Are you looking for the perfect Winter getaway this year? Look no further than the beautiful and scenic town of Telluride, Colorado. Nestled in the San Juan mountains, this rustic mountain town is bursting at the seams with fun and family-friendly entertainment for you to enjoy. Here are some of the best activities to experience while visiting Telluride during Christmas.
If you prefer to keep moving while on vacation, Telluride has plenty of amazing options for outdoor entertainment.
Skiing, Snowboarding, or Snowshoeing
While there are many other activities in Telluride, the slopes of the San Juan mountains have made this town a skiing destination. When visiting Telluride, you don’t need a car to get to the slopes – simply hop on the gondola to Mountain Village and you can be skiing in no time! Nordic skiing and snowshoeing are great options for families with children. If you are more of a thrill-seeker, consider taking a guided helicopter skiing or snowboarding trip.
Another great outdoor option is taking a guided snowmobile tour from Telluride Outside. Ride through beautiful backcountry vistas, with a variety of terrains for different skill levels, and catch a glimpse of local wildlife in the snow.
Ice skating can be a great time for adults and kids. Hop on the gondola to Mountain Village and visit the Hanley Pavilion – free public skating is available daily, with skate rentals available at the rink.
Once you have had your fill of adventure, Telluride has plenty to offer for indulgent relaxation.
If you have never visited a hot spring before, you have to treat yourself to this experience. With three nearby options including the Ouray hot springs, Orvis hot springs, and Dunton hot springs, visitors have plenty of amazing choices of where to go to soak and relax.
A timeless Christmas classic, the Palm Arts theatre will be performing “The Nutcracker.” This production will include 80 local dancers and a night sure to be remembered. The two performances of this play will be December 18 at 6 PM with a matinee on December 19 at 2 PM.
Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade
If you find yourself in Telluride on Christmas Eve, the torchlight parade is a beautiful spectacle to consider. Watch the Telluride Ski & Snowboard School instructors make their way down the mountainside with torches. Note that this parade is only visible from the town of Telluride.
There are plenty of reasons to want to get away this holiday season. Whether you are seeking adventure or relaxation, the beautiful town of Telluride is the ideal destination for your Winter escape. To begin planning your perfect trip, contact SilverStar to find the perfect luxury rental property for your vacation today!