Crested Butte Mountain Resort


Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
The lodge at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Crested Butte Mountain Resort offers some of the best extreme skiing in the world. This mountain is home to "Colorado's Best Corduroy" and "Dreampipe," the superpipe with incredible views. Crested Butte Mountain Resort is also home to the SAAB US Extreme Freeskiing and US Extreme Boarderfest Championships, the US Extreme Freeskiing Telemark Championships, a Randonnee Rally, the Elk Mountain Grand Traverse and Colorado's first X Games.

At the top of Forest Queen is the DC Superpipe: 55-feet wide, 18-feet high, 400-feet long and sloped at 17°. The DC Canaan Terrain Park is located under the Parachute lift and offers intermediate and advanced riders jumps of various sizes, shapes and sequences plus several rail features. The Keystone Jib Park is set up for intermediate action with lots of sliders and rails. Located off the Painter Boy lift is the Painter Boy Terrain Park: open to skiers, snowboarders and skaters with beginner features that include tabletops, rails, rolls and a mini-halfpipe. At the base of the Red Lady Express is a tubing hill that is even lit for nighttime use.

The lower slopes at Crested Butte Mountain Resort
The lower slopes at Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Bottom of the ski lifts at Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
The Crested Butte Kids Area

Quick Facts About Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Season: Mid November - Mid April (Weather permitting)
Hours of operation: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, MST (some lifts close earlier)
Lifts: 16:
* 4 high speed detachable quads
* 2 fixed-grip quads
* 2 triple chairs
* 3 double chairs
* 3 surface lifts
* 2 magic carpets
Average snowfall: 300 inches
Base Elevation: 9,375 ft
Summit Elevation: 12,162 ft
Vertical Rise: 2,775 ft
Total Ski/Board Terrain: 1,167 acres
Snowmaking: 282 acres
Number of Trails: 121
Trails Classification:
Beginner: 23%
Intermediate: 57%
Advanced/Expert: 20%
Longest Run: 2.6 miles (Peak to Treasury)
 
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