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Telluride is country's friendliest ski town, reader survey says
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Telluride is country's friendliest ski town, reader survey says

Downtown Telluride
Downtown Telluride
Telluride is the friendliest ski town in the United States, according to the latest Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Survey.

The mountain hamlet was the only ski town to crack the magazine's top 10 list of the friendliest U.S. cities and the only one listed from Colorado.

"Already popular with in-the-know skiers who admire its 'fantastic' terrain, Telluride, Colorado, is also lauded for its 'friendly people,'" the magazine states, quoting reader feedback. "'Wonderful restaurants and great live music options'" add to its charms, and longtime fans also urge new visitors to check out the summer festivals that this 'overlooked gem' has to offer. The temperatures might be cold in 'sophisticated but not pretentious' Telluride, but the locals certainly aren’t."

Charleston, S.C., took the top spot and Southern towns dominated the list of the friendliest cities.

Here are Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Survey's friendlist city rankings:

1. Charleston, S.C.
2. Galena, Ill.
3. Savannah, Ga.
4. Ashville, N.C.
5. Austin, Texas
6. Jackson, Miss.
7. Natchez, Miss.
8. Telluride, Colo.
9. Sonoma, Calif.
10. Branson, Mo.

The magazine also listed the unfriendliest cities, as voted by its readers. No Colorado towns made that list, which was dominated by locales in the Northeast and California. Here are the unfriendliest city rankings:

1. Newark, N.J.
2. Oakland, Calif.
3. New Haven, Conn.
4. Detroit, Mich.
5. Atlantic City, N.J.
6. Los Angeles, Calif.
7. Albany, N.Y.
8. Wilmington, Del.
9. Anaheim, Calif.
10. Sacramento, Calif.

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