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Crested Butte Vacation Planning & Travel Tips
Crested, Butte, CO Travel, Vacation & Tourism Information.

Crested Butte Travel & Vacation Tips
We have compiled a "cheat-sheet" to help plan your winter or summer travel to Crested Butte. Below is a list of considerations while planning your ultimate vacation.

Book Crested Butte Lodging & Accommodations in Advance

Lodging in Crested Butte, Colorado goes fast. For the best deals on lodging, it is advisable to book in advance. Search for Crested Butte Hotels using our advanced lodging form and select from a range of luxury hotels, pet-friendly hotels and hotels with mountain views.
You will also find a wide variety of Crested Butte condos, condominiums, lodges and vacation rentals for your family ski trip.

Crested Butte Vacation Packages

If you're looking for a no-hassle Crested Butte vacation or Crested Butte Ski Package, you can visit our planning section to receive discount rates on Crested Butte lodging deals, airfare, lift tickets, car rentals and more. Build your own Crested Butte package today!

Crested Butte Pet-Friendly Lodging
Several lodging locations in Crested Butte offer pet-friendly services. To view pet-friendly hotels in Crested Butte visit our Crested Butte lodging planner.

Crested Butte Winter Vacations
Crested Butte is of course known for the Crested Butte Ski Resort's fabulous skiing, but there is a whole list of additional activities to experience while on your Crested Butte vacation. View a list of winter activities.

Crested Butte Mountain Lift Tickets

You can purchase your ski and lift tickets to Crested Butte Mountain Resort online. View more info and book your Crested Butte lift ticket Deals in advance.

Ski & Snowboard Rentals in Crested Butte
Renting skis and snowboard equipment in Crested Butte is convenient and affordable. Some stores in Crested Butte offer ski deals if you rent in advance. Rent your ski equipment for the Crested Butte Mountain Resort online.

Crested Butte Summer Vacations
The local mantra goes "We came for the winter, but stayed for the summer". This is true testament to Crested Butte's summer appeal. Kick back and enjoy the warm weather, blue skies and plenty of activities. Read more about summer activities in Crested Butte, CO.

Altitude Issues in Crested Butte
Above 8,000 feet, altitude illness affects 20 to 30 percent of visitors from low elevations to some degree. The first thing most people notice is a shortness of breath, especially when exercising. In addition, the heart is likely to beat faster and one may develop nausea, fatigue, headache, or have difficulty sleeping. If you develop one or more of these symptoms you may have Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If these symptoms do not subside within a day or two, consult a doctor.

What to Wear in Crested Butte

Crested Butte is the kind of place where you can get away with it all. Locals and visitors alike can be seen wearing casual jeans, or nicer garments for those special nights out. Either way, you will feel right at home with whatever you choose to wear.

ATM’s/Banks in Crested Butte

Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards are widely accepted at the Crested Butte Mountain Resort and throughout the town of Crested Butte, in addition to Traveler’s Cheques. ATM machines accept most cards for a small fee and are located at various on-mountain locations and throughout town.

Transportation To & Around Crested Butte

Crested Butte's transportation network provides an unparalleled and hassle free vacation. In addition to Crested Butte's superb in-town transportation and bus service, Crested Butte also offers a wide range of taxi services. View more about Crested Butte In-Town Transportation. View additional information about Crested Butte airport transportation.

Weather in Crested Butte
If you've not spent time in the mountains before, be aware that weather conditions in Crested Butte, Colorado will be a bit different than what you're used to. In the valleys and at higher altitudes, your body may behave differently. Dress for cooler temperatures and be prepared for sudden weather changes. For an updated forecast, visit our Crested Butte weather guide.

What to Bring

The airfare is booked, the lodging sorted, lift tickets purchased, rental equipment reserved…the only thing left to do is pack! We’ve created a list below detailing a few of the essentials so you’ll arrive in Crested Butte with everything you need to make your vacation a memorable one.
What to Bring to Crested Butte
  • Ski / snowboard equipment
  • Shoes / boots with good traction
  • Snowshoes
  • Goggles / sunglasses
  • Camel back / water bottle
  • Scarf / hat / gloves
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Discman / mp3 player / Walkman
  • Warm layers (sweatshirts / long sleeve t-shirts / long underwear)
  • Lip balm
  • Moisturizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Pain relievers
  • Camera / video camera
  • Proof of insurance
  • Waterproof coat / waterproof ski pants
  • Day pack
  • Swimsuit
  • Exercise clothes

»To begin planning your Crested Butte vacation visit our online planning guide!

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