Telluride -- some say it was named for Tellurium, a gold-bearing ore. Others call it "To Hell You Ride," emphasizing the boisterousness of the 1880's mining town. Settled in the 1870s as a gold and silver mining camp, Telluride was incorporated in 1878. In 1964 it was deemed a National Historic District. Today, Telluride looks much the same, predominantly characterized by Victorian architecture among its residences and lodges. Surrounded by the largest concentration of 14,000-foot mountains in North America, there's nothing quite like the small town of Telluride. This translates into virtually nonexistent lift lines, and slopes all to yourself: steep ones, easy ones, long ones -- a mountain for the whole family.