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About Crested Butte

Crested Butte is nestled in a beautiful valley at the road’s end, surrounded by towering peaks, remote, yet accessible by air just the same as any other ski resort in America. Skiers can easily fly into the Gunnison/Crested Butte airport from anywhere in the United States, with convenient international connections as well. The airport is just 30 miles from town. Alpine Express provides shuttle service – so just leave the driving to them!

Far from urban crowds, Crested Butte has preserved the best of its colorful heritage – a sense of history, community and hospitality, while creating the best of the new – exceptional skiing, diverse recreational amenities, and fine dining and lodging.

In the town of Crested Butte, guests feel warmly welcomed by both friendly locals and old Victorian storefronts. Yet this is no sleepy backwoods burg; Crested Butte boasts an impressive cultural slate – art galleries, musical entertainment, dance, theater, and, as Michael Carlton wrote in the Denver Post, “Crested Butte has more fine restaurants per capita than any other town in the U.S.”

The ski resort is a separate world of conference facilities, shopping, dining and recreational amenities. Accommodations range from the plush, slope-side Club Med, to lodges, bed and breakfast inns and condominiums. The historic town of Crested Butte and the ski resort are connected by a free shuttle bus.

Among avid skiers, Crested Butte is known as a place where anyone can find the right challenge – whether it’s the resort’s innovative QuickStart beginners’ program, inviting intermediate bowls and non-threatening glades, or the double-black diamond Extreme Limits, the finest skiing in the Rocky Mountains. Crested Butte leads the state in teaching first-time skiers and the wide open beginner runs are simply the best. The country’s boldest skiers and snowboarders gather in Crested Butte each year for national extreme skiing and snowboarding championships.

Crested Butte offers guests accessibility, amenities and skiing to rival the largest ski resorts in America, but it has what they can’t buy, build or imitate – authentic Old West charm, small-town hospitality, short lift lines, and a “real skier’s mountain.” Crested Butte is truly “the last great Colorado ski town.”

Community Links

Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce
Crested Butte Music Festival
Crested Butte Fat Tire Festival
Crested Butte Wildflower Festival
Crested Butte Weekly
Crested Butte Newspaper
Crested Butte Reel Fest Short Film Festival
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Crested Butte Land Trust
For up to date flight schedules into the Gunnison/Crested Butte Airport
The Colorado Directory of cabins, lodges, campgrounds, bed & breakfasts and fun things to do such as fishing, rafting, hunting & skiing. As well as, a detailed regional Colorado map section.
For Discounted Ski & Snowboard Rentals ~ Peak Sports, Mt. Crested Butte

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