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Recreation Guide

Crested Butte and Gunnison

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Winter Recreation

Crested Butte Nordic Center

The Crested Butte Nordic Center is a full-service cross-country ski center providing professional lessons and complete rental packages for skate and classical skiing, as well as ice skating, snowshoeing, and sledding. The Nordic Center maintains more than 50 kilometers of groomed trails via three trailheads, around the scenic outskirts of Crested Butte a quaint Victorian mining town and National Historic District. Our trails, groomed for both classic and skate skiing, can accommodate all ability levels – novice to advanced.

Crested Butte Nordic Website

Trail Report

Ice Skating Info

Crested Butte Nordic Center

Benson Sotheby’s International Realty is a proud sponsor of Crested Butte Nordic

Gunnison Nordic

The goal of Gunnison Nordic is to provide high-quality groomed cross-country trails close to the City of Gunnison and to sponsor events and activities that promote Nordic skiing in the area.

Gunnison Nordic Website

Trail Report

Gunnison Nordic

Crested Butte Avalanche Center

Crested Butte Avalanche Center

The CB Avalanche Center’s sole purpose is to provide valuable and needed information and support to the community and neighboring towns. Volunteers and forecasters of the Center will observe, record, and report daily weather, snow pack and avalanche activity and provide regularly updated avalanche danger ratings accessible to anyone interested via telephone, internet, radio, and paper postings. The overall educational purpose of the CB Avalanche Center is to provide necessary daily information that prevents deaths and injuries due to the natural and triggered occurrence of avalanches in the backcountry.

Crested Butte Avalanche Center Website

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Positive change abounds and excitement surrounds the upcoming season – new programs, fresh faces, and most of all Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s commitment to their friends that keep coming back for more. Here, you will be inspired by Colorado’s True Colors and revel in a sense of freedom and distinction that begins with your arrival in Crested Butte.  After getting here, adventure is limitless and we implore you to be inspired by your passion.

Highlights of the coming season include travel incentives for visitors to our beautiful valley as well as bold new directions for CBMR.  But as change occurs, we maintain a profound respect for what has made Crested Butte “Colorado’s Last Great Ski Town.” It is exactly that spirited nature, commitment to preservation and dedicated community that makes Crested Butte the perfect destination for anyone wanting to break out of the typical.

Crested Butte Mountain Resort Website

Trail Report

Web Cams

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Scarp’s Ridge Lodge by Eleven

A stay at Scarp Ridge Lodge is the ultimate Rocky Mountain adventure. Our lodge, located in historic downtown Crested Butte, is named after the slopes of the 12,000 ft high Scarp Ridge. It’s an intimate home away from home that comes with its own personal chef and team of world class guides to take you on adventures in the surrounding wilderness. Join us for private snowcat skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, river rafting, fly fishing and much more.

Scarp’s Ridge Lodge Website

Scarps Ridge Lodge Crested Butte

Irwin Guides

Irwin Guides is an International Guiding Company that creates custom-designed guided experiences that leave our guests touched by profound moments of accomplishment in spectacular natural environments.

We want people to lead happier, more fulfilled lives. While this means something different to everyone, we believe that strengthening bonds between family and friends, creating a deeper connection to nature and building skills so that our guests can pursue their outdoor passions are all good ways to refocus on what is truly important.

By placing exceptional focus on our clients, hiring the most qualified and enthusiastic guides, providing the perfect mix of fun, excitement and the chance to push personal limits in a safe environment, Irwin Guides is setting the standard in the world of adventure sports and creating remarkable experiences for our guests. Even years after their first adventure with Irwin Guides these experiences serve to inspire our guests to be their best, step outside their comfort zone and continue exploring.

Irwin Guides Website

Irwin Guides

Summer Recreation

Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association

The Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association is celebrating its 32nd season! We are an all volunteer, non-profit 501C3 organization dedicated to the access, building and maintenance of mountain bike trails in Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley in Colorado.Each summer we organize several work days in conjunction with the Forest Service and BLM, building new trails and maintaining all the classic trails that so many locals and visitors love to ride. Become an integral part of mountain biking in Crested Butte by joining our club or showing up to help out on a trail workday.

Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association

Trail Report

Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association

 

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