Mountain Safety

Your Responsibility Code

Skiing and riding can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine skis, snowboards, telemark skis, cross-country skis or other specialized equipment, such as that used by disabled skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing and riding that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share it with others for a great on-mountain experience. Know the code!

  1. Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and avoid others.
  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  7. Prior to using any lift, you must have knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

Sliding Devices On-Mountain

Devices Allowed On-Mountain
Devices NOT Allowed  
Skis Allowed with a working brake binding system or a retention device
Snowskates
Not Allowed
Snowboards Allowed with full ankle bindings or retention device Plastic Snowboards
Not Allowed
Telemark Skis Allowed with a retention device or a working brake system Sleds/Discs
Not Allowed
Monoskis Allowed with a working brake system or retention device Toboggans/Tubes
Not Allowed
Snowblades
Allowed with a retention device
Ghosky
Not Allowed
Snowdecks
Allowed, but must have metal edges and a leash
Airboard
Not Allowed
Snowshoes
Allowed on designated Daytime Uphill Route only
Bodysled
Not Allowed
Snowbikes/Snowtrikes
Allowed within certain areas of the mountain. Snow bikers may access all lifts excluding the High Lift T-Bar and North Face T-Bar. Snow bikes are not permitted in any of the resort’s terrain parks or runs served by the High Lift and North Face T-Bar Lifts. Both Type 1 and Type 2 bikes are allowed on mountain. (A Type 1 snow bike is one that the guest uses snow blades on their feet while riding. A Type 2 bike is a snow bike that has pegs that the user rests their feet on while snow biking.)

 

Uphill Access Closed

Uphill access is currently CLOSED on all portions of Crested Butte Mountain Resort until further notice. We love fresh snow too, but without ski patrol and terrain maintenance it is unsafe for skiers, riders, those sledding and first responders. Thank you for respecting all posted closures.

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Uphill Use & Policy

Uphill Use on the ski area is permissible before and after operating hours. Uphill guests are also allowed on groomed trails and during operating hours via the designated route (Base to Umbrella Bar and Top of Red Lady Lift). All uphill travel must cease by 9:00 a.m. and may not begin again until 4:30 p.m., with the exception of the all-day route.

Pre-season access is not allowed due to snowmaking and grooming operations.

Post-season access is not allowed due to mountain operations such as road plowing.

Uphill Map

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Drone Policy

Recreational drone use by any guest or member of the public, for any reason, is NOT permitted on or over any Vail Resorts property including Crested Butte Mountain Resort.