February Mayor’s Minute

Mayors Minute

Words by Laila Benitez / Community, Government, Mayor's Minute

Hello neighbors,

Below are some Town Council meeting highlights from last month and some upcoming topics. As always, I hope you can join us for this Thursday’s meeting or consider sharing your feedback with us about any of these matters.

January 18 Meeting Highlights

  • Bill Jensen provided Telluride Ski & Golf’s (TSG) winter season update and discussed the impact of the low precipitation on visitation, snow making, and our economy. Jensen noted that the Mountain View Apartments in the Meadows neighborhood was 99% complete and most units were already occupied. TSG hopes to begin constructing additional bike flow trails in Mountain Village this summer and anticipates breaking ground on the Ilium housing project in 2019.
  • Town Council appointed Ryan Deppen as an alternate member to the Building Board of Appeals.
  • The Telluride Regional Airport (TRAA) Manager, Kenny Maenpa, presented TRAA’s biannual report stating that the Commercial and General Aviation Terminals remodel and expansions were completed in 2017. In addition, the Category C approach has been completed and TRAA is optimistic that the airport will soon see larger planes landing at Telluride Regional Airport (TEX).
  • As always, Council heard routine land use matters, Council board updates, and reports from staff. Of specific note this month, the Cable and Broadband Services Director Steven Lehane reported that due to a 42% price increase, the Town of Mountain Village (TMV) Cable department is weighing whether to drop Univision channels from the list of cable channels. Lehane shared with Council that dropping Univision would leave the community with only one Spanish language option on our cable lineup, Telemundo. Please consider sharing your thoughts on this potential change with me or directly with the Cable Department.

If you would like more specifics about any of these topics, you can review minutes from the meeting or watch the video at the town website.

February 15 Agenda Topics

  • Town Council will consider an ordinance opting out of the Colorado voter signature verification requirement for municipal elections. The voter signature verification is facilitated through the statewide voter verification system. Given that our Town Charter allows non-resident property owners to vote in municipal elections, many eligible voters’ signatures would not be in the Colorado-based verification system. Associate Town Attorney Sarah Abbott will discuss the pros and cons of opting out of this requirement.
  • We will consider a Standstill Agreement regarding Lots 126R and 152R, commonly known as “Rosewood”. The current owner of the property had recently applied to the town to extend the Rosewood Planned Unit Development (PUD) vested rights, set to expire March 18, 2018, by an additional two years. However, the property owner has withdrawn the renewal application and has now asked the town to consider entering into a Standstill Agreement.The Standstill Agreement would provide that the town would not initiate revocation proceedings on the 2007 PUD Approval so long as the owner submits and pursues a revised PUD application with material reductions to the overall mass/scale of the project and reductions to the land uses and densities occurring on the property, relative to the 2007 PUD Approval, by June 15, 2018.Given the complexity and time span of the project to date, TMV staff has put together a land and density analysis that tracks the historical zoning and densities of the properties making up Rosewood, which we encourage you to review.
  • Council will consider a Comprehensive Plan amendment regarding Parcel M, which consists of Lot 30 and a portion of the adjacent open space parcel OS1AR-3. Parcel M is located within the Village Center Subarea and was slated in the Comprehensive Plan as a potential flagship hotel site in the Village Center Subarea. In drafting this amendment, Council has communicated extensively with both property owners, held a public workshop, and the Design Review Board (DRB) reviewed and voted to recommend the amendment at their February 9 meeting.
  • Council will review and decide whether to end employee permit parking on Upper Mountain Village Boulevard. Earlier this month, the Parking and Transportation Committee voted to recommend permanently eliminating these parking permits effective May 23, 2018, given the availability of free day parking in the Gondola Parking Garage and the newly approved temporary 30-space parking lot on 161-CR.
  • Lastly, we will consider a $10,000 funding request from the Telluride Mountain Club (TMC) for implementation of a proposed Trails Sustainability Plan and to aid in the creation of a Trails Sustainability Document in 2018. TMC is proposing to coordinate trails management and development planning with funding from regional entities (Forest Service, San Miguel County, Telluride, Mountain Village, and privately held land owners).

full agenda has been posted on our website; we welcome your input by any means you are comfortable with and hope to see you at the meeting.

Warm regards,

Laila Benitez
Mountain Village Mayor

Telluride Gay Ski Week Announces 2018 Lineup

Telluride Gay Ski Week Logo

Words by Special Contributor / Community, Event, Recreation

Telluride Gay Ski Week returns in 2018 with a schedule jam-packed with parties, events, dancing, entertainment and, of course, lots of skiing. The event takes place from February 24 to March 3, with events every day in Telluride, Mountain Village and on the Telluride Ski Resort.

Director Rosie Cusack, who took over production of Gay Ski Week three years ago, says the 15th Annual event is shaping up to be one for the books.

“It’s going to be the best one ever,” says Cusack.

That’s because the event has lined up heavy-hitting celebrities, such as 2017 Miss Gay America Suzy Wong, cabaret performer Frankie Grande and comedian Leslie Jordan, to entertain this years crowd. Shows will be sprinkled into a week that also features daily skiing excursions, après ski gatherings, dance parties, all-day spa and pool parties at the Peaks Resort & Spa, live music and the annual White Party. As always, Telluride Gay Ski Week takes place in the run-up to the Telluride AIDS Benefit (TAB), overlapping with several TAB events.

Cusack describes Gay Ski Week as an open and accepting celebration of diversity, expression and skiing in one of the most magical settings in America.

“The event,” she says, “is for anyone who enjoys celebrating community, meeting new people and participating in sports-centric events. You don’t even have to ski to have a good time,” she says. “There is something at Gay Ski Week for everyone.” Telluride Gay Ski Week’s profile is on the rise.“Telluride has become known in the last couple years across the board as the best gay ski week in America,” Cusack says. “One of the things I keep hearing from attendees is ‘It isn’t about quantity, it’s about the quality of the experience,” says Cusack.

The following is a rundown of Gay Ski Week highlights:

Kick off Gay Ski Week with a rousing and ribald evening of song, dance and humor. Featuring Miss Gay America 2017 Suzy Wong, along with former Miss Continental, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Former Miss Gay America, Aurora Sexton and Raja Gemini, winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Three.” With a 21 and over dance party to follow.

“These drag queens have huge star power in the community,” says Cusack.

This evening will kick off with Drag Bingo featuring Suzy Wong in the Show Bar, and the action will move to the main theatre for a cabaret-style show featuring Frankie Grande. Grande is a singer, dancer, actor and social media mogul whose work on Broadway and television has earned worldwide fame.

Austin, Texas-based Middlespoon is the gender-bending love child of DJ Jinx McGee and vocalist Alexander Beatz, who are steering pop music away from hetero-normative traditions. Middlespoon takes on issues like polyamory, patriarchy and transphobia, layering them over whimsical beats that’ll be sure to get bodies onto the dance floor.

This longtime tradition, which follows the Telluride AIDS Benefit’s Sneak Peek Fashion Show, has a reputation as the best dance party of the year in Telluride – the kind that will literally bring the house down.

Jordan, whose television appearances include NBC’s “Will and Grace” and the new television project “Cool Kids,” will present his one-man show “Leslie Jordan: EXPOSED.” The show features an intimate peek into Jordan’s life, flamboyant youth, behind the scenes stories and hilarious anecdotes.

For a full schedule, ticket information, special offers and more, visit: Telluride Gay Ski Week

Join Telluride Gay Ski Week Event on Facebook!

Mountain Village Property Tax Reduction

Mountain Village Property Tax

Words by Special Contributor / Community

The Town of Mountain Village residents can expect to see a reduction in your property tax bill in the coming tax year as a result of the town paying off debt related to the Conference Center, Heritage Parking Garage, and the Water & Sewer bond. Residential homeowners can expect a reduction of approximately $800 per $1 million in actual property value, while commercial property owners will see a decrease of approximately $2,800 per $1 million in actual property value.

Property tax is a tax assessed on real estate. The tax is usually based on the value of the property (including the land) you own and is often assessed by local or municipal governments. This tax is mainly used by municipalities for repairing roads, building schools and snow removal, or other similar services.

Cities,municipalities, counties and school districts rely on property taxes to raise money for their budgets. Local governments then use the money they collect from property taxes to help fund the many public services they provide.

 

 

 

 

Joint Town Council & Design Review Board – Special Work session Regarding Village Center Roofing Requirements and Design Themes

Village Center Roofing Material

Words by Special Contributor / Community, Development, Event

Town Council and The Design Review Board (DRB) in collaboration with Telluride Mountain Village Owner’s Association (TMVOA) will hold a Joint Work session on Thursday, February 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to discuss amendments to the Community Development Code (CDC) Village Center roofing material requirements and Village Center design themes. This work session will be held at Mountain Village Town Hall with a walking tour.

Rob Rydel, Principal with Oz Architecture, will lead the discussion covering topics such as color palette, defining architectural features and design themes. The community will have the opportunity to visually review similar ski mountain communities both nationally and internationally to help guide the discussion.

Rob’s architectural and master planning experience ranges from resort, hospitality and condominium projects as well as some multi-family residential community work. Expert at OZ’s highly collaborative charrette process that clarifies design goals, vision and direction through a consensus-based model, he often demonstrates options and possibilities through elegant hand sketches that bring a project instantly to life. Rob’s international background and education contribute to his enthusiasm for international work and a global design perspective.

Please join us for this community discussion and walking tour of Village Center’s roofing and design themes with Rob Rydel, community members, and staff.

View the agenda – February 22, 2018 Joint Town Council & Design Review Board Special Worksession Agenda or email Planning and Development Services Director, Michelle Haynes, for more information.

 

Please join our Event on Facebook!

Design Review Board has Four Open Seats

DRB Open Seats

Words by Special Contributor / Community, Development

The Design Review Board (DRB) has four open seats with a benefit of a ski pass. This opportunity is open to the “at large” community. The DRB is responsible for reviewing the design of new structures, remodels, sign requests, landscaping plans and other architectural and aesthetic matters; board members act as a planning commission, too. This volunteer board meets the first Thursday of each month with special meetings as needed and

“ We would like a balanced Board of experienced architects and designers, contractors and construction workers, planners and community members.” – Town of Mountain Village Design Review Board

To apply, please submit your letter of intent and resume by 5 p.m. February 19 to Jane Marinoff.

 

 

Town Council to Consider a Resolution Approving Comprehensive Plan Amendment Parcel M, Lot 30 (a part of OS1AR-3 and Lot 30)

Parcel M, Lot 30 Blog

Words by Special Contributor / Community, Development

The Town of Mountain Village held a Work session on August 17, 2017, and then a public open house on October 12, 2017, to discuss a Comprehensive Plan amendment to Parcel M, Lot 30 seeking community input. On February 1, the Design Review Board (DRB) will provide a recommendation on the proposed Comprehensive Plan amendment to Town Council. Mountain Village Town Council will then consider a Comprehensive Plan amendment to the principles, policies, and actions specific to Parcel M, Lot 30 at their regularly scheduled meeting on February 15, 2018. For more information please review the materials at the following link:

Current Planning

For questions or to provide written public comment, please contact Planning and Development Services Director, Michelle Haynes by email or call  (970) 239-4061. You may also hand deliver remarks to 455 Mountain Village Boulevard, Suite A Attn: Planning and Development Services Director.

 

 

Ah Haa School for The Arts and True North Youth Program Mural Design for Village Court Apartments

VCA Mural Project

Words by Special Contributor / Business Development, Community, Housing

The Planning and Development Department of Mountain Village has been looking for creative ways to improve common areas around Village Court Apartments (VCA) in Mountain Village. The Planning and Development Services Director, Michelle Haynes, was aware that the Ah Haa School for the Arts in Telluride, collaborated with the local school and other partners in Norwood to produce a mural at the Norwood Post Office. Town of Mountain Village reached out to the Ah Haa to see if they could model a similar mural project at VCA. The Ah Haa suggested to partner with True North Youth Program to paint two murals.

The decision was made to hold a mural design contest with Kids from True North Youth Program with winning designs to be painted in approved areas at VCA where Kids can take pride in providing this service by having their art displayed.

“We are excited about this mural project on so many levels. It will activate common areas, provides a fun collaborative project for local artists and will be a source of community pride,” said Michelle Haynes, planning and development services director for the Town of Mountain Village.

Winners for the mural designs were announced January 10, 2018, during the weekly afterschool academic tutoring class for the True North Youth Program. Congratulations to Telluride High School students, Brenda Guitierrez and Kaila Reloj for their mural designs chosen as templates to create the mural at VCA. Cecilia Curry, VCA Manager, had the honor of presenting the awards signed by Mountain Village Mayor, Laila Benitez and Town Manager, Kim Montgomery. Young painters will collaborate to paint within the templates drawn by the winning students with direction by Tara Carter, Ah Haa Youth Curriculum Director and Ann Cheeks, local artist.

The murals are to be painted in the main laundry room at VCA. VCA looks forward to continuing their partnership with the Ah Haa this summer for future mural projects.

VCA is accepting paint donations for the mural project to repurpose existing materials. If you are interested in donating paint for the mural project please call Cecilia Curry, Property Manager at VCA (970) 369-8233.

 

Photo: Courtesy of Telluride Daily Planet.

January Mayor’s Minute

Mayors Minute

Words by Laila Benitez / Community, Government, Mayor's Minute

Hello neighbors,

As we start off the new year, I would like to thank you for taking the time to keep updated about what’s happening in our town and sharing your input with us.

Below are highlights from last month’s Town Council meeting and a brief rundown of upcoming topics we will be discussing this month.

December 14 Agenda Highlights

  • Town Council approved the 2018 town budget totaling $21 million, after pulling out pass-through items such as the gondola, tourism, and museum budgets. This year’s budget includes numerous large-scale investments in our infrastructure, and maintains a healthy reserve of $12 million while simultaneously reducing debt. In fact, residential homeowners can expect a reduction of approximately $800 per $1 million in actual property values as a result of the town paying off debt related to the Telluride Conference Center, Heritage Parking Garage, and the Water & Sewer bonds. Read more about the 2018 budget.
  • As part of our ongoing efforts to secure workforce housing, Town Council waived the lottery sales requirement for a deed-restricted unit at Cassidy Ridge and the town is now in the process of purchasing this unit.
  • A Conditional Use Permit was approved to allow surface parking on a portion of Lot 161CR. The lot allows for between 28 to 39 parking spaces intended to provide permit parking for businesses in the Village Center and The Ridge at Telluride. Questions arose about ongoing employee parking on Upper Mountain Village Blvd and Council will be discussing that topic separately at the February 15 Town Council Meeting.
  • We heard updates Marketing Telluride Inc. and Colorado Flights Alliance. Michael Martelon reported that sales tax figures show that this was our seventh record summer in a row. He anticipates that December occupancy numbers will be down slightly from last year due to low early season snowfall.​
  • The team in charge of ongoing Wayfinding upgrades provided a project and timeline update.

If you would like more specifics about any of these topics, you can review minutes from the meeting or review the meeting video at the town website.

January 18 Agenda Highlights

full agenda has been posted on our website; we welcome your input by any means you are comfortable with and hope to see you at the meeting.

Warm regards,

Laila Benitez
Mountain Village Mayor

2018 Winter Activities and Ski Terrain Updates

Ski Sculpture Telluride Ski Resort

Words by Danielle DeRoberts / Community, Event, Recreation, Transportation

It has been another wonderful holiday season here in Telluride and Mountain Village, Colorado. So many great highlights from 2017 including this must see video from local artist, Ryan Bonneau, capturing the best of 2017 in Telluride, courtesy of Visit Telluride. We are looking forward to an incredible 2018 and have many more updates on Ski Area Terrain and January Activities to share with our community. The terrain at Telluride Ski Resort is looking great as we want to extend another huge thank you to Telluride Ski Resort’s snowmaking and grooming teams for all their hard work as they continue to open more terrain this month.

Please take a look at the latest updates to our Ski Area Terrain, January Activities, Dining and Nightlife options!

Download the January 6 through 13 area calendar provided by Visit Telluride  Mid January Calendar & Guest Activities for your daily planning!

SKI REPORT UPDATES

5 Open Chair Lifts

  • 1, 4, 5 & 6 are open for the season
  • Middle and Lower Misty Maiden
  • 3 Magic Carpets: Beginner, Adult and New Meadows Learning Center Carpet
  • Lift 7 is open for mountain access only (no public downloading)
  • Ski access from the Gondola Mid-Station

Starting Saturday, January 6

  • Ski Access to Telluride (via Telluride Trail to Lookout to Bailout to Telluride Trail)
  • Lifts 8 and 9 to open for the season (skier access only)
  • Lookout opens, top-to-bottom (from See Forever to Lift 9)

Watch for additional terrain to open after the holidays. Keep up to date on terrain information at Telluride Ski Resort Snow Report and by following the town on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Ski Valet Locations

  • Ski Valet at the base of Chair 4 is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
  • Ski Valet at The Peaks Resort is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

SKIER SERVICES, LIFT TICKETS & SEASON PASS OFFICE HOURS 

All locations are open 7 days a week with normal winter hours:

  • Mountain Village: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Coonskin: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Oak Street: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Big Billies: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SKI & SNOWBOARD SCHOOL

JANUARY ACTIVITIES & EVENTS 

Spend the holidays with us, and take in what Mountain Village has to offer during the holidays! With a variety of winter activities and events the Town of Mountain Village will provide you with an unforgettable experience.

For additional information on Telluride and Mountain Village events from December 30 to January 6 visit: Visit Telluride Holiday Events.

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE DINING

All restaurants in Mountain Village are open for the winter including:

  • Altezza, Bean Café, Black Iron Kitchen, Crazy Elk Pizza, La Piazza & La Pizzeria, M Club, Poacher’s Pub, Scratch, Siam’s Talay, Starbucks, Telluride Coffee Company, Tomboy Tavern, Tracks Café, Village Table, and The View. View all dining options in Mountain Village and Telluride.

ON-MOUNTAIN DINING

  • Allred’s, Alpino Vino, Gorrono Ranch, Bon Vivant, Giuseppe’s, and Big Billies are open with normal winter hours.
  • High Camp will open when the Prospect Bowl terrain opens.

TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN TOWN OF TELLURIDE & TOWN OF MOUNTAIN VILLAGE 

  • Taking the Gondola
    To support increased ridership capacity, you may notice some of the new gondola cabins on the line running between Mountain Village and Telluride. Nine new cabins have been added to increase capacity on the Telluride—Mountain Village Gondola by 16% for this winter. Another major upgrade already online is a dual-fuel generator system that’s located at the St. Sophia station that will allow the gondola to run at full speed in the event of a power outage.
  • Gondola Hours: 6:30 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday with extended hours until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Dial-a-Ride Service (Mountain Village Only)

Leave your car at home – Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) encourages members and their guests to sit back, relax, and let this service drive you to where you want to go. This TMVOA member benefit allows for ground transportation anywhere in Mountain Village, and when combined with the gondola, you can travel locally without ever needing to drive your car.

For quick and convenient access to or from the ski slopes or the village core, most members prefer these three locations:

  • Blue Mesa –  Located near Sunset Plaza and the top of lift 1. You can walk directly to the village core from here.
  • Dakota Place –  Located slope-side just above lift 4 along Lower Boomerang. You can ski directly to lift 4 or the village core from here.
  • Town Hall –  Located here is the market, town offices, and gondola terminal to the village core.

Dial-A-Ride Service
Phone:
  (970) 728-8888.
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday & open until 2:30 a.m. on Friday & Saturday.

Through the busy holidays and new year, additional vehicles and personnel have been added to support quick service times and a positive experience for our members and their guests.

CHILD CARE & NURSERY

  • Telluride Ski Resort’s Nursery is offering all winter products and services. Call (970) 728-7531 for information.

TELLURIDE ECO ADVENTURES

  • Eco Adventures is offering all winter products and services. Call (970) 728-7300 for information.

TELLURIDE ADVENTURE CENTER

  • The Telluride Adventures Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (970) 728-7433 for information.

TELLURIDE SKI RESORT LODGING

  • The Inn at Lost Creek, The Peaks Resort & Spa, and Telluride Resort Lodging are all open for the season.
  • New reservations can be booked over the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling Telluride Resort Reservations (855) 517-2906.

THE SPA AT THE PEAKS RESORT

  • The Spa is open during regular winter hours, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call (970) 728-2590 for information.
  • The Spa has added 15 extra family-friendly classes to the fitness schedule from December 22 to January 4. To view a full schedule of classes visit, www.thepeaskresort.com/fitness.

Please check back for more updates through the holiday season!

Photo credit: Night view from Telluride Ski Resort by Ryan Bonneau.

Ski Area Terrain and Holiday Activities

Torchlight Parade

Words by Danielle DeRoberts / Community, Event, Recreation, Transportation

Everyone agrees that there is so much to discover when visiting and living in Telluride and Mountain Village, Colorado. With the holiday spirit in the air, we are excited for the many winter activities that take place this time of year. The terrain at Telluride Ski Resort offers something for everyone, and we extend a huge thank you to Telluride Ski Resort’s snowmaking and grooming teams for all their hard work as they continue to open more terrain for the holidays. Here is a beautiful video of the skiing experience at Telluride Ski Resort.

Please take a look at the latest updates to our Ski Area Terrain, Holiday Activities, Dining and Nightlife options!

Download the Holiday area calendar provided by Visit Telluride Holiday Calendar & Guest Activities for your holiday planning!

 

SKI REPORT UPDATES

5 Open Chair Lifts

  • 1, 4, 5 & 6 are open for the season
  • Middle and Lower Misty Maiden
  • Beginner, Adult and New Meadows Learning Center Carpet
  • Lift 7 is open for mountain access only (no public downloading)
  • Ski access from the Gondola Mid-Station

Early January Terrain Expansion

  • Ski Access to Telluride (via Telluride Trail to Lookout to Bailout to Telluride Trail)- snowmaking is in progress, anticipated opening January 1.
  • Lifts 8 and 9 to open

Watch for additional terrain to open after the holidays. Keep up to date on terrain information at Telluride Ski Resort Snow Report and by following the town on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Ski Valet Locations

  • Ski Valet at the base of Chair 4 is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
  • Ski Valet at The Peaks Resort is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

 

SKIER SERVICES, LIFT TICKETS & SEASON PASS OFFICE HOURS 

All locations are open 7 days a week with normal winter hours:

  • Mountain Village: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Coonskin: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Oak Street: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Big Billies: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

SKI & SNOWBOARD SCHOOL

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES & EVENTS 

Spend the holidays with us, and take in what Mountain Village has to offer during the holidays! With a variety of winter activities and events the Town of Mountain Village will provide you with an unforgettable experience.

 

For additional information on Telluride and Mountain Village events from December 30 to January 6 visit: Visit Telluride Holiday Events.

 

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE DINING

All restaurants in Mountain Village are open for the winter including:

  • Altezza, Bean Café, Black Iron Kitchen, Crazy Elk Pizza, La Piazza & La Pizzeria, M Club, Poacher’s Pub, Scratch, Siam’s Talay, Starbucks, Telluride Coffee Company, Tomboy Tavern, Tracks Café, Village Table, and The View. View all dining options in Mountain Village and Telluride.

 

ON-MOUNTAIN DINING

  • Allred’s, Alpino Vino, Gorrono Ranch, Bon Vivant, Giuseppe’s, and Big Billies are open with normal winter hours.
  • High Camp will open when the Prospect Bowl terrain opens.

 

TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN TOWN OF TELLURIDE & TOWN OF MOUNTAIN VILLAGE 

  • Taking the Gondola
    To support increased ridership capacity, you may notice some of the new gondola cabins on the line running between Mountain Village and Telluride. Nine new cabins have been added to increase capacity on the Telluride—Mountain Village Gondola by 16% for this winter. Another major upgrade already on-line is a dual-fuel generator system that’s located at the St. Sophia station that will allow the gondola to run at full speed in the event of a power outage.
  • Gondola Hours: 6:30 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday with extended hours until 2 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and New Year’s Eve.
  • Additional bus shuttles will run as needed between 3 to 5 p.m. from Blue Mesa to Town of Telluride with 4 stops in Telluride: Shandoka, Oak St., Gondola Station, Post Office and Courthouse.

Dial-a-Ride Service (Mountain Village Only)

Leave your car at home – Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) encourages members and their guests to sit back, relax, and let this service drive you to where you want to go. This TMVOA member benefit allows for ground transportation anywhere in Mountain Village, and when combined with the gondola, you can travel locally without ever needing to drive your car.

For quick and convenient access to or from the ski slopes or the village core, most members prefer these three locations:

  • Blue Mesa –  Located near Sunset Plaza and the top of lift 1. You can walk directly to the village core from here.
  • Dakota Place –  Located slope-side just above lift 4 along Lower Boomerang. You can ski directly to lift 4 or the village core from here.
  • Town Hall –  Located here is the market, town offices, and gondola terminal to the village core.

Dial-a-Ride Service
Phone:
  (970) 728-8888.
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday & open until 2:30 a.m. on Friday & Saturday.

Through the busy holidays and new year, additional vehicles and personnel have been added to support quick service times and a positive experience for our members and their guests.

 

CHILD CARE & NURSERY

  • Telluride Ski Resort’s Nursery is offering all winter products and services. Call (970) 728-7531 for information.

 

ECO ADVENTURES

  • Eco Adventures is offering all winter products and services. Call (970) 728-7300 for information.

 

ADVENTURE CENTER

  • The Telluride Adventures Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (970) 728-7433 for information.

 

TSG LODGING

  • The Inn at Lost Creek, The Peaks Resort & Spa, and Telluride Resort Lodging are all open for the season.
  • New reservations can be booked over the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling Telluride Resort Reservations (855) 517-2906.

 

THE SPA AT THE PEAKS RESORT

  • The Spa is open during normal winter hours, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call (970) 728-2590 for information.
  • The Spa has added 15 extra family-friendly classes to the fitness schedule from December 22 to January 4. To view a full schedule of classes visit, www.thepeaskresort.com/fitness.

 

Please check back for more updates through the holiday season!

 

Photo credit: Ryan Bonneau.

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