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Tips for an Unforgettable Telluride Vacation

The snow is falling and the energy is high as ski season in Telluride has officially begun. With four feet of snow since mid-October, excitement was palatable on Thanksgiving, also Opening Day at the Telluride Ski Resort. Skiers and riders lined up to catch the coveted first chair of the season.

It is time to make some turns in Telluride. Here are some recommendations to help you make the most of your stay:

TERRAIN FOR EVERYONE

Beginners will enjoy all the long, cruiser runs off Lift 10 and kids will giggle as they fly through the Enchanted Forest. Intermediates must check out See Forever, three miles of groomed terrain that showcases the views all the way to Utah.  Experts can’t miss Dynamo off the Gold Hill Lift.  If hike to terrain gets the adrenaline pumping, Palmyra Peak is the ultimate backcountry experience in bounds.  

BEST BITES ON THE MOUNTAIN

The potato black bean sauté at Giuseppe’s is hearty and keeps skiers and riders fueled all day.  Dine with a French twist at Bon Vivant, where the views are as a delectable as the cuisine or experience the traditional northern Italian at Alpino Vino, the highest restaurant in North America at 12,000 feet).

BEST APRES
 
Grab a beer and a heaping plate of Nachos at Oak (base of the Telluride gondola); cruise down Lift 4, stow your skis and enjoy the view of the slopes under the large umbrella at Tomboy Tavern; or check out the cool fire tables at Black Iron Kitchen.

BEST WAY TO GET AROUND

There is no need for a car in Telluride. Take a shuttle from the Telluride or Montrose airport as once you arrive you can walk everywhere or take advantage of the free Galloping Goose bus that loops through town every 10 minutes.  Hop on the free gondola to travel back and forth between Telluride and Mountain Village.

This is the year to make a Telluride trip a reality. Check it off the bucket list. Start planning your trip today at visittelluride.com.

 

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