Crested Butte Mountain Resort
12 Snowmass Road
Mount Crested Butte, CO 81225
General Phone (888) 223-3530
Reservations Number (800) 810-SNOW
Snow Report Number (888) T0-POWDER
Fax Number (970) 349-4240
Website Link www.CrestedButteResort.com
Resort Overview:This laid-back town welcomes families with great programs and excellent skiing. Now one of Colorado's top 10 ski areas, the resort got almost 300 inches of snow last year. While known for some of its extreme skiing, it also has excellent beginner and intermediate runs. Young children will love skiing with Bubba Bear, a big polar bear on skis who serves as Crested Butte's mascot. They can visit his igloo near the children's ski area. For a great value -- try the Annual Ski Free offer valid from Nov. 22 to Dec. 15, 2000, and April 1-8, 2001. Condos and the slopeside Mountain Lair Hotel are well priced, too.
What's New This Year: ˇ "Kids Pay Their Age" Through Age 16: Kids Pay Their Age is a lift ticket deal so simple even a child can understand. Kids 4 years and younger are FREE, and kids 5-16 pay their age as the price for their lift tickets. Good all season long, with no blackout dates. There's no limit on the number of kids who get the discount, no minimum lodging stay and no minimum number of ski days.
ˇ Crested Butte Welcomes Club Med: In April 2000, Club Med acquired the ski-in/ski-out Crested Butte Marriott Resort. After extensive renovations, the new facility will open November 22, 2000, as Club Med's only family ski village in North America. Club Med Crested Butte will be a 3-Trident family village offering vacation packages that include accommodations, ski or snowboarding classes for all levels, nightly in-house entertainment and a Mini-Club Med for children.
ˇ Moonlight Snowshoe Tours: Now you can experience Mount Crested Butte by moonlight! Offered on full moon nights: December 9th, January 6th, February 10th, March 10th and April 6th. Meet at the base of the Keystone Lift and ride in a snowcat to Twister Warming House. Enjoy hot cocoa and Ben & Jerry's ice cream. $45 includes Atlas snowshoe rental, snowcat ride and guided tour. Call Guest Services at (970)349-2211.
ˇ Fondue Party and Aprés Snowshoe Tours: Ride the Keystone Lift and snowshoe to Twister Warming House where you'll enjoy a fun and fabulous three-course fondue dinner. After dessert, enjoy a quiet descent back down the mountain under starry skies. An additional $7 includes headlamp and snowshoe rental. For reservations, call the Guest Services Center at (970)349-2211.
Base Elevation: 12,162
Vertical Drop: 2,775
Skiable Acres: 1,434
Average Annual Snowfall: 280
Season: November 22nd-April 8th
Snowmaking: 300 acres covers 12 of 14 lifts
Night Skiing: No
Ski-Only Areas: No
Snowboarding Offered: Yes
Snowboarding Trails: 85
Terrain Parks: 1
Cross Country Skiing Offered: 10 miles of groomed trails
Lifts: 15 total 3 high-speed detachable quad chairlifts, 3 triple chairs, 3 double chairs, 4 surface lifts, 2 Magic Carpets
Lift Capacity/Hr: 17,440
Lift Hours: 9-4
Terrain: 15% Beginner; 44% Intermediate; 10% Advanced; 31% Expert
Longest Run: 2.6 miles
Lift Ticket Prices: $53 adult; Ages 5-16 pay their age per day and 4 years and younger FREE
Passes/Discounts Available: Free Lift Tickets (with Participating Lodging): Nov. 22 to Dec. 15, 2000, and April 1-8, 2001
Day Care: Just For Kids (800)444-9236 Baby Bears ~ 6 months to potty trained $12 per hour. Reservations required. Cuddly Bears ~ 6 months to 7 years $12/hour or all-day (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) $70. The daycare program is for non-skiing children. Each day includes organized activities, arts & crafts, games, snow play (weather permitting), and quiet time.
Children's/ Teens' Programs: Cubs 3 - 4 years The Cub program is geared specifically toward 3-4 year old skiers. It offers a positive skiing experience for your child combined with daycare. Each day includes organized activities, games, and quiet time. Children must be potty trained to participate in the ski programs.Price includes daycare, lift tickets, and lunch with an All-day
Polar Bears 5-7 years The Polar Bear program is for skiers of all ability levels ages 5-7. The exciting program offers group lessons that allow your child to explore the mountain according to his or her own ability and comfort level. Program includes indoor and outdoor ski exercises. Price includes daycare, lift tickets, and lunch with an All-day
Grizzly Bears 8-12 years Grizzly Bear program is for skiers of all ability levels ages 8-12. Your child will learn the basics of skiing and will progress at his or her own speed. For level 1 graduates and experienced skiers, our levels 2-7 group lessons will expand your child's skiing skills by offering several different levels and challenges for your child. Prices do not include lift tickets or rental. Lunch included with an All-day
Teens 13-15 years This program offers an enjoyable, educational experience for young adults wishing to expand their horizon on the slopes while skiing with their peers. Offered to all ability level skiers from Never-Evers to level 7. Prices do not include lift tickets or rental. Lunch included with an All-day
Cubs, Polar, Grizzly, & Teen Prices
Half-day 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ....$65
Half-day 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ....$65
All-day 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ....$75
Multi-Day (All-day) Lessons
Babysitting: List of licensed babysitters is available. Daycare providers also babysit in the evening. Rates vary.
Family Recreational Activities: The Tag-a-long lessons where parents can observe their child during a private lesson. Parents must know how to ski.
Lodging: Club Med will open an "all-inclusive" family village in Crested Butte, after purchasing and extensively remodeling the former Crested Butte Marriott Resort at the base of the ski slopes.The Sheraton Crested Butte Resort, in the heart of the mountain village, has 252 rooms, including 109 suites. But if you prefer condominiums, there's plenty to choose from.
Amenities: There are plenty of ski shops, boutiques, and galleries. Horse Drawn Sleigh-Rides, Atletic Club, Fondue Party, Nordic Center/Ice Rink(Enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, and a sledding hill.) Atlas Snowshoe Tours,Sleigh-Ride Dinner, Snowmobiling, Hot Air Balloon Rides and Dog-Sled Tours
Transportation Available: The Crested Butte Town Shuttle runs the 3 miles between Mt. Crested Butte and the historic town every 15 minutes from many convenient locations, and it's free!
Awards: Top Resort by Ski Magazine.