Crested Butte is the quintessential ski town. Legendary for its steep terrain, quirky character, and plentiful powder, it’s well worth the four hour drive from Denver .
Ski This: Teocali 2 Bowl was just added this season as part of a 40 acre expansion of expert terrain. This past weekend the snow pack was finally stable enough to open it, so my boyfriend and I were among the first people to ski it. The new area located skier’s right from Teocali Bowl offers steep trees and wide open bowls of untouched powder. As the ski patrollers posted at every gate will tell you, there is no easy way down. The mandatory 30 minute hike out will make après-ski nachos at Avalanche Bar even more delicious!
Eat This: Latkes at Izzy’s
218 Maroon Ave
Whether or not you know the difference between a latte and a latke, Izzy’s has the perfect pre-ski breakfast for you. The menu consists of homemade latkes (potato pancakes) served with apple sauce, classic bagel sandwiches, and savory breakfast wraps. The homey décor is filled with postcards from customers and old National Geographic magazines, ,making Izzy’s the perfect ski town bagel shop.