TRIP PRICE: $1,470
TRIP LEADER: erica rozek
Crested Butte in Colorado is a real beaut of a ski resort and ski town! Whether you call it “Crusty Butt” or Crested Butte, this is a place of extremes. It’s well known for the extreme ski and snowboard terrain, the extreme friendliness, and the extremely laid back culture.
Where is Crested Butte located? Crested Butte ski resort is located in the Colorado Rockies Elk Mountain Range. The historic town is a few miles from the ski resort, 28 miles north of Gunnison, and 229 miles southwest of Denver. Crested Butte is pretty close to Aspen, CO as the crow flies, but in the glitz and glamour stakes, it is far away. Crested Butte has no major aspirations to be like Aspen or other upscale ski towns. Crested Butte prides itself on being “real” and down to earth; the sort of place where a ski bum could get very comfortable.
The charming town of Crested Butte is located 3 miles from the ski resort). The historic Victorian town has a population of only 1,700 people, and the colorful buildings look like they’re from a western movie set. The town is sometimes labelled as the last real Colorado ski town.
The skiable area at Crested Butte Mountain Resort is 1,167 acres, with a vertical drop of 3,062 feet. The terrain statistics are 23% beginner, 57% intermediate, and 20% advanced. However this doesn’t paint the true picture of Crested Butte. In reality, the advanced terrain includes many double black diamond runs that are Crested Butte’s signature.
Our group will love staying at Plaza Condominiums for its convenient location just 100 yards from the ski area's main lift, the Silver Queen. In one short walk, guests can hit the slopes or take in the action at the base area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Guests also love the shops and base area restaurants (hello, happy hour!). The Plaza is also unique for its condominium setting with hotel style services. Spacious two- and three- bedroom suites include everything you need to be independent, while on-site check-in, a restaurant and bar, daily housekeeping services, covered parking and two hot tubs provide all the benefits of a hotel.
- Round-trip on United, Dulles to Gunnison, CO via Denver
- Ground transportation to and from the airport and resort
- 6 nights at the Plaza Condominiums in 2-BR units
- 100 yards to the Silver Queen gondola
- 5 day lift ticket
- Outdoor Hot Tubs
- Fully equipped kitchen, wireless internet, TVs
- Complimentary shuttle service to shopping and dining
Number of Skiers: 28
Full Package Cost: $1,470
Through November 16, 2017, a $50 cancellation fee is assessed
After November 16, 2017, $50 plus all unrecoverable expenses if a replacement is not found.
Payment Schedule (per person):
Member: $250 Deposit
If sign-up is after November 16, 2017, full payment is due immediately.
Participants must be current SCWDC members, or members of a BRSC affiliated ski club. You can sign up as a member online HERE.