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CNBC | Sotheby’s International Realty makes a push into Asia, starting with Singapore

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Singapore’s luxury property market is attracting a different set of buyers, says Michael Valdes from Sotheby’s International Realty.

Gluckman-Tang, LTL, and NADAAA selected as finalists for arts center in Telluride, Colorado

From The Architects Newspaper

By • April 11, 2017

Gluckman-Tang, LTL, and NADAAA selected as finalists for arts center in Telluride, Colorado. (Courtesy Aurelie Slegers)

Gluckman-Tang, LTL, and NADAAA selected as finalists for arts center in Telluride, Colorado. (Courtesy Aurelie Slegers)

A tiny mountain town nestled in the Rocky Mountains is bringing in the big guns for the adaptive reuse of a beloved crumbling warehouse in its burgeoning arts district.

Already a destination for the outdoorsy, the former mining village of Telluride, Colorado, decided to add ‘thriving arts community’ to the list of reasons to come and visit. Local non-profit Telluride Arts was instrumental in the push for more cultural programming and is responsible for the adaptive reuse of the dilapidated, but adored, Telluride Transfer Warehouse.

The 6,000-square-foot sandstone warehouse stands at the heart of the arts district, making it an ideal spot for a center for the arts and a good candidate for restoration. After gaining approval for restoration, Telluride Arts launched a national design competition earlier this year. “Key elements of the program include a Kunsthalle for exhibitions, flexible spaces that transform to host a multitude of events, and a small, museum-style bar/cafe that invites a constant flow of people and casual gatherings into a living-room atmosphere,” said the arts organization on their website.

(Courtesy Aurelie Slegers)

(Courtesy Aurelie Slegers)

Thirty firms put their names forward and, after careful selection, three finalists have been chosen: Gluckman-Tang and Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis of New York, and NADAAA of Boston. The finalists will now have two months and a $10,000 stipend to put together a conceptual plan ready to present to the community on May 30.

During that time, the teams will visit Telluride get to know the town and the little warehouse that could. The building is listed as a National Historic Landmark and has stood for over 100 years. Originally built in 1906, it was in use until its roof collapsed in 1979. Since then, the building has stood vacant and decaying, a period that has become as much a part of its history as the life it had prior to 1979.

(Courtesy Aurelie Slegers)

(Courtesy Aurelie Slegers)

NADAAA touched on this relationship of crumbling historic landmark and contemporary cultural hub in their statement to Telluride Arts.

“Rare is the opportunity to both preserve an important historic landmark and create something wholly unprecedented,” said Katie Faulkner and Nader Tehrani of NADAAA. “The Transfer Warehouse stands as a monument to Telluride’s history of perseverance. The fundamental challenge of the project will be to maintain the power of the ruin while sponsoring the vision and opportunity through architectural speculation for the Arts District.”

The final presentation will occur in Telluride on May 30 and Telluride Arts anticipates construction on the project to begin in 2019. To learn more about the Telluride Transfer Warehouse visit the Telluride Arts website here.

Bill Fandel’s Recent Significant Sales

Bill Fandel has closed three significant sales at $6 million or more in the last 4 months!

SOLD! 427 Benchmark Drive – $7,850,000 – Represented Seller

 

SOLD! 137 Touchdown Drive – $7,000,000 – Represented Seller & Buyer

 

SOLD! 710 Mountain Village Boulevard – $6,000,000 – Represented Seller

 

 

Exposure for Telluride | ‘Top Chef’ reality show is coming to town this spring

Posted: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 8:46 am

Local foodies have reason to be excited this spring: “Top Chef,” a Bravo network reality television show, will be coming to Telluride.

Now in its 15th season, the show, which pits prominent chefs against each other in an elimination-style contest, will be filmed across the state of Colorado in Denver, Boulder and Telluride, according to a Bravo news release. Filming will begin sometime in the spring; specific dates have not been provided.

From a tourism standpoint, this means exposure for Telluride’s culinary scene, according to Kiera Skinner, Telluride Tourism Board marketing director.

Skinner said the announcement is an “incredible opportunity” for the town.

“The show does an excellent job of incorporating elements of a destination, including the culture, beauty and world class food scene into the program,” she said.

Skinner is referring to the challenges contestants face each week, which usually highlight local scenery, ingredients and restaurants.

“We are thrilled that Telluride’s assets will be showcased,” she said.

While no filming locations have been announced and places are still being scouted, Skinner said the media company has looked at places in both Telluride and Mountain Village.

According to Skinner, Telluride has been scouted for other reality television shows in the past, but Telluride declined the offers for one reason or another. “Top Chef,” on the other hand, was a “no brainer.”

She said the kind of viewers “Top Chef” attracts is similar to the type of visitors that come to Telluride.

“Bringing Telluride to (this type of) target audience will hopefully translate to interests and conversion” as it pertains to tourism numbers, Skinner said.

While the show’s executive producer, Doneen Arquines, couldn’t give away specifics about scouting locations, she did say that it hasn’t been easy due to many places being closed in the off-season.

“It’s definitely an interesting challenge for us,” she said. “Telluride seems to quiet down between the first weekend of April and Memorial Day weekend.”

Arquines said that Telluride was chosen for the show because of its unique character and location in the state.

“It’s so far away from the other mountain towns, that it was fun for us to explore something a little different,” she said, “Everyone we spoke to said that we were going to fall in love with it as soon as we saw it.”

As for picking Colorado for the upcoming season, Arquines said that while the show has spent a lot of time on the nation’s coasts, this was a chance to explore the middle of the country and its “burgeoning” culinary scene.

“I love that there is so much going on between the chefs and farmers in the area,” she said. “With so much land right outside the city, the chefs are able to have really close relationships with their farmers.”

According to a news release, the show will air later this year and will be hosted by Padma Lakshmi, who has been with the series since 2006. The “chef-testants” will be critiqued by a panel of judges, including renowned chefs Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Graham Elliot.

Shari Levine, Bravo’s executive vice president of current production, said Colorado was an ideal place for contestants to cook amid “awe-inspiring scenery.” The show’s goal is to explore the food culture of the cities and a mountain resort during the upcoming season.

“We are always on the hunt for the next great culinary destination and Colorado is fast becoming a hotspot for young chefs and foodies, making it an ideal backdrop for our upcoming season,” Levine said in a news release.

Posted: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 8:46 am

Local foodies have reason to be excited this spring: “Top Chef,” a Bravo network reality television show, will be coming to Telluride.

Now in its 15th season, the show, which pits prominent chefs against each other in an elimination-style contest, will be filmed across the state of Colorado in Denver, Boulder and Telluride, according to a Bravo news release. Filming will begin sometime in the spring; specific dates have not been provided.

From a tourism standpoint, this means exposure for Telluride’s culinary scene, according to Kiera Skinner, Telluride Tourism Board marketing director.

Skinner said the announcement is an “incredible opportunity” for the town.

“The show does an excellent job of incorporating elements of a destination, including the culture, beauty and world class food scene into the program,” she said.

Skinner is referring to the challenges contestants face each week, which usually highlight local scenery, ingredients and restaurants.

“We are thrilled that Telluride’s assets will be showcased,” she said.

While no filming locations have been announced and places are still being scouted, Skinner said the media company has looked at places in both Telluride and Mountain Village.

According to Skinner, Telluride has been scouted for other reality television shows in the past, but Telluride declined the offers for one reason or another. “Top Chef,” on the other hand, was a “no brainer.”

She said the kind of viewers “Top Chef” attracts is similar to the type of visitors that come to Telluride.

“Bringing Telluride to (this type of) target audience will hopefully translate to interests and conversion” as it pertains to tourism numbers, Skinner said.

While the show’s executive producer, Doneen Arquines, couldn’t give away specifics about scouting locations, she did say that it hasn’t been easy due to many places being closed in the off-season.

“It’s definitely an interesting challenge for us,” she said. “Telluride seems to quiet down between the first weekend of April and Memorial Day weekend.”

Arquines said that Telluride was chosen for the show because of its unique character and location in the state.

“It’s so far away from the other mountain towns, that it was fun for us to explore something a little different,” she said, “Everyone we spoke to said that we were going to fall in love with it as soon as we saw it.”

As for picking Colorado for the upcoming season, Arquines said that while the show has spent a lot of time on the nation’s coasts, this was a chance to explore the middle of the country and its “burgeoning” culinary scene.

“I love that there is so much going on between the chefs and farmers in the area,” she said. “With so much land right outside the city, the chefs are able to have really close relationships with their farmers.”

According to a news release, the show will air later this year and will be hosted by Padma Lakshmi, who has been with the series since 2006. The “chef-testants” will be critiqued by a panel of judges, including renowned chefs Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Graham Elliot.

Shari Levine, Bravo’s executive vice president of current production, said Colorado was an ideal place for contestants to cook amid “awe-inspiring scenery.” The show’s goal is to explore the food culture of the cities and a mountain resort during the upcoming season.

“We are always on the hunt for the next great culinary destination and Colorado is fast becoming a hotspot for young chefs and foodies, making it an ideal backdrop for our upcoming season,” Levine said in a news release.

New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | March 2017

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From the sprawling Owl Mountain Ranch in Aspen, Colorado to a modern designer villa in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

Colorado

$50,000,000 USD | Aspen, Colorado | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Located adjacent to the West Buttermilk Ski Area on 61 private acres at the end of the road, the Owl Mountain Ranch includes a 15,664-square-foot main home with seven bedrooms, seven full-baths, and three half-baths, as well as a 2,000-square-foot caretaker’s home with three bedrooms and three full-baths and a 7,500-square-foot barn that includes a 3,000-square-foot heated vehicle maintenance center with lift. Additional features include an inviting great room, chef’s kitchen with two ovens, study, theater, pub room, wine room, billiards room, vaulted ceilings, rich wooden accents, private ski run and amazing views.

Croatia

Price Upon Request | Croatia | Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty

The beautiful Croatian coast hides a world-class rarity, a unique property at 220,000 square-meters located in a Nature Park. Adria comprises five buildings with sea water swimming pools, a heliport, a private beach and marina, bowling, tennis and basketball courts, a paintball field, a four-kilometer promenade, an orchard and olive groves and a smart golf course are only some of the features of the property. It is located on a peninsula, which makes it easily accessible while providing the complete isolation of a private island.

Dubai

Price Upon Request | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

With over 15,000 square-feet of built-up area, this luxurious property sits as Dubai’s largest five-star hotel penthouse. The lavish six-bedroom duplex, located in world-renowned Palazzo Versace hotel, has no equal. Vastu compliant, this ground level duplex with an in-house elevator boasts six en-suite bedrooms, private pool, garden and terrace, two staff accommodation rooms, 10 parking spaces, and panoramic views of the Canal, the Marina, the central lagoon pool, and gardens.

Pennsylvania

$13,950,000 USD | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty

Occupying a commanding position atop the Pittsburgh skyline, this three-story penthouse offers the ultimate in sophisticated urban living. The culmination of exceptionally curated materials, custom craftsmanship and peerless design, this one-of-a-kind residence features inlaid maple, white oak, and merbau wood floors flowing past walls of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city below.

Mallorca

10.900.000 € EUR | Palma de Mallorca, Spain | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

A newly built designer villa in Son Vida, this breathtaking home features views of the bay of Palma. The house measures 760 square-meters and features six bedrooms and six bathrooms. The entrance hall showcases a piano as a striking centerpiece and the open kitchen, living and dining area flows naturally onto the terrace and swimming pool with its beautiful views and wonderful Mediterranean ambience. On the lower level, there is a fitness room, sauna, lounge, home cinema, kitchenette and a wine cellar with tasting area on this floor.

Discover New & Notable homes from around the world on sothebysrealty.com

Significant Sales | Volume I – Issue XII

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From a sprawling ranch in Colorado, to a coveted estate in California, this issue of Significant Sales also showcases homes from throughout the United States, Czech Republic, Malta, South Africa, and Australia.

$16,250,000 USD | Colorado, USA | Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty

The sprawling Vista Verde Ranch in Clark, Colorado, built in 2010, is an 83,000-square-foot property most recently used as a guest ranch. Earning a AAA Four Diamond rating in the United States garnering its premier status, its shadowed by the rugged peaks of the snowcapped Zirkel Range at the headwaters of the Elk River; Vista Verde Ranch consists of 587 acres.

4a. 66 Seafield Lane B0030163

$15,000,000 USD | New York, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

This 16,000-square-foot waterfront estate was designed in 1903 for coal baron William Atwater by architect Henry Bacon, best known for his design of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Overlooking scenic Quantuck Bay with 620 feet of water frontage, the manor house boasts 24 rooms including, nine bedrooms, six fireplaces, nine-full and two-half-baths. The exceptional property includes a charming carriage house with century-old grape vines, and stand-alone four-car garage.

05. Pacific

$15,000,000 USD | California, USA | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

This oceanfront masterpiece is nestled on a blu overlooking a scenic cove in La Jolla. Guests rst enter the home through a spacious courtyard with a welcoming replace and carefully designed details. At nearly 8,700 square-feet, this three-story home has ve bedrooms, 10 baths, an o ce, wine cellar, and a 12-seat movie theater. The oceanfront patios and lawn area provide the perfect ambiance to enjoy every sunset.

Browse past editions of Significant Sales

Noteworthy Sales from Around the World

LewGeffen

R120,000,000 | South Africa | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty

An estate of incomparable grandeur and palatial elegance, this gated residence sits on over 1,600 square-meters in one of the most coveted streets in Clifton. Magnificent in scale and unstinting in luxury, the home is created for living and entertaining on a grand scale. The property includes six bedrooms – four upstairs, two on the guest floor and two staff quarters. Additional amenities include a wine cellar, indoor gym with pool and spa and a commercial elevator. Modern contemporary finishes include marble slabs, wooden floors and smart technology. A Lutron lighting system, touch screen alarm, and CCTV all add to the home’s beauty and livability. A detached guard house with security room services this community.

Melbourne

AUD 9,250,000 | Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

Commanding spectacular views across the Fitzroy Gardens to the city, as well as distant views of Port Phillip Bay, this stunning world-class apartment represents the ultimate luxurious Melbourne lifestyle experience. Enviably positioned within the premium 150 Clarendon Street development and enjoying house-like proportions, this exquisite domain delivers a flawless array of living and entertainment spaces. Only moments to local shopping, cafes, restaurants, The Fitzroy Gardens, The MCG, Melbourne Park, the CBD and transport.

Discover more in Significant Sales | Volume I – Issue XII

#TravelTuesday – Colorful Beaches

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Take the time to look around and be inspired by the vibrant colors naturally found across planet Earth. This #TravelTuesday, explore homes near the world’s most colorful beaches.

Hawaii

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Papakōlea Beach is a green sand beach located on the southeastern end of the island of Hawaii.  The olivine-colored sand is said to come out from the erosion of a collapsed cinder cone.

02 Hawaii

$1,599,000 USD | Captain Cook, Hawaii | MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty

 Just north of Papakōlea Beach, nestled upon three private acres, lies this tranquil island retreat.  The property has unique finishes throughout including Mexican Saltillo tile floors, mosaic tile designs and a fireplace built with hand-picked smooth lava beach rocks and a driftwood mantel.  A five-bedroom oasis, the home offers unobstructed views of the Hawaiian coastline.

Bahamas

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By Patrickneil assumed (based on copyright claims). Own work assumed (based on copyright claims)., CC BY-SA 3.0

For pink sand beaches, look no further than Harbor Island in the Bahamas.

04 Bahamas

$1,650,000 USD | Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

 A historic colonial home originally built in the 1800s, this Harbor Island property offers a cozy island lifestyle with easy access to the beach.  The home was renovated in 2013 and honors the property’s architectural past with mahogany windows and doors, cedar siting interiors and a shingle roof.  The home has three bedrooms and additionally features an outdoor dining area and sitting porch, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living.

Malta

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Located on the Maltese island of Gozo, Ramla Bay boasts unique, orange sand beaches.

06 Malta

€2.500.000 EUR | Xewkija, Malta | Malta Sotheby’s International Realty

 Less than 15 minutes inland from Ramla Bay, in the village of Xewkija, sits this historic, 18thCentury estate.  Spanning over 13,000 square-feet, the meticulously restored property comprises a main house, outdoor entertaining area, swimming pool, large garden with lawn area and a two-car garage.  Four of the five bedrooms feature original frescos on the walls with the fifth bedroom boasting an adjacent terrace.

Australia

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By Dave Naithani – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

Hyams Beach in New South Wales, Australia holds the Guinness World Record for whitest sand in the world.

08 Australia

Price Upon Request | Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

 This sprawling, 50-acre estate is located north of Hyams Beach.  The property comprises an elegant main house, separate pool house, double lock-up garage with additional parking for up to 10 cars and a farm with cattle yard, two dams and a shed.  The home also features a heated self-cleaning oxygen pool and lush professional landscaping with gardens including date palms, olive trees, flame trees, wisteria and magnolia, among others.

Hawaii

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By Ken Lund from Reno, Nevada, USA – Punalu’u Beach, Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, CC BY-SA 2.0

Punalu’u Beach, located on the island of Hawaii, is a black sand beach, formed from lava flowing into the ocean and then cooling.

10 Hawaii

$2,500,000 USD | Volcano, Hawaii | MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty

North of the Punalu’U Beach is this historic, volcano property built in the early 1900s.  The private estate is nestled upon more than 13 acres of gated land.  Lying 3,800 feet above sea level, the property has been fully renovated and restored and comprises a main house, turnkey guest house and an art studio.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi List Montecito Villa for $45 million

From The Hollywood Reporter:

3:40 PM PDT 3/20/2017 by Peter Kiefer

Since purchasing the home in 2013 for $26.5 million, the couple has acquired two adjacent properties that pushed the size of the current estate to 16.88 acres.

In her continued (unofficial) pursuit to become one of Hollywood’s most prolific and successful house flippers, Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, the actress Portia de Rossi, have listed their Montecito villa for $45 million.

Since purchasing the home in 2013 for $26.5 million, the couple has acquired two adjacent properties that pushed the size of the current estate to 16.88 acres. The stonework, landscaping with olive and eucalyptus trees and the rustic-chic interior are clear evocations of a home that could have existed on the Appian Way centuries ago that was owned by a Roman senator.

The 10,500-square-foot home sits atop a winding, secluded street with ocean views on one side and mountain views on the other. Designed and built in the 1930s by architect Wallace Frost, the home has six bedrooms, six baths, nine fireplaces, a media room, multiple libraries, a living room, a formal dining room, and a modern kitchen with marble-wrapped surfaces. In the photos below, note the walls of locally quarried stone, the barrel-tiled roof, terra-cotta surfaces, and exposed ceiling beams, all complemented by 18th century Italian tiles.

The grounds feature several fountains, statues and gardens, along with an outdoor dining area. The most modern addition is an indoor-outdoor entertaining area with an infinity pool, a tennis court and a Japanese soaking tub.

The listing agent on the home is Sotheby’s Suzanne Perkins. To visit Suzanne’s website click here

The Denver Post | Aspen, Telluride make list of America’s most white-knuckle airport landings

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For a commercial airline pilot, some landings are a relative breeze—think airports with long, clear runways located on flat land at sea level, with benign weather and modest traffic.

We’re here to discuss the other kind.

The final approach and landing represent the most challenging aspects of a pilot’s workload, and come with the most accidents. Consider airfields where congestion, geography, winds, altitude, and other factors can make the approach a bear. These airports can also test a pilot’s judgment in terms of willingness to abort a landing and go around.

Honeywell Aerospace, a major aircraft avionics producer that’s part of Honeywell International Inc., compiled some of the most challenging U.S. venues. The list isn’t ranked in terms of difficulty, but Aspen/Pitkin County is widely known to pose a massive workload for aviators, and got a special nod from more than a dozen Honeywell pilots who were polled.

Among others where the approach and landing can regularly be a hassle: Juneau, New York’s LaGuardia, Washington’s Reagan National, and San Diego airport.

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport

Few airports challenge a pilot to the same headache-inducing degree as Aspen, playground for the rich and famous. The approach involves descending into a narrow space surrounded on two sides by mountains and frequent cloud cover. On top of all that, the winds can shift rapidly, and gust wickedly. The Aspen approach is “like shooting through a mine shaft” with little margin for error, one pilot told the Los Angeles Times in 2001.

In March 2001, 18 people died when their Gulfstream charter jet from Los Angeles, flying off course, crashed into terrain short of the runway. Investigators cited numerous pilot errors during the nighttime approach. A private jet pilot also was killed in January 2014 during a failed approach. In the winter ski season, pilots must keep close watch on the minimum approach conditions, as weather can deteriorate rapidly.

Bert Mooney Airport, Butte, Mont.

This airport is largely surrounded by steep terrain, and doesn’t have a control tower. Bert Mooney also has cold-weather restrictions, requiring operating adjustments when the temperature drops to -2 Fahrenheit. One other note to pilots: There are a lot of deer around.

Juneau International Airport, Juneau, Alaska

Surrounded by mountainous terrain, Juneau wins raves as a picturesque city but occasional jeers from pilots. The area also has an abundance of cloudy, drizzly weather, with low cloud ceilings.

LaGuardia Airport, New York City

Ten miles east of Manhattan, LaGuardia sits beneath some of the world’s most congested airspace, with two major international hubs just a few miles southeast (John F. Kennedy) and southwest (Newark Liberty). It also has a high-density flow of traffic — roughly 17 hours per day —owing to its location as the closest of all three to Manhattan. If you’re flying into LaGuardia, grab a left-side window seat—that’s where to get the better look at the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan on approach. Grab a right hand seat in the summer time and you might get a way-too-close-for-comfort look at sunbathers on Queens rooftops just before touchdown.

Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport, Bullhead City, Ariz.

This west Arizona airport has mountains on three sides, north, east, and southeast, including what pilots call “terrain” on both ends of the 8,500-foot runway. As a result, departures require a steep rate of climb. Laughlin/Bullhead landed commercial service last month with a daily flight from Phoenix, so more pilots — and passengers — are holding on tight.

Mammoth Yosemite Airport, Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

Mammoth Yosemite lies in a box canyon hard east of several major peaks in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, including the namesake ski resort. In winter, the season that garners most of the commercial air service, inclement weather can present a perpetual challenge.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Arlington, Va.

The District of Columbia has plenty of restricted, heavily guarded airspace. Veer off course or ignore air traffic control near the Capitol and you’ll quickly find a fighter jet on your wing. These defenses also require some sharp 30-40 degree turns along the Potomac River when flying the “River Visual” approach to Reagan National Airport. (Passenger tip: Sit on the left for views of many of the major national monuments.)

San Diego International Airport, San Diego

Pilots report frequent gusty tailwinds that can require quick adjustments on approach. Arriving flights typically land to the west, which means passengers get a view of downtown office buildings and parking decks. Peer out the window when flying into the former Lindbergh Field — it’s a landing you won’t forget.

Telluride Regional Airport

At 9,070 feet, Telluride is the highest-elevation commercial airport in America. It also features 1,000-foot cliffs on both ends of the runway and strong vertical turbulence during winter months caused by the mountain winds. There are several videos of the approach into Telluride showing the sharp plateau on which the strip is perched. “Nothing you want to do tomorrow is worth risking your life and the lives of your passengers today!” the Telluride airport says in a notice to pilots.

Yellowstone Regional Airport, Cody, Wyo.

This airport has a few mountains in the vicinity, but no control tower. It also requires pilots to perform what is called a “non-precision” approach, a standard procedure for a pilot but one that doesn’t offer any vertical guidance, requiring the aviator to calculate the rate of descent.

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