Looking for true Colorado with a bit of the tough stuff thrown in? Then Crested Butte is your place! This resort boasts some of the most challenging terrain in the US as well as one of the nicest western towns. Don't worry if you are a beginner.there are some great places on the mountain for you to explore! The ski school is fantastic, making this a great destination to learn advanced skills or take up snowboarding. It's a great spot for people who are seeking something a bit different and who aren't shy about tackling (or being tackled by!) harder terrain.

Eating and drinking in Crested Butte are taken as seriously as the skiing! There are a ton of great restaurants in town and the bars range from a true cowboy watering hole to a young, hip saloon. You can meander up the main street after a terrific meal and find a spot that seems to suit. Crested Butte also has a great collection of shops that are unique to the area featuring jewellery, pottery, and crafts made by local artists.

The terrain is mostly one extreme or the other - challenging or novice, with not that much in between. Intermediates are best staying just a few days as part of a two-centre. Telluride in one direction, Aspen in another, Vailor Copper in the other.

 
   
Superb snow record. Champagne powder Excellent for beginners
Terrific Old West town filled with charm
Great for extreme enthusiasts
Excellent for beginners 
Great two-centre options
 
   
Limited intermediate terrain
Long journey from the UK - very long transfer or extra flight from Denver
Dreadful modern slopeside village where most of the accommodation is situated
Surprisingly expensive for such an off the beaten trade resort
 

 

The fact that it may take that little bit extra to get there makes Crested Butte an unspoiled and adventurous destination for the UK skier. It's what every ski town wishes it was, friendly and fun with some awesome skiing to boot!

Two Centre Options: Taos, Durango, Telluride

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