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Goals & Accomplishments

It takes a lot of energy to run a ski resort. Here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, we are committed to making investments in energy efficiency. 

  • In 2016 we have reduced our electricity consumption by 2.57%
  • In 2016 we have reduced our gasoline and diesel consumption by 3.97%

These energy savings have been achieved through multiple efforts. A few examples are listed below:


Reduce Copy Paper Consumption by 15%

October 1, 2015 – March 1, 2016 CBMR used 50 cases of 0% recycled content copy paper, originally produced in Brazil.  This year CBMR used 42 cases of 50% recycled content paper, produced in the USA. That is a 16% reduction in copy paper.

There are .6 trees in each case of 0% recycled content paper. In other words CBMR saved 4.8 trees over last year, or 17.4 trees factoring in the recycled content. In Colorado there are, on average, 30 trees per acre. As such, we saved over half an acre of potential deforestation during the 2016/2017 Season. 

Increase Glass, Plastic, Paper, Tin and Aluminum Recycling by 5%

October 1, 2015 – March 1, 2016 CBMR recycled 47.32 tons of paper, glass, plastic, aluminum and tin (combined). This year we recycled 64.22 tons combined. That is a 36% increase in recycling.

Stone Paper Trail Maps

New for Summer 2017 CBMR is utilizing stone paper for the summer trail map! Stone paper requires no trees or water. Stone paper manufacturing produces zero air or water pollution and requires no harmful acids, dyes or bleaches. For more information visit

Please recycle or reuse your trail map. When you are done using your map, let somebody else use it. Look for our handy recycling bins located at the base area. 

Take Action


Commuting from Gunnison or outside the Gunnison Valley? Make sure to carpool! Grab your friends and family, save on gas and help save the environment! 


CBMR provides recycling bins throughout the base area. Make sure to take a moment and recycle plastic, aluminum and glass. Help us reach our recycling goals! 

Don’t Litter

Make sure to discard trash in a proper trash receptacle. This includes cigarette butts, wrappers and receipts. Help us keep Crested Butte clean!