Vail Activities: Winter

Vail is truly a winter wonderland. The snow falls gently and creates a magical snowglobe of hushed excitement. Listen closely and you will hear cries of, “It’s a powder day!” Powder means flying down the mountain in light, fluffy Rocky Mountain snow, face shots and peals of laughter. There are so many Vail things to do in winter, and every one of them nothing but fun.

First on the list of Vail activities should be starting off with a serious breakfast – eggs, lattes, homebaked muffins or pancakes. Then hit the slopes and find your favorite run. Do you love bumps or cruisers? Take time for lunch. Wander through Vail Village, or head to Lionshead to find even more winter activities and Vail things to do. The Dobson Ice Arena has open skate or hockey games. Or give the outdoor rink a spin. With the bright lights and tiny town, it feels like a movie set. Try Nordic skiing on Vail Golf Course, which is professionally groomed every day and offers a guaranteed workout. More of a gym rat? You’re in luck with some of the best gyms and trainers around.

Vail Activities in a Snowy Wonderland

There are plenty of indoor Vail activities in Vail too when the snow is blowing – guaranteed warmth! Sit a spell in the Vail Public Library or visit a local coffee shop to watch the world go by. Indulge in retail therapy. Maybe you need a cozy new sweater or dangly, sparkly earrings. Cute new jeans are always a yes, especially when paired with a saucy new top. See! Shopping can be an aerobic activity in our mountain town. Or sign up for a spin class or a restorative yoga session. You definitely won’t regret it.

Keep your eye out on this site for a regularly updated rundown of all the wintertime Vail activities. The hardest thing will probably be choosing what you want to do!

Nova Guides

7088 Highway 24, Red Cliff
(719) 486-2656

If you're looking to enjoy a wide array of classic Colorado activities, Nova Guides in Red Cliff is your one-stop spot. During the summer take a jeep or ATV tour, enjoy whitewater rafting or fishing or even try out the popular paintball. In winter take a guided snowmobile tour or a top of the Rockies tour in a snow coach. In addition Nova Guides has a... read more

If you're looking to enjoy a wide array of classic Colorado activities, Nova Guides in Red... read more

Sage Outdoor Adventures

Beaver Creek Winter Activity
641 Lionshead Place, Vail
(970) 476-3700
17 Ranch Road, Wolcott
(970) 476-3700

Whether it's your first time visiting the Vail Valley or you're a seasoned regular in the area, Sage Outdoor Adventures has you covered for summer and winter off-the-beaten-path Rocky Mountain adventures. With three whitewater rafting river outposts and a vast, 6,000-acre mountain ranch 25 minutes from Vail and Beaver Creek, Sage offers year-round outdoor fun. Other Sage adventures include snowmobiling, ATV tours, clay shooting and... read more

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Vail Public Library

Vail Winter Activity
292 W. Meadow Drive, Vail
(970) 479-2184

Vail Public Library is a place to relax, unwind and, of course, read a good book. But it's more than that. Located between Lionshead Village and Vail Village, this multimedia library is central to all that happens in Vail, and it is also a stone's throw away from Gore Creek, making it possible to check out a book and read it outside on a park... read more

Vail Public Library is a place to relax, unwind and, of course, read a good... read more