Telluride, the friendliest ski resort in North America
Telluride was the only ski town in the country to be voted as one of the top 10 friendliest towns in the United States according to the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Survey. A popular resort destination for many skiers, golfers and adventure lovers, Telluride is truly one of the most exciting ski resorts in North America and was voted by Forbes in December of 2011 as the third top ski resort in the country trailing Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Alta & Snowbird, Utah.
Telluride offers spectacular natural Beauty that is very unique and unmatched anywhere else in North America. The beauty of Telluride is only comparable to the Swiss Alps.
World-class ski resort:
Telluride was voted as the best and friendliest ski resort town in North America twice in 2012 as well as 2013. Telluride's 2000+ acres of ski terrain remain uncrowded for skiers and snowboarders alike. Considered "the most beautiful place you'll ever ski", Telluride Ski Resort has amazing terrain for every ability. From the long 4+ miles of green Galloping Goose for the beginners to the intermediate, See Forevers inspiring 360 degree views of the San Juan's jagged peaks to the expert unbelievable hike-to terrain of Bald Mountain, Black Iron Bowl, Gold Hill Chutes and Palmyra Peak there is hassle-free, open terrain for everyone! Unlike most of Colorado's ski resorts where lift lines are now the norm, Telluride's ski vacation is without lift lines or large crowds; it's almost like having your own private ski resort!
True small mountain town:
Telluride's population is very small and according to the latest estimates, the town has around 3500 year-round residents. Telluride's geographical location and strict policies mandated by the town, makes real estate availability very limited in the Telluride region preserving the town's size and unique atmosphere. Telluride was voted as the friendliest ski resort in North America for for its unique combination of seclusion, maximum speed limit of 15 miles per hour, the ability to walk anywhere and everywhere without the need for a car, extremely low crime rate and most importantly Telluride's happy residents.
Privacy and seclusion, yet well connected:
Telluride is quite excluded and truly can be called the town located at the end of the road, yet Telluride has an airport and Telluride visitors can also have access to nearby airports located in Montrose and Durango with multiple daily flights operated by major airliners.
Festivals, festivals, festivals:
Telluride is the festival capital of Colorado and host to world-renowned film and music festivals. Festivals keep the town alive and busy throughout the summer months and attracts visitors from all over the world. Festivals include the Telluride film Festival, Telluride bluegrass Festival, Mountain Film, Telluride Blues and Brews, the Wine Festival and many more.
Free public transportation:
Although Telluride is small and an adult can easily walk from one end of town to the other in about 20 minutes, Telluride offers free transportation services used by locals and visitors all year long. It includes Telluride's famous gondola which connects downtown Telluride and the town Mountain Village. A round trip gondola ride Will cost you around 25 minutes and leave you stunned by the beauty of the scenery exposed as you glide up and down the mountain range on the longest gondola ride in North America. Telluride also offers free shuttle services that connect all areas of town and nearby communities.