Travel tips for your next vacation to Crested Butte, Colorado
High Altitude Sickness
The Alpine Getaways office sits at about 8,880 feet above sea level, while Mt. Crested Butte sits at 9,380 feet above sea level. Most of our visitors come directly from sea level (or close to) and we would like to suggest a few things in order to avoid the symptoms of high altitude sickness upon your arrival:
- Drink lots of water; staying hydrated will reduce headaches, cramps and other symptoms
- Eat plenty of food, especially those richer in carbohydrates; carbohydrates take less oxygen to metabolize and digest
- Listen to your body and rest in between all those activities; we highly recommend naps!
Although these things may seem rather obvious in nature, high altitude sickness is very common and can lead to a much more serious and a possibly fatal form of the same illness. We want you to enjoy every minute of your vacation, so if you have any questions or other concerns regarding this please feel free to contact us at any time!
Feel like venturing outside of Crested Butte while you're here? Let us know how we can help you plan a Jeeping adventure around the San Juans or other activities outside of town. We have the insight to everything Colorado and can help you plan your next vacation on your vacation!
The average temperature in Crested Butte is about 10 degrees in January and about 70 in July. Winter days consist of warm sun and crisp air (or hopefully snowy flakes!) and summer is generally warm and sunny, with occasional afternoon rain showers. If we could suggest a couple things to not forget, it would be your sunglasses and one type of coat suited to the season. For updated, local weather you can check out this website.
The Mountain Express bus system runs year-round, between the towns of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte with varying pickup times and locations each season. For detailed information, visit their website.