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Crested Butte for the Holidays

November 29, 2017
Whether you have lived here for years, regularly visit the area or are a first timer, there is plenty to do in Crested Butte during the holidays. Here are a few events going on through the end of December:

December 8 – Light up Night & Holiday Parade in Town
December 9 – Santa Ski at CBMR and Light up Night on the Mountain
December 19 – Holiday paint your own pottery at CBMR
December 22 – “How the Quick read more or view full article Grinch Stole Christmas,” Center for the Arts
December 24 – Torchlight parade at CBMR
December 31 – Torchlight parade and Fireworks at CBMR

For an extensive list of events happening in December and throughout the rest of the winter… click here.
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Hurry! Nordic Center Season Pass 20% off sale ends 10/31/17!

October 26, 2017
Whether you are an experienced skate skier or a newbie trying classic for the first time, Crested Butte Nordic has something for everyone. With over 50 kilometers of groomed cross country ski trails, the possibilities are truly endless. Here are some other perks of CB Nordic:
  • Free passes and equipment for all kids 17 and under
  • Pet friendly trails
  • Snowshoe and fat bike friendly trails
  • Lessons
  • Rentals (Free for all season pass holders)
  • Tours
  • Gourmet backcountry dining
There’s still a little time to get the early season discount Quick read more or view full article if you would like to buy a season pass. Prices will go up on November 1st.

To purchase your pass or check out all that Crested Butte Nordic has to offer, visit their website.

Happy trails!
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Elk Run 5k: September 30

September 27, 2017

Emma Coburn, World Champion, Olympic Medalist and Crested Butte Native, is coming home this weekend for the inaugural Elk Run 5k. She created this race in hopes to continue to inspire others to go after their dreams as well as encourage physical fitness and health. Emma hopes to show others the beauty of Crested Butte and bring runners to her favorite training trails, so they too can enjoy what the Gunnison Valley has given her.

The Charity Beneficiary of Quick read more or view full article the race is Living Journeys which is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance, emotional support and enrichment programs to Gunnison Valley residents affected by cancer.

Although the race is full at this time, they are still looking for voluteers to help with various tasks. Whether you are racing or just happen to be in town, everyone is invited to join the post race festivities (band, drinks, food, and games). For additional information or to volunteer to help with the race, go to

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Vinotok Fall Harvest Festival: September 17-23

September 12, 2017

Vinotok, a storytelling and fall harvest festival with ancient roots, is a long-standing annual event in Crested Butte.  A celebration that takes place on the autumnal equinox, which is the Pagan rite of Thanksgiving, is also known as “Harvest Home” or Mabon. 

It’s a celebration for the abundance of harvest, a time meant for us to give thanks through song, dance and feasts. The 33rd Annual Vinotok begins Sunday, September 17 with Celebration of the Harvest Mother and culminates Quick read more or view full article with the Trial of the Grump on September 23.

To see the entire list of festival events, go to the Vinitok Facebook Page

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The 45th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival

July 26, 2017
Crested Butte is home to one of the nation's top art festivals. The Crested Butte Arts Festival features incredible art, fantastic cuisine, exhilarating entertainment, artist demonstrations, children's activities and an art auction. Check out the video below or go to the festival's website to learn more information.


Mountain Express offers Bus service to Gothic and Judd Falls Trailhead

July 11, 2017
Mountain Express has collaborated with Gunnison County and the Forest Service to begin bus service to the Judd Falls Trailhead this summer. The Mountain Express Board and staff are excited to offer this service in efforts to help alleviate traffic impacts in the Gothic Corridor.

The Gothic Bus began operating on Monday, June 12 and will run through Sunday, August 20. The Gothic Bus makes 4 round trips daily with stops at the 4-Way in Crested Butte, Mountaineer Square, Quick read more or view full article Snodgrass, Gothic Townsite/RMBL and now at the Judd Falls Trailhead parking area. Stops depart the 4-Way at 8:30AM, 11:30AM, 1:30PM and 4:00PM daily. Stops depart the Judd Falls Trailhead at 9:10AM, 12:10PM, 2:10PM and 4:40PM daily.

The schedule is available here and the route map is available here. As this is the first season traveling to Judd Falls, minor adjustments may need to be made along the way. Locals and guests are encouraged to use the bus this summer for their recreation within the Gothic Corridor. If the service is successful this year, efforts to offer more round trips can be made in the future. Please help spread the word and encouragement to hikers, bikers, sight-seers, artists, scientists, flower peeper, anglers… You get the idea.

If you have any questions, visit the website at, or contact Mountain Express at (970) 349-5616.
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2017 Wine and Food Festival

June 28, 2017
The Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival takes place each July. Striving to create a wine and culinary festival that complements the array of amazing offerings in Crested Butte and Mt Crested Butte, this festival is the perfect excuse to visit this scenic and captivating area.

Featuring a selection of seminars, fine dining winemaker dinners, and more, there is something for everyone. The signature event, the Grand Tasting, presents over 500 select wines from 25 wineries and distributors, food Quick read more or view full article demonstrations, and more.

See the full schedule of events here.
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Up Next in CB: Alpenglow Summer Concert Series

June 6, 2017
Summertime, gorgeous sunsets, great friends, live music… Alpenglow is the Center for the Arts' free outdoor concert series on Monday evenings during the summer. With Crested Butte Mountain and Paradise Divide as the backdrop, come enjoy the sounds of a variety of music. Bring along your chairs, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Join friends and family as we enjoy the best that summer in Crested Butte has to offer.

Check out the full 2017 lineup here.

5 Alternate Crested Butte Winter Activities to Downhill Skiing

March 22, 2017

Hitting the slopes every chance we get is a big part of the CB winter lifestyle. But we get it, ripping through the resort isn’t for everyone. Luckily CB always has a buffet of activities to offer around every corner.

Nordic Skiing

With over 50 kilometers of groomed trails around town, there are plenty of options for all ability levels. There are even dog friendly trails so you can go out and soak in the views of paradise with your furry Quick read more or view full article friend. Don’t have your own Nordic Gear or want lessons in this awesome activity? No Problem! Stop by the Crested Butte Nordic Center for all your Nordic needs.


Do you prefer exploring areas using engine power versus human power? Maybe a snowmobiling tour is right up your alley. In the winter months, the roads around Crested Butte other than Highway 135, close due to weather. That is why most people turn to snowmobiles to go exploring or to get further into the backcountry. There are guided tours available as well as a few places that you can rent snowmobiles to go out exploring on your own.

Fat Biking

For those of us who love to mountain bike, fat biking is the winter alternative. It also keeps us in biking shape all year round. The Crested Butte Nordic Center offers 13 kilometers of groomed trailed that are open to fat biking and are free to use. There are additional trails offered by the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association. Need to rent your biking gear? Head over to the Alpineer, Big Al’s Bicycle Heaven, Crested Butte Sports, or the Handlebar Bike Shop:


If you don’t like the feeling of sliding on the snow, and hiking happens to be one of your favorite summer activities, then you should give snowshoeing a try. Going on a snowshoe adventure allows you the opportunity to follow groomed trails as well as conquer some fresh areas without sinking up to your belly in the snow. The Crested Butte Nordic Center can point you to some great trails and can provide you with the rentals to get out there!

Have a Super Low Key Day

Shopping- Take a stroll down Elk Avenue and stop in our one of a kind shops and galleries. The items in our stores are unique and rarely found elsewhere.
Grab a bite to eat- With so many great places to eat around town, it’s a good thing you are burning more calories with all that extra physical activity so you can indulge! Although you won’t find any chain restaurants that you recognize the name of, there are plenty of food options for even the pickiest of eaters (trust me, I am one of them).
Treat yourself to a Spa day- Relax by the warm fire while your friends and family finish their day of skiing. Feeling a little low on Oxygen? We have an Oxygen Bar that will help you acclimate to the altitude. Need to soothe your sore muscles for your previous days of physical activity? Go get a massage. Or… why not do all of the above?

With so many options of activities to do in Crested Butte, this list could really go on forever. We would love to hear what some of your favorites are!
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Up Next in CB: Al Johnson Uphill/Downhill Telemark Race

March 8, 2017
It wouldn’t be Crested Butte without wacky costumes and unique events which is just what you will find on March 19th on the resort. Participants in the 43rd Annual Dan K Memorial Al Johnson Uphill/Downhill Telemark Race will put on costumes and their telemark gear. They will “let loose and free those heels” as they climb 660 vertical feet and descend 1200 feet down double-black diamond steeps. This year’s event is a fundraiser for the Crested Butte Avalanche Center.
Quick read more or view full article /> Check out more information about the history of the event here.

Follow the event on facebook to get more up to date information.

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Snowmageddon 2017

January 19, 2017
Yes it’s true, Crested Butte welcomed 2017 with massive back to back snowstorms that dropped over 100” of snow in 14 days. Although it was a lot to handle at once, we are grateful for the amazing skiing it brought and the wildflowers that will ultimately result from the extra water. Just as we are starting to feel caught up with shoveling, it’s time for more snow to come our way. They are forecasting for another 2 feet through the Quick read more or view full article weekend and even more next week.

We would like to give a shout out to our amazing snow plow drivers, emergency personnel and ski patrollers who work extremely hard in these adverse condition to keep everyone safe. Thank you!

If you weren’t here to experience the last storm for yourself, here’s a brief recap of the events from just Monday January 9th:
  • For the first time in over 20 years, Crested Butte Community School was closed for a Snow Day! There was also a one hour delay on Tuesday 1/10.
  • The Gunnison County RTA suspended bus service between Gunnison and Crested Butte for a few hours due to poor visibility and driving conditions.
  • Due to the safety of their guests and employees, Crested Butte Mountain Resort even closed early.
Here is a video by Crested Butte Productions shortly after we got all the snow:

Here is a photo of the daily snow totals for January from Open Snow:

For additional articles on the snowstorm, visit the following links:

Crested Butte News: Snowmageddon: Thirty year storm brings excitement, extra challenges

Denver Post: Crested Butte Mountain closed Monday because of too much snow

Denver Post: Ski. Shovel. Repeat. Just another day in Crested Butte’s snow of a lifetime

Denver Post: Love-hate relationship with snow in Crested Butte, Colorado’s snowiest town

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Here comes 2017!

December 30, 2016

Wishing each and every one of you a joyous and prosperous new year! Whatever life brings your way in the next 365 days and beyond, remember that the agents at Red Lady Realty are here to help with all of your real estate needs. Whether you are buying, selling, or just contemplating, our experienced guides can help light your way.

If you are in town over this holiday weekend, don’t miss out on the New Year’s Eve Torchlight Quick read more or view full article Parade and Fireworks at the Crested Butte Mountain Resort Base Area.
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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

December 19, 2016
Oh just kidding, all times of the year are wonderful here in Crested Butte. Our family at Red Lady Realty would like to send warm wishes and happy tidings your way for the holiday season. If you are in town to experience our magical snowglobe, stop in to say hi and don't miss these happenings around town:

December 18-23: Rock on Ice in Mt. CB
December 24: Torchlight Parade and Santa's Sleigh Ride, CBMR Base Area, Mt. CB
December Quick read more or view full article 31: New Years Torchlight Parade and Fireworks, CBMR Base Area, Mt. CB.

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Countdown to the 2016-2017 Ski Season and a 3rd Quarter Market Update

October 25, 2016
Another ski season is upon us in this beautiful mountain town. Although the mountain doesn’t officially open for the season until Thursday, November 24th, town is gearing up for the return of our winter wonderland. If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to purchase your season pass as the price goes up when the season starts.

So far, the 2016 Real Estate Market has been busy and challenging.  As you will see from our quarterly market Quick read more or view full article update, the sales volume so far is on pace with 2015.  Two indicators have improved overall: the number of days a property is on the market before it sells is down pretty significantly and final purchase prices are closer to asking prices than last year.  

Take a look at our 3rd Quarter Market Update and remember, now more than ever it is important to have a trusted adviser to keep you updated on the market and to help interpret the information you may find online.  The Brokers of Red Lady Realty are happy be of assistance.  Contact one today!
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18th Annual Mt. Crested Butte Chili and Beer Festival this Saturday

September 7, 2016

Are you ready to officially kick off the fall season in Crested Butte? With locally made chili, tasty craft beer, and live music, the Chili and Beer festival, at the base of Crested Butte Mountain, is a great tradition. Although the Chili and Beer festival has been around for years, it is now part of the One Good Weekend event. 

Online Sales End— Thursday, September 8th at 11:30pm

Incase you want to get a workout in before your Chili & Beer Quick read more or view full article binge, Griggs Orthopedics is excited to announce the 1st Annual Park to Peak to Pint Race! Racers start in the town of Crested Butte, meander all the way up to the Peak of Mt. Crested Butte, and finishing off at Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s base area! Click here for more information!

Come spend the weekend with us!

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Wild Flowers Everywhere!

July 11, 2016
Grab your camera and your hiking boots, wildflower season is upon us! Explore on your own or sign up for some Crested Butte WildFlower Festival Events. The Wildflower Festival Runs from July 11-23.


2015/2016 Ski Season Coming to a Close

March 31, 2016
As the 2015/2016 ski season at the resort is coming to an end, many dreams are shifting from Powder Days to warmer weather with hiking, mountain biking, and wildflowers. For those of you wishing the ski season would last forever, it's a perfect time to plan ahead and lock in your 2016/2017 Season Pass at the lowest price available with Crested Butte Mountain Resort's Spring Sale. The sale ends on the last day of this years ski season (Sunday Quick read more or view full article 4/3/16) so you'll want to act fast for those low prices!

Even with 4 days left in the season, there is always another excuse to celebrate, dress up in silly costumes and have wacky events, like the Pond Skim, where contestants skim across water on their skis and snowboards. The Pond Skim will take place at the base area on April 2nd at 2:00pm. Hope to see you there!

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Aston Martin On ICE!

February 17, 2016
From February 19-21, Aston Martin will create a spectacular driving experience at an exclusive ranch in Crested Butte. On Ice Colorado is a truly unique opportunity open to anyone with a passion for driving, regardless of previous experience.

Hone your driving skills on their private ice-driving track where under the expert guidance of our professional instructors you will take away a unique new skill and an enhanced understanding of the Aston Martin range.

After your driving experience you can relax in Quick read more or view full article the company of like-minded, passionate drivers accompanied by superb hospitality and gastronomic delights.

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, On Ice Colorado offers you the opportunity to experience Aston Martin like never before.

For more information or to register your interest in the event, visit the Aston Martin-On Ice Colorado webpage.

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It's Time to Move the Butte!

February 15, 2016
Move the Butte is the Crested Butte Dance Collective’s creative signature dance production put on by dancers in the Gunnison Valley. It is locally produced and choreographed and is performed by dancers straight out of the community. Each year is astounding, showcasing a variety of traditional and non-traditional dance form and introducing us to forms of dance long forgotten or perhaps never seen in Crested Butte. 

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Inaugural Vertical Challenge & 3rd Annual Winter Gala February 13 & 14

February 10, 2016
The Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation will be hosting it's Annual Winter Gala and silent auction on Saturday February 13th. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit this link.

Their Inaugural Vertical Challenge event will take place on Sunday, February 14th. Participants will have 6 hours to ski or snowboard the mountain in hopes of covering more vertical feet than their competitors. There will be tokens at various checkpoints around the mountain and participants must strategically plan their Quick read more or view full article route to obtain those tokens. For more information about the Vertical Challenge, please visit the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation Webpage. Read Less

30th Annual Alley Loop Nordic Marathon this Weekend

February 2, 2016
It's almost time for Crested Butte Nordic to transform parts of downtown Crested Butte into a race course for it's annual Alley Loop event! This one of a kind race meanders through alleys, over footbridges, alongside businesses and homes, visits groomed nordic trails and returns back to downtown for the finish. 

There's still time to register so visit Crested Butte Nordic's Event Page for more information.

Creating Ice Sculptures in Mt. Crested Butte

December 18, 2015
Check out this post on our Facebook page (you should like us there too!) about the ice sculptures being created right now in Mountaineer Square.  They will be there for you to enjoy until Mother Nature decides to warm up and melt them!

Crested Butte Santa Ski & Pub Crawl

December 15, 2015
Crested Butte set another world record with 827 skiing Santas this Saturday.  This event is in its third year and is great fun to participate in or watch.  Make plans to join us next year!


Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte Light Up Nights this Weekend

December 7, 2015
Crested Butte is getting ready for the busy holiday season and this weekend things will really start to look festive!  Friday starting at 5:30 is Crested Butte's night with a holiday parade and Santa to light the tree in front of the post office.  You can read more about it here.  

Saturday night will be light up night in Mountaineer Square, Mt. Crested Butte.  No parade, but treats and photos with Santa are sure to be Quick read more or view full article a hit.

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Canvases & Cocktails at The Red Room - December 3rd, 2015

November 30, 2015
Date: December 3rd, 2015 6pm

Location: The Red Room
                303 Elk Avenue
                Crested Butte, CO

Cost: 35$ includes all painting supplies and libations. 

The Red Room and The Art Studio have teamed up this off-season to bring you another exciting series of Canvases and Cocktails. Choose from four dates in October through December.

Instructor Becky Chappell will guide the group through a Quick read more or view full article painting from start to finish, giving instruction on setting up to paint, mixing color, composition, and more. The Red Room bar will be serving libations to participants 21 and older, so you can relax and create! All painting supplies are provided. Absolutely no painting or drawing experience is necessary! Read Less

Spirits and Ceramics at Montanya Distillers

November 24, 2015
Montanya Distillers and The Art Studio of the Center for The Arts have teamed up to bring the community two nights of Holiday Paint Your Own Pottery, December 1st and 8th, for holiday cheer, and cocktails!

Head over to Montanya Distillers to paint ornaments, holiday decor, bowls, mugs, and gifts while sipping egg nog and cocktails and getting in the spirit of the season. Enjoy $2 off all cocktails, 10% of all ceramic items (including firing), and 20% off appetizers. Quick read more or view full article Pieces will be fired and available for pick-up on Friday, December 11. 

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Opening Day @ Mt. Crested Butte

November 18, 2015
Ski season is finally upon us in Crested Butte, CO and we could not be more excited!

Crested Butte Mountain Resort is once again offering FREE lift tickets for Opening Day on Wednesday, November 25th. To get your lift pass just stop by the Main Ticket office at the Adventure Center. First Chair will head up the mountain at 9am with a Champagne toast. Everyone is encouraged to wear their best priate inspired costumes to join in the festivities Quick read more or view full article at "CBM-ARGG!" 

When you need a little break from the slopes head on over to Butte 66 for après at 3:30 PM with Live Music by Rapidgrass, costume contest prizes for the best dressed Pirate and drink specials by Montanya Distillers, Bird Dog Whiskey and Bud Light. 

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HopeFest Autumn Celebration at the I-Bar Ranch

October 21, 2015
The second annual HopeFest will take place at the I-Bar Ranch on October 24th. The event will start at 11am with food (while it lasts), live music, pumpkin hunt, costume contests and all kinds of games and prizes for the kids, so bring the whole family! New this year, the first annual walk/run 5k starting at 11am from the I-Bar. Contact (970) 641-2712 or for more information. 

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Lukas Nelson Free Concert Wed-Aug 5 Mt. CB

August 3, 2015
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – sometimes referred to as POTR – is an American rock group based in California. The band consists of Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar), Anthony Logerfo (drums), Corey McCormick (bass), and Tato Melgar (percussion). Lukas is the son of Willie Nelson.
In 2015, the band, alongside Lukas's brother Micah Nelson, became Canadian musician Neil Young's backing band on his thirty-sixth studio album, The Monsanto Years, and its accompanying tour. This will be a great Rock Quick read more or view full article and Roll Band. They were here a few years ago and the audience couldn't get enough! click here for more infomation Read Less

43rd Arts Fair Festival - July 31 - Aug 2

July 31, 2015
Crested Butte, Colorado, is home to one of the nation’s top arts festivals. Now in its 43rd year, the Crested Butte Arts Festival features incredible art, fantastic cuisine, exhilarating entertainment, artist demonstrations, children’s activities and an art auction. Click here for schedule

Free Concert Wed. July 29 Pokey La Farge

July 22, 2015
Presented by the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association The Live from Mt. CB music series will return for the summer of 2014 with an exciting lineup of amazing musicians. Join us Wednesday evenings for free music at the base of Mt. Crested Butte. All shows will take place at the Red Lady Stage in Mt. Crested Butte from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   July 29 – Pokey La Farge (Early Quick read more or view full article Jazz/Ragtime) see more info
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Wine & Food Festival July 23 - 26

July 19, 2015
The Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival takes place July 23-26, 2015. Striving to create a wine and culinary festival that complements the array of amazing offerings in Towns of Crested Butte and Mt Crested Butte, this festival is the perfect excuse to visit this scenic and captivating area.
Featuring a Quick read more or view full article selection of seminars, fine dining winemaker dinners, a Farm to Table dinner, champagne brunch, and more, there is something for everyone. The signature event, the Grand Tasting, presents over 500 select wines from 25 wineries and distributors, food demonstrations, and this year, artists painting en plein air throughout the venue.
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Rodgers & Hammerstein Event in Crested Butte

July 12, 2015
Where: Big Mine Ice Arena 620 2nd Street Crested Butte, CO 81224
When: July 18, 2015.

An unforgettable evening as the Festival Symphony Orchestra brings to life the works of Rodgers & Hammerstein. 
Tickets start at $180 per person and include live and silent auction, signature cocktails, appetizers, gourmet dinner and entertainment. 

Crested Butte Bike Week June 25 - 28

June 6, 2015
Welcome to the oldest mountain bike festival in the world! This is where a rider can experience the birthplace of Mountain Biking and ride miles and miles of single track. For over 30 years, Crested Butte has been host to the longest running bike festival in the country with its Crested Butte Bike Week. This family friendly celebration attracts riders of all levels with every Quick read more or view full article type of bike looking to explore the best of what Crested Butte has to offer!  Fat Tire 40 returns with the same epic 40 + mile course on legendary Crested Butte singletrack. If single track riding is your thing, look no further!  for information on all events go to Read Less

Crested Butte Dance Performance

May 6, 2015
Come cheer on our tiniest dancers, ages 3 ½ to 7 years old in this thematic exploration of Alice in Wonderland, Favorite characters like the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Queen of hearts and of course, Alice!  More info

2nd Annual Spring Bike Boot Camp At Hartman

April 28, 2015
Griggs Orthopedics is again partnering with our very own gO Professional Bike Team to offer our 2nd ANNUAL SPRING BOOT CAMP held on May 2-3, 2015 at Hartman Rocks & Double Shot Cyclery. The Camp will feature training rides, tips on nutrition and performance, bike-specific core workout lessons, professional bike fits, on-the-trail mechanic lessons, women’s specific rides and lots more.
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Pole, Pedal & Paddle (3P) - April 26, 2015

April 24, 2015
Start with an uphill/downhill ski leg in Mt. Crested Butte, a 27 mile bike leg down from Mt. Crested Butte to Gunnison (north bridge), and a 4.5 mile kayak leg finishing in the Gunnison Whitewater Park. Race as an individual, or pull together a team of three to do it relay style.Competitors start at Crested Butte Mountain Resort with an uphill/downhill ski race, then transition to bikes and ride south on highway 135. When competitors reach the banks Quick read more or view full article of the Gunnison River at the North Bridge put-in, they transition to kayaks and paddle to the Gunnison Whitewater Park for a thrilling race finish.  Click for more info! Read Less