Luxury Ski Chalets Crested Butte
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Luxury Ski Holidays in Crested Butte
Located within the Gunnison National Forest and the Elk Mountain Range, Crested Butte is known as “Colorado’s Last Great Ski Town.” A stroll through downtown Crested Butte takes you past shops and restaurants housed behind beautiful late-1800s storefronts, reminiscent of the town’s mining days. The valley is also home to long-time ranching families who still graze their cattle in local pastures.
Crested Butte Mountain first opened as a ski area in 1962, with Colorado’s first gondola. Often referred to as “the wildflower capital of Colorado,” the area is now a year-round holiday destination with luxury ski chalets and endless activities on offer.
The main street, known as Elk Avenue, is filled with shops, galleries and an abundance of good bars and restaurants. Aside from skiing, visitors can enjoy a plethora of activities such as Nordic skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing, to name a few.
In summer, Crested Butte transforms into an epic mountain biking destination, with over 750 miles of trails to choose from. Whitewater rafting, kayaking and other watersports are also popular.
2 Chalets & Apartments in Crested Butte
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Scarp Ridge Lodge
Crested Butte, United States
What the Press are Saying
"Scarp Ridge Lodge is a former Croatian saloon that retains its old west façade. Inside it’s completely transformed, with an indoor saltwater pool, steam room and sauna, as well as indoor and outdoor hot tubs."
Crested Butte, United States
What the Press are Saying
"Sopris House is an 1882 structure that was formerly the Spritzer Bar, which was operated by Slovenian immigrants...There is a private “saloon” with a pool table and juke box, a private outdoor courtyard, a media room, an outdoor copper hot tub, cold plunge pool, sauna and in-room retail bar."
Luxury Chalets & Condos in Crested Butte
With four neighbourhoods in the region, there is a great deal of choice when it comes to booking a luxury chalet rental in Crested Butte. Almont is the smallest town of the four whilst lodging in Gunnison is less expensive than in the north valley. Crested Butte is the place to stay for those who like to be at the heart of the action. Three miles past Crested Butte is Mt. Crested Butte which offers slopeside lodging including ski-in/ski-out condos and luxury chalets.
Leo Trippi offers a small selection of luxury chalet rentals in Crested Butte. Situated in the heart of the town, our luxurious ski chalet Sopris House provides the perfect base for indulging in the wonderful bars, restaurants and shops of the resort. With a custom-designed snowcat taking you from your luxury ski chalet to the slopes, guests at Scarp Ridge Lodge will have over 1500 acres of ski terrain to explore during their stay in this beautiful resort.
Crested Butte Resort information
- Resort Altitude: 2774 m
- Slopes Altitude: 2744 - 3707 m
- Pistes: 114 km
- Lifts: 14
- Nearest Airport: Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (40 min)
- Beginner Slopes: 14%
- Intermediate Slopes: 25%
- Advanced Slopes: 36%
Skiing in Crested Butte
Smaller than other ski resorts in Colorado such as Vail, Aspen or Beaver Creek, Crested Butte certainly does have a small town feel but with the exception of challenging and varied terrain.With its higher proportion of advanced and intermediate slopes Crested Butte is not well known for being particularly beginner friendly. But don’t let this put you off, as due to the resort's reputation for advanced skiing, many of the beginner slopes are far less crowded allowing you to practise those turns run after run.
Crested Butte really comes into its own for intermediate and advanced skiiers. The resort's longest run, the trail from Peak to Treasury, is just over 2.5 miles from start to finish giving intermediate skiers a great challenge to complete it without stopping by the end of the week. Advanced riders will love the technical skiing that Crested Butte offers. Ffrom chutes to tight tree runs and cliff drops, Crested Butee’s terrain is legendary. For those really looking for a challenge, try the iconic “headwall “ run. This Black Diamond run is sure to get the blood flowing to your legs by the time you reach the bottom.
The Best Bars & Restaurants in Crested Butte
Considering its size, you may be surprised to find a wide variety of fine and casual dining options in Crested Butte.
If it is fine dining you are after, then look no further than Soupçon. Offering only a five-course tasting menu, this French/American bistro will guide you through a taste exploration of local ingredients paired perfectly with outstanding French and Italian wine. For something a little different, Sunflower offers a unique farm-to-table experience of simple clean refreshing dishes, promising to “nourish the body, mind and soul”.
For a more casual dining experience, try the Wooden Nickel, a traditional tavern dating back to 1880 in keeping with this mining town’s rich past. You will find a classic selection of hearty meals and a great selection of local beers and cocktails. For a break from the American classics, head to Pitas in Paradise; a Greek/Mediterranean restaurant serving meze and pitas alongside a wide selection of local beers.
If you don’t want the evening to end, then head to Princess Wine Bar for a selection of delicious wines and cocktails alongside live music. Other great options for a late night drink are The Eldo and The Dogwood.
How to have the perfect luxury ski holiday in Crested Butte
- Enjoy a hearty breakfast in your luxury chalet or apartment in Crested Butte before heading out onto the slopes
- Steer clear of the crowds on a private cat skiing tour and ski run after run of untouched powder.
- Stop off at Princess Wine Bar for a well earned drink accompanied by live music
- Head to Soupçon for an unforgettable French / American tasting menu
- If you don’t want the evening to end, finish the day in style with a cocktail at the Dogwood.
Location & Map
Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (23 km) is the closest airport to the resort with a transfer time of around 40 minutes. Montrose Regional Airport is another option with a drive time of around 2 hours. The nearest international airport is Denver, around a 4.5 hour drive from the resort.