Winter Activities

Winter Activities in Winter Park, CO

There is never a shortage of things to do in Winter Park, CO during the winter months. As snow falls in a soft blanket over everything, the terrain transforms into a winter wonderland. From cross-country skiing to snowboarding and sleigh rides through majestic landscapes, there is something snowy for everyone to enjoy. Check out some of Real Estate of Winter Park’s recommended Winter Park, CO winter activities below.


Snowcat Skiing

One of the most exciting things to do in Winter Park, CO is Snowcat skiing! Embark on a breathtaking adventure in the Jones Pass area which spans 2,600 beautiful acres. Each excursion includes powder demo skis, safety gear, a catered lunch and two free beers at the end of your journey. This is perfect for those looking to get out in the soft powder and experience Colorado to the fullest!

Powder Addiction | 970.726.5442
Winter Park Resort | 970.726.1616

Dog Sledding

Dog sledding is one of the most classic Winter Park, CO activities to enjoy! You can commandeer your own sled or sit back and have a professional do it for you. Either way, riders get to enjoy a peaceful tour through the silent woods, a perfect alternative to an active day of skiing. Skijoring is also available, which is cross-country skiing with dogs (or horses) pulling you along!

Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park | 970.726.8326
Snow Mountain Ranch | 970.887.2152


Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding

Winter Park and Granby Ranch

Of course, one of the most famous things to do in Winter Park, CO is skiing and snowboarding. Winter Park Resort and Granby Ranch are two amazing ski resorts that offer many trails for both experienced and beginner skiers and snowboarders. Explore the variety of terrain by tree skiing or checking out the terrain park. Zoom down the slopes at either resort for a fun-filled day of fast-paced activity!

Nordic Skiing & Snowshoeing

Two other thrilling things to do in Winter Park, CO are Nordic skiing and snowshoeing! Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of Colorado in winter at a slower pace through these activities. Below are some of the best places to partake in this wintry pastime with some of the best trails available.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch | 970.726.5632
Rocky Mountain National Park | 970.627.3471
Snow Mountain Ranch | 970.887.2152
Ski Granby Ranch | 888.850.4615


Ice Skating

Looking for a romantic night out with your significant other or a family-friendly activity with the kids? Winter Park offers several premium ice skating rinks in the area, listed below. Each offers beautiful snowy views as well as well-maintained rinks and skate rentals.

Cooper Creek Square | Downtown Winter Park
Devil’s Thumb Ranch | 970.726.8231
Fraser Sports Complex | 970.726.8231
The Village | 407.571.2700

Sleigh Rides

Nothing says winter like an exciting sleigh ride. Glide along as stately horses pull you over the blankets of snow. Below, you will see the places in the Winter Park area that offer picturesque sleigh rides.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch | 970.726.8231
Snow Mountain Ranch | 970.887.2152
Winding River Resort | 970-627-3215



One of the most fun things to do in Winter Park, CO, or basically anywhere in the winter is snowmobiling. Take in the beautiful Colorado landscapes while cruising through the snow on your snowmobile!

Grand Adventures, LLC 970.726.9247
Trailblazer Snowmobile Tours 970.726.8452



To add some adventure to your winter fun, grab a tube and race through the snow while visiting one of the Winter Park tubing destinations below. Perfect for the whole family, tubing offers an exciting experience to share together!

Fraser Tubing Hill | 970.726.5954
Colorado Adventure Park | 970.726.5779
Coca-Cola Tubing | 970.726.2349


Winter Horseback Riding

Get closer to nature when you take a horseback ride through the scenery. Experience the spectacular winter mountain landscapes and catch glimpses of wildlife as your horse makes it way along the backcountry of Colorado.

Snow Mountain Ranch | 970.887.1999
Devil’s Thumb Ranch | 970.726.5632


Visit a National Park

Bundle up, grab a camera, and head out to marvel at the winter scenery. Explore the beauty of one of Colorado’s national parks by mountain bike or on foot. There’s nothing quite like looking out over panoramic vistas complete with snowy alpine trees and tranquil lakes. Or, you can ski cross-country or snowshoe through forests made silent by snowfall.

Rocky Mountain National Park
Mesa Verde National Park
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests


Looking for other seasonal things to in Winter Park, CO? Take a scenic drive, marvel at the vivid fall foliage, head indoors and go shopping, or check out all the fun activities in Winter Park, CO, during the summer!

As you participate in these thrilling winter activities and discover that there are just as many exciting summer activities, you might be thinking about how you can experience the splendor all year round. Spend the days exploring the countless outdoor adventures and some of the most unique landscapes in the United States when you make Winter Park your home.

Take a look at some of the incredible properties we have available and don’t hesitate to contact us today!