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Hotel History

Perched above a glacially carved valley surrounded by the peaks of the San Juan Mountains of Telluride, Colorado lies the Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge. Opened in 1996 as Colorado's first private residence club, the Franz Klammer Lodge has become the benchmark for today's growing number of exclusive fractional properties. This 63-residence Colorado resort was named after the legendary Austrian skiing star and is located at the bottom of the Telluride Ski Resort at almost 10,000 feet above sea level. The lodge is just steps from the slopes.

Recognized for its breathtaking beauty and natural resources, the region was first inhabited by Native Americans hundreds of years ago. The town of Telluride was founded as a mining town in the 1870s and is now known for its preserved Victorian charm and listing as a National Historic District. Telluride is truly an exquisite gem, recalling the intimacy of its Victorian roots and the legacy of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. 

In today's modern world, the Telluride Ski Resort and Telluride community boasts world class skiing, extraordinary restaurants, day spas, cultural opportunities, and many exciting summer festivals and events.

Recognized as the #1 ski resort in North America by Conde Nast Traveler, the Telluride Ski Resort offers excellent terrain in a spectacular setting. In addition to skiing, other winter activities include snowshoeing, ice climbing, snowmobiling, and dog sledding. In summer the mountains burst into bloom with wildflowers, creating the perfect backdrop for hiking, four-wheeling, jeeping, river rafting, biking, mountain climbing, and fishing gold medal rivers.  

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