Monday, November 29, 2010

Discounted First Class Flights to ski Telluride

Last January I flew into the Montrose, CO Airport for 3 days/nights of skiing and relaxing at the Capella, a new five star property in Telluride's Mountain Village. This is a beautiful hotel with a perfect slopeside location built around a new ice-skating rink a quick stroll from the gondola to head up the mountain to Allreds or down to the New Sheridan for Apres Ski cocktails.

The rooms at Capella Telluride are luxuriously appointed with spacious bathrooms, comfy beds and balconies to take in the fresh mountain air - or cool off if in your excitement, you don your gear a little too quickly and have to wait while your traveling companion makes head to toe adjustments.

While Telluride DOES have an airport, friends that chose that route feared for their lives as they cleared 14ers (14,000 foot mountain peaks surrounding the town) before a sheer drop to the runway.

Montrose is the easier airport as the area is generally flat. Then, you simply take a 1 hour private or shared transfer to the Mountain Village of Telluride.

Currently, United is offering a GREAT deal on First Class Air from most US cities for travel between January 4 and February 10, 2011. You must book 14 days in advance and stay 3 nights. Outbound travel must occur Sunday - Wednesday with a return Tuesday through Friday.,,50078,00.html

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Traveling during the Holidays

Today is one of the busiest travel days of the year and there are more to come in December as families trek from place to place to gather to share holiday cheer.

In addition to deciding between spiced cider and wine, you may have to decide to be scanned or patted. Peep show or the real deal....

Here's one editors take! Click here to read what the New York Times has to say.