“My family comes to Crested Butte for spring break every year. The ski-in ski-out access at The WestWall Lodge is the best in Crested Butte. The ski valet is really helpful, especially for families with small children. The staff at the lodge is very attentive and our boys have their favorite ski instructors they enjoy skiing with.”

Alex- Fort Worth, Texas

Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding

Crested Butte Mountain Resort is truly a hidden gem in the ski resort community. With over 1,500 skiable acres and 121 trails, there is terrain to suit all ages and ability levels. That said, Crested Butte is known for its steep and extreme terrain accessed via the T-bars. Private and group lessons are available through the resort, and the lifts are open from 9 am to 4 pm. Full day and half day lift tickets are available. Discounted lift tickets are available for guests at the WestWall Lodge. If you are interested, please contact the front desk.

For more information about the resort and trail maps, click here.


There are multiple options for guided and unguided snowmobile tours in the Crested Butte area. The most popular area for snowmobiling is around Kebler pass. Our staff recommends Action Adventures for guided snowmobile tours. They can pace the tour to suit your needs, and they will lead you to some of the most breath-taking scenery around. Colorado Adventure Rentals offers a variety of snowmobile rentals for unguided tours around the Kebler pass area. Snowmobiling is a great way to experience the stunning scenery of the Colorado backcountry.

For more information and to book snowmobile tours, visit Action Adventures website here.


Cross-Country Skiing

Crested Butte’s nordic skiing trails provide beautiful views of the West Elk Mountains. The Nordic Center has all of the information you need to embark upon your nordic journey, and they maintain over 55 kilometers of groomed nordic trails around Crested Butte. The Nordic Center provides a variety of pass options as well as cross-country ski rentals. Private and group lessons are available as well. 

For more information, call the Nordic Center at  (970) 349-1707.


Snowshoeing is an activity the whole family can enjoy while breathing in some fresh mountain air. The groomed trails maintained by the Crested Butte Nordic Center are perfect for beginner snowshoers. Washington Gulch, Snodgrass, and Brush Creek are all great options, too. 

For more information, click here to visit Travel Crested Butte’s page on snowshoeing. 

Black Tie Ski Rentals

Black Tie Ski Rentals is the premiere choice in Crested Butte for performance ski and snowboard rentals. Black Tie even has a satellite office at the WestWall Lodge to ensure that our guests can maximize their time on the slopes while avoiding the lines at traditional rental shops. Ski tuning services are also available, and they carry a variety of retail items including ski socks, goggles, and GoPros. It is strongly suggested that guests contact Black Tie to reserve their ski and snowboard equipment in advance.

Contact information for Black Tie Ski Rentals:


Phone: (970) 349-0722