American Airlines Offers Incredible Fares to Crested Butte

Special airfare is now available for guests coming to ski in Crested Butte this winter.
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Special airfare is now available for guests coming to ski in Crested Butte this winter.

Crested Butte, CO – November 12, 2008:

In a partnership with American Airlines, special airfare is now available for guests coming to ski in Crested Butte this winter. Bucking the travel trend, American Airlines is offering tickets from $250 directly into Gunnison / Crested Butte Airport (code: GUC) from Chicago and Dallas. Beginning December 18, 2008, American Airlines offers daily direct flights from Dallas and Saturday flights from Chicago direct to Gunnison / Crested Butte.

“Air travel is not as expensive as people think,” says Daren Cole, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Crested Butte Mountain Resort. “We have seen people book lodging, lift tickets, and everything else but plane tickets. Working together with American Airlines, we couldn’t be a better value right now.”

Booking must be done by November 26, 2008 and other conditions do apply. Contact Crested Butte Vacations at 1-800-810-7669 to take advantage of this special fare.

Crested Butte is ranked by Skiing Magazine as the #1 Best Steeps, #8 Best Trees, #10 Best Powder Skiing, and Honorable Mention as the Best All-Inclusive Package. Crested Butte has also been named as Outside Magazine’s Top Places to Live Now, Sunset Magazine’s # 3 Top Dream Towns, SKI Magazine’s #20 Readers Survey Top Resort, and SkiNet’s # 3 Top Ski Town.

Opening day at Crested Butte is November 26, 2008.

The All-Inclusive Packages and more information about getting to Crested Butte can be found at


For more information about Crested Butte's lodging, conference, meeting facilities, and special packages, call Crested Butte Vacations, (800) 544-8448 or visit the web site at



Known for it's steeps, Crested Butte houses such aptly named runs as "Dead End Chutes," "Staircase," and "Hot Rocks," as well as the US Freeskiing World Championships.  If that isn't enough, the Body Bag Glades should be. The glades as well as Dead Man's Chute are located in the resort's "Extreme Limits," terrain that should be considered out-of bounds if the resort didn't want to boost its acreage. The Body Bag Glades drop 275 feet at 55 degrees, so you'll have to stick the landing if you want to live to tell about it.

Best Steeps 2009: Crested Butte

There's no easy way down. Jump-turn, pole-plant through the narrow chute, and then hold on tight while you drop the mandatory 10-foot air at the bottom. Welcome to Crested Butte.