Crested Butte

The most popular ski vacations of 2017 

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Like a snowflake, each ski season is unique. It snows more in some places than others, exchange rates make certain destinations cheaper for certain citizens, companies buy new resorts, a new multi-resort pass is offered, or some other new, cool feature or trail is added, etc. All these factors affect skier visits to particular destinations […]

12 dining experiences distinct to Crested Butte 

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Much like all the experiences on tap on a Crested Butte ski trip, the eclectic mining town’s dining scene is quite distinct. Only in Crested Butte are there multiple options for pairing adventurous activities with dining. Do you like earning your dinner? Perfect. You can get some exercise while uphill skinning or cross-country skiing en […]

#BroncosNation has taken over Colorado Ski Country 

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In solidarity for the Broncos in last Sunday’s AFC Championship game, a lot of Coloradan skiers and snowboarders donned their blue and orange duds and took to the slopes to schuss up some good juju for their beloved team. As fellow Coloradans, we’d like to think the good vibes carved up by the super fans […]

7 romantic experiences unique to Crested Butte 

For a rustic, romantic dinner, sign up for Uley's Cabin Sleigh Ride Dinner. | Photo: Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Enjoying convenient proximity to Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport and Montrose Regional Airport, but ideal distance from the well-visited I-70 ski resorts, Crested Butte provides the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. In addition to its end-of-the-road location, Crested Butte’s downtown charm, breathtaking scenery and lack of ski-resort crowds has a way of making couples feel […]

Locals’ tips for a Crested Butte ski trip 

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One of the biggest contributions to Crested Butte’s self-proclaimed title as the “last great Colorado ski town,” is its locals. Friendly, eclectic and passionate for the outdoors and the local community, Crested Butte locals are always willing and happy to share their piece of paradise with visitors.  This welcoming spirit is why we had an […]

Big storm delivers white Christmas to ski resorts across the West 

Big storm brings white Christmas to ski resorts

If you’re headed to a ski resort in the West over the holidays, you’re in for some great skiing. Storms have fortified snowpacks and continue to drop new snow at ski resorts in the Western U.S. Many Canadian ski resorts have surpassed 100 inches of snow this season, with standouts like Whistler Blackcomb and Revelstoke […]

5 days in Crested Butte: a family ski vacation guide 

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Families return to Crested Butte year in and year out for a host of reasons, including 80 beginner and intermediate runs serviced by high-speed quads, an awesome 200-instructor ski school and a stacked list of kid-appeasing activities. Plus, kids ages six and under ski free at Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR). What really takes the […]

October snow in Colorado 

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In September, we saw measurable snowfall in Canada and resorts across the Western U.S. This week, temperatures dropped in Colorado, and many of our favorite ski resorts started to look a lot closer to winter than summer. October snow in Colorado is not uncommon. In fact, some locals speculate we’re still in an Indian Summer weather […]

Top 7 Western mountain towns for 4th of July fireworks 

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An enduring symbol of core U.S. values, the American West is still wild, bold and free, and this is especially true in mountain towns. We know from closing day shenanigans and annual spring events that ski towns really know how to throw a party. Celebrate the birth of America this year among “purple mountain majesties” at […]

Trip Report: “Resolve to Ski Crested Butte” sweepstakes winner 

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Editorial note: This blog post is part of a series showcasing our sweepstakes winners’ experiences on their grand prize ski trips. If you’re wondering if real skiers win our trip giveaways, here’s your answer! Back in December 2014, we asked you to resolve to visit “the last great ski town in Colorado,” Crested Butte. Thousands of […]

Video: See what 4′ of fresh looks like on CB’s new Teocalli 2 terrain 

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Typically Colorado’s snowiest month, March has been good to Crested Butte and just about every other Colorado ski resort. Within the last two weeks, Crested Butte saw nearly four feet (45 inches) of new snowfall. The wintry bounty has incited many seasoned Crested Butte skiers and snowboarders to test out the goods on the resort’s newest expert […]

See the Crested Butte Resolutions 

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Throughout December, we’ve asked people to post 2015 Crested Butte resolutions for a chance to win a grand prize ski trip in “the last great Colorado ski town.” Scroll down to see some of our favorite #CBResolutions.