The Après-Ski Hot Spots in Telluride, CO

Telluride is severely understated, and they like it that way. An easy flight into Montrose will get you just an hour and twenty minutes from Telluride Town. The mountains are blue, the slope are wide open, and the Apres Ski is spectacular.

If you’re looking for a cute ski town that comes alive under the white snow, Telluride is your place. Of course, standing out is a must, our Racysuits’ did just that.

Suited Up

Racysuits is an adventure lifestyle brand designed and made in USA by California native, Marina Barnes. An idea sparked by her grandfather’s custom ski racing suits.

Circa 1980

The Racysuits legacy begins in the early 1980s, when friendship, skiing, and a self-taught seamstress came together to change the fashion of Squaw Valley ski racing. US Alpine Masters ski racers, Norma and Bob shared a love of snowy mountains, skis on their feet and wind in their faces and they weren’t afraid to show it. Unsatisfied with the ski suits available in the early 1980s, Norma began sewing custom ski racing suits that defied tradition, bringing an audacious attitude and splash of color to the Squaw Valley racing scene. Norma and Bob both raced into their late 80s. #goals

Est. 2016

Founder, Marina Barnes, stumbled upon a box of her grandfather’s wild racing suits tucked away in a closet that the revival of Norma’s ski suits began. Racysuits are now fulfilling their mission to bring the same life and personality to the mountain that Norma and Bob did 30+ years ago. 

Read more.

Racysuit: The Audrey (size XS) Use code LOLO20 for 20% off.
Glasses: izipizi #sun glacier plus sunglasses (white)
Jacket: Obermeyer – exact jacket here
Boots: Joe’s Donovan Faux Fur White Winter Boots

Getting Ready for the Slopes

Racysuit: The Carol (size S) Use code LOLO20 for 20% off.

Why Racysuits:

  • Built-in Baselayer to keep you toasty warm – Racysuits are fully lined with a built-in baselayer of 4-way stretch soft brushed compression jersey.
  • Fun, flattering & comfortable!
  • Breathable – tested for numerous combinations of fabric to give the suit enough warmth to act as a heavy 400gsm baselayer while keeping the design breathable so you don’t overheat.
  • Super Stretchy – the 4-way stretch fabrics increase mobility on the slopes AND allow you to get extra loose on the dance floor.
  • Extra Durable – the suits will withstand hundreds of washes, keeping their form and colors for decades.
  • Body Hugging – 2 layers of compression fabric gives the suits unparalleled comfort.
  • Easy On, Easy Off – added zippers to the legs and arms so it’s extra easy to get in and out of your suit.
  • Sourcing/producing is kept local.
  • They support women-owned businesses.
  • Manufactured in the USA.

“Men’s” Racysuit: The Carol (size M) Use code LOLO20 for 20% off.

Racysuits.com also offers a number of accessories including sunglasses and goggles from IZIPIZI. View their accessories here.

As you can see, our favorite thing to do was dance in our Racysuits.

Telluride Après Ski Guide

Alright — let’s cut to the chase. Here are the spots you don’t want to miss for all your post-ski shenanigans.

  1. High Camp
  2. Gorrono Ranch
  3. Alpine Vino
  4. Tomboy Tavern
  5. New Sheridan Hotel

1.) High Camp

Located at the top of Prospect Bowl, High Camp serves hot drinks, sandwiches, soups, and snacks. The High Camp Warming Hut is open daily until 3 pm.

There are picnic tables and lawn chairs so you can sit back and warm up. This is a must-see for Telluride.

Website: High Camp
Contact: Call (970)728-7677 for more information
Hours: Daily until 3 pm
Location: On-Mountain | Located at the top of Prospect Express (Lift 12)

2.) Gorrono Ranch

Located mid-mountain as well, Gorrano Ranch was by-far our favorite spot to stop mid-day for lunch and a few cocktails. With plenty of seating, live music daily, and multiple registers for drinks and food it makes for the ultimate après ski. I suggest the spiked hot cider, they also had great drink features starting at just $6. We also loved the Titos Lemonade.

Website: Gorrano Ranch
Contact: Call (970) 728-7566 for more information
Hours: Open Daily 11 am-4 pm | Food Served Until 3 pm | Smoke House Closes at 2 pm
Location: On-Mountain | Located on Misty Maiden trail under Village Express (Lift 4)

3.) Alpine Vino

photo credit: Alpine Vino

Located right off of one of my favorite runs, See Forever, this little spot is the perfect location to overlook the beautiful scenery of Telluride and enjoy a glass of vino, or two.

Website: Alpine Vino
Contact: Call 970-728-7560 for more information
Hours: Lunch hours: 11 am – 3 pm Daily
Location: On-Mountain | Located on See Forever trail below the top of Lift 14

4.) Tomboy Tavern

photo credit: Tomboy Tavern

Website: Tomboy Tavern
Contact: Call (970) 728-7467 for more information
Hours: 11am – 10pm | Every Day
Location: Mountain Village | 562 Mountain Village Blvd

Drop your skis, put on your fuzzy boots and roll on in for a crisp cider and the best salads, burgers and wings.

5.) New Sheridan Historic Bar (Telluride Town)

What’s great about Telluride is you can either take a lift over to the other side of the mountain and end your day in Telluride Town, or take the gondola (until 2 am most nights) over to the town.

The New Sheridan Hotel is a must. It’s a staple and known for its design and history. The Historic Bar is a great place to pop into after a day of skiing or in the evening for a night out. The Chop House restaurant is great for brunch.

Website: New Sheridan Hotel
Contact: Call (970)728-4351
Hours: Bar | 3 pm – 2 am
Location: Telluride Town| 231 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435

Telluride quickly became one of my favorite new places to ski and explore (in my Racysuit, duh). I hope this blog helps you plan your next trip. Let me know if it does down in the comments. xo

lauren schwec

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