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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Living Journeys - Ski for Hope- March 2, 2013

Living Journeys – Ski for Hope

Ski for Hope Nordic Challenge March 2, 2013

Crested Butte, Colorado

Ski For Hope Cancer Support Foundation for the Gunnison Valley
The mission of Ski For Hope is to use skiing as an avenue to raise local awareness and funding for those challenged with cancer. Ski For Hope will work locally with Living Journeys in the Gunnison Valley hosting ski races and non-competitive ski events that will raise funds. The funds will be used to offer emotional and financial support to our friends and neighbors living with cancer. Skiing represents to us a metaphor for hope and positive forward movement during the tough moments. We hope to inspire you to ski for a greater cause and make a difference. Ski For Hope!

The Ski for Hope Nordic Challenge will take place on Saturday March 2, 2013. It will be comprised of 3 distances, 30K, 10K and 3K. The event will take place at Town Ranch with races beginning at 10AM. More details forthcoming. Registration will open early December. For more details, email or call Living Journeys at 970-349-2777 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 970-349-2777 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting
A Fun Event For All Ages & Creatures!

For more info, please visit Ski for Hope Website.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spring Break! Still available!

Are you last minute planning? We still have quite a bit of March availability, including Spring Break!

could happen!

The new Holladay townhome is still available for Spring Break, as is the gorgeous Colvin House, Ohio's 2 bedroom ski in and out condo, and the ski-in Skihaus,(which has 5 bedroom, 4 bedroom, and 1 bedroom options.)

ROBIN! 954-610-2000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 954-610-2000 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting

I want to bring my dog!

Charlie at the San Moritz Looking to Bring up Your Pet? Where to stay?
in Crested Butte and Gunnison

Check out our petfriendly page! Places to stay, vets, and a great doggy daycare!
Here are my petfriendly rentals in Crested Butte:
the Skihaus -sleeps 9-11
the Colvin house- sleeps up to 10
Bill's condo - sleeps up to 8
Ohio's condo- sleeps up to 6

Here are my petfriendlyrentals in Gunnison:

Treehouse on the river- sleeps 6-12
Ohio Valley Cabin - sleeps 3-4

And then there is petfriendly petfriendlynorthamerica everywhere else! I am building websites around vacation spots for those who want to travel with pets all over the US and Canada: check out:,,, . More coming!

Concierge Services in Crested Butte!

Want a private chef for a party? Wish your frig were full before you got there?
chef in crested butte

Please check our concierge page: we found 2 great local companies: CBspecialty Services and CB Delivery. They cook, shop, buy flowers, deliver... whatever you may need!

Open for Summer Bookings!

Crested Butte is getting pretty popular in the summer - Please call soon!

high mtns Please check our listings and our calendar page... prices are right and calendars are accurate... Just waiting to hear from you...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Art Walk on Elk Avenue presented by Crested Butte Center for the Arts- February 28, 2013

The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts is proud to participate in the Artists of the West Elks ArtWalk in Crested Butte. Each month at ASCA, we feature an new artist who kicks off his or her month-long ASCA show on ArtWalk night. Join in ArtWalk on the last Thursday of each month, and take the opportunity to leisurely stroll through the galleries of Crested Butte and experience and be inspired by the diverse artistic expressions of local artisans. Pick up an Artwalk map at any of the participating downtown galleries or visit the website for more information.

Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Participating Galleries:
1. inAWE Gallery | 326 Elk Avenue |  970-349-2782
2. John Ingham Fine Art Gallery | 403 3rd Street |  970-349-5174
3. Cleavage Candy Gallery | 429 Elk Avenue |  970-349-7164
4. Tribal Designs Gallery | 318 Elk Avenue, Suite 13 |  970-349-7059
5. Paragon Gallery | 132 Elk Avenue |  970-349-6468
6. Icehouse Art & Atelier | 202 1/2 2nd Street |  970-349-1212
7. Susan Anderton Fine Art | Third and Elk |  970-349-8908
8. J.C. Leacock Photo Gallery | 327 Elk Avenue |  970-349-1150
9. The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts | 111 Elk Avenue |  970-349-2799
10. North Rim Glass | 229 Elk Avenue, Unit C |  970-349-5822
11. Oh Be Joyful Gallery | 409 3rd Street |  970-349-5936

Artists of the West Elks organizes these unique art strolls, giving you an opportunity to absorb the talented artists in Crested Butte.

Feb 28, 2013
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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Moonlight Snow Shoe Tour- February 25, 2013

Snowshoe by the light of the full moon this winter. CBMR features moonlight snowshoe tours four times a year, on the night of the full moon on December 28, January 26, February 25 and March 27. Catch a ride on a snowcat to the top of CBMR’s Red Lady Express chairlift and snowshoe the moonlight mountain trails back to the base area. Pricing: $75 per person for moonlight tours (prices subject to change).

For information contact Crested Butte Mountain Resort at 800-544-8448

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Magic Meadows Dinners at the Yurt- February 24, 2013

Magic Meadows Yurt Dinners
Dinners at the Yurt

Glasses tinkle, friends laugh, and enticing aromas waft from the kitchen as you sit down to a gourmet meal. There’s no way to truly grasp the unique beauty of a special dinner at the Magic Meadows yurt than to experience it for yourself. Grab your friends and family, your skis or your snowshoes, and join us for one of these truly memorable dinners.

Guests ski or snowshoe out to the yurt at your own pace. The trail to the yurt is about a mile and is mostly level with a few rolling hills, taking about 30 – 45 minutes for most skiers. If you’re new to skiing, snowshoeing is a great option. If you’re unfamiliar with our trails, we can arrange for a guide to meet you at the trailhead at 5:30–just let us know if you’d like this service! We recommend all guests bring a headlamp or flashlight, and do stop by the Nordic Center ahead of time to pick up your trail passes and a map.
Space is limited for our Yurt Dinners and spots tend to go fast! Call 970-349-1707, ext. 2 for reservations.
  • DATES:
    • February 24, Full Moon Dinner
    • March 27, Full Moon Dinner
  • LOCATION: Magic Meadows Yurt
  • TIME: Doors open at 6, dinner at 6:30
  • COST:
    • $70/person for 3 course dinner (excludes alcohol and gratuity). Discounted trail pass & ski/snowshoe rental are included, which are available any time the day of the event
    • $35 for children (under 12)
    • Wine and Beer available for purchase
    • Gratuity not included
  • RESERVATIONS: Call 970-349-1707, ext. 2
  • MENU: Check out the 2011/12 season Dinner Menus; Vegetarian options are always available, just let us know when you make your reservation.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tim O'Brien at Crested Butte Center for the Arts- February 23, 2013

In Tim O’Brien’s music, things come together. The uncanny intersection of traditional and contemporary elements in his songwriting, his tireless dedication to a vast and still-expanding array of instruments, and his ongoing commitment to place himself in as many unique and challenging musical scenarios as possible has made him a key figure in today’s thriving roots music scene – and well beyond it.

O’Brien’s presence – be it as a bandleader, songwriter, mentor, instrumentalist, or vocalist – has been strongly felt not only in his own rich music, but in the many recordings of his songs by such artists as the Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks, Dierks Bentley, Nickel Creek, Kathy Mattea, the New Grass Revival, and the Seldom Scene, and in his recorded collaborations with Steve Martin, the Chieftains, and innumerable others. Most recently, O’Brien has been performing before capacity crowds in the band of Mark Knopfler, who described O’Brien as “a master of American folk music, Irish music, Scottish music – it doesn't matter; a fine songwriter and one of my favorite singers.”


Student Tickets Available
WSCU students must present valid school ID when picking up tickets. If a valid ID is not presented, you will be required to cover the difference to a full price ticket.
Visit Tim's website

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dan Prater Memorial- JIV Junior Championships Qualifier- February 21-24, 2013

Open to all USSA registered RMD JIV Competitors

What is the Dan Prater Memorial Cup all About?The event originated in 1980 in memory of local ski club promoter Dan Prater, a Wichita, Kansas man who fell in love with Crested Butte in the early 1970s, moved here and devoted much of his free time and financial support to helping the junior ski racers compete on the regional racing circuit.
The event is a great opportunity for socializing and sportsmanship with the country team awards (a Prater tradition) created by the late Bill Sweitzer. The kids are divided into teams upon arrival and compete not only with race results but must also show good sportsmanship, do good deeds and help others while they are here to be rewarded with great prizes that Dan’s daughter, local Stephanie Prater, receives from the ski industry.

This approach helps build long-lasting relationships and supports the whole “Team Spirit” aspect of things. The community helps make this event extra special by donating money for the event t-shirt and Red Lady Realty, Artesans, Maxwells, Lobar, Secret stash, McGill’s provide a wonderful barbecue on Saturday prepared by the Garcia family, Bryson family and the Prater family for the racers, parents and coaches.

Help your kids get into the fun of things! Kids take their nation pride seriously and makes this race truly unique! Colored Gatorade is a great way to mark up the snow around the race venue. Colored markers, colored duck tape, poster board, anything creative that kids can use to create signs of support for their nation add to the fun. It may not be a bad idea to bring some of this with you in advance as our local resources can be limited. Have fun and get creative!
Results Can Be Found at


Thursday 2/21:*Super G Training M/W
*4:00PM Opening Ceremonies
*Cookie Crackup
Friday 2/22:
*Super G Race M/W
*Super G Awards 30 min after race
*6pm Pizza/Basketball Tournament - Jerry’s Gym in Town Hall
*5pm—Parent Education Seminar: “Long-Term Development for J4 Racers: Helping Parents Understand How Best To Help Their Ski Racer” Jon Nolting, Director, USSA Sports Education - Race HQ
*6pm Parent Mixer at Maxwell’s in Town
Saturday 2/23 *Women’s SL / Men’s GS
*BBQ Noon at West Wall Lodge
*Awards 30 min after races
*6pm—Coaches Education Seminar “Physiological, Cognitive, and Emotional Development For J4s and How It Impacts How We Coach” Jon Nolting, Director, USSA Sports Education - Race HQ

Sunday 2/24 *Men’s SL / Women’s GS
*Awards 30 min after races
*JO Team Announcement
*Nation Team Awards
ENTRY FEE: $190.00Entry fee includes: Race fees, lift tickets (4 Days), Cookie Crackup, Pizza Party, BBQ, goodie bag, Team Nation awards and Prater Memorial t-shirt. 5th grade passport will not provide athletes with early lift access. Only ticket included in entry fee will enable early lift access. Make checks payable to CBMR.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Sunday, February 17th, 2013
ENTRY PROCEDURE: Please email entries to:
Bring waivers and checks to registration
Wed. 2/20, 5-6:30PM- Race Headquarters
Peaks Ballroom in the Elevation Hotel (Level below Check-In)

Wednesday, February 20th @ 6:30pm *Coaches Only Please
Available at Race HQ; Must present USSA Coach license.
$55 per day—At Race Headquarters only

Call CBV @ 800.544.8448 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting  end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Mention Prater Cup for 20% off rack rates

Main ski area parking lot is a pay lot. Parking on south side of Plaza building is free. Cars parked on the roads around the West Wall building will be towed.
A tuning room will be provided. Details will be available at registration but please DO NOT wax skis in room as fire systems are very sensitive.

Anyone interested in working the races please contact Laci Wright at

For more info, please visit Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

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