5 Crested Butte Beginner Ski Runs

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Crested Butte Mountain Resort offers runs for all ski levels and is a great place to practice your skiing abilities! Whether you’re learning to ski for the first time (lessons are always a good idea), or just looking to warm up those ski legs, here are Crested Butte’s best runs to pizza and french fry on.


Peachtree Lift

Located conveniently at the base area by the magic carpets and down past the Red Lady and Silver Queen Express, Peachtree Lift offers some great short runs to work on your turns and master the art of stopping. Once you feel stronger here, you're next stop will be the Red Lady Lift.


Gentle and windy at time, Houston is a prolonged run off of the Red Lady Lift. It's a great cruiser to lap and hit with the whole family. 

Mineral Point

Take a left off of the top of the Red Lady Lift and you’ll be making your fine tuned turns on Mineral Point. With a nice mellow grade for turning and carving, there are also patches of non groomed snow off to the sides. Dabble in some low grade pow!

Lower Twister

Lower Twister is a great run that leads to a great place: Uley’s Cabin and the Ice Bar! Take a break, enjoy the views, grab a hot cocoa or an alcoholic beverage, and rest those legs. You deserve it!


For those who are ready for a slightly steeper slope, but short run, take the Westwall Lift near the base area and hop on Buckley.

Finish these off and looking for another challenge? Check out the 6 Intermediate Ski Runs.

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