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CRESTED BUTTE, COLORADO

Downhill Skiing in Historic Crested Butte

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Program #16971RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
8,000 to 12,000 feet; Ski area information: www.skicb.com

Equipment Requirements
Good clothing for very cold skiing weather, ski helmets strongly recommended

Itinerary for Mar 3 — Mar 8, 2013

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Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: Cristiana Guesthaus, a cozy bed and breakfast lodge, is the perfect lodging choice for your Crested Butte vacation both for summer and winter. Conveniently located just one block north of Elk Avenue and the main business district, the lodge is a short walk to shops and restaurants and about 50 yards from the free shuttle to Crested Butte Mountain and to the Nordic ski center. Hiking and mountain biking trails are also easily accessible.

Contact info:
621 Maroon Avenue
Crested Butte, CO 81224 USA
phone: 970-349-5326
web: www.cristianaguesthaus.com

Room amenities: 21 comfortable rooms, phones wireless, Internet access, private bathrooms with hair dryers. Pillowtop beds are furnished with triple sheeted duvets and down pillows. The rooms do not have televisions although there is a TV in the upstairs sitting area.

Facility amenities: The lodge also has a sauna and bike/ski storage and a guest computer with high speed Internet access is available. For the comfort of our guests smoking is not permitted in the lodge or the guest rooms and we do not accept pets. On the north side of the lodge our outdoor hot tub offers a great spot to unwind with its beautiful views of Crested Butte Mountain and the Elk Mountain Range, whilst the south facing sundeck is an ideal place to watch the sun set over town. Each morning we serve a generous continental breakfast featuring our homemade granola and muesli, fresh fruit with yogurt, and a delicious selection of freshly baked pastries such as cinnamon rolls, croissants, homemade scones and muffins, along with juices, freshly ground coffee, a selection of Celestial Seasonings teas, hot chocolate and spiced cider. Guests may also help themselves to complimentary hot beverages throughout the day. During ski season we set out freshly baked cookies for a tempting apres ski treat.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call lodge for information
Call lodge for reservations

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, March 03 - Check in and Orientation
Note: Crested Butte has a lot to offer in the summer, winter and in-between. The mountain scenery is spectacular and recreational opportunities are endless. Crested Butte is known as "Colorado’s Last Great Ski Town." Crested Butte Mountain Ski Resort is just minutes from town on the free shuttle bus. Stroll down the streets and alleys and enjoy the historic buildings, most of which date back to the late 1800’s when Crested Butte was a bustling coal mining town.

Arrive To: Check-in for the Guesthaus is Monday, anytime after 3:00 pm. Instructions will be available at check-in as to when and where to meet for dinner. A required orientation meeting for Road Scholar will be held after dinner, where daily itinerary sheets will be handed out.

Dinner: Restaurant meal

Evening: Required orientation

Lodging: Cristiana Guesthaus

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: Cristiana Guesthaus, a cozy bed and breakfast lodge, is the perfect lodging choice for your Crested Butte vacation both for summer and winter. Conveniently located just one block north of Elk Avenue and the main business district, the lodge is a short walk to shops and restaurants and about 50 yards from the free shuttle to Crested Butte Mountain and to the Nordic ski center. Hiking and mountain biking trails are also easily accessible.

Contact info:
621 Maroon Avenue
Crested Butte, CO 81224 USA
phone: 970-349-5326
web: www.cristianaguesthaus.com

Room amenities: 21 comfortable rooms, phones wireless, Internet access, private bathrooms with hair dryers. Pillowtop beds are furnished with triple sheeted duvets and down pillows. The rooms do not have televisions although there is a TV in the upstairs sitting area.

Facility amenities: The lodge also has a sauna and bike/ski storage and a guest computer with high speed Internet access is available. For the comfort of our guests smoking is not permitted in the lodge or the guest rooms and we do not accept pets. On the north side of the lodge our outdoor hot tub offers a great spot to unwind with its beautiful views of Crested Butte Mountain and the Elk Mountain Range, whilst the south facing sundeck is an ideal place to watch the sun set over town. Each morning we serve a generous continental breakfast featuring our homemade granola and muesli, fresh fruit with yogurt, and a delicious selection of freshly baked pastries such as cinnamon rolls, croissants, homemade scones and muffins, along with juices, freshly ground coffee, a selection of Celestial Seasonings teas, hot chocolate and spiced cider. Guests may also help themselves to complimentary hot beverages throughout the day. During ski season we set out freshly baked cookies for a tempting apres ski treat.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call lodge for information
Call lodge for reservations

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, March 04 - Skiing-lift tickets provided
Note: The mountain, Crested Butte, rises to 12,162 feet (3,707 m) above sea level. The ski area base is at 9,375 feet (2,858 m). 14 lifts serve 1,058 acres (4.28 km2) of terrain. 121 runs: 23% beginner, 57% intermediate, 20% advanced/expert; 448 acres (1.81 km2) of the terrain are double black runs. The longest run on Mount Crested Butte is 2.6 miles (4.2 km) long.

Breakfast: Breakfast in Lodge

Morning: Downhill skiing, group guided or individually

Lunch: Vouchers will be provided for on mountain dining.

Afternoon: Downhill skiing, group guided or individually

Dinner: Restaurant Meal

Evening: Most evenings are free, two evening programs will be scheduled during the week.

Lodging: Cristiana Guesthaus

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: Cristiana Guesthaus, a cozy bed and breakfast lodge, is the perfect lodging choice for your Crested Butte vacation both for summer and winter. Conveniently located just one block north of Elk Avenue and the main business district, the lodge is a short walk to shops and restaurants and about 50 yards from the free shuttle to Crested Butte Mountain and to the Nordic ski center. Hiking and mountain biking trails are also easily accessible.

Contact info:
621 Maroon Avenue
Crested Butte, CO 81224 USA
phone: 970-349-5326
web: www.cristianaguesthaus.com

Room amenities: 21 comfortable rooms, phones wireless, Internet access, private bathrooms with hair dryers. Pillowtop beds are furnished with triple sheeted duvets and down pillows. The rooms do not have televisions although there is a TV in the upstairs sitting area.

Facility amenities: The lodge also has a sauna and bike/ski storage and a guest computer with high speed Internet access is available. For the comfort of our guests smoking is not permitted in the lodge or the guest rooms and we do not accept pets. On the north side of the lodge our outdoor hot tub offers a great spot to unwind with its beautiful views of Crested Butte Mountain and the Elk Mountain Range, whilst the south facing sundeck is an ideal place to watch the sun set over town. Each morning we serve a generous continental breakfast featuring our homemade granola and muesli, fresh fruit with yogurt, and a delicious selection of freshly baked pastries such as cinnamon rolls, croissants, homemade scones and muffins, along with juices, freshly ground coffee, a selection of Celestial Seasonings teas, hot chocolate and spiced cider. Guests may also help themselves to complimentary hot beverages throughout the day. During ski season we set out freshly baked cookies for a tempting apres ski treat.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call lodge for information
Call lodge for reservations

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, March 05 - Skiing-lift tickets provided
Breakfast: Breakfast in Lodge

Morning: Downhill skiing, group guided or individually

Lunch: Vouchers will be provided for on mountain dining

Afternoon: Downhill skiing, group guided or individually

Dinner: Dinner on own to sample varied restaurants of Crested Butte

Evening: Most evenings are free, two evening programs will be scheduled during the week

Lodging: Cristiana Guesthaus

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: Cristiana Guesthaus, a cozy bed and breakfast lodge, is the perfect lodging choice for your Crested Butte vacation both for summer and winter. Conveniently located just one block north of Elk Avenue and the main business district, the lodge is a short walk to shops and restaurants and about 50 yards from the free shuttle to Crested Butte Mountain and to the Nordic ski center. Hiking and mountain biking trails are also easily accessible.

Contact info:
621 Maroon Avenue
Crested Butte, CO 81224 USA
phone: 970-349-5326
web: www.cristianaguesthaus.com

Room amenities: 21 comfortable rooms, phones wireless, Internet access, private bathrooms with hair dryers. Pillowtop beds are furnished with triple sheeted duvets and down pillows. The rooms do not have televisions although there is a TV in the upstairs sitting area.

Facility amenities: The lodge also has a sauna and bike/ski storage and a guest computer with high speed Internet access is available. For the comfort of our guests smoking is not permitted in the lodge or the guest rooms and we do not accept pets. On the north side of the lodge our outdoor hot tub offers a great spot to unwind with its beautiful views of Crested Butte Mountain and the Elk Mountain Range, whilst the south facing sundeck is an ideal place to watch the sun set over town. Each morning we serve a generous continental breakfast featuring our homemade granola and muesli, fresh fruit with yogurt, and a delicious selection of freshly baked pastries such as cinnamon rolls, croissants, homemade scones and muffins, along with juices, freshly ground coffee, a selection of Celestial Seasonings teas, hot chocolate and spiced cider. Guests may also help themselves to complimentary hot beverages throughout the day. During ski season we set out freshly baked cookies for a tempting apres ski treat.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call lodge for information
Call lodge for reservations

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, March 06 - Skiing-lift tickets provided
Breakfast: Breakfast in Lodge

Morning: Downhill skiing, group guided or individually

Lunch: Vouchers will be provided for on mountain dining

Afternoon: Downhill skiing, group guided or individually

Dinner: Restaurant meal

Evening: Most evenings are free, two evening programs will be scheduled during the week

Lodging: Cristiana Guesthaus

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: Cristiana Guesthaus, a cozy bed and breakfast lodge, is the perfect lodging choice for your Crested Butte vacation both for summer and winter. Conveniently located just one block north of Elk Avenue and the main business district, the lodge is a short walk to shops and restaurants and about 50 yards from the free shuttle to Crested Butte Mountain and to the Nordic ski center. Hiking and mountain biking trails are also easily accessible.

Contact info:
621 Maroon Avenue
Crested Butte, CO 81224 USA
phone: 970-349-5326
web: www.cristianaguesthaus.com

Room amenities: 21 comfortable rooms, phones wireless, Internet access, private bathrooms with hair dryers. Pillowtop beds are furnished with triple sheeted duvets and down pillows. The rooms do not have televisions although there is a TV in the upstairs sitting area.

Facility amenities: The lodge also has a sauna and bike/ski storage and a guest computer with high speed Internet access is available. For the comfort of our guests smoking is not permitted in the lodge or the guest rooms and we do not accept pets. On the north side of the lodge our outdoor hot tub offers a great spot to unwind with its beautiful views of Crested Butte Mountain and the Elk Mountain Range, whilst the south facing sundeck is an ideal place to watch the sun set over town. Each morning we serve a generous continental breakfast featuring our homemade granola and muesli, fresh fruit with yogurt, and a delicious selection of freshly baked pastries such as cinnamon rolls, croissants, homemade scones and muffins, along with juices, freshly ground coffee, a selection of Celestial Seasonings teas, hot chocolate and spiced cider. Guests may also help themselves to complimentary hot beverages throughout the day. During ski season we set out freshly baked cookies for a tempting apres ski treat.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call lodge for information
Call lodge for reservations

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, March 07 - Skiing-lift tickets provided
Breakfast: Breakfast in Lodge

Morning: Downhill skiing, group guided or individually

Lunch: Vouchers will be provided for on mountain dining

Afternoon: Downhill skiing, group guided or individually

Dinner: Restaurant meal

Evening: Most evenings are free, two evening programs will be scheduled during the week

Lodging: Cristiana Guesthaus

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, March 08 - Departures after breakfast, check-out 10 am
Depart From: Independent departures after breakfast

Breakfast: Breakfast in Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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