Downhill Skiing Spectacular Crested Butte
Discover what it means to ski in “champagne powder” as you join expert local experts to find the best runs, improve your skiing technique and learn about historic Crested Butte.
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Program No. 21271RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

A quaint, old mining town in southwest Colorado, Crested Butte is one of the state’s best-kept secrets. Nearly 1,200 acres of groomed powder lie within the Elk Mountain Range of Colorado. Crested Butte receives an average of 300 inches of snow per year and has runs from cruisers to bumps to challenge skiers. On the slopes, skiing experts discuss avalanche awareness, winter weather in the Rockies and share tips to improve your skiing technique.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Challenging
For intermediate and experienced skiers! Choose a sub-group based on your speed and terrain preference for all day skiing at elevations of 8,500-12,500 ft.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Ski with similar-ability small groups through the amazing groomed and powder runs.
  • Local experts lead groups around the mountain, maximizing the ski experience and giving tips to enhance your skills.
  • Study the area’s geology and natural history, and experience Crested Butte’s charming downtown — one of Colorado’s largest National Historic Districts.

General Notes

Not for beginner or inexperienced skiers. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Peter McCarville
Peter McCarville is a consulting geologist, geological instructor and educator who has lived in Colorado on the western slope since 1995. He also works as an instructor and program designer for Mountains and Plains Institute (MPILLS), leading hiking and skiing excursions, while making cameo appearances as a geology expert on other programs. He has a wonderful ability to convey complex natural history in layman's terms.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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