Readers' Rating: 93.147
#1 for Trails & Runs, Lifts & Lines, Accommodations, Scenery, Food & Restaurants. #2 for Nightlife & Après-ski and Value.
Take a look at all those #1 rankings! Telluride rises above the rest with its no-nonsense attitude, a healthy mix of ski bums and artists, gorgeous location (300 inches of snow and 300 days of sunshine every year), and sublime winter sports. Easiest access is a 75-minute drive from Montrose Airport (MTJ) with daily service from Denver, Chicago, Dallas, and Houston.
Readers favorite places to stay? The Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge, the Inn at Lost Creek, Mountain Lodge, and The Peaks Resort and Spa.