Sixteen lifts shuttle skiers and riders around 1,176 acres of challenging steeps, groomers and hike-to terrain. Crested Butte Colorado skiing opens November 24 through early April.
Renowned for having some of the driest powder snow on Earth, ski Monarch's all-natural 350 inches starting in mid-November through early April.
This off-the-beaten-path ski town has excellent bars, restaurants, a caring community and charming main street.
Lodging options run the gamut from luxury slopeside condos to secluded homes and in-town budget rooms.
Several ski and snowboard shops offer gear rentals and sales.
With few traverses, many lifts and excellent instruction, Crested Butte is pure snowboarding joy.
Like easily accessible backcountry powder stashes? Crested Butte skiing is it!
Glide along 50 km of groomed trails at the community owned Nordic center. Daily passes are around $15.