Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ski Town Condos at Monarch Colorado is a Family Ski Vacation Favorite!

Enjoy staying at Ski Town Condos in Monarch Colorado, a family favorite!

Monarch Mountain is a family favorite because of great snow conditions, easy access to the mountain, and a great value with Ski Town Condos packages.

Guests Comments: 
Thank you for such a great, nice place to stay while we enjoyed our family ski trip.  The hot tub was fabulous after a long day on the slopes.  Gigi - you exceeded our expectations & we would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a clean, cozy place to stay.  The boys enjoyed playing games from the top & bottom bunk beds.  Thanks again, Steve, Cindy, Payton, Parker & Pete.

 Ski Town Condos vacation rental keep your vacation planning time short and the variety fun! Enjoy lodging in the comfort of a 2 bedroom condo with log beds, down comforters, a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and hot tub in the gazebo.  Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928.

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Winter time Events in Chaffee County, Monarch Colorado Winter Weekend Getaways!

Ring in the Holiday Spirit in Chaffee County at Ski Town Condos in Monarch, Colorado!

There are few ski vacation rentals in Colorado that can offer access to such a wide variety of activities to choose from any time of year.   

Here are my suggestions of events for the whole family that are not to be missed in and around Monarch & Salida Colorado.
Nov 23, 2013 - Monarch Mountain opening day!
Nov 29, 2013 - Salida Parade of Lights Christmas opening & Lighting of Christmas Mountain
Dec 31, 2013 - Monarch Mountain Torchlight Parade & Firework

Concierge services at Ski Town Condos vacation rental keep your vacation planning time short and the variety fun! Enjoy lodging in the comfort of a 2 bedroom condo with log beds, down comforters, a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and hot tub in the gazebo.  Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928.

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice

Monday, November 18, 2013

It's official, Monarch Mountain ski season opens November 23, 2013!

Monarch Mountain opens for the 2013-2014 season this coming Saturday, 11/23/13!
Monarch Mountain will have all services open, running 4 lifts and 25 trails.


Stress-free Colorado ski trip, stay at Ski Town Condos, just minutes from Monarch Mountain ski area and loads of ski packages.


5-Day Colorado Winter Package $347 to $378 per person quad occupancy!  Nov 23 - April 14, 2014. Includes 4 nights lodging, 8 adult lift tickets at Monarch Mountain, two-hour snowmobile tour & natural hot springs passes!

Ski & Stay Packages at $94 to $102 per person quad occupancy!  Nov 23 - April 14, 2014.
Includes 1 night lodging, 4 adult lift tickets at Monarch Mountain!

 Ski Town Condos is the perfect lodging mountain setting for Salida & Monarch, Colorado. Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928 or 866-539-7380.

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice

Monday, November 4, 2013

2014 USA Pro Challenge Cycling Race Aug 20 Monarch Mountain

Plan now to see the 2014 USA  Pro Challenge cycling race along Monarch Pass. 
Next year’s USA Pro Challenge bicycle race will feature its first mountaintop finish with a stage ending atop Monarch Mountain. With a base elevation of 10,790 feet, it will be the highest stage in North America. 

Concierge services at Ski Town Condos vacation rental keep your vacation planning time short and the variety fun! Enjoy lodging in the comfort of a 2 bedroom condo with log beds, down comforters, a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and hot tub in the gazebo.  Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928.
Stage 3: Wednesday, Aug. 20 - Gunnison to Monarch Mountain.

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Monarch Colorado Fall Colors Road Trip & Packages, Monarch Salida Colorado Lodging

Plan your Fall Color road trip to Monarch, Colorado!

 With Ski Town Condos vacation rentals located on Monarch Pass, this is the perfect place to stay for your fall color tour!

Ski Town Condos has several Fall Specials:

Fall 7-Night Special for the price of 5 nights at $750!

5-Day Fall Package $240 per person based on 4 guests!  August 16 - October 1, 2013.  Includes 4 nights lodging, 2.5-hour horseback ride, 2.5 hour train ride, & natural hot springs passes!

5 best ways to enjoy the beautiful fall colors in Chaffee County:
Hiking, Biking, ATV Tours, Fishing, or Driving
 




 Ski Town Condos is the perfect lodging mountain setting for Salida & Monarch, Colorado. Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928 or 866-539-7380.



Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

3rd Annual Creative Industries Summit May 1-2, 2014 in Salida Colorado


3rd ANNUAL CREATIVE INDUSTRIES SUMMIT 
Save the date May 1-2 in Salida, CO
Make your reservation today at Ski Town Condos!
Your best Salida Colorado lodging choice in a mountain setting year 'round is Ski Town Condos!

Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928 or visit www.skitowncondos.com.

Colorado Creative Industries is pleased to announce the third annual Creative Industries Summit will be held in the Salida creative district. 

The two-day conference will attract over 300 artist-entrepreneurs, owners of creative sector businesses, nonprofit and municipal cultural workers and emerging creatives. The agenda is designed to encourage creative engagement and further economic progress through the synergies of professional development, networking and community building. Workshops and events will highlight a range of topics, notably those that address the practical, nuts-and-bolts approaches to creative business and how-to's for working collectively with creatives, municipalities and businesses.

"There are more than 186,000 jobs in Colorado's creative sector, making it the state's fifth largest industry cluster," said Margaret Hunt, director of Colorado Creative Industries Division. "The annual Summit supports these crucial members of Colorado's creative economy by offering professional development and networking opportunities and stimulating increased support for creatives by local governments and coalitions."

This event welcomes people to experience creative excellence in action within the Salida Creative District, a State Certified Creative District. 

Online session proposals will be available in late September and registration will open in January. Visit http://www.coloradocreativeindustries.org/ for updates.


Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sweet Home Colorado: Happy tastebuds in Salida

Sweet Home Colorado: Happy tastebuds in Salida: FOX21's Abbie Burke and John Martin continue
their trek across Chaffee County in this edition of Sweet Home Colorado.

 Chaffee County area is bustling with activity year round. Waking up in the pines at Ski Town Condos is the perfect lodging choice for Salida and Monarch, Colorado.  For more information or to make reservations, call (866) 539-7380 or visit www.skitowncondos.com.

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Fast & Furious 7 - Filiming on Monach Pass


Colorado Office of Film, Television, & Media


      
For you movie buffs, Fast & Furious 7 will be filming on Monarch Pass this September.  Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals on Monarch Pass is the perfect place to stay while catching some of the filming in action!

 
Fast & Furious 7 
On August 29, the Economic Development Commission approved incentives for the blockbuster franchise, Fast & Furious 7. They are scheduled for a 23 day second unit shoot on both Pikes Peak and Monarch Pass. With the approved incentive, producers agreed to extend their stay in the state and shoot additional car-racing scenes. Filming will begin immediately.  
 
Your best Monarch Colorado lodging choice year 'round is Ski Town Condos!

Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928 or visit www.skitowncondos.com

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice

Monday, July 15, 2013

2013 Salida Classic Presented by Monarch Mountain July 26-28


Planning a Colorado weekend getaway to the Upper Arkansas River Valley is made richer by the depth of events and performances offered year round while staying at Ski Town Condos.

Cyclists look forward to Colorado's bike-racing season.  The amazing views & physical challenge make Colorado a cycler' s destination.  Monarch Mountain is presenting the July 26 - 28, 9th Annual 2013 Salida Classic, the master's road race championship!  For more information, visit www.southcentralracing.com.






Your best Salida Colorado lodging choice in a mountain setting year 'round is Ski Town Condos!

Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928 or visit www.skitowncondos.com

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summertime in Chaffee County, Monarch Colorado Weekend Getaways!

 
It is 100% Summertime in Chaffee County!

Salida Art Walk June 28 - 30, Stage Left Theater, 17th Annual Brewer's Rendezvous July 13 are just a few events that make Colorado weekend getaways memorable while lodging at Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals.





Your best Salida Colorado lodging choice in a mountain setting year 'round is Ski Town Condos!

Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928 or visit www.skitowncondos.com.


Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Chaffee County Summer Events in Salida, Monarch, & Buena Vista Colorado



 There are few ski vacation rentals in Colorado that can offer access to such a wide variety of activities to choose from any time of year.   

Chaffee County area is bustling with activity in the summer.  Here are my suggestions of the best June events for the whole family that are not to be missed in and around Monarch, Buena Vista, & Salida Colorado.  

 June 1 & 2 - Colorado Hill Climb Association in Monarch, Colorado.  The CHCA is Colorado's home-grown, grass-roots, fan-friendly all American Race Club! We host racing events on mountain roads throughout this great State and more. Come see what you've been missing!  Monarch race is scheduled June 1 & 2.

 

  
June 12-16, 65th FIBArk in Salida, Colorado
America's Oldest & Boldest Whitewater Festival! Events include kayak & rafting competitions, running races, and a hooligan race. Also enjoy music, food, and beer in the park! Sponsored this year by Eddyline Brewing.



 June 13 -Ride the Rockies 
2013 Ride The Rockies rides into Salida June 13, rides out June 14.
The 28th annual tour will feature 3 scenic mountain passes, a trek over the highest suspension bridge in the U.S. and 20,400 vertical ft. over 7 days and 513 miles. Cyclists will begin their journey in the picturesque town of Telluride; ascend Lizard Head, Wolf Creek and Poncha Pass; and visit the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, before crossing the finish line at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs. 

June 20 & 27 - Free Concerts at Riverside Park  
A series of free outdoor concerts at 6pm throughout the summer. The series highlights area musicians and provides weekly entertainment in downtown Salida for locals and visitors alike.

Salida Art Walk will be celebrating it’s 21st year of celebrating the area arts slated for June 28, 29, and 30! Join the fun. Reserve the date! Make the time.

Colorado's Original Loop Tour 
Canon City, Buena Vista, Carbondale, Paonia, Crested Butte, Salida, Canon City.


 
Your resource for summer events in Chaffee County, (Salida, Monarch, Buena Vista) is here. Ski Town Condos is the place to stay, just minutes to all the events and activities ranging from concerts and festivals to art walks and historic tours to bike races that will occur throughout the summer.

Concierge services at Ski Town Condos vacation rental keep your vacation planning time short and the variety fun! Enjoy lodging in the comfort of a 2 bedroom condo with log beds, down comforters, a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and hot tub in the gazebo.  Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928.

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice

Sunday, May 5, 2013

5-Day Colorado Family Summer Vacation Package for $290 per person, based on 4 guests!

  
Experience Colorado’s great outdoors with this 5-Day Family Summer Vacation Package for $290 per person based on 4 guests! 

This vacation package may provide your kids with some new experiences like rafting the Arkansas River, hiking in the Rocky Mountains, a scenic train ride with a glimpse of Colorado's history, a tram ride to the top of the Continental Divide, and horseback riding in the wilderness while they explore Colorado’s great outdoors. 

5-Day Colorado Summer Vacation Package for $290 per person based on 4 guests! This incredible $1160 package includes the following for 4 guests: 4 nights lodging in a 2 bedroom condo, half day Browns Canyon Raft trip, 2.5-hour Horseback Ride, 2.5 hour Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad train ride, & Tram Ride to the top of the Continental Divide! (Extra person rate: $209 + 6.8% tax; 3 guests $339pp + 6.8% tax; 2 guests $439pp + 6.8% tax; 1 guest $739 +6.8%
tax) -$20 per child 12 & under.  Guests must be a minimum 6 years old to horseback ride and 50lbs to raft.  Available May 24 till August 15, 2013.

Waking up in the pines at Ski Town Condos is the perfect lodging choice for Salida and Monarch, Colorado.  For more information or to make reservations, call (866) 539-7380 or visit www.skitowncondos.com.


Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Trails and Outdoors Enthusist, Volunteer to help preserve the Colorado Trail.

Help keep The Colorado Trail in great shape! VOLUNTEER with The Colorado Trail Foundation


Segment "Collegiate West" of the Colorado Trail is right outside Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, and work is planned for this summer.  If part of your family wants to volunteer, this is the place to stay, with-in 5 miles of the crew!
  
July 6 - 13, Glenn Kepler, 303-278-7795  Crew 0113 Middle Fork Arkansas River
July 13 - 20, Bill Carpenter, 303-444-2024 Crew 0213 Middle Fork Arkansas River
Description of work Jeep-in: We'll team up to build new trail and move the combined CT/CDT off the road. Participants will enjoy this beautiful part of the Rocky Mountains just north of Garfield and Hwy 50 near Monarch Pass. Elevation 10,500 ft. CT Collegiate West.

Who can participate: To work on a trail crew, you must be at least 16 years of age and in good physical condition. No previous trail building experience is required. Crews are made up of volunteers like you: people who enjoy the outdoors, enthusiasts who like being with others and working as a team to accomplish the goal of “keeping the Trail.” Our volunteers camp near the Trail, eat good food, meet other great people, work together, and enjoy maintaining and enhancing the Trail. The work takes some energy and will help keep you fit. The surroundings are a big plus, being in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. Participants enjoy the camaraderie, a sense of accomplishment and find that Trail work with The Colorado Trail Foundation is truly fun.

To find out more on how to sign up to Volunteer go to  The Colorado Trail Foundation website.

Concierge services at Ski Town Condos vacation rental keep your vacation planning time short and the variety fun! Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928.

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch, Salida Colorado Lodging Choice

Thursday, April 11, 2013

It's closing weekend for Monarch Mountain.


Celebrate the end of the ski season at Ski Town Condos vacation rentals.  Ski Town Condos are a great Monarch Colorado lodging choice, offering a Ski & Stay package for $79 per person, quad occupancy, till April 14, 2013! Package includes 1 night lodging in a 2 bedroom condo at Ski Town Condos, and 4 adult lift tickets for Monarch Mountain.

Enjoy Monarch Mountain's  7th Annual Parking Lot Cook-Off & Tailgate Party  this Sunday, April 14.  Guests are encouraged to whip up their best eats, competing for next year's season pass among goodies...judged on decor and spirit, so spiff up your rig and bring your appetite!

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cross-Country Skiing Winter Weekend Getaway at Ski Town Condos

Concierge services at our ski vacation rental keep your vacation planning time short and the variety fun! 

Trails offer adventure for cross-country skiers & snowshoers near Ski Town Condos on Monarch Pass.  Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are some of winters greatest outdoor pleasures.  Several of the most popular trails have easy access from Monarch Pass. 

Old Monarch Pass is 4 miles from Ski Town Condos, ample parking on US 50, and offers 360-degree views.

Waterdog Lakes Trail is 2.5 miles from Ski Town Condos, a local favorite offers a challenging steep grade for snowshoeing.  The view makes the climbing effort worthwhile.

Monarch Park is 2.75 miles from Ski Town Condos, trails wind through evergreens & meadows.

Middle Fork Creek to trail head is just across the road from Ski Town Condos.  Starting in Garfield, this route follows an old mining road along the Middle Fork Creek.The road climbs steeply in places , the road levels out considerabley for most of the route.

Cross-country ski & snowshoe rentals at Mt Shavano. 800-678-0341.

Ski Town Condos vacation rentals offer 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, log beds, down comforters, and a bubbling hot tub in the gazebo.  Condos rates are $165 for 4 guests. Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928 


Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rental, your Monarch & Salida Colorado Lodging Choice

Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring Skiing Packages at Monarch Mountain, $79pp, quad occupancy!

Ski Town Condos vacation rentals are a great Monarch Colorado lodging choice, offering great vacation packages. 

Enjoy a Colorado spring skiing package for $79 per person, quad occupancy, April 1 - 14, 2013!  Package includes 1 night lodging in a 2 bedroom condo at Ski Town Condos, and 4 adult lift tickets for Monarch Mountain.

Monarch Mountain has plenty of exciting events planned for April:

April 6, 2103:  8th Annual Kayaks on Snow, Monarch's signature event.  Contestants race head to head down a specially designed course ending in an icy pond!  This is as fun to watch as it is to race.


April 14, 2013:  7th Annual Parking Lot Cook-Off & Tailgate Party.  Celebrate the end of the ski season.  Guests are encouraged to whip up their best eats, competing for next year's season pass among goodies...judged on decor and spirit, so spiff up your rig and bring your appetite!


Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch  & Salida Colorado Lodging Choice

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Colorado Package Vacation, Colorado Ski Package, Summer Vacation Packages


Winter and Summer Colorado vacation packages made easy at Ski Town Condos when visiting Monarch or Salida Colorado.  Experience the best vacations close to home! 



5-Day Colorado Winter Package $337 - $368 per person based on 4 guests! Till April 14, 2013.  Includes 4 nights lodging, 8 adult lift tickets, 4 single ride snowmobile 2-hour tour, & natural hot springs passes!


5-Day Colorado Summer Vacation Package $290 per person based on 4 guests! May 24 - August 15, 2013. Includes 4 nights lodging, half day raft trip, 2.5-hour horseback ride, 2.5-hour train ride, and a tram ride to the top of the Continental Divide! 

Ski Town Condos vacation rental is the perfect lodging for Salida & Monarch, Colorado. Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ski Monarch Mountain with 17.5 inches of Fresh Snow!


Monarch Mountain received 17.5 inches of light fluffy snow over night and it is still coming down hard!  Snow is in the forecast through Monday!

Enjoy a stress-free Colorado ski trip, stay at Ski Town Condos, just minutes from Monarch Mountain ski area and loads of ski packages.

Monarch Ski & Stay Packages $79 to $97 per person based on 4 guests! Dec 14 - April 14, 2013
Includes 1 night lodging, and 4 adult lift tickets for Monarch Mountain!


5-Day Colorado Winter Package $337 - $368 per person based on 4 guests! Dec 14 - April 14, 2013.  Includes 4 nights lodging, 8 adult lift tickets, 4 single ride snowmobile 2-hour tour, & natural hot springs passes!



Ski Town Condos vacation rental is the perfect getaway for Salida & Monarch, Colorado. Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928 or 866-539-7380

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Vacation Rental Lodging Choice

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Monarch Snowmobile Tours, Colorado Travel Deals!

Colorado travel deals can't be beat when you stay at Ski Town Condos, a Monarch Colorado vacation rental located in the heart of everything fun.


COLORADO SNOWMOBILE & STAY PACKAGE @ $147 to $163 per person based on 4 guests. Includes 2 nights lodging & a two-hour guided snowmobile tour. This is the perfect weekend getaway! 

Monarch Snowmobile Tours and Rentals are walking distance to Ski Town Condos and offer a wide variety of snowmobile tours in and around the historic and scenic areas of Garfield & Monarch, Colorado. 

Concierge services at Ski Town Condos vacation rental keep your vacation planning time short and the variety fun! Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928.


Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Enjoy a Magical Winter Getaway at Ski Town Condos!

While staying at Ski Town Condos you will find a variety of activities to enjoy during the magical winter months.  

Learn & explore a northern pastime in the beautiful San Isabel National Forest as you glide through the woods with Monarch Dog Sled Rides.

Enjoy a scenic horseback ride along Chalk Creek and overlooking the spectacular Chalk Cliffs with Arkansas Valley Trail Rides.

Take an adventure snowmobile tour with Monarch Snowmobile Tours and Rentals where hot chocolate & coffee are always complimentary by their cozy fireplace! 

Feel right at home in our quaint 2 bedroom, 1 bath condos with a full kitchen, washer/dryer, wireless internet, and a hot tub in the gazebo! Winter rates are $165 to $195 per night.

Concierge services at Ski Town Condos vacation rental keep your vacation planning time short and the variety fun!  Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928.

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Monarch Mountain Colorado Family Ski Vacation

Looking for a Colorado family ski vacation spot?  Try Monarch Mountain ski area located in the San Isabel National Forest while staying at Ski Town Condos. 

Monarch Mountain ski area is a family favorite because of great snow conditions and easy access to the mountain. Having one base area makes it convenient to drop off the little ones in the Children's Center, pick-up ski rental equipment, sign up for ski school and get on the slopes in a timely manner. Lift lines are a rarity and you will regularly find ski runs to yourself. 

Ski & Stay Packages at Ski Town Condos  @ $79 to $97 per person based on 4 guests. Includes 1 night lodging & 4 adult lift tickets.

Colorado package vacation planning is our specialty. Call Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging choice today to make reservations at 719-539-7928.

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice