Crested Butte

Crested Butte in Colorado is known for more time on the slopes and less time in lift lines. This a mountain perfect for ski holidays for families and groups of all abilities with over half the mountain providing intermediate and beginner slopes centrally located around the base. The mountain also offers adventurous skiers and snowboarders some of the best served terrain on offer!


Crested Butte is located in southwest Colorado, within the Gunnison National Forest and the Elk Mountain Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The resort lies in the town of Mt. Crested Butte three miles from the town of Crested Butte, one of Colorado’s largest National Historic Districts originally settled in the 1880’s as a mining supply camp. Because of this, the small village is its own slice of paradise away from the ‘real’ world, with no traffic lights, high rise buildings or chain stores, left meticulously preserved from the mining times. On top of the historic town, the almost 6m of annual snow fall makes for perfect snow conditions for any ski or boarder.

  • Over 1500 acres of skiable terrain
  • Nordic Centre with everything to skate ski, snowshoeing, ice skating
  • The historic Elk Avenue
  • Center of the Arts for the culinary, performing, literary and visual arts
  • Big range of trails for all abilities

Mountain Statistics


Summit Elevation 3,707 metres
Base Elevation 2,856 metres
Vertical Drop 933 metres
Skiable Terrain 1,547 acres
Lifts 15 lifts (includes 3 magic carpets)
Runs 121
Ave Annual Snowfall 762+ cms
Terrain Beginner 18%
Terrain Intermediate 29%
Terrain Advanced 21%
Terrain Expert 32%
Ski in / Ski out Yes

Trail Map

Ski Crested Butte Colorado USA Trail Map

Other Activities

At Crested Butte there is more on offer than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your ski/board winter experience.

  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Fat Biking
  • Snow Biking
  • Ziplining
  • Centre of the Arts
  • Winter Adventure Park

Getting there

Getting to Crested Butte

Crested Butte Mountain is located in Southwest Colorado, USA, within the Gunnison National Forest.

  • Fly into Gunnison Airport and we can arrange a shuttle to the resort – approximately 45 minutes
  • Fly into Montrose Airport and we can arrange a shuttle to the resort – approximately 2 hours

Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.


Crested Butte has a variety of accommodation options to choose from.

Contact our Active Travel Experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor-made ski/board experiences.