According to a press release by Vail Resorts, Inc., Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado will be joining the Epic Pass long-term starting in the 2018-2019 season. This means that there are now 64 different mountains on the full pass, several of which are in Colorado including Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Telluride, and now, Crested Butte. Crested Butte wasn’t the only mountain mentioned in the press release, as Okemo Mountain Resort and Mount Sunapee Resort will also be joining the pass.

Epic and Epic Local pass holders will get seven days of skiing at Crested Butte with no blackout dates. They’ll also be granted 50 percent off of lift tickets at Crested Butte once those seven allotted lift tickets are used. Additionally, Crested Butte Peak Pass Plus and Peak Pass holders will receive 50 percent off lift tickets at all Vail Resorts owned mountain resorts.

Often referred to as Colorado’s “last great ski town,” this Epic Pass addition is sure to be met with mixed reactions. While Epic Pass holders will likely be happy for the additional skiing terrain, die-hard fans of Crested Butte will likely fear that this move will speed the commercialization of this rather sleepy mountain town.

Here’s our getaway guide for the perfect weekend in Crested Butte.

And here’s a look around Crested Butte with local Olympian, Wendy Fisher.

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