Private Jet to Telluride
What to Do in Telluride
Because of Telluride’s fascinating history as a mining town (founded in the 1870s), there are wonderful opportunities to step back in time while you’re visiting. The Sheridan Opera House was built in 1913 as a vaudeville theater and remains preserved as a historic landmark. Its 240-seat performance venue now hosts local and touring performing groups, runs youth programs, and is available to rent for private events. Plan your vacation to Telluride to coincide with President’s Day weekend and also get tickets to the popular comedy festival, annually featuring world-class comedians. Just a couple of blocks away is the Telluride Historical Museum. Housed within a converted hospital that was originally built in 1896, this engaging museum has ten themed rooms of exhibits showcasing the area’s history in an interactive manner. To get a taste of Victorian-era life, meander through wide open mountain vistas on horseback or take a Jeep tour out to explore the old mines and ghost towns.
At the end of Colorado Avenue (Telluride’s “main drag”), is Town Park – the site for all of the major summertime festivals, including Blues & Brews, the Bluegrass Festival, MountainFilm Festival, and the Telluride Film Festival. This master-planned park houses a campground, as well as multiple sports facilities, a fishing pond for children, playgrounds, swimming pool, and sledding and skating in wintertime. During warmer months, you can wander the Farmers Market on South Oak Street near the Telluride Free Gondola Station, sampling local produce and shopping the booths of regional artisans. Colorado Avenue is also where much of the vibrant nightlife and fine dining of Telluride can be found. Check out the Sheridan Rooftop Bar for awesome cocktails and views or the Liberty Bar for drinks and dancing. Make sure to reserve a dinner table at Cosmopolitan, the #1 rated restaurant in Telluride. Only open during the high seasons, this fine dining jewel cannot be missed.
The famous Telluride Ski Resort is located up the hill in Mountain Village, but the free Gondola makes it easy and fun to travel between the two communities. Each of the four Gondola stations feature their own quick bite or fine dining option along with simply breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. With hundreds of acres of scenic backcountry to explore on skis, snowboard, snowshoe, snowmobile, or even dogsled, you will quickly see why the winter season is the main reason most people head to Telluride. Catch the ultimate adrenaline rush with heli-ski outings, where an Airbus Helicopter takes you to the highest elevations for the purest runs. Unique to the winter terrain are Fat Biking and ice climbing. Thanks to the specially-built Fat Bikes with 5” wide tires, you will easily ride through snow or mud, across streams and stellar single track. Telluride is the perfect spot for ice climbing, such as Bear Creek Falls, a fantastic natural place for a climb. Whether you’re an accomplished climber or trying it out for the first time, the area is full of dedicated outfitters and guides and you are sure to have an absolutely unforgettable experience.
Winter is truly special in Telluride, but when summertime comes, the outdoor experiences only broaden. Bring along your golf clubs on your chartered flight so you can play incredible courses in the mountains or rent some bikes upon arrival and hit the trails. A favorite short hike that is accessible right from town is the Jud Wiebe Memorial Trail. At just 3 miles, this trail is open to hikers, bikers, and horseback riding, and will take you through gorgeous Aspen groves and wide meadows. With panoramic views, this is a trail you’ll want to hike in every season. Just three miles from downtown Telluride, you will find the famous Bridal Veil Falls. The tallest free-falling falls in the state of Colorado and arguably the most beautiful, this waterfall entices adventurers from all over the world. Whether you choose to hike, bike, or take a 4WD vehicle to explore the area, don’t forget your camera. Other summer season activities in Telluride include fishing, rock climbing, kayaking, and paragliding. Or challenge yourself with some class-three white water rafting on the San Miguel River. Plenty of folks charter a flight to Telluride just to participate in their annual endurance sports events. There’s an ultramarathon (The Hardrock 100), a 12-hour downhill bike race (The Fall Tilt), and the 60k Telluride Mountain Run that traverses altitudes over 13,000 feet and can even be hazardous in places. Extreme sports are at their best in Telluride.
With ski-in and ski-out capacity, outdoor fun on the Telluride slopes is never more convenient than when you stay at The Inn at Lost Creek. This beautiful boutique hotel offers intimate luxury during any season and gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains. Valet service is available for skis or golf clubs and the excellent concierge will make sure you are always equipped with anything you need for your chosen adventures. Each spacious suite features a washer and dryer, balcony, and a kitchen or kitchenette, though the in-house fusion restaurant and bar are renowned as one of Telluride’s best.
Offering guestrooms, suites, or residences (to rent or own), the Madeline Hotel and Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection is a rare luxury, conveniently near all the best of Telluride. The suites feature high-quality kitchenettes, adding comfort to your home-away-from-home and the ski rental shop on property makes it easy to get out in the fresh powder. Just a thirty-second walk from the hotel there is a station for the free Gondola that travels between Telluride and Mountain Village. On property, you will find delicious locally-sourced cuisine at Black Iron Kitchen and Bar and the cozy M Club with outdoor fire tables, a game room, and shareable bites.
Mountain Lodge Telluride features year-round log cabin luxury tucked into the scenic mountains. Each suite, condo, or luxury log cabin is finely appointed with soft leather furniture and rustic charm, while ensuring you will have every amenity you desire. In-room spa services, ski-in/ski-out accommodations, and attentive service are the hallmarks of this 4-star hotel.
Located in the heart of Mountain Village, the Fairmont Heritage Place Franz Klammer Lodge offers exceptional luxury with their two and three-bedroom residences. Each accommodation features a fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, and jetted spa tubs. Designed to be just as cozy and comfortable as your own home and conveniently located near everything you will desire to see and do. There is not an on-site dining option here, but each residence has a full kitchen and the best of Telluride just steps away.
Possibly the most well-known resort in Telluride is the Telluride Ski Resort. Built in 1972 as the first resort to accompany the newly crafted slopes, this hotel has been ranked the #1 Ski Resort in the country, and now spans multiple properties in various locations. Perched high in the mountains, the Telluride Ski Resort not only offers premier access to the best runs, but also hosts their own ski school and adventure center. Staying here means you’ll have access to the finest in accommodation, dining, and experiences throughout your entire stay in Telluride.
Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) – Just six miles west of Telluride, this regional airport is the most convenient for your private flight to Telluride, though it can be impacted by heavy snowfall or poor weather. The staff are all professional, courteous, and accommodating.
Rifle Garfield County Airport (RIL) – Located in the town of Rifle about three hours north of Telluride, this is the alternate airport Latitude 33 Aviation uses for charter flights to Telluride when the weather has affected Telluride Regional Airport.
With so many things to do in Telluride during every season of the year, you will want to visit often. Latitude 33 Aviation manages one of the newest and largest fleets of light, midsize, and super mid-size jets in North America. The premier private jet charter, executive jet management and aircraft sales and acquisitions company that serves a wide variety of travelers and destinations around the world. Start your trip to Telluride, Colorado on a private jet with Latitude 33 Aviation.