Early Season Nordic Skiing Training in Crested Butte

The 9th Annual Thanksgiving Training Camp will take place in Crested Butte, CO November 27 – 29 2009.

The camp offers training clinics for Classic Nordic Skiing and Skate Skiing for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels on Friday and Saturday. Develop your skills with training offered by Olympic Coaches and Athletes.

The Nordic Fundraisers takes place Saturday night with a Silent Auction and Gourmet Dinner.

Other activities include a Sunday Tour and Waxing Clinics.

For more information, contact the Crested Butte Nordic Center at (970) 349-1707 ext. 5.


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Personal Chef Service at the Elk Mountain Lodge

Personal Chef Services

Enjoy a gourmet, organic, local, home-cooked meal in the comfort of The Lodge

Chef Dana Zobs will prepare you a custom dinner using local, organic ingredients and drop them off at the Elk Mountain Lodge. Premium Beer, Wine, and Spirits available at the Elk Mountain Lodge Bar.

Sample Winter Menu:
Individual Pumpkin, Kale, and Gruyere Tarts

Arugula Salad with Poached Egg and Home made Goat Cheese

Butternut Apple Soup with Fingerling Potato Croutons

Brussel Sprouts with Pecans and Shallots
Potato Latkes with Apple Cranberry Sauce

Roasted Leg of Lamb with Lavendar Salt Crust

Crepes with Apple Compote and Cardamom Whipped Creme

Contact Dana Zobs for More Information and Pricing
(970) 275-2817

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Sweet Deals in Paradise

With the Aspen leaves still holding on and off-season rates starting October 1st, it’s a great time to visit with rooms starting $89.00 per night. Just heard about 2 for 1 bottles of wine at the Bachnale Italian restaurant just down the street. Also heard about $350.00 round trip flights on United Airlines in January. With rooms from $119.00 in January and $65.00 lift tickets it’s bargain season.

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Live Jazz at the Lodge Friday July 10th 7:00 PM

The Unassessable Outcomes play their second show in the Elk Mountain Lodge Lobby. Full Bar  $10.00 cover
Straight Jazz: Piano, Bass and Drum…

The Unassessable Outcomes

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Denver Life Magazine Recommends Elk Mountain Lodge

The March / April issue of Denver Life Magazine included a feature article on Crested Butte, Colorado. The article includes tips on What To Do, Where To Dine, and Where To Stay.

The Elk Mountain Lodge is the recommended place to stay in the town of Crested Butte!

»Download the article

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Best Mountain Biking Destination

Bryan and Mike have been thinking about summer a lot after Bike magazine recently awarded Crested Butte the Best Mountain Biking Destination. Not only does Crested Butte pick up the award for Best Mountain Biking Destination, but also received best climb, best tight and twisting trail, and honorable mention trail of the year in the March 2009 issue of Bike magazine.

The Elk Mountain Lodge has a big bike storage room with a bike stand. We have all the maps and books you need,  and love sending people out on the best trails. 1931

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Nordic Yurt

The new yurt just west of Crested Butte,  on the Nordic trail system, is a special place that locals and tourists have been enjoying a lot this year.  I have been to two Sunday brunches and just hosted my son’s 1st birthday there. The yurt is nestled among the pines and surrounded by peaks in the peaceful setting of Magic Meadows. Ski or snowshoe there, guided or on your own, for lunch, brunch, picnics, dessert in the moonlight or your own special occasion. Warm and cozy, comfortably furnished and ready for you to build your own cracking fire. Guided Gourmet Lunch tours and Full Moon Dessert tours are offered. Call 970-349-1707 or visit www.cbnordic.org

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Discounted rooms and Extreme Skiing

exterior-200x200Welcome to the Elk Mountain Lodge blog. If you are interested in local knowledge and events keep reading.  Looking for a for a great lodging deal in downtown Crested Butte?  The Elk Mountain Lodge just dropped  February room rates 20%.  Queen rooms with full breakfast are $125.00. This is the best lodging deal in town at a premier property.

Also.. Check out the US Extreme Freeskiing Championships at Crested Butte ski area from February 17th to 22nd. Witness incredible talent as competitors drop down Crested Butte’s legendary terrain. Skiers will do things you thought could not be done. It’ s an incredible event that anyone can watch. Ask us…we’ll tell you where to go.


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