- Overall Rating 5
- Family Friendly 5
- All-Mtn. Terrain 5
- Terrain Park 4
- Nightlife 4
Pros: Expert Terrain, Lodging, No Lift Lines, Secluded
Cons: Hard To Get To
Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters
Date Visited: Jan 1, 2007
For anyone who thinks of themselves as expert skiers/riders this is the place for you. Visited Crested Butte for the first time in Jan 2007. Snow was a little slow that year but the overall experience was still outstanding. The Headwall and Teocalli Bowl are enough to keep any skier busy for days. Possibly the best cruising run I have ever been on was International. The wide-open trails really leave a lot of space between you and others. Crowds are not a factor here, the longest I waited on a lift line was 5 minutes and this was the week after New Years. I would recommend Crested Butte to anyone, especially anyone looking for a challenge in downhill terrain.
The surrounding town is secluded and is a true Colorado mountain town. I'm not that up on the nightlife, wore myself out everyday I was there on the slopes, but I have heard there is plenty to find if you look around.