Crested Butte Mountain Resort is already gearing up for Ski Free on Opening Day, November 21, 2012, which allows ALL guests to have an opportunity to ski for free at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, no strings attached. With a desire to continue the Ski Free promotion, the community has joined forces with the resort to offer Ski Free with Lodging, in addition to offering their Butte Bucks program to encourage the local holiday shopping.
To tempt the early season traveler, the resort and the Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce has aligned the Ski Free with Lodging promotion with Butte Bucks, a program that promotes shopping locally for the holidays to take place over the same time period. From November 21 through December 19, 2012, guests visiting the area can also shop in the local stores and eat at local restaurants at a twenty percent discount, when pre-purchasing Butte Bucks.
Butte Bucks is a program coordinated by the Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce, where shoppers purchase minted coins with a $10 value for $8 each. The coins, or “Butte Bucks” can then be used, dollar for dollar, throughout the town at participating shops and restaurants, giving the buyer a twenty percent discount off ALL purchases. The idea is to get locals and guests to shop for the holidays locally. What sounds better than awesome promotions to kick off this 2012-2013 Winter season in Crested Butte?