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Crested Butte: Outdoor Activities in the Winter

As the “last great Colorado ski town,” there is no doubt that Crested Butte is just the place for outdoor snow adventures in the state! First and foremost, there is every type of skiing imaginable here. With the magnificent peaks and perfect snow, these slopes offer skiers consistently ideal skiing.

With a home in Mt. Crested Butte, you are just minutes away from the city center of the town of Crested Butte, but closer to the slopes. Many of the resort lodges that surround the mountain passes are fully equipped with ski lifts that take you directly from the lodge to the slopes for alpine skiing and cross-country skiing.

Outdoor Activities in Crested Butte

Whether you are a seasoned pro skier as many of the visitors to Crested Butte are or you are taking your first runs as a skier, the terrain is diverse enough to suit skiers at all skill levels. For the daredevils, there is back country skiing over the highest peaks and through some of the most rugged terrain. For the beginners, there are instructors who will start you out on the least challenging slopes.

Still, not everyone comes to Crested Butte for skiing and it is not the only outdoor activity to enjoy in the winter. Besides snowboarding there are plenty of places to go ice skating, snowshoeing, sledding, dog sledding, and sleigh riding too. Or you can cozy up to a fire inside of the lodge and watch some of the best skiers and snowboarders fly down the mountain.

After a long day out on the slopes, enjoy all of the comforts of a world-class hotel with all of the trimmings at one of the resorts or try camping out for a real snow adventure. Hiking the Rocky Mountains in the winter is an adventure all of its own, though precaution and protection against the frigid cold is nothing to take lightly.

If you are prepared to rough it – or you’re in the mood to luxe it up – take your winter to a whole new level at Crested Butte! No matter what type of fun you seek, this is the best place for outdoor winter activities in Colorado. Learn more by connecting today!