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Events at Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
Snow Sports Exhibit Opening and Slide ShowThursday November 21 6:00pm
thru Thursday November 21 8:00pm
Movie Night at The Museum-Ghost Town SkiersFriday November 29 6:30pm
thru Friday November 29 8:30pm
Santa NightSunday December 08 4:30pm
thru Sunday December 08 7:30pm
Movie Night at The MuseumSaturday December 14 6:30pm
thru Saturday December 14 8:30pm
1970s Counterculture Panel DiscussionWednesday December 18 7:00pm
thru Wednesday December 18 8:30pm
Winter Historic Walking TourSaturday December 21 2:00pm
thru Saturday December 21 3:30pm
Off-Season Historic Pub Crawl
Friday, November 8th
Join us for the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum's 3rd Annual Off Season Historic Pub Crawl. Start at the Museum at 5 p.m. with heavy appetizers and to pick up your commemorative pint glass, which you will take with, for a drink at each of the three participating locations. This year we are visiting the historic Elk Mountain Lodge, Mallardi Cabaret and the Midnight Gallery (Grubstake Saloon). The price is $25 for members and $30 for non-members with a 2 for 1 teacher appreciation special! Hurry! Space is limited! ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE SOLD OUT!
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Click Here to be a part of history!
Thanks to a generous grant from the Crested Butte / Mt. Crested Butte Rotary Club, the Museum was able to upgrade our digital recording equipment and increase our collection of oral histories for community members. Also, thanks to a grant from the Crested Butte Creative District the Museum hired two video editors to create ten short videos about the history of Crested Butte. To view samples of these oral histories and the short videos, go to our Vimeo page and Facebook page. Share your stories with us! Call the Museum at 970-349-1880 to schedule an interview.
Fun Facts about Crested Butte
A perfect slope
Crested Butte Mountain rises to 12,162 feet (3,707 m) above sea level. The ski area base is at 9,375 feet. Crested Butte Mountain Resort features 15 chairlifts that offer access to 1,547 acres of inbounds terrain. Additionally, CBMR has 542 acres of Extreme Limits double black diamond terrain. The large amount of extreme skiing terrain at Crested Butte has attracted the US Extreme Skiing Championships and the X Games.Learn More
Famous Mountain Biking
Crested Butte played a key part in the birth of mountain biking. Some people debate whether the sport started in California or the mountains of Colorado. But, we're proud of our mountain bike heritage and celebrate it with our mountain bike exhibit that plays tribute to local legends and their achievements on two wheels.
Long before Crested Butte became known for skiing, mountain biking, and wildflowers, it was home to a thriving community of miners. Preserving the history of the people who worked the hard life in the mines is a key reason the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum exists.
Flauschink Spring Festival
Even if it takes a made-up holiday, Crested Butte residents always find an excuse to party. Join Crested Butte residents as they flush out winter and welcome spring over the closing weekend at the ski resort. If you can't visit us that weekend, check out the museum's Flauschink exhibit to explore the history of this unique holiday.