When it comes to world-class skiing destinations, the western U.S. is renowned for its breathtaking mountain landscapes and abundant snowfall. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, nestled in the heart of Colorado, has consistently ranked among the top ski resorts, offering an unparalleled and unique experience, and this year is no different! Ski Magazine has rated our favorite mountain among the best in the West!

Ranked #20 among Ski Magazine’s Top 30 Ski Resorts in the West, Crested Butte is described as a must for experts. Up from #26 last year, perks listed were challenging terrain, authentic town character, and value. CB ranked ahead of Whistler Blackcomb, Palisades and Heavenly in Tahoe, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, and Whitefish Mountain Resort to name a few.

One reader commented “Amazing expert terrain. Pure, old-school technical skiing on dramatic, extreme terrain. Beautiful scenery. A bucket-list destination for the purist technical skier. Amazing town.”

Crested Butte Mountain Resort also ranked #5 among Ski Magazine’s Top 10 Most Challenging Resorts in the West. Known as the birthplace of inbounds extreme skiing and home to the steepest lift-served tree cut trail, Crested Butte may be smaller than other resorts on this list, but it is mighty. With 37% of the mountain rated as expert terrain, it is a favorite destination for those that love an experience unlike anywhere else.

Interested in checking out other resorts throughout Colorado? Check out Colorado Resort Opening Dates for this season. If you’re interested in making Crested Butte home, we can help! Contact us to learn more about living in this special ski town.