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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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