Skiing is not the only thing for free in Colorado’s heritage mountain town loved by locals and visitors alike. Crested Butte in Gunnison County, is known as ‘the last great Colorado ski town’ and serves up mountain soul for breakfast with a side order of 923 metres of vertical across 626 hectares of skiable terrain. Once you’ve experienced Crested Butte’s powder, local life and old mining town you’ll come back year after year.
Skiing for free is just a bonus.
Ski for free
Book a seven night stay at Crested Butte with Ski Max and get a seven day ski pass for free. Yes, you read that right, nix, niente, zero dollars.
Free Mountain Tours
Want the inside track to Crested Butte Mountain? Then join a free two hour daily mountain tour with a local skier or boarder and get to know the lifts, trails and runs so you can navigate the mountain like a pro on your own. Families welcome.
The Mountain Express shuttle is legendary in these parts. Jump on board and meet your fellow skiers and boarders as you shuttle between downtown and the mountain town at the resort. Heading out for apres? The bus runs late.
Free Slopeside Ski Valet
Stay at a Crested Butte Mountain Resort Property (The Grand Lodge, Lodge at Mountaineer Square and The Plaza) and receive free slope side ski valet so you don’t have to carry your skis.
Free Ice Skating
Head to the Crested Butte Nordic Centre and throw yourself around the ice rink for free. Channel your inner Torvill and Dean and swan around on ice from December to March. Skating access is free though you’ll need to rent or bring your own skates.
Free Nordic Skiing
Got kids 17 or younger? Well lucky kids, they don’t have to pay to Nordic Ski at the Crested Butte Nordic Centre. Kids Nordic Ski Passes and Nordic rental are free so they can fully enjoy the 55 kilometers of trails accessible from down town.
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