Skiers and snowboarders in Houston, Dallas and Denver – or others who can fly to those cities’ airports – will find Crested Butte Mountain Resort just a quick flight away.

American Airlines, Continental Airlines and United Airlines will provide service to Gunnison/Crested Butte Regional Airport in Gunnison. A half-hour drive from the airport gets vacationers into the heart of the Crested Butte valley.

All season, United Express will offer a late-morning flight from Denver that takes just under an hour. From Dec. 15 to Jan. 2 and Feb. 16 to March 31, the airline adds an evening flight. Early afternoon flights return to Denver, with an additional early morning return flight during the busy periods.

Dallas skiers and ‘boarders can hop on an American Airlines 1:15 p.m. flight and reach the Gunnison Valley in one hour. Daily return flights leave Gunnison at 3:15 p.m.

Continental runs daily flights from Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport that leave in the late morning and arrive in Gunnison in 2-1/2 hours. Return flights take off in mid-afternoon.

Once again, Crested Butte sweetens the pot with a 3-for-2 airline ticket offer, when guests stay at a selected lodging. For information, go to here or call 800-600-2803.

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