The Conference Program

The Crested Butte Mountain Conference (CBMC) is a conference where people in recovery can bring their entire family for a week long vacation in the majestic Rocky Mountains.  Throughout the week, there are multiple opportunities to enjoy AA and Alanon speakers, discussion meetings and workshops.  You can start your day with a meditation meeting and join others for a hike to a meeting on the top of Mt. Crested Butte.  If it’s your first time to the conference, we hold a special meeting for you on Sunday evening at 9:30 p.m. following the Crested Butte open AA meeting.

Conference Dates for 2021: July 25-July 30

Here is a link to the 2019 Program.

The largest meeting of the day is the evening speaker meeting, which is held in the Ballroom in the Mountaineer Conference Center.  Aside from all the coffee and cookies you can eat, you will enjoy powerful speakers from around the country.  Enjoy all of the speakers together as they share the experience, strength and hope at the Friday workshop panel discussion on the topic of The Spiritual Life  is Not a Theory.

Featured Speakers for the 2021 CBMC

Jason J., Happy Valley, OR (AA)
Hilda F., Los Angeles, CA (AA)
Lori G., Oklahoma City, OK (Al-Anon)
Terri K., Woodville, OH (AA)
Clif G., Oklahoma City, OK (AA)

 In addition to an outstanding lineup of speakers for the principle evening meetings, the Conference includes afternoon workshops that center on specific areas of AA/Al-Anon in our daily lives.  Some Workshop and Discussion meeting topics include:

Workshop Topics:

  • Freedom of Forgiveness
  • Sponsorship: Frustrations & Blessings
  • Miracle of Family Recovery
  • Working Two Programs
  • Serenity: Prayer & Practice
  • Release or Be Dragged
  • Expectations & Acceptance
  • How is Your Now?

 Discussion Meeting Topics:

  • Spiritual Awakening
  • Acceptance
  • Detachment
  • Control
  • Steps and Traditions
  • Amends

Because CBMC is a family-focused conference, there is a separate schedule for Alateens to enjoy meetings and activities.   We also have a Kid’s Program for ages 7-12, where kids can participate in afternoon workshops run by parents/ volunteers assisted by Crested Butte Board Members, as well as enjoy the nightly activities that allow parents to attend the exceptional speakers in the evenings.  (As part of registering your child, you agree to volunteer for one afternoon workshop.)

Camp CB is a separate program offered by the resort.  It is available for children ages 5 to 14 with programs designed for kids who want an adventure around the mountain with many optional activities, such as zip-line, rafting and mountain biking.  Camp CB also has a nursery available for infants between 2 and 36 months.  Note that you must provide Camp CB with the child’s immunization record, which can be faxed to 970-349-4173 before arrival.

CBMC is not just for families, but includes an entire line-up of activities just for Solos.  Enjoy fellowship with others in recovery at the night-owl meeting or short day hike.