Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Chalk Creek Pass - near Ski Town Condos

Exterior view of lake with the reflection of the clouds.

Enjoy exploring the beautiful local hiking & fishing trails around Ski Town Condos
Chalk Creek Pass is one of my favorite hikes along the Continental Divide Trail/Colorado Trail.  


A yellow wildflower in the forest on a cloudy day.

Purple and white Columbines in the forest.

Exterior photo of a lady hiking above timberline with lakes and mountains all around.

Two ladies standing by an old vehicle in the forest.
Continental Divide Trail along Chalk Pass & over to Hancock Lakes. Trail head is located 5 miles from Ski Town Condos. 4 wheel drive or ATV needed to get to the end of Forest Service Road 230, Middlefork Road. From Ski Town Condos drive across Hwy 50, turn right at Monarch Tours & stay to the left of the building. Continue up Middle Fork Road FS 230 for 5 miles & park in the parking area. Look for the Trail head to the right. 

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

Monday, July 20, 2020

Hiking trails around Ski Town Condos




Exterior photo of a lady hiking.


For those who can't get enough of the outdoors, there's an abundance of hiking trials around Ski Town Condos for all levels.
This hike was along the Continental Divide trail/Colorado Trail out to the Monarch Game Drive. Wildflowers are in bloom:  Bistort, Columbine, Northern Paintbrush, and Common Evening Primrose


Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice
Exterior scene of an historical site with signage.


Wild flower growing in the rocks.


Rocky mountain view with wild flowers.


Exterior view of the mountain with a lady sitting on a rock.


Wild flowers along in the mountians.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a Colorado Gem




One of Colorado's gem is the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time.
Outdoor scene of the rocky mountains and lake on a sunny day


Perfect day trip from Ski Town Condos, the site is an incredible natural landscape featuring
black cliffs (formed 2 billion years ago) towering 2,000 feet above the Gunnison River.

Pack your cooler with food and water, then head for the canyon’s South Rim,
where you’ll find gentle nature trails with stunning overlooks, back country
experiences for visitors who yearn to get off the beaten path, and an array of opportunities
for fishing, hiking, and rock climbing. Consider participating in ranger-led programs to
learn about the geology and wildlife of the area.
Outdoor waterfall in the rocky mountians on a sunny day.
Call to make your reservation now at 719-539-7928 or visit Ski Town Condos website.

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

Indoor kichchen with beautiful aspen cabinets.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Colorado Wildflowers, Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals

Sunny summer day with wildflowers blooming, Golden Pea.
Summer is finally here, and Colorado is just starting to bust out with wildflowers.

Around Ski Town Condos you will see Wild Blue Flax, Red Columbine, and the Golden Pea.

Wildflower hikes from Ski Town Condos are filled with breathtaking scenery!

Call today to make reservations for your Colorado Summer Getaway at Ski Town Condos 719-539-7928 or visit www.SkiTownCondos.com

Sunny summer day with wildflowers blooming, yellow columbines.

Sunny summer day with wildflowers blooming, Wild Blue Flax.

Sunny summer day with wildflowers blooming, Red Columbines.




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

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Travel Safely - Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals are open

Wooded deck with two large hanging pots of pink and purple flowers; both attached to the log sided condos with antique skis behind the the hanging flower pots

We are open!

Colorado Governor Jared Polis issued an executive order lifting the statewide restrictions on short-term vacation rentals. As of June 1, vacation rentals across the state of Colorado are permitted to reopen, in accordance with county guidelines.


Ski Town Condos received the certificate of safety from Chaffee County Public Health.

Message from Chaffee County Public Health:
Travel Safely. Welcome to our community. The health and safety of our community is our top focus. We know you love Buena Vista, Salida, Poncha Springs, Garfield/Monarch, and we do too. We are glad you are here. We need to ask for your help to keep our community healthy so that we may continue to serve you. When in public, please remember: maintain 6 feet between you and others, cover your face, please wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds, be patient and courteous.
Signage posted for Ski Town Condos

Additional information provided by CDC on COVID-19:
Signage for Ski Town Condos
Travel Safely message from Chaffee County Public Health
-COVID-19 Symptoms   Stop the Spread of Germs (COVID-19)
-Share the facts of COVID-19 

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

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Explore the hiking trails around Ski Town Condos.


Beautiful hiking trails to explore this summer around Ski Town Condos, mellow to advance.

Here is a fun story of a trek across the Sangre de Christo Range starting in Salida, CO, it’s something you wouldn’t recommend to 99 out of 100 people.

Exterior sunny day, hiking in the mountains.

   

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

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Spring Skiing at Monarch Mountain


Exterior ski area with blue skys.  People riding on a chair lift.

Spring skiing at Monarch Mountain - great snow and lots of sunshine.

Having received above average snow fall, Monarch Mountain is staying open till April 12!

Make your reservation now at Ski Town Condos. Save big at Monarch Mountain with the Wings Pass which is good for the rest of this season plus all of next season.

Guests comments: March 8 - 11, 2020 Omaha, NE
Gigi, We really loved our stay here at Ski Town Condos! Thank you so much for all of your hospitality! We loved exploring around the cabin, soaking in the hot tub, and skiing at Monarch ski resort. We would love to return here someday! The Mark M. family
Person skiing down a ski run on a spring day.

Two ladies on a chair lift.


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