Chateaux Condominiums
651 Gothic Rd
Mt Crested Butte, CO 81225
970-349-5576

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  • What kind of public transportation is available from Gunnison airport to Mt. Crested Butte?
  • The Alpine Express provides door-to-door shuttle service between Gunnison or Montrose airport and Mt Crested Butte. They request 48hr advance reservations. 970-349-6138. There are also rental car options at the airports through Avis, Budget and Hertz.

  • Where can we purchase groceries?
  • Crested Butte has two grocery stores. Clarks Market Grocery (970-349-6492 500 Belleview Ave is the larger of the two. Then we have Mountain Earth Whole Foods 970-349-5132 405 4th Street for those who appreciate more organic groceries, dairy, cheese, granola, natural and alternative remedies, herbs, beverages, books, special diet foods. For a larger selection, there are several large chains in Gunnison.

  • Is the water safe to drink?
  • The water at Chateaux is not only safe to drink, but delicious! There's no need for bottled water; save the environment and your money.

  • Will my cell phone work in Mt. Crested Butte?
  • In general, we get terrific cell phone coverage in the Crested Butte area from Verizon and AT&T providers. Sprint does not work really well.

  • Do you have internet access?
  • We have free wireless internet available in each unit. Your rental provider will give you current code password.

  • Can we get discounted lift tickets through Chateaux?
  • Not at this time. We're working on it.

  • Where can we rent ski equipment?
  • There are plenty of ski rental companies in Mount Crested Butte. Christy Sports has committed to providing excellent equipment, service and value and a special 20% discount to Chateaux guests. Just phone (970) 349-6601 and mention you are staying at The Chateaux.

  • Where can we rent a playpen for our infant?
  • Chateaux rents playpens, booster seats, bed rails and humidifiers for a low daily rate. Check with Chateaux manager at manager@chateauxcb.org or call 970-349-5576 and he'll be happy to assist you.

  • How far is The Chateaux from the base area?
  • Chateaux is about 500 yards from the base area. A short 4-minute walk or a few minute ride on the free bus that passes through the property and goes drectly to the base on a frequent, regular basis.

  • How can we get the pool code?
  • Your rental provider will give you current pool password.

  • How can we find out if Monarch, Kebler, or Cottonwood passes are open?
  • Following the first big snowstorm in the fall, Kebler and Cottonwood passes are closed and usually open with the spring thaw around mid-May. They are beautiful routes to take to and from Crested Butte--especially to witness the summer wildflowers and fall colors! Check with the Colorado Department of Transportation for current road conditions.
    For live webcam of Monarch pass CDOT Road Conditions hotline-303-639-111.

  • What can I do to prevent altitude sickness?
  • Take it easy the first few days you're here, drink a lot of water, and limit your alcohol and caffine intake. 20% of people develop mild symptoms at altitudes between 6,300 to 9,700 feet. Mount Crested Butte sits at 9,400 feet. Some of the first signs of high-altitude illness are headache, lightheadedness, weakness, trouble sleeping and an upset stomach. Rest, drink water, take Tylenol for headache. If you don't feel better in a day or so, go to a lower altitude—like Crested Butte or Gunnison.- and consult a doctor.

  • What if I get sick?
  • There are 2 medical clinics at the base area just minutes from The Chateaux.
    • Crested Butte Medical Center: (970) 349-0321
    • Crested Butte Ski Area Clinic: (970) 349-2677