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Date Thursday  3/6/2014
End Date Sunday  3/9/2014
Group Denver
Event Title SKI!--Grand Mesa Ski Touring
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Marilyn Choske
Member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate II
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 1200
Driving Distance 450


Grand Mesa is accessed by Hwy 65, connecting I-70 to the north and town of Cedaredge to the south (and continuing south to Montrose).

For more info Contact

Marilyn Choske - 303-456-6279/home; 303-905-8510/cell


Wax up your backcountry touring skis and leave the tele boards at home.  Have you EVER considered skiing atop the Grand Mesa?  The Western Slope is a different world than what we're used to "over here!"  You'll be amazed at what the Mesa has to offer...  This trip consists of a couple of good backcountry ski loops (Mod II levels), keeping us out for 4-6 hours each of the 2 full days we ski.  En route to Cedaredge and back to home, we'll stop and ski shorter, 2-hour loops on the Mesa, for a total of 4 days of ski touring.  Stay at Cedaredge motel that includes: free breakfast (make-your-own waffles), wi-fi, cable TV, indoor swim pool and hot tub, in-room coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, etc.  Leader has reserved double occupancy rooms; sharing 2/room strongly encouraged and leader will pair up participants, upon approval from each.  Town has a few restaurants, a good market for food shopping, and Montrose isn't far.  Two group dinners (Friday & Saturday), one possibly in Montrose.  You may leave avy gear at home unless you like carrying everything for conditioning!  Bring waxable or waxless touring skis; don't forget your waxes.  Register online now and/or call leader for more info after January 5 and before March 1, 2014.  More details to you in early February.  


Early departure from Denver area Thursday, March 6, 0800, location TBD.  Riders may be able to meet drivers at homes.  Be prepared to do a short (1-2 hour) ski tour on the Grand Mesa en route to Cedaredge.

Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.