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Crested Butte Mountain Resort - Be Wild

Located about 200 miles southwest of Denver, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is the untamed destination at the end of the road, where guests are invited to Be Wild. With 236 inches of average annual snowfall and 121 trails across more than 1,500 skiable acres, you’re invited to choose your challenge, ditch the less daring, and defy the voice that says you can’t. Break free from the ordinary and dive into untouched powder, towering peaks, heart-pounding terrain, and a vibrant town with a mountain culture all its own.

Go to Extremes

With 561 acres of double-black-diamond terrain, Crested Butte is known as the North American birthplace of inbounds extreme skiing and riding. Advanced and extreme terrain account for nearly two-thirds of the mountain’s overall acreage, including hair-raising steeps off the High Lift, North Face Lift and front side of the mountain. With more than 150 uniquely named areas within the Extreme Limits, the options are endless.

Stepping Stone to the Steeps

We all aspire to do big things. If your big thing means one day slashing turns in Crested Butte’s world-renowned Extreme Limits terrain, Peachtree Lift will help you get there. This is the second winter for the new Peachtree Lift - a three-person fixed-grip lift serving beginner terrain at the base of the resort. It’s your stepping stone to the steeps, allowing beginners to focus on the fundamentals: starting, stopping, balance, carving and more.

Small Town Charm

You’ll see no stoplights but plenty of smiles as you walk down the streets of Crested Butte. The vibrant buildings that line Elk Ave. are as colorful as the people inside them, inviting visitors to experience the magic that this true ski town has to offer. Free bus systems operate regularly throughout the winter to take guests from Mt. Crested Butte to the Town of Crested Butte, and even all the way to Gunnison, providing easy access to the mountain and to town, no matter where you are staying.

Special Events

New Year’s Eve: Ring in the new year at CBMR! Stick around after the lifts close to enjoy music and food at Butte 66 in the base area, and check out our torchlight parade and fireworks show.

Ski Town Breakdown: Add live tunes, cold drinks, and good vibes to your spring ski days! Enjoy free live music at a different venue on the mountain every Saturday in March.

Al Johnson Memorial Telemark Race: A beloved Crested Butte spring tradition, this race honors mail carrier Al Johnson, who delivered mail across the Gunnison Valley on telemark skis in the late 1800s. Racers climb 660 vertical feet, followed by a 1,200-foot descent through Crested Butte’s infamous Extreme Terrain, all while sporting their best funky flair and Telemark gear. There will be sweat, screams, hoots, hollers, prizes, glory, and costumes you’ll never forget.

Pond Skim: Spring in Crested Butte is all about the wacky outfits, and Pond Skim is no exception. Competitors dress up in their best spring gear and attempt to skim across a man-made pond on their skis and snowboards – often taking an icy plunge in the process. Pond Skim is a closing weekend favorite for competitors and spectators alike, and embodies the fun-loving, thrill-seeking attitude of everyone in Crested Butte.


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