Crested Butte, known as "the last great Colorado ski town," and Mt. Crested Butte, home to the Crested Butte Ski Resort, are located 30 miles north of the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC).
With a combined full-time population of 4,878, the two towns fill with tourists both winter and summer. While known as a world class destination for skiing and snow boarding in the winter, the summertime activities - mountain biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, golf and various festivals - draw even more visitors to these vibrant resort towns.
Vail Resorts has announced that it has closed on the purchase of the Crested Butte ski area, making Crested Butte Vail's fifth Colorado ski resort along with Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone. Accordingly, Crested Butte will be part of Vail's Epic Pass, which includes access to Vail's network of more than 65 ski areas in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia.
According to an August 2018 article published by financial news outlet 24/7 Wall Street, Colorado was found to have the #1 best economy in the United States for the second year in a row based on GDP, 5 yr. GDP annual growth, unemployment, and 5 yr. annual employment growth.
An August 2018 report released by University of Colorado LEEDS School of Business projects the Colorado state economy to grow much faster than anticipated, adding thousands more jobs than expected.
Crested Butte is served by Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) which offers daily nonstop flights from Denver (DEN) and seasonal nonstop service from Dallas (DFW) and Houston (IAH).
The approximate drive time from GUC to Crested Butte is 30 minutes, and to Denver is 4 hours. Several private airport shuttle services provide transportation to and from GUC and Crested Butte. The Gunnison Valley RTA and the Mountain Express carry locals and tourists between Crested Butte, Mt. Crested Butte, and Gunnison.
Below are some links to provide information and perspective on the Crested Butte community.