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07 December 2018

Painter Boy and West Wall Lifts Scheduled to Open on Saturday, Dec. 8


MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. – Dec. 7, 2018 – Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) continues to open additional terrain as the holiday season approaches, including the Painter Boy and West Wall lifts and terrain in those areas.

Saturday’s terrain openings expand CBMR’s skiable terrain to 431 acres across 62 trails accessible by eight lifts. Notably, 94 percent of the resort’s beginner terrain will be open for the season beginning on Dec. 8.

Advanced skiers and riders can enjoy the excellent snow coverage and soft conditions on CBMR’s front-side advanced trails Jokerville, Twister and Crystal. Thanks to recent snowfall and deep season-to-date snowfall totals, CBMR is set to open advanced trails Lower International, Championship and Sylvanite on Saturday, Dec. 8.

Beginning Saturday, Dec. 8, skiers and snowboarders will have access to beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain accessible via the following chairlifts at Crested Butte Mountain Resort:

  • Red Lady Express
  • Paradise Express
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29 November 2018

Crested Butte Mountain Resort Opens Silver Queen Express for the Winter Season

  • Silver Queen Express opens today; its earliest opening date in the last 20 years.
  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort is now offering more than 300 acres of beginner, intermediate and advanced skiable terrain.
  • Final chance to purchase the 2018-19 Epic Pass and other Epic Season Pass options extended to Sunday, Dec. 2.

MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. – Nov. 29, 2018 – After receiving more than two feet of snow in the past week – plus six inches of snow in the last 24 hours – intermixed with great snowmaking conditions, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is excited to announce that the Silver Queen Express is open for the 2018-19 winter season. Today marks the earliest opening date for the Silver Queen Express in 20 years.

Continuing its historic start to the 2018-19 winter season, skiers and riders at CBMR can now access 302 acres of skiable terrain across 48 open trails. A testament to the fantastic early-season conditions, CBMR is prepared to open advanced trails including Upper Keystone, Jokerville...Read more

21 November 2018

Crested Butte Mountain Resort Opens for the 2018-19 Winter Season

  • Paradise Express Lift is set to open on earliest date on record, Opening Day, Nov. 22.
  • Crested Butte will open with 130 acres of terrain on Opening Day, marking the most skiable terrain to start the season in 20 years.
  • Last chance to purchase the 2018-19 Epic Pass and other Epic Season Pass options extended to Sunday, Dec. 2.

MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. – Nov. 21, 2018 – Today marks the start of the 2018-19 winter season at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. With ideal snowmaking conditions and favorable natural snowfall, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is offering skiers and snowboarders the most early-season terrain in years.

Today is the third annual Donation Day at CBMR benefiting the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation (CBSF). Skiers and snowboarders each received a lift ticket valid for today only after making a $15 donation toward the CBSF, and had access to terrain accessible by the Red Lady Express and Peachtree Lift. Open trails include beginner terrain such as Lower Keystone, Houston and...Read more

13 November 2018

Vail Resorts Announces Long-Term Wind Energy Contract and Plan to Eliminate Conventional Single-Use Dining Plastics in its ‘Commitment to Zero’

  •          The agreement with Lincoln Clean Energy will produce enough wind energy to reduce the emissions associated with Vail Resorts’ estimated FY19 North American electricity use by 100 percent, which includes 17 resorts and their associated retail, hospitality, and corporate offices
  •          Eco-Products named ‘Official Zero Waste Partner’ of Vail Resorts to help divert nearly 300 tons of waste from landfills through sustainable sourcing, including a Smart Straw initiative 
  •          Today’s announcements are a part of the Company’s first EpicPromise Progress Report around its ‘Commitment to Zero’ initiative and corporate giving programs

BROOMFIELD, Colo.—Nov. 13, 2018—Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today took major steps in its ‘Commitment to Zero,’ as the Company announced a long-term wind energy contract to purchase the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power 100 percent of its estimated FY 2019 North American...Read more

08 November 2018

Donation Day Kicks off the Crested Butte Winter Season on Wednesday, Nov. 21

Crested Butte’s first turns of the season are well-earned


MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. – Nov. 8, 2018 – Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) will kick off the 2018-19 winter ski and snowboard season by hosting the third annual Donation Day in partnership with the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Donation Day allows winter enthusiasts the opportunity to take their first runs at the resort before the official Opening Day on Thursday, Nov. 22.

Epic Pass: Last Chance to Purchase is Sunday, Nov. 18

The last chance to purchase the 2018-19 Epic Pass and the entire lineup of Epic Season Pass options – including the Epic Local, Epic 7-Day, Epic 4-Day, and Epic Military Pass – is Sunday, Nov. 18. The Epic Pass provides skiers and riders with the greatest multi-resort pass value in the ski industry, offering access to more than 65 resorts in eight countries for $949. New for the 2018-19 winter season, the Epic Pass will now feature unlimited, unrestricted...Read more