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Additional Terrain Openings at CBMR

January has been kind to Crested Butte with Old Man Winter delivering five feet of snow to Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s slopes. Following the resort’s opening of the High Lift and North Face Lift earlier this month, CBMR is excited to announce additional terrain openings throughout the resort’s famed Extreme Limits terrain.

Today, Crested Butte Mountain Resort opened up inbounds extreme terrain including Spellbound and Phoenix Bowls, High Life and Staircase accessible off of the North Face Lift, and Forest, Peel and Flatiron on the west side of the mountain underneath the resort’...

Big Game at Butte 66

This Week in The Butte: January 29

Get creative this week in the Butte! From crafting garlands to crafting precious metal clay, this week Crested Butte is full of artistic events. In between making and learning about art, enjoy watching local and national sports.  

Crafts and Cocktails | January 29

Join us for a winter inspired DIY project lead by Kate Harrington from Mountain...

History of Crested Butte

This Week in The Butte: January 22

It is a beautiful week in the Butte with fantastic events to attend! Immerse yourself in Crested Butte culture and enjoy this week in the Butte with live music, fat bikes and history of the town we all love.

Sam Bush | January 22

The Father of Newgrass and King of Telluride, legendary mandolin master Sam Bush has long established himself as bluegrass royalty. A lifetime of channeling his energy has led to stylistic innovations that have changed the course of bluegrass and roots music...

Mountain High Music Festival

This Week in The Butte: January 15

We have a fun-filled week here in the Butte! From skiing with an Olympian to enjoying live music, we have something for everyone in the family! Test your snowboarding skills by joining the Butte Banked Slalom competition then leisurely walk through town during the ArtWalk on Saturday evening.  

Mountain High Music Festival | January 16 - 19
The Mountain High Music Festival, presented by Dean Dillon, will proudly showcase a diverse lineup of the world's best performers along with the most buzzed...

Alpenglow Gallery

This Week in The Butte: January 9

From gallery openings to live music to donation day, this week is filled with exciting events around the mountain and in town! Enjoy yourself this week in Crested Butte by trying your hand at making something with clay or do a good deed and donate non-perishable food items on Donation Day.

Mud Wrestling | January 10

Join the Center for the Arts with Laura Elm at the Art Studio From 5:30 – 7:30 pm and grab a partner or friend and get your hands dirty with clay at the Art Studio’s monthly “Mud...

CBMR Teo Lift Signage

Plans to Replace the Teocalli Lift for the 2019-20 Winter Season

We are excited to announce plans to replace the Teocalli Lift – a 1979 Riblet fixed-grip double chairlift – for the 2019-20 winter season, pending approval by the U.S. Forest Service. If approved, the new Teocalli Lift would be upgraded to a fixed-grip quad chairlift, increasing uphill capacity by 50 percent.

The proposed realignment and installation of the new lift would take place following the close of the 2018-19 winter season. Plans to realign the Teocalli Lift would shift the upper terminal closer to the top of the Red Lady Express; the lower terminal would remain in the...

Circles Around the Sun Band

This Week in The Butte January 2

Happy New Year! Start 2019 with a new experience! This week in Crested Butte, enjoy live music and a film screening at the Center for the Arts. Learn to watercolor with Suzanne Pierson or learn the history of Crested Butte though a walking tour with the Heritage Museum.

The Dawn Wall | January 2
Crested Butte Center for the Arts is showing The Dawn Wall. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the film starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $12.


An Introduction to the Grand Traverse

An Introduction to the Grand Traverse

Last year was my first full year learning how to ski. After moving from Washington State I recall my first day on Mount Crested Butte – sliding down mellow Houston in alpine boots and E84 Rossignol skis with legs hunched in like a slice of pizza. A week later I tried my first blue run and did the splits in Paradise Bowl. And for months following I managed to turn through powder-filled bumps on Resurrection, slide down Headwall, ski the North Face, hike up Crested Butte mountain to ski off the peak, and skin up Mount Emmons to ski the bowl.

This is why my brother Cyrus and I moved...

This Week in the Butte January 29 2018

This Week in the Butte January 29 2018

January is closing out with a bang! Join us for the final gO Skimo Race or the Full Moon Party and experience a whole new side of the mountain. The end of the week is also stacked with awesome events including live music, bluegrass and bloodys, and drink and appetizer specials for the Big Game on Sunday! 

Women's Tips on Tuesday's I January 30
Come ski with like-minded women to get some ski tips, followed by tipping a glass of wine at our Umbrella Bar. This is a women’s specific session, which is...

Fat bike leaning up on wooden chairs with peak in background

Activity Highlight: Fat Biking

Crested Butte has long been known as a mountain biking capital of the United States – similar to Moab, UT, and Marin County, CA – but the two-wheeled fun doesn’t stop in the winter. As the snow piles up and the temperatures drop, over 40 miles of fat bike trails are “groomed” courtesy of the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association, Crested Butte Nordic Center and other local affiliates.

Fat bikes are the funny looking mountain bikes that are equipped with tires that can exceed 3.5 inches in diameter. The wide tires combined with very low tire pressure (sub-10 PSI) allow for traction...

Why gO Up?

We've all heard the sayings 'what goes up must come down' and 'earn your turns' and heck even the latest from the CBMR Ski Patrol: 'skimo is neither'. However you slice it, ski mountaineering, or skimo for short, is gaining in popularity and we can't thank CBMR enough for their support in allowing us the pleasure of participating in one of the slowest sports on the planet—as oxymoronic as that may sound, it really is quite fun.

So let's talk about the facts. Newton's laws pertain to just about anything that defies the laws of gravity; therefore, to skin uphill requires you to also...

This Week In the Butte January 22 2018

This Week In the Butte January 22 2018

This is a great week and the events highlight what a unique place Crested Butte is! Join us for the gO SkiMo race series, Borealis Fat Bike World Championships, and a Heritage Museum retro movie showing – have a great time, get outside, and dress up! 

Women’s Tips on Tuesdays I January 24
Come ski with like-minded women every Tuesday to get some ski tips, followed by tipping a glass of wine at our Umbrella Bar. This is a women’s specific session and is guided by our top women pros. Sessions will go...

How to Combine Football and Riding

Don’t you hate having to leave the slopes early to watch your favorite team in the big game, or getting dragged off the hill because the rest of the gang wants to? This guide will solve that problem, giving you details on how and where to watch the game without leaving the mountain.

The First Half [of the day]
For the early morning games, I like to spin a few laps on fresh corduroy first thing, and then head to Paradise on Crested Butte for an early lunch. My go to combo is hitting the salad bar and grabbing a basket of fries before bellying up to the bar for...

Terrain Park Update Twister Park

Terrain Park Update

Whatever your level of park riding is, Crested Butte has something for you. This season check out five parks located throughout the mountain including the brand new Lower Twister Terrain Park. 

Ten Peaks Progression Park

The Ten Peaks Progression Park is designed to offer the most user friendly features in our terrain parks. It is accessed from the Painter Boy, Gold Link and Prospect lifts. If you are just getting started, you will have small, simple features to learn on. Move over 20 feet and the next level is there for you. Ten Peaks Progression Park jumps...

gO Orthopedics SkiMo Series

After a long day at the office, there isn’t anything better than some fresh air and a cold beverage to cap off your day. Now picture yourself under the stars (or big, white snowflakes), making your way up the divinely groomed trails of Crested Butte Mountain Resort with skins on your skis (or split board), and nothing but your headlamp lighting the way up the mountain where a fresh beer and some delicious food awaits you at the finish; doesn’t that sound like a dream?

gO Orthopedics and Crested Butte Mountain Resort are making this dream a reality with the free gO SkiMo Series...

This Week In the Butte - January 15, 2018

This Week In the Butte - January 15, 2018

Looking to try a new adventure or increase your on-mountain skills? This week you can pull out the stops and test your limits with some fun races and lessons. Afterwards – relax with live music and après! 

Wednesdays with Wendy I January 17
Yes, you can ski with an Olympian! Wendy Fisher, local Olympian and freeskiing expert is again hosting her Wednesday ski clinics at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. You don’t have to ski like an Olympian to ski with and learn from one. 

January 17 is the advanced clinic from 10 am – 12:30 pm. This lesson is ideal for...

Employee Ski Patrol

Ski Patrol Extreme Terrain Update

The snow that Crested Butte recently received has certainly been a welcome sight! Amazing what a difference a foot of snow can make for skiing at the resort on our open trails. Mountain operations crews have been hard at work to keep the snow groomed, remove the snowmaking apparatuses  (BIG kudos to the snowmaking department for getting the mountain up and running. We are incredibly lucky to have the crew we do, as many resorts are not as fortunate to have the knowledge, skill and dedication that we have here at CBMR), open additional lifts, and drop ropes on new runs as conditions allow....

This week in the Butte - January 8 2017

This Week In the Butte - January 8 2018

This Week In The Butte

January is off to a great start! Fresh powder, gorgeous days, and killer events around the town and mountain. From the first of the local gO Skomo racing series to country super star Toby Keith headlining the Mountain High Music Festival – you’ll have plenty to keep you busy after a great day of skiing.

gO Ski Mountaineering Race I January 10
Presented by Griggs Orthopedics, the gO Ski Mountaineering races are FREE and feature a new course each week with...

Activity Highlight: Cross Country Skiing

Crested Butte has a well-earned reputation for being the “Nordic Ski Capital of Colorado”. For a break from the vertical adrenaline rush at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, swapping out the alpine skis for cross country skis is a natural progression. Your heart may beat just as fast, but instead from a peaceful and aerobic workout.

Crested Butte Nordic grooms 55 kilometers of trails for classic and skate skiing that wind around the picturesque open valleys and through aspen groves and pine forests. Whether you have never cross...

This week in the Butte

This Week In the Butte - January 1 2018

Start the new year right by checking out these awesome events! From live music to a community donation day, there are plenty of activities to kick off the new year. 

Stocks & Soups I January 4
Perfect for the cold winter months, get hands on experience using leftover cuts of meat and vegetables to make stocks ready to implement in a variety of recipes. Reduce kitchen waste by using throwaways, avoid MSG and other additives found...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

It’s starting to feel a bit like the classic movie “Groundhog Day” around here. Fitting since the beloved holiday is this Thursday! Every day Crested Buttians eat, sleep, ski and repeat. Break up your day and start February off right with these great events! 

IFSA Junior Regional Freeskiing Competition | February 4 - 5 

The International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association was established in 1996 by freeskiing pioneer Shane McConkey. The Junior Big Mountain Freeskiing and Snowboarding system is comprised of regional events, national events, and one...

Crested Butte Crested Butte Banked Slalom with CBMR Athlete Rob Vandervoort

Crested Butte Banked Slalom with CBMR Athlete Rob Vandervoort

In Celebration of World Snowboard Day, Crested Butte Mountain Resort held its first ever Banked Slalom on Sunday, January 22, 2017. A banked slalom is a classic snowboarding race that features ‘banked’ turns around gates. It is a pure snowboarding event.

The course started at the top of the Cascade Terrain Park, off the Gold Link and Painter Boy lifts, and covered nearly 500 vertical feet in just over 30 turns. It had a section in the middle, dubbed “the Squeeze” by local legend Gareth Van Dyke, where the banks were exceedingly close and fast. There was another section about 2/3’s...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

Crested Buttians love the outdoors and multisport days! This week offers the best of our favorite activities; skiing, snowboarding, uphill skinning, fat biking, dancing, arm wrestling and partying in GORE-TEX. Bring your friends to the Butte this week and enjoy great snow and great events!

gO SkiMo Race Series | January 25

gO Ski Mountaineering races are free and feature a new course each week with free food, raffle prizes and free beer after each race thanks to Griggs Orthopedics. Race...

Crested Butte Just Go Skiing with CBMR Athlete Mark Mikos

Just Go Skiing with CBMR Athlete Mark Mikos

I am a skier. I do not have memories of learning how to ski. Like walking, I learned to ski before I could hold onto memories, and just like walking, skiing is just a basic part of life. If there is snow, you go skiing, and that will put a smile on your face. At times in my life I forgot that skiing is just like walking: just a part of life. I would try to make it something else, I’m not sure what, but I would overthink, over-train, and over-ski. This would lead to frustration and disappointment. Not that I don’t take skiing seriously anymore, but at times I would elevate skiing to such a...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

After snowmageddon I’m sure we could all use a break from shoveling and then more shoveling. Lucky for you Crested Butte Mountain Resort has great events in store for you this week. Including our first CB Unplugged Concert featuring Kyle Park! Get your fill of great music and friendly competition in before the snow returns. 

gO SkiMo Race Series | January 18

Presented by Griggs Orthopedics, these mountaineering races are free and feature a new course each week with free food, raffle prizes and free beer...