Conde Nast Traveler released the results of its 28th annual 2015 Readers Choice awards, with Telluride garnering the #6 spot on its list of small cities in the United States. The publication called the skiing “pristine” and the town “picturesque” – a perfect combination for a winter vacation destination. More than 128,000 travelers took part in the survey – the most in its 28 years. Read more about this honor and see the full list of cities here . If you’ve only visited Telluride in the summer or fall, and haven’t tried skiing or snowboarding yet, this will be the year! Check out our First Time Skiers Guide here .