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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Wahoo! Crested Butte Ski Season Opens November 24th!

Okay, I am already thinking SKI SEASON!   Wahoo! Crested Butte Ski Season Opens November 24th!

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Crested Butte, located in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, is the place to inspire your passion for adventure. With vibrant Victorian store-fronts and expressive local characters, Crested Butte remains true to its heritage and radiates an unparalleled welcoming and inviting spirit that will take you back to a simpler life and time.

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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.

 

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 Rich in Eco-Tourism Opportunities

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I’m a believer!  It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful place for your next eco-tourism Eco Tourirsm Mtnadventure than Crested Butte, Gunnison County, in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

Featuring pristine rivers filled with thriving fish and insect populations, wildlife of many varieties, an abundance of wildflowers and millions of acres of public lands, the area offers some of the richest eco-tourism opportunities available. Summer in Crested Butte, Mt. Crested Butte, Almont, and Gunnison offers an abundance of opportunities to get out and explore the wilderness surrounding our local communities and countless chances to explore the natural world around. In winter time, many of our animals hibernate, but there are still eco-tourism opportunities, including winter photography workshops and other adventures out in the snow.

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Crested Butte ~ Mountain Beauty

Beautiful Crested Butte ~ Sharing adventures of Crested Butte, Colorado

From trekking the paths of paradise, singletrack to nordic track skiing, big trout to big air ~ there is so much to discover in Crested Butte!   Sign up here to receive news, information on events, lodging and experience Crested Butte year roundcropped-sun-rie.jpg

Crested Butte has much to offer in the winter, summer and in-between. The mountain scenery is spectacular and recreational opportunities are endless.

 Crested Butte is known as “Colorado’s Last Great Ski Town” and “The Wildflower Capital of Colorado.” 

biking 2A definite town with much spunk, energy and friendly, fun-loving locals. Crested Butte offers just about everything an outdoor enthusiast desires: skiing, mountain biking, hiking, wildflower viewing, kayaking, fly-fishing, climbing, zip-lining, golf, mini-golf, festivals and much more.  There are a variety of lodging offerings; stay at the mountain’s Grand Lodge or other hotels on Crested Butte Mountain,  just minutes from town on the free shuttle bus.

Stroll down the streets and alleys and make sure to see all the historic buildings, most of which date back to the late 1800’s when Crested Butte was a bustling coal mining town.

Crested Butte offers much, from music and film festivals, unique and asnowy villageward-winning restaurants, variety of art galleries and shops. Crested Butte also hosts numerous special events such as the Wildflower Festival,  Wine & Food Festival,  Crested Butte Arts Fair and much more. 

Location: Southwest Colorado 231 miles southwest of Denver 28 miles North of Gunnison. Altitude: 8,885 feet

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