“You really want me to ice climb?”
“C’mon Mom! I know you can do it!” cried 8-year old Izzy, tugging on her mother’s hand and directing her toward the leather couch in our reception area.
Gulping the thin air of Telluride’s 8,750 foot elevation, Jennifer pensively allowed herself to be guided to the couch, and began unlacing her snow boots, Izzy beaming with pride as her mother allowed herself to catch some of her daughter’s contagious energy.
“Well all right!” local mountain guide Dave Ahrens exclaimed, “We’re going ice climbing!”
The mountain town of Telluride, Colorado is world-renowned as a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. When the snow starts falling in November, all thoughts turn toward skiing, and rightfully so – the Telluride Ski Resort is one of the better ski hills in our state and the laid back feel of downtown makes it an appealing place for families. With just under 200 inches of powder falling annually over the past five years and a wide assortment of terrain both an and outside the ski area, the reputation as world-class is hard to argue.
Less well known are Telluride’s abundance of other frozen treats, namely our local ice routes. Visitors looking to break up their ski week might consider tying into a climbing rope and scaling one of our numerous frozen waterfalls. Ice climbing has grown in popularity in recent years, with improvements and innovations in equipment making entry into the sport easier than ever.
If you are feeling adventurous, are curious about the sport or if you’d just like to blow the minds of your Facebook friends with some cool shots of you hanging onto an azure flow of ice, carve out a half day from your Telluride visit and join the local professionals at Mountain Trip for a morning of climbing ice.
We offer full-service, guided half and full day trips for climbers of all abilities, complete with hot cocoa for the kiddos! Rest assured that your family is in good hands with the only guide service in southwest Colorado Accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association and staffed by highly trained guides who regularly lead climbers up tough peaks like Denali and Mount Everest. Stop by and say hello at our downtown office, at 135 W. Colorado Ave, right across the street from Telluride Sports.
T0 plan your winter family adventure, contact the team at Mountain Trip!
Mountain Trip International, LLC
We recently added Telluride Lodge #526 to our growing inventory of vacation rentals in beautiful Telluride, Colorado! We are very excited to be able to offer this fabulous 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo to our guests. It is yet another affordable, yet stylish lodging option for your Telluride vacation.
Telluride Lodge #526 sleeps 7 guests in total. There is also the additional option of 2 twin beds in an additional sleeping space, should your group require more beds.
The Telluride Lodge complex is located on the west end of Telluride town. The complex offers guests a lovely park-like setting with outdoor charcoal grills and picnic tables. Right next door to the north is Clark’s Market and to the south is the Lift 7 area where you can access the ski hill. The complex also has 2 hot tubs (one indoor and one outdoor) and a large, on site parking lot.
Some features of this property include:
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 7
- Gas fireplace
- Gourmet kitchen
- Wide planked hardwood oak floors
- In floor heat
- Custom carved dining table
- Ski locker right outside the front door
- 3 mins walk to skiing
- 2 mins walk to Clark’s Market
- Master bathroom with steam shower
- Washer/dryer in condo
- Hot tub on premises
- On site parking at Telluride Lodge
- Free wifi
If you are visiting Telluride during the snowy winter months, this condo allows you to access the slopes within minutes. The Lift 7 precinct is right across the street. You can also ride the free Galloping Goose shuttle bus to the gondola station to hit the slopes. During the summer months, this property has easy access to countless hiking and biking trails in the box canyon.
To reserve this lovely property, call the team at Lodging In Telluride on 888-998-6471. We are a boutique vacation rental management company located in beautiful Telluride, Colorado. Whether you are a guest visiting our town for your vacation, or a Telluride homeowner, we will make sure that you are at home in Telluride.
Another fabulous condo added to our vacation rental offering for the 2016/2017 ski season – Cimarron Lodge #1. This stunning south east corner unit at the Cimarron Lodge has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and sleeps 4 guests. Perfect for a family of four, or 2 couples looking for a prime ski in, ski out location in Telluride town, this property offers breathtaking views, stylish mountain interiors and a host of amenities including undercover parking, 2 hot tubs and slope side ski lockers.
Cimarron Lodge #1 is professionally managed by our team here at Lodging In Telluride. We specialize in vacation rental condos on the west end of Telluride town. To book this property, or to browse our full offering of accommodations, please visit our website.
Lodging In Telluride is locally owned & operated since 2006. We strive to provide our homeowners with peace of mind, taking care of their Telluride property like it is our own. We aim to provide our guests with a seamless Telluride vacation, and friendly, personalized service. Call us today on 888-998-6471.