While Crested Butte’s calling card is its wealth of extreme terrain (the most lift-served extreme terrain in North America, according to the resort), the ski area also has plenty of intermediate and expert (single black diamond) terrain
Colorado Recreation & Environment
The frosting on the cake was the fact that the usually mild blue-black runs of Rainbow Cut and Lower Arrowhead Loop were also nearly empty, with large stashes of untracked powder adding a nice challenge to the descent.
Overall precipitation by mid-May remained below average and high-country snowpack levels were low and quickly depleting, making water-use efficiency key as summer approached.
Colorado Division of Wildlife tracking crews found seven lynx kittens born to two mothers, marking the second consecutive year reproduction was documented in the agency’s lynx reintroduction program.
Every raindrop, every snowflake that falls on Colorado is collected in one of our 94 watersheds and sent to the Pacific or the Atlantic Oceans via one of 10 major river drainages.