Nashville Ski Club

Great Skiing and Adventures Since 1962

Telluride, Colorado
February 21 - 28, 2015

Whether it got its name from the gold-bearing ore Tellurium, or whether it was a collaboration of “To Hell You Ride”- both are a reflection of the wild mining times from which Telluride got its origins.  In fact, this town is infamous for possessing the first bank robbed by Butch Cassidy. Today, you will find many of the original Victorian houses, old saloons and clapboard stores, now home to the numerous world-class restaurants and excellent nightlife options for which the ski resort is noted.  Telluride, being less commercialized than most resorts, is unpretentious, friendly, and full of surprises. Combining elegant European style with rustic charm, it retains the vestiges of its mining town roots while exuding a modest sophistication. The unsurpassable beauty, spectacular views, and fabulous skiing lent by the solemnly rising backdrop of the mountain make Telluride a unique ski resort and an unforgettable place to visit.
 
Located 65 miles south of Montrose airport (MTJ), Telluride is a ski resort that traverses two box canyons and has grown over the years to nearly 2,000 skiable acres. Telluride has plenty of powder, tree skiing and steeps.  This is the terrain that many people have come to associate with Telluride Ski Resort, but 60% of the mountain is beginner or intermediate terrain.    Telluride’s remoteness is also what makes the resort special.   Weekend warrior skiers from the big cities don’t get there by car!   This makes Telluride a more out of the way, full-service ski resort with exceedingly short lift lines.
 
Lodging is at the Bear Creek Lodge Condos where we'll stay in 2 & 3 BR units.  From there it's just a short funicular ride to the Village Core or the Gondola.
 
Full package includes: round-trip air from Nashville to Montrose via American Airlines, mountain transfers, 7 nights lodging, club dinners and socials.
 
Full package: $1566    5-day lift tickets: $385
Land-only: $906 (excludes airfare & ground transfers)
 
Trip Leaders:   Wendy Blue (wendylblue@hotmail.com)
                        Patty Meeks (
pattygroom8@hotmail.com)
 
 
Click HERE for more mountain stats and HERE for a trail map (will open in new window)
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Rankings:
#4 overall
#6 challenge
#9 grooming
#3 terrain variety
Click HERE to see photos from this trip!