Crested Butte Calendar of Events

All of the Crested Butte events and activities are truly what make this place so vibrant. There is always something fun to enjoy while in the area with events ranging over a number of interests and hobbies. There are Crested Butte events for everyone to enjoy!

The Crested Butte Events Calendar below is certainly not all-inclusive to every activity in the valley; however, it includes some of our favorites and some of the best events to enjoy. For more information regarding any of these events, or to find out more, contact Alpine Getaways and we'll tell you about anything and everything else going on in Crested Butte! We also have lots of information on the many restaurants, attractions, and things to do in Crested Butte!

Upcoming Events in Crested Butte, CO:


SNOWSPORTS FOUNDATION SKI SWAP
November 3 to 4, 20176:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Come check out the 2017 Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation Ski Swap presented by Alpine Orthopaedics!
Pizza and refreshments will be available for sale both days of the event, so come hungry!
Remember, the best selection will be opening night, Friday, so make sure to mark your calendars to get there at 6pm!
Entrance Fee (Friday Night Only): $10/person (over the age of 12)
Schedule:
Friday, November 3, 2017 from 6 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9 am – 1 pm
Find everything you need for your upcoming winter season at the Snow Sports Swap at The Lodge at Mountaineer Square ballroom. From alpine skis to snowboards, nordic equipment to soft goods, you can pick up everything you may need (or have wanted!). A portion of the proceeds will benefit the scholarship program at the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation. Plus, early season pass pricing will be available at the Swap! Season passes for the Crested Butte Nordic Center will also be available for purchase at the event.
Visit Crested Butte Snowsports for more information.


DONATION DAY
November 22, 2017All day
Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is excited to partner with the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation (CBSF) for the second annual Donation Day prior to the ski resort’s official opening. On November 22, 2017 the resort will be collecting a $15 donation for a lift ticket, valid for that Wednesday only. 100% of the proceeds from this Donation Day will go to the CBSF and help fund their mission of “supporting the youth in the Gunnison Valley in their pursuits of sportsmanship, passion, and discipline through snow sport experiences. The resort’s official opening day for the winter season is Thursday, November 23, 2017.
“We have seen similar donation concepts at a few of other resorts in Colorado and across the country,” explains Ethan Mueller, president of Crested Butte Mountain Resort. “After offering Ski Free for a number of years, we thought we should make a greater impact to our community by charging everyone a nominal fee to ski and ride on this day and then give back to a great local organization that is in line with our company values by getting more kids in our valley on the slopes and out on the Nordic trails.”
CBMR is modeling their Donation Day after similar programs, where they will collect a donation from everyone who skis and rides that day; season passes will not be valid. The one exception is everyone ages 6 and under will ski free, as they always do at the resort. CBSF supporters will be helping CBMR staff sell tickets and giving thanks to all who come up to support Donation Day.
As stated in all 2017-2018 season pass messaging, passes will be valid beginning November 23, 2017.
“There is an immediate and profound impact that this Donation Day will have on the Foundation and our partner programs, the CB Mountain Sports Team, CB Nordic Team, Gunnison Nordic Team, Western Mountain Sports Team and the Gunnison Valley public schools,” describes Kate King, executive director of the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation. “Donation Day proceeds will allow the Foundation to continue to change lives through snow sport experiences. CBSF is extremely grateful to CBMR for creating such a day and we look forward to partnering this year and years to come.”
“What the Snowsports Foundation offers the kids in this valley is outstanding,” states Erica Mueller, director of innovation and relations. “As someone who competed on the world stage in alpine snowboarding for a number of years, I know the impact and growth kids can realize by pursuing athletic endeavors. I learned more about myself and my ability to overcome both physical and mental challenges I never thought possible. I truly hope we can inspire more kids in the Gunnison Valley to partake in the great programs in the valley and push themselves to new heights.”


CBMR OPENING DAY
November 23, 2017All day
Join Crested Butte Mountain Resort for our 2017-2018 Opening Day!
Don’t miss a complimentary champagne toast at 9 am in the Base Area; plus, live music! Lift tickets and season passes will be required for access to the lifts.


2ND ANNUAL GO TURKEY TROT
November 23, 20178:30 am
Join us for the 2nd Annual gO Turkey Trot benefiting the GO Initiative. The holidays can be a tough time for a lot of us; the mission behind this particular race is to raise awareness for mental & physical health in the Gunnison valley.
The holidays can be a tough time for a lot of us; the mission behind this particular race is to raise awareness for mental & physical health in the Gunnison valley.
Date: Thanksgiving! Thursday, November 23, 2017
Registration:
Online until November 22.
In Person on Wednesday Nov. 22 from 4-6 pm at gO Clinic (433 Sixth St, Crested Butte) + Thursday Nov. 23 from 7-7:30 am at Chamber of Commerce
(Registrations in person are CASH ONLY)
FIRST 50 ONLINE REGISTRATIONS GET A T-SHIRT!!
Race Start:
8:30 am – 5K
9:15 am- 1K Gobble Wobble
9:30 am – Prizes/Raffle
Cost:
$35-5K
$5 – 1K Gobble Wobble (all proceeds from the Kid’s Race will go to Project Hope)
Canned good if you want to bring your dog! Please keep in mind all dogs must be kept on a leash please!
(ALL proceeds will go to funding local resources for mental health at both The gO Initiative and Project Hope)
For more information and to register vist Griggs Ortho Turkey Trot


AVALANCHE AWARENESS NIGHT
December 8, 20175:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Join the Crested Butte Avalanche Center on December 8, 2017, for the 15th Annual Avalanche Awareness Night at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square in Mt. Crested Butte.
Avalanche Awareness Night is the biggest fundraiser of the year for your local avalanche center. There will be avalanche education topics covered by the CBAC forecasters and guest speakers, beer, pizza and a blistering raffle.
Doors open at 5 pm, program starts at 6 pm.
Visit cbavalanchecenter.org for more information.


SANTA SKI AND CRAWL
December 9, 20172:00 pm
Crested Butte Mountain Resort is sponsoring the 5th annual "Santa Ski and Crawl" in hopes of breaking our World Record for the most number of skiers in full Santa costumes. Participants must to be decked out in a full Santa suit in order to participate in the group Santa Ski at 3:30 PM from the Ice Bar at Uley’s Cabin. CBMR will be offering amazing discounts on lift tickets and lodging so Santas can stay in Crested Butte after a full night of holiday cheer!
Help set the World record for the most skiing Santas. It doesn’t matter if you ski, snowboard or snowblade, all Santas are welcome! The Santa Ski is open to all ages and is free to participate. All you need is a Santa suit and either a season pass or a day pass to the ski mountain. Discounted Santa lift tickets are available at Santa Headquarters in the middle level of the Treasury Center.
Don’t have a Season Pass? - Ski for only $25 if you’re in a full Santa Suit that day! Santa suits must have a top, bottom, hat and beard in order to qualify. You can make your own suit, use an old one or purchase one in advance.
Check out www.cbsantacrawl.com for details!


LIGHT UP NIGHT ON THE MOUNTAIN
December 9, 20175:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Watch as Santa sprinkles the magic dust on top of the Christmas Tree at the annual tree lighting ceremony on the mountain at 5 PM in the courtyard at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square. Bring your little ones to have their photo taken with Santa as they each tell him what they would like for Christmas.
Santa will be stay after the tree lighting to take photographs and sign


COSMIC SKI MOUNTAINEERING
December 15 to 16, 2017All day
Competitive ski mountaineering racing in the Rocky Mountains and beyond. Each race is designed for all levels with the idea to bring out the best in each participant.
Friday December 15th 4:30pm – Vertical Race
Saturday December 16th 8:00am- INDIVIDUAL Race
Awards at Butte 66 after the Individual Race
For more information visit www.cosmicski.com.


HOLIDAY PAINT YOUR OWN POTTERY
December 19, 20174:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Looking for a more creative après? Join the Crested Butte Center for the Arts in the base area at Spellbound Pizza by Butte 66 to Paint your own pottery!
Drop in and pick out a piece of art to turn into your very own masterpiece. Prices vary by piece and include paint and firing. All items will be fired and ready for pick up by December 21st.
For more information visit www.crestedbuttearts.org.


WINTER SOLSTICE AT THE UMBRELLA BAR
December 21, 20175:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Come celebrate the shortest day of year and the beginning of days getting longer at our on-mountain Winter Solstice Party! Take a self-guided skin or snowshoe tour to the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks, located at the top of the Painter Boy Lift. Enjoy après under the heated glass enclosed umbrella.
Tickets are for sale in advance at the Adventure Center for $25.
Entry includes one spiked cider with Montanya Oro Rum, charcuterie board with appetizers and desert (please be prepared to show ID at the Umbrella Bar).
Don't forget your headlamp to find your way to the base area afterwards!


TORCHLIGHT PARADE AND SANTA'S SLEIGH RIDE
December 24, 20175:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Ho Ho Ho! Watch from the Butte 66 deck as Santa comes down the mountain in a sleigh pulled by a snowcat! Get in the holiday spirit as he hands out candy canes to all the good little girls and boys.
Then, stay to watch the Crested Butte Ski and Ride School perform their famous torchlight parade down the front side of the mountain at 5:30 pm.
Photos with Santa will be available immediately following the torchlight parade inside the Spellbound Pizza area next to Butte 66.


NYE APRES AT THE UMBRELLA BAR
December 31, 20175:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Looking to spice up your New Year’s Celebrations? Take a self-guided skin or snowshoe tour to the top of Ten Peaks and warm up inside the Umbrella Bar while watching the fireworks display, which starts at 5:30 pm. Appetizers, champagne and desert will have you feeling festive while celebrating the coming of a new year! Additional beverages will be available for purchase. Get your ticket early as space is limited.
Event tickets are for sale in advance at the Adventure Center for $50 per person.
Don’t forget your headlamp and be sure to layer up!
Note: While the fireworks display can be seen from the Umbrella Bar, the torchlight parade is not visible as it runs down International which cannot be seen from Ten Peaks.


NEW YEARS EVE TORCHLIGHT PARADE, KIDS GLOW WORM PARADE AND FIREWORKS
December 31, 20175:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Join us at Butte 66 for music and drink specials, and watch from the upstairs deck as Crested Butte's finest ski and snowboard instructors wind their way down the mountain during the torchlight parade. The fireworks show will start as the first instructors make their way into the base area. The best viewing area of the evening will be from the base area of the mountain on the Butte 66 deck.


FULL MOON AT TEN PEAKS
January 1, 20185:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Take a self-guided skin or snowshoe tour to the top of Ten Peaks and warm up inside the Umbrella Bar. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner under the moonlight, including fondue, salad, soup or chili, dessert and one complimentary wine or beer (please be prepared to show ID at the Umbrella Bar). Additional beverages will be available for purchase. Get your ticket early as space is limited!
Event tickets are for sale in advance at the Adventure Center for $40 per person.
Don’t forget your headlamp and be sure to layer up!


FOOD PANTRY DONATION DAY
January 7, 20188:00 am to 12:00 pm
In an effort to help the local community, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is hosting a food drive to support both the Crested Butte and Gunnison Country food banks.
Guests who donate three non-perishable, non-expired food items or one pack of diapers will receive a discounted full day lift ticket for $45, valid Sunday, January 7, 2018 only.
Please bring your donations to the Adventure Center no later than 12 PM in order to receive the discount.


GO SKIMO SERIES
January 10, 20185:00 pm
Presented by Griggs Orthopedics, the gO Ski Mountaineering races are FREE and feature a new course each week with FREE food, raffle prizes and FREE beer after each race.
Registration will be in the middle of the Treasury building from 4 pm until 5 pm.
Races starts at 5:15 PM in the base area.
Don’t forget your headlamp!


MOUNTAIN HIGH MUSIC FESTIVAL
January 11 to 13, 2018All day
The Mountain High Music Festival will proudly present a diverse lineup of the world's best performers along with the most buzzed about, up-and-coming talent for an eclectic mix of mile-high musical performances.
Presented by Dean Dillon, the Mountain High Music Fest will offer patrons the opportunity to listen to the hottest songwriters whose songs come to life with their phenomenal talent and hear the legendary BMI Icon, Dean Dillon, who helped skyrocket the king of country Music, George Strait, into stardom.
Building on last year’s successful event, this year’s festival will once again raise money and awareness for Tough Enough To Wear Pink and the Adaptive Sports Center, by showcasing the faces, voices, and stories behind some of today’s biggest hit songs. Fans and songwriters will swap stories and mingle in a series of full-band, casual, and intimate performances set against the breathtaking backdrop of Mount Crested Butte.
Concerts will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in the Lodge at Mountaineer Square ballroom at 7 PM.
For tickets and more information please visit www.mountainhighmusicfest.com.


GO SKIMO SERIES
January 17, 20185:00 pm
Presented by Griggs Orthopedics, the gO Ski Mountaineering races are FREE and feature a new course each week with FREE food, raffle prizes and FREE beer after each race.
Registration will be in the middle of the Treasury building from 4 pm until 5 pm.
Races starts at 5:15 PM in the base area.
Don’t forget your headlamp!


ELAN WOMEN’S WEEKEND
January 19 to 21, 2018All day
What do you get when you combine award-winning skis, an incredible mountain and fun après events for women? A ripping good time. The Elan Big Mountain Women’s Weekend at Crested Butte is a weekend ski experience for women, intermediate level and above. Demo award-winning Elan Ripstick freeride skis while exploring Crested Butte’s expansive terrain with a Ski and Ride School instructor as your guide. The event kicks off on Friday night with a welcome party, followed by free demos, guided instruction all day Saturday and half day Sunday, as well as lunch on the mountain both Saturday and Sunday. The event also includes a signature Saturday evening party as well as an après-ski event on-mountain after lessons are completed on Sunday.
The Elan Women’s Weekend at the Butte will take place January 19-21, 2018.
Registration is $400 and includes:
Elan Ripstick demos
1.5 days of ski instruction/guided skiing (Saturday and half day Sunday
Two lunch vouchers (Saturday and Sunday)
Three après events (Friday registration/kickoff, Saturday premier event, Sunday sendoff)
Drink tickets, raffle tickets and a gift bag.
Discount lodging and lift tickets are also available for participants.
GO SKIMO ACADEMY
January 19 to 21, 20187:00 am to 5:00 pm
The gO Initiative- a new 501c3 non-profit-is proud to present the 4th Annual gO SkiMo Academy Powered by Griggs Orthopedics in Crested Butte, January 19-21, 2018
This 3-day training camp will include instruction from elite Grand Traverse winners, US National Skimo Team Members, in addition to industry-leading Ambassadors & Griggs Orthopedics-gO Athletes. Each day will provide a variety of skills and techniques, including – race training programs, nutrition and injury prevention education, and an introduction to the newest, cutting edge gear in ski mountaineering. Don’t have gear? Not a problem- DEMO GEAR IS AVAILABLE! Add that to a weekend of touring in the breathtaking surroundings of the Elk Mountains and you’ve got a recipe for kicking off an incredible winter of fitness and fun.
For more information contact Griggs Orthopedics at 970.964.8472 or visit the Griggs Performance website here: http://griggsortho.com/performance/camps-2/go-skimo-academy/.
All skill levels welcome! Whether you have never heard of SkiMo before, are just getting into the sport or want to learn more advanced techniques and skills, this camp is for everyone.


BUTTE BANKED SLALOM
January 20, 2018All day
In celebration of World Snowboard Day, Crested Butte will be holding a modified banked slalom competition through the Gold Link terrain. The event is open to snowboarders of all ages, sorry no skiers, and costs $10 per person. Awards will be held at Butte 66 afterwards with great prizes from our friends at Burton!
Registration is at Coal Breaker Coffee from 8:30 am until 10:30 am
Practice runs until 11:00 am
Race starts at 11:30 am
The format will be two runs per competitor, best run wins. It's time to get low, go fast and try to hold that edge. You're not going to want to miss this one!


CB UNPLUGGED
January 20, 20184:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Head to Butte 66 for an après show you don’t want to miss! CB Unplugged is a free music series which features nationally touring artists in an intimate setting.


GO SKIMO SERIES
January 24, 20185:00 pm
Presented by Griggs Orthopedics, the gO Ski Mountaineering races are FREE and feature a new course each week with FREE food, raffle prizes and FREE beer after each race.
Registration will be in the middle of the Treasury building from 4 pm until 5 pm.
Races starts at 5:15 PM in the base area.
Don’t forget your headlamp!


FAT BIKE WORLDS
January 25 to 28, 2018All day
The third annual Fat Bike World Championships will be held on January 25-28, 2018. Featuring a fat bike vendor showcase, demos, fat bike races and lift served fat biking, it is a weekend that any bike enthusiast would not want to miss!
Thursday and Friday’s events will be held in the Town of Mt. Crested Butte at the North Village/Snodgrass meadow. Located about 3 miles past Crested Butte Mountain Resort in one of the most scenic areas in the entire valley, this venue is groomed for this very occasion and boasts gorgeous views of Axtel, Gothic and Crested Butte Mountains. Saturday’s race will be held in the Town of Crested Butte near the community school on the Nordic Center trails at Town Ranch. Sunday’s event will feature lift-served fat biking on the Gold Link lift. Participants may purchase discounted lift tickets valid for the Gold Link lift only with their Fat Bike Worlds registration. Please park at the Snodgrass Trailhead parking lot and ride your bike down Prospect Road to access the Gold Link Lift.
Now is the time to start rallying your friends for a weekend of fat biking fun you don’t want to miss!
Visit www.cbfatbikeworlds.com for more details and registration information.


GO SKIMO SERIES
January 31, 20185:00 pm
Presented by Griggs Orthopedics, the gO Ski Mountaineering races are FREE and feature a new course each week with FREE food, raffle prizes and FREE beer after each race.
Registration will be in the middle of the Treasury building from 4 pm until 5 pm.
Races starts at 5:15 PM in the base area.
Don’t forget your headlamp!


FULL MOON AT TEN PEAKS
January 31, 20185:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Take a self-guided skin or snowshoe tour to the top of Ten Peaks and warm up inside the Umbrella Bar. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner under the moonlight, including fondue, salad, soup or chili, dessert and one complimentary wine or beer (please be prepared to show ID at the Umbrella Bar). Additional beverages will be available for purchase. Get your ticket early as space is limited!
Event tickets are for sale in advance at the Adventure Center for $40 per person.
Don’t forget your headlamp and be sure to layer up!


IFSA JUNIOR REGIONAL FREESKIING COMPETITION
February 3 to 4, 2018All day
The International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association was established in 1996 by freeskiing pioneer Shane McConkey. The Junior Big Mountain Freeskiing and Snowboarding competition plaform is comprised of regional events, national events, and one rotating North American Championship.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort will host a two-day Regional competition February 3 and 4, where Junior competitors ages 12-18 will compete in the famed Crested Butte Extremes.
Friday- Registration and venue inspection
Saturday- Day 1, Qualifying run for all competitors
Sunday- Day 2, Finals for qualifying competitors
For more information visit www.freeskiers.org.
Event info sheet and waiver coming soon!


BIG GAME PARTY AT BUTTE 66
February 4, 20184:30 pm
Wrap up your ski day with the Big Game at Butte 66! Food and drink specials will run during game time, so grab your seat early and enjoy tasty discounts throughout the game!


2 STAR FREERIDE WORLD QUALIFIER
February 9, 2018All day
Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association will host a 2 Star Qualifying event in conjunction with the Freeride World Tour on February 9th, 2018. The top athlete in each category will be awarded a complimentary “wildcard” spot in the 4 Star Qualifier at Crested Butte on February 10 and 11.
For more information please visit the IFSA website at www.freeskiers.org and search by event category.
Event info sheet and waiver coming soon!


4 STAR FREERIDE WORLD QUALIFIER
February 10 to 11, 2018All day
Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association will host a 4 Star Qualifying event in conjunction with the Freeride World Tour in the famed Extreme Limits Terrain. Dubbed the US Freesking Extreme Championships, this event is considered the longest standing freeski competition in the country.
Friday- Registration and venue inspection
Saturday- Day 1, Qualifying run for all competitors
Sunday- Day 2, Finals for qualifying competitors
Monday- weather day
Visit www.freeskiers.org for more information.
Event info sheet and waiver coming soon!


USASA SLOPESTYLE AND RAIL JAM
February 10 to 11, 2018All day
It's time to spin, flip, cork and grind; the USASA Slopestyle and Rail Jam is here!
On Saturday riders will throw down in the park for the slopestyle competition, and on Sunday we will have two separate rail jams with one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Awards will be held at the end of each day and registration will be held in the middle of Treasury by Coal Breaker Coffee each morning.
Visit the USASA Southwest Series website for more info at www.swcoloradoseries.com.
February 10, 20184:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Head to Butte 66 for an après show you don’t want to miss! CB Unplugged is a free music series which features nationally touring artists in an intimate setting.


MARDI GRAS AT BUTTE 66
February 13, 2018All day
Kick off your Fat Tuesday celebration at the Butte 66 with all day food and drink specials!
PRATER CUP
February 22 to 25, 2018All day
Crested Butte’s marquee annual youth ski race will bring 250 of Colorado’s top 12 and 13 year old alpine ski racers to Crested Butte. The Prater Cup is always a blast for competitors, their families and fans alike. Look for some high speed skiing and tons of fun as these athlete's look to qualify for the Junior Olympic team and the chance of beating out their competitors in the annual Nations Cup team event. Not only is each competitor racing for their own points, but they are also divided up into 18 different Nations in order to meet new friends and promote sportsmanship.
Thursday- Super G Training on International to Rustler’s Gulch to Buckley finish area
Friday- Super G race day on International to Rustler’s Gulch to Buckley finish area
Saturday- Giant Slalom on International to Rustler’s Gulch to Buckley finish area
Sunday- Slalom on Buckley
Prater Cup Fact Sheet and Waiver coming soon!


GOTHIC MOUNTAIN TOUR
February 24, 2018All day
A backcountry ski race circumnavigating Gothic Mountain over 22 miles with 5000 vertical feet of elevation gain/loss.
Visit www.cbnordic.org for more information.


GOTHIC MOUNTAIN TOUR
February 24, 2018All day
A backcountry ski race circumnavigating Gothic Mountain over 22 miles with 5000 vertical feet of elevation gain/loss.
Visit www.cbnordic.org for more information.
USASA BOARDERCROSS & SKIERCROSS
March 2 to 4, 2018All day
Open to all ages, skiers and snowboarders, this event takes place on the Cross Course at Canana. Races start with individual seeding and then competitors are placed into brackets to compete head to head, up to 4 racers in a heat. Each day counts as its own separate competition, totaling 3 individual races each with its own set of winners. Competitors must have a USASA membership in order to participate.
Visit www.swcoloradoseries.com for more information.


CRAFTED TASTING EVENT
March 3, 20182:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Are you a foodie? Do you enjoy regionally crafted spirits, beers or wine? Visit Mt. Crested Butte in early March and enjoy spring skiing and CRAFTED, a tasting featuring Colorado’s best craft brews, spirits and local fare. The event will be held at the base area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort on Saturday, March 3 from 2-6 pm. Enjoy delicious libations and tasty treats with live music and great company in a mountain setting.
Please visit www.cbchamber.com/events/crafted/ for more information and to purchase tickets.


IFSA JUNIOR NATIONALS FREESKIING COMPETITION
March 9 to 11, 2018All day
The International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association was established in 1996 by freeskiing pioneer Shane McConkey. The Junior Big Mountain Freeskiing and Snowboarding system is comprised of regional events, national events, and one rotating North American Championship.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort will host Nationals on March 9-11, 2018, where junior competitors ages 12-18 will compete in the famed Crested Butte Extreme Limits terrain.
Thursday- registration and venue inspection
Friday- Day 1, Qualifying run for all 12-14 year categories and 15 to 18 snowboard
Saturday- Day 2, Qualifying run for all 15 to 18 year skiers
Sunday- Day 3, Finals for all qualifying competitors
For more information visit www.freeskiers.org.
Event info sheet and waiver coming soon!


TEN PEAKS SUNSET SOIREES
March 14, 20185:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Enjoy longer days and the beautiful views from the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks during our Sunset Soirees happening over three Tuesdays this March. Event tickets are for sale in advance at the Adventure Center for $60 per person and include a delicious buffet dinner, one complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer and a sleighride to and from the base area.
Meet at Trackers in the Lodge at Mountaineer Square at 5:15 PM and your host will escort you to the sleighride. From there, the sleigh will take you from the base area to the top of Ten Peaks for dinner under the glass enclosed Umbrella with gorgeous views of the sunset. Additional beverages will be available for purchase, please come prepared to show proof of ID for ages 21 and up.


TEN PEAKS SUNSET SOIREES
March 21, 20185:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Enjoy longer days and the beautiful views from the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks during our Sunset Soirees happening over three Tuesdays this March. Event tickets are for sale in advance at the Adventure Center for $60 per person and include a delicious buffet dinner, one complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer and a sleighride to and from the base area.
Meet at Trackers in the Lodge at Mountaineer Square at 5:15 PM and your host will escort you to the sleighride. From there, the sleigh will take you from the base area to the top of Ten Peaks for dinner under the glass enclosed Umbrella with gorgeous views of the sunset. Additional beverages will be available for purchase, please come prepared to show proof of ID for ages 21 and up.


THE GORE - TEX GRAND TRAVERSE
March 23 to 24, 201811:45 pm to 4:00 pm
The Elk Mountains Grand Traverse was conceived by Crested ‘Buttian, Jan Runge and a band of other backcountry devotees in 1998. The race’s genesis was partially based on the historical mail routes that connected the Colorado mining towns of Crested Butte and Aspen in the 1880s; but also drew inspiration from the Patrouille des Glaciers, a point-to-point ski race in Switzerland which Runge had become familiar with in the 80’s. Colorado’s own competitive ski mountaineering legacy was born!
Typically, the race starts at midnight so participants reach the high point of Star Pass (12,303 feet) before the warmth of the day increases avalanche risk on the exposed eastern slopes of the pass. Because of the remote route through the Elk Mountains, each team of two is required to carry enough food and supplies to sustain themselves for 24 hours. Before the start of the race the team packs will be checked to be sure all essential gear is present including shelters, stove, fuel, avalanche beacons and rescue gear, first aid and repair kits etc. The Grand Traverse is a true test of physical and mental endurance that keeps athletes returning year after year to experience perseverance in this Grand endeavor!
In 2012, event ownership was transferred to Crested Butte Nordic, and thereupon adopted its current name- Gore-Tex Grand Traverse. The race has since been operated as an annual fundraising event for the local nonprofit. To learn more about Nordic ski and snow sport amenities maintained by Crested Butte Nordic, please visit www.cbnordic.org
Race entry and information available at www.thegrandtraverse.org


WINTER CHAINLESS DOWNHILL RACE
March 24, 20184:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Grab your townie, fat bike or brave this event on your summer mountain bike. Test your skills and get some thrills in the Crested Butte Winter Chainless Downhill Bike Race.


TEN PEAKS SUNSET SOIREES
March 28, 20185:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Enjoy longer days and the beautiful views from the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks during our Sunset Soirees happening over three Tuesdays this March. Event tickets are for sale in advance at the Adventure Center for $60 per person and include a delicious buffet dinner, one complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer and a sleighride to and from the base area.
Meet at Trackers in the Lodge at Mountaineer Square at 5:15 PM and your host will escort you to the sleighride. From there, the sleigh will take you from the base area to the top of Ten Peaks for dinner under the glass enclosed Umbrella with gorgeous views of the sunset. Additional beverages will be available for purchase, please come prepared to show proof of ID for ages 21 and up.


GET THE GIRLS OUT
March 31, 201810:00 am to 2:00 pm
Join some of the ladies from our professional CBMR Ski and Ride School for a day on the slopes with other fun filled female skiers at SheJumps’ Get the Girls Out Women’s Ski Day, Saturday March 31, 2018. This all-female group will meet at 10 AM at Coal Breaker Coffee to get booted up and break into groups based on ability and the terrain you want to ski that day. Meet back at Butte 66 at 1 PM, where each participant will be entered into a free giveaway with awesome prizes thanks to generous sponsors. Open to all levels, all ages and females only, this is an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded women in a supportive snowsports environment.
Please email [email protected] to sign up! Registration is free however space is limited.
Don’t have a season pass? Discounted lift tickets are available for $45 at the Rental Shop.
*Must be preregistered in order to receive discount.


FULL MOON AT TEN PEAKS
March 31, 20185:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Take a self-guided skin or snowshoe tour to the top of Ten Peaks and warm up inside the Umbrella Bar. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner under the moonlight, including fondue, salad, soup or chili, dessert and one complimentary wine or beer (please be prepared to show ID at the Umbrella Bar). Additional beverages will be available for purchase. Get your ticket early as space is limited!
Event tickets are for sale in advance at the Adventure Center for $40 per person.
Don’t forget your headlamp and be sure to layer up!


EASTER EGG HUNT
April 1, 201811:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Town Center Community Association will host a free community Easter Egg Hunt at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square at 11 AM. The littlest ones will have their own space so they don’t have to compete with the big kids, though the egg hunt is best suited for ages 3 to 11. Trackers Bar will be open with mimosa and bloody mary specials for parents!


POND SKIM
April 7, 20181:00 pm
The end of ski season is another excuse to celebrate, dress up in silly costumes and have wacky events, like the Pond Skim, where contestants skim across water on their skis and snowboards. Get in your last turns of the season and go out with a bang!
Pond Skim registration is $10 per person and will be held from 1 to 2:30 pm at Butte 66.
ABSOLUTELY NO SKI POLES ALLOWED (this can damage the pond liner and ruin all the fun)!
The main event starts at 3 pm on warming house hill so find a good viewing spot early- promise you don’t want to miss this one!


CLOSING DAY
April 8, 20189:00 am to 4:00 pm
Today is the last day of 2017-2018 Winter Season. Enjoy the sun, some turns, and live music! Thanks for a great season!


 
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