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Elk Run 5K

3 Reasons to Never Miss the Elk Run 5K

Emma Coburn is a local Olympian and World Champion, mountain ambassador and champion of change. She founded the Elk Run 5K race “as a way to continue to inspire others to go after their dreams as well as encourage physical fitness and health. Emma hopes to show others the beauty of Crested Butte and bring runners to her favorite training trails, so they too can enjoy what the Gunnison Valley has given her.” 

Registration for the Elk Run 5K fills up each year. Here are three of our top reasons to prioritize this event on your 2019 summer calendar:

1. The Setting...

October Snow!

October Snow!

Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the Evolution Bike Park wrapped up summer operations on a crisp fall day on October 7, 2018. However, it’s the winter season that appears to have left its early-season mark on Crested Butte!

Over the past two days, Crested Butte Mountain Resort has received 17 inches of snow, including nearly a foot of snow on Wednesday, October 10, followed by six inches on Thursday, October 11. The snow isn’t expected to stop with OpenSnow continuing to forecast more snow through this weekend.

All of...

Summer Closing Weekend Details and Events

The 2018 Summer Season at the Evolution Bike Park and Crested Butte Mountain Resort is coming to a close this weekend, Oct. 6 and 7. Before we shut down the lifts and begin preparations for the upcoming winter season, there are still two days to exhaust your summer stoke up on the mountain. Here are all of the details that you need to know leading into Summer Closing Weekend.

Hours of Operation
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7, from 9:30 am – 5 pm.

What Activities Will Be Open?

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Crested Butte What is Donation Day?

What is Donation Day?

One day prior to Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Opening Day, the resort will be spinning the chairlift for Donation Day on November 22, 2017!  The second annual Donation Day is in conjunction with the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation (CBSF).  Skiers and riders will receive a lift ticket for the day with a $15 per person donation, and 100% of the proceeds from lift ticket sales will go directly towards the local organization.

“After offering Ski Free for a number of years, we thought we should make a greater impact to our community by charging everyone a nominal fee to ski and...

Crested Butte Activity Highlight: Sleigh Ride Dinners

Activity Highlight: Sleigh Ride Dinners

Sometimes the journey is the highlight to an exploration. Set the course for a romantic evening at Uley’s Cabin, a fine dining experience with a mountain adventure as the first course. Wednesday through Sunday evenings, guests meet at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square for departure: a snow-cat driven sleigh is your steed for the evening ride.

Cozy blankets await you on the sleigh, and as you chug up the mountain, with the snowy trees illuminated by alpenglow and the headlights of the snowcat, your adventure is reminiscent of being in a snow globe. Your destination is a warmly lit...

Crested Butte Have You Met Solveig?

Have You Met Solveig?

A legend in the making, Solveig, has been taking Crested Butte by snowstorm. She is dependable when called upon, consistent in her craft and gains strength with every #burythebutte. Those who have found her have joined forces for their best winter yet. 

Have you seen Solveig? Solveig, whose name is rooted in Central Europe, meaning Strong-House, has found a new home in Crested Butte. Solveig is a state-of-the-art, 19 foot long, behemoth of a ski-tuning machine. The only one of its kind in the valley. She is creative proving any ski structure, pattern, or edge sharpness the mountain...

Crested Butte Halloween In Crested Butte Offers Something For Everyone!

Halloween In Crested Butte Offers Something For Everyone!

Halloween is right around the corner and Crested Butte has a variety of fun and spooky events for all ages! 

Unplanned Calamity | October 25
Enjoy a night full of laughs as The Lab puts on their second improvisational show at the Mallardi Cabaret Theatre. Similar to “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” this show is sure to strike your funny bone! Doors open at 7 pm with drink specials and a “pay what you can” cover charge at the door for this ages 18+ show.

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Peak fall foliage has come and gone here in Crested Butte, but we have a vast gallery of autumn images to reflect on. With so much beauty surrounding Crested Butte, we loved seeing your autumn images on Instagram. We have created a roundup of just a few of our favorite photos from this fall. Thanks for sharing your shots with us, and we look forward to seeing all of your winter photos! Don't forget to tag #onlyincrestedbutte,...

Crested Butte What’s New at Crested Butte Mountain Resort this Winter?

What’s New at Crested Butte Mountain Resort this Winter?

Last winter was an incredible time to be at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.  The resort received 324 inches of snowfall – with nearly 10 FEET of snow falling in a 10 day span in January – and offered a plethora of new amenities to help guests take advantage of all of that snow.  Whether it was women’s specific ski programs that chased the powder, the new Montana Crystal Glide Finish automated tuning machine to make sure you beat your friends down the slopes, or Coal Breaker Coffee Co. slinging made-to-order breakfast sandwiches, crepes and coffee all day long; there were upgrades and...

Crested Butte This Month in the Butte

This Month in the Butte

We hope you have a wonderful and memorable time in the Crested Butte area during the beautiful month of October! 

Dead Singers Night | October 7

Come karaoke or lip-sync dressed as your favorite dead singer at the first Dead Singers Night at the Mallardi Cabaret Theatre located at Elk Avenue and 2nd Street. Doors open at 7 pm and tickets are $10; available at the Mallardi Theatre or Drink specials (ages 21+) and prizes for participants!

Bonus Weekend | October 7 & 8

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Crested Butte Elk Avenue Exploration

Elk Avenue Exploration

The town of Crested Butte was developed in the late 19th Century as a supply town to the numerous coal and silver mines in the surrounding area.  As the mining operations began to decline, Crested Butte was able to grow and survive based on a long history of ranching.  Today, this rich history of mining and ranching is still prevalent in the town’s identity.  

Downtown Crested Butte consists of one main street: Elk Avenue.  Elk Ave – as the locals refer to it – is a quaint stretch with dozens of restaurants, bars and shops, many of which still maintain the same infrastructure from...

Crested Butte Let Out Your Inner Child

Let Out Your Inner Child

Bounce sky high, conquer the top of the climbing wall, or hit the miniature links at Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Adventure Park!  Located at the heart of CBMR’s base area, the Adventure Park is the perfect place for kids to act like kids, and adults to act like kids.  

Featuring miniature golf, bungee trampolines, and a climbing wall, there is something for the whole family.  Each activity is located within steps of the slopes and just beside the Butte 66 restaurant, so when the adults are resting the legs and grabbing a bite to eat, the kids can expel some more energy under...

Crested Butte Donation Day 2016 Information

Donation Day 2016 Information

To the Gunnison Valley Community,

With winter rapidly approaching (yes, snowmaking starts in 11 days, weather permitting) Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) wanted to take the opportunity to update you all regarding our longstanding partnership with the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation (CBSF) and our inauguration of Donation Day. You may have read about this in earlier articles in our local papers over the summer, but we wanted to ensure good communication on this impactful community event. We hope, by providing more information, we will have an exceptional fundraiser for CBSF...

Crested Butte A True Mountain Escape

A True Mountain Escape

Simplify your family vacation by coming to Crested Butte Mountain Resort!  With activities and adventures that are tailor-made for guests of all ages, Crested Butte Mountain Resort makes it easy to plan a trip that appeals to every member of the family.  

Take advantage of the plethora of kids programs – from the resort’s signature nursery to our Kids’ Night Out – in order to relax, unwind, and fully immerse yourself in your vacation.  While your youngest may be visiting the Trailhead Children’s Museum and getting a surprise visit from CBMR mascots, Bubba and Betty Bear, your older...

Crested Butte Something for Everyone at the CBMR Ski & Ride School

Something for Everyone at the CBMR Ski & Ride School

As the temperatures continue to decrease and the fall foliage gives way to the snowy peaks, the impending excitement for ski season is quickly expanding.  Crested Butte Mountain Resort is ready for winter, and over the next six weeks – leading up to Opening Day on November 24 – we hope to get you ready as well with six different topics to focus on for this upcoming winter season!  

Our first topic is all the fun to be had in a variety of our lesson programs.

At Crested Butte, lessons are not only meant for beginners.  While beginner skiers and riders will feel comfortable on...

Crested Butte Three Exciting and Different Winter Activities

Three Exciting and Different Winter Activities

Looking to try something different this winter?  Well, during your next visit to Crested Butte Mountain Resort be sure to check out each of these exciting winter activities:

Umbrella Bar

Check out our 35 foot umbrella bar with spectacular 360 degree views! 

Alternative Dinner Transportation: Fine Dining by Sleigh

Sometimes the journey is the highlight to an exploration. Set the course for a romantic evening at Uley’s Cabin, a fine...

Crested Butte Maximizing Your Vacation Value

Maximizing Your Vacation Value

While many ski resorts are focused on bigger, newer, faster and more, CBMR is working harder to simply provide our guests with the best experience at the “Last Great Colorado Ski Town.” Below are just six of the ways that we have invested to make your experience at CBMR this year the best one yet!

Come Fly with Me - Focus within the travel industry is on accessibility; nonstop, direct commercial flights to exciting new destinations are on the rise. In fact, this season, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) has five...

Crested Butte What's Your next Adventure?

What's Your next Adventure?

Your first day punching the clock for any new job is like punching in for a new adventure.  With our careers taking up the majority of our lives, we owe it to ourselves to make sure that adventure is fulfilling and enjoyable. 

I sat down with CBMR’s Human Resources Manager, Jessica Caskey, to discuss the perks of working here (as if I didn’t already know).  Jessica is also the master mind behind Living Seasonal, a resource website for folks looking to live that seasonal dream.  She has the professional chops to share her...

Crested Butte 16 Emotions of Pre-season Stoke

16 Emotions of Pre-season Stoke

Pre-season is a unique time of year, far more special than pumpkin flavored everything or football.  It’s that point in the year when people wake up just to open the blinds, the hope for snow serving as an internal alarm clock.  News channels at lower elevations eagerly share the latest weather reports with their snow-obsessed viewers.  Winter is less a time of year, and more a state of mind.  Below I share with you the 16 emotions of pre-season stoke.


As I drive to work, coffee in hand, the gray storm clouds...

Crested Butte Season Pass Sale – Purchase by October 9 for the Best Price!

Season Pass Sale – Purchase by October 9 for the Best Price!

We've already had snow on the Peak! Do you have your 2015-2016 winter season pass?  For the best savings, purchase your 2015-2016 winter season pass by this Friday, October 9.  Once you purchase your season pass, head over to the pass office located in the Adventure Center at Mountaineer Square where they will take your picture and issue your pass. For more information, please call 970-349-2211.

Here are more details about our season passes:

The Peak Pass:

  • Unlimited Winter 2015-2016 CBMR lift access
  • Winter 2015-
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