2009/10 Improvements for Crested Butte

Fri 14 August 09

There's nothing really happening regarding on mountain improvements but in this barron year of changes, at least theres some improvement to the bars and a few other bits

The Ice Bar Remodel

The Ice Bar restaurant remodel will nearly double the size of the existing space increasing the capacity to 63 in the dining room, 12-15 in the lounge and 20 at the outside bar. The existing deck will also be expanded. The new design of the restaurant will feature a simple, subtle and understated feel with rustic undertones and an intimate setting. The building will be completed in November 2009.

The Ice Bar is located on the mountain at the base of the Twister Lift and is open for lunch and evening Last Tracks dinners – a gourmet meal followed by skiing or riding down the mountain after dark. Sleighride Dinners will also be operated out of the Ice Bar this coming season. Reservations required for Last Tracks and Sleighride dinners and recommended for lunch.

The Adventure Park

New this year, CBMR introduces the base area Adventure Park complete with year-round ice-skating, bungee trampolines and a climbing wall. The skating rink is made from Super-Glide® synthetic ice and represents the first synthetic ice-skating facility in Colorado. Super-Glide synthetic ice is a high-tech skating surface created by skaters, and the rink was recycled from the American Museum of Natural History in New York, NY, where it was part of a display on climate change. The bungee trampolines provide a turbo-charged, gravity-defying ride up to 30 feet in the air, while the Climbing Pinnacle features a 28-foot, 6-route tower with auto-belay. The Adventure Park will be open year-round.

Lift Served Tubing Hill

In addition, the resort will add a lift-served tubing hill to the Adventure Park scene for winter. Located on warming house hill in front of the Crested Mountain condominium complex, in the area previously occupied by the adult learning area (which has moved to the same location as the children’s learning area), the Tubing Hill will be re-graded featuring a new tow lift and multiple tubing lanes.

Beginner Learn to Ski & Snowboard

The Ski and Ride School boasts a new beginner learning area for the upcoming season. The current kids’ area will be re-graded and expanded to include beginners of all ages. Both adult and children’s ski school lessons will operate out of the same area, making the morning drop-off seamless and stress-free.

The Outpost Building

The Outpost Building, located at the base of CBMR, will be upgraded with new paint, expanded restrooms and interior enhancements. The Outpost Building serves as a base area warming hut and gathering place.

For more information visit www.skicb.com

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