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Crested Butte Crested Butte South Adds More Amenities to the Neighborhood

Crested Butte South Adds More Amenities to the Neighborhood

CB South just completed the new maintenance facility including new hockey locker rooms and maintenance barn in the park...and it is ready for the upcoming hockey season.  This project was funded with a cash surplus from the last several years and had no impact on the CB South operations budget or reserve fund. This facility is used for all the recreation program equipment, Zamboni storage, Nordic track and summer landscaping equipment. In addition, two new lockers rooms and a drinking fountain were incorporated into the project.

Enjoy all the great amenities of the CB South...

Crested Butte Creating Wonderland: A Snowmaking Story, Part 3

Creating Wonderland: A Snowmaking Story, Part 3

As the morning light fills the base area of Mt. Crested Butte, I’m waiting for a snowmaker and a snowmobile to swing by so I can see what their crew of 27 does with their 12 hour shifts.  It’s frigid out—as in 6F, frigid.  While I sit in the cold, my breath frozen in place by the chill, I wonder what it must be like working all night in conditions like this.

Rhett pulls up, on hour 9 of his 12 hour shift that started at midnight.  For having been awake all night, working in the cold, he’s chipper and friendly—I can’t say I would be the same at that point in my shift.  But Mark...

Crested Butte Creating Wonderland: A Snowmaking Story, Part 2

Creating Wonderland: A Snowmaking Story, Part 2

Last week, you learned that snowmaking is not your average job.  There are long, odd hours and cold temps that roll into one very short seasonal job.  The science behind snowmaking takes what happens naturally during the winter, and adds all the right factors together to create snow when and where we want it.  The people behind snowmaking and the science of the job come together to create lap after lap on the ski hill, and thousands of happy faces that come through our lift lines. 

So...

Crested Butte Creating Wonderland: A Snowmaking Story, Part 1

Creating Wonderland: A Snowmaking Story, Part 1

When the first snowflakes fall from grayed skies, the collective feeling in Crested Butte is that of elation—winter might be an annoyance for some, but here in the mountains it’s a time for first tracks, early morning powder, chairlift chats and après ski cocktails with all your friends.  The warm regard we greet winter with is not unlike Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas morning:  it’s a feeling of camaraderie with dear friends and contended hearts for a day well spent.  The magic those first snowflakes lay over the town is nothing short of spectacular.  While Mother Nature provides truly...