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Fun For Every Season
Telluride is a former mining town that sits in the southwest part of Colorado and is everything that one would expect it to be. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and cliffs along the San Miguel River and at the entrance of a box canyon sits this amazing mountain town. With its picturesque downtown area, Telluride is home to world-class winter sports during the cold months, and when it warms up, the town becomes an outdoors sports hub. What’s more, along with the outdoor excitement, Telluride is home to lots of great festivals, events and happenings. With its ideal location and beautiful scenery, it’s no wonder that stars like Ralph Lauren, Oprah Winfrey and Tom Cruise have called it home.
When it’s time to hit the slopes, head to the town of Mountain Village, just a 15-minute drive from Telluride. This is where Telluride Ski Resort is, and it can be reached by a free gondola operating between Telluride and Mountain Village. The Telluride Ski Resort, named as the one of the best in the U.S.by Conde Nast Traveler, truly lives up to its title. The resort’s 20 lifts bring you to 120 runs over 2,000 acres. Each year, Telluride has an average of 309 inches of snow, giving it one of the most robust ski seasons in the US. Further, Telluride and Mountain Village have the best in luxury accommodations with opulent properties such as Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge and the Plaza at Mountain Village with its ski in/ski out access.
When the seasons change and the weather warms up, Telluride becomes a summer utopia with endless outdoor adventures, sports and festivals of every sort. Taking the location into account, Telluride has world-class mountain biking with terrains and courses ranging from beginner to expert. Hiking, mountaineering and rock climbing in Telluride are also some of the best to be found. Ajax Peak offers gorgeous views of Telluride and Blue Lake with its abandoned mining towns and brilliant wildflowers during the spring. With so many streams, lakes and ponds in and around Telluride, there are endless opportunities for watersports and fishing. Fly-fishing classes are available as well as organized fishing tours and guides ready to assist.
Owing to its gorgeous location, Telluride sees some world-class festivals that are fun, enriching and garner international recognition. Each September, the Telluride Film Festival takes place and showcases new films and filmmakers with a focus on premiers. Blockbusters like “Sully,” “Brokeback Mountain” and “Mulholland Drive” all saw their first audiences at the Telluride Film Festival. Music fans can enjoy the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and the Blues and Brews where local beer makers present their products while musicians perform classic bluegrass music. With so much to do, see and experience over every season, it’s clear that your first visit to Telluride will definitely not be your last.