Telluride, Colorado - More Than Just a Ski Town

Although Telluride, Colorado is known as a winter destination for world class skiing, there is a lot more to the charming mountain town than just snow sports. Go to Telluride.com for the most comprehensive source of information about the area.

Telluride, Colorado (PRWEB) January 26, 2014

Most people know Telluride, Colorado as a winter destination for world class skiing. With recent accolades from Snow Magazine ranking the Telluride Ski Resort among the top ten best ski resorts in the world, the secret is out. Even USA Today placed Telluride in the top ten most scenic ski resorts in the world alongside resorts in France, Switzerland, and Canada. While skiing in Telluride is obvious, there is a lot more to the charming mountain town than just snow sports.

For music lovers, Telluride is a haven. The Sheridan Arts Foundation in collaboration with The Telluride Ski Resort is hosting a Winter Music Series at the Telluride Conference Center featuring A-list musical talent. On January 25th, they kick off their Winter Music Series with a performance by the March Fourth Marching Band, a 20+ person band of musicians and circus performers from Portland, Oregon. Long time Telluride Bluegrass Festival veterans Leftover Salmon will bring their high octane, creole jam-grass to back to Telluride on February 16th. Closing out the eclectic Winter Music Series lineup on March 20th is roots reggae powerhouse Steel Pulse.

The Sheridan Opera House, an intimate venue in the heart of Downtown Telluride, recently celebrated its 100th birthday and will bring music, theatre, and comedy to the friendly mountain town this winter. Musical performances by Michael Franti, The Infamous String Dusters, and The Wailers are scheduled along with a series of tribute bands featuring music by Led Zeppelin, Sublime, No Doubt, and Queen. The first weekend in February will feature The Young People’s Theatre of Telluride performing their original musical “You’re the One That I Want: The High School Grease Experience”. The 15th annual Telluride Comedy Festival is scheduled for February 13th-16th and brings a hilarious lineup of nationally recognized comedians for a weekend of standup and imrov.

Telluride Food Tours are extremely popular and have been recently ranked by “TripAdvisor” as the #1 activity in Telluride besides skiing. The three-hour walking tour allows guests to taste fares from a variety of restaurants and specialty food shops while educating them on the history of the town.

The Ah Haa School for the Arts is another great way to enjoy Telluride without having to strap on a pair of skis. Their events calendar is filled with classes on virtually everything you can imagine from cooking and painting to yoga and pottery making. Offering both youth and adult classes, the Ah Haa School for the Arts truly has something for everyone.

If relaxing indoors, watching the snow fall and reading a book is more up your speed, reach out the team at Telluride Alpine Lodging for your lodging needs. Visit their website Telluride.com for the most comprehensive source of information about the area, including a current list of festivals & events, information on 100’s of things to do in the area, and descriptions of booking options and ski and stay packages for more than 350 hotel rooms, condos, and homes available to rent. Download the new Telluride.com application for free and have all the information you need on Telluride at the tip of your fingertips.

Never been to Telluride? The town was founded in 1858 after gold and silver were discovered, Butch Cassidy robbed his first bank here, Nikola Tesla selected the site to build the world’s first power plant here, hippies re-settled these lands in the 60’s, skiing arrived in the 70’s, real estate agents invaded in the 80’s, Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey and Oliver Stone vacation here, and Tim McGraw even wrote a song about it. Check out Telluride.com and plan your trip to paradise today.