I can think of a lot more reasons, but I have to admit these 4 Reasons Why Crested Butte Skiing is the Absolute Best are legit. Written by Alpine Getaways, this article just scratches the surface of the magic of Crested Butte and why it is the best place to ski. One – The best slopes. From the popular beginner level runs like Peanut and Houston to Rambo (the steepest in-bounds run in North America) and over 40 in-bounds Extreme level runs, Crested Butte truly has something to offer skiers of any level. It’s a great place to learn and no matter how skilled you become, you can always find a new challenge on one of Crested Butte’s 121 runs. Two – the best weather. The base area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort sits just below 9,400 feet and rises to the summit at 12,162 feet. The high altitude is perfect for harboring prime ski conditions. The mountain receives over 200 inches of snow annually which pairs nicely with over 250 days of sunshine. Goggle tans are abundant here and although the weather is always unpredictable in Colorado, Crested Butte is generally the perfect balance between great snow and sunny days. Three – The best area attractions. When you’re not riding the lift or belly up to the ice bar, Crested Butte offers extensive options for non-skiing/snowboarding winter activities. Kids LOVE the Crested Butte Mountain Resort Adventure Center and the Trailhead Children’s Museum which are both located at the base area. In town, the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum is a great place to learn about the town’s unique history or take a walking tour. Hiking, snowshoeing, fat biking, and nordic skiing are all popular alternatives to downhill skiing. Local coffee, local rum, local baked goods, local ice cream and more can be found along Elk Avenue – the charming half mile corridor that defines the towns quirky identity and is central to Crested Butte shopping and dining. Four – The best lodging. From bed and breakfasts to luxurious ski in/ski out accommodations, Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte have a variety of lodging options which remain affordable when compared to other popular Colorado ski destinations.