An alpine playground tucked among the stunning San Juan Mountains, Telluride is famous for alpine skiing at Telluride Ski Resort, Nordic skiing, and spectacular backcountry terrain. And come summer, it's a sun-kissed paradise for mountain mavericks of all ages. Robust rainbow trout call for gold-medal fly-fishing along the San Miguel River, while endless hiking trails hug the legendary Bridal Veil Falls. Or take part in one of many festivals that take place here, from a single-day Art Walk in May to July’s ten-day Telluride Chamber Music Festival. There is a celebration for everyone in Telluride.
The town of Telluride is a National Historic District with a colorful mining history. Stroll through its storied streets and discover Victorian architecture, quirky shops, and locally-owned restaurants. With six Exclusive Resorts residences located high above town, mid-mountain at Heritage Crossing, you can access the Mountain Village core. The Club’s spacious four-bedroom, four-bathroom condos are designed for comfort and relaxation, with cozy fireplaces and private hot tubs. Your residence is just steps away from the ski school, 10 yards from the Village Express lift, and walking distance to shops and restaurants. Take the free gondola down to charming downtown Telluride, where foodies, outdoor enthusiasts, and kiddos can all discover more mountain fun.
Mornings call for powder turns or nature walks, while afternoons can be spent unwinding at The Spa at the Peaks. Just a short walk from your residence, it’s one of the largest in Colorado, with enviro-friendly practices and treatments that echo Telluride’s natural playground. Additionally, a 24-hour fitness room is conveniently located in the Heritage Crossing building. Golfers can book preferred tee times and receive discounted rates at Telluride Golf Course. And let’s not forget the food scene. After taking your turns on Telluride’s ski terrain, or following a hike through fields of brilliant wildflowers, stake your claim at our top picks for dining outposts: Chop Restaurant at New Sheridan Hotel, Cosmopolitan Restaurant, 221 South Oak, and Brown Dog Pizza.
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