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Mountain Stats

Crested Butte Mountain Resort Stats

“Out of the 1,547 acres of terrain, there are numerous bowls, chutes, glades and cliffs, but half of Crested Butte’s terrain suits beginners and intermediates. This variety creates a snow sports enthusiast’s playground for all ages.” –Krista Crabtree, 

2016/2017 Mountain Guide

Season Dates

November 24, 2016 through April 9, 2017

Lift Operating Hours

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

East River Lift and High Lift close at 3:30 p.m.

North Face Lift closes at 3:00 p.m.


Summit - 12,162 feet (3,707 meters)

Base - 9,375 feet ( 2,856 meters)

Lowest Lift - 9,100 feet (2,774 meter)

Vertical Drop

Lift Served - 2,775 vertical feet (846 meters)

Overall - 3,062 vertical feet (933 meters) - Requires a short hike to Peak Terrain

Skiable Acres

1,547 acres (626 hectares)


297 acres (120 hectares)


15 Chairlifts Total

4 high speed detachable quads

2 fixed grip quads

2 triple chairs

2 double chairs

2 surface lifts

3 magic carpets

Lift Capacity

20,020 people per hour


121 Total

26% Beginner

57% Intermediate

14% Advanced

3% Expert

*Percentages are determined using developed terrain only.

Longest Run

2.6 miles (4.2 km) Peak to Treasury

Terrain Parks

The Gold Link and Cascade Terrain Parks are part of a complete freestyle pod off the Painter Boy and Gold Link lifts. This translates to a literal playground for the park enthusiast, highlighted by the ability to progress from one park – and one feature size – to the next.

The Cascade location also is ideal for larger park features, offering a consistent fall line for the jib park. Cascade is blessed with good afternoon light, allowing for better visibility, and it’s proximity to mountain operations headquarters means snowcat operators have easier access and more time for cutting features.

Average Snowfall

300 inches per year

Online Mountain Guide

Our online 2016/2017 Mountain Guide is coming soon!