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Chapter 2: Telluride

Telluride, Colorado, is an incredible town full of exciting winter adventures. From exhilarating snow sports to peaceful sleigh rides, you can make some unforgettable memories in Telluride. When you take a private jet charter to Telluride, you can arrive quickly and expect to have an extraordinary trip.

Winter in Telluride

During winter months, Telluride can reach average temperatures as low as zero degrees Fahrenheit in January and as high as 45 degrees Fahrenheit in November. Most Telluride nights bring about below-freezing temperatures, and it is likely to experience many cold days with negative temperatures at the area's ski resorts. Telluride's winter weather makes it the perfect destination to experience snowy winter adventures.

Where to Stay

Taking a private jet to Telluride is an excellent choice for an exciting and relaxing winter vacation. Telluride offers several incredible places to stay, including:

Madeline Hotel & Residences

The Forbes Travel Guide declared Madeline Hotel & Residences a five-star resort, and it is the only hotel in Telluride to earn this accolade from Forbes. Majestic mountains and beautiful blue skies surround Madeline Hotel, which offers luxury guestrooms, suites and residences designed with mountain style and spirit. Madeline Hotel also offers two fine dining establishments and an option for private dining in your room.

The Hotel Telluride

Stay at the Hotel Telluride to explore the best of the area's charming downtown streets and gorgeous mountains. This boutique chalet has a European ambiance and offers excellent amenities. Sleep in the town's most comfortable beds with custom-made linens, and enjoy extra plush towels. The Hotel Telluride's Summit Suite Series features spacious rooms, jacuzzi tubs and wet bars, so you can warm up after enjoying a brisk winter day.

Lumière With Inspirato

Lumière with Inspirato offers boutique residences with five-star amenities to provide a luxurious stay in Telluride. At Lumière with Inspirato, you can access the slopes with ease. The resort features a premier ski-in and ski-out location at the base of Mountain Village's lift four and high-end kitchens, so you can ride the slopes and end your day with a delicious dinner.

Mountain Lodge Telluride

Mountain Lodge Telluride combines a Western design with modern amenities to provide a modern mountainside escape. Choose between private log cabins, suites and guestrooms surrounded by the gorgeous San Juan mountains to enjoy a winter vacation in ultimate style and comfort. Rich wood accents, warm interiors and leather furnishings create a chic country ambiance to provide guests with an elegant mountain oasis.

The Peaks Resort & Spa

The Peaks Resort & Spa offers the perfect combination of adventure and indulgent relaxation. The resort's spa offers a full-service salon, massages, skincare treatments, body treatments, hot tubs, Roman tubs and an indoor heated pool. The Peaks Resort & Spa also has an excellent concierge service that can connect you to the area's best winter adventures and activities. Whether you want to indulge in serenity or find some excitement, you will have a spectacular time at The Peaks Resort & Spa.

The Inn at Lost Creek

Book a stay at the Inn at Lost Creek to experience the spirit of Telluride. This award-winning boutique property offers exceptional service, fine dining and beautiful accommodations close to nearby winter activities. Accommodations provide comfort and a nature-inspired atmosphere, and the dining options are superb. Siam's Talay Grille is an authentic Thai restaurant featuring a specially crafted food and drink menu and an elegant ambiance.

What to Do

Telluride is a fantastic destination for a winter vacation. If you are wondering what to do in Telluride, consider the following exciting winter activities:

Ride Along Alta Lakes Road

Explore Telluride on Alta Lakes Road located in the ghost town of Alta. Take an exciting snowmobile ride while taking in the magnificent scenery. You can also travel this road with nordic skis during the winter, so it's an excellent opportunity to try something new or practice your favorite winter hobby.

Visit the Telluride Historical Museum

Learn about Telluride's fascinating history at the Telluride Historical Museum. This museum features events and exhibitions focused on Telluride's geological, native and mining past. If you are a history enthusiast or simply want to learn more about this incredible town, visiting the Telluride Historical Museum will fascinate you.

Skiing and Snow Boarding

Telluride is a grand location for skiing and snowboarding. It is known for having some of North America's most diverse terrain, so it is sure to thrill even the most experienced skiers. When you ski at Element 52 in Telluride, you can take advantage of ski valet service and ski-in/ski-out slope access.

If you are new to skiing or snowboarding, Telluride Ski Resort offers ski and snowboarding lessons for a fun and safe first experience. Embrace the snow and enjoy the thrills this winter when you embark on an adventure in Telluride's mountains.

Hike Snowy Trails

Hiking during the winter season can turn a regular trail into a winter wonderland. Bundle up with some warm clothes and venture into the woods to explore the breathtaking scenery and get into the holiday spirit. Bear Creek Preserve near Telluride allows you to stroll through pine groves and aspen trees. Start in downtown Telluride, and complete this incredible trail at Bear Creek Falls. You will fall in love with winter when you feel the snow crunch beneath your feet and breathe in the fresh winter air.

Bike Across the Snow

If you enjoy biking in the summer, you might want to try biking in the winter. Big tire bike rides allow you to cruise along snow-covered surfaces for an exhilarating experience. San Juan Outdoor Adventures offers fat tire biking tours for riders of all experience levels. From mellow routes to thrilling excursions, your tour guide will take you on the adventure you crave.

Dog Sledding

Embark on a unique adventure in Telluride when you take a dog-powered ride through the snow. Idarado Sled Dog Adventures offers tours led by beautiful Alaskan huskies. Take in incredible mountain scenery, witness the incredible skill of working sled dogs, and learn about the dog sled racing sport.

Hot Springs

Not all winter vacation activities have to be cold. You can also embrace heat during the winter when you take a dip in Telluride's hot springs. Natural thermal mineral water has incredible health benefits, and it's one of the best ways to relax on your winter getaway.

Durango hot springs Resort and Spa offers hot springs with an excellent blend of minerals that lacks a sulphuric odor. This resort infuses its hot springs with tiny oxygen bubbles to increase the natural water's health benefits. Dunton Hot Springs offers a luxurious experience in an old mining town. This restored ghost town is now an exclusive resort featuring massages, charming log cabins, fine dining and hot springs.

Take a Gondola Ride

The gondola was originally designed to transport skiers to the slopes and reduce the number of cars on the roads. However, this ride is an experience by itself. When you ride a gondola, you can experience the breathtaking views of Telluride's mountains in an enclosed cabin on your way to the slopes.

Go Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is another popular summer activity you can also enjoy in the winter. Telluride Horseback Adventures offers horseback trail rides through the snow for an unforgettable experience. Meet a majestic horse and enjoy a ride through the Nelson Warren Homestead with a gorgeous winter backdrop. Horseback riding is a truly authentic way to experience Telluride's beautiful terrain.

Enjoy a Sleigh Ride

Telluride Horseback Adventures also offers horse-drawn sleigh rides that can carry up to 10 people. Whether you want to enjoy a romantic sleigh ride with your significant other or start a new family tradition with your loved ones, a sleigh ride is a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Beautiful Belgian draft horses and incredible snowy views will make you fall in love with the winter season.

Go Ice Skating

Glide across the ice at Madeline Hotel's Reflection Plaza. This gorgeous rink is surrounded by European-inspired buildings that will make you feel like you're in a snowglobe. Reflection Plaza is the perfect place to pretend you're in your favorite holiday movie while enjoying a classic winter season tradition.

Try Winter Fly Fishing

Winter is also an excellent fishing season in Telluride. The area's streams and rivers offer year-round fishing opportunities, and they are perfect for fly fishing. Whether you are an experienced angler or looking to try a new hobby, Telluride is a superb destination to cast a line and enjoy the outdoors.

Contact GrandView Aviation to schedule a private flight to Telluride, Colorado.