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Crested Butte Archives

Located near Gunnison, Crested Butte is a Colorado gem with 16 lifts and over 1,500 acres of skiing.

  1. Salida’s Bud Benches help build community and share rides

    Skiers and snowboarders hoping for a ride to Monarch Mountain will have three new options in the form of ride-hailing benches that have been installed around Salida. The “Bud Benches” at Café Dawn in downtown Salida, Tenderfoot Health Collective and Colorado Sports Recycler on U.S. 50 will help connect people driving to Monarch Mountain with…

  2. The Powder Alliance Partnership includes Crested Butte →

    Donny at Freeskier looks a bit harder at the new Powder Alliance Partnership:

    The deal provides three free days of skiing at Crested Butte, Snowbasin Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Stevens Pass, Timberline, Schweitzer, China Peak, Mountain High, Arizona Snowbowl, Mt Hood Skibowl, Angel Fire Resort, and Bridger Bowl, with the purchase of a season pass at any one of those resorts. On the surface, a total of 33 free days of skiing across the western United States seems like the deal of a lifetime. When delving further into the details of the pass, a couple of things should be noted.

    It seems the popular innovation in the industry is catching on: cross promote product from other resorts in other locales by joining a faction. See also: Vail Resorts, The Mountain Collective. I only wonder if it’s worth it. I don’t ever see myself leaving the close-to-home resorts (spend extra money to travel?) so I wonder who this appeals most to? Likely folks already living away from resorts and planning vacations?