21 Nov Dispatches from Off-Season
When I first moved to Telluride, it was in early May, smack-dab in the middle of our nearly two month long spring off-season. Having only visited previously in summer and ski season, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was slightly stunned to be greeted with an echoingly quiet Main Street, closed restaurants and store fronts, and ample downtown parking (there’s always a silver lining).
“Where is everyone?” I wondered.
Several years and a handful of off-seasons later, I’ve found many of the answers to that question. Small ski towns like Telluride that operate on a seasonal economy deal with a massive influx of visitors during the winter and summer, and every year in the days leading up to Thanksgiving and Memorial Day Weekend, the town of about 2,500 people transforms seemingly overnight from a ghost town to a bustling metropolis. I quickly realized that the respite of off-season was necessary for year-round residents of this town to regroup, breathe, and plan new things for the next busy season.
So, what are we up to for off-season here at MiXX? I’m glad you asked!
We’ve got plenty of exciting things coming up, so you’ll want to stay in the know before we see you all again on Noel Night!
Aside from our professional endeavors, the MiXX team has also been taking advantage of the off-season lull to travel, get outside, catch up with friends, and much more. Scroll down for the details on all of our off-season adventures!
Refreshed and rejuvenated, we’re all excited to welcome you back when we re-open on Noel Night. Until then, we’d like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving full of friends, family, and delicious food. See you on December 5th!