Inspire your passion for adventure in Crested Butte. Whether you are visiting for the first time or returning, you immediately feel a difference that sets Crested Butte apart from other mountain destinations. Crested Butte features a landscape of widely diverse terrain with plenty of options for every type and level of skier.
This season marks 50 years of skiing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the start of a year-long celebration to commemorate the occasion. With a full event schedule and a community that loves a party, this is a year not to be missed in Crested Butte.
• Feb: U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Championships
• Feb: 25th Annual Alley Loop Nordic Marathon
• Mar: U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Telemark Championships
• Mar: Al Johnson Uphill/Downhill Telemark Race
• Mar: Elk Mountains Grand Traverse
• Winter: USASA Southwest Series
From wide-open groomers to the famous terrain of the Extreme Limits, Crested Butte has it all. The legendary Extreme Limits covers 448 acres of ungroomed, avalanche-controlled slopes and includes open bowls, gladed powder stashes and steep chutes. With three parks and a superpipe, the freestyle options are also endless.
A true Colorado ski town if there ever was one, Crested Butte is a small, former Victorian mining town located at the end of Highway 135. The skiing off the North Face Lift is some of the steepest and most technical anywhere in the world. March and April are the best times to visit, after the late-winter storms have covered the Butte’s craggy terrain. If you’re looking to stay somewhere more quaint and in the historic town, check out the Elk Mountain Lodge, a B&B within stumbling distance to the town’s best bars and restaurants: elkmountainlodge.com.