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Winter Holiday With Us

The town of Telluride comes alive in early December as the holiday season approaches. Evergreen trees are placed in the center of Main Street. Wreaths dangle from light posts with red bows attached. The ski tree is placed in Elks Park, and it’s lit up during a ceremony in early December named Noel Night. In addition to decorations, Mother Nature provides her own accoutrements, with temperatures dropping, snow falling and wind blowing around on shorter, darker days.

Ideal Skier Schedule

Of course, for most guests, it wouldn’t be the holidays in Telluride, if you didn’t spend time at the Telluride Ski Resort. So, this is the ideal holiday schedule we picture for you. Wake-up at 7am. Peer out the window to see snow lightly falling. Prepare a warm, yummy breakfast and fuel up for the day. Head out to the gondola, and hit the slopes by 9:30am. Crush incredible runs for a few hours, and then realize that you need a break. Not to warm up — because the sun would now be shining and the temperatures comfortable — but to have a bite to eat in the Mountain Village plaza with their new outdoor dining solutions. After lunch, you head out to explore the resort even more. Around 3pm, you decide you’re finished for the day.

You walk to the Latitude 38 Clubhouse to store your skis. Then decide where you want to go for a little après ski libation. The real debate is just between Mountain Village or the town of Telluride, and you quickly settle on Tomboy Tavern, right near Chair 4. With a hot toddy in your belly and a smile on your face, you decide to head home. It’s now just about 4:30pm. Because it’s time to take a soak in your hot tub, then get ready for a meal out in town at 7:30pm that night. You don’t want to venture out much later, because you want to be awake early the next morning, so you can hit the slopes again.

Ski, Enjoy, Eat, Repeat

There are also options for days you’d prefer not to spend on the slopes. Regardless of how you’d like to spend your day, make sure you purchase your lift tickets early. In fact, once you know you’re traveling to town, be sure to purchase lift tickets affiliated with your dates. Things are going to be a bit different this year, and we’ve outlined all the changes for you, but we can’t buy them for you (trust us, we asked), so be sure to buy now. That way, you can spend your holiday with us, and enjoy the slopes too!

We look forward to welcoming you to town.

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