Colorado ski resorts received a bounty of snow during December. Many locations topped last year’s records. The busy holiday season winds down with great conditions and shorter liftlines – a great time to hit the slopes

Crested Butte to Open the North Face Lift

crested-butte-skier-21Crested Butte, CO – January 1, 2009:   Crested Butte rings in the New Year by opening the coveted North Face Lift, making some of the world-famous Extreme Terrain open for business! On January 2 at 9am, the North Face Lift will offer access to 250 acres of newly open terrain including The Glades, Tower 11 and North Face areas. With 126 inches of snow in December, conditions are almost identical to last year’s epic season. 

Frank Coffee, Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Snow Safety Director, says, “We are opening this terrain as conditions allow. Our number one priority is safety for the team and for our guests.”

Additional openings in this area are to be determined, based on the Snow Safety Team’s assessments, weather conditions, and snowfall. Current openings and snow conditions can be found on www.skicb.com and by calling Crested Butte’s Snow Report Hotline at 970-349-2323.

Getting to Crested Butte has never been easier with direct flights from Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Salt Lake City, and Denver. Special fares from $198 round trip and free skiing are available – click here for details and information, or call 1-800-600-2803.

Crested Butte has been named as Skiing Magazine’s #1 Best Steeps, #8 Best Trees, #10 Best Powder, and Outside Magazine’s Top Places To Live Now, Sunset Magazine’s # 3 Top Dream Towns, SKI Magazine’s #20 Readers Survey Top Resort, and SkiNet’s # 3 Top Ski Town. Crested Butte was also named one of America’s Best Small Ski Towns by Travel + Leisure Magazine and Conde Nast Traveler’s #13 Reader’s Poll Top Resort.

Photo courtesy of Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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