On Top of the World

Sofia Ponce de Leon | August 20, 2018 | Feature Features National

Disconnect in one of Colorado's most exclusive and luxurious peakside ski towns.
The view from Mountain Village in Telluride, looking onto the Atlas Mountains

As you approach the town of Telluride, the stress seems to melt away. A skier slices across the powder’s glassy white surface as the gondolas above them inch up and up the line. Somewhere, a fireplace is lit, the familiar scent of charring wood riding the evening breeze. There’s a timelessness to this Colorado ski town—one anchored by its adorable architecture and the hills’ armada of snow and uncrowded trails.

A short drive from the Montrose Regional Airport, Telluride is a skier’s utopia. The Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection (suites from $409 per night), is one of its gems with enchanting cabinesque features throughout its 83 rooms and 71 residences. Sitting at 8,750 feet, the hotel’s windows overlook majestic 14,000-foot mountain backdrops.



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