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Readers’ Choice Awards: The Top 20 Ski Resorts in the U.S. and Canada

By Condé Nast Traveler

For the fourth time in the past five years, the readers of Condé Nast Traveler have ranked Telluride as the Best Ski Resort in the U.S. and Canada. Condé Nast readers rated their favorite ski resorts in North America based on the best trails, lifts, and lines as well as the best spots for an outstanding après-ski and we’re proud that Telluride has retained its position at the top of the list:  

Telluride rises above the rest with its no-nonsense attitude, a healthy mix of ski bums and artists, gorgeous location (170 inches of snow and 240 days of sunshine every year), and sublime winter sports. Easiest access is a 62-minute drive from Montrose Airport (MTJ) with daily service from Denver,  Chicago , Dallas, and Houston.  Readers’ favorite places to stay?   The Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge , the  Inn at Lost Creek, Mountain Lodge , and  The Peaks Resort and SpaSTATS:  One-day lift tickets average $86–$129. There are 127 trails, Galloping Goose being the longest at 4.6 miles, and 18 lifts and gondolas. Into heli-skiing?  Telluride Helitrax  can take you to more than 200 square miles of high alpine skiing (flying their helicopters from The Peaks Resort and Spa). Or, grab the kids and shake things up with  snowbiking .

Telluride was also ranked among the Best Small Cities in the US and our stunning accommodations, incomparable views, adventurous activities, and unforgettable Telluride character are just a few of the reasons Telluride should make your bucket list this year.

Read the full article: “The 20 Best Ski Resorts in the U.S. and Canada”