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Opening Day at Crested Butte Mountain Resort
November 23, 2017
Join Crested Butte Mountain Resort for the 2017/2018 Opening Day (November 23, 2017 – April 8, 2018) !
Dick Eflin’s dream of starting his own ski area became a reality on Thanksgiving Day 1961 with a Doppelmeier T-bar and a rope tow borrowed from Western State College. Then in 1962, a Telecar Gondola was installed running 7,800 feet long and rising over 2,000 vertical feet. Crested Butte Mountain Resort would not be on the map as “Colorado’s Last Great Ski Town” without the efforts of Dick Eflin. He also played an active role in the local community, helping to revive the mining town. He served for 25 years as the president of the Mt. Crested Butte Water & Sanitation District, was on the Town Council, helped start the first regional museum, owned and operated the Eflin Steak House, and along with Bill Allen, built and operated the Artichoke Restaurant.
Enjoy live music and drink specials all day! Lift tickets and season passes will be required for access to the lifts.