Market in MV to be Remodeled & Get New Operator

TMVOA and Market at Mountain Village Reach Mutual Agreement
Market Space to Transition to New Operator After Remodel

The Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) and Darin Hill, the owner of the Market at Mountain Village LLC (MMV) are both pleased to announce that, effective October 1, 2019, grocery operations will be transitioned to a new operator. During the transition period, the market will be closed for renovations, with the grand re-opening for Memorial Day weekend 2020. Mr. Hill will continue to operate the liquor store, which will remain open during the renovation.

The comprehensive renovation and remodel will begin next month. The remodel will include a complete re-design and layout of isles, departments and customer flow. The renovated market will include all new modern equipment, flooring, lighting, deli department and offering, as well as a new indoor seating area. The renovation will also include enhancements to the exterior of the building that will provide for a more modern look with more windows and glazing as recommended in the approved Town Hall Subarea Plan that was an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan in June 2017. The new market will open under new management on Memorial Day weekend.

TMVOA is pleased to announce that the new market operator has a long history of experience in the Telluride region. John Buxman, Jr. of Buxman Enterprises, Ltd., whose father John Buxman, Sr. operated the grocery market on Fir and Pacific in downtown Telluride for almost 30 years is excited to be returning to the area to operate The Village Market in Mountain Village. The Village Market currently operates grocery stores in Edwards, Colorado; Moab, Utah, and Ketchum / Sun Valley, Idaho.

“We are thrilled to be back in the Telluride area and look forward to providing Mountain Village with a full-service market offering the highest quality products at great prices. Our store will provide a variety of services, including a delicatessen that offers fresh, healthy prepared hot foods, salad bar, fresh sushi, an in-store butcher, and an updated shopping experience that customers expect.” – John Buxman

“We are very pleased that John and The Village Market will be re-joining our community and look forward to the grand re-opening. TMVOA understands the importance of having a high-quality market in Mountain Village and we are committed to work closely with our new grocery operator to ensure the highest level of service and competitive prices that our community expects”. – Anton Benitez, TMVOA

Dial-a-Ride App is Live | Investment Committee

TODAY: Music on the Green
Don’t miss this summer’s last Music on the Green today at 5pm at Reflection Plaza (next to Madeline Hotel). Today’s show features Ruby – will be fun for the whole family.

Dial-a-Ride App is LIVE
Today our new Dial-a-Ride App is live – making scheduling rides easier and more convenient, combined with user-friendly features like real-time ride and wait-time tracking.

Residential (Class A) members will receive an email today from TMVOA via that contains a unique owner access code that you will need to set up your app. Simply follow the easy instructions in the email to download and set-up the app. For owners that have long-term renters in their home, please set up your account and then provide your tenant with your guest code so that they can use the service.

For rides to and from our Village Center, you’ll notice there are two locations pre-loaded in the “Quick Picks” menu for pick-up or drop-off: Blue Mesa and Centrum (by Wells Fargo). Please use these two locations for the Village Center as it promotes shorter wait-times and improves overall service levels for all members.

For more information about our new app and its functions, visit the TMVOA website here.

TMVOA Investment Committee – Open Seat
TMVOA currently has one open 3-year term seat on its Investment Committee, which is overseen by the Finance, Audit, and Budget Committee. If you are interested in joining this group and sharing your financial expertise, please send an email including a brief bio to Garrett Brafford ( by Oct 13.

TMVOA would like to sincerely thank Brian Kanaga for sharing his expertise in statistical and quantitative analytics during his service over the past 3-years.

New Dial-a-Ride App | Online Credit Card Payments | MV Town Updates

TODAY: Music on the Green
Start your weekend today at 5pm with Music on the Green at Reflection Plaza (next to Madeline Hotel). Today’s show features Jim Parker – will be fun for the whole family.

COMING SOON: App for Dial-a-Ride
To make scheduling rides easier and more convenient while improving overall service efficiency, we are implementing a new Dial-a-Ride App, similar to Uber and Lyft. No more looking out the window of your home to see if your driver has arrived – you will now be able to see a live wait-time and track your driver’s progress right to your front door or other pick-up location.

Other user-friendly features will include access codes that members can provide to guests or renters, and ability to track usage in real-time, among other great features.

An email will be sent in the coming weeks with detailed instructions, including your unique owner code. You will still be able to request rides via phone, however you will need your unique access code for authorization.

COMING SOON: TMVOA Online Credit Card Processing
We are excited to announce a new and convenient Online Payment option that is anticipated to roll-out in early October – just in time for 4th quarter assessments. This option will be available to members who have signed up for receiving invoices via email. Just click the link “Pay Invoice” at the bottom of your emailed invoice and you will be able to pay your assessment securely online with a credit card.

Not signed up for email invoices? Please contact to change your settings to email. In an effort to be green, we are encouraging all homeowners to discontinue paper invoices.

TMVOA will also be accepting Discover, in addition to Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. We will continue to accept checks via physical mail.

Updates: 8/15 MV Town Council Meeting
At this month’s MV Town Council meeting, Council discussed the Village Center Pond (located across from the Conference Center). In order to improve the health and overall appearance of the pond area, the Town worked closely with the Army Corps and EPA to obtain the required permit to perform clean-out and dredging. Work is scheduled to begin this October.

Council also discussed safety enhancement options to help make walking and biking along Lower San Joaquin Road, MV Boulevard and Upper Country Club Drive safer and easier. Over the years, pedestrian and bike traffic has been steadily increasing on these sections of roadway and were selected based on public feedback, traffic conditions and Town Council’s concerns about pedestrian and bikes through these corridors. If Council decides to move forward with one or more of these enhancements, they would be considered for inclusion in the 2020 budget with construction beginning as early as next summer.

TMVOA Member Social Today (4-6pm)

TODAY: TMVOA Member Social (Wed, 7/31)
Join your fellow TMVOA members today from 4-6 p.m. for our Summer Member Social at Tomboy Tavern (Heritage Plaza). After the social, walk over to Sunset Plaza and enjoy the musical performance from Flor de Toloache.

Music on the Green | TMVOA Member Social | New Sparkling

TODAY: Music on the Green & Club Red Concert
Start your weekend today at 5pm with Music on the Green at Reflection Plaza (next to Madeline Hotel). Today’s show features Andrew Duhon – it will be fun for the whole family.

This evening there’s another great musical performance at Club Red – featuring The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. With a refreshed lineup and newfound energy, this band remains one of the most accomplished bands in American root music. Doors open at 7:30pm, with general admission tickets available for $45.

TMVOA Member Social (Wed, 7/31)
Join your fellow TMVOA members next Wednesday, July 31 from 4-6 p.m. for our Summer Member Social at Tomboy Tavern (Heritage Plaza). After the social, walk over to Sunset Plaza and enjoy the musical performance from Flor de Toloache.

Introducing the NEW InvitedHome Sparkling Saturday Credential at Telluride Reserve
We are excited to announce the addition of the new InvitedHome Sparkling Saturday credential option at Telluride Reserve! This specific one-day experience provides a pre-selected itinerary of sparkling wine tasting, allowing guests to attend Telluride Reserve on Saturday, August 17, and enjoy world-class bubbles all day for $695 per person.

· You can purchase this one-day credential beginning Tuesday (7/30)
· Only 20 InvitedHome Sparkling Saturday credentials are available

“So many wine events consider sparkling wines and champagnes as fun extras, and not necessarily the focus,” said Maite Daguerre, Vice President of InvitedHome Colorado. “We thought it would be great to showcase the sparkling wines of the world, including traditional champagnes and new world varieties, and the best food pairings for each, to highlight the unique characteristics that are often overlooked. InvitedHome Sparkling Saturday will be an entire day dedicated to the bubbly side of wine, surrounded by the beautiful backdrop of Mountain Village.”

Only twenty InvitedHome Sparkling Saturday credentials are available and can purchased at

Town Council Sworn In & Elect Mayor | Champagne & Sparkling Wines

Town Council Elects Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem; Newly Elected Sworn In
At yesterday’s (7/18) MV Town Council meeting, newly elected council members Peter Duprey and Martinique Davis Prohaska and re-elected council members Laila Benitez and Dan Caton were officially sworn in as members of the MV Town Council. The council members will serve four-year terms and will join current council members Patrick Berry, Jack Gilbride and Natalie Binder.

By unanimous vote, Laila Benitez was re-elected Mayor of Mountain Village and Dan Caton was re-elected Mayor Pro Tem. Benitez has been on the Council since June 2015 and has served as Mayor since July of 2017. In MV, the mayor serves a two-year term with the council’s approval.

Read full MV press release
Spend the Day Drinking Champagne & Sparking Wines at Telluride Reserve
Campagne, sparkling, bubbles – the InvitedHome Sparkling Wine experience offers a day of tastings for lovers of wines with effervescence. Guests will have the opportunity to taste seventeen different sparkling wines.

The exclusive InvitedHome Taste & Terroir of Champagne lunch offers hard to find grower Champagnes only to the thirty guests that opt for this tasting itinerary. The lunch will be held in the Russell Estate, an 11,000 square foot luxury home looking over the golf course to the San Sophias.

Join us for the InvitedHome Sparkling Wine Experience – an unrivaled pairing of exquisite wines, lunch prepared by James Beard-nominated Chef Mark Tarbell and luxury rental real estate. Visit to purchase your credential.

Join us at Telluride Reserve – August 15-18

Telluride Reserve – Mountain Village Food & Wine Celebration
Seats in all tastings are limited and filling fast – so get your tickets today

This will be an unforgettable event – offering interactive wine tastings with Master Sommeliers and winemakers, along with four-course lunches prepared by award-winning chefs. Join Chopped Judge, Chef Marc Murphy along with James Beard Foundation winners, a Michelin-starred chef, two members of the Mondavi family and many other culinary and wine professionals.

You will be welcomed to a private Mountain Village luxury home where you will enjoy the Taste & Terroir of one of thirteen different wine growing regions. Telluride Reserve brings you a lunch experience that is unrivaled and unobtainable anywhere else.

Your Telluride Reserve credential includes eight tasting events and two world-class lunches. Enjoy the Taste & Terroir of Champagne in the Russell Estate with Chef Mark Tarbell or the Taste & Terroir of Bordeaux, with the head of culinary arts from the Culinary Institute of America, in the French Country chateau known as Aux Pied de Pistes at the foot of the slopes. Or share wines with sommelier and winemaker Rajat Parr, whom you may recognize from the movie SOMM, in the Village Overlook, a home with views that extend to Utah. We are grateful to InvitedHome and the owners of these luxury, vacation homes for making them available to Telluride Reserve.

View this 90 second video about Telluride Reserve.

Visit to purchase your personalized selection!

MV Election Results | The Week’s Events & Activities

MV Election Results
In yesterday’s (6/25) regular municipal election to elect four Town Council members, candidates Peter Duprey, Dan Caton, Laila Benitez and Martinique Davis Prohaska were elected to Mountain Village Town Council. See number of votes each candidate received.

Of the 935 ballots that were issued, 340 ballots were cast for a 39.65% voter turnout. The newly elected council members will serve four-year terms. They will join current council members Patrick Berry, Natalie Binder and Jack Gilbride.

The newly elected council members will be sworn in at the July 18, 2019 Town Council meeting where members will then appoint the position of mayor and mayor pro-tem.

The Week’s Events & Activities
TODAY (Wed, 6/26)
11am – 4pm: Market on the Plaza (Heritage Plaza) is a vibrant local community market that offers homegrown food and homemade products.
6pm – 8pm: MV Sunset Concert featuring Orquesta Akokan

Thu, 6/27
8:30pm – 10 Movies Under the Stars (Reflection Plaza). Shrek (2001)

Fri, 6/28
5pm – 7pm Music on the Green (Reflection Plaza). Sammy Brue

Sat, 6/29
8:30pm – 10 Movies Under the Stars (Reflection Plaza). Karate Kid (1984)

Music on the Green | Village Center Updates

TODAY: Music on the Green
Don’t miss the first Music on the Green of the summer season with Brent Cowles today from 5-7pm in Reflection Plaza (next to Madeline Hotel). It’s the perfect way to start the weekend! This live musical performance is free for all-ages and is brought to you by TMVOA.

View this summer’s full 13 show line-up

Village Center – Changes begin June 15

Dismount Zone: Last month the MV Town Council unanimously passed an ordinance creating a dismount/pedestrian-only zone in the Village Center. The new ordinance goes into effect June 15, and encompasses the majority of plaza and walkways whereby cyclists will be required to dismount and walk their bikes, skateboards and Onewheels.

With the increased number of people in the Village Center, the ordinance is a proactive step to foster safety of both bikers and pedestrians. The ordinance was created after extensive work with TSG, local bike shops and MV’s Parks and Recreation Department and sought to balance the needs of merchants, bicyclists and pedestrians.

Read Town’s full press release and view map of dismount zone

Expansion of Common Consumption Area: Celebrate the kick-off of MV’s newly expanded Common Consumption Area (CCA) with a party and live music in Heritage Plaza on Saturday, June 15 from 12-4pm. The party will feature live music from local band, Alan Booradley and the NIA.

Last month MV Town Council approved the Promotional Association’s request to expand its Common Consumption Area (CCA) throughout the majority of the Village Center. The Village Center currently has a smaller CCA in the Sunset Plaza area during concerts, but last month’s approval significantly expands the footprint and operating hours throughout the summer season.

Similar to concerts in Sunset Plaza, the expanded CCA will allow for the purchase of alcoholic beverages in approved cups from participating licensed establishments and enables for consumption throughout much of the plazas in the Village Center.

As always, no outside alcoholic beverages are allowed, and drinks purchased from one licensed liquor establishment will only be permitted in the Common Consumption Area and cannot be brought into another liquor establishment.

The CCA will be in effect beginning June 15 and will run through the close of the gondola on Oct. 20, 2019 with occasional blackout dates due to special events. It will then operate concurrently with the 2019/2020 gondola schedule. Hours will be noon to 9 p.m. daily.

Read Town’s full press release

Join Us As We Revisit the Judgment of Paris – French vs California Wine

43 years ago today, a landmark wine tasting known as the Judgment of Paris changed the world’s perception of California wine. Telluride Reserve will revisit this momentous blind tasting with participation from a select group of Master Sommeliers and wine experts participating in Telluride Reserve Mountain Village Food & Wine Celebration, August 15 – 18, 2019. To our knowledge, the reenactment has only been offered publicly four other times since the original tasting. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to participate in a Judgment of Paris blind tasting!

Held in Paris on May 24, 1976 six California Chardonnays and six California Cabernet Sauvignons were compared, by French judges, against top wines from Bordeaux and Burgundy. The result, a huge and controversial surprise, was the preference for the California wines over the French wines. The Judgment of Paris recognized the quality and launched global interest and investment in the wines of California.

Andrew Shaffner, Telluride Ski Resort’s Wine Director, will be joined by Master Sommeliers Evan Goldstein, Eric Hemer, Sean Razee and Damon Ornowski to blind taste through these extraordinary wines. A total of 15 seats are available at this blind tasting – only nine remain today.

To purchase a Telluride Reserve credential please visit to select your tastings from four days and over forty food and wine tasting options.