Ski Magazine Hearts Telluride

Ski Magazine recently joined a high-profile fraternity that includes (but is by no means limited to) prestigious media outlets such as Conde Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, Good Morning Texas, Travel & Leisure, Town & County, W, Vogue, and Forbes, who for years have been singing hosannas in praise of Telluride. The title of Ski’s recent story:”2021 Editors’ Choice: A Town Above: What makes Telluride so unique and captivating?”

The Ski staff spent a week in town last winter and can say for sure, Telluride has that little something extra. Read on for more.

Telluride in snow. Fairyland, snow or no.

A place that has captivated visitors since long before it even had a post office, Telluride is one of those rare domestic bucket-list trips that’s up there with the Swiss Alps or even Japan. The place just has an aura about it. Maybe it’s the incredible scenery, unrivaled by pretty much anywhere else in ski country. Perhaps it’s the laidback, anything-goes vibe of the place that makes people just want to spend time here. It certainly could be the next-level amenities on offer, or the great skiing up at the resort that’s connected to town by scenic gondola ride. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s all of these things that mesh together to serve up one of the best all-around ski destinations on the planet.

Last February, just before the pandemic turned the world upside-down, the SKI staff made its way down to Telluride for a week of skiing, eating, drinking, backcountry skiing, snowmobiling, sightseeing, more eating, and definitely more drinking. We’re grateful to all our gracious hosts both up in Mountain Village and down in town, and can say with certainty that we get, beyond a shadow of a doubt, why this place is so beloved by those who know it well. We learned a few things along the way, and hopefully you can learn from our experiences, including where to eat, sleep, ski, après, play, and more in this one-of-a-kind destination.

But first, Telluride’s colorful past looms large over the town, and has certainly worked to shape both the place and the people who call it home…

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