During the month of March, Crested Butte saw a near record breaking number of skiers visiting, especially during the busy Spring Break weeks. It was reported that CBMR hit nearly 7,000 skiers per day. Although we saw much less snowfall, only 16" of new snow in the month of March, ski conditions remained stellar. We had plenty of bluebird days and warm, sunny spring weather. Don't let that fool you though, Crested Butte tends to get plenty of moisture in the months of April and May so plan on a wet off season. Click here for a real time snow report and terrain information.
While the awesome spring break skier totals continue to be the buzz around town, there were several other notable March events. March 18th was the SkiTown Breakdown, a free after ski concert headlined by Leftover Salmon at the base area. March 19th was the 43rd Annual Al Johnson Telemark Race.
The April calendar is packed with end of season events including the Landshark Pond Skim on April 8th, CBMR Closing Day on April 9th, and the challenging Crested Butte Pole, Pedal, Paddle on April 30th. The ski area may be closing but there is still plenty to do in Crested Butte in the month of April.
Things Going on in April
Winter Chainless Downhill Race ~ April 1 Center for the Arts Presents Alan Ray ~ April 1 CB Unplugged Featuring Hayes Carll ~ April 1 Food Pantry Donation Day ~ April 2 Socrates Cafe ~ April 4, 18 Move The Butte at the Majestic ~ April 5 Philosophy on Tap - Crested Butte ~ April 5 Speed Date With A Book ~ April 6 Landshark Pond Skim, Featuring a Base Area Rail Jam ~ April 8 Trout Steak Revival - At Butte 66 ~ April 8 GVAWL Pet Expo ~ April 8 CBMR Closing Day ~ April 9 Cocktails & Canvases ~ April 11 Crested Butte Center For The Arts Presents - Before The Flood ~ April 20 Coffee With The Community With John Messner ~ April 27 Lotus Rising Yoga Series - A Crystal Yoga Experience ~ April 28 Gunnison Sage Grouse Road Show and Viewing ~ April 29, 30 Crested Butte Pole Pedal Paddle ~ April 30 Crested Butte Center For The Arts Party … Cupcake Style! ~ May 2 Crested Butte Center For The Arts Paint Your Own Pottery ~ May 5
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What's Happening in the Real Estate Market
As we head into Spring, we continue to see the local real estate market drive towards a "Seller's Market". Inventory in the valley continues to decline while demand remains high as homes sell quickly. Right now only 14 single family homes are on the market in the town of Crested Butte. There are only 30 active homes on Mt. Crested Butte and 89 active condos. The least expensive home in the upper valley is currently listed at $639,900 compared to the least expensive home available in February which was listed at $435,000. Crested Butte South continues to see rapid sales with only 5 single family homes currently on the market. If you wish to list your home, condo or land I'm available anytime to discuss the current real estate market in-depth.
In March, we saw a total of 21 single family homes and condos sales, compared to 12 in February for a total of $10,871,249. Six of those sales were single family homes. Sales in March ranged from a Grand Lodge condo selling for $66,250 to a beautiful, luxurious six bedroom, six bath Crested Butte Home selling for $2,700,000 listed and sold by Benson Sotheby's. Currently, another 49 homes and condos are under contract, representing a listing amount of $34,872,887.
In land sales, a total of three parcels sold in March for a total of $410,000. Current land sales represent a wide range from a .49 acre parcel in Crested Butte South, which sold for $85,000 to a .32 acre parcel with skier access in Mt. Crested Butte, which sold for $170,000. Currently, another 17 parcels are under contract with a total listing price of $3,632,000. Land values continue to improve as we look forward to a busy summer selling season. Stay tuned for our extensive quarterly report coming soon.
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In the News
Third CB Horse Park Hearing Brings More Concerns Council Now Looking At Cap-and-Zone To Limit STRs Mt. Crested Butte Supporting MCBPAC Efforts To Secure Funding New Siding Regs On Deck To Be Adopted in Town Of Mt. CB Projections Show Growth In CBCS Enrollment Summer Water Supplies Look Promising Due to Snowpack BOZAR Gives Student-Designed House For Micro Lot The Green Light Crested Butte Looking For More Regional Affordable Housing Projects RTA Okays Initiative To Look At Improving Bus Stops On Highway Town Working To Keep Poverty Gulch Unit Affordable RTA Senior Shuttle And Valley-Wide Bus Use Continue To Climb in 2017 Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority Seeks Additional Funding Cottonwood Pass Closure Could Last Into Summer 2018 Changes Proposed To Next Winter's Air Service Into Gunnison/CB Airport Winter Chinless Returns to CBMR This Weekend BOCC Looking At New Group For Backcountry Management
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