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more Butte, please

The morning started sunny but by lunchtime a cold wind was bringing in snow so we high tailed it to the base for more layers and lunch at Jefe's.

Turns out that while we ate lunch, everyone else went home and we had empty slopes with new snow all to ourselves.  

We took the Silver Queen lift straight to the top and watched gnarly climbers make their way up to the tip top of Crested Butte peak through blowing snow. 

We finished the day with a much better Paradise experience!  After the pool and dinner at The Last Steep we faded into dreams of powder ahead...