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Crested Butte

Crested Butte Ski Resort Guide

Crested Butte, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift3,620m
Resort Height2,860m
 Nearest AirportsGunnison-Crested Butte and Montrose
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Crested Butte

The American ski resort of Crested Butte is at an altitude of 2,860m.

Summary

Crested Butte has direct access to 85 marked pistes, served by a total of 15 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,860m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,620m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Skiing

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

Crested Butte is very highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Crested Butte.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Crested Butte is 4km long and the most difficult run is the 'Rambo 56 Degree, 500ft vertical.'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Crested Butte?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm, expected on 19 October.

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Ski Area Stats

Crested Butte Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
32
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
34
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
12
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
22
Cross Country
Total Length
100km
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
15

Altitudes

Crested Butte Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,620m
Resort Altitude (Crested Butte)2,860m
Lowest Piste2,770m
Max Vertical850m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Crested Butte
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Intermediate Skiers
Snowboarding
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Apres-Ski

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Location and Map

Where is Crested Butte?

This ski resort is in Gunnison, Colorado, United States.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Crested Butte is Gunnison-Crested Butte, 42 minutes drive away.

Montrose airport is also within three hours drive.

Gunnison-Crested Butte is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 15 ski lifts are able to uplift 17,500 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 40 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Crested Butte open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Crested Butte, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Crested Butte Tourist Office for the latest.

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