Mount Crested Butte Holiday Activities

The holidays in Crested Butte are a magical time. There is fun for the whole family, especially when staying at Vaquera House. Steps from the hotel you will find Elk Avenue. The street that looks like it came straight from a Hallmark movie is gorgeous with snow lines streets, twinkling lights and holiday decorations. After a long day on the mountain you can settle in by Vaquera House’s cozy wood-burning fireplace and have a cup or two of our very own chef made hot chocolate bombs and s’mores! Below we have listed some of our favorite things to do with family in Crested Butte during December.

Crested Butte Mountain Resort | 12 Snowmass Rd, Crested Butte, CO | 970-251-7021

Just a four-mile trip from the hotel, you will find Crested Butte Mountain Resort with world-class skiing and snowboarding available. Great for all ages and abilities, everyone is bound to find their favorite fun run! Bring your own gear or have it delivered to the hotel from Black Tie Ski Rentals.

Santa’s Sleigh: Santa is known to stop by the base area in his sleigh (a snowcat) for hot chocolate and pictures.

New Years Eve: Be sure and stay for the New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade to watch ski instructors ski down the mountain with torches lighting their way.  Then, stay to watch the magnificent fireworks show over the mountain.

Rock on Ice: Watch as talented ice carving artists create larger-than-life sculptures, perfect for family photos. Walk the resort and witness incredible works of ice art come to life throughout the resort. These ice carvings stay up until they melt in the spring.