The Water Wheel Inn - Bordering The Dos Rios Golf Course & Downhill from Crested Butte & Monarch Ski Areas
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Gunnison Skiing - Crested Butte CO


"Thank you for the awesome time. This has been one of my favorite ski trips. You made it possible. Thank you." - Axel Gebhardt - Weinstadt, Germany 3/26/08

Snowboard and Ski Crested Butte

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FREE RTA Shuttle Bus to Mt. Crested Butte

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Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding

Seeking to avoid crowded slopes and long lift lines?.... Welcome to the Gunnison Valley where Crested Butte Mountain Resort is only 32 miles north on Highway 135, and Monarch Ski Area is 45 miles East on Highway 50. Imagine endless blue skies, fresh powder and steeps, and the best groomed corduroy in Colorado!

Crested Butte Mountain Resort is best known for their legendary "extreme limits" terrain, offering some of the best extreme skiing in the world. Home of "Colorado's Best Corduroy" and "Dreampipe", the superpipe with a view! Crested Butte is located within the Gunnison National Forest and the Elk Mountain Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The resort three miles from the town of Crested Butte, one of Colorado's largest Historic Districts, originally settled in the 1880's as a mining supply camp. Authentic, exciting, genuine, unpretentous and fun, you'll reconnect with family and friends when skiing Crested Butte!

Monarch Ski/Snowboard area's motto, "Lose the lines, not your friends"! This hidden gem lies at 11,961 feet along the Continental Divide in the Saguache Mountain Range. All natural snow (350+ ") - all natural setting - all about having fun! The ski area boasts 54 groomed trails for any level of skier from beginner to expert. Come enjoy the pristine powder and beautiful views, and discover why all the locals rave about Monarch Mountain. As one of the oldest ski area's in Colorado, established in 1939, we say , "welcome to a real Colorado ski area!"

Need to rent ski/snowboard equipment? Click on to these shops and reserve today!

Rent all your “SNOW” equipment:
  • Downhill Skis
  • Nordic Skis
  • Snowshoes
  • Snowboards


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The Waterwheel Inn
P.O. Box 882 ~ Gunnison, CO 81230
37478 W. Hwy 50 ~ Gunnison, CO 81230
Toll-Free 1-800-642-1650 ~ Local (970) 641-1650

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