Telluride Bliss – Luxury Accommodation by Exceptional Stays The fall colors were spectacular and the mountain tops were covered in white from early dustings of snow. The yellow gold Aspen trees glistened below the jagged peaks. The mountains look different here, there is a very European feeling to the high peaks that surround the town. A majestic heard of Elk caught our attention as we turned off the main road to head up to Mountain Village. Their presence was both regal and awe inspiring. We arrived at Alpen Ridge’s luxury accommodation by Exceptional Stays and were immediately blown away by this impressive property. ... Read more
The vast and sleek Scandi-chic of Åre, Sweden competes with the understated allure of Colorado’s diminutive Victorian town, Telluride.
An Insider’s Luxury Guide to Telluride In the 1800s, they named this mining town Telluride, for the gold-bearing ore. But the poetic mishearing “to hellyou ride” better reflected this boisterous burg tucked into the barely accessible San Juan Mountains. Today, the gold is snow, but the boisterousness remains. The Layout Telluride sits in the Southwest corner of Colorado, where the geology gods did some of their best work. Fourteen-thousand-foot peaks melt into red-rock mesas as countless stands of pine and aspen watch in awestruck silence. Though Telluride has gone from booming mining village to virtual ghost town to bustling ski resort, ... Read more
Bon Vivant – On Mountain Dining And then there was lunch! After a great morning of skiing all over Telluride, Heidi Lauterbach, Ex Ski Racer and Telluride Marketing Goddess, took us to lunch at Bon Vivant. The name is French for a person who enjoys the good things in life. I used to say that if you looked up Bon Vivant in the dictionary that you would see a picture of my dear friend Mario Lobo. He always loved the best in life and lived his life 100%. He taught me an appreciation for the better things in life, including food ... Read more
Alpine Vino – High Mountain Fine Dining My friend Holly from Whister and I took the gondola up from Mountain Village to the top of the tram. We then transferred to a cute red snowcat that would take us up even higher. The cat was filled with people from all over the country, most all were long time returning guests to Telluride. We chatted the entire way up and by the time we got to Alpino Vino, we were all close friend. We exited the cat and were welcomed with a tall sparky glass of Prosecco. Alpino Vino, is one of ... Read more
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 ... Read more
Before we put the stairway in, a lot of people who had the ability to ski Chute 9 were wary of risking a possible fall climbing along the knife-edge ridge of that rock face on all fours.
Helitrax Heli Skiing Telluride