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SkiFest 2014! Telluride

After Tahoe, Park City and Jackson Hole our powder journey continues as we travel to Telluride, Colorado! Our 4th annual SkiFest will be held in the rugged San Juan Mountains. Telluride has everything going for it - lots of snow, amazing skiing, a historic village, nightlife, all in a spectacular setting. Telluride is not located near any major city so there are no weekend crowds and the resort maintains its own special charm.

Telluride also has a unique free high-speed night gondola (shown above) that connects the historic town with the new village. This makes it easy to stay on one side of the mountain and go out in the evening in the other.

The trip runs Feb 20-Feb24th. For those of you who would like to take advantage of the long weekend prior, there is a great option to visit Santa Fe, ski Taos, visit ancient Indian Pueblo's, jeep through the rock formations of Monument Valley and finish in Telluride.

Besides downhill sports, there are several other winter activities including:

Mountain Glider 
Dog Sledding 
Snowmobiling 
Snow Biking 
Horse-riding 
Sleigh Rides 
Snowmobiling 
Snowshoeing 
Photography Tours Black Canyon National Park 
Winter fly-fishing. 
Sledding 
Native American Cliff Ruins 
Native American Museums 
Hot Springs 
Luxury Spa’s 
And of course shopping, food and drinks!

Hotel

This year our base Hotel Telluride, a 4-star luxury property which has won several awards including:

2012 Top 20 Ski Hotels by Conde Nast 
2012 #5 Ski Resort in North America, by SKi Magazine 
2012 #2 in Best Hotels of Telluride, by US News

PreSeason Rate 

Single Person to Share: $135/person/night 
Single Person no Share: $255/night 
Two People/1 Room; $255/night 
Three People/1 Room: $285/night 
Four People/1 Room: $325/night

Regular Rate: >Jan 1st.

Single Person to Share: $175/person/night 
Single Person no Share: $350/night 
Two People/1 Room; $350/night 
Three People/1 Room: $380/night 
Four People/1 Room: $420/night

Please note early bird rates booked between Nov 15-Dec 31 to be updated on Nov 15. 
We shortlisted all highly rated 4 start resorts and selected one with the best negotiated rate. Therefore our base hotel offers great value, amazing location, the highest standard of service and a premium level of comfort. If the base hotel is not within your budget please contact us and we will offer alternative choices.

Lift Tickets 
Online Rate 3 day: $319-$336 
Enrouta group rates coming shortly.

Excursions, rentals, transfers: 
Enrouta group rates coming shortly.

Arrival Airports 
Telluride - (15m) Expensive and very limited flight selection 
Montrose (1hr), Gunnison (2.5hr) – Can be Expensive – Good Flight Selection 
Grand Junction, Durango (2.5hrs, Normal Fares, Good Flight Selection.
Flagstaff, AZ & Albuquerque, NM (5-6hours, Very Good Fares, Very good flight selection) 
Denver (6-7 hours, Best Fares, Most Flights)

If possible please use miles to fly to Montrose or try to get a good fare.

Our airport of choice is Durango as most convenient with good fares.

Flagstaff & Albuquerque are excellent choices for a slightly longer vacation. These southern cities are gateways to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Taos, Santa Fe, Moab and several other National Parks. They also provide relatively easy and usually snow-free access from the high desert into the San Juan Mountains.

Denver is not recommended as the transfer involves multiple mountain ranges and passes and is the longest distance of the airports listed above. However Denver will have the lowest airfares.

Transfers 
Montrose has regularly scheduled shuttle service. From Durango we will offer a private bus transfer if we have more than 8 travelers. Otherwise there is the option to rent a car for the transfer from any of the airports.

Secure a Spot and Deposit Information

To secure a spot please email [masked] and request deposit instructions ($250.00). 

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Notes

Accommodation is based on shared room with one other person of the same gender. 

This trip is being carried out in conjunction with other SAEC Chapters around the world. The trip is being operated by Enrouta. 


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