Last updated on: 15 January 2019

Base Depth 61"
Last 24 Hours 0"
Last 48 Hours 0"
Last 72 Hours Dusting"

The 20" storm total of light and dry snow of last week left those on property with memories of a lifetime.  The past 48 hours had some of the strongest winds seen by staff on the mountain.  This trend will continue with the next storm system that is forecasted for Thursday-Friday.  Storm totals are all over the board with an anticipated 6-12" forecasted.  Friday wind gusts will be in the the 50-60mph range out of the S-SW.  Skiers should anticipate some terrain closures due to winds and avalanche danger through the weekend.


Think snowy wind free thoughts!

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CMC’s mission is to enrich the lives of its Members by providing a unique mountain experience, with other recreational and social activities, that foster friendship and fellowship within a private, Member-owned setting. CMC owns and operates a private mountain club for the recreation, pleasure and benefit of its Members. Memberships in the Club are offered exclusively to permit Members the social and recreational use of the Club facilities. Memberships should not be viewed as an investment and no Member should expect to derive any economic profits from membership in the Club. The plans for development disclosed on The Club’s website and in other materials are tentative and conceptual only, and subject to change, in accordance with planning considerations, market conditions and demand. Future improvements must be considered planned, not promised. CMC is not obligated to develop any specific future facility at any specific locations and, subject to any governmental land use regulation of other planning considerations, may develop future facilities in alternate locations. This is not an offer in any jurisdiction in which the legal requirements for such an offer have not been met. No Federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property.


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Colorado's New Private Ski Mountain: Cimarron Mountain Club

Everett Potter, Contributor

For any skier or snowboarder who thinks the slopes have become too crowded, there’s a magical place that is the stuff of skier’s dreams. It’s a 1,750-acre wilderness refuge in the Colorado Rockies with over 1,600 feet of vertical, a sanctuary that redefines the term “exclusive.” That’s because it’s only accessible to 13 members and their families. It’s called Cimarron Mountain Club (CMC) and it makes the fabled private powder of Montana’s Yellowstone Club look downright crowded.

The terrain really sets this new club apart. CMC is tucked into Southern Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, 45 minutes from the Montrose Regional Airport, between Telluride and Crested Butte. It’s surrounded by National Forest and public lands, and just south of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The base of the fledgling resort is 9,820 feet and the summit is 11,430 feet. It offers more than 60 runs on 1,000-plus private acres of skiable terrain, all of it planned by Mike Larson, founder of International Alpine Design, who oversaw the layout of 200 runs at Vail and its legendary 500-acre Blue Sky Basin. That’s more skiable terrain than Aspen Mountain. There are also 950 skiable acres on adjacent public lands. On CMC’s private lands, skiing is accessible from 15 drop-in points along 2.5 miles of the Cimarron Ridge.

That’s the draw in winter. In summer, members can enjoy world-class hiking, fishing at 15 stocked ponds, hunting, canoeing and mountain biking.

Then there’s the tab, which is as steep as the club’s slopes. CMC launched in July with six member families each paying $2.65 million for their membership and cabin site. The remaining seven memberships are still available at $2.8 million for access to some of the best remote and untrammeled powder in the Colorado Rockies.

CMC is the dream of former natural resources lawyer Jim Aronstein and his wife, Patsy. Through the 1990s and early 2000s, they searched western mountain ranges for a site to become the world’s only intimate private wilderness club with skiable terrain to rival the best. They visited more than a dozen sites across six Rocky Mountain States and provinces. The site of Cimarron Mountain Club met all their criteria. Following a decade of planning with advisement from ski industry heavyweights and a leading independent hotel group, CMC’s operating concept is “Preserve the powder and protect the wilderness."