Corduroy shredding, groomer bombing, railroad tracks... whatever you want to call it, the recent stretch of sunny weather has been perfect for carving arcing turns on-piste. With more sunny days to come, we've partnered with OpenSnow so we always know the right equipment to bring to make the most of whatever sort of day it is on the mountain. While the fleeting beauty of a powder day is always something worth celebrating, we've rounded up a few of our favorite "old-reliable" runs that make every day at Crested Butte feel special.
Everything off of the Paradise Express lift is perfect for cruising when groomed, but Paradise Bowl comes out on top for us by featuring wide-open space and beautiful views. Pop out onto a selection of fantastic intermediate runs like Lower Forest Queen and Bear, which will all take you back to the chair for another lap, or a beverage outside at our favorite stopping spot, Paradise.
If you're looking to rip big turns and pound out some top to bottom laps on fun, windy terrain, International is the run for you. Channel your inner Bode Miller and rip big turns on this groomer that simultaneously seems to go on forever, and be over in just moments as you fly across corduroy.
Whether you're enjoying the break after working your legs on Upper Twister (expert terrain) or you've cut over from the top of the Red Lady Express on Peanut, this green run's journey is a great as its destination, the Ice Bar and Uley's Cabin!
Located on the quieter East River part of the mountain, you'll oftentimes feel like the only skier on the mountain as you carve down this mellow intermediate run featuring a nice consistent pitch and a wide area for big, carving turns.
What are your favorite runs when the sun has been shining a few days in a row? Did we miss any favorites? Let us know in the comments.