Winter brings several beloved annual events in Gunnison and Crested Butte. These events let you experience unique aspects of the Gunnison Valley. There are tree lightings, intense backcountry ski races, a quirky costume party that doubles as cross-country ski race, ice fishing competitions and more. Plan your winter trip around a specific event or see if one is happening when you’ll be here!
Sledding is another classic winter activity. There are a few places to sled in Gunnison and Crested Butte. The practice field at Western Colorado University is a popular sledding hill in Gunnison. Crested Butte has a sledding hill just outside of town heading north to Mt. Crested Butte.