Uncover the Best Winter Activities in Colorado’s Resorts

Try New Winter Activities

Your legs ache, and your goggle tan is a bit much; perhaps it's time for new winter activities. There is an array of winter resort activities available that will enhance your vacation experience. With tubing, family fun parks and snowmobiling for the thrill seekers and sleigh rides, ice skating, hot springs, spas, and a plethora of world-class on and off-mountain dining for the discerning traveler, our ski country has winter activity and entertainment for every energy level! With ever-growing amenities and easier access to off-slope activities, Colorado’s resorts invite you to explore fresh adventures. Discover new ways to enjoy your favorite ski resort!

Resort Spas count as a Winter Activity.

When visiting Colorado's resorts, don't miss the opportunity to pamper yourself at one of the resort's spas. Colorado's resort towns offer some of the best health spas around. These spas offer a range of luxurious treatments and amenities designed to help you relax and rejuvenate. A day at the spa is even more appreciated after a day on the slopes. Mt. Royal Spa winter activity

Ready for More Winter Activities

Taking a break from the slopes doesn't have to mean slowing down. Sometimes, a change in winter activity will prepare you for more skiing and riding.

Family Fun Parks

Get the family together for a day of memory-making winter activities. Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Adventure Park features year-round ice skating and a three-lane, lift-served tubing hill. Little snow bunnies love Keystone’s Kidtopia – a snow fort and play area designed just for kids.

Tubing and Sledding Winter Activities

Colorado resorts are taking snow tubing and sledding to a whole new level, building faster lanes and easy-access lifts. Kids and adults will enjoy flying down the hill on specially designed-tubes. Race each other, join tubes, get aerodynamic, and go face-first…whatever your pleasure, tubing is exhilarating.

Ice Skating

Lace-up for some old-fashioned fun on ice. Colorado boasts many outdoor and indoor rinks. Public outdoor rinks are commonly found in base area locations and stay open into the evening for après ski laps. Most rinks offer skate rentals. group cross-country skiing winter activity

Cross-Country Centers

Nordic skiing is a popular winter activity and an alternative to downhill skiing. This low-impact cardio workout is a great way to see the mountain and get some fresh air while making fresh tracks in the backcountry or on a groomed trail. Equipment rental is available at the many full-service cross-country centers scattered throughout the state. Daily trail passes and season passes are available, and some resorts even host all-inclusive overnight trips, cross-country clinics, and races.

Snowshoe Tours

Get eye-to-eye with nature in a pair of go-anywhere snowshoes. Walk through quiet forests and experience the solitude of this solo or group activity. Guided snowshoe tours are available at many resorts. Half-day and full-day trips are offered and snowshoe rentals often come with poles and trail maps. Some resorts offer full-moon or starlight snowshoe tours throughout the season.

Snow Biking

Give your ski legs a whole new experience on a snowcycle – a bicycle on skis instead of tires. Instructors teach cyclists the novelty of biking on snow and how to maneuver down the slopes. Winter Park offers a unique snow cycle lesson and tour program.

Along for the Ride Winter Activities

Dog Sledding

Wrap yourself in a cozy blanket, sit back, and take in amazing winter views in a sled for two. Professional mushers lead your team of huskies over mountainous trails on morning and afternoon trips. Some dog sledding trips include a mid-way stop for hot cocoa and baked goodies.

Golden Horseshoe Sleigh Rides winter activity

Sleigh Rides

Cuddle up for a sleigh (or a wagon) ride through the mountains. Sleigh rides are a great group activity for the youngest of children to grandparents. Some rides are complemented by a dinner, wine, and/or hot drinks along the way.


Put some horsepower between you and the snow on a snowmobile tour. Resorts and neighboring communities offer trips ranging from groomed-trail beginner tours to high-adventure journeys across the Continental Divide. No experience is necessary, and fantastic photo ops are a standard perk.

Resort Shopping, Dining, and Facilities

Due to the eclectic mix of people who visit Colorado's resort towns, the local services are some of the best.

Evening Dining

There’s nothing more satisfying than playing in the Colorado snow all day and then sitting down for a delicious, well-deserved meal in a warm, inviting lodge-style restaurant. Some resorts feature lift-accessed evening dining for a one-of-a-kind meal adventure that begins with a gondola ride under the star-studded Colorado sky. For a new twist on dinner, for example, Ski Cooper offers a dining adventure in which guests snowshoe or cross-country ski one mile to a four-course meal in a yurt.

Resort Shopping

Shopping is one of the best ways to enjoy the mountain towns and villages. You can find everything from boutique shops to traditional ski and snowboard gear, plus gifts and souvenirs that will remind you of your vacation for years to come. Check out local boutiques for handmade jewelry, clothing, artwork, and other unique items.

Daycare Centers

Spend the day exploring the mountain while your little ones are having a blast in a safe environment. On-site half-day and full-day childcare is available at most resorts for ages eight weeks and older. Some daycare centers are located at the base of the mountain, just steps from the chairlift, so you are still close by. Nap time, snacks, lunch, games, and creative activities are typically scheduled. Book in advance for discounted rates.

Meeting Facilities

Area resorts can easily accommodate large groups for business conferences, weddings, family reunions, and company retreats. Group sales professionals are available to help orchestrate every detail of your group trip and ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible. Explore individual resort facilities, catering services, organized group activities, and more to customize the perfect meeting experience. With state-of-the-art conference centers, lodges, and hotels, meeting in the mountains is a great way to connect with colleagues or family.

Experiencing the Other Winter Activities

For those looking to take in the breathtaking beauty of Colorado, there are several tourist attractions along I-70 when driving from Denver. Check out the Georgetown Loop winter train right off of the interstate. The sightseeing in Colorado is always spectacular. A winter gondola ride will get you a glimpse of the beautiful mountain vistas and a birds-eye view of the skiers and riders below. A snowy stroll through any resort village will reveal unique mountain town characteristics and places to just take in. Whether you’re looking for a day of adventure or a week of exploration, there’s something for everyone to enjoy here in Colorado.

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