Buying the Mountain Lifestyle With Your Crested Butte Home
It is no secret that you will be buying the mountain lifestyle with your Crested Butte home. The mountain lifestyle means something different to every person. In general, it is a more laid-back feel than the big city. The conversations you will have at the end of the day will be about the great adventures and fun times you had, and what excursion is on the schedule for tomorrow.
The pace is slower in Crested Butte, and it is not unusual to sit on a bench in town next to a stranger and find yourself in a wonderful conversation. Crested Butte attracts a diverse demographic, and the socio-economic and political views of some may differ from yours. There is also diversity in the many seasonal recreational activities, as well as interesting performing arts in Crested Butte. When you start to look at the calendar of events, you will be surprised at how many are available. Most of the things you will find yourself doing are not options in your primary residence locale (or those of your family and guests).
Joining the Community
Buying the mountain lifestyle with your Crested Butte home also means joining a different community. Having a second home provides a great opportunity to get to know other second homeowners and the permanent members of the community. It can be a fun investment of time and effort to get out there and meet people. Being a member of a club can be a good way to meet others at events, on the tennis court, golf course or slopeside. Crested Butte has many non-profit organizations that host social events that are always looking for volunteers or board members, and this can be a very good way to both give back and expand your social sphere. Check the local paper or look online for when these groups meet or are hosting an event. The age-old adage is true: You will get out of it what you put into it.
Winter Time Adventures
I would assume that buying the mountain lifestyle with your Crested Butte home means mountain adventures! As a second homeowner and frequent visitor to Crested Butte, you will start to explore more areas and do more. I think it is safe to say that 95 percent of all visitors to a ski town in the winter will be alpine skiing via the resort’s lift-served terrain. While few will have the knowledge, time, gear, or inclination to go Nordic skiing (classic or skate), snowshoeing, fat tire biking on the snow, climbing with an alpine touring (AT) ski set-up, ice fishing, snowmobiling, or many other fun pursuits that are available, owning a mountain home will allow you to explore the unique options available.
Summer Time Adventures
The same scenario exists in the summer, but the list is longer. This is an often unexpected aspect of buying the mountain lifestyle with your Crested Butte home. You will find mountain streams with native cutthroat trout you did not know existed, and hiking trails off the beaten path that lead to beautiful mountain lakes, waterfalls or meadows filled with high alpine wild flowers. It can be a special moment to spot a herd of elk moving up high in the mountains during the summer, or a mother moose and her calf grazing in a wetland drainage.
Buying the Mountain Lifestyle With Your Crested Butte Home Final Thoughts
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