5 Reasons to Plan Your Guy Getaway to Telluride
Men's Health named Telluride as one of the "Coolest Winter Guy Getaways" this week. It got us thinking. What makes you, our fans, choose Telluride over other destinations for guy trips? We asked on Facebook and Twitter what our male fans look for when planning a trip with their buddies. You answered and we were pleased to discover we have what it takes to deliver the ultimate winter experience.
1. 127 trails, no lift lines
You all work hard. And maybe the only way you survive sitting behind a computer all day is by dreaming of drifting through powdery snow you know awaits you during your next ski trip. Telluride prides itself on having virtually no lift line wait giving you more time to ski the resort's 127 trails (and with trail difficulty ranging from 23% beginner, 36% intermediate, 41% advanced/expert, every person in your group will find terrain to shred).
2. Off-mountain fun for everyone
Wanting to do something other than ski during the day? Several Telluride outfitters offer great group activities to keep you and your buddies outdoors and active. Join Telluride Outfitters on a full or half-day snowmobile tour through the San Juan Mountains to the famous ghost town of Alta and enjoy views of Wilson Peak (you might recognize this mountain, as it has donned the Coor's Beer can for decades).
For the fishing enthusiasts in your group, Telluride Outside offers year-round guided fly fishing tours. Take-in the tranquil beauty of the San Juan Mountain rivers while learning techniques to improve your year-round fishing skills.
See a full list of winter things to do here.
3. Ski-in and ski-out anywhere you stay
Between Telluride and the gondola-adjoined town of Mountain Village, ski-in and ski-out accommodations are in abundance. But even those locations that aren't directly on the slopes are just a short walk away from the nearest lift. In the town of Telluride, the free bus system, the Galloping Goose, can take you to lift 7, 8 or to the gondola, all of which gain on-mountain access and no matter where you catch the bus, you can be assured to be at the lift within five to 10 minutes. In the town of Mountain Village, ski-in ski-out access can be found at most of the luxury hotels including Hotel Madeline, Lumiere, The Peaks Resort & Spa, Mountain Lodge, the Inn at Lost Creek and more.
4. Brew hop on fat bikes
Looking to try one of the Colorado microbrews you've heard so much about? Telluride is lucky enough to have two microbreweries call it home. Smuggler's Brewpub, located in downtown Telluride, and the award-winner Telluride Brewery, located just a few miles outside of town. Although you can find Telluride Brewery beers on tap in most restaurants in town, Bootdoctors/Paragon offers fat tire bike ride tours to the Brewery where you can see the beer being made and taste each brew.
5. Nightlife fun
The fun doesn't end when you leave the mountain. Telluride's night life is sure to please. Whether you are looking for live music (Sheridan Opera House, Fly Me to the Moon Saloon, The Steaming Bean and the Last Dollar Saloon offer music weekly), or just a place to hang your hat and enjoy some brews, the offerings are endless. Oh, and if you're lucky, you'll get to enjoy a beer with Roudy and his horse.
See our full list of events on our calendar here.
Wanting to begin planning your trip (how could you not, now!)? Head on over to the Places to Stay section of our site and see our latest lodging specials and packages. Want one of our front desk agents to plan your trip? Call 888.605.2573 and have Chris or Jody begin planning your group trip today!