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Crested Butte Mountain Resort is committed to your safety on the slopes because we understand it is an important part of enjoying your trip! Know the Responsibility Code and remember, you are responsible, so ski or ride with care.

Notice: For safety reasons, dogs are not permitted to ride CBMR lifts. Thank you for understanding.

Uphill Use & Policy

A Day Ticket for uphill use is $10. 

Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) and the US Forest Service encourage use of public land. Users should be aware that the public lands comprising Crested Butte ski area are under permit to CBMR by the US Forest Service (USFS). While enjoying these permitted lands, users must abide by CBMR and USFS’s restrictions and recommendations.

Uphill use by means of skinning and fatbiking has gained popularity at Crested Butte in recent years. CBMR welcomes and supports individuals seeking to exercise and enjoy the quiet mountain setting. Uphill users can help preserve this opportunity by following these simple guidelines. 

2018-19 Uphill Use Policy | 2018-19 Uphill Map

Rope Drop and Beacon Policy

CBMR Terrain Opening Protocol:

  • Ski Patrol will allow skiers and riders with transceivers (avalanche beacons) to enter first at terrain openings.
  • Ski Patrol will now use a gate rather than a rope lifting or dropping to allow more space between skiers and riders.
  • When the gate is open, skiers and riders will proceed, one at a time, through the gate.
  • Any ducking of ropes will result in the loss of lift passes and a delay in the opening of terrain for everyone.
  • Ski Patrol will be stationed at the Silver Queen lift on terrain opening and re-opening days and skiers and riders with transceivers will load the lift first; Rechecking will take place at the High Lift and North Face lift, as well as at the rope drop gate. Patrol will manage a designated lift line in each instance.
  • The first 50 people with beacons will be allowed to enter the terrain first, then Ski Patrol will begin alternating those with beacons and those without in the lift lines.
  • Ski Patrol will be present at all terrain openings, or re-openings throughout the season.

In addition, the Crested Butte Ski Patrol reminds all extreme terrain users to always ski or ride with a partner and keep them within sight at all times. Please obey all signs and closures. Extreme terrain users should carry avalanche equipment such as beacons, shovels, probes, Recco chips and know how to use them.

Skier Responsibility

Skiing and riding can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine skis, snowboards, telemark skis, cross-country skis or other specialized equipment, such as that used by disabled skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing and riding that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share it with others for a great on-mountain experience. Know the code! 

Seven Points to Your Responsibility Code

  • Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  • People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  • You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
  • Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and avoid others.
  • Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  • Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  • Prior to using any lift, you must have knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

Drone Policy

View Policy Here

No Sledding Allowed on the Mountain

Sledding is not permitted on Warming House Hill, in the base area or anywhere on the resort.

Snowbiking and Snowskating Terrain

Snowbiking (where skis are attached to the feet) is not allowed on the mountain. Snowskates are not allowed on the T-Bar accessible terrain, nor are they allowed on terrain accessed via Ruby Road (Upper Keystone, Jokerville, Twister, Crystal and International).