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Après Ski at Chipeta Resort!

/ News, Winter Recreation

As the 2017-2018 ski season ends, Southwestern Colorado’s fun begins again!

Now is the perfect time for you to grab the gusto by taking your last runs of the 2017-2018 ski season. Chipeta Solar Springs Resort in southwestern Colorado helps you get into the action with more bang for your travel buck.

Those into spring skiing will love our Winter Slope Runner, Winter Premier Package and Never Leaving Colorado Ski Package that each includes multiple-day lift tickets to world class Telluride Ski Resort.

Located in the historic town of Ridgway, Chipeta’s adobe-style Colorado resort and spa provides boutique lodge accommodations with private hot tubs, romantic fireplaces and patios. For a break from the downhill thrills, you can unwind at our solar heated pools, and spa with yoga room, steam room and sauna.

But you’ll need to book your Chipeta Telluride ski package ASAP! Since Telluride’s ski season closes on Sunday, April 8, you only have a couple of weeks to enjoy a last hurrah. Silverton Mountain also closes on April 8, while Purgatory  in Durango takes it a week later with an April 15 closing.

Telluride Closes with a Bang

As Telluride’s season wraps up on April 8, weekend festivities keep the vibe on a high note with concerts and après ski revelry.

Beginning at 1:30pm on Sunday, the annual Closing Day Concert at Heritage Plaza in Mountain Village brings out the soulful music of The Commonheart.

Front man Clinton Clegg’s gritty vocals will pair with rock riffs and horns in the live event featuring sounds from the group’s new “Grown” album. Count on an interlacing of soul, gospel and heavy blues influences.

Adding more spirit to the free show will be a cash bar flowing with beverages from

Telluride Brewing, Sweetwater Brewing and Tito’s Lemonades.

If you’re feeling competitive, you can tap into Sunday’s Pond Skim & Music at Gorrono Ranch.

This closing day fete will find DJ Soul Atomic starting the party at noon as the pond skim takes place adjacent to Gorrono Ranch.

Those into flaunting their skim skills should plan to register for the pond skim between 10-11am. Be sure to show up earlier, however, as the field is limited to the first 100. Gorrono closes officially at 3pm that afternoon.

For more details on either event, contact Alex Brown at (970) 728-7461 or via email at

Fido-Friendly Fun

After the slopes officially close, southwestern Colorado should still have snow. It’s the perfect time to bring your canine along for an adventure that takes in cross-country skiing or snowshoeing during a time that’s all about escaping to peace and quiet.

Chipeta Resort offers doggie beds in pet-friendly rooms so that everyone can stay together in our comfy boutique home away from home.

In Ridgway, Top of the Pines welcomes those into snowshoeing and cross-country in an open space preserve and retreat set on a high mesa meadow with an amazing view of Mt. Sneffels scenery. Ouray Nordic Council maintains trails in and around Ouray, including the gentle valley of Ironton that’s located eight miles south of town.

Why Go When There’s No Snow?

The reasons run amok! Southwestern Colorado’s events calendar is plush with concerts, festivals and special events that celebrate the landscape’s transformation to green. You’ll find outstanding dining, cool microbreweries, art galleries, historic tours, hot springs adventures and boundless outdoor recreation that includes mile-after-mile of hiking trails.

Chipeta & Ridgway

At Chipeta Solar Springs Resort alone, the month of April hooks with health and wellness retreats. From April 11-15, the La Mariposa Alchemica Retreat hosted by Tia LaVoie will celebrate the journey of live/death/rebirth with the alchemy of the butterfly.

Hosted by Cheyenne Mease, Unplug Spring 2018 Woman’s Retreat on April 27-29 encourages women to indulge in self and be in the joyful celebration of life together. For details and reservations for either retreat, visit

Other ongoing events at Chipeta include:

Monday, Fridays & Saturdays: 8:30am Yoga with Kimah

Wednesdays: 8:30am Tai Chi with Carmella

Fridays: 6pm Free Movement Dance with Tara Skubella

Ridgway will light up with the Weehawken Dance’s “Illuminate” Dance Showcase on May 10, plus a roster of ongoing concerts and performances at The Sherbino.

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After the April 8 end to ski season–and on the Easter Holiday weekend prior–trendy Telluride continues to deliver a full slate of entertainment.

April 1: Easter Egg Hunt–Mountain Village at 9am

April 6: Koto Street Dance–Town of Telluride at 4pm

May 24: Gondola Opens For Summer Season

May 25: Telluride Golf Course Opens For Summer Season

May 25-29: Telluride Mountain Film Festival

Telluride’s ongoing agenda includes the First Thursday Art Walk held monthly in the Telluride Arts District, Kid’s Night Out on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Children’s Ski School Office in Mountain Village and live performances at Sheridan Opera House.

For details and additional Telluride events, visit


In Ouray, you’ll find:

March 30: Ouray Elks Easter Egg Potluck

April 1: Ouray Elks East Egg Hunt (children under 12 years)

May 26: New West Guitar Group at Wright Opera House

 For additional details on Easter events, call The Elks Lodge at 626-4239. Also visit

We’ve given you plenty of reasons to plan a last-minute Chipeta Resort getaway for one more round of skiing glory! But the clock is winding down. So be sure to check out our Winter Slope Runner, Winter Premier and Never Leaving Colorado ski packages at


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