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.


Package type: Air and ground packages available


Summit 12,162 ft

Base 6,375 ft.


121 total

15% beginner

54% intermediate

21% advanced

0% expert

Skiable Terrain

1,547 acres


 Mardi Gras 5 night Commercial airfare

Backpacker Tours offers air packages to the Gunnison Airport at Mardi   Gras, and ground packages for any time of the year as well!


Backpacker On-Site!

As Crested Butte is one of our most popular destinations, our Mardi Gras travelers enjoy having a Backpacker Tours group leader just a phone call away! For anything you may need, The Backpacker is your answer to an amazing Mardi Gras ski trip!


Exclusive perks and accommodations

Our Mardi Gras Crested Butte travelers are able to enjoy exclusive perks and one-on-one Backpacker Tours personal help leading up to your trip. Book early to receive exclusive discounts on select apparel and ski gear!


*$50 Backpacker Gift Card per traveler!


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The Ultimate Ski Adventure Checklist

Our Backpacker Tours Ski Leads have created the Ultimate Ski Adventure Checklist to make packing for your on-mountain adventure stress free. Even better, from the moment you book your trip with Backpacker Tours, you'll enjoy exclusive savings on your favorite ski gear!  Want help choosing your gear? Just ask through our Expert Live Chat or when you request your skier's checklist!