It is difficult to plan trips in advance given the variability of avalanche conditions. Most backcountry trips are organized through meetups.
Telluride Gay Ski Week
February 26th - March 1st, 2020
Some snow resorts are legendary; ones that, year after year, are among the top in mountain sport rankings. Telluride is just such a place! This season, join your Ski Buddies friends for a great trip during Telluride Gay Ski Week!
The former Ol’ West mining town near the southwest corner of Colorado morphed into a ski resort in the early 1970s and has continually grown to be a leading destination. The base is at an impressive 8,700 feet of elevation, and the mountain features 125 trails: beginners (23%), intermediate (36%), and advanced/expert (41%). The hill has a lift-served drop of 3,845 feet and a total vertical drop of 4,425 feet. For moving about the runs there are 2 gondolas and a variety of 16 chairs and lifts, and there is a free gondola that connects the chic historic town to the posh, newer mountain village.
Our trip with be four nights from Wednesday, February 26 until Sunday, March 1. Home base will be a stylish on-mountain home that provides free access to the nearby ski concierge service (safe, warm storage for boots and boards/skis) with ski-in/ski-out and an exceptional spa (hot tubs, swimming pool, hot and cold running chocolate…).
The cost of the trip includes gourmet food and high-quality beverages for: welcome reception and dinner, breakfast buffet every morning, apres every afternoon with themed snacks and signature cocktail, and one additional dinner. And for non-skiers/riders, or if one just wants a day off, we can assist with off-hill excursion ideas and contacts.
Telluride is part of the Epic Pass network. Pass holders with full passes get 7 days of riding with their Epic Pass
Up to 11 people can enjoy this memory-in-the-making trip for $925 per person. Don’t miss out!
This 'family' oriented event features a snow castle, live music, FIREWORKS, snow sports competitions, and a poker run for all! There is also a “theme" to be announced, dressing according for fun on the hill is encouraged.
White Pass is Ski Buddies' Paul Horne's local mountain and he knows it well. The mountain offers, Alpine skiing, Groomed Nordic track and skate skiing, snowboarding (including terrain park), Back Country, and Marked Snow Shoe trails.
Ski Buddies will be staying right at the White Pass Village Inn Condo's. Amenities, some have on-suite wood stove in some rooms and GREAT outdoor heated pool. Keep in mind this is a family friendly trip.
Friday-check in and group casual dinner prepared by Paul starting at 4:15pm, till 8ish, likely inside the Nordic Center warming Yurt, followed by poolside BYOB and socializing afterwards.
Saturday – Breakfast foods are furnished in each unit, preparation is a group effort by occupants. Then snow play all day, lunch at members discretion - I recommend the High Camp Lodge. This is the main Carnival day of snow sculptures complete with a HUGE snow castle. This evening is a reasonably priced prime rib dinner or similar served in the lodge, OR join us in the Nordic Yurt for a dinner by Paul and drinks. Dinner is followed by a torch parade and fireworks display. Capping off the night is live music in the bar until midnight.
White Pass management is offering us group discounted Alpine lift passes and Nordic passes, prices to be announced. PLEASE email Paul once signed up and paid with how many passes you want, for what type and what days. I will be staying up there, Thurs. through Sun. The discounted passes will be offered through me, and are offered Fri, Sat, and Sun.
Sunday - Breakfast, then room check out, snow play rest of the day. Lunch is at members discretion.
This is a good value-oriented trip and fun annual event. Price is $270 per person, or per single bed, $540, for couple or queen bed. The snow is going to be epic this year, now is the time to ski White Pass!
Hope to see you at White Pass,
BIG WHITE, BC
April 1 – 5, 2020
Big White highlights:
Home to the best snow (dry, fluffy powder) in BC and the longest season in the Okanagan. Big White is southeast of Kelowna, BC.
Ski In/Out hotel in the village + Outdoor pool & hot tub
FREE Parking, Ski Storage, WIFI, Mountain Guided Tour @ 10:30am daily
PRIDE events - TBD by Dustyn - the PRIDE organizer
Welcome Reception w/ 1 free drink & apps + VIP Card for discounts throughout village (TBD)
4 nights hotel (arrive Wednesday/depart Sunday)
4 of 5 day ski pass (Wed/Thur/Fri/Sat or Sun)
4 x Breakfast + 4 x dinner (in various village restaurants) + 4 x Apres
Car pooling to Big White
$645 per person (2 per hotel room)
Contact Gil Price for more information! Call 206.234.5898
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