mid-mountain stop that provides access to the resort’s trails and Allred’s Restaurant & Bar • Station Mountain Village in Mountain Village Center • Station Village Parking, with paid parking for guests This popular scenic attraction serves as public transportation and also provides access to the Telluride Ski Resort in winter and the Mountain Village Bike Park in summer. The gondola is handicap, ski, snowboard, bicycle, stroller and pet accessible. Call 970.728.3041 for information. • Nov. 17, 2017 to April 8, 2018: 6:30 a.m. to midnight, with extended hours to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 15, 2017 to April 8, 2018. FREE RIDES • In the town of Telluride, Galloping Goose shuttle buses loop through town every 10 minutes starting at 7 a.m. Designated stops are located every few blocks, and the bus will drop off and pick up from any corner on the route. Detailed schedules are posted at bus stops and on the buses. Regional bus transportation is available to Lawson Hill, Down Valley and Norwood. Call 970.728.5700 for 24hour shuttle information.

PARK IT In Telluride: • Find free daytime parking in the Carhenge Lot, just off West Pacific Avenue at the west end of Telluride, near the base of Lift 7 • Some side streets allow free two-hour parking (see map). •  In Telluride’s historic downtown, solar-powered parking meters stand mid-block on main and side streets. One dollar per hour, with a three-hour max. The meters accept credit cards or coins. Parking limits are enforced (Telluride Marshal’s Department, 970.728.3818) 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Parking is free on Sundays and holidays. In Mountain Village: • Gondola Parking Garage: Free daytime parking 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.; overnight parking rate is $25 from 12 a.m. to 7 a.m.; payable by Parkmobile app, debit or credit card only; no cash. • Paid parking is available at Heritage Parking Garage below Madeline Hotel (west of hotel off Mountain Village Boulevard), free for the first 30 minutes and $2 per hour thereafter; $35 maximum for each 24-hour period. Payable by Parkmobile app, debit or credit card only. • Parking at the Market Plaza parking lot is free, with a one-hour limit; no overnight parking is allowed. • There is also free day parking in the Meadows Run Parking lot, located at the end of Adams Ranch Road. There is no overnight parking without a valid permit. • Parking at North and South Village Center lots is free for the first 30 minutes and $2 per hour thereafter. Payable by Parkmobile app, debit or credit card only. No overnight parking 2 a.m. to 7 a.m..

• In Mountain Village, during the ski season, the Chondola operates daily from 6:30 a.m. to midnight. In spring, summer and fall, Mountain Village offers free bus service, which also operates daily.

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Camel’s Garden 888.772.2635 or 970.728.9300

Meeting Area

Elks Lodge 970.728.6362

Historic Swede-Finn Hall

Ice House Lodge 800.544.3436 or 970.728.6300

Conference Room

Il Salona 970.728.4046

Event Space

BAR

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Gallery Room and Outdoor Deck

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SETTING

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VENUES

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stage & outdoor deck

360

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Michael D. Palm Theatre 970.369.5669

Performing Arts Center

New Sheridan American Room 800.200.1891 or 970.728.4351

Victorian-style Room

Nugget Theater 970.728.3030

Theatre

1,674

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Sheridan Opera House 970.728.6363

Historic Theatre / Reception Space

1,400

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Sidework 970.728.5618

Reception Room

900

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Telluride Elementary School 970.369.1205

Cafeteria

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Gym / Auditorium

3,600

500

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no alcohol or smoking

Telluride Middle/High School 970.369.1205

Multi-purpose and Music Rooms

Gym

Telluride Town Park Core & Warming Hut 970.728.2173

Outdoors, Canopy, Picnic Tables

Town Park Pavilion 970.728.2173

Spacious Covered Pavilion

Wilkinson Public Library 970.728.4519, ext. 20

Program Room (small rooms also available)

alcohol with special permit

downtown Telluride

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liquor license, projector

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TOWN OF MOUNTAIN VILLAGE Bear Creek Lodge 970.369.4900

Great Room

2,000

200

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Gorrono Ranch 970.728.7446

Mountain Ranch

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Inn at Lost Creek 866.475.4403 or 970.728.5678

Executive Board Room and Wedding Patio

525

35

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wireless business center

Madeline Hotel & Residences 866.475.4403 or 970.369.0880

Idarado Ballroom

3,315

270

210

Mountain Village core

Jasper Room

676

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Mountain Village core

Reflection Plaza

6,240

400

200+

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Hospitality Suite

1,800

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Mountain Lodge at Telluride 970.369.5000

Summit Room (summer only)

574

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Mt. Emma Room

500

50

35

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Peaks Resort and Spa 800.789.2220 or 970.728.6800

Appaloosa Lounge

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100

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casual cocktail room

Big Billie Ballroom

2,046

225

140

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Crystal Room

1,600

163

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floor to ceiling windows

Great Room Deck

1,440

125

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250

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Mt. Wilson Terrace

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350

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Palmyra Deck

1,508

150

100

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Palmyra Restaurant

1,980

225

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Ridge Club’s Great Room 970.708.1515

Multi-purpose Facility and Deck

1,900

175

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Telluride Conference Center 970.369.8030

Mountain Village Ballroom

6,069

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564

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Klammer Boardroom

732

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Fallon Room

367

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Chipeta Room

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St. Sophia Ceremony Site 970.728.7446

Top of the Gondola on the Ski Resort

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remote lakeside lodge

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RUSTIC MOUNTAIN RETREATS Alta Lakes Observatory 970.239.0027

Rustic Mountain Lodge

2,200

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High Camp Hut 970.728.8050

High Mountain Hut

2,500

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Schmid Family Ranch 970.708.1108

Rustic Setting at base of Wilson Peak

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970.369.4900 or 888.729.0398

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800.537.4781

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Invited Home (formerly Elevation Vacations)

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CAMEL’S GARDEN RESORT

Hotel & Condominiums 250 West San Juan Avenue, on Telluride’s Gondola Plaza www.camelsgarden.com 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

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Telluride’s Boutique Hotel 21 beautifully furnished guest rooms & suites Personalized service from a stellar team Complimentary breakfast COSMOpolitan restaurant on site A snowball’s throw from the Gondola

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

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

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A blend of rustic elegance and Western charm, Mountain Lodge Telluride is your window to the splendor of the San Juan Mountains.

MountainLodgeTelluride.com | 970.369.5000 | 457 Mountain Village Blvd, Mountain Village

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Condé Nast Traveler’s Best Hotels In The West

NEWSHERIDAN.COM

TELLURIDE’S FOUR DIAMOND FULL SERVICE LUXURY HOTEL Luxurious Guestrooms • One To Four Bedroom Residences Stunning Views • Yoga & Pilates Studio • Salon & Spa Black Iron Kitchen + Bar • Dylan’s Candy Bar • Starbucks Live Entertainment • Outdoor Plaza Sky Terrace Pool and Spa

RESERVATIONS 888.965.7501

MADELINETELLURIDE.COM 568 MOUNTAIN VILLAGE BOULEVARD, TELLURIDE, CO 81435

THE NEW SHERIDAN HOTEL has shared in the rich history of Telluride, Colorado since 1895. Offering modern amenities paired with historic ambiance, the New Sheridan invites you to experience a new level of old world service. The New Sheridan Hotel has served as Telluride’s social center since 1895. Located just two blocks from the gondola, the hotel’s location in the heart of downtown Telluride provides an ideal base for visitors. During a recent and expansive renovation, the hotel’s 26 guest rooms received a luxurious transformation under the guidance of internationally renowned designer Nina Campbell. Each individually designed room captures the historic charm of Telluride in an atmosphere of warmth and comfort. On-site dining options include the renowned Chop House Restaurant & Wine Bar, Rooftop Bar, The Parlor and the historic New Sheridan Bar, which was ranked among the world’s top 10 après ski bars by Forbes Traveler. The New Sheridan Hotel was also recognized by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler as one of the Top 5 “Best Places to Ski & Stay in North America” and was awarded the “2017 AAA Four Diamond Hotel” rating. The New Sheridan is proud to be on the Register of National Historic Places.

ADDRESS TELEPHONE WEB

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PEAKS FULL

Located in Telluride’s Mountain Village, The Peaks Resort offers an array of comfortable accommodations, a convenient ski-in/ski-out, golf-in/golf-out location, a variety of onsite amenities as well as spectacular views of the surrounding San Juan Mountains.

One stay and you’ll understand why it’s all downhill from here.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

THE MOST COLORADO PLACE ON EARTH.

Comfort. Convenience. Affordability.

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

1.800.611.9893 victorianinntelluride.com

Spend a night... not a fortune! • FREE high-speed Internet • Cable TV with HBO

• Kids 15 and under stay FREE • Mini-fridge in every room

Plus, complimentary breakfast Hotel Lobby

STAY & SKI FROM $151 VISITTELLURIDE.COM 844.207.8287

Classic Two Queen Room

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

Caravan Middle Eastern Fare, Smoothies 123 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5611

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

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

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

High Camp Warming Hut Sandwiches, Soups, Snacks Top of Lift 9, Telluride Ski Resort

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

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

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

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

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

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

La Marmotte Contemporary French 150 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.6232

Cosmopolitan Contemporary Seasonal Cuisine 300 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.1292

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

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

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

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

La Tortilla Ria Tortillas 300 South Mahoney, Telluride 970.728.8678

Esperanza’s Casual Mexican 226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8399

Last Dollar Saloon Cocktails 100 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4800

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

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

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

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

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

Brown Bag Deli, Take-Out 126 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5556

Gorrono Ranch Burgers, Sandwiches, Soups, BBQ Mid-Mountain Lift 4, Telluride Ski Resort 970.728.7567

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

Brown Dog Pizza Pizza, Pasta, Subs, Sports Bar 110 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8046

Guiseppe’s New-Orleans-Inspired Fare Top of Lift 12, Telluride Ski Resort

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

Alpino Vino Fine Wines, Italian Delicacies Upper See Forever, Telluride Ski Resort 970.728.7560 Angler Inn New America-Style 22332 Highway 145, Placerville 970.728.5580 Baked in Telluride Pizza, Pasta, Bakery 127 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.4775 Bean Café at the Peaks Coffee, Smoothies, Pastries, Sandwiches Peaks Resort & Spa, Mountain Village 970.728.6800 Big Billie’s Family Dining, Ice Cream Bar Base of Lifts 1 & 10, Telluride Ski Resort 970.728.7557 Black Iron Kitchen & Bar Modern Mountain Cuisine Madeline Hotel, Mountain Village 855.389.2929

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

O’Bannon’s Irish Pub at Fly Me to the Moon Saloon Live Music, Cocktails 136 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4100 Over the Moon Gourmet Cheese & Wine 200 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2079 Pescado Sushi, Japanese, Latin-Infused Dishes 115 West Colorado, Telluride 970.239.6025 Poachers Pub American Pub Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.9647 Rustico Ristorante Traditional Italian 114 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4046 Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails Organic, Sustainable International Menu 118 Lost Creek Lane, Mountain Village 970.369.0400 Shanghai Palace Chinese 126 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0882 Show Bar at the Sheridan Opera House Cocktails, Private Events 110 North Oak, Telluride 970.728.6363 Siam Thai, Thai Fusion 200 South Davis, Telluride 970.728.6886 Siam’s Talay Grille Contemporary Asian Tapas and Seafood Sunset Plaza, Inn at Lost Creek 970.728.6293 Sidework Contemporary Comfort Food 225 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.5618 Smugglers Casual American, Brewpub 225 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.5620

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DINING & SPIRITS Starbucks Coffee, Tea, Pastries, Paninis Madeline Hotel, Mountain Village 970.369.8993

Telluride Distilling Company Locally Brewed Spirits Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.239.6052

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

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

Steamies Burger Bar A Modern Burger Joint 300 West Colorado, Telluride 844.the.buns

Telluride Juice Co. Cold Pressed Juicery, Kombucha 129 West Colorado, Telluride 970.239.6214

The Market at Mountain Village Made to Order Food, Full Deli 455 Mtn. Village Blvd, Mountain Village 970.728.6500

Tomboy Tavern Colorado Comfort Food Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7467

Taco del Gnar Creative Taco Shop 123 South Oak, Telluride 970.626.9715

Telluride Truffle Artisan Chocolate Chocolate, Ice Cream, Pastries 110 North Fir, Telluride 970.728.9565

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

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

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

The Alpinist & the Goat Fondue, Dessert, Cocktails 204 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5028

Telluride Brewing Company Locally Brewed Beer 156 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.728.5094

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

Telluride Coffee Company Coffee, Breakfast, Lunch, Pastries Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.369.4400

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

The View Bar & Grill Locally Sourced Comfort Food 457 Mtn. Village Blvd., Mountain Village 970.369.5000

Wolf Pig Mobile Bar for Hire 970.596.3364

The Village Table Global Soul Food, Tapas, Catering Centrum Building, Mountain Village 970.728.1117 The West End Bistro at Hotel Telluride Casual American, Cocktails Hotel Telluride, Telluride 970.369.1188

TELLURIDE’S GATHERING PLACE

BAR & GRILL WITH A VIEW

LOCATED IN THE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE CORE 970.728.7467

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UNPARALLELED CUISINE

WHATEVER YOUR PALATE MAY BE, our tailored menus will serve you. Select from one of our fine establishments and delight in some of the best cuisine in the West. Dine in style at our signature restaurant, the Chop House – world renowned for its dry aged USDA Black Angus. We create our delicious fare using only organic free range fowl, non-threatened fish species and local ingredients. Pair a red or white from Telluride’s only nitrogen wine bar with a scrumptious meal for an unforgettable experience. FAVORITES FROM BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER CLASSIC EGGS BENEDICT / 16 Canadian Bacon, Poached Eggs, Hollandaise Sauce, Roasted New Potatoes

CHEESE CHARCUTERIE BOARD / 36 Combination of Cured Meats & Artisanal Cheeses

FRENCH TOAST / 14 Fresh Berries, Maple Syrup

MAC & CHEESE / 12 Three Cheeses, Bacon Lardons

FRENCH ONION SOUP / 12 Carmelized Onions, Gruyére Cheese

NEW YORK STYLE DELI REUBEN / 16 Corned Beef, Housemade Coleslaw, Russian Dressing, Marble Rye

PAN SEARED PISTACHIO ENCRUSTED TROUT SALAD / 17 Warm Bacon, Sherry & Mustard Vinaigrette, Grilled Bread & Poached Egg CAESAR SALAD / 11 Parmigiano Reggiano, White Anchovies, Orange Zest & Crostini

CHOP HOUSE STEAK BURGER / 24 Toasted Fresh Baked Bun, Quick Pickles, Ancho Chili Ketchup, French Mustard, Cheese (Blue, Aged White Cheddar, Gruyère) DRY AGED BISON RIBEYE / 62 16oz Bone-In

PRIME NEW YORK STRIP / 54 15oz Bone-In EGGPLANT PARMESAN / 24 Pappardelle Pasta, Garlic, Spinach, Mushrooms, Mozzarella, Marinara STEAMED PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND MUSSELS / 18 Coconut-Ginger Broth, Lemongrass, Grilled Baguette ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK SHORTLOIN / 41 Duck Confit. Sweet Potato Hash, Quince, Wild Mushrooms, Red Wine Reduction ALASKAN KING CRAB / 28 per half pound

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

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BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER APRÈS SKI LOCATED AT THE PEAKS RESORT & SPA OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

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Ski-in/ski-out Ski-in/ski-out to North to North America's America's highest highest elevation elevation restaurant restaurant Extensive Extensive wine wine listlist Handmade Handmade pastas, pastas, local local meats meats andand cheeses, cheeses, world-renowned world-renowned comfort comfort food food

Classic Classic French French country country cuisine cuisine with with breathtaking breathtaking views views of of Palmyra Palmyra Peak Peak and and surrounding surrounding San San Juans. Juans.

Custom Custom cocktails cocktails && eclectic eclectic French French wine wine listlist

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

Located in the Hotel Columbia, just steps away from the Gondola. Reservations: cosmotelluride.com or 970.728.1292

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RESERVATIONS 855.389.2929

TELLURIDE’S ONLY STARBUCKS

Crafting Your Favorite Beverages • Open Daily from 6:30am-6:30pm

DYLAN’S CANDY BAR

Confections for Every Sweet Tooth • Open Daily from 11:00am-7:00pm

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Serving fondue and raclette, grilled vegetables, filet mignon and craft cocktails in an intimate wine bar from Aprés Ski until midnight

Cheese Fondue Served with salad, seasoned bread and apples. Fondue is meant to be shared.

Traditional

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

Mont Blanc

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

Crepes Blintz Ricotta, creme fraiche and apple sauce side Imported Ham & Gruyere with roasted tomatoes Confit of Duck with fig and orange spread Duck Pate with French brie, candied walnuts and marmalade Fois gras with forest Mushrooms and black truffles

Extras

Cortina d’Ampezzo

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

Basque

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

Grilled seasonal vegetables Filet Mignon, 6 oz. seared organic, grass fed beef Kirschwasser – Traditional, distilled cherry brandy Gluten-Free Ciabatta Organic Mixed Greens Salad with Herbs de Provence Dressing

Telluride Scrapple

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

French Truffle

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

House Special — Raclette for 2

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

Boards Filet Board

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

Cheese Board

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

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Dessert Chocolate & Carmel Fondue

All-you-can-eat warm pure Belgian chocolate & goat’s milk carmel ladled onto house made ice cream and a variety of 12 all-you-can-eat dippers

Dessert Crepes

Including crepes suzette, apples & cinnamon, banana & nutella, and lemon; all served with chantilly cream

Beverages Cocktails, Extensive Wine List, Espresso, House Made Hot Chocolate, Coke, Diet Coke

For reservations go to www.AlpinistAndTheGoat.com 204 W. Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5028


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Traditional Thai with a Seafood Focus JOIN US FOR APRÈS SKI

freshest ingredients + exceptional service

OPEN DAILY B RE A K FA S T & D IN N E R

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

Reservations: 970.369.1188 199 Cornet Street - Telluride, CO 81435

www.TheHotelTelluride.com

Bring your family and friends to enjoy a delicious meal at the Hotel Telluride, in a cozy spot by our lobby fireplace. Open daily for Breakfast & Dinner.

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organic middle-easternfood food middle-eastern shish kebabs · falafels hummus · spanakopita · fries baba ganouj · tabouli greek salad · baklava whole-food smoothies OPEN DAILY WEATHER PERMITTING

Best happy-hour in town with Esperanza’s famous made-to-order margaritas and appetizer specials.

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Fun and family-friendly

ON THE LA COCINA DE LUZ PATIO

lunch & dinner kids’ menu outdoor patio

open every day • 728-3985 www.oaktelluride.com

THE VIEW Bar & Grill Locally Sourced Comfort Food 457 Mountain Village Blvd Mountain Lodge, Mountain Village 970. 369. 5000 mountainlodgetelluride.com BREAKFAST OLD SCHOOL BREAKFAST - two City Farm eggs, hash browns, toast BLT BENNY - fried green tomato, bacon, arugula, hollandaise, balsamic drizzle LOADED POTATO SKINS - scrambled eggs, jack cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, green onions, bacon or sausage BREAKFAST BURRITO - two eggs, hash browns, hatch valley chilies, black beans, pork green chili, cheddar cheese LODGE HASH BROWNS - crispy hash browns, bacon, cheddar cheese, green onions, two eggs HIPPIE HASH BROWNS - crispy hash browns, cauliflower, spinach, tomatoes, green onions, pesto THE HANGOVER - our signature burger, fried egg, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion on a toasted english muffin with hash browns MOUNTAIN FUEL - greek yogurt, vanilla-almond granola, berries STEEL CUT OATMEAL BRÛLÉE

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SHAREABLE

CHARCUTERIE & CHEESE CRISPY CAULIFLOWER TREE HUGGER - garlic-hummus, roasted tomatoes, seasonal veggies and grilled naan bread CHIPS & QUESO TRUFFLE FRIES DIRTY FRIES- cheddar sauce, bacon, sour cream and green onion or pork green chile and Monterey jack cheese or lump crab aioli, parmesan cheese and truffle oil GRILLED FLATBREAD - honey-hickory smoked salmon, herb goat cheese, roasted tomatoes, onion, capers, lemon and, arugula KOREAN BBQ RIBS

SALADS

BORING GREEN SALAD - fresh mixed greens, strawberries, candied pecans and house vinaigrette CAESAR SALAD - butter croutons and shaved parmigiano-reggiano cheese BLT SALAD - crispy chicken, applewood smoked bacon, romaine lettuce, roasted tomatoes, avocado, blue cheese and ranch dressing

226 W. Colorado Avenue 970-728-8399

ON BREAD

LODGE BURGER - potato bun, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and lodge sauce DOUBLE DECKER BURGER - bacon, grilled onions, cheddar cheese and sweet-spicy pickles JT BURGER - roasted tomatoes, pine nut pesto, brie cheese, lettuce and tomato SURF ‘N TURF BURGER - lump crab aioli, lettuce and tomato SALMON BLT - grilled salmon, applewood smoked bacon, cholula mayo, lettuce and tomato GRILLED CHICKEN CLUB - grilled chicken, applewood smoked bacon, swiss cheese, creamy artichokes, lettuce and tomato GRILLED HAM AND CHEESE - shaved “Cure 81” ham & swiss cheese on buttered sourdough

ENTREES

nightly dinner special samples: BURGUNDY BRAISED LAMB SHANK BUFFALO MEATLOAF STEAK & FRITES ELK SHEPHEARDS PIE

ARIZONA CHOPPED - honey-hickory smoked salmon, arugula, quinoa, pepitas, dried sweet corn, dried currants, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, pesto dressing

DESSERT

ROASTED BEETS - sun flower sprouts, candied walnuts and blue cheese vinaigrette

DECADENT CHOCOLATE PUDDING - chantilly cream and black pepper candied pistachios

WARM TOFFEE CARROT CAKE - mascarpone ice cream, candied pecans & Caramel Sauce

Our menu evolves seasonally and reflects the simple and straightforward preparation of comfortable classics.


Visit Our New DINING & SPIRITS Telluride Location!

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A Full-Service Conventional and Natural Foods Market

Spirits Open 11am - 9pm daily Mountain Village Town Hall Plaza

(970) 728-6500

Open 7am - 9pm daily 490 Sherman Street, Ridgway

(970) 626-5811

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SHOPPING ART GALLERIES Adam W. Carlos Fine Art Plaza Building, Ste. 102 Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 931.636.5023 Babies of the Bush Centrum Building, Ste. 120C Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 430.322.6229 Elinoff & Co. Gallerists & Jewelers 204 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5566 Gallery 81435 230 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.3930 Gold Mountain Gallery   135 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3460 Kamruz Gallery 100 West Colorado, Telluride 303.442.7790 Lustre, an Artisan Gallery 171 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.3355 Mixx 307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.797.4040 Schilling Studio Gallery    970.728.1174 (Open by appointment) Slate Gray Gallery 209A East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3777 Stronghouse Studios 283 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.3930 Telluride Art Headquarters & Gallery 135 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.3930 Telluride Gallery of Fine Art      130 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3300 Tony Newlin Gallery    100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8084

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

BEAUTY Himmel Pool and Spa Boutique Fairmont Franz Klmr., Mountain Village 970.728.7113 Ivy’s Skin Care 227 West Pacific, Ste. B, Telluride 970.403.4546 Pure Beauty Studio 221 East Colorado, Ste. J, Telluride 970.708.3787 Salon 7 300 Mahoney, Ste. 13C, Telluride 970.369.0050 Spa Boutique at the Peaks Resort 136 Country Club Dr., Mountain Village 970.728.6800 Studio G Total Skin Wellness 145 West Pacific #1E, Telluride 970.728.8700 The Spa and Salon at Madeline 568 Mtn. Village Blvd., Mountain Village 855.266.9408 The Loft Hair Studio 226 West Colorado, Telluride 704.650.3478 The Town Barber 398 West Colorado, Telluride 970.708.0974 YX Salon 135 South Spruce, Telluride 970.708.0270 or 970.708.2308

BOOKS Between the Covers Books 224 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4504

CLOTHING AromaSpa Salon & Boutique 307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9515 Alpen Schatz Boutique 100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4433 Black Bear Trading Company          226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6556 Cashmere Red     221 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8088 Down To Earth   236 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9316 Heritage Apparel Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7340 Kellie’s 217 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5820

CLOTHING Overland Sheepskin & Leather      100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9700 Paradise Resort Wear 218 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8786 Scarpe      250 East Pacific, Telluride 970.728.1513 Shirtworks of Telluride   126 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6242 Sublime      126 West Colorado #102A, Telluride 970.728.7974 Telluride Trappings & Toggery    109 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3338 Two Skirts     127 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6828

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

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

EYEWEAR Telluride Vision 220 East Colorado, Ste. 208, Telluride 970.708.4890

FLORISTS China Rose Florists & Greenhouse 158 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.728.4169 Desert Rose 300 South Mahoney, Telluride 970.239.4954

FURNISHINGS & HOME DECOR Azadi Rugs 217 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4620 Dakota Home Furnishings & Dakota Panhandler 220 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4204 Fine Navajo Weaving 220 East Colorado #1, Telluride 970.708.7368 Hook on a Wall 226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1087 Lustre, an Artisan Gallery 171 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.3355 Mixx 307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.797.4040 Picaya 101 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0954 Sage House 220 East Colorado, Telluride 817.909.3959 Slate Gray Gallery 209A East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3777 Telluride Window Coverings 219 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0022 Tweed Interiors 151 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.8186 T.Karn Imports 394 West Colorado, Telluride 918.384.2159

GIFTS Shirtworks of Telluride   126 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6242 Telluride Naturals Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7357 Paradise Resort Wear 218 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8786

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The BEST place

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

Open Daily 9am–6pm • 970.728.7357 Located in the Franz Klammer

Take home a piece of Telluride A mix of casual style and trend setting designers for Men, Women and Children

O FFICIA L TE L LU RIDE A P PA RE L , SOUVENIRS & GIFTS Resort Store carries everything from apparel to drinkware and specific souvenirs to gifts all with the Telluride logo. With products constantly changing, you are bound to find your best Telluride logo gift or souvenir from Resort Store!

OPEN DAILY

970.728.7340

Across from the pond in Mountain Village

Open Daily 9am-6pm • 970.728.7358 Located at the Gondola Plaza


SHOPPING GIFTS 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 Ghost Town Coffee, Tea, Smoothies 210 West Colorado, Telluride 970.300.4334 Over the Moon 200 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2079 The Market at Mountain Village 455 Mtn. Village Blvd, Mountain Village 970.728.6500 The Market at Telluride 157 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.4566

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 970.728.364

JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES Slate Gray Gallery 209A East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3777 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

Elinoff & Co.     204 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5566 Hell Bent Leather & Silver   215 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6246 Lustre, an Artisan Gallery  171 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.3355 Mixx 307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.797.4040 Picaya   101 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0954

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