With the snow has come a bevy of fresh accolades for Telluride, both the town and the mountain. The town nearly always ranks as the most beautiful in ski country, a position conferred on Telluride once again, this time by Sunset Travel magazine.
Meanwhile, Forbes named Telluride the third-best ski resort in the United States. After gushing about the historic main street framed by the towering San Juans, the author writes of the skiing: “Telluride’s venerable runs leading toward old town remain some of the most charming in North America: the fall lines are true, the peaks overhead are 14,000-footers and the town below is a gem. But it’s the new terrain, opened during the last several years, that elevates Telluride to a true skier’s mountain. The mountain opened its backside, Revelation Bowl, a classic and continuous Western fall line, in 2008. Better lift access was also provided to the shoulders of Palmyra peak, which offers a bevy of expert chutes, nooks and steeps.”
Ski Magazine also got in on the act, naming Telluride the No. 1 “most charming” resort in America, as well listing it in its top 10 resorts for nightlife and après-ski.
What makes Telluride so special, and what’s the best way to enjoy it? Simply, it’s the combination of having a lively, authentic, historic town perfectly integrated with a world-class ski area and boundless wilderness. It’s all right there, no car needed, no trudging through a plastic, per-fabricated base area. It’s a European experience in the Rockies.
And we’ve got the best perch in the whole place! The Camel’s Garden Hotel is just feet from the Oak Street Lift and the Gondola, with some of Telluride’s best restaurants right next door. We have the best location in town, on the mountain yet just two blocks from Main Street. Check out some of our winter specials.