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Crested Butte Mountain Resort Stats

“Out of the 1,547 acres of terrain, there are numerous bowls, chutes, glades and cliffs, but half of Crested Butte’s terrain suits beginners and intermediates. This variety creates a snow sports enthusiast’s playground for all ages.” –Krista Crabtree, OntheSnow.com 

2016/2017 Mountain Guide | Summer 2017 Mountain Guide

Season Dates

Summer 

June 10, 2017 through October 1, 2017

Winter

November 23, 2017 through April 8, 2018

Lift Operating Hours

Summer

Open Daily June 10 - September 10, 2017

  • Red Lady Express: 9:30 am - 5 pm 
  • Silver Queen Express: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm 

Wednesday Twilight: June 21 - August 16, 2017

  • Red Lady Express: 4:30 - 7 pm

Friday Twilight: June 16 - September 8, 2017

  • Red Lady Express: 4:30 - 7 pm

Friday - Sunday ONLY: September 15 - October 1, 2017

  • Red Lady Express: 9:30 am - 5 pm 
  • Silver Queen Express: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm 

Winter 

Daily 9 am - 4 pm

East River Lift and High Lift close at 3:30 pm

North Face Lift closes at 3 pm

Elevation

Summit - 12,162 feet (3,707 meters)

Base - 9,375 feet ( 2,856 meters)

Lowest Lift - 9,100 feet (2,774 meter)

Vertical Drop

Lift Served - 2,775 vertical feet (846 meters)

Overall - 3,062 vertical feet (933 meters) - Requires a short hike to Peak Terrain

Skiable Acres

1,547 acres (626 hectares)

Snowmaking

297 acres (120 hectares)

Lifts

Summer

2 Chairlifts 

Winter

15 Chairlifts 

  • 4 high speed detachable quads
  • 2 fixed grip quads
  • 2 triple chairs
  • 2 double chairs
  • 2 surface lifts
  • 3 magic carpets

Lift Capacity

20,020 people per hour

Trails

Summer 

30 Miles of Lift-Served Downhill and XC Trails

Winter

121 Total

26% Beginner

57% Intermediate

14% Advanced

3% Expert

*Percentages are determined using developed terrain only.

Longest Run

2.6 miles (4.2 km) Peak to Treasury

Terrain Parks

The Gold Link and Cascade Terrain Parks are part of a complete freestyle pod off the Painter Boy and Gold Link lifts. This translates to a literal playground for the park enthusiast, highlighted by the ability to progress from one park – and one feature size – to the next.

The Cascade location also is ideal for larger park features, offering a consistent fall line for the jib park. Cascade is blessed with good afternoon light, allowing for better visibility, and it’s proximity to mountain operations headquarters means snowcat operators have easier access and more time for cutting features.

Average Snowfall

300 inches per year