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Overview

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.

During the summer, the town is home to the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival since it’s known as the Wildflower Capital of Colorado. Hikers, bikers and outdoor enthusiasts flock to the town during the summer.

Where Is Crested Butte Mountain Ski Resort Located?

Crested Butte Mountain 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.

It is about a four-hour drive from Denver. The nearest airport is Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport. From the airport, you can rent a car or take a shuttle. The town is about 30 minutes away from the airport.

Inside Scoop

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. The resort is open from November through April.

Crested Butte ski resort offers many different lessons, including standard private, adult and kid lessons. It also has Adult Clinics to help skiers and boarders expand their current skill set. You can even ski with Wendy Fisher, a World Champion skier and Olympian. 

Restaurants

Breakfast

  • Coal Creek Grill features an outdoor patio and has an Old West theme. It serves up traditional breakfast fare. 129 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224

Lunch

  • Sherpa Cafe may be small, but the food is good, and the staff is extremely friendly. 313 3rd Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224

Dinner

  • Ranked as one of the best Colorado restaurants by Best Things Colorado, The Last Steep Bar & Grill has a wide selection of salads, apps and comfort foods. 208 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224

Après

  • Montanya Distillers is a rum distillery, offering tours and signature cocktails. Stop by for happy hour after getting off the slopes. 212 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224

Nightlife

  • Kochevar’s Saloon offers happy hour cocktails and lots of games, including pool tables and shuffle board. 127 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

65"
41"
27"
14"
2"
20"
Nov
54"
Dec
51"
Jan
45"
Feb
42"
Mar
12"
Apr
Beginners Runs
19%
Intermediate Runs
28%
Advanced Runs
20%
Expert Runs
33%
Runs in Total
165
Longest Run
2.6 mi
Skiable Terrain
1547 ac
Snow Making
297 ac

Total Lifts: 15

High Speed Quads
4
Quad Chairs
3
Triple Chairs
3
Surface Lifts
5

Elevation

Base
9375'
Summit
12162'
Vertical Drop
3062'

Important Dates

November 20, 20242024/11/20
Projected Opening
April 06, 20252025/04/06
Projected Closing
137
Projected Days Open
145
Days Open Last Year
63
Years Open
234"
Average Snowfall

Contact Information

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

P.O. Box 5700

81225 Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado

United States

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