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we know how important information is to
you, no matter how good a product, service or idea is, without
excellent back up in relation to images stories etc it is no good
to you the media or us.
with this in mind we have many superb slides
including cover shots for you to use. we are also very pleased
to put you up and show you around colorado so that you can report
and be a part of the first hand experiences that we are thrilled
to be able to bring to european holiday makers and increasingly,
more and more american citizens.
the programmes we offer, whether they be
on skis, foot, horseback or mountain bike truly are exemplary.
the areas that we cover are chosen for their quite exceptional
beauty. many of the valleys are off the beaten track and it is
rare to find other folk exploring the same terrain. this is because
we have explored many of the trails available to the public ourselves
and know the thrill of being "alone out there".
the possibility of seeing mountain lion,
black bear, bighorn sheep, elk and other wildlife is very real.
just last year we were able to bring to a small group of our clients,
the unparalleled excitement of seeing a mountain lion stalking
along a high ridge in the raggeds wilderness. not everybody gets
to experience this but just the possibility of such an encounter
is exciting in itself. we can virtually guarantee that our clients
will see smaller wildlife such as marmot, chipmunks, hummingbirds
and picas - guinea pig like animals with large saucer ears that
inhabit the scree slopes of colorado's mountains.
all of our guides are chosen for their skills
and personal qualities, not least of which is their ability to
impart their knowledge of the local fauna & flora, history
and other anecdotes to our guests. we have fluent german speaking
guides as well.
our programmes are also designed to get
the city dwellers of today's high speed societies away from the
hustle and bustle of modern life and into the more "chilled"
environment of the colorado backcountry. we are always pleased
to see the way that our clients begin to visibly loosen up after
the third day of the programme and by the time they leave us they
are truly relaxed and their inner batteries are fully charged
our winter programmes take skiers to the
best resorts in colorado and new mexico. the experience and skiing
at irwin lodge the largest snowcat skiing operation in the united
states is second to none and a must for any experienced or beginner
powder skier. irwin lodge is in the middle of a vast wilderness
area and is only accessible in the winter by snowmobile, snowcat
or the incredible tracked chevrolet suburban. new this year to
our programme is durango. with its proximity to the mesa verde
anasazi cliff dwellings and the durango & silverton narrow
gauge railroad it's a ski destination and then some. kids even
get to ski and eat free at the sheraton
we look forward to talking to you,
Gordon & Angela
in the colorado rockies (on top of Mt. Crested Butte)
was formed with
the aim of letting outdoors enthusiasts
see another world. A world that few people in Europe ever come
Our programmes are
designed to get the most out of our clients time here in the Rocky
Mountains and Canyons of the South West. We start slowly with
small altitude gains on the first few days and then progress to
slightly more difficult trails. As we are at such a high elevation
above sea level this helps our clients to acclimatise and also
to get over any Jet Lag incurred on the flight from Europe.
We have programmes
that cover all of Colorado, Utah and Arizona which allow Europeans
to see everything that these special states have to offer, from
high alpine landscapes to desert and deep, awe inspiring canyons
and arches. Taking in such sights as the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon,
Arches National Monument, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge
Railroad, Mesa Verde, The Rocky Mountain National Park, Crested
Butte ( the Wildflower Capital of Colorado ), the Black Canyon
of the Gunnison and the Sand Dunes National Monument. These are
just a few.
We also have programmes
for dedicated hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, kayaking
and many other soft adventures. Our group size is never more than
12 and we have German speaking guides for our German, Austrian
and Swiss clients.
We can also tailor
make itineraries for groups of 8 or more and welcome individual
enquiries from Travel Agents and Tour we will also feature hiking
programmes in Altai on the
borders of Siberia, Mongolia and China. As beautiful as Colorado
but even less populated!
In addition to summer
we also have winter skiing and snowshoeing programmes. We feature
such resorts as Aspen, Crested butte, Durango, Taos and Telluride.
We can also combine skiing with a Grand Canyon trip. The Canyon
is at it's best during the winter with fewer tourists, clear views
- without the summer haze and the
possibility of snow on the rim. The snow really makes the Canyon
special. It is also much more comfortable to be in the South West
without the high, July and August temperatures.
Gordon Reeves, the
director of Wilderness Ways although British was born in Klagenfurt,
Austria in 1953. His mother is Austrian from Puch in the Drau
Tal. He has lived and explored in Colorado, Utah and Arizona for
the last seven years after
spending his childhood and adult life in exotic locations around
the world including, Singapore, Australia, South Africa and many
years in Germany and Austria
particularly in the mountains of the Tirol. He has been a ski
instructor, racing driver, private investigator, designer and
had many other occupations until he found Colorado. After moving
to Colorado he soon realised that it had the right ingredients
that he was looking for;
untouched wilderness, no pollution and great International access
to enable him to
show others what he had found.
we do it
The national forests
and wilderness areas of the Rocky Mountains are just simply......
I was going to say out of this world but they are very much part
of this world, albeit a very beautiful and ever changing one.
Little things that are not seen in the managed forests of Britain,
Germany, and the rest of Europe, such as the sight of fallen trees
decaying where they lie, some recent casualties of avalanche or
lightning strikes, still whole and sturdy, some more ancient and
only discernible as a faint brown line of cellulose stretching
along the forest floor, not yet claimed by the ground vegetation.
The scope and massive
size of the mountains is truly "awesome". The thrill
of walking or riding along a ridge looking down on creation is
not an experience easily put aside. We still, every day, are amazed
by our environment and want you to share this with us, even if
it is just for a short one or two weeks.
The time you spend
with us will recharge your inner batteries, put a smile back on
your face and hopefully make your life richer for the experience.
Our guides will
point out and name the myriad wildflowers found in the mountains.
You'll see marmots and chipmunks every day, picas (tiny, squeaking,
guinea pig-like animals living in the scree) if you have sharp
If you're lucky
you'll see elk and deer and if you're really lucky you may even
see some bighorn sheep and mountain goats high up above you. Wait
for it! If you're really, really lucky you may see a black bear
but even I had only ever seen tracks made by a mountain lion up
until the autumn of 1997 when on one of our private hikes Angela
and I saw a lone male high up in the Yule valley. Most large mammals
have a natural aversion to human beings and smell and see us long
before they are within our own, very meagre, sensory field and
hide away from us.
All this and the solitude that we have in the mountains is why
we wish to share this with you.
canyon in february
With over 26 years
experience in the tourism industry, Wilderness Ways can help you
together the winter vacation of a lifetime. We can even arrange
a Skiing trip combined with the Grand Canyon for a once in a lifetime
We organise your
accommodation, transfers, lift passes, ski hire, in fact everything
you need while you are here in Colorado. We don't arrange your
International flights but we can put you in touch with agents
who will get you the lowest cost flights into Colorado. Doing
it this way will save you money. Or you could even use your airmiles!
The resorts that
we feature are Aspen, Crested Butte, Telluride, Durango, Copper
Mountain and Taos. We know each of these resorts intimately and
can pass this knowledge on to you to help you have an even better
Subject to demand,
in CB, we will try to ensure that you know your way around the
providing you with a guide on your first day skiing so that you,
your friends and family don't lose any precious time looking for
the best skiing to suit your style and expertise.
If you have a group,
we can also provide you with the best prices available. Corporate
packages with evening functions, on slope supervision, training
and every other possibility catered for.
We also have the
very best prices for Irwin Lodge, the largest Snowcat skiing operation
with Lodging in th US, with some of the most incredible skiing
available. There are no lifts and all the skiing is guided and
usually in untouched powder snow, unforgettable.
call us to talk about any ideas that you may have for stories
about summer or winter activities in the four corners area.
& fax: USA 970 349 2773