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CST #2036983-40

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March 21 – 26, 2016

There are few places that can still be called a true Colorado ski town, and Crested Butte is one of them. When you walk around town, you’ll feel it in the unparalleled mountain views and the meticulously preserved false-front buildings reminiscent of its mining days.

There are no traffic lights, no chain stores, and no high-rise buildings. Yet you’ll quickly see there’s no shortage of entertainment or dining options. Crested Butte is home to some of the Western Slope’s best restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and shopping—all run by some of the most friendly and welcoming people you’ll ever met.

People come to Crested Butte because they love the combination of its welcoming small town vibe and world-class outdoor recreation.

Elevations Summit — 12,162 feet
Base — 9,375 feet
Lowest Lift — 9,100 feet

  

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Lift Capacity per hour is over 20,000 skiers & boarders



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Peak Terrain
Vertical Lift Served — 2,775 feet
Overall — 3,062 feet (requires short hike to Peak Terrain)
Lifts 4 high speed detachable quads
2 fixed grip quads
2 triple chairs
3 double chairs
2 surface lifts
2 magic carpets
121 Trails 27% beginner
57% intermediate
16% advanced
percentages based on developed terrain only
Longest Run 2.6 miles (Peak to Treasury)
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.

Getting Around the Mountain

Discovered this great guide to skiing Crested Butte by Matt Gibson. Click here for enlarged view.

Hardcore Crested Butte was made for you. This mountain has a high proportion of double-black diamond terrain. The north face is a great place to go looking for cliffs and steep pitches, the Headwall has several serious chutes, and the Teocalli Bowl is magnificent.

For bragging rights you must do Rambo at least once, so you can tell your friends you slayed the steepest man-made run in North America.
Park Rats Those looking for big features will want to hit spend their time in the DC Superpipe and DC Terrain Park off the Paradise Express Chair. Skiers and riders looking for something a bit smaller will want to visit the Smith Hill Terrain Park and Jib Park accessed by the Red Lady Express.
Cruisers If you’re looking to make your eyes water and lay some nice carves into well-groomed corduroy, you can’t beat International (accessed by the Silver Queen Express), Ruby Chief off of the Paradise Express, and the all the runs around the Gold Link Lift.
Snowplowers Both the Peach Tree Lift and the Red Lady Express access nothing but nice rolling green runs.

Information & Signing Up

Contact: Gloria Raminha, Trip Leader
12707 Windy Ridge Dr., Bakersfield, CA  93312
661-800-8229 [C]
661-829-5996 [H/F]

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Contact: Nancy Ellis
VP North American Travel
P.O. Box 9681, Truckee, CA 96162
530-414-8261 [C]
530-582-0566 [H/F]

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