The Lifestyle


Big. Open. Uncrowded.

Crested Butte, also known as the Last Great Colorado Ski Town, is a true mountain paradise. Crested Butte has done what the other Colorado mountain towns could not. We kept our small town identity and preserved our family oriented, friendly western way of life. From nordic ski races through our alleys to 4th of July parades that will blow your socks off, the Crested Butte lifestyle is unique in every way. People in casual clothes meander the sidewalks, commute on townie bikes and revel in the Colorado sunshine. A genuine sense of hospitality comes from such simple pleasures as wildflower hikes and bicycling through amazing scenery. Walk around our rustic and friendly town with its Victorian ambiance and reflections of turn-of-the-century mining life.

Crested Butte is nestled among almost two million acres of pristine wilderness in southwest Colorado. Winter sports enthusiasts know the area for its world-class alpine skiing and snowboarding at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing. Crested Butte is also a haven for outdoor summer activities. In the warmer months, visitors can choose from recreational activities such as hiking, climbing, road and mountain biking, boating, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly-fishing, camping and horseback riding. You won’t find traffic jams or even stoplights around here but, you will discover year-round family adventures throughout our stunning mountains, river valleys and healthy forests.