Located in southwest Colorado Crested Butte in the Gunnison National Forest and Elke Mountain Range, it's often labeled as Colorado's last great ski town with unique characteristics and a laid back atmosphere. The historic Victorian town only has a population of about 1,700. The resort offers awesome Big mountain skiing and fewer crowds than many other resorts. It's considered an "adventure" ski destination offering an expansive and diverse array of Green (18%) and Blue (29%) groomed trails suitable for any ability type. The remainder of the resort ski trails are classified as Advanced (21%) and Expert (32%). The charming town of Crested Butte is located 3 miles from Mt. Crested Butte (ski resort).
Crested Butte has some 1,547 skiable acres and 15 lifts and 162 runs. With 300 inches of snow annually and a variety of terrain, skiers and riders will find something to suit their style. The elevation ranges from 9,375 to 12,162 feet.
Crested Butte is best known for its diverse extreme terrain with the upper parts of the mountain containing steep and rocky chutes, tree glades, bowls and cliff drops. Some of North Americas most advanced inbounds terrain is located at Crested Butte and the resort is home to various freeskiing championships. It's longest run is 2.6 miles. The resort also offers cross country skiing on the impressive 34 miles of groomed trails, or snowmobiling, tubing, horse riding, snowshoeing, and ice skating (rentals available.
Crested Butte potentially has the best cross country skiing in Colorado that meanders around the outskirts of town. The trails are groomed for both classic and skate skiing, and cater for novices up to advanced skiers. The Crested Butte area also offers backcountry skiing opportunities galore.
Slopeside Condos (ski-in/ski-out)The Plaza, which is located on ly 100 yards from the Silver Queen, which is the ski area's main lift. The Plaza is also unique for its condominium setting with hotel style services. Spacious two-bedroom suites include everything you need to be independent, while on-site check-in, a restaurant and bar, covered parking and two hot tubs provide all the benefits of a hotel. In addition, guest enjoy easy access to the Children’s Center, ski shop and various après-ski locations.
All units include fully equipped kitchens, fireplace, 2 full bathrooms in 2 bedroom, balcony, cable TV (flat screen) in living room, telephone, fax/photocopying in business center, Wi-Fi, Free Mountain Express Village shuttle, and room service.
Amenities include: Outdoor Hot Tubs (2 common), Sauna/Steam Rooms, Ski storage, Private washer/dryer, Fireplace, Covered Parking, Elevator, On-site restaurant and bar
Crested Butte Village and Town:
Mt. Crested Butte (ski resort village) and town of Crested Butte have bars & restaurants to suit a variety of budgets. Compared to many other Colorado ski resorts dining out is relatively inexpensive. The village itself as a small range of restaurant options and many of them double as bars. Mount Crested Butte restaurants include: Django's (THE place to go for dinner); Uley's cabin on the mountain; the 9,380 Prime Restaurant & Bar at the Elevation Hotel & Spa; The Avalanche Bar and Grill; and lastly for a quick breakfast check out Camp for Coffee. For "In-Town" dining check out: Lobar; the Secret Stash Pizza Restaurant; the Eastside Bistro; West End Public House; or Izzy's for brunch or lunch. For those interested in some night life check out: Dogwood Cocktail Cabin; Montanya Distillery; the Eldo (The Eldorado); the Talk of the Town; and Kochevar’s Saloon (the oldest bar in town).
We’ll fly into Gunnison with one stop. The party begins with an hour scenic ride to Crested Butte, with a stop for Wine & Spirits and groceries.
American - Austin/Dallas/Gunnison
13JAN AA1595 AUS/DFW 7:00AM 8:11AM
13JAN AA1579 DFW/GUC 10:35AM 11:56AM
20JAN AA1579 GUC/DFW 12:40PM 3:47PM
You must be a current Austin Skiers member to join a trip.
NOTE: Prices and air are subject to change
Registration will open on August 17
at 12 noon
Trip Chair: Dave Anderson
Asst. Trip Chair: Susan Moore
Full Trip Price: $1,280(includes air and lodging)
Ground Only Price: $713
Single Supplement: $500
(Ground transport from/to airport separate cost, $70 round trip or $35 one way)
3 day = $161
4 day = $208
5 day = $252
6 day = $294
Crested Butte is now on the EPIC Pass!
If you are skiing for more than 6 days at Vail or at another Austin Skier's 2019 destination like Breckenridge, Hakuba, Japan, and/or Telluride, CO you may want to consider buying an EPIC PASS.
$200 DEPOSIT PER PERSON REQUIREDMAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO AUSTIN SKIERS AND MAIL IT TO THE TRIP CHAIR. YOUR SPOT IS NOT SECURE UNTIL WE RECEIVE YOUR DEPOSIT CHECK. FULL PAYMENT IS DUE October 30, 2018
If you choose to pay the balance of your trip via credit card tell your trip chair so that an invoice can be generated via PayPal. (A 3% merchant fee will be applied.)
NOTE: Many credit cards provide free trip insurance with payment of a trip. This could save you 6% on your trip. Check with your credit card provider.