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Locals Venture Out to Win in Telluride

 Local Contest Launched to Entice Visitors to Telluride

June 6, 2010, Telluride, Colo., … Last month, the Telluride Tourism Board (TTB) launched Venture Out & Win, a national giveaway to encourage travel to Telluride. Today, TTB announces a local effort to encourage regional residents to get involved in promoting Venture Out & Win – ultimately bringing more friends, family and visitors to the region.

The Venture Out & Win contest entices potential or past Telluride visitors to “like” the Telluride Tourism Board via the social media tool Facebook. Entrants then have a chance to win one of the prizes that will make a visit to Telluride truly rewarding.

Starting today, TTB is asking regional residents to share the giveaway details and excitement via their own Facebook status and gain entry into a separate local contest. To enter, participants must post “Who wants to visit me in Telluride, Colorado?” with a link to on their Facebook page. Then, e-mail a screenshot of the posting to To complete the entry, become a fan of Telluride Tourism Board on Facebook (a process that now requires clicking the “like” button at the top of the page). An entrant’s approved Facebook status update (“Who wants to visit me in Telluride, Colorado?” with the contest link) must remain posted for 24 hours following submission to be eligible to win.

Entrants to the local contest can win a pair of The Spa at The Peaks Resort day passes to enjoy summertime in luxury. Five pairs of spa day passes will be awarded at random. Entrants need only enter once to be eligible for all five opportunities. Locals are also welcome to enter the national Venture Out & Win giveaway by filling out the form at 

“The hope is that a locals-only contest and involvement will inspire a sense of community cooperation to encourage others to visit our beautiful region,” said Scott McQuade, TTB CEO. 

The first Venture Out & Win giveaway drawing was held May 19, awarding Dee Murphy, an East Coast resident, a two-night stay at Hotel Columbia and a $75 Cosmopolitan restaurant gift certificate. Upcoming prizes, drawn at least twice a month, include Telluride Ski Resort lift tickets; helicopter skiing with Telluride Helitrax; certificates to dine at the 221 South Oak and Cosmopolitan; a private class at the Ah Haa School for the Arts; passes to Telluride Festival of the Arts’ Grand Tasting and the music at Telluride Wine Festival; weekend festival passes to Jazz Celebration and Telluride Blues & Brews; and guided trips with Further Adventures and Telluride Outside. Many of these fabulous prizes are packaged with lodging at Capella Telluride, Hotel Columbia, Mountain Lodge Telluride, New Sheridan Hotel and The Peaks Resort & Spa.  

Questions about the Venture Out & Win giveaway can be directed to For more information about Telluride, visit