Crested Butte Mountain Resort – Winter Fast Facts

Dates and Hours
2019-20 Season: November 25, 2019 to April 12, 2020
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Base Elevation: 9,375 ft.
Summit Elevation: 12,162 ft.
Vertical Rise, Lift-Served: 2,775 ft.
Vertical Rise, with Peak Hike: 3,062 ft.
Average Annual Snowfall: 234 inches
Total Skiable Acres: 1,547 acres
Acres of Snowmaking: 300 acres
Acres of Grooming: Approximately 300 acres nightly
Trail Classification
Conventional Trails: 121                                                          
  • 26% beginner                                
  • 57% intermediate                                   
  • 14% advanced                                     
  • 3% expert
Extreme Limits Terrain: 542 acres of in-bounds, double-black-diamond terrain
Longest Run: 2.6 miles (Peak to Treasury)
Number of Lifts: 14 Total
  • 4 high-speed detachable quad chairs
  • 2 fixed grip quad
  • 2 triple chairs
  • 1 double chair
  • 2 surface lifts
  • 3 Magic Carpets

Lift Capacity: 20,020 people/hour
Location & Getting Here
Crested Butte is located in southwest Colorado, within the Gunnison National Forest and the Elk Mountain Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The resort lies in the town of Mt. Crested Butte three miles from the town of Crested Butte, one of Colorado's largest National Historic Districts originally settled in the 1880s as a mining supply camp.
Crested Butte sits approximately 4 hours southwest of Denver, and just under 4 hours to the west of Colorado Springs. The easiest way to get to Crested Butte is via the Gunnison/Crested Butte Airport (GUC), located just 30 minutes from Crested Butte. Convenient connections are available through American Airlines and United Airlines from more than 150 cities across the U.S.
2019-20 GUC Winter Airline Schedule
About Crested Butte
Nestled in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Crested Butte is committed to preserving the pristine landscape and mountain lifestyle. With vibrant Victorian store fronts and expressive local characters, the small historic town remains true to its heritage and radiates an unparalleled welcoming and inviting spirit that celebrates a simpler life and time. Thanks to a widely diverse landscape, outdoor enthusiasts of all levels will find a new challenge with each visit. From world-class mountain biking, to legendary skiing and snowboarding, to a secluded fly-fishing experience, Crested Butte is one of Colorado’s best-kept secrets.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) features some of the best inbounds terrain in North America. The resort’s Extreme Limits Terrain features 542 acres of inbounds expert terrain accessed by two T-bars. In addition to the Extreme Limits, CBMR is known for its “naturally divided terrain,” including the rolling beginner runs from the Red Lady Express Lift; the long, cruising intermediate runs in Paradise and East River; to the steep mogul and groomed runs accessed by the Silver Queen Express Lift.