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POWDER HOUNDS AGREE; TELLURIDE, CO LEADS THE PACK
Telluride Snags #1 Rating for Best Ski Resort in North America by Condé Nast


December 01, 2012 – Telluride, CO. – Telluride, CO is like your mysterious little cousin that hasn't showed up to Christmas dinner in five years.  No disrespect to Aunt Aspen and Uncle Vail, this little ski town just doesn't have the time.

With over 125 ski runs, 1700 beauty-drenched skiable acres, and an average annual snowfall of 309", Telluride Ski Resort subliminally offers some of the best skiing in North America and maintains a hard-core, yet laid back attitude. Combine that with a town wanting and willing to throw itself a knockdown, drag out party for any or all occasions; you've found Telluride, CO making it no surprise that even the smallest of mice gets the cheese – or in this case, a Condé Nast Traveler rating of 1.

Going against some of the other big dogs- Jackson Hole, WYO, Whistler Blackcomb, B.C and Park City, Utah – to name a few- is no easy feat. In fact, it's not the 4,425ft vertical drop that makes this mountain score; it's the well roundedness of the entire ski-town experience that makes Telluride, not just another ski town, but a magical ski enclave where skiing is a lifestyle.

Scoring in the nineties in every category with factors like Terrain and Conditions, Lifts and Lines, Après Ski/Activities, Dining Experience and local Ambiance- Telluride scored an overall score of 94.3, (beating out Whistler with a 91.4 rating) in the winter preview 2012 Conde Nast Traveler 's 2012 Readers Pole for Best Ski Resort in North America.

What Telluride makes up for in charisma and gnar skiing, it lacks ease to get to, over-the-top digs and flashy fashions- which some advocates argue, increase the cool factor instead of diminishing it.

"Telluride is a special place." says 25 year local and Marketing Director of The Peaks Resort and Spa, Mike Hess. "While the Condé Nast rating is great, the only number that makes a difference to our community is one. Because that's the number of times it takes to visit Telluride and be hooked.  It happened to me 25 years ago and that's the power that Telluride seems to hold over people. You visit once and never go back."
To celebrate Telluride's Top Dog status, one of Telluride's premier resorts, The Peaks Resort and Spa, is pleased to announce the  Ski and Stay Package – Package includes 3 days of skiing based on a 4 night accommodation at the luxury ski-in/ski-out Peaks Resort and Spa, for the powder friendly price of only $277 per night.*

For reservations or more information, please visit http://www.thepeaksresort.com or call 800-789-2220 today.

*Based on four night stay and double occupancy. Tax and resort fee not included. The Peaks Resort & Spa is Telluride's premiere full-service resort hotel. The property includes 161 beautifully appointed guest rooms including 32 suites, penthouse condominiums and two, three, four and five bedroom mountainside cabins – all with astounding mountain views. The resort offers slopeside access in the winter and is the home to the Telluride Golf Club championship course and Pro Shop. Onsite dining includes Palmyra, the Great Room, The Lift, Legends and Deep End Grill (summer only), as well as in-room private dining.

The onsite Spa at The Peaks Resort, at 42,000 sq. ft., is the largest spa in Colorado. The Spa features 32 treatment rooms and a variety of relaxing and rejuvenating signature treatments. The Spa also encompasses a full service salon, fully-equipped fitness center including Pilates and yoga studios, certified fitness instructors providing a variety of private and group classes, three-lane lap pool with Telluride's only indoor water slide, indoor climbing wall, gender specific steam rooms, saunas and Roman tubs, and indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tubs. The NEW Laser Center at The Peaks is located within the Spa at the Peaks and offers Botox, Restylane, Juvederm and Laser assisted surgery.  Visit http://www.thepeaksresort.com/spa.

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