Well, this is some exciting news! Alaska Airlines just announced that they have added Crested Butte flights from Los Angeles! It looks like we will be getting more visitors from California during the winter. Crested Butte’s biggest hurdle has always been getting people here conveniently and affordably. Hopefully this will help our skier visits increase further as they have in recent years. Below is a record of how many skier visits Crested Butte Mountain resort has experienced in recent years. Strange that one of the worst snowfall seasons in the 10 years I have been here receives the highest number of skier visits. Goes to show most folks do not like the deep stuff rather good conditions, sunshine and warm temps.
11/12: 305,290
12/13: 338,000
13/14: 367,659
14/15: 391,649

It will be interesting to see how this direct flight will affect skier numbers this year. Read more on Alaska Airlines announcement of Crested Butte flights here.

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