Skiing in Crested Butte

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Crested Butte Mountain Resort has a natural character that is both distinctive and exhilarating. Skiers and riders of any ability level can find enjoyable skiing terrain here. There are abundant wide open green and blue groomed trails for anyone to enjoy. For more advanced skiing, there are long steep cruisers and the famous extreme limits of the North Face and Headwall. This mountain has it all.

Crested Butte is recognized as the home to some of the country’s top extreme and elite winter athletes. Olympic and X-Games athlete, Aaron Blunck was born and raised in Crested Butte. Seth Morrison and Wendy Fisher, who are pioneers of big mountain skiing, are synonymous with skiing and the Butte. On any day you can find yourself skiing runs with a number of skiing legends or new school superstars. The mountain has some of the easiest access to what is considered to be the country’s best steeps where you can find classic bowl skiing or unexplored lines on every run.

Crested Butte has always been known as the perfect mountain to improve your skiing because of the diverse terrain and easy progression from beginner, intermediate, and advanced sections of the mountain. This unique character of the mountain combined with uncrowded slopes, fantastic grooming and excellent snow conditions gives one a sense of freedom and confidence.

The lifts at Crested Butte Mountain Resort are easily accessible from condos or vacation rentals through the Mountain Express, a free shuttle service with routes throughout Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte. Check their up to date route and pick up time information here, as it changes seasonally.