Realtor | Corey Dwan

Cell 970.596.3219


December 2010 - Market Report

Winter in Crested Butte has started off beautifully as we have received 107 inches of snow so far this season. With 9 inches from the last storm we currently have a 35 inch base. The snow is falling today and we are expecting a high of 36 degrees. With this storm here and letting loose and lasting till next Tuesday it looks like we'll have plenty of snow for all of you to visit this coming holiday. Current Crested Butte weather. For current snow and ski trail report please visit Crested Butte Snow Report and Crested Butte Ski Trail Status. Thinking of coming for a visit? See below for some great air fare deals as well as this winter's complete air schedule and call me if you would like to view some property while you are in town.

Regarding real estate in the upper valley November was a great month with $8,563,700 sold with an average discount of 5% off asking price. Sales consisted of eight single family homes, six town homes and condos and two parcels of land. In November 2009 there was a total sales volume of $4,897,400 with an average discount of 13%. That makes a 43% increase in sales last month and a substantial decrease in discounts. It appears prices have hit a low and may be stabilizing. That being said we'll have to wait until summer to fully realize the impact of the controversial $858 billion tax cut package that the senate passed yesterday.

In a week or so I will be launching a new IDX real estate search engine on my web site that I believe will be the easiest way for all of you to search for that dream mountain home. If you would like me to set up a customized search for you please contact me anytime.
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Act Quickly for Continental Airlines Fare Sale
Great rates to and from Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport - Jan. 5 - Feb. 17, 2011

For some of the lowest fares of the season on Continental?s new direct jet service from Houston to the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, book your airfare by Dec. 19. The fares are valid for travel from either direction between Jan. 5 ? Feb. 17, 2011, and a two-night minimum stay is required.

Sample round-trip fares for non-peak travel include $226 from Houston, $255 from Raleigh-Durham, $269 from Miami, $288 from Newark and $302 from Atlanta. These fares do not include taxes and fees and are subject to availability. Visit

The winter 2010/2011 air schedule and information about locals? fares to Denver International Airport offered by United Airlines is posted at

Saving money on your next ski vacation in "Colorado's Last Great Ski Town" is easy with these 5 suggestions:
1. Friends & Family Fly Free: This deal is worth bringing friends along!
2. $99 flights from Dallas this January: Fly non-stop from Dallas and save.
3. Kids Fly Free: Visit mid-winter and save.
4. Several Lodging Packages: Save on lodging in hostels to slope side condos.
5. Discount Military Tickets: Available to active military, retired military, and Department of Defense employees and their dependents.

Get discount Crested Butte ski passes by clicking here.

Cat skiing is back with the grand opening of CSIrwin this year.
After eight years of hibernation Irwin Lodge is back, operating now as CS Irwin. We are better than ever! With brand new snowcats, facilities and staff no amenity is left unturned. We?ve started taking bookings for the upcoming season at Over the duration of the 2009/2010 winter (December 1 through April 30), CS Irwin received over 525 inches of snow beating every ski resort in the state by 90+ inches. Our terrain spans over 1,000 acres of private property and the Gunnison National Forest. The season started off strong in December receiving over 122 inches of snow and by December 21st all of our backcountry terrain was open.

Thanks for reading today and I hope to see you in Crested Butte soon.

Corey Dwan - REALTOR
Benson Sotheby's International Realty
P.O. Box 210
433 Sixth Street
Crested Butte, CO 81224
970-596-3219 Cell
970-325-3219 World Wide Cell
970-349-6653 Office
970-797-1810 Fax

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