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Time to ski: How to buy your Telluride Ski home in 5 steps

10/10/2016
If you’ve ever wanted a ski home, now is your opportunity: superstar Tom Cruise just listed his home here in Telluride, CO. All you need is $59 million, and the 10,000-square-foot-home on 298 acres could all be yours. If that’s out of your price point, it doesn’t mean you can’t achieve your goal of having your very own mountain getaway. Here are the 5 easy steps to making it happen. 1. First you must understand the costs associated with owning a ski home First, determine what your budget is. Call your lender or ask local age...

10 Tips to Sell Your Home Fast With the correct approach and a little work, you can sell your home i

09/21/2016
1. Price it right from the start. 2. Enhance your homes curb appeal. 3. Update the interior and exterior. 4. Clean declutter and depersonalize. 5. Stage the house. 6. Make the property easy to show. 7. Remove your pets. 8. Make sure your listing is on all the online portals. 9. Good photos and lots of them. 10. Share info about the neighborhood.

Oprah Winfrey's Many Multimillion-Dollar Homes, From Chicago to Maui and Everywhere in Between

09/16/2016
In order to live your best life, you've got to love the place you call home—or in Oprah Winfrey's case, the multimillion dollar homes you own all over the country.  It should come as no surprise to anyone that the media mogul's real estate portfolio is the stuff of dreams. According to Forbes, she's got a net worth of around 3.1 billion (yes, with a B), sodropping $28 million on a horse farm barely even puts a dent in Queen O's wallet.  Earlier this year, Oprah purchased the Seamair Farm Estate, a 23-acre horse farm in Montecito. The "o...

Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour Stops in Southampton

09/16/2016
The Southampton Arts Center will host Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour, a festival of nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, adventure, and political issues, with programs tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 4 and 7:30. The themes are “Spirit of Adventure,” “Insights on the Refugee Experience,” and “The Human Indomitable Spirit.” Tomorrow’s films, which come from the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, and Iceland, include a portrait of a 90-year-old ice-skater who spent decades performing in the Ice Capades; an ind...

Early indications point to neutral winter for precip Chance of a La Niña pattern could boost snowfal

09/15/2016
Posted: Friday, September 9, 2016 4:35 pm Stephen Elliott, Associate Editor With the Old Farmer’s Almanac, published late last month, calling for above normal winter temperatures and precipitation a bit below normal in the intermountain region, forecasters say it’s still too early to tell if Telluride and regional snowfall will meet expectations. Last year’s El Niño pattern, which was supposed to drop significant snowfall on Telluride and the southern Rockies, didn’t quite behave as expected, said both National Weather Servi...

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival To Include Pre-Fest And Weekend Activities

09/15/2016
The 23rd TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL will once again take over the majestic town of Telluride, Colorado in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Set for September 16-18, the annual event offers a wide variety of activities beyond those inside the festival grounds to create a truly unique mountain weekend experience. These supplemental events, including free yoga sessions, a 5K race fundraiser, an art gallery, pre-festival parties, and a film screening fundraiser, all join together to make this so much more than just any other music or beer festival. Beyond the...

Top Ten Reasons Skiing Telluride Should Be on Your Bucket List

09/12/2016
Telluride Ski Resort, by Jason Barber Curbed Ski hits a lot of ski towns each year, but this year one of the spots we just kept coming back to wasTelluride. A former silver mining camp on the San Miguel River in Colorado's western San Juan Mountains, Telluride has it all: killer skiing, a fun, historic downtown, and luxurious accommodations. And although this winter is coming to a close, we've got the top ten reasons why Telluride needs to be on your bucket list, stat. 1. The views: Telluride is surrounded by drop dead gorgeous views of white-capped peaks a...

America’s Best Ski Towns

09/12/2016
Shorter days, cold weather, lousy produce: there’s much to dislike about winter. Indeed, surveys of public opinion routinely find that winter is America’s least favorite season. (Spring and fall trade places as the favorites.) But an embrace of cold weather isn’t the only thing that makes ski towns special. Add to that the beautiful alpine scenery, the charming small-town atmosphere and lots of great taverns and restaurants, and you have some of the country’s best places to live - regardless of the season. This is SmartAsset&rsqu...

Telluride Film Festival Lineup Includes 'Sully,' 'Arrival'

09/02/2016
Tributes are planned for Casey Affleck, Amy Adams and Pablo Larrain. As the film cognoscenti head to the Rockies for the Telluride Film Festival, the annual event on Thursday unveiled the lineup for its 43rd edition, which includes such high-profile world premieres as Clint Eastwood’s Sully, his portrait of “Miracle on the Hudson” pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger starring Tom Hanks; Ben Younger’sBleed for This, starring Miles Teller as boxer Vinny Pazienza; and French director Francois Ozon’s drama Frantz. Damien Chazell...

9 scenic byways and parkways to visit this fall

08/31/2016
9 scenic byways and parkways to visit this fall CATIE LEARY   August 30, 2016, 6:07 a.m.   A scenic roadway winds through the colorful foliage of New York's Adirondacks. (Photo: robert cicchetti/Shutterstock) No autumn is complete without seeing the changing of the leaves. And sure, not everyone lives in a climate where the fall colors are mesmerizing, but that's why road trips were invented! Even if you live in a place that boasts exceptional autumnal hues, a road trip is the best way to experience this special season...

Venice, Toronto and Telluride Film Fests Jockey for Hot Titles Amid Calls for More Cooperation

08/31/2016
COURTESY OF COLUMBIA PICTURES AUGUST 31, 2016 | 10:30AM PT The scheduling crunch of three prominent film festivals — Venice, Toronto, Telluride — in the first half of September has traditionally led to battles for big-name movies. But could a new spirit of cooperation, or at least a truce, be in the offing? Alberto Barbera, artistic director of the Venice Film Festival, which begins Aug. 31, hopes so. Three years ago, Barbera was caught in the crossfire of an escalating conflict between Toronto and Telluride, and risked being edged o...

Ruling keeps public access to Telluride trail Company owes $67,000 in court costs

08/29/2016
Ruling keeps public access to Telluride trail Company owes $67,000 in court costs By Charles Ashby Monday, August 29, 2016 Hikers of Gold Hill Road on the Upper Bear Creek Basin in San Miguel County won’t have to worry about not being able to access those trails near Telluride. That’s because the Colorado Supreme Court last week denied a review of a Court of Appeals decision that upheld a San Miguel District Court’s ruling to keep access through the area open to the public. The case, which dates back several years, stems from an attempt by the Gold...

BEST SKI RESORT TOWNS FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTING

08/29/2016
  Those who make such a post-holiday trip into an annual tradition might consider buying real estate in their favorite mountain resort town so they have a place to stay each year without racking up mammoth hotel fees on top of the cost of airline tickets — most of the best skiing and snowboarding resorts are far enough removed that a plane ride is needed to get there — and lift tickets. Plus the property can be rented out as a weekly, monthly or seasonal vacation rental, sometimes bringing in enough cash flow to cover the cost of ownership. In ski resort to...

Telluride joins collective ski pass, bolstering alliance of independent resorts rivaling Vail’s Epic

08/11/2016
Telluride ski resort will join the Mountain Collective for the 2016-17 ski season, adding to the growing family of ski areas allied to compete against Vail Resorts’ powerful Epic Pass. The $409 Mountain Collective pass offers two days at 12 independently owned North American resorts: AltaSnowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Sun Valley, Mammoth, Stowe, Ski Banff, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Taos, Whistler Blackcomb, Revelstoke and now Telluride. Passholders also can ski two days at New Zealand’s Ski Queenstown, Australia’s Thredbo, Chile&r...

Hotel Ajax secures construction financing

08/11/2016
Posted: Friday, August 5, 2016 5:20 pm ANDRE SALVAIL, Associate Editor Telluride Ajax Investment Partners announced Friday that it has reached an agreement with a construction lender that clears the way for construction to commence on the Hotel Ajax project this fall. Groundbreaking on the $60-65 million development on the empty lot at the corner of East Colorado Avenue and Willow Street is expected in the next 45 to 60 days, according to lead developer Randy Edwards. Preliminary work on the foundation will start next week. This project includes a 50-room...

HOW TO PACK FOR A FAMILY SKI VACATION

02/22/2016
By Rachel Walker It’s hard enough to pack for just yourself when going on a ski vacation. Add in a troop of kids (or even just one) and all the unknowables—weather, mainly, but also whether you’ll be shredding deep powder in a storm or cruising sun-kissed slopes—and it may seem like you need a covered wagon to get to the mountains. The good news is: you don’t. But you do need to pack wisely, so take our advice and use the following lists. 1. Suitcase DaKine Split Roller Lg., $200 This is the last suitcase you will ever need. Big enou...

Hot Property: The making of a real estate mogul

02/22/2016
She’s in the mood to buy Count Oprah Winfrey among early buyers of 2016. The media mogul this month closed sale on an equestrian ranch in the Santa Barbara area that she acquired at auction for $28.85 million. Found near her longtime Montecito estate, Seamair Farm sits on 23 acres with a Cliff May-designed ranch house, a manager’s cottage, paddocks and irrigated pastures. Coastal California isn’t the only area where Winfrey’s empire has grown. In December she bought a high-tech ski home in Telluride, Colo., near another of her many propert...

Skiing at Tarantino's Telluride: On location for The Hateful Eight

01/18/2016
Driving down Telluride's main strip, Colorado Avenue, is quite an experience. Authentic western-style hotels, bars and restaurants line the street, the snow-draped ridges and peaks of the San Juan Mountains line the horizon, and the steep ski runs of the town's high altitude ski resort snake down to the edge of town. Throw in a Hollywood star loitering on the corner of Colorado and Aspen and it all becomes slightly surreal. “Look, look, it's Samuel L Jackson!” I cried to my buddy, Tom. “It can't be …” “Let's turn back and check.” ...

Skiing at Tarantino's Telluride: On location for The Hateful Eight

01/18/2016
Driving down Telluride's main strip, Colorado Avenue, is quite an experience. Authentic western-style hotels, bars and restaurants line the street, the snow-draped ridges and peaks of the San Juan Mountains line the horizon, and the steep ski runs of the town's high altitude ski resort snake down to the edge of town. Throw in a Hollywood star loitering on the corner of Colorado and Aspen and it all becomes slightly surreal. “Look, look, it's Samuel L Jackson!” I cried to my buddy, Tom. “It can't be …” “Let's turn back and check.” ...

Lumière Hotel in Telluride Sold to To Members of Management Team

01/12/2016
Lumière Hotel in Telluride Sold to To Members of Management Team   Lumière Hotel in Telluride has announced the sale today of the hotel’s commercial units, hotel operation and restaurant operation to members of the current executive management team, Susie Schaefer-Russell and Clare Evans-Afman. Lumière Hotel in Telluride Lumière Hotel in Telluride has announced the sale today of the hotel’s commercial units, hotel operation and restaurant operation to members of the current executive management team, Susie Schaefer-Russ...
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