The Butte

I sit in a metal chair cold, but warmed by the nearby space heater. I take in the dichotomy of the climate that is sunny and snowy. I sip a Bloody Mary garnished with more vegetables I eat in a year. My daughter is curled up on my lap in the tightest ball she can muster with her long body. We are both weighed down by our alpine gear: boots, long johns, coats, braids. I am completely and utterly satiated by my current condition. Scar has learned how to “make a pizza” and mastered the maneuvering of the bunny slope for the first time. I am amongst excellent friends and have had my own fun sloshing down the mountain. This is what I most remember from our ski trip this past February.

We visited Mt Crested Butte with four other couples, sans my husband. There were seven other little girls with us ranging in ages from 1-9. The condominiums we patronized were in the perfect location to “ski in and ski out”. The local fare is all delicious and the public that makes up the tiny town is friendly and encouraging.

I have provided some pictures for viewing and links to the websites of businesses we used. Can’t wait for next year.


Scar and the best ski instructor in all the land, Ray from Pennsylvania

Painter Boy



The group we went with traditionally meets at this slope side restaurant for lunch on the first day. I recommend the mushroom soup and elk borguignon.

Mexican fare with an eclectic atmosphere surrounded by, you guessed it, bones. Fajitas and flaming queso is divine.

Tapas! Wine! Location! The “date with a pig” is a favorite and literally melts in your mouth. The duck lacquered in Muscovy and Brussels sprouts are a must as well.
Secret Stash

The coolest pizza place ever. Period. Kids will be thoroughly entertained in the basement with an arcade area sectioned off by gypsy beads. Get there early to secure a spot. I recommend the Notorious FIG, Booty Call and the Woodward.
Flat Iron Sports

This is the place for rentals. Friendly service and knowledgable staff.


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