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Old Dog, New Tricks: Why You’re Never Too Old for a Lesson

Old Dog, New Tricks: Why You’re Never Too Old for a Lesson

By Katie Coakley

I can’t remember when I learned to ride a bike. I have this image of wobbly handlebars adorned with sparkly streamers; the sound of my dad jogging, heavy-footed, behind me and a slightly lightheaded feeling when I realized that he was no longer holding on.

I tend to hold my breath when I get nervous.

However, though the feelings and images of when I first learned to ride my bike are hazy and fractured, it’s easy for me to remember when I found my love of cycling once again. It wasn’t that long ago and it involved more padding than I’ve worn in 15 years...

Outerbike is Back!

Outerbike is Back!

Test out the latest and greatest bikes and gear on some of the nation’s best trails this August as Outerbike returns to Crested Butte! Self-proclaimed “the BEST bike demo event in the Universe,” Outerbike returns for the second consecutive summer from August 17-19. 

Outerbike will be headquartered at the base of the Evolution Bike Park offering participants incredible access to the resort’s lift-served cross country and downhill trails, unrivaled mountain scenery and a friendly bike-centric mountain community. Hop on the lift to test the latest and greatest bikes on our bucket-list...

Crested Butte Want a Lift?

Want a Lift?

It’s no wonder Crested Butte is littered with athletes – with over 750 miles of singletrack in the Gunnison valley, the temptation to get longer days in riding, running or hiking is around every corner. Let’s face it—we are a mecca for all types of athletes! But what about the kiddos? With so many different summer programs for kids of every age (that includes those kids 40 and up!) it’s easy to think that they can ride, run and ski all day like an adult. However, in order for all of us kids to stay fresh on our bikes, avoid injury and efficiently sharpen our mountain biking skills, lift-...

Crested Butte Big Mountain Enduro

Big Mountain Enduro

Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the Evolution Bike Park are excited to welcome the Big Mountain Enduro (BME) back to Crested Butte!  

The BME Crested Butte stop will blend high altitude backcountry adventures mixed with some of the longest and most challenging descents in the area. This special gem of a place is tucked deep in the Rockies and surrounded by expansive wilderness in every direction. It also entails the most mountain bike history in the world and is a true mountain town with some of the highest density singletrack in the country.

Enduro is a relatively new...

Crested Butte Outerbike Arrives to Crested Butte

Outerbike Arrives to Crested Butte

Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the Evolution Bike Park are excited to welcome “the BEST bike demo in the Universe” to Crested Butte!

This is the first time Outerbike will take advantage of Crested Butte’s world-class mountain biking and gorgeous summer weather allowing participants to experience some of the world’s best bikes and trails all in the same weekend. 

Featuring some of the most popular brands in mountain biking — including Specialized, SCOTT and Yeti among many more — Outerbike offers participants the opportunity to demo as many bikes as time, and their legs,...

Crested Butte How to Beat Your Friends at the Gravity Slave Dual Slalom

How to Beat Your Friends at the Gravity Slave Dual Slalom

Step 1 – Practice!

Ride the pump track, in the base area, to perfect your efficiency and timing of movements. Take a few laps on Teaser or Luge to get comfortable with speed. Lucky you, we’re opening the dual slalom course in advance of Gravity Slave! This new course design now begins below the Lower West Side Trail directly below the Peach Tree lift line. You can access from the base area by climbing up the Lower West Side Trail. The course can be lapped by riding/pushing back up the ski area access road adjacent to the track. 

Step 2 – Find a friend...

Crested Butte Crested Butte Summer Bucket List

Crested Butte Summer Bucket List

There’s no way you can mark all of these adventures off your Crested Butte bucket list in just one visit. Whether you are hiking, biking or just enjoying the views, there are definite must-dos for everyone in Crested Butte before the temperature drops.

Hike Aspen to Crested Butte

The hike from Aspen to Crested Butte is worthy of any outdoor enthusiasts’ bucket list. The summer drive between the two iconic ski towns is roughly 100 miles and takes three hours. However, if you decide to hike it’s only 11 miles from the Maroon Bells Trailhead to Crested Butte. Be...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the second week of August. Fall will be here before we know it… Event this morning the air was slightly colder and low hanging fog clung to the Peak. Wildflowers have peaked and soon we will be searching for the first golden aspen leaf of the season. Don’t worry though, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the last few weeks of summer here at the Butte! Make sure to check out these events happening this week! 

Twilight Lift Hours | August 9 & 11

Twilight Hours are a great time to be exploring the resort. With unlimited chairlift...

Crested Butte The New and Improved Timeline

The New and Improved Timeline

Timeline is now better than ever with improved berms and stellar jump features! We have done a month long facelift on this expert trail that was originally built in 2007. Please note, this remodeled trail has sections that have been completely redesigned. We ask that you fully inspect all features before trying to "send it"! 

Timeline can been described as a fast and flowing trail through awesome natural terrain with a variety of dirt and wood features to keep you smiling. We are stoked to announce that this popular expert gravity fed trail has gone through a complete overhaul.  The...