There won't be a lot of strikingly new changes noticeable to long-time visitors, but Crested Butte will have some subtle differences in place for this winter.

The kids' ski school will have a new home and a new direction. The Treasury Center building has been revamped; the ski and snowboard rental center has been relocated and the shop is now a "Pizza Zone."

The Elevation Hotel and Spa has undergone a major renovation, and more proficient skiers and snowboarders will have a new playground with expanded terrain opening up in the Teocalli bowl area.