The Snowiest Spot in Colorado - Crested Butte

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado CRE# 40005863

Crested Butte, Colorado has had their fair share of snow this month.  They have had an additional 90" of snow fall in the past 10 days.  That is 7.5 feet!


The town's maintenance workers have been working from dawn to dusk loading dump trucks with snow from the downtown area. Their 8 hour shifts are turning in to 15 hour shifts and once they get some of the snow cleared, more falls!



Homeowners are worried about their roofs collapsing and spending their daylight hours trying to clear the mounds.


Most of the residents and visitors to Crested Butte are celebrating the mountains of snow.  According to the Denver Post - many feel as though they are living in a snow globe and want Mother Nature to shake the globe again.


photos courtesy of The Denver Post.




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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Belinda

I was watching the news and the weather channel the other night and they went on quite abit about Creted Butte. I can't imagine that much snow, and after a while where do you put it? Greaat for skiin I suppose but a hassle for getting around and for homeowners!


Jan 12, 2017 09:16 AM #1
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Those are cool photos Belinda and I mean that literally.

I love Colorado and have enjoyed skiing in the Winter and hiking in the Summer. It makes me think of my dearly departed Dad and how he turned me on to the great state of Colorado as a kid.

Jan 12, 2017 09:40 AM #2
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not like snow. I am glad I do not live in your area.

Jan 12, 2017 09:41 AM #3
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I always thought it was Wolf Creek but that is an amazinf amount of snow that I don't want to experience first hand.

Jan 12, 2017 09:57 AM #4
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Great picures, and we have noticed that Denver is expecting snow after 2PM.  It looks like the drought prediction for your area is going to go away given all the snow fall thus far.  A

Jan 12, 2017 10:13 AM #5
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Belinda Spillman - It is so hard to imagine that much snow.  I know I would be worred about my roof as well.  It must be tough to get around town. 

Jan 12, 2017 11:29 AM #6
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

WOW Belinda, that's a lot of snow, I hope sunshine is in the near future. Beautiful pictures!

Jan 12, 2017 11:31 AM #7
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Belinda I saw a news feature about Breckenridge. So much snow that a hotel had to be evacuated as the roof fell through and then started a fire as it broke a gas line.  Crazy amounts of snow.  I rememeber times like this when I lived near Vail -  not a chance I was going anywhere for a few days.

Jan 12, 2017 11:59 AM #8
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Very nice Belinda.

I love snow and keep my snow banks around until spring, taking advantage of the insulating properties of this wintry gift.

Jan 12, 2017 12:02 PM #9
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Living in the snowiest part of Colorado would be a snow lover's dream come true.

Jan 12, 2017 12:06 PM #10
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Belinda, unbelievable snow fall in Crested Butte. I believe there are several places in CO with huge snow accumulations. 

Jan 12, 2017 01:57 PM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Wow!  Thanks for telling us about Crested Butte. I am too old for that much shoveling. 

We are expecting some snow on Saturday in Maryland but ice is a bigger worry.

Jan 13, 2017 03:57 AM #12
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

OMG! Saw a picture on the news this morning where the high level of snow even shut down some ski lifts. Will just sit here today enjoying my 72 degree day, thank you very much.

Jan 13, 2017 05:03 AM #13
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, that is an incredible amount of snow, looks like they could carve out a room addition from it, haha.

Jan 13, 2017 05:38 AM #14
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Belinda --- definitely a BRRRR-worthy post best read from a slightly warmer climate.  

Jan 13, 2017 06:11 AM #15
Jiro Wiseman - Santa Cruz, CA
Nationwide home search based on Lifestyle

Wow! California is getting dumped on too. A great year for ski bums :)

Jan 13, 2017 12:31 PM #16
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