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Beginner Mountain Bike Tips

Our Favorite Mountain Biking Tips for Beginners

Mountain biking is a rewarding way to get out and breath fresh air while exploring new areas! However, it can also be a bit intimidating for a new rider. Don’t worry, everyone has to start somewhere, but here are a few tips to get you on your way!

Picking a Bike
First things first, you need to get yourself a bike if you don’t already have one. Stop by the Evolution Bike Shop in the morning. Our friendly bike techs will help find the right bike for you! Downhill specific bikes are available as well as cross country and children’s bikes! 

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Work for CBMR

Top 10 Reasons to Work at CBMR this Summer

1.    Legendary Lunch Breaks
How many jobs allow you to pursue your outdoor passions on your lunch breaks? While everyone else is counting down the precious few minutes of time off the clock, you could be lapping the Evolution Bike Park or riding the Silver Queen Express, recharging your batteries while you take in breathtaking views of the Gunnison Valley.

2.    Become a Part of the Family
From Mountain Clean-Up Day to the last day of the season, the Mueller family has a hands on presence at CBMR. They are committed to making Crested...

Crested Butte 10 Scenic Places to See This Summer

10 Scenic Places to See This Summer

Crested Butte has a vast range of scenic sites for you to explore this summer. Whether you’re looking for a long extended adventure that takes up a whole day, or a nice drive to do on your day off, Crested Butte has the goods. Here are just a few suggestions of places we love to explore in this beautiful valley we call home!

1. MT. CRESTED BUTTE SUMMIT
The famous Crested Butte Peak is often admired from town and from the lifts of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, but to summit the peak is a whole other endeavor. To summit the peak is a short, however quite steep climb and the...

Crested Butte How to Get Fit for Mountain Biking This Spring

How to Get Fit for Mountain Biking This Spring

Crested Butte is one of the founding homes of mountain biking and has some of the best mountain biking in the country. With world class singletrack like the 401 Trail, Doctor’s Park and Monarch Crest at our fingertips it’s no wonder there are so many spectacular mountain bikers in this valley. For some of us, it is hard to let the winter season go, but for others the excitement for mountain bike season quickly escalates as the temperatures rise and snow levels drop. 

Remember when we were little and we would get too excited about something and someone (usually an adult) would tell...

Crested Butte Top 10 Crested Buttian Shoulder Season Activities

Top 10 Crested Buttian Shoulder Season Activities

There’s something magical about the spring time in a small town like Crested Butte. Birds begin chirping again, new buds speckle the trees, and the snow tunnel around town begins to vanish, almost as if a whole new world is opening up. After the wheels of the lifts stop spinning, the town gets a little quitter. Things seem to slow down a bit as everyone catches their breath after a good and busy ski season. But things don’t slow down for too long, there are still plenty of fun and exciting things to do in and around Crested Butte while you’re waiting for the snow to melt and the trails to...

Crested Butte Ride Like a Girl

Ride Like a Girl

“Ride like a girl”

Not only a phrase, but also a compliment, with an engrained sense of pride in the statement.  The women’s mountain biking community is a tight one, especially so in Crested Butte, where many outdoor and adventure loving folks come to live and ride.

So it’s no surprise then, that Sarah Stubbe, the performance services and professional teams manager for Griggs Orthopedics, told me there are more lady-riders in Crested Butte than places she’s ridden in the past.  To get the low down on women’s mountain biking, particularly here in Crested Butte, I spoke with...

Crested Butte Umbrella Bar is Serving it Up This Summer

Umbrella Bar is Serving it Up This Summer

We're thrilled to announce that guests can enjoy this past winter’s hotspot in the summer too.  CBMR is opening the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks for a mid-mountain culinary experience to delight in while out hiking and biking on the mountain. The Umbrella Bar opens June 11 for daily service from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with sandwiches, wraps, snacks and a full bar.

“We couldn’t let this outstanding new building sit all summer,” explains Larry Pirner, the resort’s director of culinary. “With such a fantastic location and more and more guests enjoying the mountain, we thought we should give it...

Crested Butte Four Ways to Fuel Up On the Mountain This Summer!

Four Ways to Fuel Up On the Mountain This Summer!

When it gets down to it, dining on vacation can be just as important decision during your trip as where you want to go in the first place.  You want to have an experience and try new things, while getting to the core of what a place is really like. 

Dining out on vacation can be a great way of experiencing the culture, the locals and what makes the atmosphere of a place great.  Crested Butte is no different.

The restaurants at Crested Butte Mountain Resort embody the best aspects of what make the mountain great—the panoramic views, the friendly and laid back vibe, and the...

Crested Butte Elevate Your Experience on the Mountain This Summer!

Elevate Your Experience on the Mountain This Summer!

Cornflower blue skies extend into evergreen, and stone tipped peaks.  Wildflowers of every imaginable tint, color and shape spread across mountain sides.  The sun is strong, the nights are cool, and the stars are bright.

Picturesque, right?  Welcome to Crested Butte!

There are over a hundred different ways to have fun here, and really it’s only limited by your imagination.  But we’ve rounded up all the fun things to do on the mountain this summer, so you can sit back, and imagine yourself here!

Mountain Biking at Evolution Bike Park

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Crested Butte Employee Spotlight: Christian Robertson, Terrain Park & Bike Park Manager

Employee Spotlight: Christian Robertson, Terrain Park & Bike Park Manager

Ski resorts are multifaceted and energetic workplaces—job titles fluctuate depending on the season, and there’s numerous positions that are unique only to the mountain industry.  Beginning this month, we’ll be starting a monthly employee spotlight so you get to know the people who make the Crested Butte difference, and get an inside look at what makes our resort tick.

To get things rolling, I spoke with Christian Robertson, who is one of the more dynamic employees at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.  In every sense, Christian “gets things rolling” in both the summer and winter season...