As we wind down another ski season, many have put this one into the books as one of the driest in memory. The snow makers at Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) did an amazing job creating a base early in the season and compensating for the lack of snow throughout the year. Crested Butte remained open despite the lack of snow providing a much different experience this year as much of the extreme terrain CBMR is known for was closed.
On a powder day, many of us would usually head straight up the North Face or High Lift to ski or ride the double-black runs such as Banana, Funnel, North Face, Headwall, Teocalli 2 and Big Chute to name a few. However, much of this past season, that was not an option. So when most of the runs that Crested Butte is famous for are closed, where does one ski?
If anything, this year’s lack of snowfall has opened our eyes to a whole new Crested Butte, A Kinder, Gentler Crested Butte. We discovered that Crested Butte really is a great mountain for beginner skiers as well as skiers of all abilities. We have plenty of green and blue runs the whole family can enjoy. Take the Red Lady Express lift up and explore the many runs on the front side. Have fun exploring the tree trails or trying out your skills in one of the several terrain parks. Crested Butte is more than just a great extreme mountain, we have lots of great terrain for everyone and we can all enjoy the mountain even on low snow years.
Check out this visitor’s account as he and his family discovered a whole new Crested Butte experience this year by clicking Here.
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