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Winter Activities

Eagle County's privately owned land is basically a 50-mile long stretch along I-70, maybe 1/2 mile to 5 miles wide, almost everything else is pristine federal lands: BLM land, national forests and wilderness areas. This is truly a beautiful winter wonderland meant to be enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts - skiing, snowshoeing, back-country skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, tubing, ice skating, horse drawn sled rides, dog sled teams, etc. Enjoy our beautiful outdoors.

General

Skiing & Snowboarding

    World Class
  • Vail - has more than 5000 acres of skiable terrain including the world famous "Back Bowls".
  • Vail Ski School - (970) 476-3239
  • Vail Children's Ski School - (970) 479-2040 and 2042
  • Beaver Creek - (970) 949-5750
  • Beaver Creek Ski School - (970) 949-2300
  • Beaver Creek Children's Ski School - (970) 949-2304
  • Bachelor Gulch - part of the Beaver Creek to Arrowhead Interconnect.
  • Arrowhead - the west end of the Beaver Creek - Bachelor Gulch - Arrowhead Interconnect.
  • Copper Mountain - just east across Vail pass (20 minutes).
  • Keystone - Summit County (45 min away) (800) 258-9553
  • Breckenridge - Summit County (45 minutes away) (800) 789-SNOW
  • Arapahoe Basin - (888) ARAPAHOE
  • Loveland Valley and Basin - (800) 736-3SKI

Equipment Rentals

Cross Country Skiing

  • Vail Golf Course - Nordic Center, equipment rental and x-country skiing on the golf course
  • Beaver Creek Mountain - Strawberry Park Nordic Center and x-country park
  • Camp Hale - at the spot where the 10th Mountain Division trained for World War II; near Tennessee Pass.

Back Country Skiing

  • For first timers and for people not familiar with the back country routes and snow conditions, this should be done with a guide and perhaps some telemark training at the ski area. But, when you are ready, the adventure will produce memories to last a lifetime.
  • See below "Hut Trips" for additional backcountry adventures

Helicopter Skiing

  • Helitrax.com - mission is simple....to deliver exceptional high mountain powder skiing. You can now heli-ski Colorado's untracked powder daily from Vail and Aspen. This package includes a 50 minute fixed winged air charter to Telluride. This is a beautiful day in the mountains of Colorado you'll simply love. (866) HELISKI

Snow Shoeing

  • Piney River Ranch - Vail (970) 970-477-1171
  • It is amazing just how far you can get from civilization in a matter of minutes on snowshoes. Enjoy the peacefulness of the outdoors all by yourself. Many of the summer hiking trails or the bike paths are good routes for snowshoeing. Try it, you'll like it.

Snowmobiling

  • Nova Guides - Vail (970) 949-4232
  • Piney River Ranch - Vail (970) 970-477-1171
  • Timber Ridge Adventures - Vail (970) 476-6999
  • White Mountain - Vail (970) 476-4476

Tubing

  • Piney River Ranch - Vail (970) 970-477-1171

Ice Skating

  • Adventure Ridge - Vail Mountain outdoor
  • Beaver Creek Ice Arena - Beaver Creek outdoor
  • Dobson Ice Arena - Vail indoor (970) 479-2270
  • Nottingham Lake - Avon outdoor
  • Vail Golf Course - Vail outdoor (970) 479-2260

Adventure Ridge

  • Vail Mountain - This is an eating and entertainment facility at the top of the Vail Mountain. Great for all ages, but kids from 10-20 especially love it. A great way for teens to meet other teens. You can eat pizza, ice skate, snowboard, play hockey, slide down the hill on innertubes or play video games. Tell the kids to take the gondola to the top of the mountain and check it out; you and your sweety go to Vendetta's for some pasta and a bottle of wine.

Hut Trips

  • 10th Mountain Division offers hut trips into the wildreness for a memorable overnight experience. You can rent an entire hut that will sleep as many as 16 or just book space in one of these huts that you will share with people who have the same outdoor interests that you do. http://www.huts.org

Sleigh Rides

  • Vail Golf Course - (970) 479-2260

Dog Sleding

  • Mountain Musher - (970) 328-7877

Snow Report

  • Vail Assoicates will email today's snow report to you on a regular basis. Go to VA Snow Report to get the details.

Miscellaneous

  • Potpourri Day Center - (970) 479-2290
  • Youth Teen Center - (970) 479-2292
  • Vail Activities Desk - (800) 525-2257 or (970) 476-9090
  • Beaver Creek Activities Desk - (970) 949-9090
  • CineBistro Movie Theatre (Solaris Vail) - (970) 476-3344
  • Riverwalk Movie Theatre (Edwards) - (970) 926-5709
  • Capital Movie Theatre (Eagle Ranch) - (970) 328-5709

Concerts

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