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Holiday Traditions in Telluride

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Telluride is magical over the holidays. Main Street looks like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Lampposts are wrapped with garland and white lights. Lights strung across Main Street create a dreamy canopy of white and live Christmas trees decorate the center of the street.  Telluride's Ski Tree, made of recycled skis, lights up Elks park with a festive touch. Add a bit of snow to this landscape and the effect is dreamy, just like the White Christmas we all dream of. 

Last weekend, Santa delivered an early Christmas present--31” of snow which transformed Telluride into a winter wonderland. Another storm moved through yesterday, adding an additional 7” to the white landscape. Snow is in the forecast for Christmas Eve into Christmas Day so it is looking like it’s going to be a White Christmas.

Everyone has their own holiday traditions and rituals but one of my favorites Christmas Eve traditions in Telluride is the torchlight parade. Ski instructors carry torches and ski down Telluride Trail, creating a beautiful trail of light down the front of the mountain. This fun tradition kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and is best viewed from Main Street or the North Side of town. If you can’t be here to watch the Torchlight Parade in person, check out our Telluride Ski Slopes webcam.

We hope to see you on the slopes Christmas morning, making beautiful turns on a fresh blanket of white. Happy Holidays. 

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