Skiing & Boarding

Skiers in Teocall Bowl, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

For your next ski or snowboard trip, get ready to inspire your passion for adventure on Crested Butte Mountain Resort's family-friendly slopes and legendary extreme terrain. The skiing is first class and the Rocky Mountain hospitality of Crested Butte cannot be beat.

Family Friendly Resort

Although Crested Butte is known among Coloradans for having some of the most challenging terrain in North America, it is also home to some outstanding beginner and intermediate skiing- 1,167 acres of it, in fact-  making it a great place to bring the family. Kids of all levels and skills can benefit from the great ski school at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. If your kids have caught the park bug, there is a beginner park that kids can start on with smaller jumps and rails before they progress to the more advanced terrain features to perfect their tricks and flips.

The grooming is fantastic, and the snowmaking is some of the best in the west. Even if it’s a late snow year, plenty of trails are open by Christmas. Beginner and intermediate areas are separate from much of the other terrain, meaning you won’t have expert skiers and snowboarders ripping down the same trails you and your kids are trying to learn on, but the mountain is easy enough to navigate that it’s not hard to meet up as a group for lunch.

Legendary Terrain

Crested Butte Mountain Resort is often regarded as one of the birthplaces of extreme skiing. The Crested Butte Extremes are one of the oldest extreme skiing competitions, and it’s because the terrain in Crested Butte offers unmatched venues in the sport. Skiing in Crested Butte’s extreme limits is truly unlike other skiing in the United States. It’s steep, narrow, and rocky. The Headwall and Frontside offer long sustained pitches, while areas like Sock it to Me Ridge, Highlife, and Staircase offer opportunities to get into tight chutes with mandatory airs out the bottom. Crested Butte is the place to be if you love the adrenaline rush of skiing lift-accessed high-consequence lines.

Where to Stay

Whether you plan to stay slope-side in Mt. Crested Butte, in the charming 1880s mining town of Crested Butte, or in Gunnison where things are more affordable- you will have an amazing Colorado ski and snowboard vacation. Check out our deals page for seasonal specials or book your Crested Butte lodging now. Our great restaurants offer plenty of options to fuel a day of skiing or snowboarding. If you need a rest day for tired legs, check out all of the other opportunities for adventures that await you.

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Base area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort
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