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Telluride, Colorado, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Utah Vacations

Updated on July 9, 2017

Ski Telluride, Colorado, Utah, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming

All of these areas get great snow, have great ski terrain, lots of restaurants, and amazing architecture. Telluride, Jackson, and Utah are all great final destinations for any occasion.

Ski Telluride, Colorado

Telluride, Colorado is an amazing mix of beautiful scenery, one of a kind restaurants, world class athletes, and outdoor activities for various abilities and interests. It is not easily accessed, which makes it less desirable to many travelers. Telluride is a score for those who make the effort.

There is only one big ski area in Telluride for downhill skiing, so you will not need to decide on a hill or specific area to visit. Telluride has every type of accommodation under the sun, covering all budgets, but certainly more heavily weighted toward the deep pocketed types.

Where to stay in Telluride, Colorado

Here is a list of individual properties worth checking out in Telluride:

  • Hotel Telluride
  • The Peaks Resort
  • The New Sheridan
  • Inn at Lost Creek

If you decide you want to rent a condominium or an individual home in Telluride, try Elevation Management. There are Victorians, Edgy modern, Mountain themed homes, and every type of condo development ever created, which means there is something for every taste.

Where to eat in Telluride

After a hard day cutting it up on the slopes (or reading a book near the slopes), you will need sustenance.

Here is a partial list of some of the amazing Restaurants in Telluride, CO:

  • La Marmotte
  • 221 South Oak
  • The Cosmo
  • Honga's Lotus Petal
  • Rustico Ristorante

This is what it looks like:

Telluride by gmiphone on Flickr
Telluride by gmiphone on Flickr

Ski in Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons in Utah

Making a decision about where to go skiing in Utah is not as easy as you might think. It is probably best to give yourself plenty of time to try lots of the ski areas. Each development will vary in terrain, price, location, how well they are maintained, amenities, and popularity.

If you are wanting to try more than one property, check out the one pass for 4 properties.

In Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah, you have the choice of:

  • Solitude
  • Brighton

In Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah, you have the choice of:

  • Snowbird
  • Alta

Staying in Little or Big Cottonwood Canyons in Utah

All of the ski areas in Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons, in Utah, have lots of accommodations and usually for different budgets with various amenities. All of the links in the previous list should bring up those offerings. However, if you are still searching, try visiting the following sites:

˜ Alta's Rustler Lodge

˜ Ski Utah

˜ Canyon Services

Or you might decide to rent a privately owned property from Utah Vacation Homes.


Eating on a trip to Little or Big Cottonwood Canyons in Utah

If you are willing to take a short drive, a unique restaurant awaits you named La Caille close to where the canyons meet the city. The fine food and unique setting is worth the effort.

All of the resorts have lots of restaurant selections ranging anywhere from Sushi on the 10th floor of the Cliff Lodge at Snowbird to mild mexican in the same building.

Ski Brighton Resort in Utah

Brighton Resort in Utah by Mat the W on Flickr
Brighton Resort in Utah by Mat the W on Flickr

Jackson Hole, WY is the closest town to the southern entrance of Yellowstone Park, which keeps it busy most of the year. Additionally, it has great skiing, biking, fishing, horseback riding, and whitewater rafting, which attract even more people. It also has a vibrant art community that attracts people from all over the world, to wander the galleries and openings. It is worth mentioning that Jackson Hole is a magnet for celebrities and uber wealthy folk.


There are two ski areas in Jackson Hole: SnowKing Mountain and Jackson Hole. Snowking is actually in town, also known as the "town hill", while Jackson Hole is a short drive outside of town. The later is the more famous and much larger development with thousands of acres of groomed and ungroomed runs, accommodations, and restaurants.

For planning your trip to Jackson Hole, WY, visit these top sites:

◊ Jackson Hole Net

◊ Jackson Hole WY Net


Where to Eat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

There are far worse problems to have than figuring out where to eat in Jackson Hole, WY. Jackson has a wide range of offerings from the super basic to the elegant. Here is a partial list to consider:

> Snake River Grill

> Rendezvous Bistro

> Koshu Wine Bar

Where to stay in Jackson Hole, WY


Here are a few properties to check out in Jackson Hole, WY:

…Amangani

…Snake River Lodge and Spa

…Four Seasons Jackson Hole

…Spring Creek Ranch

Or, consider renting a YURT from Ski the Tetons.

Ski Wyoming

Wyoming by A tea but no e on Flickr
Wyoming by A tea but no e on Flickr

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