Red Lady Realty - Crested Butte, CO

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Snowmageddon 2017

January 19, 2017
Yes it’s true, Crested Butte welcomed 2017 with massive back to back snowstorms that dropped over 100” of snow in 14 days. Although it was a lot to handle at once, we are grateful for the amazing skiing it brought and the wildflowers that will ultimately result from the extra water. Just as we are starting to feel caught up with shoveling, it’s time for more snow to come our way. They are forecasting for another 2 feet through the weekend and even more next week.

We would like to give a shout out to our amazing snow plow drivers, emergency personnel and ski patrollers who work extremely hard in these adverse condition to keep everyone safe. Thank you!

If you weren’t here to experience the last storm for yourself, here’s a brief recap of the events from just Monday January 9th:
  • For the first time in over 20 years, Crested Butte Community School was closed for a Snow Day! There was also a one hour delay on Tuesday 1/10.
  • The Gunnison County RTA suspended bus service between Gunnison and Crested Butte for a few hours due to poor visibility and driving conditions.
  • Due to the safety of their guests and employees, Crested Butte Mountain Resort even closed early.
 
Here is a video by Crested Butte Productions shortly after we got all the snow:
 

Here is a photo of the daily snow totals for January from Open Snow:


For additional articles on the snowstorm, visit the following links:

Crested Butte News: Snowmageddon: Thirty year storm brings excitement, extra challenges

Denver Post: Crested Butte Mountain closed Monday because of too much snow

Denver Post: Ski. Shovel. Repeat. Just another day in Crested Butte’s snow of a lifetime

Denver Post: Love-hate relationship with snow in Crested Butte, Colorado’s snowiest town