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Reviews for Crested Butte Mountain Resort
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M L Jones
I took 1/2 day private lesson from Angie and she helped me with my skiing form which helped me not to burn my thighs out. I think I am going to be able to ski several more years now. ... Full Review
They do not know how to treat teenagers...
They hand out gold fish treats with carrots and treat a 12 yr old like they are 4 yrs old .... worst ski instructors I’ve ever seen. Stand around and not teach or instruct and charge 200 dollars a day wow.... Soo if you want a day care great place. Soo want to learn to ski go to Keystone great place to have your teenagers learn how..... ... Full Review
I've skied all over, although my "home" is Tahoe. The rockies in general don't get the powder days that Tahoe does, but the powder does stay better if you can find stashes. I had a great time at Crested Butte, the town is charming, the bars are fun and the skiing is great! I seriously regret leaving after a week in CB to head to Breck.
Crested Butte is on my list of "will return" resorts. I loved it. Big time. The views along with Telluride approach the those of the Alps. Funny, I didn't realize it, but I'm wearing a Crested Butte shirt right now! lol... Full Review
This is the third straight year we've come to Crested Butte to ski. We love the resort and the town. We're hooked. Three of the five of us have learned to ski here. The instructors are tremendous. The runs are terrific. There is something for everyone regardless of skill level. The town residents and store owners/employees are friendly and welcoming. We always rent our skis and boots from Butte & Co. and I can't recommend them highly enough. Great customer service, counsel and a fun little store. #burythebutte #skicb... Full Review
As a full-time resident of Mt. Crested Butte, I hesitate to write a positive review for the the resort because we love our short lift lines! Crested Butte is not only the last great Colorado ski town, it is also one of Colorado's best kept secrets. If you like extreme skiing, there is no shortage here. The free bus that runs the three miles from the mountain to town is a great feature. The town of Crested Butte is a quaint mining town complete with the preserved historic atmosphere provided by the maintenance of the original building facades erecting during the old mining days. Best of all, the overall cost of skiing and staying in Crested Butte is still reasonable as compared to most other ski resorts. Mt. Crested Butte averages over 300 inches of snow a year, so there is typically no shortage.... Full Review
It was my fourth day at altitude from sea level.
I did one run in white light and became dizzy and sick to my stomach.
The customer service manager at the ticket office gave me a refund due to altitude sickness on my prepurchased three day pass.
Thanks crested butte. So nice to customers from sea level.... Full Review
CB is a great ski area, with wonderful snow, excellent expert terrain, and a chill non-commercial vibe. I thought the intermediate terrain was very nice as well.
The lift system is fairly modern; however there are a few T-Bars(not a big fan of them), accessing expert hike-to terrain.
The town of Crested Butte, a few miles from the mountain, oozes charm. It is not to be missed. The ski village at the mountain is relatively sleepy for a Colorado resort. I suggest the town for Apres, dining and drinking.
If you are dismayed by over-commercialization at some ski areas, Crested Butte is probably for you.... Full Review
the mountain can be skied in a day. I will say the terrain park is Awesome. but the cost to ski there is stupid. no where near worth the cost. Unfortunatly The Butte has priced a very large segment out of skiing. But, like I said the BC skiing is limitless right from town. ... Full Review
Everyone knows skiing is an expensive sport and pastime. Good snow is critical and with the exception of last year, the snow is generally at least good at Crested Butte (CB). The resort is in the center of Colorado and a ways to drive, flights are expensive, so crowds are generally not a problem. It is my favorite resort in the entire US and I have skied many. As I told a marketing person on the lift at Heavenly, "it is all about the snow." I don't care if the bar is fabulous unless the snow was outstanding. CB has the potential to have as much snow as any resort in Colorado (except maybe Wolf Creek) so I tend to ski there. ... Full Review