Think Steep Thoughts

Crested Butte is home to the best inbounds steeps in the Lower 48.


We have the steepest cut run in North America: Rambo. When you stand on top, your stomach will drop. We have pockets of terrain with names like Body Bag, the Edge, Paradise Cliffs, and Wolf’s Lair. There is an entire collection of terrain called High Life that would be closed at almost any other ski area in the US. Here, it’s just more lines for locals to scare themselves.

As long as there is snow to cover enough of the rocks and stumps that you can pick your way down, our patrol will get it controlled and open for shredding. Come out and test yourself in Never-Never Land this winter. Just remember to think, and ski, light!

Want to read up on some of our favorite lines on the mountain? Check out our blog for posts on:

Early-Season Steeps  and  What to Ski Now

rambo on crested butte


We have nonstop flights from 5 cities this winter: Los Angeles (LAX), Chicago (ORD), Denver (DEN), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), and Houston (IAH).

We also have the best air deals for travel to Crested Butte that you’ll find anywhere.

Save up to $200 on our nonstop flights from ORD to GUC. Connecting through Chicago from New York City or Boston? Not a problem. Read the fine print on details and dates this offer is available.
We have a limited number of $200 credits for people flying round-trip on our nonstop Los Angeles Air Service. Get the full details and read the fine print.
This deal is for people who are visiting friends in Crested Butte and already have a place to stay. Book your non-stop air ticket through ORD, LAX, or IAH with us at Gunnison-Crested Butte Reservations and receive a free lift ticket* to ski at Crested Butte Mountain Resort this season. Subject to availability. Get all of the details here.

We’re the only place you can book the Gunnison Getaway. Rates start as low as $69 per person per night to ski Crested Butte and stay in Gunnison. Pair that with one of our airfare credits and you can put together a 3 day/3 night ski vacation with air, lodging, and lift tickets in the neighborhood of $300 out of LAX if your timing is right. Chicago will run you a bit more, but we can help you get the best deal.

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We partner with local businesses in the Gunnison Valley to make sure we always have the best deals available to make booking your vacation as easy as possible. Check out our deals page to see what specials we currently have available.

Crested Butte Ski Deals



funnel on crested butteSkiing/Snowboarding

CB is not really a place for the faint of heart. We’re a raw mountain. Our best lines feature exposed traverses, steep terrain, and mandatory airs. If you, like us, believe that the best kind of day includes some hiking to earn your turns, the clarity of mind and focus that only risk can bring, and that rush of adrenaline when you stick a line with no room for error, we are your place. Come shred with us.

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Your Steep Thoughts from Crested Butte

Share your stoke and your thoughts from Crested Butte this winter with the hashtag #thinksteepthoughts. We’ll feature a running feed here and we’ll use them for monthly blog round-ups. We may even throw out some schwag to our favorites. Everyone loves koozies and buffs, right?


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