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contents events

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market snapshot 7 birdseye views

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community spotlight

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cam smith: competition and community

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meet our team

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featured properties

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gunnison valley life

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introduction We are excited to report that Bluebird Real Estate recently celebrated its fifth anniversary! This spring, we toasted with our 25 agents at the Secret Stash, our annual gathering place and where we first met to celebrate our grand opening on April 26, 2017. Bluebird started with eight producing agents and was honored to debut as the exclusive regional member of Luxury Portfolio International, the largest global network of independent brokerages and luxury properties. In our first years, we launched Bluebird Days Magazine, what later became an award-winning publication. We also formed a multi-year partnership with the Center for the Arts as a capital campaign sponsor. Bluebird became the leading brokerage for listings and sales in the valley during our third year. Last year, we opened our second office in Gunnison to serve the entire valley. The Bluebird Charitable Fund has supported non-profits and families throughout the valley over the last five years, from contributions made by our team from every property closing. We have been resolute in actively participating in our community and serving in any way we can. Bluebird has the most experienced real estate professionals in the region who have deep threads with our neighbors and associations. Bud Bush is pictured after receiving his “Coach Bud” jacket at Bluebird’s fifth anniversary celebration.

We love our mountain community and are honored and grateful to have the opportunity to make customers and friends for life in this special place. Please enjoy our newest edition of Bluebird Days, our latest offerings, and our feature story on our very own world class skimo champion and neighbor, Cam Smith. Happy Trails,

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summer & fall events Alpenglow Concert Series

33rd Annual Rotary Rubber Duck Race

Independence Day

The Grand Traverse

Crested Butte Wildflower Festival

Chili and Beer Festival

Crested Butte Music Festival

Crested Butte Film Festival

Cattlemen’s Days Rodeo

Emma Coburn’s Elk Run 5K

Monday Evenings from June 27th-August 15th Relax with great live music, food and drinks at town park for these free shows. For this year’s entertainment lineup, visit crestedbuttearts.org. July 4th Be sure to catch the fireworks show on Mt. CB at the end of the day! Visit cbchamber.com for resources and activities to ring in America’s birthday. July 8th-17th See why we’re the Wildflower Capital of Colorado! Visit crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com to check availability and get your tickets. July 8th-September 17th Celebrating their 26th season, this is an intimate, artistically diverse festival that receives significant recognition. Visit crestedbuttemusicfestival.org for details. July 14th-16th 122 years strong! The “Granddaddy of all Colorado Rodeos.” Visit cattlemensdays.com for tickets and more information.

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August 7th Benefiting local charities and student scholarships. For more information and to buy your duck tickets, visit crestedbutterotary.org. September 3rd-September 4th A race from Aspen to Crested Butte where participants run or bike forty miles through the Elk Mountains. For more information, visit thegrandtraverse.org. September 10th With locally made chili, tasty craft beer, and live music, it’s a not-to-be-missed party! Visit cbchamber.com for tickets and more information. September 21st-September 25th Check out the best curated films, documentaries, shorts, and talks from directors, actors, and more. For more information, visit cbfilmfest.org. September 24th Our local Olympian’s fun run benefiting Living Journeys. To register, purchase merchandise, and for more information, visit elkrun5k.com.


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market snapshot We are off to a strong start in 2022 following a robust winter season. Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley are hot areas for destination seekers and home buyers. Demand for real estate continues to completely absorb the supply as properties enter the market. It is uncommon for a new listing to receive only one offer. Even though sales were cut in half in the region in the first quarter due to the record low inventory, new inventory appears to be catching up as the summer market heats up. Our buyer clients are pulling the trigger as soon as their property matches hit the market. The average sales price in the Crested Butte area is stretching beyond the $2 million mark and high-end sales constitute the largest growth sector. Gunnison area home prices have also increased 40% over last year. Commercial sales have been very strong in the Gunnison area as average prices have risen over 100% compared to the prior year. Bluebird has been setting records, completely selling out the Aperture development of twenty-three premium home sites in Crested Butte. The

firm also recently listed the Lofts townhomes in Gunnison, and over half of the twenty-unit community is pending sale in the first sixty days. Bluebird recently recorded two of the highest ever single-family home sales in Crested Butte, a pre-owned home at $5.1 million and a rural property at $6.8 million. We also just contracted the highest priced residential sale in the history of the valley, listed at $8.1 million. There are 86 homes available presently in our entire market area. The good news is that we anticipate inventory to loosen as we enter the summer market with an equalization occurring following the post-covid frenzy. We encourage sellers to “sell when they are ready to sell” and we will help guide the timing logistics. With rising interest rates and inflation, we may be seeing the peak for home prices. Bluebird Real Estate, the area’s leading independent real estate brokerage, is now serving the entire Gunnison Valley with two high profile locations in Crested Butte and Gunnison. We would love to share with you how we are “bringing dreams home.”

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Bluebird exists to keep the interests of our clients our highest priority, with exceptional marketing, knowledgeable communication and most importantly, successful results.

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community spotlight

The Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley (CFGV) reminds us that we are all connected. Their approach to tackling community challenges brings everyone involved together to develop innovative solutions to complicated problems. CFGV inspires and connects people so everyone can thrive. Bluebird is proud to partner with this incredible organization through annual giving. CFGV connects resources to community needs. Donors trust

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CFGV is a community leader. CFGV provides resources to local nonprofits in the form of training, education, partnerships, and funding. They also have a bird’s-eye view of what nonprofit organizations are doing individually and how their missions fit into the overall ecosystem of the Gunnison Valley.

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true grit: competition and community

by patti hensley and bud bush Dynafit athlete and Crested Butte resident Cam Smith is no stranger to ski mountaineering, whether at home in the West Elks or abroad in the European Alps and Pyrenees mountains. His recent third place finish at the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) World Cup vertical race in Andorra marks the first time a North American has made the men’s podium at an ISMF World Cup event. Cam’s drive to win has always been there, but now at a new level with his sights set towards the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milano Cortina, Italy, which will include Ski Mountaineering for the first time. Upon first glance, your eyes might pass right by Cam. His unassuming and humble presence coupled with his modest frame don’t immediately ring “superman”. Cam blends in with the Crested Butte local color with his handsome smile, scruffy beard and puffy red pony tail. Lean agility is what it takes for this kind of endurance sport. So, what is ski mountaineering or “skimo” racing for short? It is not as widely 16

recognized in the US as it is in Europe. It’s basically performance-oriented ski touring (where you stick adhesive backed “skins” that have crosshairs on the bottoms of skis to help you go uphill with hinged toe pieces and free heels), with the objective of using the sport as a form of exercise while combining different elements of mountaineering on skis. Once at the top of the mountain, the skins can be ripped off and tucked in a pack. The heel of the boot is then locked into the heel piece of the binding and alpine style downhill skiing commences. Although the competition was daunting when he first started racing internationally, Cam recalls how exciting it was to skin through a tunnel of over 3,000 spectators at one of the transition zones at the top of a pass during a European race. He believes US races are also fun because they are grassroots events with great terrain and a variety of courses. The sport of ski mountaineering is deeply infused in European culture, with kids and Continued on page 17


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families going on ski tours, getting crepes and cappuccinos at the top of the mountain, and then skiing down as a family. This helps feed the sport with plentiful races and athletes to draw from for world class competitions.

More than a race Cam’s parents met at Western Colorado University, and both he and his sister, Zoe, graduated from the University as well. Cam knew the Gunnison Valley was where he wanted to live, work, play and train, so he decided to pursue homeownership a couple years after graduating. In conjunction with Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority’s affordable housing program, he asked a Bluebird agent and family member of a friend to help represent him in the purchase of his new home. The summers are wild and busy for Cam working full time at the Adaptive Sports Center and teaching classes at CORE in Crested Butte, along with training full time. “I really wanted to work outside, ideally with a nonprofit, and Adaptive was the best outfitting business that fit that mold. Once I started working with them, I got really passionate about their mission and cause. It’s a huge part of my life now. Adaptive sets a true global industry standard.” In the winters, Cam coaches at the Crested Butte Nordic Center along with Western Mountain Sports Team’s uphill program. He is also passionate about Living Journeys and has raised funds for the nonprofit cancer support

group using racing as a fundraising platform in the past. “I’ve found that when I have these long periods of just training and racing, then I kind of feel empty if I’m not doing anything outside of myself… so I need to stay involved and be in the community.”

Competition Cam credits his sister, Zoe, for getting him into the Elk Mountains Grand Traverse backcountry ski races between Crested Butte and Aspen, as well as teaching him how to mountain bike. Though not super competitive, Zoe also enjoys experiencing all the recreational opportunities this valley has to offer. Cam reflects on the recent race challenges, “The Grand Traverse is a wild backcountry event, and you never know what you are going to run into out there. It was such a dark night with the clouds and the new moon and I was trying to ski hard on the downhills because you are looking to make up time wherever you can, and essentially I got clothes-lined at shin level by barbed wire.” From there, Cam went on to win his fourth Grand Traverse (GT) ski race this past winter, and to date has won three other GT summer running races and two Triple Crown GT titles from cumulative points earned by skiing, running and biking the GT in one year. Cam spends just as much time out of bounds as in bounds resort terrain, and when asked what discipline he likes best, he emphasizes, “A good day on my skis is impossible to beat. An awesome powder descent on a local peak or touring around in the spring in great corn 17


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conditions are definitely the days that I live for the most… It’s my favorite thing to do and that probably makes me compete the best at it.”

Building Grit Learning new skills at a faster level and training with friends and community members has taught Cam the adaptability that is necessary for competing on a world class stage. “Fitness is built really slowly, but it’s also exponential - where the fitter you get, the more you’re able to push yourself - and the more you’re able to push yourself, the fitter you get, and that cycle sort of repeats itself. If there’s anything that makes my track record remarkable, then it’s just that ability to improve a little bit week in and week out, month in and month out, and suddenly doing well... I joke the faster you go the less endurance you need, but there’s some truth to it [because the faster you go, the less time it takes].” “Training helps you enjoy backcountry skiing more, and then backcountry skiing gives you the skills to enjoy racing more.” Cam goes deeper into the introspection and determination involved in preparing mentally ahead of time for “make or break” situations that occur during a race. At critical junctures during races, the plan and acquired tools and experience become vital in persevering. “You really have to think about your “Why” in training beforehand, so that when the difficult moments come around in the race you are not searching for those motivations.” It is evident that serious mental and physical planning and a longer-term approach set the stage for competition days. World class athletes, even in emerging adventure sports, are way beyond “winging it” and natural talent only plays a partial role in success. Discipline, consistency and a tactile approach to planning and executing are crucial elements to success. When the going gets tough, they draw on their inspirations. “If you back down or quit or drop out, then your role model is going to be so disappointed, so how could you ever even consider it? It’s the same thing with my family and community members here. I feel such an overwhelming amount of support from people that I don’t even know personally that I just see on the street that say ‘Congratulations!’ or ‘Good luck’ at the next event!”, to co-workers and friends that are always excited and asking about things, to family that’s closer. There’s just so many people that are genuinely excited and proud of me and want to support me that I just want to do my best competing. Of course, when things are difficult or painful it’s easy to back off a little bit, but I know I want to get everything I can out of myself so I can make the community proud.”

Bigger mountains to climb At 26 years old, Cam sees a big window of competitiveness ahead of him. “I have been obsessed with the Olympics since I was little and always watch as much of it as I can get. I’m so excited every time one comes around, so the prospect of being able to experience one myself is a life goal.” With a clear-headed approach, he says to get there he can’t just focus on a single point in the distant future, so he needs to break it down into short term goals. His robust winter training and competition schedule 18

includes goals of repeating his World Cup results and maybe even winning one or two events. He also plans to add some hard running races to his summer calendar, because it’s the competition that excites him. Cam feels his dreams are attainable with inspiration from local Olympic athletes like Emma Coburn and Aaron Blunck taking that same jump and he says, “It’s great to see that path exists here locally.” There are between zero and two national spots per gender for Olympic qualifications based on how many points each nation earns, so Cam’s focus will be on World Cup events for the next three years. First, Cam must qualify the United States as a nation by racing in the World Cups and earning points on behalf of the country between now and then. Qualifications for the US team will likely relate to World Cup results the prior year. Western is also the leading collegiate team in the country, so Cam’s work coaching younger athletes and volunteering his time with USA Skimo to help build the national team actually develops his own competition for future US Olympic team spots. “I wouldn’t want to go to the Olympics due to a lack of competition… I’d love to see the US be a world-beater down the road - we’ll see!” Going forward, Cam says he is serious about spending Winters in Europe, particularly the French Alps for their great culture and central location. International athletes can also apply for a special talent visa making it easier to train and compete for extended periods of time. For now, he’s ready for another busy summer of training, working, participating in the community, and competing. “I’m in an extraordinary place, with extraordinary people around me, with an extraordinary opportunity. I think that’s the reason things have gone so well. People care for each other so much in a small town like this. It’s amazing the amount of love and support I feel from people in person and the messages I get when I’m away. We’re in some of the best mountains in the world. I’ve been able to ski and experience lots of different places and I still look forward to coming back to this exact corner of the Elks, because this is where I want to be.”


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crested butte Karen Allen A 42 year resident, Karen feels Crested Butte is an incredibly beautiful and special place to live, work and play in every season. With 22 years as a real estate professional, Crested Butte continues to give her great pleasure to introduce her customers to a lifestyle that is both rich and rewarding, many of whom become good friends in the process. “She always made us feel like we were her top priority. We never felt pressure from Karen... only optimism, positive thoughts and support.” — Robert W. and Shawn Z. “We greatly appreciate the work you did on our behalf regarding our purchase in Skyland. Your professionalism, attentiveness to detail, and sound advice gave us a great sense of comfort throughout the mostly virtual process.” — Robby and Kelly R.

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Diane Aronovic Diane moved full-time to Crested Butte after living in Princeton, NJ, Durham, NC, New York, San Francisco and London and enjoying having a second home in Crested Butte. She went to Duke University, and was a double major in Economics and Psychology. As a 16 year veteran of Wall Street trading desks, Diane is well versed in handling complex and sophisticated transactions for experienced and inexperienced clients. She has seen many local changes and is excited about the future of Crested Butte. Make sure to ask her for recommendations for great hiking trails or ski runs! “Diane was the best. Purchasing a condo long distance can be a daunting, intimidating and stressful process, but Diane made it a much different experience. Diane was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and responsive as our agent. The entire process from start to finish was smooth and professional. She assured us that even after we closed, she would be a resource for whatever we needed in CB. Her expertise and excellent interpersonal skills make her a wonderful agent for anyone attempting to purchase property in CB.” — Judge E.

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Jana Barrett Originally from Stillwater, Oklahoma, Jana grew up around real estate her entire life with her parents building spec homes and selling real estate. Her love of skiing came at an early age from family and church ski trips to various Colorado resorts. She met her husband, Randy, at the ski area and they chose to stay and raise their two sons here. Jana’s 29 years of experience selling real estate in the Crested Butte area has led to annual recognition with her expertise ranging from luxury homes, vacant land and ranches to new construction and condominiums throughout the valley. When she is not working, you might find Jana and her husband at the lake, hunting for big game such as elk or moose, or hiking and exploring new areas. “Jana worked tirelessly to find the perfect place for us. She has extensive experience in the valley and knows how to guide clients toward the best properties. She always responded quickly to calls/emails, and we would happily recommend her to future clients.” — D.K. “Jana was amazing to work with.” — T. Slusher c 970.209.9510 jana@bbre1.com buycrestedbutte.com

Trevor Bona Trevor’s vibrant and engaging disposition creates and maintains a comfortable, carefree atmosphere throughout the typically arduous negotiation process. His infectious excitement and steadfast dedication to each individual client guarantees the highest level of customer service and satisfaction. In the end, Trevor feels more like an old friend than like your realtor. “Trevor is an exceptional realtor and all around great person. Trevor helped us buy a single family home in Buckhorn Ranch in February after an exhaustive year long search which we performed remotely. Trevor was consistently available and eager to show us properties through Zoom in Crested Butte. I have extremely high expectations and have never been satisfied with any of the realtors we have used. Working with Trevor was the first time I can confidently and enthusiastically say I would use his realtor services again - hands down! Trevor always brought his confident and calm demeanor to bear which eased our worries along the way. Trevor is a fun and well networked guy who has a great perspective on the town of CB. Trevor is very professional, responsive and has great communication skills.” — Lauren and Tyler

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Maggie Dethloff Maggie, a caring community member who is passionate about all the mountains have to offer, has lived in Crested Butte since 1987. Maggie has 21 years of local real estate experience and is consistently among the top realtors in the county. Maggie’s top priority is developing strong relationships where her clients feel fully supported. Maggie’s relatability and reliability combine well with her established local real estate career to drive results. Outside of work, Maggie enjoys time with her grown kids, reading a good book, playing hockey, hiking, skiing and volunteering. Giving back to the community is very important to Maggie. She is currently a member of the local Rotary Club, serves on the Crested Butte South Metro District Board, and helps promote other local charitable causes. “Maggie is the best realtor we’ve ever had. She is extremely knowledgeable both in handling the complexities of real estate transactions and understanding the local real estate market. It took us a long time to find a new home but Maggie enthusiastically stuck with us! Anyone would be lucky to have Maggie as their real estate agent.” — B and M Hall c 970.209.7880 maggie@bbre1.com crestedbuttenow.com

Jennie Barry Assistant to Maggie Dethloff Jennie came to the Gunnison Valley in the fall of 1997 to attend Western Colorado University. She fell in love with the area and never left. Her real estate career began in 2017 where she worked as the office manager at Bluebird Real Estate for four years. During this time, her dedication to the real estate industry inspired her to get her license. In 2021 she expanded her role within the company by assisting one of Bluebird’s top producing agents, Maggie Dethloff. She now assists Maggie and her clients through the entire process of buying and selling real estate. This move proved to be a true success as she helped Maggie’s business soar to new heights. Jennie’s true desire for helping others will pave the way for wonderful years ahead in the real estate business. “Jennie is passionate about her work and always brings a positive “can-do” attitude. She is a team player that develops strong relationships with both co-workers and clients. Jennie was a joy to work with!” — Suzanne B.

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Bet Egelhoff Bet hails from a small town near Barcelona, Spain, and originally came to Crested Butte as an international high school student. After graduating from Colorado State University, she worked as a real estate agent in the fast-paced and competitive Denver market for five years, and developed the skills and knowledge to successfully navigate any market conditions. She then continued to grow her real estate business in Crested Butte, and has recently earned her Luxury Homes certification as well as a Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist certification. Bet enjoys all the adventure and beauty that is at her fingertips every day living in Crested Butte. You can find her running or biking on the trails, hanging out by a peaceful lake or a river, on top of a mountain, skiing, or playing outside with her husband, their 1-year-old son, and their dog. “I have never met anyone who will work harder for a client than Bet. Not only is she committed to complete customer satisfaction, she makes the process easy to understand and enjoyable! There is no one I would trust more with my home.” — Holly W. c 970.306.5556 bet@bbre1.com betegelhoff.com

Dan Estey Dan is a top producing professional and an avid mountain bike rider. Having moved from Boulder, Dan has logged miles from CB to as far away as New Zealand. Dan is a native of Maine and has a business degree from the University of Colorado Boulder. Known for his attention to detail, he is also an expert in and owner of investment properties. “...very professional and helpful on the entire sales process of our house and very easy to work with.” — Richard and Brad F. “In over 40 years of buying and selling real estate, Dan Estey is by far the best agent with whom we have ever done business.” — Deb B.

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Charlie Farnan The Mountain Office Team A Colorado native, Charlie graduated from Western Colorado University in Gunnison. He enjoys skiing, golfing, hiking, family, and friends. As a former Director of the Crested Butte Mountain Resort Ski & Snowboard Schools for 15 seasons and on the board of the Mt. Crested Butte Water and Sanitation District for 16 years, Charlie is connected with the community of year-round and part-time residents of the valley. As one of the top producing brokers in the Crested Butte real estate market for the last thirty plus years, Charlie is actively engaged with each one of his clients selling and listing homes, land, condominiums, acreage, and businesses. Building a network of relationships is the key to Charlie’s businesses, friendships, family and life experiences in Crested Butte. Charlie and Joel Vosburg make up the Mountain Office Team, successful long-standing producers – committed to excellence and service. “Thanks to Charlie’s knowledge of the community and relationships, we found our CB home! We recommend Charlie to everyone for real estate in CB!” — Jeff and Jen F. c 970.209.0609 charlie@bbre1.com mountainoffice.com

Joel Vosburg The Mountain Office Team Joel moved to Crested Butte in 1980 and is a family man with two grown kids who love to explore the mountains and go on world adventures with him and his wife MJ due to their growing up in Crested Butte. Joel is a partner with Charlie Farnan in the Mountain Office, a 30 year market leading team. With a big heart for real estate and community service, he has served as Titan Booster Club President and is currently on the board of Living Journeys, a cancer support group in our community. He is also the local coordinator of the annual Emma Coburn Elk Run 5K. “Joel provides truly tremendous service and has impeccable knowledge about the real estate market in the CB area.” — Mickie B. “His knowledge and expertise are exceeded only by his sound judgment and wisdom. We trust him, and we value his personal friendship and professional service.” — M. King

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Natalie Hatchett As an industry innovator and seasoned real estate agent, Natalie recognizes and values her client’s trust in her. She strives every day to exceed their expectations and make every transaction simple and fun. Natalie’s real estate career began in 2005. Since then, she has been a Top Producing agent in Dallas, Texas for over a decade. Real Estate is her passion, so it has been a natural evolution to bring her work to Crested Butte, a town she treasures. She loves all things Crested Butte, the crisp mountain air, beautiful vistas and incredible community. She is here to make selling or buying a home as exciting as possible because what is more thrilling than owning a piece of paradise?! “Natalie Hatchett is the consummate professional. Effective, knowledgeable, creative, hardworking, connected, and efficient. She does it all with style, charm and grace. She knows her market, has a great strategy and is always responsive. A++.” — The Lisbon Family

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Jenny Knox Jenny moved to Crested Butte in 1992 from Houston to enjoy the small-town community. Being a highly motivated professional, she built her career in the real estate industry by establishing a very successful title operation in Crested Butte, serving as President until selling to Stewart Title in 2006. Jenny delivers a highquality experience with the professionalism and attention her clients deserve by focusing on their goals to achieve successful transactions. She loves giving back to the community by volunteering and supporting various nonprofit organizations such as the Adaptive Sports Center, Tough Enough to Wear Pink and the Center for the Arts. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys the spectacular outdoor arena through hiking, skiing, golfing, and photography.

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Allison Lee Allison is a fifth generation Colorado native from the Telluride/Montrose area. She grew up on a working cattle ranch overlooking the beautiful San Juan mountains, which is still family owned and operated. She spent 20 years working as a court reporter in district courts throughout Boulder and Denver. She was then fortunate to move to Crested Butte and join the dynamic Bluebird team to share her love of mountain life with prospective homeowners. Allison is a trail runner, an enthusiastic cyclist and cross-country skier, and loves traveling to Europe and spending time with Kona her Boston Terrier. Allison is dedicated to integrity and is focused on her clients’ needs while understanding the strong desire to live within this stunning valley, as the love of the Colorado mountains is embedded into her heart and soul. “Allison is a delightful person who is easy to engage with and has a positive capability of identifying client needs while working tirelessly to help them accomplish their goals.” — Patrick and Trish B.

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Lisa Lenander Lisa arrived in Crested Butte in the winter of 1983/84 in a blizzard that went on for 40 nights. She was a lift operator on the Paradise Lift and that first winter she learned how to ski powder. Lisa has been providing professional real estate services throughout Crested Butte and Gunnison County since 2004. Devoted to continuing her education through several designations including Certified Negotiation Expert, Resort and Second Home Specialist, and Senior Real Estate Specialist, her commitment to providing exceptional real estate knowledge and services to her clients is her top priority. Lisa is involved in her community and in her spare time, you can find Lisa playing in the mountains by way of downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking. “It is evident that you take the quality of your work personally as you always looked at the entire process through the buyer’s eyes. Your contacts and reputation in CB, as well as your guidance, were huge in getting processes moved quickly and on-time relative to the contract timelines.” — John and Tracy c 970.209.1603 lisa@bbre1.com crestedbuttecoproperty.com 28


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Jana Martin Jana relocated to Crested Butte from Asheville, NC in 2021 along with her husband and two kids. The excitement, concerns, questions, and answers about relocating to a small mountain town are all fresh in her mind. As a homeowner and investor, herself, she understands the sales process and provides expert negotiation tempered with a caring demeanor and a few good laughs. Jana works hard and uses creative thinking to succeed on behalf of her clients. Prior to relocating to Crested Butte, Jana was a licensed North Carolina real estate broker where she grew her business and built lasting relationships with clients and vendors. Outside of work, Jana enjoys hiking with her two Bernese Mountain dogs, biking with her kids, Summer (age 13) and Zane (age 10) or dining out at one of Crested Butte’s restaurants with her husband, Chad. “Jana was a pleasure to work with during our home search! I highly recommend her for anyone looking for their next home. She is extremely organized, an excellent communicator, dedicated and highly knowledgeable of the local area and housing market.” — S. Hieb

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Jenna May Jenna’s passion for adventure and travel landed her in Crested Butte in 2015. After graduating from The University of Texas, she biked 4,600+ miles to Alaska to raise money for cancer research. Passionate about cultures outside her own, she pursues learning and societal experiences to strengthen her understanding of all people. Through hard work, dedication and a commitment to excellence, she is in the top 15% of producers in all of Gunnison County and has experienced the fastest sales growth rate at Bluebird. “Jenna takes the extra steps to make certain that all aspects of the deal have been taken care of and provided us with much peace of mind.” — Brett P. “I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a strong agent in your corner.” — Andrew K.

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Jordi Sendra Jordi is passionate about serving his clients, whether looking to find their dream home, invest in property, or helping folks who wish to relocate to this valley as his family did almost 30 years ago. Raised in Crested Butte, Jordi has gained extensive knowledge of the local market. Jordi’s top priority is ensuring clients feel comfortable, confident, and proud of their decision to go with Bluebird for their real estate needs. This is demonstrated through his competent professionalism, energetic personality, and loyal dedication. At the end of the day, Jordi is there for you as your broker, and will continue to be there as your friend. “I have been consistently impressed by Jordi’s integrity, customer service and his performance on the job. His interpersonal and communication skills allowed him to excel at the job. Jordi possesses the ultimate “can do” attitude while taking on all tasks with a positive energy and a smile. His upbeat personality and engaging personal style enabled him to build a natural rapport with me throughout the process.” — Robin S.

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Joe Summerville Joe got his start in the real estate industry through property management and maintenance. Years of overseeing short and long term rental units gave him extensive knowledge of what it takes to run a successful income producing property in this market. A graduate of Indiana University, his keen sense of business and marketing acumen allow him to provide a top-level experience for his clients. Joe’s creative thinking process, detailed market knowledge and an innate desire to help others make Joe a great choice for all of your Gunnison Valley real estate needs. When Joe is not providing the highest level of service, he can be found on the ski slopes, on the golf course, off-roading on 4x4 trail, on a river or exploring another remote area around the globe! “Joe has been an amazing resource for us as we search for our dream home in Crested Butte! He has been in constant contact with us throughout our search and has been able to provide us with great information and advice whenever we’ve needed it. We feel confident that with Joe’s help we will find the right fit for us.” — Elizabeth and Jacob

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Dalynn Trujillo Dalynn is passionate about her work and athletic activities, including golf, hunting and mountain biking. As a youth, she was a nationally ranked BMX racer! Her clients appreciate her persistence and dedication as well as her fun energy. Dalynn has been selling real estate for 20 years and has lived in Crested Butte for 31 years. While working for Prudential Real Estate, Dalynn won the President’s Circle award 3 years in a row, which is given to the top 7% of the 44,000 real estate agents licensed with Prudential. She was also in the top 8% for sales volume in Gunnison County in 2021. “Dalynn was the best realtor we have worked with in Crested Butte. Not only did she sell 6 new townhomes for us when no other realtor could sell them, she turned around and sold our mountain home in a matter of a few short months. Her expertise in the area, her willingness to work and her determination and ethics are unmatched by any other realtor in the area. We would not consider working with anyone else!” — Maureen and Keith G.

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Ross Tunkey Originally from Miami, Florida, Ross moved to Crested Butte in 2000 and has been working as a licensed Colorado real estate agent in the Gunnison Valley for the past 17 years. He has extensive experience in residential, luxury, commercial, income and local deed-restricted properties. Ross’s hobbies and recreational interests include playing music, outdoor adventuring, and being an active member of our community. He has volunteered and worked with various local non-profits including the Adaptive Sports Center, Crested Butte Arts Festival, Mountain High Music Festival and Tough Enough to Wear Pink. In 2009 Ross was selected by the Town of Mt. Crested Butte to be the town’s agent for the sale of their newly constructed Prospect Homestead subdivision. An awardwinning Realtor, he has successfully helped many full-time residents and second homeowners alike.

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Cynthia Wolff Cynthia has been involved in real estate her entire life! She even had a real estate license her senior year of high school, as her family owns a well-established brokerage in Houston. After graduating from Tulane, Cynthia attained her law degree from Louisiana State University and handled both residential and commercial real estate transactions. Enjoying life in Crested Butte for over 17 years, Cynthia loves the outdoors, including hiking, skiing, and wildflower tours. She has competed in ten marathons and relays approaching 200 miles. In addition, Cynthia is community minded. She has served on the Mt. Crested Butte Metropolitan Planning Commission, the board for the Center for the Arts, and she is a current board member of the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley. Cynthia has two daughters who have now chosen to call Crested Butte home. “With Cynthia, your dream home will not slip away even in this crazy market. I cannot recommend her enough!” — L.S.

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bluebird associates - gunnison Bluebird Real Estate expanded into the Gunnison market less than a year ago and is already leading the market in available listings. Come shop with us at our temporary office space at 121 W Virginia Avenue while our permanent Main Street storefront undergoes extensive renovations. Our knowledgeable and experienced agents use clear and confident communication to create seamless transitions with trusted and lasting relationships. We are here to respectfully serve and support you whenever you are ready.

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gunnison Brian Cooper As a top-producing real estate professional in the Gunnison Valley, Brian joins Bluebird Real Estate as they launch their new Gunnison office location. Brian has vast experience in marketing and selling residential, investment and commercial properties across Colorado. Consistently placing his client’s needs first, Brian provides top-notch service with honest advice and opinions. By implementing today’s cutting-edge technologies, clients’ needs are always met with a quick response and professionalism. “First and foremost, Brian is a top notch realtor - he knows his business and the Gunnison Valley market inside and out and every step of the process from his side was smooth and organized - I felt very supported and comfortable. Beyond that, he is just an incredible and generous human being - he went above and beyond more times than I can count during the sale of my home. I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend Brian to anyone who needs a realtor in the valley - you will be in excellent hands!” — Lori J. c 970.275.8022 brian@bbre1.com gunnisonproperty.com

Chrissy Ward Assistant to Brian Cooper Chrissy is a Colorado native who grew up in Fort Collins, CO. In 2013, she moved to Gunnison to attend Western Colorado University to achieve a geology degree. While in Gunnison, she explored, adventured, and enjoyed the beauty of the area and fell in love with the valley. She ultimately wanted to extend her educational experience, so she attended Kansas State University and received her master’s degree in 2020. Her love for Gunnison drew her back to the valley after graduating from K-State. Chrissy is excited to work alongside Brian Cooper, assisting with marketing and the buying and selling process of real estate. Chrissy’s drive, motivation, and passion for helping others will be instrumental in the real estate business.

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Steve Mills Steve first came upon Crested Butte in 1979 and soon after, it became home. In 1980 he opened a sports store on Elk Avenue. Then in 1991, he transitioned into a career in real estate. He served as a board member on the first Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce during his time in Crested Butte. In 1996, he and his three children moved down valley to Gunnison, where he resides to this day. While living in Gunnison, he has volunteered on the Cattlemen’s Days board and has served as a president (2015) and board member (2006-2019) for the Gunnison/Crested Butte Association of Realtors. In the warmer months, you will catch Steve pursuing his passion for road cycling, hiking and backpacking. In the colder months, you will see Steve touring around his favorite trails on his Nordic skis. “When looking for a professional realtor with local knowledge, great communication skills, integrity, and industry expertise, then definitely partner with Steve Mills for a successful journey with your real estate needs. I highly recommend Steve for any of your real estate needs and know that he will diligently work towards your successful journey as both a buyer or seller.” — Lorraine Sayer c 970.596.0292 steve@bbre1.com

Bobby Overturf Bobby grew up in Colorado Springs and attended college in Denver. He always knew he wanted to make his way further west to the Gunnison Valley. His dream became a reality in 2015, when he and his wife were able to call Gunnison home. His local knowledge, understanding of the real estate market, and connection to the community are what make Bobby an asset to his clients. One of the reasons Bobby finds this place so special is the endless opportunity to explore the outdoors. Whether it’s skiing, biking, hiking, fly fishing, or hunting, it’s hard to beat this mountain lifestyle. Every season has something to offer and these small towns have big hearts. “Bobby is professional in every sense of the word, timely with communications and highly knowledgeable of the area. I greatly appreciated his sense of adventure and willingness to trek through the snow and dig out our cabin as I wanted to see it in the dead of winter. Bobby was instrumental in getting us to a successful closing and I highly recommend him!” — Jason

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staff Bud Bush Principal Bud and his wife, Nancy, met when they were in high school chemistry class together in Houston, before settling in Dallas to raise their two boys. Bud enjoys everything outdoors as well as writing music and poetry. He sold real estate and managed several real estate offices in Dallas for nearly thirty years, prior to founding Bluebird. Bud is driven by creative marketing, inspired agents and happy clients.

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Patti Hensley General Manager Patti graduated with honors from the University of Georgia and is proud to be a fourth generation Bulldog. She made her way to Crested Butte eleven years ago following her love of the Appalachian Mountains and the recreational opportunities the Gunnison Valley offers. Patti chose a career in real estate to combine a passion for beautiful mountain properties with her innate desire to bring people together in our community. Her background in management and marketing with Crested Butte Mountain Resort forged a successful path towards leadership with Bluebird. She enjoys volunteering with the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley, rafting during the spring runoff, nordic skiing with her dog “Hoss”, and cooking with family and friends.

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Alex Owen Office Manager Alex was born and raised in Southeast Texas and has been visiting Crested Butte since she was a child. In the summer of 2019, she finally decided to make the move and is thrilled to call this valley home. A licensed agent for over four years in Texas, Alex brings a wealth of knowledge with her to Bluebird. She loves spending time out on the trails hiking and snowshoeing and enjoying the year-round beauty this special place has to offer. As a mom, she also appreciates the incredible school district and the safe, close-knit community. Every real estate transaction is as special and unique as the parties involved and Alex enjoys serving both our agents and their clients throughout the process. Coordinating referrals through Bluebird’s affiliation with Leading RE allows her to engage with real estate firms across the country and support through meaningful connections in the Gunnison Valley and beyond.

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Mary Hakala Marketing Coordinator Mary was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She moved to Gunnison, to attend Western Colorado University as a Graphic Design major. After graduating, Mary led several mission-based projects for non-profit organizations in Crested Butte and Gunnison, including Gunnison Valley Mentors and Mountain Roots Food Project. Mary loves to spend time outdoors with friends, skiing, mountain biking, climbing, or backpacking in her free time. Mary has a strong passion for design and enjoys contributing to Bluebird’s exceptional marketing and brand awareness. She believes that outstanding design can help foster the connection between agents, clients, and the community, creating an impactful experience for all.

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Congratulations Aperture Owners! Celebrate the summer season on the Slate River. All of Aperture’s original 23 homesites have been sold. New homes are ready for families or are under construction. There is still an opportunity to build your dream home next door. Across the Slate River and just before Aperture’s Pyramid Bridge, there are six new in town, ready-to-build homesites available in Augusta Park. Take a tour today!

Charlie Farnan

Joel Vosburg

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featured properties Enjoy previewing Bluebird’s listing portfolio and picture yourself taking in the views from one of these spectacular properties! From tranquil ranches to ski condominiums and premier mountain estates, Bluebird delights in “bringing dreams home” for you! See more photos and complete property details at bbre1.com.

303 Forest Lane, Skyland, Rural Crested Butte, 7 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, 9,169 SF, 4 Car Garage, The Taylor Crest Manor, a modern-day castle, awaits you, Backing up to 50,000 acres of national forest at the base of Mount Crested Butte, Taylor Crest’s premium location offers endless recreational opportunities and immaculate high-end detail throughout the home, Offered for $8,995,000, Trevor Bona, 970.319.5092 41


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101 Pyramid Avenue, Aperture, Crested Butte, 5 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, 3 Car Garage, 6,141 SF, This unparalleled custom home, the first of its kind, presents a truly indoor/outdoor mountain modern living experience, Panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges are enjoyed from all of the oversized glass windows, On the Slate River and minutes from Downtown CB, This home was featured on the cover of Luxury Home Magazine, Offered for $8,100,000, 101pyramid.com, Jenna May, 970.901.3601 42


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257 Pyramid Avenue, Aperture, Crested Butte, 5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garage, 4,905 SF, This magnificent home is being built in the Aperture subdivision and has a superior location, substantial views, and superb construction, Designed by SHM Architects and offered fully furnished in mountain modern style, Slated for completion in Q1 2023, Offered for $7,950,000, Diane Aronovic, 970.209.0405 43


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757 Ridge Road, The Ridge at Crested Butte, Rural Crested Butte, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, 3 Car Garage, 5,455 SF, This luxurious, custom-built, post-and-beam home features reclaimed construction details both inside and out, Outstanding views of Crested Butte Mountain and Paradise Divide, Borders national forest with easy hiking, biking and hunting access, On 71 dividable acres, Room for a barn and possible guest house, Offered for $6,399,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510 44


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17 Maroon Avenue, Town of Crested Butte, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2812 SF + Additional 712 SF FAR, 1 Car Garage, Log-style historic home, Direct views of Mt. Crested Butte, Two large exterior decks, A block away from Elk Avenue, Quiet location on the west edge of town, Offered for $4,750,000, Jenna May, 970.901.3601 45


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96 Anthracite Drive, Mt. Crested Butte, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms + a Powder Room, 2 Car Garage, 4,984 SF, Furnished, 2 Living Areas, 2 Primary Suites, A large great room with wood burning fireplace, A kitchen built for entertaining including a fun breakfast nook, Large decks and plenty of storage, Accessible to skiing and homeowner’s trail in Timberland, Offered for $3,995,000, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609 46


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252 North Avion Drive, Buckhorn Ranch, Rural Crested Butte, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 4,518 SF, 3 Car Garage, 1.88 Acres, Rare opportunity to own a fly in, fly out home on the private airstrip in Buckhorn Ranch, Breathtaking mountain views, Offered for $3,250,000, Ross Tunkey, 970.209.9046

581 H Avenue, Irwin, Rural Crested Butte, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,954 SF, Lakefront mountain home with unlimited access to outdoor recreation and all lake side activities, Ready for you to call home or to be used as a vacation rental, Offered for $2,499,000, Jenna May, 970.901.3601 47


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28 Birdie Way, Skyland, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, 2,904 SF, 2 Car Garage, The ultimate Crested Butte escape! Stunning new construction, Scheduled to complete in October 2022, Golf course living right on the 6th Fairway, Beautiful unobstructed views, Short distance to the Town of Crested Butte, Offered for $2,395,000, Dalynn Trujillo, 970.596.3397

223 Sopris Avenue, Town of Crested Butte, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Living areas, 1,218 SF, Historic Crested Butte gem within walking distance to restaurants/shopping, Beautiful flower beds, terrace and historic shed enclosed in a fenced yard, Offered for $1,750,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880 48


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17 Treasury Road, Ponderosa Building 1, Unit E, Mt. Crested Butte, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 1,773 SF, 1 Car Garage, Spacious Condo within walking distance to skiing and town shuttle, Offered for $1,496,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880

9 Hunter Hill Road, Black Bear, Unit 105, Mt. Crested Butte, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,046 SF, Underground Parking, Fully Furnished, Across from the ski slopes, Offered for $1,240,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880

11 Snowmass Road, Plaza, Unit 538, Mt. Crested Butte, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,055 SF, Covered Parking, Remodeled, Across from the ski area, Offered for $849,000, Dalynn Trujillo, 970.596.3397

701 Gothic Road, Three Seasons, Unit 137, Mt. Crested Butte, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 719 SF, Views of the ski resort from your first floor deck! Offered for $460,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880

6 Emmons Road, The Grand Lodge, Unit 225, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 777 SF, Walk to ski slopes and town bus stop, Offered for $340,000, Diane Aronovic, 970.209.0405 49


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Augusta Park, Crested Butte, New oversized town lots from .20 to .22 acre with beautiful views and their own HOA, Easy access to Elk Avenue, CB Community School, Slate River boat launch, Pyramid Ave sledding hill and the CB Rec Path, Unobstructed views of Red Lady, Paradise Divide and Mt. Crested Butte. Each offered at $1,495,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609, The Mountain Office

1251 Red Mountain Ranch Road, Rural Crested Butte, 35.1 Acres, Secluded building envelope, Partial driveway installed, Views of the ski mountain, Offered for $950,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880

657 Ridge Road, Skyland, 1.74 Acres, Overlooking the golf course with expansive mountain views, Rare elevated building site with mature aspens, Offered for $899,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880

6 Lapis Lane, Lot 3, Gold Link North, Mt. Crested Butte, .41 Acre, Excellent location in a private cul-desac, Offered for $795,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609, The Mountain Office

4 Lapis Lane, Lot 2, Gold Link North, Mt. Crested Butte, .34 Acre, Large building envelope, Offered for $750,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609, The Mountain Office

1363 Red Mountain Ranch Road, Rural Crested Butte, 35.1 Acres, Views of Mt. CB, Driveway installed, 10 minute drive to the town of Crested Butte, Offered for $725,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880

605 Prospect Drive, Mt. Crested Butte, 1.33 Acres, Access to bike and ski trails from across the street, Views of the East River Valley, Offered for $699,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880

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2 Lapis Lane, Lot 1, Gold Link North, Mt. Crested Butte, .35 Acre, Direct ski-in/ski-out, Offered for $695,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581, Charlie Farnan, 970.209.0609, The Mountain Office

TBD Bear Paw Trail, Round Mountain at Roaring Judy, Rural Crested Butte, 39.49 Acres, Borders national forest, Roughed-in driveway, Southern exposure, Offered for $695,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510

TBD Red Mountain Ranch Road, Rural Crested Butte, 41.06 Acres, Very rare parcel not in an HOA or subdivision, Big panoramic views, Excellent solar exposure, Offered for $695,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581

TBD Round Mountain Road, Round Mountain at Roaring Judy, Rural Crested Butte, 35.29 Acres, Small HOA of six, Relaxed covenants, Only 15 minute drive to CB, Offered for $639,000, Jenna May, 970.901.3601

901 Red Mountain Road, Danni Ranch, Rural Crested Butte, 47+ Acres, Gated subdivision with fishing rights, 10 miles from CB, Views of Teocalli Mountain, Offered for $525,000, Maggie Dethloff, 970.209.7880

150 Red Mountain Road, Danni Ranch, Rural Crested Butte, 35.34 Acres, Great location with easy access, Big panoramic views, Excellent solar exposure, Offered for $475,000, Joel Vosburg, 970.209.1581

542 White Stallion Circle, Buckhorn Ranch, Rural Crested Butte, .17 Acre, Choice south-facing perimeter lot, Backs up to large open space, Unobstructed views, Offered for $339,000, Ross Tunkey, 970.209.9046

2369 Bryant Avenue, Crested Butte South, .38 Acre, Oversized residential home-site with beautiful views of Whetstone, Axtell and Emmons Mountains, Offered for $279,000, Lisa Lenander, 970.209.1603

25 Birdie Way, Skyland, Rural Crested Butte, .08 Acre, Excellent location with stunning views, The last vacant lot available, Easy to build on, Offered for $209,000, Karen Allen, 970.209.2668 51


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The Lofts Townhomes, Gunnison, 2 and 3 Bedroom Units, 2.5 Bathrooms, 1,950+ SF, 2 Car Garage per Unit, Gunnison’s latest residential townhome offering, Each residence features a well-designed floorplan, contemporary interior finishes and boasts well-proportioned rooms, Elevated second story living brings the outdoors in with two separate balconies and open floorplan between kitchen and living, 20 townhomes available - inquire for current availability, Starting in the mid $500,000’s, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022 52


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14255 County Road 730, Rockin’ 3AR Ranch, Ohio Creek Valley, Rural Gunnison, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2,752 SF, 40.17 Acres, The property consists of two custom built, hand-peeled log residences (1 income-producing) on 5 acres with additional out-buildings, County zoning, Spectacular 35-acre building site, Ohio Creek frontage, Water rights, Historic deeded access easement into the West Elk Wilderness, Offered for $3,850,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510

43110 US Highway 50, Rural Gunnison, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2,091 SF, 3 Car Garage, 87 +/- Acres, Luxury home plus guest house, Water rights, River access, Barns, Shop Outbuildings, Three miles to Gunnison, Adjoining public lands, this property offers sweeping views, Direct access to world class fishing on the Tomichi Creek, A complete turnkey ranching operation and horse facility, Two separate residences with 6+ outbuildings in great operational condition, Offered for $3,450,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022 53


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332 Bevington Road, Gunnison, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, 4,016 SF, 4 Car Garage, Private and secluded, Over 350 feet of private fishing access, Wonderfully manicured 2.78 acre parcel, Outfitted with a main home, guest apartment, two detached garages and shop along with plenty of room for RV parking and covered storage, This parcel has a subdivided half-acre lot and separate well permit, Offered for $1,995,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022

341 Meadowlark Trail, North Elk Meadows, Rural Gunnison, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 2,961 SF, 2 Car Garage, Newer renovations include: wood flooring throughout second level, timber and steel accent on staircase, fresh paint, and master bath renovation, Offered for $1,150,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022 54

122 Pine Tree Lane, Tin Cup, Almont Area, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2,433 SF, 2.7 Acres, Custom handcrafted dovetail log home, Situated in a gorgeous setting surrounded by tall evergreens, Incredible views towards the Continental Divide and Willow Creek, Offered for $1,150,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510


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913 North Pine Street, Gunnison, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,918 SF, 2 Car Garage, Beautiful well maintained home within a quiet neighborhood, Main level features a spacious living room, large kitchen, and dining room, Offered for $649,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022

86 Washington Street, Tin Cup, Almont Area, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 870 SF, 1 Car Garage, Features beautiful knotty pine paneling throughout, Backs up to Willow Creek, Two propane wall furnaces, Indoor bath has sink, shower and flushable toilet, Offered for $499,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510, Joe Summerville, 970.901.0950

359 Mesa Loop, Antelope Hills, Rural Gunnison, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,370 SF, 2 Storage Sheds, Newly renovated home located on the outskirts of town, Situated on a double .42 acre lot, Outside offers plenty of room for storage or backyard games, Offered for $479,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022

1001 West Denver Avenue, Sunshine Condos, Unit F1, Gunnison, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,197 SF, Prime location only minutes from downtown Gunnison, Great opportunity for a first time home buyer or investor, Offered for $349,000, Brian Cooper, 970.275.8022 55


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Kalamazoo & Copper King Mining Claims, Almont Area, 152.9 Acres, Beautiful meadows, Phenomenal building site opportunities, Borders national forest with electric, Private fly fishing in Willow Creek, Offered for $749,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510

1237 Sioux Road, Wilderness Streams, Rural Gunnison, 4.17 Acres, Very unique high-mountain setting with majestic views of the Anthracite Mountain Range, Homeowners are allowed up to two horses, Offered for $425,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510

Homesite #13 Star Mountain Ranch, Rural Gunnison, 36.2 Acres, Views of the Castles, Whetstone and Carbon Peak, Build next to a small grove of aspens, Small spring on property, Offered for $625,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510

6001 County Road 25, Rural Gunnison, 35.76 Acres, Year round access, Great access to hunting and fishing, No HOA, Water, septic, electricity installed, Ready to build your dream home, Offered for $395,000, Trevor Bona, 970.319.5092

TBD Paul Place Lot 18, Mitzel’s Green Acres, Rural Gunnison, .87 Acres, Gunnison Valley and Flattop Mountain views, Lots of solar exposure and about 5 minutes to Gunnison and only 25 minutes to Crested Butte, Offered for $119,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510

commercial

413 West New York Avenue, Gunnison, .5 Bathroom, 2,125 SF, 2 Car Garage, Unique opportunity to own a property zoned commercially, One block from Highway 50, Property is one large open room with a half bath and an attached heated garage, Offered for $525,000, Jana Barrett, 970.209.9510 56


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Gunnison Trails 14 703.599.1873 gunnisontrails.org

Augusta Park, Aperture 970.349.6691 bbre1.com/augusta-park | aperturecb.com

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Gunnison Valley Hospital 970.641.1456 gunnisonvalleyhealth.org

Center for the Arts 970.349.7487 crestedbuttearts.org

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Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley 970.641.8837 cfgv.org

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Crested Butte Film Fest 303.204.9080 cbfilmfest.org

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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World/ Luxury Portfolio International 312.424.0400 leadingre.com | luxuryportfolio.com Magic Mountain Media mountainmagicmedia.com

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Crested Butte Rotary Club crestedbutterotary.org

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