Ski for Free?

Yes, you can ski free this winter in Crested Butte!

Stay at the Elk Mountain Lodge and receive FREE SKIING at Crested Butte Mountain Resort!

Prices start at $129 per room ($64.50 per person).

Includes 1 night lodging, 2 lift tickets, and full breakfast.

Based on 2 people only. Valid 11/21 – 12/13/2012.

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Summer Events in Crested Butte

Here are some awesome local events happening in our community this summer!
Click on the event link to get more information.

Alpenglow – Free Outdoor Concerts in the Park (Every Mon. from June 25-Aug 13)
Crested Butte Music Festival (Jun 30–Aug 12)
Live From Mt Crested Butte Free Music Series (Every Wed. from July 11-Aug 29)
Bluegrass in Paradise Kids Camp (July 9-13)
Bluegrass in Paradise Music Festival (July 14-15)
Crested Butte Wildflower Festival (July 9–15)
Living Journeys Summit Hike and Mountain Half Marathon (July 28)
Crested Butte Arts Festival (August 4–5)
Chefs on the Edge Culinary Competition (August 20)
USA Pro Cycling Challenge (August 21–22)
AWEfest: Artists of the West Elk Art Displays (July and August)
Crested Butte Film Festival (September 27–30)

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Yoga Rocks the Butte Comes to Crested Butte, Colorado – February, 2012

“Yoga Rocks the Butte” is coming to beautiful Crested Butte, Colorado in February 2012!

This inaugural winter festival is the first ever yoga winter festival, as well as the first yoga festival that includes programming for kids and teens! Enjoy yoga, music, & meditation as well as world class skiing, snowboarding and other winter activities in “Colorado’s last great ski town!”

This event to benefit non-profit organization, Yoga World Reach, features Shiva Rea, Micheline Berry, Govindas, and many more.  Concerts and live music from some of the most popular kirtan musicians in the yoga industry such as Dave Stringer, Steve Gold, and more. There will be a variety of stimulating workshops, a vendor village with socially conscious retail companies from the yoga industry, as well as the opportunity for winter sports, all at the beautiful Crested Butte Mountain Resort with lift access just steps outside the festival doors!

Lodging Package:
Stay at the Elk Mountain Lodge for $139.00 per person per day. Includes 4 nights lodging, 2 three-day Yoga event passes, and breakfast. Based on 2 people. Call us at Toll Free at (800) 374-6521 or (970) 349-7533 to make your reservation.

Get more information about Yoga Rocks the Butte

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Nice Article…

…about Crested Butte in the San Francisco Chronicle. Mentions Elk Mountain Lodge at the end.

Read it here:

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Ski & Stay in Paradise Package

Ski and Stay for cheap in downtown Crested Butte! Enjoy a full breakfast, lobby bar, and balcony rooms with great mountain views.

Only $444.00 (Includes 2 nights lodging, 2 days of skiing, and breakfast for two people)

Valid 1/3 – 2/16/2012 and 3/26 – 4/8/2012

Call us at (800) 374-6521 or (970) 349-7533 to make your reservation (not available online)

To make air reservations, visit

Restrictions apply: Queen or 2-twin room only. Add $40.00 for king bed. 2 day minimum, based on 2 people and availability. Additional package nights can be added for $121.00 per person, per night. Sorry, offer not valid on previous sales.

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Elk Mountain Lodge History

Just added an interesting history about the Historic Elk Mountain Lodge. Check it out…

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Crested Butte Nordic Skiing Update

Welcome to the Winter of 2011 – 2012!
The snow is here and our season is off to a roaring start! The trails are packed at Lily Lake and about to be groomed by the Snowcat. First up on the calendar of events is the Community Potluck Dinner on Thursday, November 10, followed by the ski swap on Saturday, November 12. Join us over Thanksgiving for the annual Training Camp–3 days of clinics for beginners to experts in both classic and skate skiing. We’ll round out Thanksgiving weekend with a benefit celebration for the CBNC at the newly named Kick’n’Glide Winter Gala, featuring food, music, and both a silent and live auction.

Lily Lake Update
As of November 6, the base at Lily Lake was 24 inches. The trails were packed repeatedly this weekend, and we’re headed out with the Snowcat tonight. Volunteers spent the fall clearing new and old Lily Lake trails and we are pleased to announce a new entrance off of Kebler Pass road that’s a more gradual climb to the top. Parking’s available at the Irwin Y, from which you can jump on the easy trails in the valley, and then link up to the new entrance just East of the Y, near where the Wagon Trail joins Kebler Pass Road. Maps of the Lily Lake trails will be available at the CBNC front desk at the Potluck on Thursday. Once again the road will be plowed to the Y through Thanksgiving weekend, making for top-notch skiing during our 11th Annual Thanksgiving Camp.

Ski Swap – November 12
*Rental Skis for SALE*
It’s time to dig out those cross-country skis from the garage, pull your snowshoes down from the attic, and get yourself organized for winter. Come sell your old gear and acquire new-to-you equipment at our annual Nordic Ski Swap on November 12. Drop off is on Friday, from 9 am to 7 pm, Swap is Saturday 9 am – 2 pm, and pick up is Saturday 2 – 5 pm. Entry is $5 on Saturday, and gets you access to not just your neighbor’s skis, but also a bunch of our Nordic rental fleet. Nordic, Telemark, and Alpine Touring equipment are welcome!

Thanksgiving Camp – November 24-26
Now in it’s 11th year, our Thanksgiving Camp just keeps getting better. Trail additions and maintenance have made for improved skiing, and our clinic offerings taught by expert instructors continue to grow. This year, we’re pleased to present three days of clinics taught by Rebecca Dussault, Ingrid Butts, Ross Matlock, Murray Banks, and Toni Westerholm. Work up an appetite with us on Thursday morning at the Classic Skills & Drills refresher day from 9 to 11 am. This new clinic is the perfect way to warm-up for the weekend, learn some new tricks, and meet other Camp participants and instructors so you’re set up for success in the later clinics. Friday and Saturday you’ll get the chance to start your day off right with Pilates taught by Kenny Marks at the Nordic Center at 7 am. The on-snow clinics include beginning, intermediate, and advanced classic and skate clinics. Other featured clinics include the Masters Race and Women’s-specific clinics in both Classic and Skate.

Click here for more detailed descriptions or register online

Kick’n’Glide Winter Gala – November 26

Everyone loves a party, and so we’ve decided to throw ourselves a good one. Every Thanksgiving weekend we host our traditional silent auction dinner, and while the silent auction remains, the name and the venue have changed. Join us this year at the Kick’n’Glide Winter Gala, hosted at Montanya Distillers on Saturday, November 26 at 6 pm. This benefit for the Crested Butte Nordic Council will feature cuisine prepared by Tim Egelhoff, dancing, music by the Beatles tribute band, Dr. Robert, and both a silent and a live auction. Entry is $25 ($5 for children) and includes one Montanya Rum Cocktail for adults.

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Crested Butte Film Festival Schedule

It’s almost time for the Crested Butte Film Festival (Sep 29 – Oct 2, 2011).

The film schedule is now available.

Hmmm… so many good films and events to choose from. How ya’ gonna decide???

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Just 3 More Days…

…and the big bike race will be here! The USA Pro Cycling Challenge arrives Crested Butte on Tuesday. Racers depart Salida Tuesday morning and are expected to pass-through Downtown Crested Butte around 3:00pm.

The spectator fun begins at noon on Elk Avenue at the sprint line in downtown Crested Butte with a townie criterium, closely followed by a U.S. Handcycling Federation handcycling criterium hosted in conjunction with the local Adaptive Sports Center at 1 p.m.  A beer garden and live coverage will be available for spectator enjoyment at these events.

Helpful links:
Event Schedule
Race Course Map
Mountain Express Bus Schedule

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Crested Butte Arts Festival

The Crested Butte Arts Festival is this weekend! The festival is Crested Butte’s signature cultural event and one of Colorado’s Top 5 fine art and fine craft shows. The Festival features 175 well-known, established artists from around the world and is recognized as a top-quality, juried show.

WHEN: Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7, 2011 from 10 am – 5 pm

WHERE: Elk Avenue in Downtown Crested Butte



And don’t forget about CHILDREN’S ART ALLEY, located at the “top” of Elk Avenue in the big tent; hours are 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

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