Crested Butte

Crested Butte in Colorado USA is known for more time on the slopes and less time in lift lines. This a a mountain perfect for ski holidays for families and groups of all abilities with over half the mountain providing intermediate and beginner slopes centrally located around the base. The mountain also offers adventurous skiers and snowboarders some of the best lift served terrain on offer!


Crested Butte is located in southwest Colorado, within the Gunnison National Forest and the Elk Mountain Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The resort lies in the town of Mt. Crested Butte three miles from the town of Crested Butte, one of Colorado’s largest National Historic Districts originally settled in the 1880’s as a mining supply camp.

Mountain Statistics


Summit Elevation 3,707 metres
Base Elevation 2,856 metres
Vertical Drop 933 metres
Skiable Terrain 1,547 acres
Lifts 15 lifts (includes 3 magic carpets)
Runs 121
Ave Annual Snowfall 762+ cms
Terrain Beginner 26%
Terrain Intermediate 57%
Terrain Advanced 14%
Terrain Expert33 3%
Ski in / Ski out Yes

Trail Map

Ski Crested Butte Colorado USA Trail Map

Other Activities

At Crested Butte there is more on offer than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your ski/board winter experience.

  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Fat Biking
  • Snow Biking
  • Ziplining
  • Winter Adventure Park

Getting there

Getting to Crested Butte

Crested Butte Mountain is located in Southwest Colorado, USA, within the Gunnison National Forest.

  • Fly into Gunnison Airport and we can arrange a shuttle to the resort – approximately 45 minutes
  • Fly into Montrose Airport and we can arrange a shuttle to the resort – approximately 2 hours

Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.


Crested Butte has a variety of accommodation options to choose from.

Contact our Active Travel Experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor-made ski/board experiences.