Crested Butte's New Adventure Park

Rendering of Crested Butte’s new Adventure Park

Construction of Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s (CBMR) Adventure Park is well underway with a planned opening date of July 4, 2009.

The new Adventure Park is located at the Mt. Crested Butte base area. Adventure Park activities include year-round ice skating, bungee trampoline and a climbing wall. Activities can be purchased à la carte or you take advantage of the Adventure Ticket and enjoy unlimited access to chairlift rides and all Adventure Park activities. Tickets are available at the Adventure Center in Mountaineer Square.

Year-Round Ice Skating
The Adventure Park will be home to the first synthetic ice-skating facility in Colorado. This skating rink will be made from a Super-Glide® synthetic ice and promises to be fun for beginners and experts alike. “Super-Glide® synthetic ice is a high-tech skating surface created by skaters for skaters to offer the ultimate “skate-like ice” experience,” according to CBMR. Apparently, Super-Glide® synthetic ice is used on more than 400 skating facilities worldwide.

Climbing Pinnacle
Towering 28 feet over the Adventure Park, the all new Climbing Pinnacle is sure to challenge climbers of all abilities. Six different routes ranging in difficulty from beginner to expert are available for adventures of all ages and ability. The tower is equipped with an auto-belay system that ensures the safety of all participants. Once you reach the top, you are rewarded with spectacular views and promised an exhilarating rappel down.

Bungee Trampolines
Using multiple bungee cords the traditional trampoline has been turbo charged to give a gravity defying ride that gets the adrenaline pumping in a totally safe environment. Jumpers are able to reach heights that would be impossible using a trampoline alone. Secured and safe they are free to experiment with acrobatic movements and somersaults (the record is 5in one jump) or to simply jump as high as they can.

An Adventure Ticket – $30 for under 18s and $40 for adults – includes unlimited use of the Red Lady Express and Silver Queen Chairlift, Ice Skating Rink, Climbing Wall and Bungee Trampoline. It also includes complimentary disc golf rentals.

The Adventure Park Summer Season Pass – $145 for adults and $85 for under 18s – includes unlimited use of Ice Skating Rink, Climbing Wall, Bungee Trampoline and Disc Golf Rentals.

Pricing details can be found at CBMR’s site

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