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Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Crested Butte

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4.4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
Crested Butte Mountain Resort is a ski resort located at Mount Crested Butte in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States.HistoryCrested Butte Mountain Resort opened in 1960 when two men - Fred Rice and Dick Eflin - purchased a ranch on Mt. Crested Butte. An operating permit enabling the resort to be built was approved by the United States Forest Service the following year. The resort struggled on for its first ten years. Some of the first lifts included a t-bar at the base area.In 1963, Crested Butte constructed a top-to-bottom gondola from the base area to near where the bottom of the High Lift is today. The resort was the second resort to open a gondola in Colorado, after Vail Ski Resort opened theirs in 1962. Constructed by Carlevaro-Savio, the three-person Silver Queen Gondola was notorious for being cramped and the cabins were known to have frequent collisions. The gondola lasted until 1972, when a bubble double chairlift replaced it. Other opening lifts included a Doppelmayr T-Bar that serviced the training hill on Buckley.Riblet constructed a double chairlift called Twister in 1969 to supplement the Silver Queen Gondola. The lift services expert and advanced trails on the west slope of the mountain, but with the upgrading of other lifts now operates sporadically.In 1972, a bubble double replaced the old gondola, and provided main access out of the base area for the next twenty years. Another double chairlift, Peachtree, was built at the base area to service a set of learning trails between Silver Queen and the T-Bar area. Peachtree still operates today.
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  • if you want some beautiful scenery, some beverages, small shops, or go hiking in the summer you'll love it here. it has like everything. family friendly. so many things kids can do. you can go hiking ...  read more »
  • Crested Butte, not far from Aspen. Beautiful little ski town, but also amazing for foliage in the fall, wild flowers in the Summer and Spring. Hiking year round. Charming Main Street with great restau...  read more »
  • This year we actually took the chair lift up (instead of hiking up) and then hiked to the top of Mt. Crested Butte. Hike is a great work out. It does get very rocky towards the top, with lots of loose...  read more »
  • Attended a wedding here and it was wonderful! The food was delicious, the wait staff was attentive and friendly, and the location was awesome.
  • The views from the gentle upper shelves at this resort are fantastic. After a heavy snowfall, this beautiful place feels like old-time rural Colorado.
  • Fun place to ride. Lots of intermediate and advanced terrain. Friendly staff.
  • Fantastic ski slopes, great people, and plenty of condos available!
  • I helped build this hotel when it was know as the Grand Butte Hotel, just beams and concrete floors back in 1980. It looked shabbily built back then, But I had no decision making nor opinions working for the contractors building it. After the building was completed and opened. I went to work for security here. And boy you could really see the shoddy work inside. And back then it was over priced. Haven't been back there since. Do not know what this place is like anymore.
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