Crested Butte Charges Uphill Skiers $10 Per DayBy Rocky Thompson on February 21st, 2013
Ski Colorado’s Crested Butte all you want for $10 a day. The catch is that you have to make your way uphill yourself. The resort plays host to about 100 backcountry skiers per day, people who choose to skin the resort for exercise, practice, whatever and then ski down. They’re subject to a $10 per day skin-up ticket, and the resort does offers backcountry gear rentals to folks who want to try it out. On one hand, I see how they can get away charging since these people are skiing patrolled land and benefit from ski patrollers if they’re in need of rescue, but on the other hand Crested Butte is located within the Gunnison National Forest. Hey, that’s our land, and if you’re not charging for lift use, can you really get away charging?
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