Telluride, United States

A former Victorian mining town at the foot of Colorado’s mighty Rocky Mountains, Telluride is a rootin’ tootin’, all-American stay famous for its 2,000 acres of prime skiing slopes. As picturesque as a Spaghetti Western film set, Telluride is a chaps-wearing cowboy’s dream: clapboard inns line the streets, and snow-dusted mountaintops loom large over the red-brick Sheridan Opera House, a perfectly preserved relic of early 20th-century architecture. While the shops and restaurants in the town centre are enough to distract you for days, the outdoor activities are Telluride’s real draw – winter months call for ice-climbing, sledding and heli-skiing on the pistes and peaks; while warmer climes bring mountain hikes, fly fishing in the winding trout streams and horse-riding through the valleys.

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When to go

Ski bunnies should consider booking for spring (March and April) or Autumn (October and November), when the pistes are at their emptiest, but still supplied with a hefty dose of fresh powder.

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Getting there

  • Planes

    Telluride Airport is a 15-minute drive from the centre of town. A few American carriers fly here, but if you’re coming from Europe, you might find it easier to jet into Montrose, which is better served by international airlines.
  • Automobiles

    Hire a car from the airport if you’d like to explore the area more widely in summer. In winter, however, it’s a different story: snow-packed mountain paths are dangerous to navigate if you’re not familiar with the roads, so stick to hotel transfers and taxis where you can.