Love-hate-love relationship with snow in Crested Butte, Colorado’s snowiest town

Skiing in Crested Butte, Colorado.
Ski town residents ski, shovel and revel in “the storm we all moved to Crested Butte for.”

Living inside a snow globe makes people say strange things.

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There’s Gold in Those Hills

Check out the gorgeous Autumn golden colors in Crested Butte, Colorado!

Love the fall in Colorado, hiking through the mountains and seeing the golden Aspens, and wide range of beautiful trees with amazing bright colors!  This is a great time of year to check out Mt. Crested Butte.  We like to stay at The Grand Lodge, and you might check that out as well.

 

Grand Lodge Voted #1 by Trip Advisor

Voted #1 – Click here to see Trip Advisor reviews

Great Location, Value & Comfort

Voted #1, the Grand Lodge Crested Butte features Grand Lodge w view of Mt CB226 oversized hotel rooms and spacious suites to accommodate all types of travelers. Every room is surprisingly affordable and includes comforts and conveniences to make your stay ideal, any time of the year.  *Certificate of Excellence

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The Grand Lodge Crested Butte provides a full line of services and amenities to make your vacation the relaxing getaway it should be. The friendly concierge, bell staff, ski and bike valets, and full-service front desk staff are available to provide for your every need.

Visit the Grand Lodge on Mt. Crested Butte and enjoy extra special on-site amenities:

  • Indoor/Outdoor PoolGrand Lodge 409
  • Lovely Wildflower Spa
  • The Woodstone Grille
  • Concierge Services
  • Fitness Center & Weight Room
  • Steam Room
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Ski and Snowboard Rentals
  • Full Service Business CenterGrand Lodge
  • Ski Valet / Bike Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • 24-Hour Security
 

“Tops! I see why this is rated #1. Every time I return to the Grand Lodge I feel very welcomed. From the greeting by the bellman, to the prompt front desk service, to clean, comfortable large rooms, it is the best of the mountain. I love the Grand Lodge is so closed to the ski lift, biking trails, restaurants and shops. The mountain express bus is great for a quick trip down the mountain to the town of CB. Try the restaurant for breakfast, and evening adult beverages by the fire. I rate the Grand Lodge 5 stars!”

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Luxury Pool & Hot Tub

 

Congrats to the Grand Lodge, one of my all-time favorite lodges, for summer and winter!  Check it out and check in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feeling The Rocky Mountain High at 11,000 ft. 

Today we blazed trails up and around Irwin, near Crested Butte, at sunset. Hours later, still feeing truly “high” from the beauty and peacefulness of the mountains.  Another reason to love Colorado!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Star Freeride World Qualifier in CB

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February 26, 2016 until February 29, 2016
Crested Butte is home to one of the longest standing big mountain competitions in the country: The US Extreme Freeskiing Championships. Over the last 26 years, professional athletes have competed in the famed Crested Butte Extremes for a chance at the title of US Extreme Freeskiing Champion.

 

4 Star Athlete check in and registration will be held on Friday, February 26th.

The two day competition will start on Saturday, February 27th and finals will be held for qualifying competitors on Sunday, February 28th.
2 Star Freeride World Qualifier – February 268:00 am to 2:00 pm

Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association will host a 2 Star Qualifying event in conjunction with the Freeride World Tour on February 26th.  The top athlete in each category will be awarded a “wildcard” spot in the 4 Star Qualifier at Crested Butte on Feb. 27 and 28.  

Click here for more information on the IFSA website: http://www.freeskiers.org/events/event-categories/event/488-crested-butte-ifsa-fwq-2-and-4-fwq.html

 

For hotel booking: http://www.skicb.com/lodging/grand-lodge

 

Crested Butte Wins Title of Best Ski Town!

Crested-Butte_ USA Today A former high-elevation mining town, Crested Butte has more of a rural, laid-back vibe than some of the state’s more glitzy resorts. With a population of under 2,000, Crested Butte’s Victorian-era downtown houses a smattering of boutiques and restaurants, complemented by amazing surrounding scenery of the Elk Mountains and access to some of the best skiing in the state.

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Awesome accommodations, après-ski options, small town appeal, a restaurant scene and plenty of entertainment off the slopes — these are the qualities of a great ski town! For the past four weeks, USA TODAY 10Best readers have been voting for their favorite from a pool of 20 nominees, hand-picked by our panel of pro skiers and snowboarders. The polls are closed and the results are in!

The top 10 winners in the category Best Ski Town are as follows:

• Crested Butte, Colo.
• North Conway, N.H.
• Truckee, Calif.
• Lake Placid, N.Y.
• Steamboat Springs, Colo.
• Taos, N.M.
• Bozeman, Mont.
• Whistler, B.C.
• Stowe, Vt.
• Bend, Ore.

A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Sadie Bjornsen, Sophie Caldwell, Abby Ghent, Caroline Gleich, Elena Hight and Megan McJames were chosen based on their extensive ski or snowboarding experience.

Other nominees for Best Ski Town included Aspen, Colo.; Breckenridge, Colo.; Girdwood, Alaska; Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Ketchum, Idaho; Nelson, B.C.; Park City, Utah; Stratton, Vt.; Telluride, Colo. and Vail, Colo.

Congratulations to Crested Butte and all of the top 10 ski towns!

Full story:  www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-ski-town

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Spring Breakers booking in Crested Butte, Colorado

Who wouldn’t want to head to the mountains for Spring Break!  I am in!skiing 5

Crested Butte News reports that numbers rise at ski area and flights bringing in more people than in 2015.

It’s hard to believe that Spring break is just a few weeks away.  The area is steadily growing busy at Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) and around the valley. The community can expect a steady but manageable level of activity.

“Numbers are climbing,” says Erica Mueller, director of innovations and relations at CBMR. Each weekend from now until spring break, the resort is showing high occupancy levels.

downhill ski 2Overall, February room nights are up 19 percent over last year, and Mueller expects the weekends of February 20 and February 27 to be hoppin’. March is about flat to last year—though there’s still time for that to change.

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