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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  • It had been about 10 years since the last time I had been to Crested Butte and it has really grown up in that time. Some of the growth is not positive. Sreets are narrow and hi-rise hotels/condos are ...  more »
  • First, this is high altitude skiing. I think the base of the lowest lift is about 9280 feet or so. By the time you get up the mountain you are about 10,000-11,000 feet. The base lifts were high speed ...  more »
  • A beautiful, friendly ski area and a wonderful all year round western town is just down the road.. The last of its kind. The skiing is wonderful for all levels. Summer brings on the most beautiful wil...  more »
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  • We had a great time skiing. All of the employees were super friendly. The trails are well groomed and there is a wide variety for everyone. We love that their are all local stores and restaurants.
  • Absolutely wonderful stay at The Grande Lodge. Every employee strove to make our vacation absolutely wonderful. It felt more like coming home than going away. The location and mountain are challenging, rugged and breathtaking. The people you meet are ski lovers that enjoy the challenge of a mountain on her own terms. Can't wait to be back.
  • Definitely the best ski town in Colorado and beat I've been anywhere else too! Steep terrain is top notch, but definitely needs to be a good snowfall season, otherwise you're left with groomers (slim pickins). I wish i still lived out there!
  • Always a great place to ski! To avoid the huge crowds during spring skiing, make sure you don't go the same week as Colorado or Texas schools are on spring break. We went the week before and had many runs where we were the only ones on them. It was like skiing on a private mountain!
  • Love skiing there. Great for all levels. Long and short runs, side mountain ones so you don't have to make it to the main lifts every time. A few food/bathroom spots around the mountain too for breaks
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