CRESTED BUTTE RESORT GUIDE
Images courtesy of Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Crested Butte Resort Overview
Crested Butte (CB, as the locals call it) is the kind of place where shops close on big powder days! That's telling about where most ‘Buttians’ hearts lie and goes a long way to explain how it can be laid back AND one of the most challenging ski areas. CB is the birthplace of U.S. Extreme skiing and 35% of terrain is rated Double Black. ‘Rambo,’ is the steepest 'cut' slope in the U.S. and ‘Body Bag,’ is where the Extreme Championships are hosted. Most of the Extreme terrain is accessed by a couple of T-bars. Don't worry though, the lower slopes offer plenty for Beginners and Intermediates. The ski school has leading instructors for all levels (including an Olympic medalist!).
CB is more remote than most Colorado ski resorts, but upon arrival, you'll quickly see why it's well worth the trek. CB packs a big punch for a small mountain. Though the Base Area is limited entertainment-wise, take the free, colorfully painted buses to reach the town of CB, 15 minutes down the hill. Here you'll find more than 30 restaurants, a charming, historic walkable town and a community that knows how to have fun — CB really is "the last great Colorado ski town!"
The Epic Pass is the season pass for Crested Butte. The Epic Local Pass provides 5 days at Crested Butte. The Epic Keystone - Crested Butte 4 Pack offers great value for 4 days between the two resorts.
Snow-Making & Grooming
On Mountain Dining
Extreme / Off-Piste Terrain