Slopes: Three miles from downtown, the slopes of Crested Butte Mountain Resort (from $59) nurture its reputation as steep and chute-packed—not for the faint of heart. But the more than 900 acres of beginner and intermediate terrain tell another tale. Take the advice of locals and hit the Gold Link and East River lifts for some confidence-building intermediate runs.
Sleeps: Downtown’s jewel-colored Ruby (from $149) has 6 rooms with 1,000-thread-count sheets and Frette spa robes. The fresh-baked Ruby Cinnamon Rolls have been known to cause more than one skier to miss the first chair of the morning. Borrow a red townie bike from the inn to fit in with the 2-wheeled population.
Info: 29 miles from Gunnison/Crested Butte Regional; cbchamber.com