The maintenance department is responsible for snow removal on all streets and roads within town limits. Gunnison County assists with snow removal in the town of Mt. Crested Butte.
Winter Plowing Information
There is no parking on any street in the town of Mt. Crested Butte. This regulation is especially critical during the winter season. Vehicles parked in the town right of way interfere with town plowing activities. Your car will be towed if it is parked in the right of way or if it is parked overnight in the free parking lots, located at 17 Snowmass Road and 700 Gothic Road (NE corner of Gothic and Treasury).
- Snow Plowing Schedules
The roads and streets in the town of Mt. Crested Butte are plowed by the Gunnison County Road & Bridge Department and by the Town Maintenance Department.
During a major winter storm schedules may be adjusted. Crews work continuously to keep roads and streets as clear and safe as possible, however, travelers should use wise discretion when choosing to travel under severe winter conditions. Travel conditions can change rapidly and because of our mountain exposure, whiteout conditions often exist during storms.
Gothic Road from the town sign to the Snodgrass Trailhead is initially cleared and graveled by Gunnison County. During a normal snow event, they begin plowing Gothic Road at 6:30 am and continue throughout the day. During a major winter storm, the county continues to plow and gravel until midnight.
All secondary roads and streets, sidewalks, and pedestrian ways are initially cleared by Mt. Crested Butte. In general, they work their way north to south. There are exclusions, due to equipment restrictions, in selected subdivisions and cul-de-sac streets. All roads and streets are maintained throughout the day by the town maintenance department according to the following schedule:
- 5:30 am: Town crews begin to plow public parking lots, sidewalks, and pedestrian ways in the base area, including Crested Butte Way.
- 6:30 am: Town plow trucks begin to clear secondary streets and roads within town limits and continue to plow throughout the day.
- Snow Plowing Information
The initial early morning plowing process will often deposit snow onto your driveway with the possibility of downhill driveways receiving more snow than uphill driveways.
As snowbanks build up along a road we use a road maintainer to push them back. While pushing snowbanks, parking areas and driveways may receive a load of snow which might occur after you have cleared your driveway.
When pushing back snowbanks, drivers will do their best to keep snow out of driveways but snow will be deposited onto driveways with both the initial plowing and the bank push back plowing. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage everyone to be prepared for extra snow in the driveway during a major snow event.
Please read the driveway snow removal tips from the State of Colorado.