4th night in our ski in, ski out condo is now free until the end of the season – – plus we offer a 10% discount for direct bookings.
Conditions are epic in Crested Butte, with 27 inches of snow falling in just the last seven days. Four inches of snow has fallen in the last 48 hours, and 10 inches in the last 3 days. Our total snowfall for this season is 188 inches- that’s over 15 feet of snow!
Currently, conditions on the mountain are powder and packed powder and there are 1144 acres of open terrain for you to explore.
Griffin Post just won the Subaru US Extreme Freeskiing Championships in Crested Butte. Post notched a pair of 47-point runs (on a 50-point scale) to edge defending champion Cliff Bennett by eight-tenths of a point, reports espn.com.
After Crested Butte received nearly 30 inches of snow in two days, conditions that turned what is normally a mine field into a foam pit. Sick Bird winner and fourth-place finisher Mark Filippini took full advantage, sticking a pair of 50-foot-plus drops into tight trees; others threw back flips and front flips off the famous Cheeseburger rock. Matt Luczkow slowly spun a 360 off a 30-footer.
“With the way the snow is, as they say, go big or go home,” Filippini said.
An avalanche warning remained in effect for the surrounding Crested Butte backcountry, and CB patrollers threw more than 350 pounds of dynamite to control the resort’s famed Extreme Limits terrain on Saturday alone.
“I’ve never skied an event like this,” said Matt Luczkow, who finished 14th. “Nothing even close.”
Crested Butte Mountain Resort has reached the milestone of 100 inches
of cumulative snow with the arrival of the second major winter storm in
a week. In the past seven days, the resort has received over a half of
a foot of snow, and weather reports indicate the possibility of at
least ten more inches of snow falling over the course of the weekend.
The snow adds to a variety of exciting events on Saturday and Sunday,
including the grand opening of the DC Superpipe and the first USSA
sanctioned Rocky Mountain Division Junior race series of the season.
On December 18, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) filed an appeal with the U.S. Forest Service disputing the agency’s decision last month to reject the resort’s proposed expansion onto Snodgrass Mountain without conducting a public review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
The proposed Snodgrass expansion is critical for the long-term viability of CBMR and the economic health of the East River Valley in Gunnison County says CBMR. The proposed expansion would increase the amount of intermediate and advanced terrain at CBMR with 276 acres of skiing served by three lifts, a beginner carpet and a connector gondola from Crested Butte Mountain. Snodgrass Mountain is located adjacent to Crested Butte Mountain.
The Friends of Ski Lifts on Snodgrass and Citizens for NEPA are teaming up once again for two separate rallies in Crested Butte and Gunnison.
On Monday, December 7, 2009, they be meeting at the Four Way Stop in Crested Butte at 6:00 pm to march down Elk Avenue and back, ending at the CB Town Council Meeting. The purpose of the rally is to show the new Town Council that “our community is not divided on the proposed Snodgrass Expansion, but that 85% of our community is in favor of moving the proposed expansion into NEPA”.
In a recent survey, the Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber Of Commerce asked whether the Forest Service should reverse its decision and allow the proposed Snodgrass project into the NEPA process? They were not asking if people supported Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Snodgrass proposal only whether it should be given an open public hearing.
Of 736 respondents, 82% said yes. Click here to see the results.
The United States Forest Service issued a letter to Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) on November 5, 2009 denying the resort the ability to enter into the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process with its Snodgrass Mountain expansion proposal. Apparently, this decision comes after the resort has been working with the Forest Service on the Snodgrass expansion proposal for the past five years. Additional information regarding this decision may be obtained by going to the www.snodgrassfacts.com website.
Over $315 million has been invested in on- and off-mountain improvements and amenities at Crested Butte Mountain Resort since Tim and Diane Mueller purchased the ski area in 2004. Under the new ownership of CNL lifestyle properties, with the Mueller’s still at the operational helm, the 2009-2010 season is no exception. The Muellers remain committed to evolving the resort in a responsible manner that answers the needs of a growing community and an increasing number of visitors, while respecting the surrounding native environment.
Improvements at CBMR for the coming winter season include: a complete remodel of the beloved Ice Bar on-mountain restaurant; the addition of a new base area Adventure Park complete with year-round synthetic ice rink, bungee trampolines, and a climbing wall; installation of a lift-served tubing hill; the addition of a new combined beginner learning area for children and adults; and upgrades to the Outpost Building Day Lodge.
It may not be Crested Butte but this promo video by Telluride makes you want to hit the slopes fast, particularly when you’re in the grip of a hot, hazy and humid Caribbean summer:
Shot and edited in the winter of 2009 in collaboration with the Telluride Visitors Center, Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association, Telluride Ski Resort and Telluride Mountainfilm in hopes of giving viewers a soulful, non-commercial look at the winter experience in Telluride. Filmed & edited by Ben Knight | Music by Explosions in the Sky
Crested Butte’s Adventure Park is going up fast. The concrete for the skating rink has been poured and the roof is going on. Here’s a cam shot from this morning:
Click here for more details on the park.