Tagged with Crested Butte

Christmas in Crested Butte

Christmas in Crested Butte

Christmas in Crested Butte was truly beautiful.  Firstly we had to get a proper Christmas tree and it’s always nice decorating a tree – even better when you get to do two in one Christmas season! Christmas Eve was magical – not just being in a snowy place, but it also snowed from the moment … Continue reading

Too snowy for our plane

It snowed in Crested Butte yesterday as we left to go home. We stopped in the main town for a late breakfast at Izzy’s (enormous pancakes and Bombay potato and egg wraps – delicious!) We wandered around the lovely bookshop (Townie Books) which is a perfect little bookshop with a cafe in one half selling … Continue reading

And so it snowed…

It started to snow yesterday, just lightly but we woke up this morning to a beautiful blanket of pristine snow. Perfect for Christmas Eve! We thought we’d have another easy day but the girls thought different – they wanted to ski. We dressed up warm and headed up to the slope thinking that we’d do … Continue reading

Sledging is not as good as skiing

Sledging is not as good as skiing

It snowed this morning so we had a day off skiing. We had a relaxed morning, including a snowball fight and making lots of snow angels in the fresh snow. This afternoon we took the girls sledging. They didn’t much like walking in the deep snow but the first couple of runs down the slope … Continue reading

Skiing Stars

Skiing Stars

It is beautiful here in Crested Butte and warm when the sun shines. Out of the sun and at night it is very, very cold. The cold made for a pretty difficult first morning whilst we got all the ski equipment sorted out. The Big One, who doesn’t have much meat on her, was totally … Continue reading

Arriving in Gunnison

Arriving in Gunnison

The flight from Houston to Gunnison was surprisingly good, considering that heavy rain and strong winds had kept us awake half the night. The girls were very excited when we started to fly over mountains and saw snow. When we landed in Gunnison they could see snow everywhere, much more than when we were last … Continue reading

Crested Butte – beautiful skiing in Colorado

After a few days relaxing in Houston, we headed to the airport to fly to Denver last Friday and then drove the 230 miles to Crested Butte in the Rocky Mountains.  The drive was beautiful out across the plains and into the Rockies.  It was lovely to see some of the American countryside after spending … Continue reading