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30 11, 2017

A Practical Guide to Becoming a Ski Bum

2020-05-20T17:32:34+00:00Crested Butte Skiing, Winter|

Year-round beach lovers and bikini-wearers, who live in places that do not require at least 3 layers of clothing in order to safely step out the front door, may question “why would anyone want to be a ski bum?” Equally curious are those who have pursued careers with regular paychecks allowing them to afford luxuries like, oh, a place to live, a car that runs and food that goes beyond boxed noodles. Ask a ski bum and you will find out that it’s all about the snow. What on earth could possibly be better than careening down a cold, steep, [...]

7 11, 2017

Gunnison & Crested Butte, Colorado: A Living Snow Globe

2020-05-20T17:34:35+00:00Cabins, Crested Butte Activities, Crested Butte Skiing, Winter|

The holiday season always has its own magic but in the towns of Gunnison and Crested Butte, Colorado, the phrase “Winter Wonderland” comes to mind. Blanketed with snow, Elk Avenue in Crested Butte takes on the appearance of a living snow globe. The ice rinks and ponds are filled with skaters. Town families gather around for Christmas tree lightings. It’s a Norman Rockwell painting that has come to life! For a glimpse into this fairy tale life, consider some of the favorite things that local residents love to do during the holiday season. Thanksgiving Day 11/23/17 Opening day for the [...]

27 09, 2017

Winter in Crested Butte: Snow Sports Paradise

2020-05-20T17:35:05+00:00Crested Butte Activities, Crested Butte Skiing, Road Trip with the Kids, Winter|

Can you feel the chill in the air? Winter is coming and if you love snow sports and live in the Crested Butte area, you are getting pretty excited to see the white stuff! Winter in Crested Butte is magical. Crested Butte has been voted “The Last Great Ski Town,” meaning it is still authentic, unspoiled, un-commercial and not too glitzy. On top of that, it is an absolute paradise for winter sports of all kinds. Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding Crested Butte Mountain Resort is the local ski area, known for its fantastic extreme terrain, yet offering plenty of beginner/intermediate trails for [...]