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“Colorado’s Last Great Ski Town” and “The Wildflower Capital of Colorado”, Crested Butte has earned itself more than 1 title. Cradled up high with a rocky backdrop, the historic coal mining town turned vacation hotspot plays basecamp to a year-round outdoor playground. Winter lures skiers and snowboarders to the powdery slopes of Crested Butte Ski Resort, whilst summer brings sunshine, blooming meadows, and a whole new itinerary. Hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and kayaking are just a handful of the activities on offer.

Things to see

Whilst known for its challenging expert-only terrain, Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s 1,165 skiable acres offer something for every skier. Situated just 3 miles from town, over 120 runs skim the mountain’s slopes, from the adrenaline including North Face and Headwall, to the more mellow trails of Paradise Bowl. With breathtaking scenery to boot, the resort’s base area provides plenty of post-ski amenities and attractions. Among them you’ll find the Trailhead Children’s Museum, where little ones can play, explore, create, and learn, all at the same time. Numerous hands-on activities allow kids to get stuck in, whether they want to venture to the moon, perform their own puppet show, create some artwork, or learn about agriculture. Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum offers a captivating look through the town’s rich history. Set within an 1883 former blacksmith shop, the museum features a model of Crested Butte and its railway, along with exhibits that focus on the town’s mining past to its skiing present.

Hotels in Crested Butte

Whatever your taste, needs, or budget, the hotels in Crested Butte can accommodate them all. Choose from ski-in/skin-out lodgings just moments from the slopes, historic B&Bs brimming with character, rental cabins offering rustic charm, and an endless choice of condos offering a home from home. The larger full-service digs offer a slew of amenities to enjoy après-ski, from saunas, hot tubs, and onsite restaurants, to outdoor swimming pools that steam in the cool air. Many rooms feature cozy mountain style alongside mountain views, with toasty fireplaces, cable television and WiFi as standard. The cheaper hotels in Crested Butte offer similar amenities, but a lot less frills.

Where to stay

A petite pedestrian-friendly town, you’re never more than a stroll away from all Crested Butte has to offer. The historic heart of the community is its Victorian downtown district, characterized by late 1800’s architecture, antique street lamps and majestic views. Elk Street is the town’s main drag, where you’ll find a quaint collection of locally owned shops, eateries, galleries and coffee shops. A free ski shuttle whisks visitors to the mountain, but if you want to be closer then opt for one of the hotels in Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s base area. Situated just 3 miles from town, the hub provides a wealth of modern amenities alongside its lodging options.

How to get to Crested Butte

Visitors flying in usually touch down at the town’s nearest airport, Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional. Situated around 28 miles away, the airport offers limited year-round services to Denver International, with more flights come the winter season. During this time connections to Chicago O’Hare International, Dallas/Fort Worth International, and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental are all possible. Once you’ve landed, it’s just a few minutes into Crested Butte by taxi or a pre-arranged shuttle transfer. For those making the scenic drive into the area, the town sits a few miles north off Highway 50.

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