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Crested Butte Top 5 Ways to Spend Your Labor Day Weekend in CB

Top 5 Ways to Spend Your Labor Day Weekend in CB

1. Vacation – or – Staycation 

The Grand Lodge offers spacious suites and oversized hotel rooms at an affordable price making it the ideal lodging choice for your vacation. Don’t miss the WoodStone Grille, serving handmade fire baked custom pizzas, unique pasta dishes and signature grill items. Come and play some billiards on the open table and enjoy one a Colorado Micro Brews with an appetizer! Then relax after the day's activities by enjoying the newly renovated indoor/outdoor heated pool, hot tub and steam room. Boasting a breathtaking view of Mt. Crested Butte,...

Crested Butte Behind the Scenes at the Butte

Behind the Scenes at the Butte

Ever wonder what it takes to get the mountain ready for your visit? 

In order to ensure our guests receive the best (and safest) experience riding the lifts, our Lift Operations and Maintenance Departments perform a highly synchronized start up procedure every day of the week. 

Each morning as the fog slowly lifts from the valley before the sun peeks out from behind the Butte, our Mountain Ops team is already hard at work getting the lifts up and running. Lift Mechanics begin each morning by riding snowmobiles up the resort's trails to the top of the mountain. Once a mechanic...

Crested Butte Three Tips for Summiting Mt. Crested Butte

Three Tips for Summiting Mt. Crested Butte

The hike to the peak of Mt. Crested Butte is about two miles round trip and 732 feet up. This may seem like an easy hike, but keep in mind you will be summiting a mountain at 12,162 feet! Use these three tips to ensure you summit the peak and have a great hike.

1. Start early.

The Silver Queen Express opens at 9:30 am daily and the last ride down is at 2:45 pm. If you miss the last ride down, the hike down via Yellow Brick Road to Westside is almost a 2,800 vertical feet drop to the base. Also, try to beat the afternoon thunderstorms by starting early. While...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

As the sun rose over Mt. Crested Butte friends and family gathered to witness the great eclipse of 2017. While the moon only covered 89% of the sun, the air temperature dropped and the aspens cast beautiful crescent shapes. It was a memorable day and we hope you continue to make more memories with your loved ones this week in the Butt! 

Mt. CB Farmers Market | August 24

New for Summer 2017, we are proud to host a weekly farmers market on Thursdays throughout the summer. Don’t miss this opportunity to...

Crested Butte Want a Lift?

Want a Lift?

It’s no wonder Crested Butte is littered with athletes – with over 750 miles of singletrack in the Gunnison valley, the temptation to get longer days in riding, running or hiking is around every corner. Let’s face it—we are a mecca for all types of athletes! But what about the kiddos? With so many different summer programs for kids of every age (that includes those kids 40 and up!) it’s easy to think that they can ride, run and ski all day like an adult. However, in order for all of us kids to stay fresh on our bikes, avoid injury and efficiently sharpen our mountain biking skills, lift-...

Crested Butte 5 Reasons to Book Your Colorado Ski Vacation Early

5 Reasons to Book Your Colorado Ski Vacation Early

It’s the middle of August and it’s already beginning to feel a little like fall. There is a nip in the air, misty clouds trace Mt. Crested Butte in the mornings and the grasses are beginning to turn golden. There has even been rumor of the first aspen leaves starting to turn. Winter is coming and that means it’s time to start thinking about your family vacation to Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Here are five reasons to start planning your Colorado ski vacation today! 

1. Savings! 

Take advantage of some of the best deals available by booking early! Crested...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

Cooler temps, the whisperings of the first golden aspen leaves and tacky mud. All telltale signs that summer is quickly fading to fall here in Crested Butte. However, there’s still a few weeks left of summer! Be sure to take full advantage of this beautiful weather and these great events. 

Twilight Lift Hours | August 16 & 18

Twilight Hours are a great time to be exploring the resort. With unlimited chairlift rides on the Red Lady for just $8 from 4:30 - 7 pm every...

Crested Butte Adventure Park Family Fun!

Adventure Park Family Fun!

Conveniently within the base area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, the Adventure Park offers multigenerational fun and a range of exhilarating activities for the whole family. With safety in mind, the Adventure Park allows toddlers to adults (who are still children at heart) to push their comfort zones and try new things. An All Day Adventure Park Ticket includes unlimited chairlift access on the Red Lady Express and Silver Queen Express plus, the following activities:

Flying Gopher Mini Golf

Under the covered structure, the 18-hole mini golf course is a...

Crested Butte Crested Butte Summer Bucket List

Crested Butte Summer Bucket List

There’s no way you can mark all of these adventures off your Crested Butte bucket list in just one visit. Whether you are hiking, biking or just enjoying the views, there are definite must-dos for everyone in Crested Butte before the temperature drops.

Hike Aspen to Crested Butte

The hike from Aspen to Crested Butte is worthy of any outdoor enthusiasts’ bucket list. The summer drive between the two iconic ski towns is roughly 100 miles and takes three hours. However, if you decide to hike it’s only 11 miles from the Maroon Bells Trailhead to Crested Butte. Be...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the second week of August. Fall will be here before we know it… Event this morning the air was slightly colder and low hanging fog clung to the Peak. Wildflowers have peaked and soon we will be searching for the first golden aspen leaf of the season. Don’t worry though, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the last few weeks of summer here at the Butte! Make sure to check out these events happening this week! 

Twilight Lift Hours | August 9...

Crested Butte Rainy Afternoon Activities

Rainy Afternoon Activities

In Crested Butte, the rainy late summer afternoons are a perfect excuse to cuddle up inside, enjoy the sweet smell of rain or maybe splash in the puddles. Here are five ideas of other fun activities for when it’s storming (and for when it’s not!):

Flying Gopher Mini Golf and Tin Cup Mining Co.

While the big attractions at the Adventure Park like the Coke Zero BagJump and the Bungee Jumping Trampolines, close for safety concerns when there is lightening spotted nearby, the Flying Gopher Mini Golf course and the Tin Cup Mining Co. sluice stay open and dry.  ...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

We can’t believe it’s already August! This summer has been jam packed with tons of events, sunshine and big smiles! There’s still plenty of time to join the fun this summer! Be sure to check out these great events happening this week! 

Mountain Manners Car Camping & Campfire | August 2

Mountain Manners was created as a response from locals about "loving our public lands to death.” Collaboratively conceived and sponsored by the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, Mountain Manners...

Crested Butte 3 Ways to Experience Fall Foliage

3 Ways to Experience Fall Foliage

September splendor is a thing, and it’s a sight you’ll wake up early for. It will be the priority of your hiking, biking and road trips. It is the view that makes everyone go a little quieter, snuggle in a little tighter and will leave everyone in awe, forever marking their memory.

Yes, I believe that a grove of aspens in autumn can do all that, especially in Crested Butte, where one of the largest single grove of aspens plants its roots. In today’s article we’ll explore all the best ways and places to see the fall-colors so you have a breathtaking game plan when you arrive in the...

Crested Butte Iconic Fall Events to Cap Off Summer

Iconic Fall Events to Cap Off Summer

“All that is gold, does not glitter,” —J.R.R. Tolkein

Sometimes, rather, it crunches beneath bike tires, sets hillsides on fire in the setting sun, and illuminates the sky. If you’ve never crunched along a trail littered with freshly fallen, golden aspen leaves, or stopped suddenly on the trail in a burst of wind, while those same leaves whirl from their stems in a dazzling array of colors.

It’s time you did.

September is around the corner, the sun is setting a bit earlier every day, and there’s a certain chill to the early mornings that reminds us all that the only...

Crested Butte CBMR Sends Summer Off In Style with Concert from Kyle Park

CBMR Sends Summer Off In Style with Concert from Kyle Park

Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the Town of Mt. Crested Butte are thrilled to extend free music on the mountain one week longer with the inaugural Summer Sendoff Concert featuring Austin Texas singer, songwriter, Kyle Park on August 24. His ‘rock with a twangy’ style mixture of up-tempo, guitar driven honky tonkers and heartfelt ballads will make for a lively and fun show not to be missed. The concert starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Red Lady Stage. Food and drink are available for purchase inside the venue.   

Born and raised outside of Austin, Kyle Park started...

Crested Butte Off the Beaten Path: Adventurous Ways to Get to Crested Butte

Off the Beaten Path: Adventurous Ways to Get to Crested Butte

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” —John Muir

And if you’re coming to Crested Butte, we have a number of dirt paths you can take to get here.

Sure, taking the paved highways to get here is easy, beautiful and enjoyable, but in the summer, its always a great idea to take the road less traveled.  Dirt roads, earning your views and experiencing things you never have before is what summer is all about.  So pack your camera, because we’ve got some amazing sights in store for you.

Schofield Pass: Marble to Crested Butte...

Crested Butte From Behind the Lens: What About Crested Butte Inspires, with Trent Bona

From Behind the Lens: What About Crested Butte Inspires, with Trent Bona

It’s in the panoramic landscape, and those peaks that frame the valley.  It’s in the sound of birds waking up with the sun, and the calm of the crisp summer mornings, the town layered in clouds.  It’s in the great lengths people will go to in order to earn a view, an epic line, or the space needed to find serenity.

These things, and innumerable more, are what inspire artists of every genre and level in Crested Butte.  Like a siren call, it hooks every one of us, and for reasons unknown we keep coming back—or we simply can’t leave.

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Crested Butte  Featured Activity: Fantasy Ranch Horseback Riding

Featured Activity: Fantasy Ranch Horseback Riding

It was a beautiful sunny day when I made my way out to the stables of Fantasy Ranch in Mt. Crested Butte.  Families, couples, and first time horseback riders were extremely excited as they prepared to take in the beautiful scenery of the Gunnison Valley by horse.

Imagine horseback riding through aspen groves and across streams, while you are taking in the awe inspiring Mount Crested Butte scenery.

Is this your first time horseback riding?  These horses are handpicked and ideal for beginners.  If you are an experienced rider, you will feel right at home with these incredible...

Crested Butte Featured Hike #12 : Three Lakes Loop

Featured Hike #12 : Three Lakes Loop

Difficulty: Easy/Intermediate

Hike Time: About 2 hours If you do all three lakes and waterfall.

Three Lakes Loop is a fantastic loop that winds through a lush forest, linking three lakes – Lost Lake, Dollar Lake, and Lost Lake Slough. There’s even a nice waterfall that is only about 30 steps off the trail.  It’s a perfect hike for families, friends or even to do by yourself.

Occasionally, the trail opens up to some nice mountain views.

But, the real treasures are  the lakes and their serenity, especially Lost Lake and Dollar...

Crested Butte Time to Get Your Happy Hour On

Time to Get Your Happy Hour On

We all love some good deals on food and drink, especially after that long day at work or a fun day out enjoying yourself. Here are some of the best spots to enjoy happy hour in Crested Butte. 
 

Pita’s in Paradise

Happy Hour 3-6 PM

Tap beers  $4

House Wine $4 

Well drink $4

PBR $1.50

 

Donita's Cantina

Happy Hour 5-6 PM

Supersized Pints of Special Margaritas $7

Eldo ESP & Dos Equis Amber and Lager Draft Beers $3

 

Dogwood 

Happy Hour...

Crested Butte Featured Hike #11: Whetstone Vista

Featured Hike #11: Whetstone Vista

It was a sunny day as we made our way to the short and easy Whetstone Vista trial located just off Brush Creek Road.  This easy hike is mellow enough for the whole family to enjoy. Its easy access and connection to the Upper Upper Loop trail allows you to wander whichever way you so desire.  There’s nothing better than enjoying this hike with friends and family as it strengthens relationships and allows you to get away.  This trail is short, but offers amazing views of Whetstone Mountain that will leave you in awe.  So, have fun and be safe!

Make your way to the Whetstone Vista...