The Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association recently put together this handy list of upcoming events in the Gunnison-Crested Butte area through April 7. If you’re planning a trip out that way, there’s plenty to see and do while you’re there…
Art, Music, Theatre & Dance
March 6, Rock ’n’ Roll & Classical Music Showdown with Alpin Hong & Crushed Out, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
March 7-9, 14-16, “Sonofagunn,” Gunnison Arts Center Theatre
March 8-9, Readers Theatre Presented by Crested Butte Mountain Theatre, Mallardi Cabaret Theatre
March 9, FestEVOL featuring The Wailers & Twiddle, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
March 15, ArtTalk, Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, Crested Butte
March 15, Vagabond Opera, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
March 21, Watercolor & Wine Workshop, Gunnison Arts Center
March 21, Donavon Frankenreiter Concert, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
March 28, ArtWalk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Downtown Crested Butte
March 29, Ruth Moody Band, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
April 3-7, 10-13, “The Exit Interview” presented by CB Mountain Theatre, Mallardi Cabaret Theatre
April 7, Closing Day at Crested Butte Mountain Resort – Live music and more
Especially for Kids
March 16, Kids Rock “Aloha in the Butte” Concert featuring Doctor Noize, Presented by Trailhead Children’s Museum & Crested Butte Music Festival, Mountaineer Square Ballroom, Mt. Crested Butte
March 23, "The Velveteen Rabbit" presented by PHAMALy, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
Festivals, Special Events & More
March 13, "Starry, Starry Night," Winter Tour de Forks benefiting Crested Butte Center for the Arts, with dinner prepared by Maxwell’s Chef Anthony Reichenbach, Nordic Inn
March 28, Elk Mountains Grand Traverse Adventure Film Festival, Mountaineer Square Ballroom, Mt. CB
March 29, Soul Train Presented by KBUT Radio, Butte 66, Mt. Crested Butte
March 30, Herb Class – Poplar for Pain Relief, Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, Crested Butte
April 3-7, Flauschink (Flush out winter & welcome spring festival), Crested Butte & Mt. Crested Butte
March 7-10, IFSA Junior Freeskiing National Championships, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
March 9, Big Air on Elk (ski jumping) Presented by Colorado FreeSkier, Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
March 24, 39th Annual Al Johnson Uphill/Downhill Telemark Ski Race, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
March 27-31, 22nd Annual Extreme Freeskiing Championships, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
March 29-30, 16th Annual Elk Mountains Grand Traverse, Crested Butte to Aspen
April 6, Slush Huck Pond Skim Competition, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Activities on Nordic Skis & Snowshoes
March 7, Learn to Skate Ski for Free!, Crested Butte Nordic Center
March 11-12, New Moon Milky Way Photography Class on Nordic Skis by Raynor Czerwinski, Presented by Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, Crested Butte to Gothic Hut Trip
March 26, Full Moon Yurt Dinner, Crested Butte Nordic Center’s Magic Meadows Yurt
March 27, Moonlight Snowshoe Tour, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Deals & Packages
Save up to $600 on airfare when flying American Airlines into the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC). Stay at any Crested Butte Mountain Resort managed property for a minimum of four nights now through April 1 and receive an airfare credit of $200 per person, valid for up to three people. Combine this airfare credit with any of other offers on www.skicb.com/deals for more savings. This offer is valid on new reservations only and can be booked by calling 800-810-7669.
Book lodging and a general admission ticket to see The Wailers and Twiddle perform at FestEVOL on March 9 and save 25 percent on both. Lodging & Festevol Package prices are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to taxes, fees and availability. This offer is not available for VIP tickets and must be reserved by March 8. Call 800-810-7669 and visit www.skicb.com/festevol.
With Three Rivers Resort’s Family Ski & Stay Package, you get a deluxe mountain chalet on the Taylor River in Almont and skiing or snowboarding at Crested Butte Mountain Resort for $90 per person, per night (price is even lower for families with non-skiers or kids ages 12 and under).
The package includes two adult lift tickets and two teen lift tickets (for ages 13 – 17) and is available from now until March 24. Other dates and combinations are available, and taxes and fees may apply, valid for new reservations only and must be reserved more than 48 hours in advance. Call 888-761-3474 or visit www.3riversresort.com.
The Gunnison Getaway package at 12 participating properties starts at $61.50 per adult, per night (includes a lift ticket at Crested Butte Mountain Resort) until March 24, and $46.50 from March 25 through April 7. Price is based on double occupancy with two adult lift tickets and does not include taxes. Young adult and children’s lift tickets can be purchased when booking the stay, and the cost for children and other additional occupants staying in the room may be extra. Go to www.gunnisongetaway.com for more information.
With the Crested Butte Adventure Package save 15 percent on both a stay at the historic Elk Mountain Lodge and an adventure activity with Crested Butte Mountain Guides (excludes camps and clinics). Complete the getaway with a recovery massage at Creekside Spa with $5 off any treatment.
In winter, CBMG adventures include ski mountaineering, backcountry skiing/snowboarding, ice climbing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing (see www.cbguides.com). To book, call 800-374-6521 or visit www.elkmountainlodge.com. This deal is available April 1 through April 14.
To save on flights, hotel rooms, vacation packages, car rentals and more, call the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association reservation hotline at 888-559-0841 or go to http://book.GunnisonCrestedButte.com. For destination information, call 800-814-8893 or visit www.GunnisonCrestedButte.com.