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What’s Trending in Crested Butte in February?



Ready for all the News from the Butte? 2.12.14

POWDER is the hot word of the month!  We have been fortunate to have an Amazing February snowfall.  We have received over 7 FEET in the past few weeks.  The grins on the faces of all who are riding the bus to the base area, to the smiles plastered across faces as they take one of the most epic runs in Butte history!  Crested Butte is also open “Wall to Wall” which means now is your time to get some Third Bowl action!

Event Highlights:  Subaru Freeride Series kicks off from Crested Butte, CO February 12-16.  The Crested Butte portion of the tour includes both a 2-star and 4-star Freeride World Qualifier, with the 4-star qualifier available for live stream via subarufreerideseries.com.  “Crested Butte is one of the founding mountains that encouraged the sport of freeskiing,” said Bryan Barlow Subaru Freeride Series event director.  As most may know, we have been lucky to have receive several large snow storms for up to 7′ (yes feet) of new snow in the past few weeks.  Click HERE to view other local events if you’re looking for something new and interesting to attend while in the Butte.

Valentine’s Day:  What better place to take your sweetie than an epic ski trip to the mountains?  Ski some legendary terrain during the day and then enjoy a 5-star meal at night.  A great local hotspot for a romantic dinner would be DJANGO’s or participate in Valentine’s Swing Night from 8pm – 10pm.  Impress your sweetheart at this introductory partner Swing Dance class or just show up as partners are not necessary.  $25/couple or $15/individual at the Center for the Arts.

Watch and Support Crested Butte Locals in the Sochi 2014 Olympics.  Aaron Blunck will be representing us in the Men’s Halfpipe and David Chodunksky will be representing us in the Men’s Slalom and GS.  As well, keep your eyes peeled in the background for our local Dr. Gloria Beim who will be representing us as the Chief Medical Officer for the US Team.  You can click HERE for the Olympic Schedule on NBC.

Initiative to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags in Mt. Crested Butte, Crested Butte, and Gunnison.  There was a Public Forum held February 11th at Montanyas’ Rum Distillery at 6pm.  Some of the information shared was other Colorado towns that had successfully implemented this ban.  It is a collaborative effort that includes volunteers and students from Western State University and would impact the local Crested Butte Storefronts as well as the larger chains such as Walmart and City Market in Gunnison.  If you are interested you can sign the Petition, ask questions, voice concerns, and more by clicking HERE.

Vacation Renters Want More Services:  As the vacation rental business becomes increasingly popular across the world and especially in resort areas such as Crested Butte, we are finding that guests want and expect more services.  It appears that they want the privacy and convenience of a private property; yet are looking for similar amenities that those would find in a hotel.  For owners, this may mean that having a Management company could be your best friend is keeping up with the demands of service.  For clients, we are interested to hear your thoughts and what you expect from a vacation rental.  Send us your thoughts on this discussion panel that we have set-up by clicking HERE.  We would love to hear what is being done right; and what else could be done to improve your customer experience.



Your Vacation: If you’re still thinking of visiting the Butte but haven’t pulled the trigger; there is no time better than now.  Call us for some last minute winter specials; or pre-plan a family or friend getaway during this Spring/Summer!  Don’t forget that we offer daily updates on news on the Butte, Vacation Rentals, and local Real Estate.  Follow us @watchdogcb to receive up to date information!



Heather Connor

Owner of Watchdog Property Management &

Real Estate

Angle Hill at Nicholson Lake

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 3, Sunny Living Spaces, Fireplace, Decks, Spectacular Views!
$ 250 / Day

Timbers Retreat

2 Bedroom 1 Bath, Sleeps 4, Cute Condo Located Across the Street from Ski Base Area, Hot Tub, Ski Locker, & Free Shuttle!
$ 135 / Day

Snowmass Chalet

5 Room, 3.5 Bath, Sleeps 10, Ski In/Out, Hot Tub, & Garage
$ 800 / Day