Crested Butte will add almost 200 skiable acres this weekend

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 7, 2010 2:44 pm

Following up on one of it’s best opening days, Crested Butte  is poised to offer the best holiday skiing and riding in years. Early season storm cycles continue to deposit an abundance of light, dry powder on the slopes and resort operations crews are hard at work opening terrain as quickly as possible.

On Saturday, snow seekers will find an additional 199 acres to explore, including trails off of the Silver Queen and East River lifts. The addition bumps Crested Butte’s total trails to 58, representing 75 percent of the resort’s terrain served by 7 lifts.

New trails include: Windy Gap, Lower North Star, Triangle, Silver Queen Road, Ruby Road, Upper Keystone, Upper Park, Upper Roller Coaster, Jokerville, Twister, Lower Twister, Crystal, Upper International, Yellow Brick Road, Black Eagle, Double Top Glades, Resurrection, Daisy, Floresta, Lower Treasury, Lower Gallowich and Lower Red Lady.

The Crested Butte Adventure Park ice skating rink will open for the season this Saturday, as well.

The resort has received over 93 inches of snow season to date and is reporting a 30 inch base at the summit and a 23 inch base mid-mountain.