7 Extreme Crested Butte Runs

If jumping off cliffs, feeling anxious, and sending it is your thing, Crested Butte Mountain Resort is your place. Home to plenty of freeskiing competitions, Crested Butte has some of the most difficult and rewarding inbounds terrain in the country.

Need a place to stay? The Nordic Inn has it all with free parking, an outdoor hot tub, and friendly staff.

CBMR Trail Map

The Headwall

(Photo/Neil Beltchenko)

Wide open spaces are few and far between at CBMR, which makes The Headwall a perfect spot on powder days. Send Box Rock and nothing but a fast bumpy sprint are in your future.

Teo Bowl

Well worth the hike out, Teocalli Bowl is a local favorite. Filled with endless powder and epic views this spot is a must hit if you’re visiting and want to get a taste of what CB extremes are all about.


(Photo/Neil Beltchenko)

The front side is unrated and we like it that way. It’s steep, deep, and tricky to get there. These are the beautiful runs flowing from the peak that you can see when driving up to the base area. Follow the rocky ridged fenced track line and you’ll be making epic turns once you’ve made it through.

Psycho Rocks

A favorite powder day playground. You don’t have to wait for lift lines or rope drops. If you know where to go, hold on tight and let loose.


It’s another world back there. You’ll forget you’re on a resort. With daring lines, steep drops, and views that seem unreal, this is true Crested Butte skiing.

The Peak

(Photo/Neil Beltchenko)

The most looked at peak in the valley is skiable. With a hike to the top from The High Lift, jaws will drop before you do. There is normally a party up there and a hoot of a time skiing down is guaranteed.


(Photo/Avery Stonich)

It’s the steepest lift-serviced tree cut run in the lower 48. Rambo, just like it’s namesake takes no prisoners. Steep, fast, and bumpy you’re sure to get knocked around.

Bonus: Third Bowl

(Photo/Neil Beltchenko)

Only open when the Snow Gods decide to dump, Third Bowl is a special place. Navigation is tough and the journey there is why ski workouts start in August. It’s incredible snow and simply epic.


These runs are for EXPERT skiers ONLY. In most cases if you’re not from CB, Jackson, Telluride, or with someone who knows these runs in and out, beware. Ski another day.

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Nordic Inn

  • Hot tub • WiFi • Pet friendly
  • Continental Breakfast • Free Mountain Parking

14 Treasury Rd, Mt. CB
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The Nordic Inn is the perfect base camp for Crested Butte adventure. Nestled near the base area of Mt. Crested Butte, this is an ideal spot for exploring the Gothic Valley, skiing at the resort, and its a short walk to the bus loop, so you can get to town without worrying about driving.