SAGA North, in conjunction with
SAGA San Diego,
will be returning to Colorado for 7 days skiing and 8 nights
lodging in two of North America's most scenic ski areas. A four
day skiing and five night lodging Telluride Gay Ski Week only
option is also available.
Crested Butte is an old mining town about 9000 feet up in
the Rockies. The ski area itself is a couple of miles to the
north, and is connected to the town by a free shuttle bus. We
will be staying in condos in the village right at the ski area
base. High speed quads to take you up the mountain are right
outside the door. The ski area has 1547 acres of skiable
terrain, just a tad smaller than Sugar Bowl. There is a nice
mix of terrain for skiers of every ability level.
On Tuesday, Feb. 25, after our third day skiing we will board
our charter bus for to make the 3 to 4 hour trip to
Telluride, another Victorian era mining town turned ski
resort. Here we will be staying in the Riverside Condos,
just a short walk from the gondola base and the shops and
restaurants of downtown Telluride. Now in its tenth year,
Telluride Gay Ski Week
has grown into the top gay ski week in the U.S., according to
gay.com. There is a meet-up on the mountain every morning, daily
lunch venue and après ski and late- night parties.
Telluride has 2000 acres of skiing, much of it with spectacular
views, making it one of the most scenic ski areas in North
America. The lifts will take you as high as 12,000 feet, but if
you're an expert with a taste for steep chutes and bowls, take
the stairs up Palmyra peak for the most challenging runs. After
a hard day on the slopes head back to the condos for a soak in
the hot tub.
The trip package includes a 3-day lift ticket at Crested
Butte and 4 days at Telluride. For the full 8-day trip you
should book your air into Gunnison Airport (GUC) on Feb.
22, then flying home from Montrose Airport (MTJ) on Mar.
22. Those signing up for the Telluride only option should plan
to fly in and out of Montrose. Airfare is not included,
however all ground transportation between the airports and the
condos is included, as is the bus from Crested Butte to
Telluride. Also included are two parties, one in Crested Butte
and one in Telluride.
To sign up, membership in either SAGA North or
SAGA San Diego is required. One way to sign up is go to the
Saga San Diego website,
and sign up after becoming a SAGA San Diego member. Another way,
current SAGA North members may contact the
SAGA North trip leader (see the button below) for
instructions on how to sign up without becoming a SAGA San Diego
member. In either case, you will sign up directly with SAGA San