Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
Crested Butte Mountain Ski Resort
Crested Butte is a great Colorado Ski Town, as different from those other overcrowded interstate highway resorts as you can get.
Crested Butte may be harder to get to than those other resorts but worth the trouble because once here, a visitor really has a sense of "having gotten away from it all."
The town boasts one of Colorado's largest National Historic Districts, with charm impossible to convey in words. Although "sophisticated" and "charming" are words synonymous with Crested Butte, this doesn't mean the town hasn't kept a bit of its irreverence.
A Snowdeck Park ("mini-terrain park") for kids will be added to the base of Keystone Lift with new Salomon Snowdecks available for rental until 8:00 p.m. The Snowdeck Park is open to all skiers and riders and will feature 2 railslides, a box jump, quarter pipe, lights and music.
Places to Stay & Fun Things to Do
10 miles north of Gunnison in Almont. Riverside resort cabins and vacation homes on Three Rivers: Taylor, East, Gunnison. Pro-Fly Shop. Outfitting: Raft, Fish, Kayak. Smokehouse Grill open in summer.
General Skiing Information
Season Opening Date: November 24, 2016
Season Closing Date: April 9, 2017
Vertical Rise: 2,775 ft.
Terrain: 1,547 acres
Number of Trails: 121
Longest Run: 2.6 miles (Peak to Treasury)
- Beginner - 27%
- Intermediate - 57%
- Advanced - 16%
Annual Snowfall: 300 inches
Lifts: 15 Total (4 High-Speed Quads, 2 Quads, 2 Triples, 3 Doubles, 2 Surface & 2 Magic Carpets)
Lift Capacity: 20,310 skiers/hour
Base Elevation: 9,375 ft.
Summit Elevation: 12,162 ft.
Map Location: Southwest I-9
Location: In the town of Mt. Crested Butte, 3 miles away from Crested Butte.