LIFE IN RESORT

You’ll get to live and play in the heart of paradise—and work with some of the friendliest coworkers in the Gunnison Valley. In fact, our guests repeatedly tell us that it’s the welcoming smiles, upbeat attitudes, and friendly vibe that bring them back to Crested Butte (in addition to the great skiing, of course). The Gunnison Valley is one of the most beautiful, unspoiled rural areas in Colorado. However, this also means it’s a bit out of the way. We think the trade-off is worth it, but make sure you are prepared to get here. The drive through the mountains is nothing short of extraordinary. Drive time from Denver is 4 hours, and just under 4 hours from Colorado Springs. 

MOUNTAIN WEATHER

 

WINTER
Temperatures can vary but average temperatures during the winter months will fluctuate between  15ºF - 38ºF.

  • Average annual snowfall: 217 inches/ 551.8 cm
  • We do offer retail discounts to employees but do come prepared with a good pair of winter gloves, boots, hats and warm layers!

SUMMER
Temperatures can vary but average temperatures during the summer months but average temperatures are mid to low 40ºF to highs of 75ºF and above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOWN OF CRESTED BUTTE

You turn the corner and our incredible valley opens before you. In the far distance are the picturesque peaks of the Paradise Divide, capped with snow or beautifully green. In front is Mount Crested Butte, rising out of the valley as a single entity, as locals call it, ‘the mother rock.’

Finally you roll into town, down the historic district on Elk Avenue, by the colorful Victorian styled storefronts. You’ll drive up to the base area, or perhaps ride an art gallery on wheels (one of the free mountain shuttles, decorated by local artists). You’ll interact with locals, you’ll engage with nature. Welcome to Crested Butte.

THINGS TO DO IN CRESTED BUTTE

Summer Activities
Who knew there is so much to do at a ski resort in the summer time? Between summer lift rides, live music, the Adventure Park or the Evolution Bike Park, you’ll never be bored with on mountain activities. Off mountain, there is even more to do, from whitewater rafting to horseback riding to backcountry adventure tours. Find your summer fun here!

Winter Activities
More snow, more fun! Explore the 1,547 acres of in-bound terrain accessed by 15 chairlifts. Crested Butte is ideal for families, with 26% beginner terrain, 57% intermediate terrain, 13% advance terrain and 3% expert terrain. When the snow is falling, what activity is calling? 

Off the slopes, the valley offers miles of Nordic skiing and snowshoeing and if you’re feeling adventurous, take a sled dog adventure with a team of experienced huskies on pristine wilderness trails.

LIFE AT CRESTED BUTTE (FAQ)

Where is Crested Butte Located

The Gunnison Valley is one of the most beautiful, unspoiled rural areas in Colorado. However, this also means it’s a bit out of the way. We think the trade-off is worth it, but make sure you are prepared to get here. The drive through the mountains is nothing short of extraordinary. Drive time from Denver is 4 hours, and just under 4 hours from Colorado Springs. 

Where am I going? How Do I get There?

Distance from major centers:

  • 30 miles/48 km north of Gunnison 
  • 230 miles/368 km southwest of Denver 
  • 90 miles/114 km northeast of Montrose 
  • 197 miles/315 km west of Colorado Springs 

Once I Am There, How Will I Get To Work

Crested Butte has free and inexpensive transportation!

  • Mountain Express Bus Service (FREE) - mtnexp.org
  • Gunnison Valley Transit Authority (FREE) - gunnisonvalleyrta.org
  • KBUT Ride Line (FREE) - kbut.org
  • Bus from Denver to Gunnison - expressarrow.com