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Contents Let the journey begin. 6 OUR TWO TOWNS A tale of two cities—one, Telluride, is a National Historic Landmark District, the other, Mountain Village, is a lavishly modern resort town, and between the two is the best skiing on the planet.

9 HISTORY 12 THE SKI RESORT

19 GETTING HERE

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20 GETTING AROUND

23 ACCOMMODATIONS

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25 LODGING LINEUP

Telluride Publishing, a division of Big Earth Publishing Publisher John Arnold

Editor-in-Chief Creative Director Mary Duffy

Editor Deb Dion

Contributing Editor Rob Story

Art Director Krisan Christensen

Senior Account Executive Paton Stone

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40 HISTORIC WALKING TOUR 42 WINTER events Set the date, and don’t be late. Telluride has events to entertain everyone; each winter there are galas, races, stand-up comedy, live music, theatre, puppet shows, arthouse cinema, a benefit/fashion show and more.

The Telluride & Mountain Village Official Visitor Guide is published twice per year by Telluride Publishing in Telluride, Colorado. Copyright ©2009, Telluride Publishing, a division of Big Earth Publishing. All Rights Reserved. Cover and contents are fully protected and must not be reproduced in any manner without written permission from the publisher. The content of this guide is produced in partnership with the Telluride Tourism Board. For correspondence, subscriptions and advertising: 307 Society Drive, Suite D, Telluride, CO, 81435 • 970.728.4245 Fax 970.728.4302 • magazine@telluridemagazine.com. To advertise, call Paton at 970.728.4245, ext. 3. Visit the Telluride Tourism Board online at www.VisitTelluride.com. Cover Photo: Doug Berry/Telluride Stock Photography

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47 WINTER ACTIVITIES Play off-piste. There is life after the lift ticket, from snowshoeing or skiing in the backcountry, to hitting the Nordic tracks, snowmobiling, dog sledding, horseback riding, sledding and ice skating.

49 KIDS & kin

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53 SHOPPING OPPORTUNITIES 56 DINING & Spirits, APRÈS SKI & Nightlife 63 HEALTH & WELLNESS

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65 ARTS & CULTURE 67 GROUPS & GATHERINGS When you come back to Telluride, bring your friends—all of them. From weddings to conferences, board meetings to yoga retreats, we have the resources to attend to your assembly.

69 VENUES INVENTORY 71 weddings 72 SUMMER SEASON 74 TELLURIDE TRIVIA

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Our Two Towns rival the charm and romance of any alpine getaway.

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In a pleasant pairing, Old West meets New West here in Colorado. Telluride has a vibrant, historic feel, colorful Victorian architecture and remnants of the mining boom that first laid its pick into this massive landscape. Mountain Village offers alpine living with sophisticated amenities. The bohemian community of Telluride is connected to its stylish Mountain Village neighbor by a 13-minute, free gondola ride, and both communities have chairlift access to world-class skiing.

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

In the southwest corner of Colorado sits Telluride, where geology did some of its best work. Fourteen-thousand-foot peaks melt into red-rock mesas as lush stands of evergreen and aspen watch in awestruck silence. While it has endured growing pains on the way from booming mine camp to bustling ski town, the 12-block-by-8-block core of Telluride looks much like it did in the 1880s, with brick hotels and clapboard storefronts. Indeed, Telluride is designated a National Historic Landmark District, meaning that all construction must adhere to the Victorian town’s “Wild West” image and code. Meanwhile, the steep walls of the glacially carved box canyon keep Telluride intimate and easy to stroll.

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

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

The Explorers

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

The Prospectors

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

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

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The Mining Boom For years, the only reasonable access to Telluride was via Silverton by mule train over Ophir Pass. Later toll roads provided oxcart and wagon access from Ridgway and Montrose. Otto Mears, the “Pathfinder of the San Juans,” built his Rio Grande Southern Railroad into Telluride, arriving on Thanksgiving weekend in 1890, and a golden age for the town commenced. Immigrants from Finland, Sweden, Ireland, England, France, Italy, Germany and China flocked to the mining district, swelling the population to some 5,000 souls by the turn of the century. In addition to its many saloons and fewer churches, Telluride boasted all of the amenities of a thriving metropolis. In the summer of 1891, Lucien L. Nunn, in partnership with George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla, revolutionized the power industry with the world’s first successful transmission of alternating current (AC) power from his hydroelectric plant in Ames to the Gold King Mine near Alta. The benefits of inexpensive power for mining and milling were substantial. From 1893 to 1929, tens of millions of dollars in gold, silver, lead, copper and zinc ore were extracted from the 350 miles of multi-level tunnels that honeycombed the mountains east of Telluride. From 1905 to 1911 alone, the Telluride district turned out over $16.2 million in gold and silver. Slowdowns at the mines followed WWI, and with the onslaught of the Depression, mining in Telluride came to a virtual standstill. Despite a brief revival in the ’50s and ’60s, by the late 1960s, the population dwindled to less than 600 residents and Telluride became little more than a ghost town.

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

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

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

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Telluride Historical Museum On the National Register of Historic Places, Telluride Historical Museum was built in 1896 by Dr. H.C. Hall as the miners’ hospital. Located at the north end of Fir Street, it served as an infirmary until 1964 and reopened as a museum in 1966. The eclectic collection is three dimensional with staged groupings and hands-on interactive features, including a hospital room, a model that shows how Nunn’s original AC power transmission worked, mining artifacts, and many historic photographs and relics from the region. Call 970.728.3344 for more information, or visit the museum online at www.telluridemuseum.org.

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Telluride Ski Resort Unmatched in North America

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Rated one of North America’s top ten ski areas by both SKI and SKIING magazines, Telluride Ski Resort is internationally renowned. The addition of Revelation Bowl in 2008-09 pushed Telluride’s terrain to more than 2,000 skiable acres. The region receives more than 300 inches of snow each year from quick-clearing storms, but still averages 300 days of sunshine annually. Terrain encompasses above-treeline bowls, freestyle terrain parks, challenging moguls and stress-free groomers. Expect 24 percent beginner terrain, 38 percent intermediate and 38 percent advanced/expert. Longtime favorite ski runs include The Plunge for experts; See Forever for intermediates; and the 4.6-mile Galloping Goose for beginners.

Operating Schedule Open November 26, 2009, through April 4, 2010, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. (*Schedule shifts one hour forward with spring daylight saving time).

Ski Resort Access • Coonskin (Lift 7), located next to the free parking lot, Carhenge, on West Pacific Street. • Oak Street (Lift 8) or the gondola, both at the south end of Oak Street.

From Mountain Village: • Take the gondola from the free intercept parking lot on Mountain Village Blvd. • Chondola and Sunshine Express (Lift 10) from the Meadows near the free parking lot. • Village Express (Lift 4) or gondola from Heritage Plaza. • See map on the center foldout of this guide.

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Terrain

Lift Tickets Window lift ticket prices will be the same as last year’s day rate, $92. Purchase tickets in Telluride at the Coonskin Base facility (bottom of Coonskin, Lift 7) or at the Oak Street ticket windows (bottom of Oak Street, Lift 8, and the gondola). In Mountain Village, purchase tickets and book all lessons at the Mountain Village Ticket Office/Activity Center (below the gondola station in Mountain Village). You can purchase tickets and find discounts for multi-day passes online at www.tellurideskiresort.com.

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Skiable acres: 2,000+ Coonskin (Lift 7): 8,725 feet (2,660 m) Station Telluride: 8,760 feet (2,670 m) Station Mtn. Village: 9,540 feet (2,908 m) Plunge (Lift 9): 11,890 feet (3,625 m) Gold Hill Express (Lift 14): 12,255 feet (3,738 m) Vertical drop: 4,425 feet, 3,845 feet lift-served Total lifts/trails: 18 lifts/120+ trails 1 three-stage gondola (2 lifts) 1 fixed grip quad 7 high-speed quads 2 triples, 2 doubles 2 magic carpets for beginners 2 surface lifts Lift capacity: 22,386 skiers per hour Ski resort map: See the center foldout of this publication.

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

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Meet the Mountain

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Telluride’s terrain keeps people in areas suitable to their skills. The east end provides steeps and moguls for experts; the middle has copious cruisers and corduroy for intermediates; and the west side offers gentle runs where novices can learn. For complimentary tours highlighting terrain and history, meet a Mountain Host at the top of Coonskin (Lift 7) at 10 a.m. daily. Call for more information: 970.728.7575.

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

Revelation Bowl and Other New Terrain Telluride boasts European-style terrain, far above treeline with a natural open bowl that offers advanced and expert skiing in an unbelievably beautiful setting. Revelation Bowl and its new Lift 15 opened for the 2008/2009 winter season. It’s located directly off the back of the famous Gold Hill and Chair 14 on a northeastern aspect that naturally gathers deep snow. Choose ridgelines in either direction from the Revelation lift for steeper pitches and rock features on the far sides of the bowl. The center touts an expanse of rolling, advanced terrain and a groomed path for cruising. Revelation Bowl is just part of Telluride’s recent expansions: Black Iron Bowl, Palmyra Peak and Gold Hill Chutes 6 -10 opened to rave reviews the season before. And it just keeps getting better—for 2009/2010, the ski area will open Gold Hill Chutes 2-5: wide-open, above treeline chutes dropping 1,600 vertical feet. All told, the resort has expanded by nearly 400 acres, offering some of the most fantastic riding on the continent. The resort’s 4,425-foot vertical drop is now one of the biggest in North America—and 3,845 vertical feet are lift-served.

Snowboard World Cup This winter, Telluride Ski Resort will be the new home of international snowboarding competition in the United States. The 2010 Visa U.S. Snowboardcross Cup hits the Rocky Mountains Dec. 17-20. Telluride will be the sole U.S. stop of the LG FIS Snowboard World Cup and will feature both snowboardcross (SBX) and parallel giant slalom (PGS) competitions. Drawing talent from all over the world, the Telluride event will be the second in a series of five Olympic qualifiers for the two sports. In its debut as a host to an elite-level snowboarding competition, Telluride is excited to forge a long-lasting relationship with snowboarding’s World Cup community, as well as jump-start an Olympic year with a first-class event.

Terrain Parks

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Skiers and riders can choose from three terrain parks: the Hoot Brown Terrain Park, Ute Beginner Park or Polar Queen Intermediate Park. Built for experts only, Hoot Brown Park incorporates the latest in jibs, boxes, hits and a pipe. Those new to the sport can get into the groove in the Ute Beginner Park—located off the Ute Park Lift—where small hits and rollers create the ideal environment for novices. The Polar Queen Intermediate Park, featuring moderately sized tables and boxes, perfectly bridges the gap between beginner and advanced park riding.

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To get you started, here are the answers to a few Frequently Asked Questions Who can I contact for more information? The Telluride Tourism Board is your information source for accommodations, dining, outdoor adventures, cultural activities and more. The Visitor Center (800.525.3455) is on the right as you enter Telluride, at 630 W. Colorado Avenue. For advance air, lodging, ground transportation and activity reservations, contact a specialist at Telluride Central Reservations, 800.525.3455, or go to www.VisitTelluride.com.

Where are Telluride and Mountain Village? Located on the scenic San Juan Skyway in the heart of Southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, Telluride and Mountain Village are 67 miles south of Montrose, 127 miles south of Grand Junction, 125 miles northwest of Durango, 7 hours from Denver, 8 from Phoenix and 6 from Albuquerque. See the map between pages 38 & 39. The historic town of Telluride rests in a valley at 8,750 feet on the northern slope of the ski mountain and is surrounded by peaks and waterfalls. Mountain Village is connected to Telluride by a free gondola ride. Located at 9,500 feet above sea level, Mountain Village is home to Telluride Ski Resort’s headquarters, a golf course and a worldclass conference center.

Who rides the Gondola? Anyone can ride the gondola. It’s free to pedestrians who simply want to travel between Telluride and Mountain Village. The ride between the two towns takes only 13 minutes has dramatic stunning views of the surrounding mountainscape. In the summer, hikers and mountain bikers can also ride the gondola, as select cabins are outfitted with bike racks. In the winter, cabins have exterior ski and snowboard racks for your equipment. The gondola is handicap-accessible, and pets are allowed in certain cabins. See the center foldout of this publication for gondola terminals.

What’s the weather like? Telluride’s unique location provides for amazing weather conditions. Bordered on the south and west by desert and on the north and east by mountains, Telluride boasts more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Winters are mild in comparison to other mountain resorts in Colorado

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and more northerly states. Summers are an alpine delight with comfortable days and cool nights. The climate can be fickle, though— storms can develop, dump and roll on through in a matter of hours.

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

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

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

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

Where can I find Internet Access? Free Wi-Fi access is ubiquitous in Mountain Village. In Telluride there is free Wi-Fi at Baked in Telluride and Between the Covers. The Steaming Bean and Wilkinson Public Library also have free wi-fi and provide computers.

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

Alamo, (Telluride Regional Airport) 800.227.7368 or 970.728.9380 Budget - Telluride, 800.527.0700 or 970.728.4642 Go Green (electric about-town cars), 970.708.4023

Montrose Regional Airport Avis, 800.331.1212 or 240.4802 Budget - Montrose, 800.527.0700 or 970.249.6083 Dollar, 800.800.4000 or 970.249.3770 Hertz, 800.654.3131 or 970.240.8464 National, 800.227.7368 or 970.252.8898 Thrifty, 800.327.2277 or 970.249.8741

Taxis & Shuttles Custom trips and private transfers are available. Advance reservations recommended. Free public transportation options in Telluride and Mountain Village are described on page 21. These services are available from Telluride and Montrose airports: Alpine Luxury Limo 877.728.8750 or 970.728.8750 Consider It Done Luxury Limo 970.728.4500 Mountain Limo 888.LIMOTXI or 970.728.9606 Telluride Express 888.212.TAXI or 970.728.6000 Telluride Limo 970.728.8015 Wise Limo 970.209.6328

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Airports Telluride Regional Airport (970.728.5313), is 5 miles from Telluride, 6 miles from Mountain Village and either trip is only a 15-minute drive. Montrose Regional Airport (970.249.3203), is the next nearest facility, 67 miles from Telluride and a 1.5-hour drive. Other regional airports are Durango/La Plata County Airport (970.247.8143), Grand Junction—Walker Field Airport (970.244.9100) and Cortez Municipal Airport (970.565.7458). For further information, go to www.VisitTelluride.com/plan-your-trip/getting-here/air-service.

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The towns of Telluride and Mountain Village are linked by a spectacular 13-minute ride on a free gondola. This popular scenic attraction serves as public transportation, while providing access to the ski area in the winter. The gondola has four primary stations where you can board and unload: Station Telluride off Oak Street in the historic town of Telluride; Station St. Sophia, the mid-mountain stop that provides access to the ski mountain and Allred’s Restaurant & Bar; Station Mountain Village, which sits above the ticket office and activity center in the Mountain Village; and Station Village Parking, with free parking for skiers and Mountain Village guests. The gondola is handicap, ski, snowboard, bicycle and pet accessible. 7 a.m. to midnight daily Open November 26, 2009, through April 4, 2010 Routes and stations are indicated in the center foldout of this publication 970.728.0588 for information

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Park It There is free daytime parking in the Carhenge Lot, just off West Pacific Avenue on the west end of Telluride, near the base of Lift 7, and at the south end of Mahoney Drive near the west entrance to Telluride (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-Saturday. Parking is free on Sundays and holidays. In Mountain Village, free daytime parking is available in the Gondola Parking lot, located behind Town Hall Plaza and gondola terminal Station Village Parking. In this lot, overnight parking is allowed on levels one through five; please do not park overnight on levels six and seven. There is also free day-use parking in the Meadows Run Parking lot, located at the end of Adams Ranch Road. Metered parking is available throughout the Mountain Village Center. Meters are 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. The meters take cards, quarters or the Mountain Village Parking Card (Mountain Village Code Enforcement, 970.729.3455). Metered parking is available throughout Mountain Village Center. Meters are patrolled 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Parking is free on Sundays and holidays. The cost is $2 per hour with no maximum time limit. These solar-powered meters accept credit cards or coins. (Mountain Village Town Hall, 970.728.8000)

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LUXURY VACATION RENTALS

Enjoy Telluride’s finest vacation rentals. We offer a selection of handpicked condos, townhouses and private homes that are unique, beautiful and well maintained. Only properties that meet our high standards are offered to our guests, which means you won’t have to search a huge inventory of “not so great” properties to find something you like.

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Accommodations From rooms with a view, to quintessential small town charm, the choice is yours.

The views should be rugged; your room should be comfortable. The correlation between a good day and a good night’s sleep is obvious. No two properties in Telluride and Mountain Village are alike: you can find ski-in, ski-out quarters; modern accommodations in a historic setting; or a room with a view of 14-thousand-foot snowcapped peaks. For local expertise, call Telluride Central Reservations at 888.605.2578. To book online go to www.VisitTelluride.com. See page 25 for a complete list of lodging companies.

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE Head to Mountain Village and you’ll discover well-appointed properties offering immediacy to the slopes. Sitting at the ski resort’s base facility, many units afford ski-in, ski-out access as well as full-service spa facilities. Whether they are condominiums, lodges, homes or nationally renowned hotels and spas, Mountain Village offers modern accommodations ranging from intimate to ample.

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Established in 1878, the mining-boom town of Telluride once housed a population twice its current size. Now a National Historic Landmark District, Telluride’s Victorian architecture provides quaint hospitality. Accommodations are close to Telluride’s downtown shopping, award-winning restaurants and the base of the ski mountain. Condominiums, inns, hotels and B&Bs cover the spectrum of options.

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

Aspen Ridge Townhomes 800.537.4781 or 970.728.3001 www.aspenridgerentals.com info@aspenridgerentals.com Come visit the spectacular ski-in/ski-out Aspen Ridge Townhomes, nestled in a beautiful Aspen Grove, slope-side to the Meadows Ski Run and conveniently located in the Mountain Village center, just steps away from skier services, restaurants, grocery, and shops. Surrounded by 14,000 foot snowcapped peaks, Aspen Ridge is your home away from home. Each elegant 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath townhome features a fully equipped kitchen, open dining area for entertaining, gas fireplace, steam shower, gas BBQ on deck, attached garage, and either a private hot tub or en suite jetted bath. Amenities such as Aveda bath products, Godiva chocolates, and fluffy robes ensure an outstanding guest experience.

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The Aspen Street Inn or The Manitou Bed & Breakfast 877.376.9769 www.telluridehotels.com Enjoy the cozy comfort of Telluride’s quaint Bed & Breakfasts The Aspen Street Inn and The Manitou Bed & Breakfast. Both properties are ideally located in the Town of Telluride…The Aspen Street Inn being one block to Main Street Telluride and complimentary gondola (connecting the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village) and The Manitou Bed & Breakfast located along the San Miguel River at the base of the ski mountain just a short stroll down the river trail from the complimentary gondola and Lift #8. Both B&B’s offer lovely accommodations, new bedding and a common area to enjoy breakfast in the company of fellow travelers. The properties are ideal for couples, families, small groups or an intimate gathering. Enjoy a common outdoor hot tub, HBO, wireless internet, designated parking and on site staff. Breakfast is served every morning.

Bear Creek Lodge 800.537.4781 135 San Joaquin Road, Mountain Village www.bearcreeklodgetelluride.com guestservices@bearcreeklodgetelluride.com Play Hard, Rest Easy at the Bear Creek Lodge. After an invigorating day of skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling, come back to the luxurious Bear Creek Lodge where a caring staff and unequalled amenities await. Bear Creek Lodge is rustic mountain elegance at its finest. The Lodge is conveniently located in the Mountain Village with ski-in/ski-out access via our own private funicular. You will enjoy our heated outdoor pool, three hot tubs, full work-out facility, steam room, hot sauna, 24/7 concierge services and the highest commitment to personal service. Choose between spacious 1, 2, 3, or 4 bedroom residences complete with full-kitchens, stone counter tops, fireplaces, jetted tubs, and plush beds. During your stay you will also enjoy daily housekeeping, free DVD library, and a morning coffee/tea.

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

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

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Elevation Vacations, LLC 888.728.8160 or 970.728.8160 646 Mountain Village Blvd., Westermere #102, Mountain Village rentals@elevationvacations.com www.elevationvacations.com Elevation Vacations offers a wide selection of lodging accommodations designed to complement our guests’ personal style and needs. From condominiums, town homes and luxurious private residences - we are able to accommodate any type of mountain getaway. Offering a “Higher Level” of property management, Elevation Vacations’ primary focus is providing services that ensure guests have the best possible experience. Our commitment to maintain each and every property to the highest standard allows both the property owner and guest the best in quality of accommodations, as well as reliability of service and a hassle-free vacation. In addition to our many fine private homes we manage condos and townhomes at prime Gondola Center locations like Castellina, Tramontana, Pine Meadows, Tristant, Lorian, Kayenta, Plaza, and Blue Mesa!

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

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

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

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Ice House Lodge & Condominiums 800.544.3436 310 South Fir Street, Telluride www.icehouselodge.com Our commitment to comfort and service continues to be our focus as we celebrate 18 years as a Telluride tradition. The Ice House displays contemporary elegance, a swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, Rico’s bar in the afternoon and complimentary continental breakfast. The Ice House has 16 one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums up to 2,000 sq. ft. in size. Amenities include full kitchens, washer/dryer, large living and dining areas, walk-in closets and oversized master bath with jetted tub. Hotel accommodations include suites or standard rooms. Our 10 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 screen TV, DVD player, CD player and wireless high-speed Internet. Located on the river, one-half block from the gondola, two blocks from main street, a few blocks from Telluride’s summer festival venue, minutes from Telluride’s most popular hiking trails and the Oak Street ski lift. “One of the 25 best hotels for skiers in the world” –London Sunday Times “Top 50 Ski Hotels in North America” –Condé Nast Traveler

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

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lumière 866.530.9466 118 Lost Creek Lane, Mountain Village www.lumierehotels.com Telluride’s newest luxury boutique hotel. lumière offers chic slopeside lodging in the heart of Mountain Village with ski-in ski-out access and a full suite of services and amenities. Arrival at lumière begins with a personal escort to one of our luxury suites. Guests are welcomed with a lit fire, a glass of wine and a fine selection of artisan cheeses. From reservation to check out, a lumière personal stay attendant caters to the guests’ every need. The Little Bar at lumière offers the perfect place to unwind with signature cocktails and freshly prepared sushi. Hot tubs line the patio of the Little Bar, perfect for star gazing and taking in the alpenglow. Complimentary daily European breakfast, valet parking, turndown service, ski valet, luxury hybrid SUV service and pantry stocking are a few of the signature services offered by lumière. Accommodations range from studio suites to four bedroom residences and penthouses, well appointed with the finest in furnishings and décor including seven layer beds, Egyptian cotton linens, plush bathrobes and slippers. All rooms feature state of the art technology packages with flat panel televisions, surround sound entertainment systems, and complimentary wired and wireless high speed internet access.

Mountain Lodge Telluride 970.369.5000 457 Mountain Village Blvd., 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 deluxe condominiums, private luxury cabins, and lodge rooms that provide a comfortable retreat from the ordinary. Room amenities include gourmet kitchens, jetted tubs, fireplaces, and private balconies. Hotel amenities include an outdoor heated pool, two hot tubs, a fitness facility and free shuttle service around the Mountain Village. New this year in our Tavern, The Mountain Lodge is pleased to announce the addition of The View Restaurant and Wine Bar; offering the best of Southwestern cuisine in a breathtaking alpine lodge setting overlooking the magnificent San Juan Mountains. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 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 reservation department at 866.511.6162 to inquire about our current specials, or go to our website: www.MountainLodgeTelluride. 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 very 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 (rated from value to premier) and one luxury three-bedroom riverside condo. Unlike any other property, the Mountainside Inn allows individuals or groups the option of reserving accommodations at varying price ranges—all at the same property! Amenities include an outdoor hot tub, daily maid service, on-site office/staff, common washer/dryer, free HBO, free wireless Internet access…all next to Lift #7 and only three blocks to main street in Telluride.

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

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The Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa 877-201-6877 136 Country Club Drive www.ThePeaksResort.com Peaks Resort & Golden Door1Spa7/15/08 is Telluride’s2:58 premiere LXR-1513The 7.5x4.875.qxd:Layout PM full-service Page 1

ski in/ski out resort hotel. The property includes 149-beautifully appointed guest rooms including 32 suites, and 14-penthouse condominiums – all with astounding mountain views. Onsite dining includes the Great Room (Spectacular for winter sunset views), Appaloosa Steak House, The Lift Café, Legends, as well as in-room private dining. Enjoy The Shops at The Peaks including the Apothecary, Spa Boutique, Colorado Sun Salon -Tanning bed & Air Brush Tanning, O2 Room - Oxygen Inhalation Room, The Golden Door Salon, Telluride Sports Ski Shop & Rentals. The Golden Door Spa at The Peaks, at 42,000 sq. ft., is the largest spa Inin Telluride, Colorado, Thepublic. PeaksThe Resort & Golden Door ® Spa Colorado and open to the Spa features 32 treatment rooms oand f f e ras variety b e a u tof i f urejuvenating l l y a p p o i ntreatments. t e d o n e - , The t w oSpa - a nalso d t hencompasses r e e - b e d r o o am full service salon, cardio fully-equipped including accommodations in ourroom, Mountain Village.fitness Enjoycenter ski-in/ski-out Pilatestoand certified fitness instructors providing a variety and access 84yoga trailsstudios, on slopes boasting heli-skiing, dog sledding of private and group classes, three-lane lap pool, indoor-outdoor heated snowmobiling. Afterward, indulgent spa treatments offer relaxation. pool and Telluride’s only indoor water slide, indoor climbing wall, steam Inquire about our luxurious See Forever Cabins and Penthouse Rentals. rooms, saunas and Roman tubs, and hot tubs.

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With the highest commitment to personal service, SilverStar Luxury Properties offer the finest collection of luxury vacation rentals in Mountain Village and the Town of Telluride. SilverStar residences feature outstanding amenities. Guests can choose from options such as ski-in/ ski-out locations, private hot tubs, fireplaces, and amazing views of stunning 14,000 ft peaks. We offer your choice of historic hotel rooms, condominiums, townhomes, and private estates. Our knowledgeable staff will work with you to select the right unit to meet your needs. Once you have reserved your property, our 24/7 concierge will be available to help plan your trip before you arrive and while you are in-house to ensure the ultimate Telluride vacation experience. Aveda salon products, daily housekeeping, and indulgent bedding are just some of the extra touches that await with SilverStar Luxury Properties.

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See Forever Village at The Peaks Resort 970.728.2569 136 Country Club Drive, Mountain Village www.seeforevervillage.com www.thepeaksresort.com Treat yourself to the ultimate in luxury vacationing at See Forever Village. Our well-appointed, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom accommodations are furnished in a soft, mountain-contemporary style. You’ll enjoy the spacious layout of your cabin or penthouse, access to the Golden Door Spa, ranked by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the nation’s best spas, ski-in, ski-out, along with premiere golf and dining options. The Golden Door Spa at The Peaks, at 42,000 sq. ft., is the largest spa in Colorado. The Spa features 32 treatment rooms and a variety of rejuvenating treatments. The Spa also encompasses a full service salon, cardio room, 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. With some of the most spectacular views the region has to offer, there is no question as to where our name comes from. See Forever.

Telluride Alpine Lodging 877.376.9769 333 S. Davis St., Telluride www.telluridealpinelodging.com Telluride Alpine Lodging offers the largest selection of affordable, moderate and luxury vacation rentals ranging from hotel rooms to homes. Choose rentals in either the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village and select from a trail-side estate to a quaint bed & breakfast alongside the San Miguel River. Our trained, experienced staff will help you select the perfect place for you to enjoy your Telluride vacation experience – at a price that will make you comfortable. Telluride Alpine Lodging’s strong commitment to customer service and diverse selection of lodging options makes your vacation planning easy. We encourage you to visit our web site at www.telluridealpinelodging. com or call our reservations center at 1.877.376.9769. One of our local, knowledgeable and professional reservations associates will listen to your vacation plans and create a complete vacation package that will maximize the value you receive for your vacation dollar. Please ask about seasonal discounts and other specials that may be available.

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Telluride Resort Lodging 800.778.8581 www.tellurideresortlodging.com Offering a wide selection of quality lodging in both Telluride and Mountain Village, Telluride Resort Lodging can accommodate any request from the simplest slopeside getaway to luxury vacation homes. For the finest Telluride has to offer, ask for Platinum Properties, a hand-picked collection of exclusive residences. Platinum Concierge service is also available to care for your every need, from pre-arrival shopping to dinner and activity reservations. Let our full service reservations center handle all of your travel arrangements – Our mission is to make your vacation planning as effortless as possible.

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

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“Best Deal in Telluride.” Comfortable 1 or 2 bedrooms. Convenient location. Furnished with kitchen, breakfast bar, dining table, living room, private deck and laundry center. Queen-size master bedroom, double & single in second bedroom and sofa sleeper in the living room. Elevator access, courtyard hot tub and covered parking. Thanks for traveling! —Elaine & Tom

These 5400 square feet, four bedroom and 4600 square feet, five bedroom luxury private residences have excellent ski in/ski out access on Village Bypass ski run and are conveniently close to the Village Center and the grocery store. Every detail has been considered for the comfort and convenience of the vacation visitor. This property is provided with WiFi, game rooms, home theatres, private hot tubs, and fully equipped gourmet kitchens, as well as on-call services: management, private chefs, concierge, and housekeeping. Fully completed for the 2009/2010 ski season, the four Castellina Townhomes are the finest new option for spacious, slopeside, luxury vacation lodging in the Mountain Village Gondola Core area! See our website for details, special rates, and on-line booking.

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

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This Telluride landmark was built in 1895. For fine dining, the Continental Room had 16 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.

2. New Sheridan Hotel & Opera House

In 1886, a courthouse was erected on the south side of West Colorado Avenue. This building burned shortly after construction, but the bricks were saved to build the present courthouse less than a year later on the opposite corner (Colorado Ave. and Oak St.). Recently renovated, it is still used today.

1. San Miguel County Courthouse

This area was bustling and noisy after the railroad arrived in 1891. The depot was sur-

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This white Victorian was bought by L.L. Nunn for his Telluride Institute, where “pinheads” from Cornell University came to expand their knowledge of the production of power. Today, Cornell University has a “Telluride House” funded by Nunn’s estate. Next door, on the corner of Aspen Street and West Columbia is the house in which Nunn lived, which was built in 1887 and remodeled extensively in 1980.

10. L.L. Nunn House

E. L. Davis built this stately brick house in 1894. Davis was a mining and real estate entrepreneur who held numerous mining claims in the Ingram-Bridal Veil Basin and Bear Creek area. He owned all the land where the former Rio Grande Southern Train Depot now stands, as well as one-third interest in West Telluride. Davis sought to bring business to the town as vice-president of the Telluride Board of Trade. After Davis’ death, the house was sold to Dr. Oshner, who used it as a hospital, particularly during the 1918 flu epidemic. The house was renovated in 1983.

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been completely restored to its original condition, enabling it to be on the National Register of Historic Homes.

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

D. Miner’s Union

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

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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.

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

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More Historic Sites & Buildings

By historic standards, Telluride is a fairly modern town. The first European settlers didn’t arrive until 1876, settling on the Valley Floor, west of the present town’s site. Once gold was discovered, the boom was on. In a short 20-year span, the town grew from a hodgepodge of cabins and shacks to rows of elegant Victorians and stately brick buildings. Businesses on main street were decorated with elaborate façades, many of which remain today. Because of its important contributions to early mining, Telluride was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1964. To protect the town’s character, Telluride established the Historic and Architectural Review Commission (HARC), which reviews new building or remodeling plans before construction begins. The buildings on this self-guided tour have withstood the passage of time, although most have been restored. For guided historic tours, go to www.VisitTelluride.com.

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

8. North Oak House

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.

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

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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.

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

14. The Pekkarine Building

The Senate, Silver Bell, Cribs and madam’s stone residence make up the restored buildings of Pacific Street’s “sporting district.” The Senate was one of the many places bustling with business between the 1880s and 1930s. The salon and gaming room closed in 1935. The Silver Bell, built in 1890, suffered a disastrous fire in 1923. It operated as one of Telluride’s many “soda parlours” during Prohibition, and its numerous entrances hint at the other services offered there. It closed in 1959, was restored in 1991 and today houses the Telluride Academy. The three small Victorian houses standing in a row on Pacific Street, known as the Cribs, are all that remain of the “female boarding houses” that lined both sides of West Pacific Street all the way to Town Park. The Telluride Housing Authority saved these last cribs by renovating them in 1983.

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Heading east, stroll past Finn Town. On the south side of the street are Finn Town Flats (originally a boardinghouse), Finn Hall and the smaller Swede-Finn Hall (pictured and now an Elks Lodge) on the corner. The two halls were the center of social life for Finnish immigrants. During parties and gatherings, each family brought food, a band played and people danced and socialized. Continuing east, detour briefly up South Oak Street to the Dahl House, a miner’s rooming house built in the 1890s, now Fat Alley BBQ.

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At the turn of the century, the east end of the canyon was laced with the cables of aerial trams lowering ore from the mines to mills in the valley below. These two towers are from the Pennsylvania Mine’s tramline.

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This stone jail is thought to have been built in 1885 and is now occupied by the Telluride Marshal’s Department. The town’s first calaboose, a wooden structure, was built in 1878 and is now located in Telluride Town Park’s campgrounds.

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

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GALAS AND BENEFITS Nobody throws a party like Telluride, and some of the biggest bashes happen in winter. After being out in the brisk air all day, the action heats up at night, with sophisticated soirees and grand gatherings. The Chocolate Lovers Fling takes decadence to the next level with its combination of delectable confections and disco, raising money for the San Miguel Resource Center. The Telluride Aids Benefit hits the runway with a week of festivities and a swanky fashion show. Toys for Tots throws a Merry Martini Party, where you can donate children’s toys and sample adult beverages and appetizers. Summer festivals such as Mountainfilm and Telluride Film Festival and institutions like Ah Haa School for the Arts and Telluride Historical Museum host gala fundraising events in the winter. So, pack your feather boa, and don’t be left out of the fêtes.

It’s always something unique and interesting at the Palm Theatre, from the acrobatic antics of the Cirque Le Masque, to a giant theatrical puppet show of The Hobbit, or the inspiring sounds of the Harlem Gospel Choir or the Vienna Boys Choir. This winter the Palm is also broadcasting some special high-definition, live screenings of The Metropolitan Opera and English National Theatre performances. The Sheridan Opera House hosts its own fun and funky entertainment, from the Comedy Fest and famous comedians like Rob Corddry and Ed Helms to Telluride’s favorite faux act, the KOTO Lip Sync Contest. Live music is ever present; local establishments host bands and international musicians, and Telluride Jazz Festival brings the brass back to town to keep you warm on the cold and stormy nights.

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PERFORMING ARTS

Now that you’ve found Telluride, discover its intellectual side. Tap into academia with weekly lectures and showings at the Wilkinson Public Library. Or canvass the cultural—the first Thursday of every month, Telluride galleries and Stronghouse Studios showcase local artists with an Art Walk, and the Telluride Historical Museum presents special exhibitions and speakers throughout the year. If it’s classes you're looking for, both the Library and Ah Haa School for the Arts offer learning and creative opportunities.

SPORTS AND RACES Our world-class winter arena welcomes athletes of the same caliber: Telluride will host the only U.S. stop on the Snowboard World Cup tour, the second in a series of Olympic qualifiers. The December 17-20 races will include two events, a parallel giant slalom and a snowboard cross, both great spectator sports. It won’t just be the best snowboarders and skiers that come to Southwest Colorado, but also the best ice climbers. Every year the Ouray Ice Festival draws the top climbers in the world, who also test their mettle against classic routes on Bridal Veil and in Ames. Catch your adrenaline buzz at the extreme snowboarding and skiing competitions, Nordic cross-country races, local hockey games at the Town Park Pavilion and the hilarious season finale: a St. Patrick’s Day grudge match baseball game between local ski patrollers and lift operators, played on the snow and wearing skis and boards.

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LECTURES AND LEARNING

KID-FRIENDLY EVENTS Take the tots and teens along, and forget about the sitter. The Sheridan Opera House’s Young People’s Theater and the Rock & Roll Academy’s winter concerts feature performances by their peers, kids acting and playing music on stage. There are also all-ages movies every Sunday afternoon at the Palm. Kids can get creative at the Library, Ah Haa School for the Arts or in Telluride’s famous freshly fallen snow. After that, they tuck in nicely for a long winter’s nap.

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November 26 Ski Resort Opening Day December 17-20 Visa Snowboardcross Cup Telluride will be the sole U.S. stop of the LG FIS Snowboard World Cup and will feature an SBX and PGS competition in the second of a series of five Olympic qualification events for the two sports. February 20-27 Telluride Gay Ski Week Show your pride in Mountain Village and Telluride. Named “Top Gay Ski Week” in the country by Gay.com, “T-10” offers a unique blend of top-rate skiing, après ski festivities, DJ dance parties and a lifetime of memories in a beautiful setting. April 4 Ski Resort Closing Day (And if the snow gods are generous, this will be just the “soft closing.”)

HOLIDAY Happenings December 2 Noel Night Shop early and partake of holiday caroling, big discounts and cheer in Telluride and Mountain Village stores. December 4 Jingle Jam Bring in the holiday season with a tree lighting and treats and deals for holiday revelers of all ages in Mountain Village. December 4-6 Holiday Bazaar You can find locally-crafted wares and artwork at the annual Holiday Bazaar, a Telluride Council for the Arts and Humanities event.

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December 20-21 Sitting With Santa Have your photo taken with Santa and his elves at the Conference Center in Mountain Village—FREE.

February 16-18 Comedy Fest Professional comedians like Rob Corddry and Ed Helms perform in Telluride at the Sheridan Opera House.

December 24 Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade As darkness falls, skiers light the slopes with torches as they snake their way toward Telluride.

February 25-27 Telluride AIDS Benefit A multi-day event for HIV/AIDS prevention and education, this benefit includes a signature fashion show, art and clothing auctions, trunk shows and so much more.

December 24 & 25 Santa Skis & Santa Photos Look for Santa on the slopes and at Gorrono Ranch after 3 p.m. for free photos. December 26 & 27 Cirque Le Masque! Cirque live in Telluride. An ultimate theatrical experience that defies the laws of gravity. This awe inspiring, jaw dropping show will take place in Telluride’s Palm Theatre at 7 p.m.. December 31 New Year’s Eve Celebrate 2010 in front of the historic county courthouse in Telluride, or with a torchlight parade and fireworks in the Mountain Village. Always a treat at this altitude, a full moon will grace the New Year’s sky.

SIGNATURE EVENTS January 16-18 Snowfest Mountain Village hosts snow sculpting, a torchlight parade, avalanche dog demonstrations, live music and more at this winter fest. February 6 Chocolate Lovers Fling Sample deluxe chocolate confections made by local chefs and bakers, bid in a silent auction and dance to benefit San Miguel Resource Center. Telluride Conference Center, 7:30 p.m.

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March 2 The Harlem Gospel Choir The most famous gospel choir in America today, the music is always “unfettered, joyous and inspirational.” The live performance will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Telluride’s Palm Theatre. March 27 The Vienna Boys Choir The world’s most beloved choir has been thrilling international audiences young and old for more than 500 years. This sell-out performance will take place at 7 p.m. in Telluride’s Palm Theatre April 2 KOTO Street Dance This annual après-winter gala is traditionally held on the last Friday of the ski season (April 3 is reserved in case of inclement weather). Telluride closes main street for dancing with live music and a beer garden. May 28-31 Mountainfilm in Telluride Celebrate the spirit of the mountains, culture and the environment with films, presentations, seminars and gathering of proactive people. The theme for the 2010 symposium is The Extinction Crisis.

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The Environment Even in the white of winter, it’s easy to be green.

Protecting the Planet Telluride has put the philosophy of environmentalism into practice. Instead of just complaining about poor air quality, we banned fireplaces and woodstoves in town. We don’t just have public transportation, we have the most unique and eco-friendly fleet possible, from the sky route between Telluride and Mountain Village on the gondola to the town’s two biodiesel buses. Town employees also have gas/electric hybrid vehicles and a couple of small electric cars in their fleet to help reduce carbon emissions. Visitors can keep pace with the locals by renting an electric car from Go Green (970.708.4023). Telluride even won a competition against the City of Aspen to use fewer plastic shopping bags, earning a solar panel for the school, and this is probably the only place you can go to the library and check out a loaner bike. Both the plastic bag competition and the cruiser program were shepherded by The New Community Coalition, a non-profit organization created to help the town manifest its green ambitions.

Open Spaces Sometimes it’s not what a place has, but what it doesn’t have that makes it special. What makes Telluride extraordinary isn’t big buildings or long lift lines—it’s the pristine natural beauty and wide-open spaces that surround the town. And thanks to the efforts of local conservation groups, that beauty is here to stay. San Miguel County, of which Telluride is the county seat, is already made up of 66 percent public lands, managed by the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. But beyond those federally protected areas are several more places that were too ecologically important and special to be developed, and people were inspired to protect the lands on their own. There will never be houses or construction in Bear Creek, Yankee Boy Basin or the high country above the town of Ophir. Also safeguarded in their unspoiled state are the Keystone Gorge and other parcels of land in the San Miguel River corridor, as well as swathes of ranchland across the county. Perhaps the most widely publicized local preservation effort was the legal condemnation of the Valley Floor, the 570-acre pastoral entrance to Telluride that was purchased by the Town in 2008.

Backcountry Etiquette

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

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Winter Activities offer adventures off the slopes. feel the burn If you’re taking a day off the slopes but you still want to get some exercise, there is no shortage of outdoor experiences. Earn your turns by hiking up and backcountry skiing, on a self-guided mission at the San Juan Hut Systems (626-3033) or the High Camp Hut ((970.728.8050). You can also go with a pro, Telluride Mountain Guides (970.728.6481), San Juan Outdoor School/Telluride Alpinism (970.728.4101). Or get more avi savvy on your own—the San Juan Outdoor School also offers avalanche education. Adrenaline junkies can get a pure powder rush helicopter skiing with Telluride Helitrax (970.728.8377). Not tired yet? Take a snowshoe tour in the backcountry or with a guide on the Telluride ski area (970.728.7517). You can also rent cross-country or skate skiing gear at the Telluride Nordic Center (970.728.1144). Check out the terrific Nordic terrain in the foldout maps between pages 38 and 39 of this guide.

You don’t have to be on the ski hill to get a thrill. Ever wonder what it would be like to soar like a bird in an engineless plane? Take a glider ride with “Glider Bob” Saunders (970.708.0862) and check out Telluride from miles above the winter wonderland. Back on land, you can watch the scenery rush by as you are ferried along by furry friends when you dog sled with Winter Moon Dog Sledding Adventures (970.729.0058), or plow through the powder on a snowmobile with Dave’s Mountain Tours (970.728.9749) or Telluride Snowmobile Adventures (970.728.4475). Another fun way to enjoy the winterscape is on a sleigh ride or horseback with Ride with Roudy/Telluride Horseback Adventures (970.728.9611) or Many Ponies (970.728.6278). You can also still enjoy the great fishing here during the winter with guided trips from Telluride Fly Fishers (970.728.4440) or Telluride Outside/ Angler (970.728.3895).

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Ice may be the enemy of skiers, pedestrians and drivers, but it can also be an athlete’s best friend. The slick surface is great for skating, which is free at the rink in Town Park in Telluride (970.728.2173) or the pond in Mountain Village (970.728.0588). Ice is also nice for hockey, and you can catch the local Lizard Head hockey team at a night or weekend game at the Pavilion in Town Park. This region also boasts some of the best ice climbing in the country, and you can sharpen your ice axe skills at the Ouray Ice Park (970.325.4288) or by hooking up with San Juan Outdoor School (970.728.4101) or Telluride Mountain Guides (970.729.0058).

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Kids and the Young-At-Heart: let Telluride play into your winter vacation plans.

Fresh Air Even kids need a break from skiing, snowboarding or taking lessons on the mountain. For a new experience, they can defy gravity on the bungee trampoline in the Mountain Village plaza. San Juan Outdoor School (970.728.4101) hosts winter programs where young people can go ice climbing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or learn about avalanches. 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 (970.728.1144) and hit Firecracker Hill in Town Park, or rent some skates and check out Telluride’s outdoor and indoor ice rinks or the skating ponds in Mountain Village. Build a snowman, have a snowball fight, make a snow angel—snow is a willing winter playmate.

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Telluride culture does not discriminate on the basis of age. Young people get to do and learn just as many exciting things as their elders, like practicing cool science experiments with Pinhead Institute lectures, learning how to play music or picking up a new art technique at classes at the Ah Haa School for the Arts (970.728.3886). Or they can just hang out at the Youth Link center (970.728.0140) or the climbing gym at Telluride High School. The youth center has air hockey, xBox games, computers, foosball, a DVD player, a large screen TV with a movie library, a small skate park, and a tuning center for skis and snowboards. The winter program also gives high school kids a place to socialize on weekends, with free pizza, bands and DJs. The climbing gym is open weeknights for climbers of all ages, with shoes and harnesses for rent.

Time to call in the hired guns? Let the pros take care of the kids while the parents get to play. Daycare and babysitting services include Annie’s Nannies (970.728.2991) and Mountain Village Nursery (970.728.7531), or you can send young people ages four to 12 to the ski resort’s Kid’s Night Out program (970.728.7592) offered every weeknight from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., with activities like ice skating, movies, games and dinner.

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Snowshoe Rentals

Ice Skate Rentals

Clothing Rental

Telemark Rentals

Snowboard Rentals

Boot Doctors La Chamonix Building (Mtn. Village) 970.728.8954 or 1.800.592.6883

Christy Sports Inn at Lost Creek (Mtn. Village) 970.369.4727/ Door to Door 970.369.4754

Rentals

Black Tie Rentals Door to door delivery 1.877.369.3999 or 970.369.7799

Cross-Country

Alternative Edge Heritage Plaza (Mtn. Village) 970.728.6138

Ski Rentals

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Paragon Ski & Sport 236 South Oak Street (Telluride) 970.728.3895

560 Mountain Village Blvd. (Mtn. Village) 970.728.0992 Ski Butlers Door to door delivery 970.728.2071

Telluride Nordic Center Telluride Town Park (Telluride) 970.728.1144

Telluride Slopestyle 236 West Colorado (Telluride) 970.728.9889

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Gondola Plaza (Mtn. Village) 970.728.8944

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Shopping is a world-class pursuit in Telluride and Mountain Village. With no chain stores in the region, our retailers are a unique selection of boutiques, galleries, jewelers, home décor, sports shops and more. Whether admiring window displays or shopping for a gift, part of the fun is wandering historic downtown Telluride or the pedestrian-friendly plazas of Mountain Village. For an updated listing of businesses in Telluride, go to www.VisitTelluride.com/things-to-do/shopping

Antiques & Collectibles

Cameras & Photo Processing

Sundance Mercantile 109 West Colorado, Telluride ........ 970.728.2441

Wildcat Studios 224 East Colorado, Telluride........... 970.729.2458 www.wildcatstudios.com Telluride’s only full-service digital imaging and custom frame shop.

Art Galleries Elinoff & Co. 204 West Colorado, Telluride......... 970.728.5566 www.elinoff.com

Clothing

Gallerie Framing 205 West Colorado, Telluride......... 970.369.4475

Alpen Schatz 307 East Colorado, Telluride........... 970.728.4433

Lustre, an Artisan Gallery 171 South Pine, Telluride................ 970.728.3355 www.lustregallery.com

Appaloosa Trading Company 129 West Colorado, Telluride........ 970.728.4966

Lyceum Arts 430 West Colorado, Telluride......... 970.708.1331 Naturescapes Gallery 100 West Colorado, Telluride......... 970.728.6359 Schilling Studio Gallery 151 South Pine, Telluride................ 970.728.1345 Stronghouse Studios 283 South Fir, Telluride .................. 970.728.8959 Telluride Gallery of Fine Art 130 East Colorado, Telluride........... 970.728.3300 Wildcat Studios 224 East Colorado, Telluride........... 970.729.2458 www.wildcatstudios.com Wilderness Wonders 126 West Colorado, Telluride......... 970.369.4441

Beauty Supplies Aromatherapy Spa, Salon & Boutique 191 South Pine, Telluride................ 970.728.9515 www.aromatherapydayspa.com Atmosphere Spa 250 West San Juan, Telluride.......... 970.728.0630 www.telluridespa.com Bliss Day Spa & Salon 329 East Colorado, Telluride........... 970.728.1020 Spa Boutique at The Peaks Resort 136 Country Club Drive, Mtn. Village . .................................................. 970.728.6800 www.thepeaksresort.com Studio G 226 West Colorado, Telluride........ 970.728.8700

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

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Aromatherapy Organic Spa, Salon & Boutique Something for everyone 191 South Pine, Telluride................ 970.728.9515 www.aromatherapydayspa.com Chic clothing, accessories & jewelry for travel & yoga. Organic Skin care for bath, body & home. Black Bear Trading Company 218 West Colorado, Telluride........ 970.728.6556 Bounty Hunter 226 West Colorado, Telluride ........ 970.728.0256 www.shopbountyhunter.com Cashmere Red 221 East Colorado, Telluride........... 970.728.8088 Down To Earth 122 East Colorado, Telluride........... 970.728.9316 Downtown Shirt Company 201 West Colorado, Telluride........ 970.728.0717

Representing designers: Seven, Theory, Margaret O’Leary, Velvet, Donald Pliner, Frye, Splendid, Franco Sarto, Coach. 11-6 Mon.-Sat., 11-5 Sun. Shirtworks of Telluride 126 West Colorado, Telluride....... 970.728.6242 Star 359 East Colorado, Telluride.......... 970.728.1708 Telluride Pilates Center 307 East Colorado........................... 970.728.5003 Telluride Slopestyle 236 West Colorado, Telluride......... 970.728.9889 Telluride Trappings & Toggery 109 East Colorado, Telluride........... 970.728.3338 Two Skirts 127 West Colorado, Telluride ....... 970.728.6828

DVD Rentals Wizard Entertainment 126 East Colorado, Telluride.......... 970.728.4924

Eyewear & Eye Care Alpine Eyecare & Eyewear 398 West Colorado, Telluride......... 970.728.4140 Sunglass HQ 201 West Colorado, Telluride......... 970.728.9199

Florists China Rose Florists & Greenhouse Lawson Hill Business Center........... 970.728.4169

Hole-E-Shirts 398 West Colorado, Telluride ........ 970.728.5969

KSLA Gardenstore Lawson Hill Business Center........... 970.728.7050

Jagged Edge 223 East Colorado, Telluride........... 970.728.9307

Old World Flowers & Antiques 210 West Colorado, Telluride......... 970.728.9424

Kellie’s 110 South Pine, Telluride................ 970.728.5820

Furnishings & Home Decor

La Femme Fatale 115 West Colorado, Telluride........ 970.728.3208

Azadi 217 West Colorado, Telluride......... 970.728.4620

Next Door New in Telluride 240 East Pacific, Telluride................ 970.728.8252

Colorado Home 317 East Colorado, Telluride........... 970.728.8776

Overland Sheepskin & Leather 100 West Colorado, Telluride ........ 970.728.9700

Customs House 135 West Pacific, Telluride.............. 970.369.5003 www.customshouseonline.com

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

Dakota Home Furnishings 220 East Colorado, Telluride........... 970.728.4204

Scarpe We can dress you anytime for any occasion 250 East Pacific, Telluride................ 970.728.1513 www.shopscarpe.com Women’s clothing, shoes and accessories.

Forebears Palmyra Bldg., Mtn. Village............. 970.728.9494 Gardenstore Lawson Hill Business Center........... 970.728.7050

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

Bounty Hunter 970.728.0256 226 West Colorado Avenue www.shopbountyhunter.com Exceptional Quality & Classic Style for the most discerning taste. Men’s & Women’s clothing and accessories. The finest in hand-made coats and jackets from Italy, custom hats and one of a kind boots, sterling buckles and handmade straps, original jewelry, and our always popular men’s Martin Gordon shirts and McKenzie Tribe jeans. We also feature original paintings by Roger Mason.

telluride legacy 970.728.2409 219 E. Colorado Ave, Telluride Creative and contemporary jewelry, art influenced by ethnic american indian design, gold and sterling, handblown glass, artcrafts, custom work also available. Open daily telluridelegacy@yahoo.com

Customs House 970-369-5003 135 W. Pacific Avenue · (Across from the Library) · www.customshouseonline.com Home Décor & Gifts Customs House features a colorful and affordable collection of upholstered chairs and sofas, case goods, lamps, rugs, bedding, dinnerware, candles, bath & body, gifts, home accents and more fresh and fun items for your home. Whatever your taste, Customs House has it! Free Delivery. Free Home Decorating Services.

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Picaya 101 West Colorado, Telluride........ 970.728.0954 Telluride Panhandler 220 East Colorado, Telluride........... 970.728.8734 Timberline Ace Hardware 200 East Colorado, Telluride........... 970.728.3640 Tweed Interiors Lawson Hill Business Center........... 970.728.8186

Gifts

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

Music

Zia Sun 214 West Colorado, Telluride......... 970.728.4031 www.ziasungifts.com

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

Grocery

Wizard Entertainment 126 East Colorado, Telluride........... 970.728.4924

Sweet Life, The 115 West Colorado, Telluride......... 970.728.8789 Franz Klammer, Mtn. Village........... 970.728.4218

See “Food & Drink,” pages 56-57.

Hardware & Building Supplies

Office Supplies

Alpine Lumber 140 Society Drive, Lawson Hill........ 970.728.4388

High Country Shipping 456 Mountain Village Blvd.............. 970.728.1976 www.highcountryshipping.com

EcoSpaces 162 A Society Drive, Lawson Hill.... 970.728.1973

Mail Boxes, Etc. 398 West Colorado, Telluride ........ 970.728.8111

Timberline Ace Hardware 200 East Colorado, Telluride........... 970.728.3640

Paper Chase 333 West Colorado, Telluride ........ 970.728.0235

Jewelry & Accessories

Pet Supplies

Appaloosa Trading Company 129 West Colorado, Telluride ........ 970.728.4966

Mountain Tails 224 East Colorado, Telluride........... 970.369.4240

Dolce Designs 226 West Colorado, Telluride ........ 970.728.6866

Telluride Veterinary Clinic 547 1/2 West Pacific, Telluride........ 970.728.4461

Elinoff & Co. 204 West Colorado, Telluride ........ 970.728.5566 www.elinoff.com

Whiskers and Tails 226 West Colorado (alley entrance), Telluride . ................................................. 970.728.3664

Hell Bent Leather & Silver 215 East Colorado, Telluride........... 970.728.6246

Pharmacy

Lustre, an Artisan Gallery 171 South Pine, Telluride................ 970.728.3355 www.lustregallery.com Picaya 101 West Colorado, Telluride ........ 970.728.0954 Schilling Studio Gallery 151 South Pine, Telluride................ 970.728.1345 Telluride Gallery of Fine Art 130 East Colorado, Telluride........... 970.728.3300 Telluride Legacy New in Telluride 219 East Colorado, Telluride........... 970.728.2409 Zia Sun 214 West Colorado, Telluride ........ 970.728.4031

Knitting & Yarn Needle Rock Fiber Arts 335 W. Colorado, Telluride............. 970.728.3427

North Face, The Heritage Plaza, Mtn. Village............ 970.369.0332 Paragon Ski & Sport 213 West Colorado, Telluride........ 970.728.4525 560 Mountain Village Blvd.............. 970.728.0992 Paragon Ski & Board Rentals & Accessories 236 South Oak, Telluride................. 970.728.4581 Telluride Outside & Telluride Angler 121 West Colorado, Telluride . .......................800.831.6230 or 970.728.3895 www.tellurideoutside.com Telluride Slopestyle 236 West Colorado, Telluride......... 970.728.9889 Telluride Sports 150 West Colorado, Telluride......... 970.728.4477 Activity Center, Mtn. Village .......... 970.369.0687 Activity Center, Mtn. Village .......... 970.728.8944 Camel’s Garden Hotel, Telluride.... 970.728.3134 Capella, Neve Sports, Mtn.Village .................................................970.728.5722 Franz Klammer, Mtn. Village ......... 970.728.0364 Peaks Hotel, Mtn. Village . ............ 970.728.3458 www.telluridesports.com

Sunshine Pharmacy 236 West Colorado, Telluride......... 970.728.3601

Sporting Goods Alternative Edge Heritage Plaza, Mtn. Village............ 970.728.6138 Boot Doctors and Further Adventures La Chamonix Building, Mtn. Village . .......................800.592.6883 or 970.728.8954 www.bootdoctors.com www.furtheradventures.com Christy Sports Inn at Lost Creek, Mtn. Village........ 970.369.4727 Dr. B’s La Chamonix Building, Mtn. Village . .................................................. 970.728.8954 Easy Rider Mountain Sports 101 West Colorado, Telluride......... 970.728.4734 Jagged Edge 223 East Colorado, Telluride........... 970.728.9307

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Journey Outdoors 223 East Colorado, second floor, Telluride . .................................................. 970.728.9307

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The Onyx Capella 970. 970.369.0880

Modern American with a Collage of Styles

LDS

The Suede Bar

late-night, live entertainment

reservations

BLD

Creative American/Steaks/Seafood

catering

private parties

Modern American

Allred’s Top of the Gondola 970.728.7474

cocktails

breakfast, lunch, dinner, snakcs

9545 119 Lost Creek Ln. 970.728.6293

cash only

cuisine

Dining and Spirits From breakfast fare to fine dining and stepping out late-night, we have it all. Mountain Village Restaurants

Soups/Salads/Sandwiches

BLD

Tracks Café & Bar Heritage Plaza 970.728.0677

Specialty Sandwiches and More

BLS

The View at Mountain Lodge 457 Mt. Village Blvd. 970.728.2413

Southwest American Wine Bar

BLD

Lift, The Peaks Resort & Spa 970.728.6800

Coffee/Smoothies/Salads/Sandwiches

BLS

Telluride Coffee Company Heritage Plaza 970.369.4400

Coffee/Fresh Pastries/Fresh Juices

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Diggity’s Dogg House Heritage Plaza 970.708.2066

Hot Dogs/Hippie Dogs/Chili Dogs

LS

Gyro Stand Heritage Plaza

Greek Gyros & Salads

LS

La Tapatia Franz Klammer Breezeway 970.728.2995

Authentic Mexican Taqueria

LD

Market at Mountain Village, The 455 Mtn. Village Blvd. 970.728.6500

Grocery with Deli

BLDS

Marjiolaines Heritage Plaza

Fine Pastries

BLS

Lunch and Desert Crepes

LS

Homemade Ice Cream/Candy

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Capella 970.369.0880

coffee houses OR cocktails ●

food carts & grocery Stores

Place des Crepes

970.708.9762

Heritage Plaza

Sweet Life, The Franz Klammer Building

970.728.4218

regional Restaurants Aemono Fine Foods 156 Society Dr. Unit A, Lawson Hill 970.728.2085 Gourmet Deli/Take Out/Catering

BLDS

Blue Jay Lodge & Cafe 22332 Hwy 145, Fall Creek 970.728.0830

Home Cooking with a Gourmet Touch

BLDS

Cindybread Artisan Bakery 168 Society Dr., Lawson Hill 970.369.1116

Bakery/Salads/Sandwiches/Pastries

BLDS

Alpino Vino Upper See Forever 970.708.1120

European Wine Bar & Restaurant

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Big Billies Base of Lifts 1 & 10 970.728.6900

Casual Fare/Family Food

LS

Gorrono Ranch Mid-Mountain 970.728.6900

Burgers/Chili/Soups/Sandwiches/Salads

LS

Guiseppe’s Top of Lift 9 970.728.6900

High Alpine Comfort Food

High Camp Warming Hut Top of Lift 12 970.728.6900

Soups/Sandwiches/Snacks

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Telluride Restaurants 221 South Oak 221 S. Oak 970.728.9507 Baked in Telluride 127 S. Fir

970.728.4775

BluePoint Grill & Noir Bar 123 S. Oak Brown Dog Pizza 110 E. Colorado

970.728.8862

970.728.8046

Deli/Bakery/Pasta/Pizza/Mexican

BLDS

Seafood & Steak House

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Pizza/Pasta/Subs/Wings/Sports Bar

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Cantina, The 100 W. Colorado

970.728.5114

Latin Cuisine & Authentic Mexican

BLDS

Cornerhouse Grille 131 N. Fir

970.728.6207

American

LDS

Contemporary American

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Emilio’s Grill & Bar 226 W. Colorado 970.369.1101

Family Mexican Restaurant

LD

Excelsior Cafe 200 W. Colorado

Modern Italian American

D

Southern American BBQ/Veggies

LD

American Comfort Food

BLDS

Himalayas Restaurant 627 W. Pacific 970.728.1770

Tibetan/Indian/Nepalese

LDS

Honga’s Lotus Petal 135 E. Colorado

Pan-Asian

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Whole Foods Taqueria/Mexican

BLDS

Contemporary French

D

Bakery/Cafe/Burgers/Pizza/Sandwiches

BLS

Deli/Takeout/Sushi/Sandwiches/Salads

BLS

Cosmopolitan & Tasting Cellar 300 W. San Juan

Fat Alley 122 S. Oak

970.728.1292

970.728.4250

970.728.3985

Floradora 103 W. Colorado

970.728.8884

La Cocina de Luz 123 E. Colorado La Marmotte 150 W. San Juan

970.728.5134

970.728.9355

970.728.6232

Maggie’s Bakery & Cafe 217 E. Colorado Merle’s Brown Bag 126 W. Colorado

970.728.3334

970.728.5556

BLDS

Main Street Cafe and Restaurant

Rustico Ristorante 114 E. Colorado Shanghai Palace 126 E. Colorado Siam 200 S. Davis

970.728.9100 970.728.4046

970.728.0882

970.728.6886

Smuggler’s Brewpub & Grille 225 S. Pine

970.728.0919

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New Sheridan Chop House & Wine Bar 231 W. Colorado 970.728.9100 American Bistro/Steaks/Seafood New Sheridan Parlor 231 W. Colorado

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Authentic Italian

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Authentic Chinese

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Authentic Thai

LD

American Brewery/Bar/Restaurant

LDS

Burgers/Salads/Ice Cream/Candy

LDS

Mediterranean/Italian Bistro/Pasta/Pizza

LD

Tommy’s 300 W. Colorado 970.728.1801

Quality Affordable Casual Family-Friendly

BLDS

XCafe 250 W. San Juan 970.728.8887

Fast Italian/Pizza/Paninis/Après Ski

LDS

Sweet Life, The 115 W. Colorado

970.728.8789

Telluride Pizza Kitchen 142 E. Colorado

970.728.3448

coffee houses or cocktails Between the Covers 224 W. Colorado

970.728.4504

Coffee/Espresso/Baked Goods

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Bubble Lounge, The 200 W. Colorado

970.728.9653

Oxygen Bar/Live Music/Games

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Fly Me to the Moon 136 E. Colorado Last Dollar Saloon 100 E. Colorado

970.728.6666 970.728.4800

New Sheridan Historic Bar 231 W. Colorado O’Bannon’s Irish Pub 121 S. Fir

970.728.3911

970.728.6139

Steaming Bean 221 W. Colorado 970.369.5575

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Cocktails

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Fresh Roasted Coffee/Breakfast/Lunch

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food carts & grocery Stores Aemono Market Deli 107 S. Davis

Deli/Sandwiches/Salads/Gourmet Take Out

BLDS

Grocery/Deli/Hot Entrees

BLDS

Coffee Cowboy 123 E. Colorado 970.369.4946

Coffee/Pastries/Smoothies/Ice Drinks

S

La Tapatia 142 E. Colorado 970.728.5997

Authentic Mexican Taqueria

LD

La Tortilla Ria

Organic Tortillas/Coffee Beverages/Burritos

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The Window 300 S. Mahoney 970.708.0662

Coffee/Espresso Drinks/Pastries/Burritos

BS

Village Market 157 S. Fir

Grocery/Sandwiches/Hot Entrees

BLDS

Clark’s Market 700 W. Colorado

970.728.4748 970.728.3124

300 S. Mahoney 970.728.8678

970.728.4566

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Cosmopolitan & Tasting Cellar

New Sheridan Chop House & Wine Bar 970.728.9100 · 231 West Colorado Avenue · www.newsheridan.com

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

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

Baked in Telluride Telluride’s Affordable Standout for over 32 years Unequalled dedication to quality and value. 970.728.4775 • 127 South Fir Street The only reliable delivery. The only delivery in Mountain Village, daily from 5 p.m. Free delivery in Telluride. To-go anytime. Free Wi-Fi.

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◆ restaurant ◆ Smugglers 225 South Pine Street 970.728.0919 Award winning Smuggler’s Brews. Best appetizers in town, great burgers, Sandwiches, salads, steaks, ribs, seafood and more! Catering from 10 to 1,000 people! Visit us in Montrose and Grand Junction 1571 Ogden Road, Montrose 970 249 -0919 6 & 50 Road, Mesa Mall, Grand Junction 970 263 0919

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Telluride’s Favorite (and biggest) Pizza: Our 18”large pie is at least 25% bigger than 16” pizzas. Combo, Veggie, Multi-meat, Greek and Southwest. Slice Specials Daily.

Jerry buys coffee in Anchovies, bacon, canadian bacon, chicken, ham, pepperoni, sausage, Michoacan Mercado cheddar, feta, extra mozzarella, ricotta, artichoke, avocado, fresh basil, bell pepper, broccoli, green chili, garlic, jalapeno, mushroom, black olives, greek olives, onion, pesto, pineapple, fresh spinach, Mexi-Menu fresh tomato, slow roasted tomato, zucchini. Tacos daily. Bean, Beef, Chicken, Avocado, Shrimp (and daily specials). Telluride’s Favorite Breakfast: Breakfast bagels, burritos, croissants, donuts and an astounding variety of pastries. Grande Burrito or Mexi-plate (Mon, Freshly ground and brewed coffee and espresso beverages. Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat). Fillings change. Telluride’s only pasta made fresh on premise: Alfredo, marinara, or pesto sauce. Add shrimp, chicken Mexican and or meatballs. Choose spaghetti, penne or fettucini. local beers; Generous Green Salads: From $2.69. Special salads: Telluride’s wines from best Caesar, Cobb, Greek, Spinach, Tuna salad. Argentina, Australia, Ask any local for directions. · Open daily 5:30am-10pm. Italy Catering Available · Occasion Cakes

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221 South Oak

crazy elk

970.728.9507 · 221 South Oak Street · reservations@221southoak.com

970.728.7499 Located at the bottom of the Village Express (Lift 4), Mountain Village

This hot spot is renowned for its intimate atmosphere, incredible food, extensive wine list, friendly service and uncompromised quality. Owner and Chef Eliza serves cuisine classified as New American with an eclectic blend of flavors and styles. A mélange of seafood, game and beef, with accompaniments that range from deep south to Calypso to classical French to Californian cuisine to Creole—we call it Eliza’s cooking. Patio dining just steps away from the gondola Open 5:30 p.m. - close · Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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.

You may purchase either of Eliza’s autographed cookbooks, Recipes From 221 South Oak Bistro or Foreplay: A Book of Appeteasers at 221 South Oak.

allred’s

Hop Garden

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

The place to be for après ski! 970.728.7467 Located at the bottom of the Village Express (Lift 4), Mountain Village Don’t miss Mountain Village’s newest slopeside bar & grill, offering lunch and dinner, craft beers from around the world, and a huge beer garden with live music—look for the big yellow and white umbrella!

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

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Appaloosa Restaurant, Legends & The Great Room at The Peaks Resort, Mountain Village 970.728.6800 · 136 Country Club Drive · www.thepeaksresort.com Appaloosa Restaurant Enjoy our signature Colorado Game & Grill in the Heart of the San Juan Mountains. Open to the public for dinner. Available for private parties during the day.

The Great Room Cozy up to our wood-burning fireplace and Wine Down with the Best Sunset Views in Telluride! Serving casual fare and apres ski specials daily. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Bar open until midnight Friday & Saturday.

Legends Restaurant Prepare for a day on the slopes with our hearty American Breakfast Buffet. Breakfast 7 a.m.-10 a.m., Sunday Brunch 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Peaks Resort

MARKET AT MOUNTAIN VILLAGE 970.728.6500 Located in the Mountain Village Town Hall Plaza. A full service conventional and natural foods market. Natural & Organic foods available for delivery and stock before your arrival. Featuring full service meats & seafood at “The Butcher Shop” Fresh Harvest Organic Produce - Gourmet cheeses from around the world Local Artisan Bakery Goods - Full Service Deli featuring sliced meats & cheeses.

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Spirits at Mountain Village: Open Daily 11 a.m.–9 p.m. FREE PARKING AVAILABLE IN THE GONDOLA STATION PARKING LOT Phone or fax your orders and we will shop for you. Fax 1-800-691-4545. Also in Ridgway 490 Sherman Street 970626-5811 oen 7:00am -9:00pm

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Health and Wellness Fitness makes you feel good.

Work it Out Can’t touch your toes? The best way to rebound from a hard day on the hill is to stretch, and Telluride’s yogis and yoginis can help untie the knots in your muscles. Yoga classes are held regularly at Telluride Yoga Center (970.729.1673) and Telluride Fitness Center (970.728.3224). If you want to strengthen your core and improve your athletic performance, hit the mat with Pilates classes, which are scheduled at Club Pilates USA (970.728.4303), Telluride Pilates Center (970.728.5003), The Pilates Workshop (970.728.3004) and Telluride Fitness Center. If you want a good old-fashioned aerobic workout, weight training session or spin class, try the Telluride Fitness Center. In the Mountain Village, The Fairmont Himmel Spa holds morning yoga classes, and The Peaks Golden Door Spa offers yoga, Pilates, fitness classes and a climbing gym to guests.

Relax and Rejuvenate Telluride knows how to pamper its patrons like nowhere else. Lie down, and let the experts take care of you: a salt scrub to refresh your skin, a green coffee wrap to detoxify and rehydrate you, or a mud mask facial to revitalize your visage. How about some hands-on therapy, a deep tissue massage, a reflexology rubdown or an all-natural “facelift” with an acupressure/aromatherapy facial treatment? Don’t forget your hands and feet, with a deluxe mani-pedi, or your mane, with an expert cut and color, to leave you feeling not just invigorated and refreshed, but beautiful. The Golden Door Spa & Salon at the Peaks (970.728.2590) is the largest facility in the region, housing a salon, massage and treatment rooms, fully equipped fitness gym, climbing wall, sauna and swimming pools. Also in the Mountain Village, both The Spa at Capella (970.369.0880), and the Fairmont Himmel Spa (970.728.3318) are open to the public as well as hotel guests. Other day spas in Telluride, including Aromatherapy Spa, Salon & Boutique (970.728.9515), Atmosphere Day Spa (970.728.0630), Bliss Day Spa & Salon (970.728.1020), Lily Spa, 970.728.4740 and Studio G (970.728.8700), are staffed by professional masseuses and aestheticians, hosting a wide variety of treatments and products. And, if all you need is a boost after a hard day of skiing, maybe you’re starved for oxygen. Many spas offer oxygen therapy, and Telluride Hyperbarics (970.369.4566) can rejuvenate your body in an oxygen chamber. For a full listing of Telluride and Mountain Village’s many world-class spas, salons and masseuses, see www.VisitTelluride.com.

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Hydrotherapy Getting into hot water never felt this good. Whatever you call it— Jacuzzi, spa, hot tub, whirlpool or jetted bath—it gets the same response: ahhhhh. There is a clinical reason, of course—hot water hydrotherapy raises the body temperature, dilates blood vessels and improves circulation, helping the body heal. The moist heat from a hot tub can reduce muscle spasms, improve joint stiffness and speed the body’s recovery. But the visceral reason to soak is the pure pleasure of it. Most local lodging places have hot tubs, jetted bathtubs or even pools. The Golden Door Spa & Salon at the Peaks has indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Both The Spa at Capella, (970.369.0880) and the Fairmont Himmel Spa, (970.728.3318) have Jacuzzis and swimming pools. Atmosphere Day Spa (970.728.0630) in Telluride offers a unique hydrotherapy treatment, a Vichy shower that gently rains over and quenches your entire body. Visitors can also head to the natural hot springs in Ouray (Ouray Pool, 970.325.7073, or the suits-optional Orvis Hot Springs, 970.626.5324) for a mineral-rich bathing experience.

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Arts & Culture Let your surroundings inspire you. Cultural Resources For a small town, Telluride has a tall list of cultural amenities, making the indoor scene as vivid as the outdoors. The town celebrates its burly mining heritage and saucy past at the Telluride Historical Museum. For a taste of today, listen to KOTO radio, one of the last commercial-free stations in the country, with eclectic music, live interviews, local news and a calendar of community events. There are four local TV stations: non-profit, non-commercial TCTV on Channel 12, PlumTV on Channel 13, RSN (Resort Sports Network) on Channel 14 and Mountain Village Community Television on Channel 15. To get the bigger picture on the big screen, catch movies at The Nugget Theatre or some of the arthouse flicks and documentaries screened periodically by Telluride Film Festival and Mountainfilm at the Nugget, Wilkinson Public Library and the Palm.

The Beat of Telluride

courtesy of the telluride historical museum

The pulse of Telluride culture resonates off the mountainsides, thumping loudest in the region's many bars and saloons. Sweat it out on the spring-loaded dance floor at the Fly Me To the Moon Saloon, hit the après ski scene, or suck down some O2 and balance out the oxygen deprivation of your high-altitude exertions at the Bubble Lounge. If karaoke is your thing, try late night at Tommy’s. On sunny days, you can rest your weary legs and listen to the sound of music at Gorrono Ranch. When the lifts close, there’s often live music in Mountain Village’s pubs or on the plaza. Throughout the season, there are concerts at the Sheridan Opera House and Palm Theatre, which host performances, recitals and plays by local musicians, dancers and thespians in various companies: • Telluride Choral Society, 970.728.3411 • Telluride Dance Academy, 970.728.9065 • Telluride Repertory Theatre Company, 970.728.4539 • SAF Young People’s Theater, 970.728.6363 • San Juan Symphony, 970-382-9753

Telluride inspires the artist inside all of us, and there are endless ways to ignite your creative spark. The Ah Haa School for the Arts offers year-round programs in everything from drawing to metal arts to cooking and clay classes. There are a number of galleries where you can step inside and see what’s hanging—check out Telluride’s First Thursday Art Walk and Stronghouse Studios artist cooperative. Telluride is also rife with writers, so you won’t be the only one working on your manifesto on Wi-Fi at the coffee shops or attending one of the Telluride Writers Guild workshops, readings, Spoken Word Festivals or Walking Words dinners. The Wilkinson Public Library has everything else an author might need: books, magazines, computers and quiet.

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Groups and Gatherings Convene in your dream setting.

Something For Everyone Why Telluride? No other place has such a nexus of everything you need to host a group in style. The combination of world-class outdoor experiences, all types of accommodations and all sizes of meeting spaces, a wide selection of indoor activities and a host of dining and nightlife alternatives make Telluride the natural choice. So sit back and relax, and let Telluride do the entertaining for you.

Venues No matter what flavor your group isâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a conference, wedding, reception, reunion, retreat, seminar, meeting, family get-together, team building, or even an incentive trip, we have the perfect location for you. From the spacious, state-of-the-art Telluride Conference Center (888.605.2579), and other private spaces, business centers and high tech meeting rooms, to the intimate charm of an old Victorian parlor, a historic opera house, or a mountain lodge, Telluride has something to suit every type of gathering. Check out our list of venues on page 69.

Group Planning

Jennifer Koskinen

Need a gift basket for all of your guests? Looking for just the right spot for a breakfast brainstorming session? Maybe you would like to find a list of local caterers or photographers? Whatever your needs are, the Telluride Tourism Bureau is here to help plan for your event. Get in touch with TTB at 800.605.2579 or at www.VisitTelluride.com and get acquainted with all the alternatives that can make your group experience a smooth and pleasant one.

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audio/visual

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bar

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gallery room & large outdoor deck

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Many other regional sites offer venues for groups and weddings. See pages 56-57 for a list of local restaurants and www.VisitTelluride.com for churches. Contact the Telluride Tourism Board for more information: 800.525.3455.

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Settle in to the perfect Venue for your special event.

town of telluride Ah Haa School/Historic Train Depot 970-728-3886 Camel’s Garden 888.772.2635 or 970.728.9300

foyer

Elks Lodge 970.728.6362

historic Swede-Finn Hall

Ice House 800.544.3436 or 970.728.6300

conference room

Michael D. Palm Theatre 970.369.5674

performing arts theater

New Sheridan American Room 800.200.1891 or 970.728-.351

Victorian-style room

Nugget Theater 970.728.3030

theatre

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The Aspen Street Inn 970.728.3388

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Sheridan Opera House 970.728.6363

theatre

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

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Telluride Middle/High School 970.369.1205

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Telluride Town Park (Includes Warming Hut) 970.728.2173

outdoors, canopy, picnic tables

Wilkinson Public Library 970.728.4519, ext. 20

program room (smaller rooms available)

downtown Telluride plus a gallery for 130 small raised stage raised stage area

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mountain village & SKI Area Bear Creek Lodge 970.369.4900 or 800.537.4781

great room

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Capella

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270

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unique outdoor venue

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wireless business center

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Gorrono Ranch 970.728.7446

mountain lodge on ski area with large deck 5,000

Inn at Lost Creek 888.601.5678 or 970.728.5678

executive board room & wedding patio

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Mountain Lodge at Telluride 970.369.5000

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574

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Mt. Emma Room

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easy gondola access

Alpenglow Room

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sunset view

Big Billie Ballroom

2,046

225

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outdoor terrace, great views

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Peaks Resort and Spa, The 877.996.7837 or 970.728.6800

Legends & Legends Terrace

Liberty Bell & Golden Slipper Rooms

Ridge Club and Ridge Great Room 970.728.5677

multi-purpose facility plus deck

1,800

120

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Telluride Conference Center 970.369.5120

Mountain Village Ballroom

6,069

890

564

11,000 total square feet

easy gondola access

Klammer Boardroom

732

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boardroom

Fallon Room

367

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boardroom

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312

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Top of Seven Ceremony Site 970.728.7446

ski area mountain top, outdoor venue

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Rustic Mountain Retreats Alta Lakes Observatory 970.728.4645

rustic mountain lodge

2,200

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Schmid Family Ranch 970.728.0870

rustic setting at base of Wilson Peak

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Dunton Hot Springs 970.882.4800

historic accommodations

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EVENT SPECIALISTS Beauty Salons, Body Work & Spas

Catering, Bakers & Bartenders

Florists & Favors

Mountain Massage 970.369.4566 Offering master massage and spa packages by appointment: body work, nutritional support for high performance, non-surgical liposculpting, micro-current body and face toning.

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

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

Sorina’s 970.728.0804 Offering a full range of treatments: facials, waxing, Reiki, manicure, European pedicure, VRT and CSR Reflexology Method. You’re in good hands with Sorina. Studio G 970.728.8700 www.studiogskin.com Specializing in custom facials, makeup, natural nails, waxing, airbrush tanning and lash and brow tinting. Studio G, Total Skin Wellness, is tucked away in the middle of Telluride’s historic downtown.

La Cocina de Luz 970.728.9355 www.lacocinatellluride.com Creative cuisine with flavors from around the world. Fully staffed for events of any size. Mountaintop Catering 970.708.0701 mountaintopcatering@independence.net · www. telluridemountaintopcatering.com Owner/chef David Hafer offers stress free, flawlessly executed service for any size event. Showcasing outstanding cuisine from his years of experience across the U.S., Pacific and Caribbean.

Photographers & Videographers Stacy Smith 970.967.1234 www.wildcatstudios.com Offers a refreshing approach to wedding photography. An exciting way to capture your occasion— images have a natural, spontaneous and artistic impression, while retaining the little details that make your wedding totally unique. Wedding & Event Planners & Private Concierge Mountain Air Concierge 970.708.1272 or 970.708.3958 www.mountainairconcierge.com Telluride’s first exclusive concierge service. Start your vacation the minute you get off the plane. From reservations and event planning to grocery shopping. We’ll climb peaks for you.

Telluride Hyperbarics 970.369.44566 Lousy sleep, nauseous, headachy, short of breath, irritable or dizzy? Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can save your vacation! Convenient, affordable, safe and comfortable. Sessions and sales by appointment only.

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Weddings Make your special day memorable. You have already found your perfect mate. Now, discover the perfect location from which to start your journey together. Telluride is the ultimate place to gather your guests, whether your wedding is outside in a cathedral of towering peaks, on a meadow carpeted with wildflowers and shaded by twinkling aspen trees, or inside, in the elegance of a grand ballroom, historic opera house or mountaintop lodge. Telluride can calm even the most anxious brides and grooms, because it’s easy to round up the necessities for your romantic occasion here. The town is filled with hotel rooms, restaurants, caterers, photographers, florists, bands, DJs, hairdressers, aestheticians—and wedding planners. The Telluride Tourism Board (888.605.2579 ) is your one-stop resource for group services information. Go to www.VisitTelluride.com to find the best of everything for your dream wedding.

Yes, it’s true—in the state of Colorado, anyone can perform the nuptial ceremony. An official marriage license may be purchased for $10 at the county clerk’s office, located in the historic San Miguel County Courthouse in downtown Telluride, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You need to provide proof of age and identity, and parents’ names and addresses. If divorced, you will need to give the granting court’s city and state, and if widowed, the date and place. No blood test is necessary, and there is no waiting period. Once issued, your license must be used within 30 days. For further information, call the clerk’s office at 970.728.3954.

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Locals often say, “I came for the winters, but stayed for the summers.” As beautiful as winter is, summer is perhaps more stunning for all its different colors. There are red-rock canyons, green mesas, blue wildflowers and the purple ramparts of the nation’s highest concentration of 14,000-foot peaks. Telluride is a National Historic Landmark District with the conveniences and luxuries of today’s world. Sleep in Telluride’s cool mountain air at night and discover the region’s treasures by day. Whether you come to bag peaks, fish for cutthroat or explore archaeological sites, Telluride and Mountain Village are the perfect bases from which to see Southwest Colorado. Here in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, all kinds of attractions lie within easy reach: wilderness areas, national parks, Gold Medal trout streams, historic mining towns, and superb hiking and biking trails. Plus, Telluride makes a great gathering place in summer. The majestic surroundings, romantic setting and ample sunshine make it a prime locale for weddings, family reunions, bar mitzvahs or business meetings. For more information about gatherings, see page 67. Call Telluride Tourism Board at 800.525.3455 or visit www.VisitTelluride.com to plan a trip to Telluride this summer.

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Places to Play & See Native American Sites & Centers

Free in Telluride & Mountain Village Keep your wallet in your pocket. In summer, there’s plenty to do in Telluride and Mountain Village that costs nothing. Take a free and spectacularly scenic ride on the Telluride-Mountain Village gondola. Look for treasures in downtown Telluride’s famous Free Box. Treat yourself to a free-admission visit to Bridal Veil Falls, Colorado’s longest free-falling waterfall. Explore the Nature Center at the top of the gondola’s Station St. Sophia. Saunter through the weekly farmers market on Oak Street. Take the kids to Telluride Youth Link. Or enjoy time at Telluride Town Park—whether at the fishing pond, Imagination Station playground, skate park, tennis and basketball courts, or soccer and baseball fields. Mountain Village’s Sunset Concert Series brings big musical talent to the area and is free to everyone each Wednesday evening. Additionally, many music festivals offer free performances and workshops. And then there’s the best giveaway of all: the exquisitely beautiful scenery.

San Juan Scenic Skyway Take a tour of the San Juan Mountains and Colorado Plateau by motoring the San Juan Scenic Skyway. Summer and fall are ideal times to see its spectacular scenery. The 260-mile loop passes through the historic towns of Telluride, Rico, Dolores, Mancos, Durango, Silverton, Ouray and Ridgway and climbs over the alpine passes of Lizard Head, Molas and Red Mountain. The landscape, seen almost nowhere else on earth, ranges from golden forests to snowcapped peaks to redrock canyons. Just try and count all the waterfalls you’ll see; it’s also impossible to count the voluminous wildflowers. The San Juan Scenic Skyway is blessed with abundant overlooks and pull-outs for leafpeeping and photo-snapping.

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Colorado’s southwest is a heritage hub. No place in the country offers more Native American sites and centers to explore. The land of the Anasazi, or “Ancient Ones,” is loaded with stone dwellings and cliff houses, museums and trading posts. The best known are in Mesa Verde National Park, near Cortez, with 4,000 archaeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings from A.D. 600 to A.D. 1300. Two National Monuments—Hovenweep and Canyons of the Ancients—protect ancient villages atop mesas on the Utah border. The Anasazi Heritage Center near Dolores offers another perspective on ancient Native Americans, while the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose focuses on their 19th century counterparts.

Recreational Areas The Uncompahgre National Forest surrounding Telluride is just one of several amazing recreational areas in the region. The Colorado Trail—which stretches almost 500 miles from Denver to Durango—is easily accessed from Highways 145 or 550. Near Montrose is America’s youngest national park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, established in 1999. The canyon is 1,100 feet across at its narrowest point and 2,772 feet deep. The Lizard Head and Mount Sneffels Wilderness Areas provide high-reaching hiking, while the McPhee, Miramonte and Ridgway Reservoirs offer excellent boating and waterskiing.

Outdoor adventures Whether on land, water or in the air, adventures happen here—a lot. Climb Ophir Wall, hike local trails or backpack the wilderness areas. The river that runs through Telluride, the San Miguel, permits fishing, tubing, rafting and kayaking. You can fly above the mountains in a glider or a tandem paraglider. If you want a vehicle/steed of some kind, there are horseback rides to enjoy, jeeps to bounce over the high passes, and multi-day mountain bike excursions such as the San Juan Hut System tour, which rolls from Telluride to Moab, Utah.

Summer Headliners Telluride’s summer calendar has something for everyone. Mountainfilm festival on Memorial Day weekend kicks off a nonstop parade of events. Next comes the Jazz Celebration, the world-famous Telluride Bluegrass Festival, the Wine Festival, Fourth of July celebration, Heritage Fest, Yoga Festival, KOTO Doo-Dah Concert, Chamber Music Festival, Ah Haa Art Auction, Mushroom Festival, Telluride Film Festival, and Blues & Brews Festival before things wind up with the Oktoberfest celebration and the first smatterings of snow. For a complete list of events, log onto www.VisitTelluride.com.

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The Telluride valley was first occupied by Ute Indians. The natural wonders remain largely as they were in the Utes’ time: At 365 feet, Bridal Veil Falls has the longest free-falling drop of any waterfall in the state. Three other waterfalls also feed the San Miguel River, which remains one of the last wild and undammed rivers in the Colorado River Basin. Summer wildflowers can grow up to six feet tall. Gold and silver lured miners here from as far away as Finland in the 19th century; miners built 350 miles of underground mining tunnels in the area, one of which connects to neighboring Ouray. In 1892, 2 percent of all the gold produced in the United States came from the Smuggler-Union Mine above Telluride. The success of mining in the region was partially due to the 1891 advent of long distance alternating current transmission, which also put Telluride on the map as the first city in the world illuminated with AC electric street lamps. Due to a national historic landmark designation, Telluride’s Victorian houses and old Western storefronts remain much as they were at the turn of the 20th century. In 2001, the National Trust for Historic Preservation listed the Telluride Valley Floor as one of “America’s Most Endangered Historic Places,” and in 2008, the Town of Telluride succeeded in preserving the property as open space. Today, the area remains remote and scenic. Telluride is the closest ski town to the largest number of national parks, including Mesa Verde, Black Canyon, Arches and Canyonlands. The nearest stoplight is in Ridgway, 39 miles away, and there are still zero fast food chains in Telluride.

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