Roaring Fork Valley Winter Activities for the Family
Winter activities for the family in the Roaring Fork Valley go way beyond alpine skiing at its five amazing ski resorts. Every town in the valley has multiple opportunities to keep even the most curious and active members of your family entertained all winter long. We pulled together some of our favorites from each town to help you find the ones your family will love.
Rifle and New Castle
Enjoy a wintertime hike with the family in Rifle Mountain Park and discover one of the Valley’s best-kept secrets, stunning ice caves. The frosty beauty of this natural wonder will leave every member of your family marveling at their existence while they try to figure out how they were formed.
Tourism in Glenwood Springs is booming thanks in large part to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. One of the City’s most popular attractions, the park features thrill rides, cave tours, dining, various kids’ activities and special events. Make sure to soak in the stunning landscapes of the Roaring Fork Valley while riding the Gondola with your family.
Redstone & Marble
Avalanche Ranch Cabins and Hot Springs is adored by locals and visitors alike. Locals love it for ‘staycations’ and day trips, while visitors come from all over the country to enjoy its natural hot springs and rustic cabins. Make sure to book your next visit ahead of time as it fills up quick.
Rent ice skates at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center and walk one block to the ice skating rink in the middle of town. The rink is open from 12:00-9:00 pm and ice skate rentals are $3. Call ahead to make sure the rink isn’t thawing out.
If you’re looking for indoor fun on a snowy winter day, look no further than The Basalt Library. It offers great activities and educational resources for the whole family. From foreign film nights to DIY craft sessions for kids and storytime for smaller children, the Basalt library has a schedule packed with all sorts of family fun.
Take a ride on the all-new and appropriately named Breathtaker Alpine Coaster in Snowmass. This exhilarating addition to Snowmass Mountain takes you for a wild ride through a wintery alpine landscape on sleds gliding atop an elevated track. Single and double person sleds allow parents to enjoy on their own or ride with kids over 38 inches tall.
Take the whole family to the Aspen Recreation Center (ARC) for a day of swimming, ice skating, and sledding, if your family has enough energy for it all. Sledding is free on the hill outside the ARC and skating and swimming passes can be purchased inside.
We hope you find this list useful and have fun out there no matter what you choose to do!