Snowboard Crested Butte, Colorado Snowboarding

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Snowboarding Crested Butte serves every level of rider – challenging extreme terrain features big chutes and cliff drops, while ample intermediate and beginner terrain satisfies mere mortals.

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  • Adult group beginner snowboard lessons meet daily during peak season from 10 AM to 3:30 PM.
  • Crested Butte has three terrain parks suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced freestyle snowboarders.
  • Extreme sidecountry terrain gets no better than Extreme Limits and Teocalli Bowl, but be prepared to hike back to the main mountain.


Crested Butte snowboarding is renowned for its extreme freeriding terrain, a well-earned reputation. But its three terrain parks, superpipe and beginner and intermediate terrain should not be overlooked.

Where to go snowboarding

Check out these notable areas:

Hop on the Red Lady Express Lift for all kinds of green cruiser runs. Mineral Point and Poverty Gulch are two favorites.

Gold Link and Prospect lifts serve exclusively blue runs. For more elevation and less crowds, try Palisade Bowl for some of the best blue terrain in Colorado.

Log frequent flier miles on the extreme terrain found in the Extreme Limits and Teocalli Bowl. Also, the vaunted North Face has steep tree runs and several mini-bowls, while Banana Funnel is couloir heaven.

Instruction & Rentals

Crested Butte snowboard instructors conduct private and daily group lessons starting at $145 a day.

Several shops offer quality snowboard rentals both in town and on the mountain starting at $25 a day.