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A Telluride Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a day all Americans sit down with friends and family and reflect on the things they are thankful for. In Telluride, every fourth Thursday of November, visitors and locals alike slap on boots, skis and boards and thank the snow gods for the first tracks on the Telluride Ski Resort!

What are you planning for your Thanksgiving this year? With a 31" base (as of November 20th) and snow makers blowing at full-blast, the only real answer to that question should be "skiing in Telluride!" 

Whether you are still trying to make plans or if you have already booked your Telluride Thanksgiving trip, here are a few ideas on how to enjoy your holiday, Telluride style! 


Coming a few days early for opening day? Partake in the local tradition of Turkey Bingo! The Telluride Elks Lodge annual event allows participants to play bingo to win turkeys, ducks and more holiday goodness! But, whatever you do, don't wear your nicest clothing and be prepared to walk-away with a paint-covered face! Bingo cards are marked with washable colored ink! Learn what's it's like to be a local and enjoy a night you will never forget!


Are you torn between a ski vacation and the comforts of home for the Thanksgiving holiday? Telluride offers lodging options of all types including home rentals with full kitchens and dining rooms so you can enjoy your Thanksgiving feast as you would at home! You can find lodging options and specials here. Want to take the comforts of home a step further? Decorate your home away from home for the holidays! 

An easy idea for decor, pick up some assorted gords and pumpins to decorate your rental space! FOR THE KIDS

Want to spend some time on the mountain without the little ones? Telluride offers a variety of options for your kids from ski school to Ecoadventure classes, art programs at the Ah Haa School for the Arts and more.  

More fun can be found at the Wilkinson Public Library, where kid-centered programing is in abundance year-round! From story-book time, to cooking classes and more!  


Whether your rental includes a full kitchen or not, sometimes it's just nice to let someone else do the cooking on Thanksgiving! Pre-order your Thanksgiving meal from Zest, located above Clark's Market in Telluride, and have them cook everything from the turkey, to sides and your favorite desserts! 

Want to dine-out for your Thanksgiving dinner? Check-out some of our fine dining options on our dining and nightlife page! Reservations recommended for dining during the holidays at most restaurants. 



So what are you thinking? Book your vacation today! Check-out all of our lodging specials for this winter here!

Check-out our Thanksgiving/Opening Day Pinterest Board for ideas on how to decorate, eat and drink during your holiday vacation in Telluride!  

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