Crested Butte

There's something for everyone!

Located off the beaten path of I-70, Crested Butte is known for more time on the slopes and less time in lift lines. The 1,547 acres of skiable terrain offers something for every skiing ability. With over half the mountain geared to intermediate and beginner skiers and a centrally located base area; it is a great place for families and groups with all ability levels. For the more adventurous skiers and snowboarders Crested Butte is a dream with some of the best lift-served extreme terrain in the nation. If you aren’t a big skier or snowboarder, there are still a plethora of activities for you to enjoy as well- surrounded by 1.7 million acres of National Forest, you can snowshoe, fat bike, and cross country ski, right out your door in any direction. The town also boasts one of Colorado's largest National Historic Districts, with charm impossible to convey in words.

Crested Butte Ski Stats


  • Summit: 12,162 ft.
  • Base: 6,375 ft.


  • 121 Total
  • 15% Beginner
  • 54% Intermediate
  • 21% Advanced
  • 0% Expert

Skiable Terrain

  • 1,547 Acres

National Forests • Historic Districts • Great for Beginners • Family Friendly

Ski Any Dates of Your Choosing in A Ground Package to Crested Butte

Pricing for 2021-2022 is still being calculated. Please email for an up-to-date quote.

2021 5 Night Mardi Gras Commercial Airfare Package started at $1395 per person

Mardi Gras Backpacker Ski Trips Week

2022 7 Night Charter Packages

Saturday, Feb 26th - Saturday, March 5th
Last year started at $1895 per person

2022 5 Night Commercial Airfare Packages

Friday, Feb 25th - Wednesday, March 2nd
Saturday, Feb 26th - Thursday, March 3rd
Sunday, Feb 27th - Friday, March 4th
Last year started at $1395 per person

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