Crested Butte is named Best Mid-sized Ski Town in Colorado
The recent edition of Elevation Outdoors Magazine features Colorado Ski Towns – and Crested Butte is named Best Mid-sized Ski Town. There are few who would argue with Crested Butte being on this list – and a winner. From first time visitors, to second-home owners, and those of us who live here full-time we all know that this is a great place. We have Paradise Divide, Paradise Lift, the Paradise Bowl, Paradise Warming-Hut, and a restaurant in town named Paradise Cafe. It is true -Winter or Summer, this is Paradise. A great skiing experience with a cool, funky mountain town, historic downtown, a great place to create memories with family and friends, and there are activities and events happening nearly every week of the year.
Oh and did I mention that there is a former olympic skier who lives here and teaches lessons here – Wendy Fisher, and a potential future olympic skier who grew up here who is competing in the half pipe competition at the X-Games this weekend – Aaron Blunk – see interview with Aaron. That is cool.
See the Elevation Outdoors Cover Photo and excerpt from the Article Below – and see the link to the full article as well.
Best Mid-sized Town
Crested Butte/Mount Crested Butte, pop. 1,487/801
Is it really any surprise that Crested Butte won out here? This place is one of the few real ski towns left. We did include Mount Crested Butte in the vote, which must have horrified some in-town locals, but really the two sides of this coin make up the beautiful dichotomy that is the Butte.
The Local Hill Crested Butte Mountain Resort is a proving ground. The mountain appeals to families from Texas and has a fantastic ski school. But it’s also home to some of the most butt-puckering extreme terrain around—without calling too much attention to itself. The snow can be epic or… well you make the most of what you get.
The Vibe Funky with a flair for achieving something. The place brought back the telemark turn and heralded in the 29er.
Make It Here You must be determined to ski and bike to carve out a living in Crested Butte. A lot of people head down to Gunnison for a living. But self-motivated entrepreneurs will thrive here.
Reader Thoughts “It is the best because the town is real, the locals are genuine and the mountain offers the best lift served terrain in Colorado. Period.”
Local Thoughts “My favorite thing about Crested Butte is that it’s a mountain town—which is like a ski town, but better. Sure there is killer riding here, some of the best inbounds terrain in the state is right out the front door and the backcountry spans many miles beyond that. But it’s the lifestyle, the sense of community and mountain culture that’s been evolving here since the 1880’s that puts our town over the top,” says Mike Horn the editor of StokeLab.com and Kronicle magazine, who moved here from Massachusetts and never looked back.
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This is another reason that Crested Butte has been called “Colorado’s last great ski town”, and a part of the charm of Crested Butte for visitors, locals and second homeowners.
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