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White Diamond Ski Tours

White Diamond Ski Tours & Wilderness Expeditions, Inc., is a Christian based guide and outfitting service headquartered in Salida, Colorado. White Diamond Ski Tours has dedicated itself to unique full package ski trips with a spiritual purpose, all at an affordable price! Its excellent performance has earned a positive image and a continued opportunity to offer quality skiing and snowboarding experiences.

White Diamond Ski Tours programs are designed to encourage spiritual growth while enjoying the fun and challenge of snow sports in Colorado. The services provided set White Diamond Ski Tours apart from other ski trip experiences. WDST make all the arrangements for lodging, meals, lift tickets, equipment rentals, transport of gear, and loading and unloading of all equipment. A hearty breakfast and supper are provided each day. Also included is a great group meeting area for devotionals and entertainment. All of this is set against the backdrop of Monarch Mountain, whose theme is “lose the crowds, not your friends”. Monarch is one of the best group friendly ski areas in Colorado. Powder Magazine says, “If you’ve never skied at Monarch Mountain, you are missing one of the most underrated resorts in the Rockies.”

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What is Included:
The fee covers all expenses for your participation (unless otherwise indicated), which includes 3 days of skiing, lift tickets, equipment rentals, 3 nights lodging, morning and evening meals, use of the lodge, and program costs. Some extras may be included (ex. day pass to the Salida Hot Springs pool etc.). Participants may have additional expenses, particularly for travel and lodging to and from the base camp.

All participants will receive their lift tickets from the White Diamond staff. All rental equipment will be picked up on the way to Monarch Mountain the morning of the first day of skiing. All equipment will be returned to the rental shop at the conclusion of the final day. Hot meals will be served for breakfast and supper. No cold sandwich type meals. Lunch meals are each participant’s responsibility, so plan to carry your own food or eat at the snack bar or restaurant. Meal times will be scheduled by your group hosts and communicated to the coordinator upon arrival in Colorado. A devotional time for spiritual growth and encouragement is offered to the group each evening. The game room/devotional/fellowship area is available before and after the devotional.

White Diamond Ski Tours can accommodate up to 100 people. Each room is set up to accommodate 7 to 13 people. The rooms are furnished primarily with bunk beds, although there are some full size beds. Beds come with pillow, sheets, and a blanket. All rooms have a full bathroom facility with towels included. If you have more than 100 participants, we can make arrangements for additional lodging.

Note to families: The Lodge is a group facility and is set up to accommodate groups. We reserve the right to fill each room to capacity with males and females from your group. We do not guarantee families will have separate accommodations at our lodge. If a family requests a separate room, we may have to place them at another motel. We reserve the right to place them at our facility first. That charge is $50.00 per person in addition to the total 3-Day package price. This charge is to supply separate accommodations, whether at Wilderness Expeditions Lodge or elsewhere. This extra $50.00 per person must be sent in along with the deposits (90 days prior to your trip) for availability and booking purposes.

WDST requires all first time skiers/snowboarders to take lessons.
All first time skiers and snowboarders are advised to take the 4 hour lesson for beginners for safety purposes. All level 2 or 3 can take the 2.5 hour refresher courses if desired.

Transportation:
You will need to provide your own transportation for people to and from the ski resort. A four-wheel drive or two wheel drive with chains is recommended.

You Bring:
Warm clothes: toboggan, ski goggles/sunglass, ski pants (not jeans), jacket, warm layers, long underwear, wool socks, gloves, sunscreen and chapstick.

Physical Fitness and Conditioning:
Anyone who wants to take full advantage of the experience should be “in shape”. If you have any questions regarding the physical requirements for a particular activity, we strongly encourage you to inquire. WDST recommends a conditioning program for the more strenuous activities it offers. WDST suggests getting a medical check-up before starting any physical conditioning program.

Insurance and Emergency Medical Situations:
Wilderness Expeditions and White Diamond Ski Tours does not carry medical insurance for its participants. Each participant is individually and financially responsible for medical costs. You must complete all medical information on the Registration Form, as this information is critical in the event you would need medical attention. In the event you must return to base camp because of injury or illness, another member of your group will be required to accompany and care for that individual until your group returns from their program/activity. Note: The staff will not administer any type of medication, including aspirin, Tums, Tylenol, etc. If you need any over-the-counter medications, you must bring them with you. Be sure to let your staff know which medications you are taking. 

In the event of an emergency at home, friends or family will be able to leave a message at the following phone number. We will make every effort to pass the message on as soon as possible. Emergency contact number: 1-719-539-4888 or 719-651-0906 or 719-651-7067.

Arrival:
Groups arrive the night before your skiing begins. White Diamond Ski Tours will be prepared to receive you no earlier than 3:00 p.m. All arrivals will be at Wilderness Expeditions Lodge & Campground. See the Contact Us section of the website for directions. The Lodge is about 20 minutes from Monarch Mountain. Bring snow chains for your vehicle, just in case!

 

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All activities not permitted by Wilderness Expeditions are performed by permitted / licensed Outfitters (by state, USFS or BLM) or on private property.

Wilderness Expeditions Inc. | 7870 West Highway 50 Salida, Colorado 81201 | 719.539.4888 | Staff Login