Telluride, tucked in at the front of a glacially-created valley at 8,750 feet, and Telluride’s sister town, the Mountain Village, which is perched above that valley, are surrounded by some of the Rockies most striking mountains peaking at 13,000 to 14,000 feet. From summer to winter the region offers visitors and residents endless outdoor activities and exquisite events. Incredible alpine skiing is available from November to April and the spring and summers offer endless opportunities for adventure such as hiking, mountain biking, rafting or high alpine jeep trekking. All year long the town is stacked nearly back-to-back with cultural events, festivals and concerts. All the while Telluride maintains its authentic mountain charm and welcoming attitude in the Rocky Mountain’s most stunning destination.
A National Historic Landmark District, the town of Telluride itself is only 8 blocks wide and twelve blocks long. These historic buildings and homes have maintained the true character of its early Victorian years. The citizens and community leaders are dedicated to preserving the region’s architecture, green space, and of course the small mountain-town charm.
Perched above Telluride at 9,500 feet is the town of Mountain Village which was founded in 1987 and has about 2,100 acres of high alpine green space and grand vistas. While Telluride town is Victorian in character, Mountain Village has ambience of European chalet-style elegance, and is open to homes with modern architectural designs. Both towns are easily connected by a complimentary one-of-a-kind scenic 13 minute gondola ride used daily by both residents and visitors.
For three years in a row, Conde Nast readers chose Telluride as North America’s #1 ski resort. Conde Nast readers also selected Telluride among the friendliest towns in the USA. For residents and part-time visitors, the real estate market offers a wide range of whole and fractional ownership with varying price ranges from under $100,000 for fractional ownership in a high-end condominium to whole ownership homes in the hundred thousands to multi-million dollar ranges.