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Time to pack your skis, snowboard, and bff...and hit the slopes.
Destinations of the Month:
Ski Towns, USA
by Richard Alleman
The Rocky Mountain ski haven is actually two towns: a nineteenth-century Western hamlet of Victorian houses and funky storefronts that has been designated a National Historic Landmark District—and, connected via a free gondola, the European-style Mountain Village, with sleek inns, hotels, and restaurants. The skiing—with some 300 inches of snow annually and 2,000 skiable acres—is among the best in the country, but there’s plenty happening off the slopes, too.
VIBE: Hippie-chic in town; refined rustic in Mountain Village.
STAY: On the mountain, the three-year-old Hotel Madeline has 106 luxurious rooms and suites done in smart neo-Alpine style, whereas the 29-room boutique Lumière Hotel is the last word in understated Western decor. Down in Telluride, the 1895 New Sheridan Hotel has lots of Victorian charm and has been updated for the twenty-first century with rooftop hot tubs and bathrooms with heated floors.
EAT: Telluride has some of the best on-mountain dining of any U.S. ski resort. Don’t miss the new Bon Vivant at the top of Lift 5; ski in for lunch or book a snow-coach for dinner at Alpino Vino. And if you can wrangle an invitation from a member, have lunch at Allred’s, the most exclusive watering hole on the mountain.
HANG: The New Sheridan Bar—a vast Victorian barroom beloved by the locals; also: The Last Dollar Saloon, Fly Me to the Moon Saloon, and the Llama (all with live bands).
CELEBRITY FACTOR: Ralph Lauren, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Tom Cruise, and Sandra Bullock.
DON’T MISS: The Telluride Comedy Festival, February 16–19; monthly art walks through some of Telluride’s dozen art galleries; weekly musical events at the Sheridan Opera House; and dollar movies and art films at the Palm Theatre.
Photo: Courtesy of Visit Telluride
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