CB Status 11/26

Crested Butte‘s opening day was just this past Wednesday during the tail end of the latest storm. Locals continually repeat that this has been one of the better opening days in many years. There is no “white ribbon of death” this year. Instead, skiers have several runs to choose from- many of which are groomed. But, there’s a few that remain ungroomed and there are also powder stashes to be had if you know where to go.

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CBMR’s website is reporting five lifts are open. But, unless you are a beginner, you’ll only be riding two: Red Lady and Teocalli. Between those two lifts and the numerous groomed runs that are open, the slopes seem uncrowded. The lack of crowds and CBMR’s high-quality grooming make the groomed runs actually pretty fun. I truly believe that CBMR has the best grooming in the entire state of Colorado. That being said, the mountain still has a long way to go until the desirable terrain that we love is open. However, the resort is on their game. They are prepping the Paradise lift and Silver Queen lift, and the trails that lead down from them. Rumors are flying, but many say Paradise should open this coming Sunday. It’s been a great November. Hopefully the snow will continue to fly through December too!

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Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things, Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate :) Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

3 thoughts on “CB Status 11/26

  • November 27, 2010 at 5:55 pm
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    Thanks for the update! Care to speculate when the extremes will start opening up?

  • November 27, 2010 at 7:12 pm
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    It’s too hard to speculate when the extremes will be open. Right now, there is not near enough coverage. It will take a good storm or two at least. But, rumor has it the packers are out!

  • December 1, 2010 at 6:33 pm
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    Bryan, it might be a while. I’d say we need at least a couple more feet just to get close to enough coverage. Also, it looks like patrol’s bombing is producing slides- so those areas are back to square one. On the plus side, the bootpackers are already out there, and we continue to get light amounts of snow, so hopefully it won’t be long!

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