Situated in the heart of the breathtaking San Juan Mountains, Mountain Village was incorporated in 1995 as a Home Rule Municipality. Its founders envisioned a European-style ski-in/ski-out, pedestrian-friendly destination resort that would complement the historic mining town of Telluride. A three-stage gondola transportation system connects the Town of Mountain Village with the Town of Telluride. Situated at 9,500 feet, Mountain Village is comparably a world apart from other resorts: it is innately spectacular, beautifully orchestrated and planned, and overflowing with style, charm and sophistication.According to the 2010 Census, Telluride Region’s total population is 5,865 with almost 4,000 people between the ages of 25 and 64 living here. The towns of Mountain Village and Telluride are two separate, distinct towns with their own government. Mountain Village sits at 9,545 feet and Telluride sits at 8,750. They are joined by the Countries only free gondola transportation system.