Best Ski-in Ski-Out Resorts in Crested Butte

Crested Butte is one of those ski resorts that’s just off-the-beaten path, & surrounded by fantastic mountian scenery ~ similar to Telluride.  It’s one of Colorado’s least pretentious towns, filled with rugged charm.  And it’s harder to reach than resorts like Vail, which keeps the big crowds away.  Though the mountain is renowned for its expert terrain, more than half features beginner & intermediate runs: so this is truly a resort for everyone.  Here, we’ll cover the “Best Ski-in Ski-out Resorts in Crested Butte!”

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Resorts in Crested Butte, Girl Who Travels the World

Crested Butte is known as a haven for advanced terrain: but more than 60% of the mountain is suitable for beginners & intermediate skiers. Photo courtesy of Snow.com

Overview of Crested Butte Hotels

There are really only TWO true ski-in/ski-out hotels in Crested Butte: Elevation Hotel & Spa ($199+) & Westwall Lodge ($415+).  Westwall is the more expensive & luxurious of the two, but Elevation is also a great option ~ & better for those on a budget.

  • Best Ski-in Ski-Out Crested Butte Resort on a BUDGET: Elevation Hotel & Spa sits right at the base of two lifts ~ Red Lady Express, & Silver Queen Express.
  • Best Ski-in Ski-Out for LUXURY: Westwall Lodge is where to go for more luxurious accommodations. 
  • Best Option for Larger Groups at Crested Butte: If you’re traveling to Crested with a big group or really want a kitchen ~ I’d check out home & condo rentals on VRBO.  The good thing is: there are over 50 accommodations listed on VRBO that are ski-in/ski-out or close to it….which adds some breadth to winter lodging here. 

Search rentals on VRBO in Crested Butte here.

Elevation Hotel & Spa

Westwall Lodge

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Resorts in Crested Butte

1. Elevation Hotel & Spa ($199+) = Style on a Budget

Located right at the base of Mount Crested Butte, Elevation Hotel & Spa is one of two full-service, ski-in/ski-out hotels in town.  Here you’ll find polished & comfortable rooms & suites with flat-screen TV’s, microwaves & mini-fridges.  Some rooms have slope views with private balconies.  Their 9380 Prime Restaurant & Bar serves food all day in a stylish setting, & you’ll also find a full-service spa, indoor pool & sauna, gym, plus indoor & outdoor hot tubs here. 

Closest Ski Lifts: Red Lady Express & Silver Queen Express

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Resorts in Crested Butte, Girl Who Travels the World

Elevation Hotel & Spa: right at the base of TWO lifts.

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Resorts in Crested Butte, Girl Who Travels the World

They’ve got indoor & outdoor hot tubs here. Photo by Gunnison Crested Butte.

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Resorts in Crested Butte, Girl Who Travels the World

Rooms are spacious & very comfortable.

“We stayed at Elevation for a ski trip. The hotel has great walk-out access to the slopes, our room was clean, large, & had everything we needed. There’s an awesome ski shop right in the hotel.”

 

– Alicia M.

Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Crested Butte

2. Westwall Lodge ($415+)

Sitting right at the base of Westwall Lift is a more luxurious option than Elevation: Westwall Lodge.  Furnishings & ambiance are elevated *mountain chic* here, & all rooms have fireplaces, microwaves, & refrigerators.  Many feature fantastic views of the slopes.  There’s an on-site Ski Valet, heated underground parking, a year-round heated outdoor pool, hot tubs, tennis courts, room service, & the Alpine Club Bar that’s open daily from 2PM-8PM.  You’ll also find a Fitness Center & massage services. 

If you can afford it: a great place to stay.

Closest Ski Lift: Westwall Lift

Westwall Lobby, Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Crested Butte, Girl Who Travels the World

Westwall Lodge is a little more luxurious than Elevation. Photo courtesy of Westwall Lodge.

Westwall Lobby, Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Crested Butte, Girl Who Travels the World

Located at the base of Westwall Lift.

Westwall Lobby, Best Ski-in Ski-Out Hotels in Crested Butte, Girl Who Travels the World

A one-bedroom suite with gorgeous mountain views. Photo by Westwall Lodge.

” Ski-in, ski-out, lift is right outside the lodge. They have a ski valet that takes care of your ski gear. Their hot tub & steam room takes care of any aches incurred throughout the day. [Westwall Lodge] is truly a luxury place worth trying at least once in your life.

 

– Christian L.

Renting a Condo on VRBO

If you’re new to renting homes & condos on VRBO: this is one of the largest home rental sites in the world.  My family has used it many times ~ renting everything from lakefront homes in Tahoe to golf-course abodes in Idaho.  Because there are just two true ski-in/ski-out hotels in Crested Butte, VRBO gives you access to far more ski accommodations.  Many place you just steps from the slopes, & average prices range from $150 to $300/night, making it a very affordable option. 

Check home & condo rentals on VRBO for Crested Butte here.

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It’s possible to rent a spot like this on VRBO in Crested Butte…