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A Tribute To A Very Special Ski Town In The San Juan Mountains
(Compiled November 2005)
I'll say it up front, I am not much of a skier or snowboarder
and I couldn't buy much with regards to Telluride real estate.
But there's something about this town, above all other
ski towns I've visited through the years,
that continually tugs at my heart.
Maybe it is the downright
stunning mountain scenery. Local Telluriders affectionately refer
to their area as "the valley," as the town's base is surrounded by massive
peaks of the San Juan mountains on three sides.
Or maybe it is the immaculate
city planning in which recreational trails, ski runs,
city parks and housing all work in relative harmony. And the open space!
Gosh, there is hardly any "sprawl" upon exiting this town.
Kudos to all who have worked to maintain Telluride's beautiful and precious open spaces!
During my last visit, I took a long look at a map of the ski runs that encompass Telluride
and Mountain Village. Wow! Gazing at the map was enough to
inspire me to get serious about skiing. (Don't count on it though!
I'm planning to bike as much as possible this winter,
and I plan to do Vail Pass in the next week or two.)
Below is a collection of some of my best Telluride pictures with
links to all of my Telluride adventures. No doubt I barely
scratched the surface of all this town has to offer,
but I offer this tribute nevertheless. Until the next time I visit good ol' Telluride ... ;)
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