One of Colorado’s largest National Historic Districts, Crested Butte offers small-town charm and a modern ski resort owned by Vail Resorts, plus great meeting facilities both in town and in Mt. Crested Butte. Known for arts and eco-appreciation, the Victorian storefronts and friendly locals make it a destination that is solidly on the must-visit map. Though it feels a world away, Crested Butte is easily accessible by the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, which offers flights from many major U.S. cities.
Skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing and general mountain town meandering are encouraged in Crested Butte. Hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, rafting, kayaking and golf at The Club at Crested Butte or Dos Rios Golf Club in nearby Gunnison are also available among many other outdoor pursuits. For groups that appreciate the cultural side of places, check out the calendar of events and exhibitions at The Center for the Arts and Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum and performances at Crested Butte Mountain Theatre.
From the large to the quaint, Crested Butte has a meeting space for you, from Elevation Hotel & Spa and the Mountaineer Square Conference Center at the ski area base to a variety of options at The Center for the Arts, such as classrooms, cozy lobbies, outdoor patios and an auditorium. Western Colorado University in Gunnison also provides extensive meeting and conference facilities.
For special events, Crested Butte has unique year-round offerings. Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, Crested Butte Arts Festival, Crested Butte Wine + Food Festival, Mt. Crested Butte Chili & Beer Festival and outdoor concert series in Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte are among fair-weather favorites. In winter, the Alley Loop Nordic Marathon, Al Johnson Memorial Uphill/Downhill Telemark Ski Race and dinner at Crested Butte Nordic Center’s yurt are highlights.
For an authentic Colorado experience, where a historic town meets a top-ranked ski resort, Crested Butte is a place filled with adventure, charm and community.