Telluride & Crested Butte Offer Six-Day Pass

For Immediate Release

TELLURIDE AND CRESTED BUTTE COMING TOGETHER

A six-day pass to both resorts, giving a unique Colorado ski experience

MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. – Nov. 12 – Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) and the Telluride Montrose Regional Air Organization (TMRAO) have recently partnered with Allegiant to service direct nonstop flights to the Montrose Regional Airport from Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Phoenix-Mesa airport (IWA), essentially opening up two new air-served markets for the resorts and the region.

With a desire to continue collaboration, Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Telluride Ski Resort have teamed up to launch an interchangeable lift ticket, the Telluride – Crested Butte Ultimate 6 Pass; a six-visit pass that is good for three days of skiing and riding at Crested Butte and three days at Telluride. Guests can now use the centrally located airport for their travel arrangements and have the opportunity to ski both renowned resorts in one vacation. In addition, the resorts have partnered to also give full season pass holders the opportunity to take advantage of skiing reciprocity privileges.

“This is a unique opportunity for ski enthusiasts to experience Southwest Colorado skiing at multiple resorts in a single trip,” said Ken Stone, executive director of marketing and sales at Telluride Ski Resort. “This product allows much easier access to each resort.”

The T-CB Ultimate 6 Pass is available for $399 at Liftopia.com and through each resorts’ websites. The price point is extremely attractive, as it equates to $66.50 per day; an approximate 30% discount off window tickets prices. Once the first 3 visits have been used at each resort, additional days may be added on at a 20% discount off the single-day window rate throughout the rest of the season.

“The Telluride – Crested Butte Ultimate 6 Pass is a great value for both destination and skiers and riders in the region, essentially bridging the Elk Mountains and the San Juans,” adds Scott Clarkson, vice president of sales and marketing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. “Plus, the Ultimate 6 Pass represents a terrific savings over daily lift tickets. We have also included a 50% discount for each resorts’ season pass holders.”

The T-CB Ultimate 6 Pass is available in limited quantities until December 15, 2012, exclusively through Liftopia. To purchase, please visit www.Liftopia.com, www.skicb.com/seasonpass or http://tellurideskiresort.com/TellSki/info/season-passes.aspx.

Season Pass Reciprocity

For those who are already committed to skiing either of the resorts, holding a full Season Pass at Telluride Ski Resort or a Platinum or Gold Pass to CBMR, they can now enjoy discounted privileges at the opposite ski area. Each pass holder can purchase lift tickets at the other ski area for 50 percent off the window rate. Each pass holder is allowed one ticket per day and blackout dates of 12/27 – 12/31/2012 apply around the holiday season.

About Telluride:
Stashed among the highest concentration of 14,000 foot peaks in North America, Telluride offers some of the most spectacular skiing and riding on the planet. Unique culinary experiences on the mountain blend with the world-class restaurants, sophisticated shops, luxury hotels, and exquisite spas Telluride offers. Plus, getting here is easier than ever with non-stop flights from 8 major hubs, and getting around is a breeze with our free gondola. Discover why Telluride is Unmatched in North America this winter. www.tellurideskiresort.com

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. www.skicb.com

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.skicb.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.

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