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CBMR Opening Day
Join Crested Butte Mountain Resort for our 2016/2017 Opening Day!
The Resort’s 55th Anniversary and First Chair will be commemorated on Thanksgiving Day with a champagne toast in memory of Dick Eflin and complimentary beignets at 9 AM in the Base Area. Crested Butte Mountain Resort will also honor Dick’s family by presenting them with First Chair, and host a lunchtime celebration at Butte 66 with live music by Justin Howard from noon until 2 pm. Come say hello to family and friends of Dick and help us give thanks for all that he accomplished in Crested Butte throughout his life.
Dick Eflin’s dream of starting his own ski area became a reality on Thanksgiving Day 1961 with a Doppelmeier T-bar and a rope tow borrowed from Western State College. Then in 1962, a Telecar Gondola was installed running 7,800 feet long and rising over 2,000 vertical feet. Crested Butte Mountain Resort would not be on the map as “Colorado’s Last Great Ski Town” without the efforts of Dick Eflin. He also played an active role in the local community, helping to revive the mining town. He served for 25 years as the president of the Mt. Crested Butte Water & Sanitation District, was on the Town Council, helped start the first regional museum, owned and operated the Eflin Steak House, and along with Bill Allen, built and operated the Artichoke Restaurant.
Don’t miss a complimentary champagne toast and beignets at 9 am in the Base Area! Plus, live music by Justin Howard and drink specials all day! Lift tickets and season passes will be required for access to the lifts.