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Get the inside scoop of everything Crested Butte from a local’s perspective. 

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:

STOCKING STUFFERS

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 camp4coffee.com.

UNDER THE TREE...

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,
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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...

Last Chance for Season Pass

Last Chance for 2018-19 CBMR Season Pass

The last chance to purchase your season pass is November 18! We put together a quick and easy guide that shows prices and benefits for the four passes that offer unlimited, unrestricted access to Crested Butte Mountain Resort for the 2018-19 winter season!

Epic Pass

Price: $949 for an adult and $499 for a child

Access: The Epic Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted access to 19 mountain resorts plus additional access to 46 partner...

Crested Butte Mountain Resort Announces Lift and Terrain Openings for Early Season

The 2018-19 winter season at Crested Butte Mountain Resort is set to begin with a bang! For the first time in more than 20 years, CBMR will have the Paradise Express Lift open to start the season!

Ideal early season conditions, including consistent snowmaking operations and natural snow, have set the stage for an extraordinary beginning to the ski and snowboard season. The season ramps up with Donation Day on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in advance of the resort’s official Opening Day on Thursday, Nov. 22.

“This has been one of our best early snowmaking seasons ever with cold...

Elk Run 5K

3 Reasons to Never Miss the Elk Run 5K

Emma Coburn is a local Olympian and World Champion, mountain ambassador and champion of change. She founded the Elk Run 5K race “as a way to continue to inspire others to go after their dreams as well as encourage physical fitness and health. Emma hopes to show others the beauty of Crested Butte and bring runners to her favorite training trails, so they too can enjoy what the Gunnison Valley has given her.” 

Registration for the Elk Run 5K fills up each year. Here are three of our top reasons to prioritize this event on your 2019 summer calendar:

1. The Setting...

October Snow!

October Snow!

Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the Evolution Bike Park wrapped up summer operations on a crisp fall day on October 7, 2018. However, it’s the winter season that appears to have left its early-season mark on Crested Butte!

Over the past two days, Crested Butte Mountain Resort has received 17 inches of snow, including nearly a foot of snow on Wednesday, October 10, followed by six inches on Thursday, October 11. The snow isn’t expected to stop with OpenSnow continuing to forecast more snow through this weekend.

All of...

Guide to the Epic Pass Products

Guide to the Epic Pass Products

Crested Butte Mountain Resort is now part of the Vail Resorts family and that means Epic Pass products include unlimited, unrestricted access to CBMR.

For pass product details see below. Prices increase October 7! 

Epic Pass – Now includes unlimited, unrestricted access to Crested Butte Mountain Resort!          

For $929 through Sunday, Oct. 7, the Epic Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted access to 19 mountain resorts plus additional access to 46 more,...

Summer Closing Weekend Details and Events

The 2018 Summer Season at the Evolution Bike Park and Crested Butte Mountain Resort is coming to a close this weekend, Oct. 6 and 7. Before we shut down the lifts and begin preparations for the upcoming winter season, there are still two days to exhaust your summer stoke up on the mountain. Here are all of the details that you need to know leading into Summer Closing Weekend.

Hours of Operation
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7, from 9:30 am – 5 pm.

What Activities Will Be Open?

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CB Fall Colors

Don't Miss the CB Film Fest

With the first day of fall comes vibrant aspens, colder temps and the potential for a fresh dusting of snow. We encourage you to take refuge from the colder temps and join us inside some of our favorite venues - the Center for the Arts, the Majestic Theatre and the Public House - for the Crested Butte Film Festival. 

Purchase a Festival Pass and enjoy all of this year’s films, plus combine the festival with a weekend of mountain biking and hiking!  Don’t miss the films we’re looking forward to here...

This Week In The Butte September 25 2018

This Week In The Butte September 25 2018

Fall colors are popping and there is a cool crisp in the air – it is definitely the end of summer – and Crested Butte is saying good bye summer and hello fall with several awesome events! 

TGR Presents Far Out I September 26
Get ready Crested Butte - on Wednesday, September 26, TGR is heading back to town to help kick-off winter with the one night only premiere of our new ski and snowboard film, Far Out, presented by REI. It all takes place outdoors at the Red Lady base area. There will be drinks...

Zipline Crested Butte

Ziplining: Family Friendly Adventure

Looking to connect with your family in an adrenaline inducing adventure kind of way? 

Then don’t miss out on a high-flying zipline tour. This awesome on-mountain activity combines the ease of walking out your door with zero gear + heart pounding excitement + family fun into two hours of fun.

We wanted to make sure you had all the information you need to make this experience one your will talk about around the dinner table for years to come.  

Tip 1: Prepare

When I arrived at the zipline hut, I felt a few butterflies flying around in my stomach....

Fall is Here!

Fall is Here!

The start of fall in Crested Butte has been spectacular! We rounded up a few of our favorite images so far this year and can't wait to see what the next couple of weeks bring. 

Fall Season 1

Photo: Dave Kozlowski

Photo: Dave Kozlowski

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Join The Team, Live Your Dream!

Join The Team, Live Your Dream!

Meet Taylor Young. He’s our Skier Services Supervisor, working on the front lines with our guests to get their resort experiences started off right! Originally from Olney Maryland, Taylor arrived in the Gunnison Valley in February of 2017. He was working a regular, full time gig… doing “what you’re supposed to do” and after some time in the normal 9 to 5 world, found he was ready for a change. A little inducement from a college buddy was all it took to get Taylor headed West. By the time he finally arrived, we were in the midst of a huge winter and his mind was blown by the seemingly...

Crested Butte Film Festival

Top 5 Films We Are Excited About

The Crested Butte Film Festival just released this fall’s film lineup! Showcasing 100 films in four days, the Crested Butte Film Festival is not to be missed. Head to Crested Butte September 27 - 30 to discover truly legendary narratives, documentaries and outdoor adventure films. Here are the top seven movies we are looking forward to! 

1. Leave No Trace

“In this true coming-of-age story, Will and his teenaged daughter, Tom, have lived off the grid for years in the forests surrounding Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is suddenly shattered, both are...

Best Rides for Fall Color

Best Rides for Fall Color

Every year around the middle of September, the incredible blue, pink, white and yellow hues of wildflowers give way to the gold of the aspen leaves.  While to many, fall represents the end of summer and generates excitement for the upcoming winter season, others continue to revel in summer activities, albeit with cooler temperatures, fewer crowds and amazing foliage.

Below are a few of our favorite mountain bike trails to experience the awe-inspiring fall foliage in and around Crested Butte.

Dyke Trail

Hands down the best trail to ride when the leaves...

Falling Ahead

Falling Ahead

Contributed by gO Orthopedics & Initiatives 

With school back in session, Labor Day in the past and leaves changing faster than we can blink, it's time to start thinking about the colder months ahead. Fall signifies a chance to start gearing up for winter, and no better way to do it than embracing everything this valley and Mount Crested Butte has to offer. 

At the top of most lists is getting in shape for winter pow turns! Fall is a great time to get ahead of the game by riding and running as much as possible. With the lifts at Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the...

Women Biking Crested Butte Mountain Resort

5 Things You Will Find On Every Female Group Ride

New Friends 

Let’s face it, meeting other women that ride bikes shouldn’t be hard but our busy schedules and jobs can make organizing a group ride super difficult. Planned, organized all female rides make it easier to meet new friends. Plus riding the lift up at the Evolution Bike Park allows more time to get to know each other! 

Encouragement 

Riding the trail with women who know the route and are at a similar ability level is encouraging and helpful. Sharing tips and tricks with one another makes everyone a better rider and makes...

September Adventure in Crested Butte

September Adventure in Crested Butte

September is an incredibly exciting month in Crested Butte. With the leaves starting to change, warm days, cool nights and the bustle of summer starting to slow down – it is a great time to take that mountain adventure, attend an outdoor festival and race your heart out.  

Adventure Abounds

Evolution Bike Park: With over 30 miles of lift-served single track connecting to over 750 miles of world class mountain bike riding, fall is the time get in all the riding you postponed during the busy summer months....

This Week in the Butte August 28 2018

This Week in the Butte August 28 2018

Labor Day weekend is almost here, and although there is slight chill to the air and kids are back in school there is still plenty of adventure, music and shopping to be had in Crested Butte!

Extended Twilight Hours I August 31 @ 4:30

With the Red Lady Express, Evolution Bike Park and Adventure Park open until 7 pm, on Fridays (through September 14), it gives you and your family more time to explore and enjoy the resort!

Twilight Lift Tickets are $9 and Twilight Adventure Park Tickets...

A Guide to Flying to Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport

A Guide to Flying to Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport

Flying into the Gunnison Crested-Butte Regional Airport (GUC) has never been more convenient. With direct flights from Denver, Dallas and Houston, door to door shuttles and free town shuttles – it is a great way to kick back, relax and enjoy the slopes.

2018-19 Winter Flights:

With direct flights from Denver and Houston on United Airlines and Dallas via  American Airlines flying to Crested Butte direct or a flight with a quick layover is a breeze. Below is the 2018-19 Winter Flight Map and Schedule (it is subject to change).

2018-19 Winter...

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