Conference-Sponsored Activities

The Crested Butte Mountain Conference (CBMC) offers numerous conference-sponsored activities throughout the week.  Registration for these activities is available on Monday morning between 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in the Ballroom in the Mountaineer Conference Center.  If you miss Activity Signup, you can still sign up for available activities at the Information Table in the lobby of The Grand Lodge. Please note that a number of other activities are available in Crested Butte that are not sponsored by the conference and this information is on the Rocky Mountain Fun tab.

The conference-sponsored activities include the following:

Welcome to Crested Butte Dinner

On Sunday evening from 5:15-6:30 p.m., we will celebrate returning to the mountain!  This Special Event will be held in the Ballroom at Mountaineer Square and is your first chance to join friends for dinner & fellowship.   Price: $40 paid when you register.  Attendance is limited so secure your space with your registration.

Solo Travelers: SOLOS

Our conference is solo traveler-friendly.  Come meet new friends or visit with old at our “Solos” Events. Sign up at Activity Signup on Monday morning from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Some events have fees. Everyone is welcome.

First Timers

If this is your first time at the conference, we have a “First Timers” table at Registration Pickup on Sunday and Monday.  We would love to meet you and give you some helpful information about Crested Butte and our Conference.  We are so glad you are here.

Activities for Alateen, Preteen, and Children

The Crested Butte Mountain Conference offers a number of opportunities for fun activities especially for Alateens, Preteens, Tweens, and Children. All outdoor activities are open to Alateen participation, and separate Alateen activities are scheduled. Alateen meetings and workshops are for those 13 and older ONLY. There are also programs, meetings, and activities each day for Preteens (ages 10-12) and Tweens (ages 7-9).

A NOTE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Registering children (7-12) indicates your willingness to volunteer for one afternoon children’s program (3:15-5:15 p.m.)

Crested Butte Resort offers two daily programs for children.   Please visit their website for details.  Activity sign-up is NOT available for these on Monday Morning.  The resort has become a very popular destination and their programs fill up early and is open to all vacationing the same week.   * IMPORTANT NOTE * : THESE ACTIVITIES MUST BE PURCHASED ON-LINE THROUGH THE RESORT.  Go to skicb.com and select “Explore The Resort”, then “Kids Summer Programs”.

We recommend you make reservations ASAP.

Camp CB.   This program through the Resort is for children ages 5 to 14 with activities designed for kids who want an adventure around the mountain.  Details can be found on their website at skicb.com.  (Please note the site states ages 5-8.  Disregard this.  It is 5-14 for us.)   The camp is from 9:00am until 3:30pm.   Conference attendees receive a 40% discount so your cost is $72 /day.

Mountain Adventures.  Children ages 7-14 may participate in Mountain Adventures also through the Resort, which offers more activities such as rafting, rock climbing, and swimming.

EVENING CHILDCARE during the Speaker Meetings is available through CampCB counselors from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Parents will be asked to share the cost of the care this year as prices have increased.  If you want your child to participate in the Evening Care, please contact our CBMC Kids Program Coordinator at the address below as soon as possible.

Note that you must provide Camp CB with the child’s immunization record, which can be emailed before arrival.

If you have registered your child and have not received an email regarding their program, please contact our Kid Program coordinator Kelly at kelly.cbmc@gmail.com.

Additional information for parents is available at Ski Crested Butte website.

Bill Wilson Open Golf Tournament

Each year the Conference sponsors the Bill Wilson Open Golf Tournament. This year it will be held in Gunnison at the Dos Rios Club.  The entry fee of $105 includes green fees, carts, lunch and prizes. Registration for the golf tournament is available online when you register for the conference.  It is also available at the Activity Sign-Up on Monday from 9:30-11:00.  Clubs are available for rental at Dos Rios.  This tournament is a scramble format and provides some amazing views and opportunities to win longest drive or closest to the hole.  If you haven’t played golf at this altitude, you can’t miss this chance to hit the ball farther than ever before!

Dr. Bob Fishing Tournament

The Dr. Bob Fishing Tournament is held on Thursday starting at 9:00 a.m.  The tournament provides an opportunity to show your fishing skills (or your true level of humility)! It is available for all ages and all levels of experience while having a ton of fun. The Taylor Park Boat House provides most of the equipment you will need, including the boats, bait, and fishing tackle. Please make sure you bring polarized sunglasses, brimmed cap or hat, rain gear, drinking water, food or snacks, sweater or jack, insect repellent, sunscreen, and a cooler with ice to take back all the trout you catch.  Registration is required, which includes a one-day fishing license. Cost for ages 15 and younger is $45 and $55 for ages 16 and over.

Annual Softball Championship

In 2004, a softball game was held for the first time between a group from Texas (Texas Twelfth-Steppers) and Crested Butte (Silkworth Sox). Since that time, the teams have enjoyed a fun annual competition that anyone is welcome to join in and enjoy.  No fees are required.  Please bring your softball mitts.  The game is held at Pitsker Field in downtown Crested Butte at 2:00 p.m. and transportation is available by shuttle bus.  Donations accepted to cover cost of the umpires.

Butte Scoot

The Butte Scoot is a 5K Fun Run/Walk held on Friday morning on Slate River Road, located between the town of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte.  Any way you get to the finish line is fine – walk, run, jog or a combination of them all. Refreshments are provided and prizes are awarded in various age groups, which are included in the $15 entry fee along with a Butte Scoot t-shirt.

Nature Hikes

Group hikes are offered Tuesday through Friday of the Conference. Enjoy a  moderate hike to the “High Meadow” on Tuesday or Wednesday departing from the Silver Queen Lift at 9:30 a.m. No fees are required for this hike; however, you must purchase a lift ticket in the office located in the Crested Butte Rental & Demo Center. Leave time to fill out the safety waivers. A meeting is held at the end of the hike at the high meadow.  Some choose to climb to the peek and enjoy a meeting there as well.

In addition to the “High Meadow” hikes, the conference offers a moderate hike on Thursday outside of town. This hike is general 2 miles and includes some grade.  Departing from the Grand Lodge at 9:00 a.m., you will carpool to the trailhead and be back around 12:30 p.m.  Want to be of service? Offer to drive carpool if you have a car.

Individual approval by the guides is required for the expert hike, which is held on Thursday. Also, we will carpool to the expert hike as it is generally not within walking distance of the town.  Past expert hike locations include Aspen, Poverty Gulch to Daisy Pass and Halsey Basin.  This is an all day hike – please bring plenty of water, food, sunscreen and proper hiking gear.

In addition to these conference-sponsored hikes, there are many trails in the Crested Butte area from which you can choose.  If interested, hiking trail maps are available at the Crested Butte / Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center located on the corner of Elk Avenue and 6th street (the main road into town).  Also, you may want to check out the local bookstores or outfitters for a book or guide map as well as any equipment you left behind.

Round Robin Tennis

Sign up to play tennis with other registrants during Activity Sign up and more information will be provided.