This Week in the Butte
Spring is in full swing, making it an awesome time to visit Colorado’s last great ski town! Great weather, more snow on the way and fantastic events make now a great time to get to Crested Butte. Bring the whole family out for Town Series Race this Wednesday or cheer on your favorite athlete as they take on the infamous Grand Traverse!
Enjoy longer days and the beautiful views from the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks during our Sunset Soirees happening over three Tuesdays this March. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner under the sunset, including appetizers, salad, soup or chili, bratwurst with pretzels and dessert. Plus, receive one complimentary beverage.
Join Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Alpine Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Clinic for the free Town Race Series. Take on your friends and family in the Giant Slalom races on Buckley for the ultimate bragging rights around town. Regardless of whether you wear Lyrca or baggies, everyone is welcome!
The Elk Mountains Grand Traverse was conceived by Crested ‘Buttian, Jan Runge and a band of other backcountry devotees in 1998. The race’s genesis was partially based on the historical mail routes that connected the Colorado mining towns of Crested Butte and Aspen in the 1880s; but also drew inspiration from the Patrouille des Glaciers, a point-to-point ski race in Switzerland which Runge had become familiar with in the 80’s. Colorado’s own competitive ski mountaineering legacy was born!