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The Gunnison Valley Patio Guide

There’s something to be said about experiencing a place simply by watching the day go by. You can’t help but relax while dining outside on a pleasant READ MORE

skiing in to the yurt

Yurt Dinner Experience

On December 21, I had the fortunate opportunity to join the Crested Butte Nordic Council for their Solstice Yurt Dinner Experience, and experience is really the best READ MORE

A Better Way to Beat the Houston Heat

Sticky, muggy, sweltering, oppressive … you’ve probably got a few choice words of your own to describe the weather. Houston’s average summer temperature is around 93 degrees. READ MORE

closing weekend in Crested Butte

Closing Weekend Shenanigans

With closing weekend at Crested Butte Mountain Resort just around the corner, it’s fun to think back on the fun of closing weekends past. I had no READ MORE

fat bike handcyclist

Fat Bikes Expand Winter Fun

Every year the leaves fall, the days grow short, and the snow piles high. It is usually time to bring out the skis and boards and ride READ MORE

Montanya Tasting Room by Nathan Bilow

Blooming Where We Are Planted

Three-and-a-half years ago, the Hoskin family pulled up every stake we had set down over a decade and relocated two adults, two children and two companies to READ MORE

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Crested Butte Opening Day

By Francesca Pavillard-Cain I am skiing through three feet of fluffy powder down Teo, then Hawk’s Nest, and finishing with a high-speed jump off the cat track READ MORE

salmon fishing colorado, kokanee

A True Fish Story

By Shelly Steig The first time I heard there was salmon fishing in Colorado—yes Colorado! I was amazed. And this isn’t just any fishing—in Colorado the salmon READ MORE

Lupine Trail with Snow

Seasons Collide

October is a time of seasonal confusion in Crested Butte. We’re caught between seasons and activities. As the weeks pass, snow levels descend lower on the peaks READ MORE

curecanti creek, trail, hike

A Perfect Day in Curecanti

by Sandra Snell-Dobert Ah, early September in the Gunnison Basin. My favorite time of year begins with fall’s quilt of color starting to ease over the hillsides. READ MORE

Big Lake Fish

A Grand Fishing Season

Winding up the canyon I notice the truck thermometer drops to 39. It’s a stark reminder of how quickly the summer has gone by. They always seem READ MORE

mtb bridge on meander

Lucky Me

Nearly every day I say to myself, “I am so lucky to live here.” Wow … just typing that brings a smile to my face. I wake READ MORE

Hiking Bliss

Hiking is one of my favorite pastimes in the Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley. There are so many trails that it’s typically hard to narrow it down to one. READ MORE

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