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Monday, October 31, 2011

Discount Ski Tickets in Your Condo & Ski Rentals at the Base!

Discount Ski Tickets & Discount Ski Rentals

ski ticketsSki Tickets: Soooo worth it and 15-25% off the window price. Ready to get them ordered! They will be in your condo or townhome or house when you arrive! Call Lucinda to help with purchasing! Her phone is: 954-304-5460 and her email is: Just call or email Lucinda and she will send you the appropriate price sheet. Please see our site for instructions.

Eflin Sports in Crested Butte
Eflin Sports in Crested Butte
Ski Rentals: Peak Sports, run by CB's Eflin family, is right at the base and is supplying our discount ski rentals. See regular pricing.They give 20% off this regular pricing if you use THEIR ONLINE RENTAL FORM. Once you've filled in their form, call to make sure all is well. Please see our site for instructions. Their phone is: 970-349-6121 . Once again, Lucinda can help. Watch the movie to see their location!

X Mas and New Years Availability

Lots of Xmas Week Availability - Oh My!

santa skis Planning on coming up for New Years or Xmas? We still have quite a bit of availability left in condos, townhomes and houses. So call! My phone is 954-610-2000. Robin!

The New Film Festival in Crested Butte!

The New Film Festival in Crested Butte - Creative, Well Done!

virgin alexander This was the inaugural year of the new Crested Butte Film Festival! The new format includedeverything from kids' movies, to documentaries to feature films- a total of 56 films, which ran in various locations in CB from Sept. 29-Oct. 2.
One of the films I would have loved to see was "Virgin Alexander", about a young man trying to save his home during this financial crisis and pay his turning his home into a brothel. Yes it is a comedy.
If you dream of enjoying CB in fall (it is gorgeous) and love film, then put this on your calendar for next year. The makers of Virgin Alexander were there on hand to speak with viewers, as well as 15 other filmmakers. Too fun.

Newsletter Archives

Newsletter Archives

Or.... what was that article about Lost Lake? What's the airplane schedule for winter Robin wrote about? We have a new archives section on the website - now you can always go back and look!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Capitol Peak, Elk Mountains: 14,130 feet

Capitol Peak is west of Aspen, within the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness and is a 14,130 foot peak in the Northeastern Ridge of the Elk Mountains. Capitol Peak is one of the most difficult of the Colorado 14ers to climb, rating a Class 4 with a level 5 Exposure, meaning that it is dangerous and requires careful, technical moves to navigate the trail; a fall would likely be fatal, and there are big and sheer drops.
Capitol Peak has an elevation gain of 5,300 feet, and a final elevation of 14,130 feet. The peak can be accessed through the Capitol Creek trailhead, which is a rough 2WD road, although 4WD is needed in early summer because of the steep hills.
The ridge here is considered a "knife-edge ridge" and is mostly completed as an over-night mountaineering experience with camping at Capitol Lake!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pyramid Peak, Elk Mt Range: 14,013 ft

Pyramid Peak is a 14,018 foot peak in the Northeast Ridge of the Elk Mountains.  The summit is called Pyramid peak because it resembles a ragged square pyramid and is visible from a valley north of Aspen along the canyon of Maroon Creek. This peak has an elevation gain of 4,500 feet and begins at the Maroon Lake trailhead.
The peak has steep slopes, loose rock, and exposed ledges, putting it in the Class 4 "technical" peak category. The round-trip length from trailhead to the summit and back is 8 miles.
The exposure of Pyramid Peak is rated as 4/6, meaning that there is a more serious exposure that could result in serious injury if you fall. Moving past many areas will require some scrambling or short technical moves.

Good Luck on your Hiking Adventures!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Maroon Bells Peaks, Elk Mountain Range: 14,156 and 14,014 feet

The Maroon Bells are two peaks in the Elk Mountains, Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak. Their peaks are 14,156 and 14,014 feet, and they are 1/3 mile apart and 12 miles southwest of Aspen. Both peaks have an elevation gain of 4,500-4,800 feet, and both are accessed by the Maroon Lake trailhead.
The different between Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak is the difficulty of the climbs. Maroon Peak has a difficulty of Class 3 and a 4/6 exposure, meaning a pretty serious exposure that could result in serious injury if you fell,hiking past the area will require some scrambling or short technical moves.

North Maroon Peak has a difficulty of Class 4, rope is often used on Class 4 routes because falls can be fatal; the terrain is often steep and dangerous, although some routes can be done without rope because the terrain is stable. The exposure of this peak is the same as the Maroon Peak.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Snowmass Mountain, Elk Range: 14,092 feet

Snowmass Mountain is a summit along the East Slope in the Elk Mountains off the Snowmass Creek trailhead. Snowmass is a Class 3 with Moderate Exposure along the immediate route, avoidable with some slow hiking or scrambling. It is located within the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness of the White River National Forest.
The elevation of Snowmass Mountain is 14,092 feet, and the elevation gain is 5,800 feet. The trailhead is easy-access at Snowmass Creek and is part paved and part dirt. The round trip hike to the summit and back to the trailhead is 21.5 miles and is a nearly year-round alpine snow-climb ascent.
Note: this hike is usually done as an over-nighter.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Great Crested Butte Farmers' Market, October 9

Every Sunday the farmers' market will be open from 10am-2pm, and is located on 2nd and Elk Avenue. The market is always stocked fresh and full with organic and certified naturally home-grown veggies, fruit, and herbs, and pasture-raised and grass-fed meats, wild fish, and many other locally produced treats!

The market is also open at Crank's Plaza (at 5th and Maroon) on Thursdays, from 4pm-7pm.

For more information, visit Crested Butte Farmers' Market.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Facets of Winter- Crested Butte Center for the Arts- October 8, 2011

The Center screens AE Films' first full-length film, Facets of Winter. It has everything from an accomplished 14'er ski mountaineer to a disabled Iraq vet turned ski racer as well as some excellent CO comp skiers going straight down some killer lines. Something for everybody.

AE Films is a growing production operation based in Colorado focused primarily on our love of winter. AE Films was founded in 2007 on the premise of bringing real skiing, mountaineering and winter adventure to the public eye.

Focusing often on the real-life aspects of winter sports, AE Films' goal is to produce high quality movies that blur the line between action, art and documentary. Briefly could be doing this.

SHOWTIME: 8:00 p.m.
DOORS OPEN: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5, available at The Alpineer or at the door the night of the show.

AE Ski Films website

For more info, visit the Crested Butte Arts website.

Gunnison Farmers' Market, October 8, 2011

The Gunnison farmers' market will be open from Saturday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, and is located on on Main and Virginia, in the heart of Gunnison's historic Main Street. There will be a wide variety of vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, meat, eggs, yogurt, cheese, wine, granola, crafts and more! The majority of the produce is from the North Fork Valley, just on the other side of the West Elks, but there will be a handful of local vendors offering some of the finest, tastiest, Gunnison grown food.

For more information, visit Gunnison Farmers' Market.

Castle Peak, Elk Mountain Range: 14,265 feet

Castle Peak is the highest peak in the Elk Mountains at 14,265 feet, and the 12th highest peak in Colorado. It is on the Northeast Ridge of the Elk Mountains and is classified as a difficult level 2, and is an ideal beginner 14er that has an exciting and breathtaking summit ridge.
The exposure is a 3/6, meaning that there is a moderate level of exposure on the immediate route and some slow hiking or scrambling may be necessary on the trail. The length of the trail to the summit and back is 13 miles if you start at the main trailhead, 6.5 miles if you start hiking from 11,200 feet, although you must have a 4WD vehicle to park this high up on the mountain.

The elevation gain is 4,600' if you start at the main trailhead, 3,100 feet if you start at 11,200 feet. The Castle Creek trailhead is found by following Castle Creek Road out of Aspen. The trailhead follows a 2WD paved access to 9,750 feet, a rough 2WD access to 9,900 feet, a 4WD access to 12,800 feet by following Castle Creek up past the Montezuma Mine and into a basin north of Castle Peak.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mt Yale, Sawatch Range: 14,196 feet

Mount Yale is a summit along the Southwest Slopes of the Sawatch Mountain Range. Mt. Yale is a Class 2 with Mild Exposureclimbing must be a bit more careful and concentrated close to the route and there are fewer route options.
Class 2 means more difficult hiking than class 1, and some hiking may be off the trail.

The round trip hike to the summit and back to the trailhead is 9.5 miles. The total elevation gain is 4,300 feet and the summit elevation is 14,196 feet, and the main trailhead is a paved road called Denny Creek Trailhead.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Missouri Mountain, Sawatch Range: 14,067 ft.

Missouri Mountain is a peak with a 14,067 foot elevation with its trailhead at the Missouri Gulch, and it is part of the Sawatch Mountain Range. Missouri Mountain is a Class 2 with Moderate Exposure, climbing must be more careful and concentrated on the immediate route that can be avoidable with slow hiking or scrambling.
The round trip length to the summit and back is 10.5 miles.
The total elevation gain is 4,500 feet and the summit elevation is 14,067 feet, and the main trailhead is the Missouri Gulch Trailhead, a 2WD dirt road. This road is closed 4 miles below the trailhead, at 9,200 feet during winter.