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.
Continued Glading for Intermediate Skiers
Last summer, Crested Butte’s resort thinned 10 acres of trees, dramatically improving access to forested skiing. This summer, the improvements continue as resort crews partner with the local US Forest Service District to identify new areas for glading. Intermediate skiers looking for more gentle gladed terrain should get ready to weave through the trees in the East River area and off the Teocalli Lift.
The tubing hill is always a hit with the kids—even after a long day of skiing. This winter, Crested Butte plans to install a Magic Carpet® lift just for the tubing hill, bringing back the excitement of tubing to the base area’s Adventure Park.
The installation of the new lift will provide kids and the “kid at heart” easy, safe access to the hill. It’s the perfect way to continue the outdoor fun into the evening hours, while Mom and Dad can witness from the Butte 66 deck, while enjoying their après ski drink or menu item of choice.
Snow Bike Rentals
For the last couple of years, snow bikes have made a huge splash at Crested Butte’s annual Slush Huck Pond Skim event, where participants try to skim across a pond on skis and snowboards. This year, guests can try out snow bikes themselves (minus the pond) by renting one of ten new bikes in the resort’s rental fleet.
For those new to the sport at CBMR, a two hour instruction and guided tour around the mountain is required to ensure safe use of the equipment and knowledge of where snow biking approved routes are located. It gives a whole new meaning to carving turns. This is an easy to learn, smile-producing sport and more information on snow biking at Crested Butte can be found