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Opening Weekend Insights

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Opening Weekend Insights

Crested Butte 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 tours and bike demos for Choice Pass participants.

We currently plan to have at least 16 trails open this weekend, in addition to the base area pump track, with a focus on the front side of the Evolution Bike Park. Downhill trails anticipated to open this weekend include: Down Time, Lower Avery, Time Table, Hotdogger, Luge, Five Way, Awakening, Lower Awakening, Teaser, Sharpshooter, and Boulder Mason will be open from the top via a short uphill from the bottom of Time Table, noted by signage. Cross Country trails we anticipate opening include Up and Away, Columbine, Painter Boy, Lower Westside, and Happy Hour. Stay tuned for openings throughout the week as more trails become available. Announcements on our website and the Evolution Bike Park Facebook page will be made. The trails open this weekend will be riding well - they just had the whole winter sitting on them, aren't dusty, and have been buffed out by our trail crew. Lower Avery is one to definitely check out as there has been a heavy concentration on this particular trail with new and improved features.

Two hiking-only trails (Upper Mountain Access Trail and Yellow Brick/Silver Queen Road) are expected to be open. However, guests must please stay on designated hiking route as, due to an abundance of snow this winter, possibilities of unforeseen objects exist and the remaining snow is hard and dangerous. The Peak Trail will be closed until further notice. Guests are reminded to stay on the designated trails, respect trail closures, and abide by signage. As a reminder, for assistance and first aid during operations hours, call Bike Patrol at 970-349-2236. Hours of operation can be found at For emergencies after the lifts close please call 911.

As a reminder, summer passes can be purchased now through Sunday at the lower pricing tier as prices go up on Monday, June 12. Adult Adventure Passes are currently $299, Child Adventure Passes (ages 7-17) are $249, and 6 & Under Adventure Passes are $195. Each pass price goes up on Monday. Details can be found at Adventure Passes include access to the Evolution Bike Park, chairlifts, mini golf, bungee trampoline and Bag Jump. 2017 Adventure Passholders also receive 3 free days at the following bike parks: Steamboat, Angel Fire and Winter Park's Trestle. Also - Dad's ride free on Father's Day! Purchase a Child (ages 7-17) single ride ticket for Red Lady Express or Silver Queen Express lifts or one day Adventure Ticket for the CBMR Adventure Park and get a FREE ticket of the same type for Dad. Valid only Sunday, June 18, 2017.

We look forward to seeing you on the mountain this summer!