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Great Deals to Experience Crested Butte - “Colorado’s Last Great Ski Town”

Ski Season 2006/2007 Kicks Off November 18!

GUNNISON-CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. — It’s amazing what a little change can do for a person and a ski resort. Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Mt. Crested Butte, Colo., is celebrating its third year of ownership by Tim and Diane Mueller in style with a new base village well underway and numerous on-mountain improvements. Four winter vacation packages created by the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association offer some of the best values on ski vacations.

“What’s the same are the friendly and authentic mountain towns of Mt. Crested Butte, Crested Butte and Gunnison and the sense of place here that clears your head the moment you arrive. The Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association is proud to announce four winter vacation packages to help families, couples and friends experience Colorado’s last great ski town during the 2006 – 07 ski season,” says Jane Chaney , director of the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association.

Great Values - Four Winter Vacation Packages

Early Season DEAL
The Early Season Deal is available for travel from Nov. 18 – Dec. 15, 2006, and includes three nights lodging and two days of lift tickets for Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Packages start at $63* per person, per night at a Gunnison property. Price is based on double occupancy and is prior to tax, optional travel protection and is subject to availability.

Family Fun
Make some lifelong memories with the Family Fun package priced as low as $651* (Jan. 2 – Feb. 9, 2007 and March 25 – April 8, 2007) for a family of two adults and two children, ages 12 and under. Prices vary based on travel times from Dec. 16, 2006 – April 8, 2007, and include four nights lodging in a Gunnison hotel, complimentary breakfasts, a sleigh ride dinner, and two days of lift tickets for Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Prices are per person, per night, based on quad occupancy, subject to availability and prior to tax and optional travel protection.

Valid Dates                     Price Per Person/Per Night     Package Price for a Family
Dec. 16 – Dec. 25, 2006    $48                                  $759
Dec. 26, 2006 – Jan. 1      $51                                  $813
Jan. 2 – Feb. 9, 2007        $41                                  $651
Feb. 10 – March 24, 2007  $48                                  $760
March 25 – April 8, 2007    $41                                  $651

CLASSIC WINTER GETAWAY
This package is perfect for a “girls” or “guys” ski vacation for four or team up with another couple for great value and great fun. Classic Winter Getaway packages are priced as low as $92* per person, per night (Jan. 2 – Feb. 9, 2007 and March 25 – April 8, 2007) and are based on quad occupancy in a two-bedroom Mt. Crested Butte condominium. Prices vary based on travel times from Dec. 16, 2006 – April 8, 2007, and include five nights lodging and three days of lift tickets for Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Prices are per person, per night, based on quad occupancy, subject to availability and prior to tax and optional travel protection.

Valid Dates                     Price Per Person/Per Night     Package Price for 4 People
Dec. 16 – Dec. 25, 2006   $112                                     $2044
Dec. 26, 2006 – Jan. 1     $140                                     $2792
Jan. 2 – Feb. 9, 2007       $92                                      $1827
Feb. 10 – March 9, 2007   $112                                     $2044
March 10 – 24, 2007        $115                                     $2290
March 25 – April 8, 2007   $92                                       $1827


ESCAPE TO THE MOUNTAINS
What could be better than a romantic ski getaway for two? Wait no longer for that special time away with deals for a Crested Butte winter vacation that are too spectacular to ignore. Escape to the Mountains packages are priced as low as $77* per person, per night (March 25 – April 8, 2007) and are based on double occupancy at a Crested Butte bed and breakfast. Prices vary based on travel times from Dec. 16, 2006 – April 8, 2007, and include six nights lodging, upgraded continental breakfast daily and four days of lift tickets for Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Prices are per person, per night, based on double occupancy, subject to availability and prior to tax and optional travel protection.

Valid Dates                     Price Per Person/Per Night     Package Price for 2 People
Dec. 16 – Dec. 25, 2006    $83                                     $986
Dec. 26, 2006 – Jan. 1      $89                                     $1061
Jan. 2 – Feb. 9, 2007        $79                                     $947
Feb. 10 – March 24, 2007  $83                                     $986
March 25 – April 8, 2007    $77                                     $919


* Other locations, properties and packages available. Prices are subject to availability, prior to tax and optional travel protection and will vary based on property and location.

“Along with the great alpine skiing and snowboarding, Gunnison-Crested Butte offers snowshoeing and snowmobiling on more than 55 miles of trails, Nordic skiing and dog sledding in glistening forests. Even fishing is in season under the ice on Blue Mesa Reservoir and along the area’s many pristine rivers. Our lodging and dining choices are many, with tastes to suit any purse and palate,” Chaney says. “Come here to unplug and recharge!”

Visitor Information & Personalized Vacation Packages
To reserve one of these winter vacation packages or to request a free destination guide and calendar of winter happenings, call the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association’s official reservation center at (800) 814-8893 or go to www.GunnisonCrestedButte.com.

Flights can be added to these packages. The Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport is served by United Airlines and American Airlines.

About Gunnison-Crested Butte , Colorado
Gunnison-Crested Butte is nestled among almost two million acres of pristine wilderness in southwest Colorado . Winter sports enthusiasts know the area for its world-class alpine skiing and snowboarding at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing. Gunnison-Crested Butte is also a haven for outdoor summer activities. In the warmer months, visitors can choose from recreational activities such as hiking, climbing, mountain biking, boating, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly-fishing, camping and horseback riding. Year-round visitors enjoy distinctive restaurants, unique shops and stimulating cultural opportunities, and have a wide range of lodging options — from rustic inns to guest cabins and bed-and-breakfasts to full-service resort hotels.

Recognized as the “Official Wildflower Capital of Colorado” by the Colorado Legislature, Crested Butte is the site of rich mining, ranching and skiing heritage and home to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and Crested Butte Academy , a private college preparatory boarding and day school with special emphasis on world-class alpine, snowboarding and high altitude distance running programs. Gunnison, a real western town, is home to the beautiful, high-country campus of Western State College, a four-year institution offering 22 majors in the liberal arts and sciences and professional fields, and the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport . Both Crested Butte and Gunnison have thriving historic central business districts packed with shopping and dining opportunities.

In Gunnison County, visitors will find the Curecanti National Recreation Area, where dinosaur fossils were recently discovered; the Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado's largest body of water and home to the largest Kokanee salmon fishery in the United States; and The Black Canyon of the Gunnison, one of our country's newest national parks. Gunnison County includes the quaint and historic towns of Pitkin, Gothic, Tin Cup, Marble, Powderhorn, Almont and Crystal , plus the better-known communities of Gunnison , Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte.


 

 
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