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Crested Butte Resort


Crested Butte Ski Resort

Opening Day: November 24, 2016
Closing Day: April 9, 2017
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There are few places remaining that can be called a true Colorado ski town. Crested Butte is considered a holdout, retaining its small town charm and the adventurous soul that it has always had. Whether you are visiting for the first time or returning, you immediately feel a difference that sets Crested Butte apart from other mountain locations.

With no traffic lights or chain stores and people who openly celebrate life every day, the genuine nature of the community and the pristine surroundings immediately capture you. Here, your time isn’t just about a visit to ski an incredible mountain. It’s about being away from your other world, finding adventure in an unspoiled setting surrounded by majestic peaks, wide valleys, and being connected to the culture and lifestyle that is Crested Butte.

Getting Around Crested Butte

The town of Crested Butte is easy to get around with their FREE Town Shuttle and the Crested Butte Mountain Express. You can be chauffeured between the mountain and the charming and historic town of Crested Butte. For more information about the free shuttles, you can call 970-349-5616.

You can also take a taxi. The Alpine Express picks up every flight from Gunnison Airport and takes them the short and scenic drive to Crested Butte.

Crested Butte Mountain Characteristics

Season Dates TBA
Lift Operating Hours 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
East River Lift and High Lift close at 3:30 p.m.
North Face Lift closes at 3:00 p.m.
ElevationSummit - 12,162 feet (3,707 meters)
Base - 9,375 feet ( 2,856 meters)
Lowest Lift - 9,100 feet (2,774 meter)
Vertical Drop Lift Served - 2,775 feet (846 meters)
Overall - 3,062 feet (933 meters)
requires a short hike to Peak Terrain
Skiable Acres1,167 acres (472 hectares)
Snowmaking282 acres (114 hectares) serviced by 14 of 16 lifts
Lifts16 total
4 high speed detachable quads
2 fixed grip quads
2 triple chairs
3 double chairs
3 surface lifts
2 magic carpets
Lift Capacity20,310 people per hour
Trails 121 Total
23% beginner
57% intermediate
20% advanced
Longest Run2.6 miles (4.2 km)
Peak to Treasury
Terrain ParksDC Canaan Terrain Park (2600 foot long)
located under the Paradise Lift includes jumps of various shapes, sizes and sequences and rail features for intermediate to advanced riders.

Keystone Rail Park
offers a variety of intermediate rail features. This park provides fun creative features for both the beginner and expert park rider

Kid's Park
located off the Painter Boy lift this beginner park features smaller hits and features including rails, tabletops, rolls and a mini halfpipe.
SuperpipeDC Superpipe
located at the top of Forest Queen.
55 feet wide, 18 feet high, 17 degree slope
Snowfall 300 inches per year

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