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This Week in The Butte November 28

Wildflowers in Crested Butte

This Week in The Butte November 28

crested butte skinning

The ski season is off to a snowy start! We have fresh powder and the holidays are near. With all of this early season snow, brush up on your avalanche awareness and beacon skills with the events happening this week. Getting in the holiday spirit? Don’t miss the holiday themed events around town and the mountain.

Hand-painted Glass Ornaments | December 1

Paint winter scenes, trees and holiday decor on glass ornaments, getting tips on design, brush techniques, subject matter, paint tricks and more. Hang these beautiful acrylic works on your own tree or give as a gift. Fee includes all supplies. Offered in partnership with Western State Colorado University’s Extended Studies Program. Painting will go from 3:00 – 5:00 pm and cost $30.

Avalanche Awareness Night | December 1

Whether you are planning to ski Crested Butte’s legendry steeps or quest to explore the backcountry, being aware of the avalanche risk and what to do if caught in one are essential to staying safe.

Take the first steps in staying safe in the backcountry and sidecountry this winter by joining the Crested Butte Avalanche Center on December 1, 2018 for Avalanche Awareness Night at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square in Mt. Crested Butte.

Avalanche Awareness Night is the biggest fundraiser of the year for our local avalanche center. There will be avalanche education topics covered by the CBAC forecasters and guest speakers, beer, pizza and a blistering raffle.

Doors open at 5 pm, Program starts at 6 pm. Visit for more information.

Beacon Brush Up | December 2

Are your rescue skills dialed? Join the CBAC in the 7th Annual Beacon Brush Up at Crested Butte Community School. All skill levels invited and encouraged to attend. Presented by Irwin Guides. Free backcountry rescue and survival skills, followed by beer and gear at the Alpineer. The event takes place between 9 am – 3 pm at Crested Butte Community School and 3 – 6 pm, at the Alpineer for an after party. Sign up at Awareness Night or just show up day of!

Santa Night at the Museum | December 2

Come enjoy the beginning of the holiday season with hot cocoa, cookies, crafts and cheer! Bring the family and the camera for admission into the museum, holiday crafts, and pictures with Santa Clause-all complimentary! The event takes place between 4:30 – 5:30 pm at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum. Don't forget to get your coupon to complete some holiday shopping at the Museum Gift Shop!

Paint Your Own Pottery | December 4

Open painting days are strategically placed before major holidays like Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Mother's Day so you have plenty of time to paint gifts and ship them off, have decorations ready, or paint purely for the fun of it! Just drop in! No need to sign up or call in advance. Pieces are ready two days after painting. Prices range from $5 - $55. Pay only for what you paint. Enjoy 10% off pottery, 20% off appetizers, $2 off cocktails. This event is located at Montanya Distillers between 6:00 – 9:00 pm.