MLK Powder Challenge

January 19-22, 2020

Generously sponsored by Telluride Ski Resort and Silverton Mountain, the three day Powder Challenge luxury adventure combines: (1) a problem-solving think tank featuring prominent speakers addressing effective solutions for harnessing educational and vocational opportunity through hard work and perseverance; (2) fundraising to support kids in SOS Outreach’s 9-year progressive program; and, (3) an opportunity to meet and directly interact/hang out with inspiring kids and staff, with a magnificent ski adventure set in the magical San Juan Mountains.


Telluride Resort and Silverton Mountain combine to make this a unique, unforgettable event. Space is limited – reserve your spot on this unforgettable trip now!


MINIMUM CONTRIBUTION : $2,750 per person, $5,000 per double occupancy includes – 3 nights lodging, private guided skiing on Silverton Mountain, private guided skiing on Telluride Mountain, Silverton Mountain and Telluride Mountain private apres-ski parties, banquet dinners @ the exclusive Silverton Grand Imperial Hotel and Telluride’s Allred’s Mountain Restaurant, thought-provoking speakers, and much more . . .


NOTE: Reservations are managed through our Eventbrite page. Please note, the registration is listed as FREE. Upon completion of online registration, you will receive an invoice outside of the web portal for payment. Payment can be made by check or online. A portion of your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed under law. Please consult your tax advisor for details on deductibility. 

Trip Itinerary

We will begin our time together in Silverton, a former mining town nestled at an elevation of 9,318’ in the San Juan Mountains, will begin at the historic Grand Imperial Hotel. Originally constructed in 1883, the GI recently completed a nearly $4M renovation, modernizing their facilities while maintaining the hotel’s original authenticity and ambiance. Early that first evening, our professional Mountain Guides will join you for a welcome reception and snow safety briefing at the Grand Imperial Hotel.


On the morning of MLK Day, we will transport you by bus to Silverton Mountain’s base area for your day of private adventure skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing. Silverton Mountain will be yours and yours only. From the base, you and your private guide will ride the chairlift to 12,300 feet and either descend from there or hike the ridgeline to access even longer runs. The entire 2,000 acres of untracked, ungroomed powder will be exclusively yours. And if you or your spouse doesn’t want to ski Silverton Mountain, we have arranged XC skiing or snowshoeing options exploring the town’s Nordic trails.


After a full day of powder skiing and riding, Silverton Mountain’s staff will welcome you into Grady’s Bar at the Base, treating you to a unique après experience. You’ll be able to revel in the day’s adventure with other trip attendees and our Guides over complimentary beer, wine or soft drinks while enjoying light hors d’oeuvres. After the après session, the group will take the bus back to the Grand Imperial Hotel for a celebratory banquet featuring provocative speakers and kids who have benefited from your generosity.


Telluride: Enjoy two days/one night in Telluride. *Option to extend additional night at Telluride* If you have yet to experience Telluride, you are in for a special treat. With more than four thousand feet of vertical including some of the best terrain in Colorado and a San Juan mountain landscape that will embrace you, Telluride will capture your heart and awaken your soul.


Your stay will be at the luxurious Peaks Resort & Spa, a great ski in ski out location. You will enjoy guided skiing with our top private instructors, a catered private lunch on the mountain at one of their signature outdoor dining venues and a banquet at Allred’s (named in honor of Telluride Mountain Village founder Ron Allred) on top of the San Sophia Ridge overlooking the town of Telluride 2,000 feet below.