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Things To Do in Crested Butte This Spring if the Weather is Chilly

Things are starting to green up around here, and the tulips are popping out of the ground (although with the new snow, you might be hard pressed to find them).  But don’t let that fool you, we’re still very much in our “second winter” in Crested Butte, affectionately known as “spring.” 

Last week, I posted this article highlighting what to do in Crested Butte this spring if the weather is sunny and warm.  But with colder temps in the forecast this week, it’s only right to follow up...

Things To Do in Crested Butte This Spring if the Weather is Nice

If you’ve spent time in Colorado at all, you may have noticed, or heard, that if you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute.  To say our weather is fickle is an understatement—especially in the high mountains of Crested Butte.  In spring time, this is especially true.  Tis the season for serious layering, packing a heavy duty rain coat everywhere (and the puffy, of course), bringing boots to work and keeping spare flip flops in your car.  You have to be prepared for literally anything in the high country during spring time.

But what if the weather has graced Crested Butte with...

8 Great Restaurants Open This Spring!

Crested Butte is officially in the days of spring—where the weather gets particularly weather-y, jumping from one extreme to the next in a matter of minutes.  We’re in the months of classic Colorado spring time confusion, where you layer up to be prepared for anything the day could hold, from sunny skies, to rain, and of course feet of snow.  Spring time in the Rockies, though quiet, is an exciting time of year.

When the off-season hits, many stores and restaurants in Crested Butte shut their doors for spring cleaning and to let their employees stretch their legs in far off and...

April Bucket List

The mountain is closed, there’s a slower, more relaxed pace in town after the crowds of spring break, and now is a great time to visit Crested Butte!  With the occasional spring snow storm, mixed with warmer bluebird days and the lilies starting to pop up through the ground, the Crested Butte in spring time is a lovely place.

While the crowds have left, and the locals are taking a collective load-off, there’s still a few events to round out the season before we jump (bike-tires first) into summer. 

April 8-10: Ultimate Snowmobiler

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Closing Weekend Events Recap

Rail Jam

To kick off Saturday's events, the Rail Jam began at noon at the bottom of Warming House Hill. The jib park was built the week before the event, and skiers and riders were able to register for the event on the Butte 66 deck up until the competition began.

Before the finals, both riders and skiers took laps in the Rail Jam park, getting a feel for the features and jumps.

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Pre-Season Stoke: Red Mcintosh Ripping through Evolution Bike Park

The lifts have shut down, the snow will likely still fall for a few weeks more, but one thing is for sure--spring has sprung in Crested Butte.  Which means we're one season closer to mountain biking season in the valley.  So while we’re all patiently waiting for the mud to dry up, and for our new bike parts and gear to come in, let’s get our pre-season stoke on, shall we?  Here’s a video of Red Mcintosh ripping through Evolution Bike Park last summer, enjoying those flowy corners and progressive features—who is ready for June 11, when the Evolution Bike Park opens for summer?!

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End of Season Thoughts from Mary Boddington

As the season is wrapping up I'm realizing that I’m one of the small few that wish it would keep snowing and the lifts keep turning. I have to be careful who I say this around, because most are ready for flip flops and sunshine!

To me, riding the resort is a sense of freedom: Happiness and easy living. I go into the backcountry a fair amount too, and love that. The resort is different for obvious reasons. The resort offers ease. I can go up by myself and either find random friends to ride with, or I can ride solo all day and be perfectly content.  These times are priceless to me....