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.

 

Outerbike coming to Crested Butte Mountain Resort

 

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Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Evolution Bike Park has a little something for everyone, at every level.  

Not that you really needed one, but here’s yet another reason to ride mountain bikes in Crested Butte. On the eve of Fall Outerbike 2016, the company behind these popular consumer demo events, Western Spirit Cycling, announced it was expanding in 2017 to include a summer stop in the famous Colorado mountain town that helped spawn this whole fat tire theme in the first place. Continue reading

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

 

Lunar Fun

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Celebrating the FULL Moon ~ Snowshoers hiked, fat bikers pedaled, and skiers meet up at Ten Peaks, Mt. Crested Butte at the Umbrella Bar on Saturday, January 23 to celebrate the full moon. 

“We wanted to create a unique place at this premier spot on the mountain,” explains Larry Pirner, director of culinary operations at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.“We invite guests to come and enjoy some mountain hospitality, the best views in the west, and some great hand-crafted food. To add a fun European tradition, every afternoon a blast from a genuine Alphorn will welcome skiers and rider to the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks, reminding all that it is time for après ski to begin at this must-visit new location at the resort.”

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