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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.


This Week in the Butte - Bike Week

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...

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...

Family Mountain Biking at Crested 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...

June Events

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...

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...

Evolution Bike Park offers Lift-Accessed Cross Country Mountain Biking

Evolution Bike Park Offers Lift-Accessed Cross Country Mountain Biking

The Evolution 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 Jack, the...

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! 


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!

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 Why Mud Season Is Secretly the Best

Why Mud Season Is Secretly the Best

Wikipedia’s definition of Mud Season is “a term used to denote a time period in late winter and early spring. The name comes from dirt paths such as roads and hiking trails which become muddy from melting snow and rain.” For those of you who either live in Crested Butte year round, or those who have traveled here during the mud season, you know that it can be frustrating when all you want to do is go running, mountain biking or hiking. But mud season also has its advantages.

Although the springtime does mean muddy trails, it also means longer days. After the short days and...

Crested Butte The 2016-17 Winter Season with CBMR Athlete Rob Vandervoort

The 2016-17 Winter Season with CBMR Athlete Rob Vandervoort

*After an unbelievable winter season, let's catch up with Crested Butte Mountain Resort Athlete, Rob Vandervoort, as he reveals some of the ups and downs of his 2016-17 season.


I always have a funny feeling when I leave Crested Butte in a snowstorm.

This was exactly the case on January 6, 2017, as I struggled to depart for the Freeride World Qualifier 4* competition at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Crested Butte was in the middle of snowmageddon¸ and I quickly learned that Crested Butte was being overwhelmed by feet upon feet of snow; the kind of storm that...

Crested Butte Our 10 Favorite Instagram Posts

Our 10 Favorite Instagram Posts

There are so many reasons that make this place distinctly Crested Butte. We invite you to share your photos using #onlyincrestedbutte for your chance to be featured. Below are our top 10 favorite Instagram posts from this winter season!


Crested Butte The 2016/2017 Season by the Numbers

The 2016/2017 Season by the Numbers

It’s been a winter to remember, one that will go down in Crested Buttian history ranking alongside the legendary 2007-08 season!

CBMR was open 137 days
We received 324 total inches of snow
January 2017 received 136 total inches of snow. That’s over 11 FEET!

January 2017 was the snowiest January in history. The resort shut down due to too much snow and for almost 24 hours #burythebutte was trending nationally on Twitter. Ski Patrol worked their tails off to maintain terrain and drop rope lines as quickly as possible this entire season.

Thank you Ski Patrol,...

Crested Butte The Essentials for Pond Skimming

The Essentials for Pond Skimming

I’m excited about this weekend’s LandShark Pond Skim! Hopefully, Mother Nature will provide a beautiful day to help cap off an outstanding season of skiing!

As a first-timer, I’ve been thinking about how fun and technique will come together at the pond skim. 

This is what I’m planning on:

1)    An Excellent Costume 
You know you have one! Get silly, get political, anything goes just as long as you’re having fun! If you go for a swim, a light-weight costume will make the struggle to get out of the pond a little easier. Odds are, I’ll go for a swim, so I’ll have...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

We can’t believe it but we’re now reaching the end of the 2016/2017 Season. We headed into closing weekend here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort and that means it’s time to party. Pack a bag, load up the car and head to CB for a chance to go out with a splash! 

LandShark Pond Skim | April 8

The end of ski season is another excuse to celebrate, dress up in silly costumes and have wacky events, like the LandShark Pond Skim, where contestants skim across water on their skis and snowboards. The male and female...

Crested Butte Preventing Injuries by Dr.  Elfenbein

Preventing Injuries by Dr. Elfenbein

When the snow is falling and the mountains are calling, what can you do to protect yourself from ski and snowboard injuries? The answer is plenty - both physical and mental preparation for the slopes is key. Whether it is resort, backcountry, or cross-country riding that gets you jazzed, the right preparation can make all the difference.

Start by taking stock of your fitness level. If you haven't gotten off the couch since last fall, then pre-season fitness training will help strengthen the legs, improve your aerobic capacity, and allow you to enjoy your sport more. If it is too...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

March decided to come in like a lamb and out like a lion with over 7 inches of new snow this morning, winter has returned. OpenSnow is predicting more snow through the weekend. With a plethora of great events as well as great skiing and riding, you won’t want to miss this weekend at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. 

Ten Peaks Sunset Soiree | March 28

Enjoy longer days and the beautiful views from the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks during our Sunset Soirees happening over three Tuesdays this March....

Crested Butte Dear Gunnison Valley Skiers and Riders,

Dear Gunnison Valley Skiers and Riders,

I just wanted to reach out to you all as we approach the end of what has truly been a season to remember. Nearly 25’ of snow to date and open wall to wall, top to bottom for the first time since putting Teo II in the mix a few years ago. As we roll into the spring season, I wanted to help inform you of some of the challenges that the patrol faces with managing terrain on the mountain and dispel any unfounded rumors out there.

 As evidenced by the rapidly diminishing snowbanks in town and the re-emergence of long buried bikes/ cars/ kids toys etc., it has been unseasonably warm the...

Crested Butte New 3 Day Pass for $129

New 3 Day Pass for $129

Spring into savings with the 3 For All Pass, just $129 now through April 9, 2017. Pass is valid for three days of skiing or riding between April 1 – 9 or November 23 – December 15, 2017.

Valid for ages 13 and up. Limit one pass of any type per person per season. Non-transferable and non-refundable. Subject to 4% tax.


Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

Spring is in full swing, making it an awesome time to visit Colorado’s last great ski town! Great weather, more snow on the way and fantastic events make now a great time to get to Crested Butte. Bring the whole family out for Town Series Race this Wednesday or cheer on your favorite athlete as they take on the infamous Grand Traverse! 

Ten Peaks Sunset Soiree | March 21 

Enjoy longer days and the beautiful views from the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks during our Sunset Soirees happening over three...

Crested Butte Concussions 101

Concussions 101

The occurrence of concussions in isolation or in combination with other injury such as a ski accident can be overlooked and neglected. A concussion is the result of the brain impacting, twisting, stretching and or bouncing off the skull from impact. This impact and stress distorts the brain cells and disrupts normal functioning in multiple ways. There is cellular chemical imbalance that results leading to disruption of oxygenation and nutrition in both baseline function as well as increased demand from the injury and need to heal. This imbalance leads to signs and symptoms of a concussion...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

The sun is out and Spring Break is in full swing here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Paradise awaits as sunny, bluebird skies are expected through the weekend. Take in the breathtaking views, slab on the sunscreen and be sure to enjoy this week’s events! 

Ten Peaks Sunset Soiree | March 14  

Enjoy longer days and the beautiful views from the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks during our Sunset Soirees happening over three Tuesdays this March. Take a sleigh ride to the top of Ten Peaks for a delicious...