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October 15, 2005
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GREAT DEALS INVITE VISITORS TO EXPERIENCE "COLORADO'S LAST GREAT SKI TOWN" - CRESTED BUTTE, COLORADO

EIGHT WINTER VACATION PACKAGES OFFER VALUE AND FUN

It's amazing what a little change can do for a person and a ski resort. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, in Mt. Crested Butte, CO, is celebrating its second year of ownership by Tim and Diane Mueller in style with a new base village underway and several on-mountain improvements. Several winter vacation packages created by the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association offer some of the best values to experience the renaissance underway in "Colorado's Last Great Ski Town."

In addition to world-class alpine skiing and snowboarding, outdoor enthusiasts also can enjoy a wide range of other winter activities such as snowmobiling, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, dog sledding, sleigh rides, and ice climbing. Distinctive restaurants, unique shops, and a full slate of events and cultural opportunities make the Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley an attractive destination for people looking for memorable adventures and fun options for all ages.

Great Values - Eight Winter Vacation Packages

All eight packages feature a range of accommodation choices in Mt. Crested Butte, Crested Butte, Almont and Gunnison; lift tickets; and optional ground and air transportation on United Airlines or American Airlines. Each is flexible and features the opportunity to add extra nights' lodging and other activities of interest such as dog sled rides, snowshoe tours, spa treatments, baby sitters and more. Prices are prior to taxes and based on availability.

  • For the early ski season traveler and those looking to hit the slopes before the crush of the holiday season, Gunnison-Crested Butte offers "First Tracks" from Nov. 19 - Dec. 16. Land packages start at $130.00* per person and include two nights' accommodation in a Gunnison bed and breakfast and two-day lift ticket.

  • Treat your family or that special someone to a memory-making yuletide with the "Pre-Christmas Rush" package, available Dec. 17 - 25. Land packages start at $231.00* per person and include three nights' accommodation at a Crested Butte inn and two-day lift ticket.

  • Experience an authentic "High Country Holiday" from Dec. 26 - Jan. 2, 2006. Packages begin at $265.00* per person and include five nights accommodation in a two-bedroom cabin in Almont and four-day lift ticket.

  • Travel to Gunnison-Crested Butte after the Christmas rush is over and all the returns are made with a "Post Holiday Revival" special that runs Jan. 3 - Feb. 10, 2006, with three nights' accommodations at a Mt. Crest Butte lodge and two-day lift ticket from $279.00* per person. This might be the perfect package to add a massage!

  • Challenge your mid-season skills and chase away the winter blahs from Feb. 11 - March 11, 2006 with a "Get Out & Do It" package that includes four nights' accommodations at a Crested Butte inn and a three-day lift pass starting at $316.00* per person.

  • A "Springtime Get-a-way" package, available from March 12 - 26, 2006 ensures great fun for friends and family at reasonable rates with five nights' accommodation at a Crested Butte lodge and four-day lift ticket starting as low as $260* per person.

  • For those who procrastinate, get right to it with a "Don't Wait Any Longer" package that is offered from March 27 - April 3, 2006 and includes four nights' accommodation at a Mt. Crested Butte lodge and three-day lift ticket starting as low as $428* per person.

  • "Last Tracks for 2006," April 4 - April 9, is the perfect opportunity to escape to the high country for a perfect winter ending. Great snow, blue skies and warm sunshine are the perfect prescription to welcome spring! Packages include three nights' accommodation at a Mt. Crested Butte inn and two-day lift ticket from $195.00* per person.

* B&B, lodges and inns are based on double occupancy and condominiums and cabins are based on quad occupancy.

To reserve one of these winter vacation packages or to request a free destination guide and calendar of winter happenings, call the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association's official reservation center at (800) 814-8893 or go to http://www.GunnisonCrestedButte.com.

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