Crested Butte Ski Holidays

An historic town and some of the steepest terrain in the US makes Crested Butte a great option for a ski pilgrimage – for those adventurous types combining Crested Butte with Telluride could well be the dream ski holiday.
Andy Knights
Sales Consultant - North America
An historic town and some of the steepest terrain in the US makes Crested Butte a great option for a ski pilgrimage – for those adventurous types combining Crested Butte with Telluride could well be the dream ski holiday.
Andy Knights
Sales Consultant - North America

Summary

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Beginner
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Average: 4 (1 vote)
Intermediate
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Village Charm
  • Quick Transfer Time

Known as the “Last Great Colorado Ski Town”, Crested Butte is a real gem.

It is a little harder to get to than many of the other Colorado resorts but is well worth the journey. The historic town is one of the best preserved Victorian mining towns in Colorado, and the ski area is uncrowded with some stunning scenery. Crested Butte is ideal for those interested in great skiing in the day and relaxation in the evenings.

Don't be fooled by the size of the resort - “The Butte” is famous for it’s challenging in-bounds black terrain and some great off-piste areas. Extreme Limits is an aptly named area of chutes, trees and drops guaranteed to give you some heart-stopping challenges. However more than 80% of the runs are classed as beginner or intermediate so there is plenty to keep those less inclined to throw themselves of cliffs entertained. In addition, the uncrowded slopes mean that families with children learning to ski are very well catered for.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Crested Butte Resort Guide

Make the most of your Crested Butte ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Season
November to April
Nearest airport
Gunnison
Transfer time
45 minutes
Transport
Car hire
Elevation
12,162 ft
Vertical drop
3,062 ft
Ski area
1,547 acres
Ski lifts
15
Runs
121
Grade
16% advanced
57% intermediates
27% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Google piste view

Accommodation

The accommodation In Crested Butte is located around the base area of the mountain and has a good mixture of hotel rooms and multi bedroom condos. Convenience is key as all of the properties are within easy reach of the lifts and some are ski in/out. All units are of a high standard and good value.

Featured accommodation

  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Hot Tub
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pool
  • Ski-in Ski-out
  • Spa
Located at the base of the slopes, The Elevation is Crested Butte's full service hotel.
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Hot Tub
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Self-Catered
Located in the heart of the Crested Butte Mountain Resort base area, the Lodge at Mountaineer Square is just steps from the ski lifts, shops and restaurants.

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07/02/2014 Caroline Chambers

We thought this was a real gem. The ski area is fantastic with loads of variety and interesting runs. The slopes are very very quiet and no lift lines at all. The lifts are fast and the runs off them long. It's an easy resort to ski i.e. no flats at all so no polling and admittedly some of the steepest green runs I've ever seen. It's best to stay on the mountain and you can get the free shuttle down to town, it runs every 15 mins, there are some nice places to eat and some interesting bars. I'd recommend grabbing some Pizza at Secret Stash.

21/01/2014 Roger

This is a great resort. Not big, but great snow and some really good runs. We went as a family. Me, wife and 22yrs and 24yrs "kids" spent 3 days skiing here on safari. People were all so helpful and made us feel like locals. Wife felt sad leaving

19/10/2006 Lynn Johnston , Canada

No lines, great skiing, friendly and the best restaurants in Colorado. What more would you want. Don't forget that Alpine Express meets each flight and they have a toll free number. Pity Club Med is no longer part of the mountain. Huge renovations happening 2006/07 but not one hotel room left on the mountain, only condos. Another pity. Otherwise, my favorite skiing resort by far.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

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