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New Destinations, Exciting Adventures and Sustainable Initiatives Await in 2019

The start of the New Year brings with it a sense of opportunity. It is a chance for everyone to turn over a new leaf with fresh goals and aspirations. For those of you who are struggling to come up with your own resolutions, perhaps you are overthinking it. Following are seven suggested New Year’s resolutions for 2019.

  1. Visit a New Ski Resort in 2019

In September 2018, Vail Resorts finalized their acquisition of Triple Peaks, LLC, including Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado,...

Tips for Hitting the Slopes Quickly

Tips for Hitting the Slopes Quickly

The holidays in Crested Butte are an amazing time! We are so stoked to welcome all the skiers, riders, families and friends. We also acknowledge that it is a busy time and want to share the following tips and tricks to get you and yours on the mountain as fast as possible.

Express Ticket Pick Up:

The fastest way to get on the mountain if you do not have a pass is to purchase through the Epic Express Tickets. Just purchase your tickets in advance and head to the Adventure Center located in the courtyard at the Lodge at...

This Week in the Butte: New Year's Week

With a sparkle in our eye and pep in our step we are ready to welcome in the New Year in style. Whether it’s learning a new skill, taking in cultural events or partying down on New Year’s Eve with fireworks and live music, there are plenty of unique ways to bid adieu to 2018 and welcome in 2019! 

Creativity & Cocktails I December 27
Participants at the Center for Arts will learn and work while sipping on fun cocktails from the Center bar. This month featured Sips & Silks using Alter Ego Dyes...

Terrain Update

Terrain Update: Holiday Edition

With over 6 feet of snow already this season and more falling every day, our amazing mountain operations team has been able to open 666 acres, 85 trails and 12 lifts! Below is a terrain update so you and your crew can make the most of your turns!

Express Lifts:

  • Red Lady Express
  • Silver Queen Express
  • Paradise Express
  • East River Express


  • Prospect Lift
  • Peachtree Lift
  • West Wall Lift
  • Gold Link Lift
  • Painter Boy Lift


The Week in the Butte - Holiday Edition

The Week in the Butte - Holiday Edition

The holiday season in Crested Butte is a magical time! From festive ice sculptures around the base area to the iconic torchlight parade on Christmas Eve there is always something happening to get you in the holiday spirit.

Rock On Ice I December 17 – 20

The Rock on Ice team returns to Mt. Crested Butte for an ice carving festival in celebration of the holiday season. Be amazed as two of the world’s most renowned carvers create larger than life sized sculptures of animals, holiday characters and other iconic...

Exciting Lesson Programs For All Levels

There are a variety of lesson options here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort for all levels.  Read on to find out which lesson is best for you!

PRIVATE LESSONS: If you are the type of person that would like individual instruction or have a group of people that wants to learn together, or be guided around the mountain by an instructor!  Private lessons are available for both adults and children. Please call 970-349-2211 to book your private lesson today!

KIDS LESSONS: Our Camp CB programming is a ton of fun, and led by instructors passionate...

Santa Ski Day

This Week in The Butte December 12

The winter season is treating us well with terrain openings, fresh snow and awesome events around town and on the mountain! Do not miss learning how to make that perfectly flaky pie crust or helping break a world record by dressing up like Santa and going for a ski.  It is a week full of can not miss events!

Easy as Pie | December 13

Just in time for the holidays, learn to mix, roll and bake perfect flaky pie crust from scratch in this hands-on class. Create mouthwatering fruit fillings...

10 Unique Gifts From Crested Butte

10 Unique Gifts From Crested Butte

Not sure what to get your loved ones this holiday season? Not too worry — here are a few uniquely Crested Butte gift ideas sure to garner a grin. Even better, many of these options are sure to foster their spirit of adventure:


1. Gift Card to Camp4 Coffee: Warm your friend or family member from the inside out with a gift card they can use to nab a hot espresso drink, spicy chai or hot Toltec chocolat before or after a powder day on the slopes. Visit


The Peak Light

The Peak Light

Like an ode to Batman, Crested Butte Mountain Resort summons skiers, riders, families and friends to their namesake mountain with a display worthy of awe. On select nights throughout the year, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) lights up the iconic peak of Crested Butte Mountain.

Always an imposing presence, the Butte’s peak rises sharply from the valley floor to 12,162 feet. Seemingly, when lit amongst the darkness of the night sky, the mountain’s magnificent scale appears even larger.

Guests must choose their dates carefully if they hope to see the peak lit up, but...

This Week in The Butte December 5

December is here full of snow and holiday cheer! Start getting into the holiday spirit by attending these evening events around town and the mountain.

Crested Butte Light Up Night | December 7

Crested Butte’s Light Up Night kicks off at 5:15 pm from the 4-Way parking lot as Santa heads down Elk in his big red firetruck. Meet him at the Brick Oven, where he'll light the tree at 5:30 pm. After the tree lighting, Santa will be available for free photos provided by the CB...

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve In Crested Butte

Words written by Mountain Athlete Ashley Bembenek

New Year’s Eve is my favorite holiday. It is a chance to celebrate the passing year’s accomplishments and to create intentions and goals for the coming year. 

I like to be up early and start the day with an excellent cup of coffee. My favorite coffee spot in town is Rumors, you can’t beat the combination of books and coffee. If breakfast is also on the agenda the Guild and Izzy’s are great choices. The Guild Café features local, homemade, and organic breakfast options alongside fresh-roasted coffee. Izzy’s is...

NYE Apres

This Week In the Butte - December 25 2017

The festivities continue here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort! After you get tired from skiing and riding during this holiday week check out these relaxing events leading into the New Year’s Eve celebrations!

Canvas and Cocktails I December 26
Join local artist Mary Tuck as she guides the group through a step-by-step painting of Last Tracks from start to finish, giving instruction on setting up to paint, mixing color, composition, and more. Painting starts at 4:00 pm outside of Spellbound Pizza. Drinks...

Torchlight Parade

The Holidays in Crested Butte

Crested Butte is a winter wonderland welcoming you with holiday magic. With snow softly falling and lights twinkling all around, you get the feeling of being a world away, joining in festive events, dining at cozy restaurants and discovering that perfect gift while shopping with family. 

Holiday Occasions
Join the Crested Butte Center for the Arts, on December 22, for a showing of The Grinch Holiday Movie and Pajama Party. Bundle up...

This Week In the Butte - December 18 2017

This Week In the Butte - December 18 2017

The countdown to Christmas has begun and Crested Butte is in full swing! Every day this week there are unique events to celebrate the holidays from après parties to live music to movies! It's time to be merry and celebrate! 

Rock On Ice I December 18 – 20 
The Rock On Ice team returns to Mt. Crested Butte for an ice carving festival in celebration of the holiday season.

An Evening with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy I December 18...

Anticipated Opening

13 of 15 Lifts Expected for Christmas Week

CBMR is excited to be opening more terrain as we ramp up operations in anticipation of the holiday season!  We are pleased to announce we expect to have 13 of 15 lifts spinning for Christmas week. Our snowmaking team is doing an incredible job maximizing their opportunities to make as much snow as they can.  As always, all openings are anticipated openings but the resort is doing it’s very best to work to open more lifts and terrain!  Be sure to stay tuned to our social media channels to see photos and video of our current conditions. There is a ton of fun to be had on the mountain, and we...

The Week In The Butte December 11, 2017

This week is the perfect week to immerse yourself in several new cultural events happening around town! From a Western Speaker Series to an exhibit opening – make sure to take a moment to learn a new skill or more about this amazing place! 

December 14 I Artful Holiday Cookie Decorating
Learn expert cookie decorating techniques using Royal Icing and other fun mediums. This class is perfect for anyone who'd like to up their holiday...

Cool Treats From CBMR Culinary

Cool Treats from CBMR Culinary

Crested Butte Mountain Resort recognizes that each of our guests – from our youngest rippers to our wisest souls – have their favorite treats after a great day on the mountain. Whether you are satisfying a sweet tooth or “cheersing” friends, CBMR offers tasty and cool treats for all ages:

Hands down the favorite way for families to cool off is with a milkshake at Butte 66. With specialty flavors for the kiddos such as the Red Lady (vanilla ice cream, granola and strawberry) or Captain of the...

This Week In The Butte

The winter season is upon us with several festive and fun events happening on the mountain and in town! From avalanche awareness to skiing Santas there is something for all ages and interests! 

December 8, 2017 I Avalanche Awareness Night 
Join the Crested Butte Avalanche Center for the 15th Annual Avalanche Awareness Night at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square. Avalanche Awareness Night is the biggest fundraiser of the year for your local avalanche center. There will be avalanche education...

New to Crested Butte

Top 5 Things I Love About Being New to CB

Crested Butte is a beautiful little town with a big personality and a lot of charm. I moved here looking for a change of pace from the east coast city lifestyle and that’s exactly what I got. There are a lot of things that I’ve already fallen in love with but here are my top 5! 

  1. Living in the mountains

The mountains are at your doorstep here in Crested Butte. During the winter, there’s nothing better than rolling out of bed, throwing on your ski gear and heading to the lift in just minutes. During the summer, there are so many trails to...

Crested Butte Crested Butte Extremes

Crested Butte Extremes

As we start to close out the year, we start to open the remaining of our extreme terrain here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. For the first time in several years, we have been able to have  the High Lift – including Headwall, Big Chute, Paradise Cliffs and Teocalli Bowl –  all open before January! The extremes at Crested Butte are known for their steep and exposed terrain. Athletes from all over the country test their metal with high flying cliff drops and larger than life straight lines. We have been very blessed with a strong early season this year. In December alone, we have gotten 7...

Crested Butte This Week at the Butte

This Week at the Butte

It’s time to get geared up for the New Year! This week at the Butte, we have lots of events to get you stoked for the rest of the season, as well as some to help mitigate that New Year’s hangover and help you forget those resolutions that you’re not going to keep.

Warren Miller Presents: Here, There & Everywhere – December 30

This Friday, gear up for the season with Warren Miller’s newest flick, Here, There &...

Crested Butte Doing Crested Butte the Right Way for the Holidays

Doing Crested Butte the Right Way for the Holidays

During the holidays, things can get a little crazy here in Crested Butte. That is why we wanted to offer a few tips for navigating the mountain and downtown during the busy holiday season.

Eat early. Eat late. Ski high noon.

Avoid the lunch time rush by planning to eat lunch before 11:30 am or after 2 pm. This way you will maximize your ski time by not only skiing while most people are off the hill, but also by shortening the time spent standing in line to get your lunch!

Ride Red Lady on a powder day.

Early powder mornings on...

Crested Butte 5 FEET in December

5 FEET in December

5 FEET of Snow in December

Last weekend’s storm over December 15, 2016 dumped 29 inches starting Thursday night and continuing through Saturday. Powder hounds rejoiced as fluffy turns brought smiles to their face. According to OpenSnow we are in store for more snow through this holiday weekend and into the New Year. Perhaps your New Year’s Resolution should be skiing or riding Crested Butte this season!

Check out the gallery below for some of our favorite powder pics from this weekend! 

Crested Butte Crested Butte Holiday Gift Ideas

Crested Butte Holiday Gift Ideas

This holiday season, what better gift than the story of a place? Check out these great gift ideas with the charm that only Crested Butte can offer. Throughout all of our mountain base area retailers, unique variety stays ever-present.

Check out the deals and steals awaiting you at Thin Air Sports. Buy two beanies from their vast selection, and get them both 25% off, or buy a ski jacket and get 25% off the matching pants. Thin Air Sports is also proud to state that they are the only retailer in the valley who is allowed to carry the ultra-durable, more technical European brand Eider...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte!

This Week in the Butte!

This week in the Butte we are talking snow, ice and ski history! 

Western Winter Speaker Series| Dr. David J. Rothman at Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
Thursday, December 15

Join us at the Crested Butte Heritage Museum for the Western Winter Speaker Series where Dr. David J. Rothman will speak on the early days of skiing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Dr. Rothman is a former NCAA Div. I alpine ski racer who writes regularly about skiing and mountain towns. This is a private event, however if you are interested in attending it is $10 and you...