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Heli-Skiing Operation Oldest and First in Colorado

Telluride, Colorado, January 27, 2014 – Imagine stepping out your hotel door and climbing aboard a humming helicopter, ready to lift off and deposit you at one of the highest elevations in North America. Glide - on your own two feet, through expansive alpine bowls, gladed slopes and classic couloirs among breathtaking mountain scenery. Then, get buzzed back to Après ski in style on The Peaks’ western facing decks. Listen to live music or head to the Spa for a soak in the 42,000sq foot Spa-the largest in Colorado. Dine at the award winning Palmyra restaurant and tuck into bed in one of the luxuriously appointed quest rooms that make the Peaks Resort and Spa a world class destination hotel.

This is the stuff a Powder Hounds’ dreams are made of. This is Helitrax and The Peaks Resort and Spa.

Thirty years ago Helitrax became reality when four local backcountry ski partners combined their talents and enthusiasm for ski mountaineering with a generous dose of can-do optimism, and launched Telluride Helitrax. Established in 1982, Telluride Helitrax is Colorado's original and premiere Heli-Skiing and Snowboarding Guide Service.

Today, the Telluride Helitrax crew are experts at providing small group, customized, backcountry adventures. The professional guides and pilots utilize state of the art helicopters, ski equipment and safety procedures to lead guests through the spectacular San Juan Mountains.

Helitrax is based slope side of the world class Telluride Ski Resort, at the luxury Peaks Resort and Spa, ranked ‘Top 15th Spa’ and ‘Top 50 Ski Resorts’ in North America by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.

The Peaks Resort & Spa is Telluride’s premiere full-service resort hotel. The property includes 161 beautifully appointed guest rooms including 32 suites, 14 penthouse condominiums and 30 two, three, four and five bedroom mountainside cabins – all with astounding mountain views.

The resort offers slopeside access in the winter and is the home to the Telluride Golf Club championship course and Pro Shop. Onsite dining includes Palmyra, the Great Room, The Steaming Bean, Legends and Deep End Grill (summer only), as well as in-room private dining.

The onsite Spa at The Peaks Resort is the largest in Colorado and features 32 treatment rooms and a variety of relaxing and rejuvenating signature treatments. The Spa also encompasses a full service salon, fully-equipped fitness center including Pilates and yoga studios, certified fitness instructors providing a variety of private and group classes, three-lane lap pool with Telluride's only indoor water slide, indoor squash courts, gender specific steam rooms, saunas and Roman tubs, and indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tubs. The NEW Laser Center at The Peaks is located within the Spa at the Peaks and offers Botox, Restylane, Juvederm and Laser assisted surgery.

Heli-ski guests staying at The Peaks Resort and Spa will enjoy discounted accommodations on spa services at The Peaks- a perfect opportunity to unwind after a once in a lifetime skiing adventure. Whether you are a seasoned heli-skier or new to heli-skiing, join Helitrax and The Peaks Resort and Spa for unforgettable adventure at unsurpassed value.


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