Crested Butte, the Heart and Soul of Colorado

A skier skies down the slope on a blue bird day

Crested Butte, the Heart and Soul of Colorado

Crested Butte is getting some great global press. Crested Butte, the Heart and Soul of Colorado is a tribute to the last great Colorado ski town, published in the Scotsman, Scotland’s national newspaper. The author, Sophie Nicolson describes her experience in this unique ski town. She begins with a description of an exciting cat skiing trip with Irwin Guides, a one of a kind experience for anyone looking to experience the purest of powder runs outside the boundaries of the resort. She goes on- comparing Crested Butte to many of the other more “manufactured” skiing experiences in Colorado. The small town feel, the funky colors of the buildings, the availability of a range of cuisine and the friendly locals are all charms that shine in Crested Butte and seem to have been buried by corporate influence in our sister resort towns. She applauds the ski culture found in Crested Butte as well as the terrain options for intermediate and expert skiers at Crested Butte Mountain Resort and wraps up wth a shout out to the Crested Butte Adaptive Sports Center- something that locals are very proud of. She describes the town with words like soul, authenticity, passion, worthwhile, funky, full of life and genuine. I can’t speak for everyone, but I think she nailed it. A big thanks to all those who make an especially long journey from oversees to visit our small town. We appreciate you coming, we are honored to share your experience and we look forward to your return!