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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Learn to Skate Ski for Free! - February 3rd

Crested Butte Nordic Center

Learn to Skate Ski for Free

The first THURSDAY of every month for our FREE introduction to skate skiing. Call 349-1707 by Tuesday to reserve your space.

  • February 3
  • March 3
Time: 1:00 PM Cost: FREE!!  Discounted rentals available for $15
Contact:  CBNC Front Desk at 349-1707   
Limited to first 12 people to reserve.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Nicholas Andre Dance- February 1st, 8:00pm

Revered for original choreography that is dynamic and innovative, moves mastermind and Artistic Director Nick Ross is known for showcasing the dancers‘ physicality and athleticism. Trained at the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY-Purchase, Ross has also taught at the Joffrey Ballet Scholl and Dance New Amsterdam. An athlete before he was a dancer, his expression is a unique blend of many different styles exhibited through the 16 original pieces he has choreographed for the company. This fresh and innovative repertoire, including works such as Zootopia, Wired,...and again, Undercurrent and Metro, has been premiered at such prestigious venues as the Joyce SoHo-NYC.

Clean concise lines, technical prowess, intense energy and unpredictability characterize this company‘s works, as dancers convey such complexities as the stages of a relationship from coquette cat and mouse to the jagged angles of a bared and angry soul. They showcase the glory of humans in motion, explore the struggles we are afraid for others to see. This is dance that is emotional and authoritative, while leaving the audience to make their own creative conclusions.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Wednesdays at Western- Massage Tricks and Tips

Date: 2/01/2012     $10
Day: Wednesday  Time: 6:30PM -8:00PM
Meeting Location: Gym 17
Has playing in the mountains this winter left you feeling less than your best? Have aches and pains in your back, shoulders, and legs kept you from enjoying every day life? Join Michelle Zanga Wednesday night to learn multiple massage techniques to work on the most commonly presented sore spots. Participants learn simple, relaxing, and powerful massage techniques to ensure that their friends and families feel good this winter. All are welcome. Participants remain clothed.

Michelle Zanga began her massage training with a two-week workshop in WATSU (a form of Shiatsu massage performed in body temperature water) at Harbin Hot Springs School Of Shiatsu and Massage in Middleton, CA.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Gunnison Gallery Crawl & Music- February

On the first Friday of every month we have a Gallery Crawl through Gunnison. It starts at 5pm and goes on till the last person goes home. Our gallery has just been included in the crawl.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Kenny Mac Ski Fest- January 28th

Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Kids 3k, 1.5k ($5) starts at 9:30am
20k, 1ok ($10) starts at 10am.  
Register 1.25.12. At Ski Movie, at Gunnison Art Center 6:45pm
or at Mill Creek starting at 8:30pm

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

"Covered in Snow" Paintings and ArtWalk Evening January 26th- February 20th

"Covered in Snow," a playful exhibit of winter oil paintings by local painter, Nicholas Reti will be at the Oh Be Joyful Gallery!
An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, January 26th from 5-8pm in conjunction with ArtWalk evening.

For more information, visit

Brunch & Brushes at the Brick Cellar- January 29th

Brunch & Brushes at the Brick Cellar

January 29th
11am – 2pm
$40 per day includes brunch,
mimosas or bloody marys,
painting supplies and instruction

Join Jennifer Vannatta and Carolyn Riggs for a beautiful brunch and one day acrylic painting workshop. While enjoying the brunch of your chioce learn about champagne and sparkling wine with Carolyn. Then Jennifer will guide you through the steps for creating a colorful masterpiece with acrylic paints. This social and informative event will be fun for all, previous painting experience is not necessary. Each event is unique and all inclusive so pick the day best for you or attend both!
Register online now by scrolling down.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

ArtWalk Evening- January 26th

2011-12 Winter Art Walk Schedule
Leisurely stroll through the galleries of Crested Butte, experience the diverse artistic expressions of local artisans and be inspired by these special ArtWalk evenings.

Dates & Times:
January 26
February 23
March 29

5:00 – 8:00 pm
Participating Galleries:
1. Cleavage Candy Gallery | 429 Elk Avenue | 970-349-7164
2. Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery | 409 3rd Street | 970-349-5936
3. Rijks Family Gallery | 310 2nd Street | 970-349-5289
4. Paragon Gallery | 132 Elk Avenue | 970-349-6484
5. Icehouse Art & Atelier | 2010 1/2 2nd St | 970-349-1212
6. Susan Anderton Fine Art | Third and Elk | 970-349-1202
7. J.C. Leacock Photo Gallery | 327 Elk Ave | 970-901-0087
8. Art Studio of the Arts Center | 111 Elk Ave | 970-209-8085
9. John Ingham Gallery | 403 3rd Street | 970-349-5174

The Garth House on Cinnamon Road

Ski in and Out, Walk to the Base in the Summer, Fabulous Views,... Brand New!
garth house The Garth House at 59 Cinnamon Mt. Rd., is ski in and out, sleeps 12 people, and is brand new. Heated floors, incredible views! Ski out to the bottom of Red Lady lift!
garth dining roomThis house has a whole separate floor with 2 sets of bunkbeds with queens on the bottom and a kitchen and play area. The upper floor has the incredible master king room and 2 other beautiful queen bedrooms. Designed by world-class architect, it is a work of beauty, scandinavian style - and breathtaking.
More info:

10% Off Thru February 17th!

10% off Black Bear, Treasury Point and the San Moritz thru Feb. 17!

treasury point Come enjoy the new snow for less! 10% off at the Black Bear and Treasury Point and the San Moritz thru Feb. 17, for all remaining available dates.

Check out the condos/ townhomes that are "on sale":
black bear Log onto our Discount Page to see rentals on sale, then click thru to the condo or townhome you are interested in and email me!! If you are ready to book, fill in the "Book Me" form for the rental of your choice!

Thank you Snow Gods!

powcam33" in the Last 3 Days... and still snowing...
Some Crested Butians built a bonfire to Ullr, the Scandinavian god of skiing, and guess it worked!

Take a look at the "powcam" from Sunday last. They clear it every day at 4 pm and it can be seen on the cbmr website - fun tracking it! eYou can also check out the grooming and trail report there.

Conditions: powder!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Emmitt-Nershi Band- January 26th at 8 p.m.

The Emmitt-Nershi Band plays at the Center for the Arts- $25 Tickets
       With years of collective experience under their belts, Drew Emmitt and Bill Nershi exemplify the forward-thinking modern bluegrass musician. As linchpins of two legendary jam-bands – Drew with Leftover Salmon, Bill with the String Cheese Incident – both men have done the stadium-filling, high-profile rock ‘n’ roll thing to perfection. Along the way, however, they’ve honed their songwriting and playing chops and studied the bluegrass, rock and jazz masters they admire. Above all, Drew and Bill have shared a commitment to keeping music human-scaled and honest.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

International Ski Mountaineering Championships! January 27-29

January 27-29, 2012 Crested Butte Mountain Resort is pleased to play host to the 2012 International Ski Mountaineering Federation’s (ISMF) GORE-TEX® North American Ski Mountaineering Championships presented by Arc’teryx. This is a new event designation for the sport of Ski Mountaineering in North America and includes a more technical course, including a class-five boot pack ascent. The ISMF North American Championships take place at CBMR on Saturday Jan. 28 and Sunday Jan. 29, 2012.

ScheduleFriday, 1/27 – Skills Check & Bib Pick Up Required Gear List
Saturday, 1/28 – Sprint Race (Race Division Only)
Sunday, 1/29 – Traditional Race (Race & Recreation Divisions)
Cost is $85 for both days of racing.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wenesdays at Western- January 25th

Date: 1/25/2012     Cost:  $25
Time: 8:00AM-3:00PM
Meeting Location: College Center Parking Lot
Transportation and a sack lunch are provided.
Snowshoes are required for your participation in this program. These supplies can be rented from the Wilderness Pursuits Office, the Alpineer, or Gene Taylors.

Join Karen Immerso for a journey into the beautiful winter landscapes of Gunnison Valley. This outing is for those 50 and better in age who are interested in a walk through the woods with snowshoes as the mode of transportation. First timers are encouraged to participate as beginner tips will be offered and a gentle pace will be set for the group. Participants must bring snowshoes (poles are recommended for balance) and wear warm, layered clothing.

Waterproofed hiking boots or comfortable snow boots are required. Participants should also bring 1-2 liters of water, additional snacks, and sun protection. In new snow, gaiters are recommended but not required.
Karen Immerso, veteran field instructor for Outward Bound in Colorado and former Director of Western’s Wilderness Pursuits program, has many years of hiking, climbing, and instructing mountain skills.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Wednesdays at Western- Passion for Printmaking- January 18th

Date: 1/18/2012       $25
Day: Wednesday
Time: 5:00PM-8:00PM
Meeting Location: Quigley 234
Art materials are provided. Participants should bring their own mediums to print on.
Explore self expression and the art of printmaking by creating a personal logo for a printed edition. All are welcome, from those with no previous artistic experience to practicing artists. Emphasis is based on self expression, creativity, and fun. Participants choose their medium to print on: hats, tshirts, towel, paper, fabric – whatever your heart desires! Using woodblocks and rubber stamps, participants then design and create a limited edition symbol that truly represents them.

Friday, January 13, 2012

The Infamous Stringdusters- January 15th 8 p.m.

The Infamous Stringdusters return to the Center for the Arts for an electric evening of amazing bluegrass. Elephant Revival opens this show. Be sure to get your tickets when they go on sale before it sells out!
        The Infamous Stringdusters are at the forefront of a new movement in bluegrass music. Their unmatched virtuosity has enabled them to take acoustic music to a completely new level. They wield an expansive repertoire touching on masters from Jimmy Martin to John Hartford, but their strength lies in their original compositions. Dedication to arrangements sets them apart and extended improvisation makes every performance completely unique. The live Stringdusters experience is anti-formulaic, groove friendly, and mind-expanding. It’s not your granddaddy’s bluegrass.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Work in Progress- January 13th

The band "Work In Progress" will be playing at the Almont Resort on this Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 from 9:00pm until 2:00am.

This band features Rob Wattles of Rockey River Resort

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cross Country Skiing for Beginners- Wednesdays at Western- January 11th

Date: 1/11/2012   Day: Wednesday   $30
Time: 8:00AM-3:00PM
Meeting Location: College Center Parking Lot
Transportation, a day pass to the Crested Butte Nordic Center, and a sack lunch are provided. Cross Country skis, boots, and poles are required for your participation in this program. These supplies can be rented at the Crested Butte Nordic Center, the Wilderness Pursuits office, or Gene Taylors.

Join Karen Immerso on a cross country ski outing. This outing is for those 50 and better in age who are interested in a gentle, learn-as-we go, classical style cross country skiing with others who enjoy being out and about in winter. First timers are encouraged to participate as beginner tips will be offered and “patience while having fun” will be the theme for the day. Participants must have skis, boots and poles. Participants should wear warm, layered clothing including hats, gloves, sunglasses, or goggles. Participants should also bring a day pack carrying 1-2 liters of water, additional snacks, and sun protection. In new snow, gaiters are recommended.

Karen Immerso, veteran field instructor for Outward Bound in Colorado and former Director of Western’s Wilderness Pursuits program, has many years of hiking, climbing, and instructing mountain skills.

Elizabeth Cook Concert- January 11th

Live in the Gunnison Art Center Theater
January 11th, 2012
Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7:00pm
Tickets $15 (purchase online below)Elizabeth was recently a couch guest on Letterman & Craig Ferguson and was recently nominated for 4 Americana Music Association Awards for her 2010 record, Welder. She also hosts a popular morning show Mon-Fri on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country channel called “Apron Strings”. She is in the same circles as Willie, Justin Earle, Dwight, Bingham, Levon, Ray Wylie, Luncinda Williams, etc.

Check out her NPR piece here:

Crested Butte Songwriters Festival- January 13-14th

Presented by Texas Roadhouse, Coors, BMI, and Crested Butte Mountain Resort, new festival debuts January 13-14 in the heart of Colorado’s premier ski destination

The inaugural Crested Butte Songwriters Festival will feature performances by a collection of the best performing songwriters in the world. Slated for January 13-14, 2012 at the Elevation Hotel and Spa Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado, the festival will revolve around two nights of performances staged at local hot spots. Crowds will experience the faces, voices and stories behind hit songs during signature in-the-round acoustic performances and raucous, dance-inducing sets will dominate the schedule.

An event-capping benefit concert will be held on Saturday night, January 14, to raise funds for Tough Enough to Wear Pink and the TJ Martell Foundation. To date, the Tough Enough campaign has raised $9 million for breast cancer charities; the TJ Martell Foundation has helped provide more than $250 million for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research.

OutServe Ski Weekend at Crested Butte Mountain Resort- January 13-16th

OutServe Ski Weekend is January 13-16, 2012 at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Packages include 3 nights lodging at the Elevation Hotel & Spa, 2 parties and 2 days of skiing.

For more information, call 1.888.443.6715.