Get away from the ski-slope crowds and discover a true Colorado winter. Ridgway and Ouray, located just 11 miles apart, are nestled in the Northern San Juan Mountains and offer a wide array of winter activities — from hot springs to ice climbing to backcountry endeavors.
Donate to Ouray Ice Park. It's run by a nonprofit organization that organizes the annual Ouray Ice Festival every January and maintains the City of Ouray's world-class ice-climbing resource.
Head over to Ridgway Mountain Market for an excellent assortment of mealtime treats.