With a chill in the air and the first signs of winter hitting the ground, it’s time to plan a ski vacation! This year, when you think skiing, think Telluride.
The Secret Is Out
Telluride is synonymous with small town Colorado. Situated in a box canyon of the Southwest, you will find old fashioned heritage and culture combined with the modern conveniences and adventures to make this the perfect ski vacation destination. This is precisely why the area has a reputation for being Colorado’s best kept secret.
The region is no secret to Conde Nast Traveler magazine, however, which rated Telluride the “number one ski resort in North America” in 2012. With over 2,000 acres of powder and trails, and over 300 inches of snow per year, this premier resort town has something for every skier.
Skiing in Telluride
Beginning skiers have been known to enjoy the smooth runs of the trail named Galloping Goose. There, you can practice the basics of skiing and feeling comfortable on the snow in preparation for a more intermediate slope like See Forever. With a steeper terrain, you’ll be sure to polish up your skills to embark on the adventure that awaits you on the aptly named advanced ski trail, The Plunge. These are just three of the 125 ski trails you’ll find within the mountains of Telluride.
One of the many appeals of skiing in Telluride is the serenity and calmness of the environment. Although the area is quickly gaining popularity, the lift lines have a 22,000+ person per hour capacity, allowing them to remain uncrowded even during the peak season. Therefore, you can truly enjoy and get the most out of your time on the slopes, unlike other resorts where the wait to get up the hill is much longer than the amount of time it takes you to ski down.
As you are riding the lifts, sightseeing by foot, ice climbing, snow shoeing, horseback riding, or enjoying a trip on the famous free gondola connecting Telluride and neighboring Mountain Village, you’ll quickly note why SKI Magazine voted this beautiful area “number one in scenery.” From the wildlife to the wildflowers, professional and amateur photographers will find the area definitely picture-worthy, so don’t forget to pack your camera!
Where To Stay
Where you stay while on vacation can make or break the experience. A hotel may offer a bed and a place for your belongings, but a vacation rental provides the comforts of home. Lucky for you, there are options abound when it comes to Telluride vacation rentals, and Rent It Today can help you secure the perfect place for you and your fellow travelers.
Make your trip a true winter wonderland with a cabin rental, or rent a vacation home that overlooks the amazing natural beauty of the San Juan Mountains. When you choose to rent, you can also choose from a variety of options. Most vacation accommodations come standard with a fully equipped kitchen, fireplaces, and television. Some, however, include additional amenities for relaxation and entertainment like a hot tub, steam shower, wet bar, game room, and private deck. Before you pack your bags, check out Rent It Today’s vacation accommodations in Telluride, and reserve your home away from home.