The mountain is great but I prefer the backside. The front side is for (what I think) beginners, the backside doesn't have any greens or double greens so make sure you are comfortable doing blues and higher. The base is great it has a couple of restraints and rental places. I loved the rental place we had it was called peak and it was great. Everybody there was friendly and helpful. Loved it at crested butte great place to come!