Crested Butte Buried in the West Elks

We have made it through the first 250 + inches of snowfall so far this season and prepare for the next few feet to begin falling this evening. This is truly an epic snow year! After recovering from my first real illness in 4 years I took the camera out on a beautiful blue bird day. Take a brief tour with me without the hassle of slipping on ice!

Elk Avenue

Towering over our main street (Elk Avenue) is Mount Crested Butte, our towns namesake. If I didn’t know it were real I might have thought the mountain was photo-shopped. Nope, she’s just really majestic!


Crested Butte being a historic district has many fascinating structures. Many mining cabins still stand, a number have been uniquely restored, like the one below.


The paint, already vibrant, prominently stands out against the snow. The contrast in colors is marvelously captivating. (The Love Shack)

Naturally, HAHA

Air conditioned but only during the winter! Get it?


Top of Elk Avenue


Perspective on the amount of snowfall.


“If you’re lucky enough to live in the mountains, you’re lucky enough”



Thank you all for joining me here. I’m grateful to connect with each of you and value the diverse ways you all express yourselves.

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  1. Debi walls

    Unbelievable I know this is true I’ve seen the butte in the snow but never that much truly gods gift to the world amen!!!!!

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  2. Beautiful pictures! I love pictures of snow and watching it fall… I don’t like having to travel in it lol… or dealing with it when it gets messy. 😉


    1. Thank you so much! Yes it can definitely be a hassle at times. Luckily, our state manages the road ways and the mess pretty well. They actually haul large amounts of snow out of the high traffic areas. It is crazy! haha

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  3. An incredible amount of snow and so beautifully captured in your photos, Tori. I send you healing thoughts and thank you for sharing your journey through a lovely mountain town. ❤


    1. Thank you so very much , Carol! Hope all is well!

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  4. […] for winter grew, had these extraordinary summers not arrived after 8 months of 250+ inches of snow, I probably would not still be living here.  The enchantment of the Gunnison Valley landscape has […]


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