January 2018 Around Town 2

Telluride Ski Resort Nabs 
Condé Nast Travelers’ Top Spot for the Fifth Time

For the fifth time in six years, Telluride has been named the #1 ski resort in North America in Condé Nast Traveler’s annual reader survey.

Rising above the rest once again, Telluride remained on the summit of the annual ranking for its jaw-dropping surroundings, world-class skiing, dining and lodging, and experiences that are simply second to none. With 148 trails, 19 lifts and a one-of-a-kind free pedestrian gondola, the acclaimed resort is once again recognized for its unmatched scenery, peaceful atmosphere, unique experiences and, notably, the authentic community of Telluride.

Telluride’s signature dining choices are world-renowned, with acclaimed chefs and wine sommeliers at the helm. Particular standouts are the exquisite trifecta of Allred’s, Bon Vivant and Alpino Vino—the highest elevation fine-dining restaurant in North America at nearly 12,000 feet. The real question is whether you’ll have time to fully immerse in our foodie paradise.

Featured lodging includes: The Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge, the Inn at Lost Creek, Mountain Lodge and The Peaks Resort and Spa. 

“We are deeply honored to earn this distinction once again from the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. The biggest praise belongs to our exceptional team and the community of Telluride who work tirelessly to provide unparalleled experiences for all of our guests.” — Bill Jensen, CEO of Telluride Ski Resort


Inngi Float Brings State-of-the-Art Floatation Concept to Metro-Denver with Opening of First Location

Seasoned Health and Fitness Couple Responsible for Bringing Popular Orangetheory Fitness Concept to Colorado Unveils Floating Center in Highlands Ranch

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO – (December 11, 2017) – Inngi Float, an innovative, cutting-edge therapeutic float concept, announced today it has opened its first Metro Denver area floatation location at 9567 S. University Blvd., in Highlands Ranch, 720.408.2614.

Inngi Float offers a total mind-body relaxation experience through 60-minute calming, medicinal and meditative floating sessions that take place in state-of-the-art private pods. Floats contain high levels of medical grade magnesium that is dissolved in water, which is the same as one’s body temperature. The amount of salt is what allows for the floating.

Inngi Float’s new and novel facility boasts the latest European floatation equipment and most advanced pod technology. Every float takes place in a private suite inside a sensory-controlled pod filled with approximately ten inches of saline water. The high-tech, high-touch pods have adjustable lids, special sensory effects, such as customized sound and music capabilities, and personalized lighting options, allowing floaters to customize their individual experiences.

“We chose to launch our distinctive float concept in Highlands Ranch because, with the two Orangetheory Fitness locations we already own and operate there, we feel we really know the community well, and also believe it is the right landscape for this type of calming environment. People here are very open to dedicating a portion of their income to their health and well-being, and to trying new concepts. We are already seeing significant interest in our new float concept,” explained Wendy Skaalerud, who co-owns the facility with her husband, Erik Skaalerud.

Highlands Ranch 
Community Scholarship Fund Provides Post-secondary 
Education Scholarships for Graduating Seniors 

HIGHLANDS RACH, CO – (December 11, 2017) – The Highlands Ranch Community Scholarship Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created in 2003, provides post-secondary education scholarships for graduating seniors residing in Highlands Ranch or attending a Highlands Ranch High School. The program provides scholarships to selected applicants entering their first year of post-secondary education at an accredited institution or vocational-technical school. Scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated well-rounded participation in their community and school through volunteering, along with academic performance and future educational aspirations and goals. New in 2018! Our scholarships have increased to $2500 per recipient.

Applications will be accepted starting January 2, 2018. Applicants are responsible for the completion of the application and submission of all supporting documentation to the Highlands Ranch Community Scholarship Fund, 9568 University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80126, Attn: Linda Dorré. 

The application must be postmarked prior to, or hand-delivered to the preceding address by 5 p.m. on February 26. Program guidelines and application link are online at