COLORADO CRESTED BUTTE

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Crested Butte is located in Gunnison County in southwestern Colorado at an elevation of 8,885 feet. The town is surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery and is a recreational paradise. Crested Butte is a spirited fun-loving community with a population of 1,550. Local residents and vistors enjoy skiing, hiking, biking and an array of exciting outdoor […]

Crested Butte is located in Gunnison County in southwestern Colorado at an elevation of 8,885 feet. The town is surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery and is a recreational paradise. Crested Butte is a spirited fun-loving community with a population of 1,550. Local residents and vistors enjoy skiing, hiking, biking and an array of exciting outdoor activities. Crested Butte has grown from a booming mining town in the 1880’s to one of the most respected ski mountains in the country, without losing that genuine mountain hospitality.

The ski area resort is in Mt. Crested Butte, three miles north of town. Crested Butte mountain has a natural character that is both distinctive and exhilarating for any ability level. From the abundant wide open green and blue groomed trails to more advanced long cruisers and the famous extreme limits of the North Face and Headwall, the mountain offers terrain for all abilities.

Crested Butte is an ideal 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 snow conditions gives one a sense of freedom and confidence.

Crested Butte is 230 miles and 4 hours drive from Denver. Gunnison/Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) is located 30 minutes transfer from Crested Butte.

Resort Statistics

 

Season dates: Late November to early April

Lift operating hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Elevations:
Summit elevation: 12,162 ft/ 3,707 m
Base elevation: 9,375 ft/ 2,856 m
Lowest lift: 9,100 ft/ 2,774 m
Vertical: 2,775 ft/ 846 m – lift-served
3,062 ft/ 933 m – requires short hike to Peak

Terrain: Terrain: 1167 acres/ 472 hectares
Beginner: 145 acres
Intermediate: 449 acres
Advanced: 125 acres
Extreme Limits: 448 acres (experts only, ungroomed terrain)

Snowmaking:

300 acres/ 120 hectares, on terrain covered by 12 of 14 lifts

Lifts: 14 total- 3 high-speed detachable quad chairs, 3 triple chairs, 3 double chairs, 3 surface lifts, 2 Magic Carpets

 

 

 

Lift capacity: 17,640 people/ hour

Trails: 85 total – 23% beginner/ 47% intermediate/ 10% advanced/ 20% expert

Longest run: 2.6 miles/ 4.2 km (Peak to Treasury)

Half-pipe:
Length – 370 ft/ 112 m
Width – 45 ft/ 13.7 m (beginning of season)
51 ft/ 15.5 m (end of season)
Tranny vert – 85 degrees
Located next to the Bushwacker / Teocalli Lift

Terrain park: 5 rails, 3 tables
Located next to the Bushwacker / Teocalli Lift

Atlas snowshoe loop: 2 miles/ 1.2 km

Average annual snowfall: 300 inches/ 762 cm

Bars and restaurants: On-mountain – 5
Mt. Crested Butte – 8
Crested Butte – 28

 

 

AXTEL CONDO’S, 3 star

Axtel Condos offer good value, slopeside lodging at the base of Crested Butte Mountain. Centrally located for lifts, shops, restaurants, ski school and the children’s
center.
One to three bedroom condominiums are available, fully equipped and furnished. All units have wood burning fireplace, balcony, kitchen, color cable TV
with HBO and private phones.
Silver Queen lift is right outside the back door. Shuttle access to town of Crested Butte.
Amenities: Hot tub, free village shuttle, laundry facilities.

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VILLAGE CENTER CONDO’S, 3 star

The 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom loft units offered by the Village Center are located slope-side of Crested Butte Mountain. These moderate condominiums offer such amenities as a fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, balcony, and cable TV with HBO. Guests will also have the advantage of the shuttle for easy access around town.

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ELEVATION HOTEL, 4 star

Formerly a Club Med resort, a top to bottom renovation was completed, including all lobby areas, sleeping rooms, meeting spaces and the Atmosphere Restaurant and Bar. New floor coverings, wall coverings, furniture, lighting, artwork and will be included in the upgrade. Guests at the Elevation Hotel may relax and enjoy this new, ski-in/ski-out, luxurious, full-service 262-room hotel.

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Crested Butte Int’l Lodge & Hostel, 2+ star

The Crested Butte Int’l Lodge & Hostel is one of the nicest in the world and our guests continue to tell us so! Built in 1997, the Hostel is a beautiful, modern facility that is spotlessly clean and very comfortable, perfect for friends, families, groups, and individuals. Our friendly staff is available to help you with your travel plans including where to eat (if your not cooking in) what side of the mountain to ski first or what Mt. Bike trail shouldn’t be missed.
The Crested Butte Lodge & Hostel can accommodate 49 people in 3 – private two-person rooms, 2 – private four-person rooms, 1 – five-person family room, 1 – six-person family room, 3 – four-person Bunk rooms, and 2 – six-person Bunk rooms. The Apartment’s can accommodate 6 people each for a total of 61 people in the facility. One room is handicap accessible with an accessible bath.

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