The town of Telluride in Colorado is a sight to behold. This mining town-turned-ski resort and its quaint collection of colorful roofs are set right at the foot of a red slope peppered with pine trees. However, many visitors only see the town at the height of winter, when its playful colors and the surrounding mountains are subdued by fresh snow.
Telluride was founded in 1875 when the mining boom was still in full swing. For some reason, it was named after gold telluride minerals which were never mined in the area. When the mines closed in 1978, the snow which originally plagued the miners became the town’s leading source of income.
In winter, Telluride Ski Resort is the talk of the town. One of the town’s top luxury resorts, it boasts a ski school, numerous programs for children, as well facilities for snowmobiling, heli-skiing, ice climbing, snowshoeing, and cat skiing.
Summer activities include golf, mountain climbing, tours, horseback riding, and cub camps. Additionally, biking and hiking are also popular activities for tourists. Those brave enough to take on these challenges are rewarded with scenic views from 11,000 feet (3352.8 meters) up. For those who prefer aquatic adventures, rivers in and around the town also offer opportunities for fly fishing and paragliding.
The seasons also mark the beginning of the town’s successive festivals. Telluride hosts the renowned Bluegrass Festival for homegrown talents and bands. The celebrations focus on independent films, brews, music, wine, and many others. In addition to festivals, Telluride also serves as home to many endurance events such as Hardrock 100, Fall Tilt, and the 40-mile Telluride Mountain Run.
A wide selection of dining and drinking options also abound in the area. Getting around is quite easy with the town’s shuttle and gondola services. For a remote home that offers coveted seclusion surrounded by Telluride’s vast expanses of natural beauty, many luxury cabins are available.
Spend an unforgettable holiday in the memorable ski town of Telluride, Colorado. Whether you come during winter or summer, there will always be an adventure for you. To make the most out of your trip, book one of Villaway’s luxury vacation homes now.
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