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Closing Weekend Events

We’re in the final days here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, and as per usual, we’re going out with a bang.  So grab your best costume and let’s get ready for a weekend chock-full of events.

Saturday April 2

Kick off your Saturday with the Base Area Rail Jam starting at 12pm!  Participants can register for $10 on the Butte 66 deck at 11am (Choice Pass holders register for free!), and spectators can grab a cold one on the Butte 66 deck and watch from above, or get up close to the action right in the base area. 

At 2pm, get ready for a closing weekend...

Top 6 Things To Do in Crested Butte by Francesca Pavillard-Cain

For the last few years, I have spent most of my season traveling, skiing and competing all around the world. This means not nearly as much time as I would like in Crested Butte. My vagabond lifestyle is very exciting and rewarding. Even still when I close my eyes to find my happy place, I am transported back to Crested Butte. In the beautiful mountains surrounded by all the funky people and beautiful scenery.

After some time thinking of Crested Butte and trying to pin-point what makes it so special I came up with a few of my favorite things to do in the town. So, here are my top six...

Inside the GORE-TEX® Grand Traverse with Stevie Kremer, Part 3

At midnight on March 25, 400 racers in teams of 2 will set off from the base area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort to embark on an overnight, 40 mile journey through the snowy backcountry to the slopes of Aspen Resort in the annual GORE-TEX® Grand Traverse (GT).  It sounds like a grueling adventure of epic proportions, and it is.  Tonight will mark the 8th GT for pro-trail runner and ski-mountaineer (skimo for short), Stevie Kremer.  In anticipation for the race, we’ve been discussing all things GT over the month of March.  In the...

Ashley Bembenek: Six Simple Photography Tips

One of the best things about skiing and riding is the memories you make. Last weekend was full of skiing, sunshine, and après fun with some of my favorite people on the planet. But if you’re anything like me, that is completely hopeless with a camera, you have no photos to recall those special days in the mountains. Not one!

During a recent photo shoot, I asked Nathan Bilow (a long time Crested Butte local and world-renowned photographer) for a handful of tips for beginner photographers like myself. Together we made the following list. This list is strictly for beginner...

Free KT Tunstall Concert Tomorrow, March 19

Join us tomorrow, Saturday March 19, in the base area concert venue (also where mini-golf is located) for our annual Skitown Breakdown, featuring KT Tunstall!  With popular songs like “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” and “Suddenly I See,” KT’s music is both familiar and unique.  KT wowed the crowd at our sister resort's spring concert series, Okemo SugarDaze, last weekend, and is sure to do the same tomorrow. Doors open at 3:00 pm, with opening acts at 3:15 pm, followed by KT, so get there after a day of skiing or riding for a perfect après treat!  Admission is free!...

Inside the GORE-TEX® Grand Traverse with Stevie Kremer, Part 2

2015 GT Finish, Stevie Kremer with her partner Jari Kirkland.  Photo Credit: Susan Jakcson

Last week we spoke with Stevie Kremer about the GORE-TEX® Grand Traverse (GT) and got a background on the race and what it entails for participants.  As a recap, the GT is a 40-mile backcountry ski mountaineering race from Mt. Crested Butte to Aspen, which will be held March 25.  This week we’ll be exploring race preparation with Stevie, how she trains for a race as unique as this...

Crested Butte Ski Patrol Hiring Clinic

The Crested Butte Ski Patrol will be hosting a hiring clinic / ski evaluation for anyone interested in a Ski Patrol job for the 2016/2017 ski season.  At this time, the evaluation will focus on the ability to proficiently ski expert terrain in all conditions.  At the time of hire next fall, all applicants must be 21 years of age, possess an EMT certification and be eligible for an explosives permit.  Priority will be given to those with AIARE Level 1 Certification and previous related experience.  Skiing evaluations...

Inside the GORE-TEX® Grand Traverse with Stevie Kremer

Photo: Alex Fenlon, courtesy Crested Butte Nordic

Imagine clicking into your skis at the base of Mt. Crested Butte, midnight is close, the chill of the winter night has settled in and it’s going to get colder before the light of day.  And you have 40 grueling miles of uphill and downhill skiing ahead of you, with 7,800 feet in elevation gain. 

It’s something most folks can’t begin to fathom, and only few dare to actually try.  It’s the GORE-TEX® Grand Traverse (GT) and participants will head off for this year’s race on March 25th.  Ski-mountaineer racers will set off...

March Music in the Mountains

It’s hard to beat live music in the mountains.  Pairing panoramic views, spring skiing and an awesome lineup of shows, your afternoons in the high country can’t get much better.  We’re going out with a bang this season featuring back-to-back live music shows to keep your toes tapping - whether in your ski boots - or out.  Here’s four straight days of live music in March!

March 17: Sunset Soiree at Ten Peaks, 5-7pm

Take a casual and scenic skin or snowshoe tour up to the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks from the base area, where a hearty buffet of fondue,...

Rob Vandervoort: Vertical Challenge Recap

The inaugural Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation (CBSF) Vertical Challenge kicked off on February 14, 2016, with a Le Mans style start that sent a wave of adults and kids sprinting up the Warming House Hill to their waiting skis. I was one of them. We all headed to the Silver Queen Lift immediately.

The goal of the competition was to ride as many vertical feet as possible from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. However, in addition to simply collecting vertical feet, each contestant was also required to retrieve 5 tokens spread throughout the ski area. Tokens were placed in buckets at the...

Lock in the lowest 2016/17 Peak + Peak Pass Plus rates NOW!

Lock in the best price now through April 3, 2016

HOORAY--We've launched our spring sale on season pass products for the 2016-2017 winter season; holding this year’s prices for next year. Buy next year’s Peak Pass or Peak Pass Plus between March 2 and April 3, 2016 to get the best prices for next year, after which the pass prices will go up. The Adult Peak Pass starts at $629 and Peak Pass Plus is $839, with many additional benefits for pass holders with the upgraded pass option. 2016-2017 season...

March Bucket List

And just like that we’re heading into the last full month of the Crested Butte Mountain Resort ski season!  It’s been a fun season so far, and March is chockfull of events!  From weekly live music at Butte 66 (the perfect end to a great ski day), to big races and events, March has a number of Crested Butte bucket list events to experience.  Let’s get to it:

CRAFTED Tasting Event: March 5th 2-6pm

Foodies, beer aficionados and craft cocktail lovers rejoice, we have the perfect spring event for you.  Colorado’s best craft breweries, distillers and local...