Crested Butte – The Mountain

Crested Butte Season Dates – Opens November 2016

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.

Mt. Crested Butte Elevation

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 feet (846 meters)
Overall – 3,062 feet (933 meters) – Requires a short hike to Peak Terrain

Skiable Acres

1,547 acres (626 hectares)


297 acres (120 hectares) serviced by 14 of 16 lifts

CBMR Lifts

15 total

4 high speed detachable quads

2 fixed grip quads

2 triple chairs

3 double chairs

2 surface lifts

2 magic carpets

Lift Capacity

20,310 people per hour

Crested Butte Trails

121 Total

27% beginner

57% intermediate

16% advanced

*Percentages are determined using developed terrain only.

Longest Run

2.6 miles (4.2 km)

Peak to Treasury

Crested Butte Terrain Parks

The Gold Link and Cascade Terrain Parks are part of a complete freestyle pod off the Painter Boy and Goldlink 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 preening features.


300 inches per year

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