May 8, 2012

Lift-Served Downhill One Month Away – CBMR to Open Summer Operations Early

Eliot Rosenberg airing in Evolution Bike Park. Photo: Trent Bona

Low Snowpack and Warm Temperatures Allows CBMR to Open Lifts on June 9th.
Photo: Trent Bona, Rider: Eliot Rosenberg 

It snowed yesterday as if nature was celebrating town putting the bike racks out on Elk Avenue.  However, it is sunny and beautiful again today; surprise! A bunch of locals can’t wait for some lift-served downhill action.  On Friday, CBMR announced the following on their Facebook page:

“Great news! Summer will be arriving early at Crested Butte Mountain Resort! We will be opening the Red Lady Express for the weekend of June 9 and 10. The hours of operation will be 9:30 am to 5 pm. In addition, zipline tours will run from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Mini golf and bike rentals will be available starting at 9 am both days. 

Daily summer lift operations begin on Saturday, June 16, 2012 with the Red Lady Express and the Silver Queen Express lifts. The Silver Queen will be open from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm daily, weather permitting. The Red Lady will be open from 9:30 am to 5 pm daily, but will remain open Wednesdays and Fridays until 7 pm, weather permitting.

To purchase lift tickets and passes stop by the Adventure Center located in Mountaineer Square. Ticket office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m daily. For more information, please call 970-349-2211.”

To get you in the mood, here is an oldie-but-goodie filmed in CBMR’s Evolution Bike Park, featuring Red McIntosh and Will Dujardin:

Filmed and Edited By Chris Philips


Does this make up for CBMR taking away winter employees’ summer passes?

About the Author

2. Will Dujardin
Will Dujardin is our content editor at West Elk Project. He competes in big mountain competitions and coaches the Crested Butte Mountain Sports Team. Skiing is his life and he likes to mix it with other fun things like DH mountain biking and traveling.