Crested Butte Announces Winter Air Service

Direct, non-stop jet service to Gunnison/Crested Butte Airport makes winter travel easy
Continental Airlines introduces flight from Houston
Friends & Family Fly Free in 2010-2011

MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. – July 22 – Access to Crested Butte this winter is quick and easy thanks to direct, non-stop flights into the Gunnison/Crested Butte (GUC) Airport from several major cities across the country. Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) announces air service for the 2010-2011 winter season from three major carriers, including 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 makes travel affordable and accessible.

United Airlines flights between Denver and Gunnison/Crested Butte run throughout the year. New flights from Houston on Continental, and Dallas/Ft. Worth on American Airlines begin in mid-December 2010 and continue through early April 2011.

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, Newark and Phoenix. 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 CBMR lodging. The maximum number of free tickets per itinerary is three. Four-night minimum stay required. For information or reservations visit the website at or call Crested Butte Vacations at 800-600-2803.

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, whether beginner or burgeoning national champion, 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.