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.

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

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

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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