Facilities & Services


Facilities & Services

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Crested Butte Ski Resort Facilities

The Crested Butte ski resort has one base area and most of the facilities and services are located in this hub in the Treasury Center, the Adventure Center of Mountaineer Square, and the Whetstone Building.

Ski and snowboard storage is provided slopeside at The Outpost, and the Treasury Center also has overnight lockers but they charge a lot for the privilege.

Crested Butte Ski Rentals and Repairs

The Crested Butte Mountain Resort equipment rental shop is a large slope-side outlet that rents out recreational and demo ski and snowboard gear as well as snowshoes. Overnight equipment storage at the Outpost is included. The rates for recreational and demo packages for adults and children are significant cheaper than equipment rentals at some of the big name Colorado ski resorts such as Aspen, Vail, and Beaver Creek.

Another Crested Butte ski rental shop is Flatiron Sports which is also conveniently located in the Treasury Building right near the slopes. As with the resort owned shop (above), they have a huge range of rental gear and offer free overnight storage. The main difference is that you’re likely to get better service and attention to detail at Flatiron Sports, and they pride themselves on their award winning ski and snowboard repair service, so you know the equipment is well maintained. From a price perspective, the recreational ski packages at Flatiron Sports are cheaper than the resort owned shop, and the ski demo and snowboard packages are a fraction more expensive.

Flatiron Sports is also a very good spot to go for repairs, tuning and waxing. Prices are very reasonable and the staff have a lot of experience in this field.

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Crested Butte Child Care

Camp CB located slopeside in the Whetsone Building is the mecca for kids. The nursery provides child care for ages 2 months to 3 years for the full day, half day or by the hour. For children aged 30 months to 3 years, there’s the option of adding an on-snow experience with a one hour private ski lesson. Reservations are required.

Rates for child care are a little cheaper than at some of the high profile Colorado ski resorts such as Beaver Creek, Vail and Aspen.

Crested Butte Ski & Ride School

Camp CB is also home to the kids ski school which offers various ski lesson programs for children ages 3 and up. A specific snowboard program, Mini Riders, is run for ages 5 and 6 and has tuition with a ratio of 1:2 (instructor to participants).

Kids’ lessons run for the full day and include lunch. Rates are towards the high end for the USA, but at least they’re cheaper than lessons at Beaver Creek or Vail.

A teens’ program (ages 15-17) is offered during peak parts of the season, which can include park and pipe tuition and double black terrain.

A first-timer package is offered for adults that includes an all day group lesson and a lift ticket. Adult group lessons for levels 2 to 7 are either 2.5 hours or 6 hours (with one hour off for lunch).

Considering the extreme terrain that Crested Butte is renowned for, the ski and ride school also offers “Extremes with Ease”, a unique package for levels 8 and 9 that heads into the double black areas. The ski school also provides in-bounds guiding for extreme riding off the High Lift and in the North Face area.

Private lessons are offered in all day, half day, or two hour formats.

Eating On Mountain

Uley’s Cabin is an upscale restaurant located near the base of the Twister lift, serving up beautiful gourmet meals for lunch and lovely wines. The rustic chic setting is just gorgeous, so if you’re sans kids, this is a must do whilst at Crested Butte. Reservations are advisable. You can also have an après drink at the ice bar at Uley’s Cabin. It’s not a “real” ice bar, but rather just an outdoor area that has large ice blocks sitting on top of the bar. Nonetheless this can be a lively spot to stop for a hot toddy before heading down the mountain.

The Paradise Warming House at the base of the Paradise lift is the main on-mountain eatery. It serves up cafeteria style fare such as burgers and chilli, and you can also purchase beers. The outdoor deck is superb on a blue sky day and you can get something from the barbeque, or on inclement days there is a large indoor seating area.

Ten Peaks is located at the top of the Painter Boy lift serving coffee, soups, sandwiches and beers.

Otherwise it’s pretty easy to head back to the mountain village for lunch where there are various eateries.