A March 2004 trip
to Crested Butte by Hotcurrie
Quote: An excellent skiing trip to Crested Butte, Colorado. Not only was the skiing great, but the nightlife and town history was worth a visit themselves.
Hotel | "Sheraton Mt Crested Butte"
One definite positive was the hotel's closeness to the slope, less than 100m away from the bar area. You'll be very thankful for this fact at the end of the day.
The outdoor heated pool and eight-person spa was a big hit after the skiing day was over. A great way to wind down and to relax tired muscles.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 15, 2004
Grand Lodge Crested Butte
6 Emmons Road
Mt Crested Butte, CO 81225
Restaurant | "Powerhouse Bar & Grill"
The menu can best be described as Mexicana specialties featuring pork tenderloin, gulf shrimp, fresh fish, tender skirt steak, chicken and mesquite grilled cabrito.
Great fajitas, five different burritos, combination plates, and other traditional South of the Border dishes round out a memorable selection.
They are best known around town for their selection of over 70 tequilas and the tequila sampler was particularly popular with us.
This is a great place to enjoy a good meal before moving onto one of the local night spots.
Powerhouse Bar Y Grill
130 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, Colorado 81224
Attraction | "Snow Skiing Mt Crested Butte"
For beginners there is a free lift--Peach Tree--that services a short run. We found this a really good run because it had several ways down, which allowed the beginner to grow in confidence by tackling progressively steeper runs.
The bottom section of this run was wide and fairly shallow so as to give plenty of room to practice turn.
The upper mountain has the full range of terrain, including a half pipe, snow board park, and moguls.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 15, 2004
Mt Crested Butte
Crested Butte, Colorado
Don't worry, though, because after a hard days skiing you don't have to walk far, the town shuttle runs every 15mins up and down the mountain, and then makes stops at various points through town.
The historic town is worth a visit on your off ski days. The old buildings have been restored, in their original look and turned into shops and restaurants.