Crested Butte Colorado

Fabulous

4.5 / 5

based on 39 reviews

Trails

Beginner
26%
Intermediate
57%
Advanced / Expert
17%

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Overview

Crested Butte, located in Colorado's south western Rocky Mountains, offers up a real cowboy town and some kick butt terrain - in fact, CB has hosted the annual Extreme Skiing World Championships for 22 years, but there is also lots of cruisers and modern lifts for families at the Butte too.

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Fabulous

4.5 / 5

based on 39 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

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Intermediates

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Advanced

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Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

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Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

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Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

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Family Friendliness
SStev
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 22, 2012
we have gone to cb on spring brak for over 8 years now.........love it
TTerri
Superb!

5 / 5

Sep 14, 2012
My family has been going to Crested Butte for 7 years and like the small resort atmosphere, the people, everything. We also like the fact that it is not as
RRobert
Superb!

5 / 5

Jul 05, 2012
This is a voice from the past, as when I stayed at the Forest Inn in 1979, the price for bed [in couble decker bunks in bunkroom] plus excellent breakfast was $10 a night. I know I'll never find that bargain again! But I am still happy with simpler, close to the slopes... More
PPatricia
Very Good!

4 / 5

May 03, 2012
please have more early booking specials...we would travel the 11 hours..if there were more incentives
SSteve
Very Good!

4 / 5

Apr 25, 2011
Crested Butte has the perfect balance between challenging terrain, convenient lodging and great night life. This is a great destination for skiers with different abilities and even for groups with non-skiers. The night life is much more authentic than larger resorts.
RRick
Superb!

5 / 5

Apr 17, 2011
It's a resort that's for skiers and not for people wanting to see the rich and famous. The trails and ski conditions are the best in Colorado
MMartha
Superb!

5 / 5

Sep 20, 2010
Crested Butte probably doesn't have quite as much snow as Telluride, but it's a little closer to where we live in Fort Collins. Luckily we visited it after a 3 foot snow fall, so skiing was terrific. We stayed at a small, reasonably priced lodge with special lift prices and... More
SSandy
Superb!

5 / 5

Aug 04, 2010
it is small enough that the kids can get around by themselves, but big enough to have great skiing (and boarding for them)..it feels very family safe there
RRyan
Superb!

5 / 5

Jun 02, 2010
It is absolutely beautiful, the snow is wonderful, and it has something for everyone.
RRyan
Superb!

5 / 5

Apr 24, 2010
Everyone at CB is very hospitable and courteous, the skiing is excellent, more of an advanced mountain, and everything is easily accessible from wherever you stay.

Lifts

Quad Chairs
2
Triple Chairs
2
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts
5

Elevation

Base
9,100 feet
Summit
12,162 feet
Vertical drop
3,062 feet

Terrain

Total runs
121
Terrain Parks
5
Longest Run
3 miles
Skiable Terrain
1,547 acres
Snowmaking Area
297 acres
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