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Friday, November 30, 2012

Sleigh Rides for the Family for the Holidays

2 Great Options for a Holiday Sleigh Ride
The Lazy Fbar ranch offers a Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride Dinner --- old fashion fun and great food. This ultimate Crested Butte dinning experience is sleigh rides something you won't want to miss, and you will never forget. Enjoy a scenic 35-minute horse drawn sleigh ride to our Rustic 1950's cabin overlooking the East River Valley. Here you will be engorged in a wonderful five-course meal.
Or....Sleighride Dinner at Uley's Cabin--Enjoy a unique dining experience where getting there is half the fun.  Ride in an open sleigh pulled by a snow cat to a cabin tucked in the woods.  You will join Chef Chris Schlaudecker for an exceptional dinner. This is up on the ski mountain!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Night of Lights- November 30, 2012

The annual Night of Lights will be held Friday night, Nov. 30, 2012 and the theme this year will be "Let It Snow" Call the chamber for details, and a registration form to enter. All booths and or sculptures must be lighted and there will be judging on the entries, if you so desire. Also, any and all businesses may enter the window decorating contest using the theme desiginated above.

In the streets of downtown Gunnison

Contact Tammy Scott at 970-641-1501 for details

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Alley Loop Nordic Marathon- February 2, 2013

27th Annual Alley Loop Nordic Marathon
February 2, 2013

Part of the American Ski Marathon Series and an American Birkebeiner qualifying race, the Alley Loop is also Crested Butte’s largest costume party and biggest Nordic event of the year. The Alley Loop’s unique course starts and finishes in the heart of downtown Crested Butte, and in between it meanders through snow-lined alleys, behind false-fronted stores and restaurants, over footbridges and alongside residences. The adult races head out to the expertly groomed Nordic trails on the pristine outskirts of Crested Butte. In addition to the fun races for all ages and abilities, the event also features a Friday night ski-pub crawl,  “Taste of the Alley,”  and an awards ceremony with great prizes and a raffle.
Registration will open November 1, 2012.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Kick'n'Glide Winter Gala sponsored by the Nordic Center- Thanksgiving Weekend 2012!

The Kick’n'Glide Gala is our annual fundraiser that happens Thanksgiving Weekend. Rounding out the Thanksgiving Training Camp, the Gala offers an excellent opportunity for visitors, locals, camp participants, and loyal Nordic patrons to mix and mingle in a fun setting. 

      The 2011 event was hosted at Montanya Distillers (in the historic Powerhouse building), the event featured cuisine by chef Tim Egelhoff, Montanya rum drinks, music by Beatles tribute band Dr. Robert, and access to our silent and live auction. This fun event is the perfect way to round out your Thanksgiving weekend and to kick off your winter!

       If you’re interested in volunteering to help make this event happen, donating items to our auctions, or attending, contact Events Director Jalene Szuba, at or 970/349-1707, ext. 4.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Annual Thanksgiving Training Camp: High Altitude Early Season Skiing- November 24-26, 2012

We’re offering beginning, intermediate, and advanced skate and classic clinics, as well as clinics for women only and Masters racers. Our crew of renowned instructors includes experienced coach and Olympian Ingrid Butts, Olympian Rebecca Dussault, accomplished Masters racer Murray Banks, PSIA examiner Ross Matlock, and CBNC’s lead instructor Toni Westerholm.  Also, participants will have the chance to focus on overall fitness for skiing with Pilates instructor Kenny Marks and learn about waxing techniques with Fast Wax rep Brian Smith, 42k Alley Loop Champion.

Saturday night brings the Kick’n'Glide Winter Gala. Our traditional silent auction dinner is going to be better than ever with a new location at the Montanya Distillers in the historic Powerhouse building and live entertainment by the band Dr. Robert, a new generation Beatles tribute band. Cuisine by chef Tim Egelhoff. Auction items from hut trips to getaway packages, lift tickets to Gym passes, and much more . . . Party starts at 6:00pm. $25 for adults (includes your first award winning mountain rum cocktail)  and $5 for kids.  All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Crested Butte Nordic Council.

When: Thursday to Saturday November 24th-26th, 2011
Where: Crested Butte Nordic Center. All Clinics meet, start and end there.
Contact: CBNC, 970-349-1707 x 4
Register: Email with the clinics you would like to sign up for.
You can also send a check to:
CB Nordic – Thanksgiving Camp
PO Box 1269
Crested Butte, CO 81224

Pilates $10.00
Beginner Clinics $ 40.00 each
Intermediate and Advanced Clinics $50.00 each
Click below to view 2011′s Thanksgiving Camp clinic schedule.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nordic Center Opening! November 17, 2012

The Crested Butte Nordic Center is a full-service cross-country ski center providing professional lessons and complete rental packages for skate and classical skiing, as well as ice skating, snowshoeing, and sledding. The Nordic Center maintains more than 50 kilometers of groomed trails via three trailheads, around the scenic outskirts of Crested Butte a quaint Victorian mining town and National Historic District. Our trails, groomed for both classic and skate skiing, can accommodate all ability levels - novice to advanced.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Paint Your Own Pottery Ladies Night- November 14, 2012

The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts offers the opportunity to paint pottery. ASCA provides a large variety of pre-made ceramic pieces that are waiting to be touched by your creative hand. You paint it, and ASCA fires it up in the kiln. When it's all finished, you pick it up and have a great new piece of art for your mantle, a new mug for your office, or a great holiday gift for friends and family.

Cost: Prices range from $4-45 depending on the piece you paint

Get out and get creative ladies! Grab a girlfriend and come to The Art Studio for an evening of pottery painting in a relaxing and laid back environment.

Choose from our wide selection of pottery including mugs, bowls, plates, specialty items, and more.

Wine and instruction are provided, so all you need is yourself!

Time: 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Prices range from $4-45, depending on what you choose to paint

Can’t make it to this event? Call to schedule your own appointment.

Contact (970) 349- 7044 or

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