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

Fully packaged trips with airfare*!

(*only ground packages offered at this time) 5 Night Commercial Package Backpacker Ski Week


(*All packages w/ airfare have been sold out - We only can offer ground packages at this time*)

7 Night Charter: Feb 13-20

Starting at $1895 per person

5 Night Commercial

Starting at $1395 per person

Why Choose Backpacker Ski Trips?


We're offering a flight into the Gunnison Airport at Mardi Gras! If you want us to plan your travel then this is the package for you. If you want to book your own flights, we can do that too!

Backpacker Rep. On-Site!

As Aspen / Snowmass is one of our most popular destinations, our Mardi Gras travelers enjoy having a Backpacker Tours group leader on site to ensure a great experience!

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Our Mardi Gras Aspen / Snowmass travelers are invited to our private Backpacker Tours apres' ski party that is always a trip highlight!