Crested Butte Ski Resort

Crested Butte has been called Colorado’s “last great skiing town”. The town is beautiful and the scenery in the mountains is breathtaking.
It makes the most of its 1,547-acres with steeps and long, well-groomed cruisers. If you are willing to hike, you can ride the iconic butte. While the children are on the skis, the Crested Yette Adventure Park offers mini golf and tubing.
The vertical drop is 2,775 ft. If you add the hike-to terrain, it is 3,062 ft.

The terrain statistics show Crested Butte has 18% beginner, 29% intermediate and 21% advanced terrains. The mountain’s upper parts are steep and rugged and offer many terrain options, including chutes, glades and bowls. It is the most difficult terrain you will find at any North American ski resort. Crested Butte is home to numerous extreme freeskiing championships.

The reputation for Crested Butte snowboarding and skiing was once based on its lack of crowds and absence of lift lines. However, Vail Resorts acquired the resort. It’s all relative. The Crested Butte Mountain Resort remains uncrowded in comparison to other Colorado resorts. The lift lines are generally not a problem in the base area. Peak holiday weekends and the North Face surfacelift on a powder day when powder-hounds queue up to reach the Extreme Limits, however, are exceptions.

The charming streets of downtown CB are lined with Victorian homes and storefronts. The slopes are just five minutes by car away from the homes of locals. Additional dining, lodging, and attractions are available in a separate village. The frequent deals combine lodging and airfare with free lift tickets for families.

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Fitness and Wellness, Restaurants, Shoping


Climbing, Ski, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling


Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate