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skiing crested butte and monarch where to stay?

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planning a trip out to crested butte and Monarch. We are flying into Gunnison and thinking of going ahead and staying in Gunnison. Gunnison is a little lower elevation and we'll have our three month old baby with us which I think would be better for him at a lower elevation? any input where to stay and experience with young ones at higher elevations.

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When we skied CB a few years ago we stayed in Crested Butte right on the bus route and we loved it.  (not Crested Butte Village, or whatever they call it, at the base area). 

 

But travelling with a baby is very different.  How important is being able to make a quick return to the room?  Will you trade off, or alternate days, or what?  Gunnison is not too far for a once a day commute, but it isn't right next door.

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one of us will stay back with baby...other will go out with others to the slopes...looking to go out once a day or switch? during the day one time?

post #4 of 6

I would stay right on the slopes of CB if possible. 

 

I just drove by Gunnison a few months ago and it just did not look like a cool town or anything. 

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Crested Butte town is very cool and convenient enough; on mountain is pretty vanilla. 

With such a small kid, someone's not going to be skiing at all I guess. Think you or your partner would be happy pushing a stroller around the town of CB, whether you're staying there or have to take the bus down from on-slope lodging.

As far as altitude goes, I have plenty of experience with kids sleeping at 1500 meters; CB is a full 1000 meters higher than that, though. We drove up/down every weekend from when kids were just over three months, and sometimes stopped once or twice on the way up to help with acclimation. Pretty important that ears are clear, pacifiers help. Our kids always slept just fine at 1500. 

post #6 of 6
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Yeah sleeping that high with a little one is what worries us that's why we re thinking gunnison... But I do like the idea of crested butte sounds like a fun town
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