There are only a handful of places left that can consider themselves a true Colorado ski town and Crested Butte is proud to be one of them. Crested Butte is nestled among almost two million acres of pristine wilderness in southwest Colorado. Winter sports enthusiasts know the area well for its world-class alpine skiing and snowboarding at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing. The Crested Butte area is also a haven for outdoor summer activities where in the warmer months visitors can choose from recreational activities such as hiking, climbing, mountain biking, boating, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly-fishing, camping and horseback riding.
Crested Butte still enjoys its lovable small town charm and plethora of exciting attractions. Aside from the obvious outdoor activities, visitors enjoy distinctive restaurants, unique shops and stimulating cultural opportunities year-round, and have a wide range of lodging options from rustic inns to guest cabins and bed-and-breakfasts to full-service resort hotels. Recognized as the "Official Wildflower Capital of Colorado" by the Colorado Legislature, Crested Butte is the site of rich mining, ranching and skiing heritage and home to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and Crested Butte Academy, a private college preparatory boarding and day school with special emphasis on world-class alpine, snowboarding and high altitude distance running programs.
When push comes to shove, Crested Butte is very loyal to its natural roots. Without the amazing nature surrounding this place, it would be only another dot on a map. However, the local culture has long been an advocate of preservation; keeping the amazing natural environment and warm, lively mountain culture is something at the forefront of what it means to live in or visit Crested Butte. This magical combination of natural environment, local flare and development that has kept deep roots with the local culture truly make it easy to understand why this is one of Colorado's last great ski towns.