Crested Butte is one of Colorado’s largest National Historical Districts and is minutes away from the resort. Hop the free bus downtown to explore the many shops located within the town, many of them on the iconic Elk Avenue. Enjoy the antique lamp lights bathing the town in a warm golden glow. With the Victorian storefronts painted fun colors, there is a small-town quirky feel. Visit the Wildflower or Elevation Spas to work those kinks out. Stop at the Eldo Bar (A sunny place for Shady People) or the Princess Wine bar for adult beverages.
Crested Butte has more gourmet restaurants than other towns their size and the diversity will tempt the palate of even the pickiest of eaters. Want homemade comfort food? Check! Burritos? Check! Steak? Without a doubt! Even a traditional French restaurant.
Resort Facts and Information:
This modern resort, boasting state-of the-art services, amenities, and acres and acres of skiing for every level of skier. At 12,170 feet above sea level, Crested Butte’s mountain is known for a place where anyone can find the right challenge. QuickStart Beginner programs, intermediate bowls and glades or the double-black diamond Extreme Limits. The resort boasts of 16 lifts serving the 1,547 acres of skiable terrain and offers 121 different runs on an average base of over 300 inches per year. The breakdown is 23% beginner (Green Runs), 57% Intermediate (Blue Runs) and 20% Advanced/Expert runs. The longest run at 2.6 miles is Peak to Treasury. Wanting to try a little extreme skiing? Crested Butte has attracted the US Extreme Skiing Championships and the X Games due to having a large amount of extreme skiing terrain.
If it can be done on snow, it can be done at Crested Butte. The ski resort and surrounding areas offer Alpine skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing and also has a treasure chest of fun for winter adventurers. Backcountry skiing is some of the best in Colorado. Not skiing every day or don’t ski? No worries, there is snowshoeing, ice skating, snowmobiling, horseback riding and even a sleigh ride with dinner.
Love, Love, LOVE the Plaza for its convenient location! Only 100 yards from the Silver Queen Life (the resort’s main lift). LSS will be staying in 2-bedroom condos for our trip. Amenities include: onsite restaurant and bar, covered parking, daily housekeeping, 2 hot tubs, sauna, Internet Access, elevator, each unit has a Washer & Dryer, balcony, fireplace and a full kitchen.
Don't forget the free shuttle buses that run every 15 minutes to downtown (6 stops) from 7:10 am to midnight. The ride is a mere 6-8 minutes to your destination. Staying out later? You can grab a taxi for just $5.00.