CRESTED BUTTE SKIING & SNOWBOARDING
Crested Butte is a top adventure destination in Colorado, earning one of our top spots for mountain destinations that visitors can enjoy all year long. The mountain’s 1547 acres of skiable terrain reveals some of Colorado’s steepest ski lines for downhill skiing and snowboarding in winter. Pow days are punctuated by an average snow dump of 234 inches a year.
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Nicknamed Colorado’s last great ski town, Crested Butte’s remote location adds to its intrigue. There’s a number of things that will draw you to Crested Butte: the towering Mt. Crested Butte, the quaint Victorian town nestled in it’s shadow, and the breathtaking mountains that surround the valley. Add in the diverse and expansive terrain at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, and you will agree that Crested Butte is the perfect destination for your next ski trip.
CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN RESORT
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CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN RESORT STATS
|Base Elevation:||9,375 ft|
|Summit Elevation:||12,162 ft|
|Total Acres of Skiable Terrain:||1,547|
|Vertical Rise:||3,062 ft|
|Number of Trails:||121|
|Annual Snowfall:||300 inches|
|Longest Run:||2.6 miles|
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Crested Butte attracts advanced skiers willing to put their skiing skills to the test with it’s advanced inbounds terrain. Beginners will also enjoy skiing or snowboarding at Crested Butte – the front of the mountain are uncrowded trails that are perfect for beginner skiing. For intermediate and expert skiers, the resort features tons of more advanced terrain off the Paradise and East River Express Lifts, The North Face Lift, Gold Link Lift, and Teocali Bowl.
A trip to Crested Butte also won’t break the bank – lift tickets and accommodation are some of the most affordable in Colorado!
GETTING TO CRESTED BUTTE
There are two regional airports you can fly to if you’re planning to visit Crested Butte. Gunnison Crested Butte Regional Airport is 30 minutes from Crested Butte and Montrose Regional Airport 90 minutes away.
Alternatively, you can fly to Denver International Airport, which may have more flight options. From there, you can rent a car for the 4 hour drive, or choose from several charter ground transportation services from Alpine Express.
CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN STATS
Crested Butte has a total of 121 runs – 14% beginner, 25% intermediate, 25% advanced runs, and 36% expert runs.
The longest run is 2.61 miles.
Crested Butte has a skiable terrain of 1547 acres.
The resort features a vertical lift of 2775 feet.
Average annual snowfall is 217 inches.
WHERE TO RENT SKIS IN CRESTED BUTTE
TripOutside features the best local ski and snowboard rental shops in Crested Butte, Colorado – compare prices and book online for your next outdoor adventure! Book your ski or snowboard gear online easily, and pick it up slopeside!
Crested Butte Skiing & Snowboarding FAQs
How can I save money on Crested Butte ski/snowboard rentals?
Time is money, especially when you’re on vacation. Crested Butte Black Tie Skis offers the highest quality skis in the industry and delivers your gear right to your condo, hotel or home. They’ll even meet you slopeside for any adjustments or tuning. Book through TripOutside to receive an exclusive 10% discount on ski rental delivery.
Renting online in advance can save you money. Many outfitters offer online reservation rates that are better than walk-in rates. This helps the shops manage their inventory and plan in advance. It also guarantees the availability of equipment.
Here are some of the Ski Rental Discounts in Crested Butte that we can share with you.
You can get a 10% off discount from Black Tie Skis in Crested Butte
Save 20% when booking 21 days in advance with Epic Mountain Rentals and an additional 20% off discount is applied if you’re Epic Pass holder.
What are the differences between ski/snowboard packages?
Demo (or premium) packages are for the advanced skier that wants a specific ski or snowboard rental to match their specific riding style or matching the skis to the terrain. These are high-end, high-performance skis and snowboards.
Performance packages are intended for intermediate to beginner levels, typically for groomed terrain and generally have a stiffer, more specialized flex pattern, and may be wider in the waist.
Sport packages are primarily for groomed runs and intended for more beginner level skiers or snowboarders.
**All packages include downhill skis or snowboard, bindings, boots and poles (ski).