Snow Gods love up Crested Butte in unique resort partnership

Posted By: Steve Bellamy on December 31, 2009 7:14 am

You heard of guitar players making deals with the devil.  Well Ken Stone at the world famous Crested Butte ski resort has made one with the Snow Gods.  First of all you plan out a cadre of groovy New Years celebrations like opeing the DC Superpipe.  Then throw on a torchlight parade with all your staffers doing syncronized swimming with torches coming down the mountain.  Then you add a massive fireworks display.  Then on top of that you toss in a bunch of crazy specials (go to the website Then in your deal with the Snow Gods, you work out a little under 10 inches of fresh powder.

Tada!  You have the perfect ski town News Years dilleo.  For those who have not been to Crested Butte, it is one of the coolest places on the planet.  Literally, it is.  There is not anywhere like it.  The skiing and snowboarding is amazing.  It has to be one of the top 5 ski mountains in the country.  There is an incredible town.  And when we say incredible town, we mean off the hook like the phone at Sanford and Sons junkyard 10 days after rent is due.  Have you ever heard of a spontaneous parade?  They have them there.  The whole town just heads to the streets and marches along with all the fanfare of the Macy’s Parade – only with 9 seconds of planning.

Have you ever heard of the orange bikes of Crested Butte?  They have hundreds of orange bikes throughout the town that anyone can just pick up and ride.  When you are done riding you just get off and leave the bike where ever you are.  The next rider just takes it from there. 

Crazy cool place!  Check out this feature we did on Crested Butte a while back and then get your arses there this winter!  Crested Butte is truly one of the few bucket list ski resorts we have.