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TELLURIDE THE TOWN & MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

Official Visitor’s Guide

Winter 2011-2012


Mountain Village above, Telluride below, connected by our cherished gondola system; it’s a harmony that delights regardless of how many times you’ve discovered North America’s most treasured destination. Here, culture and counterculture equally reign offering you a promise of adventure and inspiration, a place to lose yourself, to find yourself.


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Greetings

TELLURIDE & MOUNTAIN VILLAGE OFFICIAL VISITOR’S GUIDE

WELCOME TO A PEEK INTO TELLURIDE. Whether you are here en-

joying this awe-inspiring destination or in your hometown wishing you were here, we hope our Visitor’s Guide gives you both the details for planning your trip as well as a glimpse into the people, culture and experiences that make Telluride and Mountain Village unique in all the world. I can tell you without hesitation that there’s more here than just the San Juan Mountains that meets the eyes. Sure, Telluride is an exquisite, destination ski resort community. The snow is pristine and with its Southern-most location you’ll see more blue bird days than anywhere in North America. Whether you’re an expert or beginner, Telluride Ski Resort will treat you to a quintessential European skiing experience with the steep and deep as well as perfect powder and meticulous corduroy grooming. At Telluride’s core, though, there is a deep passion and commitment to culture, intellectual pursuits and especially the arts. Original plays, festivals, art walks, world-renowned musicians, actors and playwrights and special events—they all combine to produce a kaleidoscope of local culture that delivers a rich and memorable experience for the entire community, including you, our guests. This year, we’re trying even harder with our Visitor’s Guide to give you a sense of our community. In each issue, which we produce in conjunction with our partner Telluride Publishing, we will introduce you to some of the personalities in our towns. In addition to our printed guide, there will be a new web version of the guide, where you’ll get even more. The Telluride Tourism Board (TTB) has also formed a content alliance with Telluride Inside…and Out (TIO), a lifestyle “webzine” that brings the true soul of the region to a local, national and global community. The combination of Telluride Publishing and TIO will cover almost everything in Telluride’s robust cultural community—from fine art, film, theater, music, dance and the world-class performers who regularly visit our town to food and wine, health and fitness, fashion and beauty, outdoor adventure, eco-consciousness and much more. TIO will be creating podcasts and multimedia interviews for the online version of our Visitor’s Guide that will bring you even closer to our community and the people that make up our colorful cast of characters in Colorado’s beautiful San Juans. You can find the online version at www.visittelluride.com. We hope that you enjoy this year’s winter edition and our effort to bring you all the travel planning details you need, as well as the eclectic persona of our box canyon. We look forward to showing you that Telluride is truly a one-of-a-kind experience—one that challenges your mind and invigorates your soul.

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ON THE COVER “Quiet Telluride Morning” By Mark English 30'' x 40'' Oil on board painting Telluride Gallery of Fine Art Mark English is the most distinguished living American illustrator; he was elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame and is the most lauded illustrator in the history of the American Society of Illustrators.

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Table of Contents FEATURES [ 6-7 ]

DISCOVERING TELLURIDE An Introduction to the Region

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THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Telluride & Mountain Village

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TURNING POINTS Telluride Ski School

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TELLURIDE SKI RESORT Terrain Map & Information

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FLYING ACROSS THE SNOW Outdoor Activities—Nordic Skiing

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UNBELIEVABLE, UNTRACKED POWDER Outdoor Activities—Heli-Skiing

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EXPRESSION: PAINTING FROM WITHIN Arts & Entertainment

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HAUTE CUISINE AT ELEVATION Dining & Nightlife

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GET GROUNDED WITH YOGA Health & Wellness

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SHOW & TELL ON SNOWSHOES Family Activities—Snowshoe Tours

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IT’S STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY Family Activities—Wilkinson Public Library

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UNUSUAL RETREAT EXPERIENCES Groups & Gatherings

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WONDERFULLY UNIQUE WEDDINGS Weddings & Special Events

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FROM MINING TOWN TO SKI VILLAGE The History of Telluride

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MAKING HISTORY COME ALIVE Telluride Historical Museum

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FORTY-THREE FOURTHS OF JULY Summer in Telluride

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11 23 27 25 FACTS 35-36 Calendar of Events 37

Getting Here: Travel Information

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Getting Around: Navigating the Towns

40-50 Accommodations 52

Outdoor Activities: Outfitters & Guides

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Venues

54-59 Dining & Spirits 60-65 Shopping 66-67 Maps: Historic Telluride Tour 68-69 Maps: Mountain Village & Telluride 70

Business Directory

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is the best “ Telluride place to take a vacation. The weather, mountains, cool people in town, the gondola…everything is amazing in Telluride.” MOLLY EDWARDS

WHO

Jody Lambert

WHAT Certified Destination Concierge WHY “I love bringing people here. I’ve been living here for 10 years, but I wake up every morning and I’m still in awe.”

WHEN JODY LAMBERT MOVED TO TELLURIDE 10 years ago from Vermont, she had to find her own way around—where to get a good meal or glass of wine, who to ask to tune her skis, what to do on the weekend. Luckily, all that legwork paid off. Today Lambert is a Certified Destination Concierge for the Telluride Tourism Board, so when people come to Telluride now, they don’t have to find their own way around. “We are their first call,” says Lambert. “We do more than just book a room—we help them develop a vacation.” Visiting Telluride in the winter, says Lambert, is more than just taking a ski vacation. Outdoor activities abound: snowmobiling, snowshoe tours, Nordic and backcountry adventures, dogsledding, horseback rides, sleigh rides and even winter flyfishing. There is a thriving arts and cultural scene, with galleries, art shows, theatre, music concerts and live, interactive museum and library programs. Visitors can luxuriate in one of the spas or get lost in one of our stores, which range from bohemian to ultrachic. Still hungry? “The dining here is out of this world,” says Lambert. “I am so proud of our local chefs—their résumés are incredible—and it’s kind of amazing that they are all here in one place. I think people can come here on vacation just to dine out.” What she loves most about her job, she says, is all the positive feedback. Visitors are always awed by the scenic beauty and enchanted by the charm of the community. But people are most surprised by how convenient it is to navigate the scene here—ski-in, ski-out properties, a free gondola between Telluride and Mountain Village and short shuttle rides get you exactly where you need to be. Everything you want to do is just a few steps away. “It’s not like you’re walking blocks and blocks and carrying your boots around. It’s pedestrianfriendly; you can stay without ever needing a car. A lot of people are amazed at how easy it is here. It can be so difficult to get around in a huge city, and here, it’s just effortless.” 800.525.3455 | www.VisitTelluride.com

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Discovering

Telluride

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The Best of

Both Worlds

CALL THE TELLURIDE AND MOUNTAIN VILLAGE nexus what you want: uptown and downtown, chic and bohemian, historic and high-end, Old West and New West. No matter how you look at it, it’s the best of both worlds. Telluride sits in the southwest corner of Colorado, where geology did some of its best work. Fourteen-thousand-foot peaks melt into red-rock mesas surrounded by lush stands of evergreen and aspen. Telluride has a vibrant, historic feel. While it has matured from a booming mine camp to a bustling ski town, the 12-block-by-8block core of Telluride looks much like it did in the 1880s, with brick hotels and clapboard storefronts. 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. Connected to Telluride by the free gondola, Mountain Village is surrounded by some of the highest, most magnificent peaks in the San Juan Mountains. Incorporated in 1995, the town’s design combines European-alpine architecture with the rustic traditions of the Rockies. Mountain Village offers alpine living in a ski village setting with sophisticated amenities and easy access to outdoor adventure. Perched above the valley floor at 9,500 feet, Mountain Village is tantalizingly close to nature, whether it’s Telluride Ski Resort or the Uncompahgre National Forest. Park your car at the Gondola Parking Garage during the day and take a quick gondola ride into the pedestrian-oriented Mountain Village Center.

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Noah Sheedy

WHAT Ski & Snowboard School Director

WHY “Those breakthrough moments are what make you want to teach.”

SOMETIMES IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS —subtle movements— that make a big difference, says Telluride Ski & Snowboard School Director Noah Sheedy. “There are magic turning points underneath your toes,” Sheedy tells his young students. He uses more grown-up language with adults, but the same principle; you don’t need to use your whole body or exaggerate the turning motion. Ski technology is so advanced that just the slightest pressure with your foot will help sculpt your turn. Sheedy and the other instructors love to see people use these small tips and make great, big strides with their skiing and snowboarding. “Those breakthrough moments are what make you want to teach. It’s really all about giving people a few tools so they can excel.” Sheedy and the other ski and snowboard instructors get to watch a lot of these breakthrough moments. The resort, he points out, has terrain that can challenge people at any ability level. Experts and intermediates enjoy Telluride’s steep mogul runs, hike-to terrain, backcountry adventures and freestyle parks. Beginners also get the ultimate experience, with long, undulating groomed runs, low-angle mogul slopes and novice terrain parks. Telluride is a great place to watch your skills progress. “I’ve never been at a ski area that has better teaching terrain,” says Sheedy. “Telluride is an awesome place to learn.”

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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. The picture-perfect resort also boasts some of the top terrain in the world. Telluride has 2,000-plus skiable acres, including expert chutes, a 13,320-foot peak, offpiste 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 Revelation 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.

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Telluride Ski Resort OPERATING SCHEDULE Open November 24, 2011, through April 8, 2012, 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 intercept parking lot on Mountain Village Blvd. • Chondola and Sunshine Express (Lift 10) from the Meadows near the parking lot. • Village Express (Lift 4) or gondola from Heritage Plaza. LIFT TICKETS • 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). Purchase tickets and find discounts for multi-day passes online at tellurideskiresort.com. SNOW REPORT Visit tellurideskiresort.com or call 970.728.7425 for daily snow reports.

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SKIABLE ACRES: 2,000+ COONSKIN LIFT 7 8,725 feet (2,660 m) GONDOLA STATION TELLURIDE 8,750 feet (2,667 m) GONDOLA STATION MOUNTAIN 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 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) 7 high-speed quads, 1 fixed grip quad 2 triples, 2 doubles 2 magic carpets for beginners 2 surface lifts LIFT CAPACITY: 22,386 skiers per hour

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Telluride is synonymous with adventure. Take your pick from the long list of fun, outdoor activities this winter. Earn your turns by hiking up and backcountry skiing or snowboarding—plan your own tour and stay at the San Juan Hut Systems or the High Camp Hut; or go with a pro, outfitters like Eco Adventures, Telluride Mountain Guides and San Juan Outdoor School/ Telluride Alpinism. Take a glider ride with Telluride Soaring and enjoy the view from high above the mountains, or from the ground level, with a dogsled tour with Winter Moon Dog Sledding Adventures or a snowmobile outing with Dave’s Mountain Tours or Telluride Snowmobile Adventures. Enjoy the outdoors on a sleigh ride or on horseback with Roudy’s Telluride Horseback Adventures or Many Ponies, or a guided fishing trip with Bootdoctors, Telluride Fly Fishers or Telluride Outside/Angler. This region also boasts some of the best ice climbing in the country, at the Ouray Ice Park and natural routes in Ames or on Bridal Veil Falls; San Juan Outdoor School or Telluride Mountain Guides are available to help learn the sport or discover new climbs. For a complete list of outfitters, check out page 52.

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the Snow

Flying Across

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

WHO

Midnite Scholtes

WHAT Skier/Telluride Nordic Center Director WHY “It’s very exhilarating, almost like flying...”

THE ONLY NOISE IS YOUR LABORED BREATHING, keeping time with your skis as you kick and glide, kick and glide, kick and glide. The rest of the forest is completely still and serene, the perfect backdrop for your Nordic skiing adventure. “The thing I enjoy most is the solitude and the natural beauty; getting away from the hustle and bustle,” says Telluride Nordic Association’s Midnite Scholtes. “And the workout is a plus.” Skiing downhill is easy—try doing it without the benefits of gravity. Nordic skiing, whether you use classic gear or skate skiing equipment, is one of the best ways to stay fit. It’s more of a full-body workout than other winter sports, and it gets your heart and lungs pumping. What part of Midnite’s body is most sore after a good Nordic session? “My whole body,” he laughs. “It’s a good feeling, though. It works a lot of different muscles. But, it’s also a nice complement to downhill skiing or alpine skiing, because it’s more gentle on your body—a good stretch after you’ve been pounding the hill hard.” Nordic skiing around Telluride is more popular than ever. There are hundreds of new acres of groomed terrain on the Valley Floor, just adjacent to the town, in addition to the great tracks in Town Park and Mountain Village and the advanced terrain at Priest Lake/Trout Lake. Midnite says Telluride Nordic Association probably offers three times as many lessons as they did just five years ago, including lunchtime clinics, after-school clinics and weekend clinics. People pull their babies in sleds and take their dogs to the out-of-town tracks for a run. Nordic skiing, says Midnite, is for everyone. “Anybody that can walk and is somewhat coordinated is going to be able to put on classic skis and get some semblance of a workout. With skate skiing you have to know a little more of the fundamentals, but once you stick with it, it’s very exhilarating, almost like flying across the snow.” 800.525.3455 | www.VisitTelluride.com


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THE ANTICIPATION IS PALPABLE by the time lead heli-ski guide Mark Rikkers arrives at The Peaks Resort to meet his group of skiers and riders. He’s been up since 5 a.m., assessing the weather, the snow and the flying conditions, and contacting the rest of his team—pilot, guides, dispatch. Clients pick from a special fleet of powder-specific skis and equipment, and after a quick breakfast and orientation it’s showtime. “It’s a really exciting thing for everybody. Even the seasoned people—we get a lot of returning customers. There are some nerves involved. I get a lot of ‘I didn’t sleep at all last night,’” says Rikkers. The loud, rhythmic sound of the helicopter rotors only ratchets up the excitement. The chopper sits just a few feet away from the group, and the noise is so deafening that communication is broken down into hand signals and choreographed protocol about who stands where. Gear, lunch and equipment gets loaded and the group is whisked skyward, up to 13,000 feet in elevation, at the top of dreamy, marshmallow runs of perfect snow. There’s a blast of air and powder blowing everywhere as the helicopter takes off. “Then you are in this breathtakingly beautiful place with acres and acres of terrain, unbelievable views and a couple thousand WHO Mark Rikkers feet of untracked powder below you,” Rikkers says. “People always WHAT Telluride Helitrax Lead Heli-Ski Guide say, ‘You’ve ruined me.’ And it’s true. Skiing is never going to be WHY “I love the bouncy effortlessness of the same after.” skiing pristine powder.” There’s nothing like it. The thrill of flying over the jagged mountain ridgelines, the pristine splendor of the high alpine basins, and the effortless, floating feeling of skiing or riding in deep powder. It’s a one-day experience that lasts a lifetime. And it’s the kind of job that attracts the very best guides in the business. “All our guides are concerned first and foremost with safety, but we’re all in it because we’re skiers,” says Rikkers. “Spoiled rotten. And I love it that way.” BRETT SCHRECKENGOST

Unbelievable

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AH HAA SCHOOL

ARTS

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Expression: Painting

from Within

THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO TEACH ART, says Ah Haa School for the Arts instructor Robert Weatherford. You can teach technique or you can teach an intuitive method. In other words, you can either show your students how to paint or you can show them how to express themselves on the canvas. “If you’re just learning a technique, you can sort of detach and focus. What we’re doing is trying to find out who you are,” says Weatherford. “Ultimately, no matter how many techniques you learn, you still have to come back and find out where your art is coming from inside yourself.” That sounds like a tall order for an instructor, but it’s also challenging for his students. Their first assignment is an abstract; each person is asked to start with an emotion, and then channel that intensity into their work. It’s a bit like therapy. Often the emotions that are the most accessible, says Weatherford, come from something sad or challenging that the students work through as they create. “Half the class comes back and says ‘I couldn’t sleep last night.’ They are so charged…it is transformative.” Weatherford has been painting since he was just five years old, and he holds graduate degrees in art and in theology. To him, art and theology are not so far apart. “I find them very complementary. Painting, when you do it right, is a spiritual activity.” He’s been teaching this intuitive method for 15 years, and Weatherford says with every class he’s “blown away” by the work they produce. His students, which range from novitiates to professional painters, are likewise taken aback by what they’ve created. “They can’t believe what they’ve done themselves,” he says. Weatherford serves on the board of directors for the Ah Haa School for the Arts, a position he cherishes. Ah Haa has long been a beloved WHO Robert Weatherford fixture in the community, but Weatherford is excited by the new WHAT Artist / Ah Haa School Instuctor plans to become a “destination arts school.” The idea is to deepen WHY “The ultimate importance in making a painting the programming and get people to travel to Telluride and spend a is that you give something of your humanity.” few months learning and creating. “I can’t imagine a better way to soak up the phenomenal magic of this place we all love.”

ENTERTAINMENT

If you want to delve into the arts scene in Telluride, start with the Artwalk, a gallery tour held the first Thursday evening of each month. In addition to the visual arts, the SquidShow Theatre Company is an acting troupe that performs original plays, Telluride Rock and Roll Academy coaches budding musicians and holds seasonal shows and Palm Arts teaches performing and media arts and houses a dance academy. Telluride also has unique venues: large audiences and multimedia presentations are held at the Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village; the Michael D. Palm Theatre is an incredible, state-of-the-art professional stage; and the historic Sheridan Opera House is a beautifully renovated, acoustically magic place. Find out what’s on stage in the calendar, pages 34-35.

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ALMOST 30 YEARS AGO, when chef Chad Scothorn pulled his first fruit soufflés from ovens, they would collapse. He was working in Las Leñas, Argentina, where the resort’s base is nearly as high in elevation as Telluride, and he was vexed by the challenges of baking at altitude. After a couple of years there, another 10 in Vail, and 17 more cooking in Telluride, Scothorn has mastered the art of high-altitude cooking. “Soufflés are the hardest thing,” laughs the chef/owner of the Cosmopolitan Restaurant. “It’s chemistry. It’s all in the timing. At this point, I’d have trouble going back to sea level—I actually prefer this elevation.” Most people, especially those who’ve made a sunken cake or undercooked pasta, do not prefer to cook at altitude. The majority of problems occur when using eggs, baking powder and baking soda. All of these are steam-leavening agents, says Scothorn, and because of the lower air pressure up high, that steam is created at a lower temperature, causing some food to rise before it’s completely cooked. But there are a few simple rules that can help, he says: decrease the amount of leavening; increase the oven temperature; decrease the amount of liquid ingredients; increase the amount of dry ingredients; and use a smaller or flatter cooking vessel. But how much more or less do you need? That’s a science experiment you’ll need to complete with each individual recipe, he advises, the same way he’s perfected each of his specialties by making slight alterations to the ingredients, the oven and even the size of the WHO Chad Scothorn cookware. But until you’ve tweaked everything just the right WHAT Local Restaurateur/High-Altitude Chef way, there are lots of restaurants and bakeries here in Telluride and Mountain Village that can accommodate you. “Why beat WHY “I’d have trouble going back to sea level­— I actually prefer this elevation.” yourself up trying to figure things out,” Scothorn says, “when you can just go out to eat?”

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There are dozens of places to dine out or go for a drink in the area, from simple to stupendous. Local restaurateurs are increasingly trying to find local, organic and sustainable food sources. Some of the beef, lamb, poultry, fish and game you order from our menus comes from nearby ranches in the foothills of the San Juans. Much of the fresh produce is grown locally and organically. The mushrooms in a dish might even be handpicked by your chef on a foray into the mountains. For a complete listing of all of the local establishments and what type of fare is offered, see pages 54-55 or go to VisitTelluride.com.

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PEOPLE IN TELLURIDE are just as likely to have a yoga mat tucked under their arm as they are to have skis slung over their shoulders. Yoga has an almost cult-like following here, with two professional studios (Telluride Yoga Center and Shantihi Hot Yoga), free classes at the Ah Haa School and the library (including a kids session), and an entire summer weekend devoted to the Telluride Yoga Festival. Elite yogis travel here from all over the world and there are various workshops, from meditation to drumming to sacred Tibetan ceremonies. Yoga sessions are held everywhere, from the outdoors to specially heated and humidified rooms. Kristin Taylor is the co-owner of Telluride Yoga Center and an instructor, and she has a theory about why people want to escape to this mountain haven and the sanctuary of yoga. “A lot of us feel disconnected, spending so much time on our cell phones and computers, and our inner harmony is disrupted. Yoga helps us to reconnect, helps us to be more grounded.” Taylor is a lifelong Telluride local and was an elite skier who competed on the U.S. national freestyle team. Millions of moguls and a couple of knee surgeries later, she discovered her new passion. “Yoga changed my life.” Taylor says yoga can open the pathways to your heart—literally. The heart is the only circulatory organ and yoga’s deep breathing and skeletal relaxation allow blood to travel unimpeded to the digestive, reproductive, glandular and immune systems; it improves circulation. It reinvigorates the body with new blood and vitality, the same thing that visitors do to the cadre of people who come regularly to classes. “We get a ton of visitors, people from all over the place. They bring in this great, fresh energy,” she says. “Telluride is such a special place. The mountains have such a spiritual quality, so beautiful and profound. People come here to experience nature and they come to the yoga center to help complete that experience.” 800.525.3455 | www.VisitTelluride.com

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WHEN YOU THINK OF A LIBRARIAN, do you picture an old woman with gray hair and glasses hushing people? Not in Telluride. The librarians at the Wilkinson Public Library’s youth services desk sing, use puppets and perform during storytime, which happens a few times a week. Children sit enrapt as they watch the librarians make stories come alive. Even though they are not being hushed, something amazing happens: the room falls silent as the young people sit engrossed in the tale. The library is an incredible, multi-million dollar institution, and Youth Services is its most vibrant section. There are about 45 youth programs each month, including bilingual storytimes, yoga storytimes and even Pajamarama holiday storytimes. The Youth Services room has computers for kids, a playhouse with a kitchen, après ski movies and even a Wii game box. “We have pretty much everything a child would want to play with, plus our books and other materials,” says Youth Services Director Elizabeth Tracy. “There are plenty of engaging family activities, too.” Every day hundreds of patrons flood through the doors and find inspiration inside. It’s satisfying for Tracy to see so many families enjoying the programs and the fun learning tools they have at the Youth Services desk in the library. The WHO Elizabeth Tracy Wilkinson Public Library is probably not the noiseless, solemn WHAT Youth Services Director, Wilkinson Public Library institution you remember from your own childhood, but the WHY “There are plenty of engaging family activities.” director wouldn’t trade the bustling building for anything. “It’s a site to behold. We’re really pretty lucky,” she says.

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WHO

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WHAT Eco Adventures Snowshoe Tour Guide WHY “I like getting people to open their senses.”

SOMETIMES THE BEST WAY TO GET KIDS TO LEARN

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outside. Strap them into some snowshoes and send them on a guided mountain tour, and watch learning turn into fun. Eco Adventures guide Peter Rowland likes to get families on his snowshoe tours to smell the bark from a spruce tree. “People tell me it smells like all kinds of things: chocolate, strawberries, vanilla…something sweet. Then they understand what the porcupine or bark beetle is going for.” Rowland doesn’t just showcase the small things—the smell of tree bark or lynx tracks in the snow—he also gives families a macro view of the region. The group plods through the drifted snow and emerges at a perfect vantage point to look at the Telluride region and see how ancient glaciers carved out the valley. Here, Rowland has points of reference to talk about natural history. “I love talking about the geology around here. It’s really an incredible story,” he says. Snowshoe tours into the pristine, serene forest are a dramatic change from the beeping, buzzing world of electronics in which kids (and grown-ups) spend so much of their time. Just a few hours of peaceful silence can have a profound effect on a group, Rowland finds. “The quiet of the forest, the stillness, is remarkable to people. Very often they have not experienced anything like that.”

When the kids need a break from skiing and snowboarding 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, crosscountry 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 the indoor and outdoor rinks in Telluride and the Mountain Village Ice Rink. Kids can experience the arts scene by learning how to play music at The Rock and Roll Academy, how to dance at the Palm 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 largescreen 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. The Wilkinson Public Library Youth Services Desk is the ultimate play station for families, with books, movies and games for kids of all ages. And when it’s 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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Looking For That

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THE JOY OF SHOPPING IS DISCOVERING that one special item you can’t find anywhere else. Here in Telluride and Mountain Village, we have an eclectic array of boutiques, stores and specialty shops, where you are sure to come across merchandise that can make anyone’s tail wag—including your pet’s. One of the unique niche retailers here is Mountain Tails, and owner Jennifer Metzger caters to our four-legged friends and their two-legged companions. Metzger says visitors often buy “guilt gifts” for dogs they’ve left at home; but after they’ve realized how dog-friendly it is here, they bring their pooches back to browse her boutique in person. Mountain Tails has signature items such as custom pet photography, Bowser doughnut-shaped dog beds and cookie jars for pet treats. A couple of other main street establishments also carry canine couture, from the organic, biodegradable shampoo and grooming products at the Whiskers and Tails dog wash (which offers full-service and self-service grooming) to the handcrafted Swiss dog-collar kegs and Italian spa clay pet cosmetics at Alpen Shatz. Metzger lost her own beloved dog to cancer, and that drove her to focus on nutrition at Mountain Tails. Metzger carries über-healthy raw pet food and WHO Jennifer Metzger and Blue designer dog treats that are wheat-free, corn-free, WHAT Dog Lover/Local Retailer organic and made with honey, thyme, kelp and moWHY “Helping people help their dogs­—that’s what is most lasses. “I want to make sure the dogs are healthy and rewarding to me.” happy, not just that they have cute, adorable bowls.”

SHOPPING If you are looking for that special something, start your treasure hunt in Telluride and Mountain Village. Retailers here carry unique and unusual merchandise that you can’t find in big box stores or shopping malls: local artisans and craftsmen make shopping in Telluride an exclusive experience. Just the short list of local signature pieces includes: fresh chocolate truffles; designer glass water vessels; retro, vintage Telluride apparel (with the old resort logo); handcrafted Issenberg jewelry inset with tiny mountain photos; custom-made Wagner skis; and much more.

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WHAT Director of Groups Sales, Telluride Tourism Board WHY “What drives me is being able to think outside the box.”

USUALLY THE EXECUTIVES from a certain law firm are buried up to their necks in paperwork. But on this particular weekend, they were buried up to their necks in snow. Or at least one of the executives was—the rest of his group was scrambling to dig him out of the “avalanche” in a rescue scenario, a special leadership-building exercise. The rescue challenge is just one of the innovative experiences Todd Gehrke, the Director of Group and Conference Sales, uses to make Telluride an extraordinary destination for groups. “For me, it’s a matter of setting ourselves apart by coming up with some unique things that we have here and connecting the experiences to the right people.” Gehrke understands how hard it is for a group of people to sit inside at a lecture while they wait for an afternoon break to go outside and hit the slopes. So why not incorporate the outdoors into the training exercises? Gehrke knows that you can have coffee and pastries at a conference in any city. But there are certain experiences that you can only have in Telluride, and those special elements are what enhance a family reunion, a business trip or symposium. Gehrke has been in the group tourism business for 16 years, and he admits it’s ruined him; he is one of those people who can’t go to a wedding without analyzing every aspect of the event. Before he started managing his own conferences and group trips, he attended many of them. His experience on both sides of the industry is what helps him to be creative when he coordinates events. “Meetings and events are a group thing, but they are becoming more individualized. The millenials don’t want to go on the big junket tours the baby boomers did. One of the things I do is analyze an event and see if there are components that fit the individual people, instead of a shot in the dark at a group experience.” 800.525.3455 | www.VisitTelluride.com

Why Telluride? We have everything necessary to host a group in style. The combination of world-class outdoor experiences, a variety of accommodations and meeting spaces, a wide selection of indoor activities and a host of dining and nightlife alternatives—not to mention the views—make this place the natural choice. So sit back and relax, and let Telluride do the entertaining for you. No matter what kind of group it is—a conference, wedding, reception, reunion, retreat, seminar, meeting, family get-together, team building or an incentive trip—we have the perfect location for you. From the spacious, state-of-the-art Telluride Conference Center 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.

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Every couple seems to come up with their own unique way to celebrate a wedding. Eleven years ago, Faith and Richard snowboarded down Mine Shaft and headed straight to the courthouse on the last Friday of the ski season. They tied the knot in snowboard boots and bibs, completely impromptu, considering they were not even engaged. “It was a really big snow year and a powder day. You know that euphoric feeling you get at the end of the season, especially on a bluebird day,” she says. Toni and Robert did a little more planning: a two-layer lemon cheesecake shaped like a hippo and all of their guests learning the lyrics to “Our House” and “Route 66” so they could serenade the couple. Jake and Sandy performed the ritual of jumping over a broom after reciting their vows; only instead of a broom, they hopped over a pair of skis. There was also the unsuspecting couple, Cliff and Kelly, who decided to get hitched at midnight on New Year’s Eve at the courthouse. They didn’t realize that there would be a thousand or so revelers gathered in front of the courthouse clock for the countdown to 2011… Telluride Mayor Stu Fraser officiated the nuptials in front of the frenzied crowd on a microphone. “I started the ceremony at 11:45 p.m. and finished it up right after the countdown. It was pretty special. There were actually some people in the front of the crowd that were crying.” 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. No blood test is necessary, and there is no waiting period. Once issued, your license must be used within 30 days—but you can sign it and record it on the spot.

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Telluride is the ultimate place to gather guests, whether your wedding is outside in a cathedral of towering peaks, on a ski slope, or inside an elegant ballroom, historic opera house or mountaintop lodge. It’s easy to round up the necessities for a romantic celebration here—Telluride and Mountain Village are filled with hotel rooms, restaurants, caterers, photographers, florists, bands, DJs, hairdressers, aestheticians and wedding planners. 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.

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From Mining Town

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THIS SAN JUAN MINING TOWN WAS first called “Columbia,” but after less than ten years, an order from the United States Postal Service changed all that. With handwriting the way it was, the hassle of deciphering between Columbia, California and Columbia, Colorado was too much. And so it was, that by 1887, letters sent out of this box canyon were labeled: From Telluride. Word traveled fast. These mountains were laden with riches including gold, silver, zinc, lead and copper. With the arrival of the Rio Grande Southern Railroad in 1891, the region flourished with a population swelling to nearly 5,000 residents. Telluride became a melting pot of Finns, Swedes, Irish, Italians, Germans, and many other people from various nations. By 1893 there were even multiple Chinese laundries, a Chinese restaurant and a Chinese bakery all in business in Telluride. Despite its remoteness, Telluride boasted all the amenities of a thriving community including saloons, gambling, stores, and even a red-light district. The nightlife rivaled that of today: At the turn of the last century there were at A typical scene at a gambling saloon in Telluride. (Telluride Historical Museum) least thirty-seven watering holes. Money and opportunity hung like a carrot on a stick, just out of reach for most. Greed was rampant. A muleskinner named Robert LeRoy Parker was overtaken with the desire to get rich quick. He robbed his first bank here in 1889 and got away with $24,000. People later came to know him as Butch Cassidy. In 1909, after the Trout Lake Dam broke, both roads and rail tracks were washed away. The town was cut off from the supplies and the world. When a relief train finally arrived, some were dismayed while others thrilled to welcome the pack of mules that carried nothing but cases of beer. >>

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Parson Hogue traveled from Silverton each week to Jimmy Hurley’s saloon on Sundays just to save the poor souls of Telluride. Hurley would cover the gambling tables with sheets, out of respect. After the sermon, however, Parson Hogue would take the collection money and try his hand at doubling the donations at the poker table. Bulkeley Wells, a mine manager, built a house with a hydroelectric power station in its belly, atop Bridal Veil Falls, all to keep pace with the wealthiest family in Ouray. His extravagance was notorious and the beautiful residence, which has since been restored (along with the hydropower plant) by Eric Jacobson, still sits high above the valley today. All this prosperity in Telluride prompted the local booster club to coin the slogan, “Telluride, the town without a bellyache,” boasting to the world that one could not want for anything in this prosperous mining town. There was even a hospital, at the top of Fir Street and at the base of Imogene Pass; a prime location for receiving the sick and injured miners, most of whom worked near Tomboy, the mining camp three miles above town. Life was hard for the miners. Many were fatally wounded in industry accidents or in avalanches. Many others died from alcohol-related deaths. The town may not have had a bellyache, but it probably had a throbbing head. Throughout the prohibition era isolation served Telluride well; you could get a drink just about anywhere, including the Courthouse. Still, the pace of town had already begun to slow. Mining wasn’t what it used to be. There were fewer men and more machines doing the work. Both WWI and WWII took their toll on the population and many young people left Telluride for the promise of work and wealth elsewhere. By the 1960s, the community was as tight as ever and the Independence Day celebrations were renowned. But the hospital and even the banks closed, and only 300 locals remained. The saloons, though, carried on. A decade later, when the ski bums and hippies bellied up, they ushered in a new era of history, change and population growth. The last mine closed in 1978, six years after the ski resort was born. The year 1972 marked the beginning of the next chapter for Telluride­—its growth into a tourist destination. Today Telluride remains a prosperous town no longer mining for the yellow gold, but rich in “white gold” that beckons people from around the world. True as it once was, Telluride today continues to remain, “The town without a bellyache.” —Beth Roberts, Telluride Historical Museum

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Making History Come Alive A woman attending Telluride Historical Museum’s pub crawl noticed something unusual. She elbowed the people next to her, whispering and pointing at a woman sleeping on the floor of the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon. Suddenly someone yelled, “Moonbiscuit, your laundry is done.” The sleeping woman popped up and assumed her character, a hippie from 1970s Telluride, when the Saloon was called the Moon Gypsy and featured a laundromat. The crowd was shocked; they knew they were in for a different kind of historical perspective when they signed up for the pub crawl, but they didn’t realize it would also be narrated by live Squidshow actors instead of just a docent. Offbeat characters such as “Moonbiscuit” and a banjo player performed a comical skit to bring the town’s colorful history to life. The patron who first noticed the sleeping actress laughed so hard she was in tears. “She said to me, ‘They don’t do this at my historical society back home,’” smiles the museum’s assistant director Beth Roberts. The Telluride Historical Museum uses all kinds of live, innovative programming to engage tourists and guests. They host fireside chats, historical reenactments, cemetery tours and a ski tour with Johnnie Stevens, who is a lifetime local of Telluride, member of the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame and the former CEO of the ski resort. “We think it’s a great way to educate people and entertain them at the same time,” says Roberts. “We realize people are interested in history, but more and more, people want it on the go.”

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SCOTT BENNETT WAS BORN AND RAISED IN TELLURIDE, and for the last 43 years he has never missed a Fourth of July celebration here. And for the last 16 of those years, he has had the ultimate front-row seat for the premier summer event: he’s on the crew that lights off the fireworks. “My favorite part of the Fourth is shooting the show,” says Bennett. Don’t worry—Telluride doesn’t trust just anyone to explode nearly $40,000 worth of pyrotechnics above its Town Park. Bennett has been a fireman since 1995 and is the first assistant chief of the Telluride Volunteer Fire Department station #1. He’s not the only Bennett in the hot seat; his father was a volunteer fireman for 25 years and served as fire chief for 13 years, his two brothers (John and Chris) have served on the TVFD and his cousin Jamie Schuler is the current chief. “We have a long family tradition of volunteering for the fire department,” he says. Bennett remembers helping with the Fourth of July barbecue growing up; the TVFD doesn’t just light off the fireworks on Independence Day, they also fire up the grill, serving an old-fashioned community picnic to hordes of locals and visitors. And even as an 11-year-old, Bennett was enchanted by the fireworks. He would lie on the stage in Town Park as they exploded in the sky above and end up covered in debris. WHO Scott Bennett These days, he’s even closer to the action, up on Firecracker Hill, in full WHAT First Assistant Chief, Telluride Fire Dept. regalia. In past years, they used to light everything by hand, says BenWHY “My favorite part of the Fourth is shooting nett, but there were long gaps when the sky would go dark while they the show.” reloaded. Now they have the show perfectly orchestrated, with shells that light electronically between the hand-lit rounds. It takes a whole crew of firefighters to shoot the show, and another crew on standby in case of wildfires. The various types of big pyrotechnic effects, “peonies,” “chrysanthemums,” “weeping willows” and other cascading fireworks, gradually build into a crescendo and the thundering finale that echoes off the mountainsides and causes the crowds to spontaneously cheer and whistle. Bennett says it’s even more dramatic from up-close. “It’s a little nerve-wracking with so much stuff going on in such close proximity, but we always put on a safe show and a great display. It’s pretty wild up there.”

SUMMER The Fourth of July is a crescendo itself, one of the peak holidays in a season full of high notes. Summer in Telluride means festivals, whether it’s music, arts, film or food; there are also races, river running, hiking, climbing, biking and more. Summer in Telluride is just as magical as winter, so whether you come to experience the fun and festivities or come to escape to the serenity of the San Juan Mountains, make sure you come. To miss summer is to miss Telluride.

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GALAS & 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.

PERFORMING ARTS For a unique and fun cultural experience, Telluride is just the ticket. This winter, the Palm Theatre hosts such unusual acts as magician and illusionist Jason Bishop, the all-male South African a cappella singing group Ladysmith Black Mambazo and pianist/musician George Winston. 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.

Winter Events ON THE MOUNTAIN November 24, 2011 SKI RESORT OPENING DAY December 14-17 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. February 26-March 3 TELLURIDE GAY SKI WEEK Show your pride in Telluride and Mountain Village. Voted “Top Gay Ski Week” in the country by gay. com, T-12 promoters put together a week of fabulous skiing, après ski festivities and dance parties in a memorable and beautiful setting. April 8 SKI RESORT CLOSING DAY

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS December 7 NOEL NIGHT Shop early and partake of holiday caroling, discounts and cheer in Telluride stores. December 7-9 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. December 9 JINGLE JAM & TREE LIGHTING The Town of Mountain Village hosts its annual holiday celebration. December 24 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. December 30 JASON BISHOP Master magician performs illusions, sleight of hand and levitation at the Palm Theater. December 31 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. December 31 AH HAA SCHOOL WINTER GALA An evening of art, wine, entertainment and a special catered dinner to support the local arts school. ALL IMAGES: BRETT SCHRECKENGOST

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Winter Events SIGNATURE EVENTS January 27 KOTO LIP SYNC Locals perform irreverent tributes to pop music and culture in this benefit for the community radio station. Get your tickets early to this wild and wacky event as it sells out quickly. February 11 CHOCOLATE LOVERS FLING Sample delectable chocolates, dress up and dance all night at this fun benefit for the San Miguel Resource Center. February 16-18 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 full holiday weekend of shows. March 1-5 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. March 16 A TASTE OF LATIN FLAVOR Eat, dance and be merry at this spring fundraiser for the Sheridan Arts Foundation. April 6 KOTO STREET DANCE This annual après-winter block party is traditionally held on the last Friday of the ski season. (Saturday April 7 is reserved in case of inclement weather.) Telluride closes its main street for live music, dancing and a beer garden. May 25-28 MOUNTAINFILM IN TELLURIDE Celebrate the spirit of the mountains, culture and the environment with films, presentations, seminars and the gathering of proactive people.

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LECTURES & 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, tours and guest speakers, and don’t miss the Art Walk on the first Thursday of each month, where Telluride galleries and Stronghouse Studios showcase local artists.

SPORTS & 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 14-17. 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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GETTING HERE FLYING IN Getting to Telluride has never been easier, especially because recent airport improvements have expanded the runway to allow for larger aircraft and greater passenger capacities. At 9,070 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. For more information, contact a reservationist at 800.525.3455 or go to “Plan Your Trip” at VisitTelluride.com. Airports Telluride Regional Airport 970.728.5313 Five miles from Telluride, 6 miles from Mountain Village, either trip is only a 15-minute drive. Montrose Regional Airport 970.249.3203 67 miles from Telluride and a 1.5-hour drive Other regional airports: Cortez Municipal Airport 970.565.7458 Durango/La Plata County Airport 970.247.8143 Grand Junction/Walker Field Airport 970.244.9100 Air Carriers Telluride & Montrose: American 800.433.7300 Continental 800.523.3273 Delta 800.221.1212 Great Lakes 800.554.5111 United/United Express 800.241.6522 Private Flights Private flights can be arranged through many of the national charter companies­—Net Jets, Flex Jet, and Avanti Air—or through one of Telluride’s professional charter services: Falcon Flight 800.337.1775 FlightOne 888.574.5861 MayaAir 866.629.2247 Peak Aero Group 877.610.8683 Telluride Flights 970.728.1011

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VIA THE HIGHWAY Mileage from Telluride Albuquerque, NM 320 Cortez, CO 75 Denver, CO 330 Durango, CO 125 Grand Junction, CO 127 Gunnison, CO 125 Las Vegas, NV 585 Moab, UT 130 Montrose, CO 67 Phoenix, AZ 475 Salt Lake City, UT 366 Santa Fe, NM 280 Current road conditions: 877.315.7623 or www.cotrip.org RENTAL CARS Telluride and Mountain Village: Alamo/National 800.227.7368 or 970.728.9380 Hertz 970.369.4995 Montrose Regional Airport: Avis Budget-Montrose Dollar Hertz National

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TAXIS & SHUTTLES Custom trips and private transfers are available. Advance reservations are recommended. Free public transportation options in Telluride and Mountain Village are described on page 39. Services available from Telluride and Montrose airports: Alpine Luxury Limo 877.728.8750 or 970.728.8750 Mountain Limo 888.LIMOTXI or 970.728.9606 Telluride Express 888.212.TAXI or 970.728.6000 Telluride Taxi 970.728.6668


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FREE RIDES • In the town of Telluride, Galloping Goose shuttle buses loop through town every 30 minutes, starting at 7 a.m. daily. Designated stops are located every few blocks, and the bus will drop off and pick up from any corner on the route. Detailed schedules are posted at bus stops and on the buses. Regional bus transportation is available to Lawson Hill, down valley and Norwood. Call 970.728.5700 for 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. • In Mountain Village, during the ski season, the Chondola operates daily from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. In spring, summer and fall Mountain Village offers free bus service, operating daily from 6:45 a.m. to midnight. A free Dial-A-Ride taxi serves 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.

IN MOUNTAIN VILLAGE: Paid parking is available during the day and overnight in the Gondola Parking Garage. Paid parking is also available at Heritage Parking Garage below Hotel Madeline (west of hotel off Mountain Village Boulevard), free for the first hour and payable by credit card only thereafter. Parking at the Town Hall Plaza parking lot is free, with a onehour 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. There is also free day parking in the Meadows Run Parking lot, located at the end of Adams Ranch Road. 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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TAKE TO THE SKY: THE GONDOLA The towns of Telluride and Mountain Village are linked by a spectacular 13-minute ride on a free gondola. This popular scenic attraction serves as public transportation as well as providing access to the Mountain Village Bike Park in the summer and 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 Mountain Village Center; and Station Village Parking, with paid parking for Mountain Village guests. The gondola is handicap, ski, snowboard, bicycle and pet accessible. • 7 a.m. to midnight daily (or 2 a.m. after special events) • Open November 18, 2011 through April 8, 2012 • 970.728.0588 for information

PARK IT IN TELLURIDE: Find free daytime parking in the Carhenge Lot, just off West Pacific Avenue at the west end of Telluride, near the base of Lift 7 and at the south end of Mahoney Drive (no overnight parking). Some Telluride side streets allow free two-hour parking (see map). In Telluride’s historic downtown, solar-powered parking meters stand mid-block on main and side streets. 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.

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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 presents to you lodging in a whole new way….with service! We offer a wide range of lodging options in Telluride and Mountain Village, including elegant Victorian homes and cozy cottages, uber luxury slope side retreats, one-of-akind contemporary luxury penthouses, and classic ski condos. Your accommodations will be perfectly appointed and with all the comforts of home. Owned and operated by locals with a vast knowledge (just ask us!) of the Telluride region, we will make planning your Telluride vacation easy and fun. Anything you need can be fulfilled by our TLC (Telluride Local Concierge) team. Let us help you realize the magic of Telluride and be our guest at the most beautiful place on the planet. Give us a call or log onto to our website and start your journey to Telluride. With your booking please mention, “I saw your ad in the Telluride Official Visitor Guide”, and you will receive a complimentary bottle of wine at check-in. Cheers! Making Mountains of Memories…

BEAR CREEK LODGE 800.778.8581 135 San Joaquin Road, Mountain Village www.bearcreeklodgetelluride.com lodging@tellurideskiresort.com Nestled in the heart of the most stunning mountain resort in North America, Bear Creek Lodge is the perfect vacation accommodation for you, your family or group of any size. Situated near the core of Mountain Village, Bear Creek Lodge offers immediate access to winter and summer activities, from skiing and snowmobiling to mountain biking and golf, as well as shops, restaurants, and the gondola, Telluride’s unique free transportation system. Bear Creek features special event facilities, free indoor parking, a private funicular ski lift to whisk you right onto the slopes, a free private shuttle, fitness center, heated pool, massage room, hot tubs, sauna and steam rooms. Gather around the great room fireplace or huge outdoor barbecue pit after a day on the mountain.

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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.”

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 We specialize in private homes in Mountain Village and historic Telluride. We have rentals at the following Townhomes and Condominiums In Mountain Village Gondola Center: • Belvedere Park • Blue Mesa • Castellina • Granita • Le Chamonix • Lorian • Palmyra • Shirana • Telemark • Tramontana • Tristant • Village Creek In Historic Telluride: • Pacific Street Townhomes • Private Homes • Rivercrown • Viking Lodge Mention promo code "Visitors" to get discounted lodging.

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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.

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 guests with maximum flexibility for individual and family lifestyles, and the ultimate in guest experiences and luxury. 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 dog friendly and offers lobby-level bicycle and golf club storage. The Cosmopolitan Restaurant and the Hotel Columbia are pleased to offer a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast to hotel guests served every morning 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.

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970.369.0880 or 877.247.6688 568 Mountain Village Boulevard, Mountain Village www.hotelmadelinetelluride.com Named one of the hottest new hotels in the world by Conde Nast Traveler, Hotel Madeline 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 Hotel Madeline experience begins well before arrival as our concierge 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 Living Room are the perfect spot to curl into a good book while enjoying signature hot cocoa. Dining is a gorgeous extension of Telluride’s stunning surroundings. M’S features locally-inspired, yet causal cuisine using the bounties of Colorado. For a casual bite and creative cocktails and local brews can be enjoyed in Bar M. After a day of adventure, the intimate Spa Linnea offers restoration from the active mountain lifestyle that Telluride inspires. Special offers and packages available at www. hotelmadelinetelluride.com

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 • Travel & Leisure - 'Top 100 Hotels in North America' • Awarded #44 in 'Top 50 Ski Hotels' by Conde Nast 2008 The Hotel Telluride is the premier full-service boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown. Guests receive the highest level of personal attention while relaxing in comfortable accommodations. A private balcony to enjoy the spectacular Telluride views, Aveda products, large bathrooms, a 'pillow menu' to customized your pillow choice, featherbed mattress, complimentary wireless internet and complimentary 24-hour coffee service are just a few of the things that make The Hotel Telluride the perfect choice for your mountain vacation. Start your day out in The Nook with a delicious hot full breakfast. The Nook transforms in the evening into a casual dining experience with fresh daily drink and entrée specials, along with good company. Other amenities at the hotel include: full-service spa treatments, steam shower, work-out facility, and two outdoor hot tubs. The true essence of Telluride is found at The Hotel Telluride. We hope to see you soon.

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ICE HOUSE LODGE & CONDOMINIUMS 800.544.3436 or 970.728.6300 310 South Fir Street, Telluride www.icehouselodge.com “Top 50 Ski Hotels in North America” –Condé Nast Traveler 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.

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, handcrafted 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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866.530.9466 or 970.369.0400 118 Lost Creek Lane, Mountain Village www.lumierehotels.com “One of the world’s 9 sexiest winter lodges.” –MSNBC.com Lumiere is Telluride’s newest luxury boutique hotel with ski-in/skiout access and a full suite of services and amenities. Accommodations consist of guest rooms, one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences and two-, three-, and four-bedroom penthouses. All units are consistently designer furnished to the highest standard with hardwood hickory floors, hand-blown glass fixtures, and original artwork. All one-bedroom and larger residences and penthouses feature a gourmet kitchen, washer/dryer, living area with gas fireplace, dining area, balcony with stunning views, surround sound, flat panel televisions, and oversized luxury baths with separate steam shower and deep soaking tub. Each guest room offers a large, luxury bathroom, flat panel television, mini Subzero refrigerator, microwave and sink Poolside or fireside, the little bar at lumiere offers the perfect place to unwind with freshly prepared sushi and signature cocktails. Hot tubs line the patio of the Little Bar, perfect for star gazing and taking in the alpenglow. Complimentary daily European breakfast (Winter only), ski valet, concierge, wireless internet, and luxury SUV service to and from the Telluride airport are a few of the signature services offered by lumiere.

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.

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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!

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 proud to be on the National Historic Register.

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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 or 970.728.7350 www.tellurideresortlodging.com lodging@tellurideskiresort.com Offering the Best Lodging, Ski, Golf and Spa Packages in Telluride and Mountain Village Telluride Resort Lodging, the official lodging company of the Telluride Ski & Golf Resort, offers the finest year-round accommodations in Telluride and Mountain Village. Properties range from cozy studios to six bedroom luxury homes, with a wide variety of vacation rentals in the Telluride region to fit every need, style, location, and budget. At Telluride Resort Lodging, we focus on exceptional service for our guests from start to finish, offering one-stop booking with the best Stay & Ski, Stay & Golf, and Stay & Play packages in Telluride. Our knowledgeable staff can share valuable insight into the region. Our mission is to make vacation planning as effortless as possible, and to help make the most of your vacation.

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THE PEAKS RESORT & SPA 970.728.6800 or 1.800.789.2220 136 Country Club Drive Mountain Village ThePeaksResort.com Named as one of the top 50 Best Places to Ski and Stay in North America and ranked 15th BestSpa in North America by Condé Nast Traveler, the ski in-ski out Peaks Resort & Spa is Telluride’s premiere fullservice resort hotel. The property includes 161 beautifully appointed guest rooms including 32 suites, as well as penthouse condominiums and multi bedroom mountainside residences – all with unmatched mountain views. The resort features its own on-site helipad for heliboarding and skiing with local outfitter Helitrax and offers fine and casual dining options including Palmyra, The Lift, Legends as well as in-room private dining. The onsite Spa at The Peaks Resort, at 42,000 sq. ft., is the largest spa in Colorado. The Spa features 32 treatment rooms and a variety of relaxing and rejuvenating signature treatments. The Spa also encompasses a full service salon, fully-equipped fitness center including Pilates and yoga studios, certified fitness instructors providing a variety of private and group classes, three-lane lap pool with Telluride's only indoor water slide, indoor climbing wall, gender specific steam rooms, saunas and Roman tubs, and indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tubs.

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, 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.

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La Chamonix Bldg. Mountain Village

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GUIDED SNOWMOBILING

970.729.0078

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EQUIPMENT STORAGE

GUIDED FLIGHTS

Adventure Tour Productions Ridgway Alternative Edge Heritage Plaza Mountain Village

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Bootdoctors

Christy Sports Sunset Plaza

970.369.4727

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970.369.4727

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Dave’s Mountain Tours Telluride

970.728.9749

Easy Rider 101 N. Pine St. Telluride

970.728.4734

Eco Adventures Heritage Plaza Mountain Village

970.728.7300

Ice Skate Shop and Rentals Refection Plaza Mountain Village

970.239.0606

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970.728.9307

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970.728.5722

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Paragon Outdoors 213 W. Colorado Ave. Telluride

970.728.4245

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Roudy’s Telluride Horseback Adventures

970.728.9611

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San Juan Outdoor School/Telluride Alpinism 302 Adams Ranch Road, Telluride

866.FUN.TRIDE or 970.728.4101

San Juan Field Schooll/Telluride Avalanche School

866.FUN.TRIDE or 970.728.4101

Ski Butlers Ski Rentals Delivery Service

970.728.2071

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Telluride Mountain Guides Telluride

888.586.8365 or 970.728.6481

Telluride Nordic Center Telluride Town Park Telluride

970.728.1144

Telluride Outside 121 W. Colorado Ave. Telluride

800.831.6230 or 970.728.3895

Telluride Snowmobile Adventures

970.728.4475

Telluride Snowkite Telluride

541.490.4401

Telluride Soaring Telluride Airport

970.209.3497

Telluride Sports

800.828.7547

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150 W. Colorado Ave. Telluride

970.728.4477

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Gondola Plaza Mountain Village

970.728.8944

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970.728.3134

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Franz Klammer Heritage Plaza Mountain Village

970.728.0364

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970.728.4228

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970.728.3458

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BAR

SEATED CAPACITY

ADA compliant, on the river

TOWN OF TELLURIDE

SETTING

Ah Haa School for the Arts/Historic Train Depot 970.728.3886

gallery room and large outdoor deck

900

170

80

Aspen Street Inn, The 970.728.5910

dining/sitting

450

65

30

Camel’s Garden 888.772.2635 or 970.728.9300

mezzanine

525

50

30

next to gondola

Elks Lodge 970.728.6362

historic Swede-Finn Hall

1,700

250

200

stage & outdoor deck

Ice House 800.544.3436 or 970.728.6300

conference room

Michael D. Palm Theatre 970.369.5669

full-service performing arts center

New Sheridan American Room 800.200.1891 or 970.728.4351

Victorian-style room

Nugget Theater 970.728.3030

theatre

Sheridan Opera House 970.728.6363

theatre/ballroom/reception space

Silver Bell Building 970.728.5311

gallery room

Telluride Elementary School 970.369.1205

cafeteria gym/auditorium

Telluride Middle/High School 970.369.1205

multi-purpose and music rooms gym

Telluride Town Park Core & Warming Hut 970.728.2173

outdoors, canopy, picnic tables

Town Park Pavilion 970.728.2173

covered ice rink

Wilkinson Public Library 970.728.4519, ext. 20

program room (smaller rooms available)

downtown Telluride

360

25

20

next to gondola

30,000

586

667

alcohol with special permit

500

45

35

downtown Telluride

1,674

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186

quaint, intimate

1,400

250

240

plus a gallery for 140

800

75

30

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100

small raised stage

3,600

500

500

no alcohol or smoking

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125/50

on-site parking

4,000

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300

no alcohol or smoking

VENUES

SQUARE FOOTAGE

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STANDING CAPACITY

VENUES

IN-HOUSE CATERING

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public can’t be excluded

26,000

300

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available for private events

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TOWN OF MOUNTAIN VILLAGE & SKI AREA Bear Creek Lodge 970.369.4900 or 800.778.8581

great room

2,000

200

150

wedding packages avail.

Hotel Madeline 970.369.0880

ballroom, board room and plaza

3,300

270

150

unique outdoor venue

Gorrono Ranch 970.728.7446

mountain ranch

6,000

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200

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)

574

60

40

Mt. Emma Room

500

50

35

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

Peaks Resort and Spa, The 800.789.2220 or 970.728.6800

Liberty Bell and Golden Slipper Rooms

no private vehicles

near Tell. Conf. Center easy gondola access sunset view

10 foot ceilings outdoor terrace, great views

551

50

40

Ridge Club’s Great Room, The 970.728.5677

multi-purpose facility plus deck

1,900

175

80

easy gondola access

Telluride Conference Center 970.369.5120

Mountain Village Ballroom

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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voice/data ports

1,189

100

70

optional reception hall

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Mezzanine St. Sophia Ceremony Site 970.728.7446

ski area mountain top, outdoor venue

can open to one big room

tent and chair rentals avail.

RUSTIC MOUNTAIN RETREATS rustic mountain lodge

2,200

75

25

High Camp Hut 970.728.8050

high mountain hut with great views

2,500

35

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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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two cabins, summer only

remote lakeside lodge

MICHAEL D. PALM THEATRE

TELLURIDE CONFERENCE CENTER

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COCKTAILS

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VEGETARIAN

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New American Cuisine (*Sunday Brunch)

RESERVATIONS

CUISINE

CASH ONLY

TOWN OF TELLURIDE

PRIVATE PARTIES

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DINING & SPIRITS

DINING & SPIRITS

LATE-NIGHT, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

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RESTAURANTS 221 South Oak 221 S. Oak 970.728.9507 Aemono Market Deli 105 S. Davis 970.728.4748

Deli/Sandwiches/Salads/Gourmet Take Out

BLDS

Baked in Telluride 127 S. Fir 970.728.4705

Bakery/Sandwiches/Pasta/Pizza/Dinner

BLDS

Brown Dog Pizza 110 E. Colorado 970.728.8046

Pizza/Pasta/Subs/Wings/Family Dining

LD

Butcher and The Baker, The 217 E. Colorado 970.728.2899

Handmade Organic Local Cuisine

BLDS

Cornerhouse Grille 131 N. Fir 970.728.6207

Sports Bar/Restaurant

LDS

Cosmopolitan & Tasting Cellar 300 W. San Juan 970.728.1292

Contemporary American

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Emilio’s Grill & Bar 226 W. Colorado 970.369.1101

Family Mexican Restaurant

LD

Flavor Telluride 122 S. Oak

Clean, Fresh and Healthy Food/Atmosphere

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Floradora 103 W. Colorado 970.728.8884

Fresh, Housemade Meals

BLDS

Honga’s Lotus Petal 135 E. Colorado 970.728.5134

Asian/Sush/Local/Sustainable

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La Cocina de Luz 123 E. Colorado 970.728.9355

Whole Foods Taqueria/Mexican

BLDS

La Marmotte 150 W. San Juan 970.728.6232

Contemporary French

D

Llama, The 100 W. Colorado 970.728.5114

Appetizers/Gourmet Burgers/Tacos

LDS

Maggie’s Bakery & Cafe 300 W. Colorado 970.728.3334

Bakery/Cafe/Burgers/Pizza/Sandwiches

BLS

The Brown Bag 126 W. Colorado 970.728.5556

Deli/Takeout/Pastries/Sandwiches/Salads

BLS

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

American Bistro/Steaks/Seafood

BLDS

New Sheridan Parlor 231 W. Colorado 970.728.4351

Main Street Cafe and Restaurant

BLDS

Nook, The 199 N. Cornet 970.369.1188

Casual Fare/Tasty Drinks/Good Company

BD

Oak, The New Fat Alley 122 S. Oak 970.728.3985

Southern American BBQ/Veggies

LD

Pescado 100 W. Colorado (Breezeway) 970.728.5114

Raw Bar and Sushi

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Rustico Ristorante 114 E. Colorado 970.728.4046

Authentic Italian Cuisine

LD

Shanghai Palace 126 E. Colorado 970.728.0882

Authentic Chinese

LD

Siam 200 S. Davis 970.728.6886

Authentic Thai and Thai Fusion

D

Smuggler’s Brewpub & Grille 225 S. Pine 970.728.0919

Brewery/Bar/Restaurant

LDS

Sweet Life, The 115 W. Colorado 970.728.8789

50s-Style Diner/Homemade Ice Cream

LDS

Sunshine Daydream La Cocina Plaza 970.728.5611

Ice Cream/Smoothies/Fresh Juices

S

Telluride Bistro 142 E. Colorado 970.728.5239

Mediterranean/Italian Bistro/Pasta/Pizza

LD

There... 627 W. Pacific 970.728.1214

Cocktails/Conversation/Edibles

LD

COFFEE HOUSES OR COCKTAILS High Alpine Coffee Bar 224 W. Colorado 970.728.4504

Coffee/Espresso/Baked Goods

BS

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

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

Cocktails

Steaming Bean 221 W. Colorado 970.369.5575

Breakfast/Quick Bites for Lunch

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FOOD CARTS & GROCERY STORES Ay Caramba 142 E. Colorado 970.728.5247

Authentic Mexican Taqueria

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Clark’s Market 700 W. Colorado 970.728.3124

Grocery/Deli/Hot Entrees

BLDS

Coffee Cowboy 123 E. Colorado

Coffee/Pastries/Smoothies/Ice Drinks

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La Tortilla Ria 300 S. Mahoney 970.728.8678

Bakery/Breakfast Burritos/Beverages/Tortillas

BS

Village Market 157 S. Fir 970.728.4566

Grocery/Sandwiches/Hot Entrees

BLDS

Window, The 300 S. Mahoney 970.728.2899

Coffee/Espresso Drinks/Pastries/Burritos

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RESERVATIONS

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VEGETARIAN

TAKE OUT

COCKTAILS

CATERING

Southwest American

BLD

Creative American/Steaks/Seafood

D

Bar M Hotel Madeline 970.369.8949

Rocky Mountain Gastro Pub

BD

CUISINE

CASH ONLY

BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, SNACKS

9545 Restaurant & Bar Sunset Plaza 970.728.6293 Allred’s Gondola Station St. Sophia 970.728.7474

TOWN OF MOUNTAIN VILLAGE RESTAURANTS

Chicken Noodle Café Boulder Breezeway 970.728.8020

Gourmet Homemade Soups/Burgers/Sandwiches

BL

Crazy Elk Pizza The Beach 970.728.7499

Pizza/Salads/Soups

LDS

Diggity’s Dog House Heritage Plaza 970.369.0364

Hot Dogs/Hippie Dogs/Chili Dogs

LS

Hop Garden The Beach 970.728.7467

Burgers/Sandwiches/Salads/Beer Garden

LDS

La Piazza del Villaggio Sunset Plaza 970.728.8283

Italian Pasta/Fish/Meat

LD

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La Pizzeria and Gelateria Sunset Plaza 970.728.0737

Pizzas/Salads/Lasagnas/Homemade Gelatos

LD

Legends The Peaks Resort and Spa 970.728.6800

Comfortable Full Service Breakfast Buffet

B

Little Bar at Lumière

Freshly Prepared Sushi and Signature Cocktails

D

M's Restaurant Hotel Madeline 970.369.8989

Lumière Hotel

970.369.0400

Colorado Farm to Table

LDS

Palmyra The Peaks Resort and Spa 970.728.6800

Ingredient-Driven Colorado Cuisine

D

Poachers Pub Sunset Plaza 970.728.9647

Classic Pub Fare

Tracks Café & Bar Heritage Plaza 970.728.0677

Specialty Sandwiches and More

Alpino Vino Upper See Forever 970.708.1120 Big Billies Base of Lifts 1 & 10 970.728.7557

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LATE-NIGHT, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

DINING & SPIRITS

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LDS

BLS

European Wine Bar & Restaurant

LS

Casual Fare/Family Food

LS

SKI RESORT RESTAURANTS ●

Gorrono Ranch Mid-Mountain 970.728.7578

Burgers/Chili/Soups/Sandwiches/Salads

LS

Giuseppe’s Top of Lift 9 970.728.7503

High Alpine Comfort Food

LS

High Camp Warming Hut Top of Lift 12 970.728.7677

Soups/Sandwiches/Snacks

LS

Gondola Grounds Town Hall Plaza 970.519.1302

Coffee

BS

Great Room, The The Peaks Resort and Spa 970.728.6800

American Bistro

Lift at the Peaks, The The Peaks Resort and Spa 970.728.6800

Coffee//Smoothies/Salads/Sandwiches

BLS

Telluride Coffee Company Heritage Plaza 970.369.4400

Coffee/Fresh Pastries/Fresh Juices

S

Market at Mountain Village, The Town Hall Plaza 970.728.6500

Grocery with Deli

BLDS

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

BLDS

Cindybread Artisan Bakery 168 Society Dr., Lawson Hill 970.369.1116

Bakery/Salads/Sandwiches/Pastries

BLDS

COFFEE HOUSES OR COCKTAILS ●

GROCERY STORES & SHOPS ●

LUMIERE / CHRIS GILES

NEW SHERIDAN CHOP HOUSE

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ESTABLISHED IN 1999

970.729.3223 970.626.5148 www.telluridedelivers.com telluridedelivers@yahoo.com Telluride's only Grocery, Liquor and Take-Out Delivery Service We offer a variety of time-saving services that we feel will enhance your Telluride experience by allowing you to truly enjoy the vaction you worked so hard for.

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 Ask about our Durango Location

Some services we provide: Lunch / Dinner Delivery General Courier Service Professional Go-Fer Services Christmas Tree Delivery and Setup Rental Car Pickup and Delivery Prescription Delivery Baggage Delivery Flower Delivery

ALLRED’S RESTAURANT 970.728.7474 · St. Sophia Gondola Station · www.allredsrestaurant.com General Manager Mario Petillo invites you into the comfort of Allred’s for steaks, seafood, lamb, roasted chicken, pasta dishes and salads. Come enjoy our eclectic menu paired with ideal appetizers and an extensive wine list.

HOP GARDEN 970.728.7467 Located in the Mountain Village Core Look for the giant yellow umbrella! Offering lunch and dinner, craft beers from around the world and a huge outdoor beer garden — Hop Garden is the place to enjoy the mountain view with a brew.

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Perched at the top of the gondola, few restaurants in the world rival Allred’s breathtaking views. Come join us for our great happy hour in the bar and nightly dining.


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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

CRAZY ELK 970.728.7499 Located at the bottom of the Village Express (Lift 4) Mountain Village Slopeside in the Mountain Village Core, Crazy Elk is a classic pizzeria. Also featuring sandwiches, soups, and salads, this is the perfect spot to grab a family-style lunch or dinner.

970.728.4775 127 South Fir Street, Telluride 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. year 'round Delivery by arrangement www.bakedintelluride.com

B-I-T IS BACK The bakery re-opened June 12, 2011, 16 months after the catastrophic fire. The new building is beautiful, inside and out, and has restored all the bagels, donuts, danish, hot breakfast grab 'n go that you loved for 34 years. Baked in Telluride is perfect for: early breakfast every day, the fastest lunch in town, Telluride's only made on premise spaghetti and fettucini, Thanksgiving dinner every thursday evening, an expanded homestyle mexi-menu and sending the kids out for pizza while you go out for fine dining without fidgeting children. We're happy to welcome all our old and new customers as we restore a central part of Telluride culture. Special thanks go to the building's owners, the Zoline family, and to Camels Garden Partners, Region 10 Business Loan Fund and Community Banks for restart financing. Sincerely, Jerry Greene, Chief Bagel

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THE LITTLE BAR AT LUMIÈRE 970.369.0400 118 Lost Creek Lane Mountain Village Core

AN ELEVATED DINING E XPERIENCE

Mountain Village's hippest gathering spot with freshly prepared sushi and signature cocktails served fireside or poolside. Located on the 4th floor of the lumière hotel.

Located at Inn at Lost Creek 119 Lost Creek Lane, Mountain Village, CO www.innatlostcreek.com 970.728.6293

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Now open from 11am until Sunset

Re-imagined. Re-made. Remarkable. Return to The Peaks.

Ski in and ski out for lunch and the greatest après ski party in Telluride. Enjoy free ski valet and innovative comfort foods. Relax on our adjacent cocktail deck featuring comfortable couches and unmatched sunset views. Live Music Bar Specials Wine, Beer & Bubbles Greatest Sunset View in Telluride

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Savor Colorado cuisine at its freshest and finest. Colorado prime beef, dry-aged on premises. Exceptional seafood. Local in-season produce and a connoisseur’s wine list. In the beautiful new Hotel Madeline Telluride. 568 Mountain Village Blvd. 970-369-0880. hotelmadelinetelluride.com 800.525.3455 | www.VisitTelluride.com

DINING & SPIRITS

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800.525.3455 | www.VisitTelluride.com ANTIQUES [ TELLURIDE ] Sundance Mercantile 109 West Colorado ART GALLERIES [ TELLURIDE ] Elinoff & Co. 204 West Colorado Gallerie Framing and Photography   217 West Colorado Gold Mountain Gallery   135 West Colorado Kamruz Photography 333 West Colorado Lustre, an Artisan Gallery 171 South Pine Lyceum Arts   430 West Colorado Naturescapes Gallery   100 West Colorado Schilling Studio Gallery    151 South Pine Stronghouse Studios 283 South Fir Telluride Gallery of Fine Art      130 East Colorado

970.728.2441

970.728.5566 970.369.4475 970.728.3460 303.442.7790 970.728.3355 970.708.1331 970.728.6359 970.728.1345 970.728.8959 970.728.3300

ART GALLERIES [ MOUNTAIN VILLAGE ] Gold Hill Gallery 565 Mountain Village Blvd. 970.728.7494 BEAUTY SUPPLIES [ TELLURIDE ] AromaSpa, Salon & Boutique   191 South Pine Atmosphere Spa  250 West San Juan Jesse’s Salon  224 East Colorado Bliss Day Spa & Salon 329 East Colorado Studio G 226 West Colorado

970.728.9515 970.728.0630 970.728.1558 970.728.1020 970.728.8700

BEAUTY SUPPLIES [ MOUNTAIN VILLAGE ] Alpenglow Beauty Fairmont Franz Klammer Himmel Pool and Spa Boutique Fairmont Franz Klammer Spa Boutique at The Peaks Resort  136 Country Club Dr. Spa Linnea at Hotel Madeline 568 Mountain Village Blvd.

970.728.7337 970.728.7113 970.728.6800 970.369.8961

BOOKS [ TELLURIDE ] Between the Covers Books

224 West Colorado

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CLOTHING [ TELLURIDE ] Alpen Schatz Appaloosa Trading Company Black Bear Trading Company          Bounty Hunter      Cashmere Red     Down To Earth   Hole-E-Shirts  

100 West Colorado 129 West Colorado 218 West Colorado 226 West Colorado 221 East Colorado 124 East Colorado 398 West Colorado

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CLOTHING [ TELLURIDE ] Hopscotch Kids Consignment   Jagged Edge   Kellie’s La Femme Fatale   Overland Sheepskin & Leather      Pip’s Fine & Funky Consignment   Scarpe      Shirtworks of Telluride   Telluride Pilates Center      Telluride Trappings & Toggery    Two Skirts    

109 West Colorado 223 East Colorado 110 South Pine 109 West Colorado 100 West Colorado 100 West Colorado 250 East Pacific 126 West Colorado 307 East Colorado 109 East Colorado 127 West Colorado

CLOTHING [ MOUNTAIN VILLAGE ] Heritage Apparel Fairmont Franz Klammer Swanky Buckle Fairmont Franz Klammer

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ELECTRONICS/CAMERAS/PHOTOS [ TELLURIDE ] The Hub 220 West Colorado 970.239.4142 ELECTRONICS/CAMERAS/PHOTOS [ MOUNTAIN VILLAGE ] Elevation Imaging The Beach 970.728.8058     EYEWEAR & EYE CARE [ TELLURIDE ] Alpine Eyecare & Eyewear   398 West Colorado 970.728.4140 Sunglass HQ     201 West Colorado 970.728.9199   FLORISTS [ TELLURIDE ] China Rose Florists & Greenhouse Lawson Hill Business Ctr. 970.728.4169 Gardenstore 307 East Colorado 970.728.3329 KSLA Gardenstore Lawson Hill Business Ctr. 970.728.7050 Old World Flowers & Antiques       210 West Colorado 970.728.9424   FURNISHINGS & HOME DECOR [ TELLURIDE ] Azadi 217 West Colorado 970.728.4620 Customs House 135 West Pacific 970.369.5003 Dakota Home Furnishings  220 East Colorado 970.728.4204  Gardenstore 305 East Colorado 970.728.7050 Lustre, an Artisan Gallery 171 South Pine 970.728.3355 Picaya   101 West Colorado 970.728.0954 Telluride Panhandler  220 East Colorado 970.728.4204 Timberline Ace Hardware   200 East Colorado 970.728.3640 Tweed Interiors Lawson Hill Business Ctr. 970.728.8186


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GIFTS [ TELLURIDE ] Sweet Life 115 West Colorado Telluride Truffle 101 North Fir Zia Sun     214 West Colorado   GIFTS [ MOUNTAIN VILLAGE ] Sweet Life Franz Klammer Telluride Naturals 565 Mountain Village Blvd. Telluride Resort Store 697 Mountain Village Blvd.

970.728.8789 970.728.9565 970.728.4031

970.728.4218 970.728.7357 970.728.7358

GROCERY See “Dining & Spirits,” pages 54-55 HARDWARE & BUILDING SUPPLIES [ TELLURIDE ] Alpine Lumber  140 Society Dr. Lawson Hill 970.728.4388 EcoSpaces   162 Society Dr. Lawson Hill 970.728.1973 Timberline Ace Hardware   200 East Colorado 970.728.3640 JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES [ TELLURIDE ] Dolce Designs   226 West Colorado Elinoff & Co.     204 West Colorado Hell Bent Leather & Silver   215 East Colorado Lustre, an Artisan Gallery  171 South Pine Picaya   101 West Colorado Schilling Studio Gallery 151 South Pine Telluride Gallery of Fine Art 130 East Colorado Telluride Legacy   219 East Colorado Zia Sun     214 West Colorado

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JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES [ MOUNTAIN VILLAGE ] Mountain Standard Time    Fairmont Franz Klammer 970.728.7322 KNITTING & YARN [ TELLURIDE ] Needle Rock Fiberarts 320 West Colorado   LIQUOR STORES [ TELLURIDE ] Telluride Bottleworks   129 West San Juan Telluride Liquors    123 East Colorado Wine Mine at Pacific St. Liquors 220 South Davis

970.728.3427

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MUSIC & DVD RENTALS [ TELLURIDE ] Wizard Entertainment   126 East Colorado Telluride Music Company   201 East Colorado

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OFFICE SUPPLIES [ TELLURIDE ] Mail Boxes, Etc.   398 West Colorado Paper Chase   333 West Colorado

970.728.8111   970.728.0235

OFFICE SUPPLIES [ MOUNTAIN VILLAGE ] High Country Shipping   456 Mountain Village Blvd. 970.728.1976 PET SUPPLIES [ TELLURIDE ] Mountain Tails 307 East Colorado Telluride Veterinary Clinic   547 1/2 West Pacific Whiskers and Tails  226 West Colorado   PHARMACY [ TELLURIDE ] Apotheca  126 West Colorado Sunshine Pharmacy   236 West Colorado   SPORTING GOODS [ TELLURIDE ] Bootdoctors Oak 236 South Oak Easy Rider Mountain Sports 101 North Pine Gravity Works  205 East Colorado Jagged Edge/ Journey Outdoors  223 East Colorado Paragon Outdoors 217 West Colorado Patagonia 200 West Colorado Telluride Outside & Telluride Angler  121 West Colorado Telluride Sports 150 West Colorado Telluride Sports Coonskin Plaza Telluride Sports Oak St. Plaza

970.728.4581 970.728.4734 970.728.4143 970.728.9307 970.728.4525 970.727.4477 800.831.6230 970.728.4477 970.728.4228 970.728.3134

SPORTING GOODS [ MOUNTAIN VILLAGE ] Alternative Edge   Heritage Plaza Bootdoctors Mountain Village La Chamonix Bldg. Christy Sports  Sunset Plaza Ice Skate Shop and Rentals Reflection Plaza Telluride Eco Adventures Boulder Breezway Telluride Sports Gondola Plaza Telluride Sports/Neve Sports Hotel Madeline  Telluride Sports Franz Klammer Telluride Sports The Peaks Resort The North Face   Heritage Plaza

970.728.6138 800.592.6883 970.369.4727 970.239.0606 970.728.7300 970.728.8944 970.728.5722 970.728.0364 970.728.3458 970.369.0332

TELLURIDE GALLERY OF FINE ART

LIQUOR STORES [ MOUNTAIN VILLAGE ] Spirits at Mountain Village    455 Mountain Village Blvd. 970.728.6500

970.369.4240 970.728.4461 970.728.3664

970.728.0488 970.728.3601

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FURNISHINGS & HOME DECOR [ MOUNTAIN VILLAGE ] East Meets West 567 Mountain Village Blvd. 970.369.5258


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970.728.7511 Mountain Village Core Open Daily Swanky Buckle is an upscale women’s boutique with a fresh twist on classic style. This trendy shop presents the latest designer clothing with an expansive collection of handbags, jewelry and accessories. A few of our lines... Goldsign • Cole Haan • Waverly Grey • Eugenia Kim Three Dots • Foley + Corinna • Hobo • Gold Hawk

970.728.7337 Mountain Village Core Open Daily Alpenglow Beauty is the first and only full-service beauty boutique in the Telluride region, specializing in cosmetics, skin and hair care, and make up application. Let us take care of you before your event. Amala • Becca Cosmetics Clarins • Fresh Kinara • La Bella Donna Smashbox • T. LeClerc

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

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970.728.7322 Mountain Village Core Open Daily 970.728.6828 127 West Colorado Avenue www.twoskirts.net Open Daily

Mountain Standard Time Telluride is a specialty boutique featuring Swiss and fashion watch brands, designer bags, sunglassses and more. Find timeless gifts here daily in the Mountain Village next to Swanky Buckle.

apparel accessories jewelry footwear Bobbi Brown cosmetics

Armani ESQ by Movado Michelle Marc Jacobs Tissot Victorinox

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. Call for details On-site Sommelier Free delivery

Actual wine mine photo

Our Guarantee: We guarantee every bottle. If you don’t like it, bring it back & we’ll replace it until you are satisfied.

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970.728.7494 Mountain Village Core, next to Hop Garden Open Daily Local Photography by Local Artists Gold Hill Gallery features fine art photography of the Telluride region and showcases the talents of local photographers. Prints are available for purchase both matted and/or framed.

Featuring Colorado's Largest Selection of Frye Boots 124 East Colorado Ave.

HERITAGE APPAREL

970.728.7357 Located in Mountain Village across from Hotel Madeline Open daily Telluride Naturals strives to provide guests with products that reflect the local region and the amenities it offers. This includes jewelry from vendors throughout the Southwest and Colorado, Honeyville jams and jellies from Durango, art from regional painters and weavers, Telluride Vodka, distilled with pure Telluride spring water, and so much more.

970.728.7340 Mountain Village Core Next to Alpenglow Beauty Open Daily Heritage Apparel provides a chic combination of stylish basics and designer labels for men and women. With a fashion focused staff that can guide you to the perfect ensemble, Heritage Apparel brings the refined casual look for both men and women to Mountain Village.

Come in and find that piece of Telluride to take back home and share!

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AVA I L A B L E E X C L U S I V E LY AT Yeah, cute stuff!

204 W. Colorado Avenue, Telluride 970-728-5566 www.elinoff.com

Clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories and homegoods. 970.728.5820 • 110 Pine Street

LUSTRE 970.728.3355 171 South Pine Street, Telluride www.lustregallery.com Lustre Gallery presents handcrafted art for the home and self that is inspired by a love of nature. Tucked away on Pine Street in the Diamondtooth Building, one block south of Colorado Ave., Lustre is most noticeable to the passerby at night. Dozens of hand painted glass chandeliers, sconces, lanterns and table lamps by Ulla Darni illuminate the store. Fine inlaid furniture crafted with exotic woods and gem-quality stones by John Arenskov brings the term ‘‘conversation piece” to life, in the form of dining tables, coffee tables, desks and buffets. Lustre also showcases Austin Ranch upholstered furniture that provides much comfort with beautiful fabrics, leathers and detailing. Lustre’s artists also provide adornment for the home. Marshall Noice’s vibrant landscapes grace the walls, together with historical tin reliefs and earthy mixed media. Sculptural works and vessels are created by glass and bronze artists. Complementing jewelry for home with art for self, Lustre showcases several jewelers including art nouveau jewelry by Masriera, Gurhan’s 24K gold collection and raw and colored diamonds by Todd Reed. Lustre’s artists often find inspiration in nature and incorporate the most beautiful natural elements into their creations. Please stop by the gallery for a fuller appreciation of our artists.

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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. 1. SAN MIGUEL COUNTY COURTHOUSE 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. 2. NEW SHERIDAN HOTEL & OPERA HOUSE This Telluride landmark was built in 1895. For fine dining, the Continental Room had 16 velvet-curtained 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. 3. ROMA BAR BUILDING 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. 4. ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 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. 5. OLD WAGGONER HOUSE 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. 6. TOWN HALL 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

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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. 7. TELLURIDE HISTORICAL MUSEUM 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. 8. NORTH OAK HOUSE 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 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. 9. DAVIS 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 onethird 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. 10. L.L. NUNN HOUSE 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. 11. RIO GRANDE SOUTHERN RAILWAY DEPOT This area was bustling and noisy after the railroad arrived in 1891. The depot was surrounded by boardinghouses and warehouses, some of which still stand on San Juan Avenue. In 1991, it was restored to accommodate a restaurant. Today, it houses the Ah Haa School for the Arts.


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More Historic Sites & Buildings A. LONE TREE CEMETERY: Glimpse into the perils of Telluride’s mining-boom era when avalanches, flu epidemics, mining accidents and labor strikes took many lives. B. TELLURIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: 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. C. GALLOPING GOOSE: This curious hybrid of auto and train rode Otto Mears’ famous railroad line in the declining years of the Rio Grande Southern. 1953 marks the last run of the Galloping Goose. (The Goose has been temporarily removed) D. MINER’S UNION: 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. E.   BUTCH CASSIDY ROBBERY SITE: By most accounts, Butch Cassidy was a minor player in his first bank robbery of San Miguel Valley Bank in 1889. The old bank burned and was replaced by the Mahr Building in 1892. F. PICK & GAD: Patrons were treated to music, food, wine and ladies in this brick “parlour house” in Telluride’s red-light district. G. OLD TOWN JAIL: This stone jail is thought to have been built in 1885 and is now occupied by the Telluride Marshal’s Department. The town’s first calaboose, a wooden structure, was built in 1878 and is now located in Telluride Town Park’s campgrounds. H. PENN TRAM TOWERS: At the turn of the century, the east end of the canyon was laced with the cables of aerial trams that lowered ore from the mines to mills in the valley below. These two towers are from the Pennsylvania Mine’s tramline. I. IDARADO LEGACY TRAIL: Plaques along this interpretive walk recount the mining legacy of Telluride’s east end. The riverside trail ends at the Pandora Mill site with a stunning view of Bridal Veil Falls.

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Telluride Sitters LLC 970.708.0170 reservations@telluridesitters.com www.telluridesitters.com “Your trusted choice for childcare.” Toys and baby gear equipment rentals. Daily drop off daycare at the Peaks Resort & Spa or private babysitting at your place. Licensed, insured, bonded, CPR/First Aid certified.

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Air Options/AeroCare 970.728.1142 www.aerocareusa.com Julian.Lobato@aerocareusa.com Treat your high altitude symptoms appropriately with physician-prescribed medical oxygen. We bill Medicare and insurances with documentation of medical necessity.

Telluride Music Company   970.728.9592 201 East Colorado Ave. www.telluridemusic.com

CF Martin, Collings, Seagull guitars. Roland and Boss products. New, used and vintage stringed instruments., accessories, lessons and repairs. Music books, CDs and DVDs.

PET SITTING E Q U I P M E N T R E N TA L Ski Butlers Ski Rentals 970-728-2071 telluride@skibutlers.com www.skibutlers.com Experience Ski Butlers award-winning ski rental delivery service. We offer top of the line equipment without the hassle at competitive rates. Traveling Lite LLC 970.318.6543 • 888.662.8687 www.travelinglite.biz Baby and children’s equipment. Full-size cribs, highchairs, strollers, toys and more delivered/ setup/picked-up. Save luggage space and eliminate carrying bulky equipment. Serving Telluride and surrounding areas since 1996. Telluride Sitters LLC Please see listing under “Childcare”

Tricks & Treats Pet Sitting Service 970.708.5208 tricksandtreatspets.homestead.com tricksandtreatspets@gmail.com We provide professional and reliable pet care catering to you and your pet’s needs: daily walks, overnights, play dates, pick-up and drop-off service, scheduled check-ins and more. Licensed, insured and bonded since 2004. PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Telluride Home Management 970.708.0555 • 970.729.0715 telluridehm.com • info@telluridehm.com P.O. Box 1895, Telluride, Colorado 81435 Norman Mark and Jim Tschinkel combine local knowledge and property management expertise to deliver personalized, comprehensive home management services in the Telluride and surrounding areas.

Telluride Trappings and Toggery 109 East Colorado Ave. • 970.728.3338 ttt@telluridecolorado.net www.thetelluridetoggery.com A 39-year-old tradition specializing in men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories. Large selection of Vintage Telluride Apparel — tshirts, hoodies and baseball caps— exclusive to our store! Open 7 days a week. S PA / S K I N C A R E Studio G Total Skin Wellness 970.728.8700 www.telluridefacials.com Knowledgeable licensed aestheticians trained in the art and science of skin health and beauty. Custom facials, peels, mineral makeup, nails, waxing, airbrush tanning, lash/brow tinting, Rhonda Allison, Coola and more.

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Official Visitor Guide

MAGAZINE

The only publication endorsed by the Telluride Tourism Board

Telluride’s original award winning magazine, celebrating the region for 30 years. • A  vailable on national newsstands in 23 states, DIA and other Colorado locations

• D  edicated to marketing the two towns as a premier travel destination

•  Find  the in-room edition bound with the Telluride & Mountain Village Official Visitor Guide in Telluride accommodations

• T  elluride Ski Resort uses the Visitor Guide as a primary marketing tool

• E  lectronic version available online at VisitTelluride.com and TellurideMagazine.com

• O  nline at TellurideMagazine.com; free digital subscriptions available

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For advertising information contact John Arnold john@telluridemagazine.com or 970.728.4245 ext. 1 Winter 2011-2012


Steve Catsman, Telluride’s Local Source

steve catsman, telluride’s Local source is outstanding in his field with over $85 million in transactions in the last 4 years. If you are interested in selling or buying, let the Local Source be your guide.

Catmando

Catmando is located on a 35 acre promontory within the 900 acre Gray Head Wilderness Preserve with panoramic views of three fourteeners and the iconic Wilson Peak. The exterior is a harmony of old timbers and site harvested stone; the interior incorporates 3 Pre-civil War cabins and a barn. $11,500,000

Pa Gomo at Gray Head

Nestled on 35 acres within the Gray Head wilderness preserve, this mountain jewel is a masterpiece designed to blend seamlessly with the natural landscape. Soaring stone forms, curved beams and roof lines, glass encased bridges and comfortable outdoor spaces. Five bedrooms, six and one half baths. $19,500,000

Steve Catsman, The Local Source since 1972 Outstanding in his field 970.728.6629 www.catsman.com


C elebrating thirty years of representing globally astute buyers and sellers. www.telluride.com | www.telluriderealestatecorp.com

TREC’S NEW LOOK ON THE WEB We are pleased to announce the launch of our completely redesigned real estate website, www.telluriderealestatecorp.com. The new site contains an abundance of information about our community, our company, and our brokers, along with local maps, our exclusive listings and our prestigious affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate. Don’t forget: you can also search real estate listings from Telluride’s entire MLS with ease!

THE COLLECTION: OUR BUYER’S GUIDE We invite you to pick up a copy of our updated and newly reprinted comprehensive buyer’s guide, The Collection, at the nearest Telluride Real Estate Corp. / Christie’s International Real Estate office. You can also view the online magazine version of The Collection at www.TheTellurideCollection.com.

CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE We are proud to be the region’s exclusive Christie’s affiliate. Christie’s is the only real estate network wholly owned by a fine arts auction house, and with 32,000 agents in 950 offices, in 42 countries, Christie’s offers a worldwide portfolio of luxury real estate to satisfy the lifestyle requirements of discerning clientele. MOUNTAIN VILLAGE | 567 MOUNTAIN VILLAGE BLVD. | 970-728-6655 DOWNTOWN TELLURIDE | 232 WEST COLORADO AVE. | 970-728-3111

Winter 2011/2012  

The official visitor's guide for Telluride and Mountain Village, Colorado.

Winter 2011/2012  

The official visitor's guide for Telluride and Mountain Village, Colorado.