Southwest Colorado Powder Tour

Quick Facts
Dates:             February 18 - 29, 2020
Ski Areas:        Telluride, Crested Butte, Silverton, Monarch Mountain
No. of days:     9 days skiing
Group Size:      9 guests maximum
Skier Ability:    Advanced / Strong Advanced / Expert
Costs:              See below

Descriptive Overview
DreamSki Adventures is taking you off the beaten path in Colorado this winter.  We have designed a Colorado Powder Tour that takes you away from the highly “populated” ski areas near Denver and along the I-70 interstate.  We are taking you down into the Southwest corner of Colorado in the heart of the San Juan and Elk Mountain Ranges of the Colorado Rockies for some of the best terrain and snow in Colorado, but without all the people!Powder shot in Revelation bowl-titled

You will start at Telluride Ski Resort which offers a spectacular ski experience unlike any other place with its majestic 14,000 foot peaks. With legendary terrain, revered as the best of Colorado, the region receives more than 300 inches of snow each year and offers more than 2,000 skiable acres.  With 300 days of sunshine annually and a complete lack of lift lines, Telluride offers some stunning skiing.  You will stay in the historic and colorful Telluride town site, just eight blocks wide and twelve blocks long, filled with Victorian homes and shops. Situated against mining landmarks, Telluride bustles with award-winning restaurants, one-of-a-kind boutiques and lively nightlife.

Next you will stay in another famous mining town, Crested Butte, well known for extreme ski terrain, extreme friendliness, and extremely laid back culture.  Crested Butte is close to Aspen Colorado as the crow flies, but in the glitz and glamour department, Crested Butte is far away. It has no major aspirations to be like Aspen or other upscale ski towns. Crested Butte prides itself on being “real” and down to earth; the sort of place where a ski bum could get very comfortable. The historic Victorian town has a population of only 1,700 people, and the colourful buildings look like they’re from a western movie set.Town Shot-Crested Butte1-titled The town is sometimes labelled as the last real Colorado ski town. It’s a reminder of what some of the other Colorado ski towns used to be like before the developers arrived.

You will also discover an unheard of gem called Monarch Mountain located on the Continental Divide with its abundant natural snow (350 + in.) and friendly people. This area is smaller at 1000 acres but offers another 130 acres of expert terrain that is only accessible by hiking.  This laid back ski area will take you back in time with no crowds and fixed grip chairs and a chance for some great fresh tracks.

Lastly you will be venturing to the highest ski area in North America, Silverton Mountain.  Imagine a place where the average total snowfall of over 400" exceeds the amount of daily visitors. Advanced and expert only skiing, no groomers, no clear-cut runs and a real mountain experience with plenty of adventure on tap. All thrills no frills starting at the base elevation of 10,400 ft / 3150m and rising to the top elevation of 13,487 ft / 4100m.   There is one chairlift that takes you into a high alpine environment surrounded by amazing ski lines in every direction. The terrain is entirely for the advanced and expert skier and those who enjoy adventure. Silverton Mountain operates in a unique one of a kind fashion where they provide guided skiing only!

DreamSki Adventures chooses its destinations based on the best skiing not the best marketed skiing, which is usually off the beaten track.  We choose destinations known for quality of snow and fewer people in order to experience as much fresh snow as possible.  When you are spending your ski holiday money you should have unique destinations with good probabilities of great snow conditions to get the most out of your valuable time and money.  The Southwest Colorado Powder Tour delivers this in spades.

Tour Itinerary
Day 1  (18Feb)
Arrivals day into Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) where you will be met by your DreamSki guides and join your fellow powderhounds. We will travel from here to Telluride Ski Resort to start our Colorado Powder Tour.  Telluride is a historical mining town with lots of sites and sounds to discover.  You will have today to settle in and explore the famous town site before the skiing starts.
Day 2-5
Four days skiing at Telluride Moutain Resort to explore its 2000+ acres of varing terrain from steep narrow shoots to long wide groomers for ripping.  It averages over 300 inches of snow and is never crowded and rarely a lift line.  You will feel like you are on your own private hill. Some great areas can be had with short hikes for the more adventurous.  
Day 6
A well deserved travel day to rest the legs as we make our way to Crested Butte, visiting historical sights along the way. Once there you will have the rest of the day to wander through the town of Crested Butte, where they have preserved this charming mining town’s heritage unlike any other.  The building and streets are 100% authentic and a rainbow of bright colors and unique designs from it’s mining hey day. You will have the opportunity to visit a spa and have a massage to ready your self for the next leg of skiing.
Day 7-10
Three days of skiing at Crested Butte Moutain Resort and one day at Monarch Mountain.  Crested Butte has a natural character that is distinctive and exhilarating from abundant advanced cruisers to famous extreme lines, adding up to being rated one of the top 15 resorts in North America by Ski Magazine’s reader survey. We will explore all the nooks and crannies here for the best snow and adventure!  During our stay we will make a day trip to ski Monarch Mountain with it’s abundant snow (350+ inches) due to its location benefiting from storms from both the Pacific Northwest and Southwest.  We will take advantage of it’s 130 acres of “hike to terrain” for more fresh tracks!    After our last day skiing in this area we will make the trip over to the high altitude town of Silverton through some stunning mountain passes and their towering red rock walls.Mountain Shot-Silverton2
Day 11
After a good nights sleep at 9300 ft / 2820m, you should be acclimatized for the most original ski area concept and experience in North America.  Silverton Mountain offers you small group guided skiing at 13,487 ft / 4085m with just one ski lift up and then all kinds of lines through untouched raw mountain terrain.  You must have full safety gear and be guided by a Silverton guide to take you to the best fresh lines of the day.  Short hikes will get you to more great stuff. We will then spend our last night together in Silverton celebrating a most memorable day and tour while soaking up this very rustic and authentic mining town’s atmosphere and fresh THIN air!
Day 12  (29Feb)
Transfer to the Montrsoe Regional Airport (MTJ) for your flight home.

Ski Tour includes:
    - 11 nights accommodation at 3+ star boutique hotels
    - All hot breakfasts
    - All airport transfers upon arrival and departure  
    - Private van and driver for all ground transportation during the ski tour
    - Lift tickets for 9 days of skiing (includes Silverton ticket with certified guide)
    - 9 days of guiding to all the best terrain and snow  
    - Optional coaching over 9 days with Canadian Certified world class ski
       instructor/guides
    - All cultural excursions (TBA)
    - Powder, powder, powder

Ski Tour does not include:
    - Lunches, dinners and drinks
    - Ski/snowboard rentals if required
    - Flights

Ski Tour Package Price:  USD 4798.00
Based on double occupancy. Single supplement = USD 998.00

Extra Nights Accommodation:
If you require extra night before or after the tour for your flight connections, we can organize airport transfers and accommodation for you.


Flight Information

You will fly into and out of Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) in Colorado.  If you are travelling from outside the USA you will require one connection in the USA to get to Montrose. There are daily flights from Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, Houston and Chicago.
         Arrival:    Montrose (MTJ) – February 18, 2020:     Anytime after 10:30 AM
    Departure:    Montrose (MTJ) – February 29, 2020:     Anytime after 10:30 AM

Important - Do Not Purchase Airfare: DreamSki Adventures must first inform you that the tour is CONFIRMED (minimum number of registrants has been met) and then you may purchase your flights.


What Others Have Experienced
"Fantastic! Great mix of skiing, dining and fun people to spend it all with. Instruction and guiding excellent. Thanks for a great DreamSki adventure. It was truly terrific!"
- Ory Nacht, Israel (Colorado Tour)

"Great tour! I like the fact that I can leave my “real” life behind and not think – no driving, no worrying about lift tickets, accommodation or where to eat. I loved all the restaurants.  Thank you for the adventure and the ease and simplicity." 
- Katherine Smith, Canada (Colorado Tour)



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