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Crested Butte or Telluride

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I am a average skier at best...I am 33 so looking for somewhere with nightlife what in your opinion is a better place. I went to Park City Utah last year and was amazing. I loved it so if anyone is thinking of going...go it was awesome. Is Winter here yet? I am so ready :)

post #2 of 7

Both places are great for expert skiers but I think Telluride is better for less than expert skiers

 

Umm Yes winter is here already

 

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post #3 of 7

If nightlife is a priority, Aspen should be at the top of your list.  XGames is 1/22-1/25/15.

post #4 of 7

Crested Butte has some great nightlife but not much in the way of intermediate terrain.  The mountain has a tendency to go from very steep to very flat with not a whole lot in between.  The steeps are definitely world class though.

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If nightlife is a priority, Aspen should be at the top of your list.  XGames is 1/22-1/25/15.

 

Between Telluride and CB, the choice for an intermediate is Telluride. It is a lot tougher call for experts and comes down to what type of expert terrain you are looking for.

 

However, I second the above. Aspen has a ton of great intermediate terrain. It is not cheap, but it is not any more expensive than Vail.

 

I'm totally not a resort-skier. I like little places, but Aspen is so good on so many levels that it is one of the places I pony up to ski at from time to time.

post #6 of 7
Save CB till you become a better skier. You'll enjoy it much more.
post #7 of 7

Why not both? I live in Denver and drive to Telluride to ski every couple years and almost always stop by Crested Butte for a day or two on the way down or back. It's about a 3 hour drive between the two. That could interrupt the skiing and partying a bit, but the drive is BEAUTIFUL!

The Butte on closing weekend 2014.

But if has to be only one, go to Telluride first, then CB the following year. Telluride is a bigger mountain and a bigger town with more going on.

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