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Wednesday, March 26 to Sunday March 30
4-night condo or hotel accommodations at the Ice House Lodge
Daily continental breakfast
3-day lift ticket to Telluride Ski Resort
Saturday slopeside barbecue lunch
Complimentary gondola to / from Mountain Village at Telluride
From $829, see below for pricing options
$650 deposit now due at sign up
Balance due February 7
Single occupancy available
Cancellation policy: Before December 18: $50 fee. Between December 19 and
January 21: $200 fee. Between January 22 and February7: $400 fee. After
February 8: no refund. SKI BUMS strongly urges the purchase of
insurance to protect against unforeseen cancellations.
5% discounted fare through AA.com/rainbow, using our discount code. See below.
SKI BUMS is pleased to offer our own discounted fares through American
AA.com/rainbow. Through this offer, you can select to travel to
Telluride (MTJ) from any airport in the US, and you'll receive a dscounted
fare. To qualify for this discount, enter the discount code
A3638AT when
booking your flight.
Getting to Telluride: fly into Montrose, Colorado or Telluride Regional Airport
Preferred itinerary:

Target arrival time:

Early arrival / late departure:

How this works:

Departure: Wednesday, March 26
Delta 1697, dep EWR at 7:10 AM, connects in Salt Lake City (SLC)
Delta 3958, dep SLC at 11:40 AM, arrives Montrose (MTJ) at 12:43 PM

Return: Sunday, March 30
Delta 3958, dep MTJ at 1:30 PM, connects in SLC
Delta 1621, dep SLC at 4:30 PM, arrives Newark at 10:51 PM

Please aim to check-in in Telluride by 7:00 PM or earlier if you'd like time
to rent equipment and settle in. The first item on our itinerary will be a
welcome dinner on Wednesday night.  

Our lodging offers luggage storage for those who arrive early on
Wednesday or depart after check-out on Sunday.

1) Sign up for the Telluride trip through SKI BUMS. We will email you a
confirmation after receiving your deposit.
2) Purchase your flight.
3) Email your flight confirmation to SKI BUMS.
4) We will coordinate members who are sharing the same flight for
ground transfers.
View Montrose ground transfer info >

There are many details to consider on this trip; we're here to make it as
easy as possible. Please don't hesitate to
contact us with any questions
about flight arrangements, housing arrangements, etc.
Flight recommendations

Most flights to Telluride connect through Denver or Salt Lake City; American Airlines connects through Dallas. Of
the numerous options,
SKI BUMS is recommending Delta via Salt Lake City for this trip, simply because the
departure and arrival times are more appealing than on many other carriers. SKI BUMS participants do receive a
5% discount on American Airlines; see below for details. Feel free to choose whichever airline or departure city
works best for you, keeping our
target arrival time in mind.

SKI BUMS will help coordinate ground-transfers, based on the flights that our participants select. In other
chances are good that you'll have friends along for the ride from Montrose.
No one's quite sure how Telluride got its

Some folks think that it's inspired by the mineral
tellurium, and with its long history as a mining
town, it's a good guess... but there's
no tellurium
in the mines near Telluride.

A more common theory comes from the fact that
the town is terrifically remote: seven hours from
"To hell you ride," the old silver miners
used to say.

Today, simply hop on the gondola to take a ride
because this remote location has become
a top-notch destination. With nearly 2,000 skiiable
acres, untracked bowls, and uncrowded slopes and
spectacular views of the San Juan mountains,
we're inviting you to take a ride for some
springtime adventure with SKI BUMS.
Explore Telluride's new terrain in the gorgeous Colorado spring sunshine

For the new season, Telluride has just opened an entire new area; skiers and riders can explore the
challenging terrain of the stunning
Palmyra Peak, adding 200 acres and nearly 2,000 feet of vertical. This
north facer stands tall at 13,320 feet -- a perfect playground for spring conditions. Beyond all this, Telluride's
built a reputation as
a fun mountain for all skill levels, so if you're looking to get a taste of late-season
skiing and riding at its best, this trip is for you.

The weather in late March is full of sunshine, and Colorado's famous for it: 350 days of sun, on average. At
this time of year, the snow gets soft in the afternoons towards the town, while the high-altitude of the peaks
keeps things frozen up top. Historically, March is Telluride's snowiest month, so we may be in for some fluffy
stuff to play in.

We'll have a fun daily itinerary of get-togethers -- with as much time as we can get in the sun -- from
outdoor barbecues at lunch to afternoon apres ski. It's simply a great way to vacation.
Have a friend or partner who's not a skier? Take a look at Telluride's other things to do

We know we've got BUMS who are happily coupled with non-skiers and boarders, so we want to be sure you
take note of all the other fun stuff that's available at Telluride. Check out the
San Juan Outdoor School to
learn about snowshoeing, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, and hiking. Late March is an ideal time
to enjoy stuff like this, and we love to have new friends with us. We've even built time into our itinerary to
make your own plans, for those of you who are in the mood to try something new!

Check out the San Juan Outdoor School >
After all that adventure, you'll need a place
to relax. We'll put up our feet at the
Ice House Lodge and
Its location is ideal;
merely two blocks away from the Telluride
gondola, right in the heart of the historic
village of Telluride. Fantastic restaurants,
cafes, equipment shops, and the deliciously
Baked in Telluride are all within
easy walking distance.

Our modern digs feature an outdoor heated
pool, hot tub and steam room,
complimentary continental breakfast, free
high-speed internet, and a lounge for apres
ski. The recently renovated hotel rooms all
feature flat-screen TV's, while the condos
feature a living room, a fully stocked
kitchen, and a washer and dryer.
New for this trip: SKI BUMS is offering both condos and hotel rooms for our trip to Telluride. The hotel rooms
and condo units adjoin one another, but share the same breakfast area, pool, etc. You can select what's best for
you, knowing that whichever you choose, everyone else will be nearby.
As remote as Telluride is, there are a surprising number of airlines that can get you there. You can fly into
Montrose, Colorado, which is about 90 minutes outside Telluride, or fly to Telluride Regional Airport, which
is about 10 minutes outside town. Ample ground transfer services will complete your trip, and once you're in
town, you'll have no need for a car. Telluride is a seven-hour drive from Denver, so when booking your trip, be
thankful that you won't have to worry about Denver's weekend crowds on Telluride's uncrowded slopes. :)  

View the flight schedule into Montrose (MTJ) >
View the flight schedule into Telluride (TEX)  >
Select your lodging to determine your price for this trip:

    Double-occupancy: $849
    Single-occupancy: $1299

     Your own bed within a two or three-bedroom condo: $979
Your own king size bed (private bedroom) within a two or three-bedroom condo: $1299
     Reduced rate: share a king-sized bed in a two or three-bedroom condo: $829

Deposit now due at sign up: $650
Payment due dates: balance due February 7

The condos feature variety of configurations.
If you share a king-size bed, you'll have your own bedroom
and receive a reduced rate, but you'll need to sign up with a partner or friend for this discount. SKI BUMS
doesn't match up bed shares. ;) Until SKI BUMS receives deposits from both participants, you are not confirmed
for this reduced-rate lodging option.
If you select to have your own king size bed within a condo, you'll
have a bedroom to yourself, while your condo-mates will share their bedrooms with a roommate.

Because this trip is now on wait list status, lodging choices will be limited by availability. If you sign up for
our wait list, you may indicate if you're only interested in a particular lodging type. After we've added you to the
trip, your specific room assignment will be based on your
roommate and atmosphere requests.
Amenities include:
Heated pool
Hot tub
Steam room
Continental breakfast
Free high-speed internet
Daily maid service

Condos also include:
Living room
Fully stocked kitchen
Washer and dryer
This trip is on a wait list. Any registered member may add
his or her name to our wait list, and if additional lodging space
becomes available, will be offer spots from the wait list on a
first-come, first-served basis.  
Become a member >
This trip is on a wait list. Any registered member may add
his or her name to our wait list, and if additional lodging space
becomes available, will be offer spots from the wait list on a
first-come, first-served basis.  
Become a member >