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A Gunnison Valley Winter Sports Adventure

A Gunnison Valley Winter Sports Adventure
3 days

Get your adrenaline fix with downhill skiing or snowboarding at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, followed by fat biking in Gunnison, with some great meals along the way to fuel your adventures!

Insider's Tip

Insider's Tip

Backcountry Safety

Get out in front of backcountry danger this winter, and keep safety top-of-mind! Seek education and training prior to heading out, or utilize a professional guide or a seasoned mentor to explore Colorado's backcountry. Find more ways to get informed and stay safe in Colorado.

Sustainability Activity

Gunnison Trails:

Gunnison Trails is a local nonprofit that grooms fat biking trails at Hartman Rocks and around Gunnison. In addition, they promote sustainable trail use and outdoor recreation all year-round. Consider making a donation.

Sustainability Activity

Insider's Tip

Get Outside:

The Gunnison Valley is a great place to get outside! Explore the legendary ski terrain at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, and try out fat biking at Hartman Rocks in Gunnison. Our towns may be small, but our recreational opportunities are big!

Day 1
Activity

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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Crested Butte Mountain Resort has a natural character that is both distinctive and exhilarating for any ability level. From the abundant wide open green and blue groomed trails to more advanced... Read More

Lunch

Avalanche Bar & Grill

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Enjoy a laid-back slopeside lunch at The Avalanche Bar & Grill — and don't forget to try one of their signature cocktails! Read More
Activity

Snowmobiling in Crested Butte

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A guided snowmobile tour with Crested Butte's Action Adventures will transport you far beyond the towns and the crowds. You’ll experience the thrill of driving a fast-moving machine through powder before taking a break to enjoy scenic views of the Rocky Mountains.
Dinner

Ryce Asian Bistro

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An Asian Bistro in the heart of Crested Butte, with patio seating and a riverside dining room. Read More
Activity

Creekside Spa

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Relax and restore with a massage at Creekside Spa, where services range from hot-stone and Swedish massages to aloe vera body wraps and sugar scrubs. Read More
Lodging

The Nordic Inn

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The Nordic Inn is truly a slice of nostalgia from the early days of skiing in Colorado and now represents a special part of Mt. Crested Butte history from its colorful early days. Beautiful... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Paradise Cafe

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Breakfast and lunch served Mon-Sat 7am-2pm. Breakfast Only Sunday's 7am-1pm.

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Activity

Crested Butte Nordic Center

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Enjoy over 50 km of groomed trails, ice-skating rink and snowshoeing. Rentals for all activities, guides and lessons are also available. Join us for moonlight dinner tours at our yurt in Magic... Read More

Lunch

Crested Butte Burger Company

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Located at the base area of Mount Crested Butte, this eatery dishes up delightful burgers and fries. Read More
Activity

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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Crested Butte Mountain Resort has a natural character that is both distinctive and exhilarating for any ability level. From the abundant wide open green and blue groomed trails to more advanced... Read More

Dinner

Brick Oven Pizzeria & Pub

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Brick Oven Pizzeria and Pub boasts the largest patio in town and offers 30 beers on tap, full-bar, pizza, and salad bar. Read More
Activity

The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin

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The Dogwood is located in an old miners cabin just off of Elk Avenue. Come enjoy one of our creative cocktails which feature our house-infused liquors and simple syrups and one of our small plates... Read More
Lodging

The Nordic Inn

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The Nordic Inn is truly a slice of nostalgia from the early days of skiing in Colorado and now represents a special part of Mt. Crested Butte history from its colorful early days. Beautiful... Read More

Day 3
Insider's Tip

Insider's Tip

Reserve Your Bike

Before you head out to Gunnison, rent a fat bike at Big Al's Bicycle Heaven.

Breakfast

Double Shot Cyclery

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Full service, professional bicycle maintenance and repair for all bikes, as well as a coffee shop. Read More
Activity

Fat Biking at Hartman Rocks Recreation Area

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Fat-tire biking is a relatively new sport with roots in the Gunnison Valley. Shred the groomed fat-bike trails at Hartman Rocks Recreation Area, located just 5 miles south of the city of Gunnison.
Lunch

High Alpine Brewing Company

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Located in downtown Gunnison, Colorado surrounded by epic terrain that locals embrace all year round. Family owned and operated, Scott and Stacey started HABC as a way to rule world one... Read More

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Explore Downtown Gunnison

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Enjoy a relaxing afternoon walking and shopping in downtown Gunnison.
Dinner

The Dive Gunnison

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Modern pub with an upbeat vibe, serving Colorado craft beers, signature cocktails and a range of inspired grub - from poutine and avocado flatbread to burgers and fried chicken. 

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Activity

Buckel Family Wine

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Buckel Family Wine has a Winery and Tasting Room in Gunnison. We produce award-winning Colorado wines for the adventurous wine drinker. A great option after a bike ride, day on Blue Mesa, or... Read More

Lodging

Long Holiday Motel

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A charming made-over motor lodge that offers cozy rooms with a quirky, rustic flair. Read More
Insider's Tip

Insider's Tip

Before You Go

Enjoy a down-home breakfast at the W Cafe before you head home the next day!