Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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Crested Butte Mountain Resort
United States
Phone: 800 810-SNOW

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About the Ski Resort

Crested Butte Mountain Resort is a different kind of place. As ski towns go, there's nowhere else like it, anywhere. It's not only the solitary beauty that sets the mountain apart, but also its very nature that speaks to the heart of the skier in you.

Surrounded by National Forest land, Crested Butte is surrounded by spectacular panoramic views of the Elk Mountains, Ruby Range, West Elks and the Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness.

Ideally located to catch great ski conditions, the mountain stands at the snowy crossroads where Colorado's best winter weather patterns hit head-on. Huge storms drop down from Canada and sweep up from Arizona and New Mexico. What makes this all even more irresistible, is that the average daily winter temperature is 30F and sunny.

Crested Butte Mountain Resort offers programs ranging from adult and kid's ski and snowboard classes to race workshops and special programs. More than 1,000 acres and 2,775 vertical feet (lift served) of varied terrain await skiers and boarders of all abilities.

About 50 percent of the mountain is advanced terrain, with expert areas including steep trees and bowls on either side of the mountain. The remaining 50 percent is mostly intermediate, yet the mountain provides an ample beginner area. Crested Butte is also equipped with a superpipe, Canaan terrain park, kid's park, tubing hill and more.

Experience pure exhilaration on every run. Revel in majestic views, perfect snow and fresh air. Nature carved this mountain for world-class skiing and set it in harmony with a unique little town.

At Crested Butte, you will discover an intimate, genuine atmosphere that invites you in. A town alive with local color, Old West history and charm.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: Yes
Cross country: 70 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  23 %

 More Difficult:  57 %

 Most Difficult:  20 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  9,375 ft
Summit elevation:  12,162 ft
Vertical drop:  2,787 ft
Skiable area:  1,125 acres
Annual snowfall:  240 in
Snowmaking:  28 %
Number of trails:  121
Number of lifts:  15
Types of lifts:  2 Magic Carpet,
 2 Surface Lifts,
 3 Double Chairs,
 3 Triple Chairs,
 2 Quad,
 3 HiSpeed Quads

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Ski Resort directions

Crested Butte lies at the North end of the Gunnison Valley in Southwestern Colorado. The ski resort, in the town of Mt. Crested Butte, is three miles north of Crested Butte and has an elevation of 9,350 feet. Crested Butte is 225 miles southwest of Denver, and 28 miles north of Gunnison and the Gunnison County Airport via Highway 135.

From Denver, take Highway 285 South to Poncha Springs, Highway 50 west to Gunnison, then Highway 135 north into Crested Butte. From Colorado Springs take Highway 24 west to Highway 285, Highway 285 south to Poncha Springs, Highway 50 west to Gunnison, then Highway 135 north into Crested Butte.