Friday, January 24, 2014

Families Rule at Monarch Mountain, Ski Town Condos preferred lodging choice for Monarch Mountain.

Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, 3 miles to Monarch Mountain, are the preferred lodging choice for families, especially with Monarch's new "Family Packages"!
 
Monarch just gave you another reason to gather your brothers & sisters families for a fun Colorado Ski Vacation. Monarch is offering affordable prices for large families with 10 or more:

 *ten or more ticket pricing:  $40 adult (16-61), $32 teen (13-15), $17 children (7-12) directly with Monarch Mountain.

 *First timer lessons:  Ages 7-12, Ski or Snowboard Package (2.5 hours): $89*

*Ages 13+, Ski or Snowboard Package (2.5 hours): $99*
Reserve in advance.



Ski Town Condos are just 3 miles to the ski area!  With 3 condos total, you will have the space each family needs.  Each condo has 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, log beds, down comforters, limited wi-fi, and a hot tub in the gazebo!  After a fun day on the slopes, kids & parents enjoy sledding & making snow angels in the snow around Ski Town Condos till the sun goes down.

Families love staying at Ski Town Condos:

- Dec 30 - Jan 4, 2014, Czech Republic Gigi, We had a wonderful time staying in your condo.  The kids especially loved the bunk bed. We all so much enjoyed skiing and soaking in hot tub in the evenings.  Thanks for providing a neat place to stay.  Hana J. Family from Czeck Republic.
- Dec 24 - Dec 29, 2013, West Africa; Topeka, KS; Manhattan, KS; Grapevine, TX; Andover, KS  Gigi, Thank you for your hospitality.  Everything was perfect.  We enjoyed  the skiing, the hot tub, and the sledding.  It was beautiful weather and perfect to spend Christmas together as a family.

- Dec 21 - 24, 2013, Throckmorton, TX  The K. Clan from Throckmorton, TX, loved Ski Town Condos.   Definitely a home away from home.  You are a true blessing Gigi!  Thanks for Everything!
- Nov 29 -  Dec 1, 2013, Castle Rock, CO  Gigi, Thank you so much for the stay.  We had a wonderful time!  We loved the area and how close we were to Monarch!  Staying here made the vacation so much better!  Happy Holidays!  Paul I. & family



Call today to make your Family Colorado Ski Vacation at 719-539-7928 or visit www.skitowncondos.com.
 

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

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Monarch Redefines Group Skiing, Ski Town Condos lodging is a family favorite

Monarch Mountain is redefining group skiing.  Bring your friends & family to Monarch Mountain, 
Colorado as a group of 10 or more for specially priced tickets:
Adults (16-61) $40
Teens (13-15)  $32
Children (7-12)  $17
Call 719-530-5102 to purchase these specially priced tickets or email Groupsales@skimonarch.com

Family & friends can enjoy lodging in the comfort of a 2 bedroom condo at Ski Town Condos 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 Salida Colorado Lodging Choice


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

5-Day Colorado Winter Package $347 to $378pp, quad occupancy!


For a stress-free Colorado ski trip, stay at Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, just minutes from Monarch Mountain ski area with incredible ski packages.


5-Day Colorado Winter Package $347 to $378 per person quad occupancy, till April 14, 2014! (+6.8% tax).  This incredible winter package for $1512 + 6.8% tax includes 4 nights lodging in a 2 bedroom condo, 8 adult lift tickets at Monarch Mountain, two-hour snowmobile tour, & natural hot springs passes for 4 guests!

Families love staying at Ski Town Condos and are drawn to Monarch Mountain for ski deals with an
old time ski area feeling.  Monarch lacks the crowds with enough steep runs and snow to keep even the seasoned powder hounds happy.  Monarch shines in almost every category.  Pull into the parking lot and you are steps from the slopes.


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

For a stress-free Colorado ski trip, stay at Ski Town Condos, just minutes from Monarch Mountain ski area with incredible ski packages.
5-Day Colorado Winter Package $347 to $378 per person quad occupancy, till April 14, 2014! (+6.8% tax) This incredible winter package for $1512 + 6.8% tax, includes 4 nights lodging in a 2 bedroom condo, 8 adult lift tickets at Monarch Mountain, two-hour snowmobile tour, & natural hot springs passes for 4 guests!
Families love staying at Ski Town Condos and are drawn to Monarch Mountain for ski deals with an old time ski area feeling.  It lacks the crowds with enough steep runs and snow to keep even the seasoned powder hounds happy.  Monarch shines in almost every category.  Pull into the parking lot and you are steps from the slopes.
Ski Town Condos Vacation Renals are the perfect lodging choice for Salida & Monarch, Colorado. Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928 or visit www.SkiTownCondos.com
- See more at: http://www.travpr.com/pr-27417-5day-colorado-winter-package.html#sthash.aoUr6eFy.dpuf
For a stress-free Colorado ski trip, stay at Ski Town Condos, just minutes from Monarch Mountain ski area with incredible ski packages.
5-Day Colorado Winter Package $347 to $378 per person quad occupancy, till April 14, 2014! (+6.8% tax) This incredible winter package for $1512 + 6.8% tax, includes 4 nights lodging in a 2 bedroom condo, 8 adult lift tickets at Monarch Mountain, two-hour snowmobile tour, & natural hot springs passes for 4 guests!
Families love staying at Ski Town Condos and are drawn to Monarch Mountain for ski deals with an old time ski area feeling.  It lacks the crowds with enough steep runs and snow to keep even the seasoned powder hounds happy.  Monarch shines in almost every category.  Pull into the parking lot and you are steps from the slopes.
Ski Town Condos Vacation Renals are the perfect lodging choice for Salida & Monarch, Colorado. Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928 or visit www.SkiTownCondos.com
- See more at: http://www.travpr.com/pr-27417-5day-colorado-winter-package.html#sthash.aoUr6eFy.dpuf

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

Monday, January 6, 2014

Monarch Mountain makes the "Best Places in Colorado to teach a Kid to Ski"

Every media outlet from Forbes to FoxNews has released a "top 10 ski areas" list, and every list typically touts Vail's bowls, Aspen's steeps and other world-class mountains in Colorado. But what are the best ski areas for learning? That's a different list entirely. After all, double blacks and endless blues don't count for much when you can barely make it down a green. And five-star resorts with epic nightlife are hardly a draw for young families trying to carry three pairs of skis while wiping a nose.
With that in mind, we set out with a 4-year-old correspondent to find the best place to learn to ski based on four factors: cost, travel time ("Are we there yet?"), quality of bunny hill and fun. Our list is aimed toward kids, but our focus on ease and beginner terrain makes these spots ideal for beginners of any age.
1. Monarch Mountain
This little mountain is a perennial favorite of dedicated local skiers. It is close to Colorado Springs (about 2 hours, 20 minutes) and lacks the crowds of Summit County but has enough steep runs and snow to keep even seasoned powder hounds happy.
Monarch shines in almost every category. Pull into the parking lot - even on a busy day - and you park only steps from the slope. This is key when you likely will have to return to the car at least once for dry mittens, fruit snacks, etc.
Step up to the ticket window and the love continues. At most resorts, the cut-off age for free skiing is 4 or 5. At Monarch, it's 6. And even after that, kids under 12 are only $25. Compare that with $79 at Vail.
The standard adult ticket is $65, but you can get buy-one-get-one vouchers by filling your vehicle with gas at Front Range Shell stations.
Terrain at Monarch is a great match for first-time skiers. The bunny hill is broad, gentle and served by a covered conveyor belt, called a Magic Carpet, that protects kids from the wind. Skiers then can graduate to a pair of mellow green runs off the Tumbelina Lift that are never too crowded. Adults splitting kid duty can find plenty of thrilling terrain and still shoot back in a few minutes to meet at the base.
Many larger resorts have a kids' fun run through the trees with small bridges, tunnels and other fun obstacles. Monarch does not. This is a mark against it on the fun factor. On the other hand, Monarch has free stickers in the lodge, which go a surprisingly long way.

Read more at http://gazette.com/best-places-in-colorado-to-teach-a-kid-to-ski-our-top-5/article/1512111#PyyFxjmS9BYvoJ7O.99
Every media outlet from Forbes to FoxNews has released a "top 10 ski areas" list, and every list typically touts Vail's bowls, Aspen's steeps and other world-class mountains in Colorado. But what are the best ski areas for learning? That's a different list entirely. After all, double blacks and endless blues don't count for much when you can barely make it down a green. And five-star resorts with epic nightlife are hardly a draw for young families trying to carry three pairs of skis while wiping a nose.
With that in mind, we set out with a 4-year-old correspondent to find the best place to learn to ski based on four factors: cost, travel time ("Are we there yet?"), quality of bunny hill and fun. Our list is aimed toward kids, but our focus on ease and beginner terrain makes these spots ideal for beginners of any age.
1. Monarch Mountain
This little mountain is a perennial favorite of dedicated local skiers. It is close to Colorado Springs (about 2 hours, 20 minutes) and lacks the crowds of Summit County but has enough steep runs and snow to keep even seasoned powder hounds happy.
Monarch shines in almost every category. Pull into the parking lot - even on a busy day - and you park only steps from the slope. This is key when you likely will have to return to the car at least once for dry mittens, fruit snacks, etc.
Step up to the ticket window and the love continues. At most resorts, the cut-off age for free skiing is 4 or 5. At Monarch, it's 6. And even after that, kids under 12 are only $25. Compare that with $79 at Vail.
The standard adult ticket is $65, but you can get buy-one-get-one vouchers by filling your vehicle with gas at Front Range Shell stations.
Terrain at Monarch is a great match for first-time skiers. The bunny hill is broad, gentle and served by a covered conveyor belt, called a Magic Carpet, that protects kids from the wind. Skiers then can graduate to a pair of mellow green runs off the Tumbelina Lift that are never too crowded. Adults splitting kid duty can find plenty of thrilling terrain and still shoot back in a few minutes to meet at the base.
Many larger resorts have a kids' fun run through the trees with small bridges, tunnels and other fun obstacles. Monarch does not. This is a mark against it on the fun factor. On the other hand, Monarch has free stickers in the lodge, which go a surprisingly long way.

Read more at http://gazette.com/best-places-in-colorado-to-teach-a-kid-to-ski-our-top-5/article/1512111#PyyFxjmS9BYvoJ7O.99
Every media outlet from Forbes to FoxNews has released a "top 10 ski areas" list, and every list typically touts Vail's bowls, Aspen's steeps and other world-class mountains in Colorado. But what are the best ski areas for learning? That's a different list entirely. After all, double blacks and endless blues don't count for much when you can barely make it down a green. And five-star resorts with epic nightlife are hardly a draw for young families trying to carry three pairs of skis while wiping a nose.
With that in mind, we set out with a 4-year-old correspondent to find the best place to learn to ski based on four factors: cost, travel time ("Are we there yet?"), quality of bunny hill and fun. Our list is aimed toward kids, but our focus on ease and beginner terrain makes these spots ideal for beginners of any age.
1. Monarch Mountain
This little mountain is a perennial favorite of dedicated local skiers. It is close to Colorado Springs (about 2 hours, 20 minutes) and lacks the crowds of Summit County but has enough steep runs and snow to keep even seasoned powder hounds happy.
Monarch shines in almost every category. Pull into the parking lot - even on a busy day - and you park only steps from the slope. This is key when you likely will have to return to the car at least once for dry mittens, fruit snacks, etc.
Step up to the ticket window and the love continues. At most resorts, the cut-off age for free skiing is 4 or 5. At Monarch, it's 6. And even after that, kids under 12 are only $25. Compare that with $79 at Vail.
The standard adult ticket is $65, but you can get buy-one-get-one vouchers by filling your vehicle with gas at Front Range Shell stations.
Terrain at Monarch is a great match for first-time skiers. The bunny hill is broad, gentle and served by a covered conveyor belt, called a Magic Carpet, that protects kids from the wind. Skiers then can graduate to a pair of mellow green runs off the Tumbelina Lift that are never too crowded. Adults splitting kid duty can find plenty of thrilling terrain and still shoot back in a few minutes to meet at the base.
Many larger resorts have a kids' fun run through the trees with small bridges, tunnels and other fun obstacles. Monarch does not. This is a mark against it on the fun factor. On the other hand, Monarch has free stickers in the lodge, which go a surprisingly long way.

Read more at http://gazette.com/best-places-in-colorado-to-teach-a-kid-to-ski-our-top-5/article/1512111#PyyFxjmS9BYvoJ7O.99
The Gazette newspaper announced  Jan 6, 2014, Monarch Mountain as one of the best ski areas in Colorado for learning to ski! 
Make your next Colorado Ski Trip to Monarch Monarch.  Monarch Mountain is a perennial favorite of dedicated local skiers.   It is 2.5 hours from Colorado Springs and lacks the crowds of Summit Country, with enough steep runs and snow to keep even the seasoned powder hounds happy.  Monarch shines in almost every category.  Pull into the parking lot and you are steps from the slopes.  Monarch offers the best  rates: $65 adult age 16-6; $40 teen ages 13-15; $25 junior ages 7-12: age 6 and under ski free with a paying adult.
If you can stay the night,  Ski Town Condos guests can get Monarch discount lift tickets:  $56 adult age 16-6; $38 teen ages 13-15; $20 junior ages 7-12 

Families love staying at Ski Town Condos vacation rentals being just 3 miles from Monarch Mountain. Each condo offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, full kitchen, washer/dryer, and a hot tub in the gazebo to relax in at the end of a ski day.

Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928.
That's a different list entirely. After all, double blacks and endless blues don't count for much when you can barely make it down a green. And five-star resorts with epic nightlife are hardly a draw for young families trying to carry three pairs of skis while wiping a nose.
Read more at http://gazette.com/best-places-in-colorado-to-teach-a-kid-to-ski-our-top-5/article/1512111#PyyFxjmS9BYvoJ7O.99

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