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This Week in the Butte!

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This Week in the Butte!

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte!

This week in the Butte we are talking snow, ice and ski history! 

Western Winter Speaker Series| Dr. David J. Rothman at Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
Thursday, December 15

Join us at the Crested Butte Heritage Museum for the Western Winter Speaker Series where Dr. David J. Rothman will speak on the early days of skiing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Dr. Rothman is a former NCAA Div. I alpine ski racer who writes regularly about skiing and mountain towns. This is a private event, however if you are interested in attending it is $10 and you can RSVP with the Extended Studies Department at Western State College by calling 970-943-2885. Doors are at 7 pm and seating is limited so no walk-ins will be permitted. For more information visit 

Projected POWDER Day!
Friday, December 16

OpenSnow is forecasting a big powder day for Crested Butte! “On Thursday night and Friday, we will see warm temperatures (freezing level around 9,000-10,000 feet) and strong winds from the west-southwest. This means that the heaviest snow should fall in the southern mountains and around Irwin, Crested Butte and perhaps Monarch in the central mountains.” Make sure to get up here and cash in on this storm!

Rock On Ice
December 18 - December 23

The Rock on Ice team returns to Mt. Crested Butte for an ice carving festival in celebration of the holiday season. Be amazed as two of the world’s most renowned carvers create larger than life sized sculptures of animals, holiday characters and other iconic figures out of blocks of ice. The event will feature daily ice carving demonstrations, including interactive sculptures perfect for family photos and a dazzling ice sculpture garden in the Courtyard at Mountaineer Square.
Whatever it takes, make sure you make your way to the Butte, it’s going to be a great week.