December 2016

snow covered Crested Butte

December  2016 Edition                     

Town Tidbits

During the last week of November, Mt. Crested Butte received nearly two feet of that perfectly powdery white stuff that we've all been waiting for! Many are still doing their snow dances, hoping that the snowstorms keep rolling in throughout December. The lifts are running at CBMR, the Nordic Center is open and the ski season has officially started. Elk Avenue, Whetstone Mountain, Mount Crested Butte and Paradise Divide are looking postcard perfect with the fresh blanket of snow. It's easy to see why this special place brings so many visitors from all around the world to enjoy an always incredible winter season. The restaurants, bed and breakfasts an hotels are beginning to fill as locals and visitors plan for a beautiful holiday season in this magical mountain town. Whether you are into snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowboarding, skiing, sledding, shopping, dining, fat biking or making snow angels, Crested Butte has it all!

The Crested Butte Nordic Center opened on Nov. 12th and Crested Butte Mountain Resort opened on November 23rd with a successful donation day where proceeds went to the Crested Butte Snow Sports Foundation. There's a lot going on in December in Crested Butte including ski races, photos with Santa at the resort, holiday parties, the torchlight parade, an ice sculpture display, avalanche safety events, fireworks and a chance to be a part of setting another world record for the highest number of skiing Santas!  

I will be posting information on flight deals out of Gunnison, local upcoming events and real estate market info (including some awesome new ski condo listings) on my blog. You can also receive a direct link to each post by liking my Facebook page

Things Going on in December

CBAC Beacon Brush Up ~ Dec 3
Alley Loop Race Series ~ Dec 3, 10
Santa Night at the Crested Butte Museum ~ Dec 4
Adaptive Sports Community Holiday Party ~ Dec 8
Griggs- Irwin Lidge Rando Race ~ Dec 10
Sant Ski and Crawl ~ Dec 10
Photos with Santa ~ Dec 10, 24
Christmas Tree Light Up Night ~ Dec 10
Western Winter Speaker Dr. David J Rothmans ~ Dec 15
Holiday Party at Yoga for the Peaceful ~ Dec 17
Rock on Ice- Ice Sculptures ~ Dec 18 - 23
Winter Solstice Party- Umbrella Bar ~ Dec 21
Magic Meadows Yurt Dinner ~ Dec 23, 26, 27, 29, 30
Torchlight and Santa's Sleigh Ride ~ Dec 24
Warren Miller's Here, There, Everywhere ~ Dec 30
New Years Eve Torchlight/Glow worm Parade/Fireworks ~ Dec 31st

Click here for the entire Crested Butte/Gunnison Event Calendar

What's Happening in the Real Estate Market

In November, 21 single family homes and condos were sold for a total of $17,235,757. Everything from a $70,000 Grand Lodge Unit to a $2.9mil Trappers Crossing home closed in November. The number of transactions and total sales volume are down from the previous month. However, the number of homes sold for over $1mil more than doubled. A total of seven homes sold for over $1mil. As more people are in town for ski season, the market is expected to pick up. Currently, another 38 homes and condos are under contract, representing a listing amount of $25,548,450. 

In land sales, a total of eight parcels sold in November - five less than in October, however the sales volume was double at $3,193,000. Sales in November represent a wide range of land from a half acre parcel in CB South,  which sold for $72,000 to a quarter acre parcel at the end of Maroon Ave which sold for $851,000, where I represented the Buyer. Currently, another ten parcels are under contract with a total listing price of $3,080,900. 

Total real estate sales to date in the upper valley amount to $170,942,047. This represents roughly a $20,000,000 increase over the same period last year. 

You may search all available inventory by clicking here.

In the News 

Crested Butte and 13 Other Ski Areas Under Contract
CB Council Looking at Ways to Address STR Issues
Romp Skis Lands Contract with US Army Special Forces
County Commissioners Support Winter Fat Biking Trails Proposal
Mine Company On Board with Remediation Regarding Red Lady
CB Council Ready to Lay Some Asphalt in Town Next Summer
Barry Clifford - Modern Day Jacques Cousteau  
Gunnison Valley Housing Authority Releases Draft Housing Needs Assessment

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193 Larkspur Lane
Crested Butte, Colorado 81224
5 Bed | 6 Bath | 6,976 SqFt | $4,250,000
18 Aspen Lane
Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado 81225
4 Bed | 5 Bath | 4,110 SqFt | $1,695,000
24 Appaloosa Road
Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado 81225
4 Bed | 5 Bath | 3,553 SqFt | $1,100,000
620 Gothic Road, Unit 203
Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado 81225
1 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,125 SqFt | $415,000
16 Hunter Hill Road #K204
Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado 81225
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,333 SqFt | $375,000
70 Hunter Hill Road #P104
Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado 81225
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,001 SqFt | $360,000
Click here to view the published version the December 2016 newsletter.