Our Partners

Lodging

West Wall Lodge – Located at the base of the West Wall Lift, the West Wall Lodge is Crested Butte’s finest ski-in, ski-out property. Romantic studios and two to four bedroom penthouses accommodate nearly every lodging need. Celebrities and VIP’s have taken advantage of the WestWall’s fine finishes, heated pool, workout facility, and in-house ski valet service (provided by Black Tie Ski Rentals). Every West Wall unit includes a full kitchen.

Alpine Getaways – The owner-operated staff at Alpine Getaways offers multi-family homes for the most discerning renter. From CB South to Mount Crested Butte, Alpine Getaways staff is available to help you chose the right home for your ski vacation in Crested Butte.

Barefield Property Management – From luxury ski-in, ski-out WestWall Lodge condos to high-end homes on the mountain and in the town of Crested Butte, Kimberley Barefield provides her guests with concierge-style service and a beautiful vacation homes that meets their needs.

Ironhorse Property Management – Steve and Jennifer Ryan have taken fine home rentals to the next level. Their user-friendly website allows customers to explore only the best homes in the Upper Gunnison Valley. Homeowners trust their most expensive possession to Ironhorse knowing that it will be take care of and renters trust that Steve and Jennifer will steer them to the perfect home in which to enjoy their best vacation ever. They are also available to transport you to and from the airport in their full leather Chevy Suburban.

Peak Property Management – Offering short-term and long-term rentals, home management services, and real estate expertise, Peak Property Management is an excellent choice for one-stop shopping. Peak Property staff manages a diverse list of short-term listings from simple condominiums to 5+ bedroom homes.

San Moritz Condominiums – The San Moritz, a multi-building property located at the edge of the ski area, has just completed a very major renovation. Property updates included new roofs, re-skinning the siding, replacing chimney rock work, and redoing every walkway and deck surface. Individual unit owners have joined the effort and units continue to be brought to contemporary standards. The San Mortiz staff is there to assist you during your stay at this Crested Butte classic property.

Watchdog Property Management – Although Heather Connor at Watchdog specializes in second home management and rentals, she and her staff round out their portfolio by offering real estate services. Her managed properties, varying from small condos to large homes will suit many of the lodging needs of vacationers to Crested Butte.

 

Transportation

There are three options in Crested Butte for your airport travel needs:

  • Crested Butte Limo offers private rides in a full leather luxury Chevy Suburban, holding up to 6 passengers with ample room for luggage. Private rides are available to and from the airport, out of town, or to and from dinner. 970.901.6400.
  • Dolly’s Mountain Shuttle offers transportation with two 10 passenger vans and a Yukon Denali. Available for transport to and from the airport as well as prearranged in town trips. 970.209.9757.
  • Alpine Express has a diverse fleet of vehicles, from 10 passenger vans to large buses. 970. 641.5074.

 

Delivery/Grocery

Specialty Services is operated by the owner of CB Limo and offers grocery delivery, gift baskets, custom vacation planning, and a whole lot more. Visit them online to submit your grocery list before you arrive to have your fridge stocked upon arrival. Whether you require gift baskets, floral arrangements, private chefs, or surprise parties, Specialty Services can accommodate nearly any request or time frame. 970.901.6400.

Restaurants

Elk Avenue Prime – Curtis Higgins recently acquired Maxwell’s Steakhouse and re-branded it Elk Avenue Prime.  But they didn’t stop there.  He decided it was time to dress up the ambiance, do some needed construction projects, and tweak the menu.  The menu now includes dry aged beef, much of it dried in house.  The vast wine selection still exists at Prime, so you know you can pare the right wine with your dry aged steak. 970.349.1221Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle – If you are looking for the best Italian food in town, Marchitelli’s is the place to go. Michael wanted to create a place where delicious dining met a family atmosphere, and combined with recipes handed down for generations, and he’s achieved his goal. From creamy pasta’s to exquisite veal dishes, Marchitelli’s has it all.  970.349.7401

Brick Oven Pizzeria – “The Brick” is Crested Butte’s place for pizza and socializing. 24 beers are served on the Upper Gunnison Valley’s finest delivery system. Light beers, dark beers, and everything in between. The Brick serves up some Crested Butte flavor. Reservations are not taken, but considered, for large groups. Mention Black Tie to receive a complimentary non-specialty draft or pizza topping.  970.349.5044Le Bosquet – The comfortable atmosphere at Le Bosque provides a wonderful atmosphere for dinner with your friends and family. Soups, salads, chicken, fish, lamb, and beef provide something for everyone. Traditional ski town favorites like fondue are never a letdown. Round out your evening with one of their specialty cocktails or some wine off of their extensive list.  970.349.5808

Montanya’s Rum Distillery – Makers of fine aged rums in the Colorado mountains. Colorado rum, high altitude rum, female owned, female distilled, made from only four ingredients (Colorado mountain water, yeast, sugar cane, and a tiny touch of Colorado mountain honey that they caramelize themselves.) The busy rum bar in Crested Butte offers 22 rum cocktails, distillery tours, free tastings, live music, and more. Montanya Distillers also has an excellent selection of Après ski appetizers to match with their drinks. Reservations are not taken.  970.799.3206

 

Lil’s Sushi Bar and Grill – Lil’s truly has something for everyone: a full sushi bar consisting of jet-fresh fish from Kauai and a kitchen menu with full range. Sushi chef / owner Matt Smith apprenticed for X years in Denver at X before opening up this Crested Butte restaurant in 2005 with his wife Dana. They run a tight ship with some of the best staff in town. Specialty martinis, Mojitos, and Prickly Pear Margaritas are just some of their specialty drinks. Reservations accepted. Mention Black Tie to receive a complimentary hot sake.  970.349.5457.

 

Soupcon – Classic French cuisine, fine wines, and some of the best service in Crested Butte is what you’ll find here. Their quaint, eight table, restaurant is intended for quiet visitation and celebration as you enjoy the creations of Chef Jason. Reservations expected. Mention Black Tie to receive a complimentary sparkling wine.  970.349.5448.

The Last Steep – The Steep has been around for a while. Traditional bar favorites, creative Steep fare, and some Kansas City influenced entrees are complimented by award winning food and drinks like their burger and make your own Bloody Mary Bar (multi-year winners).  Reservations are not taken. Mention Black Tie and you will receive a complimentary draft beer.  970.349.7007 “We’ll Meet Ya At The Steep!”

Activities/Other References

Acli-Mate – By drinking Acli-Mate before you travel to Crested Butte and during your stay here, you can help prevent two things that can wreck you ski vacation; dehydration and Altitude Sickness. Dehydration is a common occurrence at high altitude, especially when skiing all day. Altitude sickness is another threat. Don’t let them happen to you. Acli-mate helps to support healthy adrenal function, optimal hydration, energy production and red blood cell integrity.

Adaptive Sports – The Adaptive Sports Center improves the quality of life of people with disabilities through outdoor adventure activities. The programs they offer are inclusive to families and friends, empower their participants in their daily lives, and have an enduring impact on their health, self-confidence, and well-being. Visit their site to learn more about their programs or to donate to their cause.

CB Motor Sports – CB Motor Sports specializes in non-guided snowmobiling. The owner, Greg, will get you and a rental sled to the trail head and set you loose! 970.209.6720.

J.C. Leacock Photo Gallery – JC has been artistically documenting the town of Crested Butte, it’s many characters and events, and it’s wildlife and landscapes for years. You probably have seen his photos depicting life in Crested Butte in magazines and advertisements. His unique eye is worth appreciating. Black Tie customers may receive a complimentary photo gift card.

Massage – Kirsten Fraser provides a diverse selection of massage. Her small, peaceful studio allows you to focus on relaxation. She is available for massage at your lodging. You’re probably going to need, and want, a massage after a day or two of skiing in Crested Butte. Make an advanced reservation now to reserve your preferred time.

Shaun Horne – Sean is a plein air painter. The inherent difficulty in this practice limits the time in which to paint, only making his creations more impressive. You’ve seen him painting outside in the middle of winter. Now it’s time to see his finished pieces of art. Black Tie customers may receive a complimentary photo card.

 

 

 

 

Ski Instructors

Brandon Snyder – Brandon lives the life. Fly fishing guide in the summer and ski instructor in the winter. His enjoyment of the skiing lifestyle, cache of instruction tools, and patience make him very popular as an instructor. Brandon builds life long relationships with his clients, receiving some of the most lesson ski instruction “requests” in Crested Butte. Because of this, it’s recommended that you make your private, or group private, lesson reservations far in advance. Call Ski School at 970.349.2251 to request Brandon specifically.