Winter break is coming to an end, and we don’t know about you but we’ve got snow on our minds… Good thing the winter line up is packed with an awesome lineup of snowy activities. If skiing isn’t your thing, no worries as we do way more than just ski. This winter will bring ice climbing, dogsledding, snowshoeing, and more… So! check out the lineup, mark your calendars and get ready for an epic winter.
Ellington Beginner Ski Day - 1/12
Learn to ski and ride! New to the mountains and wondering how you can get involved in skiing and snowboarding? Already kind of know how to ski/ride but wanna learn to shred? This is the trip for you… Join us for a day of ski and snowboard lessons at Eldora, in honor of a past Alpine Club Member. Skis, boots, bindings, and poles (or snowboard gear) will be provided. Spend the morning learning the basics with some awesome coaches then get your shred on and explore the mountain for the rest of afternoon!
Crested Butte MLK Ski Weekend - 1/17-1/20
Big plans for the long MLK weekend? How does three days and three nights in one of Colorado’s best ski towns sound? How about legendary? We’ll be staying in an awesome house at the heart of Crested Butte, just a short bus ride to the mountain. Word on the street is that Crested Butte is having an awesome winter so far. So, skip the traffic and lines of Summit County, and join us for an epic weekend in the mountains. Oh, and did we mention the house has a steam room (what more could you ask for…)?
Cross Country Ski Day - 1/25
Grab your kick wax, swimsuit, and spandex for DUAC’s epic cross country ski trip this winter! We’ll be trekking out to Snow Mountain Ranch on January 25th (2012’s preferred XC spot by local Norwegians- all Norwegians love some XC skiing…) for a day of scenic Rocky mountain cross country skiing followed by a dip in some awesome mountain hot springs.
Ski Bus to Vail - 1/26
Dying to hit up Vail, but lacking transportation? Duac’s got your back. We’ll be running a bus up to Vail (and back to Denver), to make it easy for you to use those 10 vail days your Epic Local gives you…
Telluride/Ouray Skiing and Ice Climbing 2/7-2/9
Don’t miss out on DUAC’s annual trip to Ouray. Spend one day ice climbing at the world famous Ouray Ice Park, and another skiing at the equally world famous Telluride Resort. San Juan Mountain Guides hooks us up with some awesome (and hilarious) ice climbing guides, so no worries if you’ve never climbed before. This trip is an Alpine Club classic. Awesome skiing, awesome ice climbing, awesome hot springs…
Moonlight Snowshoe - 2/14
Looking for love? Looking for adventure? Looking for a lover that loves adventure? If you answered yes to any of the previous questions this is the trip for you… Join us for a Moonlit Valentine’s Eve snowshoe at Kenosha Pass. Romance your date as we stroll through the dazzling snow amongst magnificent Aspen groves, under the stars. This not a trip to be missed — whether you’re single and ready to mingle, a lone wolf, or a couple in love, all will be romanced by nature on this night.
**Champagne and roses not included**
By the way, Valentine’s Day is February 14th for all you bachelors and bachelorettes.
Dog Sledding - 2/16
This year Alpine Club is giving you taste of the Alaskan Iditarod! Drown in fluffy huskies with us as we get towed around Breckenridge by the most adorable/badass dog sled teams you will ever meet. The trip includes face licking times with the dogs, multiple hours on the sled and the chance to yell mush whenever you want!
Silverton/Wolf Creek - 2/21-2/23
Dream of skiing big mountain lines? Deep powder? Massive cliff drops? This is the trip for you. Silverton Mountain is a backcountry experience like nothing else in Colorado. With no more than 100 people on the mountain, there is no shortage of untracked lines. Join us for a day of life-changing skiing at Silverton, followed by an equally awesome day at Wolf Creek. In case you haven’t heard, Silverton has gotten a legendary amount of snow this year, while Wolf Creek gets more snow per season than any other ski area in Colorado. Legendary.
*Silverton is for expert skiers and riders only. You must be comfortable skiing ungroomed black and double black terrain to come on this trip.
So. There it is! Winter 2014 here we go…
If you have any questions, feel free to shoot us a message on the FB, send us an email, or swing by the Kick off meeting!