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TTB: Telluride Named Most Scenic Ski Resort in North America


25th Annual SKI Magazine Reader Resort Survey recognizes Telluride for its scenery, character and overall excellence

Telluride, Colo., October 24, 2012 – Telluride received top rankings in the recently released winter travel issue of SKImagazine, which features the results of SKI’s 25th annual Reader Resort Survey. Readers named Telluride the most scenic resort in North America, while also ranking it #2 for character. Telluride was also chosen as one of the top five resorts overall in all of North America. In the simple words of one reader, “Amazing destination, has it all.”

In the western region, Telluride was also noted for its lodging (#4,) après-ski scene (#6,) dining (#7,) and level of service, weather, terrain challenge and terrain variety, all coming in at #8, respectively. The full list can be found here:

Some Telluride high points noted by readers included the free gondola that provides transportation between Telluride and Mountain Village, a gourmet on-mountain dining experience and standout runs like Palmyra Peak and Gold Hill Chutes.

“We have an enviable combination of breathtaking scenery, a wide range of terrain for all levels, an undisputable charm and plenty of activities off the slopes,” said Michael Martelon, President and CEO of the Telluride Tourism Board. “These rankings prove that once people visit Telluride, they understand what a special place it is, and they can’t wait to come back.”  

About Telluride Nestled within Southwest Colorado’s dramatic San Juan Mountains, Telluride, Colorado, (elevation: 8,750 ft.) is known for its world-class alpine skiing, awe-inspiring landscapes and vibrant summer festival season. The former mining town lies in a box canyon, surrounded on all three sides by 14,000-foot peaks, providing the ideal environment for hiking, mountain biking, trail running and other outdoor activities. Telluride is linked to the neighboring Mountain Village (elevation: 9,540) by a free, scenic gondola – the only transportation system of its kind in North America. For more information or to book a Telluride vacation, visit or call 888-605-2578.


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