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Snow Magazine Calls Crested Butte one of Colorado's Best Ski Town

February 6, 2023

If you're in the U.S. and you're serious about skiing, then you know that Colorado is the best place to hit the slopes. Colorado is home to some of the top runs in all of the country! There are so many awesome resorts in the state that it is often challenging to pick a place to ski. Snow Magazine's list of Colorado's top eight ski towns is a good place to look if you need help planning your trip! 


Snow Magazine is an annual publication that shares articles, lists, and stories related to skiing and snowboarding. It is a great resource for skiers who want to keep up with the sport! 

At the beginning of February, Snow Magazine released a list of their eight favorite ski towns in Colorado. Of the state's 28 phenomenal ski areas, these are the best of the best! The list is as follows: 

  • Aspen
  • Breckenridge
  • Copper Mountain 
  • Crested Butte
  • Steamboat
  • Telluride 
  • Vail
  • Winter Park


The magazine's description of Crested Butte is charming! It truly captures the spirit of what many people believe is Colorado's truest ski town. They wrote: "There are no traffic lights, no chain stores and no high-rise buildings, just the meticulously preserved false-front buildings reminiscent of its mining past. Yet you’ll quickly see there’s no shortage of entertainment and dining options - all run by some of the most welcoming people you’ll ever meet. 

Quirky and 'out there', the resort is also known as the birthplace of in-bounds extreme skiing. Especially wonderful for more advanced skiers, it offers something for any ability level, along with sweeping views, unique dining experiences, and the freedom to express yourself. You'll find everything from steep cliffs to skiers in tutus, plus exciting events like Ski Town Breakdown and the Al Johnson Memorial Telemark Race."

Crested Butte's reputation as one of Colorado's best ski resorts is well-documented. Time and time again, it has received national attention for being amazing! It is also Colorado's snowiest town- and it is home to lots of extreme (and beautiful) terrain. Beyond winter sports, it is also well-loved for its shops, restaurants, and museums. Come see it for yourself! 

What do you think of Snow Magazine's list? Tell us in the comments!  


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