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Crested Butte: A Steep-Seeking Family Haven

18th March 2016 | Krista Crabtree, OnTheSnow Ski Test Director

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Though it’s called Crested Butte, it’s not actually a “butte,” but a 12,168-foot mountain with an iconic shape that offers up some incredible skiing. - © Krista Crabtree

Though it’s called Crested Butte, it’s not actually a “butte,” but a 12,168-foot mountain with an iconic shape that offers up some incredible skiing.
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

Though it’s called Crested Butte, it’s not actually a “butte,” but a 12,168-foot mountain with an iconic shape that offers up some incredible skiing. - © Krista Crabtree
Crested Butte's renown town. - © Krista Crabtree

Crested Butte's renown town.
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

Crested Butte's renown town. - © Krista Crabtree
Dropping into the CB steeps. - © Krista Crabtree

Dropping into the CB steeps.
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

Dropping into the CB steeps. - © Krista Crabtree
The new umbrella, ella, ella bar at Crested Butte. - © Krista Crabtree

The new umbrella, ella, ella bar at Crested Butte.
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

The new umbrella, ella, ella bar at Crested Butte. - © Krista Crabtree
Parents and kids zig zag down the ski hill on five different ziplines, all connected by suspended wood bridges and high platforms.  - © Krista Crabtree

Parents and kids zig zag down the ski hill on five different ziplines, all connected by suspended wood bridges and high platforms.
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

Parents and kids zig zag down the ski hill on five different ziplines, all connected by suspended wood bridges and high platforms.  - © Krista Crabtree
Approachable terrain park at Crested Butte, all within eyesight of the Umbrella Bar with a beverage in hand. - © Krista Crabtree

Approachable terrain park at Crested Butte, all within eyesight of the Umbrella Bar with a beverage in hand.
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

Approachable terrain park at Crested Butte, all within eyesight of the Umbrella Bar with a beverage in hand. - © Krista Crabtree
Crested Butte's new Euro-style Umbrella Bar has a 35-foot diameter retractable roof. - © Krista Crabtree

Crested Butte's new Euro-style Umbrella Bar has a 35-foot diameter retractable roof.
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

Crested Butte's new Euro-style Umbrella Bar has a 35-foot diameter retractable roof. - © Krista Crabtree
Crested Butte's two-hour zipline tour offers a ski day alternative. - © Krista Crabtree

Crested Butte's two-hour zipline tour offers a ski day alternative.
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

Crested Butte's two-hour zipline tour offers a ski day alternative. - © Krista Crabtree
The Grand Lodge pool is the place to be at Crested Butte. - © Krista Crabtree

The Grand Lodge pool is the place to be at Crested Butte.
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

The Grand Lodge pool is the place to be at Crested Butte. - © Krista Crabtree
Adventure park climbing tower at Crested Butte. - © Krista Crabtree

Adventure park climbing tower at Crested Butte.
Copyright: Krista Crabtree

Adventure park climbing tower at Crested Butte. - © Krista Crabtree

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation