Crested Butte is nestled in a high valley of the Colorado Rockies. More specifically, it’s in the southwest region of Colorado (western slope) and the western part of the Elk Mountain Range. The closest ‘large’ town is Gunnison, but it’s also really close to Aspen, especially in the summertime when mountain passes are open. What sets Crested Butte apart from nearly every other ski resort town is the community. It’s more than just a ski town. Those of us who live here, referred to as locals, are friendly and inviting.