Crested Butte, CO

Winter Adventure in Crested Butte, Colorado

Winter Events

  • Opening Day for Crested Butte Nordic Center
  • Opening Day for Crested Butte Mountain Resort
  • Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks
  • Crested Butte Songwriter's Festival
  • Move the Butte
  • The Alley Loop (nordic ski race)
  • Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras Parade
  • Big Air on Elk (ski and snowboard competition)

  • Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport~ 30 miles from Crested Butte
  • Aspen-Pitkin County Airport~ 103 miles from Crested Butte
  • Denver International Airport~ 252 miles from Crested Butte

    Crested Butte
    Season Dates Nov. 26 - Apr. 5
    Number of Mountains
    Total Skiable Acres
    Base Elevation
    Number of Runs
    Average Snowfall
    Terrain Breakdown
    9,375 feet
    27% Green, 57% Blue, 16% Black

    About Crested Butte, CO

    Tucked away from Colorado’s mountain interstate I-70 and the chain of big resort towns along it, Crested Butte is a world apart in the wintertime. Sometimes referred to as “Colorado’s last great ski town,” the feel is distinctly lived-in. The small town and its advanced ski terrain attract its share of visitors, but the locals preside. Whether they’re year-round long-timers or seasonal ski birds, they have one thing in common: they take their snowsports very seriously. Here you’ll find teams and leagues of every winter sport imaginable -- alpine racing, snowboarding, free-ride, telemark skiing and ice hockey, to name a few. In fact, Crested Butte is home to a number of former Olympic medalists and sent two athletes to the Winter Olympics of 2014.

    Non-Stop Flights

    Flying into Gunnison-Crested Butte Airport:

  • Denver, CO via United Airlines
  • Houston, TX via United Airlines
  • Winter flights on American Airlines to be added

  • Highlighted Properties in Crested Butte

    A hotel sets the tone for your entire winter vacation.


    Vacation Homes:
    Stay in a vacation home with your group to add a true local feel to your trip.


    Staying in a condo gets you close to mountain, restaurants, and center of the mountain village.


    Best Way to Copper Mountain

    Day 1

  • Breakfast: Izzy's
  • Morning: Ski Crested Butte Mountain Resort
  • Lunch: Cheeseburger in Paradise (on the mountain at Paradise Lift)
  • Afternoon: Ski Crested Butte Mountain Resort
  • Dinner:Sleigh Ride Dinner at Uley's Cabin
  • Night Life: The Eldo

  • Day 2

  • Breakfast: McGill's
  • Morning: Sled, iceskate, snowshoe, or Nordic ski at the Nordic Center
  • Lunch: The Sunflower Deli
  • Afternoon: Take a dog sled tour.
  • Dinner: Magic Meadows Yurt Dinner
  • Night Life: The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin or Talk of the Town