Lodging and amenities info/check in/parking/ski storage/how you get around at Telluride:
Trip includes 5 nights lodging at Bear Creek Condos. Address: 135 San Joaquin Rd, Telluride, CO 81435. There is an on-demand loop bus outside that runs every 5 mins to the main base gondola area called the Village Market or 1 min walk to funicular which takes about 10 mins to get you there.
After ski hours, the on-demand bus will take you to the main gondy, and then you take the gondy over the hill to the old town where lots of restaurants/bars are. It runs till the bars close. They provide blankets in the gondy. It runs till midnight Sun to Mon, and to 2 am on Fri and Sat.
Condo check-in on Jan 26th is 3 pm. They will try to provide earlier check-in if your room is ready. They will store your gear in the interim. We will arrive about 2 pm or so depending on how long it takes for grocery shopping.
Every unit at the Bear Creek Lodge includes a fan, humidifier, hairdryer, coffee maker, starter coffee, and robes.
The Bear Creek Lodge offers free top-of-the-line fiber wireless internet access, a fitness center, newly-remodeled outdoor year-round heated pool and hot tubs, grills, a fire pit, sauna and a free shuttle for guest use within Mountain Village. A funicular is located onsite for easy ski access to the Lower Village Bypass run in the winter.
Parking at the Bear Creek Lodge is available for $25 per night. Parking fees will be charged at check-in. If parking is not available at the lodge for an unforeseen reason, parking is available at the Gondola Parking Garage for $25 per night. The Gondola Parking Garage is located behind Market Plaza and is accessible via the on-demand shuttle at the Bear Creek Lodge.
You can bring your skis into your unit. There is a mud room area with racks by each condo or you can put your skis out on your deck. There are no supplied locks, you should bring your own cable lock if desired.
RT air American Airlines. Plane Schedule is below.
Flight 0459 leaves Seattle 5 am Jan 26th, connects in Phoenix at 8:47 am, leaves Phoenix on flight 3167 at 9:41 am, arrives Montrose at 11:17 am
Flight 3167 leaves Montrose Jan 31st at 11:47, flies into Phoenix 1:25 pm, leaves Phoenix on flight 2781 at 6:15 pm, arriving Seattle 8:44 pm
What you can bring on the plane and the cost:
It is $30 for your first check bag, (likely your clothing), and $40 for the 2nd. (Likely skis/snowboard).
1 pair of skis or 1 snowboard and 1 equipment/boot bag up to 50 lbs max. Or 2 pairs of skis without boot bag at no more than 50 lbs.
You cannot travel with lighters or torches for applying ski wax
RT Bus to Telluride: Bus will depart from Telluride sometime around 11:30 am to 12 pm. We will have a grocery stop along the way. The location is in Montrose at City Market, 16400 South Townsend Ave. You can get beer only in the store. The liquor store is right next door. Expect a 30 to 45 min stop. Make sure to bring cloth bags to put your groceries in. Much easier to carry on the bus. You do not need to tip the driver; it has been already taken care of.
If you are providing your own air into Montrose, meet the shuttle at the airport in Montrose at no later than 11 am Jan 26th. The bus will be leaving between 11:30 am and noon.
You can ski 4 days on this trip. A full EPIC Pass is used and is direct to lift. This is NOT a Vail resort, so they do NOT take Military EPIC.
There is also an option to buy Adult or Senior 4 day only lift tic through the club
Ski and equipment rental:
Some have asked about this. If there is interest, we can have a service deliver to our doors. Here are the prices.
Price per day:
High Performance $79
First Timer $59
High Performance Boots $17
Damage Insurance $5
Arrival at Bear Creek Lodge: If your room is ready, you can check in right away, otherwise they will store luggage for you.
Welcome Social: The wine/cheese, pizza and salad party will start at 6 pm. Lisa Morgan from Telluride will be onsite to answer questions about the mountain. We will be in the Bear Creek Lobby for this event.
Free group tour on Fri 1-27. We will meet with the guides at 9:30 am at the top of chair 7. They will do the basic "ski you around the hill".
Return bus trip on 1-31-23: Bus will depart Bear Creek 7:30 am. You will be at the airport by 9 am.
Please note: per Snojoke Policy, you must be fully vaccinated against Covid to attend this trip.