Staying On Top of the Schedule in Crested Butte, Colorado
With steep pitches covered with rocks, trees and chutes, it’s no surprise that Crested Butte has hosted the U.S. Extreme Skiing Championships for 17 years. Knowing the order of operations at C.B. will ensure a day of untracked runs down some of the most complex terrain in North America. From the top of the Silver Queen lift, head up the High Lift T-bar to access the Headwall and Angle Gully. If it has been windy, ski into Teocalli Bowl where the snow deposits. Ski the trees between chutes for the best snow. Last to open is Third Bowl, accessed from the North Face T-bar. This 20-minute hike/traverse is where Warren Miller filmed last season, offering some of the most challenging terrain found anywhere. Get ready for mandatory air from the top gate. The Bakery at the bottom of the mountain has dollar slices of pizza at 3 p.m., and PBR pints are $2.50. For drinks at night, go to the Eldo, “a sunny place for shady people”.
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