Tucked away some 30 miles up the Taylor River valley, Crested Butte Mountain Resort is one of those winter destinations that simply says, Get away from it all. Once families arrive at the southern Rocky Mountain resort, all they can do is relax, play in the mountains – and forget about life down below.

To make all that possible, the Grand Lodge Hotel & Suites has put together a holiday package that permits families of four to settle in for three days at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

For $1,199, the Grandest Christmas Package includes four nights at the base of the mountain hotel, three days of skiing or snowboarding on the slopes and trails of Crested Butte, and passes to the resort’s activity-laden Adventure Park.

Reservations must be made by Dec. 16 for packages that begin on Dec. 17 and run through Dec. 27. The price is subject to availability and must be confirmed through Crested Butte Vacations at 800-600-2803 or click here.

By arriving for the Christmas holidays at Crested Butte, families can chow down on a pre-Christmas, gourmet Yurt Dinner on Dec. 23 at the resort’s Nordic Center. After a short shoeshoe or cross-country ski, local chefs lay out a feast for $65 adults, $30 children under 12. For reservations, call 970-349-1707 or click here.

The next evening, the traditional torchlight parade winds down the lower mountain slopes, and fireworks fire off at the base of the mountain.