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07 December 2017

Military Appreciation Month during January in Crested Butte

Thanking all the men and women who serve


MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. – Dec. 7 – For the third consecutive year, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) and the Crested Butte community are hosting Military Appreciation Month from January 2 through February 8, 2018. This is Crested Butte’s way to thank all the service men and women in the United States Military with lodging and ski discounts for all active military, retired military, their legal dependents and Department of Defense employees. In addition, the resort has partnered with the Adaptive Sports Center’s Operation Rise and Conquer program, as well as the Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce.

CBMR is proud to offer rooms at the Grand Lodge starting at $119 per night, along with $42 lift tickets. In addition, $2 of each lift ticket sold will be donated to the Operation Rise and Conquer program. Plus, along with the Adaptive Sports partnership, there will be $35 lessons for skiing or snowboarding.

“The community is really proud to work together to show our...Read more

21 November 2017

Be a Part of Santa Ski History

Help Set a World Record at Crested Butte’s Annual Santa Ski and Crawl, Slated for Dec. 9


MOUNT CRESTED BUTTE, Colorado — Help set the World Record for the most skiing Santas at Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) on Dec. 9, 2017. It doesn’t matter if you ski, snowboard or snowblade, all Santas are welcome at the 5th annual Crested Butte Santa Ski.

This year, event organizers hope to break the event’s previously set World Record (in 2015) for the most number of skiers in full Santa costumes — 827 skiing Santas! The best way to kick off the holiday season is with some turns at Crested Butte Mountain Resort and a classic Crested Butte costume party. 

This iconic event also features a Santa Pub Crawl option in town and discounted lift tickets for Santas— just $25 — for skiers and riders decked out in a full Santa suit, valid that day only. In order to qualify, participants must wear a red top, red pants, a Santa hat and beard. You can make your own suit, use an old one or purchase one in advance from ...Read more

31 October 2017

Snowmaking Kicks Off in True Crested Butte Spirit

Dust Off the Cobwebs and Crank Up the Snow Guns


MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. – Oct. 31 – Preparations for the 2017-18 Winter Season have begun at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Wintry temperatures and natural snowfall have set the tone for the resort’s Snowmaking Team to embark on another snowmaking season in anticipation of the lifts spinning. Crested Butte Mountain Resort begins making snow this evening, Halloween night.

In true Crested Butte fashion, more than 20 costume-clad locals came out to celebrate Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s start to snowmaking.

“Snowmaking begins tonight, weather permitting. We’ve got our crew on standby ready to go.” says Tucker Roberts, Snowmaking Manager at CBMR. “We look forward to start covering the mountain with great snowmaking in preparation for the start of ski season.”

Crested Butte Mountain Resort kicks off the winter season with Donation Day on November 22, 2017, where a $15 donation allows skiers and riders to make their first runs of the season. All proceeds from Donation Day benefit...Read more

14 November 2017


Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Donation Day to benefit the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation

Start of a new tradition


MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. – Nov. 14 – Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is excited to partner with the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation (CBSF) for the second annual Donation Day prior to the ski resort’s official opening. On November 22, 2017, the resort will be collecting a $15 donation for a lift ticket, valid for that Wednesday only. 100% of the proceeds from this Donation Day will go to the CBSF and help fund their mission of “supporting the youth in the Gunnison Valley in their pursuits of sportsmanship, passion, and discipline through snow sport experiences. The resort’s official opening day for the winter season is Thursday, November 23, 2017.

Last season’s inaugural Donation Day generated over $11,000 in donations for the local organization. Overall, CBSF awarded 52 need- or merit-based scholarships in 2016-17, which was significantly up from 32 during the 2015-16 season.

“The Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation is delighted to partner with...Read more

30 September 2017

Elan Announces Big Mountain Women’s Weekend in Crested Butte


Begunje, Slovenia (Sept. 20, 2017) – Elan Skis, a legacy supplier of skis, handcrafted in the Alps for over 70 years, teams up with Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) to bring the spirit of “Always Good Times” to life at the first annual Elan Big Mountain Women’s Weekend set for January 19-21, 2018.

The 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. Registration includes one and a half days of guided skiing by a CBMR Ski and Ride School instructor as well as two lunches, three après events, drink tickets, raffle tickets and a gift bag. Discount lodging and lift tickets are also available for participants.

Visit to register, or call Crested Butte Vacations at 855-382-2059.

Elan Big Mountain Women’s Weekend
January 19-21, 2018
$400 pre-registration includes:
• Free Ripstick Demos
• Guided Skiing by Crested Butte...Read more