As you probably saw via Instagram, I was in Colorado most of last week. My family plans a ski trip every year where we usually pick a new destination that we've never visited before. This year, we revisited Telluride. The first time we were there was 12 years ago or more, so it was time to pay that adorable town another visit. We spent the week skiing, soaking in the hot tub, eating way too much, wandering about town, and just enjoying time with family. It was absolutely heavenly and I cannot wait to go back.
I felt like I was transported into an old western movie when visiting "downtown" Telluride. It was your typical ski town, with great shops, some fun pubs/bars, and some cozy restaurants. One of our favorite dinner spots was 221 South Oak.
Getting some mid-day ski selfies in at the very top of the mountain (the back bowl had the best skiing on the mountain!).
I am not lying when I say this, but this is the BEST smelling candle I have ever found. I don't know how I never heard of Paddywax before this trip, but I now know where I'll be buying future candles from. We also picked up this flavor. I somehow got away with my checked bag being exactly 50 lbs, even with all the candles and heavy crap we bought.
On our day off (our legs we're KILLING us), we bought a day pass at The Peaks Spa and relaxed in the sauna, steam room, hot tub, and pools. I'd definitely pay this place a visit if you're ever in the area - it was 4 stories of a spa and fitness center and the amenities we're perfect.
After a day at the spa, we relaxed outside by the fire with a cocktail and this incredible view in the background.
Another shot from The Peaks. They had yoga, pilates, and barre rooms, all of which we're empty and available to play in. Obviously I took full advantage to work on my inversions. Not every day you get an empty gym!
This was our backyard view (insert heart eye emoji here). You can guess where I spent every evening.
You find the perfect mirrored window, you have to take a selfie. It's a given.
Après ski heaven at Alpine Vino, the highest restaurant you can find on the mountain. It's the highest elevation fine dining restaurant in North America actually, so you can bet you're really up there. The grilled cheese/tomato soup combo topped off with a glass of wine was incredible.
Another favorite local Telluride eatery was The Butcher & The Baker. Gluten free blueberry pancakes, eggs and bacon, and a huge almond milk homemade, all made with local, organic ingredients.
Nick and I have been dying to check out Aspen, and we coincidentally had a few friends there during the same time we were out west, so we decided to spend a night there. We skied Snowmass, which quickly became a new favorite of mine. Need to plan a trip here ASAP!
I always love a good kombucha, especially a local one. I was obsessed with the fact that groceries stores and restaurants sourced goods from local companies. This kombucha was made in Colorado and sold in the largest grocery store chain in the state!
Telluride is certainly one of my favorite ski towns to date. It's set up like no other, with gondolas that take you from the middle of the mountain (Mountain Village), to town and more. There was nothing cooler than riding the gondola down into town in the pitch dark, snuggled under a blanket. You don't need a car there at all - everything is accessible and easy to get to. The skiing is great, the food and restaurants are wonderful, and the town itself is a blast. I'd highly recommend booking a trip here!