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Skiers and Riders will be Spellbound from Crested Butte’s Next Terrain Openings
•Crested Butte Mountain Resort continues to expand terrain offerings with the seasonal openings of Spellbound and Phoenix Bowls, Staircase, Forest and Peel among other runs.
•Today’s terrain openings increase open skiable terrain to 1,420 total acres across 113 open trails.

MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. – Jan. 30, 2019 – January has been kind to Crested Butte with Old Man Winter delivering five feet of snow to Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s slopes. Following the resort’s opening of the High Lift and North Face Lift earlier this month, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is excited to announce additional terrain openings throughout the resort’s famed Extreme Limits terrain.
Today, Crested Butte Mountain Resort opened up inbounds extreme terrain including Spellbound and Phoenix Bowls, High Life and Staircase accessible off of the North Face Lift, and Forest, Peel and Flatiron on the west side of the mountain underneath the resort’s iconic namesake peak. The opening of these areas increases CBMR’s open ski and snowboard terrain to 1,420 acres over 113 trails accessed by all 14 lifts.
“The recent snowfall in January was just what our ski patrol and mountain operations teams needed to expand our open skiable terrain,” says Tim Baker, general manager of CBMR. “Crested Butte’s Extreme Limits terrain is unlike any other inbounds terrain and I look forward to welcoming Epic Pass holders to experience it for themselves.”
Season-to-date, CBMR has received just shy of 12 feet of snow. The deep snowpack continues to provide powder and packed powder conditions around the mountain. In addition to offering 77 percent of inbounds extreme terrain, CBMR is also boasting 59 groomed trails for beginner and intermediate skiers and riders.
The mountain operations and ski patrol teams will continue to monitor the snowpack in an effort to prepare for additional terrain openings. Skiers and riders are encouraged to stay tuned to the resort’s website for snow and terrain updates:
All guests are reminded that they must observe all posted signs, closures and slow zones. Closed trails may contain hazards due to early snow coverage. Accessing closed terrain is a violation of the Colorado Ski Safety Act and will result in the loss of skiing privileges and could involve prosecution and a fine.

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Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 15 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe and Okemo in Vermont; Mt. Sunapee in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is


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