London-based womenswear designer and mom to three-year-old Harper, Edeline Lee, recently discovered Telluride and was blown away “by the easy stylishness and the friendliness of the people.” A great destination for the whole family, this historic mining town offers unparalleled skiing on over 2,000 acres of slopes. Lee recommends introducing the little ones to skiing at the Telluride Nursery School where Miss Brandy and Miss Jessie ease them into the sport on a magic carpet. Also make sure to ask for instructor Mike Sainte Marie at the ski school.
Bounty Hunter has classic western wear, from custom beaver cowboy hats to ostrich boots and locally-smithed belt buckles. Black Bear Trading co is great for home, make sure to check out the handmade Navajo rugs. Don’t forget to check out the characteristic Telluride “free” boxes on the street. You never know what treasures you may find.
Take the kids to The Sweet Life on West Colorado Avenue and then head to There for an aperitif. You get to sip on martinis while the owners Tyler and Pia give the kids a bag of popcorn and a fully-loaded iPad to keep them busy. Drop the kids off at the hotel for some room service and head over to Siam for “world-class” Thai food.
The River Club has fully-serviced apartments and great service, such as full-time drivers who come pick you up on the slopes after a long day of skiing. The historic New Sheridan Hotel, built in 1891, is a quaint boutique hotel in the center of town. The bar is also great spot for drinks.