Mark Elling is a long-suffering ski industry pro who specializes in weaseling into Ski and Skiing Magazine product tests annually in order to score free gloves and eat fat meals. Elling has a 20-year history of poor paying jobs in ski-dom, from teaching skiing in Montana to working as a snowcat skiing guide in southern Oregon. He currently keeps his creditors at bay working as a bootfitter at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon and as a freelance writer. Elling is the author of The All-Mountain Skier: The Way to Expert Skiing, 2nd ed. (McGraw-Hill).
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.