Drop into Winter in the Gunnison Valley

Snow has already begun to fall here in the Colorado mountains, and we’re getting geared up for winter. It’s time to start planning your 2020 ski vacation to Crested Butte. Come experience world-class downhill skiing and many other socially distant outdoor activities in our scenic mountain towns. We’ve got lots of affordable lodging options and great restaurants, too. With direct flights to Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) from Houston, Dallas and Denver, getting here has never been easier.

Skiing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Opening day of the winter 2020-21 ski season at Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. CBMR combines small-town charm with big-mountain skiing for a unique experience you’ll never forget. Ski or ride the extreme terrain Crested Butte is famous for! Access the resort with your Epic Pass, or purchase lift tickets online. More information is available on CBMR’s website.


From Gunnison to Mt. Crested Butte, the valley offers a wide array of lodging options. From quaint riverside cabins to slopeside condos, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for on our Lodging page.

Gunnison and Crested Butte COVID-19 Health Regulations

While the Gunnison Valley might be an escape from certain realities, COVID-19 is not one of them. The pandemic has impacted our community greatly—and remains prevalent throughout Gunnison County. We ask that you work with us to stop the spread of the virus. Here’s what to expect—and what’s expected of you—during your time in the Gunnison Valley:

  • Mask mandate
  • Social distancing
  • Hand washing and heightened hygiene

Click here for more details.

For more information on the coronavirus in Gunnison County, visit covid19.gunnisoncounty.org.


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