The surgeons at Icon LASIK have sharpened the vision of more than 90,000 patients since 1999, including professional athletes John Elway, Tom Danielson, and Bode Miller. Using three types of LASIK lasers, the doctors are equipped to address a range of acuity impairments, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Before procedures, Orbscan mapping and measurement technology takes careful stock of the structure and power of each eye without revealing television watching habits.
Telluride's newest hotel, Hotel Madeline offers artfully arrayed rooms and features all the amenities necessary for relaxation after a day of hitting or gazing upon the nearby Telluride Ski Resort slopes. The deluxe rooms provide Euro-flex pillow-top mattresses and 450-thread-count linens, terry-cloth robes, and slippers, all by Pratesi. Delight in the room's other alpine assuagements, including an iPod docking station, wireless Internet, and granite bathroom vanities mined by the strong, sentient beards who inhabit the mountains. Grant muscles some aquatic concessions at the indoor jacuzzi and pool before obtaining gourmet sustenance at M's Restaurant and Bar.
Less than half a mile from the hotel, Telluride Ski Resort features 1,700 skiable acres of light powder snow blanketed across the San Juan Mountains. The Village Express escorts patrons to beginner and intermediate terrain, Village Bypass is a smooth, easier ride, and Humboldt Draw trail has a bumpy, sinuous track. Plunge lift presents sprawling views of the area and ascends the mountain's westernmost peak, which is angled with steep drops. The moderate-terrain Ute Park Express is a good place to start for aspiring freestyle skiers, who can test out its basic jumps and ride-on boxes. Telluride is known to enjoy a texturally consistent snow base, and its remote location renders lines and vagrant snowmen nearly nonexistent.The town's roots as a revolutionary mining village and a Wild West saloon market are put on display at Telluride Historical Museum, which resides fewer than 10 miles from The Peaks Resort. Built in 1896 as a community hospital, the landmark houses artifacts including mining equipment, Victorian architecture models, and remnants of the Ute Indian culture.