Crested Butte Mountain Resort is about more than just skiing. It’s a place where you go to forget your worries and relax; a place where you’re surrounded by the sheer beauty of nature. Surrounded by National Forest land, the resort features spectacular views of the Elk Mountains, West Elks, Ruby Range and the Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness. This means that not only does the resort have great views, but it enjoys great snow conditions.
The resort has been developed to offer something for everyone. It has kid’s and adult’s ski programs, lessons, a child care program for those with little ones and great accommodation. It is well developed to cater to alpine skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, cross-country skiers and freestylers. Of the 121 trails available, 23% are graded beginner, 57% are intermediate and 20% are advanced. The Canaan Terrain park features a variety of jumps and rails. The Kid’s Park is open to skiers, snowboarders and snow-skates. The park has rails, tabletops, rolls and a mini half-pipe and is open to all ages. Crested Butte also has a 500 ft super-pipe for the more daring and advanced freestylers.
All 1 125 acres of ski-able land are served by at least one of the 15 ski lifts available so access to trails is easy and convenient. Crested Butte features a vertical drop of 3062 ft and a summit elevation of 12 162 ft. Here you can truly enjoy the pure exhilaration of nature as you enjoy the crisp, clean air, the magnificent views and the great ski runs.
When the sun sets and your stomach starts to grumble, you can head to Avalanche Bar & Grill, Bacchanale, the Brick Oven Pizzeria, Buffalo Grill & Saloon, Camp 4 Coffee and many more great restaurants and coffee shops. The nightlife is also great and you’ll often be able to catch a live band at one of the bars. What’s more, Crested Butte isn’t just a winter retreat. The list of great summer activities includes mountain biking, hiking, golf, disc golf, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, hot air balloons, fly fishing, camping, self-guided historic walk, relaxing messages and pilates programs. You will be able to enjoy all these activities against the backdrop of the magnificent mountains that surround the resort.
The town of Crested Butte is another great place to stop off. Filled with history and a genuine, warm and inviting atmosphere, Crested Butte is well worth a day trip. Book your accommodation at Crested Butte Ski Resort now and save money!