Working Remotely from Gunnison or Crested Butte

Gunnison and Crested Butte are quickly becoming recognized as some of the best places to work remotely. If you’re looking for a high quality of life and economic advantages, look no further than the Gunnison Valley.

More People Working From Home Due to Pandemic

In 2020, everyone’s job has changed to some degree. It is now common for employees to work remotely or work from home, rather than going into a physical workplace. This has given many people much more flexibility on where they can live. The Gunnison Valley, which is a hub of world-class outdoor recreation and great economic opportunities, is quickly becoming recognized as one of the best places to work remotely. Visit the ICELab website for more information about the benefits of living and working in Crested Butte or Gunnison.

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Crested Butte and Gunnison are the Perfect Places for Business

The cost of living in the Gunnison Valley is lower than similar mountain valleys in Colorado. There is also lots of room for growth economically. Graduates of Western Colorado University (located in Gunnison) provide excellent candidates for both internships and full-time jobs. Learn more about major economic drivers in Gunnison and Crested Butte.

Small-Town Colorado Charm

Whether you choose to live in Gunnison, Crested Butte, or anywhere in between, you’ll enjoy the intimacy of small-town life. With fewer than 20,000 full-time residents in the entire county, you’ll get to know your neighbors and see friendly faces everywhere you go. Family-owned businesses are very common here, giving the area a unique charm. With low crime and great schools, it’s an ideal place to raise a family. Learn more about our community values.

Photo of the back of a mountain biker as he rides on a trail through the wildflowers in summer. In the background are the mountains north of Crested Butte.

Recreational Opportunities in the Gunnison Valley

Over 78% of Gunnison County is public land, so there’s something fun to do outside every season. In the winter, enjoy world-class lift-served skiing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, cross-country skiing at Crested Butte Nordic, or backcountry skiing. In the spring, ride at Hartman Rocks or kayak the creeks and rivers. Summer provides opportunities for hiking, running, ATV touring, fishing and boating. The aspen leaves put on a stunning show in the fall. If you enjoy being outside, you’ll love it here. With over 750 miles of trail to explore, you won’t get bored anytime soon.


Living in Gunnison, Colorado

With a year-round population of 6,600, Gunnison is both the largest city and the county seat of Gunnison County. Gunnison Valley Health Hospital and Western Colorado University are both located here. Downtown Gunnison, which is home to restaurants, bike shops and retail stores, is growing quickly. There are two large grocery stores. Hartman Rocks Recreation Area is only five miles away. The Gunnison River flows through the west side of the city.

Living in Crested Butte, Colorado

Fewer than 2,000 people live in Crested Butte full-time, but thousands of part-time residents and visitors make the population seem higher, especially during the busy summer and winter tourism seasons. Elk Avenue is the downtown hub of restaurants, bars, retail shops and other businesses. There’s always a fun event happening in Crested Butte, whether it’s a festival, a parade or a race. Four miles north is Mount Crested Butte, home of Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Situated at 8900 feet elevation, the town of Crested Butte is surrounded by towering peaks and bordered on every side by public lands. Enjoy world-class hiking, mountain biking and skiing right out your back door.

Photo of brightly painted building on the main street in Crested Butte in winter. Crested Butte (the mountain) is in the background.

Learn More about Relocating to Gunnison or Crested Butte

The ICELab can answer any of your questions about moving your life or your business to the Gunnison Valley. Visit the ICELab’s remote working information page, or contact ICELab director David Assad at [email protected] for more information.

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