Expert guides and outdoor sports at Madeline Hotel & Residences in Telluride
All those who wish to improve their technique in skiing, snowboarding, even ice climbing (for the more adventurous) can benefit from the advice of professional athletes. That’s what’s on the cards for the weekend of January 20-23 at the newly renovated Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection in Telluride, Colorado, when a group of athletes come together for a weekend of adventure. in partnership with Eventus and Revelshine Wines, an organic wine bottled in lightweight aluminum cans – many of the athletes gathered are co-founders.
Skier Chris Davenport, mountaineer Emily Harrington, snowboarder Jeremy Jones and skier / mountain biker / climber Michelle Parker are among the athletes who will be on hand for face-to-face discussions as well as participating in experiences alongside guests. . Snowshoeing, fat biking, helicopter-assisted backcountry treks and cross-country skiing should also be included in the range of weekend experiences. With the exception of side country and helicopter rides, for which advanced levels are required, all skill levels can participate. And besides the activities, meals including a cocktail reception and a private dinner with the athletes, entertainment and professional photographs of the participants in action are also included.
Outdoor enthusiasts who can’t make it to this weekend can also check out an assortment of winter activities currently on offer by the hotel. Among the less strenuous: the dog sled in which a team of Alaskan huskies leads the way guided by mushers through the national forests of San Juan and Uncompahgre; sleigh rides led by a team of horses up to 12,000 feet and fly fishing in the winter. Off-piste, half-day or full-day Nordic skiing is also available solo or led by experts through the six Nordic ski areas through pristine meadows, forests and lakes. Snowmobiling, private ice skating lessons, snowshoeing, horseback riding and heli-skiing are also available, reaching the highest elevations in North America leading to 3,000-foot trails. For guests who want to add sights to the area, it’s possible to charter a flight to the Red Rocks of Moab, Utah, over Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.
In the afternoon, après-ski activities are kicked off in a typical Swiss Alpine resort fashion: the sound of an alphorn by General Manager Bryan Woody invites guests to come to Mountain Village for refreshments. Cocktails and champagne are served in the Timber Room with small raised plates such as ‘devilish’ eggs with black truffle shavings or baked potatoes with crème fraîche and Russian osetra caviar and more substantial options such as Rocky Mountain elk loin with local lingonberry juice. Full meals are served in the Black Iron Kitchen and Bar and after a full day outside, it’s not hard to imagine being able to consume hearty dishes such as a 16 oz wild salmon fillet with Lemon Caper Hazelnut Butter or a 32oz Old Bone In Ribeye Piedmontese Dry with Roasted Whole Garlic Dressing (hopefully shared.) After that, a walk around Mountain Village would be recommended before going to bed, by preparing for the next day’s outdoor activities.