Hidden treasure

by: bjarvis - Jan 26, 2010

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 3

    Pros: Terrain, views, town, crowds

    Cons: location, snowfall

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Mar 1, 2009

Full review

Crested Butte might be off the beaten path, but that just means that there is that much more for the taking. Snowfall can be iffy here, and when I went there was a lot of stuff that was not covered up, but in a good snow year, and in late season, this is probably one of the best places for a skiing challenge in North America.

The town itself is great. Lots of rustic charm and a great apres ski scene. More laid back then Aspen.

The worst part about this place is getting here. You could get on a regional flight and take a short drive to the resort, but if you just have a car, its' going to be a long drive from wherever else you are coming from. The butte is far away from major towns and major interstates.