During the last week of November, Mt. Crested Butte received nearly two feet of that perfectly powdery white stuff that we've all been waiting for! Many are still doing their snow dances, hoping that the snowstorms keep rolling in throughout December. The lifts are running at CBMR, the Nordic Center is open and the ski season has officially started. Elk Avenue, Whetstone Mountain, Mount Crested Butte and Paradise Divide are looking postcard perfect with the fresh blanket of snow. It's easy to see why this special place brings so many visitors from all around the world to enjoy an always incredible winter season. The restaurants, bed and breakfasts an hotels are beginning to fill as locals and visitors plan for a beautiful holiday season in this magical mountain town. Whether you are into snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowboarding, skiing, sledding, shopping, dining, fat biking or making snow angels, Crested Butte has it all!
The Crested Butte Nordic Center opened on Nov. 12th and Crested Butte Mountain Resort opened on November 23rd with a successful donation day where proceeds went to the Crested Butte Snow Sports Foundation. There's a lot going on in December in Crested Butte including ski races, photos with Santa at the resort, holiday parties, the torchlight parade, an ice sculpture display, avalanche safety events, fireworks and a chance to be a part of setting another world record for the highest number of skiing Santas!
I will be posting information on flight deals out of Gunnison, local upcoming events and real estate market info (including some awesome new ski condo listings) on my blog. You can also receive a direct link to each post by liking my Facebook page.
Things Going on in December
CBAC Beacon Brush Up ~ Dec 3 Alley Loop Race Series ~ Dec 3, 10 Santa Night at the Crested Butte Museum ~ Dec 4 Adaptive Sports Community Holiday Party ~ Dec 8 Griggs- Irwin Lidge Rando Race ~ Dec 10 Sant Ski and Crawl ~ Dec 10 Photos with Santa ~ Dec 10, 24 Christmas Tree Light Up Night ~ Dec 10 Western Winter Speaker Dr. David J Rothmans ~ Dec 15 Holiday Party at Yoga for the Peaceful ~ Dec 17 Rock on Ice- Ice Sculptures ~ Dec 18 - 23 Winter Solstice Party- Umbrella Bar ~ Dec 21 Magic Meadows Yurt Dinner ~ Dec 23, 26, 27, 29, 30 Torchlight and Santa's Sleigh Ride ~ Dec 24 Warren Miller's Here, There, Everywhere ~ Dec 30 New Years Eve Torchlight/Glow worm Parade/Fireworks ~ Dec 31st
Click here for the entire Crested Butte/Gunnison Event Calendar
What's Happening in the Real Estate Market
In November, 21 single family homes and condos were sold for a total of $17,235,757. Everything from a $70,000 Grand Lodge Unit to a $2.9mil Trappers Crossing home closed in November. The number of transactions and total sales volume are down from the previous month. However, the number of homes sold for over $1mil more than doubled. A total of seven homes sold for over $1mil. As more people are in town for ski season, the market is expected to pick up. Currently, another 38 homes and condos are under contract, representing a listing amount of $25,548,450.
In land sales, a total of eight parcels sold in November - five less than in October, however the sales volume was double at $3,193,000. Sales in November represent a wide range of land from a half acre parcel in CB South, which sold for $72,000 to a quarter acre parcel at the end of Maroon Ave which sold for $851,000, where I represented the Buyer. Currently, another ten parcels are under contract with a total listing price of $3,080,900.
Total real estate sales to date in the upper valley amount to $170,942,047. This represents roughly a $20,000,000 increase over the same period last year.
You may search all available inventory by clicking here.
In the News
Crested Butte and 13 Other Ski Areas Under Contract CB Council Looking at Ways to Address STR Issues Romp Skis Lands Contract with US Army Special Forces County Commissioners Support Winter Fat Biking Trails Proposal Mine Company On Board with Remediation Regarding Red Lady CB Council Ready to Lay Some Asphalt in Town Next Summer Barry Clifford - Modern Day Jacques Cousteau Gunnison Valley Housing Authority Releases Draft Housing Needs Assessment
Click here for our Summer Collection.
Thanks for reading today! Please feel free to forward along to anyone you might think interested.