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.
The Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation (CBSF) is proud to announce that its annual 2022 Ski Swap will be held on Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th, at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square conference center in Mt. Crested Butte. A Winter Kick-Off Party and special Member’s Preview will take place on Friday, November 4 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with CBSF memberships available for purchase at the door and throughout the swap. On Saturday Nov. 5th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon doors will be open to the public. “This year’s swap will be two days with the return of the Winter Kick-Off Party and Member’s Preview on Friday,” says CBSF executive director Erica Rasmussen, “Local retailers will be participating with closeout inventory and demo gear for sale, most lightly used but there will be some new gear too. We welcome all snow sports gear; alpine and Nordic skis, snowboards, snowshoes, AT gear and splitboards. If it slides or glides, we’ll help you sell it,” added Rasmussen.
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!