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Avalanche Education Course Schedule for Winter 2014/2015

Ensure that you’re backcountry ready this winter with an AIARE (American Institute of Avalanche Research & Education) avalanche safety course.  With ample snow fall plus what can often be considered a complex snowpack, there’s no better place to take your course than in Crested Butte, Colorado with Crested Butte Mountain Guides! For the 2014-2015 season [...]

CB Singletrack – By Zach Guy

Last week CBMG/Irwin guides teamed up with Western Spirits to put on a week-long mountain bike adventure in the Elk Mountains, We gave a sampler of some of the best singletrack in the area.  Monsoon season has arrived, which meant the trails were perfectly tacky, the wildflowers are exploding, and the clouds danced in and [...]

Featured Guide – Amy

There’s nothing more gratifying than watching the excitement, joy, and pride glowing from 12 and 13 year olds during their first day of climbing.  From the initial climb of apprehension and fear, to the final hour when everyone is fighting to get on the hardest climb.  The group is shouting words of encouragement, learning to trust one another belaying, and [...]

Summertime Adventures

Heading Into Summer All of the staff at Irwin/ Crested Butte Mountain Guides (IB/CBMG) are getting stoked on summer. The grass is starting to turn green, the trails are drying out, and the rivers are flowing. What a great environment listening to the joyful sounds of all the staff talking about what river they just [...]

Winter 2013/2014 is off and rolling….

Winter in Crested Butte, Colorado is off and rolling with a great first month and half to the season ! It is already mid-January and stopping to take a quick break and reflect on all that has been going on over the past 45 days, is making our heads spin, our hearts beat fast, and [...]

Crested Butte Mountain Guides Joins Irwin Guides

Crested Butte Mountain Guides Joins Irwin Guides to Grow Services & Reach Together CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (December 26, 2013) – Two pioneering Crested Butte-based outdoor guiding companies have decided to join forces, bringing complementary capabilities and expertise into one outdoor adventure enterprise. Today, Irwin Guides announced its partnership with Crested Butte Mountain Guides through its [...]

Announcing CBMG’s AIARE Avalanche Course Schedule for Winter 2013/2014

Ensure that you’re backcountry ready this winter with an AIARE (American Institute of Avalanche Research & Education) avalanche safety course.  With ample snow fall plus what can often be considered a complex snowpack, there’s no better place to take your course than in Crested Butte, Colorado with Crested Butte Mountain Guides! For the 2013-2014 season [...]

The Wildflowers of Summer 2013

Crested Butte locals and visitors alike were treated to a truly spectacular wildflower season this summer.  After last summer’s lackluster wildflower display (due in part to extremely dry conditions and high summer temps) this year’s burst of mountain color was a welcomed sight.   A wet spring followed by a wetter than normal summer resulted [...]

New and Improved Trails in Crested Butte

  I finally got to ride the Lower Loop for the first time this season (what can I say, I’m a rock climber first and a mtn biker second) with the father/son team Sandy and Sanders Benkwith.  I was pleasantly surprised to find the trail in far better shape than it was last year.  The [...]