Now’s a good time to book for Crested Butte. Fuel prices have plummeted in the last few weeks and that’s having an effect on airfares. According to industry sources in Crested Butte, fares for direct service to Crested Butte are as low as $300 right now, but these low fares won’t remain indefinitely. At some point those planes will fill up and prices will jump back again. So, don’t wait too long. If you see a fare in the $300 range, that’s as good as it’s going to get.
Gunnison airport has expanded service into the region for the 2008/09 ski season and has added three cities to its list of direct flights.
In past years, direct flights were available from Denver and Dallas. This year Salt Lake City, Atlanta and Chicago have been added with Delta joining United and American Airlines as carriers to bring skiers to Crested Butte.