If there’s one thing Crested Butte locals are accustomed to it’s short lift lines and ease of access to the slopes. But recently with Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s acquisition by Vail Resorts, bottlenecks have become more common.

To avoid these issues, here are a few tricks and tips, which starts with trying to get to the hill the evening before you plan to ski to pick up your lift tickets. That is if you don’t buy them 7 days in advance or re-load your Epic pass online.

Lift Ticket Pickup Tips:

  • Buy in advance to get the lowest price guarantee 
  • Purchase 7+days in advance for the biggest savings
    • If you’re not re-loading your Epic Pass your tickets can be mailed to you
      • 14 days advance purchase is required for International guests if you want your lifts mailed
  • Skip the ticket window when you reload the EpicDay online
  • Direct-To-Lift access is an option to automatically load a 1-day ticket to your pass/card when you first get scanned at the lift at any of our resorts. The charges are made to your on-file credit card.
    • For your convenience, you can add this feature online alongside our Resort Charge option, or stop by the ticket window upon arrival.