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Crested Butte

Advanced Terrain: 10%
Base Elevation: 9,100 Feet (2836.7 Meters)
Beginner Terrain: 15%
Double Chairs: 3
Expert Terrain: 31%
Half Pipe: Yes
High Point: 12,162 Feet (3791.1 Meters)
High-speed Quads: 3
Intermediate Terrain: 44%
Number Of Lifts: 14
Number Of Runs: 85
Skiable Acres: 1,434 Acres
Snowboard Park: No
Snowmaking Acres: 300 Acres
Surface Lifts: 4
Triple Chairs: 3
Vertical Rise: 3,062 Feet (954.5 Meters)

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General Description

Historic downtown Crested Butte
Copyright: Tom Stillo - Crested Butte Resort
Historic downtown Crested Butte
Crested Butte boasts 1,160 skiable acres with more double-diamond terrain then any other ski resort in Colorado. The lift lines are short if there are any. Whether you are a beginner just wanting to learn the basics, an intermediate desiring to cruise the blues or an expert wanting a fantastic challenge, then Crested Butte is a great place ski area for your next mountain vacation. Crested Butte is home to the US Extreme Skiing and Snowboard Championships, held there every year.

The Historic Town of Crested Butte is truly one of the friendliest, most charming towns in the Rockies. It's been around for over a hundred years, and after a wander down Elk Avenue, the history will speak for itself. It truly is the last great Colorado ski town. This National Historic District is blessed with excellent restaurants, galleries, and quaint shops.

For more information call Crested Butte Ski Area at 800-544-8448 or the Crested Butte Chamber at 800-545-4505.

Directions from Denver: Take Hwy 285 south to Poncha Springs. Follow Hwy 50 west to Gunnison. Follow Hwy 135 north to Creste Butte. Air service is available into Gunnison/Crested Butte from Dallas, Atlanta and Denver.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Ski Season: Late November through Mid-April .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Daily Adult Lift Ticket Call for Current Fee FREE lift tickets Nov. 19 - De
Daily Teen Lift Ticket (13-17 yrs.) Call for Current Fee FREE lift tickets Nov. 19 - De
Daily Child Lift Ticket (up to 13 yrs.) Call for Current Fee Children pay their age. (8 yr

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Downhill Skiing
ICON Snowboarding

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Links to other sites:
Crested Butte Resort - Official web site


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