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Spring Break Merriment in Gunnison-Crested Butte, Colorado

March and April are choice times to ski and snowboard Crested Butte with trails that have accumulated snow all winter, pleasant spring temperatures and wallet-friendly deals. Plus, there is action galore throughout the Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley due to a jam-packed calendar of events and plenty of non-skiing outdoor fun such as hot air ballooning, zip lining, dog sledding, snowshoeing, fishing, snowcat driving experiences, snowmobiling, tubing and more.

Here is a glimpse of happenings from March 1 until April 7, closing day for both Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Crested Butte Nordic Center. Or extend the season with backcountry adventures on your own or guided by local outfitters.

Events

Art, Music, Theatre & Dance

Mar 1, Apr 5     First Friday Art Walk & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison

March 1 – 2      Move the Butte Presented by Crested Butte Dance Collective, CB Center for the Arts

March 6            Rock ’n’ Roll & Classical Music Showdown with Alpin Hong & Crushed Out, Crested Butte Center for the Arts

Mar 7-9,14-16   “Sonofagunn,” Gunnison Arts Center Theatre

March 8 – 9      Readers Theatre Presented by Crested Butte Mountain Theatre, Mallardi Cabaret Theatre

March 9            Festevol featuring The Wailers & Twiddle, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

March 15          ArtTalk, Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, Crested Butte

March 15          Vagabond Opera, Crested Butte Center for the Arts

March 21          Watercolor & Wine Workshop, Gunnison Arts Center

March 21          Donavon Frankenreiter Concert, Crested Butte Center for the Arts

March 28          ArtWalk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Downtown Crested Butte

March 29          Ruth Moody Band, Crested Butte Center for the Arts

Apr 3-7, 10-13   “The Exit Interview” presented by CB Mountain Theatre, Mallardi Cabaret Theatre

April 7              Closing Day at Crested Butte Mountain Resort – Live music & more

Especially for Kids

March 16          Kids Rock “Aloha in the Butte” Concert featuring Doctor Noize, Presented by Trailhead Children’s Museum & Crested Butte Music Festival, Mtr. Square Ballroom, Mt. Crested Butte

March 23          “The Velveteen Rabbit” presented by PHAMALy, Crested Butte Center for the Arts

Festivals, Special Events & More

March 13          “Starry, Starry Night,” Winter Tour de Forks benefiting Crested Butte Center for the Arts, with dinner prepared by Maxwell’s Chef Anthony Reichenbach, Nordic Inn

March 28          Elk Mountains Grand Traverse Adventure Film Festival, Mtr. Square Ballroom, Mt. CB

March 29          Soul Train Presented by KBUT Radio, Butte 66, Mt. Crested Butte

March 30          Herb Class – Poplar for Pain Relief, Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, Crested Butte

April 3 – 7        Flauschink (flush out winter & welcome spring festival), Crested Butte & Mt. Crested Butte

Sporting Events

March 1 – 2      IFSA Junior Freeskiing Regional Competition, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

March 2           Ski For Hope Nordic Challenge benefiting Living Journeys, Crested Butte Trails

March 2 – 3      Weekend Warriors Ice Fishing Tournament, Blue Mesa Lake, Gunnison

March 7 – 10    IFSA Junior Freeskiing National Championships, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

March 9           Big Air on Elk (ski jumping) Presented by Colorado FreeSkier, Elk Avenue, Crested Butte

March 24         39th Annual Al Johnson Uphill/Downhill Telemark Ski Race, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

March 27 – 31  22nd Annual Extreme Freeskiing Championships, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

March 29 – 30  16th Annual Elk Mountains Grand Traverse, Crested Butte to Aspen

April 6             Slush Huck Pond Skim Competition, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Activities on Nordic Skis & Snowshoes

March 7            Learn to Skate Ski for Free!, Crested Butte Nordic Center

March 11 – 12   New Moon Milky Way Photography Class on Nordic Skis by Raynor Czerwinski, Presented by Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, Crested Butte to Gothic Hut Trip

March 26          Full Moon Yurt Dinner, Crested Butte Nordic Center’s Magic Meadows Yurt

March 27          Moonlight Snowshoe Tour, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Image courtesy Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association

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