Lots of Snow – Please Drive Careful | Budget Ratification

Lots of Snow – Please Drive Careful
It is truly a winter wonderland! The Telluride Ski Resort is reporting we have received 19” of snowfall in the last 24 hours. The current storm is expected to continue in our area until 6 a.m. tomorrow.

As a result, please TAKE EXTRA CARE if you must drive today. The Town of Mountain Village has crews working diligently to clear the roadways, but with the snow continuing to come down it is more important than ever to drive slowly. We have received reports of vehicles getting stuck along some roadways, so please be aware of stopped or stuck vehicles.

Lastly, please be patient as Dial-a-Ride wait times may be longer than normal given road conditions and high call volumes. Let’s all think about being extra safe today.

TMVOA Members Meeting: Budget Ratification
TMVOA is holding a Members Meeting on Wednesday, March 27, at 4:00 pm at Mountain Village Town Hall to ratify the 2019 Budget.

Telluride Reserve Food & Wine Celebration Unveiled | Secure Your Credential Now

UNVEILED: Chefs, Winemakers and Sommeliers for Telluride Reserve

TMVOA is thrilled to announce that the program, along with bios of the award-winning chefs, winemakers, and sommeliers is now available at telluridereserve.com.

Telluride Reserve, August 15 – 18, 2019 brings a wealth of talent and expertise for this celebration of food and wine. While the list is extensive, a few highlights include:

· Meet two generations of the Mondavi family, with wines from Tim Mondavi’s Continuum Estate and a menu crafted by Mondavi’s executive Chef Sarah Scott. Tim will lead a vertical tasting of Continuum and discuss the intricacies of the vintage, his family’s legacy and the life in Napa Valley. Carlo Mondavi, fourth-generation winegrower will showcase his remarkable RAEN wines that he and his brother Dante founded in 2013. Expect a few surprises as Carlo puts his wines up against some of the great Burgundies of the world in a blind tasting.

· Meet Chef Katy Millard of Coquine, just announced as a semi-finalist for 2019 Best Chef: Northwest by the James Beard Foundation at the Taste & Terroir of Oregon lunch while enjoying the wines of Lavinea.

· Reserve your spot at the Taste & Terroir of Spain for a mid-day meal created by James Beard award winning Chef Jennifer Jasinski with wine pairings of the Vega Sicilia family of wines. For Andrew Shaffner, the Wine Director of Telluride Ski & Golf, tasting Vega Sicilia launched his love of wine.

· Enjoy the Taste & Terroir of Santa Barbara lunch, the stories and the wines of Sandhi and Domaine de la Cote Winemaker and Sommelier Rajat Parr, who you will recognize from the movie SOMM, while experiencing the culinary skills of Michelin Star awarded Chef Daniel Patterson.

· Blind taste under the guidance of a Master Sommelier. Sample bubbles from around the world. Drink like Hemingway. Try the new and noteworthy wines of Sonoma. And there is so much more.

Don’t miss out! Telluride Reserve is limited to just 500 guests.

Guests select their weekend tastings based on their interests, from a host of seminars each with a maximum capacity of just 50 guests or less. The locations for the seventeen Taste & Terroir four-course lunches will be private homes and venues with each limited to only 30 guests.

Credentials are priced at $1,600 per person for the weekend of events. Secure your selections on Monday, March 11 using the TMVOA early access code: TMVOA1ST

We look forward to you joining us for this inaugural celebration. telluridereserve.com

TMVOA Members Get Early Access to Telluride Reserve on March 11

EXCLUSIVE 7-Day Early Access for TMVOA Members for Telluride Reserve

TMVOA is excited to announce the official launch of Telluride Reserve, a new four-day celebration of food and wine, August 15 – 18, 2019, that brings together award-winning chefs and winemakers in intimate venues and unique private homes.

On Monday, March 11 at 9 a.m. (MDT), advance credential sales will be available to TMVOA members for seven days. TMVOA members have the opportunity to secure a maximum of six credentials and must use the special access code: TMVOA1ST.

Telluride Reserve will deliver experiences that are unparalleled, with a focus on ensuring the intimacy of each celebration and providing direct interaction with award-winning chefs, winemakers and sommeliers. The locations for the seventeen Taste & Terroir four-course lunches will be private homes and venues with each limited to only 30 guests. Guests select their weekend tastings based on their interests, from a host of seminars each with a maximum capacity of just 50 guests or less.

Guests will experience the cuisine of chefs recognized by the James Beard Foundation for their culinary excellence and those that have helmed Michelin starred restaurants. The collection of wine includes estate offerings of two generations of the most venerable winemaking family in the United States and wines that express the terroir of vineyards from around the world. The talent of Telluride Reserve will immerse guests in their cultures and vibrant stories of food and wine.

The detailed program, including the bios of chefs, winemakers and sommeliers will be unveiled on Monday, March 11 on our website at TellurideReserve.com.

Don’t miss out! Each celebration event of Telluride Reserve is limited to a small number of guests, with tasting sessions closed once credential capacity is met. Secure your selections on Monday, March 11 for this inaugural celebration.

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Food & Wine Celebration Unveiled

Telluride Mountain Village unveils new food and wine celebration for 2019
Intimate venues and unique private homes will host Telluride Reserve August 15-18, 2019

Mountain Village, CO (December 19, 2018) — Telluride Reserve, a new four-day celebration of food and wine presented by the Telluride Mountain Village Owner’s Association (TMVOA) will launch August 15 – 18, 2019.

The inaugural celebration will bring together emerging, diverse and award-winning chefs, winemakers, farmers, authors and culinary influencers to immerse guests in the cultures and vibrant stories of food and wine.

The Mountain Village-centered event will showcase elegant homes, intimate venues and unparalleled dining experiences. Guests might choose a lunch featuring a chef and sommelier pairing set among the cliffs of Tempter House at 12,000 feet, or perhaps a tasting on the patios and among the contemporary art collection of a secluded estate.

“Fine food and wine are created with care by talented individuals. Our goal is to gather culinary creatives and give them the opportunity to share their perspective and their stories with our guests,” said Garrett Brafford, Director of Operations and Finance of TMVOA. “We will bring this to life in the stunning locations of Telluride Mountain Village. We are excited to introduce an event of this caliber, which we believe will rival the very best in the country.”

Telluride Reserve will be limited to 500 guests to ensure the intimacy of the experience and provide interaction with the chefs, wine makers and producers. Advance credential sales will begin in February 2019.

This signature event is being spearheaded by TMVOA’s Brafford and Executive Director Anton Benitez with the expertise of Telluride Ski & Golf Resort’s VP of Culinary Services Stephen Roth and Wine Director Andrew Shaffner.

Read the Telluride Daily Planet Story here.

More information, visit our website here.
About Telluride Mountain Village Owner’s Association

Formed in 1984, TMVOA is a non-profit corporation registered with the State of Colorado and managed by a duly elected Board of Directors. TMVOA is made up of 4 different membership classes – Class A: Residential, Class B: Lodging, Class C: Commercial, and Class D: Mountain Special Member (TSG). Included in TMVOA’s mission is to preserve and promote a vital resort community for its members and guests, with attention to creating a sustainable village and vibrant economy.

Exciting News: Telluride Keeps Being Named Best U.S. Ski Town – Conde Nast Traveler

I am pleased to share with you that Telluride has once again been selected as the #1 Ski Resort in North America by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler.

This year, because Telluride has received this accolade six out of the past seven years Conde Nast Traveler has also written a feature on the destination:

Why Telluride Keeps Being Named The Best U.S. Ski Town

This is a wonderful recognition for our Mountain Village community and merchants.

TMVOA Election | Dial-a-Ride | Annual Members Meeting & Social

TMVOA Member Election
Last Friday (11/23) electronic ballots were sent out to the email address we have on file for residential property owners. Ballots were also sent to commercial property owners or their leasee for the Class C (commercial) election.

If you did not receive an email containing the link to your official ballot, please contact Heidi Stenhammer at 970-728-1904, ext 7 or heidi@tmvoa.org.

Click here for more election info and FAQs. The election will close on Dec 14, 2018 at 5pm MST.

View the candidates and their bios.
Residential (Class A)
Commercial (Class C)

Dial-a-Ride: Ridership Rules
Since taking over responsibility for the management and funding of dial-a-ride (DAR) in October 2013, TMVOA has worked closely with our service provider (Telluride Concierge) to continually enhance the overall quality, standards, and experience for our members and their guests.

As a result, we’ve seen a significant increase in the overall utilization of the service and an 81% increase (+15,534) in annual vehicle trips since taking over the service. Over the past summer and winter seasons (combined), 1,044 unique residential property owners used the service. As you can expect, the distribution of use by property varied and ranged from 1 – 500 rides for the 12-month period. Most of the property owners that use DAR (97% or 1,017 addresses) use on average 25 rides per year. View the distribution of use of the 1,044 unique users of DAR.

Historically we have utilized a seasonal ride limit, but some members have noted that they would prefer an annual limit (winter + summer) as their use is much higher in one season versus the other.

As such, the TMVOA board has approved up to 200 complementary rides per year for valid residential members beginning this winter through next summer (Nov 2018 – Oct 2019). Additional rides are available at a discounted rate of $15 per ride which will be invoiced separately to the property owner. As always, you can monitor your usage of DAR on the TMVOA website (click here).

TMVOA Annual Members Meeting & Social
Save the date – Join us on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 4pm at the Conference Center located in Mountain Village for the TMVOA Annual Members Meeting.

At the meeting results of the election for one residential seat and one commercial seat will be announced, followed by a presentation on the state of the association. The meeting will be followed by our winter social. Hope to see you there.

Let’s Ski | Gondola Station Enhancements | 2019 TMVOA Budget, Assessments & Election

Resort Opens This Week – Let’s Ski!
A Donation Day preview will be taking place Wednesday in advance of Thursday’s opening day. All ticket proceeds from Donation Day will benefit the Telluride Ski & Snowboard Club. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased from the main ticket office in Mountain Village or in Telluride at the Oak Street and Coonskin ticket offices – As a reminder, season passes will not be valid on Donation Day.

For a complete list of Donation Day & Opening Day operations and schedules click here.

Gondola Station Enhancements in MV
Just in time for winter ski season, several enhancements to the gondola station located at Town Hall were completed that will appeal to both your ears and eyes. After hearing from some members, residents and guests that this station was a bit loud, this fall the station was outfitted with sound dampening materials and technology that substantially reduces the noise level from the gondola drive motor. Also, as part of the project, panoramic images of our beautiful region are featured on two of the walls and are strategically lit from behind by LED lighting to bring out certain elements such as rays of sunshine and points of light.

Take a moment to view pictures of the inside of the newly remodeled MV station, now named the Market Plaza Station.

Read the coverage about the Market Plaza Station in the Daily Planet Article – Gondola grows even more amazing.

Important facts about the gondola:
~The Town of Mountain Village owns and operates the gondola
~Majority of funding for the gondola is provided by TMVOA through a 3% real estate transfer assessment on Mountain Village property sales
~It costs approximately $3.6M annually to operate the gondola
~Additionally, capital and major repairs range from $500K to more than $2M annually

TMVOA 2019 Budget & Member Assessments

Last Wednesday (11/14), TMVOA held its Annual Members Budget Meeting to review the 2019 proposed budget and receive member input. If you were not able to attend or watch the meeting, you can view the budget presentation here or watch a video recording of the meeting here.

As part of the 2019 budget process, member assessments were evaluated. For the past 16 years, assessments rates for all member classes have not increased (unchanged since 2002). In order to more closely track with historical inflation rates (CPI) since 2002, member assessments will be increasing for all TMVOA member classes by 25%. This increase represents a $10 monthly increase for single family residential members for a $120 total increase for the year.

View historical member assessments (1993 to present) and 2019 rates for all member classes.

2019 Annual Member’s Budget Presentation
2019 Proposed Budget

TMVOA Member Election
It’s election time at TMVOA, with one Residential (Class A) seat and one Commercial seat (Class C) up for election. The term for each of these board seats is two years. As TMVOA has done for the past four years, the election will be carried out using a secure electronic ballot system unless you request a paper ballot.

The election opens later this week, so please expect to receive an email with your unique voter link and instructions. View election notice & FAQ’s here.

Click below to view the candidate and their bios.

Residential (Class A)
Commercial (Class C)

Member Questionnaire & Open House

Member Questionnaire & Open House
Your support and feedback are needed on 2 important items:

1. Survey. In an effort to implement the values and actions included in the Town’s Comprehensive Plan related to the Village Center Subarea, please take a few minutes to participate in an online survey about the Village Center Subarea (Core). The survey takes only about 10 minutes.

2. Open House. Join us this Thurs (8/9) from 12pm-6pm at Town Hall for an Open House on the ongoing planning initiatives for both the Town Hall and Village Center Subareas. Professional planners from AECOM and members from the subarea committee will be present to engage with TMVOA members and the public.

Your feedback and participation are important and highly valued.

Background
In 2016 the Town of MV, TMVOA, and TSG in a collaborative effort formed a committee to carefully evaluate and engage a public process to determine the most appropriate uses for the Town Hall Subarea (THS). In June 2017, after an 18-month effort that included several public work-sessions, Town Council unanimously approved an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan to replace the THS chapter. View the amended THS chapter. View entire MV Comprehensive plan.

In the second half of 2017, the committee began discussing the Village Center Subarea (VCS) and ways to implement the existing Comp Plan actions for this subarea. The committee updated Council in October 2017 and identified 3 categories to help organize focus and objectives: Vibrancy & Activation, Infrastructure, and Undeveloped Parcels.

Member Social TODAY, Subarea Initiatives & Open House

TODAY: TMVOA Member Social
Join your fellow TMVOA members today (7/25) from 4-6 p.m. for our Summer Member Social at the Mountain Lodge (457 MV Blvd). To avoid vehicle congestion at the Lodge, please either take Dial-a-Ride or park your vehicle at the gondola parking garage and take the short walk to the Mountain Lodge.

After the social, the fun continues in Sunset Plaza with a concert from 6-8 pm featuring Gavin Turek. See you there!

Subarea Initiatives & Open House
TMVOA, the Town of MV, and TSG through a collaborative effort are excited to announce that there will be an Open House on Thurs, Aug 9, to update the community on the ongoing subarea planning initiatives. The Open House will be held at Town Hall from 12pm-6pm, with professional planners from AECOM and members from the subarea committee present to engage with TMVOA members and the public about both the Town Hall and Village Center subareas.

Please plan to attend – your participation and input are needed.

Background
As a reminder, in 2016 the Town of MV, TMVOA, and TSG in a collaborative effort formed a committee to carefully evaluate and engage a public process to determine the most appropriate uses for the Town Hall Subarea (THS). In June 2017, after an 18-month effort that included several public work-sessions, Town Council unanimously approved an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan to replace the THS chapter. View the amended THS chapter. View entire MV Comprehensive plan.
In the second half of 2017, the committee began discussing the Village Center Subarea (VCS) and ways to implement the existing Comp Plan actions for this subarea. The committee updated Council in October 2017 and identified 3 categories to help organize focus and objectives: Vibrancy & Activation, Infrastructure, and Undeveloped Parcels.

MV Activities & Events Schedule, Member Social

MV Activities & Events Schedule
With so much going on this week, take a few minutes to plan your schedule so you don’t miss any of the great activities and events taking place in Mountain Village. TMVOA is proud to announce that our Red, White, and Blues Celebration has been expanded – with more activities and shows to enjoy. Live music performances, DJ dance party, games and fun activities for kids, and an evening light show.

Times | Plaza | Activity & Events

Tues (7/3)
· 1-5 pm | Sunset | Family & kid activities – inflatables, games, face painting, balloons, magic show, and ice cream social
· 2-3 pm | Sunset | Live music concert – featuring Foxfeather
· 3:30 5:30 pm | Sunset | Live music concert – featuring Paul Thorn
· 9 pm | Heritage | Electrolier Light Show – a unique light and music show

Wed (7/4)
· 11 am – 5 pm | Heritage & Sunset | Family & kid activities – games, face painting, balloons, magic show, bunjee jump and ropes course
· 12-1 pm | Heritage | Live music concert – featuring Porch Couch
· 1:30 -2:45 pm | Heritage | Live music concert – featuring Dave Jordon & The Nia
· 3:15 -5:15 pm | Heritage | Live music concert – featuring Glen David Andrews
· 7 -9 pm | Heritage | Music & Dance party – featuring DJ Kat V
· 9 pm | Heritage | Electrolier Light Show – a unique light and music show

Thurs (7/5)
· 8:45 pm | Reflection | Movies Under the Stars – Sing (2016)
· 9 pm | Heritage | Electrolier Light Show – a unique light and music show

Fri (7/6)
· 5 -7 pm | Reflection | Music on the Green – featuring Jim Parker
· 9 pm | Heritage | Electrolier Light Show – a unique light and music show

Sat (7/7)
· 8:45 pm | Reflection | Movies Under the Stars – Jumanji (2017)

Member Social: July 25
Save the date – Wed, 7/25 from 4-6 p.m. for our Summer Member Social at the Mountain Lodge (457 MV Blvd). After the social, walk over to Sunset Plaza for the concert from 6-8 pm featuring Gavin Turek. See you there!