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Telluride Welcomes Ski Season with a Variety of Non-stop Flight Options
Telluride, Colo., October 29, 2013 – With recent early season storms dropping over a foot of snow, it is shaping up to be a great ski season in Telluride, Colorado. And this winter, it’s easier than ever to enjoy the magnificent mountain scenery and endless array of winter activities in Telluride, thanks to an expanded winter flight program that includes new Allegiant service from Los Angeles (LAX) and additional flights from Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta to Telluride/Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ).
Telluride, recently ranked the #1 Ski Resort in the U.S. by readers of Conde Nast Traveler, is accessible from eight U.S. destinations on five different carriers.
United Airlines provides service to Montrose from the following cities: Los Angeles (LAX) on Saturday/Sunday; Chicago (ORD) daily; Newark (EWR) on Saturday; and Houston (IAH) daily. American flies daily into Montrose from Dallas (DFW) and Delta offers daily service into Montrose from Atlanta (ATL) over Christmas and New Years and on Saturdays through the rest of the season. Allegiant provides twice weekly service from LAX to MTJ and from Phoenix (IWA) to MTJ. United Express offers multi-daily service from Denver (DEN) into Montrose while Great Lakes flies into Telluride (TEX) from Denver multiple times a day with increased service on the weekends.
Montrose Regional Airport is conveniently located 65 miles from Telluride, and offers access to a number of ground transportation options.
Telluride offers a wide variety of activities for those who are experts on the slopes to those more interested in après ski, and everything in between.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIESTelluride Ski Resort offers 2,000+ acres of skiable terrain, with options for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, including well-manicured runs, challenging moguls and some of the best hike to terrain in all of ski country.
For adventure-seekers, Telluride Hellitrax offers single and multi-day packages, in addition to custom heli-ski tours. One of last season’s most popular winter activities returns with the Big Tire Bike and Brew Tour. Outfitted with a Surly Pugsley, better known as a mountain cruiser made for snow with extra large tires, tour-goers will enjoy a three-hour breathtaking journey through box canyon ending at the Telluride Brewing Company for a tasting of the locally made award winning brews. Dog sledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides; photography tours and fly-fishing are just a sampling of other activities available throughout the winter months for those looking to mix it up with off-mountain activities.
CULINARY DELIGHTS Telluride and Mountain Village offer visitors an exceptional culinary experience – both on and off the mountain. The Town of Telluride boasts a well-loved variety of independent restaurants ranging from exquisite French cuisine at La Marmotte to classic dishes at the Chophouse, to a fusion of flavors at The Cosmopolitan, and a taste of Italy (with an unbeatable wine cellar) at Rustico Ristorante. On the retail side of things, The Telluride Olive Oil Company is celebrating its second year with more than 70 infused oils and balsamics from all over the world. Visitors with a sweet tooth can head over to Telluride Truffle, a renowned confectionary that combines imported Belgian chocolate with local ingredients to create treats shaped like Telluride’s peaks daily.
On the mountain, Alpino Vino, a European-style chalet open only in winter, sits at nearly 12,000 feet in elevation and features savory soups, cheeses, Panini and more, along with a multi-tiered deck and outdoor wine bar. Another winter favorite is Bon Vivant where guests can enjoy classic French cuisine, wine and crepes while soaking in the sun and views under a massive 39-foot umbrella At the gondola mid-station, Allred’s is the place for panoramic mountain views and classic steaks, seafood, chops and more.
ACCOMMODATIONS From value Stay and Ski Package starting at $111 per person, per night to the ultra luxury edition starting at $221, per person, per night, visitors have the opportunity to choose their personalized travel package tailored to their individual needs. For more information on accommodations please visit http://www.visittelluride.com/.
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 www.visittelluride.com or call 888-605-2578.
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