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Crested Butte

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Crested Butte 7 day trip - Full and Land only packages.  Both include RT ground transfer if arriving before bus departure.

 Lodge:  Plaza Condominiums

 Start Date:  1/20/2018

 End Date:   1/27/2018,

 Full Package:  $1,366 per person

 Land Only:  $907 per person 


OR:  EMAIL TC  Betty Donellan at:



Balance & Lift Tickets

Discounted Lift Ticket Options

 3-day 142
 4-day $183

 Trip Coordinator:  Betty Donellan

Asst. Trip Coordinator:  Bob Donellan

CRESTED BUTTE, COLORADO- January 20-27, 2018


EXPERIENCE THE BEST SKI TOWN IN 2016, Reader's Choice Awards/Travel & Leisure, Best Authentic 2016

Your full package trip includes:

*Flight IAH-Gunnison, CO  * transfers to Mt. Crested Butte  * portage at the resort *accommodations in a large 1055 sq.ft.’ 2 BR, 2 Bath condo* dinner party during the week * possible pub crawl  *pre/post trip SCSC party * free shuttles from town to the resort * optional dinner at a historic saloon.


Crested Butte has plenty to offer everyone, including the longest run at 2.6 miles, Peak to Treasury.  From the abundant wide open green and blue groomed trails to more advanced long cruisers and the famous extreme limits of the North Face and Headwall, this mountain truly has it all.The area boasts 23% Beginner, 57% Intermediate and 20% Advanced.  That does NOT INCLUDE the EXTREME terrain of the upper steeps which has bowls, chutes, glades and cliff jumps!  No wonder this area is host to the Freestyle Championships held here every February.  Take a guided tour of the area or test your relationship with gravity on Rambo, said to be the steepest-cut ski run in North America, at up to 59 degrees in pitch. More than half of Crested Butte's groomed trails, however, are rated intermediate. If fast cruising is your style, there are buffed runs like International and Upper Keystone, area has 15 lifts with a capacity of 20,310/hr.  NO LIFT LINES AT THIS RESORT.  The lifts run from 9-4 pm with East River and High Lift closing at 3:30pm and North Face closing at 3 pm.  There are also two terrain parks, Gold Link and Cascade, part of a complete freestyle haven.ountain Info


Base Elevation     9,375 FT

Top Elevation 12,162FT

Vertical Drop       2775 FT, Overall, 3,062 requires a short hike to Peak Terrain

Skiable Acres       1547

Number of Runs   121

Average Seasonal Snowfall 300”

Snowmaking        YES, 297 acres serviced by 14 of 15 lifts        

Snowboarding    YES

There are tubing parks, horseback riding, cat skiing and even learn how to drive a snowcat!

If you haven’t been to Crested Butte lately, you are in for a treat!!!  Space City Ski club was even in the CB Mardi Gras parade on last visit and featured in their local Newspaper!


No traffic lights, no chain stores, there is a difference here. There are few places remaining that can be called a true Colorado ski town; this one is the way others USED TO LOOK.  Look no further because THIS IS Colorado’s Last Great Ski Town!! Crested Butte oozes charm as a National Historic District.  A  Victorian town dating back to the late 1800’s, it was a bustling mining town and today is embraces a laid back lifestyle for locals and tourists alike.  They come here to ski, others come to experience some of the most extreme skiing in North America, and others come to enjoy all this beautiful area has to offer year round.  It is located 231 mi. SW of Denver and 28 mi. north of Gunnison, CO.  Beautiful colorful buildings offer the visitor everything from over 40 restaurants and bars, art galleries, and plenty of shopping.  You won’t go hungry as there is everything from  sushi restaurants, many pizza places, and everythng in between, and prices are reasonable. There is also live music almost every night so you can dance the to your heart’s delight at places like Eldo bar or the Princess wine bar.  Check out the Ice Bar.   Free shuttles take you to town every 15 minutes until 9:40 pm, then every 30 minutes until midnite.  Then, there are taxis to get you back to your home, only minutes away.  Crested Butte  and Mt. Crested Butte, that is, the town and mountain, are everything you seek in a ski town and more, and that includes a local friendly sense of community where you can be a casual as you want and seek as much adventure as you and your body can handle.  If this town doesn’t stir your inner spirit and sense of adventure, we are not sure what will.  Come with us and experience the fun and adventure.


Plaza Condominiums.  These lovely condominiums are located just 100 yards from the lifts.  They feature 1055 sq. ft. of living place with warm fireplaces, comfortable living and dining areas and full kitchens. .A short stroll takes you to the slopes or the action at the base with its restaurants, shops and Happy Hours.  You have all the comforts and amenities of a hotel, and:


On-site check in                                          On-site restaurant and BAR

Daily housekeeping                                     Complimentary wireless internet

2 hot tubs                                                    Complimentary covered parking           

Elevators                                                     Private washer/dryer

Sauna and steam rooms                                        Balconies                         

TRIP DATE:  January 20-27, 2018







$ 907

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DEPOSIT:  $150

FINAL PAYMENT:  Due by 11/20/17

All packages include lodging at the Plaza Condominiums, a welcome party, mid week dinner party, a pre-trip gathering and post trip party.


The full package includes round-trip air and ground transfers.



Departure City and Time

Arrival City and Time


Houston, TX (IAH)

 Depart 9.00 AM                                            Arrive 12:10 pm 


Denver            Gunnison


Gunnison, CO

Denver             IAH

Depart 7:50AM

Arrive 1:30pm


Ground transfers to the Plaza Condominiums are included in the full trip price. If you are on a land package you will need to provide me with the flight dates and times and we will include your transfer on the public shuttle.  If you drive, you may deduct $55 off the trip package price.

OPTIONAL PURCHASES, COLORADO BARGAIN-You are not going to find cheaper lift tickets on any other trip




5day    6day





224         264


  • Slogar Bar and Restaurant-Family style dinner in Historic Old Saloon
  • Optional great deal on ski lessons

WHAT ELSE TO EXPECT                    

Of course, the parties.  We’ll have a welcome party, a dinner party with games and prizes during the week, and an optional dinner at one of the oldest saloons in town.  Don’t hesitate.  Be one of the first 20 to book your trip and you’ll be entered into a raffle.

TC:  Betty Donellan betty@spacecity.org  
 ATC: Bob Donellan 


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