"Roost The Butte" Snowmobile Event Comes To Crested Butte

Races, festival to enhance closing weekend at the resort


Mt. Crested Butte, Colo. - Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is teaming up with X-Games snowmobile event organizer, Joe Duncan with 357 Consulting to kick off the first annual Roost The Butte snowmobile competition and festival.


Roost The Butte will be held on the resort's closing weekend, April 6-7, 2013. The event is the first of its kind held in Crested Butte since the ESPN Winter X-Games in 1998 and 1999. It is open to all snowmobilers with the proper equipment, looking to compete in the various events and enjoy the excitement of snowmobile mayhem on the ski resort.

"After bringing the first snowmobile event to the ESPN Winter X-Games in Crested Butte and how that led to the explosion of snowmobile competitions, it is great to be returning to the area," Duncan, support organizer for ESPN Winter X-Games for the past 17 years, said. "We will be running multiple events at this one venue, which will not only be exciting for the racers, but also for spectators. Crested Butte has an ideal location with a dedicated team. We couldn't be more pleased with how this first-year event is going to unfold and showcase the sport of snowmobiling."

With the goal for this event to bring the snowmobile community together with multiple disciplines, Roost The Butte will feature four different events with multiple classes for each event: a snocross, a hillcross, a hill drag and snow ovals. In addition, there will be other unique features, vendor displays and an overall great atmosphere all to take place in the Gold Link area of the mountain.

"We have been looking for an event that can bring more economic stimulus to the area in the month of April, we thought that working with Joe and the regional snocross circuit XMR was the perfect fit," Scott Clarkson, vice president of marketing and sales for CBMR, said. "Snowmobilers are ideal because they don't require air service at a time when our flights schedule has decreased in the area. In addition, this is exciting because we don't anticipate this being a one year event. We're looking forward to blowing this up to four or five days in the years to come, which will be a big opportunity for this valley."

Registration for the two-day event starts at $25 per person. Competitors can register on Friday, April 5 from 8-10 p.m. in the Elevation Hotel Conference area or at the venue on the mornings of the events. Discounted lodging is available for all registered competitors at the Elevation Hotel & Spa by calling Crested Butte Vacations at 888-280-5724. For more information visit www.skicb.com/roost.

For more information about XMR Racing visit www.xmr-racing.com.

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