Photos + video by Jackson Lebsack and Tommy Joyce 

A Crested Butte ski vacation is like no other, which is why it attracts a certain kind of ski vacationer; someone who is willing to travel further, go deeper and ski harder; someone looking for a unique, beautiful experience, not necessarily a convenient break from the “real world.” Crested Butte may lack the convenience of Colorado’s I-70 resorts, but it makes up for it with its spunky individualism, which is how it’s retained its acclaim as “the last great Colorado ski town.”

Last week, Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job hire, Jackson Lebsack and content creator and Epic Dream Job “buddy”, Tommy Joyce (@tjtriage) completed the Elk Mountain leg of the journey. During their time in Crested Butte, the duo experienced the colorful and unique things that make Crested Butte standout.

Jackson + Tommy’s List of Best Things About Crested Butte:

  1. Snowmobiling among stunning Elk Mountain 14er peaks

  2. Exploring Crested Butte’s “Extremes”

  3. Strolling around colorful Elk Avenue

  4. Noshing on Niky’s famous donuts

  5. Fueling up with java from Camp 4 Coffee

  6. Meeting Elk in the Elk Mountains

Next stop → Breckenridge, Colorado

To follow all of Jackson’s world travels: @SKICOM or @JACKSONLEBSACK on Instagram or @SKIVACATIONS on Facebook.