The area: Known as Switzerland of America, is a year-round mecca for endless activities: Snow turns the area into a winter wonderland, with steaming hot spring pools at Orvis Hot Springs, sleigh rides through town, three cross country ski areas nearby, perfect trails for snowshoeing and alpine skiing at Telluride and Silverton Mountains.
Experience Southwestern Colorado’s ski playground, blue skies, powder snow and three great ski areas, Telluride Ski Resort, Durango Mountain and Silverton Mountain are open Thanksgiving through early April. The panoramic splendor of the San Juan Mountains, where the desert-lands collide with the southernmost point of the Rocky Mountains, are the most photographed mountains in the United States. Within this region you will find scenic high mountain drives, including the San Juan Skyway with the highest concentration of mountain peaks over 14,000 ft.
The winter adventures surrounding these three ski areas are as varied as the terrain at each location. “Mild to Wild” is everything from snow shoeing, cross county skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding to ice climbing and extreme skiing and snowboarding.
Ridgway is centrally located to all 3 ski areas. Orvis Hot Springs is only a mile away, a great place to soak apres ski. Ouray, known as the Little Switzerland of America, is home to the first Ice Park. Two internationally acclaimed ice climbing events take place here; the Ouray Ice Climbing Festival on the second weekend of Jan., and Chics with Pics, the first all female ice climbing event, takes place in January. Ouray is also home to several hot springs including the scenic town pool. Internationally famed, Telluride hosts numerous festivals annually, Bluegrass, Jazz, Film, and Blues and Brews.
The charming CHIPETA SUN LODGE & SPA is centrally located in Ridgway on Highway 550, 81 miles from Durango and 300 miles from Denver, with air service via Montrose (26 miles away) or Telluride (37 miles away). Chipeta offers Ski Free Telluride Passes with Lodging, romance and adventure packages, southwestern hospitality and breakfast is included. Enjoy their 3000 ft. Spa with steam room, sauna, hot tub, and massage for peace and tranquility in a mountain setting.
Details / Other Expenses
|Year of Last Renovation:
||Both Interior and Exterior Hallways
|Non Smoking Rooms:
||800 sq. feet
||Holds 40 people
Policies / Expenses
Reservations canceled 48 hours prior to arrival will be charged a $20.00 fee. Reservations canceled the day of arrival will be charged the initial deposit .
|Typical Group Deposit:
||One nights lodging
Amenities / Features
Yes! Pets are allowed.
Airport & Shuttle Information
Montrose Regional Airport 25 miles
Telluride Airport 45 miles. No shuttle service provided by hotel.
Airport Shuttle? Sorry
airport shuttle available.