Telluride WOW Festival Is Back in 2014! 15% off Telluride Lodging.

In 2013, the Telluride WOW Festival kicked off it’s inaugural event from September 20-22. The success of last years event means that this year, the festival is back for it’s second year from September 18-21, 2014! Here is the scoop from the festivals organizer, Becca Tudor:

The goal of the WOW festival is to offer a platform for folks to interact and be motivated by today’s health and wellness top professionals to make a change for a healthier life.  Our presenters are international fitness figures, coaches, adventure athletes, doctors as well as local professionals. 

Classes and lectures as well as Q&A sessions ranging in topics from specific workout programs to nutrition, exercise psychology, yoga, pilates, “the spirit of adventure” and the importance of the outdoors.

WOW’s bigger picture is to identify and address the social issue of our nations’ depression and obesity problem; a pattern that is being passed down to our children.
And so we forge on, from Telluride to the rest of the world….
Check out telluridewow.com for the full presentation schedule.
Lodging In Telluride would like to offer all guests of the WOW Festival 15% off their Telluride lodging. The code for this special is WOWFEST, so make sure to mention this when you inquire with us! We have a selection of vacation rental condos in Telluride town, located conveniently close to all of the action of Main Street & the mountains. Please call us on 888-998-6471 or you can send us an email.

 

Curbed Ski Votes Telluride #1 Ski Resort To Visit This Winter!

It’s been an incredible few months for Telluride. We have been consistently voted with the best of the best in North America as the friendliest, most livable, most beautiful place to visit & ski by Conde Nast, SKI Magazine, Powder Magazine & USA Today. Yesterday, Curved Ski just published an article titled “The Ten Ski Towns You Absolutely Must Visit This Winter”. And Telluride topped the list at #1!

There’s never been a better time to ski Telluride. Put it at the top of your list before the word gets out – insane beauty, no lift lines, unbeatable terrain. For your Telluride accommodations, call the team at Lodging In Telluride on 888-998-6471 or visit our website. We have a selection of vacation rental condos that are well located in Telluride town, fully stocked for your stay.

Check out the full article from Curbed Sk below!!

The Ten Ski Towns You Absolutely Must Visit This Winter

Want to plan a ski vacation this winter but don’t know where to go? Look no further than the ski-town obsessed staff here at Curbed Ski, where we live and breathe all things snow. After traveling extensively to ski towns big and small, we’ve carefully curated the definitive list of the top 10 ski towns you should visit this winter. All of the spots on this list have more than just amazing skiing. You can also expect awesome food, a laid-back vibe, and pedestrian-friendly downtowns. These are our favorite spots in ski country, right now.

Photo from Park City Mountain Resort

10. Park City, Utah: We debated putting Park City on this list at all, what with the ongoing legal battle between Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker Land Holdings. And while PCMR’s future is definitely still up in the air, we can’t deny that Park City is one of our most favorite ski towns. You have a walkable downtown, delicious whiskey, tons of dining options (just check out our list), and three world-class ski areas all within a few minutes drive. Get your shit together, PCMR, and you just might top this list next year.
Photo from Stowe Mountain Resort

9. Stowe, Vermont: As the most picturesque ski town in the northeast, we love Stowe for its old world charm and modern-day amenities. There are also gorgeous ski lodges that will cater to your any need, just check out Top Notch Resort & Spa or Stowe Mountain Lodge.

 

From the Taos Ski Valley Chamber of Commerce

8. Taos, New Mexico: Although 18 miles from its namesake town, Taos Ski Valley makes this year’s list because of the brand new lift up Kachina Peak, set to debut this season. New owner and billionaire Louis Bacon is pumping loads of money into the ski area, starting with a new triple chair that will eliminate the grueling hike to the top of Kachina Peak. Plus, Taos Ski Valley can get pounded with storms when the rest of the west is dry.
Big Sky, MT via Yellowstone Park Net

7. Bozeman/Big Sky, Montana: The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport just might be the easiest (and cutest!) mountain airport in the country, with fireplaces galore. But we also love Bozeman for its laid-back, walkable town, its breweries, and for a restaurant scene that’s on the up-and-up. You can’t beat the skiing at nearby Bridger Bowl, but its still worth the 50 minute trip to Big Sky Resort. Catch a powder day on the Lone Peak Tram and we guarantee you’ll never want to leave.
Photo from All Crested Butte

6. Crested Butte, Colorado: Despite the fact that the town may soon betransformed into a Bud Light fantasy town, we just can’t get enough of this Colorado ski town. Crested Butte is a real town with everything you could ask for: kickass food (try Django’s, the Secret Stash, or Teocalli Tamale), awesome drinks (don’t miss Montanya Rum), and some of the best skiing around. It’s also one of the most reasonable ski towns you could stay in, with lodging costs less than many other resorts.
Aspen, Colorado via Aspen Snowmass

5. Aspen, Colorado: No best-of list would be complete without Aspen, the crème de la crème of ski towns everywhere. Yes, it can be pricey, but it also has one of the best downtowns in the high country, with delicious eats (see our full list here) and lots of fun bars. Don’t miss après ski at Ajax Tavern, a hike up the notorious (and amazing!) Highlands Bowl, and family-friendly skiing just down the road at Snowmass. This year or next, Aspen just doesn’t get old.
Photo by Jeff Caven, courtesy of Sun Valley

4. Sun Valley, Idaho: We have to be honest, Sun Valley was a revelation to us last winter. Even with a below-average snow pack, we caught a great powder day on Bald Mountain and couldn’t get over how much fun the mountain is to ski or snowboard. In town, Ketchum charms with a thriving local art scene, loads of activities and some of the best ski town food we’ve tried. Don’t miss Rickshaw, an insider hot-spot serving top-notch Asian street food. The well-appointed Knob Hill Innis your best bet for lodging.
Jackson, WY via Jackson Hole For Sale

3. Jackson Hole, Wyoming: In the summer, hoards of people visit Jackson on their way to the nearby National Parks. But come winter, if you’re in Jackson Hole you are probably there to ski. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has some of the best vertical in North America; you can expect long, sustained, steep runs that will have you grinning ear to ear. If you’re looking for ski-in/ski-out lodging, you can’t do better than the Four Seasons located just steps from the Bridger Gondola. In town, don’t forget to make a few black runs at Snow King Mountain before grabbing a beers at Snake River Brewing. This past winter Jackson Hole got hammered with snow, so here’s hoping you can score some epic powder days this year too.
Photo by Paul Morrison, courtesy of Whistler Blackcomb

2. Whistler, British Columbia: Anyone who has had a good day skiing Whistler Blackcomb knows that it doesn’t get much better than this. You can ski for miles down sustained vertical and some of the longest runs on the planet. Sure, this past season was a bit rough in terms of snow, but when Whistler has snow you won’t want to be anywhere else. After skiing, head to Araxi Restaurant + Bar or try your hand at champagne sabering at the Bearfoot Bistro. We love the Four Seasonsor the Fairmont Chateau for luxurious lodging not far from the slopes.
Photo by Ryan Bonneau, courtesy of Telluride Ski

1. Telluride, Colorado: How do we pick our favorite ski town? First, we look for a place where we can park the car and never look back. Second, there needs to be a legit town with locals, restaurants, and jaw-dropping scenery doesn’t hurt. And of course there’s the skiing.Telluride fulfills all these requirements and more. It takes a bit longer to get to this spot in the San Juan Mountains, but once you’re there you’ll be hooked. Telluride’s free gondolas allow visitors to easily navigate between town and mountain, the skiing is great for families and for adrenaline-addicted powder junkies, and did we mention it’s beautiful? Check out the Inn at Lost Creek, the Lumiere, or the New Sheridan Hotel for lodging, and don’t miss drinks at There or a dinner at Siam, easily one of the best restaurants in town.

MountainFilm 2014 – what’s in store this year?

Every year in May, the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival premieres some of the most thought provoking, soul searching, and often heart- rendering films covering a range of social, political, environmental and adventure inspired topics. There is a different ‘Moving Mountain’s Symposium’ theme each year, and the theme for 2014 is ‘Wilderness’. The selection of this year’s theme was a nod to the 50 year anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed this Act into law, establishing American wilderness as “an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”

Here in Telluride, we live tucked in the mountains, beside the river and amongst the trees. Appreciation of wilderness is something that resonates with those who live here, and those who visit marvel at the areas natural beauty.

For more details on this year’s schedule of speakers, scientists, filmmakers and activists, click here.

Wildflowers bloom in the mountains above Telluride, Colorado.
Wildflowers bloom in the mountains above Telluride, Colorado.

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. 
—Stewart Udall

If you are looking for accommodations for your Telluride visit, we would love to be your hosts! Contact Lodging In Telluride to reserve your vacation rental condo on 888-998-6471 or send us an email.

Accommodations in Telluride with Swimming Pools

Visiting Telluride during the summer months is truly magical. Many of our friends to the south – Arizona, Texas and New Mexico flock north to the Rockies for mild summer days, cool nights and fresh mountain air. Because our temperatures are generally very mild in the summer (our days average in the mid 70’s), there is not a huge need for swimming pools and air conditioning in Telluride. These amenities might be essential in some parts of the country, but finding these things can be a challenge in a Telluride. However, it sure is nice when you find a vacation rental condo that has a swimming pool, and there are some fantastic options if you know where to look. Anyone who has kids knows how much of a bonus a pool can be on a vacation!

Two of the condo complexes where we currently manage condos have swimming pools – the Viking Lodge & Lulu City. We offer one, two, three and four bedroom accommodations to our guests. The pools are heated in the summer and winter months, ensuring an optimal level of comfort and refreshment.

Check out our vacation rental condos at the Viking Lodge & Lulu City. If you want us to make a suggestion for you for your Telluride vacation, call us at Lodging In Telluride on 888-998-6471.

Below: The swimming pool & hot tub at the Viking Lodge in Telluride. Telluride’s only salt water hot tub!

The pool and hot tub at the Viking Lodge are rare commodities in the town of Telluride.
The pool and hot tub at the Viking Lodge are rare commodities in the town of Telluride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below: This gorgeous Lulu City condo also offers guests a swimming pool and hot tub. This vacation rental condo will also have air-conditioning in the summer of 2014!

Lulu City 6L is a gorgeous 2 bedroom + loft vacation rental condo in Telluride.
Lulu City 6L is a gorgeous 2 bedroom + loft vacation rental condo in Telluride.