The enchanting scene created by the first snowflakes swirling gently from the sky signals the start of another sensational winter season in Colorado. Our signature fluffy snow is what puts the wonder in our winterland. Find out what makes it so special by shushing through it on skis, snowboards, snowmobiles, sleds, sleighs or snowshoes — and then relax those muscles in dozens of hot springs.
30 Hot Springs for Serious Soaks
Colorado’s mountains have plenty of activities to get your heart racing, but they’re also perfect for kicking back. Dip into our many natural hot springs, where you can soothe sore muscles after a long day of hiking or skiing. Many also offer water slides and kid-friendly amenities.
Amtrak's Winter Park Express Ski Train
Formerly known as the Ski Train, Amtrak has reintroduced its route between Denver's Union Station and Winter Park Resort for skiers and boarders looking for a relaxed ride to the slopes Saturdays and Sundays in 2018. January 5–March 25, 2018
Breckenridge Snow Sculpture Championships
Throughout the five days of sculpting, teams create enormous works of art from 12-foot-tall, 20-ton blocks of machine-made Colorado snow. Artists achieve finished pieces without the use of power tools, internal support structures or colorants. January 22–29, 2018
Pure Powder: Snowmobiling in Colorado
Each winter, Colorado’s high country opens up once again to snowmobilers buzzing across trails and fields of powder in the crisp, dry, winter air. Everything from family-friendly jaunts to high-speed adventures are available in Colorado’s snowy spots, where going "sledding" makes a great day off the ski slopes or an excursion all its own.
Calendar of Events
National Western Stock Show & Rodeo
Gay Ski Week
Rio Frio Ice Fest
105th Annual Winter Carnival
Loveland Fire and Ice Festival
Winter Park Resort Uphill Challenge Adventure Race
Bighorn Sheep Day
Creatures of Light
99 Gorgeous Places in Colorado
We’ve rounded up 99 of the state’s most spectacular vistas (in no particular order) where you can Come to Life in Colorado. Point your camera’s viewfinder at these epic landscapes, and you’re practically guaranteed a postcard-worthy result.
Colorado Outdoor Adventure Blog
The perfect time to get outdoors in Colorado is all the time. Learn more about people enjoying deeply adventurous Colorado activities, from whitewater paddleboarding, competitive trail running, tackling all 583 thirteeners and much more.