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Save Up to 30% off Lodging, plus $400 air credit per person with Crested Butte’s ‘Book Early’ Promotion

August 6, 2014
Colorado's Crested Butte Mountain Resort's Book Early, Save Big promotion gives bigger and better deals to those who start planning their ski vacation in the summer.

Colorado’s Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Book Early, Save Big promotion gives bigger and better deals to those who start planning their ski vacation in the summer (photo by Tom Stillo) .

With flowers blooming and warm sunshine beaming down, it is hard to imagine cool white snow and making turns on your skis in a few months. But Colorado’s Crested Butte Mountain Resort is sure giving you an incentive, with this year’s Book Early, Save Big promotion that gives bigger and better deals to those who start planning their ski vacation in the summer.

Right now, the resort is giving 30% off lodging when guests book a minimum of four nights for the 2014-2015 winter season by August 15, 2014. The lodging discounts continue on a tiered system for the next two months; save 25% when lodging reservations are booked by September 15, 2014 and save 20% on or before October 15, 2014.

What’s more, guests flying to the popular ski destination have the opportunity of nearly free airline tickets. The resort is providing airline credit of up to $400 per ticket when guests book lodging and airline tickets into the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) by October 15. Restrictions and blackout dates apply for the airfare deal, but the discounts will not get any deeper for the 2014-2015 winter season.

The airfare savings amount is based on the month you choose to visit Crested Butte and must be combined with lodging. The deals: Save $300 for January arrivals, take $200 off for February arrivals, and $100 off for March & April arrivals!  Plus, arrive on a Monday or Tuesday and save an additional $100 per airline ticket. That is a total potential savings of $400, if you travel in January and arrive in Gunnison on a Monday or Tuesday.

The Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport has multiple daily direct flights from Denver International Airport (DEN), daily flights from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and weekly Saturday flights from Houston at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). For a full air schedule visit www.skicb.com/airservice and to make reservations and save for this coming winter, call Crested Butte Vacations at 844-993-9547.

For more information about Crested Butte’s lodging, conference, meeting facilities, and special packages, call Crested Butte Vacations, 844-993-9545 or visit the web site at www.skicb.com.

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Colorado Ski Country USA Resorts Delighted with Heavy Snow Accumulation for Early Season Conditions

December 5, 2013

 

Aspen, Colorado, shows off its abundant snow that will greet early season skiers and snowboarders.

Aspen, Colorado, shows off its abundant snow that will greet early season skiers and snowboarders.

A major snowstorm has blanketed Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) ski resorts with fresh powder, delighting skiers and snowboarders alike as snow totals pile up.

A potent combination of moisture and arctic air left significant amounts of new snow throughout the high country over the last couple of days. Central and southwestern resorts are experiencing the brunt of this storm and are expected to continue accumulating snow through Thursday. Snowfall has been extremely heavy at times in the last 48 hours; the powder piled up at a rate of two inches per hour in Telluride, which recorded 16 inches of snow this morning as the snow continued to fall at a remarkable pace.

Since the first flakes began to fall on Tuesday, Wolf Creek has received 19 inches of new snow so far, Monarch and Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort measured 18 inches with snow still falling, Ski Cooper reported 15 inches this morning as the powder collected, and Crested Butte reported a foot of new snow.

Elsewhere in Colorado Ski Country, 15.5 inches of new powder fell at Loveland, Arapahoe Basin reported 14 inches of new snow, Aspen/Snowmass received more than a foot of new snow, with more expected through tomorrow, Sunlight recorded 12 inches of new snow, Steamboat received 9.5 inches with more on the way, Winter Park and Eldora each received 9 inches, Howelsen recorded 8.5 inches, Powderhorn received 8 inches, and Copper reported 7 inches.

Recent weather patterns have accelerated the scheduled openings of several CSCUSA member resorts, and today’s storm will make opening day conditions even better. Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort will open for the season on Friday, December 6, Powderhorn will open Saturday, December 7, Ski Granby Ranch will open for the season on Wednesday, December 11, and Ski Cooper will open this weekend and will open for the season on Saturday, December 14.

Total recorded snowfall has already exceeded 100 inches for the season at Loveland; Aspen/Snowmass and Steamboat are zeroing in on this benchmark and may surpass it before this storm subsides, and many other CSCUSA resorts are close behind. While there’s nothing like an epic powder day in Colorado Ski Country, skiers and snowboarders should continue to keep safety in mind to get the most out of this fresh round of snow. Wearing the right equipment for enjoying deep snow, and taking extra precaution while skiing and snowboarding in flat light and reduced visibility is highly recommended. Know your responsibilities on the mountain; it’s the key to having a great day on the slopes.

Keep up to date on snowfall totals with the CSCUSA snow report updated by the resorts themselves: http://www.coloradoski.com/snow-report. Keep up to date on resort openings at http://www.coloradoski.com/resort-season-dates.

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