The very best of Telluride

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Exceptional alpine skiing for all abilities

There’s something about Telluride that keeps skiers coming back for more–year after year. Perhaps it’s the fact that the resort is somewhat of a hidden gem. Quieter than some of the other alpine ski destinations in the region, you’ll get to enjoy queue-free lifts and secluded slopes to hone your skills. Or maybe it’s because the trails are tailored to all different ability levels. Beginners can get comfortable on the Galloping Goose or Little Maude, before sailing down the Misty Maiden or Woozy’s Way with their newfound confidence. Consider yourself an expert? The Gold Hill Chutes is a double black diamond trail that’s sure to get your adrenaline pumping. 

For aprés-ski, head into the town to refuel and bask in the evening glow of the streetlights that illuminate the crisp, glistening snow underfoot. Once the sun descends, the bars and restaurants of Telluride become alive with the sounds of live music and laughter–filled with both visitors and locals alike. Providing refuge from the cold winter air, they’re an excellent place to chat with like-minded skiers and share your stories from the slopes.

The onefinestay experience

At onefinestay, we believe that skiing chalets should offer more than just a warm welcome and comfortable base for your skiing adventures. That’s why we’ve put together our specially curated selection of concierge services. Whether you’d like a personal chef to prepare delicious meals each and every evening, or perhaps an at-home spa experience after a long day on the slopes, we’re here to ensure that your vacation is as incredible as it should be. You’ll be given the option of these additional extras while you book, so everything is ready upon your arrival. With Telluride Airport just ten minutes away, you can simply turn up and enjoy a restful evening before a busy day.

An Old West town, brimming with traditional character

Just eight blocks wide, Telluride certainly packs plenty into its pretty alpine streets. A key player in the history of the American frontier, this historic town has retained much of its authentic charm and, as such, doesn't feel overly commercial compared to other popular resorts. You won’t find too many chain stores here - instead, browse through independent thrift and antique stores, as well as inspiring art galleries with works from local artists. For those who miss the Old West feel that many of Colorado’s ski resorts once had, you’ll soon be in your element here in Telluride. 

During the summer, a whole host of events can be enjoyed in the square. From the laidback sounds of the Bluegrass Festival to the renowned Telluride Film Festival, the town is always bustling with activity and atmosphere.

An incredible destination, whatever the season

While many visitors head over to Telluride in the winter months for the amazing ski opportunities, there’s plenty to discover once the snow has melted. The days are longer and the temperatures are warmer, giving way to a whole host of different activities. From hiking to fly fishing, there’s something for every visitor to enjoy. With over 90 picturesque walking trails waiting to be explored, every day is a new adventure. Of course, hiking is not the only way to see the sights - horseback rides, mountain biking, cable cars and 4X4 off-roading are just some of the ways you can make the most of the region during the summer months.

Of course, hiking is not the only way to see the sights - horseback rides, mountain biking and 4X4 off-roading are just some of the ways you can make the most of the region during the summer months.

Where to eat & drink

A day spent hurtling down the slopes can work up quite an appetite. Fortunately, you’ve got an amazing selection of bars and restaurants to choose from in the town. If you’re in the mood for a succulent steak, then 221 South Oak is sure to please. From mouthwatering strips of Wagyu to Rocky Mountain elk steaks, it’s a carnivores paradise. Of course, you’ll also find a superb choice of pescatarian dishes, including seared scallops and organic salmon with lime leaf coulis. For a low-key family evening, Brown Dog Pizza is a great shout. Although the vibe here is relaxed, the food quality certainly isn’t. Having won first place at the Pizza World Championships in 2015, this is without a doubt the best pizza you’ll find in the town.

For dinner with a view, book a table at the much-loved Allred's Restaurant. Boasting exceptional views across the snow-tipped peaks of the Rockies, diners soak up their surroundings while being taken care of by the attentive staff. Alaskan day boat halibut and local Colorado rack of lamb are just a few of the delicious dishes you might encounter on the menu. Another spot with staggering mountain vistas is Gorrono Ranch. Refuel with a delicious homemade lunch on their sun-kissed outdoor terrace, soaking in the incredible views of the Wilson Range as you eat.

Planning an extra-special date night? The low-lit and intimate atmosphere of La Marmotte might just be what you’re looking for. Serving up beautifully presented French dishes, some of the restaurant’s popular dishes include poulet basquaise and fresh Colorado trout amandine. Meanwhile, meat lovers will want to pay the Sheridan Chop House a visit. Serving up some of the best steaks in town, the menu combines the traditional mountain game with classic western aged beef. The result: a series of prime cuts grilled to utter perfection.

Where to aprés-ski

After dinner, be sure to grab a few drinks or simply soak up the thriving atmosphere in the town’s best bars. From the laid back setting of Last Dollar Saloon to sipping expertly crafted spirits at Telluride Distilling Company, there are so many great places to celebrate your vacation with friends and family. 

Looking for the best cocktails in town? There is a vibrant hangout in Pacific Ave, offering an assortment of creative concoctions, from the peachy Palisade Sidecar to the ultra-refreshing Strawberry Beret, infused with gin, basil, and strawberry Campari. If you’re looking for an ultra-relaxed atmosphere, then head to Sidework Speakeasy. A favourite with locals searching for a low key spot away from all the aprés-ski exuberance, this intimate 1950’s themed setting excludes style, class and calm.

Tempted by Telluride?

If you’ve been enchanted by the charming town of Telluride, maybe it’s time to experience it for yourself. Why not take a look at our hand-picked selection of chalets? Our expert advisors are on hand to ensure you get the most out of your stay - we’ll even share our favourite hotspots in the region. 

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