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Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Crested Butte

(4.6/5 based on 300+ 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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  • This low key friendly mountain resort is worth every minute we sat in the car driving to the mountain. Employees are friendly, helpful, and welcoming. Definitely not like Summit County resorts. It was...  more »
  • Love the mountain. Management isn't so great. Group of us are headed there soon. I bought my tickets ahead of time. Two days later they dropped the price from $310 that I paid, to $129 for three days....  more »
  • We came here for a few days of skiing with another couple. Nice mountain and very very friendly staff. We are mainly blue groomer skiers. There's lots of blue terrain we skied, but it looks like 50% o...  more »
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  • Amazing time - great blend of long groomers, open bowls, bumps and extreme terrain. The ease of access to the back bowls, coupled with the options/lines available make this a great mountain for the advanced skier/rider. Plenty of terrain for the little ones, less experienced or those simply wanting to cruise all day. Nice variety of base village and on-mountain bar/dining options.
  • Had a great trip. My first time here. There is plenty of terrain for every type of skier/boarder. The overall difficulty of the resort leans toward advanced, but those runs are further up the mountain away from the base areas. The resort village was nice and a little bigger than expected. Food on the mountain was good.
  • A beaitiful place to ski. There is plenty of terrain for every type of skier/boarder. The resort village was nice and they have a fun adventure park (although tubing hill is very small). BEWARE, may not be great place for families. Why? "costumes" approved by the resort include an effigy of naked women strapped the the back of a fellow skier. Not a single employee approached this skier about the appropriateness of what he wore. Hard to explain to my 6yr old daughter. *Note- it was a kids ski free day.
  • RESERVE RENTALS ONLINE. Do not ever expect a walk up rental. They have not planned well with their rental inventory to the number of visitors. I may have missed it, but there is a lack of promotion for reserving rentals days in advanced. I may be picky, but I wanted in line 30 minutes for a day pass and rental...To have them tell me they were out of rentals. They could have posted it at the front of the line. They could have shouted over the crowd to let them know about the equipment shortage. Their map for shops is out of date. The Christie's Sports is not in the correct location. I suggest updating that.
  • A wonderful variety of runs for beginners to experts, great terrain parks for a broad range of snowboarders and skiers. The food at the diners here is also higher quality yet cheaper than at most resorts. I would recommend a trip here to anyone, especially on a powder day!