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.
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.
• Aspiring Paralympians shine here, too, with adaptive sports centers at Eldora, Keystone/Breck, Winter Park, Crested Butte, Steamboat and Telluride, where you can master sit skis, alpine and Nordic skiing, ski bikes, ice climbing and more.
Think About Going Pro
Well, maybe just get a taste of what it’s like to train like a pro at these spots:
• 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. (The training center may be closed to the public due to COVID-19, so please check before you go.)
• 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.