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Is Colorado Travel Master a Concierge Service?

Not exactly. Think of it this way - you tell a friend that you are planning a trip. Your friend says, "I know someone who lives there. You should contact them and see what they recommend." That's what we are, that acquaintance that lives where you want to travel. But we are one step better. It is our job to make the best recommendations and know the most we can about Summit County Colorado.

We do provide many of the same services as a concierge. We can book lodging, we can book a shuttle to and from the airport, we can book snowmobile/ATV tours, we can arrange for the delivery of rental equipment, we can pick up lift tickets and deliver groceries, etc. If we book the lodging, we could swing by that specific property and take a first-hand look if we are not already familiar with it.

This site is set up so that you have the "Do it Yourself" option. Or, if you rather, we would be happy to make any bookings for you, just Contact Us with what you are looking for.


Who Is Colorado Travel Master?

The founder, Rick Post, worked for several years in corporate IT jobs including Director of Software Development. He always dreamed of escaping back to Summit County. The downturn in the economy gave him the chance to start over. After spending some time looking for yet another corporate job, he decided to put his web development skills and a lifetime of local knowledge to work. He came up with a business plan where he could live where he loves and do what he loves. Thus, Colorado Travel Master was born.

What better job than to learn the most you can about your local community? We truly believe that Summit County is a wonderful place to visit in both the winter and in the summer. We want visitors to Summit County to enjoy their trip to the fullest.


Wait...what's in it for Colorado Travel Master?

True, we can't afford to do this for free.

Some of the businesses we recommend pay us a commission on sales. Before you jump to conclusions, our recommendations are not based on commissions. Several of the recommendations on this site pay us no commissions at all. For the ones that do pay commissions, these commissions come out of their price at no additional cost to you! Many times, our arrangements end up saving you money as well, such as with some of the shuttle services and with some of the ski rental services. You get a discount, we get a commission, and they get a sale - win win win. There are some rare times when there may be an additional cost to you, such as grocery delivery. If we deliver ourselves instead of contracting it out, we will charge a delivery fee. Another example would be when we are working directly with a property owner and they refuse to pay commissions, then we may ask you to pay us for the time involved making the arrangements. We will inform you of any possible fees well in advance, but this is a rarity.

Our reputation is at stake. We truly believe in the recommendations on this site. We want to hear feedback on our recommendations. If you had a terrific time or a terrible time, we want to know about it. Things are constantly changing. Perhaps a restaurant has changed owners or chefs and should no longer be on our list, or should be added to our list. We want to know about that.

Use our Contact Us form, or simply email us at info@coloradotravelmaster.com


We Give Back

We volunteer on the annual Make a Difference Day.

We continue to volunteer time and expertise to Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Continental Divide (CASA) in support of abused and neglected children.

We have volunteered at the local animal shelter.


Have You Really Been Around Longer Than Keystone?

Yes, I have been in Summit County longer than Keystone Ski Area. Here are my season passes for the first 5 years that Keystone was open. They opened on November 21st of 1970. In the 1974-75 season, they changed to their new logo. The house in which I grew up was on the trail map.

Keystone Season Passes


Testimonials

Please see our Testimonials page.

In The Press

The Summit Daily News wrote an article on Colorado Travel Master.

Books

Babes on Boards is a comedy about a small ski area trying to fend off a large conglomerate intent upon gobbling it up. Shadow Bowl is facing negative cash flow, a rapidly melting snow pack, aging snowmaking equipment, dilapidated chairlifts, and an influx of (gulp) snowboarders.

Join Cliff in this laugh-a-minute tale as he attempts to rally the troops, overcome the obstacles, shed his aversion to snowboarders, and battle the Peaks Conglomerate. Neither side is above stooping to sabotage in order to win.

You will never look at skiing, or snowboarding, the same way again.



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