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Crested Butte Mountain Resort Skiing

Season Start/End: 23/11 - 9/4
2773m - 3706m
26%| 57%| 14%| 3%
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from US$61.00 to US$111.00
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Cruising the groomers at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. - ©Courtesy of Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

Known as Colorado’s last great ski town, Crested Butte is a great year round mountain destination that offers gorgeous scenery, a rich history and lack of crowds. Crested Butte Mountain Resort has expansive and diverse terrain across more than 1,500 skiable acres and offers terrain suitable for any ability type.

Crested Butte Resort is located in southwest Colorado, within the Gunnison National Forest and the Elk Mountain Range. The resort town of Mt. Crested Butte is about three miles from the historic mining town of Crested Butte. 

Cruising the groomers at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. - ©Courtesy of Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

Crested Butte is best known for its diverse extreme terrain with the upper parts of the mountain containing steep and rocky chutes, tree glades, bowls and cliff drops.  Some of North Americas most advanced inbounds terrain is located at Crested Butte and the resort is home to various freeskiing championships.

The resort is a great place to get those untouched powder lines because of the lack of crowds and short lift lines. Crested Butte has adequate terrain for beginners and a dedicated first-timers area. As for the intermediates, skiers and riders should explore some of the blue runs off the East River Lift. The expert terrain requires significant snow cover and is great when base amounts are deep. 

Cruising the groomers at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. - ©Courtesy of Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

Crested Butte is an authentic Colorado ski town with unique characteristics and laid back atmosphere. A hidden gem that experiences less skier traffic than its neighbors to the north, Crested Butte Mountain Resort is a great destination for skiers and riders looking to avoid the crowds and experience some of the country’s most extreme terrain. 


  • 3706m
  • 933m
    Vertical Drop
  • 2773m


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  • Longest Run

    4 km

  • Skiable Terrain

    626 ha

  • Snow Making

    120 ha

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 23/11/2016
  • Days Open Last Year: 145
  • Projected Closing: 09/04/2017
  • Projected Days Open: 131
  • Years Open: 56
  • Average Snowfall: 762cm

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Crested Butte Mountain Resort Reviews

  • harley.lewin

    • 4
    21st February 2017

    Full review

      for the money I don't know how you can do better; the most snow we've ever seen; terrain is excellent, runs are...
  • gamache88

    • 4
    25th February 2016

    Full review


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The Elevation Hotel & Spa

The Elevation Hotel & Spa is the only full-service ski-in / ski-out hotel at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. The completely renovat...
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