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Spend Thanksgiving in Crested Butte

October 30, 2021

Looking to start a new Thanksgiving tradition? Spend the holiday in Crested Butte! Fill your Thanksgiving with family, food, and snow sports! You'll make magical memories that you'll treasure forever. 


Thanksgiving is extra special in Crested Butte because it falls immediately after opening day for the ski slopes. On Wednesday, November 24, visitors can finally return to the slopes! While the skiable areas tend to be limited, there is plenty of territory to cover. Plus, you'll have the honor of being able to say you were one of the first to hit the snow in Crested Butte! Hit the slopes all day and then enjoy Thanksgiving dinner in the evening. 

If you want to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner out, then you'll have plenty of options. Coal Creek Grill, Elk Ave. Prime, and 9380 Tavern  offer delicious Thanksgiving dinners each year. Keep your eyes open for special Thanksgiving deals at other local restaurants! 

Smaller crowds than normal mean that you'll have an easier time getting a table at Crested Butte's favorite restaurants and apres ski spots during Thanksgiving week. Reservations are a breeze. You can live your foodie dreams and visit all of Crested Butte's top-notch dining establishments! OpenTable has a list of many of the restaurants currently taking reservations, but there are also many unlisted!


After Thanksgiving, hit up the shops and knock out some of your holiday shopping. There are plenty of unique gifts to purchase from the many wonderful local stores. Crested Butte's shops on Elk Avenue are a great place to start. Browse the charming main street and find a perfect, distinct gift for anyone.  

What's your favorite thing to do in  Crested Butte during Thanksgiving week? Tell us about it in the comments!

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