Did you know there are many events in Crested Butte and Gunnison? See live music, take an art class, volunteer, play trivia, watch (or participate in) a ski or bike race, and more! Check this calendar to see what’s going on.
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Historic Ski & Snowshoe to the Magic Meadows Yurt
January 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm$50 – $65
The museum is excited to collaborate with the Crested Butte Nordic Center to host a historic ski and snowshoe out to the magic meadows yurt! You’ll learn about the history of the area, including the The Big Mine, Peanut Lake Mine, Pittsburg, and Augusta Mines during the trip out to the yurt, and upon arriving will be treated to a light lunch and an alcoholic or non-alcoholic refreshment of your choice. A shuttle will be provided for participants that would prefer a shorter ski or snowshoe. This tour meets at the Crested Butte Nordic Center at 11am and will last until 2pm. Cost is $50 for members of the museum and/or the nordic center, $65 for non-members. Cost to rent skis or snowshoes for this event is $15 per rental.
Gunnison Valley is also host to several beloved annual events. A classic winter event is The Alley Loop, a Nordic ski race that doubles as a costume contest. In fall, Mt. Crested Butte hosts the famous Chili and Beer Festival. Every summer in Gunnison, a crowd gathers to watch America’s fourth-oldest rodeo, Cattlemen’s Days. There are also festivals in Crested Butte that celebrate local art, music, wildflowers, and more. Attending an annual event is a good way to connect with the culture of the Gunnison Valley. You might even create a new tradition for you and your family and friends!