The Rocky Mountains provide some of the best skiing opportunities not just in North America, but in the world, and nowhere is that more obvious than Telluride. There’s a reason that Ralph Lauren and Oprah Winfrey own land here: strolling through the town centre is an experience in itself, as the peaks of the Rocky Mountains tower behind the historic shop fronts, which transport you back to its Wild West past. Browse Plum Guide’s hand-picked Chateaus in Telluride.
In the winter, the ski resort is an epic location for winter sports, with wide runs meandering between pine forests, and spectacular views from the gondolas. In summer, Telluride is transformed into a patchwork of colour, creating a landscape that’s ripe for exploring.
Aside from the outdoor activities, Telluride is a great place to experience the charm of the Old West. It has a more casual, unfussy vibe than more famous spots like Aspen, but there are still plenty of elegant dining and drinking options. A must-try is the New Sheridan Historic Bar, which dates back to 1895. Next time you’re planning a trip to Telluride, take a look at Plum Guide’s Chateaus.