All of us at Peak 1 Express hope everyone enjoyed their holiday season. We’re just now getting into prime ski time here in the Colorado Rockies, so if you’re planning a trip out soon you’ve got some great things to look forward to. What can you enjoy aside from skiing and snowboarding this winter in Colorado? We’ll help guide you to more activities that are still available during the pandemic for everyone to enjoy.
*All events that are written is with the current COVID updates and restrictions as of 01/09/2021. For the most up-to-date information on your destination, check out the Summit Daily & Vail Daily newspapers/websites.
Snow Activities in Vail
Snowshoe Tours (All Winter Season)
Like most of the mountain towns, there are FREE snowshoe tours at Vail Resort. No equipment is necessary, but reservations do need to be made. These tours are a great way to check out the mountain resort at ease with some exercise. The guided tours give amazing information on the history, animal life and information on the town you’re staying in.
Magic of Lights Show (Until January 24)
This ticketed event offers half a million lights and a great show for the family to enjoy safely. The Vail Magic of Lights show is located in the East Vail Village and is at a cost of $20 per adult, and $10 per kid.
Vail Winterfest (Until End of January)
This free event is a great way to enjoy art in the outdoors. This Winterfest brings in multiple lanterns and ice sculptures for every visitor to enjoy. Each sculpture brings in a different aspect of the world from Mexico to Switzerland.
Other Vail Activities
LIVE MUSIC at the Drunken Goat in Edwards, Colorado. Eat inside at a reduced capacity and enjoy some jams every Wednesday afternoon and Saturday evenings with no cover charge. This restaurant brings in great wine and cheese with a fun atmosphere with the tunes.
Snow Activities in Copper Mountain & Frisco
It seems as though all the usual extra amenities and activities are put on hold due to COVID, but here are some activities to keep an eye on. With everything that’s posted, the biggest factor to enter Copper Mountain is make a reservation and pay for parking in the resort. Pricing may vary per activity.
Rocky Mountain Coaster
It’s exactly as it sounds and is open throughout the winter season. This newly made roller coaster goes down part of the Copper Mountain and applies to a 1 person seat. This opportunity lets you see the mountain in all its glory while flying by on a roller coaster.
Frisco Adventure Park
In Frisco, there is the famous Adventure Park that is open for nordic skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Reservations are required and the park is currently running at 50% capacity. This park brings in a lot of activities for the family who just want to have fun in the snow. For a reservation, tubing costs $32 per person per hour and each reservation is made for 1 hour. Look at your dates as these are filling up fast.
Snow Activities in Breckenridge
Snowshoe Tours (All Winter Season)
Between the Gold Run Nordic Center and Breckenridge Nordic Center, there are miles of snowshoes trails that could make a great excursion for one day while you and your family are visiting. Opt for a guided tour to learn more about the area, or set off solo and explore the backcountry.
You can check out Good Times Adventures that work with Breckenridge Resort to have an amazing time being pulled by Huskies through the snow. The cost is $140 and you’ll be able to ride in the sleigh and hang out with a handful of furry friends. Reservations are required, so hop on this one ASAP if it’s of interest to you.
Fat Tire Bikes
All you fellow mountain bikers out there, don’t fret too much with the snow threatening to cancel your trail runs. You won’t get that beautiful sound of dirt in your treads, but fat tire bikes are the new fad for winter. Breckenridge has trails built for fat bikes that are completely compatible to shred in the snow. Rent one during your time in Breckenridge!
Snow Activities in Keystone
Scenic Sleigh Ride
Just like a Hallmark movie scene, you’re able to participate in a scenic sleigh ride throughout the resort. Dashing through the snow, in a one horse open sleigh can truly bring the winter aesthetic for the family to enjoy. The ride is two hours long, and there is a cost starting at $50 with a reservation needed. Due to COVID, this fun amenity can only accommodate up to six people maximum, so it’s better to book in advance.
Looking to add a bit more horsepower to your ride? Well look no further with snowmobiling and shredding the mountain tops. Starting at $150, you’ll be able to go on a guided tour with professionals to check out the high country. Check out Keystone Snowmobile Tours to book your adventure.
Ice Skate on Keystone Lake & Dercum Square
Being around a frozen pond surrounded by lights and snow cannot bring in any more a winter image than this. Ice skating can be enjoyed by all family members for a nice calming skate session to a fun, fast pace game of pond hockey. Both ponds are zambonied and cared for. For skate rentals, it costs $15 per adult/ $10 per child. Dercum Square appears to be free admission but Keystone lake does have an admission cost of $15 per adult, $10 per kid for 2 hours of ice time.
No matter what type of activities you’re into, Summit County has an offer for everyone to enjoy. The best suggestion we can make during these uncertain times is to properly prepare. Make reservations ahead of your travel time, understand cancellation policies, purchase travel insurance, and get ready to enjoy the awaiting winter wonderland here in the Colorado Rockies.
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