Tucked away in southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, between Telluride and Crested Butte, are 1,750 private acres of wilderness in the Cimarron Range. Surrounded by undevelopable public and natural forest lands, this high ridge and quiet valley are home to the Cimarron Mountain Club.
While Cimarron feels incredibly remote, it can be reached quite easily. Cimarron Mountain Club is 45 minutes from the airport in Montrose or 1 hour and 20 minutes from the airport in Gunnison, both of which have frequent jet service from major cities throughout the United States.
Getting Around … The Club
Cimarron Mountain Club endeavors to be a car-free community. In the winter, roads are packed and groomed, rather than plowed. Owners and their guests arriving by automobile are greeted at Black Bear Meadow, just inside Cimarron’s entry gate, and transported to their cabins over-snow via snowcat, Alpina Sherpa or tracked Suburban. Owner vehicles are protected in covered shed garages at the entry meadow for the length of their stay. Owners can also arrive via a scenic ten minute charter helicopter ride directly from the airport in Montrose.
Since the lodge and almost all of the cabins are ski-in, ski-out, there is not a large need for over-snow transportation during a member’s winter stay, and most cabins are located within a short walk or ski from the main lodge. However, over-snow transportation is available, on demand, for any desired trips within The Club.
Getting Around … The Mountain
The ski mountain at Cimarron is three miles wide and includes a broad variety of ski terrain, including more than 60 beginner, intermediate and advanced trails on over 1,000 acres. All skiing takes place from 15 different “drop zones” scattered along almost two miles of the Cimarron Ridge, at elevations ranging between 11,100 and 11,430 feet.
Heated luxury, snack-filled snowcats lead skiers and riders across 1,000+ acres. Professional guides select terrain and specific runs based on the snow conditions and the preferences and abilities within the group.