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Gunnison-Crested Butte, Colo., is readying for the winter season, which kicks off with the opening of the Crested Butte Nordic Center on Nov. 20 and the opening of Crested Butte Mountain Resort on Nov. 24 — just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Through the holiday season and beyond, area resorts are enticing guests with a variety of winter packages.
Clients can find a holiday ski package for under $1,000. The Grandest Christmas package features four nights of lodging at the Grand Lodge in Mount Crested Butte, Colo., and three days of skiing or riding at Crested Butte Mountain Resort for two adults and two children ages 17 or younger for under $1,000. This package is good for travel from Dec. 17 to Dec. 26 and must be booked by Dec. 18.Crested Butte Vacations877-326-1467www.skicb.comFrom Dec. 16 to Jan. 1, clients can stay just steps from the lifts at the Elevation Hotel & Spa and enjoy every second night for half off. For example, guests’ second, fourth and sixth nights are 50 percent off. The price is subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer.Crested Butte Vacations877-326-1467www.skicb.comThe Christmas Present Package, offered by the Nordic Inn in Mount Crested Butte is available from Dec. 18-25. Two people can enjoy three nights lodging and two days of skiing for $652 ($326 per person). And, with the family-owned lodge’s Holiday Happening Package, two travelers stay five nights and ski four days from Dec. 26 to Jan. 2 for $1,456 ($728 per person).Nordic Inn800-542-7669www.nordicinncb.comThe Water Wheel Inn in Gunnison, Colo., is offering two versions of its Holiday Gunnison Getaway, both valid from Dec. 18 to Jan. 2, and later in the season, from Feb. 19 to March 26. For $90 per person (based on double occupancy), guests receive one night’s lodging, two adult lift tickets to Crested Butte Mountain Resort and continental breakfast. For $166 per person (based on double occupancy), they receive two nights’ lodging, one day of skiing/riding for two adults at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, one day of skiing/riding at Monarch Mountain and continental breakfast both mornings. The Water Wheel Inn800-642-1650www.waterwheelinnatgunnison.com