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Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to network with fellow BLUE HAWK Members and Partners in a fun, relaxed environment. We’ve repeatedly heard that the nature of this event helps form deeper relationships more than other meetings. Participating in adventurous activities together, then reminiscing about them at networking receptions later in the day, is a hit with attendees.
Nestled in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, this historic town is tucked at the end of a box canyon, so you’ll see snow-capped peaks no matter which direction you look. Because of the city planners’ foresight, that old town retains much of its charm from when it was a small mining town. You won’t find a prettier setting than Telluride.
Hop onto the free gondola for a twelve-minute ride to Mountain Village, our hotel’s location, and you’ll find sleek, modern hotels, bars, boutiques, and the ski mountain’s main base area. The ski runs are laid out in a basin, making the resort easy to navigate. No matter your ability, the variety of terrain found in Telluride is equaled only by the spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains.
Not a skier? This winter wonderland has plenty of activities that will have you experiencing the great outdoors and indoors, from winter activities to dining, shopping, and unwinding in nearby natural hot springs. Telluride has something to offer everyone.
Schedule of Events
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM:
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM:
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
8:15 AM – 12:00 PM
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Telluride Walking Tour & Cocktails
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Apres-Ski (Happy Hour)
Thursday, January 18, 2024
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
8:15 AM – 12:00 PM
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Calling all BLUE HAWK Member future leaders and potential mentors — help us continue rolling out this new leadership development program!
The NextLevel program was introduced during the Buzzworthy Workshops in Austin. Our first workshop will be at the Fall Advisory Forum and we’ll keep it going at the Winter Summit. We are still molding this program, so now is the best time to get involved and help in the development process.
Join us Tuesday afternoon for our second official NextLevel Workshop. Since we will be using the feedback from the fall event to plan this workshop, the topic will be announced after the Fall Advisory.
Not a skier? Check out these adventures
Groomed trails and spacious meadows offer an incredible variety of terrain for riders of any ability. Enjoy classic touring on wide trails with soft edges and gentle corners before letting loose in the meadows for some playtime.
This tour is approximately 16 miles round-trip, gaining 2,000 vertical feet with grand views of the Wilson Range, Telluride ski area, Sneffels Range, Little Cone Mountain, and, on a clear day, the La Sals in eastern Utah. Approximately 4 hours door-to-door.
The Uncompahgre River is an unparalleled, year-round fishery with excellent dry fly hatches and technical tailwater nymphing. Our guide’s pioneering access to this Blue Ribbon tailwater fishery Pa-Co-Chu-Puk at Ridgway State Park has enhanced river features, structured holding water, deep runs, and large pools, creating an ideal trout habitat. The area will challenge any angler’s skills but can reward with trout measured in pounds, not in inches.
The Uncompahgre River flows through the mountain town of Ouray, located about an hour from Telluride. The Uncompahgre River is known as the best winter fly-fishing water in the area.
Telluride Historic Walking Tour & Tasty Cocktails
Your tour begins with a cocktail at a Telluride institution, the Corner House Grill. Then, we will head out on Colorado Avenue, the main street in Telluride, to hear the interesting history of this old mining town.
Don’t worry about the cold, we’ll go inside a few places to warm up such as the Sheridan Opera House and the New Sheridan Hotel. We will learn about the Native American Ute involvement in the Telluride Valley, along with mining, ski area, festival, alternating current electricity, and architectural history. We’ll also see the site of a famous outlaw’s first bank robbery. The tour ends with a cocktail at the oldest bar in town, the Sheridan Saloon. Established in 1895, here we will experience a true relic of Colorado history while sipping on a classic cocktail and looking out to picturesque views of the surrounding mountains.
BLUE HAWK Ski Lift Discounts
BLUE HAWK Winter Summit Attendees will receive a 20% discount on lift tickets. The link to purchase lift tickets will be posted at the end of November – when the ski season in Telluride opens.
Lift tickets must be purchased no later than 10 days before your first ski day. Once you purchase your tickets, you’ll receive a confirmation that needs to be presented to any lift ticket window (Oak Street, Base of 7, or Mountain Village) to get your passes.
Check back for more information.
BLUE HAWK Room Rates
BLUE HAWK Rates start at $439 plus tax for an Alpine Vista King room. There are a limited number of rooms in each category. Book your room early for the best selection. Once a room type is gone, we might not be able to get more.
Cancellation policy: Pay special attention to the cancellation policy when booking the hotel. A room is nonrefundable if canceled within 30 days of arrival.
The Peaks Resort & Spa
With ski-in, ski-out access, award-winning dining, a world-class spa facility, and breathtaking views of the surrounding San Juan Mountains, The Peaks Resort & Spa is the preeminent luxury resort in Telluride Mountain Village.
The Peaks location provides easy access to the free gondola that runs between the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village. The gondola is a spectacular, 13-minute ride, and is the first and only free public transportation system of its kind in the United States. Passengers can load the gondola in either Mountain Village or Telluride and ride to the midway point (Station St. Sophia from which hiking, biking, and ski trails are accessed) then continue on to the other side.
Montrose (MTJ) Airport is approximately 68 miles, or 1.5 hours from The Peaks Resort. Telluride (TEX) Airport is approximately a 7-mile or 20-minute drive. While the Telluride Regional Airport is closer, flights to TEX get rerouted or canceled frequently in the winter due to weather. Montrose is a longer drive, but flights rarely get rerouted at that airport because of its location in the mountains and the ability to handle larger aircraft.
OGIO Endurance Full-Zip Jacket
With flat lock seams for supreme comfort, the versatile full-zip jacket contains 90% polyester that resists rips and tears. This jacket makes a great inner layer for the days when the weather takes a turn for the worst. It’s also a great companion for your day at the office or after hours to the gym or on errands around town.
Be sure to order when you register as there will not be any extras for sale on site.
Getting to Telluride
Telluride (TEX) Airport is approximately a 7-mile or 20-minute drive from Mountain Village and The Peaks Resort.
Montrose (MTJ) Airport is approximately 68 miles or 1.5 hours away. Montrose is serviced by American, Delta, Southwest and United.
While the Telluride Regional Airport is closer, flights to TEX get rerouted or canceled frequently in the winter due to weather. Montrose is a longer drive, but flights rarely get rerouted at that airport because of its location in the mountains and the ability to handle larger aircraft.
Getting Around in Telluride
The towns of Telluride and Mountain Village are linked by a spectacular, 13-minute ride on a free gondola—the first and only free public transportation system of its kind in the United States.
Once you discover this unique mountain mode of travel, you’ll find a front-row seat to view Mother Nature from 10,500 feet. The ride from Telluride to Station San Sophia has an elevation change of 1,750 feet; the ride from Station San Sophia to Mountain Village has a 960-foot conversion.
The gondola runs daily from 6:30 a.m. to midnight during summer and winter.
Getting to The Peaks Resort
There are several shuttle options onsite at the Montrose Airport (MTJ) for you to choose from.
Mountain Limo offers both shared shuttles and private car service. Shared Shuttles are $65 per person plus tax and gratuity each way.
Telluride Mountain Express offers both shared shuttles and private car service. Approximately $80 per person plus gratuity each way.
A reservation is recommended for any shuttle service you choose to use. Click here for a full list of available transportation companies for Montrose.
Mountain Limo and Telluride Express both service Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) as well.
Don’t delay — register and book your rooms ASAP! Each room type has a limited number available. Once a room type is gone, we might not be able to get more. Once the room block is gone, it’s gone.