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Stories from Madeline Hotel and Residences

Stories from Madeline Hotel and Residences

Do Confessions of a Non-Skier in Telluride

Most people come to Telluride to ski, but I have a confession: I’m Madeline’s new General Manager and I’ve never strapped on a single pair of ski boots.  But I’ll let you in on another secret: I don’t feel like I’m missing out. With Madeline as Base Camp, I’ve discovered so many ways to enjoy Telluride’s incredible snow. My new favorite (and unexpected) winter sport is fat-tire biking. Cycling Bear Creek Trail pairs a great cardio workout on the trek up with an exhilarating descent. On five-inch tires, I feel like I’m almost floating down the slopes.

How I hit the powder depends on my mood. I find it incredibly calming—almost meditative—to snowshoe Jurassic Trail, a scenic one-mile trail that follows the ridge west through an old growth Ponderosa and Douglas Fir forest.  And the best part is that there’s practically no learning curve. When I want an adrenaline rush, there’s nothing like roaring through the dense aspen and pine forests of Beaver Park on a snowmobile.

With so many amazing winter adventures outside Madeline’s doorstep, I haven’t had time to learn to ski.  There’s always next year. As the weather begins to warm, I’m excited to experience a new set of adventures. Why don’t you come join me during your visit to Telluride?

 Stories from Madeline Hotel and Residences

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