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Just Go Skiing with CBMR Athlete Mark Mikos

I am a skier. I do not have memories of learning how to ski. Like walking, I learned to ski before I could hold onto memories, and just like walking, skiing is just a basic part of life. If there is snow, you go skiing, and that will put a smile on your face. At times in my life I forgot that skiing is just like walking: just a part of life. I would try to make it something else, I’m not sure what, but I would overthink, over-train, and over-ski. This would lead to frustration and disappointment. Not that I don’t take skiing seriously anymore, but at times I would elevate skiing to such a...

This Week in the Butte

After snowmageddon I’m sure we could all use a break from shoveling and then more shoveling. Lucky for you Crested Butte Mountain Resort has great events in store for you this week. Including our first CB Unplugged Concert featuring Kyle Park! Get your fill of great music and friendly competition in before the snow returns. 

gO SkiMo Race Series | January 18

Presented by Griggs Orthopedics, these mountaineering races are free and feature a new course each week with free food, raffle prizes and free beer...

Snowmageddon with CBMR Athlete, Rob Dickinson

Whoever started the hashtag #burythebutte surely had no idea how prophetic it would become.

The Butte hath been buried. 

Work.  Ski.  Shovel.  Sleep.  Repeat.  This is my life lately, and I am tired and sore and happy beyond words. 

I have lived in snow country of some sort my whole life, and nearly every vacation I have been on of my own doing has been to some other snowy locale.  At 13 I slept out in a tent in my parents’ backyard in the Blizzard of ’93 in the Northeast; I’ve been in Haines, Alaska in all-time pow; I’ve had my Heli grounded by snow in Golden, BC, and...


Yesterday will go down in resort history as the day we officially buried the Butte. Some reports say Crested Butte received an inch an hour, other reports claim 3 inches an hour. We just know it snowed A LOT. We want to thank you for your positive support and enthusiasm! Our Ski Patrol and Mountain Ops teams are dedicated to opening as much terrain as possible as quickly as possible. However, expect delayed openings across the mountain. Be sure to check the lift status page for up to date information and stay safe out there!


Griggs Orthopedics Loves to gO Uphill at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Heavy snow, gusting winds and zero visibility didn’t stop the 15 plus racers clad in both spandex one-pieces and regular old ski gear, who came out for the first Town Series Ski Mountaineering Race hosted by Griggs Orthopedics (gO) this past Wednesday evening at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Tired ski patrollers, (who had been in their ski boots since 6:00 am that morning) and cold event staff, were spread across the 2.5 lap race course, making sure racers would be safe during the chilling, blizzard conditions. 

The course started at the base of Red Lady Lift, following the steep...

It Just Keeps Getting Deeper

This week’s storm has us absolutely tickled with childlike joy. The skiing and riding has been all time here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort and it’s still dumping. This morning we saw 3 inches on the Gore-TEX PowCam at 5 am, and as of 9 am there are 8 inches.

Plus, it’s still dumping! Expect fresh track all morning long because this storm is supposed to ramp up again beginning at noon today. 
If you can’t join us today, we’ve added some our favorite eye candy from this storm to the gallery below.

Now let’s go ski! 

This Week at the Butte

This Week at the Butte

Wow! What an awesome week it has been! Mother Nature has decided to give us on of the best Decembers in recent memory by delivering 10 Feet of snow by the New Year! With this storm track that keeps on refilling our slopes, we could see up to 30 inches of new snow by Friday. In addition to all this wonderful white stuff, we have a few happenings to keep on your radar.

gO Skimo Mountaineering Series – January 4 at 5 pm

Test your metal in the first of our gO Skimo Ski...

Crested Butte Extremes

As we start to close out the year, we start to open the remaining of our extreme terrain here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. For the first time in several years, we have been able to have  the High Lift – including Headwall, Big Chute, Paradise Cliffs and Teocalli Bowl –  all open before January! The extremes at Crested Butte are known for their steep and exposed terrain. Athletes from all over the country test their metal with high flying cliff drops and larger than life straight lines. We have been very blessed with a strong early season this year. In December alone, we have gotten 7...

This Week at the Butte

It’s time to get geared up for the New Year! This week at the Butte, we have lots of events to get you stoked for the rest of the season, as well as some to help mitigate that New Year’s hangover and help you forget those resolutions that you’re not going to keep.

Warren Miller Presents: Here, There & Everywhere – December 30

This Friday, gear up for the season with Warren Miller’s newest flick, Here, There & Everywhere. The film will have two showings at...

Doing Crested Butte the Right Way for the Holidays

During the holidays, things can get a little crazy here in Crested Butte. That is why we wanted to offer a few tips for navigating the mountain and downtown during the busy holiday season.

Eat early. Eat late. Ski high noon.

Avoid the lunch time rush by planning to eat lunch before 11:30 am or after 2 pm. This way you will maximize your ski time by not only skiing while most people are off the hill, but also by shortening the time spent standing in line to get your lunch!

Ride Red Lady on a powder day.

Early powder mornings on...

5 FEET in December

5 FEET of Snow in December

Last weekend’s storm over December 15, 2016 dumped 29 inches starting Thursday night and continuing through Saturday. Powder hounds rejoiced as fluffy turns brought smiles to their face. According to OpenSnow we are in store for more snow through this holiday weekend and into the New Year. Perhaps your New Year’s Resolution should be skiing or riding Crested Butte this season!

Check out the gallery below for some of our favorite powder pics from this weekend! 

Crested Butte Holiday Gift Ideas

This holiday season, what better gift than the story of a place? Check out these great gift ideas with the charm that only Crested Butte can offer. Throughout all of our mountain base area retailers, unique variety stays ever-present.

Check out the deals and steals awaiting you at Thin Air Sports. Buy two beanies from their vast selection, and get them both 25% off, or buy a ski jacket and get 25% off the matching pants. Thin Air Sports is also proud to state that they are the only retailer in the valley who is allowed to carry the ultra-durable, more technical European brand Eider...

This Week in the Butte!

This week in the Butte we are talking snow, ice and ski history! 

Western Winter Speaker Series| Dr. David J. Rothman at Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
Thursday, December 15

Join us at the Crested Butte Heritage Museum for the Western Winter Speaker Series where Dr. David J. Rothman will speak on the early days of skiing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Dr. Rothman is a former NCAA Div. I alpine ski racer who writes regularly about skiing and mountain towns. This is a private event, however if you are interested in attending it is $10 and you...

I’m Ready to Go Uphill

It’s early season, the snow is covering my favorite running trails enough to keep me from running on them, but not enough to fully cover the potential ski destroying rocks hidden beneath the first layer of snow in the backcountry. The thought of an indoor gym makes me start to twitch; but for a person like me, who needs to get their daily dose of endorphins, it is essential to get out and do something. Where can we do that in a resort town, like Crested Butte? 

It’s Monday morning and the 5:02 am iPhone alarm goes off. Unexcitedly, I get out of bed and half-asleep continue my usual...

This Week at the Butte

Tis’ the season for fun & games! This week at Crested Butte Mountain Resort we will be hosting holiday season events proceeded by Get the Girls Out. Hope to see you all on Saturday, December 10 for this jam packed day of fun.

Get the Girls Out | 10 am- 2 pm

Join some fabulous female CBMR Ski School Instructors and SheJumps for Get the Girls Out Women’s Ski Day, Saturday December 10, 2016. This all-female group will meet at 10 am at Coal Breaker Coffee to get booted up and break into groups. Meet back at Butte 66 at 1 pm, where each participant will be...

This Week at the Butte

It is time to get ready for that backcountry excursion! This week in Crested Butte we will be focusing on backcountry safety. Don’t miss these great events hosted by the Crested Butte Avalanche Center.

December 2- Avalanche Awareness 5 pm-8 pm

Join the Crested Butte Avalanche Center (CBAC) on December 2, 2016 for the 14th Annual Avalanche Awareness Night at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square in Mt. Crested Butte. Avalanche Awareness Night is the biggest fundraiser of the year for your local...

Donation Day: It's For the Kids

As the sun sets over our first day on snow and we prepare for Opening Day tomorrow, let’s look at what this inaugural Donation Day meant to the community and the kids involved.

For a simple $15 donation, skiers and riders were able to get a sneak peek of “the goods” off of the Red Lady Express Lift.  Ultimately, over 750 lift tickets were issued and proceeds benefitted the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation which supports our local community of up-and-coming athletes!  The Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation is an organization dedicated to supporting local kids of the Crested Butte...

This week at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

This week at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

It’s that time of year again! Winter is here and the lifts start turning tomorrow! This week at Crested Butte Mountain Resort we have a few great events leading to the kick off of the 2016/2017 ski season and you don’t want to miss out!

Donation Day | November 23

Can’t wait to ski or ride a second longer? Join us for Donation Day one day prior to our official Opening Day. On November 23, we are excited to partner with the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation (CBSF) for our...

I’m a Kid in Crested Butte, What Do I Do?

Crested Butte Mountain Resort has been designed with kids in mind! Whether you are learning to ski or snowboard for the first time, or need to exert some overflowing energy, CBMR has you covered.

CBMR’s Adventure Park is conveniently located at the base area so it is easy to get mom and dad out of bed and over to where the fun begins! Featuring the Flying Gopher miniature golf course, bungee trampolines, a climbing wall and the lift-accessed tubing hill, there are many different activities to challenge your friends on...


There are numerous activities and experiences that are common amongst ski resorts in the winter time: downhill skiing, snowmobiling, tubing hills and dog sledding are each a popular option. While these options are exhilarating and great for families, the sense of adventure that we all seek can sometimes get lost in the commerciality of a resort town. 

That is where Crested Butte differentiates itself. Crested Butte was founded in the late 19th century as a coal and silver mining town in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Less than 12 miles away, how the crow flies, from Aspen – the...

CBMR's Newest Culinary Hotspots

Crested Butte Mountain Resort has some exciting additions for this coming winter that we would like to share with you. If you didn’t join us up at the Umbrella Bar last year, you’ll have to stop by this winter! No ordinary mountain dining option, the Umbrella Bar is more gathering spot than grab-and-go outlet for all ages. Located at the top of Painter Boy lift – a hub of activity with exceptional, sweeping 360 degree views of the resort and mountains beyond – the Umbrella Bar features a retractable roof and plenty of on-snow Adirondack chair seating. The restaurant serves European-...

Elk Avenue Exploration

The town of Crested Butte was developed in the late 19th Century as a supply town to the numerous coal and silver mines in the surrounding area.  As the mining operations began to decline, Crested Butte was able to grow and survive based on a long history of ranching.  Today, this rich history of mining and ranching is still prevalent in the town’s identity.  

Downtown Crested Butte consists of one main street: Elk Avenue.  Elk Ave – as the locals refer to it – is a quaint stretch with dozens of restaurants, bars and shops, many of which still maintain the same infrastructure from...

Let Out Your Inner Child

Bounce sky high, conquer the top of the climbing wall, or hit the miniature links at Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Adventure Park!  Located at the heart of CBMR’s base area, the Adventure Park is the perfect place for kids to act like kids, and adults to act like kids.  

Featuring miniature golf, bungee trampolines, a climbing wall and lift-served tubing, there is something for the whole family.  Each activity is located within steps of the slopes and just beside the Butte 66 restaurant, so when the adults are resting the legs and grabbing a bite to eat, the kids can expel some...

Donation Day 2016 Information

To the Gunnison Valley Community,

With winter rapidly approaching (yes, snowmaking starts in 11 days, weather permitting) Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) wanted to take the opportunity to update you all regarding our longstanding partnership with the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation (CBSF) and our inauguration of Donation Day. You may have read about this in earlier articles in our local papers over the summer, but we wanted to ensure good communication on this impactful community event. We hope, by providing more information, we will have an exceptional fundraiser for CBSF...

A True Mountain Escape

Simplify your family vacation by coming to Crested Butte Mountain Resort!  With activities and adventures that are tailor-made for guests of all ages, Crested Butte Mountain Resort makes it easy to plan a trip that appeals to every member of the family.  

Take advantage of the plethora of kids programs – from the resort’s signature nursery to our Kids’ Night Out – in order to relax, unwind, and fully immerse yourself in your vacation.  While your youngest may be visiting the Trailhead Children’s Museum and getting a surprise visit from CBMR mascots, Bubba and Betty Bear, your older...