Exclusive Ski Getaway at Silverton & Telluride for SOS

Silverton Mountain and Telluride Ski Resort are joining forces to create an unforgettable event to support Colorado based youth organizations, SOS Outreach, The Cycle Effect and Ski & Snowboard Club Vail.

You're invited to join Michael Johnston, distinguished athletes and an exclusive group of invited guests for the second annual Martin Luther King POWDER CHALLENGE: Empowering and expanding mountain opportunity for every kid.

Generously sponsored by Telluride Ski Resort and  Silverton Mountain this intimate trip combines luxury accommodations with outdoor adventure in Colorado's breathtaking San Juan Mountains. Guests will enjoy a choice of vigorous Alpine skiing or serene Nordic touring; spas and cabins; rum and microbrews; thought provoking conversations and outdoor solitude; community and reflection; combined with athletics and inspiration from SOS Outreach tremendous youth participants.

Take a moment to review your personal invitation from Aaron Brill, CEO of Silverton Guides, and Bill Jensen, CEO of Telluride Ski & Golf

WHEN: Martin Luther King Weekend (January 14-17, 2018)

WHERE: Silverton Mountain (two-nights lodging at historic Grand Imperial Hotel) and Telluride Ski Resort (one night lodging at Peaks Resort & Spa a ski-in, ski-out property)

MINIMUM CONTRIBUTION: $2,750 per person or $5,000 per couple includes 3 nights of lodging, both with private guides and instructors, beverages compliments of Montanya Rum Distillery, private apres ski parties hosted by Silverton and Telluride, banquet dinners hosted at the exclusive Silverton Grand Imperial Hotel and Telluride's Allred Mountain Restaurant, and much more...

Space is limited, reserve your spot today!

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. A portion of your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed under law. Please consult your tax advisor for details on deductibility.


About Speaker Mike Johnston: Born and raised in Vail, Colorado, Johnston is the son of former Vail Mayor Paul Johnston. After graduating from Vail Mountain School, he attended Yale University, earning his bachelor's degree in philosophy. After graduating from college, Johnston taught at a rural high school in Mississippi for two years as part of the Teach for America program. Based on this experience, he wrote the book In the Deep Heart’s Core. After his program ended, Johnston enrolled in the Harvard Graduate School of Education earning a master's degree in education policy.

After earning his master's degree, Johnston enrolled in Yale Law School, and became an education policy advisor to political candidates, including Colorado U.S. Senate candidate Tom Strickland in 2002. After returning to Colorado in 2003, Johnston was hired as a principal by Joan Farley Academy. In 2004, he served as principal of the Marvin Foote Detention Center, which houses students in detention centers held in state custody, and organized the first high school graduation in the center's history.

In 2005, Johnston taught education law at the University of Denver Law School and became the founding principal of MESA (Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts), a public school in Thornton, Colorado. As the school's principal, he helped to develop the school's curriculum and program as the school district shifted to developing smaller schools. Johnston joined the presidential campaign of Barack Obama as an informal advisor early in 2007; by May 2008, he was regarded as one of Obama's key advisors on education issues.

In 2009, Johnston became the Colorado Senator from the 33rd district and was re-elected in 2012. Johnston is currently running for Colorado governor.