Fox Valley 
Snowdrifters Ski Club

Crested Butte, Colorado

Sunday, January 8, 2023 to

Friday, January 13, 2023


$1,800 with 4-Day Adult Lift ticket

 $1,740 with 4-Day Senior Lift ticket

$1,500 w/o lift tickets

(Crested Butte accepts the EPIC pass.)

The trip includes:

  • Round trip air from Chicago to Gunnison and ground transportation
  • Five nights Hotel lodging (2 per unit) at the luxury ski-in/ski-out Elevation Hotel & Spa 

A Crested Butte ski vacation is like no other, which is why it attracts a certain kind of ski vacationer; someone who is willing to travel further, go deeper and ski harder; someone looking for a unique, beautiful experience, not necessarily a convenient break from the “real world.” Crested Butte may lack the convenience of Colorado’s I-70 resorts, but it makes up for it with its spunky individualism, which is how it’s retained its acclaim as “the last great Colorado ski town.” The aesthetics of this place—the rugged, jutting and beautiful Mt. Crested Butte (the sharp peak to looker’s right of the ski area), quaint Victorian town and spectacular surrounding mountains—are enough to warrant a Crested Butte ski vacation.


There's nothing quite like Crested Butte skiing. While it’s known for its technical, steep “extreme” skiing, the vast majority of Crested Butte’s terrain is intermediate to advanced intermediate. The top half of Mt. Crested Butte is renowned as the ski area's more challenging section, while the bottom half levels out to ideal beginner and intermediate skiing. Few resorts can boast such world-class, varied terrain. The frontside of the mountain, specifically, the trails off of the Red Lady Express, offer incredible, wide-open and relatively uncrowded beginner skiing. Intermediate skiers can enjoy quick laps off of Prospect and Gold Link Lift; while more advanced intermediates have tons of trail options off of Paradise and East River Express Lifts. Expert skiers can get their “extreme” on off the North Face Lift, Spellbound Bowl, Third Bowl and gate-accessed Teocali Bowl.

Lodging Information: Elevation Hotel & Spa

The 11,000 square foot Elevation Spa & High Altitude Fitness Center has nine therapy rooms to provide relaxing massages for your muscles, soothing body treatments for your skin, and refreshing facials for a beautiful complexion. Separate women and men locker facilities are equipped with steam room, showers, shampoo, and hair dryers.  Each spa service offers access to one of our three tranquil relaxation rooms, equipped with soft music, cozy chairs, and a selection of beverages.  Use of the extensive fitness center, pool, and indoor hot tub is included with all services to extend and enhance your spa experience. Deluxe Double Queen rooms have two Queen beds and an extensive list of amenities including large LCD flat panel televisions, granite kitchenettes with microwaves, mini refrigerators, toasters, and coffeemakers.  

Payment Schedule:
  • Deposit June - $200
  • July - $200
  • August $200
  • September - $200
  • October - $200
  • November - $200
  • December - Balance Due

* NOTE: All taxes that are currently in effect, including airline taxes are included in the price.   Please note any additional airline tax or fuel surcharge imposed before our final ticketing is beyond our control and will require an adjustment in the final price.   Any fuel surcharge imposed on our ground transfers is also beyond our control and will require an adjustment.


For more information please contact the trip leader:

       John Gamble, 630.761.9550,

Sounds great, how do I sign up?

You need to be a member of the club to join us on this trip.  Not a member yet?  Just click here to fill out a membership application.  

Already a member?  First, click on this link to obtain the forms
for the trip liability waiver and refund policy.  Fill these out and sign them.

If you plan to sign up in person at a meeting, click here to obtain a registration form.  Bring all three completed forms to the next meeting along with your payment. If you can't attend a meeting, contact the trip leader to reserve your spot and mail your check to:
Snowdrifters ski club
P. O. Box 697
Batavia IL, 60510

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