Traveling to Telluride, Colorado, One of the Ski World’s Best Kept Secrets, Just got Easier this Winter; New Airline will Offer Low Cost Service from Phoenix and Oakland

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With more than 300 inches of snow each year, over 300 days of sunshine and the highest concentration of 14,000 foot peaks in North America, Telluride, Colorado is simply unlike any other ski resort on earth. Experience it this winter on a new bi-weekly flight into Montrose, Colorado offered by Allegiant Air.

View from the top of Life #9 at the Telluride Ski Resort

View from the top of Life #9 at the Telluride Ski Resort

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” - John Muir

Telluride, Colorado is one of the ski world’s best kept secrets. Remotely situated in this mountain valley, the historic town of Telluride is stashed in the highest concentration of 14,000ft peaks in North America. The majestic San Juan Mountains are home to some of ski country’s most humbling and unchartered terrain, making Telluride the perfect oasis to chase world-class powder. With more than 300 inches of snow each year and over 300 days of sunshine, Telluride is simply unlike any other destination on earth.

The Telluride Montrose Regional Air Organization announced the long-awaited news this week. Allegiant Air will offer bi-weekly flights this winter to and from the Montrose Regional Airport and Phoenix, Arizona and Oakland, California. Flights begin December 15th and will conclude by April 3.

Enjoy some the steepest terrain in the west, quiet slopes (with no lift lines) or cruise the mountain’s 1700 skiable acres, Telluride offers something for everyone. For ski experts and adrenaline junkies, The Plunge is famous for its technical and challenging descent, while See Forever offers unparalleled views of the San Juan range, and the Galloping Goose provides beginners with 4.6 miles of open terrain to explore. This 2012-2013 winter ski season, Telluride is proud welcome back the FIS VISA World Cup events in both men’s and women’s Snowboardcross. Come watch athletes from around the world compete in our backyard!

With its renowned après ski scene, it is no wonder that Telluride has been ranked #2 Conde Naste’s Best Place to Ski and Stay in 2009 and 2010, #10 in SKI Magazine’s Reader Survey 2010-11, #1 Most Charming in SKI Magazine’s Reader Survey 2010-11, and Visitor’s Choice Favorite Nightlife 2010.

Not a ski fanatic? No worries! There is more to do in Telluride than just ski. The colorful town of Telluride is just eight blocks wide and twelve blocks long, but is packed with historic landmarks, museum and art galleries. An exclusive and luxurious escape, Telluride offers award winning restaurants, superior shopping and lively nightlife. The town’s free scenic gondola serves as the hub of the resort, connecting the town of Telluride with the neighboring Mountain Village, home to more luxurious accommodations and fine dining. Enjoy ice skating in Telluride’s iconic Town Park, Nordic skiing on the Valley Floor, a guided snowmobile tour with incredible views, Snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and world-class therapeutic spa treatments are just some of the other experiences that winter in Telluride has to offer.

Start planning a ski trip to paradise... today! Get 6th night free during the holidays or 5th night free during the rest of the winter ski season on your lodging when you book by 9/30/12. Call (877) 507-9695. Like Telluride's Facebook Fan Page and follow Twitter for up-to-date events, photos, videos, contests, exclusive lodging specials and more.

About is owned and operated by Telluride Alpine Lodging - the longest-standing, locally-owned and operated lodging company in the Telluride region. Offering a wide selection of hotel rooms, vacation homes and condominium rentals in both Telluride & Mountain Village, is the only place to look to find the perfect Telluride vacation rental.

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Hart Roberts
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(970) 728-3388, ext. 155


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