Many people travel to Colorado to go skiing. While there are lots of ski resorts to choose from, Crested Butte Mountain Resort is without doubt one of the most popular. Let’s see what makes it so special:
Crested Butte Mountain Resort, often referred to as the ‘last great Colorado ski town’, is located in southwest Colorado far from any interstate, making it the ideal getaway for those wishing to escape the masses. It caters for all skill levels, although experienced shredders are particularly catered for with the most double-black diamond runs of any resort in Colorado.
The resort area boasts all modern facilities, including lodging, dining, shopping and conferencing. It is situated nearly five kilometers from the town of Crested Butte, an endearing mountain town nestled in the majestic peaks of the Rockies and home to one of Colorado’s largest national historic districts, bursting with Victorian charm.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort consists of over a thousand acres of slopes with runs ranging from gentle beginners to extreme near-vertical drops, as well as a vast area of intermediate runs. There are 15 chairlifts servicing over 900m, while snowmaking facilities service 120 hectares.
There are two hotels within the resort area, while another 50 hotels, inns and bed-and-breakfasts are located within a five-kilometer radius. Up market condominium rentals are also available, while Club Med Crested Butte offers all-inclusive family accommodation. Crested Butte offers an incredible range of cuisine, such as French, German, Asian and Mexican, along with a myriad of pubs and clubs.
The official ski season runs from November 20 to April 10, while the cheapest ski tickets are available from November 20 to December 17, and April 4 to 10. Note that there is a four per cent Mt Crested Butte town admissions tax. The most convenient means of getting here is via air, with daily flights servicing Crested Butte/Gunnison Airport during winter and a free shuttle service connecting the airport with the slopes.