Planning a Last Minute Vacation? Check Out These Packages From Crested Butte!

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 19, 2011 12:33 am

For all the last minute travelers out there, you are in luck! Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is offering last minute drive and fly packages that are fun-filled and affordable! 

Crested Butte – considered by many to be “Colorado’s last great ski town” – is the ideal holiday destination and this year is extra special as the resort marks it’s 50th birthday on opening day, November 23rd. 

So, gather your friends or family and check out these great deals!

Those who are lucky enough to live within driving range of CBMR, can take advantage of the resort’s gas redemption package: stay 3 nights, get your fourth night free and receive a $200 gas credit on your reservation. Make your reservation now to stay December 16-27th. The offer ends November 28th for purchase and a four night stay and lift ticket purchase is required.

Out-of-towners also have a great option available with CBMR’s “Buy One, Get One Free” airline ticket package, which is available to any guest who books a lift and lodging package for a minimum of four nights. The offer is available now through November 28th and is valid for stays beginning December 15th and ending no later than December 28th. There is a limit of three airline tickets per reservation.

Finally, CBMR’s “Grandest Christmas” package is back this season! The package includes four nights of lodging at The Grand Lodge Hotel & Suites, and three days of skiing or riding at CBMR, including passes to the resort’s Adventure Park, for a family of four for $1,199. The package must be booked by December 16, 2011 for travel from December 17 through December 27, 2011 (check-out on December 28, 2011) and is available exclusively through Crested Butte Vacations.

In addition to these great packages, Crested Butte will be hosting a number of winter holiday festivities including, a Torchlight Parade on Christmas Eve followed by a holiday fireworks show. Guests can also watch world famous ice carvers chisel life-sized ice sculptures in the courtyard at Mountaineer Square and/or check out the Gingerbread House competition!

In addition to all of the holiday happenings, take advantage of some of the other activities the area has to offer. There are miles of Nordic trails groomed to perfection, horses eager to take you for a wintery ride, a snowcat that will show you what 350 horsepower feels like when you’re in the driver’s seat, or snowmobile tours that will take you into the expansive National Forest surrounding the area.

For more information about any of these deals or other Crested Butte packages, visit