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While skiing is an obvious choice for a winter activity in Colorado, it’s not the only way to experience the snow. Check out five other outdoor activities that are perfect for exploring The Centennial State.
Snowmobiling is a simple, safe and fun activity. One of the best spots to snowmobile in the state of Colorado might be the Georgia Pass Road. Closed to all vehicular traffic except snowmobiles from November to May, the 11,585-foot summit offers unparalleled views of Breckenridge, Keystone and Copper Mountain.
Good Times Adventure in Breckenridge offers over 100 brand new snowmobiles equipped with hand warmers and back rests so everyone is comfortable while travelling to the back country. Vail Snowmobiling Tours and Rentals offer guided and self-guided snowmobiling tours to guests of Vail and Beaver Creek and make an effort to keep group sizes small. For the private experience in Vail and Beaver Creek, work with Sage Outdoor Adventures to gain access to their exclusive private mountain. Snowmobile with T-Lazy-7 in Aspen and ride through the White River National Forest or team up with Western Adventures Inc. to see Taylor Lake, the Aspen valley mountains and the historic town.
Add some canine love to your mountain adventure with dog sledding. Twelve powerful and gentle huskies will pull your group on a wooden dog sled through the snow-covered aspen trees. Krabloonik Dog Sled Ride leads journeys through the Snowmass backcountry during morning, afternoon and twilight. The tours pit stop in the woods for time around the campfire and passengers can even try driving the sled. Alpine Adventures Dogsledding serves a large area of Colorado providing two types of tours in Breckenridge, Frisco, Copper Mountain, Vail, and Avon. The company, which also serves as a rescue facility for sled dogs, offers tours every day all season, regardless of the weather. In Beaver Creek, The Mountain Musher Tour runs on a private trail that often showcases wildlife sightings including fox, coyote, deer and elk.
Snow tubing is a great way to still glide down a Colorado mountain in a more relaxed way. At Aspen Snowmass there are multiple lanes carved into The Meadows at Elk Camp. Tubing at Snowmass opens in late-December and will be open every day through the winter season for $34 per person. Lanes can also be reserved for special events and private parties. In Vail, Winter Tubing at Adventure Ridge is open from December 16 to April 2 and costs $45 for three runs down the hill or $75 for unlimited runs. Snow Tubing at Adventure Point in Keystone is open daily until April 9 and costs $33 per hour. All of the mountains leave the lights on to allow tubing fun into the night.
Fat Tire Biking
With fat tires, handlebars and hardcore treads, fat tire bikes aren’t the fastest around, but they do allow riders to travel over snow and explore anywhere they wish. These bikes are available to rent from retailers like Colorado Bike Service in Eagle-Vail or groups can take tours from companies like Breck Bike Guides. The fat-bike tour guides can give as little or as much assistance as groups wish to make the experience comfortable for everyone. Explore the trails at the Breckenridge Gold Run Nordic Ski Center or the Aspen Snowmass Nordic Trail System. For those looking for a bit more of an extreme experience, ski biking (a bike with the wheels replaced by skis) is an option at Vail Mountain and Keystone Resort.
Escape Room Breckenridge
Imagine being locked in a room with friends, family, colleagues, or strangers and the only way to escape is to solve riddles, uncover clues and crack codes. That’s the premise behind Escape Room Breckenridge, a 60-minute game created to test problem solving skills while racing against the clock. There are two options available. The Hollywood Room has a 70% success rate and allows groups to travel back to 1952 and solve a murder mystery. Captain Steelhook’s Treasure has a 30% success rate and asks groups to find a hidden treasure. Groups for both games range in size from two to eight participants.
Experiences like these are a great way to embrace the snow and the state of Colorado. They allow guest to get out of the boardroom and mix it up in the mountains. While these activities are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to winter activities in Colorado, they do give guests a great taste of all that the state has to offer.
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