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.
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.
Great Location, Value & Comfort
Voted #1, the Grand Lodge Crested Butte features 226 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
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 Pool
- Lovely Wildflower Spa
- The Woodstone Grille
- Concierge Services
- Fitness Center & Weight Room
- Steam Room
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Ski and Snowboard Rentals
- Full Service Business Center
- 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!”
Congrats to the Grand Lodge, one of my all-time favorite lodges, for summer and winter! Check it out and check in.
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 26 – 8:00 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
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.
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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