Crested Butte / Mt. Crested Butte
Surrounded on three sides by the vast expanse of the Gunnison National Forest, Crested Butte sits serenely at the base of the soaring Elk Mountains to the north.
Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte has evolved into a popular year-round resort area. In winter, skiers come to these communities to experience some of the best terrain in the country, including the best selection of "extreme" skiing the Rockies. In the summer, picture-perfect days, cool nights and spectacular setting encourage visitors to hike, mountain bike, horseback ride or drive through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
Crested Butte's natural beauty is enhanced by its millions of wildflowers. The great abundance and variety of wild-flowers has resulted in Crested Butte Being designated the Wildflower Capital of Colorado. Crested Butte hosts a Wildflower Festival each July.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort offers exceptional skiing and snowboarding on 121 trails in the winter in addition to the associated amenities connected to operating a ski area, i.e., 16 lifts (including four high speed quads), three terrain parks including a DC branded park, a DC superpipe, mini-pipe, a kid's tubing hill, the famous "Extreme Limits" terrain, ski and snowboard instruction for all ages, adaptive programs, equipment rentals, unique, award-winning on-mountain dining and lively après ski bars, etc. More than $200 million has been spent on new lifts, new terrain, snowmaking and grooming, the new ski-in, ski-out Crested Butte Cay Club Resort & Academy and a new base area village and Conference Center, titled Mountaineer Square, opening July, 2007. Crested Butte was voted best steeps, best snow and best-groomed corduroy in Colorado!
Chairlift rides, mountain biking, hiking, disc (Frisbee) golf and a ropes challenge course are available in the summer. Hotels, condominium rentals and over 25,000 square feet of meeting and conference space are available year-round.
Visit the Crested Butte Mountain Resort website at www.skicb.com.