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This Week In the Butte - December 25 2017

The festivities continue here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort! After you get tired from skiing and riding during this holiday week check out these relaxing events leading into the New Year’s Eve celebrations!

Canvas and Cocktails I December 26
Join local artist Mary Tuck as she guides the group through a step-by-step painting of Last Tracks from start to finish, giving instruction on setting up to paint, mixing color, composition, and more. Painting starts at 4:00 pm outside of Spellbound Pizza. Drinks...

Torchlight Parade

The Holidays in Crested Butte

Crested Butte is a winter wonderland welcoming you with holiday magic. With snow softly falling and lights twinkling all around, you get the feeling of being a world away, joining in festive events, dining at cozy restaurants and discovering that perfect gift while shopping with family. 

Holiday Occasions
Join the Crested Butte Center for the Arts, on December 22, for a showing of The Grinch Holiday Movie and Pajama Party. Bundle up...

This Week In the Butte - December 18 2017

This Week In the Butte - December 18 2017

The countdown to Christmas has begun and Crested Butte is in full swing! Every day this week there are unique events to celebrate the holidays from après parties to live music to movies! It's time to be merry and celebrate! 

Rock On Ice I December 18 – 20 
The Rock On Ice team returns to Mt. Crested Butte for an ice carving festival in celebration of the holiday season.

An Evening with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy I December 18...

Anticipated Opening

13 of 15 Lifts Expected for Christmas Week

CBMR is excited to be opening more terrain as we ramp up operations in anticipation of the holiday season!  We are pleased to announce we expect to have 13 of 15 lifts spinning for Christmas week. Our snowmaking team is doing an incredible job maximizing their opportunities to make as much snow as they can.  As always, all openings are anticipated openings but the resort is doing it’s very best to work to open more lifts and terrain!  Be sure to stay tuned to our social media channels to see photos and video of our current conditions. There is a ton of fun to be had on the mountain, and we...

The Week In The Butte December 11, 2017

This week is the perfect week to immerse yourself in several new cultural events happening around town! From a Western Speaker Series to an exhibit opening – make sure to take a moment to learn a new skill or more about this amazing place! 

December 14 I Artful Holiday Cookie Decorating
Learn expert cookie decorating techniques using Royal Icing and other fun mediums. This class is perfect for anyone who'd like to up their holiday...

Cool Treats From CBMR Culinary

Cool Treats from CBMR Culinary

Crested Butte Mountain Resort recognizes that each of our guests – from our youngest rippers to our wisest souls – have their favorite treats after a great day on the mountain. Whether you are satisfying a sweet tooth or “cheersing” friends, CBMR offers tasty and cool treats for all ages:

Milkshakes
Hands down the favorite way for families to cool off is with a milkshake at Butte 66. With specialty flavors for the kiddos such as the Red Lady (vanilla ice cream, granola and strawberry) or Captain of the...

This Week In The Butte

The winter season is upon us with several festive and fun events happening on the mountain and in town! From avalanche awareness to skiing Santas there is something for all ages and interests! 

December 8, 2017 I Avalanche Awareness Night 
Join the Crested Butte Avalanche Center for the 15th Annual Avalanche Awareness Night at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square. Avalanche Awareness Night is the biggest fundraiser of the year for your local avalanche center. There will be avalanche education...

New to Crested Butte

Top 5 Things I Love About Being New to CB

Crested Butte is a beautiful little town with a big personality and a lot of charm. I moved here looking for a change of pace from the east coast city lifestyle and that’s exactly what I got. There are a lot of things that I’ve already fallen in love with but here are my top 5! 
 

  1. Living in the mountains

The mountains are at your doorstep here in Crested Butte. During the winter, there’s nothing better than rolling out of bed, throwing on your ski gear and heading to the lift in just minutes. During the summer, there are so many trails to...

Opening Terrain with CBMR Ski Patrol

The beginning of the winter season is an exciting time to be at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. As the temperatures drop and the snow stacks up, there is the inevitable question of when more terrain will open up.  

New terrain openings are orchestrated by an integrated team of Mountain Operations and Ski Patrol. There are two primary factors that must be approved by these on-mountain teams before additional terrain becomes open for skiing and riding.

Safety
Safety is the most important factor that goes into opening new terrain. Natural terrain features,...

This Week In The Butte - November 27, 2017

This Week In The Butte - Early Season

Crested Butte is coming alive for the winter. Attend a film or show. Take a walk down Elk Avenue for some great holiday shopping and dining. Get on the slopes or take a lesson to be in top shape as the season progresses. Now is the perfect time to get in the festive winter spirit.

November 29, 2017The Crested Butte Film Festival "Eric Larsen’s Melting: Last Race to the Pole"
Adventurers Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters raced 500 miles...

Donation Day

Donation Day: Creating Lasting Impact

The second Annual Donation Day was a huge success! 

More than 850 supporters skied Crested Butte Mountain Resort and raised over $12,500 for the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation. This event has a tremendous impact on CBSF and Gunnison Valley youth. 100% of proceeds from lift ticket sales are directly donated to support scholarships, provide on-mountain education and to inspire lasting passion for the outdoors. This programming allows many more youth interested in recreational and competitive snowsports the opportunity to get on mountain. Over the...

Donation Day

Donation & Opening Day Outlook

Crested Butte Mountain Resort is excited to announce our Opening Day theme this year is “Gratitude.” We are thankful for a multitude of reasons this year – including our employees, our guests, our families, Mother Nature, and much, much more! We begin the start of lifts spinning with Donation Day on Wednesday, 11/22 with $15 lift tickets where 100% of lift ticket proceeds benefitting the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation. Kids 6 and under, as always, do ski free on Donation Day! On Donation Day, stop by Coal Breaker Coffee in the Treasury Center to sign the...

Donation Day kids

Donation Day: It's For the Kids

Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is excited to partner with the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation (CBSF) for the second annual Donation Day on November 22, 2017. Donation Day is designed to support the CBSF and help fund their mission of “supporting the youth in the Gunnison Valley in their pursuits of sportsmanship, passion, and discipline through snow sport experiences. 

“Partnering with the CBSF for Donation Day again this year is a natural fit. CBMR is looking forward to building off a great first year of the Donation Day program as we are truly vested in the success of...

Snowboard instructor with student in lesson

Top 5 reasons to work for CBMR

Snow is starting to fall, and lifts start spinning soon. Still making plans for this upcoming season? Here are the top 5 reasons to work for Crested Butte Mountain Resort this winter. 

 

Ski Patrollers on the hill

Our People!

Our staff are some of the most adventurous, awesome people you’ll ever meet! The Gunnison Valley attracts individuals looking to connect with the stunning land that surrounds us and make the most of what our unique...

Butte Camp Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Activity Highlight: Butte Camp

Invest in yourself this winter season and take your skiing to the next level.  For guests looking to improve their skiing need look no further than one of the quintessentially Crested Butte options.  Advanced and expert skiers are invited to join other likeminded shredders at Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s “Butte Camp”. 

Led by CBMR's best Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) certified instructors – Butte Camp is designed to improve your fluidity, control and form in advanced terrain.  This four-day camp is for expert skiers – levels 7-8 – and takes place Mondays through...

The Art and Science of Snowmaking

The Art and Science of Snowmaking

Imagine running a complex project involving heavy equipment, piping, water, and coordinating teams of people with expertise in snowmaking, grooming, and Ski Patrol. Now add in acres of varied mountain terrain, unpredictable weather patterns, and thousands of people waiting, excited to load onto the Red Lady Express Lift and carve down some of the best runs Colorado has to offer.

No pressure, right?

That is what Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s fearless snowmaking team faces every year, along with the age old questions of “when are you going to start making snow?” and “what...

Crested Butte What is Donation Day?

What is Donation Day?

One day prior to Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Opening Day, the resort will be spinning the chairlift for Donation Day on November 22, 2017!  The second annual Donation Day is in conjunction with the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation (CBSF).  Skiers and riders will receive a lift ticket for the day with a $15 per person donation, and 100% of the proceeds from lift ticket sales will go directly towards the local organization.

“After offering Ski Free for a number of years, we thought we should make a greater impact to our community by charging everyone a nominal fee to ski and...

Crested Butte Activity Highlight: Sleigh Ride Dinners

Activity Highlight: Sleigh Ride Dinners

Sometimes the journey is the highlight to an exploration. Set the course for a romantic evening at Uley’s Cabin, a fine dining experience with a mountain adventure as the first course. Wednesday through Sunday evenings, guests meet at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square for departure: a snow-cat driven sleigh is your steed for the evening ride.

Cozy blankets await you on the sleigh, and as you chug up the mountain, with the snowy trees illuminated by alpenglow and the headlights of the snowcat, your adventure is reminiscent of being in a snow globe. Your destination is a warmly lit...

Crested Butte Have You Met Solveig?

Have You Met Solveig?

A legend in the making, Solveig, has been taking Crested Butte by snowstorm. She is dependable when called upon, consistent in her craft and gains strength with every #burythebutte. Those who have found her have joined forces for their best winter yet. 

Have you seen Solveig? Solveig, whose name is rooted in Central Europe, meaning Strong-House, has found a new home in Crested Butte. Solveig is a state-of-the-art, 19 foot long, behemoth of a ski-tuning machine. The only one of its kind in the valley. She is creative proving any ski structure, pattern, or edge sharpness the mountain...

Crested Butte Halloween In Crested Butte Offers Something For Everyone!

Halloween In Crested Butte Offers Something For Everyone!

Halloween is right around the corner and Crested Butte has a variety of fun and spooky events for all ages! 

Unplanned Calamity | October 25
Enjoy a night full of laughs as The Lab puts on their second improvisational show at the Mallardi Cabaret Theatre. Similar to “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” this show is sure to strike your funny bone! Doors open at 7 pm with drink specials and a “pay what you can” cover charge at the door for this ages 18+ show.

KBUT Zombie...

Crested Butte FALL 2017 INSTAGRAM ROUNDUP

FALL 2017 INSTAGRAM ROUNDUP

Peak fall foliage has come and gone here in Crested Butte, but we have a vast gallery of autumn images to reflect on. With so much beauty surrounding Crested Butte, we loved seeing your autumn images on Instagram. We have created a roundup of just a few of our favorite photos from this fall. Thanks for sharing your shots with us, and we look forward to seeing all of your winter photos! Don't forget to tag #onlyincrestedbutte,...

Crested Butte What’s New at Crested Butte Mountain Resort this Winter?

What’s New at Crested Butte Mountain Resort this Winter?

Last winter was an incredible time to be at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.  The resort received 324 inches of snowfall – with nearly 10 FEET of snow falling in a 10 day span in January – and offered a plethora of new amenities to help guests take advantage of all of that snow.  Whether it was women’s specific ski programs that chased the powder, the new Montana Crystal Glide Finish automated tuning machine to make sure you beat your friends down the slopes, or Coal Breaker Coffee Co. slinging made-to-order breakfast sandwiches, crepes and coffee all day long; there were upgrades and...

Crested Butte This Month in the Butte

This Month in the Butte

We hope you have a wonderful and memorable time in the Crested Butte area during the beautiful month of October! 

Dead Singers Night | October 7

Come karaoke or lip-sync dressed as your favorite dead singer at the first Dead Singers Night at the Mallardi Cabaret Theatre located at Elk Avenue and 2nd Street. Doors open at 7 pm and tickets are $10; available at the Mallardi Theatre or cbmountaintheatre.org. Drink specials (ages 21+) and prizes for participants!

Bonus Weekend | October 7 & 8

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Crested Butte Early Season Snow in Crested Butte

Early Season Snow in Crested Butte

Snow in the high country is a sign that even though the first official day of fall was just last week, winter is on its way. In the meantime, be sure to soak in the misty mornings, stark contrasting personality and beauty of fall in the mountains. We will miss the vibrant oranges, reds and yellows of freshly fallen aspen leaves but we look forward to the squeak of new snow under our feet. 

Check out the gallery below of early season snow in Crested Butte!

Crested Butte Best Fall Colors by Bike

Best Fall Colors by Bike

Every year around the middle of September, the incredible blue, pink, white and yellow hues of wildflowers give way to the gold of the aspen leaves.  While to many, fall represents the end of summer and generates excitement for the upcoming winter season, others continue to revel in summer activities, albeit with cooler temperatures, fewer crowds and amazing foliage.

Below are a few of our favorite mountain bike trails to experience the awe-inspiring fall foliage in and around Crested Butte.

Dyke Trail

Hands down the best trail to ride when the leaves...

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