There are few authentic-feeling ski towns left, and Telluride is one of them. Located at the end of a box canyon, there’s only one road in and one road out. It has super-remote access to more than 2,000 acres of terrain, 127 trails, bowls, and several long four- to five-mile runs. It’s the kind of town where everyone knows everyone, and there’s a “free box” in the center where people can trade gear. After you’re done shredding the slopes, you can go to Brown Dog Pizza for a cheap slice and pint of Pabst, like a true Colorado native.