ABOUT THE PROPERTY
Eleven Experience’s flagship property delivers a rare combination of an authentic mountain town setting alongside some of the world’s most exclusive skiing. Located in the heart of Crested Butte, dubbed Colorado’s last great ski town for its historic charm and soulful spirit, Scarp Ridge Lodge feels like a European ski chalet with Rocky Mountain style. The former Croatian saloon still has its Wild West facade, but the interiors have been transformed with reclaimed iron from the old mills in town and generous amenities, like an indoor saltwater pool and oxygen-enriched air system. Each morning a custom-designed snowcat will be waiting at the front door to whisk guests to 1,000+ acres of exclusive ski terrain in nearby Irwin. The area receives an average of 450 inches of snow per year and its cold-smoke powder is legendary. Our guides know where to find the deepest powder runs and wide open alpine bowls. Two on-mountain cabins, outfitted with fireplaces, dining areas and seating spaces provide guests with a comfy place to warm up, recharge, and kick off après. Back at the lodge, a steamy rooftop hot tub is the perfect setting to relive the day’s highlights.
- Five king rooms with en suite bathrooms and a children’s bunkroom with seven bunks and a connecting nanny room
- Indoor saltwater pool
- Steam room and sauna
- Indoor and outdoor hot tubs
- Gym equipped with elliptical machine and pilates reformer
- Media room
- Oxygen enriched air system
- Individual lockers for gear storage
- Personalized in-room retail bar
Starting at $15,520 per night for private lodge buyout based on 10 guests with a two night minimum stay
Open for winter from November 18 – April 15
- Guide service offering customized adventure itineraries including:
- Cat skiing
- Backcountry skiing
- Piste skiing
- Cross country skiing
- Guides ridge
- Ice climbing
- Pre-arrival planning with an Eleven Experience Manager
- Use of property bicycles
- One day of professional photography
- Use of on-mountain chalets
- Chef prepared breakfast, lunch and après
- Organic fresh food minibar
- House alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Round trip airport transfers to Gunnison
- Chef prepared dinner
- Wellness services
Explore the Lodge
Each of the six guest rooms is slightly different, with a mix of elegant and rustic touches, including earth-toned furnishings, jute rugs, and exposed wood beams. The seven-bed bunkroom, modeled after the board game Chutes and Ladders, is every kid’s dream. If you’re visiting from sea level, an oxygen-enriched air system can be activated by the flip of a switch to help fight the effect of high altitude, ensuring a good night’s sleep.
Scarp Ridge Lodge invites guests to kick back and relax as if they were at home. Guests have access to the open kitchen and its stocked fridge 24-7. The media room has a projector screen for TV, movies, and slideshows from the day’s adventures. A five-stool bar, manned by a bartender and decorated with historical photos of the area, allows guests to enjoy après at home. Prep for a big ski day with a steam or sauna, laps in the saltwater pool, or a stretch session in the gym. Post-ski, sip craft Colorado brews while soothing muscles in the rooftop hot tub.
EAT & DRINK
Wake to the smell of brewing coffee and sizzling bacon. A chef-prepared breakfast will fuel you through a morning on the slopes. Warm up with a lunch of winter squash soup and grilled cheese either at our on-mountain cabins at Irwin. Guests can stay in and have our chef prepare a dinner showcasing ingredients from our favorite Colorado purveyors. Or head out and experience some of Crested Butte’s restaurants, including a classic steakhouse, funky pizzeria, and a rum distillery with a street-food inspired menu.
A Week in the Life
Let our guides lead you to open bowls, steep and secluded tree runs, and big alpine peaks.
Our snowcats can access 1,000 acres of skiable terrain at nearby Irwin.
A local’s favorite alpine climb, this Swiss Alps style adventure is a guaranteed highlight.
Learn ice climbing basics or improve climbing skills with a multi-day, intensive teaching progression.
Just minutes from the lodge, Crested Butte Mountain Resort has 15 lifts and 121 trails on 1,547 skiable acres.
Slow down and explore snow blanketed meadows, aspen glades, and timbered forests on a snowshoe tour.
Cross Country Skiiing
Discover the heart of the Elk Mountains on a cross country ski tour. More than 30 miles of groomed skate and classic trails are easily accessible from the lodge. Trails are varied in terrain and offer incredible views of the Upper Valley.
Cross Country Skiiing