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The Peaks Resort Named a Top 10 Best Snow Resort

Acclaimed family publication, Parents magazine, names country’s leading winter resorts

October 14, 2009 (Telluride, CO) – America’s number one family magazine, Parents, revealed the findings from their first-ever 10 Best Snow Resorts For Families survey.

On the newsstands in November, the survey findings boast the best resorts for winter vacation locales across the United States. Considered to be one of the leading affordable, snow covered and family friendly, The Peaks Resort joined the ranks of other notable resorts including: the Trapp Family Lodge (Stowe, VT); Resort at Squaw Creek (Lake Tahoe, CA); or The Lodge at Suncadia (Cle Elum, WA). For a complete listing of the resorts, visit parents.com/snowresorts.

“At Parents we know that a winter vacation is a real treat, but tight budgets and the challenge of finding a kid-friendly destination can make planning a trip tricky,” said Dana Points, editor-in-chief of Parents. “The ten affordable resorts on our list have thought of absolutely everything families could want while on vacation. Whether you’re interested in skiing or s’more-making, an ice rink or a heated pool, there is something for everyone at Parents’ top picks.”

Indeed, The Peaks Resort offers winter wonderland activities for families of all ages and interests. Located mid-mountain on the Telluride Ski Resort and in the Mountain Village, the resort’s après ski and snowboard oasis, the resort includes s’mores by the fire, a thrilling waterslide into the year round indoor / outdoor swimming pool and even an indoor rock climbing wall. And, out the resort’s front door awaits ice skating and dog sledding, sleigh and horseback rides and Colorado’s only heli-skiing operation.

A fact not overlooked by Parents, each resort on the list offers their family friendly activities and amenities at rates starting at less than $250.

“To be one of the premiere winter and family vacation resorts in the country, as recognized by such a reputable, family-oriented publication, is a considerable honor,” said Noel Vanlandingham, The Peaks Resort general manager. “Time and time again individuals and families return to visit us, no matter the season, because of our commitment to the guest experience and making their vacation as enjoyable as possible.”

About The Peaks Resort & Spa

The Peaks Resort & Spa is Telluride’s premiere full-service resort hotel. The property includes 168 beautifully appointed guest rooms including 32 suites, as well as 14 penthouse condominiums and 30 two, three, four and five bedroom mountainside cabins – all with astounding mountain views. The resort offers slopeside access in the winter and is the home to the Pro Shop for the Telluride Golf Club championship course. Onsite dining includes Palmyra, the Great Room, The Lift, Legends and Deep End Grill (summer only), as well as in-room private dining.

The onsite Spa at The Peaks Resort, at 42,000 sq. ft., is the largest spa in Colorado. The Spa features 32 treatment rooms and a variety of relaxing and rejuvenating signature treatments. The Spa also encompasses a full service salon, fully-equipped fitness center including Pilates and yoga studios, certified fitness instructors providing a variety of private and group classes, three-lane lap pool with Telluride's only indoor water slide, indoor climbing wall, gender specific steam rooms, saunas and Roman tubs, and indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tubs. www.thepeaksresort.com/spa

About Parents

Parents, published monthly by Meredith Corporation, has been America's #1 family magazine for more than 80 years. Since its inception in 1926, it has been a trusted source by every generation of parents. Currently, the magazine is a powerful community of nearly 16 million readers devoted to supporting the efforts of parents, educators and other citizens who strive to make the world a better place for our children. Parents can be found online at www.parents.com.


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