The Gunnison Valley is a meca for winter sports and Crested Butte offers plenty of winter activities other than skiing. Those looking for winter fun in the snow will be hard pressed to find a better place. With deep powder and epic backcountry terrain, even if you don’t ski there are plenty of other winter activities to enjoy. From snowmobiling and snowshoeing to dog sledding, most of these winter activities are also family-friendly. Here are some local winter activities, other than skiing, that you can check out on your next visit to Crested Butte:

Dog Sledding & Winter Horse Rides

Fat Biking

Fat bikes are growing in popularity! Though off-limits on most nordic trails, areas where they are allowed continue to grow. Click here for a list of approved drainages and trails.

Ice Skating & Hockey
Sledding & Tubing

Crested Butte has four different sledding hills. Fun for all ages, pick up a sled at Ace Hardware and check out the map here.


If you like hiking, snowshoeing just might be one your new favorite winter activities. Click here for miles of groomed trails as well as pristine backcountry access.

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