Since the early 1970's fans of skiing and winter sports have had the community of Telluride, Colorado on their radar. If you love to ski, you may have already been there. If not, you are missing out my friend.

The popular destination is frequently one of the most searched online for folks looking to hit the slopes in the Centennial State. So let's take a look at some of the incredible places to stay while visiting this community now known as a gold mine for skiers. Let's look at these resorts! The only problem might be is that after checking out these spectacular destinations, you may not ever want to leave.

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    The Peaks Resort - Telluride

    This huge playland is just miles away from Telluride Ski Resort and might be the Disneyland of skiing because they offer just about every amenity you can think of. Live like a king enjoying everything from valet service to the slopes to more Wi-Fi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs than most places you'll find. Did we mention the amazing heated indoor and outdoor pools? The Peaks Resort offers a free gondola that takes you from the resort right up to the slopes so you can step out of bed and right into your skis. This place should definitely be on your radar when planning a trip.

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    Mountain Lodge - Telluride

    Here's another four-star ski-in/ski-out resort at the top of the list. Spend the day at Telluride's Mountain Lodge enjoying skiing or snowboarding at stops like Woozley's Way, Giuseppe's, The Apex lift and The Plunge and then head back to a resort that is pet-friendly and even offers grocery shopping service while you off having a blast! Special events like the Fire Festival, the Holiday Cabaret, museums, and special live concerts are steps away from Mountain Lodge. If you ever planning a trip over Christmas be sure and look up the 'Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade'!

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    Inn at Lost Creek - Telluride

    Love skiing or snowboarding? So do these guys. So much so that at the end of the day they will safely and securely store your equipment for you. How cool is that? It's like being a kid again with mom to clean up after ya. Then the next day when your ready to hit the slopes all you have to do is snap and go. The Inn at Lost Creek might be the most centralized location to all the great shopping and restaurants making your stay there even more enjoyable. They have 27 suites and 5 studios with jet tubs and steam showers to help ya relax after conquering those mountains.

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    Madeline Hotel & Residences - Telluride

    By now it's very clear that you can't go wrong with any of these amazing resorts in Telluride. The Madeline is set up to get you access to extras like dog sledding, Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, and even Heli-skiing. You'll want to bookmark this location if you have any 'nonskiers' coming along on your trip because they'll have an amazing time as well.

    Don't forget to ask about their famous 'Gold Rush Smores'. You'll love them!

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    Hotel Telluride

    Fat-tire biking and cross-country skiing packages have Hotel Telluride on our list of excellent options for a fun winter trip. If adventure and excitement are what you're after, check out the 'Two Picks and a Prayer' Ice Climbing adventure. Somehow, no previous experience is required. Yikes! They'll teach you the skills you need to use ice axes and climbing ropes to ascend the frozen waterfalls. Reach the top and earn your 'man card' for life!