Welcome to Winters of Cold Colorado. This website reports on the great things to do in winter in this beautiful state. We are currently reporting on the 2014-2015 season.
Winters in Colorado are in general very “convenient”, in other words the snow comes, looks pretty, then the sun comes out and it melts. This makes for a very scenic day, and makes travel generally safe. This is true in the urban areas and even most places in the mountains, however Colorado is known for brutal snow and ice storms which makes travel, especially over the mountain ranges, tricky. But this doesn’t mean to stay locked up in your house and bat down the hatches, and wait it out.
Of course there is the obvious stuff to do in the winter, and by this I mean ski, snowboard, and hang out at the lodge of your favorite resort. With nearly thirty resorts in Colorado, this is one of the most popular winter sport destinations in the US. Even if you have not been to Colorado, you can probably rattle of a dozen or so resort names based on what you have heard on TV, in movies, or around the water cooler. All of the resorts Colorado has to offer is amazing, but we also want to clue you in on the hidden gems, the freebies, and other random stuff to do if your tired of the norm or just want to do something a little different with the family.
Now don’t get us wrong, we love the resorts and will defiantly keep up on the current events, season openings, closing ceremonies, and all the usual resort news too. In fact, this may be the best place to start, so with that being said, here is a thorough list of the resorts you can find in Colorado.
Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Buttermilk, Ski Cooper, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Durango Mountain Resort, Eldora, Hesperus Ski Area, Howelsen Hill, Kendall Mountain, Keystone, Loveland, Monarch Mountain, Powderhorn, Silverton Mountain, Ski Cooper, Ski Granby Ranch, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Vail, Winter Park/Mary Jane, Wolf Creek.
All of these have something unique to offer. Some have hot springs close by that bring in a whole different crowd, others have local sledding hills where the kids go to play. There are hidden gems all over Colorado and we do the best we can to get that information out to you.
Winter of Cold Colorado will also report on the outlook of the winter season based on the Farmers Almanac. We will also report if there is going to be a big storm that will hit the mountains thus creating the perfect powder days for you powder hounds that have to get in your minimum vertical feet this season.
Please be sure to check out our travel advice section. Here we will give you tips to help keep you safe on your travels.
Whatever you are into, we hope that we can keep you busy, safe, and inform you about things you may have not known existed! Once welcome again to the Winters of Cold Colorado!