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Telluride Voted #1 Ski Resort in America!

TELLURIDE, Colorado (Dec.,2014) — Condé Nast Traveler Magazine readers voted Telluride Ski Resort the number one ski area in America for the third year in a row. However, the high rankings don’t end there. Telluride also came in #1 for Trails & Runs, Lifts & Lines, Accommodations, Scenery, Food & Restaurants, and the small mountain town nabbed the #2 spots for Nightlife & Après-ski, and Value.

“Being named the best ski area in America for the third year in a row is an incredible honor for both the resort and the destination,” states Brad Larsen, VP of Sales and Marketing for Telluride Ski Resort. “This award, coming from the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, speaks volumes to the guest experience our community delivers year-after-year.”

Condé Nast Traveler is one of the most trusted names in travel. The annual readers’ choice survey, which first started in 1988 a year after the magazine began, bestows honors across many categories including best hotels, cities, islands, cruise lines, and resorts of the world. The 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards had nearly 77,000 responses. For the full and comprehensive list of awards visit

Telluride, which has always been known as a remarkable destination, has earned high marks in other publications as well. This year Ski Magazine readers voted Telluride the #4 Top-Ranked Western Ski Resort, its highest placement in recent memory, as well as #1 for Best Overall Satisfaction, Best Sustainability, Best Character, and Best Scenery. Telluride also made USA Today’s list for 10 most scenic ski resorts in the world.

With direct flights from 10 major airports including, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Phoenix Sky Harbor, Phoenix/Mesa, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago and Newark getting to this award winning destination is easier than ever. Upon arrival this pedestrian friendly town welcomes guests with its historic charm and towering peaks. After visiting, it is easy to see why Telluride consistently ranks high on the world’s best travel lists.


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HGTV’s House Hunters Features Historic Telluride Home

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If you stayed connected when we featured our 445 West Colorado Avenue home for sale a few weeks ago and had any thought of wanting to check it out and put it on your real estate list, it’s time to take a tour so you don’t miss out on this amazing property!

HGTV’s hit show “House Hunters” stopped by Telluride this past June to film an episode that will feature our historic main street property located at 445 West Colorado Avenue. Built in 1898, this home was completed in the midst of the mining boom in Southwestern Colorado. This episode of House Hunters will air later this summer. Stay in touch with Telluride Luxury for airing dates! Continue reading

End of an Era: San Sophia Inn demolished for new accomodations

An era of pastel-colored building in the Town of Telluride ended today as demolition crews have begun to remove the San Sophia Inn (Aspen Street End) to make way for new, high-end accommodations. Although full details have not been released about the development that will be replacing the Inn site, it is said to be a multi-unit building offer new in-town lodging.

Stay tuned on our blog for updates on the construction and details on this new accommodation!

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FUN HISTORY FACT: The San Sophia Inn was built in 1988 on the site of the original 1890’s Telluride horse stable.