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2022-23 Ski Season Recap

May 15, 2023

As of April 2nd, ski season 2022-2023 has officially come to a close in Crested Butte. Wanting to reminisce on the good times- or curious about what you missed? Read on!


Snow Totals 

One of the many things that made the 2022-2023 ski season so memorable was the impressive snowfall! This year, the snow total dwarfed last year's total. In fact, we saw the second highest total that Crested Butte has seen since before 2012. 71 wonderful days of snow brought the seasonal total to 314 inches! Each day of this year's storms dropped up to 18 inches of snow. It was a fabulous season for snow sports. 

Even the spring skiing was fantastic! Late season storms brought stellar snow that kept the season sweet through to the end. 


Season Highlights 

Alley Loop

Alley Loop is a unique annual cross-country ski event that takes skiers through the heart of downtown Crested Butte. Participants crossed snowy streets, alleys, and bridges, taking in the beauty of the town in full winter white and engaging with "alley parties" along the way. You never know what you'll encounter as you ski. Costumes get hilariously outrageous! This year was the 36th Alley Loop and, as always, it was a huge hit. Don't miss it next February! Read more: https://travelcrestedbutte.com/events-calendar/32nd-annual-alley-loop-nordic-marathon/ 

Ski Town Breakdown: Unplugged series 

Ski Town Breakdown was a new event series that took place throughout March. Once a week, skiers were invited to take a break between laps to enjoy live local music, free swag, and more at various locations around the slopes. This year, music was provided by Coal Creek Connection, Viking Sound Machine, Tyler Hansen Band, and Luna Shade. We can't wait to see how this event evolves next year! Read more: https://travelcrestedbutte.com/events-calendar/ski-town-breakdown-unplugged-presented-by-mtn-dew/2023-03-04/

Al Johnson Memorial Telemark Race

The 49th Annual Al Johnson Memorial Uphill Downhill Telemark Race took place in March. Racers climb 660 vertical feet, and then descend 1,200-feet through Crested Butte's infamous Extreme Terrain. Prizes were awarded for winning the race and for wearing the best costume. It was a blast! Read more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/49th-annual-al-johnson-memorial-telemark-race-registration-523113024137 


What's Next?

Wondering what to expect from the 2023-2024 ski season? Expect great things! There will be all sorts of events to enjoy, plus sensational snow! Come check out the extreme terrain that opened this season and see what else there is to explore around Crested Butte! 

It is never too early to start planning for your next ski trip! With an Epic Pass, you can get unlimited access to with no peak restricted dates at world-class resorts like Crested Butte. Read more about Epic Passes here: https://www.epicpass.com/passes/epic-pass.aspx 

Missing Crested Butte? Share some of your ski season memories in the comments! 

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