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Organizations We Love

Crested Butte Mountain Resort is dedicated to the preservation of the Gunnison Valley’s rural heritage, intrinsic beauty, and environmental health. As a company, we support the acquisition and sustainable management of open spaces through financial contributions to and partnerships with the below organizations.

Crested Butte Land Trust

The Crested Butte Land Trust’s mission is to forever protect and steward open lands for vistas, recreation, wildlife and ranching, thus contributing to Gunnison County’s unique heritage and quality of life. Crested Butte Mountain Resort donates land as well as funds to help the Crested Butte Land Trust preserve wide open ranch lands, breathtaking views, lush fields of wildflowers and epic single-track. 

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Gunnison Ranchland Conservation Legacy

The Gunnison Ranchland Conservation Legacy was started in 1996 by Bille Trampe, a local rancher and Susan Lohr, the former director of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. They realized that the best way to protect agriculture was to keep families on the land by raising funds to purchase conservation easements. Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s donations help provide conservation easements that allow families the opportunity to continue ranching into the next generation.

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Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory’s mission is to sustain our quality of life by accelerating discoveries about the ecosystems that replenish the world’s air, water and food supply. Since 1928 more than 9,000 people have worked at RMBL RMBL to better understand and help influence environmental policy at all levels of government and within many private sector industries. Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s donations help create opportunities for scientists to continue their work in Gothic, Colorado. 

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Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association

Founded in 1983! Welcome to the oldest mountain bike club on the PLANET! Since 1983, CBMBA has been creating, maintaining, advocating and putting mad love into over 450 miles of single track in the north end of the Gunnison Valley. Crested Butte is one of the founding homes of mountain biking. From the streets in town to the miles upon miles of single track surrounding our towns, we eat, sleep and breathe bicycles and trails.

All trail users benefit from the work and advocacy that CBMBA puts into our breath-taking backyard. Help us to keep doing what we do with a donation, membership, or by volunteering at one of our workdays/events. Check out our updated Master Plan, learn why this club is responsible for and has shaped Crested Butte culture, and get on track with the greatest trails and rides. 

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Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District

Mission: To be an active leader in all issues affecting the water resources of the Upper Gunnison River Basin.

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Western’s Master in Environmental Management (MEM)

Using the ecological diversity, natural resource wealth and emerging sustainable community movements of the Colorado Rockies as its central classroom, with distance options nationally and globally, Western’s Master in Environmental Management (MEM) program offers interdisciplinary training for building environmental and community resilience. Western's MEM is different from the typical master's program, requiring a real-world masters project for organizations like CBMR rather than an academic thesis.