Skiing, Snowboarding, and More at this Colorado Resort Hotel
Located at the base of Mount Crested Butte, Elevation Hotel & Spa is a mecca for skiers and snowboarders. The hotel caters to the alpine-sports crowd by providing on-site equipment rentals, complimentary overnight ski valet service, and complimentary equipment storage. With lifts just outside its doors, the hotel offers ski-in/ski-out convenience.
Elevation’s 11,000-sq-ft spa and fitness center offers massages, facials, body wraps, and other services and treatments. Its facilities include a heated indoor pool, a hot tub, a steam room, a sauna, cardiovascular machines, and strength-training equipment.
The town of Crested Butte, which touts itself as “the Nordic ski capital of Colorado,” is home to Crested Butte Nordic, a non-profit organization that maintains 30 mi /55 km of groomed trails and offers cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals and an outdoor ice-skating rink.
Summer brings a whole different set of activities to Crested Butte. For starters, the area is a top mountain-biking destination—in fact, it has been claimed that the sport originated here. Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Evolution Bike Park maintains single-track alpine trails for riders of all skill levels.
The mountains also draw hikers, backpackers, and rock-climbers, while rivers such as the Taylor and the Gunnison offer whitewater rafting, kayaking, and fishing. Golf, disc golf, tennis, and four-wheeling are also popular summer activities.