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White gold. Over 21 feet of it has fallen since the lifts starting spinning in November and the conditions have been stellar all season long. The impressive snow reports and Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s new focus on “drive to” market areas including the Front Range of Colorado, has resulted in a nice economic boost this winter. With a month remaining this season, CBMR reports an increase of 16% in skier visits. In turn, their lodging business spiked significantly this winter with March seeing a big 35% increase in bookings from last year.

Skiers from the Denver and Boulder areas are embracing the four hour plus drive to Crested Butte for the abundant snow but also to avoid Interstate 70 and the crowded ski areas along its corridor. I guess those 8-hour long traffic jams, overnight road closures and long lift lines make our ski resort an obvious choice.

Spring Break in Full Swing

The great snow and sunny weather this week greeted the first of many spring break vacationers expected to hit town all month long. Texas schools are on vacation now and it appears many Texans took advantage of the direct ski jet service from Houston and Dallas. There are lots of happy, goggle-tanned people walking around town in the evenings.

If you are enjoying a spring break visit to Crested Butte next week, put Saturday the 22nd of March on the calendar. Crested Butte Mountain Resort is hosting the SkiTown Breakdown, a full day of live musical entertainment at the resort!

Formerly known as Festevol, the SkiTown Breakdown offers three free concerts throughout the day at various locations around the mountain. Beginning at the Paradise Warming Hut at 11 am, ski boot wearing guests will enjoy live music and the outdoor barbeque on one of the largest sundecks in Colorado. From there, the Ice Bar at Uley’s Cabin will host a second show at 1 p.m. Then, at 3 p.m., Butte 66, in the base area, will host après ski for more great music by local band Mine Control until 5 p.m. The all day springtime music celebration culminates with the final Skitown Breakdown concert featuring The Samples, a Colorado favorite, opening up for Matisyahu in the base area at 6:30 p.m. It’s $20 per ticket for the evening show. Visit this site for details.

We hope to see you in Crested Butte soon!

Best regards,

Channing Boucher
Broker Associate
Benson Sotheby’s International Realty
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