Last week I shared a recap of our Terrific Telluride, Colorado Ski Vacation. Today, I’m taking you from the snow covered slopes and mountain views, to a stroll through the historic valley town loaded with wonderful foodie options.
While we are all cooped up inside, wouldn’t it be nice to take a virtual trip as a little distraction?
Plus, visiting old Telluride is a little like time traveling back to the 1800s, when the charming town was a prosperous community during the silver and gold mining boom. It’s like an architectural time capsule.
Main street is incredible wide, with original buildings from the period that include a hotel, banks and government edifices. Many businesses, shops, restaurants and bars are in buildings with Old Western style facades. Surrounding streets include Victorian era homes and cottages; like the rental property we stayed in.
Unfortunately, it was gray, cold and blustery on the day we spent exploring old Telluride. By far the worst weather of our entire vacation. Temperatures were only in the single digits, with gusty blasts of wind. However, it was the best day not to be on the slopes. We were fortunate it fell on our already planned off-day of skiing. So, after enjoying a leisurely morning with a big cooked breakfast, the four of us bundled up and braved the weather.
It’s been nearly two weeks since we returned from a wonderful, weeklong ski vacation in gorgeous Telluride, Colorado.
What a great trip! Visiting Telluride during the winter season offers world class skiing, off mountain adventures, and a charming town with a vibrant apres ski dining and entertainment scene.
Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, Telluride has mountain terrain for all levels, and no long ski lift lines. There’s a free gondola with multiple stops to easily traverse the mountain; taking skiers and visitors to and from the historic valley town and alpine Mountain Village.
Telluride is also a repeat winner of the coveted Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Ski Resort in North America.
One awesome alpine experience and two great towns is Telluride’s “special sauce;” making it a wonderful ski vacation destination. Come take a virtual trip with me to enjoy gorgeous mountain scenery and terrain.
Before we leave for our Terrific Telluride, Colorado Ski Vacation, I wanted to share some of the ski lodge theme decor in the downstairs game room.
It was the perfect setting for the recent, Downhill Dinner. And a couple of years ago, I spread out an Apres-Ski Buffet amongst all the ski lodge theme decor.
I meant to take you on a little tour of the basement level game room weeks ago. But, I’ve been busy adjusting to a new weekly schedule that includes; training and volunteering at the animal shelter, taking a beginner’s acrylic painting class, and adding a Pilates reformer session to my fitness routine.
All the activity has been a good distraction, as I continue to miss my Sweet Scottie Dog, and adjust to a new normal without him. Last Saturday was a crazy but joyous day at Animal Friends. Ten dogs were adopted during my shift on the kennel floor!
Of course, I’m really looking forward to our winter vacation and spending an entire week with family! The ski lodge theme decor is a nod to all the wonderful memories made on previous trips. Let me show you around.
It’s ski season for the Buzz family! And, in honor of the family-loved activity, I’ve set a winter table in our lodge-theme game room.
A belated, but very happy New Year to you all! This is my first post of 2020. After the sudden and heartbreaking loss of my Sweet Scottie Dog (shared in DIY Christmas Cocktail Ornament Balls), I needed to take a break from blogging.
But, I’m trying to get back into the swing of things; taking part in Amber’s Cozy Winter Home Tours. There’s so much to see and bee inspired by when you get this group of 24 talented stylists together! If you’ve come by from Lora’s simple winter mantel decor ideas, welcome!
Now that the holidays are in the rearview mirror, that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to make merry with family and friends. Besides, spring is a long way off here in Pittsburgh! During the month of January, I transition Christmas decor and tableware to enjoy for the rest of the winter season.
So, let’s hit the slopes — I promise it’s a no-fall zone!
Trying to Keep Up on Skis
Apres-ski is social activity and entertainment at a lodge, after a day of skiing on the slopes.
I can tell you from experience, it’s also an opportunity to warm yourself by a fire, while having something to drink that warms you from the inside out! Not to mention, an opportunity to wear some cute fuzzy boots and other sporty ski attire.
It’s one of my favorite aspects of skiing, because it also means I survived another day on the mountain!
My guys love…check that…adore skiing. They are all about the speed. Me, not so much. I need to feel I’m in some control. That’s why I make wide S’s, with big loops down the slopes. The three of them are always waiting patiently for me at the bottom of each run. Seriously, I think they miss out on all that beautiful scenery. The joke is that I see two to four times as much mountain as they do!
Today, I have an apres-ski buffet, featuring my collection of winter and lodge-themed serving pieces and décor. (more…)