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28 May 2015

MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. – May. 28– Crested Butte Mountain Resort has put a lot of focus towards their mountain biking terrain since 2009. The Evolution Bike Park is one of the best bike parks in the state of Colorado, with 15 downhill specific trails covering 15 miles. To add to the excitement around the bike park, the resort is calling all downhill enthusiasts to compete in the Gravity Slave Downhill Mountain Bike Race for some gravity-fed fun. The event is designed to coincide with Crested Butte Bike Week (, the longest running bike week in the country, allowing for mountain bike fans to try out their downhill skills during the week of festivities. Racers have the opportunity to ride the Evolution Bike Park on Saturday, June 27th for a closed course practice and the competition will take place on Sunday, June 28th on the bike park’s newest expert trail, Captain Jack.

“Power through a few pedal strokes, look ahead and don't forget to breathe. Captain Jack is a trail that keeps the action coming and demands that a rider be aggressive and precise from top to bottom. It is an awesome piece of track and it just...Read more

14 May 2015

Live! From Mt. Crested Butte Lineup for 2015
The Annual Free Wednesday Night Concert Series at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

– May 14– Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association are excited to announce the 2015 summer line-up for the Live! From Mt. Crested Butte free Wednesday night concert series. From rock and roll to country, bluegrass and blues, the lineup is set to bring some great entertainment to the base area this summer.

July 1 – Todo Mundo (World)
July 8 – Jason Eady (Country)
July 15 – Humming House (Americana)
July 22 – Samantha Fish (Blues)
July 29 – Pokey La Farge (Early Jazz/Ragtime)
August 5 – Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (Rock)
August 12 – Zongo Junction (Brooklyn Afrobeat)
August 19 – Trout Steak Revival (Bluegrass)

Concerts start at 5:30 p.m. at the Red Lady Stage. Food and drink are available for purchase. In addition, the Evolution Bike Park and resort’s Adventure Park are open until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays to coincide with the concert series. Twilight Rides for the Red...Read more

14 May 2015

20 Targets along the 1.5 mile course

MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. – May 14 – Crested Butte, Colorado is known as a great ski resort, the “Wildflower Capital of Colorado”, the Last Great Colorado Ski Town, the list could go on. For hunting enthusiasts, Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley are also well known for their wildlife and game. In fact, the Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce has the 1899 World Record Elk shot in Gunnison County by John Plute, along with the gun he used.

After hosting the first annual West Elk Archers High Mountain Shootout last summer, Crested Butte Mountain Resort is excited to announce the addition of a fulltime 3D Archery course to the list of summer activities and the second annual High Mountain Shoot competition.

Archers will be able to access the 20 target course using the Red Lady Express Lift. The Red Lady lift runs daily from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Wednesdays and Friday evenings the lift runs late for Twilight hours until 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 and include a free beverage at Butte 66.

Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer,...Read more

21 April 2015

TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT SUMMER OPERATIONS Crested Butte Mountain Resort announces lift and operations schedule along with summer season passes

MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. – April 21 – Summer is just around the corner and it’s not too late to purchase a Summer Adventure Pass to Crested Butte Mountain Resort for the discounted price. From through June 5, those who didn’t purchase the year-round Peak Pass Plus can still get the addition of summer lift and Adventure Park access for just $279 for adults, $229 for children and $179 for kids six & under.

The Evolution Bike Park and the resort’s Adventure Park open June 13 through September 27 for the summer and fall seasons.

Summer lift hours will be as follows:

Daily June 13 – September 13: (changes to fall schedule Sept 18 – 27)
          Red Lady Express: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
           Silver Queen Express: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The resort will continue to host Twilight rides on Wednesday and Friday evenings from 4:30 – 7 p.m. Twilight tickets will be $7 and include a free soft drink or draft beer at Butte 66. Passholders ride...Read more

16 April 2015

What’s New This Summer at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Mining Sluice, Archery, and More Bike Trails

MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. – April 16 – One of the great things about living in a place with four seasons is the anticipation of the next season. In Crested Butte, this excitement is never ending. As the sun raises higher in the sky and temperatures rise, the resort is preparing for some new summer fun for bikers, families, kids, “miners” and even archers. Read on:

Evolution Bike Park

Each year, the Evolution Bike Park trail crew continues to work hard to build new trails, maintain existing lines and make the riding experience even better at Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR). Late last year, crews finished a new green trail called Hotdogger that features berms, turns and rollers on a nice machine-made wide trail for those who appreciate having a little more room around them on a bike.

This summer, crews will build another blue intermediate trail near the current trail of...Read more