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This Week in The Butte: February 19

The snow is plentiful and the events are happening. Check out these events going on around town and on the mountain.

Free Museum Day | February 20  
Our exhibits are always evolving and capturing forgotten pieces of local history, even though the themes remain the same. Each season when you visit, you'll see new items in every exhibit. We like to keep things fresh and pride ourselves for being a trusted repository for material culture. Visit the Museum FREE! All...

Uleys Cabin

This Week in The Butte: Valentine's Edition

Be Spellbound with your Valentine with these top activities to do in Crested Butte this week.

On-Mountain | Any day
Head to the mountain and enjoy a romantic skin or snowshoe through the aspens up our daytime route which leads you to the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks. Grab a cocktail and enjoy the views with your hunny before heading back down the mountain. Make sure to stop in CB Mountain Outfitters and check out their Valentine's Day Sale, 30% off select items to pick up that last minute V-day gift. ...

Steep Guides

Lessons for Every Skill Level

Green | Beginner Adventure Package

Learning to ski or ride for the first time? Take advantage of CBMR’s Beginner Adventure Package. Designed to help you navigate your equipment, the terrain and chairlifts for the first time. This lesson product is perfect for those new to skiing or snowboarding. Learn our terrain’s easiest green runs and develop the skills necessary to make your way down the mountain.

Blue | Group Lessons

Bring your friends or come solo! We group skiers and riders of similar ability levels for a day of learning and fun...

Drew and Eli Emmitt

This Week in the Butte: February 5

The snow is falling and the sun is shining, it is a great week to enjoy the events happening on the mountain and around town. Don’t miss the ski competitions held in the famed extremes or the live music playing on the mountain this week!

2 Star and 4 Star Freeride World Qualifiers | February 7 - 9
Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association will host a 2 Star and a 4 Star Qualifying event in conjunction with the Freeride World Tour in the famed Extreme Limits...

March is Full of Unique Events in Crested Butte

March is Full of Unique Events in Crested Butte

Each year, Crested Butte hosts a full calendar of great events – such as the Fat Bike World Championships, the annual Alley Loop Nordic Race, Wildflower Festival, concerts and more – but March must top the list for unique events. Foodies, musicians, athletes and characters can each find an event that they’ll enjoy during the month of March.

The Adrenaline Junkies:

Each March in Crested Butte, skiers and snowboarders tackle the high-speed USASA...

Additional Terrain Openings at CBMR

January has been kind to Crested Butte with Old Man Winter delivering five feet of snow to Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s slopes. Following the resort’s opening of the High Lift and North Face Lift earlier this month, CBMR is excited to announce additional terrain openings throughout the resort’s famed Extreme Limits terrain.

Today, Crested Butte Mountain Resort opened up inbounds extreme terrain including Spellbound and Phoenix Bowls, High Life and Staircase accessible off of the North Face Lift, and Forest, Peel and Flatiron on the west side of the mountain underneath the resort’...

Big Game at Butte 66

This Week in The Butte: January 29

Get creative this week in the Butte! From crafting garlands to crafting precious metal clay, this week Crested Butte is full of artistic events. In between making and learning about art, enjoy watching local and national sports.  

Crafts and Cocktails | January 29

Join us for a winter inspired DIY project lead by Kate Harrington from Mountain...

History of Crested Butte

This Week in The Butte: January 22

It is a beautiful week in the Butte with fantastic events to attend! Immerse yourself in Crested Butte culture and enjoy this week in the Butte with live music, fat bikes and history of the town we all love.

Sam Bush | January 22

The Father of Newgrass and King of Telluride, legendary mandolin master Sam Bush has long established himself as bluegrass royalty. A lifetime of channeling his energy has led to stylistic innovations that have changed the course of bluegrass and roots music...

Mountain High Music Festival

This Week in The Butte: January 15

We have a fun-filled week here in the Butte! From skiing with an Olympian to enjoying live music, we have something for everyone in the family! Test your snowboarding skills by joining the Butte Banked Slalom competition then leisurely walk through town during the ArtWalk on Saturday evening.  

Mountain High Music Festival | January 16 - 19
The Mountain High Music Festival, presented by Dean Dillon, will proudly showcase a diverse lineup of the world's best performers along with the most buzzed...

Alpenglow Gallery

This Week in The Butte: January 9

From gallery openings to live music to donation day, this week is filled with exciting events around the mountain and in town! Enjoy yourself this week in Crested Butte by trying your hand at making something with clay or do a good deed and donate non-perishable food items on Donation Day.

Mud Wrestling | January 10

Join the Center for the Arts with Laura Elm at the Art Studio From 5:30 – 7:30 pm and grab a partner or friend and get your hands dirty with clay at the Art Studio’s monthly “Mud...

CBMR Teo Lift Signage

Plans to Replace the Teocalli Lift for the 2019-20 Winter Season

We are excited to announce plans to replace the Teocalli Lift – a 1979 Riblet fixed-grip double chairlift – for the 2019-20 winter season, pending approval by the U.S. Forest Service. If approved, the new Teocalli Lift would be upgraded to a fixed-grip quad chairlift, increasing uphill capacity by 50 percent.

The proposed realignment and installation of the new lift would take place following the close of the 2018-19 winter season. Plans to realign the Teocalli Lift would shift the upper terminal closer to the top of the Red Lady Express; the lower terminal would remain in the...

Circles Around the Sun Band

This Week in The Butte January 2

Happy New Year! Start 2019 with a new experience! This week in Crested Butte, enjoy live music and a film screening at the Center for the Arts. Learn to watercolor with Suzanne Pierson or learn the history of Crested Butte though a walking tour with the Heritage Museum.

The Dawn Wall | January 2
Crested Butte Center for the Arts is showing The Dawn Wall. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the film starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $12.


New Destinations, Exciting Adventures and Sustainable Initiatives Await in 2019

The start of the New Year brings with it a sense of opportunity. It is a chance for everyone to turn over a new leaf with fresh goals and aspirations. For those of you who are struggling to come up with your own resolutions, perhaps you are overthinking it. Following are seven suggested New Year’s resolutions for 2019.

  1. Visit a New Ski Resort in 2019

In September 2018, Vail Resorts finalized their acquisition of Triple Peaks, LLC, including Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado,...

Tips for Hitting the Slopes Quickly

Tips for Hitting the Slopes Quickly

The holidays in Crested Butte are an amazing time! We are so stoked to welcome all the skiers, riders, families and friends. We also acknowledge that it is a busy time and want to share the following tips and tricks to get you and yours on the mountain as fast as possible.

Express Ticket Pick Up:

The fastest way to get on the mountain if you do not have a pass is to purchase through the Epic Express Tickets. Just purchase your tickets in advance and head to the Adventure Center located in the courtyard at the Lodge at...

This Week in the Butte: New Year's Week

With a sparkle in our eye and pep in our step we are ready to welcome in the New Year in style. Whether it’s learning a new skill, taking in cultural events or partying down on New Year’s Eve with fireworks and live music, there are plenty of unique ways to bid adieu to 2018 and welcome in 2019! 

Creativity & Cocktails I December 27
Participants at the Center for Arts will learn and work while sipping on fun cocktails from the Center bar. This month featured Sips & Silks using Alter Ego Dyes...

Terrain Update

Terrain Update: Holiday Edition

With over 6 feet of snow already this season and more falling every day, our amazing mountain operations team has been able to open 666 acres, 85 trails and 12 lifts! Below is a terrain update so you and your crew can make the most of your turns!

Express Lifts:

  • Red Lady Express
  • Silver Queen Express
  • Paradise Express
  • East River Express


  • Prospect Lift
  • Peachtree Lift
  • West Wall Lift
  • Gold Link Lift
  • Painter Boy Lift


The Week in the Butte - Holiday Edition

The Week in the Butte - Holiday Edition

The holiday season in Crested Butte is a magical time! From festive ice sculptures around the base area to the iconic torchlight parade on Christmas Eve there is always something happening to get you in the holiday spirit.

Rock On Ice I December 17 – 20

The Rock on Ice team returns to Mt. Crested Butte for an ice carving festival in celebration of the holiday season. Be amazed as two of the world’s most renowned carvers create larger than life sized sculptures of animals, holiday characters and other iconic...

Exciting Lesson Programs For All Levels

There are a variety of lesson options here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort for all levels.  Read on to find out which lesson is best for you!

PRIVATE LESSONS: If you are the type of person that would like individual instruction or have a group of people that wants to learn together, or be guided around the mountain by an instructor!  Private lessons are available for both adults and children. Please call 970-349-2211 to book your private lesson today!

KIDS LESSONS: Our Camp CB programming is a ton of fun, and led by instructors passionate...

Santa Ski Day

This Week in The Butte December 12

The winter season is treating us well with terrain openings, fresh snow and awesome events around town and on the mountain! Do not miss learning how to make that perfectly flaky pie crust or helping break a world record by dressing up like Santa and going for a ski.  It is a week full of can not miss events!

Easy as Pie | December 13

Just in time for the holidays, learn to mix, roll and bake perfect flaky pie crust from scratch in this hands-on class. Create mouthwatering fruit fillings...

10 Unique Gifts From Crested Butte

10 Unique Gifts From Crested Butte

Not sure what to get your loved ones this holiday season? Not too worry — here are a few uniquely Crested Butte gift ideas sure to garner a grin. Even better, many of these options are sure to foster their spirit of adventure:


1. Gift Card to Camp4 Coffee: Warm your friend or family member from the inside out with a gift card they can use to nab a hot espresso drink, spicy chai or hot Toltec chocolat before or after a powder day on the slopes. Visit


The Peak Light

The Peak Light

Like an ode to Batman, Crested Butte Mountain Resort summons skiers, riders, families and friends to their namesake mountain with a display worthy of awe. On select nights throughout the year, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) lights up the iconic peak of Crested Butte Mountain.

Always an imposing presence, the Butte’s peak rises sharply from the valley floor to 12,162 feet. Seemingly, when lit amongst the darkness of the night sky, the mountain’s magnificent scale appears even larger.

Guests must choose their dates carefully if they hope to see the peak lit up, but...

This Week in The Butte December 5

December is here full of snow and holiday cheer! Start getting into the holiday spirit by attending these evening events around town and the mountain.

Crested Butte Light Up Night | December 7

Crested Butte’s Light Up Night kicks off at 5:15 pm from the 4-Way parking lot as Santa heads down Elk in his big red firetruck. Meet him at the Brick Oven, where he'll light the tree at 5:30 pm. After the tree lighting, Santa will be available for free photos provided by the CB...

crested butte skinning

This Week in The Butte November 28

The ski season is off to a snowy start! We have fresh powder and the holidays are near. With all of this early season snow, brush up on your avalanche awareness and beacon skills with the events happening this week. Getting in the holiday spirit? Don’t miss the holiday themed events around town and the mountain.

Hand-painted Glass Ornaments | December 1

Paint winter scenes, trees and holiday decor on glass ornaments...

Thanks Snowmakers For A Historic Opening!

Snow on the mountain is such a beautiful sight!
We’re fortunate for our snowmakers who work day and night.
Since Halloween they’ve worked hard to make snow,
And they continue to make it so our trail count will grow.
It’s amazing to have such a historic beginning -
This is the earliest date Paradise Lift has been spinning!
With 5 lifts and 19 trails to enjoy with family and friends,
Get out and ski as many days you can until the season ends!
We appreciate everyone who skis and rides our great resort,

Turkey Trot

Don't miss the CB Turkey Trot

With Thanksgiving just around the corner and lifts which will soon be spinning, it's one of the best times of the year to celebrate. But for some who may not feel the same, this time of year may be dreaded and tough to handle. There have been several articles recently published about the onslaught of suicides and mental health issues apparent in mountain/ski towns, and Crested Butte has not been exempt. Although there are several organizations and professionals available in our community that can help with these issues, the folks who need the help may not be able to afford it or do not...