From first-time visitors to long-time locals, the Telluride area continues to captivate those with a desire to experience new adventures. Whether your interests lie in the dramatic beauty of the alpine environment, the intellectual allure of the arts community or the pleasures of just kicking back and relaxing, Telluride and Mountain Village can meet your needs. Nestled in Colorado’s most spectacular mountain range, is the perfect playground. Hiking, biking and jeeping trails will open your soul as well as your eyes.
This community, comprised of a National Landmark Historic District and a modern resort village, offers a broad variety of food, music, dance, literature, art and special events. If pampering is a priority, this alpine enclave is home to one of the world’s finest spas, as well as a host of local body, mind and spirit professionals.
Towering over the ski area’s base village, the modern–looking Peaks seems somewhat out of place among the area’s other hotels. The expansive lobby, called the Great Room, has 30–foot–tall floor–to–ceiling windows with a view that seems to extend to Utah. With a number of yearly conventions and corporate get–togethers, the clientele is at times more likely to be packing a Blackberry than a Burton board. But that doesn’t interfere with the skiing.
Golden Door Spa
This outpost of the Escondido, California, center is known for its “skier’s salvation” treatment, which targets the lower back and leg muscles and uses an all natural arnica extract infused oil to help your bruises and sore muscles recover.
The Golden Door facilities also offers activities like indoor rock climbing, snowshoeing, and guided hikes that are sure to keep your adrenaline pumping. If you prefer spa classes, the featured favorites are: kickboxing, Pilates, Yoga, and spinning classes. A new Yoga studio has been recently added. With its light wood floors and large picture windows, this 1,000-square-foot space is used solely for Yoga and meditation-based workouts. The Peaks has also expanded its fitness schedule to include several new classes, such as Balletone, Easy Motion Yoga and Retro Aerobics.