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Crested Butte will re-open this weekend

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For the first time in its history Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) will re-open its lifts after officially closing for the winter season. CBMR will re-open this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, running the Silver Queen lift servicing intermediate and advanced runs.

“We had an incredible season this year,” says Ethan Mueller, vice president and general manager at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. “Looking at the amount of snow we still have on the mountain and in the valley, we thought of all years to re-open this would be a good one to give it a try. One more weekend of skiing will be a fun way to bring people to the mountain and to get excited for next season with our season pass price remaining flat to this year.”

The resort will run a limited footprint with the Silver Queen lift and the terrain that services the front side of the mountain and a total of 155 acres. No beginner or extreme terrain will be open.

The lift will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. Tickets will be $20 for ages 13 and older, children ages 7 to 12 will be $10 and, as always, ages 6 and under will be free. 2013-2014 Crested Butte Mountain Resort season passes, Peak Pass and Peak Pass+, will be honored. However, CB cards will not, given the discounted ticket price for the weekend. An outdoor bar and grill will be open for lunch and après.

In addition, the resort is offering a lodging rate of $87 per night, plus resort fees and taxes. Reservations can be made online at www.skicb.com/deals or by calling Crested Butte Vacations at 800-600-2803.

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