National Geographic has summed up it’s pick of the ‘World’s Best 25 Ski Town’, and we are stoked that Telluride made the list! We were right up there with Aspen (USA), Wanaka (NZ), Chamonix (France), Kitzbühel (Austria), Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italy) & Zermatt (Switzerland), just to name some of the good company we were keeping on the list. The article summed up writer Aaron Teasdale’s pick of the 25 most classic places to ski & board based on ski heritage, amenities & culture.
Longtime Telluride local Rob Story shared his top picks with National Geographic for the piece. Story mentions the classic New Sheridan bar for apres ski, the ‘Plunge’ ski run as his favorite, OAK for cheap eats & La Marmotte for swanky dining. I have to say I think Rob is pretty spot on with his choices! I would have to add the Butcher & The Baker as a favorite food spot for casual dining. I also love a cruiser run down Lookout as an easier option to the Plunge (although I do love me some Plunge to get the blood circulating!).
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Best For: Big-lunged skiers and boarders with a taste for fine wine and the mountain high life
Remote and unrelentingly beautiful, Telluride may be the most picturesque ski town in North America, a Victorian-era silver-mining hamlet set deep in a box canyon in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. The steep runs of Telluride Ski Resort spill right into the edge of the town’s National Historic District, where a gondola whisks skiers back up into the area’s almost 4,000 vertical feet of absurdly scenic skiing. Only 12 blocks long and with no stoplights, neon signs, or billboards, this charming town of 2,325 people combines fine wine lists and funky bars with a spirited culture of diehard mountain lovers. The town sits at a gasping 8,793 feet above sea level, and lifts reach to over 12,500 feet, so come prepared to acclimatize.
For a mountain with a well-earned reputation for steeps and bumps, Telluride in fact offers excellent cruisers and beginner terrain—in the kind of high-alpine setting that makes even first-timers feel like heroes—on the slopes around its modern, luxurious Mountain Village. Experts will find bumps, bowls, and chutes in every corner of the resort, and those willing to hike can access some of the most extreme in-bounds terrain in the country in Black Iron Bowl and 13,251-foot Palmyra Peak. Heli-skiing can be hired in the Mountain Village, and the San Juan Hut System offers shelters and multiday routes for backcountry adventurers.
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