5 Numbers That Will Get You Stoked for Winter in Crested Butte

Posted on Sept. 9, 2022

Skier in fresh powder at Crested Butte, CO.

The countdown is on! 75 days until Crested Butte Mountain Resort opens for the 2022-23 Winter season, and we couldn’t be more excited. As you’re dusting off your gear and getting ready for an unforgettable season, here are five numbers that are sure to fuel your stoke:

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skiable acres, ranging from beginner to extreme. About 300 of those acres have snowmaking assistance, while the rest is au naturel. The longest skiable run is 2.6 miles, from the hike-to peak of Mt. Crested Butte to the bottom of the East River Lift.


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of those 1547 skiable acres are rated as double-black diamond. Crested Butte is known as the North American birthplace of inbounds extreme skiing and riding. Advanced and extreme terrain account for nearly two-thirds of the mountain’s overall acreage, including hair-raising steeps off the High Lift, North Face Lift and front side of the mountain.

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named trails. With so many to choose from, you can keep finding new routes all season long! From Topsy to Banana to Twister to Big Al’s, the fun names will keep you smiling through the run. One trail is perhaps more famous than the rest: Rambo is described as the steepest cut trail in North America. Not for the faint of heart.

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chairlifts to help you get around the mountain! That includes two T-bars – the North Face and High Lifts -- that service some of our famed extreme terrain. This will also be the second winter for the new Peachtree Lift – a three-person fixed-grip lift serving beginner terrain at the base of the resort. It’s your stepping stone to the steeps, allowing beginners to focus on the fundamentals: starting, stopping, balance, carving and more.

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average inches of annual snowfall in the base area. That’s nearly 20 feet! In December 2021, Crested Butte saw a whopping 99 inches of snow in one week. Needless to say, people in Crested Butte love a good powder day.

Add all that up, and you’ve got 2,480 reasons to get excited for winter! Make sure to buy your Epic Pass and lock in the best deal to ski the steeps with us this winter. See you on the slopes!