Gunnison Valley Events Calendar

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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Western Ski Weekend

February 11 @ 12:00 am


Join us for our annual Western Ski Weekend, February 10-12, sponsored by Romp Skis, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Crested Butte Nordic, the Holiday Inn Express and High Country Beverage. Friday, February 10, kick off the weekend with us at Western Colorado University’s annual Rail Jam at 6 pm on Taylor Lawn on Western’s campus. Then on Saturday, February 11, join us for our Mountaineers Day on the Mountain for a full day of skiing and our Apres-ski party in the Grand Ballroom at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square from 4 – 6 pm. This weekend is open to all Western alumni, attendees, parents, and family. We will be offering discounts on lift tickets, lodging and rentals at Crested Butte Mountain Resort and discounts on Crested Butte Nordic day passes and rentals. For sponsorship opportunities and more information, please, contact Assistant Director Maliah Abeyta at [email protected] or by phone at 970.943.3464.


February 11
12:00 am
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Annual events in Crested Butte and Gunnison

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!

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Nordic skiers race in two lines dressed in costumes on a snowy downtown street

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