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Events at Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum

Movie Night at the Museum--SNOWBEAST

Cult horror film, Snowbeast, will be showing at the Museum, Saturday, December 14th. This b-rated monster flick was filmed in Crested Butte in 1977, featuring incredible panoramas of the Elk Mountains and a fair share of bad acting. Wear your favorite 70s ski attire or yeti costume and enjoy an evening of movie mocking at the Museum! Tickets are $5, popcorn and cash bar provided. Doors at 6 pm, movie starts at 7 pm.


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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.

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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.

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Mine Craft

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.

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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.

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The Museum is open daily from 11am to 5pm