Skiiers in Crested Butte can dine in an igloo in Created Butte this season. The 15-foot-high igloo is set up next to the Ice Bar and Restaurant, just off the Peanut ski run at the base of the Twister lift.
The igloo seats about ten people and features a custom wood table and chairs to dine on. THe igloo will need to be reserved and Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) expects the cost of dinner per person to be about $100 including a reservation fee. Groups will also be able to rent the igloo for $750 per day.
CBMR’s new snow structure isn’t technically a block by block, igloo. The igloo was constructed by inflating a balloon called an “Igloo Moulder”, and then piling and compacting snow on top. Once the snow hardened, the balloon was deflated and pulled out, leaving a roomy interior.
The “Igloo Moulder” is made by Steurer Altach out of Austria. Crested Butte is the first ski resort in the United States to use the Igloo Moulder for a dining facility.
To reserve your one-of-a-kind dining experience, or for more information about the igloos, contact Crested Butte Vacations at 1-800-810-7669 or (970) 349-2222.