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 2023: July 23-July 28

Here is a link to the program:  2022 CBMC 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 2023 CBMC

Mike A. – Nashville, TN (AA)
Tami P. – Chatsworth, CA (AA)
Sue L. – Broomall, PA (AFG)
Victor V. – Springdale, AR (AA)
Misoon W. – Saratoga, FL (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 part of registering your child, you agree to volunteer for one afternoon workshop.)


Camp CB is a separate program offered by the resort.  The conference has arranged a special program for our children ages 5 to 14 with activities designed for kids who want an adventure around the mountain.  RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE MADE ON-LINE, as this is special for CBMC attendees.  Please use the form provided on the website and follow the instructions there.   Unfortunately, the add-on excursions such as rafting and mountain biking will not be available to children under 7.

Mountain Adventures is a program for ages 7-14 which offers activities such as Rafting, Rock Climbing, Ropes Course, and Paddle Boarding/Blue Mesa Lake.  Different activities are offered on various days.  RESERVATIONS FOR MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES MUST BE MADE ON-LINE PRIOR TO THE CONFERENCE.  If your child wants to participate, make reservations now.  A cancellation policy is detailed on the site if your plans change.

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

Go to Kids Summer Programs | Crested Butte Ski Resort ( for information.  Reservations are required.  970-349-2309.

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.