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Recent Honors

We think Crested Butte is something special and so do these publications and people.  Check out what they say about Crested Butte to get a feel for what Crested Butte is all about. 

Current Accolades

5280 Magazine Editor's Choice for Best Ski Resort in "Top of the Town 2017: Sports, Fitness & Outdoors" (2017)

Recognized as one of the 20 Best Mountain Towns in America by Men's Journal (2017)

National Geographic named Crested Butte the #2 Best Mountain Bike Town in America (2017)

Ranked #1 by Singletracks for "The Top 5 Mountain Bike Destinations in Colorado" (2017)

Best Ski/Snowboard Resort in Elevation Outdoors Best of the Rockies (2017)

Best Inbounds Ski/Snowboard Terrain in Elevation Outdoors Best of the Rockies (2017)

Singletracks named Crested Butte mountain biking capital of Colorado (2016)

Best Ski/Snowboard Resort in Elevation Outdoors Best of the Rockies (2016)

10 Best Travel Awards for Best Ski Town by USA Today (February 2016) 

Ranked as one of the top 10 ski towns in the West, and ranked as ski town with "Most Charm" by MSN Travel (2016)

TripAdvisor named Crested Butte a top Summer Affordable Vacation Destination (July 2015)

Expedia named Crested Butte the #2 America's most comfortable cities (August 2015)

Traveller’s (Australia) ranked Crested Butte Mountain Resort #13 out of 100 top travel destinations (June 2015)

MSN named Crested Butte #34 of 40 Best Ski Resorts in North America

Traveler Readers Choice Awards named Crested Butte Mountain Resort #14 in America’s Best Ski Resorts Category by Conde Nast Traveler (2015)

SKI Magazine ranked Crested Butte #28 for Overall North American Ski Resorts (Fall 2015)

MTBParks ranked the Evolution Bike Park at Crested Butte as Top 5 Bike Parks in the Rocky Mountains

MTBParks Rider’s Choice Awards Best Bike Parks in North America ranked Evolution Bike Park as #4 in Rocky Mountain Region

OntheSnow.com ranked Evolution Bike Park as a top lift served bike park

Travel Agent Central named Crested Butte top 5 Colorado Ski Resorts to visit for summer

Powder Magazine was Reader’s Choice for #1 Ski Town in North America (December 2014)

BudLight held the first WhateverUSA in Crested Butte (Fall 2014)

One Liners

“Crested Butte is possibly the first place I’ve skied where I felt like I was skiing the mountain instead of just a ski run…” - Elaine Schoch, Carpetravel.com

“The mountain, with all of its untamed steeps, has the same out-in-the-wilderness feel. But you don’t have to be an expert skier to have a wilderness experience in Crested Butte.” – Chryss Cada, Denver Post

“Crested Butte is one of those rare places that never feels like a place you’ve travelled to, but rather a place where you’ve come to. It’s a place that always feels like an escape. Especially if you like skiing.” – Christopher Cogley, Elevation Outdoors

“Out of the 1,547 acres of terrain, there are numerous bowls, chutes, glades and cliffs, but half of Crested Butte’s terrain suits beginners and intermediates. This variety creates a snow sports enthusiast’s playground for all ages.” – Krista Crabtree, Onthesnow.com

“Truth be told, maybe the best part of our family adventure in Crested Butte is that we got to act like kids- with our kids.” – Krista Crabtree, Onthesnow.com

“It may be a little harder to get to than some of Colorado’s fancier resorts, but Crested Butte rewards its visitors with sensational snow, surroundings and service.” – Sophie Nicolson, The Scotsman Magazine

“Crested Butte feels genuinely friendly, engaged and hugely interested in its visitors.” - Sophie Nicolson, The Scotsman Magazine

“If you’re looking for something with a bit more soul, a ski town with authenticity and powder in spades, then Crested Butte delivers on all fronts. Is it the last great Colorado Ski Town? Quite possibly. Is it my favorite mountain town on the planet? Definitely.” – Sophie Nicolson, The Scotsman Magazine

“Despite the relatively small size of ‘CB’ (1,547 acres) compared to Europe’s mega-resorts, the two days I had there left me feeling I’d barely scratched the surface of what’s available- and this was my second visit.” - Alf Alderson, Mpora

“Every interaction we had with Crested Butte Mountain Staff was excellent. This crew is down to earth, friendly, and eager to help you have some safe fun on the slopes. From the jovial ski rental guys that outfitted my family with gear; to the helpful lift operators, who’d slow the chair down for my kids to get off; to the genial guy at the courtesy water, tissue, and sunscreen station in the Red Lady base area. They love living and working in Crested Butte, and they want you to love it, too.” – Tami Mittan, Travelingmom.com 

“The most badass inbounds terrain anywhere.” – Megan Barber, Ski Magazine Resort Guide

“Friendly old Western town that prioritizes skiing over spas.” – Megan Barber, Ski Magazine Resort Guide

“If any ski town has maintained its identity, funkiness, and approachability, it’s Crested Butte.”  – Megan Barber, Ski Magazine Resort Guide

 “My comfort zone is as a mid-level skier, and it’s because of this that I’ve found my true home at Crested Butte.  The trails are long and varied, with 67% of the mountain being Blue (intermediate level).”  – Tami Mittan, Travlingmom.com

“With its Old West character, lack of pretension and only modest commercialism Crested Butte is a refreshing change from Colorado’s big name resorts. True, it’s somewhat harder get to- you can fly into nearby Gunnison or make the long drive from Denver- but you’re also rewarded with the magnificent scenery.” – Brian Johnston, Herald Sun

“Half the runs suit intermediate skiers, the rest are divided between green (easy) and black (difficult) trails. Yet despite the variety, the mountain has a much more manageable scale than Vail or Aspen. Family and friends can ski at their own levels and still meet up for lunch or on-slope drinks.  Advanced skiers will be grinning like a wolf in a chicken coop. True, Wyoming’s Jackson Hole is better- known for challenging skiing and has a greater vertical drop, but it just doesn’t compare to Crested Butte for aspect and variety.” - Brian Johnston, Herald Sun