SW Colorado Powder Tour

DreamSki Adventures is taking you off the beaten path in Colorado. We have designed a Colorado Powder Tour that takes you away from the highly “populated” ski areas near Denver and along the I-70 interstate. We are taking you down into the Southwest corner of Colorado in the heart of the San Juan and Elk Mountain Ranges of the Colorado Rockies for some of the best terrain and snow in Colorado, but without all the people!

You will ski Telluride Ski Resort which offers a spectacular ski experience unlike any other place with its majestic 14,000 foot peaks. With legendary terrain, revered as the best of Colorado, the region receives more than 300 inches of snow each year and offers more than 2,000 skiable acres. With 300 days of sunshine annually and a complete lack of lift lines, Telluride offers some stunning skiing. You will stay in the historic and colorful Telluride town site, just eight blocks wide and twelve blocks long, filled with Victorian homes and shops. Situated against mining landmarks, Telluride bustles with award-winning restaurants, one-of-a-kind boutiques and lively nightlife.

You will also visit another famous mining town, Crested Butte, well known for extreme ski terrain, extreme friendliness, and extremely laid back culture. Crested Butte is close to Aspen Colorado as the crow flies, but in the glitz and glamour department, Crested Butte is far away. It has no major aspirations to be like Aspen or other upscale ski towns. Crested Butte prides itself on being “real” and down to earth; the sort of place where a ski bum could get very comfortable. The historic Victorian town has a population of only 1,700 people, and the colourful buildings look like they’re from a western movie set. The town is sometimes labelled as the last real Colorado ski town. It’s a reminder of what some of the other Colorado ski towns used to be like before the developers arrived.

You will also discover an unheard of gem called Monarch Mountain located on the Continental Divide with its abundant natural snow (350 + in.) and friendly people. This area is smaller at 1000 acres but offers another 130 acres of expert terrain that is only accessible by hiking. This laid back ski area will take you back in time with no crowds and fixed grip chairs and a chance for some great fresh tracks.

On the tour you will be venturing to the highest ski area in North America, Silverton Mountain. Imagine a place where the average total snowfall of over 400" exceeds the amount of daily visitors. Advanced and expert only skiing, no groomers, no clear-cut runs and a real mountain experience with plenty of adventure on tap. All thrills no frills starting at the base elevation of 10,400 ft / 3150m and rising to the top elevation of 13,487 ft / 4100m. There is one chairlift that takes you into a high alpine environment surrounded by amazing ski lines in every direction. The terrain is entirely for the advanced and expert skier and those who enjoy adventure. Silverton Mountain operates in a unique one of a kind fashion where they provide guided skiing only!

DreamSki Adventures chooses its destinations based on the best skiing not the best marketed skiing, which is usually off the beaten track. We choose destinations known for quality of snow and fewer people in order to experience as much fresh snow as possible. When you are spending your ski holiday money you should have unique destinations with good probabilities of great snow conditions to get the most out of your valuable time and money. The Southwest Colorado Powder Tour delivers this in spades.