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Crested Butte Mountain Ski Resort
Terrain. Stats. Powder Stashes. Parks & More.

Crested Butte Ski Area
When the snow starts flying in Crested Butte, it's time to get the skis out and head for Mt. Crested Butte. Are you looking for steeps? Crested Butte Ski Resort has some of the best extreme skiing in North America. Are you craving fresh corduroy? Crested Butte's known for their immaculately groomed runs. No matter your level of skiing, Crested Mountain Resort in Colorado is the ideal mountain destination. Whether you are a first time skier or a snowboarder looking to challenge the mountain, Crested Butte Mountain Resort sets the stage for an exceptional Colorado ski vacation.

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Mt. Crested Butte Resort Statistics

Summit elevation: 12,162 ft/3,707 m

Base elevation: 9,375 ft/2,856 m

Lowest lift: 9,100 ft/2,774 m

Vertical: 2,775 feet – lift-served - 3,062 feet – requires short hike to summit

Terrain: 1167 acres/472 hectares

Snowmaking: 282 acres of terrain covered by 14 of 16 lifts

Lifts: 16 total—4 high-speed detachable quad chairs, 2 fixed grip quad, 2 triple chairs, 3 double chairs, 3 surface lifts, 2 Magic Carpets

Lift capacity: 20,310-people/hour

Trails: 121 total—23% beginner, 57% intermediate, 20% advanced

Longest run: 2.6 miles/ 4.2 km (Peak to Treasury)

Superpipe: Located at the top of Forest Queen. The dimensions for the superpipe are: 55’ wide, 18’ high, and a slope of 17 degrees

Crested Butte Terrain Parks
The Canaan Terrain Park is a jibbers paradise. Located under the Paradise Lift, the Canaan Terrain Park includes hits of various shapes and sizes. Rip it up on the many rail features for intermediate to advanced jibbers. The popular Kids' Park is located off the Painter Boy lift and open to skiers, snowboarders and snowskates. The park includes beginner hits and features that include rails, tabletops, rolls and a mini halfpipe.

Crested Butte Tubing Hill
A wonderful place for the kids to explore both during the day and at night, the tubing hill is a family favorite. The tubing hill is located at the top of Painter Boy and after the lifts close at the base of the Red Lady Express. This hill is lit for nighttime tubing.

Atlas Snowshoe Loop in Crested Butte
2 miles/1.2 km
Two daily tours available. Moonlight tours available in January, February and March.

Mt. Crested Butte Annual Snowfall
300 inches per year

Crested Butte Lodging Bed Base
Mt. Crested Butte Lodging and Hotels – 5,000 pillows
Crested Butte Lodging and Hotels
– 550 pillows

Competitions at the Mt. Crested Butte Ski Resort:
Home to Colorado’s first X-Games, Crested Butte also plays hosts to:

  • SAAB U.S. Extreme Freeskiing
  • U.S. Extreme Boarderfest Championships
  • U. S. Extreme Freeskiing Telemark Championships
  • Randonnee Rally
  • Elk Mountain Grand Traverse

Nordic Skiing in Crested Butte
The Crested Butte Nordic Center provides 35 kilometers of groomed trails for traditional nordic and skate skiing. The Nordic Center also provides rentals, lessons and guided backcountry tours in the Gunnison National Forest. Call (970) 349-1707 for more information.

Experience Crested Butte for Yourself
Imagine skiing knee deep powder in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. A ski vacation to Crested Butte should be on your list of things to do in life. Let us guide you to the treasures hidden within the Colorado Rockies. Begin planning your Crested Butte, Colorado ski vacation today.

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