Happy New Year!

As usual we had a very busy holiday season in both Telluride and Mountain Village and lately we’ve seen plenty of blue skies and some beautiful afternoons up on the mountain.

Earlier this week Gus Kenworthy, one of Telluride’s local freeskiers, qualified for the Sochi Olympics. Kenworthy secured a spot on the first US Olympics team for slopestyle freeskiing. He also has a chance at the halfpipe team. Everyone’s excited for him and wishing him luck next month and there are sure to be a number of viewing parties around town.

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Gus Kenworthy – photo courtesy of OnTheSnow.com

With the final numbers tallied for 2013, real estate sales in San Miguel County were down just slightly from 2012 with some very strong segments of the market and others that under performed. All in all the county was 6% behind last year in terms of dollar volume of transactions and 8% behind 2012 in number of sales. For a more complete look at 2013 please see our newly updated Telluride Market Report page.

As always, please feel free to stop by the office or contact us online or at 970-728-0213 with any questions you might have about the market or our community in general.

Season’s Greetings!

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December started with a number of big storms and Telluride has had some of the best early season conditions that we can remember! With almost 100 inches of snow so far, most of the mountain is open (the ski company is saving Revelation Bowl for the holidays) and the skiing and snowboarding has been great. Hopefully we’ll see even more snow later this week and through year-end.

For those of you planning a visit, Allegiant Airlines is offering 2-for-1 flights from Los Angeles and Phoenix until December 20. For details visit the Allegiant Airlines Website.

As the year winds to a close, we’d like to thank all of you who have chosen to do business with Real Estate Affiliates and/or referred us to others. We value our relationships and genuinely appreciate the trust and confidence you place in our office, and we look forward to continuing to work with you in the year to come.

As always, please feel free to stop by the office or contact us online or at 970-728-0213 with any questions you might have about the market or our community in general.

Warm Holiday Wishes!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving week started with lots of fresh snow on the ground and the Ski Company reporting 75 inches of snow YTD for the season and a 41 inch base. With all the new snow we’re on track for one of the best opening days in quite some time and the mountain opens tomorrow, Nov. 27th, with Donation Day, a fundraiser for the Telluride Ski & Snowboard Club. All tickets are $25 and all proceeds go to the Club’s scholarship fund.

The skiing should be great, so come support the kids and see why Conde Nast Traveler readers once again ranked Telluride the #1 Ski Resort in North America!

We hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving holiday wherever you are and look forward to seeing you when you are in town. As always, please feel free to stop by the office or contact us online or at 970-728-0213.

SkiNet Names Telluride as one of Best Ski Resorts in West!

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SkiNet.com recently released 2014’s Best Ski Resorts in the West and Tellurid made the list!

Those surveyed had this to say about Telluride:

“So uncrowded you can still be hitting untracked powder at the end of the day after a storm.”

“I love Telluride because of the town and the beauty of the place. You feel you’re somewhere very special when you’re there, almost a fairytale storybook kind of place. To be able to ski there too is icing on the cake!”

Find out the other cities that made the list.

 

Our city has received another distictive recognition: One of four Great North American Heli-Skiing Trips

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Our city has received another distictive recognition: One of four Great North American Heli-Skiing Trips

Here’s what they had to say about our great city!

With access to the San Juan Mountains—one of the few places to heli-ski in Colorado—Telluride Helitrax takes skiing to new heights, about 13,500 feet up in the air. You’ll have access to more than 200 square miles of some of the best skiable terrain in the country with vertical drops as high as 3,000 feet. If your plans take you to the slopes in Aspen, Vail or Beaver Creek, Helitrax offers chartered flights to Telluride that will have you back before happy hour so you can experience the après ski scene, too.

Check in here: Take a load off at the ski-in/ski-out Hotel Madeline Telluride in Mountain Village with its luxe rooms, relaxing spa and gourmet restaurant. If you’re looking to curl up by the fire, book one of the 11 suites or 12 condos for a real Rocky Mountain stay.

Look at the three other locations named.

Telluride Named #1 Ski Area in the US & Canada

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Condé Nast Traveler has named Telluride the #1 Ski area in all of US and Canada. 

In their annual Readers’ Choice Survey, they asked 20,000 Condé Nast Traveler skiiers to vote on the best ski areas in North America—and they came up with an impressive list of must-visit mountain towns. Telluride received a Readers’ Choice Rating  of 94.1%.

Here’s what they had to say:

Our readers consider Telluride “the most beautiful mountain town in Colorado with views reminiscent of the Alps,” rocketing it to the number one spot in our poll. Readers love the no-line lifts, the steep terrain, and the overall laid-back vibe, adding it’s “absolutely the world’s greatest ski area when it comes to variety of difficulty.” What’s more, Telluride is a “fun town to explore,” “a little slice of heaven in a gorgeous box canyon.”

Find out what other towns were named on this list!

Forbes Contributor Names Telluride as Favorite Resort

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Larry Olmstead, Forbes contributor, has recently named the Telluride Ski Resort as his new favorite ski resort!

He credits the most important reason for his love of Telluride Ski Resort as the Terrain. With trails good enough for the pros, Larry loves this about this location. Let’s also remember that for those who are a little less advanced in skiing, we’ve got some great trails for you too.

Secondly, he appreciates the “presence of a town” nearby as another reason people should check it out.

Lastly, Telluride offers a wide-range of activities in and around the resort. It keeps you captivated, and entertained enough to stick around.

Read more about why Larry Olmstead loves Telluride Ski Resort.

Most Scenic Resorts of 2013

 

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SkiNet Magazine has named Telluride Ski Resort as one of the most scenic resorts of 2013! Find out who else made the list.

 

 

Telluride Named The Best Ski Resort and Hotels in North America 2012

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Conde Nast Traveler ranked Telluride as the #1 ski resort in North America! 9 Telluride hotels were also ranked in the top 50 Ski Hotels in North America.

Find out who else made the list!

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