Situated in a jaw-dropping canyon with unbelievable views of the San Juan mountains, Telluride Ski Resort offers the newly opened Revelation Bowl. Just as interesting as the resort, the town of Telluride is relaxed and offers guests several choices for world-class lodging, dining and spas. “Telluride is in a class all by itself”, says long-time Telluride visitor Gino Malara of Denver, Colorado. “When I came here with my brothers in 1974, we just laughed. We joked for years that with one-blink of an eye, we missed the town. Now, Telluride is like Aspen. Tom Cruise has a house here in addition to a multitude of Hollywood celebrities and Billionaires from around the world. The homes available for rent, is really astonishing”, says Malara. “You can rent an 18,000 square foot ski in ski out home owned by a very well known movie star, and live in luxury for the short-term in this town. The prices are not that bad”, exclaims Malara.
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MOUNTAIN DINING: Built at 10,535 feet above sea level, the scene at Allred’s is just right. Allred’s serves American Cuisine and the place to be after 9pm during ski season to see celebrities and sip a Hot Apple Pie drink. The Tuaca is known to make you ski better, says some locals.
SKI LESSONS: Telluride Ski & Snowboard School at 1-888-295-2468.
EVENTS: Telluride is now the home of the International Snowboarding Cup. This event takes place from Dec 17-20 and is the sole U.S. stop of the LG FIS Snowboard World Cup.
DIRECTIONS BY AIR: Telluride is conveniently services via the Montrose or Durango airports via American, Continental, United Airlines, Delta and Great Lakes. These carriers offer up to 110 weekly non-stops from Chicago, Denver, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Houston, Newark and Phoenix.
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SEASON: Nov 25 – April 5