Welcome to Gunnison and Crested Butte, Colorado

A bucket-list ski destination

Dreaming of epic skiing, breathtaking views and cozy mountain towns? Make this the year you finally ski the legendary extreme terrain at Crested Butte Mountain Resort! Start planning your winter adventure to Colorado’s Gunnison Valley now.

An aerial view of a lake in the mountains surrounded by trees


Traveling to Colorado

It’s time to start planning your winter vacation to Colorado, and you probably have a lot of questions. Should you drive here, or fly into Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport? Will you rent a cozy cabin downtown or stay in a ski-in, ski-out hotel? What are the most popular things to do in Crested Butte and Gunnison? Our guide to visiting the Gunnison Valley will point you in the right direction.

Hotels and lodging

The best places to stay in Crested Butte and Gunnison

Looking for a hotel, vacation rental or cabin for your trip to Colorado? Input the dates of your trip to compare prices and amenities of lodging across the Gunnison Valley.

The founders of Shefly Apparel hang out in a van in Gunnison.

Gunnison Crested Butte Economic Development

Resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs

You’ll find the hardworking people of the Gunnison Valley everywhere you look—inside the shops downtown, out on the singletrack, and even on the chairlift. The rugged surroundings of Gunnison and Crested Butte and the memorable experiences they offer have drawn many innovators to the valley. These mountains are the perfect setting for developing an outdoor business or product. Join the budding community of outdoor industry small businesses here!

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Travel safe and leave no trace

As you explore the Gunnison Valley’s beautiful backcountry this winter, keep yourself safe and the landscape pristine. Venturing out on a backcountry ski tour? Learn more about Crested Butte’s very own avalanche forecast center. Going cross country skiing? Plan your route ahead of time to make sure you’re not traveling on trails that are closed in winter.


Need advice on things to do and places to go on your adventure to Crested Butte and Gunnison? These articles can get you started. Find tips about the best ski runs at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, winter trip itineraries and more.

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