Crested Butte + Telluride Gay Ski Week

Crested Butte - February 22 - February 25, 2014

Telluride - February 25 - March 2, 2014

 

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 Diego.

 

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Price (members): $1180 CLOSED
Price (guests): Please become a member
Please reserve by: 11/19/2013
Closed after: 12/19/2013
To sign up: contact trip leader for instructions
Dates: February 22 - March 2, 2014

What's Included

Transportation: ground transfers between airports and hotels
No air included
Food: one dinner, two parties
Lodging: see specific package

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