Blog :: 06-2020

Things to Do: Telluride Historical Museum Opens July 1


RE-OPENING

The Telluride Historical Museum is looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the Museum starting July 1st by appointment only. They will be taking appointments Wednesday - Saturday and may expand to more days depending on how the first phase of reopening goes. The Museum is committed to keeping everyone safe and will institute precautionary measures such as regular disinfecting of common surfaces as well as adhering to social distancing guidelines. Their interactive exhibits have also been pulled to help reduce potential transmission.

Groups or individuals visiting the Museum must pay in advance and follow all safety precautions. Everyone who enters will be required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands. If you or your party does not have a mask the museum will provide one for you. Groups must be no larger than 8 people and part of one booking. The museum will do their best to allow ample time for everyone to absorb out exhibits and well curated history.

Telluride Historical Museum wants everyone to know they understand this will be a new experience, and they appreciate your patience as they navigate their re-opening under the current circumstances. It is imperative to keep everyone safe including visitors and staff. 


Bake Like a Pioneer 

Our bodies constantly adjust and adapt for living in the high country. Baking above sea level is no different. In order to make something delicious up here you have to take the low air pressure into account and adjust recipes accordingly.  Some of the first pioneers to bake here had to experiment with different formulas before getting recipes just right. Today we have the luxury of high altitude conversion charts but that doesn't mean baking is a breeze! Attempt one of the recipes below out of the "The Rocky Mountain Cookbook" that pioneer Harriet Backus aka the 'Tomboy Bride' used herself.  

Safer at Home Camp Challenge  

Ten local nonprofits are collaborating on a fun, free camp that kids can do safely from home. This downloadable packet of activities, from cool science experiments and reading challenges to amazing arts and crafts, will get your kids outside, reading, and creating. There are even healthy lunch recipes and a calendar of fun "challenges." Activities are designed for all ages, but kids under 9 should participate with an older sibling or guardian. 

Share your fun! Be sure to post pictures of your adventures and creations and tag them #SAHCampChallenge.

English: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1koT7mcjylwruDlNh_UONrkaGEcZmqBax/view  

Spanish: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U5X0c3OZAG9IAujvRy0Px9fUMmeG1dV8/view  

Learn How to Talk About Race via National Museum of African American History and Culture's

New Online Portal 

The online portal provides digital tools, online exercises, video instructions, scholarly articles and more than 100 multi-media resources tailored for educators, parents and caregivers, and individuals committed to racial equality.   

Research shows that many people feel they do not have the information needed to discuss race in a way that is candid, safe, and respectful of other viewpoints and experiences.

Talking About Race builds upon decades of work by the museum's educators. It is the result of extensive research, studies, consultations, and educational resources from these fields: history, education, psychology and human development. It includes published research from leading experts, activists, historians, and thought leaders on race, equity, and inclusion, including Brené Brown, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Robin DiAngelo, Julie Olsen Edwards, Jerry Kang, Ibram X Kendi, Enid Lee, Audre Lorde, Beverly Daniel Tatum, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and Tim Wise.    

ADMISSION 

(Please call the Museum to Reserve Your Tour Slot):

$7 General Admission 

$5 Seniors (65 and older)

$5 Students (6-17)

Free Children 5 & Under 

Free for active military personnel


Museum Members are always free and don't forget...

Locals receive free admission every Thursday!   

201 W. Gregory Ave. | at the top of N. Fir St. | P.O. Box 1597 

Telluride, CO 81435  

970.728.3344 | www.telluridemuseum.org

Master List Of U.S. Airline Seating And Mask COVID-19 Policies

Master List Of U.S. Airline Seating And Mask COVID-19 Policies

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Flying now doesn’t look like it ever has before. Airports are receiving only a fraction of the travelers compared to the same time last year and some eateries and other businesses are closed. The experience in-flight is different, too. Nearly all airlines require masks onboard and most have announced stringent cleaning protocols as well.

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Despite fewer people flying, some planes are still flying full. Social media shows photos of packed planes and complaints that it’s impossible to social distance. Everyone assumes that there will be empty seats or even empty rows onboard, but there’s no government mandate for increased personal space on flights. Each airline is handling this differently, with some purposely blocking seats and others proceeding as normal. Here’s what to expect on major U.S. airlines.

Mask Policies at a Glance

Every airline except for Allegiant Airlines and Sun Country Airlines has announced that passengers and crew members are required to wear face coverings throughout check-in, boarding and the flight itself.

Although these policies have been in place for a month or more, airlines are tightening enforcement and implementing consequences if you refuse, according to the Airlines for America industry trade organization. Passengers without masks may be denied boarding. Some airlines, including United, are taking it a step further by suspending noncompliant passengers from future travel as well.

Small children are not required to wear face coverings nor are passengers with medical conditions that prevent them from wearing masks. It is unclear how airlines will make these exceptions, so it’s best to bring a doctor’s note if you have an underlying condition.

Blocked Middle Seats

Right now, only Alaska Airlines, Delta, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue and Southwest are blocking seats for sale to limit the number of passengers onboard. Passengers on these airlines will be able to leave middle seats empty (or aisle seats on smaller aircraft). Everyone will have more space to spread out.

These empty middle seats are temporary, though. Alaska and JetBlue are only guaranteeing empty seats through July 31. Delta and Southwest Airlines have guaranteed extra space through September 30. Hawaiian Airlines has not specified an end date.

If you’re flying another airline, you should expect planes to be as full as ever before. When demand receded, airlines cut routes and consolidated schedules. However, travelers are returning to the skies as states open up and health risks feel more manageable, so planes are once again selling out. Summer vacation is back on.

As you might expect, airfare costs are not equal across the board. Be sure to consider the extra space—or lack thereof—when choosing the best flight value.

Specific Airline Policies

Alaska Airlines

Mask Policy: Alaska Airlines is requiring all crew members and passengers over the age of 12 to wear masks. Face coverings will be provided upon request.

Blocked Seats: Alaska is capping all flights at 65% capacity for flights through July 31, 2020. Middle seats will be blocked accordingly to allow distancing onboard. Families who wish to 

be seated together despite blocked seats can speak with gate agents or flight attendants for assistance.

Allegiant Airlines

Mask Policy: Allegiant Airlines recommends, but does not require, passengers and crew to wear face coverings onboard. They are providing passengers on some flights with a health and safety kit, which includes a single-use face mask, non-latex gloves and sanitizing wipes. Allegiant intends to have these kits available for all passengers, although they have not announced a specific start date.

Blocked Seats: Allegiant is not limiting capacity on their flights. Customers can request to be notified if their flight exceeds 65% capacity so they can explore alternate travel options. When possible, crew members may reseat customers to provide additional distancing.

American Airlines 

Mask Policy: All passengers flying on American Airlines are required to wear face coverings onboard. “Very young children” are exempt, as is anyone with an underlying condition that prevents them from wearing one. Otherwise, non-compliant passengers will be denied boarding for current and/or future travel. Limited masks may be available if you didn’t pack one, but are not guaranteed. 

Blocked Seats: American Airlines is not limiting capacity on their flights. However, passengers may be reseated after boarding is complete to allow additional distancing if there are seats available. On full flights, travelers can optionally request to move flights at no charge.

Delta Airlines

Mask Policy: Passengers and crew members are required to wear face coverings onboard, with exceptions for children and those with some medical conditions. You are required to bring your own mask, but masks are available if needed at check-in, in lounges, boarding gates, jet bridges and onboard the aircraft.

Blocked Seats: Delta has one of the most generous blocked seating arrangements in the industry. Middle seats are blocked on larger aircraft and select aisle seats are blocked on smaller aircraft for travel through September 30, 2020. Passenger loads are capped at 50% in domestic first class cabins and 60% for main cabin (economy) and Comfort+. International “Delta One” cabins, their most spacious seats, are capped at 75% capacity.

Frontier Airlines

Mask Policy: All Fronter customers are required to wear face coverings over their nose and mouth, including at ticket counters and gate areas.

Blocked Seats: Frontier is blocking a limited number of middle seats in the front of the plane. These seats are notated as “Stretch Seats” and also include extra legroom. These seats require an additional fee (prices vary based on route and flight duration).

Temperature Screenings: Notably, Frontier Airlines is the only airline requiring temperature screenings from all passengers before boarding. They are using touchless technology to screen passengers and will deny boarding to anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher.

Hawaiian Airlines

Mask Policy: Hawaiian Airlines requires all passengers to wear masks during boarding, in-flight and deplaning.

Blocked Seats: Hawaiian is currently blocking middle seats on larger aircraft for an unspecified amount of time. Customers planning future travel should be prepared for the possibility that this policy could change before their trip.

JetBlue Airlines

Mask Policy: All JetBlue passengers and crew are required to wear face coverings while flying. This includes during check-in, boarding, in flight and deplaning.

Blocked Seats: JetBlue is blocking all middle seats on larger aircraft and most aisle seats on smaller aircraft in order to allow social distancing onboard. This policy is set to expire after July 31, 2020.

Southwest Airlines

Mask Policy: Customers are required to wear a face covering for boarding and the duration of the flight. Passengers are encouraged to bring their own face covering, but masks will be provided if needed.

Blocked Seats: Southwest is limiting the number of tickets sold on each flight to allow extra distancing for travel through September 30, 2020. This equates to blocked middle seats, although they are maintaining their open seating policy. Customers traveling together are welcome to sit together, including in a middle seat if they choose. Regardless, there will be space for separate parties to sit apart.

Spirit Airlines

Mask Policy: Travelers are required to wear face coverings over the nose and mouth when flying on Spirit Airlines. Masks are not provided, so customers should pack their own.

Blocked Seats: Spirit is not limiting capacity on board their flights and notes that some aircraft may be more full than others.

United Airlines

Mask Policy: United requires all passengers and crew to wear a mask throughout their flight. Masks will be provided at no cost if customers need them. Customers who refuse or who remove masks in-flight may be suspended from flying the airline again in the future.

Blocked Seats: United has not instituted capacity restrictions for their flight and passengers should be prepared for the possibility of completely sold out flights. However, if there are more than 70% of seats booked, passengers can move to another flight instead.

Bottom Line

Customers have a lot of factors to weigh when considering which airline to fly. Travelers are used to comparing extra fees, baggage allowances, legroom and even coronavirus change and cancellation policies. Now, mask requirements and space onboard may also impact your decision for summer flying.

Like everything related to COVID-19, these policies are subject to change as airlines re-evaluate health concerns. If you are planning flights beyond the dates in current policies, keep an eye on airline announcements before your trip.

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    Mountain Village Market On The Plaza Opens Today (Every Wednesday June 24th through Sept. 2nd)

    Market On The Plaza 

    Special Thanks to Zoe Dohnal

    Market on the Plaza is held on Wednesdays in mid-summer from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Heritage Plaza, the center of Mountain Village. Heritage Plaza is steps from the free gondola and is adjacent to the Telluride Bike Park. Come enjoy local produce, original artisan creations, kid-friendly goods and more

    Market on the Plaza's response to COVID-19

    In an effort to keep our visitors and vendors safe in light of the current health pandemic, the Market on the Plaza will be following a new set of guidelines.

    Please make sure to visit the Market on the Plaza booth should you have any questions or need a mask while visiting! We also encourage visitors to order ahead, see all vendor details below.

    Meet our 2020 Vendors

    See the vendor page if you are interested in applying to be a 2020 vendor.

    Babies of the Bush

    All original African wildlife art and beaded animals.

    SEE DETAILS ABOUT BABIES OF THE BUSH(480) 322-6229



    Cimarron Creek Essentials

    Bath and beauty products and accessories.

    SEE DETAILS ABOUT CIMARRON CREEK ESSENTIALS(970) 275-6547

    Copper Jewelry

    Craft copper jewelry. Bracelets, rings, earrings and pendants made of copper.

    SEE DETAILS ABOUT COPPER JEWELRY

    FRESH Food Hub

    A community food cooperative bringing together farmers and producers

    SEE DETAILS ABOUT FRESH FOOD HUB(970) 327-0418

    Ghost Pocket Supply

    Organic bulk food pantry products. All-natural bulk cleaning supplies and zero-waste products.

    SEE DETAILS ABOUT GHOST POCKET SUPPLY(970) 728-2954

    Grand Mesa Creamery

    Offers artisanal farmstead cheeses, and goat yogurt, made by hand in small batches.

    SEE DETAILS ABOUT GRAND MESA CREAMERY(970) 856-7040

    Kendra's Kitchen

    A Telluride long-time local sharing some of her homemade recipes.

    SEE DETAILS ABOUT KENDRA'S KITCHEN(970) 708-7759

    Ladybird Baking Co

    We specialize in old-world, crusty breads and artisan pastries.

    SEE DETAILS ABOUT LADYBIRD BAKING CO209-9630

    LeGrande Jewelry

    A line of handmade jewelry made with attention to detail.

    SEE DETAILS ABOUT LEGRANDE JEWELRY(970) 275-6525

    Lucky Tree Studio

    Ec-friendly bamboo accessories for modern, earthy souls

    SEE DETAILS ABOUT LUCKY TREE STUDIO(970) 361-8522

    Matthews Alpines

    Goat milk products: soaps, lotions, goat milk caramel sauce, milk shares and eggs.

    SEE DETAILS ABOUT MATTHEWS ALPINES(970) 323-5028

    Moonbear Jewels

    Unique jewelry handmade in Colorado.

    SEE DETAILS ABOUT MOONBEAR JEWELS

    Niyol Jewelry

    Dainty and unique gold fill, sterling and bronze jewelry.

    SEE DETAILS ABOUT NIYOL JEWELRY

    Simply Magnetic

    Magnetic jewelry for real-life pain.

    SEE DETAILS ABOUT SIMPLY MAGNETIC

    Sky Blue Farms 

    Frozen mangalitsa pork, heritage pork, beef, lamb. All meats packed into individual packages.

    SEE DETAILS ABOUT SKY BLUE FARMS(347) 853-9369

    Snowberry

    Boba tea, coffee, tea, and smoothies served in Mountain Village Center

    SEE DETAILS ABOUT SNOWBERRY

    The Wok of Joy

    Food cart serving authentic Thai street food.

    SEE DETAILS ABOUT THE WOK OF JOY

    Tim's Naturals

    Tim’s Trauma Balm, a pain relief and anti inflammatory salve.

    SEE DETAILS ABOUT TIM'S NATURALS(970) 314-1464

    Wags World Orchards

    Honeycrisp, Fuji, Cameo and Jonathan apples, juice and wildflower honey.

    SEE DETAILS ABOUT WAGS WORLD ORCHARDS(970) 835-3059

    Winding Drive Farm

    Cut flowers, culinary and medicinal herbs, vegetables in season, and fruit.

    SEE DETAILS ABOUT WINDING DRIVE FARM(370) 579-8383

    A tour of the epic cliffside route across Telluride's via ferrata

    Special Thanks to Spencer McKee - #OutThereColorado 

    High above Telluride is a relatively short hike called the Via Ferrata, or Korgeratta depending on who you talk to. Featuring a trail that involves moving across a cliffside on a series of metal rungs and cables, there's a reason this experience is on the bucket list of so many adventurers.  If you're looking to climb the course this summer, make sure you follow ALL posted safety guidance and do your research before hand (this article is a good place to start). Editor's Note: This trail can be deadly. We recommend going with a guided tour.

    Welcome to Telluride, Colorado. It’s home to some epic views, mountain town vibes, walls of cliffs, and the via ferrata route.
    Photo Credit: danicachang (iStock).

    Via Ferrata Spencer McKee

    The via ferrata route is found across the cliffs that stand tall in the backdrop of the town. In this photo, Spencer McKee navigates a point near the start of the via ferrata course with the tiny town of Telluride in the background.
    Photo Credit: Kimmy Saavedra.

    Via Ferrata Abi D'Anna

    The Telluride via ferrata course uses a special equipment system in which two carabiners are used to move from safety cable to safety cable. This allows someone to always be clipped in while navigating the route as it traverses across the cliff. We recommend using a guide for this experience, with one reason for doing so being the technical gear that must be used.
    Photo Credit: Abi D’Anna.

    The via ferrata can be accessed via the road that cuts past the iconic Bridal Veil Falls. To tackle the course in the most correct manner, start at the higher trailhead that can be found along the road just past this epic view.
    Photo Credit: Spencer McKee

    While hikers are clipped in during the most dangerous sections of the Telluride via ferrata course, several stretches of the trail included unprotected, deadly falls. Proceed with extreme caution and only tackle this course if your experience level matches the feat. It’s not for those with any fear of heights.
    Photo Credit: Spencer McKee

    Spencer McKee Via Ferrata

    One section of the course is called the Main Event, in which hikers stand on metal rungs 100s of feet above the ground.

    The main event is known for being a spot where epic photos can be taken. It’s also known as being the spot where hands get the sweatiest. Make sure you don’t drop your camera or phone!
    Photo Credit: Mariah Hoffman, Pictured: Spencer McKee

    Telluride Via Ferrata - OutThere Colorado

    The course consists of a mix of rock and metal holds, along with dirt trail. Make sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes with good grip so that you’re able to handle all three types of terrain.
    Photo Courtesy: Sophie Goodman.

    Via Ferrata Abi 2

    Hikers on the via ferrata course.
    Photo Credit: Abi D’Anna.

    Via Ferrata Spencer McKee

    While no technical climbing experience is required, it certainly helps. Make sure you’re comfortable with the gear you’re using and comfortable with the expectations of the course prior to starting the trek.
    Photo Credit: Spencer McKee

    But don’t forget to have fun, while being responsible and safe of course.
    Photo Credit: Spencer McKee

    Black bear pass road Spencer McKee

    Be prepared for epic views along the way.
    Photo Credit: Spencer McKee

    Bridal Veil Falls - powerofforever - OutThere Colorado

    If you bring some binoculars, you’ll be able to get an even better view of Bridal Veil Falls, a 365-foot waterfall.
    Photo Credit: powerofforever.

    Bridal Veil - Terry-Foote - Creative-Commons - OutThere Colorado

    The building on top of the waterfall is a powerhouse that can power the town of Telluride.
    Photo Credit: Terry Foote (Wikimedia Commons).

    Downtown Telluride. Photo Credit: Michael Buck (Flickr).

    Once you’re back in Telluride, don’t forget to check out the local gear shops and restaurants. There’s a reason this spot is one of the most iconic destinations in the Centennial State.
    Photo Credit: Michael Buck (Flickr).

    What We Believe

    We are driven by our deep respect for our environment, and our passionate commitment to sustainable tourism and conservation. We believe in the right for everyone - from all backgrounds and cultures - to enjoy our natural world, and we believe that we must all do so responsibly. Learn More

     

    Insights from District 3 County Commissioner Kris Holstrom and County Manager Mike Bordogna

    TREC sat down with District 3 County Commissioner Kris Holstrom and County Manager Mike Bordogna for some answers during challenging times.

    The pace of change has slowed a little and technology is certainly a big part in the proactive change according to Holstrom. Telluride and the surrounding areas expect to see new public orders from the state next week. Holstrom indicated there was a draft for indoor and outdoor events, space dependent, being worked on, as well calls regarding county fairs this week.

    Since traffic will be down, our team wants to know what’s next for lodging?

    Bordogna indicated that we are at 25% capacity now and we’ll know by June 18th if we could be moving to a 50% capacity by Monday June 22nd. The decision will be based on the information and metrics as they sit as of Thursday. Adhering to the current standard of 3 weeks, we could see 75% occupancy by July 13th.

    The Economic Recovery Committee will meet Friday, June 19th . They will be looking at how the town and county can support local restaurants. Holstrom encourages the public to attend.

    But we will see a spike this summer? It all depends on the numbers Bordogna said, and where the outbreak occurs. At present, 12 or 13 cases would be a spike in San Miguel County.

    Holstrom added that the positives are that there are now options like the Telluride Farmer’s Market, Gondola, restaurants and outdoor places to sit and eat. She added that the towns are in a great place as far as collaboration. The Town of Telluride is seeking additional alcohol permissions to support restaurants and the Gondola is giving away free masks to every passenger. Bordogna added that they are in the process of rolling out several variances to the state order, and 38 are known in the initial round.

    In the meantime, people all over the country are re-evaluating their quality of life. We’ve seen the greatest shift in wealth in recent times with the stock market rallying every other day. We’ve seen that people are discovering that they can work remote, remotely. We predict that the industry will continue to show an increase in sales as a result of people looking at real estate in remote areas like Telluride where they have traveled and are familiar. We may see big homes move in the Town of Mountain Village this summer. In other cases, buyers have been traveling and investigating properties online and were teed up to buy before the pandemic. The world essentially collapsed for our friends in higher density areas, and the flight to safety and hunting for more space is real. Telluride’s lack of supply plus the quality control in growth over the years makes it a gem for quality of life. Now that we are opening our doors again, we hope that others will come visit us and fall in love. We have just over 70 houses available and buyers have every reason to be confident with access to our really Big Backyard, at 112 acres a person.

    With everything our luxury lifestyle has to offer, stay tuned for the possibility of Open Houses beginning July 4th. We are working on being strict about abiding by protocols while offering you the experience you deserve.

     

    Get Your Rental Ready for Summer Fun

    Spring is quickly rolling into summer, but you still have time to check some important maintenance items off your list to ensure your rental is in great shape for summer. Here are seven helpful cleaning tips to share with your tenants!

    1. Check the AC filter and replace if needed
    2. Roof and gutter cleaning
      • Are there obvious signs of fallen branches, gutters detaching, damaged roof, missing shingles, downed power lines, or any other problems? You will want a roof or gutter professional to help.
    3. Landscaping needs
      • Remove dead trees, unwanted branches, turn on your sprinklers to check all are working.
    4. Get ready for BBQ season by checking your deck
      • Check for loose floorboards or mold. You may want to consider resealing the deck to prevent deterioration.
    5. Check the attic
      • Search for signs of insects/ critters and check for mold.
    6. Check the chimney
      • Check the joints between bricks or stones to ensure none have fallen out and no vegetation is growing.
    7. Check your fire and CO2 alarm
      • Check for safety.
     

     

       
     
     

     

       
     
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      Telluride & Mountain Village Gondola Opens Monday, June 15th!

         

      Gondola Opening for Summer 2020

      Special Thanks to Katherine Warren

      Mountain Village officials have confirmed that the gondola, connecting Mountain Village and Telluride, will open for summer 2020 on Monday, June 15 at 7 a.m.

      The gondola’s operating hours will be 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily at this time. Buses will run after hours between Mountain Village and Telluride 9 p.m. to midnight until further notice. Given the fluid nature of state and county public health orders, operating hours are subject to change and any schedule changes will be communicated through all Mountain Village communications channels.

      “As we open up for this unique summer season, we are excited to announce the gondola will still be getting us — safely and efficiently — to our farmers markets, shops, restaurants, and trailheads,” said Mountain Village Mayor Laila Benitez. “I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our partners at San Miguel County, Public Health Director Grace Franklin, and the entire gondola maintenance team for making it possible for the gondola to meet our community’s critical transit needs this summer.”

      The gondola’s bi-annual maintenance program, which occurs each shoulder season, saw a three-week delay due to public health orders in March, and maintenance work began on April 26 to be in compliance with Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board requirements.

      “Even though our maintenance work was delayed, the weather was on our side, and we were able to make up for lost time,” said Mountain Village Transit Director Jim Loebe. “We’re confident that our new gondola protocols will help keep the community safe.”

      The following protocols have been set in place to ensure passengers and staff safety:

      • No mask, no ride: per Mountain Village and Telluride ordinance, masks are required on all public transportation at this time for those over the age of 2. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering, please let operators know. Operators will provide a face mask if you don’t have one.
      • Cabin occupancy: one person or one associated party at a time will be loaded per cabin.
      • Cabin cleanliness: Advanced cabin disinfection methods will be in constant use. Cabins will be disinfected after each passenger disembarks. Cabin windows will be kept open to ensure adequate ventilation.
      • Line management: there will be no singles line, and markers will be at each station to maintain social distancing while waiting to board. Operators will maintain a six-foot distance from passengers yet continue to engage with guests.
      • Hand sanitizer: hand sanitizers will be available at each station for passengers.
      • Recreational equipment: Passengers will be required to load their own recreational equipment, including bicycles and strollers. Please familiarize yourself with the proper use of the exterior bike racks before loading or ask an operator for guidance.

      These measures are subject to change if state or county public health orders are revised.

      “The gondola is such an important part of this community and its reopening is a real bright spot during these challenging times,” said Mountain Village Town Council Member Patrick Berry. “I am so grateful to the gondola maintenance team for getting this key piece of transit repaired, tuned, and ready for operations.”

      Please note: Several trails accessible via San Sophia Station including Ridge Trail, Telluride Trail, See Forever and Village Trail will be open when the gondola resumes. However, the Telluride Bike Park, Wasatch Connection, Basin Trail and Prospect will remain closed until further notice from Telluride Ski Resort.

      Mountain Village and Telluride Colorado Opening Up for Business

      Dining in Mountain Village

      Special Thanks to K Warren and the Town of Mountain Village for their newsletter

      Last week, San Miguel County saw several sectors of the economy start to open back up with strict precautions. With that, we are excited to announce that many Mountain Village restaurants are open for take-out and limited dine-in for residents (both full and part-time) and visitors alike! 

      Mountain Village's plaza areas make for the perfect physically distant dining experience with take-out from one of our restaurants. And don't forget, the Mountain Village Common Consumption Area allows for the consumption of alcohol from approved establishments throughout much of the Mountain Village Center (including Sunset Plaza, Heritage Plaza and now Village Pond Plaza) noon-9 p.m. daily. 

      The Mountain Village Business Development Advisory Committee has been working on more ways to help support our restaurants and merchants, and more plaza tables and chairs have been ordered and are on the way to allow for more outdoor seating this summer. There will also be local live musicians playing throughout Heritage Plaza and Sunset Plaza daily starting June 7, beginning at 2 p.m. daily.  

      Below you will find updates from several of our restaurants who have shared their information with us and stay tuned for periodic updates from our business community.

      El Rhino

      El Rhino Taco & Coffee Bar

      Located in Market Plaza, adjacent to the newly re-opened Village Market, El Rhino offers handcrafted carnitas tacos, breakfast food items, fine coffee and everything else you need to fuel your day. 

      La Piazza

      La Piazza del Villaggio

      La Piazza Del Villaggio's menu is a marriage between old family Italian recipes and contemporary influences. Now open for take out and on-site dining 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. daily. 

      La Pizzeria

      La Pizzeria

      La Piazza's sister restaurant offers a variety of traditional Italian pizza including the classics and contemporary combos! Top off your email with fresh gelato, sobetto and affrogato. Now open for take-out AND dining inside and out. 

       Shake n Dog

      Shake N Dog Grub Shack

      Shake n Dog Grub Shack offers high quality hot dogs, milkshakes, salads, wraps and snacks made to order, fairly priced and served quickly with a smile. Open for take out to enjoy in the comforts of Heritage Plaza. 

         

      Telluride Coffee Company

      Telluride Coffee Company

      Telluride Coffee Company offers gourmet coffee and espresso, made-to-order breakfast, baked pastries to get your day started.Make sure to try one of our new seasonal alcoholic drinks, or spike any drink of your choice.

       Telluride Distilling

      Telluride Distilling Company

      The Telluride Distilling Company Tasting Room is now open , and will be offering  food from Aemono. If you don't want to hang out in the tasting room, bring one of their signature cocktails out to the Common Consumption Area. 


       

      Tracks

      Tracks

      Telluride Coffee Company offers gourmet coffee and espresso, made-to-order breakfast, baked pastries to get your day started.Make sure to try one of our new seasonal alcoholic drinks, or spike any drink of your choice.

       Village Market

      The Village Market

      The Village Market is officially open offering an array of groceries and grab and go items. The recently renovated space now features fresh sushi, an expanded deli department, and masks are highly encouraged in the store. 


      Opening soon!