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Wildflower by Bike Crested Butte

Wildflowers by Bike

Throughout the summer months, Crested Butte’s lush and mountainous landscape transcends into a natural palette of color.  It is no wonder that the Wildflower Capital of Colorado features some amazing bike rides with access into these stunning hues of blue, pink, purple, white and yellow.

Below are a few of our favorite mountain bike trails to experience the awe-inspiring wildflowers in and around Crested Butte.

Trail #401

Known far and wide as one of the top ranked mountain bike trails in the world, Trail 401 is a sight to behold during the summer...

Evolution Bike Park

This Week in the Butte

This time of year, rain showers continue to freshen the air, wildflowers and aspens. Mountain bike trails return to their tacky delightful state and streams babble just a little bit louder. Monsoon season in Crested Butte can mean morning sunshine and afternoon thunder storms. Be sure to start your adventure early and pack a rain jacket just in case. 

Mountain Manner Half Day Hike | July 19 

The shorter half day hike allows you to focus exclusively on the Mountain Manners skills you came to...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

Summer is in full swing here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. There are so many great activities to enjoy and tons of fun planned for this upcoming week. Show off your disc golf skills this Saturday at the 10-3 Disc Golf Tournament. Did you know the name “10-3” stems from the elevation at the start of both courses, 10,300 feet!

Wildflower Festival | July 6 – 7

With over 300 events offered by 60 instructors there is something for everyone during the annual Wildflower Festival. Don’t miss van tours,...

Crested Butte Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series Results

Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series Results

Thunder and lightning, chairlift holds and the threat of rain didn’t scare this week’s Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike competitors. 

July 5 Downhill Results

July 5 Cross Country Results

Overall Results Coming Soon

It’s not too late to compete! Races take place Wednesday evenings at 5:45 pm through July 19. We hope to see you there! Learn more at...

Crested Butte Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series Results

Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series Results

On Wednesdays we race! 

This week’s competitors flocked to the Evolution Bike Park to take part in the Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series. Ages young and old competed in either Cross Country, Downhill or Enduro categories for the coveted win! 

June 28 Downhill Results

June 28 Cross Country Results

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Crested Butte Our Top 3 Rides from Elk Avenue

Our Top 3 Rides from Elk Avenue

Crested Butte is nestled at the northern end of Gunnison County, crisscrossed by over 450 miles of cross country hiking and biking trails for all ability levels.  Unique to Crested Butte is that many of the trails stem from downtown, allowing for quick or all-day epic mountain bike rides. This incredible access is only one reason that the Gunnison Valley is knows as a world-class mountain bike destination. 

Below are a few of our favorite cross country rides that depart from Elk Avenue, located within Crested Butte’s historical downtown.

Lower Loop Trails...

Crested Butte Our Top 3 XC Rides from the Evolution Bike Park

Our Top 3 XC Rides from the Evolution Bike Park

The Evolution Bike Park features 30 miles of lift-accessed cross country and downhill trails for all ability levels.  Unique to the Crested Butte is that the Evolution Bike Park’s system of trails blends seamlessly into the vast network of trails that make the Gunnison Valley one of the top mountain bike destinations in the world. 

A quick bike-equipped chairlift ride up the Red Lady Express Lift presents the opportunity to link together a much larger ride – from the patrolled bike park to the backcountry. 

Below are a few of our favorite lift-accessed cross country rides...

Crested Butte Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series Results

Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series Results

On Wednesday, June 21 we kicked off our five-week Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series. These weekly races consist of varying lengths and difficulty to challenge riders of all abilities in either Cross Country or Downhill disciplines. 

New this year, the Downhill discipline features Male and Female Enduro categories in which racers ride their bike up the mountain to the downhill race course and are then timed on the descent. 

The races take place on Wednesday evenings at 5:45 pm, with registration from 4:30 - 5:15 pm at Butte 66. The Youth Pump Track lap race will be offered for...

Crested Butte Trail Report

Trail Report

The Trail Crew is happy to let you know that dirt has been drying up fast and we are planning on opening Woods Trail, Crusader and Frequency on Saturday, June 17.  It is possible these trails will open on Friday depending on conditions. These openings will mean that the Evolution Bike Park has all of its trail network open except for Psycho Rocks which should be open very soon as well. 

Wildflowers are starting to bloom, deer can be seen wondering the base area as well as marmots sunning themselves on rocks. It’s the perfect time of year to jump on our hiking trails and soak in the...

Crested Butte All of the Ways to Get to the Umbrella Bar

All of the Ways to Get to the Umbrella Bar

Located mid-mountain at the top of the Ten Peaks area, the Umbrella Bar is Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s (CBMR) newest on-mountain destination. Situated amongst amazing panoramic views of the resort, the peak and the mountains beyond, the Umbrella Bar features a retractable roof and plenty of Adirondack chair seating, encouraging lounging and gathering.

Adding to the allure of the Umbrella Bar is the fact that requires a bit more effort to get to than most restaurants. The mid-mountain location caters to the adventurous, although with multiple means of arrival, this “off the...

Crested Butte June Happenings

June Happenings

This Saturday, June 10, Crested Butte Mountain Resort kicks off the Summer 2017 season! The Red Lady Express and Silver Queen Express start spinning at 9:30 am for the opening of the Evolution Bike Park as well as lift-accessed hiking. Let the kiddos release their energy on the bungee trampolines, the BagJump or the climbing pinnacle at the Adventure Park. Start the season off by stopping by the Evolution Bike Shop or Adventure Center to pick up a scenic lift ticket or Adventure Park ticket. For Father’s Day, June 18, purchase a child single ride lift ticket or Adventure Park ticket and...

Crested Butte Opening Weekend Insights

Opening Weekend Insights

Thanks to warm and dry weather, a very hard working Evolution Bike Park trail crew, and a successful dig day last week, we are thrilled to have such a robust opening planned for this weekend! Both the Red Lady and Silver Queen lifts will begin spinning for summer at 9:30 this Saturday morning. The Evolution Bike Park, Adventure Park and resort retail and culinary options will also be open. Furthermore, we’re hosting a Choice Pass Day for youth in the valley who are a part of the Choice Pass program. CBMR is donating lift and Adventure Park access for the day along with half price zipline...

Crested Butte Evolution Bike Park Offers Lift-Accessed Cross Country Mountain Biking

Evolution Bike Park Offers Lift-Accessed Cross Country Mountain Biking

The Evolution Bike Park at Crested Butte Mountain Resort features 30 miles of singletrack that is accessible right off of the Red Lady Express Lift. While lift-accessed mountain biking is not unique to the Evolution Bike Park, the variety of trails – from machine-built flow trails designed for beginners to incredibly steep and intimidating rock gardens – is truly a testament to the quality of riding that has made Crested Butte a world-class destination for mountain bikers. 

In addition to the hand-numbing, rock smashing downhill trails such as Psycho Rocks and Captain Jack, the...

Crested Butte Our Favorite Mountain Biking Tips for Beginners

Our Favorite Mountain Biking Tips for Beginners

Mountain biking is a rewarding way to get out and breath fresh air while exploring new areas! However, it can also be a bit intimidating for a new rider. Don’t worry, everyone has to start somewhere, but here are a few tips to get you on your way!

Picking a Bike
First things first, you need to get yourself a bike if you don’t already have one. Stop by the Evolution Bike Shop in the morning. Our friendly bike techs will help find the right bike for you! Downhill specific bikes are available as well as cross country and children’s bikes! 

Tubes,...

Crested Butte Top 10 Reasons to Work at CBMR this Summer

Top 10 Reasons to Work at CBMR this Summer

1.    Legendary Lunch Breaks
How many jobs allow you to pursue your outdoor passions on your lunch breaks? While everyone else is counting down the precious few minutes of time off the clock, you could be lapping the Evolution Bike Park or riding the Silver Queen Express, recharging your batteries while you take in breathtaking views of the Gunnison Valley.

2.    Become a Part of the Family
From Mountain Clean-Up Day to the last day of the season, the Mueller family has a hands on presence at CBMR. They are committed to making Crested...

Crested Butte 10 Scenic Places to See This Summer

10 Scenic Places to See This Summer

Crested Butte has a vast range of scenic sites for you to explore this summer. Whether you’re looking for a long extended adventure that takes up a whole day, or a nice drive to do on your day off, Crested Butte has the goods. Here are just a few suggestions of places we love to explore in this beautiful valley we call home!

1. MT. CRESTED BUTTE SUMMIT
The famous Crested Butte Peak is often admired from town and from the lifts of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, but to summit the peak is a whole other endeavor. To summit the peak is a short, however quite steep climb and the...

Crested Butte How to Get Fit for Mountain Biking This Spring

How to Get Fit for Mountain Biking This Spring

Crested Butte is one of the founding homes of mountain biking and has some of the best mountain biking in the country. With world class singletrack like the 401 Trail, Doctor’s Park and Monarch Crest at our fingertips it’s no wonder there are so many spectacular mountain bikers in this valley. For some of us, it is hard to let the winter season go, but for others the excitement for mountain bike season quickly escalates as the temperatures rise and snow levels drop. 

Remember when we were little and we would get too excited about something and someone (usually an adult) would tell...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

We can’t believe it but we’re now reaching the end of the 2016/2017 Season. We headed into closing weekend here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort and that means it’s time to party. Pack a bag, load up the car and head to CB for a chance to go out with a splash! 

LandShark Pond Skim | April 8

The end of ski season is another excuse to celebrate, dress up in silly costumes and have wacky events, like the LandShark Pond Skim, where contestants skim across water on their skis and snowboards. The male and female...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

March decided to come in like a lamb and out like a lion with over 7 inches of new snow this morning, winter has returned. OpenSnow is predicting more snow through the weekend. With a plethora of great events as well as great skiing and riding, you won’t want to miss this weekend at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. 

Ten Peaks Sunset Soiree | March 28

Enjoy longer days and the beautiful views from the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks during our Sunset Soirees happening over three Tuesdays this March....

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

Spring is in full swing, making it an awesome time to visit Colorado’s last great ski town! Great weather, more snow on the way and fantastic events make now a great time to get to Crested Butte. Bring the whole family out for Town Series Race this Wednesday or cheer on your favorite athlete as they take on the infamous Grand Traverse! 

Ten Peaks Sunset Soiree | March 21 

Enjoy longer days and the beautiful views from the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks during our Sunset Soirees happening over three...

Crested Butte Concussions 101

Concussions 101

The occurrence of concussions in isolation or in combination with other injury such as a ski accident can be overlooked and neglected. A concussion is the result of the brain impacting, twisting, stretching and or bouncing off the skull from impact. This impact and stress distorts the brain cells and disrupts normal functioning in multiple ways. There is cellular chemical imbalance that results leading to disruption of oxygenation and nutrition in both baseline function as well as increased demand from the injury and need to heal. This imbalance leads to signs and symptoms of a concussion...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

The sun is out and Spring Break is in full swing here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Paradise awaits as sunny, bluebird skies are expected through the weekend. Take in the breathtaking views, slab on the sunscreen and be sure to enjoy this week’s events! 

Ten Peaks Sunset Soiree | March 14  

Enjoy longer days and the beautiful views from the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks during our Sunset Soirees happening over three Tuesdays this March. Take a sleigh ride to the top of Ten Peaks for a delicious...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

After a blustery start to the week, warm temperatures and the sun are expected to return on Wednesday. Great weather sets the perfect backdrop to this week’s events including competitions and après parties. With just over a month left in the 2017/2018 Season you won’t want to miss this week at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. 

Alpine Orthopaedics Town Race Series | March 8

Join Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Alpine Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Clinic for the free Town Race...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

Winter returns this week with up to two feet of new snow expected to fall by Tuesday night. After this storm rolls through sunshine and blue skies will make for the perfect backdrop to this week’s events! 

Mardi Gras | March 28

Join us downtown for the Mardi Gras parade at 5 pm! Check out the Crested Butte Mountain Resort float in your best purple, green and yellow! Then rock out to Black Ice Drive at at 6:30 at the Eldo. 

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Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

Welcome to another week in paradise. With 1,547 acres of open terrain there’s plenty of options to ski, ride or snow bike! We are currently 173% of our average base depth. Plus, we have great events coming up this week! 

Prater Cup | February 23 – 26

Crested Butte’s marquee annual youth ski race will bring 250 of Colorado’s top 12 and 13 year old alpine ski racers to Crested Butte. The Prater Cup is always a blast for competitors, their families and fans alike. Look for some high speed skiing and tons of fun...

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