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OUR MISSION Our mission is to custom-make powerful experiences that impact the people who impact the world. Whether heli-skiing near the Arctic Circle in Iceland or casting for bonefish on a remote island in the Bahamas, Eleven experiences are a different kind of escape. We are not found in traditional destinations. Our lodges, chalets and beach houses are miles from the main road - in a historic farming village high along the FrenchItalian border, on a rugged river in Patagonia, and in other unique locations away from the crowd. In each destination, world-class food and lodging are combined with guided outdoor activities on mountains, in the backcountry, and on the water for guests of all ages and all skill levels. In urban locations our guides gracefully introduce guests to local culture, knowledge and places known only to native insiders. No matter where in the world they may be, every facility has five-star accommodations, award-winning chefs, extensive wine cellars, saunas, steam rooms, spas, and friendly, expert guides who will show you new dimensions of life, friendship, family and adventure.
Eleven Experience is headquartered in Crested Butte, Colorado. Eleven represents a new standard in experiential travel. We quench a thirst for unprecedented adventures, authentic connections with down-to-earth guides and deeply personalized holidays for the Adventure Capitalist.
TABLE OF CONTENTS WELCOME
A LETTER FROM YOUR GUIDE
SCARP RIDGE LODGE Colorado
OFF THE BEATEN PATH
CUSTOM TAILORED EXPERIENCES
ELEVEN GUIDE TEAM
At the root of Eleven’s identity is the belief that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice the comforts of home in order to experience some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes and incredible adventures. Our team has scoured the globe for destinations relatively unknown and which still have a strong connection to their community and landscape. Although our properties are far from the main road, they are custom designed to ensure you have access to all of the amenities you should steam showers, saunas, pools, unique hang spaces, comfortable guest rooms and more.
We believe that your trip should be about you. That means that no trip is ever the same. Even before you arrive, our Experience Managers will help plan your dream itinerary, design menus, organize travel logistics, take note of your preferences and plan special moments. We want you to experience the most out of your trip. As a result, most of our stays are largely all-inclusive — meaning that your professional guides, outdoor activities, most meals, house alcohol and local transportation are included. Specific offerings vary at each property - please see destination pages for details.
At the core of the experience is the Eleven Guide Team. This international group of highly-trained outdoor and adventure specialists makes the entire experience. Their mission is to assess your goals and comfort levels and then customize the adventure to provide that “best-day-ever” experience. Our guides’ enthusiasm for their local surroundings and the adventures they share with you is infectious. It’s what sets Eleven Experience apart from any other company in the industry. If getting after it and being slightly out of your comfort zone sounds exciting, this cast of characters will safely lead you through a life-changing experience.
BEST DAY EVER POLICY
ADVENTURES FOR ALL
A REAL CONNECTION
This is important. Unlike other resorts and guide operations, we don’t acknowledge “down days” or “weather days.” There are no rain checks. We are always armed and amped to improvise and be creative. If we can’t ski, we’ll surf. If we can’t fish, we’ll go paddle boarding with a gourmet riverside lunch. You came to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and this is what you’ll get.
There is not a “right” or a “wrong” way to experience an Eleven destination. If you’re a die-hard charger who wants to jam-pack your day with adrenaline-fueled activities, we’ve got you covered. If you’re simply looking for somewhere off the map to turn off your phone and put your feet up, that’s what we’re here for. Looking for a family getaway to reconnect with multiple generations and long lost cousins? You’re in the right place. Regardless of age, adventure enthusiasm, outdoor experience or vacation goals, we will design a trip that exceeds your expectations.
At the end of the day, Eleven strives to create memories that you, your family and your friends can share for a lifetime. We believe the connections and relationships that our guests foster amongst themselves and with nature are the most valuable commodities in the world, and we’re here to create these life-affirming moments with you.
Can’t begin to describe how fired up
I am right now. Empty, glassy, perfect right point this morning and now we’re suiting up to hop in the heli to film skiing. Does it get any better? - Scott Gaffney, MSP Films at Deplar Farm
A LETTER FROM YOUR GUIDE
My name is Alan Bernholtz. I have worked with Eleven Experience since its inception and have been able to watch the company transform into a leader in the experiential travel industry. As Eleven Experience continues to provide new and exhilarating opportunities for guests around the world, we have remained true to our values from day one. By exposing our guests to nature, new challenges and world-class lodging, we facilitate an environment of personal growth, connection, and adrenaline-fueled fun. Our guides are experts in their field, and will provide insight into local culture, geology, biology and what makes our destinations so special. Our job is to show guests the best places in the world, and while doing so, push beyond their comfort zone where they begin to open up and engage with nature, themselves and each other in ways they never have before. Watching this transformation take place is one of my favorite aspects of the job, and it keeps me excited to come to work each day. OUR JOB IS TO SHOW GUESTS THE BEST PLACES IN THE WORLD, AND WHILE DOING SO, PUSH BEYOND THEIR COMFORT ZONE WHERE THEY BEGIN TO OPEN UP AND ENGAGE WITH NATURE, THEMSELVES AND EACH OTHER IN WAYS THEY NEVER HAVE BEFORE.
At Eleven, each trip is different and we understand the unique goals of each guest during their stay. We work closely with guests to tailor their experience, understand their expectations and exceed them. This personal approach to transformative travel allows us to create the â€œbest day everâ€? and to form friendships with clients that last long after the trip is over. Our product is set apart from other operations in that we have the ability to anticipate guests needs and take care of the logistics behind the scenes using our in-house guide team. Our seamless performance allows for an unforgettable adventure, leaving you wanting to book your next trip before you return home.
ALAN BERNHOLTZ LEAD GUIDE
TROLL PENINSULA, ICELAND
CRESTED BUTTE, COLORADO ALMONT, COLORADO
HARBOUR ISLAND, BAHAMAS ISLAMORADA, FLORIDA
RIO PALENA, CHILE
SCARP RIDGE LODGE
T AY L O R R I V E R L O D G E
LE MIROIR, FRANCE
R I O PA L E N A LO D G E
D E P L A R FA R M
SCARP RIDGE LODGE COLORADO
ABOUT CRESTED BUTTE Historically a mining and ranching community, Crested Butte, which sits 8,885ft above sea level, saw a revival in the 1960’s when a ski resort opened on Mt. Crested Butte. This national historic district has been dubbed “Colorado’s Last Great Ski Town.” Averaging 300 inches of snow per year, with almost twice that just outside of town at our cat ski area, Crested Butte is the perfect place to stage your next winter adventure. Known as the “Wildflower Capital of Colorado,” Crested Butte summers have a lot to offer. From the Wildflower Festival to the Film Festival, there is no shortage of cultural and outdoor pursuits. Crested Butte is considered the mountain biking mecca of the world, and boasts the largest single track trail system in the United States with more than 750 miles of track to be had. With other activities on tap such as hiking, fishing and rock climbing, this area provides many opportunities to get out and explore.
WINTER ADVENTURES • Cat skiing • Piste skiing • Cross country skiing • Backcountry skiing • Snowshoeing • Guides ridge • Ice climbing
SUMMER ADVENTURES Adventures are not included in a summer stay. All adventures may be purchased a la carte and will be guided by our in-house team of professional guides. • Fly Fishing* • Hiking* • Mountain biking* • Rock climbing* • Guides ridge* • Standup paddleboarding* • Whitewater rafting* • Inflatable kayaking* • 14er climbing*
*Subject to availability and special pricing.
Crested Butte has a great culinary scene. There are numerous restaurants within walking distance of the Lodge for you to try for dinner. You can look forward to delicious local pizza and taco joints, French fine dining and farm-to-table inspired menus.
ABOUT THE PROPERTY
SCARP RIDGE LODGE Located in downtown Crested Butte, our lodge was formerly the Croatian Hall, where miners would gather for drinking and dancing during the coal mining heyday. It purposefully lives like a home. Think open floor plan, stocked kitchen and pantry, and flat screen TV slideshows from your day’s adventure. Guest-controlled Crestron entertainment systems are set to music preferences, while coffee and a preheated sauna each morning are prep for tackling the trails.
PROPERTY DETAILS • • • • • • • • •
5 king en suites Bunkroom with 2 queen, 2 full and 3 twin beds Single nanny bedroom connecting to bunkroom Saltwater pool Steam room Sauna Indoor and outdoor hot tubs Media room with HD projector and screen Children’s playroom
• Great room • Library • Gym equipped with elliptical machine and pilates reformer • Oxygen enriched air system • Individual lockers for gear storage • Personalized in-room retail bar • 13,500 square feet • Max capacity: 20 people
BUYOUT Starting at $15,520* per night for private lodge buyout based on 10 guests (two night minimum stay)
BUYOUT Starting at $4,590* per night for private lodge buyout based on 14 guests
BY ROOM limited availability during certain holiday periods Starting at $2,800* per room, per night (based on double occupancy)
INCLUSIONS: Guide service offering customized adventure itineraries, all gear necessary for activities, prearrival planning with an Eleven Experience Manager, use of property bicycles, one day of professional photography*, use of on-mountain chalets, chef prepared breakfast, lunch and aprĂ¨s, organic fresh food minibar, house alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, round trip airport transfers to Gunnison and Montrose*. * Not included for by room offering.
Prorated buyout pricing starting at $3,890* per night for private lodge buyout based on 10 guests BY ROOM limited availability during certain holiday periods Starting at $650* per room, per night (based on double occupancy)
INCLUSIONS: Pre-arrival planning with an Eleven Experience Manager, chef prepared breakfast and aprĂ¨s, organic fresh food minibar, house alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, round trip airport transfers to Gunnison*. * Not included for by room offering. *Average tax of 10% - 14% not included in pricing.
CAT SKIING WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Scarp Ridge Lodge and Sopris House offer guests one of the most exclusive ski experiences in the world. Accessible by tricked-out snowcats, our guests have access to 1000+ acres of ski terrain in Irwin, Colorado. Coupled with private use of our on-mountain chalets, guests have the opportunity to ski untouched cold-smoke powder and enjoy the company of their families and friends day in and day out. WHAT IS A SNOWCAT? WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT ELEVEN’S SNOWCATS? A snowcat is an enclosed vehicle used to drive up and down the mountain so that you can access untouched terrain for the best possible skiing conditions. Our snowcats are custom built with your comfort in mind – think leather seats, flat screen tvs, heat, sound systems and large windows.
WHERE IS IRWIN COLORADO? HOW DO WE GET THERE? Irwin is located 12 miles west of Crested Butte. The snowcat will pick you up at the front door of Scarp Ridge Lodge or Sopris House. You’ll enjoy a 45 minute ride through the wilderness to Irwin.
DO WE HAVE A HOME BASE AT IRWIN? WHERE DO WE HAVE LUNCH? We have two cozy on-mountain chalets at Irwin where your group will put on your ski boots, have lunch and enjoy après. You’re also welcome to hang out at the cabins throughout the day if you want to take a break or lounge by the fire.
HOW MUCH SNOW DOES IRWIN GET EACH YEAR? Irwin is famous for its cold-smoke powder – and lots of it. The area receives an average of 450 inches of snow each year.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE TERRAIN AT IRWIN? Irwin offers a variety of terrain. Think open alpine bowls, steep narrow chutes, wide untouched hillsides, and tight tree skiing terrain. While we find our terrain is best suited for intermediate to expert skiers, our guides are well versed in working with children and skiers of varying abilities.
RECOMMENDED WINTER ITINERARY SCARP RIDGE LODGE
WELCOME + IN-HOUSE DINNER
CAT SKI AT IRWIN
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Afternoon arrival Private ski fitting at the Lodge Evening cocktail party Chef prepared dinner on property*
DAY 2 CAT SKI AT IRWIN • • • • • • • • •
Start the morning with restorative yoga* Enjoy a chef prepared breakfast Ride in our snowcat to Irwin Ski fresh Colorado powder Enjoy a gourmet lunch at our on-mountain chalet Continue skiing at Irwin in the afternoon Kick back and enjoy après Return to Scarp Ridge Lodge and soak in the rooftop hot tub Dinner out in Crested Butte*
Chef prepared breakfast Ride in our snowcat to Irwin Enjoy a full day of cat skiing Relax with après drinks and snacks Return to the Lodge for a swim or steam Have dinner out on the town*
DAY 5 CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE • Begin the day with guided yoga* • Chef prepared breakfast • Guests choose their own adventure – cat skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing • Enjoy a picnic lunch in the field • Return to the Lodge for afternoon massages* and cocktails • Have a private dinner on property*
SKI AT CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN RESORT
• Enjoy a chef prepared breakfast • Morning ski at Crested Butte Mountain Resort • Relax and have lunch at our private slopeside condo • Return to the lodge for afternoon massages* • Kickback with après at the bar • Savor an in-house chef prepared dinner*
• Chef prepared breakfast • Depart
*Subject to availability and special pricing.
CAT SKIING TERRAIN MAP IRWIN COLORADO
THE DETAILS TERRAIN FACTS LOCATION 12 miles west of Crested Butte, Colorado
OPERATING SEASON December through April
Elk Mountains, Colorado
AVERAGE ANNUAL SNOWFALL firstname.lastname@example.org Irwin, www.elevenexperience.com Colorado – 450 inches Crested Butte, Colorado – 300 inches
LOCATION: 12 miles west of Crested Butte, Colorado ELEVATIONS Crested Butte, Colorado – 8,885 ft. Irwin, Colorado – 10,200 ft. OPERATING OPER SEASON: Highest point of our terrain – 12,212 ft. December through April Highest nearby peak – 13,058 ft. (Mt. Owen)
MOUNTAIN RANGE: TERRAIN Elk Mountains, Colorado Acerage – 1,000 acres Number of skiers per day – 10 Daily vertical – 10,000 to 15,000 ft. AVERAGE ANNUAL SNOWFALL: Number of runs per day – 8-12 Irwin - 600 inches Longest vertical drop – 2,100 ft.
Crested Butte - 300 inches
ELE ELEVATIONS: Crested Butte - 8,885 ft. Irwin (Movie Cabin) - 10,200 ft. Highest point of our terrain - 12,212 ft. Highest peak - Mt. Owen at 13,058 ft. TERRAIN: Acerage - 1,000+ acres Number of skiers/riders per day - 10 skie Daily vertical - 10 to 15,000 ft. Number of runs per day - 8 - 12 runs Longest vertical drop - 2,100 ft 17
RECOMMENDED SUMMER ITINERARY SCARP RIDGE LODGE
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• Begin the day with guided yoga* • Chef prepared breakfast • Mountain bike Crested Butte’s famous single track* • Gourmet picnic on the trail • Return and relax at the Lodge • Private in-house dinner*
Afternoon arrival Welcome cocktail and property tour Townie bike ride through Crested Butte Enjoy a gourmet dinner at the Lodge*
DAY 2 FLY FISHING + WHITEWATER RAFTING • • • • •
Early morning guided yoga and stretching* Chef prepared breakfast Head to the Taylor River for guided fly fishing* Riverside picnic lunch Afternoon whitewater rafting trip down the Taylor River* • Relax in the early evening - steam, soak or swim • Eat out at one of Crested Butte’s farm-to-table inspired restaurants* • Savor cocktails in the rooftop hot tub under the Colorado stars
DAY 3 “GO BIG” DAY • Chef prepared breakfast • Guided mountaineering to summit Mount Crested Butte* • Enjoy a gourmet picnic in the mountains • Go stand-up paddle boarding on the Slate River* • Have dinner in downtown Crested Butte*
DAY 5 HIKE SCARP RIDGE • Watch the sun rise from the rooftop hot tub • Chef prepared breakfast • Group hike along the Lodge’s namesake trail - Scarp Ridge* • Gourmet picnic in the mountains • Spend the afternoon strolling the streets of Crested Butte • Sip cocktails at our private bar • Sit down to a Colorado-inspired courtyard barbecue*
DAY 6 DEPARTURE • Chef prepared breakfast • Depart
*Adventures are not included in a summer stay. All adventures may be purchased a la carte and will be guided by our in-house team of professional guides.
GETTING HERE BY PLANE The airports that are nearest to Scarp Ridge Lodge are as follows: • Gunnison Regional Airport (GUC)
30 minutes south of Crested Butte • Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ)
90 minutes west of Crested Butte • Aspen Regional Airport (ASE)
2.5 hours northwest during the summer (via Kebler pass); 5 hours in the winter • Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)
3 hours west of Crested Butte • Denver International Airport (DEN)
4.5 hours northeast of Crested Butte One round trip airport transfer for guests is included for Gunnison and Montrose airports for property buyout stays.
BY CAR Guests are welcome to drive to Scarp Ridge Lodge. • The physical address of Scarp Ridge Lodge is 512 2nd Street, Crested Butte, Colorado 81224
CRESTED BUTTE MONTROSE GUNNISON
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