Telluride is one of my favorite ski areas in America. Located in the middle of Colorado, it is not too easy to get to, this makes it less crowded in my opinion. I find the mountain has the right blend of a well developed resort, but without the pretentiousness of say Aspen or one of the other resorts off of the Denver Spur. Telluride has some amazing scenery (which is not uncommon in Colorado), and they get a good amount of snow each year. I find that all of the reasons listed above, combined with my love of the sport - makes this a great winter destination.