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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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Lunar Fun

Lunar Bar Mt CB

 

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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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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