8/19-8/22 Rocky Mountain Adventure Retreat
August 19, 2021
Join us for an adventure in the rocky mountains. This is a four day retreat to get away for a long weekend and enjoy nature and connect with other bitcoiners in a deeper way. Those of us flying in will be meeting in Denver on Thursday 8/19 afternoon and driving in the rental van to the house. If you are local, or driving, you can meet us at the vacation rental property any time after 4pm.
About the House
The house is only 5 minutes from town, but feels very secluded, being high up on the hill overlooking Silverthorne and Dillon. The house is 3 stories, with the entrance on the 3rd floor. There is ample sleeping room, dining room, and lounging room. You will find a pool table, media room, piano, and 4 gas fire places to make yourself comfy.
The house is over 5,100 square feet over 3 floors – so it feels very spacious and roomy.
5 of the bedrooms have either king or queen beds and an ensuite bathroom and closet. The other room has a queen bed as well as a bunk bed. This house can comfortably sleep up to 16 people in beds (and all 16 are sleeping in rooms, in beds, as compared to many Airbnb’s that count people sleeping in common areas!).
About the Adventures
Guided Arapahoe Basin Via Ferrata
Arapahoe Basin is home to North America’s highest-elevation via ferrata (“iron way”) on the East Wall, one of the area’s most striking, prominent geographical features.
A via ferrata is a climbing route that follows iron rungs (or handholds) that have been fixed permanently to the rock. Harnesses, ropes, and helmets are utilized but previous rock-climbing experience is not needed.
Arapahoe Basin’s via ferrata is a guided-only experience.
Your adventure begins with picking up climbing equipment and coffee in our base area, then enjoying a scenic chairlift ride on Black Mountain Express to 11,500 feet. From there, an OHV will drive you to the base of the East Wall. Hike 0.5 miles up to “School House Rock,” our training area where the guide will demonstrate your safety equipment and give you an opportunity to practice. You will then start the climbing part of your adventure!
Once you reach your climbing destination, or wherever the group wants to turn around, you will down-climb a different route and retrace the rest of your steps. Depending on whether you book the full- or half-day tour, you should be back in Mountain Goat Plaza by 3:30-4:00 p.m. We recommend celebrating your accomplishment with a delicious meal and a drink on the deck of our beautiful 6th Alley Bar & Grill, located at the base of the lift and open until 6:00 p.m.
Each tour package includes the following: scenic lift ride, transportation to the base of the route, all necessary equipment and training. The full-day tour also receives a gourmet picnic lunch prepared by our main restaurant.
Be aware that this is a climbing activity taking place at a very high elevation. You should be a generally active person. Those concerned about their fitness should choose the half-day option. The via ferrata is not suitable for anyone with a pre-existing medical condition that could be aggravated by participating in the activity, including, but not limited to, being at high elevations of up to 13,000 feet. If you are pregnant or have an extreme fear of heights, this activity is not for you.
For your safety, there are strict weight limitations. Guests must weigh between 88 and 264 pounds. Not being honest about this could put you at risk of severe injury or death. If you do not meet this criterion, you can still climb. To do so, you must notify guest services by phone at least 7 days in advance of the trip; climb with a different, full-body harness plus a personal guide; and will be on belay for the duration of the climb. This will incur an additional cost of $125.
Mountain Bike Rental
Mountain biking is one of the most exciting summer activities in Colorado and Copper Mountain provides access to spectacular trails throughout Summit County. Depending on the day, you can ride toward the Continental Divide or search for classic single track trails.
This will include a bike and helmet rental for the entire day along with access to the trails from Copper Mountain.
- Room and housing accommodations.
- Daily Breakfast.
- Rental Vehicle and Transportation Costs.
- Coordination and organization of adventures.
*Guests are responsible for their restaurant dinner costs each night as well as any alcohol purchases.
**Adventures are paid for a la carte along with your room registration.