Telluride Real Estate from TD Smith http://www.tdsmith.com Telluride Colorado Real Estate Fri, 22 May 2015 18:21:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Early Summer Fly Fishing in Telluride Colorado http://www.tdsmith.com/early-summer-fly-fishing-in-telluride-colorado/ http://www.tdsmith.com/early-summer-fly-fishing-in-telluride-colorado/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 16:01:51 +0000 http://www.tdsmith.com/?p=3164 fly fishing

Peak runoff on the San Miguel masks some of the year’s best fishing on Telluride area waters.  If you visit Telluride in May or early June, fish one of our early season hot spots with Telluride Outside.

Gunnison Walk & Wade:  Fish the Black Canyon with Telluride Outside!  In partnership with our friends at Dragonfly Anglers in Crested Butte, Telluride Outside now offers walk & wade trips throughout the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.  We may fish the hallowed inner canyon [right] from the Chukar, Bobcat, Duncan or Ute trails, or hike up from Gunnison Forks to fish three miles of spectacular riffle water below the Smith Fork Confluence.

Wade fishing the Gunnison can be highly productive in many parts of the fishing calendar, including shoulder season periods when our high country streams are not in top form.  We particularly recommend the following periods:

~ All of May and June

~ All of September and October

~ late March and all of April

~ November for the Lower Gunnison

Day floats are available from the Gunnison Forks to Gunnison River Farms throughout the year, so our guests now have the option to wade or float the entire Gunnison Gorge and Lower Gunnison River.

Gurley Creek:  Our early summer ace-in-the-hole is already flush with rainbows and cutthroats eagerly snatching stoneflies and caddis.  Gurley Creek delivers the most explosive fishing of the year precisely when most other rivers are peaking with runoff.

Gurley is located in the shadow of Lone Cone, approximately 55 minutes west from Telluride, suitable for both half and full day trips.  Standard guiding prices apply with an additional $100/rod trespass fee.  Availability is limited and Gurley dates book early, so give us a call and get on the calendar!

Lower Dolores:  As advertised, the best fishing on the Lower Dolores River this year will be in May and June.  Excellent hatches have already begun, including BWO mayflies, midges, early caddis and terrestrials.  Dry fly fishing has been sporadic, but eruptions of rising fish have produced spectacular fishing sessions!

Many large fish rise on cloudy days and terrestrials, especially hoppers and beetles, are effective even under a bright sun.  Several +20″ fish have been landed on dry flies in the last two weeks and the surface action increases with every passing day.

Schedule a day trip from Telluride or a multi-day trip at Dolores Canyon Ranch [right], the bed and breakfast tucked right in the middle of the 12-mile catch and release section.  The Lower Dolores may be paired with any of our Upper Dolores private water properties for an interesting 2 or 3-day trip package.

Upper Dolores + West Fork Dolores:  The Upper Dolores reaches peak runoff flows approximately 3 weeks prior to the San Miguel peak.  With this year’s low snow pack, we expect a variety of strong fishing choices by mid-June.  Much of Telluride Outside’s private water lies on the Dolores.  Some of the lower gradient beats, including Lightenburger Ranch [above], Line Camp  and Fish Creek Ranch, may turn on in the first week of June.  Stay tuned with our fly shop for developing conditions and best early season opportunities.

Uncompahgre at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk:  The Uncompahgre River is a north-facing watershed.  As such, runoff comes late and releases from Ridgway Reservoir are typically held back until early to mid-June.  The Uncompahgre is fishing excellent at this time with steady flows of approximately 208 cfs, ideal for both nymphing and dry fly fishing.  Trout feed actively through long daytime hours providing ample sight fishing opportunity and high odds for locating and catching one of the river’s heaviest trout.  Numerous fish in the 20″ class are landed every week in this section of the Uncompahgre [above].

Call Telluride Outside for an up-to-the-minute fishing report and to schedule guides:  1-800-831-6230.  It’s time to fish in Telluride.

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2015 First Quarter Market Update / Stability Maintained http://www.tdsmith.com/2015-first-quarter-market-update-stability-maintained-2/ http://www.tdsmith.com/2015-first-quarter-market-update-stability-maintained-2/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 19:55:03 +0000 http://www.tdsmith.com/?p=3151 Total sales for the first quarter is on par, in both dollars and numbers, with the first quarter of 2014, the latter registering the highest gross dollar sales since 2007.  The modest downturn of Historic Town of Telluride sales is largely the result of a lack of quality inventory, which was seriously depleted during 2014. The increase in gross dollar sales of Mountain Village condominiums and homes in the first quarter of this year helped maintain overall market stability as compared to the first quarter of 2014.   Currently as of March, $83.3M in transactions are under contract with $41M closed in March alone, with almost $92M closed YTD.

How the Major Market Segments have performed:

Town of Telluride

  • Gross Dollar Sales down 7.4% ($39.5M vs. $42.7M)
  • Sales Numbers down 4.7% (40 vs. 42)

 

Town of Mountain Village

  • Gross Dollar Sales up 1% ($37.1M vs. $36.6M)
  • Sales Numbers down 7.6% (37 vs. 43)

 

Remainder of County

  • Gross Dollar Sales up 1% ($14.9M vs. $14.8M)
  • Sales Numbers up 48% (31 vs. 21)

 

Specific Sub-market Segment Performances of Note:

  • Town of Telluride Condominiums up 9% ($23.9M vs. $21.9M)
  • Town of Telluride Homes down 54% ($5.5M vs. $12M)
  • Mountain Village Condominiums up 24% ($16.4M vs. $13.2M)
  • Mountain Village Homes up 67% ($16.7M vs. $10M)

With the increase in commercial leasehold rates within the Historic Town of Telluride and redevelopment opportunities of commercial structures, the commercial segment of the market has rebounded dramatically since the beginning of 2014.  Values of this property type have increased nearly 50% since the end of 2013.  For value driven investors, Telluride Mountain Village homes and condominiums continue to be quite attractive together with regional homes.  For those interested in a design / build process, excellent vacant ground opportunities exist in nearly all market segments.  With the lack of standing inventory in the Town of Telluride, we believe that vacant lots will be a focal point for investors / developers this summer.

 

Note: Background statistics provided by Telluride Consulting and the Telluride MLS

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2015 First Quarter Market Update / Stability Maintained http://www.tdsmith.com/2015-first-quarter-market-update-stability-maintained/ http://www.tdsmith.com/2015-first-quarter-market-update-stability-maintained/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 16:55:55 +0000 http://www.tdsmith.com/?p=3147 Total sales for the first quarter is on par, in both dollars and numbers, with the first quarter of 2014, the latter registering the highest gross dollar sales since 2007.  The modest downturn of Historic Town of Telluride sales is largely the result of a lack of quality inventory, which was seriously depleted during 2014. The increase in gross dollar sales of Mountain Village condominiums and homes in the first quarter of this year helped maintain overall market stability as compared to the first quarter of 2014.   Currently as of March, $83.3M in transactions are under contract with $41M closed in March alone, with almost $92M closed YTD.

 

How the Major Market Segments have performed:

 

Town of Telluride

 

  • Gross Dollar Sales down 7.4% ($39.5M vs. $42.7M)
  • Sales Numbers down 4.7% (40 vs. 42)

 

Town of Mountain Village

 

  • Gross Dollar Sales up 1% ($37.1M vs. $36.6M)
  • Sales Numbers down 7.6% (37 vs. 43)

 

Remainder of County

 

  • Gross Dollar Sales up 1% ($14.9M vs. $14.8M)
  • Sales Numbers up 48% (31 vs. 21)

 

Specific Sub-market Segment Performances of Note:

 

  • Town of Telluride Condominiums up 9% ($23.9M vs. $21.9M)
  • Town of Telluride Homes down 54% ($5.5M vs. $12M)
  • Mountain Village Condominiums up 24% ($16.4M vs. $13.2M)
  • Mountain Village Homes up 67% ($16.7M vs. $10M)

 

 

With the increase in commercial leasehold rates within the Historic Town of Telluride and redevelopment opportunities of commercial structures, the commercial segment of the market has rebounded dramatically since the beginning of 2014.  Values of this property type have increased nearly 50% since the end of 2013.  For value driven investors, Telluride Mountain Village homes and condominiums continue to be quite attractive together with regional homes.  For those interested in a design / build process, excellent vacant ground opportunities exist in nearly all market segments.  With the lack of standing inventory in the Town of Telluride, we believe that vacant lots will be a focal point for investors / developers this summer.

 

Note: Background statistics provided by Telluride Consulting and the Telluride MLS

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Telluride Ski Resort Has Record Season! http://www.tdsmith.com/telluride-ski-resort-has-record-season/ http://www.tdsmith.com/telluride-ski-resort-has-record-season/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:49:15 +0000 http://www.tdsmith.com/?p=3133 skiThe Telluride Ski Resort set a record for the number of skier visits during the 2014-15 ski season, according to Telluride Ski and Golf President and General Manager Greg Pack.

“We had an incredible winter. We had a record season skier-visit-wise, revenue-wise, the whole bit,” Pack told Telluride Town Council members during a work session Tuesday.

“We are extremely excited given that our snow pack was, I think, 47 percent [of normal] at one point,” Pack added. “Everybody always says it’s snow. This year obviously it wasn’t. Telluride is sexy right now.”

The resort saw roughly 478,000 skier visits during the winter season, an increase over the previous season’s approximately 454,000 visitors and a sizable excess over the 470,000-visitor goal the resort’s management set for themselves.

Pack said that renewed marketing efforts on several target demographics helped create the record year, including increased attention to the Australian and South American markets during the month of January.

That bump is all the more remarkable because of the nature of the season’s snowfall, with intermittent big storms punctuated by extended periods of blue skies.

“We weren’t getting snow in January. It stopped for a month and a half,” Pack said.

Dallas was also a focus this season for the resort’s management, Pack said, with a big push to increase flights out of the Texas city and an extensive marketing campaign that even included recruiting area ski shops for their advice on billboard placement in choice zip codes.

The resort also focused on marketing strategies to drum up regional visitors from within driving distance, with the biggest percentage of those visitors coming from Durango, Farmington and Phoenix. Grand Junction, Pack noted, is not a big market for Telluride.

“We worked with the Telluride Tourism Board and tried to make sure we coordinated our marketing efforts. There was friction before, in the past, and I have to admit a lot of it was caused by my company. They were dysfunctional in a lot of ways, just as a company, and we’re working on that,” Pack told council members. The TTB is partially funded by the Town of Telluride to market the area.

“The sides weren’t talking to each other,” Pack said. “We need to make sure we’re good players with everybody. We haven’t been in the past.”

Council members reacted in appreciation of the humble acknowledgement.

“We totally appreciate the fact that you’re working so well with the tourism board,” said Telluride Mayor Stu Fraser.

Pack announced at the town council meeting that the man behind much of this season’s success, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Brad Larsen, announced his resignation on Monday in order to take up a job as the Resort General Manager at Idaho’s Tamarack Resort. And while that means the company will now have to search for his replacement, Pack also announced that the resort had successfully recruited a new PR and Communications Manager, Sharron Gibbs. Gibbs was previously a vice president at Ogilvy Public Relations based in Denver. She begins this week.

In a general sketch of projects on the horizon, Pack listed working on improving beginner and intermediate mountain bike trails, a zip line and more summer activity, including destination weddings and conferences. A project to upgrade the interiors of rooms at Big Billies is also in the works, as is collaboration with private developers on more workforce housing.

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Ross Reels manufactures their renowned fly fishing gear in Montrose, CO http://www.tdsmith.com/ross-reels-manufactures-their-renowned-fly-fishing-gear-in-montrose-co/ http://www.tdsmith.com/ross-reels-manufactures-their-renowned-fly-fishing-gear-in-montrose-co/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:40:39 +0000 http://www.tdsmith.com/?p=3130 fly-fishing-2WEB-300x200

 

 

Company uses local employees, rivers to make their reels.

They built the first mass-marketable fly reels back in 1973, and many of those first reels can still be found on America’s best rivers. Ross Reels is highly respected in the fly fishing industry for both its longevity and legendary quality, and the reels just so happen to be manufactured, tested and shipped from southwestern Colorado.

“Ross is a hyper-local company,” Chief Operating Officer Tony Lugard said. “The passion has been to keep everything in Colorado, not only the U.S.A.”

Based in Montrose for the last 30 years, Ross Reels has shipped some 600,000 fly reels over the course of its 41 years of existence. After recent stints under the ownership of 3M and Orvis scattered some of their operations away from Montrose, Mayfly Group bought Ross at the beginning of 2014 and brought everything back to the region.

Lugard said making sure their product is up to their standards necessitates having manufacturing close to home.

“We want to manufacture a high-quality product and keep it at an economical price for consumers,” he said. “Manufacturing in Montrose allows us to control specifications and ensure our U.S.A. team is employed.”
Ross Reels employs around 24 staffers, and most stay at the company for many years, according to Lugard.

Their regional flair can be found in the names of their reels, like the Gunnison and the Animas, named for nearby rivers that shaped the development of the particular products.

In fact, the first Animas reels were shipped this winter, with the first reel in that model sold at outfitter Telluride Outside during Telluride’s Noel Night in early December.

“Basically my entire team lives in Montrose or within this region,” Lugard said. “It makes sense to test our products on these waters, our local haunts.”

The company uses local fishing guides and an internal testing team to make sure each new design is up to their level of quality. A lifetime warranty on their products is valued by customers, although Lugard said it is typically never needed.

“We have highly skilled technicians here, but also a low rate of return on our products,” Lugard said.

Ross Reels uses its place as an industry leader to advocate for conservation and the environment. Ross Reels contributes 10 percent of each sale to the Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program and also partners with Trout Unlimited and the International Game Fish Association, among other organizations.

“We value the health of the water and the health of the environment,” Lugard said. “It’s what we make our living from.”

“As agricultural stewards our intention is to leave the land better when we finish with it than when we came into it,” he added.

Ross Reels’ range of products, not just reels, fulfills the needs of most every type of fly fisherman, whether it’s accessibility and affordability for a beginner, durability and ease of use for a working guide, or precision and extreme quality for experts.

Ross Reels has all of their operations, including manufacturing, sales and customer service at their Montrose facility, and their products are available at most regional outfitters.

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Fly Fishing Film Tour 2015 Telluride, Colorado http://www.tdsmith.com/fly-fishing-film-tour-2015-telluride-colorado/ http://www.tdsmith.com/fly-fishing-film-tour-2015-telluride-colorado/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:34:27 +0000 http://www.tdsmith.com/?p=3127 Fly Film

 

 

The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The F3T is a one of a kind experience. Each year fishy folk of all ages gather at premieres to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts still unmade. If you’ve been, you know what we’re talking about. If you haven’t, we hope to see you soon!

Since its inception in 2007 The F3T has grown more than 30% each year; reaching nearly 50,000 anglers across North America last season. To keep up with demand we’ve added new towns to the 2015 schedule and increased our capacity in the communities that have been supporting us for years.

In addition to showcasing world-class fly fishing films, The F3T is dedicated to supporting the local fly shops and conservation groups that form the backbone of our sport’s educational and environmental efforts. Discount F3T tickets are available at more than 150 fly shops across the country. A portion of those ticket sales go directly to support fishing and habitat-related conservation groups. In 2014 we raised over $300,000 for our conservation partners and have used our voice to bring greater attention and support to groups like Trout Unlimited, Wild Steelhead Coalition, Bonefish Tarpon Trust, Utah Stream Access Coalition, Stop Pebble Mine and many more.

Time:

7:00pm

Location:

Telluride Conference Center

www.flyfilmtour.com

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Why You Should Visit Telluride Right Now http://www.tdsmith.com/why-you-should-visit-telluride-right-now/ http://www.tdsmith.com/why-you-should-visit-telluride-right-now/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:11:00 +0000 http://www.tdsmith.com/?p=3102 Telluride is a quiet hideaway, legendary for its old miner’s can-do spirit and for being the rare resort area with a down-home feel—as well as the majestic views of the jagged San Juan Mountains piercing the often-bright blue sky. Where the rich and famous—and hangers-on—crowd out Aspen and Vail, Telluride offers a refined alternative to the other bustling hot spots of Colorado with its tight-knit, small-town vibe from its independent shops, hotels and restaurants.

The hilly hamlet (it’s only eight blocks deep and 12 blocks long) is a favorite among celebrities—Tom Cruise and Laura Linney have homes here, and Ralph Lauren owns a sprawling 17,000-acre ranch right outside of Telluride—but the atmosphere is casual and unpretentious. Denim and snow boots are de rigueur in even the most upscale of restaurants, and locals cheerily greet you on the way to a local brewpub or coming home from a great day of skiing.

Two parts make up the area. The charming historic town of Telluride sits in a canyon surrounded by 14,000-foot peaks on three sides and is filled with clapboard-fronted shops and restaurants as well as Victorian homes. A National Historic Landmark District, the old mining town was where Butch Cassidy began his bank-robbing career in the 1890s. Then there’s the modern Mountain Village, which sits 9,500 feet above the valley and whose cobblestone streets are lined with ski stores and hotels. Mountain Village gives you prime access to Telluride Ski Resort. The free gondola—the only public transportation of its kind in North America—connects the two areas (the 13-minute ride gives you beautiful vistas).

where to stay

Where to Stay
Check into Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Lumière Telluride, a prized gem among the city’s offerings. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac away from the skiers in the upscale Mountain Village area, the European-style boutique hotel is still only minutes away from all of the action. You’ll easily feel at home in the ski-in, ski-out hotel’s spacious residences, which come with LED smart televisions with Bluetooth sound bars, gas fireplaces, separate dining rooms, one and a half bathrooms, washers and dryers, and kitchens decked out with Sub-Zero refrigerators and heavy-duty Wolf stoves. The warm, contemporary spaces exude mountain chic with exposed dark wood, hardwood hickory floors, sand-colored marble, stone touches and a palette of cream, dark browns and pops of orange. Tip: Book the five-bedroom penthouse for the best mountain views in Telluride, which you can admire from your own outdoor hot tub.

Aside from the great rooms, wife-husband team Clare and Bas Afman make it feel like home, too. You’ll be greeted with a flute of crisp Saint-Hilaire (ask Bas to tell you how the sparkling wine inspired Dom Pérignon), and the attentive staff is always at the ready to assist with recommendations, provide medicine for the high altitude or help you navigate the airports and shuttles should a snowstorm hit.

what to do

What to Do
In the winter, Telluride is an unbeatable outdoor playground teeming with options—snowmobiling, ice climbing, heli-skiing, ice skating and more. But skiing tops the list with more than 2,000 acres for all levels, 127 trails (the longest run is the 4.6-mile Galloping Goose), 18 lifts and, as far as we could tell, rarely a wait on lift lines. Plus, the rugged Rockies make for a breathtaking backdrop. If you need gear, head to BootDoctors. There was a snafu with our rentals, so we wandered there and the friendly staff outfitted us in no time. And if you want to hone your technique, consider booking a private lesson through the ski resort. Our instructor, Neville Leel, was patient, encouraging and gave solid advice.

Another must-do winter activity is snowshoeing with Eco Adventures. (Parents, be sure to check out the store’s happy hour, where you can drop off the kids for arts and crafts while you escape to Hotel Madeline’s new Black Iron Kitchen & Bar to sip on a Mile High Mule—Woody Creek vodka, Gosling’s ginger beer and fresh lime—at one of the outdoor fire tables.) Snowshoeing gives you a unique perspective on the mountains. With a group of about four to five people, take a two-hour walk in a forest among 40- to 70-foot-tall Engelmann spruce, subalpine fir and Aspen trees. During the trek, our knowledgeable naturalist guide Dalen Stevens easily fielded questions about the local flora and fauna (he even pointed out various animal claw marks on bark) and we were lucky enough to spot a snowshoe hare up close. Strolling in the hushed forest with snow softly falling is both serene and invigorating (when it doesn’t snow, you can get picturesque mountain views, too).

When your limbs need relief from all of the rigorous activity, book a treatment at The Spa at The Peaks, the area’s go-to spa and one of the largest in Colorado (it has 32 treatment rooms). Our pick is the new Aromasoul scrub and massage. Your therapist will slough away dull skin with SpaRitual’s Infinitely Loving Sugar Scrub in a fragrant jasmine, and after you rinse it off, you’ll be treated to a relaxing hour-long massage.

Another off-slope to-do is shopping. Chain stores are notably absent in this fiercely independent town. Instead, peruse fine jewelry and regional art at Elinoff, soft Scottish cashmere clothing (the build-your-own sweater is a fun option) and accessories at CashmereRed, books about Telluride at Between the Covers Bookstore, custom-fit ski boots at BootDoctors, and Alice + Olivia apparel, Marc Jacobs bags and Bobbi Brown makeup at Two Skirts boutique. For a delicious souvenir, stop into Telluride Truffle, whose distinctive triangular chocolates mimic the surrounding mountains. Try the Black Diamond, a tequila-infused dark chocolate truffle covered with milk chocolate and topped with a sprinkle of salt, and Mud Season, hazelnut milk chocolate enrobed in a marbled white and milk chocolate shell.

When the snow melts, Telluride transforms into a festival destination with a different event popping up seemingly every other week. The most popular of the bunch is Telluride Bluegrass, which draws up to 18,000 music fans. This year, the fest runs June 18 to 21 featuring artists such as Kacey Musgraves and Grammy Award-winning Sam Bush. Keep an eye out for the Telluride Wine Festival (June 25-28), which offers tastings, seminars, cooking demonstrations and more; Shakespeare in the Park (July 18-25), with works like A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival (Sept. 18-20), where you can hear live blues while tasting beer from 56 microbreweries.

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Where to Eat and Drink
Telluride may be small, but it goes big with the culinary offerings. A unique experience is at Alpino Vino, which claims to be North America’s highest elevation fine-dining restaurant at almost 12,000 feet. To dine at this rustic European-style hütte, you have to take a gondola ride and then a 20-minute snowcat trip up to the restaurant, where a well-dressed waiter is standing outside with a glass of prosecco for you. There are only two seatings per night in the 27-seat Italian restaurant, which has a roaring fire in the center of the room and mellow jazz playing. Among the five-course menu, we enjoyed housemade crab ravioli with a creamy saffron sauce and a grilled rack of lamb with mushroom polenta.

You don’t need a snowmobile to find excellent food, though: head into town for the Cosmopolitan—order anything with the excellent lobster; visit Allred’s at the top of the gondola for unrivaled sunset views alongside a cut of tender elk; or take a seat at Brown Dog Pizza for the Brooklyn Bridge, a Detroit-style pie (Sicilian that isn’t as bready with a caramelized lattice cheese crust) with pepperoni, sausage and dollops of ricotta that is among the best in the country.

When it’s time for a nightcap, go to Arroyo, a wine-bar-cum-art-gallery. If you prefer to try Colorado’s famed microbrews, follow the locals into the New Sheridan Hotel’s bar for Telluride Brewing Co.’s Face Down Brown, a dark amber with a nutty flavor.

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Telluride Summer Flight Schedule and Spring Break Deals http://www.tdsmith.com/telluride-summer-flight-schedule-and-spring-break-deals/ http://www.tdsmith.com/telluride-summer-flight-schedule-and-spring-break-deals/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:22:32 +0000 http://www.tdsmith.com/?p=3099 CO Flights

Colorado Flights is thrilled to announce the full Telluride/Montrose (MTJ) summer flight schedule, including new service from LAX on Allegiant on Fridays & Mondays, Chicago (ORD) on United on Saturdays, and the return of daily flights from Houston (IAH).
Daily flights will also continue from Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) on American and Denver on United.

The current and added hub service, as well as the addition of a low-cost option, will greatly increase the ease of access for guests and residents alike. Please Click Here for the release, Click Here for the full summer schedule.

Book March-April Now

DFW – $379  IAH – $383  ORD – $436  LAX – $327  NYC – $435
EWR – $476  ATL – $433  PHX – $94  SFO – $339
The Easter holiday is  a unique opportunity, coming the last week of the season, and we have additional flights from Dallas, Houston, Phoenix and Chicago.

For the best rates, use our custom Kayak booking page, Click Here.

With great momentum, plenty of snow, and a full lineup of March events, we’re looking forward to a great finish. Get Resort info HERE.

 

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Telluride, CO Flights http://www.tdsmith.com/telluride-co-flights/ http://www.tdsmith.com/telluride-co-flights/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:27:19 +0000 http://www.tdsmith.com/?p=3087 Overall passenger numbers are holding at 20% ahead of last year, and the snow should help push bookings for our busiest month. March is currently ahead on passengers coming to the destination, but with added capacity this year, there are still plenty of seats left to fill with great rates out there.

The Easter holiday is also a unique opportunity, coming the last week of the season, and we have additional flights from Dallas, Houston, Phoenix and Chicago.

For the best rates, check out the chart below, use our custom Kayak booking pages below, or visit Colorado Flights for the latest tools and tips.

With great momentum, plenty of snow, and a full lineup of March events, we’re looking forward to a great finish. Get Resort info HERE.

– BOOK NOW

Mar 7-14 Mar 28-Apr 4
DFW $435 $277
IAH $502 $367
ORD $474 $407
LAX $214 $249
NYC $517 $474
EWR $517 $474
ATL $438 $436
PHX $248 $237
SFO $456 $361

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Check these and others out on the Telluride/MTJ page at KAYAK.
– Summer Flights –

Daily Dallas (DFW) and 2x weekly (IAH) flighrs to Telluride/Montrose (MTJ) are loaded and for sale. Stay tuned for updates, including possible ORD and LAX service this summer!

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Telluride AIDS Benefit Fashion Show , Not To Be Missed!! http://www.tdsmith.com/telluride-aids-benefit-fashion-show-not-to-be-missed/ http://www.tdsmith.com/telluride-aids-benefit-fashion-show-not-to-be-missed/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:40:00 +0000 http://www.tdsmith.com/?p=3082 fashion show 2015

 

THE STORY OF TAB

It all started back in 1994, when Telluride locals Kandee DeGraw and Robert Presley were having a beer at the historic Sheridan Bar. Presley, a fashion designer battling AIDS, was sharing his frustration as to the costs and commuting involved with getting treatment. DeGraw, then part of a comedy troupe, suggested her group do a benefit to help pay for Presley’s medical costs. While very appreciative, the selfless Presley said if there was to be a benefit, it should be for the Western Colorado AIDS Project rather than for him. And just like that, the event that has become a regional and international legend began, raising $12,000 for WesCap in its first year, with DeGraw taking three months off of work to put it together. “We ran an ad for volunteers and had 120 people show up; it was incredible,” recalls DeGraw

The Telluride AIDS Benefit has donated over $1,800,000 toward HIV/AIDS education, advocacy, clinical care and NGOs. In 2012, TAB gave over a $140,000 to five HIV/AIDS charities in Colorado and Africa: Ethiopian Family Fund, Western Colorado AIDS Project, University of Colorado Hospital Foundation, Ubuntu Africa, Denver Children’s Hospital Immunodeficiency Program, Brother Jeff’s Community Health Initiative, and The Manzini Youth Care Center in Swaziland.

TAB is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to fight HIV/AIDS by heightening awareness, as well as generating financial support for educational programs and client care. By initiating outreach programs, workshops and events on a regional and global level, TAB is committed to combating this worldwide pandemic that affects individuals, families, communities and countries.

Sneak Peek Fashion Show | Feb 26, 2015 Telluride Conference Center
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Art Auction | Feb 27, 2015 Sheridan Opera House
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Gala Fashion Show | Feb 28, 2015 Telluride Conference Center
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After Party Feb 28, 2015 Sheridan Opera House at 10:30

TAB Sample Sale | March 2, 2015 Sheridan Opera House
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http://aidsbenefit.org/

 

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