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 Resort Stats

Elevation

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

Trails

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

Skiable Terrain

  • 1,547 Acres

A Backpacker Ski Week DestinationTravel to Crested Butte at Mardi Gras during Backpacker Ski Week. This year we will offer the Essential Package over the dates of your choosing. Packages are customizable, so contact us to learn more.

Why Choose Backpacker Tours?

  • Guaranteed lowest price on all of our packages with our Price Match Guarantee
  • 24/7 on hand assistance before and during travel
  • Exclusive savings on ski gear in our stores
  • Concierge service offered for clothing and gear preparation
  • Earn free gear the more you ski with us
  • Ski anytime, anywhere
  • Charter ski trips offered at Mardi Gras to select destinations