Winter Activities

Vail, Colorado Winter Activities

While Vail Mountain is well known as one of the best ski/snowboard resorts in the World, you may decide to take a break from skiing to try one of our other fantastic winter activities.

In addition to world class skiing, snowboarding, telemark, and cross country skiing, Vail also offers:

Outdoor Winter Activities

There are several outdoor outfitters that can take you out for a ½ or full day of fun:

  • Snowmobiling
  • Sleigh rides
  • Dog sled rides
  • Tubing
  • Horseback riding
  • Winter fly fishing
  • Ice climbing 

Our concierge can help with recommendations and bookings.

Adventure Ridge

Play in the afternoon and well into the night at Adventure Ridge with ski bikes, kids snowmobile track, a slippery slope of rip-roaring tubing lanes and more. A snow park the size of a football stadium on top of the mountain and family food favorite Bistro Fourteen. The gondola runs from breakfast till night. Drink hot chocolate and watch the sun set over the bowls.

Family Fun

We offer a variety of fun options for the entire family

  • Snowshoeing
  • Indoor and outdoor ice skating
  • Kids' camps and classes
  • Gondola lift rides
  • Nature Discovery Center at Eagle's Nest
  • Kids Night Owl
  • Guided snowshoe nature tours
  • Wildlife tours
  • Horse-drawn carriage and sleigh rides
  • Heated snow-coach rides
  • Hot-air balloon rides
  • Cinebistro Movie theaters
  • Inline skating
  • Indoor swimming
  • Indoor tennis
  • Bowling

Colorado Ski Museum 
Learn about the history, people and gear that made the sport famous!


Vail Hiker Hideout

Explore Vail's beautiful trail system this summer!

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