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There are places you get away from and places you get away to. But sometimes there are places you simply seek out. Telluride delivers the promise sought by those who ventured here over a century ago: the promise of adventure and inspiration.


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Per person per night. Includes 3 day lift ticket, 5 nights lodging. Restrictions apply.

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Why Telluride? Visitors seek out Telluride because it is a legendary, classic Colorado ski town. Nestled among the jagged peaks of the San Juan Mountains and thousands of acres of wilderness, this mountain retreat is not only the ultimate destination, but also the beginning of a journey. Here you will discover world-class restaurants, luxurious spas and accommodations, and once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Telluride is a place where you can explore the outdoors, be enchanted by the area’s romantic history or just relax and revitalize. Whatever the reason you come to Telluride, you’re bound to go home with more

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Credits Publisher John Arnold Editor-in-Chief/Creative Director Mary Duffy Editor Deb Dion Art Director Rebecca Finkel Senior Account Executive Paton Stone Telluride & Mountain Village Official Visitor Guide is published twice per year by Telluride Publishing, a division of Big Earth Publishing, in Telluride, CO Copyright ©2010, All Rights Reserved. Cover and contents must not be reproduced in any manner without written permission from the publisher. This guide is produced in partnership with the Telluride Tourism Board. For a free digital version, go to www.VisitTelluride.com For correspondence, subscriptions and advertising: 307 Society Drive, Suite D, Telluride, CO, 81435 970.728.4245 • (fax) 970.728.4302 magazine@TellurideMagazine.com

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Contents 4

Why Telluride?

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The Ultimate Winter Haven

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Winter Events

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The Environment

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Getting Around

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Telluride Ski Resort Bigger and better—with hundreds of acres of additional terrain and backcountry access, there’s more to love this winter than ever before.

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Adventure is not just for adults. Make your stay memorable for the whole family with these fun activities.

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Health & Wellness

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Historic Walking Tour

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Lodging Gatherings

Once you’ve discovered Telluride, you’ll want to come back and experience summer: wild mountains and rivers, exuberant festivals and majestic high country.

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The Ultimate Winter Haven

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Season of Enchantment The 14,000-foot peaks surrounding Telluride and Mountain Village are at their angelic best each winter, shrouded in powder snow. Winter in Telluride has a fairytale quality, from the magical stillness of a snowy morning to the evening elegance of twinkling lights strung on shops, restaurants and hotels.

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Telluride probably isn’t the first place you’ve ever skied or snowboarded, but once you experience the incredible terrain and unmatched natural beauty of this place, you won’t want to go anywhere else. Hike to the staggering 13,150-foot Palmyra Peak or Gold Hill Chutes for an amazing in-bounds experience, or hit one of the terrain parks or the superpipe to perfect your tricks. Explore acres of beginner terrain and check out the Magic Carpet lift where kids can try skiing for the first time. Telluride Ski Resort has more than 2,000 acres, 120 trails and a vertical drop of 4,425 feet. Add to that the 300 inches of average annual snowfall and approximately 300 days of sunshine each year, and you get the picture: Those bluebird powder days you see in magazines are standard fare here in this sunny southwest Colorado sanctuary.

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Telluride and Mountain Village are more than just a ski resort. There are indoor and outdoor rinks for ice skating, and hills for sledding. Sleigh rides are a quaint way to enjoy the snow at twilight, and snowshoe tours offer some exercise while you experience the pristine alpine forests and silently take in the flora and fauna. Nordic skiing is a popular way to keep fit, get outside and appreciate the beauty surrounding the local tracks. Explore miles of skate skiing and cross-country tracks in Telluride, Mountain Village and beyond which the local Telluride Nordic Association and town recreation departments groom regularly. There are also lots of challenging, expert routes for ice climbing, including the tallest waterfall in the state, Telluride’s iconic Bridal Veil Falls. Beginners can learn how to ice climb with one of the local guide services on easier routes in Ames or Ouray. Outfitters offer snowmobile tours through alpine landscapes and historic mining camps. Backcountry skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts have endless terrain to explore in the region with off-piste runs accessed from the ski resort, classic tours all over the San Juan Mountains and Helitrax helicopter skiing.

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The Telluride Tourism Board is your information source for accommodations, dining, outdoor adventures, cultural activities and more. The Visitor Center (800.525.3455) is on the right as you enter Telluride, at 700 W. Colorado Avenue. For advance air, lodging, ground transportation and activity reservations, contact a specialist at Telluride Central Reservations, 800.525.3455, or go to VisitTelluride.com.

Where are Telluride and Mountain Village? Located on the scenic San Juan Skyway in the heart of Southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, Telluride and Mountain Village are 67 miles south of Montrose, 127 miles south of Grand Junction, 125 miles northwest of Durango, seven hours from Denver, eight from Phoenix and six from Albuquerque. See the map at the back of this guide. The historic town of Telluride rests in a valley at 8,750 feet on the northern slope of the ski mountain and is surrounded by peaks and waterfalls. Mountain Village is connected to Telluride by a free gondola ride. Located at 9,500 feet above sea level, Mountain Village is home to Telluride Ski Resort’s headquarters, a golf course and a world-class conference center.

Who do I contact in an emergency? Anywhere in the region, call 911 for fire, medical or other emergencies. The Telluride Marshal’s Department and Mountain Village Police Department dispatch (24 hours), can be reached at 970.252.4018. For San Miguel County Sheriff dispatch (24 hours), call 970.728.1911.

Who rides the gondola? Anyone can ride the gondola. It’s free to pedestrians who simply want to travel between Telluride and Mountain Village. The ride between the two towns takes only 13 minutes and affords dramatic views of the surrounding mountainscape. In the winter, the cabins have exterior ski and snowboard racks for equipment. In the summer, hikers and mountain bikers can also ride the gondola (cabins are outfitted with bike racks). The gondola is handicap accessible, and pets are welcome in certain cabins. The maps at the back of this guide show the gondola route and terminals.

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What’s it like at altitude?

At 8,750 feet in Telluride and 9,500 feet in Mountain Village, there is about 30 percent less oxygen than at sea level. Regardless of physical fitness, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can strike anyone not acclimated to the elevation. To ward off altitude sickness, drink three to four quarts of water per day and avoid over-exertion, caffeine and alcohol for the first few days. If headache, fatigue or shortness of breath persists, seek medical attention.

What’s the weather like? Telluride’s unique location creates amazing weather conditions. Bordered on the south and west by desert and on the north and east by mountains, Telluride boasts more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Despite the great snow conditions, winters are mild in comparison to other mountain resorts in Colorado and more northerly states. Summers are an alpine delight with comfortable days and cool nights. The climate can be fickle, though—storms can develop and roll through in a matter of hours.

Is there a medical facility in Telluride? The Telluride Medical Center (970.728.3848), located at 500 West Pacific Avenue, is a full-service, 24-hour facility with emergency ambulance and helicopter service to neighboring hospitals.

Is Telluride dog friendly? Your dog will love Telluride and Mountain Village, and well-behaved dogs (and owners) will find that many places and services are dog friendly. Both towns require dogs to be leashed. On a leash, dogs are welcome to ride pet-designated cabins on the gondola and hang out at designated Puppy Parking spots in Telluride. Dogs cannot be left inside vehicles or tied to fixed objects in Mountain Village.

Where can I find Internet access? Wi-fi access is available at various spots in Mountain Village. In Telluride, there is free wi-fi at Between the Covers. The Steaming Bean and Wilkinson Public Library also have free wi-fi and provide computers.

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Our Two Towns

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Bask in the Beauty

Telluride In the southwest corner of Colorado sits Telluride, where geology did some of its best work. Fourteen-thousand-foot peaks melt into red-rock mesas as lush stands of evergreen and aspen watch in awestruck silence. While it has endured growing pains on the way from booming mine camp to bustling ski town, the 12-block-by8-block core of Telluride looks much like it did in the 1880s, with brick hotels and clapboard storefronts. Indeed, Telluride is designated a National Historic Landmark District, meaning that all construction must adhere to the Victorian town’s Wild West image and code. Meanwhile, the steep walls of the glacially carved box canyon keep Telluride intimate and easy to stroll.

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In a pleasant pairing, Old West meets New West here in our two Colorado towns. Telluride has a vibrant, historic feel, colorful Victorian architecture and remnants of the mining boom that first laid its pick into this massive landscape. Mountain Village offers alpine living in a ski village setting with sophisticated amenities and easy access to outdoor adventure. The bohemian community of Telluride is connected to its stylish Mountain Village neighbor by a 13-minute, free gondola ride, and both communities are nestled in a towering mountainscape.

Forming the southwest base of the ski resort, Mountain Village is surrounded by some of the highest, most magnificent peaks in the San Juan Mountains. Incorporated in 1995, the town of Mountain Village’s design combines European-alpine architecture with the rustic traditions of the Rockies. Expect expansive views, roomy shops, sumptuous restaurants and luxurious accommodations. Perched above the valley floor at 9,500 feet, Mountain Village is tantalizingly close to nature, whether it’s the Telluride Ski Resort or the Uncompahgre National Forest. Park your car at the Gondola Parking Garage for free during the day and take a quick gondola ride into the pedestrian-oriented Mountain Village Center.

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Getting Here

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Flying In Getting to Telluride has never been easier, especially because recent airport improvements have expanded the runway to allow for larger aircrafts and greater passenger capacities. At 9,078 feet above sea level, the Telluride Regional Airport is one of the world’s highest and most scenic commercial airports. The drive from the airport to Telluride or Mountain Village takes approximately 15 minutes, depending upon weather. Carriers and services change seasonally. Contact a reservationist to check for direct flights and specials, 800.525.3455. Private flights can be arranged through one of Telluride’s professional charter services: Alpine Air, 877.235.9257; Falcon Flight, 800.337.1775; FlightOne, 888.574.5861; MayaAir, 866.629.2247; Telluride Flights, 970.728.1011.

Air Carriers Telluride & Montrose American/American Eagle America West/U.S. Airways Express Continental Delta Great Lakes United/United Express Airlines

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Airports Telluride Regional Airport (970.728.5313) is 5 miles from Telluride, 6 miles from Mountain Village and either trip is only a 15-minute drive. Montrose Regional

Airport (970.249.3203) is also close by, 67 miles from Telluride and a 1.5hour drive. Other regional airports are Durango/La Plata County Airport (970.247.8143), Grand Junction/Walker Field Airport (970.244.9100) and Cortez Municipal Airport (970.565.7458). For further information, go to “Plan Your Trip” at VisitTelluride.com.

Via the Highway Bus Service Greyhound.com provides daily bus service between Grand Junction and Telluride. Mileage from Telluride Albuquerque, NM 320 Las Vegas, NV Cortez, CO 75 Moab, UT Denver, CO 330 Montrose, CO Durango, CO 125 Phoenix, AZ Grand Junction, CO 127 Salt Lake City, UT Gunnison, CO 125 Santa Fe, NM For current road conditions, call 877.315.7623 or go to cotrip.org.

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Rental Cars Telluride and Mountain Village Alamo/National (Telluride Regional Airport) Budget-Telluride Montrose Regional Airport Avis Budget-Montrose Dollar Hertz National Thrifty

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Taxis & Shuttles Custom trips and private transfers available. Advance reservations recommended. Free public transportation options in Telluride and Mountain Village are described on page 15. These services are available from Telluride and Montrose airports: Alpine Luxury Limo 877.728.8750 or 970.728.8750 Consider It Done Luxury Limo 970.728.4500 Mountain Limo 888.LIMOTXI or 970.728.9606 Telluride Express 888.212.TAXI or 970.728.6000 Tellurides 970.325.7995

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In the town of Telluride, Galloping Goose shuttle buses loop through town every 30 minutes, starting at 7 a.m. daily. Visitor Information Center Designated stops are located PACIFIC 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 24-hour shuttle information. In the wee hours of the night, Home Safe, a free late-night shuttle service for those who feel they have imbibed too much to drive, is offered from downtown Telluride to Lawson Hill, Mountain Village and points in between. From December 17 through April 3, pickups are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 12:45 a.m. and 2 a.m. in front of the county courthouse. Mountain Village has a free chondola service for pedestrians accessing the Village Center from the Meadows neighborhood. The chondola is open from 7 a.m. to midnight between November 25, 2010 and April 3, 2011. The Village also offers a free Dial-A-Ride taxi, serving riders going to and from most residential homes in Mountain Village. Dial-A-Ride operates from 7 a.m. to midnight daily (hours are extended during special events in conjunction with gondola operations). Call 970.728.8888 to schedule a pickup.

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The towns of Telluride and Mountain Village are linked by a spectacular 13-minute ride on a free gondola. This popular scenic attraction serves as public transportation as well as providing access to the ski area in the winter. 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 ski resort and Allred’s Restaurant & Bar; Station Mountain Village, which is situated in the Mountain Village Center; and Station Village Parking, with free day parking for Mountain Village guests. The gondola is handicap, ski, snowboard, bicycle and pet accessible. • 7 a.m. to midnight daily • Open November 19, 2010 through April 3, 2011

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Fifty cents buys one hour, with a three-hour max. The meters accept coins or parking tokens only. 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, free daytime parking is available in the Gondola Parking Garage, and between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. with an overnight fee of $20. Parking at the Town Hall Plaza parking lot is free, with a one-hour limit from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and without any limit between 5 p.m. and midnight, but there is no overnight parking. Public parking is available at Heritage Parking Garage below Capella Telluride (west of hotel off Mountain Village Boulevard), for $2 per hour with a $30 daily maximum, payable by credit cards only. There is also free day and overnight parking in the Meadows Run Parking lot, located at the end of Adams Ranch Road; parking permits are required for RVs, large commercial vehicles and trailers. Permits cost $100 per month and are available at the Mountain Village Police Department. Metered parking can be found throughout the Mountain Village Center and is enforced daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost to park is $2 per hour with a maximum of $20 a day in most lots during the winter season. No overnight parking is allowed in metered lots. The meters accept credit cards, quarters or the Mountain Village Parking Card (Mountain Village Code Enforcement, 970.729.3455).

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Think Telluride is something special? You’re not the only one. The internationally renowned Telluride Ski Resort is consistently rated one of North America’s top ten ski areas by both SKI and SKIING magazines. Part of Telluride’s allure is its beauty; the resort sits amid the highest concentration of 14,000-foot peaks in Colorado, and each year is blessed with more than 300 inches of snow and an average of 300 days of sunshine. But Telluride is more than just pictureperfect—the resort also boasts some of the top terrain in the world. There are 2,000-plus skiable acres, including expert chutes, a 13,320-foot peak, off-piste runs, above-treeline bowls, challenging moguls, freestyle terrain parks and lots of long, rolling groomers. The resort consists of 23 percent beginner terrain, 36 percent intermediate and 41 percent advanced/expert. The resort’s newest lift reaches 12,570 feet and accesses Revelation Bowl, the ten Gold Hill Chutes and backcountry terrain in Bear Creek; the panoramic views from the top will take your breath away.

Operating Schedule Open November 25, 2010, through April 3, 2011, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. (*Schedule shifts one hour forward with spring daylight saving time.)

Ski Resort Access From Telluride • Coonskin (Lift 7), located next to the free parking lot, Carhenge, on West Pacific Street. • Oak Street (Lift 8) or the gondola, both at the south end of Oak Street. From Mountain Village: • Take the gondola from the free intercept parking lot on Mountain Village Blvd. • Chondola and Sunshine Express (Lift 10) from the Meadows Run Parking lot. • Village Express (Lift 4) or gondola from Heritage Plaza. • See map inserted in the back of this guide.

Lift Tickets Window lift ticket prices are $98. Purchase tickets in Telluride at the Coonskin Base facility (bottom of Coonskin, Lift 7) or at the Oak Street ticket windows (bottom of Oak Street, Lift 8, and the gondola). In Mountain Village, purchase tickets and book all lessons at the Mountain Village Ticket Office/Activity Center (below the gondola station in Mountain Village). You can purchase tickets and find discounts for multi-day passes online at tellurideskiresort.com.

Terrain Skiable acres: 2,000+ Coonskin (Lift 7): 8,725 feet (2,660 m) Gondola Station Telluride: 8,750 feet (2,667 m) Gondola Station Mtn. Village: 10,535 feet (3,211 m) Plunge (Lift 9): 11,890 feet (3,625 m) Gold Hill Express (Lift 14): 12,255 feet (3,738 m) Revelation Lift (Lift 15): 12,570 feet (3,831 m) Vertical drop: 4,425 feet, 3,845 feet lift-served Elevation: Base-8,725 feet, Lift-Served-12,570 feet, Maximum-13,150 feet Total lifts/trails: 18 lifts/120+ trails 1 three-stage gondola (2 lifts) 1 fixed grip quad 7 high-speed quads 2 triples, 2 doubles 2 magic carpets for beginners 2 surface lifts Lift capacity: 22,386 skiers per hour Ski resort map is inserted in back of this publication.

Snow Report Visit tellurideskiresort.com or call 970.728.7425 for daily snow reports.

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The Ski Resort Meet the Mountain Telluride has terrain suitable for every skill set. The east end provides steeps and moguls for experts; the middle has copious cruisers and corduroy for intermediates; and the west side offers gentle runs where novices can learn. For complimentary tours highlighting the terrain and the area’s history, meet a Mountain Ambassador at the top of Coonskin (Lift 7) at 10 a.m. daily. Call for more information: 970.728.7552.

Bigger and Better: New Terrain Telluride boasts European-style skiing and snowboarding: High above treeline, natural open bowls and alpine ridges with steep chutes offer advanced and expert skiing in an unbelievably beautiful setting. The resort’s lifts now extend to 12,570 feet, since Revelation Bowl and its new Lift 15 opened for the 2008/2009 winter season. Revelation Bowl is located directly off the back of the legendary Gold Hill and Chair 14 on a northeastern aspect that naturally gathers deep snow. Revelation Bowl is just part of Telluride’s new terrain: Black Iron Bowl, Palmyra Peak and the Gold Hill Chutes were also recently opened, adding even more acres in Prospect Basin. The resort has expanded by a total of nearly 400 acres, offering some of the most fantastic riding on the continent. The resort’s 4,425-foot vertical drop is now one of the biggest in North America—and 3,845 vertical feet are lift-served.

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Terrain Parks Skiers and riders can choose from four terrain parks: the Hoot Brown Terrain Park, Misty Maiden Park, Ute Beginner Park or Polar Queen Intermediate Park. Built for experts only, Hoot Brown Park incorporates large jumps, rails and boxes. Misty Maiden Park is for advanced intermediate riders, with medium-sized features to help perfect tricks and skills. Those new to the sport can get into the groove in the Ute Beginner Park—located off the Ute Park Lift—where small hits and rollers create the ideal environment for novices. The Polar Queen Intermediate Park, featuring moderately sized tables and boxes, perfectly bridges the gap between beginner and intermediate park riding.

Ski and Snowboard Lessons As a PSIA/AASI member, the Telluride Ski and Snowboard School employs innovative teaching techniques. The school staffs more than 200 instructors from around the world, who speak more than 10 languages. The children’s program offers age-specific learning experiences through Telluride’s friendly animal mascots. Additionally, a nursery at the school offers fun activities for infants and toddlers, with a ratio of one staffer to every two infants and one to every five toddlers. For more information about the nursery call 970.728.7531. Purchase tickets and book all lessons at the Mountain Village Ticket Office/ Activity Center (below the gondola station in Mountain Village), or call 800.801.4832 or 970.728.7507. Sevenday, advance-purchase discounts are available online at tellurideskiresort.com.

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Gold Hill Chutes For many years, skiers and snowboarders have been yearning to explore the Gold Hill Chutes. The chutes drop down as far as 1,600 feet and range from wide-open couloirs to steep, skinny gullies that deposit skiers and boarders onto the powder fields below Palmyra Peak. It is some of the resort’s most stunning, challenging and coveted terrain, and Telluride was finally able to open the chutes to the public over the last few years. Gold Hill Chutes 6-10 opened first in 2007-8, and the next season, 2008-9, Chute 1 made its debut. In 2009-10, the ski resort opened Gold Hill Chutes 2-5. That’s not all. The Gold Hill Chutes are high above the resort’s uppermost chairlift, so skiers and snowboarders wanting some added adventure access the chutes by hiking the alpine ridgeline. To make the access to the farthest chutes more accessible and safe, last year the resort airlifted in metal staircases and a bridge that span between Gold Hill Chutes 8 and 9. The grated steel walkways and hand railings offer a European style skiing experience, and expert or advanced skiers who want to explore this terrain (or any of the resort’s off-piste terrain) with a guide can call Eco Adventures at 970.728.7300.

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Taking a day off the slopes, but still want to get some exercise? Experience the beauty of the San Juan Mountains and earn your turns by hiking up and backcountry skiing or snowboarding. You can plan your own tour and stay at the San Juan Hut Systems or the High Camp Hut; you can also go with a pro, outfitters like Eco Adventures, Telluride Mountain Guides and San Juan Outdoor School/Telluride Alpinism. If you want to learn the backcountry basics, the ski resort hosts classes and seminars and the San Juan Outdoor School also offers avalanche education. Not tired yet? Adrenaline junkies can get a pure powder rush helicopter skiing with Telluride Helitrax. To commune with nature more quietly, take a snowshoe tour with a guide on the Telluride ski area or rent cross-country or skate skiing gear at the Telluride Nordic Center and explore the miles of pristine track crisscrossing Telluride, Mountain Village, the Valley Floor, Priest Lake and Trout Lake. Check out the expansive Nordic terrain in the foldout maps inserted in the back of this guide.

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Ice may be the enemy of skiers, pedestrians and drivers, but it can also be an athlete’s best friend. The slick surface is great for skating, which is free at the rink in Telluride Town Park. Or pay a nominal fee to skate at the new Mountain Village Ice Rink in Reflection Plaza, across from Capella Telluride. Ice is also nice for hockey, and you can catch the local Lizard Head hockey team at a night or weekend game at the Pavilion in Town Park. This region also boasts some of the best ice climbing in the country, and you can sharpen your ice axe skills at the Ouray Ice Park and on natural routes in Ames or on Bridal Veil Falls, or by hooking up with San Juan Outdoor School or Telluride Mountain Guides. 20

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Galas and Benefits

Nobody throws a party like Telluride, and winter’s long nights are perfect for a big bash. The annual Chocolate Lovers Fling takes decadence to the next level, with delectable confections and a disco party to raise money for San Miguel Resource Center. Another fundraising event is the Telluride AIDS Benefit, which hits the runway in March with a swanky fashion show and a week full of festivities. Local institutions such as the Ah Haa School for the Arts, Telluride Historical Museum, Telluride Academy and Mountainfilm also host galas and benefits during the winter, so pack your party dress and step out for a good cause.

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For a unique and fun cultural experience, Telluride is just the ticket. This winter, the Palm Theatre hosts such unusual acts as the circus antics of the Kenya Safari Acrobats, the juggling and comedic mastery of The Flying Karamazov Brothers and the dancing of Ailey II, Alvin Ailey’s energetic young troupe. The Sheridan Opera House presents the wildly popular Comedy Fest, which brings famous comedians from The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock to town, and the KOTO Lip Sync Contest, a local favorite. Bands and musicians love to play Telluride and there is plenty of live music at the venues in town and in Mountain Village to keep you entertained, so check out the calendar at VisitTelluride.com for upcoming shows.

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Lectures and Learning Satisfy your intellectual curiosity with a class or seminar. The Wilkinson Public Library has lots of interesting programs: cinematic screenings from Telluride Film Festival Cinematheque, Mountainfilm in Telluride and documentary films about music and musicians; a Green Business Roundtable discussion on the first Friday of each month; “Books & Cooks” with host Chef Bud on the first Tuesday of the month; and a “Meet the Author” series. The Ah Haa School for the Arts has a full schedule of winter classes and creative opportunities and the Telluride Historical Museum presents special exhibitions and guest speakers, and don’t miss the Art Walk on the first Thursday of each month, where local galleries and Stronghouse Studios showcase the latest artwork

Sports and Races Our world-class winter arena welcomes athletes of the same caliber: Telluride is once again the only U.S. stop on the Snowboarding World Cup tour, hosting snowboardcross and parallel giant slalom races December 15-18. The top ice climbers in the world also come to town, to compete at the Ouray Ice Festival and pick their way up classic routes on Bridal Veil Falls and in Ames. Spectators will enjoy the extreme skiing and snowboarding competitions, Nordic cross-country and skate skiing races, local and regional hockey games at the Town Park Pavilion and the hilarious season finale—a St. Patrick’s Day grudge match softball game between the resort’s ski patrol and lift operators, played on the snow wearing skis and boards.

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All of the dates on Telluride and Mountain Village winter calendars are not presented here. Some signature events are listed below, but for a complete look at regional offerings, links to websites, ticket information and last-minute updates, go to “Festivals & Events” at VisitTelluride.com. Tickets for many events can be purchased online at TellurideTicket.com.

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Ski Resort Opening Day December 15–18

Visa Snowboard World Cup Telluride is once again the lone U.S. stop on the LG FIS Snowboard World Cup tour and will host snowboardcross and parallel giant slalom races.

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Telluride Gay Ski Week T-11 promoters put together a week of fabulous skiing, après ski festivities and dance parties in a memorable and beautiful setting.

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Ski Resort Closing Day

Holiday Happenings December 1

Noel Night Shop early and partake of holiday caroling, discounts and cheer in Telluride and Mountain Village stores.

December 3–5

Holiday Bazaar Locally crafted wares, special gifts and artwork are for sale at this annual bazaar, a Telluride Council for the Arts and Humanities event.

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Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade As darkness falls, skiers light up the slopes as they descend the mountain to Telluride.

December 24–25

Santa Skis and Santa Photos Look for Santa on the slopes and at Gorrono Ranch for free photos.

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The Flying Karamazov Brothers A classic, comedic juggling act comes to the Sheridan Opera House for two holiday week shows.

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New Year’s Eve Celebrate 2011 in front of the historic county courthouse in Telluride, or with a torchlight parade and fireworks in Mountain Village.

Signature Events January 28

KOTO Lip Sync Locals perform irreverent tributes to pop music and culture in this benefit for the community radio station.

February 5

Chocolate Lovers Fling

February 17–20

12th Annual Telluride Comedy Festival Famous comedians from The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock come to Telluride and perform hilarious skits and improv at a weekend full of shows.

March 3–7

Telluride AIDS Benefit A multi-day event for HIV/AIDS prevention and education, the benefit includes a signature fashion show, art and clothing auctions, trunk shows and more.

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Tapas and Tango Eat, dance and be merry at this spring fundraiser for the Sheridan Arts Foundation.

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KOTO Street Dance Telluride closes its main street for live music, dancing and a beer garden at this annual après-winter block party. (Saturday April 2 is reserved in case of inclement weather.)

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Mountainfilm in Telluride Celebrate the spirit of the mountains, culture and the environment with films, presentations, seminars and the gathering of proactive people.

Sample delectable chocolates, dress up and dance all night at this fun benefit for the San Miguel Resource Center.

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The Environment Jack Pera

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Protect and Preserve Telluride and Mountain Village take the philosophy of environmentalism and put it into practice. Both communities are small and cater to pedestrians by promoting a park-it-and-walk approach. Public transportation is already eco-friendly, but the sky route between Telluride and Mountain Village on the gondola is extra green, because 100 percent of its power is offset by the purchase of renewable wind energy credits. Town employees also have gas/electric hybrid vehicles and a couple of small electric cars in their fleet to help reduce carbon emissions. The public library has a unique program to help lower our collective carbon footprint where you can check out a loaner bike. In another move to protect air quality in the box canyon, Telluride banned fireplaces and woodstoves. Telluride and Mountain Village even won a competition against the City of Aspen to use fewer plastic shopping bags, earning a solar panel for the school. Both the plastic bag competition and the cruiser program were shepherded by The New Community Coalition, a nonprofit organization created to help the towns manifest its green ambitions.

Open Spaces Sometimes it’s not what a place has, but what it doesn’t have that makes it special. Telluride doesn’t have big buildings or crowded streets—and the wide-open spaces that surround the town are still pristine, natural and beautiful. Thanks to the efforts of local conservation groups, that beauty is here to stay. San Miguel County, of which Telluride is the county seat, is made up of 66 percent public lands, which are managed by the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. Beyond those federally protected areas are several more places that were too ecologically important and special to be developed. People were inspired to protect these lands on their own. Houses and other buildings will never be constructed in Bear Creek, Yankee Boy Basin or the high country above the town of Ophir. Also safeguarded in their unspoiled state are the

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Keystone Gorge and other parcels of land in the San Miguel River corridor, as well as swathes of ranchland across the county. Perhaps the most widely publicized local preservation effort was the legal condemnation of the Valley Floor, the 570-acre pastoral entrance to Telluride that was purchased by the Town in 2008.

Backcountry Etiquette All of the precious open space in the Telluride and Mountain Village areas makes for a huge winter playground, but as with any playground, some rules apply. Here are some of the basics of safe and courteous winter play: • Share the trails with others. Drivers of motorized vehicles should respect Nordic skiers, backcountry skiers and snowshoers and avoid those areas and trails most commonly used by these recreationists. Skiers: If you use areas maintained for snowmobiles, expect to share the trail with them. • If you are skiing groomed Nordic tracks, leave your dogs at home, as they damage the trails with paw prints and feces. (A few tracks allow dogs—see the Nordic Skiing maps in the back of this guide.) • Backcountry skiers and boarders: Understand how to use an avalanche beacon, shovel and probe and carry them when you venture off-piste. Always journey with a partner and let someone know where you’re going and when you plan to return. • For a regional avalanche report, call 970.247.8187. • Purchase a $3 Colorado Search and Rescue card from local sporting goods stores to cover a potential rescue. Fishing or hunting licenses or Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamps also insure this service. • Take care not to disturb wildlife or livestock. Don’t let your dog chase wild or domestic animals. • Heed trail signs, closures and restrictions. Certain areas do not allow backcountry access for skiers, snowmobilers, ice climbers and other winter recreationists.

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Activity Specialists The Rock and Roll Academy® Mark Galbo | 970.708.1140 mark@rockandrollacademy.com Play in a band. Learn guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and vocals—and make friends. Located at Lawson Hill, 200 San Miguel River Drive, near Cindy Bread, in the Telluride Mountain School.

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Telluride Eco Adventures offers information and booking for all your outdoor favorites, and can customize a day of fun for you.

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Need strollers, pack-n-plays, toy bins, or infant and toddler play equipment? TCRC will deliver.

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children’s adventures Our experienced instructors will give your child the opportunity to connect with and learn more about Telluride’s unique, local environment. Programs offered daily.

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Traveling Lite LLC 970-318-6543 | 888-662-8687 www.travelinglite.biz Rentals and services for families away from home. Baby and children’s equipment—full-size cribs, highchairs, strollers, toys and miscellaneous items. Relax, save luggage space and eliminate carrying bulky equipment. Serving Telluride and surrounding areas for 14 years.

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Kids

When the kids need a break from skiing, snowboarding or taking lessons on the mountain, there will still be plenty to keep them busy. San Juan Outdoor School offers winter programs where young people can go ice climbing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or learn about avalanche safety. Eco Adventures has special “Kids Environmental Adventures” as well as snowshoe tours. The skateboard park in Telluride Town Park and the smaller ramps at the Youth Link center are open for riders all year. Get a sled at the Nordic Center and hit Firecracker Hill in Town Park or rent some skates and check out Telluride’s outdoor and indoor rinks and the Mountain Village Ice Rink in Reflection Plaza. Kids and the young-at-heart can defy gravity on the bungee trampoline in Heritage Plaza..

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Telluride does not discriminate on the basis of age. Young people get to do and learn just as many exciting things as their elders, such as learning how to play music at The Rock and Roll Academy or how to paint, draw or sculpt at the Ah Haa School for the Arts. They can hang out and play games at the Youth Link center or work out at the climbing gym at Telluride High School. The youth center has air hockey, xBox games, computers, foosball, a DVD player, a large-screen TV with a movie library and a small skate park. The program also gives high-school kids a place to socialize on weekends with free pizza, bands and DJs. Wilkinson Public Library has a children’s room and a host of activities, books and other materials for kids of all ages.

Kid Care Time to call in the hired guns? Let the pros take care of the kids while the parents play. Daycare and babysitting services include Annie’s Nannies, Telluride Sitters and Mountain Village Nursery.

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With 39 acres of seclusion and solitude in Mountain Village, Snowfield Park is absolutely unique in the ski industry. The architectually recognized 5 bedroom 6 bath home, is understated and elegant, beautifully handcrafted in harmony with its mountain environment. With plenty of room for expanding the residence, adding tennis courts, stables, a guest home, etc., enjoy the very best family estate Telluride, and the ski industry has to offer.

This ideal 6,200 square foot family home at 128 Hood Park Road, has the most spectacular setting, well above the core of the Mountain Village, along the Bridges Ski Run. At two acres, and plenty of ski run frontage, this home features views from all six bedrooms and six baths (plus two 1/2 baths), including an attached guest apartment.

Wandering through these pastoral 72 acres of meadow and forest trail, irrigated pasture and timberland is a wondrous experience. Adjacent to national forest yet located a mere 20 minutes from Telluride at the base of Wilson Peak, this fully improved and subdivided ranch tract has solid driveways, extensive stone work and landscaping, with utilities installed to two incredible home sites. Completely fenced and cross fenced, the property is ideally suited for horses and livestock.

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Within the Sunnyside Ranch properties, Lot 4 will stand out to those who want the most incredible views in the region. The photograph above, looking into the Telluride valley, was taken from the homesite. This low density community of only one homesite per 35 acres assures significant privacy, only 13 minutes from town, the ski area, and the airport.

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Telluride has a long list of cultural amenities that make the indoor scene as vibrant as the outdoors. The town celebrates its burly mining heritage and saucy past at the Telluride Historical Museum. For a taste of today, listen to KOTO radio, one of the last commercial-free stations in the country; KOTO has eclectic music, live interviews, local news and a calendar of community events. Four local TV stations also provide entertainment: nonprofit Telluride TV on Channel 12, PlumTV on Channel 13, Outside Television on Channel 14 and Mountain Village Television on Channel 15. To get the picture on the big screen, catch movies at the Nugget or Palm Theatres. If cinema is your thing, arthouse flicks and documentaries are screened periodically by Telluride Film Festival and Mountainfilm at the Palm, the Nugget and Wilkinson Public Library.

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The Beat of Telluride The pulse of regional culture resonates from the mountainsides, thumping loudest in local bars and saloons. Sweat it out on the spring-loaded dance floor at the Fly Me To the Moon Saloon, or suck down some O2 and balance out the oxygen deprivation of your high-altitude exertions at the Bubble Lounge. Watch the main street scene from the tall windows of the Last Dollar Saloon, known locally as “The Buck.” Throughout the season the Sheridan Opera House, Palm Theatre and Telluride Conference Center host live music, concerts, performances, recitals and plays. For an up-to-date list of shows and performances, see “Festivals and Events” at VisitTelluride.com.

The San Juan setting inspires the artist inside all of us, and you can ignite your creative spark in endless ways. The Ah Haa School for the Arts offers year-round programs in everything from drawing to metal arts and cooking to clay classes. There are a number of galleries where you can step inside to see what’s hanging, or check out Stronghouse Studios, an artist cooperative which rents workspace and hosts openings for local artists. Telluride inspires not just the visual arts, but also the written word, so you won’t be the only one penning your manifesto at the coffee shops or attending one of the Telluride Writers Guild workshops, readings, Spoken Word Festivals or Walking Words dinners. The Wilkinson Public Library has everything else an author might need: books, magazines, computers and quiet. The library also hosts a variety of programs that are free to the public, including cinematic and documentary screenings, live music, cooking seminars, book discussions and a “meet the author” series.

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Air Options 970.728.1142 Julian.Lobato@aerocareusa.com Is Telluride leaving you breathless? Oxygen therapy can treat headaches, nausea, and foggy thinking.

Healthcare Telluride Medical Center 500 West Pacific 970.728.3848 www.tellmed.org Excellent healthcare for your entire family offering primary care, family medicine, internal medicine, women's health, CT & X-Ray services and a level 5 trauma center. From bumps and bruises to your toddler's sore throat, TMC has taken care of Telluride locals and visitors since 1978.


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Getting into hot water never felt so good. Whatever you call it—Jacuzzi, spa, hot tub, whirlpool or jetted bath—it gets the same response: ahhhhh. The clinical reason, of course, is that hot water hydrotherapy raises the body temperature, dilates blood vessels, improves circulation and helps the body heal. The moist heat from a hot tub can reduce muscle spasms, improve joint stiffness and speed the body’s recovery. But the visceral reason to soak is for the pure pleasure of it. Most local lodges have hot tubs, jetted bathtubs or even swimming pools. A day pass at The Spa at the Peaks gives you access to indoor and outdoor pools and other amenities.

BODYWORK/MASSAGE

Telluride knows how to pamper people. Lie down, and let the experts take care of you: a salt scrub to refresh your skin, a green coffee wrap to detoxify and rehydrate you or a mud mask facial to revitalize your visage. How about some hands-on therapy, a deep tissue massage, a reflexology rubdown or an all-natural “facelift” with an acupressure/ aromatherapy facial treatment? Don’t forget your hands and feet with a deluxe mani-pedi, or your mane with an expert cut and color, to leave you feeling not just invigorated and refreshed, but beautiful. And, if you need a boost after a day of adventure, maybe you’re starved for oxygen. Some spas offer oxygen therapy, and Telluride Hyperbarics can rejuvenate your body in an oxygen chamber.

MANICURE-PEDICURE

Can’t touch your toes? The best way to rebound from a big day in the mountains is to stretch, and Telluride’s yogis and yoginis can help untie the knots in your muscles. Yoga classes are held at Telluride Yoga Center and Telluride Fitness Center. If you want to strengthen your core and improve your athletic performance, hit the Pilates classes, which are scheduled at Club Pilates USA, Telluride Pilates Center and The Pilates Workshop. If you desire a good old-fashioned aerobic workout, weight training session or spin class, try the Telluride Fitness Center. In Mountain Village, The Fairmont Himmel Spa holds morning yoga classes, and Spa at The Peaks offers yoga, Pilates, fitness classes and a climbing gym to guests.

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You don’t need a time machine to explore the rich history of Telluride. Visitors can take a self-guided walking tour (page 38) around town to see the historic sites or explore the Telluride Historical Museum, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The brick structure was built in 1896 by Dr. H.C. Hall and used to be the miners’ hospital. Located at the north end of Fir Street, it served as an infirmary until 1964 and reopened as a museum in 1966. The eclectic collection is three-dimensional and has hands-on interactive features, including a hospital room, a model that shows how Nunn’s original AC power transmission worked, mining artifacts and many historic photographs and relics from the region. Call 970.728.3344 for more information, or visit the museum online at telluridemuseum.org.

Telluride’s First Visitors For centuries, the Utes made their summer camps in the enormous San Miguel River valley that is now home to the town of Telluride, hunting in the surrounding mountains for elk, deer and Rocky Mountain bighorn. These nomadic people retreated to the warmer and drier lowlands in winter, finding shelter in the canyons of the red-rock deserts. For centuries, their way of life was unchanged and uninterrupted.

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During the late 1700s, while searching for an overland route from Mexico to their missions and landholdings in California, Spanish explorers, led by Franciscan Friars Dominguez and Escalante, made their way north, crossing a southern range of the Rocky Mountains that they named the San Juans. While it’s certain Spanish prospectors searched for gold and silver in the mountains near Telluride, they did not settle permanently in the region, leaving only place names that bear their Hispanic heritage. The discovery of gold near Denver put the Colorado Territory on the map in 1858. Prospectors made their way west and south, and by the early 1860s, established a mining camp near what is now Silverton. That they occupied land reserved for the Utes by treaty was no deterrent. By 1873, with the rush of gold and silver seekers too great to restrain, the Brunot Treaty ceded four million acres to the United States government for an annual annuity of $25,000. This removed the Utes, once and for all, from much of their traditional hunting grounds in southwestern Colorado.

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Our Heritage The Prospectors By most accounts, Linnard (Lon) Remine and a few fellow prospectors from Kentucky were the first whites to settle, albeit illegally, in the valley during the summer of 1872. One year later, John Fallon reportedly packed out $10,000 in gold ore from the Sheridan Mine in Marshall Basin. News of the strike spread, and by 1876 the area was swarming with prospectors. San Miguel City arose near the 160-acre Ohio Placer, where Mill Creek joins the San Miguel River. The town of Columbia was platted a mile and a half to the east (and closer to the lode mines in Marshall Basin) in July 1878. Because of potential confusion with another town of the same name in California, the Postmaster General refused to grant Columbia a post office. A name change was in order. To clarify (or confuse) matters, on July 26, 1880, a post office called “Telluride” was established for Columbia. Not until June 4, 1887, was the town officially and forever to be known as Telluride.

Working the Line Like most nineteenth-century mining towns of the West, Telluride was a man’s frontier. It is estimated that men outnumbered women 15 to one. Working tenand 12-hour shifts, miners looked for entertainment and companionship on their days off, so it wasn’t long before a gaming and red-light district sprung up on the “shady side of town.” Whisky, women and gambling were tendered in such establishments as The Senate, Pick and Gad and the Good Time Society. The last “female boardinghouse” closed in the early ’50s.

The Mining Boom For years, the easiest access to Telluride was via Silverton by mule train over Ophir Pass. Later, toll roads provided oxcart and wagon access from Ridgway and Montrose. Otto Mears, the “Pathfinder of the San Juans,” built his Rio Grande Southern Railroad into Telluride, arriving on Thanksgiving weekend in 1890, and a golden age for the town commenced. Immigrants from Finland, Sweden, Ireland, England, France, Italy, Germany and China flocked to the mining district, swelling the population to some 5,000 souls by the turn of the century. In addition to its many saloons and few churches, Telluride boasted all the amenities of a thriving metropolis. In the summer of 1891, Lucien L. Nunn, in partnership with George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla, revolutionized the power industry with the world’s first successful transmission of alternating current (AC) power from his hydroelectric plant in Ames to the Gold King Mine near Alta. The benefits of inexpensive power for mining and milling were substantial. From 1893 to 1929, tens of millions of dollars in gold, silver, lead, copper and zinc ore were extracted from the 350 miles of multi-level tunnels that honeycombed the mountains east of Telluride. From 1905 to 1911 alone, the Telluride district turned out over $16.2 million in gold

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and silver. Slowdowns at the mines followed WWI, and with the onslaught of the Depression, mining in Telluride came to a virtual standstill. Despite a brief revival in the ’50s and ’60s, by the late 1960s the population dwindled to less than 600 residents and Telluride became little more than a ghost town.

White Gold In its own magical way, Telluride resurrected itself during the 1970s when several of its more forward-looking citizens recognized that the town’s history and majestic scenery appealed to people and that winter recreation could provide an alternative to the unpredictable business of mining. These enterprising locals, led by Billy “Senior” Mahoney, joined forces with entrepreneur Joe Zoline and cut runs on both sides of the mountain south of town, opening to skiers in the winter of 1972-73. Telluride’s transformation from mining town to resort city was complete when, in 1978, the last mill closed for good. After that, ore buckets gave way to gondolas.

Cultural Mecca In 1963, Telluride was recognized by the secretary of the interior as “nationally significant in American history and culture.” Because of its nineteenth-century frontier boom-town façade and Queen Anne-style architecture, Telluride was designated a National Historic Landmark District. The preservation of the region’s legacy attracts thousands of visitors each year who come to explore its past and enjoy its present. Just as alpine enthusiasts shaped Telluride’s winter scene, advocates of arts and culture nurtured a vibrant and diverse array of summer festivals, and Telluride has been reborn as a year-round resort. The longest-running events—Telluride Film Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride Chamber Music and the Imogene Pass Run—all began as small grassroots efforts in the early ’70s. Over the years, a host of events has joined the lineup. Today, Telluride’s population of 2,400-plus residents is less than half of what it was during the mining heyday. Miners have been replaced by (or have become) skiers and snowboarders. Festivals have grown up and enhanced their offerings, but Telluride’s history is not forgotten. Look around: Whether you stumble across an old mining shack in the forest or scale a rugged peak for a majestic view, you’ll find that Telluride’s mountains are still full of riches, and the spirit of the Old West remains.

What’s in a Name? The name “Telluride” probably derived from “tellurium” (which, ironically, is not found here), a nonmetallic element often associated with rich deposits of gold. Another theory is that the town was named for the famous “To-hell-u-ride!" sendoff given to fortune-seekers heading to the rugged, rough and avalanche-prone southern San Juans.

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Once one of Telluride’s oldest bars, this building contains a period piece downstairs—an 1860 Brunswick-Balke-Collener Company bar of carved walnut with exquisite 12-foot French mirrors on the back bar. The Roma was one of the wildest and most raucous saloons in town. It was renovated in 1983 and again in 2006 to become Honga’s Lotus Petal.

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This Telluride landmark was built in 1895. For fine dining, the Continental Room had 16 velvetcurtained booths, equipped with phones so diners could call for service and not be interrupted by waiters. The Sheridan Bar remains much the same with its imported Austrian cherry wood bar. William Jennings Bryan delivered a speech, though not his famous “Cross of Gold,” on a platform in front of the Sheridan. The Opera House, a lovely theater with a Venetian scene painted on its roll curtain by J. Erickson, was added in 1914.

2. New Sheridan Hotel & Opera House

In 1886, a courthouse was erected on the south side of West Colorado Avenue. This building burned shortly after construction, but 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 used today.

1. San Miguel County Courthouse

This area was bustling and noisy after the railroad

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This white Victorian was bought by L.L. Nunn 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.

10. L.L. Nunn House

E. L. Davis built this stately brick house in 1894. Davis was a mining and real estate entrepreneur who held numerous mining claims in the Ingram-Bridal Veil Basin and Bear Creek area. He owned all the land where the former Rio Grande Southern Train Depot now stands, as well as one-third interest in West Telluride. Davis sought to bring business to the town as vice-president of the Telluride Board of Trade. After Davis’ 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.

9. Davis House

Bar was filled with mud halfway to the ceiling. This house has been completely restored to its original condition, enabling it to be on the National Register of Historic Homes.

By most accounts, Butch Cassidy was a minor player in his first bank robbery of San Miguel Valley Bank in

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Built by the “Western Federation of Miners” in 1901 as a hospital, it closed after only two years of operation because of labor strikes, which resulted in the mobilization of the Colorado National Guard to restore order.

D. Miner’s Union

This curious hybrid of auto and train rode Otto Mears’ famous railroad line in the declining years of the Rio Grande Southern. 1953 marks the last run of the Galloping Goose. (The Goose has been temporarily removed for renovation.)

C. Galloping Goose

When it was built in 1895, this building was considered to be the most modern of educational facilities. It was completely renovated in 1986, and an addition was built in 2000.

B. Telluride Elementary School

Glimpse into the perils of Telluride’s mining-boom era when avalanches, flu epidemics, mining accidents and labor strikes took many lives.

A. Lone Tree Cemetery

More Historic Sites & Buildings

By historic standards, Telluride is a fairly modern town. The first European settlers didn’t arrive until 1876, settling on the Valley Floor, west of the present town’s site. 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. Businesses on main street were decorated with elaborate façades, many of which remain today. Because of its important contributions to early mining, Telluride was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1964. To protect the town’s character, Telluride established the Historic and Architectural Review Commission (HARC), which reviews new building or remodeling plans before construction begins. The buildings on this self-guided tour have withstood the passage of time, although most have been restored. To find historic tour guides, go to VisitTelluride.com.

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Built in 1900, this house was a survivor of the 1914 flood. A spring cloudburst caused Cornet Creek to turn into a torrent of mud and rocks that swept through town, depositing five feet of mud and debris from the Liberty Bell Mine down to Colorado Avenue. One woman was killed, and the Sheridan

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The building itself was built in 1896 by Dr. Hall and served as a hospital for the miners, townspeople and county poor. It was renovated in 2002. An amazing collection of photographs and artifacts reconstructs the colorful days of Telluride’s mining past and early days of skiing.

7. Telluride Historical Museum

On the corner of Fir Street and Columbia Avenue is Telluride’s first schoolhouse. This one-room building was built in 1883 for the sum of $3,000. The first class held there had 53 students and one teacher. After a new school was built, the town offices occupied the building. The tower for drying fire hoses was added at that time.

6. Town Hall

Charles Waggoner, president of the Bank of Telluride (yellow brick building with pillars on main street; see E on map), contrived a scheme purportedly to save his bank in the Wall Street Crash of 1929. By siphoning money from New York banks, he kept most Telluride depositors in the black. 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.” Waggoner was sentenced to 15 years in prison but was paroled after six years. He never returned to Telluride.

5. Old Waggoner House

Mr. Pekkarine emigrated to the U.S. from Finland in the late 1800s and opened a boot shop in the basement. On the second floor, he later operated a mercantile store. The Pekkarines lived on the third floor. At the settling of the Pekkarine estate in 1974, valuable turn-of-the-century artifacts were donated to the Telluride Historical Museum.

14. The Pekkarine Building

The Senate, Silver Bell, Cribs and madam’s stone residence 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 salon 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 the Telluride Academy. 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.

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Heading east, stroll past Finn Town. On the south side of the street are Finn Town Flats (originally a boardinghouse), Finn Hall and the smaller SwedeFinn Hall (pictured and now an Elks Lodge) on the corner. The two halls were the center of social life for Finnish immigrants. During parties and gatherings, each family brought food, a band 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 Fat Alley BBQ.

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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 in the valley below. These two towers are from the Pennsylvania Mine’s tramline.

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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.

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Patrons were treated to music, food, wine and ladies in this brick “parlour house” in Telluride’s red-light district.

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This church was built in 1896 on Catholic Hill for $4,800. By 1899, it had 200 members. The wooden figures of the Stations of the Cross were carved in the Tyrol of Austria. In 2005, the interior of St. Patrick’s was remodeled.

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Mountain Village Mountain Village’s well-appointed properties offer immediacy to the slopes, for ski-in, ski-out access in the winter and great hiking and biking opportunities in the summer. Many units also have full-service spa facilities. The Village Core has a host of restaurants, shops and other services. From condominiums, lodges and homes to nationally renowned hotels and spas, Mountain Village offers modern accommodations that range from intimate to ample. Established in 1878, the mining-boom town of Telluride once housed a population twice its current size. Now a National Historic Landmark District, Telluride’s Victorian architecture provides charming hospitality. Accommodations are close to Telluride’s downtown shopping, award-winning restaurants, the town’s nightlife and the base of the ski mountain. Condominiums, inns, homes and hotels cover the spectrum of options.

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Accommodations in Telluride 866.SKI.TRP2 (866.754.8772) or 970.728.4831 220 S. Pine Street in the Pick & Gad Building, Telluride www.vacationtelluride.com info@vacationtelluride.com Accommodations in Telluride represents a wide range of lodging options mostly located in the beautiful Town of Telluride. Our properties reflect the character of Telluride, from elegant Victorian homes and cozy cottages, to one-of-a-kind contemporary penthouses, to the classic ski condo. All are hand selected by a team of longtime locals. Whether your vacation budget is small or the “sky’s the limit,” your accommodations will be perfectly appointed and with all the comforts of home. Owned and operated by locals with a vast knowledge of the Telluride region, we will make planning your Telluride vacation easy and fun. So let us help you realize the magic of Telluride and be our guest at the most beautiful place in America. Whether you enjoy the thrill of winter landscapes or the beautiful days of a Rocky Mountain summer, give us a call or log onto to our website and start your journey to Telluride. Making Mountains of Memories…

Bear Creek Lodge 800.778.8581 135 San Joaquin Road, Mountain Village www.bearcreeklodgetelluride.com bearcreeklodge@tellurideskiresort.com Now under NEW Lodging Management by Telluride Resort Lodging Bear Creek Lodge is conveniently located in the Mountain Village and features a heated outdoor pool, three hot tubs, full work-out facillity, steam room and hot sauna. Properties range in size from 1- 4 bedrooms and feature full kitchens, stone counter tops, fireplaces and jetted tubs.

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Camel’s Garden Resort Hotel & Condominiums 888.772.2635 970.728.9300 250 West San Juan Avenue, Telluride on Telluride’s Gondola Plaza www.camelsgarden.com “One of the world’s most romantic ski hotels.” —London Sunday Times The Camel’s Garden is Telluride’s finest full-service resort property. Steps from the Gondola, the Camel’s Garden Resort Hotel offers Telluride’s ideal location. Ski-in/ Ski-out, 15 feet from the Oak St. Lift and two blocks from Main Street. The luxurious rooms, suites and condominiums with balconies, fireplaces, custom-crafted 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, X Café, Telluride Sports and a Telluride Ski Area ticket office.

“Few places compare to Telluride. And nothing in Telluride compares to the Camel’s Garden.”

Capella Telluride 970.369.0880 or 877.247.6688 568 Mountain Village Blvd., Mountain Village www.capellatelluride.com Named one of the hottest new hotels in the world by Condé Nast Traveler, Capella Telluride is nestled in the heart of Mountain Village, just steps from the complimentary gondola to Telluride. Its enviable ski-in/ ski-out perch is the ideal starting point for a day exploring the majestic San Juan Mountains or meandering through quaint downtown shops. Your Capella experience begins well before arrival as Personal Assistants arrange every vacation detail. Once here, casually elegant guestrooms, suites and one to three bedroom condominiums outfitted with the most modern amenities welcome you. Oversized couches in the exclusive Capella Living Room are the perfect spot to curl into a good book while enjoying Capella’s signature hot cocoa. Dining is a gorgeous extension of Telluride’s stunning surroundings. Onyx features locally-inspired, yet internationally-refined cuisine using the bounties of Colorado. For a casual bite, sample the bistro-style Gray Jay Café, and creative cocktails and local brews can be enjoyed in Suede Bar. After a day of adventure, the intimate Spa at Capella Telluride offers restoration from the active mountain lifestyle that Telluride inspires. Special offers and packages are available at www.CapellaTelluride.com.

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Elevation Vacations, LLC 888.728.8160 or 970.728.8160 Facebook.com/elevationvacations Twitter.com/telluride_home rentals@elevationvacations.com • www.elevationvacations.com “Best selection of high end homes and condos that I've seen!” — Kirk Deeter “Fantastic service from Elevation Vacation. Their easy check-in and check-out make the stay as hassle free as possible.” — James S. Russell Specializing in Private Homes in Mountain Village and Historic Telluride Townhomes and Condominiums Mountain Village Gondola Center Castellina Tristant Belvedere Park Tramontana Palmyra Blue Mesa Lorian Granita Le Chamonix Shirana Telemark Village Creek Historic Telluride Rivercrown Private Homes

Viking Lodge Pacific Street Townhomes

Fairmont Heritage Place Franz Klammer Lodge 888.728.0355 970.728.3318 567 Mountain Village Boulevard, Mountain Village www.fairmont.com/klammerlodge franzklammer@fairmont.com Ideally located in the heart of Mountain Village, the Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge offers luxury two and three bedroom residences. Each beautifully appointed residence offers a fully equipped kitchen, living and dining area, washer and dryer, oversized bathrooms and a private balcony. Enjoy our Himmel Spa, fitness center, and pool, as well as convenient access to skiing with slope-side ski valet and the complimentary gondola connecting the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village. Our personable and dedicated staff will assist with arranging activities prior to your arrival, including complimentary transportation to and from Telluride and Montrose airports, allowing you to enjoy the comfort of a home away from home without the hassles of daily life. In this luxurious sanctuary, we promise to deliver you the memorable vacation experience you can expect from Fairmont.

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Hotel Columbia 800.201.9505 or 970.728.0660 301 West San Juan Avenue, Telluride www.columbiatelluride.com The newly remodeled Hotel Columbia is proud to offer guests a modern, yet timeless feel in Telluride’s premier location. Located at the base of the Gondola, the Hotel Columbia provides immediate access to the world-famous Telluride Ski Resort and is within walking distance of all that downtown Telluride has to offer. The redesigned Hotel Columbia features a new layout that provides spacious rooms and suites with multiple bedding options. This new, innovative design provides both owners and guests with maximum flexibility for individual and family lifestyles, and guest experiences. In addition, certain rooms/suites feature a gas-burning fireplace, a balcony, an in-suite hot-tub, and a fully equipped kitchenette. All rooms/ suites are equipped with complimentary, wireless Internet, an HD TV and an iPod docking station. The Hotel Columbia is also pet friendly and offers lobby-level ski storage with boot dryers. The Cosmopolitan Restaurant and Bar is located in the hotel, and Chef/Owner Chad Scothorn oversees the elegant continental breakfast (included) in our guest-only dining room. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is waiting to make your stay at the Hotel Columbia a memorable one. We look forward to showing you our spirit of hospitality in the Rocky Mountains.

The Hotel Telluride 866.468.3501 or 970.369.1188 199 North Cornet Street, Telluride www.thehoteltelluride.com • Awarded ‘Top 50 Hotels’ by Conde Nast • Awarded ‘World’s Best 500’ by Travel & Leisure • Top 100 Hotels in North America • Awarded #44 in Top 50 Ski Hotels by Conde Nast 2008 The Hotel Telluride is the newest full-service boutique hotel in the town of Telluride. Guests receive the highest level of personal attention while relaxing in first-class accommodations. Each room features a private balcony to enjoy the spectacular Telluride views and sumptuous feather-bed mattresses in which to luxuriate. On-site amenities include a beautiful open lobby where guests can enjoy impeccable furnishings and a lovely fireplace. Adjacent to the lobby is a quaint bistro where guests can enjoy a delicious, cooked-toorder full breakfast. Full bar and dinner served each evening. The Hotel Telluride also offers a relaxing full-service spa with a comprehensive list of delightful treatments. Other amenities include two outdoor hot tubs, individual transport assistance and concierge services.

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Ice House Lodge & Condominiums 800.544.3436 | 970.728.6300 310 South Fir Street, Telluride www.icehouselodge.com “One of the 25 best hotels for skiers in the world” –London Sunday Times Our commitment to old-world comfort and service continues to be our focus as we enter our 17th year as a celebrated Telluride tradition. Newly renovated, The Ice House displays contemporary elegance, and offers a swimming pool, large hot tub, eucalyptus steam room, Rico’s bar in the afternoon and a complimentary continental breakfast. The Ice House has 16 one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums up to 2,000 square feet in size. Condo amenities include full kitchens, washer and dryer, large living and dining areas, walk-in master closet and oversized master bath with jetted tub. Hotel accommodations include suites or standard rooms. Our 10 spacious, luxurious suites have a living room with privacy door, wet bar, queen sofa bed, a full bath in the master bedroom and a half bath in the living room. All rooms have HD flat panel TVs, DVD player, CD player and wireless high-speed Internet. On the river, one-half block from the gondola, two blocks from the center of main street, just a few blocks from Telluride’s summer festival events, minutes from many of Telluride most popular hiking trails and the Oak St. lift. “Top 50 Ski Hotels in North America” –Condé Nast Traveler

Ice House

Inn at Lost Creek 888.601.LOST (5678) or 970.728.LOST (5678) 119 Lost Creek Lane, Mountain Village www.innatlostcreek.com Top 100 “Best Hotels in the World” –Conde Nast Traveler Located in the heart of Telluride Colorado’s Mountain Village, The Inn at Lost Creek is small in scale and big in heart. It is that welcome rarity — a charming, unpretentious, upscale hotel where warm hospitality is refreshing and genuine. Each of the Inn’s 32 suites is unique in its décor with timbers, natural stone, hand-crafted furnishings and one-of-kind art and accent pieces. In-room comforts include fireplaces, petite kitchens, balconies, in-suite laundry, jetted tubs and steam showers. Guests have the finest ski-in/ski-out slope side access with personalized attention provided by our ski/board valets who will hot wax your equipment each night, complimentary. After a day on the slopes guests may also enjoy après ski or a casual dinner at 9545 Restaurant & Bar located slope side. Guests can also enjoy two roof top Hot Tubs at the Inn at Lost Creek, as well as a pool, fitness center and relaxing treatments at the Capella spa. For lodging specials, packages and more information visit www.InnAtLostCreek.com.

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lumière 866.530.9466 | 970.000.0000 118 Lost Creek Lane, Mountain Village www.lumierehotels.com Telluride's Newest Luxury Boutique Hotel Lumiere offers chic slope side lodging in the heart of Mountain Village with ski-in/ski-out access and a full suite of services and amenities. Accommodations range from guest rooms (formerly studio suites) to four bedroom residences and penthouses that are consistently designer furnished to the highest standards with hardwood hickory floors, hand-blown glass fixtures, and original artwork. All accommodations are well appointed with seven layer beds, Egyptian cotton linens, plush bathrobes and slippers. Each guest room offers a large, luxury bathroom, flat panel television, mini Subzero Refrigerator, microwave and sink. All one-bedroom and larger residences and penthouses feature gourmet kitchens with Wolf and Subzero appliances, washer/dryer, gas fireplace, flat panel televisions throughout, and oversized luxury baths with separate steam shower and tub. The little bar at lumiere offers the perfect place to unwind with signature cocktails and freshly prepared sushi. After an invigorating day on the slopes and après ski in the little bar, relax with a therapeutic massage by one of our massage therapists. Complimentary daily European breakfast, ski valet, daily maid service, pantry stocking, and complimentary Telluride airport transfers, are a few of the signature services offered by lumiere.

Mountainside Inn 877.376.9769 or 970.728.1950 333 South Davis Street, Telluride www.telluridehotels.com The Mountainside Inn continues to offer the largest selection of affordable ski-in access hotel rooms in Telluride. The majority of hotel rooms feature kitchenettes, but in addition, the property offers a selection of one bedroom condominiums and one large, three bedroom riverside condo. Unlike any other property, the Mountainside Inn allows individuals and groups the option of reserving accommodations at varying price ranges— all at the same property. Amenities include: • All new mattresses, pillows, linens • Large, riverside outdoor hot tub • On-site lobby and staff • Coin-operated washer/dryer for guest use • Free HBO • Free wireless internet • One block to dining, liquor store, deli • Next to Lift #7 and only 3 blocks to Main Street Telluride A million dollar location at an affordable price!

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Mountain Lodge Telluride 970-369-5000 457 Mountain Village Boulevard, Mountain Village www.mountainlodgetelluride.com A blend of rustic elegance and Western Charm, The Mountain Lodge Telluride is your window to the splendor of San Juan Mountains. Perched at 9500 feet, this ski-in/ski-out resort offers private luxury cabins, deluxe condominiums and lodge rooms that provide a comfortable retreat from the ordinary. Room amenities include gourmet kitchens, jetted tubs, fireplaces, and private balconies. New this year in our Tavern, The Mountain Lodge is pleased to announce the opening of THE VIEW Restaurant and Bar featuring a vaulted lobby with a 50 foot high timbered ceiling and massive stone fireplace. Foodservice will feature traditional tavern cuisine with an upscale flare. Open for breakfast, après ski, and dinner entrees, The View affords an intimate atmosphere for private parties, large catered affairs, family dinners or romantic evenings in a spectacular setting. Complete catering services are provided for large and small groups. Please call our Reservations department at 866-368-6867 to inquire about our current specials or go to our website; www.MountainLodge Telluride.com and click on SPECIAL OFFERS.

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

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Telluride Alpine Lodging 877.376.9769 324 W Colorado Avenue, Telluride www.telluridelodging.com Telluride Alpine Lodging offers the largest selection of affordable, moderate and luxury vacation rentals ranging from hotel rooms to private homes. • Wide variety of condos and private homes located with easy access to the slopes • Luxury rentals with high-end finishes and amenities • Reservation specialists to help find the perfect vacation location • Economy hotel rooms and hotel-style condos • Bed and breakfast accommodations Check out our website at www.telluridelodging.com to see our current specials.

Telluride Resort Lodging 800.778.8581 www.tellurideresortlodging.com Offering the Best Lodging, Ski, Golf and Spa Packages The NEW Lodging Manager of Bear Creek Lodge Telluride Resort Lodging, Telluride Ski & Golf's full-service property management company, offers the finest accommodations year round in Telluride and Telluride Mountain Village. Telluride Resort Lodging’s prop erties range in size from cozy studios to six bedroom luxury homes. Many properties have direct access to skiing, golfing or hiking — and all are in close proximity to everything the Telluride region offers. Let our full service reservations center handle all of your travel arrange ments — Our mission is to make your vacation planning as effortless as possible.

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The Victorian Inn 800.611.9893 or 970.728.6601 401 West Pacific Avenue, Telluride www.tellurideinn.com Named “Best Lodging Value” by Men’s Magazine and Mercedes Momentum Magazine Located downtown only one block to the gondola and historic Main Street. Comfortable and newly refurbished hotel rooms, kitchenettes, a suite and a cozy guest cottage. All accommodations offer one or two queen size beds, private bath, coffee maker, small refrigerator, cable TV w/ HBO, direct dial telephones with voicemail, ski racks, hair dryers, digital alarm clocks and humidifiers. Complimentary continental breakfast each morning that includes low fat yogurt, assorted cereals, oatmeal, apples, fresh baked cinnamon rolls, coffee, orange juice, assorted teas and hot cocoa. Amenities include WI-FI high-speed internet, dry sauna & outdoor hot tub, guest laundry facility, daily maid service, barbeque grills, bike racks and on site management. All rooms are non smoking and pets are not welcome.

Fall Line Condominiums Schroedl Management: 866.728.4274 210 South Pine Street, 102A, Telluride www.falllinecondo.com · info@falllinecondo.com “Best Deal in Telluride” Comfortable 1 or 2 bedrooms. Convenient location, internet, cable TV, full kitchen, breakfast bar, dining table, living room, private deck and laundry center. Queen-size master bedroom, double & single in second bedroom and sofa sleeper in the living room. Elevator access, courtyard hot tub and covered parking. Thanks for traveling! — Elaine & Tom

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Telluride Luxury Rentals and Real Estate Inc. 970-728-0461 417 West Colorado Ave. www.courchevaltelluride.com | www.telluriderentals.net Ski Telluride’s world-class mountain right from your front door. Walk to the Mountain Village Core’s fine dining, shopping and gondola to Telluride. Courcheval Telluride 4 and 5 bedroom Townhomes offer the finest in luxury in finishes and amenities. www.courchevaltelluride.com. For this and other premium rentals in Telluride, call Rosie at 970.728-0461.

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Venues No matter what kind of group it is—a conference, wedding, reception, reunion, retreat, seminar, meeting, family get-together, team building or even an incentive trip—we have the perfect location for you. From the spacious, state-of-the-art Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village, business centers and high-tech meeting rooms to the intimate charm of an old Victorian parlor, the historic opera house or a mountain lodge, Telluride has something to suit every type of gathering. Check out the list of venues on page 57.

Maybe you’d like to find a list of local caterers or photographers? Need a gift basket for all of your guests? Looking for just the right spot for a breakfast brainstorming session? Whatever your needs are, the Telluride Tourism Board is here to help plan for your event. Get in touch with the Telluride Tourism Board at 800.525.3455 or at VisitTelluride.com to get acquainted with all the alternatives that can make for a smooth and pleasant group experience.

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bar

audio/visual

special notes

seated capacity

standing capacity

Location, location, location. Whatever type of gathering it is, from a wedding to a work conference, finding the perfect space to host it is an important first step. The grid below offers a partial list of the various venues available for rent in Telluride and Mountain Village. See pages 66-67 for a list of local restaurants and contact the Telluride Tourism Board (800.525.3455) or VisitTelluride.com for more information about venues for groups.

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Mountain Lodge

Venues

80

ADA compliant, on the river

65

30

downtown Telluride

50

30

next to gondola

1,700

250

200

stage & outdoor deck

360

25

20

next to gondola

30,000

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667

500

45

35

theatre

1,674

-

186

video or 35mm screening

theatre

1,400

250

240

plus a gallery for 140

setting

Town of Telluride Ah Haa School for the Arts/Historic Train Depot 970.728.3886

gallery room and large outdoor deck

900

170

Aspen Street Inn, The 970.728.5910

dining/sitting

450

Camel’s Garden 888.772.2635 or 970.728.9300

foyer

525

Elks Lodge 970.728.6362

historic Swede-Finn Hall

Ice House 800.544.3436 or 970.728.6300

conference room

Michael D. Palm Theatre 970.369.5669

performing arts theater

New Sheridan American Room 800.200.1891 or 970.728.4351

Victorian-style room

Nugget Theater 970.728.3030 Sheridan Opera House 970.728.6363

alcohol with special permit

downtown Telluride

Silver Bell Building 970.728.5311

gallery room

800

75

30

downtown Telluride

Telluride Elementary School 970.369.1205 (available non-school hours, no alcohol or smoking)

cafeteria gym/auditorium

- 3,600

- 500

100 500

small raised stage raised stage area

Telluride Middle/High School 970.369.1205 (available non-school hours, no alcohol or smoking)

multi-purpose and music rooms gym

- 4,000

- -

125/50 300

on-site parking on-site parking

Telluride Town Park Core & Warming Hut 970.728.2173

outdoors, canopy, picnic tables

Town Park Pavilion 970.728.2173

covered ice rink

Wilkinson Public Library 970.728.4519, ext. 20

program room (smaller rooms available)

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-

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public can’t be excluded

26,000

300

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available for private events

959

124

88

downtown Telluride

Mountain Village & Ski Area Bear Creek Lodge 970.369.4900 or 800.778.8581

great room

2,000

200

150

wedding packages avail.

Capella Telluride 970.369.0880

ballroom, board room and plaza

3,300

270

150

unique outdoor venue

Gorrono Ranch 970.728.7446

mountain lodge on ski area with large deck

5,000

-

200

no private vehicles

Inn at Lost Creek 888.601.5678 or 970.728.5678

executive board room and wedding patio

525

35

20

wireless business center

Mountain Lodge at Telluride 970.369.5000

Summit Room (summer only) Mt. Emma Room

574 500

60 50

40 35

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Peaks Resort and Spa, The 800.789.2220 or 970.728.6800

Appaloosa

1,682

225

120

Palmyra Room

2,228

225

120

sunset view

Big Billie Ballroom

2,835

225

170

can divide into 2 rooms

Legends

2,790

250

110

Mt. Wilson Terrace

7,900

350

200

outdoor terrace, great views

10 foot ceilings

551

50

40

can open to one big room

Ridge Club’s Great Room, The 970.728.5677

multi-purpose facility plus deck

5,581

200

80

easy gondola access

Telluride Conference Center 970.369.5120

Mountain Village Ballroom

Liberty Bell and Golden Slipper Rooms

6,069

890

564

22,000 total sq. ft. indoors

Klammer Boardroom

732

60

40

55,000 sq. ft. outdoor plaza

Fallon Room

367

35

20

voice/data circuits

Chipeta Room

312

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18

voice/data ports

Mezzanine

1,189

100

70

optional reception hall

St. Sophia Ceremony Site 970.728.7446

ski area mountain top, outdoor venue

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tent and chair rentals avail.

Rustic Mountain Retreats Alta Lakes Observatory 970.728.4645

rustic mountain lodge

2,200

75

25

remote lakeside lodge

High Camp Hut 970.728.8050

high mountain hut with great views

2,500

35

35

ski or walk 2.5 miles from hwy

Schmid Family Ranch 970.728.0870 or 970.729.0362

rustic setting at base of Wilson Peak

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three cabins, summer only

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Event Specialists Catering, Bakers & Bartenders

Salon Services

221 South Oak • 970.728.9507 www.221southoak.com • southoak221@earthlink.net Owner/Chef Eliza serves cuisine classified as New American with an eclectic blend of flavors and styles. You’re accustomed to great food at the restaurant, now experience it in your home. If you're lacking space for a large party, you may rent out 221.

AromaSpa Salon & Boutique • 970.728.9515 myaromaspa.com • relax@myaromaspa.com Your personal assistant for any event; offering one stop shopping for spa, salon and more. The best in bridal hair, makeup, manicures, pedicures, massages, waxing and facials. In-spa or at-home services; 20 years in Telluride.

Bertrand’s Catering • 970.728.0573 bertrandscater@aol.com Catering small, elegant dinners or larger events. Available for all your catering needs.

Brett Schreckengost Photography • 970.209.4959 www.brettschreckengost.com Shooting professionally in Telluride since 1992, specializing in adventure, travel and outdoor lifestyle. Approaching his subjects with the eye of a photojournalist, Brett is available for aerial, architectural, stock and wedding photography.

La Cocina de Luz • 970.728.9355 www.lacocinatellluride.com Creative cuisine with flavors from around the world. Fully staffed for events of any size. Mountaintop Catering • 970.708.0701 www.telluridemountaintopcatering.com mountaintopcatering@independence.net David Hafer offers flawlessly executed catering and private chef services for any size event. Showcasing outstanding cuisine from across the U.S., Pacific and Caribbean. Operating out of Swede Finn Hall, which is available to rent nightly for private parties and events.

Florists & Favors Siempre Flores • 970.728.6960 www.siempreflores.com • orders@siempreflores.com Flower bouquets, weddings, events and gifts; servicing corporate and individual accounts.

Photographers & Videographers

Telluride Photography, Merrick Chase, Owner 970.275.1109 www.telluridephotoraphy.net info@telluridephotography.net Tell your story through our lens: event, lifestyle, portrait, wedding, action, stock, and more. We are Telluride's premier event photographer.

Event Planning Mountain Air Concierge • 970-708-1272 www.mountainairconcierge.com Telluride’s first exclusive concierge business, offering a variety of services that allow visitors and year-round residents more time to enjoy the exquisite surrounds of Telluride. Contact us for all your reservations, pre-arrival grocery shopping, party planning and children’s equipment needs.

Viking Rentals • 970.728.0101 www.vikingrentals.com • bill@vikingrentals.com Viking Rentals offers full service event equipment rental. Specializing in luxury, destination wedding and corporate events of all sizes. Weddings in Telluride • 970.708.2202 www.atelluridewedding.com marilyn@atelluridewedding.com Let us put together a wedding package for you. We can handle all the details and arrangements here in Telluride. We offer discounts, and our experience shows us that it is more cost effective for you—and we love doing it.

Childcare & Petsitting Telluride Sitters • 970.708.0170 www.TellurideSitters.com reservations@telluridesitters.com Your trusted choice for childcare. Child specific party planning for weddings, banquets, birthdays, conferences and special event and insured. Tricks & Treats Pet Sitting Service • 970.708.5208 tricksandtreatspets.homestead.com tricksandtreatspets@gmail.com A six-year local business owner provides professional and reliable pet care service in the Telluride/Mountain Village area. Catering to you and your pets needs: daily walks, overnights, play dates, pick-up and drop-off service, scheduled check-ins at your home or hotel and more. Fully licensed, insured and bonded, Member of National Association of Dog Walkers, Pet Sitters International, Best Friends and other professional associations.

Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or grand affair, we have majestic mountain locations and extraordinary service to exceed your expectations. The Telluride Ski Resort boasts spectacular venues, including Gorrono Ranch and Allred’s, that offer elegance for any occasion.

Please contact us for information at 970.728.7446 or TellurideSkiResort.com/weddings


Melissa Plantz

Weddings

unforgettable mo ment s

Married in the Mountains

You’ve found your perfect mate; now discover the perfect location from which to start your journey together. Telluride and Mountain Village are the ultimate places to gather guests, whether your wedding is outside in a cathedral of towering peaks, on a meadow carpeted with wildflowers and shaded by twinkling aspen trees, or inside the elegance of a grand ballroom, historic opera house or mountaintop lodge. Because it’s easy to round up the necessities for your romantic celebration here, even the most anxious brides and grooms can find calm in these surroundings. The towns are filled with hotel rooms, restaurants, caterers, photographers, florists, bands, DJs, hairdressers, aestheticians and wedding planners. The Telluride Tourism Board (800.525.3455) is your one-stop resource for group services information. Go to VisitTelluride.com to find the best of everything for your dream wedding.

Yes, it’s true—in the state of Colorado, anyone can perform the nuptial ceremony. An official marriage license may be purchased for $30 at the county clerk’s office, located in the historic San Miguel County Courthouse in downtown Telluride, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You need to provide proof of age and identity and parents’ names and addresses. If divorced, you will need to give the granting court’s city and state, and if widowed, the date and place. No blood test is necessary, and there is no waiting period. Once issued, your license must be used within 30 days. For more information, call the clerk’s office at 970.728.3954.

www.VisitTelluride.com

melissa plantz

Marriage Licenses

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T R E K K E R

124 East Colorado Ave.

Hale Bob • Frye Boots 7 for All Mankind-men’s Adriano Goldschmied Hazel • Miss Me Flying Tomato 7 Diamonds Dale of Norway Diesel • BCBG

B A R B O U R

Handcrafted Alpine Originals

Telluride’s Only European Lifestyle Store Specializing in Unique Alpine Imports 970-728-4433 www.AlpenSchatz.com N ew L ocation

VISIT OUR BLOG! http://alpenschatz.blogspot.com

V O G 100 West Colorado Ave L A U E R

Treat yourself to some retail therapy ALPEN SHATZeverything we have

G I E S S W E I N

from bohemian AromaS pa 307 East Colorado Avenue (Corner of Willow) • 970.728.4433 • www.alpenshatz.com to boutique SALON & BOUTIQUE Telluride’s First European Boutique

Exceptional Quality & Classic Style for the Most Discerning Taste... Men’s & Women’s Clothing and Accessories

970.728.0256 226 W. Colorado Avenue shopbountyhunter.com

Many Cultures One Source

home decor textiles jewelry beads bath and body

Featuring Alpine Designer Clothing for Him and Her, Accessories, Jewelry, Alpine Home Furnishings and Unique Gifts

©lucy boody

101 West Colorado www.picaya.com 970-728-0954

a woman’s boutique

Needle

Ro c k

Your Eyewear Specialist

apparel accessories shoes jewelry

fiberarts Tuesday night knitting circle

We have a new home! 320 West Colorado Ave. 970-728-3427 • Open Mon-Sat

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©lucy boody

970.728.6828 127 west colorado ave. twoskirts.net We specialize in fitting you with sunglasses to match your lifestyle. Rx services available.

We have a new home!

Needle

320 West Colorado Ave. 970-728-3427 • Open Sun–Fri

Ro c k fiberarts Tuesday night knitting circle Thehave place toagonew to for all your We home!

Telluride “Must Have” souvenirs 320 West Colorado Ave. tee-shirts, hoodie, glassware, 970-728-3427 • Open Mon-Sat hats and much more... 970-728-6242 126 W. Colorado Avenue shirtworksinc@telluridecolorado.net www.shirtworksinc.net

219 E. Colorado Ave • 970.728.2409

970.728.9199 201 West Colorado Avenue

artwork by Brittany Miller

Telluride Beads & Charms... make your own bracelets and necklaces.

Memorialize life’s events. REFLECT YOUR PERSONALITY with one bead or start a collection. WHAT'S YOUR STORY?™

WHAT'S YOUR STORY?™

Handcraftedin in Handcrafted Handcrafted Sterling Silver, in Sterling Silver, Hand-blown Sterling Silver, Murano Glass Murano Glass, Hand-blown 14kGold Gold &&Murano 14k Glass,

& 14k Gold

Timberline 200 East Colorado Ave. Downtown Telluride 970.728.3640 phone 970.728.0391 fax

www.elinoffgallery.com 204 W. Colorado Avenue 970-728-5566

www.timberlineacehardware.com


Ben Edmonson

Shopping

What’s in Store

ever yt hing you desire

With no chain stores in the region, local retailers are a unique array of boutiques, galleries, jewelers, home decorators, sports shops and more. Whether admiring window displays or shopping for a gift, part of the fun is wandering historic downtown Telluride or the pedestrian-friendly plazas of Mountain Village. For an updated listing of retail stores in Telluride, look for “Shopping” at VisitTelluride.com.

Antiques & Collectibles Sundance Mercantile 109 West Colorado, Telluride  

970.728.2441

Art Galleries Elinoff & Co.     204 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5566 Collector of art and unique gifts. Representing contemporary and modern artists. Gallerie Framing and Photography   217 West Colorado, Telluride 970.369.4475 Kamruz Photography 333 West Colorado, Telluride 303.579.9740 Lustre, an Artisan Gallery 171 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.3355 Handcrafted art for the home, self-inspired by a love of nature. Lyceum Arts   430 West Colorado, Telluride 970.708.1331 Naturescapes Gallery   100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6359 Schilling Studio Gallery    151 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.1345 Stronghouse Studios   283 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.8959 Telluride Gallery of Fine Art      130 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3300  

Beauty Supplies AromaSpa, Salon & Boutique   191 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.9515 Something for everyone: Chic clothing, accessories and jewelry for travel and yoga. Organic skin care for bath, body and home. Atmosphere Spa  250 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.0630 Bliss Day Spa & Salon 329 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1020 Himmel Pool and Spa Boutique, The Fairmont Franz Klammer, Mtn. Village 970.728.7113

www.VisitTelluride.com

Spa Boutique at The Peaks Resort 136 Country Club Dr., Mtn. Village 970.728.6800 Studio G 226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8700  

Books Between the Covers Books & Espresso Bar   224 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4504  

Cameras & Photo Processing Elevation Imaging The Beach, Mtn. Village

970.728.8058

Clothing Alpen Schatz (New Location)  100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4433 Telluride’s only European lifestyle store, with Swiss dog collars and cowbells, handcrafted home furnishings and stylish clothing. Appaloosa Trading Company 129 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4966 Black Bear Trading Company          218 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6556 Bounty Hunter      226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0256 Handmade Italian leather clothing for men and women. Exceptional quality and classic style. Cashmere Red     221 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8088 Down To Earth   122 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9316 Men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, jewelry and glass. Hole-E-Shirts   398 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5969 Jagged Edge   223 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9307 Kellie’s 110 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.5820

La Femme Fatale   109 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3088 Overland Sheepskin & Leather      100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9700 Pip’s Fine & Funky Consignment   100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3663 Scarpe      250 East Pacific, Telluride 970.728.1513 We can dress you for any occasion. A women’s and children’s boutique. Shirtworks of Telluride   126 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6242 Telluride’s shop for “Must Have” souvenirs, teeshirts, hoodies, hats and more. Star  359 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1708  Telluride Pilates Center      307 East Colorado 970.728.5003 Telluride Trappings & Toggery    109 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3338 Two Skirts     127 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6828 Apparel, accessories and jewelry. Featuring designer sportswear, outerwear and evening wear.  

Eyewear & Eye Care Alpine Eyecare & Eyewear   398 West Colorado, Telluride Sunglass HQ     201 West Colorado, Telluride  

970.728.4140 970.728.9199

Florists China Rose Florists & Greenhouse Lawson Hill Business Center Gardenstore 307 East Colorado, Telluride KSLA Gardenstore Lawson Hill Business Center Old World Flowers & Antiques       210 West Colorado, Telluride

970.728.4169 970.728.3329 970.728.7050 970.728.9424

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lustre 970.728.3355 171 South Pine Street, Telluride www.lustregallery.com Lustre presents handcrafted art for the home and self that is inspired by a love of nature. Tucked away on Pine Street near the Library, Lustre is most noticeable to the passerby at night. Dozens of hand painted glass chandeliers by Ulla Darni illuminate the store. Fine woodwork by John Arenskov brings the term ‘conversation piece’ to life. Glass and bronze artists provide adornment. Marshall Noice’s vibrant landscapes grace the walls, together with historical tin reliefs and embroidered landscapes. Complementing jewelry for home with art for self, Lustre presents art nouveau jewelry by Masriera, 24K gold by Gurhan, rough diamonds by Todd Reed and the exquisite work of Aaron Henry. Come in for a visit!

wine-mine at pacific street liquors 970.728.WINE 220 S. Davis Street www.wine-mine.com More than a store, we’re an experience. Indulge. You deserve the best… the best service, the best selection, the best prices in town. 1,200 wines - eclectic, cult, vintage, local, bargains plus spirits, beer, mixers, cigars We proudly offer you the ability to store your wine in our Wine-Mine. Deep in Telluride bedrock, this unique location provides perfect year-round cellaring conditions. Replicating subterranean environments of the best European cellars and caves, our Wine-Mine safeguards your gems in secure, indulgent bliss. Free wine tasting every Thursday 4pm – 7pm. On-site Sommelier Free delivery

Actual wine mine photo

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Brett Schreckengost/TTB

Shopping Furnishings & Home Decor

Jewelry & Accessories

Azadi                               217 West Colorado, Telluride

Dolce Designs   226 West Colorado, Telluride Elinoff & Co.     204 West Colorado, Telluride Hell Bent Leather & Silver   215 East Colorado, Telluride Lustre, an Artisan Gallery  171 South Pine, Telluride Picaya   101 West Colorado, Telluride Schilling Studio Gallery 151 South Pine, Telluride Telluride Gallery of Fine Art           130 East Colorado, Telluride Telluride Legacy   219 East Colorado, Telluride Zia Sun     214 West Colorado, Telluride

970.728.4620

Furnishings & Home Decor Customs House     135 West Pacific, Telluride 970.369.5003 Dakota Home Furnishings/Telluride Panhandler   220 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4204  East Meets West Conference Ctr. Plaza, Mtn. Village 970.369.5258 Gardenstore 305 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.7050 Lustre, an Artisan Gallery 171 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.3355 Picaya   101 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0954 Locally made and imported jewelry beads and gifts. Antiques and furnishings from around the world. Timberline Ace Hardware   200 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3640 Tweed Interiors Lawson Hill Business Center 970.728.8186  

Gifts Sweet Life, The 115 West Colorado, Telluride Franz Klammer, Mtn. Village Telluride Naturals Bridge Lane, Mountain Village Telluride Resort Store Gondola Plaza, Mountain Village Telluride Truffle 101 North Fir, Telluride Zia Sun     214 West Colorado, Telluride  

970.728.8789 970.728.4218 970.728.7357 970.728.7358 970.728.9565 970.728.4031

See “Dining & Spirits,” pages 66-67

Hardware & Building Supplies

www.VisitTelluride.com

970.728.6246

High Country Shipping   456 Mountain Village Blvd. Mail Boxes, Etc.   398 West Colorado, Telluride Paper Chase   333 West Colorado, Telluride

970.728.3355

Pet Supplies

970.728.6866   970.728.5566

970.728.0954 970.728.1345 970.728.3300 970.728.2409 970.728.4031

Knitting & Yarn Needle Rock Fiberarts 320 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3427 Knit and Crochet Classes. Tuesday Knit Nite. Open Sunday through Friday. http://www.needlerock.blogspot.com

Liquor Stores Spirits at Mountain Village    455 Mtn. Village Blvd., Mtn. Village 970.728.6500 Telluride Bottleworks   129 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.5553 Telluride Liquors    123 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3380 Wine Mine at Pacific Street Liquors     220 South Davis, Telluride 970.728.6333  

Music & DVD Rentals

Grocery

Alpine Lumber 140 Society Drive, Lawson Hill EcoSpaces   162 A Society Drive, Lawson Hill Timberline Ace Hardware   200 East Colorado, Telluride  

Office Supplies

970.728.4388 970.728.1973 970.728.3640

Wizard Entertainment   126 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4924 Telluride Music Company   201 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9592 CF Martin, Collings, Seagull guitars. Roland and Boss products. Acoustic stringed instruments, accessories, lessons and repairs. Music books, CDs and DVDs. www.telluridemusic.com

970.728.1976 970.728.8111   970.728.0235

Mountain Tails 307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.369.4240 Telluride Veterinary Clinic   547 1/2 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.4461 Whiskers and Tails  226 West Colorado, Telluride  970.728.3664  

Pharmacy

Sunshine Pharmacy   236 West Colorado, Telluride  

970.728.3601

Sporting Goods

Alternative Edge   Heritage Plaza, Mtn. Village 970.728.6138 Bootdoctors Mountain Village La Chamonix Bldg., Mtn. Village 800.592.6883 Bootdoctors Oak 236 South Oak, Telluride 970.728.4581 Christy Sports  Sunset Plaza, Mtn. Village 970.369.4727 Ice Skate Shop and Rentals Reflection Plaza, Mtn. Village 970.239.0606 Jagged Edge/ Journey Outdoors  223 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9307 North Face, The   Heritage Plaza, Mtn. Village 970.369.0332 Paragon Outdoor Experience 213 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4525 Telluride Eco Adventures Boulder Breezway, Mtn. Village 970.728.7300 Telluride Outside & Telluride Angler  121 West Colorado, Telluride 800.831.6230 Telluride Sports 150 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4477 Coonskin Plaza, Telluride 970.728.4228 Gondola Plaza, Mtn. Village 970.728.8944 Oak St. Plaza, Telluride 970.728.3134  Neve Sports, Capella, Mtn.Village  970.728.5722 Franz Klammer, Mtn. Village  970.728.0364 Peaks Hotel, Mtn. Village 970.728.3458

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Celebrating over 25 years on Main Street 970.728.7357 Located in Mountain Village across from Capella Open daily Featuring the best products from the Telluride region including locally crafted jewelry, candles, art, photography, books & more. We are the exclusive Mountain Village retailer of Telluride Vodka, specialty flavored vodkas, Sutcliffe Vineyard Wines and James Ranch cheese.

ZIA SUN 970.728.4031 • 214 West Colorado Ave. • www.ziasungifts.com toys, games and puzzles • novelties • cards & giftwap • home decor & frames soap & personal care products • plush candles • candies & fine chocolates • telluride gifts

Gift certificates available

Telluride’s Oldest Gift Shop and Only Toy Store

Scarpe A Women‘s and Children‘s Boutique 970-728-1513 250 East Pacific Ave. www.shopscarpe.com We can dress you anytime... for any occasion With the help of an experienced personal shopper and labels from around the world including: Nolita de Nimes, Calleen Cordero, Velvet, Catherine Malandrino, Coclico, Paul & Joe, Frye and many others, we can give women a shopping experience unlike any other! And now we‘re not just dressing the ladies, but the babies, too! Not only do we have the best children's clothing from Splendid Littles, Catamini, Petit Bateau and Angel Dear, but we have the best baby gear and toys for kids! Hurry in and find everything you've been looking for!

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CASH ONLY

RESERVATIONS

FULL DINNER

VEGETARIAN

B L D

Creative American/Steaks/Seafood

D

Chicken Noodle Café Boulder Breezeway 970.728.8020

Gourmet Homemade Soups/Burgers/Sandwiches

B L

Crazy Elk Pizza Heritage Plaza 970.728.7499

Pizza/Salads/Soups

L D S

Diggity’s Dog House Heritage Plaza 970.369.0364

Hot Dogs/Hippie Dogs/Chili Dogs

L S

CATERING

PRIVATE PARTIES

Modern American

Allred’s Gondola Station St. Sophia 970.728.7474

COCKTAILS

BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, SNACKS

9545 Restaurant & Bar Sunset Plaza 970.728.6293

TAKE OUT

CUISINE

Mountain Village

LATE-NIGHT, live ENTERTAINMENT

Gus Gusciora

Brett Schreckengost/TTB

Doug Berry/TellurideStock.com

Dining & Spirits Restaurants

Gray Jay Cafe Capella Telluride 970.369.0880

A La Carte Bistro/Gourmet Take-Out

B L D

Great Room, The Peaks Resort & Spa 970.728.6800

American Bistro

L D

Hop Garden The Beach 970.728.7467

Burgers/Sandwiches/Salads/Beer Garden

L D S

Art Of Cooking With Chef Bob Scherner

L D

Italian Traditionally Unsliced Crispy Crust Pizza

D

Legends Peaks Resort & Spa 970.728.6800

Comfortable Full Service Breakfast Buffet

B

Little Bar at lumière

Freshly Prepared Sushi and Signature Cocktails

D

Onyx Restaurant Capella Telluride 970.369.8989

Modern American with a Collage of Styles

L D S

Palmyra Peaks Resort & Spa 970.728.6800

Rustic Alpine Flair With Local Influences

D

Suede Bar Capella Telluride 970.369.8949

Soups/Salads/Sandwiches

B L D

Tracks Café & Bar Heritage Plaza 970.728.0677

Specialty Sandwiches and More

B L S

Southwest American Wine Bar

B L D

European Wine Bar & Restaurant

L S

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La Piazza del Villaggio Sunset Plaza 970.728.8283 La Pizzeria and Gelateria Sunset Plaza 970.728.0737

Lumière Hotel

View at Mountain Lodge, The

970.369.0400

457 Mt. Village Blvd.

970.728.2413

Big Billies

Upper See Forever Base of Lifts 1 & 10

Gorrono Ranch Giuseppe’s

Mid-Mountain

Top of Lift 9

High Camp Warming Hut

970-728-6900

970.728.7557

Casual Fare/Family Food

L S

970.728.7578

Burgers/Chili/Soups/Sandwiches/Salads

LS

High Alpine Comfort Food

L S

Soups/Sandwiches/Snacks

L S

970.728.7503 Top of Lift 12

970.728.7677

Coffee Houses & Food Carts Lift at the Peaks, The Peaks Resort & Spa 970.728.6800

Coffee//Smoothies/Salads/Sandwiches

B L S

Food Carts Heritage Plaza

Various Delectable Offerings

B L S

Place des Crepes Heritage Plaza

Lunch and Dessert Crepes

L S

Telluride Coffee Company Heritage Plaza 970.369.4400

Coffee/Fresh Pastries/Fresh Juices

S

grocery Stores & Shops Market at Mountain Village, The 455 Mtn. Village Blvd. 970.728.6500

Grocery with Deli

B L D S

Sweet Life, The Heritage Plaza 970.728.4218

Homemade Ice Cream/Candy

S

Aemono Fine Foods 156 Society Dr. Unit A, Lawson Hill 970.728.2085

Gourmet Deli/Take Out/Catering

B L D S

Blue Jay Lodge & Cafe 22332 Hwy 145, Fall Creek

Home Cooking with a Gourmet Touch

B L D S

Bakery/Salads/Sandwiches/Pastries

B L D S

Regional Restaurants 970.728.0830

Cindybread Artisan Bakery 168 Society Dr., Lawson Hill 970.369.1116

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Baked in Telluride 127 S. Fir (under construction) 970.728.4705

Deli/Bakery/Pasta/Pizza/Mexican

B L D S

LATE-NIGHT, live ENTERTAINMENT

VEGETARIAN

B L D S

CATERING

FULL DINNER

B* D

Deli/Sandwiches/Salads/Gourmet Take Out

COCKTAILS

RESERVATIONS

New American Fine Dining (also has Sunday Brunch)

Aemono Market Deli 105 S. Davis 970.728.4748

TAKE OUT

PRIVATE PARTIES

221 South Oak 221 S. Oak 970.728.9507

Town of Telluride

CASH ONLY

CUISINE

BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, SNACKS

Dining & Spirits Restaurants

Brown Dog Pizza 110 E. Colorado 970.728.8046

Pizza/Pasta/Subs/Wings/Sports Bar

L D

Butcher and The Baker, The 217 E. Colorado 970.728.2899

Handmade Organic Local Cuisine

B L D S

Cornerhouse 131 N. Fir 970.728.6207

American

L D S

Cosmopolitan & Tasting Cellar 300 W. San Juan 970.728.1292

Contemporary American

D

Emilio’s Grill & Bar 226 W. Colorado 970.369.1101

Family Mexican Restaurant

L D

Excelsior Cafe 200 W. Colorado 970.728.4250

Modern Italian American

D

Fat Alley 122 S. Oak 970.728.3985

Southern American BBQ/Veggies

L D

Floradora 103 W. Colorado 970.728.8884

American Comfort Food

B L D S

Honga’s Lotus Petal 135 E. Colorado 970.728.5134

Asian Fusion and Sushi Bar

D

La Cocina de Luz 123 E. Colorado 970.728.9355

Whole Foods Taqueria/Mexican

B L D S

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La Marmotte 150 W. San Juan 970.728.6232

Contemporary French

D

Llama, The 100 W. Colorado 970.728.5114

Latin Cuisine & Authentic Mexican

B L D S

Maggie’s Bakery & Cafe 300 W. Colorado 970.728.3334

Bakery/Cafe/Burgers/Pizza/Sandwiches

B L S

Merle’s Brown Bag 126 W. Colorado 970.728.5556

Deli/Takeout/Sushi/Sandwiches/Salads

B L S

New Sheridan Chop House & Wine Bar 231 W. Colorado 970.728.9100

American Bistro/Steaks/Seafood

B L D S

New Sheridan Parlor 231 W. Colorado 970.728.4351

Main Street Cafe and Restaurant

B L D S

Pescado 100 W. Colorado (Breezeway) 970.728.5114

Raw Bar and Sushi

D

Rustico Ristorante 114 E. Colorado 970.728.4046

Northern Italian Cuisine

L D

Shanghai Palace 126 E. Colorado 970.728.0882

Authentic Chinese

L D

Siam 200 S. Davis 970.728.6886

Authentic Thai

D

Smuggler’s Brewpub & Grille 225 S. Pine 970.728.0919

Great American Restaurant/Brewery/Bar

L D S

Sweet Life, The 115 W. Colorado 970.728.8789

50s-Style Diner/Homemade Ice Cream

L D S

Telluride Bistro 142 E. Colorado 970.728.5239

Mediterranean/Italian Bistro/Pasta/Pizza

L D

XCafe 250 W. San Juan 970.728.8887

Italian Cafe

L S

Between the Covers 224 W. Colorado 970.728.4504

Coffee/Espresso/Baked Goods

S

Bubble Lounge, The 200 W. Colorado 970.728.9653

Oxygen Bar/Live Music/Games

S

Fly Me to the Moon 136 E. Colorado 970.728.6666

Cocktails/Live Music

Last Dollar Saloon 100 E. Colorado 970.728.4800

A Blue-Collar Bar Since 1978

New Sheridan Historic Bar 231 W. Colorado 970.728.4351

Cocktails

D S

O’Bannon’s Irish Pub 121 S. Fir 970.728.6139

Cocktails

Steaming Bean 221 W. Colorado 970.369.5575

Fresh Roasted Coffee/Breakfast/Lunch

B L S

Authentic Mexican Taqueria

L D

coffee houses OR cocktails ●

food carts & grocery Stores Ay Caramba 142 E. Colorado 970.728.5247 Clark’s Market 700 W. Colorado 970.728.3124

Grocery/Deli/Hot Entrees

B L D S

Coffee Cowboy 123 E. Colorado

Coffee/Pastries/Smoothies/Ice Drinks

S

La Tortilla Ria 300 S. Mahoney 970.728.8678

Bakery/Breakfast Burritos/Beverages/Tortillas

B S

Village Market 157 S. Fir 970.728.4566

Grocery/Sandwiches/Hot Entrees

B L D S

Window, The 300 S. Mahoney 970.728.2899

Coffee/Espresso Drinks/Pastries/Burritos

B S

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◆ brewery ◆ ◆ bar ◆

◆ restaurant ◆ Hop Smugglers Garden

221 South Oak

The225 place South to be Pine for Street après ski! 970.728.7467 970.728.0919 Located Award at the winning bottom Smuggler’s of the Village Brews. Express Best appetizers (Lift 4), Mountain in town, great Village burgers, Sandwiches, salads, steaks, ribs, seafood and more! Offering lunch and dinner, beers from around Catering from 10 tocraft 1,000 people! the world and a huge outdoor beer garden – look Visit us for in Montrose the big yellow andumbrella! Grand Junction 1571 Ogden Road, Montrose 970.249.0919 6 & 50 Road, Mesa Mall, Grand Junction 970.263.0919

970.728.9507 · 221 South Oak Street · reservations@221southoak.com This hot spot is renowned for its intimate atmosphere, incredible food, extensive wine list, friendly service and uncompromised quality. Owner and Chef Eliza serves cuisine classified as New American with an eclectic blend of flavors and styles. A mélange of seafood, game and beef, with accompaniments that range from deep south to Calypso to classical French to Californian cuisine to Creole—we call it Eliza’s cooking. Patio dining just steps away from the gondola Open 5:30 p.m. - close · Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. You may purchase either of Eliza’s autographed cookbooks, Recipes From 221 South Oak Bistro or Foreplay: A Book of Appeteasers at 221 South Oak.

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970.728.7499 Hop Garden Located at the bottom of the Village Express (Lift 4), Mountain Village 970.728.7467 Located Slopesideininthe theMountain MountainVillage Village Core, look giant yellowAlso umbrella! Crazy Elkfor is athe classic pizzeria. featuring sandwiches, soups, and salads, this is the perfect Offering lunch dinner, craftlunch beers or from around spot to graband a family-style dinner. the world and a huge outdoor beer garden — Hop Garden is the place to enjoy the mountain view with a brew.

970.728.7474 · St. Sophia Gondola Station · www.allredsrestaurant.com

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Discover Allred’s this season, offering an inspired steak & seafood menu, world class wine list, and signature cocktails. Perched at the top of the gondola, few restaurants in the world rival Allred’s breathtaking views. Open to the public for après ski at the bar and nightly dining.

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Cosmopolitan & Tasting Cellar 970.728.1292 300 West San Juan Avenue www.CosmoTelluride.com This elegant restaurant is located in the Hotel Columbia. Dinner nightly with menu changes weekly. Reservations highly recommended. reservations@cosmotelluride.com Durango Cosmopolitan: 919 Historic Main Avenue www.cosmodurango.com

La Cocina de Luz 970.728.9355 123 East Colorado Avenue www.lacocinatelluride.com Serving Regional Mexican and Southwestern cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Whole foods and contemporary influences, handmade tortillas, juice bar, soups, specials, margaritas and cervezas. We use organic, additive-free, free-range and locally grown ingredients and offer vegeterain and gluten-free dishes.

Open Everyday • Outdoor Patio Seating Kid-Friendly • Take-Out • Event Catering

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New Sheridan Chop House & Wine Bar 970.728.9100 · 231 West Colorado Avenue · www.newsheridan.com The New Sheridan Chop House & Wine Bar is a steak house and wine bar located on Main Street featuring Executive Chef Erich Owen’s New American Cuisine. Favorites include Prime New York Steak Au Poivre, steamed Sea Bass, French Onion Soup, Steamed Mussels and Elk Short Loin. Enjoy outdoor seating in the summer and guaranteed lively local ambiance. Reservations recommended

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1 • 425 Depot Avenue, Telluride

2 • Knightsbridge, Mountain Village

3 • 122 North Spruce Street, Telluride

4 • 501 East Colorado Avenue, Telluride

5 • Powder Basin Ranch, Northern San Juan Mountains

6 • Cornerstone Golf & Club*

In the Depot Subdivision within a block of the Gondola, this charming  Victorian style residence offers 3,537 SF with 6 beds and 4.5 baths including a 1 bed/1 bath caretaker unit above a 3 car garage. $3,525,000

Less than 1 block from Main St., this tastefully finished 4 bedroom  home features abundant light and tremendous patio views of Ingram  Falls plus a 3 bedroom deed restricted lock-off. $2,150,000 2,000 +/- acres adorned with natural features and views worthy of a  national park. 4 seasons of recreation include 30 private ski runs, a 20  acre lake with excellent fishing plus world class hunting. $19,000,000

Secluded on Victoria Drive among majestic spruce and aspen, this  refined home provides exceptional finishes with dramatic Sneffels  Range views and 11,359 livable SF plus a private ski trail. $10,900,000

Ideally located across from Town Park and the San Miguel River, this  elegant home is newly remodeled with 6 beds, an open floor plan, copious amounts of light plus outstanding Bear Creek views. $3,970,000 An award winning Greg Norman designed course in a year-round resort  with dramatic San Juan Mountain views. A limited time offering for 10  discounted homesteads including a golf membership! From $165,000

*  Obtain a property report required by Federal Law and read it before signing anything. No Federal Agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of  this  property.  Access  to  Cornerstone  Club  amenities  requires  membership  which  is  offered  by  invitation  only  and  for  purchase  independently  from  a  Cornerstone Homestead.

Stephen Cieciuch (Chet-chu), Managing Broker  |  stevec@tellurideproperties.com  |  970.369.5322, Direct  |  970.708.2338, Cell 237 South Oak Street  |  Telluride, Colorado 81435  I  TellurideAreaRealEstate.com


Summer in Telluride

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Telluride’s Other Season Summer in Telluride has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for the solitude of a high alpine meadow filled with wildflowers, the revelry of a huge outdoor music festival or the adrenaline buzz of a rafting trip or a mountain biking trail, Telluride will exceed your expectations.

No better musical venue exists than the natural amphitheatre at the east end of the Telluride valley, and a horde of summer festivals take advantage of it by setting the stage in Telluride Town Park. The music schedule hits its first note in June with Telluride Bluegrass Festival, a four-day hootenanny that has drawn headliners such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt and David Byrne over the past 36 years. Music on Main Street spices things up in late July, with live music and food on Telluride’s main drag. Next up is the Telluride Jazz Celebration, bringing in the big brass and hottest jazz acts each August. Chamber Music Festival strikes a chord with classical music fans near summer’s end, and Telluride Blues and Brews Festival distills the finest blues music and beer at this star-studded fall event. In Mountain Village, you can catch free, outdoor performances throughout the summer on the Sunset Concert Series stage every Wednesday night.

Festival Fever Music isn’t the only siren song that calls people here: Artistic and cultural events also make a visit to Telluride special. Two film festivals bookend the summer season; on Memorial Day weekend cinephiles celebrate documentaries and mountain culture with Mountainfilm in Telluride, and the internationally acclaimed Telluride Film Festival hits the big screens each Labor Day. The colorful Telluride Balloon Rally lifts off in spring, after which the Sheridan Opera House trots out the annual celebration of the spirit of the West, the Wild West Fest. Each June, Yogis and yoginis hit the mat for the Telluride Yoga Festival, and visitors can take a step back in time at Heritage Fest. In July Telluride Tech Fest and its distinguished speakers celebrate the past, present and future of technology, and for some of the regional flavor, check out the Telluride Mushroom Festival, which sprouts up each August. Visual artists congregate for Telluride Plein-Air in mid-summer, Telluride Photo Festival in September and in late August for the Telluride Festival of the Arts, which also features culinary arts.

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The Sound of Music

Whether you feel the need for speed or if you just like to sit on the sidelines and watch a good race, many fun competitions take place in Telluride. Around Independence Day, the Lunar Cup is a just-for-fun ski race held on the last remaining strips of slushy snow high up in Tomboy Basin; at the Lunar Cup, funky costumes are just as important as being fast. High-alpine running races include the 13-mile Sneffels Highline Race each August, the 17-mile Imogene Pass Run in September, and in July, the Hard Rock Hundred 100-mile endurance event passes through Telluride. Great mountain biking trails surround Telluride and Mountain Village, and cyclists will appreciate the new bike park in Mountain Village, which hosts a Full Tilt Mountain States Cup Series each year. Spectators agree that the biggest quack-up of the summer is the KOTO Duck Race, a radio station fundraiser where yellow rubber ducks float the San Miguel River to win prizes for their sponsors.

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APLINMASONRY

APLIN MASONRY Simon Aplin of Aplin Masonry was pleased to join other fine contractors and help bring to life Telluride’s premier private community. Simon thanks the partners of Element 52 for their vision and perseverance in constructing this town jewel. There is nothing like this property, anywhere.

APLIN MASONRY 800.525.3455 800.525.3455

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The Estates of Gray Head 35 acre parcels within a 900 acre wilderness preserve less than fifteen minutes from town, the unique amenities and awe-inspiring views of Gray Head provide an exceptional lifestyle. More than 16 miles of hand laid hiking trails, equestrian center, ice skating, groomed trails for cross country skiing and snow shoeing, ice skating, sledding, fly fishing, resident caretakers and dial-a-ride service. Now residents of Gray Head, through a unique partnership, can enjoy all of the services and amenities offered at downtown Telluride’s Element 52: private funicular to 2 lifts and the gondola, valet parking, fitness center and spa, ski locker, lounge and valet, private Te Bar, soaking pools, patio with fire pit and the convenience of an in town location.

Pa gomo

7039 last dollar road

catmando

Clusters of stone forms connected by glass bridges suspended over custom water features, at Pa Gomo there is no boundary. The exterior natural world is the interior living experience. $20,500,000

This historic luxury barn and stone home offers unparalleled mountain living with expansive mountain views. The design is perfect for family gatherings; intimate or large. Unique craftsmanship and features. $8,500,000

Perched on a wildflower-studded mesa with panoramic views, Catmando offers over 11,000 sq ft of unique craftsmanship on the interior and over 10,000 sq ft of outdoor living space. $11,500,000

Steve Catsman Elevate Your Expectations 970.728.6629 www.catsman.com steve@catsman.com


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