10 Dec 2009
Each year Condé Nast asks its readers to rank North America’s hotels and ski resorts; hotels are rated on rooms, service, food, location and design, and ski resorts on terrain and conditions, lifts and lines, après ski activities, local dining and local ambiance. It’s no surprise to locals and visitors alike that the Telluride Ski Area garnered its highest rating in ski area terrain and conditions. In recent winters, the ski area has grown to include Black Iron Bowl, Palmyra Peak, the Gold Hill Chutes and Revelation Bowl, and it’s not just locals who have taken notice of the difference this expanse of terrain makes.
High marks also went to Telluride’s local ambiance, another obvious attribute for those who have lived here for 30 years or visited for three days —Telluride’s charm is hard to miss. Telluride Ski Area’s lifts and lift lines (or lack thereof) also ranked high.We're not the only ones who know that the Telluride Ski Resort is simply impressive, the town of Telluride is absolutely picturesque, and the overall ski experience in the Telluride valley is unbeatable.Condé Nast Traveler readers are also in the know, and recently ranked Telluride second in its yearly poll, Top Ski Resorts and Hotels 2008.