Winter Activities

Winter activities in Crested Butte are endless with many options including skiing and snowboarding, backcountry exploring, and even fat biking! See all the things to do in Crested Butte.

Skiing and Snowboarding Crested Butte:
With terrain for beginners to experts and everyone in-between there are groomed trails, cliffs or chutes to get the best out of skiing and riding Crested Butte! The mountain offers over 1,500 acres of skiable terrain with 121 trails and 15 operating lifts. Crested Butte Mountain Resort receives about 300 inches of snowfall each year. It is safe to say, there is fun for everyone from adults to kids!

Cross-Country Skiing:
Not feeling the slopes? Cross-Country skiing in Crested Butte provides you with a different opportunity to see and explore the mountain like no other. There are many cross-country skiing trails great for beginners to advanced skiers. The Crested Butte Nordic Center maintains around 55 milometers of groom trails. The Crested Butte Nordic Center also offers weekly clinics, lessons, and guided tours of the trails around town.
Fat Biking:
Did you know biking is possible in the winter? Well it is, with the use of a fat bike. This newer sport has become more popular in the recent years. Crested Butte even now how the Fat Bike World Championships. There are many trails with fat bike access. Try something new this winter by Fat Biking in Crested Butte. Get a fat bike rental from The Alpineer.
Snowmobiling:
Snowmobiling in Crested Butte will be an experience you won’t forget! Take in scenic views of the backcountry in Crested Butte or maybe head out on a sled to ski the backcountry. This can be a great activity to enjoy with friends or something that is an adventure for the whole family. Take guided snowmobile tours in Crested Butte for either half-day or full-day trips. Be sure not to forget the camera as the views are worth capturing! Check out our recommendations for snowmobiling here.
Snowshoeing:
Explore the mountain by snowshoeing in Crested Butte. There is no need to be an expert and it is a great activity for the whole family. Take more of a leisurely walk on snowshoes or get a more intense workout on harder trails or in the backcountry. Snowshoeing allows for scenic views and a great time to be had by all. Guided snowshoe tours are offered from the Crested Butte Nordic Center.

Crested Butte Adventure Park:

The Crested Butte Adventure Park is a favorite amongst kids and families. Enjoy activities such tubing, bungee trampolines, and mini golf. The park is open year-round and located at the base. If the kids get tired of skiing, reenergize them with a trip to the adventure park.