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CRESTED BUTTE COLORADO 

Bring the whole family to ski the famous Crested Butte Colorado powder, beginning with groomed terrain at the resort and ending with an epic ski experience in the backcountry. 

Crested Butte Colorado tends to fly under the radar - and this charming mountain town is perfectly happy to keep it that way!

 

Ee'll introduce you to world class skiing for all abilities at the ski resort as well as in the backcountry.

 

If your family is looking for an active mountain adventure - Crested Butte is the place.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A private guide will show you around the resort area, a great way to learn the mountain and warm up for the adventures ahead. 

  • Learn backcountry safety basics, including how to use avalanche beacons and safely select routing.

  • Head into the backcountry for two thrilling days skiing in the remote wilderness.

  • Enjoy dinner in your home, prepared specifically for you by a local, private chef. 

ITINERARY

DAY 1

WELCOME TO COLORADO

Arrive and transfer to your condo or vacation home for check in. Tonight, organize rental gear if needed. 

DAY 2

RESORT AREA SKIING

Today, you guide will show you around either Crested Butte Mountain Resort, where you will discover plenty of terrain that is exhilarating for any ability level. A day is here is great way to warm up your legs ahead of your upcoming ski adventures. Tonight over Apres, sit down with your guide to review the plan for the next 2 days, check weather and review gear.

DAY 3

BACKCOUNTRY BASICS 

This morning, your guide will pick you up and together head out to the back country. The majority of this morning, you’ll be learning about backcountry gear, including avalanche beacons, and how to use it all. After a picnic lunch, set off on your first skin, going slowly to make sure everyone is comfortable. End with a few, hard earned powder turns before heading back to the hotel or your vacation home.

DAY 4

BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOUR 

Today, head out with your guide to a new spot (exact location will depend on weather and snow conditions), review safety and skills learned yesterday, then get after some powder turns! 

Enjoy the solitude and take in the view of the valley as you make your way up and down the mountainside. Break for another picnic lunch mid day.

 

This evening, a chef will prepare dinner for you in you condo or house. Enjoy fresh, simple local ingredients combined into a delicious refuel after your day in the mountains.

Day 5

TRAVEL HOME