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Weekend Update on Bike Trails, Events and More

Weekend Update on Bike Trails, Events and More

The Crested Butte Mountain Bike Park will open for riding, twilight hours start and more. Check it out. 

Crested Butte Mountain Bike Park:

Come shred starting at 4 p.m. today (the bike park will be open until 7 p.m.). While the entire bike park is not quite ready to ride, we will be opening the following trails for your biking enjoyment:

  • Up and Away
    • Uphill Bike and 2-Way Hike
  • Primer
    • Multi-Use
  • Painter Boy
    • Multi-Use
  • Teaser
    • Downhill Intermediate
  • ...
2019 Summer Opening Day

CBMR 2019 Summer Opening Day

After winter thoroughly took hold of Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) burying the mountain in snow, the summer season is finally in sight. Beginning on Saturday, June 8, CBMR will be open daily for the summer operating season with all base area culinary and retail outlets, plus select activities for all ages. Summer operations are available at CBMR until Oct 6.

With lingering on-mountain snow, some activities may have a delayed opening this summer. Activities, such as the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Park, disc golf, and archery courses, will open as conditions permit. Below is a...

Capital Improvements Underway

Capital Improvements Underway at Crested Butte, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone

Capital Improvements Underway at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte, Leading to Earlier Openings, Longer Season, and Enhanced Guest Experience for the 2019-2020 Winter Season

Vail Mountain, Beaver Creek Resort, Breckenridge Ski Resort, Keystone Resort and Crested Butte Mountain Resort will soon be abuzz with summer visitors. While guests mountain bike, hike, golf, and explore Epic Discovery’s on-mountain experiences, each resort’s mountain operations teams will be hard at work preparing for the 2019-20 ski and snowboard season. Vail Resorts’ significant...

18 Reasons to Disc Golf at 10,300’

18 Reasons to Disc Golf at 10,300’

Have you ever tried to play “real” golf and struggled with the infinite minutia associated with the golf swing?  Keep your head down, bend your knees, shift your weight, etc.; basically everything that fills the book you bought Dad for Father’s Day.  Well, disc golf is just like that, but much different, so we’ve narrowed down the simplest reasons that you should try disc golf on your next visit to Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

Here are our easy 18 reasons to keep in mind:

  1. The rules are simple: get the disc or Frisbee® into the basket in as few “strokes” as possible.
  2. ...
This Week In The Butte June 26 2018

This Week In The Butte June 26 2018

Summer action is ramping up both at Crested Butte Mountain Resort and in town! We are thrilled to begin LIVE! From Mt. CB free concert series on Wednesday’s and continue the Powerade Pinnacle gO Ride Series and Twilight Extended Hours. Plus, a great block party supporting a Crested Butte Institution.

Check out all the event details for this week in the Butte: 

Twilight Extended Hours I Wednesday & Friday @ 4:30 – 7 pm
With the Red Lady Express, Evolution Bike Park and Adventure...

Hike Mt Crested Butte

Exercise your Mental Health this Summer

Heading into summer it's no wonder everyone's in such a great mood. The sun is shining, lifts are running, trails are open and days are the longest of the year. Now is a great time to be sure to exercise and work on your mental health, as much as possible. Just like exercising our bodies, it is good to exercise our minds. Take advantage of the things that make you happy now- it will only help you with your ability to cope later on when the weather isn't cooperating and the days are shorter. Potentially even more important, pass the word on to your friends so that they too can become better...

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Crested Butte

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Crested Butte

The fresh mountain air, knee high wildflowers, picturesque town and crazy fun people are all in full force during the Fourth of July weekend. This combination creates life long memories of bike rides and hikes full of laugher, conversations over cocktails and BBQ's, picnics with live music and a feeling of home for the entire family.

Below are all of the awesome events leading up the 4th, July 4th and the weekend after!

Start the Celebration Early:

June 30:...

Unique Ways to Enjoy the Crested Butte Music Festival

Unique Ways to Enjoy the Crested Butte Music Festival

When you think of a music festival, often Coachella, Lollapalooza or Bonnaroo come to mind. Weekends filled with guitar smashing, fringed shirts and beer tents.

This is not the Crested Butte Music Festival.

The Crested Butte Music Festival is a sprawling, all-encompassing, musical extravaganza that lasts over a month (July 5 – August 11) and explores all genres and facets of music. Crowded festivals will be a distant memory, as you dive into unique compositions, soak up sounds in unforgettable locations and experience music like you never have before. 


This Week In The Butte June 19

This Week In The Butte June 19

The official start to summer is almost here and to celebrate we have a number of events that take full advantage of warmer and longer days! Check out the oldest Mountain Bike Festival, test your downhill, Enduro, or cross country bike skills, and join the High Mountain 3D Archery Competition for some high mountain fun.  

Crested Butte Bike Week I June 20 – 24
Welcome to the oldest mountain bike festival in the world! This is where a rider can experience one of the birthplaces of mountain biking and ride...

5 Tips for an Amazing Art Festival Experience

5 Tips for an Amazing Art Festival Experience

The 46th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival is August 3 – 5, 2018.

In anticipation for one of our favorite summer events, here are 5 tips for an amazing festival experience:

Get ready

With a little planning, you can enrich your experience before stepping foot into the festival.

Look around your home – is there a corner you would like to enliven with a new painting or sculpture? Is there a certain amount of money you have budgeted? Take a moment and pause when an art piece catches your eye. This all helps when perusing the booths and making a...

This Week in the Butte June 12

This Week in the Butte June 12

The mountain is officially 100% open with abundant biking, hiking, dining and adventures! The first week kicks off with several awesome events to quench your thirst for adventure, community and music.

West Elk Archery Clinic I June 12

Bring your bow and learn from professional archer and West Elk Archers club representative, Ryan Johnson. Clinics are open to all ages and ability levels. For youth entry level participants, several children’s practice bows will be available at the sight in range...

Summer Adventures Start June 9!

While summer doesn’t officially start until the solstice on June 21, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) opens for the summer season this Saturday, June 9. The Red Lady and Silver Queen Express lifts start spinning at 9:30 am, whisking hikers and bikers on unforgettable adventures including biking, hiking, archery and disc golf (or just enjoy the gorgeous scenic lift ride up and down). Restaurants and retail stores will also open to kick off another awesome summer at the resort, serving up delicious food, cold drinks and the latest summer fashions.

The Evolution Bike Park opens...

Crested Butte is Now Epic

To Our Community: 

As many of you have recently learned, our family has made the decision to sell Crested Butte Mountain Resort to Vail Resorts. While we realize this may come as a surprise to some, we want you all to know this was a very hard decision.  We started in the resort business in 1972, and then got started in the ski resort business at Okemo in 1982.  Growing up in the ski industry created a foundation for our entire lives and developed much of what we are passionate about today.

For the last 14 years in Crested Butte, we have developed many friendships with people...

Crested Butte Our Favorite 4th of July Schedule of Events

Our Favorite 4th of July Schedule of Events

Crested Butte offers a jam-packed schedule of fun for the whole family! 

Pancake Breakfast | 7 – 10 am

The 43rd annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast takes place from 7 – 10 am at the fire station in Crested Butte. Plan to wait in line for a minute, but there will be plenty of FREE entertainment while you wait. Proceeds benefit the Crested Butte Fire & EMS Department. Help support the department’s largest fundraising event of the year! 

4th of July Parade | 11 am

Happy birthday, America! The 4th of July parade kicks off at 11...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

Its official, the wildflowers are blooming throughout the Gunnison Valley! Hillsides of purple lupine, meadows of yellow mules ears and specs of blue columbine are beginning to appear. Take a leisurely stroll on your favorite hike to soak in the beauty of the wildflowers and then join us at Crested Butte Mountain Resort for these great events!

Extended Lift Hours for Twilight Riding and Biking | June 28 & 30

Twilight Hours are a great time to explore the resort. With unlimited chairlift rides on the Red Lady...

Crested Butte A Multitude of Music in the Valley

A Multitude of Music in the Valley

All summer long, become a part of the community and join us for a variety of summer concerts in the Gunnison Valley! 


Sundays @ 6 | Legion Park, Gunnison

Join the Gunnison locals for free live music and family fun in Legion Park on the corner of Teller Street and Tomichi Avenue starting at 6 pm every Sunday evening, June through August. This long-standing tradition has continued over the years –rain or shine – featuring the music of local and regional bands. 

Check out the...

Crested Butte Five Reasons to Wake Up for a CB Sunrise

Five Reasons to Wake Up for a CB Sunrise

Here are a few reasons, why you really should wake up for Crested Butte sunrises!

1. Nobody Else is Awake

The towns of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte plus the hills surrounding our communities are very sleepy, especially at sunrise. Being one of the only people around to witness the beauty of a Crested Butte sunrise will make you feel so special. Often times, the spectacular colors of the sunrise will only last five minutes, which will make you feel even luckier to have seen those reds, pinks and oranges that are unique to the early morning.


Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

Warming temps and melting snow mean summer is here! Celebrate the first day of summer this Wednesday at by joining us for Twilight Riding and Biking! The Red Lady Chairlift will be spinning until 7 pm. Plus, kick off the Crested Butte Bike Week by participating in the Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series beginning this week on Wednesday. We hope you spend the longest day of the year with friends and family at Crested Butte Mountain Resort! 

Twilight Riding and Biking | June 21 and June 23

Twilight Hours are a great time to be exploring the resort. With unlimited...

Crested Butte All of the Ways to Get to the Umbrella Bar

All of the Ways to Get to the Umbrella Bar

Located mid-mountain at the top of the Ten Peaks area, the Umbrella Bar is Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s (CBMR) newest on-mountain destination. Situated amongst amazing panoramic views of the resort, the peak and the mountains beyond, the Umbrella Bar features a retractable roof and plenty of Adirondack chair seating, encouraging lounging and gathering.

Adding to the allure of the Umbrella Bar is the fact that requires a bit more effort to get to than most restaurants. The mid-mountain location caters to the adventurous, although with multiple means of arrival, this “off the...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

It’s definitely starting to feel like summer here in Crested Butte! Opening Day was a huge success with plenty of smiles, high-fives and sunny skies! We’re excited for continued beautiful weather, blooming wildflowers and great events this weekend! 

Mountain Manners Wildflower & Natural History Hike | June 17

Do you love being in the backcountry but don’t know if you’re “doing it right?” Mountain Manners Courses are based in the Leave No Trace tenets...

Crested Butte June Happenings

June Happenings

This Saturday, June 10, Crested Butte Mountain Resort kicks off the Summer 2017 season! The Red Lady Express and Silver Queen Express start spinning at 9:30 am for the opening of the Evolution Bike Park as well as lift-accessed hiking. Let the kiddos release their energy on the bungee trampolines, the BagJump or the climbing pinnacle at the Adventure Park. Start the season off by stopping by the Evolution Bike Shop or Adventure Center to pick up a scenic lift ticket or Adventure Park ticket. For Father’s Day, June 18, purchase a child single ride lift ticket or Adventure Park ticket and...

Crested Butte Opening Weekend Insights

Opening Weekend Insights

Thanks to warm and dry weather, a very hard working Evolution Bike Park trail crew, and a successful dig day last week, we are thrilled to have such a robust opening planned for this weekend! Both the Red Lady and Silver Queen lifts will begin spinning for summer at 9:30 this Saturday morning. The Evolution Bike Park, Adventure Park and resort retail and culinary options will also be open. Furthermore, we’re hosting a Choice Pass Day for youth in the valley who are a part of the Choice Pass program. CBMR is donating lift and Adventure Park access for the day along with half price zipline...

Crested Butte Mountain Bike Park Offers Lift-Accessed Cross Country Mountain Biking

Crested Butte Mountain Bike Park Offers Lift-Accessed Cross Country Mountain Biking

The Crested Butte Mountain Bike Park at Crested Butte Mountain Resort features 30 miles of singletrack that is accessible right off of the Red Lady Express Lift. While lift-accessed mountain biking is not unique to the Evolution Bike Park, the variety of trails – from machine-built flow trails designed for beginners to incredibly steep and intimidating rock gardens – is truly a testament to the quality of riding that has made Crested Butte a world-class destination for mountain bikers. 

In addition to the hand-numbing, rock smashing downhill trails such as Psycho Rocks and Captain...

Crested Butte Spitfire, Camaraderie and Beer: Crested Butte Bike Week

Spitfire, Camaraderie and Beer: Crested Butte Bike Week

It was a little bit of beer, a good pair of boots and a lot of nerve that fueled it, and the boots helped with stopping (along with a river for cooling down hot coaster brakes).

Because when a vintage Schwinn Spitfire townie is hauling down a rocky mountain side, with only coaster brakes to stop, slowing down is not easy.

The same can probably be said for the tradition of Crested Butte Bike Week—the oldest mountain bike festival in the United States, now in its 36th year.  The Schwinn Spitfire was the bike of choice back in those Wild West days during the original Pearl Pass...

Crested Butte Iconic Spots to Visit in Crested Butte Each Month This Summer

Iconic Spots to Visit in Crested Butte Each Month This Summer

While it’s safe to say you’ll love Crested Butte anytime of the year, the months during summer time unfold differently as the days go by.  June and September are on opposite ends of the warm-month spectrum, but each has incredible highlights that are unique to that particular time of year.  Below I’ve listed out the best places to visit to soak in the unique characteristics of each summer month, so no matter when you’re visiting Crested Butte this summer, you’ll get the best of the best.

Summer officially gives way, and the budding trees and flowers are...