Why Crested Butte?
A little harder to get to than many of the other Colorado resorts, the self-titled “Last Great Colorado Ski Town”, is well worth the journey.
Crested Butte's historic town is one of the best preserved Victorian mining towns in Colorado, and the ski area is a real gem. Families with children learning to ski are very well catered for, but don't be fooled by the size of the resort – “The Butte” is famous for it’s challenging in-bounds black terrain and not forgetting some great off-piste areas.
Crested Butte is a small, down-to-earth resort. Ideal for those interested in great skiing in the day, and relaxation in the evenings.
The accommodation is located around the base area of the mountain and has a good mixture of hotel rooms and multi bedroom condos. There is a reasonable selection of restaurants, bars, cafes and other amenities in the ski village that also boasts a brand new tubing park, climbing wall and ice skating rink to keep the kids, and some adults, happy.
The town of Crested Butte is 3 miles from the Ski Village and is definitely worth visiting for a few evenings out. The Pizza restaurant is a local favorite and some bars are open late. Here, you will find the ski-bums hanging out and definitely experience some wild times. The town is accessed by the free village bus which runs until midnight.