A look into the past, present and future of Telluride and Mountain Village with short videos featuring Ron Allred, one of the founders of Mountain Village and developer of Allred’s restaurant at the top of the gondola, Johnnie Stevens and William (Bill) Mahoney two of the early leaders of Telluride Ski Resort.
Telluride, Colorado was established in 1870 when miners came to work mining copper, lead and zinc. The beginning of skiing in Telluride was a rope tow by the beaver pond for the kids to enjoy.
While mining first brought people to Telluride, when a couple of miners quit their jobs at Pandora Mine and decided to build a ski resort, the dream of Telluride Ski Resort was born.
With a couple of the first ski lifts built and the ski area in operation, Ron Allred came to the town in 1975. He came in with big ideas, and aspirations for the little town of Telluride to one day to become a top ski resort in North America.
Ron Allred's commitment to Telluride made the far-fetched dream (to become a top ski resort) come true but not without years of hard work. That vision and commitment has become the Mountain Village visitors enjoy today.
The future of Telluride and Mountain Village is managed growth, a vibrant year-round resort community, and sustainability.
Rich in history, Telluride has a unique mountain destination tucked away in the San Juan Mountains. Once you visit, you’ll never forget your first time.