Powder Dog skiers and snowboarders

Telluride Colorado Trip 2020

By Jim Ulasovich

The Powderdogs headed out to Telluride, Co for their annual ski adventure from January 23-28, 2020.

It was a great trip which included terrific skiing (all runs were groomed, including the higher elevations), beautiful scenery, wonderful food, a nice place to stay, a toasty hot tub and a gondola system that could even be used as public transportation. What should also be mentioned here is the wonderful weather, especially the first three days of skiing. It was bright sunshine all day with temperatures reaching the mid 30’s. The 4th day of skiing was also good, especially for those who liked fresh snow and light amber goggles, as an additional four to five inches fell during the day.

Many of the Powderdogs participated in NASTAR. Kelly noted it was a very fair course, and those that entered had a good and fun challenge.

Some Powderdogs opted not to ski, but took advantage of the many shopping and spa opportunities that existed in the close by mountain village area as well as the old mining town of Telluride. This is where using the gondola as public transportation came into great use, as you could ride them for free to the mountain village and all the way over the mountain top into Telluride.

Dining on this trip was also a good experience. Allred’s in the mountain village was a nice evening for fine cuisine. Many dined on Elk, Bison, and other types of unique dishes that were available. The views from the restaurant windows were another perk of this evening and were breathtaking. Other dining took place in Telluride at the Floradora Saloon, a wonderful Mexican food eatery called Esperanza, and a closing night ski club dinner for all Powderdogs at the place we stayed, the Mountain Lodge.

It was a wonderful trip; thanks go out to Jeannie and Kelly for putting it all together.

  • Chairperson: Jeannie Conway and Kelly Olson
  • When: January 23-28, 2020 (Thursday through Tuesday)
  • Where: Telluride Colorado
  • Cost with lift tickets: $1700.00 per person, or
  • Cost if you have the EPIC Full Pass: $1400.00 per person,

Price included:

  • Round trip air direct via United from Chicago to Montrose CO
  • Transportation to Telluride Resort via Telluride Express
  • 5 nights at the Mountain Lodge, an upscale 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo slope side
  • 4 day lift ticket
  • Panoramic View of the majestic San Juan mountains
  • Club dinner
  • Condo dinners
  • Tavern Bar in Lobby
  • Outdoor deck with heated pool and jacuzzi
  • Ski lockers and storage
  • And much, much more to be announced at the monthly meetings!
  • Everyone met at O'Hare airport to check in as a group
  • Some members carpooled in the West Side Electric van.

Telluride Group of Powder Dogs
Telluride 2020

The Powder Dogs on the Telluride Trip

Powder Dog Dinner in Telluride
Telluride 2020

Powder Dog Dinner in Telluride

Joyce and Larry in Telluride
Telluride 2020

Joyce and Larry in Telluride

Larry, Joyce, Marty, Monica, Rick, Melinda in Telluride
Telluride 2020

Larry, Joyce, Marty, Monica, Rick, Melinda in Telluride

Telluride lunch outside with the Powder Dogs
Telluride 2020

The Powder Dogs at Lunch in Telluride.

Telluride lunch outside with the Powder Dogs
Telluride 2020

The Powder Dogs at Lunch in Telluride.

Telluride with the Powder Dogs
Telluride 2020

The Powder Dogs at Telluride.

Karen and Jim in Telluride
Telluride 2020

Karen and Jim in Telluride.

Karen and Jim in Telluride
Telluride 2020

Karen and Jim in Telluride.

Monica, Jeannie, Joyce in Telluride
Telluride 2020

Monica, Jeannie, Joyce in Telluride.

Kelly and Lori in Telluride
Telluride 2020

Kelly and Lori in Telluride.

Kelly and Lori in Telluride
Telluride 2020

Kelly and Lori in Telluride.

Kelly and Lori in Telluride
Telluride 2020

Kelly and Lori in Telluride.

Telluride Gondola
Telluride 2020

The Powder Dogs are going to Telluride in 2020.

Telluride trail map
Telluride 2020

The Powder Dogs are going to Telluride in 2020.

Telluride gondola ride to town
Telluride 2020

The Powder Dogs are going to Telluride in 2020.

Telluride 2020
Telluride 2020

The Mountain Lodge is at the red teardrop. We are staying right in the middle of the mountain!

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