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Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Crested Butte
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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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  • Watch the snow reports. When this place gets new snow, it's amazing. In a good snow year, the back trails open up as much territory as Alta or Snowbird! Front side is extremely family friendly with pl...  more »
  • We stayed at some condos that were supposed to be walk in. Let me tell you, if the condo says walk 100 yards away, don't pay the extra money. The parking lot is closer than your walk and it's all uphi...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Last night our group of 13 went to Ulley's Cabin for a great dinner with awesome service. Upon leaving, the snowcat pulling our sleigh began acting up. Immediately a ski patrolman on a snowmobile arrived and informed us there may be an issue and moved us back inside. Quickly a decision was made and the groomers were sent to help. Now we not only had an awesome meal, but we got to ride down the mountain in a groomer or on a snowmobile. Thank you CBMR for acting so quickly. We all loved our rides home.