Over the past 15 years, Crested Butte became our favorite ski destination out of all the mountains we visited (Vail is our second favorite). We went so often that we finally just bought a condo. A few years ago we got 6 feet of snow in the 10 days we were there (Jan.); last year, not so good, but the skiing was still awsome. The food and shopping are great, the people are real, and the scenery beautiful. There's a free bus into the town , which is 5 minutes away, so we actually used to stay at B&Bs in town and shuttle to the mountain- it's so convenient. Never a lift line. We cruise the blues and never get bored. LOTS of expansions and improvements going on right now. Love it!