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Date Thursday  3/16/2017
End Date Saturday  3/18/2017
Group Denver
Event Title SKI!--Grand Mesa Ski Touring
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Marilyn Choske
Member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate I
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 1000
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


Here's your opportunity to see, ski, and explore what the Mesa has to offer! This trip consists of a short (1-2 hours) loop Grand Mesa ski tour en route to Cedaredge; one full day of 4-5-hour Grand Mesa backcountry ski touring loop(Mod I levels); and skiing a short Grand Mesa loop on our return trip to Denver. Casual to moderate pace. Stay at newly remodeled and under-new-management Cedaredge motel which includes full hot breakfast (waffle bar, freshly made 3-egg omelets, etc.) and offers an indoor swimming pool and spa. Each double-queen room has been renovated with new beds, mattresses, linens, etc., and includes fridge, microwave, coffee maker, free WI-FI. Leader has reserved 4 double-occupancy rooms; sharing 2 persons/room strongly encouraged and leader will pair up participants, upon approval from each. Total 3 nights' stay dbl occ pp approx. $135.00. The sleepy town of Cedaredge has a few restaurants and a food market. Two group dinners (Friday & Saturday); lunches on your own. No avy gear needed. Bring waxable or waxless touring skis, and your pack should be large enough to accommodate your 10 essentials. Call or email leader for more info. More detailed information emailed to trip roster registrants later. Register online now!


Early departure from Denver area Thursday, March 16, 7:30am; locations and carpools TBD. Riders may be able to meet drivers at homes. Re-group en route at designated stop before leaving I-70.. 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.