-- Advertorial --

MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. – January 17 – After what has been a dry start to the ski season in Colorado, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is now a winter wonderland. The resort is reporting 12 inches as of 9 o’clock this morning, and 15 inches in the past 48 hours.

This much anticipated powder day has local snow enthusiasts lined up at the Silver Queen lift ready to charge for first tracks. Crews were up bright and early plowing and shoveling, lift mechanics gearing up the lifts, and ski patrol out for their morning safety checks. CBMR is excited and ready for Mother Nature’s gift.

For information on CBMR and the snow storm:

Current weather forecast for Crested Butte 

The Colorado Daily Snow Report on Opensnow.com

Road conditions

View the snow falling in real time on the PowCam

Travel Specials for Crested Butte:

Colorado Up 4 More Pass: A four-visit, nontransferable pass with options for all ages, from only $110 per person (child rate). The “Colorado Up 4 More” Pass allows skiers and riders to experience “Colorado’s Last Great Ski Town” for any four days throughout the rest of the 2011 – 2012 season, with minimal blackout dates. Available now through January 22, 2012.

$599 Fly, Ski & Stay: A ski vacation price point that can’t be beat; includes a roundtrip flight into Gunnison/Crested Butte Regional airport (GUC) on American Airlines, three days of skiing or riding at CBMR and a four-night stay at The Grand Lodge. Must be booked by January 31, 2012, call Crested Butte Vacations now at 800-600-2803 for more information.