Crested Butte Announces Airline Fly Free Deals

For Immediate Release:

CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN RESORT ANNOUNCES 2011-2012 WINTER SEASON AIR SERVICE TO GUNNISON/CRESTED BUTTE AIRPORT

Direct, non-stop jet service to Gunnison/Crested Butte Airport makes winter travel easy

Friends & Family Fly Free returns for the 2011-2012 winter season


MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. – October 26 – Access to Crested Butte this winter is quick and easy thanks to direct, non-stop flights into the Gunnison/Crested Butte (GUC) Regional Airport from several major cities across the country. Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) and the Gunnison County Rural Transportation Association announce air service for the 2011-2012 winter season from three major carriers: American Airlines, Continental Airlines and United Airlines, with flights from Dallas (DFW), Houston (IAH) and Denver (DEN). Through each carrier’s extensive flight network, guests can get to Crested Butte from anywhere in the world. And, CBMR’s Friends & Family Fly Free offer returns for another season, making air travel affordable and accessible.

United Airlines flights between Denver and Gunnison/Crested Butte run throughout the year. Flights from Houston on Continental, and Dallas/Ft. Worth on American Airlines begin December 15, 2011 and continue through early April 2012.

The Gunnison/Crested Butte Airport is located in Gunnison, Colo. and features a hassle-free, convenient travel alternative to the larger airports in the state. Crested Butte is an easy 30-minute drive from the GUC airport and shuttle service and car rentals are available.

The Montrose Regional Airport offers another great alternative to driving from one of the state’s larger airports. Montrose is located about one and one-half hours from Crested Butte and the airport hosts direct, non-stop flights from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles and Newark. Shuttle service and car rentals are also available from the Montrose Regional Airport.

Again this year, guests to CBMR can take advantage of the resort’s Friends & Family Fly Free offer when traveling by air to the Gunnison/Crested Butte airport. The offer is simple: buy two airline tickets and get the third free when staying in select lodging. The maximum number of free tickets per itinerary is three. Maximum travel credit is $500. For information or reservations visit the website at www.skicb.com <http://www.skicb.com/>  or call Crested Butte Vacations at 800-600-2803.

Other Crested Butte Vacations Packages:

Book Early Save BIG: Book by November 1, 2011 and receive 20 percent off

Guests to Crested Butte can discover value by booking early. CBMR’s Book Early and Save BIG offer includes a 20 percent discount on lodging for reservations confirmed by November 1, 2011. Reservations must be confirmed by November 1, 2011. Minimum four-night stay required. Based upon availability with no blackout dates. www.skicb.com.

4th Night and 4th Day Free: January 3 – March 9, 2012

Enjoy some of the best conditions of the season and an additional nights’ lodging and day of skiing free. Purchase three nights of lodging and three days of lift tickets between January 3 and March 9, 2012 and receive a fourth night of lodging and fourth day of skiing free. Blackout dates apply. This package is available only through Crested Butte Vacations: 800-600-2803.

About Crested Butte:

Nestled in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Crested Butte is committed to preserving the pristine landscape and mountain lifestyle. With vibrant Victorian store-fronts and expressive local characters, the small historic town remains true to its heritage and radiates an unparalleled welcoming and inviting spirit that celebrates a simpler life and time. Thanks to a widely diverse landscape outdoor enthusiasts of all levels will find a new challenge with each visit. From world-class mountain biking, to legendary skiing and snowboarding, to a secluded fly-fishing experience, Crested Butte is one of Colorado’s best-kept secrets.

For more information about Crested Butte’s lodging, conference, meeting facilities, and special packages, call Crested Butte Vacations, (800) 600-2803 or visit the web site at www.ridecb.com. For information on ski area real estate opportunities call (970) 349-4999 or (877) 805-6109 or visit the website at www.cbliving.com <http://www.cbliving.com/> .

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