Crested Butte, CO Real Estate News

By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
Hi Everyone,   So far this winter in Crested Butte we have received more than 25 feet of snow and with 9 inches new accumulation for this last week we have an 83" base. March has come on strong with spring skiing conditions with temperatures in the 40s all this coming week. The sun is out and the crowds are few making it one of the best times of the year to visit.  For current weather,  snow and ski trail reports please visit Crested Butte Weather, Crested Butte Snow Report and Crested Butte Ski Trail Status.   Prior to the conclusion of this winter season I wanted to take a few moments and reflect on the real estate market performance last year and the beginning of this year. For the entire year of 2010 we had 152 single family, condos and town homes sell for a total of $78,497,919. T...
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By Channing Boucher, Crested Butte's Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(LIV Sotheby's International Realty)
Benson Sotheby's International Realty is pleased to announce another successful Crested Butte real estate transaction by Broker Associate Channing Boucher. Channing sold the fully restored and renovated historic home located at 414 Maroon Avenue. The 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1438 sft. home closed for $840,000. Channing represented both the buyer and the seller in the transaction. The property was originally a miner's cabin and part of Crested Butte's pre-ski resort heritage.Crested Butte Builders performed the restoration work to the property. Just Sold by Channing Boucher in Crested Butte: 414 Maroon Avenue Visit Channing's Crested Butte Real Estate Guide970-596-3228
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
Winter in Crested Butte has started off beautifully as we have received 107 inches of snow so far this season. With 9 inches from the last storm we currently have a 35 inch base. The snow is falling today and we are expecting a high of 36 degrees. With this storm here and letting loose and lasting till next Tuesday it looks like we'll have plenty of snow for all of you to visit this coming holiday. Current Crested Butte weather. For current snow and ski trail report please visit Crested Butte Snow Report and Crested Butte Ski Trail Status. Thinking of coming for a visit? See below for some great air fare deals as well as this winter's complete air schedule and call me if you would like to view some property while you are in town.   Regarding real estate in the upper valley November was...
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By Channing Boucher, Crested Butte's Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(LIV Sotheby's International Realty)
Sold by Channing Boucher Benson Sotheby's International Realty: 12 Alpine Court Sold by Channing Boucher: Overlook Estate Lot E Sotheby's in Crested Butte is pleased to announce two successful real estate transactions in Crested Butte this week. Channing Boucher, Broker Associate for Benson Sotheby's International Realty sold a townhome at Skyland Country Club: 12 Alpine Court for $340,000. The newly constructed townhome is 1500 sft with 3 bedrooms and a one-car garage. Up in Mt. Crested Butte, Channing sold a 3 acre Overlook Subdivision parcel for $225,000. Thanks for visiting today! Learn more about Crested Butte real estate at Channing Boucher's Crested Butte Real Estate Guide.
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By Channing Boucher, Crested Butte's Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(LIV Sotheby's International Realty)
Ski resorts across the west improved environmental ratings for the fourth year in a row during the recession according to the 2010/2011 Ski Area Environmental Report Card, released each year by the Ski Area Citizens Coalition. The 82 ski resorts scattered throughout the West saw an average improvement of 2% in their overall scores. Rating improvement trends resulted from resorts investing in water and energy efficiency projects and for not proposing or implementing terrain expansions into sensitive lands. Crested Butte Mountain Resort ranked 6th in the State of Colorado, earning an A in "protecting and preserving watersheds" and "water conservation".  The resort received a "B" grade for "habitat restoration. View Crested Butte Mountain Resort's Report Card Here "Though there are some ou...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
If you love Crested Butte the way I do and are in the constant search for powder and a different way of life you may want to order this book. Sounds like a great read. And if you want to stay here or visit frequently call me to look for your dream mountain home as I specialize in luxury homes and estates, ranch and acreage properties, condominiums, ski in/ski out, lake view, river frontage properties, golf course homes, residential and commercial developments as well as custom builder representation throughout the Crested Butte and Gunnison area. Cheers, Corey Corey Dwan - REALTOR Benson Sotheby's International Realty P.O. Box 210 433 Sixth Street Crested Butte, CO 81224 970-596-3219 Cell 970-325-3219 World Wide Cell 970-349-6653 Office 970-797-1810 Fax www.CrestedButteForSale.com Off t...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
Snow Cat Skiing, Food & Drink, Locally-Crafted Skis & More Terrain.  There's already plenty happening in Gunnison-Crested Butte, Colo., but its always refreshing to announce new happenings that involve snow cats, great food and brew, locally-made skis and new runs to ski and ride. Snow Cat Skiing & Randonnee Race at Irwin is officially up and running full-speed for this winter. CS Irwin is bringing snow cat skiing back to Irwin, located 12 miles from Crested Butte. CS Irwin operates two custom snow cats to transport 10 guests a day in comfort and style. Participants meet at the company's Belleview Avenue location in Crested Butte for a light breakfast and fitting of custom Wagner skis before boarding the "Tucker" at 7:45 a.m. for the 40-minute ride to Irwin made ultra-comfortable with ...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
This could be the best Thanksgiving in Crested Butte in years.  As luck would have it we have a massive storm coming in that could drop as much as 48 inches.  If you have never come here for Thanksgiving it truly is one of the best times to comes.  Come eat some turkey in the mountains! Corey Dwan - REALTORBenson Sotheby's International RealtyP.O. Box 210 433 Sixth Street Crested Butte, CO 81224970-596-3219 Cell 970-325-3219 World Wide Cell970-349-6653 Office970-797-1810 Fax www.CrestedButteForSale.com DENVER -- Skiers rejoice! A major winter-type storm is headed for the Colorado mountains this weekend. Meanwhile, Denver will stay dry but cool through Monday.A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect Saturday evening for most of Colorado mountains including Vail, Aspen and Telluride. Most...
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By Darci Gillespie, CRS.MRE.GRI.RSPS.ePRO.SFR.
(Prudential Becky Hamlin Realty)
Crested Butte Mountain Resort Opening Day Countdown Is On: November 24th! Just 9 days until Crested Butte Mountain Resort opens for another spectacular ski season. CBMR has reported 7" of snow in the last 24 hours via their PowCam and the snow making machines are hard at work.   Click here for more information on lift tickets and season passes, and get ready to hit the slopes!
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By Darci Gillespie, CRS.MRE.GRI.RSPS.ePRO.SFR.
(Prudential Becky Hamlin Realty)
How does 2010 compare to 2009 so far? It's a common trend everywhere - 2010 has been great for Buyers, and not so great for Sellers...but better than 2009, because more properties are moving, and this is what the market needs for a recovery to begin.  So far in 2010 we've seen 152 sales in the greater Crested Butte area, which is roughly 10% more than the 138 sales at this time last year. The total dollar volume of sales has decreased 2% and the average sales price has decreased by 11%.  The total number of sales in 2009 was 160, with a dollar volume of $84.5 million. We are well on track to exceed this number of transactions in 2010, with 152 sales year-to-date and 28 listings currently under contract. As for total dollar volume, it looks like we'll come in fairly close to '09's number...
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By Darci Gillespie, CRS.MRE.GRI.RSPS.ePRO.SFR.
(Prudential Becky Hamlin Realty)
The Quiznos Pro Challenge organizers are hailing it as "the greatest bike race ever to be held on American soil". The stages of the international pro cycling tour have finally been announced, a tour which Lance Armstrong has been working on bringing to Colorado since last year. The 600 mile, seven day race includes seven stages and will take place from August 22nd to the 28th. Gunnison, Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte will all be able to witness the excitement, as the race departs from Salida on day 2 and finishes in Mt. Crested Butte. Day 3 will find the cyclists departing from Gunnison and ending in Aspen via Cottonwood and Independence Pass. To read more about this excitement from a local perspective, visit the latest edition of The Crested Butte News. You can also click here to ...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
Hi Everyone, The Quiznos Pro Challenge is coming to Crested Butte! Come next summer to enjoy in this intense race or simply watch as some of the strongest riders in the nation race through Crested Butte.  By passing Boulder this year and coming to Crested Butte instead.  Can it get better? Cheers, Corey Corey Dwan – REALTOR Benson Sotheby’s International Realty P.O. Box 210 433 Sixth Street Crested Butte, CO 81224 970-596-3219 Cell 970-325-3219 World Wide Cell 970-349-6653 Office 970-797-1810 Fax www.CrestedButteForSale.com Quizno’s Pro Challenge Coming to the Gunnison Valley Host Cities and Stages Announced for 2011 QPC International Pro Cyclists to Compete Throughout Seven Stages November 4, 2010, Denver – The Quiznos Pro Challenge™ officially announced the stages, host cities and rac...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
Hi Everyone,What better place to have Thanksgiving this year than in Crested Butte.  Historically a very slow time of the year so you'll have all of the mountain to yourselves as well as the Nordic trails. Come on up and join the Nordic Center training camp. And while you are here let's look at some real estate for that perfect family getaway while prices are at historic lows.  I specialize in luxury homes and estates, ranch and acreage properties, condominiums, ski in/ski out, lake view, river frontage properties, golf course homes, residential and commercial developments as well as custom builder representation throughout the Crested Butte and Gunnison area. Cheers,CoreyCorey Dwan Benson Sotheby's International Realty970-596-3219 Cell Corey.Dwan@SothebysRealty.comhttp://www.CrestedBut...
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By Channing Boucher, Crested Butte's Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(LIV Sotheby's International Realty)
The Quiznos Pro Challenge officially announced the stages  for their inaugural 2011 pro bike race today. The first big time pro cycling race to grace Colorado in a long time will run next summer from August 22-28, 2011. The event will feature seven stage races. And, two of those stages will feature Crested Butte and Gunnison! This is tremendous news for the State of Colorado and specifically our valley!Stage Two will feature a hill top finish in Crested Butte. Ouch. Thin air punishment for the sport's best conditioned athletes. Looking forward to spectating. Here are the stages: The 2011 Quiznos Pro Challenge Stages  August 22 - Stage 1, Prologue time trial, Colorado SpringsAugust 23 - Stage 2, Salida to Crested Butte, mountain-top finish August 24 - Stage 3, Gunnison to Aspen, mountain...
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By Darci Gillespie, CRS.MRE.GRI.RSPS.ePRO.SFR.
(Prudential Becky Hamlin Realty)
Happy Halloween from Crested Butte!It's winter in Crested Butte...ready or not. As always happens this time of year, Crested Buttians got their first real taste of snow for the season earlier this week. On October 26th, Crested Butte Mountain Resort reported over 26" of snow from the recent storm. Locals are chomping at the bit to hit the backcountry this weekend and counting down the 25 days until Opening Day. Sunset Magazine has just revealed what we already knew, and now everyone else does too! Sunset named Crested Butte the most charming ski town in the West. Click here to read the entire article, as Sunset highlights "Great Winter Trips in the West". It's hard to believe, but Crested Butte Mountain Resort is celebrating 50 years of skiing this winter season! From November 23rd thro...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
Hi Everyone, Crested Butte gets even more great press with Sunset Magazine calling us the Western Ski Town with the most charm.  Having lived here for five years now I would have to agree.  The people that live here, visit here and have second homes here are of a unique profile.  They all love and respect nature and love that small town feel.  Unpretentious and relaxed best describes the attitude here.  That combined with the amazing beauty truly makes Crested Butte the best mountain town on earth.  Come for a visit if you haven't already. Whether you are inquiring about Crested Butte homes for sale, Crested Butte condos for sale or Crested Butte land for sale or wish to sell your Crested Butte home, condo or land I have vast knowledge of the Gunnison Valley to assist you. As a Benson ...
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By Channing Boucher, Crested Butte's Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(LIV Sotheby's International Realty)
Why do people buy real estate in places like Crested Butte? Sunset Magazine may have a clue.Sunset Magazine recognized Crested Butte Colorado this week in its review of the West's best ski resort towns and it's picks for great winter trips. They give our little mountain town the title of "Most Charm" describing Crested Butte this way:  "Mix boho with Victorian and you've got C.B.'s funky Historic District main street, from the ski-toting bike riders to the hand-painted town bus rolling by. Getting here isn't easy, but C.B.'s remoteness keeps the masses away." I couldn't have said it better myself. This place is special. Here is the link to Sunset. Sunset Magazines Names Crested Butte One of the West's Best Ski Towns  
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By Darci Gillespie, CRS.MRE.GRI.RSPS.ePRO.SFR.
(Prudential Becky Hamlin Realty)
Crested Butte Mountain Resort 2010-2011 Opening Day is November 24th - less than 30 days away! With the resort reporting 26" of snowfall from the first storm of the season, we are all looking forward to another great ski season. Today's issue of The Crested Butte News reports on several improvements taking place at the resort. In an effort to provide more amenities to their visitors, Crested Butte Mountain Resort is adding 200 seats in The Treasury Center with new bathrooms, as well as couches and cozy chairs for lounging. Spellbound Pizza will be moved to the top floor, beverages beer and pizza will be served via window service, and Adaptive Sports has added more rental ski lockers. To read the entire article regarding these welcomed improvements, click here. In other local news, Cotto...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
Equipment is on it's way out to the nordic trail today.  With two feet of fresh snow the nordic center decided it was time to prepare. Look forward to upcoming events below! Cheers, Corey Corey Dwan Benson Sotheby's International Realty 970-596-3219 Cell Corey.Dwan@SothebysRealty.com www.CrestedButteForSale.com Work off turkey dinner and start the Nordic season off right with fun, informative cross-country ski clinics and activities at the Crested Butte Nordic Council’s annual Thanksgiving Training Camp on Nov. 26 – 27. Skate and classic Nordic skiing and racing clinics for various levels will be offered by professional instructors, including three-time Olympian Ingrid Butts, Masters Nordic World Champion Murray Banks, and Ross Matlock, a PSIA Nordic and Telemark examiner. With all clin...
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