Telluride, Colorado, is often voted as the most beautiful ski town in the world, and for good reason.
The skiing and snowboarding is ridiculously fantastic and the views of the San Juan Mountains and down to the historic town of Telluride are divine.
You can stay in the town with its Victorian houses or stay in Mountain Village in the heart of the ski resort. The two towns are connected by a free gondola and there is ski-in, ski-out accommodation in both.
The dining on-mountain is as good – if not better – than in town and the range of activities off the slopes is vast. One of the best things to do is sign up for a snowmobile tour to Alta ghost town at sunset – the sight is so majestic it often leaves visitors speechless.
The good news is that beginning in the 2018-2019 season, Telluride Ski Resort will join the Epic Pass, with pass holders enjoying seven days skiing or snowboarding at Telluride with no blackout dates.
Hakuba’s nine resorts, as well as Canada’s Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, have also come on board, giving skiers and boarders access to 61 resorts around the world.