Hop Garden: Slope-side Dining in Telluride

International beer list, excellent food and a ski-in/ski-out atmosphere make the Hop Garden in Telluride a diverse on-mountain option.
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Hop Garden A menu that lists Bangkok shrimp tempura next to German waffle fries is tough to categorize as anything other than eclectic. Equally diverse is the international beer list with a heavy German and Bavarian influence. Formerly the Skier’s Union, the Garden’s now operated by the ski resort, but the old favorite Skier’s Union burger—a blend of sirloin, tenderloin and ribeye—is still the heart of the menu. New last winter, the outdoor Octagon bar pours beers and cocktails on a convivial patio at the base of the Village Express. On winter weekends and most summer afternoons, there’s live music on the patio as well. 970-728-7467


Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2012

The 39th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival was all sunshine and a smiles, not to mention incredible tunes as beautiful as the mountain peaks surrounding downtown Telluride. Performers included Alison Krauss, John Fogerty, Bruce Hornsby and the "King of Telluride" Sam Bush.