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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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

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

 

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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