Marc Murphy Joins Telluride Reserve | Daily Air Service to Telluride

Join Chopped Judge Marc Murphy at Telluride Reserve
Mountain Village Food & Wine Celebration

Telluride Reserve Mountain Village Food & Wine Celebration is happy to announce that Chef Marc Murphy will join our inaugural weekend and host two four-course lunches introducing guests to the Taste & Terroir of Tuscany. Born in Milan, Marc’s menu will be inspired by his Italian background and paired with the fresh and innovative wines of Bibi Graetz. Murphy has been cooking for over 30 years and is a well-known New York City restauranteur as well as a judge on Food Network’s hit show Chopped. Each of these Tuscan lunches will be held in a private home in Mountain Village and limited to only 30 guests.

The culinary talent of Telluride Reserve taking place August 15 – 18 includes a list of innovative and award-winning chefs, creating lunches showcasing the terroirs of a particular region paired with wines of the same. These chefs have earned James Beard Foundation awards, Michelin stars, Iron Chef and Top Chef accolades.

Telluride Reserve offers guests exclusive access to some of the finest wine and culinary talent and the opportunity to interact with each chef, winemaker or sommelier. Explore the events and purchase a credential at

If you haven’t purchased your credentials yet, now is the time to do so! We look forward to having you as our guest at this inaugural celebration.

Daily Commercial Air Service to Telluride
For the first time in its history, the Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) will offer daily commercial jet service. Today (5/15) marks the first flight. Denver Air Connection, who maintain an interline relationship with United Airlines, has launched the daily flight on the 30-seat Dorner 328JET from Denver (DEN) to TEX. Flights will operate year-round with the exception of two short seasonal breaks in spring and fall.

Read full press release.

Medical Center | Incentive Programs | MV Election

Telluride Medical Center: Potential New Site
The Telluride Hospital District (THD) announced they have signed a Memo of Understanding with Genesee Properties for potential donation of a 2.6 acre parcel of land at Society Turn for development of a new medical facility.

Next steps to securing the donation, according to John Gardner, CEO of TMC, require Genesee Properties to obtain land use entitlements from San Miguel County that meet their development goals. Gardner further stated that the THD will support the efforts of Genesee Properties and would move to present design plans to San Miguel County once the land is conveyed.

THD – Press Release
Telluride Daily Planet – Article

Be Proactive ($$): Cedar Shake & Defensible Space Incentives
Our community continues to be proactive about wildfire hazard mitigation. This summer take advantage of two incentive programs that are being offered to MV homeowners. These programs are made possible through a partnership of TMVOA and Town of Mountain Village.

Both programs below are designed to mitigate the hazards of wildfire and provide cost savings associated with protecting your home and property. Learn more below.

Cedar Shake Incentive – Re-roof your home or building from cedar shake shingles to town-approved fire rated roofing material.

Defensible Space Incentive – Create a defensible space on your property to lower your property’s wildfire risk.

MV Town Council Election – June 25
The Town of Mountain Village will hold a regular municipal election on June 25 to elect four Town Council members. If you are interested in being a candidate, you have until May 10 to submit a letter of intent and candidate biography.

One of the easiest ways to be involved is simply to register and vote in the upcoming Town election.

RegisterResidents can register online here. Second homeowners / Property Owners can register here (to vote your property must be held in your individual name and not a trust or held by a company).

For more information about the election or voter registration requirements in the Town of Mountain Village, visit the Town’s website here.

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

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.

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

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.


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

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.

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.