Be a Colorado Winter Olympian or Paralympian This Winter

Experience the thrill of victory (no defeats here!) like an Olympian upon these grand stages to winter sport. In fact, so many Olympians and Paralympians live and train here, you may run into a few during your visit.

Copper Mountain's alpine coaster
Copper Mountain's alpine coaster
Fort Collins' Figure Skating Club
Fort Collins' Figure Skating Club
National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park
National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park

Maintain Your Amateur Status

Indulge your inner winter athlete at these frozen locales:

The most natural place to show off alpine skills is at our 28 ski resorts, where the snow is deep, runs are steep and terrain parks allow for freestyle flair. 

Make like a bobsledder on alpine coasters at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Breckenridge, Steamboat, Purgatory, Copper Mountain and Snowmass.

Try out your own sweeping skills at curling clubs in Lakewood, Colorado Springs, Telluride, Superior, Steamboat and Fort Collins.

Aspiring Paralympians shine here, too, with adaptive sports centers at Eldora, KeystoneBreck, Winter Park, Crested Butte, Steamboat and Telluride, where you can master sit skis, alpine and Nordic skiing, ski bikes, ice climbing and more. 

• Nordic or skate ski on groomed tracks at many Colorado dude ranches, as well as Nordic centers in Beaver Creek, Frisco, Grand Lake, Leadville and many more. 

Launch your triple axels on the scenic ice-skating rinks in Idaho Springs, Ouray, Evergreen, Estes Park, Lake City and most ski resorts. 

Think About Going Pro

Well, maybe just get a taste of what it’s like to train like a pro at these spots:

Colorado Gold Speedskating: Arvada and Colorado Springs

Colorado Biathlon Club Rifle Safety Certification Clinics and events: Winter Park

Special Olympics Race Camp: Winter Park

Freestyle skiing and boarding sessions: Woodward Copper, Woodward Eldora, SNÖBAHN in Denver, Team Summit at Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge and Keystone

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club camps in competitive jumping, moguls, telemark and more

Fort Collins Figure Skating Club classes

Soak Up the Olympic Atmosphere

Two spots in Olympic City USA — aka Colorado Springs — get you pretty close to gold: The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum showcases the history of Team USA with interactive exhibits, and tours of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center show off where many athletes train for the Games.

Boasting its own glorious athletic lineage, Steamboat Springs has sent 98 of its residents to the Olympics over the years — more than any other American town. Take the Olympic Heritage Tour at the Tread of the Pioneers Museum to learn their winning ways.

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