Crested Butte over the Martin Luther King Holiday, January 15, 16 and 17, is one of our excellent choices for bus trips for the 2015-16 ski season. Crested Butte is a longtime favorite for NMCCSC for many reasons.
Once again we will be staying at the Old Town Lodge, located close to the Nordic Center, walking distance to amazing restaurants and close to the town shuttle (close means catching the shuttle from the Lodge parking lot).
The groomed nordic trails are truly fine: The Bench on the south side of town, the valley of the Slate River and Peanut Lake north of town, and Mordor (!) east of town provide variety and challenge! The backcountry is majestic: Gothic Road, Oh-be-Joyful Creek, and delightful tele on Snodgrass! There is a serious Class III from Red Lady Mountain to Oh-be-Joyful Creek that needs to be done, if the bus can get anywhere near the Kebler Pass.
Watch here for more details about this great trip as they are determined.