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ACTIVITIES ON THE MOUNTAIN
Adventure Park

Climbing Wall, Skating Rink, Bungee Trampolines and Tubing Hill.  The new AdventurePark has ice-skating, bungee trampolines, a climbing wall and a new lift served tubing hill.  The bungee trampolines provide a turbo-charged, gravity-defying ride up to 30 feet in the air, while the Climbing Pinnacle features a 28-foot, 6-route tower with auto-belay. The tubing hill is now located on warming house hill in the previous adult learning area and features a new tow lift.

Free Guided Mountain Ski Tours

If you want to navigate the mountain like a pro, go on a free guided tour of Mt. Crested Butte. Learn your way around the greens and blues without getting lost. Tours meet at 9:45 a.m. and leave at 10 a.m.  On the two hour tour, you will learn trails and locations of lifts from an experienced local guide. This is a great way to start off your visit to CrestedButteMountain, and it is a good opportunity to meet some new friends with similar interests. So bring the family or any size group, and you will receive a local's introduction to Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Phone: 970-349-2211

Kids Night Out

Kids have nothing to do? Parents need a night out? Bring your child to Camp CB to join our fun-loving instructors for an exciting Kids' Night Out. Kids who take part in kids night out will have entrance to the adventure park and all the activities it has to offer, which includes, tubing, ice skating and bungee jumping. Ages 4-12 Welcome.   Call for pricing.  Phone: 970-349-2211 

Sleigh Ride Dinner at Uley's Cabin

Enjoy a unique dining experience where getting there is half the fun. Ride in an open sleigh pulled by a snow cat to a cabin tucked in the woods. You will join Chef Chris Schlaudecker for an exceptional dinner. The menu will feature Colorado cuisine with French influences and will change weekly. Favorites include Colorado Elk, Braised Lamb Shank and Whiskey River Salmon. A full bar and a handpicked wine list are available to complement your dining experience. Then bundle up afterwards to take the sleigh back to the base area. Sleigh Ride dinners are available Wednesday through Sunday evenings. Advance reservations required.   877-547-5143

Atlas Snowshoe Tours

CrestedButteMountain Resort's snowshoe tour is a unique way to experience the majestic surroundings of Crested Butte. On the tour, you will explore areas of the mountain where few skiers go. You will also learn lessons on the history of the area and qualities of the local ecosystem. Tours last about two and a half hours, and you can expect to hike about two miles. On the tour, you will be supplied with a guide, snowshoes, poles, a lift ride, water, and a light snack. Ninety percent of the tour is downhill or flat, but you will enjoy a great workout along the way. Tours leave daily at 12:30pm.  Phone:  970-349-4554

Coke Zero Gravity BAGJUMP

The Coke Zero Gravity BagJump is now open for advanced intermediate and above skiers and snowboarders. Participants may purchase an Adventure Park Pass at the Adventure Center which includes all features in the Adventure Park or for the BagJump only. Platinum Passholders can use the BagJump for free. All Participants must have the Park Pass Sticker in order to use the bag. Park pass stickers are available after taking the Safe Slopes test. This is available online at www.safeslopes.com. All Participants must have Helmet. Lessons available upon request and instructor availability. For more information, please call Resort Services at (970) 349-2211 or stop by the Adventure Center in Mountaineer Square.         

Snowcat Driving Experience

Crested Butte Mountain Resort, in conjunction with Prinoth, offers the Snowcat Driving Experience. Participants learn the basics of driving snowcats, grooming, pushing snow, and experience one of the best ski resort jobs on a closed course. The school incorporates initial classroom time for safety and operational instruction then students get out on the course to maximize the driving time. The Snowcat Driving Experience is one-on-one instruction in a fully-functional Prinoth 275 Snow Cat as used in Crested Buttes grooming operations. Classes will run twice daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday during the ski season. Group bookings are available by request. Cost for the program includes transportation from the Lodge at Mountaineer Square, some classroom time, and an hour of actual snow cat drive time. Family and friends are welcome to observe from our on-site tent (please mention at time of booking). Drivers must have a valid drivers license and be over 18 years old. To book your Snowcat Driving Experience call or visit the Adventure Center in Mountaineer Square. 970-349-4554         

ACTIVITIES OFF THE MOUNTAIN

Colorado Adventure Rentals

Ride the top snowmobile trails in the Rocky Mountains. Surrounded by majestic mountains and pristine beauty, you will experience the best of the Colorado Rockies. We offer half-day and full-day snowmobile rentals, and a special 2-hour trail ride. Contact us today to plan your winter mountain adventure. PO Box 253 Almont, CO Phone: 970.641.3525  

Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum

Come visit the colorful past of the historic town of Crested Butte in the old Tony's Conoco. Experience the rich heritage of the immigrant miners and their families who survived harsh mountain winters living a simple life. See the dramatic transformation of this special town from mining to recreation. Enjoy exhibits about local history, skiing, railroads, local personalities, miners, and the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. Open daily from noon to 8pm. Call in the off-season for museum hours.  Location: 331 Elk Avenue.  Phone: 970-349-1880

Cross Country Skiing

The Nordic Center is the hub of recreational activity in the town of Crested Butte. Experience the beauty of the Gunnison Valley with 45 kilometers of track groomed for classic and skate cross-country skiing or guided backcountry tours. If you are new to the sport, there are instructors for teaching all levels. A full fleet of rental equipment is available at the Nordic Center. Call Crested Butte Vacations to make reservations. Phone: 970-349-1707 

Dog Sled Tours   

We offer unforgettable wilderness sled dog adventures for all ages and abilities. You can choose between a short tour that lasts approximately an hour or the Learn to Mush Tour that will give you the chance to run a team of rambunctious, very experienced huskies on a pristine wilderness trail.  You can also choose the all day tour which will give you a chance to spend the day with the dogs and view some unforgettable scenery. The tours leave just minutes from the Crested Butte Mountain Resort and transportation to the location can be arranged.  Location: 900 County Road 13.  Phone: 970-641-1636

Ice Skating

Bundle up in your warmest wool and ride the free town shuttle to the Big Mine Ice Rink in the town of Crested Butte. At the outdoor rink at the NordicCenter, you can practice your spins, jumps, or just skate in circles. Skate rentals are available. Call for open skate times. Location: 620 Second Street.  Phone: 970-349-0974

Performing Arts- Crested Butte Center for the Arts

The Mission of the Center for the Arts is to enrich and expand community participation in the Arts. They do this by hosting a wide variety of concerts, theater and dance productions, speakers, conferences, and more throughout the year. An outdoor stage is host to the Crested Butte Music Festival and the KBUT Alpine Jam. Call for current performances.  Location: 606 Sixth Street.  Phone: 970-349-7487

Performing Arts- Crested Butte Mountain Theatre

In 1972, the non-profit organization, the Crested Butte Mountain Theatre (CBMT), was founded to infuse the community with fun, fantasy, and freedom. After performing in several locations through the past few decades, the theater's current home is the Mallardi Cabaret Theater. With its goal to bring arts to the local community, the theater puts on several plays each year. Call the theater for a current schedule.  Location: 403 Second Street.  Phone: 970-349-0366

Snowmobile Tours

With guided tours lasting a full 3 hours you will be sure to get your fill with this adventurous family friendly sport.  Follow your knowledgeable guide through the LakeIrwin area just outside of the town of Crested Butte while experiencing true Colorado wilderness.   Phone: 800-810-7669

Winter Trail Rides

Journey through the snow for one hour on horseback.  Enjoy the glorious Colorado countryside and revel in the opportunity to encounter elk, mule deer, big horn sheep, and bald eagles.  Half-way through the ride we'll stop to warm up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa.  Phone: 970-349-5425 

Backcountry Ski, Snowboard, and Snowshoe Tours

Our backyard offers a pristine, year-round mountain playground.  Join us on a unique mountain adventure...choose from deep backcountry powder stashes to magic meadows lunch tours.   Phone: 970-349-5430