Last spring, when we were researching this month's feature on Crested Butte Mountain Resort, it looked like a proposed expansion onto Snodgrass Mountain was all but inevitable. "Chances are high" the bullwheels churning new lifts up Snodgrass would start turning within five years, we wrote. Turns out we were wrong. The U.S.
Relationship with family-owned Triple Peaks, LLC provides immediate capital and long-term stability for top-ranked ski mountains
(ORLANDO, Fla.) Dec. 5, 2008 – CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust
(REIT) focused on lifestyle properties, announced today its acquisition of the privately held
assets of three ski and mountain lifestyle properties: Vermont’s Okemo, Colorado’s Crested
Butte and New Hampshire’s Mount Sunapee. CNL Lifestyle Properties is purchasing the resorts
from family-owned Triple Peaks, LLC and leasing the properties back to Triple Peaks to
manage the ski, golf, hospitality and conference operations under a long-term lease.
Special airfare is now available for guests coming to ski in Crested Butte this winter.
Crested Butte, CO – November 12, 2008: In a partnership with American Airlines, special airfare is now available for guests coming to ski in Crested Butte this winter. Bucking the travel trend, American Airlines is offering tickets from $250 directly into Gunnison / Crested Butte Airport (code: GUC) from Chicago and Dallas. Beginning December 18, 2008, American Airlines offers daily direct flights from Dallas and Saturday flights from Chicago direct to Gunnison / Crested Butte.