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This Week in the Butte: February 5

Wildflowers in Crested Butte

This Week in the Butte: February 5

Drew and Eli Emmitt

The snow is falling and the sun is shining, it is a great week to enjoy the events happening on the mountain and around town. Don’t miss the ski competitions held in the famed extremes or the live music playing on the mountain this week!

2 Star and 4 Star Freeride World Qualifiers | February 7 - 9
Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association will host a 2 Star and a 4 Star Qualifying event in conjunction with the Freeride World Tour in the famed Extreme Limits Terrain. Dubbed the US Freesking Extreme Championships, this event is considered the longest standing freeski competition in the country. 

Casey Falter @ 9380 Bar | February 8
Casey Falter, the Gunnison Valley’s “Adventure Acoustic Guitar and Loop Artist”, continues his winter tour with stops at the base area and Elk Avenue this weekend. Pop out of your ski or snowboard bindings and head into the slopeside 9380 Bar at Elevation Hotel on Friday, February 8, when Falter performs an apres ski set from 3:30 - 6:30 pm.

Historic Walking Tour | February 9
Want to learn more about the history of our wonderful Town and Valley? Take a historic walking tour!  Tours meet at 2pm in front of the Museum at 4th and Elk Avenue, are only $10 a person and support the Museum's general operating fund. Reservations are not necessary but accepted. To reserve your spot call the Museum at 970-349-1880. Payment will be collected at the tour.

CB Unplugged: Drew and Eli Emmitt and Friends | February 9
Don't miss CB Unplugged featuring Drew and Eli Emmitt and Friends located in the Adventure Park Tent at 4:30 pm. Drew Emmitt is revered as one of the most energetic and innovative mandolin players of today’s jamband/newgrass scene. Best known as one of the founding members of Leftover Salmon, Emmitt and his incredibly talented family also call Crested Butte, Colorado their home. Drew’s son Eli holds his own on the guitar and is no stranger to the stage. The father/son pair will be performing for this iconic Crested Butte event, and you never know which “Friends” will join them for a cameo. One thing is certain, it is guaranteed to be all-time! Catch Drew and Eli Emmitt and Friends live at the base of their home mountain!

Pastel Painting Series | February 11
In this three-day class, create a series of pastel paintings with similar subjects that can be hung together in a collection. Begin each piece with an underpainting, using various materials to produce exciting effects. This method produces a rich quality in each work that can set the mood, feel and richness of the final piece. The final series can be hung together as a grouping of related images. Open to all levels, including beginner pastel painters.