Bring your Colorado ski trip dreams to life in Crested Butte

Ski the legendary terrain, explore Colorado’s coolest towns

Crested Butte is a place steeped in legend. From the famous extreme terrain of the ski area to the picturesque historic downtown district, Crested Butte is an adventurous destination in one of the most beautiful corners of Colorado. This winter, make your dream trip a reality. Start planning your trip to Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley now!

Fly from Denver

Skip the drive and save time by flying straight to Gunnison-Crested Butte

For less time traveling and more time on the slopes, skip the four-hour drive from Denver. Catch the convenient United nonstop flight from Denver to Gunnison-Crested Butte Airport instead! Daily flights are available.

A woman skiing extreme terrain on a sunny winter day in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Fly from Texas

Nonstop flights from Houston and Dallas to GUC

Save time with convenient, nonstop flights from Texas to Gunnison-Crested Butte Airport this winter. Fly from Houston or Dallas.

Learn more about JSX’s hop-on jet service

Snow-covered hotels sit upon a steep hill with large mountains in the background, in the town of Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado.


There is a wide range of hotels and vacation rentals in the Gunnison Valley, from slopeside condos to cozy cabins. Use our search tool to find the perfect place to stay. Filter by date, location, and amenities.

Snow-covered hotels line a winding road through Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado.

Lift tickets and season passes at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Crested Butte is now on the Epic Pass! Day passes are also available. The earlier you buy, the more you save!

Colorado’s coolest mountain towns

Après-ski in Crested Butte and Gunnison

Come for the skiing; stay for the towns. Crested Butte is a quirky alpine hamlet full of unique restaurants and eclectic shops. Gunnison, located 28 miles south, is a vibrant college town with a laid-back downtown business district. 

A large Christmas tree in the middle of a downtown street
Nordic skiing in the Rocky Mountains in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Cross-country skiing in Crested Butte and Gunnison

Scenic trails, easy access

Cross-country skiing (also called Nordic skiing) is a way to enjoy the Gunnison Valley’s stunning mountain scenery while getting a great workout. Groomed trails are easily accessible from downtown Crested Butte.

Take care of yourself.

Crested Butte Avalanche Center

Did you know Crested Butte is home to its very own avalanche forecast center? Take advantage of this unique resource before heading out into the backcountry this winter.

Three backcountry skiers skin through aspen trees in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Take care of the mountains.

Winter vs. summer trail use

Some of your favorite summer trails in Crested Butte close during winter. Please stick to open trails, and stay out of closed areas. 

Mountain Sports at Western Colorado University

Study and shred

Follow your passion for outdoor sports while pursuing your academic studies at Western Colorado University in Gunnison. Western’s Mountain Sports program offers students the opportunity to travel and compete in alpine skiing, mountain biking, trail running or many other sports.

A man works at his computer at a sunny window with mountains outside.

Working remotely during your trip?

Gunnison Coworking Space

Looking for a spot with fast internet where you can work remotely during your trip? Check out the ICELab, located on the beautiful campus of Western Colorado University in Gunnison. The ICELab is also the hub of Gunnison County’s vibrant outdoor-focused business and entrepreneurial community.

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