The town of Crested Butte is a haven for exploring the Rocky Mountains on skis. The Crested Butte Mountain Ski Resort is nestled directly next to the town. Crested Butte has quickly built its reputation on providing all levels of ski terrain. Known for "the best corduroy in colorado," Crested Butte also holds its fame for extreme skiing.
Crested Butte is considered an enclave of how Colorado ski towns used to be. The town is free of traffic lights, chain stores and pretentiousness which help retain the small town charm of Crested Butte. Whether you are visiting for the fist time or a returning guest, you immediately feel a difference that sets Crested Butte apart from other mountain locations. Not to mention the world-class ski resort in the backyard.
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Mt. Crested Butte Resort Statistics:
- Lift operating hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Summit elevation: 12,162 ft/3,707m
- Base elevation: 9,375 ft/2,856 m
- Lowest lift: 9,100 ft/2,774 m
- Vertical: 2,775 feet – lift-served - 3,062 feet – requires short hike to summit
- Terrain: 1167 acres/472 hectares
- Snowmaking: 282 acres of terrain covered by 14 of 16 lifts
- Lifts: 16 total—4 high-speed detachable quad chairs, 2 fixed grip quad, 2 triple chairs, 3 double chairs, 3 surface lifts, 2 Magic Carpets
- Lift capacity: 20,310-people/hour
- Trails: 121 total—23% beginner, 57% intermediate, 20% advanced
- Longest run: 2.6 miles/ 4.2 km (Peak to Treasury)
- Superpipe: Located at the top of Forest Queen. The dimensions for the superpipe are: 55’ wide, 18’ high, and a slope of 17 degrees