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Telski: Telluride Ranked #1 Ski Area in US and Canada by Conde Nast Traveler

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Telluride Ranked #1 Ski Area in US and Canada by Condé Nast TravelerReaders’ Choice Survey Ranks Telluride Ski Resort as Number One Ski Area for Second Year in a Row

TELLURIDE, Colorado (Nov. 25, 2013) –Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Survey ranked Telluride Ski Resort the number one ski area in the US and Canada for the second year in a row. Twenty thousand skiers voted on the top destinations in North America, rating terrain, lifts, nightlife, ambiance, restaurants, and lodging.  Telluride’s remarkable beauty and legendary runs set it apart from other ski destinations establishing the small mountain town, once again, on top of this impressive list.     "Getting ranked a second year in a row as #1 is a great accolade for Telluride,” said Greg Pack, Telluride Ski Resort’s new President and General Manager. “I’m honored to be a new member of such a dynamic team at this World Class resort.”   Condé Nast readers consider Telluride, “the most beautiful mountain town in Colorado with views reminiscent of the Alps,” but the undeniable beauty of this, “little slice of heaven in a gorgeous box canyon” is not the only thing they love.  Telluride’s lack of lift lines, overall laid-back vibe, and charming, historic town all appealed to voters helping preserve its first place ranking.  Other comments proclaim Telluride, “absolutely the world’s greatest ski area when it comes to variety of difficulty,” and those less enthusiastic about the terrain found it, “a fun town to explore.”   Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Survey also ranked the top 20 ski destination hotels, three of which are located in Telluride: Fairmont Heritage Place Franz Klammer Lodge #3, lumierè #4, and Telluride Ski Resort’s own Inn at Lost Creek #19.

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Stashed among the highest concentration of 13,000 & 14,000 foot peaks in North America, Telluride offers some of the most spectacular skiing and riding on the planet. Unique culinary experiences on the mountain blend with the world-class restaurants, sophisticated shops, luxury hotels, and exquisite spas Telluride offers. Plus, getting here is easier than ever with non-stop flights from 8 major hubs, and getting around is a breeze with the free gondola transportation system. Discover why Telluride is The Most Beautiful Place You’ll Ever Ski.

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