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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...

Teo Lift

​Crested Butte’s Teocalli Lift Replacement approved by U.S. Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service has approved the replacement of the Teocalli Lift at Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR). Beginning in early-May 2019, CBMR will begin removing the existing Teocalli Lift to replace and realign the lift for an improved on-mountain guest experience. The upgraded lift will debut in the 2019-20 winter season.

CBMR will replace the Teocalli Lift – a 1979 Riblet fixed-grip double chairlift – with an upgraded fixed-grip quad chairlift. By increasing the operating speed and subsequent spacing between the chairs – to accommodate the increased operating speed – the...

2018/19 Winter Instagram Round-Up

Thank you for such an amazing 2018/19 Winter Season.

Below are a few Instgram highlights we loved from throughout the season using #crestedbutte. 






SkiTown Breakdown

SkiTown Breakdown

SkiTown Breakdown is April 5-7 and is a jam packed weekend with awesome skiing and riding, high energy concert events, the LandShark Pond Skim and more as we close out the 2018-19 winter season.

Friday, April 5

Front Country I Doors @ 7:30 I Crested Butte Center for the Arts

Kick off the festivities on Friday April 5th at the Center for the Arts with an evening performance by Front Country. Front Country pushes...

Who is Al Johnson?

Who is Al Johnson?

This weekend is a telemark race to honor Al Johnson. But who is Al Johnson - we did some research and wanted to share his story, 

Also don't forget to sign up for the 45th Annual Al Johnson Race this Sunday, March 24. 

The Greatest Snowshoer in the Rockies – by Duane Vandenbuche

“He was a legend in the 1880’s and 1890s in the Gunnison country and he has stayed a legend. Today, his story is told in the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame in Vail. His name was Al Johnson and he...

This Week in the Butte March 20 2019

This Week in the Butte March 20 2019

The start of spirng is kicking off in style with the amazing Al Johnson race, history tours and more! 

Elan Women’s Weekend I March 22-24

This special weekend ski experience for women with intermediate to advanced level skiing includes demos of the award-winning Elan women’s Ripstick Freeride skis, designed to explore big mountain terrain such as Crested Butte’s famed Extreme Limits.

Historic Walking District I...

This Week in the Butte March 12 2019

This Week in the Butte March 12 2019

March has come in like a lion with a lot of snow and a variety of amazing events. Make the most of your Crested Butte adventure by taking a sleigh ride, jamming to free live music, skiing with an Olympian or immersing yourself in art!

Ten Peaks Sunset Soirees I March 12 and 19

Enjoy longer days and the beautiful views from the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks during our Sunset Soirees from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy a sleigh ride to and from the base area, dinner, and a complimentary glass or wine or draft beer...


How Crested Butte Broke the PowCam

… And then fixed it.

Good morning fellow Buttians, 

Many of you may have heard we began clearing the PowCam at 5 a.m. effective March 1, 2019, and since then we’ve been the literal talk of the town. We heard your passion for the PowCam, but more importantly we heard the reasons why clearing the PowCam at 4 p.m. is so important to our community. Therefore, we have implemented the following changes to help you get your morning PowCam fix. 

The PowCam has officially been revamped. By affixing a plexiglass divider down the middle of the PowCam we have...


PowCam Update

As of March 1, 2019 the PowCam will be cleared at 5 a.m. daily to support our efforts in accurate and transparent snow reporting. The morning clearing of the PowCam provides our teams with the necessary visibility of the 24 hour snowfall each morning when crafting the daily snow report. 

How We Report the Snow 

A small team of groomers reads the snow stakes, including the PowCam just before 5:00 a.m. each day. Therefore, the official 24-hour snow report is the amount of snow which fell between 5:00 a.m. one morning to 5:00 a.m. the next day. That 5 a.m.- 5 a....

Uleys Cabin

This Week in The Butte: February 26

This week in the Butte kicks off spring events with birthday celebrations, live music and a tasting event! Enjoy these exciting events happening in town and on the mountain!

Creativity and Cocktails | February 26
Canvases & Cocktails Use color choice, layers, brushes and straight edge blades to create an abstract mood acrylic painting. In the Center for the Arts Lobby. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. $40 person.


Prater Cup

This Week in The Butte: February 19

The snow is plentiful and the events are happening. Check out these events going on around town and on the mountain.

Free Museum Day | February 20  
Our exhibits are always evolving and capturing forgotten pieces of local history, even though the themes remain the same. Each season when you visit, you'll see new items in every exhibit. We like to keep things fresh and pride ourselves for being a trusted repository for material culture. Visit the Museum FREE! All...

Uleys Cabin

This Week in The Butte: Valentine's Edition

Be Spellbound with your Valentine with these top activities to do in Crested Butte this week.

On-Mountain | Any day
Head to the mountain and enjoy a romantic skin or snowshoe through the aspens up our daytime route which leads you to the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks. Grab a cocktail and enjoy the views with your hunny before heading back down the mountain. Make sure to stop in CB Mountain Outfitters and check out their Valentine's Day Sale, 30% off select items to pick up that last minute V-day gift. ...

Steep Guides

Lessons for Every Skill Level

Green | Beginner Adventure Package

Learning to ski or ride for the first time? Take advantage of CBMR’s Beginner Adventure Package. Designed to help you navigate your equipment, the terrain and chairlifts for the first time. This lesson product is perfect for those new to skiing or snowboarding. Learn our terrain’s easiest green runs and develop the skills necessary to make your way down the mountain.

Blue | Group Lessons

Bring your friends or come solo! We group skiers and riders of similar ability levels for a day of learning and fun...

Drew and Eli Emmitt

This Week in the Butte: February 5

The snow is falling and the sun is shining, it is a great week to enjoy the events happening on the mountain and around town. Don’t miss the ski competitions held in the famed extremes or the live music playing on the mountain this week!

2 Star and 4 Star Freeride World Qualifiers | February 7 - 9
Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association will host a 2 Star and a 4 Star Qualifying event in conjunction with the Freeride World Tour in the famed Extreme Limits...

March is Full of Unique Events in Crested Butte

March is Full of Unique Events in Crested Butte

Each year, Crested Butte hosts a full calendar of great events – such as the Fat Bike World Championships, the annual Alley Loop Nordic Race, Wildflower Festival, concerts and more – but March must top the list for unique events. Foodies, musicians, athletes and characters can each find an event that they’ll enjoy during the month of March.

The Adrenaline Junkies:

Each March in Crested Butte, skiers and snowboarders tackle the high-speed USASA...

Additional Terrain Openings at CBMR

January has been kind to Crested Butte with Old Man Winter delivering five feet of snow to Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s slopes. Following the resort’s opening of the High Lift and North Face Lift earlier this month, CBMR is excited to announce additional terrain openings throughout the resort’s famed Extreme Limits terrain.

Today, Crested Butte Mountain Resort opened up inbounds extreme terrain including Spellbound and Phoenix Bowls, High Life and Staircase accessible off of the North Face Lift, and Forest, Peel and Flatiron on the west side of the mountain underneath the resort’...

Big Game at Butte 66

This Week in The Butte: January 29

Get creative this week in the Butte! From crafting garlands to crafting precious metal clay, this week Crested Butte is full of artistic events. In between making and learning about art, enjoy watching local and national sports.  

Crafts and Cocktails | January 29

Join us for a winter inspired DIY project lead by Kate Harrington from Mountain...

History of Crested Butte

This Week in The Butte: January 22

It is a beautiful week in the Butte with fantastic events to attend! Immerse yourself in Crested Butte culture and enjoy this week in the Butte with live music, fat bikes and history of the town we all love.

Sam Bush | January 22

The Father of Newgrass and King of Telluride, legendary mandolin master Sam Bush has long established himself as bluegrass royalty. A lifetime of channeling his energy has led to stylistic innovations that have changed the course of bluegrass and roots music...

Mountain High Music Festival

This Week in The Butte: January 15

We have a fun-filled week here in the Butte! From skiing with an Olympian to enjoying live music, we have something for everyone in the family! Test your snowboarding skills by joining the Butte Banked Slalom competition then leisurely walk through town during the ArtWalk on Saturday evening.  

Mountain High Music Festival | January 16 - 19
The Mountain High Music Festival, presented by Dean Dillon, will proudly showcase a diverse lineup of the world's best performers along with the most buzzed...

Alpenglow Gallery

This Week in The Butte: January 9

From gallery openings to live music to donation day, this week is filled with exciting events around the mountain and in town! Enjoy yourself this week in Crested Butte by trying your hand at making something with clay or do a good deed and donate non-perishable food items on Donation Day.

Mud Wrestling | January 10

Join the Center for the Arts with Laura Elm at the Art Studio From 5:30 – 7:30 pm and grab a partner or friend and get your hands dirty with clay at the Art Studio’s monthly “Mud...

CBMR Teo Lift Signage

Plans to Replace the Teocalli Lift for the 2019-20 Winter Season

We are excited to announce plans to replace the Teocalli Lift – a 1979 Riblet fixed-grip double chairlift – for the 2019-20 winter season, pending approval by the U.S. Forest Service. If approved, the new Teocalli Lift would be upgraded to a fixed-grip quad chairlift, increasing uphill capacity by 50 percent.

The proposed realignment and installation of the new lift would take place following the close of the 2018-19 winter season. Plans to realign the Teocalli Lift would shift the upper terminal closer to the top of the Red Lady Express; the lower terminal would remain in the...

Circles Around the Sun Band

This Week in The Butte January 2

Happy New Year! Start 2019 with a new experience! This week in Crested Butte, enjoy live music and a film screening at the Center for the Arts. Learn to watercolor with Suzanne Pierson or learn the history of Crested Butte though a walking tour with the Heritage Museum.

The Dawn Wall | January 2
Crested Butte Center for the Arts is showing The Dawn Wall. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the film starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $12.


New Destinations, Exciting Adventures and Sustainable Initiatives Await in 2019

The start of the New Year brings with it a sense of opportunity. It is a chance for everyone to turn over a new leaf with fresh goals and aspirations. For those of you who are struggling to come up with your own resolutions, perhaps you are overthinking it. Following are seven suggested New Year’s resolutions for 2019.

  1. Visit a New Ski Resort in 2019

In September 2018, Vail Resorts finalized their acquisition of Triple Peaks, LLC, including Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado,...