Thank you for considering or signing up for the workshop. Below you'll find the typical process for planning your stay in Ouray, along with what to expect from your time here. Please email us and let us know if you have any questions.
** We are excited to reinstate our Alpine Workshops in 2021. To best minimizing any COVID transmission, we will be enforcing all required COVID practices during all the days at each workshop for all indoor and outdoor activities. At minimum, face-covering, frequent hand sanitizing, and daily health condition check will be required. Some workshop instructions and hands-on work may not be possible or will take longer to allow each participant to complete safely. Alpine Workshop instructor and coordinator reserve the right to deny attendance without refund at any time during the workshop days. In all cases, Alpine Workshop will work with individuals to best suit the situation and to protect others in the workshop and in the local community. A COVID waiver form and practices will be required to be signed and accepted in advance of all travels and workshops. All participants will attend at their own risks for COVID, and Alpine Workshop and its affiliates are not responsible for anyone's health condition at any time. **
Once registered with a required deposit, you will be sent a workshop confirmation via email. If no email is available, we can fax or mail it to you.
You can expect to arrive one day before the workshop begins, and depart one day after the workshop. Usually, the workshop ends at about 4 to 5 pm daily, depending on the attendees' needs. And you may want to plan for at least 3 hours to include traveling to the airport for your flight. Please take this into your consideration for your outgoing flight.
Montrose Airport (MTJ) is about 50 minutes away from the workshop / hotel. Before you finalize and book a flight, you may want to put your itinerary on hold and contact us by email or (888) 925-7999. We then can advise you whether we will be able to provide you ground transportation among all the folks arriving. Depending on everyone's schedule, we should have no problem arranging a pickup at MTJ airport one day prior to the workshop.
On the way out, if you are flying out of MTJ, we likely will be able to drop you off on the day AFTER the last day of the workshop. Again, it would be best if you find a flight that fits your schedule, put it on hold, and contact us before booking it.
If you are flying into Montrose Airport (MTJ) for just the workshop, there should be no need for you to rent a car.
We are able to do pick-ups from MTJ to the hotel the day before the first day of the workshop, and we will be able to drop you off back at MTJ the morning after the last day of the workshop. During the class days, the workshop is a 10‐minute drive from the hotel. We will be able to drive everyone to/from the hotel. Lunch is usually riding together into a nearby town (Ridgway). Dinner is usually by the hotel. And they are walking‐distance (within a mile) from the hotel with a slight hill. It's a short walk or car ride after getting freshened up after a day's workshop.
We have reserved a group of hotel rooms in Ouray. The check-in / check-out dates are one day before and after the scheduled workshop.
If you choose to stay at our reserved block of the rooms, there is no need for you to call the hotel directly. We will add the hotel room cost to your workshop final invoice, which is 2 weeks before the workshop. The hotel cost will be on a pass-through basis, which means what you pay us is what we pay the hotel, including any taxes and fees.
Should you choose to stay elsewhere or need a different check-in/out itinerary, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can cancel those rooms reserved for the workshops without penalties, which is usually about 2 to 4 weeks before the first night of a stay. As long as your hotel is within a few miles (within Ouray), we can still keep the same ground transportation plans without renting another vehicle.
Ouray is a smaller town and has older buildings. Please assume the hotel has no elevators and wheelchair access, and each room will have one bed and one bathroom. If you have any specific requirements and accessibility needs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-925-7999. We will find ways to accommodate your needs.
All meals are usually gathered by the whole group. Breakfast will be on the way from the hotel to the workshop; Joe joins the lunches and occasional dinners.
Meet at 7:00 AM in the hotel lobby. Go to breakfast, leave by 7:45 AM, head to workshop by 8 AM.
Lunch is around noon or 1 pm, depends on everyone.
Workshop ends about 5 to 6 pm, depending on everyone's need.
Dinner is at 7 in town by the hotel.
Meal cost is not included in the workshop fee.
Workshop Forum (still accessible but retiring)
You are invited to join our Alpine Forum. It's an on-going forum for any Alpine attendees and supporting vendor partners. It's not a sales forum (just like it's not a sale workshop). We focus on the technical and resource sharing.
You will be receiving an electronic copy of the binder about a few days before the workshop. We will also give you a photocopy of the same binder on the first day of the workshop. This includes material that our instructor will cover in the workshop and additional links and resources that may come in handy for your future operations. Some folks like to bring their tablet devices such as iPad to take notes or pull up any catalog questions.
The workshop takes place in a live workshop in a scenic country'side type environment. It's a relaxing yet productive environment with limited amount of students so that everyone gets to learn, ask questions and share experiences. We are also around to support any logistical need while the instructor goes through the workshop. Your workshop dress attire should be causal yet protective, such as long pants, sturdy shoes, tied up long hair to prevent you from cuts and accidents that may occur in a wood shop. Goggles, gloves and earplugs are provided in the workshop, or you may bring your own preferred safety wear. You may participate in running some of the machines and in the assembling process.
If you have any special need, such as physical access, please let us know, and we can see how we can accommodate you.
A $500 deposit is required to reserve a workshop spot. This is refundable up to 60 days prior to the originally sign-up workshop. Within the 60 day period of the workshop, you may reschedule for future workshop if required and deposit will not be returned. The remaining workshop fee is due two (2) weeks prior to the first day of workshop. The form of payment accepted is Visa or MasterCard, and online pay-by-cheque. Should the workshop be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, you will be notified immediately and any workshop fee will be refunded if rescheduling is not possible. We haven't had to cancel any workshop in the past and we are flexible to work with you on your schedule.