Telluride and Real Estate Blog

According to, Telluride Ski Resort "wows with charm, scenery and great skiing."


(Photo courtesy of Telluride Ski Resort)

"Ironically, in two decades of covering skiing and ski travel, the number one knock I hear over and over again is not lodging or shopping, it’s “Isn’t that hard to get to?” There seems to be a perception that Telluride is on a different planet than other Western ski resorts. This has always been a myth, and one that is especially odd in light of the three to four-hour traffic jams that routinely clog Colorado’s main ski thoroughfare for accessing other major resorts, I-70, every winter weekend. For years, getting to Telluride mainly meant flying into Montrose, which is considerably closer to the resort than

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Posted by the Telluride Daily Planet on Monday, December 26, 2016 9:00 am. See the original article at

To the ignorant, helicopters and mountain skiing have nothing to do with each other, but that’s where Steve Hindman steps in. 

As one of the top ski instructors at the Telluride Ski School, Hindman teamed up with Telluride Helitrax in 2014 to create a helicopter-skiing camp for the extreme at heart. 

“People think you have to jump off cliffs and do back flips, but with a helicopter you can land wherever you want,” Hindman said. “It’s really just about confidence. Mostly it’s just saying this is the terrain.”

The multi-day camps begin in January and run through March.

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NEWLY LISTED: Ballard Penthouse 301
Town of Telluride

An incredibly rare opportunity to own the entire upper level of the Ballard House, which offers unobstructed box canyon views and 2,500 s.f. of outdoor living space, unparalleled in today's market. Impeccably furnished, this 3 bedroom plus flex room, 4.5 bath penthouse features a gourmet kitchen, spacious guest rooms, elegant master bedroom and bath with private deck, air conditioning and Crestron smart home technology. Elevator access and underground deeded parking round out this premier Telluride residence, located two blocks from the Gondola and Chair 8.

CLICK HERE to take a virtual tour! To arrange a showing, call Steve Cieciuch at 970-708-2338 or Anna

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"Unmatched in North America," the Telluride Ski Resort offers a comfortable mountain experience for all levels of skiers thanks to a mix of quality terrain. From beginner and expert groomed runs to challenging bump runs, every skier will enjoy their experience. Notably, beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders can ride to the highest peaks and enjoy terrain and views customarily reserved for the experts.

However, those who do not ski (or just need a day off) don't have to miss out on the beauty and excitement that Telluride has to offer! Click the links below for information on other winter outdoor recreational opportunities, courtesy of

Nordic Skiing

Ice Skating

Telluride Sleigh Rides and Wagons

Sleigh Rides

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Telluride’s Hagen Kearney charged into World Cup snowboarding history in Austria this week.

Kearney, a longtime rider with the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club, reached the pinnacle of snowboard cross racing when he won the opening World Cup event of the season in Montafon, Austria.

His perseverant path to the top of the podium included a dramatic re-run in the final heat in the elimination-style, side-by-side snowboard racing format.

“Crossing … the finish line was a blur, but I do remember thinking, ‘Finally,’” Kearney said of his first World Cup victory. “It really was a relief to know what it’s like to win a World Cup … it felt

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Colorado Flights Alliance has announced year-round flights from Dallas to Montrose (just over an hour from Telluride), which will include off seasons. 

“This is another step forward for the growth of the airport, which is the largest economic driver in the region,” Montrose County Commissioner David White said in the news release. “A year-round DFW flight is yet another example of the county’s successful partnership with the Colorado Flights Alliance and its diligent work.”

View more information in the Telluride Daily Planet article below.

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Tucked in majestic spruce and aspen at the end of secluded Victoria Drive resides Knightsbridge, one of the most impressive homes ever constructed in Mountain Village. Capturing dramatic views of the Sneffels Range, this elegant 7 bedroom, 11,359 SF residences leaves no stone unturned. Ceiling-to-floor windows in the great room bring the stunning outdoors in, and the master suite provides a lavish living experience with his and hers baths plus a one-of-a-kind lower level dressing room, sure to exceed your expectations. Uniquely styled bedrooms, each with a bath, will warmly accommodate family and guests. Handcrafted metal work, clerestory trusses, walnut floors and trim, Sherle Wagner bathroom fixtures & Jerusalem Limestone floors add an element of

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In my third quarter update, I stated we were anticipating an El Nino winter, and boy has it come to fruition, with 208 inches of snow since November! That's over 17 feet! The skiing has been absolutely tremendous! 

Regarding the real estate market, 2015 ended up 6% in transaction volume but down 9% in total dollar volume. All in all, 2015 was the second biggest year for total dollar volume and recorded the highest number of transactions since the height of the market in 2007. 

Mountain Village condominiums were a very active sector of the market with a 36% increase in dollar volume and a 26% increase in transaction volume. 

An important takeaway from 2015 year end statistics is that certain market sectors are experiencing steady

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Immediate ski access, craftsmanship, elegance, and privacy define this magnificent residence and guest house, nestled directly slopeside on the Galloping Goose ski trail. Impeccably furnished with details such as aspen chinking between logs and inviting dry-stack stone with battered columns, your senses will be immediately stimulated when you walk through the front door. Meticulously maintained, the main house and guesthouse epitomize perfect scale, cozy for two or ideal to host extended family over the holidays. Situated on a generous 1/8-acre lot comprised of aspen, fir and spruce, the five bedroom, eight bath main residence is beautifully intertwined by heated walkway to an idyllic two bedroom, three bath guest house and generous three car garage with

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