What should I bring?
At least one gi. There are laundry facilities available onsite.
Rash guards; there may be opportunities for some no gi action.
Toiletries (sunscreen for those who plan to take in the sun...That 9,600' in elevation puts you a little closer to the sun).
Sunglasses...for the same reason above!
Hiking boots (or comfortable shoes), if you plan to hike.
A light jacket in case the weather gets a little cool at night. (Or it snows like it did last year... it is an event in Colorado, after all so plan accordingly.)
Mouth pieces & Grapple Happy Hats, if you got 'em.
Your own drawers and bras...we ain't sharin'!
Braces and sleeves, if you need 'em.
Sports tape, if you use it!
Towels and linens are provided.
Where are we staying?
We have a large hostel, The Bunkhouse, in the town of Minturn, CO all to ourselves. The house has an industrial washer and dryer available at any time. There are 6 showers, 6 toilet stalls and custom-built bunk beds made of locally sourced wood that feature electrical outlets, curtains for privacy, bag storage, private lamps and usb ports. Stay connected on your devices, stream a film or take a nap between training sessions in the comfort of these cozy, private bunks. There is enough space for everyone to be comfortable. Bonus: they stock earplugs in every room!
When & where are we training?
Hybrid Nation Martial Arts has opened their doors to our event. BJJ sessions will happen there.
The training schedule will be provided to you a few weeks before the start of the Retreat. Expect to have the opportunity to train twice a day the full days of the Retreat.
What else is there to do when we're not training?
Lots! There's local hiking, biking and fly-fishing; even a Saturday Market in the parking lot of the hostel! As the event gets closer, we'll put out a vote to choose a group activity we can all do together.
If you have a specific question about an activity, or are wondering if you'll have time for something, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see if we can help you figure that out.
What's the best way to get to the Retreat?
FROM THE DENVER AIRPORT (DIA)
2 hours 22 minutes – 134 miles 1.3 miles- Take Pena Blvd. toward I-70, E-470 3.2 miles- Take exit 6B to merge onto E-470 N toward Boulder, Fort Collins 10.5 miles- Take exit 38 towards US-85, Brighton 1.5 miles- Keep right on US-85 S toward Commerce City 3.7 miles- Merge onto I-70W 12.8 miles- Continue onto I-70W 98 miles- Take exit 171 onto US-6 toward Minturn, US-24 0.2 miles- Take a slight turn towards Minturn, Redcliff 2.1 miles- Turn Right on Nelson Ave. Destination is just up on the left.
FROM THE EAGLE AIRPORT (EGE)
41 minutes – 32.3 miles 0.2 miles- Turn left onto Cooley Mesa Rd. 1.8 miles- At end of road, turn right onto Hwy 6 2.7 miles- At roundabout, take second exit onto Grand Ave 1 mile- At the roundabout, take the third exit onto Eby Creek Rd. 0.2 miles- At the roundabout, take the second exit to stay on Eby Creek Rd. 207 feet- Take a slight right to merge onto I-70 E 24.4 miles- Take exit 171 onto US-6 toward Minturn, US-24 0.2 miles- Take a slight right turn toward Minturn, Redcliff 2.1 miles- Turn Right on Nelson Ave. Destination is just up on the left.
FROM THE VAIL TRANSPORTATION CENTER
9 minutes – 4.7 miles 0.4 miles- At the roundabout, take the third exit to merge onto I-70 W 2.1 miles- Take exit 171 onto US-6 toward Minturn, US-24 0.2 miles- Take a slight right turn toward Minturn, Redcliffe 2.1 miles- Turn Right on Nelson Ave. Destination is just up on the left.
Epic Mountain Express provides individual and group rate shuttle services.
Peak 1 Express provides a group rate shuttle service for up to 14 people.
Additionally, you can get a rental car and enjoy the Rocky Mountains at your leisure.
Whether you're flying in from out of state or just heading up the mountain, be sure to visit the private 2020 Retreat Facebook page to coordinate a carpool with your fellow jiujiteira. (A link will be provided to you upon completion of your Retreat registration.)
What meals are provided?
We will provide three meals per day that will satisfy most diets. Snacks will be stocked for your mid-day cravings! If you have food restrictions, please let us know during registration and we'll do our best to accommodate all reasonable restrictions. We'll also have opportunities to take in the town. You can purchase food and libations out there.
So, I hear that you guys are the mile "high" city. Can we purchase marijuana?
If you are of age, you may purchase cannabis products. The rules of the rental property prevent consumption of marijuana in and around the hostel.