New for 2014/15 Ski Season at Crested Butte

Fresh ways to hit the slopes, from tubing to snow bikes to improved gladed skiing!

In anticipation of the 2014-2015 ski season, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CMBR) is improving guest entertainment on skis and off. Continued thinning on gladed runs will offer intermediate skiers more places to ski through the trees and upgrades to the tubing hill and snow bike rentals will make it possible to hit the slopes in more ways than one. (more…)

There's extreme skiing, then there's extreme telemark skiing!

The West Elk Project is reporting that the Extreme Freeskiing Telemark Championships may return to Crested Butte after a low snowfall hiatus last year. The dates currently being locked down are March 22nd and 23rd.

With two IFSA junior events, one Junior Freeride Tour event, and two Freeride World Qualifier events, it is already going to be a busy freeride scene at Crested Butte this season. However, the CB Tele Extremes have always been a well-supported event both locally and regionally as Crested Butte has long-served has a national hub for telemark skiing according to The West Elk Project. (more…)

10 Days Until Opening Day At Crested Butte; 5 inches on the powcam

After a winter storm moved into the Crested Butte area over the weekend, Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s PowCam is showing 5 inches this morning (and it’s cleared every day).

Crested Butte’s lifts open in 10 days on November 21st – time to get stoked about the season!

Enjoy this video of the recent snowfall by Crested Butte Guides: (more…)

Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) and the Telluride Montrose Regional Air Organization (TMRAO) inked a letter of intent recently, committing CBMR’s support of the Allegiant Air direct flights to the Montrose Regional Airport from the San Francisco and Phoenix areas this winter. The twice-weekly direct flights (Wednesdays and Saturdays) will begin in December from Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Phoenix-Mesa airport (IWA). (more…)

Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Telluride Ski Resort have teamed up to offer the Telluride Crested Butte Ultimate 6 Pass, a 6-visit pass good for 3 days of skiing and riding at Crested Butte and 3 days of skiing and riding at Telluride. The TCB Ultimate 6 Pass sells for just $399 or $66.50 per day, about a 30% discount. Once the first 6 visits have been used, additional days may be added on at each ski resort at a 20% discount off the single-day window rate. The TCB Ultimate 6 Pass is available in limited quantities until December 15, 2012 exclusively through Liftopia.com.
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Crested Butte adds more snow making facilities

New snowmaking pipes are being installed at Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR), adding more acreage and more capacity to the East River area.

Enhanced snowmaking will allow the CBMR to open this area sooner, with better coverage in the early winter season. The resort has also leased a new Prinoth snow groomer, the Bison X,which will maintain one of the state’s best corduroy

Continued renovations at the Paradise Warming House – one of our regular on-mountain hang-outs – have been taking place throughout the summer for the second year in a row. The resort has put more than $200,000 into improving the on-mountain cafeteria; from completely upgrading the food line, to new furniture, an outdoor barbeque, a new bar, carpet and signage.

Crested Butte Mountain Resort Confirms Additional Skiable Terrain Inbounds

380 acres of mostly gladed terrain puts the resort’s official count to 1,547 skiable acres

Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is going through the Master Development Plan process with the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forest District. While developing current maps and analyzing terrain, resort planners confirmed that the ski area has 380 additional acres of skiable terrain throughout many gladed areas within bounds. The finding brings CBMR’s skiable acreage to a total of 1,547 acres; previously claiming 1,167 acres of skiable terrain throughout the resort.

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Fall Events In Crested Butte & Gunnison

Fall is a great time to visit Crested Butte, colors are changing, there’s a lot on, and we have availability!  Check out these events for all tastes:

West Elk Bicycle Classic, Sept. 2, Gunnison/Montrose/Delta Counties
Western State Colorado University’s cycling team is sponsoring a new bicycle gran fondo, the West Elk Bicycle Classic, on Sept. 2 with two length options: The 130-mile ride climbs nearly 10,000 feet and starts in Gunnison at 7 a.m., then to the Blue Mesa Dam, Crawford, Paonia and Kebler Pass before finishing in downtown Crested Butte with cheering, music, finish line and a meal at Donita’s Cantina. The 100-mile version starts three miles past the dam at 7:30 a.m. Visit www.western.edu/westelkbicycleclassic for details and registration, which costs $75 if submitted by Aug. 23, and $100 after that.

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