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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...

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, a climbing wall and lift-served tubing, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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:

Snowcat Driving Experience
You’ll take “the wheel” of a Prinoth snowcat (things look a little different than they do in a car), and get real, hands-on practice grooming snow on a closed course. The experience includes fundamentals for safety and operational instruction before the driving begins, but this is no watered-down class. Participants learn from real groomers who share their tips...

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...

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...

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...

Passion Within Trailer Has Launched

There’s a feeling to Crested Butte, an electricity that’s palatable as soon as you turn down Elk Avenue—it’s the contagious buzz the locals get when the air turns crisp & the mountains are dusted with early season snow. 

Get stoked for winter with us!

Chris Segal artfully gives you a peek into the lives of the people (and pups) that make Crested Butte the “Last Great Colorado Ski Town.”  Music by Sylvan Esso captures the vibe of this place—an ideal balance of winter stoke & dreamy content.  Press play to see what we have in store for you over the next four...

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-
  • ...