We were two girls, 9 pairs of shoes, fat skis, skinny skis, and we were bound for Telluride. We’d been invited by the resort to come and ski and also to see their famous Aids Benefit Fashion Show. We set off from Aspen in time to make our date with a snow cat. We had a 6:40pm departure from the top of the mountain. The drive was easy and breathtakingly beautiful. We were approaching Telluride just as the sun was setting; I was talking to my dad on the phone when a stately Elk stepped into view. I gasped, my dad thought I’d hit something, but I assured him all was more than great and hug up. The majesty of this elk was a reminder that we are just sharing this amazing landscape. Traffic was backing up behind us and since we didn’t want to miss our dinner engagement, we had to keep driving. We drove up to Mountain Village which is above the historic mining town of Telluride and checked into the rustic Telluride Mountain Lodge property. We jumped in a quick shower and raced to the gondola. The scene of us trying to run in our fashionable high heel boots must have been quite a sight. Once we made it into the gondola we began to relax and enjoy the view. Telluride at night has just about as much going on if not more than in the daytime. The sun was just setting and tones of red filled the sky. It was magnificent; Telluride was definitely showing off for us.
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