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Thank you to the entire CMC family for a wonderful first Winter of operation!  

The club is closed for the mudd season and we look forward to seeing you upon reopening of the club for the Summer on June 13, 2019. 

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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."