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. Crested Butte Ski Resort 121 total runs are serviced by 30 lifts. The terrain features 14% beginner, 25% intermediate, 25% advanced, and 36% expert runs. The skiing scene at Crested Butte is considered to have the most advanced inbound terrain in the Northern US. Extra challenging trails present rocky chutes, tree glades, cliff drops and bowls. The more remote location of Crested Butte Ski Resort means that skiers can typically still find untouched powder lines for days after it dumps. Beginners can find lots of great green and blue terrain on the mountain, superb scenery and Rocky Mountain vistas included!
The quaint, historic town of Crested Butte offers a lively Main Street for apres-ski, with a variety of restaurants and watering holes to choose from – some of our favorites are Secret Stash and Django’s.
When the snow melts and summer comes, Crested Butte transforms into a biking getaway where trails spanning hundreds of miles and intertwine with scenic wilderness. The town is also surrounded by alpine lakes and rivers for SUP and kayaking after the snow melts. Hiking trails are plentiful right out of town, and hikers will be rewarded with scenic vistas, potential for wildilfe spotting, and wildflowers of every color. Crested Butte is the wildflower capital of Colorado! Complete each adventure with a trip to the historic downtown Crested Butte where dining spots and bars offer stellar happy hour choices!
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