November kicks off ski season each year in the Rocky Mountain High Country, and if you’re visiting Colorado for the Thanksgiving Holiday there’s no shortage of seasonal fun. A number of resorts along the I-70 corridor will have their lifts turning by turkey day, and with the flakes flying and temperatures dropping most locales will have other wintertime offerings for the whole family to enjoy as well. Plan your trip to the Rocky Mountains now, and create new traditions to complement memories made around the table this Thanksgiving!
Tubing at Frisco Adventure Park
Beat the shopping crowds after Thanksgiving on your mountain vacation in favor of something outdoors. Tubing at Frisco Adventure Park will open on Thanksgiving Day, and is an affordable way for the whole family to enjoy the snow, no experience required! With a small lift acting as your tube valet, you won’t have to earn your turn downhill, and you’ll make the most of your time on the hill. Getting to Frisco throughout the holiday season is easy, but be sure to make reservations for this popular downhill adventure.
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Ice-Skating in Vail
Ice skating is a wintertime staple for many families, and if you’re visiting Vail Village this holiday season you won’t want to miss making memories at the slope-side Vail Square Ice Rink. Whether it’s your first time on the ice, or you’re well-practiced, ice-skating is the perfect way for your family to enjoy a challenge while kicking off winter in the mountains this Thanksgiving. Once everyone’s gotten their fill on the ice, warm up at any of several après spots nearby, and maybe check out the ticketed holiday light experience, Magic of Lights Vail.
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Snowshoeing in Breckenridge
Breckenridge Nordic Center is a must-make stop for the adventurous family exploring the mountains this Thanksgiving. Snowshoeing is the perfect low-impact activity for all ages and abilities to enjoy, and the guided or self-guided options at Breckenridge Nordic Center helps families tailor the tours to their exact needs. Beyond snowshoeing, Breckenridge Nordic Center also offers Nordic skiing, private snowcat tours, and all the rental equipment your need to explore the adjacent trails. Shuttles to Breckenridge are happening daily.
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Skiing at Keystone
For most visitors to Colorado this season, their trip would be incomplete without a day or two skiing or snowboarding. Keystone Resort boasts one of the longest ski seasons in the state, so holiday visitors get to enjoy more open terrain than other destinations this time of year! Buying tickets online is easy if you don’t already have a season pass, and lessons are available to make the most of a first-time experience. Beyond skiing and riding Keystone Resort also offers scenic gondola rides, tubing, and fine dining across the mountain, so there’s plenty of variety to build your Thanksgiving break around. Book your shuttle to Keystone early for the best experience.
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Whether you’re making traditions or breaking them this Thanksgiving season by joining us in the mountains, there are plenty of ways for your family to have an unforgettable experience. Plan your itinerary early to secure the best rates, then enjoy your holiday stress-free and slope-side this year! For more help planning the perfect trip to the mountains, checks out resources from the Colorado Tourism Office.