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Terrain Parks - Crested Butte

Rider's Guide

Crested Butte gets 240 inches per year and has 15 lifts including 3 high speed quads, 121 trails, and a longest run of 13,728 feet. The runs are rated 23 percent for beginners, 57 percent intermediate, and 20 percent advanced. True fearless experts can try the 40 degree Headwall. Watch for the small sign that reads "Cliff Area." It means that there is a 400 drop-off just a few feet away!

Parks and Pipes

The 2,600 foot Canaan Terrain Park is a world-renowned advanced park along the lower Canaan run. This park has a great line of tabletops, rails and kickers including a 55-foot kicker that will challenge the best. Then you can move onto the 420-foot-long superpipe, which is 55-feet wide and 18-feet high with a slope of 17 degrees. Painter Boy Park is more of an intermediate/beginner park with tabletops, rail slides and the minipipe.

Out of Bounds

There's a tubing hill at the base that is open after the lifts close. The area is packed with exciting winter activities like snowmobiling, dog sledding, ice skating, sledding, and winter horseback riding. You might want to contact the Chamber of Commerce to get all the details. Mountain guides can provide avalanche safety courses, backcountry guiding, ice climbing, and backcountry gear rentals.

Hangout & Hookup

If you're in a hurry to find the hottest dance scene, then just head for The Eldo. The world-famous El Dorado has a brewery and a dance floor that has to be seen to be believed. Another great dance and suds palace is The Crested Butte Brewery which mixes a microbrewery with live music and dancing. Check out the outrageous drinks at the Wooden Nickel, or if you're in the mood for some games with your drinks, Talk of the Town has video games, shuffleboard and pool tables. If you're feeling nostalgic for the Old West you can go have a drink Kochevar's, which is the same bar where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid once hoisted their mugs. The more upscale après ski action happy hour action can be found at Lobar or The Plaza Bar. Don't miss the Butte 66 Roadhouse BBQ for music, dancing, fun and great BBQ.