February 2017

snow covered Crested Butte

February 2017 Edition                     

Town Tidbits

During the month of January, over eleven feet of snow fell in Crested Butte. Our iconic brightly colored mining cabins downtown were buried - many of them had snow piled up nearly to the roof. Shoveled walkways resembled tunnels all over town and snow removal professionals are still hard at work cleaning it all up. Nearly ALL of the extreme terrain is open at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, some of which never opened at all last year! January brought powder day after powder day with new snow nearly every day of the month. The snow was coming down so fast at one point that Crested Butte Mountain Resort closed for the afternoon to keep everyone safe. History was made as the Crested Butte school AND Western University closed for snow days too. With some of the inconvenience of having record volumes of sow also comes some truly incredible skiing!! Click here for a real time snow report and terrain information.

While the massive snow totals were making headlines all over, there were several other events going on in January. World Snowboard Day was celebrated at Crested Butte Mountain Resort with a banked slalom race and the 2nd Annual Fat Bike Worlds events (and after parties) took place at several venues around town. A local ski hero Aaron Blunck also made headlines as he took gold in the X-Games (held in Aspen, CO). Watch his gold medal winning run here

The February calendar is packed with events including the Alley Loop, the Prater Cup, music performances, art classes and Mardi Gras!

Things Going on in February

2 Star and 4 Star Freeride World Qualifier ~ Feb 10, 11, 12
Open Clay Workshop ~ Feb 10, 24
Arrowhead Snowmobile Club Poker Run ~ Feb 11
USASA Slopestyle and Rail Jam ~ Feb 11, 12
Open Sewing Workshop ~ Feb 11, 18, 25
CB Unplugged featuring the Shook Twins ~ Feb 11
Magic Meadows Yurt Dinner ~ Feb 11, 14, 18, 25
Comedy Night ~ Feb 14
Trivia Night for PAWS ~ Feb 15
Oscar Nominated Short Films ~ Feb 16
Winter Speaker Series - David Primus ~ Feb 16
Mardi Gras Mask Making - Ladies Art Night ~ Feb 17
Artists Reception - Caroline McLean ~ Feb 17
Watercolor Workshop ~ Feb 18
Tim O'Brien - Bluegrass Live ~ Feb 18
Prater Cup ~ Feb 23 - 26
Gothic Mountain Tour ~ Feb 25 
Winter Astronomy Program - Black Canyon ~ Feb 25
The Brothers Comatose ~ Feb 27
Mardi Gras at Butte 66 ~ Feb 28
Canvas and Cocktails ~ Feb 28
Annual Miners Ball at the Museum ~ March 3
Crafted Tasting Event ~ March 4

Click here for the entire Crested Butte/Gunnison Event Calendar

What's Happening in the Real Estate Market

The market is shifting as inventory continues to decline and demand remains high. Prices are going up and we are experiencing bidding wars and property being put under contract sight unseen. If you have considered selling your Crested Butte property call me for a current market analysis as now is a great time to sell. If you are a Buyer and you see something you like I advise you to make a move on it quickly as to not miss out or get caught in a bidding war. Call me to discuss the current real estate market in-depth.

In January, 18 single family homes and condos were sold for a total of $8,297,501. The majority of homes sold in January were condos, ranging from a one bedroom Grand Lodge condo selling for $89,000 to a beautiful three bedroom, four bath Silver Ridge condo selling for $1,550,000. With lots of folks in town for the ski season, we have been very busy with property showings.  Currently, another 33 homes and condos are under contract, representing a listing amount of $21,886,800. 

In land sales, a total of seven parcels sold in January. Current land sales represent a wide range from a .33 acre parcel in CB South, which sold for $65,000 to a .31 acre parcel in the Timberland subdivision in Mt. Crested Butte, which sold for $540,000. Currently, another six parcels are under contract with a total listing price of $889,000.  

For our comprehensive year end real estate market report click the picture below.


You may search all available inventory by clicking here.

In the News 

2nd Annual Fat Bike Worlds Kicks Off in Crested Butte
Dr. Duane Vandenbusche Speaks on the Early Days of Gunnison Country
Ski. Shovel. Repeat. Just Another Day in Crested Butte's Snow of a Lifetime
Epic Snowfall Continues in Crested Butte
Snowpocalypse 2017 Hits Crested Butte
Locals Participate in Women's Marches and come away motivated and inspired
Center and CB Council explore cash flow issues
Condo units in the Timbers can now rent short term
Council now favoring a 120 night cap on STRs
Snowmageddon: Thirty year storm brings excitement, extra challenges
CBMR closes lifts early on Monday after so much snow
CBMR sees big numbers during sunny holiday week
CBCS students to build rental home

 Click here for our Winter Collection. 

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193 Larkspur Lane
Crested Butte, Colorado 81224
5 Bed | 6 Bath | 6,976 SqFt | $4,250,000
59 Cinnamon Mountain Road
Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado 81225
4 Bed | 4 Bath | 4,822 SqFt | $1,795,000
18 Aspen Lane
Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado 81225
4 Bed | 4.5 Bath | 4,110 SqFt | $1,595,000
24 Appaloosa Road
Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado 81225
4 Bed | 5 Bath | 3,553 SqFt | $1,100,000
16 Club Cottage Drive
Crested Butte, Colorado 81224
3 Bed | 4 Bath | 2,784 SqFt | $1,045,000
271 Gothic Road #Unit 10
Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado 81225
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,013 SqFt | $379,000
Click here to view the published version the February 2017 newsletter.