The ratings were based primarily on readers' average ranking, number of reviews, and specific comments made in OnTheSnow.com over the winter season. "More and more skiers and snowboarders are relying on the word of their peers when they make resort choices," said Mountain News President and Publisher Rob Brown, whose company publishes OnTheSnow.com. "We believe the importance of reader advisories will continue to grow each year and these annual awards provide a peek into their thinking." The reviewers were clear in their comments about Telluride that went beyond the parks: "The après-ski is also great; not only is the town full of great restaurants but it has every conceivable type of bar, from dive-bar, ski-bum hangouts and saloons, pool bars and brew pubs to cocktail lounges and champagne (and even oxygen) bars…There is every type of skiing from the very beginner to the best over-the-top skier… Fast lifts. You can wear yourself out in half a day…" This is where Butch Cassidy met the Hole in the Wall gang. They wouldn't recognize the place. Telluride has naturally segregated terrain for all ability levels. There's plenty of challenge, including the infamous Plunge into town. An environmentally sensitive gondola transportation system brings you from the town to the mountain. Two high-speed gondolas and seven high-speed quads make getting around a breeze. Click HERE to read the reviews.
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