Telluride is the most awesome place I have been. When I was an employee at a nearby resort I had the Real Deal(free lift tickets). Now I am no longer a ski area employee and have to pay for my lift tickets, so I haven't been in a year or so. The lodging, town, and terrain are very impressive. You do get what you pay for. I always have a great time when I venture over to T-Ride. The nightlife in town is fancy dining and great local bars. If you are a beginer skier there is a lot of terrain, if you are an expert there is plenty of super steep as well. This mountain rocks.