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Silver mining camp turned year-round recreational haven, illustrious Telluride sits perched within the grandeur of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. An alpine paradise by winter, where world-class skiing takes center stage, come summer the resort melts into a playground of outdoor adventures. Hikers scale the slopes, mountain bikers tackle the terrain, and fishers, rafters, and boaters enjoy the fruits and thrills of the San Miguel River. Post-adventure the historical town offers comfort and convenience alongside a feast of cultural events, including the Telluride Jazz Celebration and the Bluegrass Festival.

Things to see

A winter wonderland with over 2,000 skiable acres and 127 trails, Telluride Ski Resort offers a quiet and uncrowded skiing experience for all ability levels. Here beginners and intermediate skiers can tackle the highest peaks, enjoying the kind of views usually reserved for seasoned experts. Connecting Telluride to Mountain Village and the slopes, the Mountain Village Gondola is all the transport you’ll need during your stay. The free 13-minute ride gifts passengers 360 degree vistas of gawp-inducing mountain scenery. Set within a miner’s hospital dating back to 1896, Telluride Historical Museum details the area’s rich heritage from the very start. From the Ute natives to the first settlers and miners, all the way to its skiing present – interactive features, exhibits, and artifacts neatly piece the past together. Whatever the season there’s always something exciting afoot in Telluride’s Town Park. In winter it provides ice rinks and a Nordic skiing trail, whilst in the summer it hosts both music festivals and sporting events.

Hotels in Telluride

From chic luxury rental condominiums and charm laden cabins, to full-service ski-in/ski-out lodgings just moments from the slopes – the hotels in Telluride cater to every type of stay. Much of the accommodation comes decorated in quintessential mountain style, with toasty fireplaces and awe-inspiring alpine views. The larger accommodations all boast a slew of amenities, from steaming pools and hot tubs, to spa centers and gymnasiums. The great outdoors doesn’t come at the expense of mod-cons either - most rooms and condos provide cable television along with WiFi. For those looking to spend less, the cheap hotels in Telluride come as simple inns, motels, and cozy B&Bs.

Where to stay

A designated National Historic Landmark with the Victorian architecture to prove it, petite Telluride is a typical mountain town, brimming with antiquated saloons and classical clapboard storefronts. Restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries dot the hub, providing plenty to enjoy après ski. A gondola ride away, the European-styled Mountain Village provides direct access to the slopes and offers a wealth of amenities in its own right. Wherever your hotel in Telluride or Mountain Village however, they’re both walkable enough to make getting about a breeze. Whilst many hotels on the slopes provide ski-in/ski-out access, those located further away can take advantage of complimentary shuttles, or the gondola service.

How to get to Telluride

Situated just 5.5 miles from the center of town, Telluride Regional Airport is the gateway of choice for most. The small airport offers a small selection of scheduled flights, including services between Denver International and Los Angeles International. Alternatively Montrose Regional Airport, located 67 miles away, serves a greater selection of major destinations. As well as Denver International, connections can be made through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta and Chicago O’Hare International airports. For those driving in, Telluride can be easily accessed via the ever scenic San Juan Skyway.