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A Novice's Experience: CBMR's Uphill Daytime Route

A Novice's Experience: CBMR's Uphill Daytime Route

I have been on the hunt for unique on-mountain experiences since I moved to Crested Butte. After doing some research, I found out that Daytime Uphill Routes are not common at a lot of ski areas and I wanted to see what CBMR’s was all about. An Uphill Route is a path you can skin or snowshoe on the mountain during the day (it is counter intuitive since there are lifts running that will swiftly take you to the top). But I decided to strap on my snowshoes and complete the Uphill Daytime Route to experience the exhilaration of something new!

First the disclaimers:

1. I am not in...

Full Moon Party

This Week In the Butte February 26 2018

Crested Butte Mountain Resort is rounding out February and entering March with several exciting events. Experience a full moon on the mountain with the Full Moon Party, watch talented riders and skiers at the Boardercross competition and check out CRAFTED the winter food and drink experience! 

Women's Tips on Tuesdays I February 27
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 guided by our...

Avy Dog

Behind the Scenes: Life of an Avy Dog

 

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of an Avalanche Dog is like? We caught up with one of Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s fully trained Avalanche dogs, Guinness and his handler, Bill. Guinness is two year old chocolate Labrador retriever who works at Crested Butte Mountain Resort but, just like humans, he doesn’t work 24/7. While he’s not working, he’s a well-loved family pet. 

Guinness’s training starts with obedience training and playing tug a war, which they call ragging. This quickly became one of the most fun things in the world to him. Once that happened,...

Young Ski Racers Descend Upon Crested Butte for the 34th Annual Prater Cup

Words by CBMR Athlete, Ashley Bembenek.

This weekend young ski racers from all over Colorado will come to Crested Butte to race in the Prater Cup. The race typically brings a few things- first and foremost snow! It seems that wherever race departments set up miles of B-netting (orange safety fencing used to intercept racers if they crash), the skies open and the snow falls. Fingers-crossed, this week’s forecast looks promising for some fresh snow!

Second, the Prater Cup brings back fond memories of growing up as a ski racer. As a kid, I spent my evenings and weekends...

This Week In the Butte February 19 2018

This Week In the Butte February 19 2018

This week is all about the need for speed and unique adventure. Crested Butte Mountain Resort is excited to host the Prater Cup Speed Camp and Prater Cup. Plus, reserve your spot at the always adventurous Wednesday’s with Wendy or the Gothic Mountain Tour. 

Prater Cup Speed Camp I February 19 - 21
This camp is designed as a 3 day speed progression for CBMST and U14 athletes. It is intended to progress athletes by familiarizing them with speed elements such as jumping, gliding, speed adaption,...

bury the butte

#burythebutte

Here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort we are celebrating every storm that drops 6 or more inches this winter in our quest to #burythebutte! 

The celebration starts with free #burythebutte hats to the first 20 skiers in line at the Silver Queen Express! We are also giving away CBMR stickers to people in line on those snowy days! Look for additional #burythebutte promotions throughout the winter season! 

You can help spread the stoke by sharing photos, buying a friend a coffee or beer, or offering a friendly smile to your fellow powder hounds. 

We are grateful for powder...

The Perfect Couple's Retreat to Crested Butte

The Perfect Couple's Retreat to Crested Butte

The landscapes in Crested Butte are breath-taking and can be extra special when enjoying a romantic day with your significant other. Whether you like to get outside and adventure or snuggle up in a cozy historical cabin (or both!) this list will give some inspiration for planning the perfect date to take someone's breath away. 

There's nothing better than being outside and soaking in all the beauty around Crested Butte except to experience that beauty together. The giant snowcapped mountains will make you feel small, yet closer than ever. Spending a day skiing Crested Butte Mountain...

This Week In the Butte February 12 2018

This Week In the Butte February 12 2018

Don't miss several must attend events this week. From Wednesday's with Wendy to the 36th Annual Attitude Adjustment Party hosted by CBMR Ski Patrol (this is a must do) - you can keep busy on and off the mountian all week! 

Women’s Tips on Tuesdays I February 13
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 guided by our top women pros. Sessions will go from 1:30 - 3:30 pm and will conclude...

Activity Highlight: Wednesday's with Wendy

Activity Highlight: Wednesday's with Wendy

One of Crested Butte’s most unique activities is the opportunity to ski and learn from local acclaimed skier Wendy Fisher. Wendy is not only an accomplished skier and freeskiing expert, she hosts monthly Wednesdays with Wendy ski clinics at Crested Butte Mountain Resort to help intermediate and advanced skiers excel on her home mountain. 

Good news is that you don’t have to ski as great as Wendy to learn from one of the best skiers on the mountain and there are two separate learning options based upon ability level (intermediate and advanced skiers). Beyond the learning you also...

Top 5 Reasons to Get Married in Crested Butte

1. Unparalleled Mountain Vistas

The beauty of getting married in the mountains is the timeless setting. Hold your ceremony tucked up against the Elk Mountains and let the natural landscape be the backdrop to your perfect day. Our majestic setting in the Colorado Rocky Mountains beside the 12,162 foot peak of Mt. Crested Butte offers a stunning place to tie the knot.   

2. Stunning Venues

Choose between a variety of outdoor settings for your ceremony and then bring the party inside as the sun starts to set. Our Ten Peaks venue offers...

This Week In the Butte February 5 2018

This Week In the Butte February 5 2018

The first full week of February is stacked with exciting events. Take a lesson in wine pairing or test your skills at the USASA Rail Jam (or come watch them fly through the air), plus the best apres music around with CB Unplugged featuring Tony Furtado! 

Women's Tips on Tuesdays I February 6
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 guided by our top women pros. Sessions will go from 1:...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

Winter returns this week with up to two feet of new snow expected to fall by Tuesday night. After this storm rolls through sunshine and blue skies will make for the perfect backdrop to this week’s events! 

Mardi Gras | March 28

Join us downtown for the Mardi Gras parade at 5 pm! Check out the Crested Butte Mountain Resort float in your best purple, green and yellow! Then rock out to Black Ice Drive at at 6:30 at the Eldo. 

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Crested Butte You’re a Snow Reporter, so What Does That Mean?

You’re a Snow Reporter, so What Does That Mean?

A lot rides on our Snow Reporter’s ability to get to the mountain two hours before sunrise. Let me explain…

On days I snow report, the alarm is set for 4:02 am. The buzzer barely goes off, and I’m up and rushing. This is the one job I absolutely can not be late for. The mountain relies on me, the community relies on me and everyone who loves Crested Butte relies on me to get there right at 5 am. In order to get the good word out the report must be filed and published to the website by 5:30 am. I know what you’re thinking, “Can’t you just look at the PowCam to see how much snow we’ve...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

Welcome to another week in paradise. With 1,547 acres of open terrain there’s plenty of options to ski, ride or snow bike! We are currently 173% of our average base depth. Plus, we have great events coming up this week! 

Prater Cup | February 23 – 26

Crested Butte’s marquee annual youth ski race will bring 250 of Colorado’s top 12 and 13 year old alpine ski racers to Crested Butte. The Prater Cup is always a blast for competitors, their families and fans alike. Look for some high speed skiing and tons of fun...

Crested Butte Home by CBMR Athlete Francesca Pavillard-Cain

Home by CBMR Athlete Francesca Pavillard-Cain

Regardless of where I travel, ski, or live, Crested Butte is always home. This rings true for everyone in my family. This past week my father, Jean Pavillard, joined me in Crested Butte to enjoy the epic snow. It really got me thinking. My father has traveled and lived in countless countries and towns, but Crested Butte is still home. It is the place that when he comes back, it feels like no time has passed.

I always assumed that my sincere love and comfort in Crested Butte was because I grew up here, but learning that my father feels the same way shows that anyone can make Crested...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

Sunshine returns after a storm cycle that deposited almost three FEET of snow. Temperatures were warm but the skiing and riding was super fun! Soak up the sun (and the sunscreen) while you enjoy the great events going on in the Butte this week. Plus, love is in the air! Celebrate Valentine’s Day by sharing a chair at Crested Butte Mountain Resort! 

Valentine’s Day at WoodStone | February 14

Take your someone special on a Valentine's date that's sure to delight! Enjoy a special Valentine's Day dinner menu! Reservations required at 970-349-8030 between 4 - 10...

Crested Butte Crested Butte, A Mountain For All Skiers by CBMR Athlete Mark Mikos

Crested Butte, A Mountain For All Skiers by CBMR Athlete Mark Mikos

Crested Butte Mountain Resort is a mountain for skiers, snowboarders, and lovers of sliding on snow. It’s not just for extreme skiers, not just for beginner skiers, but for all skiers and riders; especially for those who want to learn and progress or a variety of terrain choices.

The mountain is a large hunk of granite sitting on top of a bed of shale. The granite was glacially carved into stunningly steep bowls and jagged ridges giving the mountain its iconic look as well as a plethora of varying terrain. Intermediate terrain extends up into the middle of numerous bowls, while...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

February is competition season which means there are incredible athletes joining us for a multitude of competitive events. Be sure to get inspired and watch as athletes take on the extremes as well as the park. Crested Butte makes for the perfect venue for athletes and spectators alike! 

Freeride World Qualifiers | February 10 – 12 

Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association will host a 4 Star Qualifying event in conjunction with the Freeride World Tour in the famed Extreme Limits Terrain. Dubbed the US...

Crested Butte The Last Run by Rhett Griggs, M.D.

The Last Run by Rhett Griggs, M.D.

One of the most common sayings said in the ski area clinic is, "it was my last run". Their ski season is usually over or delayed at the best and the injury list that produces this frank statement is extensive. 2017 is pleasantly exceeding our predictions and expectations for locals and visitors alike. The energy is high and as the snow keeps falling, the desire to be at CBMR shredding is prominent. Keeping in mind a few tips can help keep the ski area clinic and a trip to Griggs Orthopedics (gO) at bay.

Being prepared for the season, or ski vacation is extremely important. Physical...

Crested Butte Will Dujardin: Coaching the Crested Butte Mountain Sports Team

Will Dujardin: Coaching the Crested Butte Mountain Sports Team

Coaching the Crested Butte Mountain Sports Team (CBMST) and Passing on the Crested Butte Freeride Tradition

When I moved to Crested Butte almost 8 years ago, I didn’t see this coming, but I guess it doesn’t surprise me.  After competing on the Freeskiing World Tour with sporadic success for 2 years, I started coaching the Crested Butte Mountain Sports Team (CBMST) with the then head coach of the Freeride team, Woody Lindenmeyr.  I kept competing through the transmutations of names from the FWT (Freeskiing World Tour), to the other FWT (Freeride World Tour) FWQ (...

Crested Butte Local's Guide to Spring Skiing in Crested Butte

Local's Guide to Spring Skiing in Crested Butte

Has anyone else noticed that it’s staying sunnier, longer?  I started noticing a couple weeks ago, as the sun was still shining above the mountain tops as I headed home from work.  For many, spring skiing is an all-time favorite—complete with snowstorms and warm, bluebird days.  But there’s definitely some significant differences on the slopes in the spring time, compared to mid-winter skiing.  So let’s get you well versed on spring skiing in Crested Butte so you can make the most of those bluebird days on the hill.

Find the Sunshine...

Crested Butte Scot Chrisman: A Day in the Life

Scot Chrisman: A Day in the Life

Crested Butte Mountain Resort athlete, Scot Chrisman, gave us a peek into his day-to-day on the slopes.  Scot grew up in the world of ski racing, starting out with the Lake Eldora Race Team at 6 years old.  Scot has traveled the globe with his skis as his guide, ranked in notable competitions around the nation, and has presently planted his poles in Crested Butte, CO.  His favorite run here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort?  "I love doing Headwall to Keystone Ridge to Horseshoe Springs (Mine Shaft) to Mineral Point Trees to the Jib Park.  It's a huge top to bottom lap that has tons of...

Crested Butte 5 Ways to Maximize Your Trip to Crested Butte Mountain Resort

5 Ways to Maximize Your Trip to Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Plan Ahead

Don’t kill that first day vibe by having to wait in line to get lift tickets, rentals or lessons.  If you’re able, head over to the Adventure Center and Lift Ticket office located in Mountaineer Square the night before your first day out (the Adventure Center closes at 5pm daily).  Reserve your rentals in advance to not only save money, but save you time (the Crested Butte Rental and Demo Center closes at 5:30pm daily)!  Just...

Crested Butte Stevie Kremer: A Day in the Life of a Snow Reporter, Teacher + Pro Athlete

Stevie Kremer: A Day in the Life of a Snow Reporter, Teacher + Pro Athlete

Stevie Kremer is a Crested Butte Mountain Resort snow reporter, athlete and local grade school teacher.  In the summers you can find Stevie competing locally and internationally as a professional trail runner, while in the winters she competes in ski-mountaineering.

You think getting exercise in can be tough, try fitting it in after two jobs, starting at 4:30 am…

Ok, not 4:30 am, but rather, 4:32 am, when that lovely buzzer goes off letting you know it’s time to begin a day in the life of...

Crested Butte Love in the Mountains

Love in the Mountains

In a world where picking up a phone and actually calling someone to ask them out on a date is a distant memory for folks that grew up before the advent of texting, falling in love seems to be a much different process than it used to be.

Gone are the days of sweaty palms clutching the phone, anxiously praying that the person on the other end of the ringing won’t answer so you can leave a perfectly aloof, yet charming voicemail.  The days you could still pretend that the voicemail was somehow lost in the digital jargon, explaining why they never called back.  Now we send texts, and...

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