MT. CRESTED BUTTE, CO - (News Release - Nov. 19, 2007) - Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) opened as scheduled for the 2007-2008 season on Saturday November 17. Crested Butte's snowmaking began in mid-October and with colder temperatures and expanded snowmaking capabilities has been able to provide and excellent base of 18-36 inches. The snowmaking crews have covered more than 24 acres of terrain, including Lower Keystone, Peanut and Warming House Hill all accessed via the Red Lady Express Lift and the Kids' and Adult Magic Carpets.
CBMR will offer half-price lift tickets for Thanksgiving week to season pass holders from all other resorts. The early season price of $39 will be just $19.50 at the ticket window, when you show your season pass from any other Colorado or ski resort in the country. "We are pleased to be open with great early season conditions. CBMR would like to extend an invitation to pass holders from other resorts that may not be open at this time," said Ken Stone, CBMR's Chief Marketing Officer. "We are very proud of the $200 million in improvements in the resort in the past several years. A large part of the improvements are in upgrades and additions to our snowmaking system," added Stone.
The forecast is calling for colder weather and snow for the region allowing us to add more terrain and lifts soon. Stay in touch with the conditions on the snow report at www.skicb.com or call the snow phone at 970-349-2323. The half-price offer is available beginning Monday, November 19, until Sunday, November 25, 2007. Simply show any other ski resort pass including daily discount cards at the CBMR ticket office to receive your half-price daily lift ticket. Discounts include adult, teen, and kids pricing. One daily lift ticket per pass type presented, per day.
The "Test Ride" Crested Butte program, which offers free lift tickets, begins on Sunday, November 25, 2007 through Saturday, December 15, 2007. For information on lodging packages, call the local vacation experts at Crested Butte Vacations at 1-800-544-8448.