Crested Butte Ski and Snow Activity Guide

Those looking for fun in the snow will be hard pressed to find a better location. With accolades such as #1 Ski Town in North America and Nordic Capital of Colorado, how could you go wrong? The powder is deep, the backcountry terrain epic, and even if you don’t ski there’s plenty of other stuff to enjoy. Most of these winter activities are also family-friendly.

Notes of Interest

A great activity for the kids is sledding at the Big Mine Park located next to the Crested Butte Nordic Center. Kids and adults can enjoy this timeless and fun activity of hiking up the hill and sledding down. The park is open from sunrise to sunset.

  Our high altitude area receives 300 average annual inches of snow creating excellent conditions for any winter activity.

  Crested Butte Ski Resort’s world class slopes cater to every skill level from first timers and families to expert skiers enjoying some of the best extremes in the country.

  The Nordic Center offers up 55km of maintained nordic track and over 100km of groomed ski trails.

  If you’re looking for traffic and crowds, better look elsewhere! Find only pristine wilderness views with you, your friends, or your family enjoying the wide open spaces.

Featured Lodging


Elevation Hotel
  • Ski-in/out • Indoor pool/hot tub
  • Pet friendly • Spa • Gym
  • Laundry • 24hr concierge

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500 Gothic Road • (970) 251-3000Map

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Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s ski-in/ski-out hotel is not only conveniently located, but features a luxurious mountain experience. Elevation Hotel is a combination of mountain charm and contemporary urban design. Discover fine dining at the 9380 restaurant located within the building, spa, and full-service hotel amenities that also include a free town shuttle.