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It’s been a momentous snow year and there is no better way to cap it off than to finish the season strong. Make the most of the end of the ski season this spring and fit in more soft turns and warm days on mountain before the season's gone.
At Crested Butte Finishing Strong means… creating your most elaborate Al Johnson costume yet, challenging yourself in the extremes and high fiving friends at the top of the Peak. Finish Strong in Crested Butte means spring events like Ten Peaks Sunset Soirees and SkiTown Breakdown, with free concerts and the LandShark Pond Skim. Spring is almost here and it's time to soak up the best time of year in a place like nothing on earth.
Ten Peaks Sunset Soirees I March 12 and 19
Enjoy longer days and the beautiful views from the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks during our Sunset Soirees happening over two Tuesdays this March. Event tickets are for sale in advance at the Adventure Center for $60 per person and include a delicious buffet dinner, one complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer and a sleighride to and from the base area.
CB Unplugged I March 16
Head to the Adventure Park Tent for an après show you don’t want to miss! CB Unplugged is a free music series, sponsored by the Town of Mount Crested Butte, which features nationally touring artists in an intimate setting.
Elan Women's Weekend I 22-24
This special weekend ski experience includes demos of the award-winning Elan women’s Ripstick Freeride skis, designed to explore big mountain terrain such as Crested Butte’s famed Extreme Limits.
Al Johnson Telemark Race | March 24
This Colorado costume event is as much fun to watch as it is to participate in! In tribute a rugged 19th century mailman, competitors in wacky costumes climb 660 vertical feet, then descend 1200 feet down double-black diamond steeps, some having never telemarked at all! There will be prizes for best times, best costumes and best fall.
SkiTown Breakdown | April 5 - 7
We are excited for our FREE spring concert, Skitown Breakdown, sponsored by the Town of Mount Crested Butte! Join us on the snow in the Adventure Park Tent for awesome musick to close out the 2019 season.
LandShark Pond Skim | April 7
The end of ski season is another excuse to celebrate, dress up in silly costumes and have wacky events, like the Pond Skim, where contestants skim across water on their skis and snowboards. Get in your last turns of the season and go out with a bang!
Spring in the Butte
Here is a look at spring at CBMR by the numbers:
3 – CBMR’s Sunset Soirees at Ten Peaks take place for two consecutive weeks: March 12 and 19. Soak in the longer days on a snowcat-drawn sleigh ride and bask in the increased sunshine at the Umbrella Bar. This popular event includes a delicious buffet dinner and one complimentary glass of wine or beer; it sells out quickly.
0 – That’s the cost of entry to the resort’s live concerts, including the revamped multi-venue SkiTown Breakdown concert on April 6 and 7, and the final CB Unplugged concerts. Visit skicb.com/music for acts and more details.
76,296 – As in gallons of water that costume-clad skiers and snowboarders are challenged to cross during the annual LandShark Pond Skim on April 6.
10 – The Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks offers unparalleled views of – you guessed it – 10 peaks, including the West Elk Mountain Range, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness and Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. Teocalli, Gothic, and Whiterock Mountains are three peaks that dominate the skyline.
2,775 – The number of vertical feet from the top of the Silver Queen Express Lift to the bottom of the East River Lift. This long intermediate groomed run – Windy Gap through to Lower Treasury – is a local favorite in the spring.
1,200 – The Al Johnson Telemark Race is a classic Crested Butte costume event that is as much fun to watch as it is to participate in. In tribute to a rugged 19th century mailman, costume-clad competitors climb 660 vertical feet before descending 1,200 feet down Crested Butte’s Extreme Limits Terrain. There are prizes for best times, best costumes and best wipeout.