Crested Butte Skiing & Snowboarding
Crested Butte is a top adventure destination in Colorado, earning one of our top spots for mountain destinations that visitors can enjoy all year long. The mountain’s 1547 acres of skiable terrain reveals some of Colorado’s steepest ski lines for downhill skiing and snowboarding in winter. Pow days are punctuated by an average snow dump of 234 inches a year.
Nicknamed Colorado’s last great ski town, Crested Butte’s remote location adds to its intrigue. There’s a number of things that will draw you to Crested Butte – the towering Mt. Crested Butte, the quaint Victorian town nestled in it’s shadow, and the breathtaking mountains that surround the valley. Add in the diverse and expansive terrain at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, and you will agree that Crested Butte is the perfect destination for your next ski trip.
Crested Butte attracts advanced skiers willing to put their skiing skills to the test with it’s advanced inbounds terrain. Beginners will also enjoy skiing or snowboarding at Crested Butte – the front of the mountain are uncrowded trails that are perfect for beginner skiing. For intermediate and expert skiers, the resort features tons of more advanced terrain off the Paradise and East River Express Lifts, The North Face Lift, Gold Link Lift, and Teocali Bowl.
A trip to Crested Butte also won’t break the bank – lift tickets and accommodation are some of the most affordable in Colorado!
GETTING TO CRESTED BUTTE
There are two regional airports you can fly to if you’re planning to visit Crested Butte. Gunnison Crested Butte Regional Airport is 30 minutes from Crested Butte and Montrose Regional Airport 90 minutes away.
Alternatively, you can fly to Denver International Airport, which may have more flight options. From there, you can rent a car for the 4 hour drive, or choose from several charter ground transportation services from Alpine Express.
CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN STATS
- Crested Butte has a total of 121 runs – 14% beginner, 25% intermediate, 25% advanced runs, and 36% expert runs.
- The longest run is 2.61 miles.
- Crested Butte has a skiable terrain of 1547 acres.
- The resort features a vertical lift of 2775 feet.
- Average annual snowfall is 217 inches.
WHERE TO RENT GEAR IN CRESTED BUTTE
TripOutside features the best local ski and snowboard rental shops in Crested Butte, Colorado – compare prices and book online for your next outdoor adventure! Book your ski or snowboard gear online easily, and pick it up slopeside!