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We are Your Affordable Winter Vacation Partner

Times are tough and we know people are looking for ways to cut back. Our destination partners have something great for you and it’s called Stay and Ski Free. No catch in this package. All you do is book lodging and each day, each person receives a FREE ski lift ticket at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in the Colorado Rockies.  Drive or fly into Denver, Colorado Springs, Montrose or right into the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport on United. This package is only available November 25 – December 16, 2009. So, enjoy a winter vacation that’s easy on your budget!

If you need to speak to us for ideas and suggestions, just give us a call at 800.814.7988 and, there is a lot more information and great lodging deals on our website at

Stay & Ski FREE!

Here’s an example of a great Stay and Ski Free package at the Ruby of Crested Butte (#1 B&B in CO by Trip Advisor!), a luxury bed & breakfast for only $60 per person per night. Take a look at the details! Or, take a look at the wide variety of Stay and Ski Free packages!
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Discount rates are based on double occupancy for a three-night minimum stay and three days of skiing and includes our delicious, gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay.

Rates valid November 25, 2009 through December 16, 2009 and are based on availability.

At The Ruby of Crested Butte, A Luxury Bed and Breakfast and Colorado's Top Rated Inn, stay for $60.00 per person per night in a queen guest room with private bath and Ski Free at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

The free shuttle bus to and from skiing, will pick you just down the block from our doorstep. All ski equipment rentals and massage treatments also receive a 20% discount.

Featured Event

Crested Butte Nordic Thanksgiving Training Camp

nordic ski campNordic enthusiasts are invited to post-Thanksgiving workouts in Crested Butte, Colo.  Instructors typically include former Olympians Rebecca Dussault, Kendall Butts and Ingrid Butts and other great clinicians at the Crested Butte Nordic Council's annual Thanksgiving Training Camp on Nov. 27 - 29, 2009. 

With all clinics held at elevations in excess of 8,800 feet, camp participants of all levels are sure to get a jump on conditioning for a successful season of competitive racing, recreational touring or fun winter exercise.  For more information or to register, call Crested Butte Nordic Center at (970) 349-1707 or visit  Clinics are designed to enhance and improve skills and are limited to approximately 12 people in each, so register early.

21                     Crested Butte Nordic Center Opens for the Season
25                     Crested Butte Mountain Resort Opens for the Season
27 – 29              Crested Butte Nordic Center’s Thanksgiving Training Camp

1 – 22               Holiday Market at the Gunnison Arts Center
3                      Learn to Skate Ski for Free, Crested Butte Nordic Center
4                      Night of Lights, Main Street, Gunnison
5                      Holiday Open Houses, Downtown Businesses, Gunnison
5                      Light Up Night & Holiday Parade, Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
12                     Christmas Variety Show, Presented by Crested Butte Mountain Theatre, Mallardi Caberet
18–20, 22, 23,     “Miracle on 34th Street” Presented by Crested Butte Mountain Theatre, Crested Butte
26, 27, 29 – 31             Center for the Arts
20                     Solstice Brunch at the Yurt, Crested Butte Nordic Center
27                     Brunch at the Yurt, Crested Butte Nordic Center
31                     Full Moon “New Year’s Party at the Yurt” Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Tours, CB Nordic Center
31                     Moonlight Snowshoe Tours, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Dec. 31, Jan. 30, Feb. 28, March 30
31                     Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s New Year’s Eve Celebration, Torchlight Parade & Fireworks
31                     ArtWalk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Downtown Crested Butte & Mt. Crested Butte

1 – 2                 “Miracle on 34th Street” Presented by Crested Butte Mountain Theatre, CB Center for the Arts
7                      Learn to Skate Ski for Free, Crested Butte Nordic Center
17                     Brunch at the Yurt, Crested Butte Nordic Center
17                     8th Annual Wedding Show, Lodge at Mountaineer Square, Mt. Crested Butte
28                     ArtWalk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Downtown Crested Butte & Mt. Crested Butte
30                     Full Moon “Dinner at the Yurt” Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Tours, Crested Butte Nordic Center
30                     Moonlight Snowshoe Tours, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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Getting Here

GUC flight scheduleWe’re located in the heart of beautiful Southwest Colorado and easy to get to! The Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport has 4 flights daily on United Express and in winter adds non-stop flights from Dallas on American Airlines and from Salt Lake City and Atlanta on Delta Air Lines. As a point of reference, we are just 4 scenic hours from Denver and 3 easy hours from both Grand Junction and Colorado Springs. By car or by air Gunnison-Crested Butte is worth getting to!

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