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Ski Spectacular Telluride

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Program #19338RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
8,500 to 12,750

Equipment Requirements
Skis, boots, poles, goggles, helmets strongly advised

Itinerary for Feb 24 — Mar 1, 2013

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Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: This charming 17 room Inn offers the perfect location in the center of the Town of Telluride - 1 block from the gondola station (connecting the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village) and Main Street. Convenient for skiers in the winter and shoppers and hikers in the summer - enjoy new bedding, a hot breakfast buffet served every morning during the summer and winter seasons, free HBO, wireless internet service, common dining/meeting area.

Contact info:
330 W. Pacific Street
Telluride, CO 81435 USA
phone: 888-728-1950
web: www.telluridehotels.com/hotels/aspen-street-inn

Room amenities: Free cable TV, Free wireless internet, Humidifiers, hair dryers and fans in each room, All rooms are non-smoking

Facility amenities: On site innkeeper, common hot tub, common laundry facilities

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call hotel for rates
Contact hotel for reservations

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, February 24 - Arrival & Check-in, Registration & Orientation, I...
Arrival & Check-in, Registration & Orientation, Introductions & Getting to Know You

Arrive To: Independent arrivals in Telluride.

Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: 4:00-5:00pm. After you have you moved into your room, look for the Road Scholar information in the lobby for dinner and orientation information.

Dinner: We'll dine out at a favorite local restaurant to begin savoring the flavor of Telluride.

Evening: ORIENTATION: After greetings and introductions, we'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety, guidelines, logistics of the mountain, emergency procedures, and any other administrative issues You’re about to experience an exciting ski program that will introduce a unique and unmatched ski mountain destination stashed among the highest concentration of 13,000 and 14,000 foot peaks in North America. Telluride’s spectacular scenery is undeniably some of the most beautiful in the Rockies. You’ll also learn about the natural history of the San Juan Mountains during skiing field trips guided by a geologist and other naturalists. In addition to evening programs on topics such as the latest ski equipment and avalanche safety/forecasting, you’ll have opportunities to get to know Telluride and its colorful mining history.

Lodging: Aspen Street Inn of Telluride

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: This charming 17 room Inn offers the perfect location in the center of the Town of Telluride - 1 block from the gondola station (connecting the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village) and Main Street. Convenient for skiers in the winter and shoppers and hikers in the summer - enjoy new bedding, a hot breakfast buffet served every morning during the summer and winter seasons, free HBO, wireless internet service, common dining/meeting area.

Contact info:
330 W. Pacific Street
Telluride, CO 81435 USA
phone: 888-728-1950
web: www.telluridehotels.com/hotels/aspen-street-inn

Room amenities: Free cable TV, Free wireless internet, Humidifiers, hair dryers and fans in each room, All rooms are non-smoking

Facility amenities: On site innkeeper, common hot tub, common laundry facilities

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call hotel for rates
Contact hotel for reservations

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 25 - Ski Telluride Mountain, Evening Program
Breakfast: Continental breakfast with daily hot special items in the Inn's lobby.

Morning: This program is open to skiing levels from intermediate to advanced, so we’ll begin by sorting participants into smaller groups based on ability and interests. We’ll meet each morning at a designated place planned the evening before. Mountain skiing field trips will be led by experienced guides. You’ll have opportunities to work on particular skills or perfect some of the runs while also absorbing fascinating aspects of natural history. The program offers a genuine mountain skiing experience for all skiers thanks to a mix of quality terrain at all points on the mountain. From refined groomed runs to challenging moguls, there truly is something for everyone in this group.

Lunch: Vouchers will be provided for restaurants on the mountain. There are multiple dining options, ranging from American comfort food favorites to more extravagant European inspired cuisine, all with spectacular views.

Afternoon: After getting your “ski legs” this morning, this afternoon you can take on some Telluride favorites. The Plunge (for experts) is a classic run known for its breathtaking views of Telluride, descending 3,140 vertical feet from the top of the mountain down to the town. The popular See Forever (for intermediates) is just over three miles long with panoramic views all the way to Utah's La Sal Mountains. The favorite easier Galloping Goose gently works its way down to Mountain Village.

Dinner: We'll dine out again this evening to mix and mingle with the local folks.

Evening: EVENING PROGRAM: We'll hear from a local speaker about topics that may range from geology to mining history of the Telluride area.

Lodging: Aspen Street Inn of Telluride

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: This charming 17 room Inn offers the perfect location in the center of the Town of Telluride - 1 block from the gondola station (connecting the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village) and Main Street. Convenient for skiers in the winter and shoppers and hikers in the summer - enjoy new bedding, a hot breakfast buffet served every morning during the summer and winter seasons, free HBO, wireless internet service, common dining/meeting area.

Contact info:
330 W. Pacific Street
Telluride, CO 81435 USA
phone: 888-728-1950
web: www.telluridehotels.com/hotels/aspen-street-inn

Room amenities: Free cable TV, Free wireless internet, Humidifiers, hair dryers and fans in each room, All rooms are non-smoking

Facility amenities: On site innkeeper, common hot tub, common laundry facilities

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call hotel for rates
Contact hotel for reservations

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, February 26 - Ski Telluride Mountain, Free Evening
Breakfast: Continental breakfast with daily hot special items in the Inn's lobby.

Morning: We’ll gather at the designated spot(s) in our smaller groups as the guides lead another morning of skiing instruction, practice, and learning about natural wonders. Telluride’s terrain is legendary and revered as the best of Colorado. The region receives an average of more than 300 inches of snow annually and offers more than 2,000 skiable acres for all ability levels.

Lunch: Vouchers will be provided for restaurants on the mountain. There are multiple dining options, ranging from American comfort food favorites to more extravagant European inspired cuisine, all with spectacular views.

Afternoon: Continue skiing in what is often described as one of the most beautiful places in the world, situated within a box canyon and surrounded by majestic Rocky Mountain peaks.

Dinner: FREE EVENING: Enjoy dinner on your own and take the evening to explore some of the lovely little Victorian town of Telluride. Due to its significant role in the history of the American West, the core area of Telluride was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1964. Residents are committed to preserving Telluride’s historically significant architecture, open space, traditional design elements, and small town lifestyle.

Lodging: Aspen Street Inn of Telluride

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: This charming 17 room Inn offers the perfect location in the center of the Town of Telluride - 1 block from the gondola station (connecting the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village) and Main Street. Convenient for skiers in the winter and shoppers and hikers in the summer - enjoy new bedding, a hot breakfast buffet served every morning during the summer and winter seasons, free HBO, wireless internet service, common dining/meeting area.

Contact info:
330 W. Pacific Street
Telluride, CO 81435 USA
phone: 888-728-1950
web: www.telluridehotels.com/hotels/aspen-street-inn

Room amenities: Free cable TV, Free wireless internet, Humidifiers, hair dryers and fans in each room, All rooms are non-smoking

Facility amenities: On site innkeeper, common hot tub, common laundry facilities

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call hotel for rates
Contact hotel for reservations

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, February 27 - Ski Telluride Mountain, Evening Program
Breakfast: Continental breakfast with daily hot special items in the Inn's lobby.

Morning: We’ll gather at the designated spot(s) in our small groups as the guides lead another morning of skiing instruction, practice, and learning about some of the wonders that surround us.

Lunch: Vouchers will be provided for on mountain restaurants.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Continue to master skills as we ski throughout the afternoon in one of America’s most beautiful places. Founded in 1878, Telluride prospered through mining until 1953, when the industry collapsed. It was a virtual ghost town for nearly 20 years, resurrected in the 1970s by ski entrepreneurs. Today, all level skiers can ride to the highest peaks and enjoy terrain and views typically reserved for the experts. You'll understand why Telluride has been called "the most beautiful place you'll ever ski."

Dinner: We'll dine out together at a local restaurant, an opportunity to recall and share highlights of the day.

Evening: Discover the interesting history of the Telluride area with a local expert.

Lodging: Aspen Street Inn of Telluride

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: This charming 17 room Inn offers the perfect location in the center of the Town of Telluride - 1 block from the gondola station (connecting the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village) and Main Street. Convenient for skiers in the winter and shoppers and hikers in the summer - enjoy new bedding, a hot breakfast buffet served every morning during the summer and winter seasons, free HBO, wireless internet service, common dining/meeting area.

Contact info:
330 W. Pacific Street
Telluride, CO 81435 USA
phone: 888-728-1950
web: www.telluridehotels.com/hotels/aspen-street-inn

Room amenities: Free cable TV, Free wireless internet, Humidifiers, hair dryers and fans in each room, All rooms are non-smoking

Facility amenities: On site innkeeper, common hot tub, common laundry facilities

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call hotel for rates
Contact hotel for reservations

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, February 28 - Ski Telluride Mountain, Closing Session
Breakfast: Continental breakfast with daily hot special items in the Inn's lobby.

Morning: We’ll gather at the designated spot(s) in our small groups as the guides lead another morning of skiing pointers, practice, and learning more about natural history. How are your skills developing? Ready to try more challenging runs? The guides will help you assess your abilities and choose accordingly.

Lunch: Vouchers will be provided for on mountain restaurants.

Afternoon: Thrill to a final afternoon on your favorite runs. In addition to an annual average 300 inches of snow, Telluride boasts and average 300 days of sunshine each year, so the odds are that you’ll have outstanding conditions. And since the trails are never packed, and there is rarely a lift line, you’ll have a great time putting everything you’ve learned into play.

Dinner: We'll dine out for our closing dinner.

Evening: We'll take some time to celebrate good skiing, new friendships, and recount highlights of the program.

Lodging: Aspen Street Inn of Telluride

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, March 01 - Departures after breakfast
Breakfast: Continental breakfast with daily hot special items in the Inn's lobby. Check-out is by 10:00am. We hope you have enjoyed this exciting ski program and will join us for other rewarding Road Scholar learning adventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips

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