1. It’s one of the best ski towns in America.
How this Old West mining village went from a ghost town after the Gold Rush to landing multiple times on the “Best U.S. Ski Town” list is no mystery. The combination of 14,000-foot big mountains, a relatively uncrowded terrain for endless ski runs and a quirky, charming small-town vibe are what keep people coming back year after year to Telluride. In 2018, Conde Nast Traveler magazine rated it No. 1 in North America for the sixth year in a row. Whether you’re carving through steep, demanding runs, or taking slides along solitary glades hidden throughout the mountain, the reasons to ski Telluride, Colorado, deserves its own blog post.
2. Telluride gets epic amounts of snow.
With an annual snowfall of 167 inches a year (compared to the U.S. average of 28 inches a year), you’ll be schussing through the white stuff this winter—guaranteed. In fact, a season-by-season snowfall comparison reveals that last year Telluride broke a record with the Snow Report listing a total of 323 inches of snowfall over the season. For skiers, that’s great news of course, but it’s also the driving force behind all of the other options such as sleigh rides, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, kids winter eco-adventures and more.
3. Great lodging options! SilverStar Telluride has a luxury accommodation that will fit every need.
After a long day exploring the snowy playground of Telluride, you will want to “come home” to a place that is comfortable, beautiful and relaxing. SilverStar Telluride Luxury Properties is everything on that list. The five-star luxury of SilverStar’s properties can be found in three locations: the vacation homes in Mountain Village, the penthouse units within The Peaks Resort, or the in-town homes within easy walking distance to restaurants and shops. Picture this: high-end amenities, ski-in/ski-out convenience and beautifully appointed kitchens, bedrooms, and living areas, so you can spend uninterrupted quality time with friends or family.
4. Telluride still feels like a small town, with real people living here.
With a population of nearly 2,500, everyone knows everyone here, which is reflective in the cozy, friendly vibe of most restaurants, bars, galleries and shops. The Denver Post reports that travelers think so too, rating Telluride as one of The Three Top Small Towns To Visit in America.
But it’s the ease of getting around that sets Telluride apart from other ski resorts. With the free Gondola that takes people on a breathtaking trip from Mountain Village to the Town of Telluride, the Galloping Goose, a free, eco-friendly shuttle that loops through town every 10 minutes, and pretty much everywhere in Mountain Village being ski in/ski out, there is no need for the hassle of a car. Everything feels massive and spectacular when looking out at the snow-capped peaks, yet the town of Telluride itself is a walkable eight blocks long, and feels like you’re experiencing the tiny village of a snow globe.
5. Think Telluride’s pretty in snow? You’ll want to come back in the summer too!
If your first planned trip to Telluride is during the winter months, you’ll love everything listed in this blog that makes the town feel small and accessible. But guaranteed, it’ll be your springboard to come back in the summer. Telluride is not only the “Festival Capital of the Rockies,” but it’s also an unlimited outdoor wonderland for the adventurous and free spirited, as well as the hub for art galleries, concerts, al fresco restaurants, spas, world-renowned golf, nightlife and more.
For more reasons to make Telluride the destination of your winter vacation this year, visit our blog. Feel free to contact SilverStar Telluride Luxury Properties at 970-728-3001 or online with any questions.