[R120R, Crested Butte Mountain Resort], nestled in Colorado's Elk Mountain Range, offers stunning mountain vistas from every direction.  It also offers some of the most stunning skiing and riding found in the Rocky Mountains. 

New this season is the Gold Link Terrain Park and Superpipe.  The resort's largest park and pipe have been relocated off the Painter Boy and Goldlink lifts creating a complete freestyle park pod where riders and twin-tippers can progress from one park and feature size to the next. 

Crews have been busy clearing more glades in Horseshoe Springs, which will expand tree-skiing options for intermediate skiers.  Snowmaking has been expanded in the base area, and $400,000 in improvements includes more seating and expanded skier services in the Treasury Center base lodge.

A mountain of contrasts it can be extreme and intimidating.  The famed double-black runs in Teocalli Bowl and Extreme Limits are well known and appreciated by those looking for steep, deep, and gnarly, but the area also has a softer side.  Paradise Bowl, the East River, and Teocalli lifts offer a sea of blue cruisers.  The front face of the Butte, off the Red Lady Express lift, is all green runs, and for terrain park enthusiasts there are four parks of varying difficulty and a halfpipe.

The resort caters to all comers and especially families.  Since the Mueller family took ownership in 2004 they have created a new base area village, added more family-friendly lodging, expanded the terrain park system, added a halfpipe, and expanded the lift system, grooming, and snowmaking.  They added the base area Adventure Park for kids, which offers wintertime activities like bungee jumping, a climbing tower, ice skating, a lift-served tubing hill, and snow igloos for kids to play in.

Book early and save on winter reservations.  Lodging reservations confirmed by Sept. 13 receive a 20-percent discount.  A minimum four-night stay is required to qualify for the discount. 

Friends & Family Fly Free is also back this winter.  Book a Crested Butte vacation for three or more people and every third airline ticket is free.  The promotion features direct flights into Gunnison/Crested Butte Airport on American Airlines, United, and Delta.  

More information: Or call 800-600-2803