The Town of Mt. Crested Butte is located 2 miles from Crested Butte and is the home of Crested Butte Mountain Resort. The ski area is located here. The base area boasts a number of shops and restaurants. This is also a year-round zipline course, mini golf course and kids adventure park with a climbing wall, bungy trampoline and new outdoor music playground. The shuttle from the Town of Crested Butte stops right in the center of the base area. There are also several “condo loop” buses that access areas beyond the center.
As you might expect, there are a number of condominiums in Mt. Crested Butte. The complexes range from large (over 50 units) to small (as few as 4 units). The ski area was started in the 1960’s and many of the complexes were built in the 1970’s and early 1980’s. The older condos can vary in how much they have been updated since they were built – both the buildings overall and the individual condos. There are also many newer complexes with modern layouts, finishes and amenities. When considering a condominium purchase in Mt. Crested Butte you will want to look at proximity to the slopes, amenities available in the complex and the association dues. The association dues can range from $150 per month to over $1,000 per month.
Mt. Crested Butte also has single family homes that dot the mountain beyond the base area. There is a large variety of homes here as well. From small 1970’s homes with 1,500 square feet, up to brand new 6,000 square foot homes, the variety is endless. Homes that are on the bus route are limited, but the homeowner’s trail allows for skiing access to many areas, even if they aren’t exactly ski-in, ski-out. The newest area of Mt. Crested Butte is Prospect. Prospect opened up a new ski-in, ski-out area of 1 acre homesites, as well as, the Wildhorse at Prospect managed community.