Come enjoy January in Crested Butte!

Winter is here in Crested Butte and we are thoroughly enjoying it! The streets of town are covered with snow and the Elk Mountain Lodge provides an inviting glow to Crested Butte’s visitors.

Even though it is mid-January, there are still a lot of events to keep you busy during your stay to Crested Butte.

Snow blankets the town of Crested Butte, adding to its charm.

Snow blankets the town of Crested Butte, adding to its charm.

Mountain High Music Festival

The Mountain High Music Festival is taking place now! The Music Festival brings in musicians and songwriters from across the country to create an eclectic blend of performances that are sure to please your ear. Some shows are free and some require tickets. To find out more about the line-up or to purchase tickets, check out the Mountain High Music Festival Website.

Backcountry skiing in Crested Butte.

Randonee races are fun & can get you in shape for backountry touring in Crested Butte.

Randonee Races

Try your hand at randonee racing! Griggs Orthopedics is putting on a series of FREE races with food, beer, and a raffle all waiting for you when you make it to the top! The race takes place on the Daytime Uphill route at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. The next race is on January 25th. For more details visit the CBMR website.

Crested Butte at night.

Crested Butte glows at night. Be sure to enjoy it!

Enjoying the Outdoors at Night

There are many ways to enjoy the Crested Butte Outdoors at night! For example, you could put on your cross-country skis or snowshoes and head out into the Slate River backcountry for one mile to find the Magic Meadows Yurt. Once there, you can enjoy a nice dinner, which must be reserved. The next available dates are for January 24th and February 7th.

Are you looking for a way to enjoy the full moon? The next full moon is on February 3rd. To celebrate the full moon, Crested Butte Mountain Resort is having a Moonlight Snowshoe Tour. An $85 package gives you shuttle transportation, rentals for snow shoes an poses, hot drinks, and a snack. Visit the CBMR website for more details.

Snow-glazed trees are a sign of a good winter in Crested Butte.

Snow-glazed trees are a sign of a good winter in Crested Butte.

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Happy Holidays!

The Holidays are a time for gatherings, baking delicious foods, and creating lasting memories! And we’re honored to share in the memory making with you!
Happy Holidays to you from all of us at Elk Mountain Lodge!

This year we’ve been blessed to have an abundance of snow and spirits are high. The ski area had a record opening with 6 lifts spinning on day one, and more new terrain is opening as the snow continues to favor our area!

Thanksgiving ski camp

This year abundant snowfall allowed the Crested Butte Nordic Center to host their annual Thanksgiving Ski Camp 100% in town!

Crested Butte, Winter wonderland!

Storm patterns have favored Crested Butte this year, and we have more Nordic trails and more Ski Area trails than usual.

Crested Butte Backcountry  Skiing

There’s plenty of powder to go around… get out there and enjoy it!

Crested Butte Nordic Spotlight

CBNC kids ski & rent for FREE

Remember families, kids 17 and under ski and rent for free at the Crested Butte Nordic Center!

Get the CBNC Kids Ski FREE details here

Yurt Dinner

Yurt Dinners offer an real Backcountry treat for participants! Reserver your spot today!

Get the YURT Dinner FREE details here

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Winter in 2 days! Early season Nordic skiing is amazing.

Ski from town, all the trails are groomed and the Crested Butte Nordic Center is open. Come visit for the


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Did you know the Elk Mountain Lodge is haunted?

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October high places by Xavi, our new photo contributor.


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Love off-season desert trips!


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Checking out the Aspens with my favorite riding partner.


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Teocalli Ridge

Alpine Flowers on Teocalli Ridge Trail. Re-opened after years of being closed for trail damage, Teo Ridge is open and riding great.


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Big Mountain Enduro Race in CB

This is a historical 1st annual race for Crested Butte. Good little video explains it. Click link..

Biggest Enduro race in U.S. comes to Crested Butte

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Green trees, flowers and open trails = Summer

Been riding Snodgrass and many trails close to town are now open!photo 2Snodgrass

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