Park City, Utah was everyone’s favorite mountain town last year—but in 2017, our readers say the more remote Telluride in Colorado was even more welcoming. “Everyone is very friendly and very healthy.” The Colorado “chill” was very popular with readers this year, with some declaring: “Amazing locals! They’ll treat you like one!”
“Telluride has the friendliest, most helpful residents I’ve encountered anywhere. Must be the relaxed, laid-back environment and gorgeous scenery they get to view every day.”
After growing up surfing in Florida, Mike Shimkonis decided to give higher ground a try and settled in Colorado over 25 years ago, first in Vail, then moving to Telluride in 1993. Prior to working with Telluride Properties, he was a senior sales and marketing executive for the Vail and Telluride ski companies.