Crested Butte is a Special Place for Junior Skiers/Boarders I was riding up the Crested Butte mountain Gold Link lift the other day and to our right are BIG jumps. We were fortunate to get to see junior skiers with no fear launching themselves off these jumps – and I caught two of them on video.
Crested Butte is a Special Place for Junior Skiers/Boarders because there are numerous disciplines for them to get involved in through both the Crested Butte Mountain Sports Team and the The Crested Butte Nordic Team. Aaron Blunck grew up in Crested Butte and at an early age was also launching himself off some of these same jumps. Aaron Blunck represented Crested Butte, and the United States of America at the recent 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and finished an impressive 7th in the Mens Halfpipe Skiing! He is competing again this year at the 2015 X-Games. The Crested Butte Mountain Sports Team (CBMST ) offers mountain sports programs that are accessible to a wide variety of athletes, from kids learning to ski and ride to driven student athletes. CBMST offers various levels of participation beginning with weekend development programs to full-time, competitive based programming. CBMST Development Programs focus on bringing kids exhibiting strong fundamentals by taking their personal skills to a higher level in alpine racing, snowboarding, free-ride, and tele-mark skiing. The Development Programs will introduce athletes to tactical and technical approaches while taking advantage of all the terrain the mountain has to offer. Programs start with the Junior Development Team “Jr. Devo’s”, Ages 7-10, Development Team “Devo’s”, Ages 11-13, and the Competitive Team Program, Ages 13 – 17. The Crested Butte Nordic Team – The mission of the CBNT is to provide young Nordic skiers and biathletes with exceptional coaching, training opportunities, and a healthy approach to sport. Our philosophy is that a fun, healthy, outdoor lifestyle is a great foundation for growth. To this end, our organization strives to provide programing that will appeal to recreational and competitive skiers alike. Ultimately, we hope participants will become life-long skiers, so we want our participants to feel that they have gained more than just technical know-how and fitness. Furthermore, our program is designed to help student athletes learn to organize, prioritize, and execute plans toward, not only sporting goals, but also life goals. The Crested Butte Nordic Center maintains 50K of groomed trails in the Crested Butte area for competitive and recreational Nordic skiing. Nordic Recreational programs offer a fun approach to Nordic sport that allows participants to develop as skiers without a focus on competition – The Sprouts: December – February (Ages 5-13), The Scouts: December – February (Ages 8-13), Explorers: December – March (Ages 11-18). Nordic Competitive Programs (November – March) are designed for participants who have experience in crosscountry skiing and would like to enter the competitive pipeline. Cross Country Development (Ages 11-14), Competitive Cross Country Program (Ages 14-18), U23 (Ages 18-23) This program is designed for highly motivated athletes taking time off between high school and college to pursue competitive cross-country skiing at the highest level. The Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises money to help fund these programs and to provide scholarships and equipment to kids so they get a shot at realizing their dreams!
Crested Butte Colorado is a special place – and these organizations and the people behind them work hard to make a difference in the lives of our youth. Coined “The last Great Colorado Ski Town” Crested Butte offers youth lots of opportunities in a safe warm community. Visitors find Crested Butte to be a safe fun place to vacation, and are exposed to a wide variety of events, performing and visual arts, recreation, beauty, a historic downtown, a great ski resort, with the backdrop of a warm community. Crested Butte also offers a great value in real estate, especially compared with many of the alternative mountain towns with high prices, crowds, glitz and glamour, and long-lift lines… Yes Crested Butte is a special place!
If you have an interest in Crested Butte Real Estate and would like to start a conversation about homes, condos or land in the Crested Butte area, give me a call.
Chris Kopf Previews® Property Specialist Coldwell Banker Bighorn Realty Phone: (970) 209-5405 email: firstname.lastname@example.org chriskopf.com