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:
Snowmobiling among stunning Elk Mountain 14er peaks
Exploring Crested Butte’s “Extremes”
Strolling around colorful Elk Avenue
Noshing on Niky’s famous donuts
Fueling up with java from Camp 4 Coffee
Meeting Elk in the Elk Mountains
Next stop → Breckenridge, Colorado
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Originally from the icy trails of New Jersey, I moved West to pursue powder and a career in writing and editing. Now living in Aspen, Colo. and working for Ski.com as Director of SEO + Content, I've been able to combine a litany of skills, passions and interests. You'll find me skiing at Aspen Mountain or Aspen Highlands in the winter and mountain biking at Snowmass in the summer.