Spyder Ambassadors Justin and Travis reflect on their multi-day "Climb with Coors Event," an annual adventure up Wilson Peak. The authors had never climbed a 14er before, and raved about the hospitality, the town, the brews, and the hike. Be sure to read up on their incredible weekend!
Are you ready for some Springtime fun? Travel reporter Valarie D'Elia has some Spring Break Travel Options to share, and Hotel Telluride is the very first one on her list!
The Hotel Telluride scores high when it comes to location because the charming property enjoys the benefits of being situated in the town of Telluride without having to contend with any mayhem. (Yes, even the remote and beautiful mountain town of T-ride can become noisy.)
Adventure can mean various things, depending on who you ask. Maybe you're a height seeker who enjoys jumping out of planes or maybe exploring a new hiking trail does it for you. Perhaps a milder adventure is more your style; taste testing foreign foods and exploring unique shops.
Fat bikes—which have wide rims and extra large tires are the hottest winter toys. Hotel Telluride's Snow Bike & Brew package includes guided rides along snowy single-track trails, with stops at Telluride Brewing Company and Telluride Distilling Company. From $1,500, including a three-night stay: 199 N. Cornet St. 866-468-3501
Snow-covered mountains rearing high into the sky, brilliant gold aspen leaves shimmering against contrasting white trunks on dense forested slopes, and sunlit, rushing rivers cascading into wildflower meadows nestled in valleys - the setting must be Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Surrounded by this stunning scenery, the resorts of Aspen, Vail and Telluride offer perfect destinations.
One of the most astounding experiences one can have in an airplane is landing in the Telluride Airport. Descending onto a landing strip surrounded by snow- capped mountains is a truly splendid experience. As you exit the private plane and inhale the crisp, Colorado air, you begin to be transported to another world. This is when the once-in-a-lifetime experience begins.
True, a trip to Telluride, tucked 330 miles away in San Miguel County in southwestern Colorado, requires a bit of a time commitment—it’ll take you six to seven hours to drive there from Denver—but the epic scenery makes the time go by quickly, and the payoff once you reach this mountain town, just eight blocks wide and 12 blocks long and nestled in a box canyon? So very worth it.
New this winter at the Hotel Telluride is the Master of the Mountain package. It includes two pairs of customized Pete Wagner skis, a three-night stay in the Hotel Telluride’s Ajax Suite, one-day Telluride Ski Mountain pass with private guide, one-day private heli-skiing tour and Champagne upon return to the hotel, and a 90-minute custom spa treatment.
Here’s a new spin on a favorite, romantic, classic activity: a winter picnic, coordinated by The Hotel Telluride. Snowshoe up to the High Camp Hut, in the stunning San Juan Mountains, and regroup with a gourmet picnic lunch. This new package includes three nights in a “elite view room,” breakfast, wine pairing and apps, two massages and more.
Fat bikes - with tires now up to five inches wide are being used as much for recreation as for testing the limits of human fortitude. With a bevy of mountain spots beginning to cater to fat-tires, from dedicated trails at Snow Mountain Ranch between Winter Park and Granby to Hotel Telluride's Snow Bike & Brew package.
After pushing your limits all day out in the cold it's important to come home to a place you can relax. The Hotel Telluride - a quaint boutique hotel right downtown tops our list. Expect exceptional service. The staff are friendly, detail-oriented and they will shuttle you anywhere in town. Visit the hotel spa for a massage or facial.
Wilson Peak is featured on Coors beer labels. At 14,017 feet, the mountain is awash with millions of wildflowers. From mid-June through mid-September, the iconic Hotel Telluride offers an exclusive “Crack a Coors on Wilson Peak” package, including a private guided tour and lunch at the summit. At the top, climbers are rewarded with spectacular photo ops and of course, Coors Beer! Cheers!
Skiers love dogs so it makes sense that each year ski resorts and mountain town hotels become more dog friendly. Cincy Hirschfeld, Aspen, Colorado resident and author of Canine Colorado, a Colorado travel guidebook for dog owners says, "These days, dogs are certainly considered part of the family, and people want to include the whole family in their vacation."
It used to be out of snow, out of mind. But now classic ski destinations are becoming increasingly popular in summertime when their slopes turn into bucolic hiking and horseback-riding trails. Spot the impressive Bridal Veil Falls from this brick-faced lodge, or take a guided hike for an up-close encounter with the breath taking falls. The Deal: Three nights in the Wilson Suite, $1,117 for two.
Set on Telluride Mountain amid the San Juan peaks, Hotel Telluride is sited within the historic community that shares its name. A quaint 19th-century silver-mining town, Telluride offers Victorian charm amid awe-in- spiring, soaring peaks perfect for skiing, climbing and outdoor activities.
Even though it's within Colorado's rectangular borders, Telluride is far enough away from Denver that it feels like a true getaway. New this winter, Hotel Telluride is offering Master of the Mountain package. Powder hounds receive the luxe treatment with a three- night stay in one of the hotel's suites, hot breakfast every morning, a one-day Telluride Ski Mountain pass with private guide, a semi-private heli-skiing tour, a 90-minute custom spa treatment, a private dining experience, and two pairs of Wagner Custom Skis.
The Hotel Telluride, a boutique chalet in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, offers a rather spectacular line-up of winter packages. There’s the “Winter Picnic on The High Camp Hut” ($2,377), a privately-guided snow- shoe adventure culminating in a gourmet lunch at the hotel’s very own high camp hut, located 11,000 feet up the mountain.
For skiers who take the sport—and the precious time they spend doing it—seriously, heli-skiing can be the ultimate worthwhile indulgence. You can forget about endless lift lines, "death cookies" and crowded slopes, focusing instead on the blissful task at hand: barreling down a vertical-drop Shangri-La of untouched snow.
The Hotel Telluride is unveiling a Snow Bike and Brew package this coming season that uses actual fat-tire bicycles on flat, snowy terrain at the foot of the valley. Participants will ride from the Hotel Telluride to the Telluride Brewing Company and the Telluride Distilling Company for tastings of locally crafted beers and spirits. The three-night with other benefits starts at $1,550.
Telluride is a powder-seeker's dream. Be the first of your friends to try the new craze—fat tire biking in winter—as Hotel Telluride offers their Snow Bike & Brewery package, a three-night stay that includes a private, guided fat tire adventure to the Telluride Brewing Company and local distillery, and a five-course dinner at the hotel. Package starts at $1,550, thehoteltelluride.com
Need another diversion besides skiing and snowboarding? This season, The Hotel Telluride offers a "Snow Bike & Brew" package from $1,550 through March 31. In addition to accommodations for three nights and breakfast for two daily, the package includes a guided 3-mile bike tour of the Telluride valley including a stop at the Telluride Distilling Company to taste handcrafted whiskey.
Truly a destination for all seasons, the picturesque town of Telluride isn't just charming, but filled with loads of adventure as well as culinary and cultural opportunities. If it can be done in the snow, you'll find it in Telluride. Ski, snowboard or snowshoe the Telluride Ski Resort's 2,000 plus acres set amid a scene of magnificent mountain ranges.